International Paper Mill accepting grant applications

Published 10:26 am Friday, May 10, 2019

To The Leader

International Paper Orange Mill is accepting applications for International Paper Foundation grants at through October 1, 2019. In 2018, the foundation awarded $85,000 in grants to area non-profit organizations.

The International Paper Foundation makes sustainable investments to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work.

Signature Causes include:

  • Education – Programs focused on helping children succeed via a comprehensive approach to education. Priority is given to literacy programs from birth through 3rd grade.
  • Hunger – Programs dedicated to improving food security throughout our communities.
  • Health & Wellness – Programs that promote healthy living habits.
  • Disaster Relief – Programs that help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

Funding also is available to address environmental initiatives (forests, water, and air), employee involvement grants and other critical community needs.

Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or qualifying Federal entity to apply for a grant. To be considered, organizations must have a program that addresses critical community needs and has measurable objectives to demonstrate impact. Details on grant eligibility, guidelines and restrictions are available at

An eligible non-profit organization with a program in an area that the foundation supports must apply online by visiting Applications are routed to the local IP facility and must be completed in its entirety to be considered. If you have questions about the grant guidelines or process, contact Faith Brammer at 409.746.7620 or via email at

The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where our employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to our signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet. For more information, visit