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FAQ

Here are some quick and easy answers to the questions our partners frequently ask.

What are the areas of focus for Celanese Foundation gifts?

The Celanese Foundation focuses on initiatives to improve the fundamental living conditions of people, with a special focus on families and children. The Foundation’s focus areas are: families, primary education and safe places to live and grow.

What is funded through the Celanese Foundation?

Through partnerships in our communities, Celanese employees guide the Foundation’s decision-making process and are involved in all aspects of our community support. Organizations that are considered for have missions aligned with the Foundation’s focus areas of families, primary education and safe places to live and grow.

How are Foundation gift decisions made?

To ensure that our investments go to the charities our employees believe in and support through their own dollars and volunteer time, organizations and agencies most likely to be considered for funding are nominated by a Celanese employee. Local site committees conduct an employee survey to provide feedback on agencies and areas they want the Celanese Foundation to financially support. Employee site committee reviews take into consideration: employee feedback and involvement with an organization, the organization’s budget, the organization’s mission and its alignment with the Foundation’s charter and focus areas, and the organization’s location.

What is not funded through the Celanese Foundation?

To best maintain our Foundation’s mission, we do not make gifts to:

  • Individuals
  • Political campaigns or legislative lobbying efforts
  • National debt reduction programs
  • Endowments
  • Publications
  • Organizations that do not meet nonprofit, tax-exempt status
  • Organizations that do not align with our charter and focus areas
  • Churches or houses of worship

How do I know if my organization is eligible to receive a gift from Celanese?

If you would like to be considered for a gift, you can email celanesefoundation@celanese.com. The local site committee will review all new organizations once a year. If your organization meets all the criteria, you will then be considered for a gift.

Must my organization have 501(c)(3) status to qualify to receive a donation?

Yes, all organizations must have active 501(c)(3) status to qualify for a gift.

May I contact the Celanese Foundation directly to request funding?

Yes, you can email celanesefoundation@celanese.com to be considered for a gift.

What information does a Celanese employee need from my organization in order to be considered?

If your organization is sponsored by a Celanese employee, the employee will need to provide the organization’s contact information and employer identification number.

If my organization is awarded a gift, what are the reporting requirements?

Your organization will need to provide an impact report on how the gift was used. The Foundation uses this information to communicate back to employees on how their investment is positively contributing to the community.