DuPont Community Outreach Supports Sustainability

DuPont has a proud legacy of outreach among the communities in which we operate.

Healthy businesses depend on healthy communities. And, every year, DuPont Community Outreach gives back to the communities in which we live and work, as part of our commitment to improve quality of life, vitality and sustainability around the world.

DuPont has backed this commitment with financial contributions and the active volunteer participation of our employees. We focus on enabling programs and nonprofit organizations that enhance sustainability in the communities in which we operate around the world.

Contributing to Community Sustainability

DuPont supports initiatives that enhance community sustainability in three key ways — by advancing social progress, economic success or environmental excellence.

We define social progress as increasing access to opportunity, helping children, youth, and families, and fostering understanding among community members.

Economic success can be achieved by revitalizing neighborhoods, helping people achieve self-sufficiency, and enhancing quality of life.

Environmental excellence is seen through programs and organizations that enhance and protect the planet.

By partnering with local volunteers and nonprofits, we are making a difference in communities around the world.

Sources and Types of Support

The DuPont Community Fund is dedicated to serving regions where the company has a major presence. In addition, the DuPont businesses make contributions to programs and activities related to their goals, such as donating land to conservation organizations. DuPont also awards education grants geared to strengthening primary, secondary and higher education institutions and programs.

Past recipients have included educational programs, culture and arts organizations, environmental initiatives, human and health service organizations, and civic and community activities.

How to Apply

The DuPont Contributions and Memberships Team is responsible for non-education-related financial contributions. The team reviews requests in the spring and fall (usually May and September).

Requests must be submitted in writing with a one- to two-page description of the organization and the program to be funded, as well as an explanation of how the program relates to the DuPont philosophy of community sustainability. Include an e-mail address for the organization, if possible.

Send non-education-related requests to:

Corporate Contributions Office
1007 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19898

Applicants will be notified in writing of grant review results. Organizations should not make plans based only on verbal conversations.


DuPont does not support the following:

  • U.S. nonprofit organizations not eligible for support under the federal IRS code
  • Disease-specific organizations
  • Endowments
  • Fraternal and veterans groups
  • Individuals
  • Political organizations and campaigns
  • Sectarian organizations whose programs are limited to members of one religious group
  • Organizations that discriminate based on age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.