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After reviewing the Carl Zeiss Vision Charitable Guidelines below, please complete this form and submit it via this online Application Portal.
Due to the large number of proposals we receive and limited resources we have to support them, all requests must be submitted via this website at least 90 days prior to the event for consideration. We do not accept requests via mail, fax or e-mail. To submit a request, you will need to complete the on-line application below.
In order to be considered for a charitable donation, the applicant must provide documentation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) validating the applicant’s status as a public charity described by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Once a proposal has been submitted, an acknowledgement email will be sent to your inbox. We will review your proposal and will respond to all proposals within 120 days of submission.
Carl Zeiss Vision does not provide support for the following types of requests:
- Requests by or for the benefit of particular individuals
- Partisan political organizations
- Sectarian, religious, and denominational organizations
- Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity and/or expression, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability
- Tax-supported city, county or state organizations
- Private foundations (even if tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3))
- Local events in areas without Carl Zeiss Vision facilities
Carl Zeiss Vision grants priority to requests for funding relating to the following areas of focus:
- Charitable fundraising requests related to vision needs treated by the Company’s products.
- Programs that provide vision services to low-income children at no cost to the family.
- Programs that provide or encourage science education.
- Programs that address unmet needs of local communities in which the Company has personnel or customers (including, for example, programs that provide relief for victims of natural disasters or other emergencies).
- Programs that encourage public health and wellness education and equitable access to healthcare, as well as community sports and recreation programs.
- Programs that provide accessible and affordable arts and cultural experiences to a community, e.g., the performing arts, architectural and historical societies, museums, zoos.
- Programs that improve the quality of life in the areas of economic and community infrastructure, capacity building, economic development, safe neighborhoods and job training.
- Programs that emphasize student academic achievement, with a focus on academic enrichment and advancement, e.g., early childhood education, K-12; post-secondary; technical and vocational schools.
- Programs that provide supportive services for low-income/at-risk individuals or families to help them on the road to self-sufficiency, e.g., services for families, disabled, elderly; domestic disaster prevention; temporary shelter; and support for the disadvantaged and those living in poverty.
- Programs that encourage sustainability through stewardship of community ecosystems, pollution abatement, natural resource conservation, environmental beautification, renewable energy and wildlife preservation.