Guidelines & Procedures

Eligibility & Limitations

The VF Foundation will consider relevant applications submitted by organizations that are based in or operating from the communities where VF Corporation and our family of brands are located.

Qualifying organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Tax Code. The VF Foundation cannot provide grants to individuals.

A majority of grants are one year in duration, but the Foundation is willing to consider multi-year commitments up to three years.

Grant Timelines

The VF Foundation makes decisions on grant requests twice each year according to the following schedule:

Spring Cycle:

  • Application Portal Open: February 1
  • Submission Deadline: March 31
  • Decisions and Funding Made By: June 30

Fall Cycle:

  • Application Portal Open: August 1
  • Submission Deadline: September 30
  • Decisions and Funding Made By: December 31

Apply Online

If you believe your organization’s activities fit well with the goals and interests of the Foundation, you are invited to complete our online application.

Please note that the Foundation only accepts applications through our online application and will not consider any applications delivered to our offices or sent via email.

Please contact Foundation Source, our administrator, at (800) 839-5316, or requests@foundationsource.com, with any technical questions regarding the online application process.

If you have questions about the application and decision-making process, please contact us.