Chiquita gives to programs that:
In addition, the company encourages employees to give something back to our communities through involvement in nonprofit agencies. To support and recognize employee volunteer participation, Chiquita also gives funding priority to nonprofit groups in which our employees serve.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
The size of our grants varies, but $500 to $5,000 is typical. We rarely support requests in excess of $25,000. Any charity receiving more than $25,000 in a calendar year will require special approval from Chiquita’s CEO and/or Board of Directors. Charities are requested to limit financial requests to one per calendar year.
All product donation requests must be for a specific event and include an end-date. Open-ended requests will not be considered. The size of our Chiquita Bananas donations varies but 1 to 10 boxes is typical. We generally do not support requests for bananas in excess of 50 boxes (one box contains enough bananas for about 100 people). Typical Fresh Express Salads donations will feed approximately 200 people. All product donations are based on availability.
Chiquita’s decisions are based on appropriate fit with these guidelines and budget availability. Chiquita receives many more requests than we can support. A decision to decline a request does not imply that the applicant’s program is not needed or valued, but simply that it does not fall within our giving guidelines or priorities, or that funds are not available.
Chiquita’s charitable giving program is not able to support:
As a general rule, we do not financially support special events (benefits, walk-a-thons, golf outings, etc.). While fundraisers are important to the organizations hosting them, we prefer to provide support directly to programs and services. Special events are eligible for product donations.
Since the company receives funding requests far in excess of its annual contribution program budget, it must often decline support to worthy organizations and programs. Such a response does not reflect in any way a negative appraisal of the prospective organization or the value of its services.
In order to access each application, applicants must pass an eligibility quiz that assesses whether the requests meet the program criteria and prevents applicants from expending unnecessary time and effort to complete a full application when the request does not meet our requirements.
Passing the eligibility quiz does not ensure that a grant or donation will be awarded. Applicants who pass the eligibility quiz must then complete and submit the entire application online. All eligible requests will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not the request is approved.
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