S&S Grant Program

Meaningful Change: The most impactful changes happen in the towns and cities we call home—and we want to help you make a difference. That’s why we developed an apparel grant program devoted to giving local community organizations and programs around the country a helping hand in their quest to make a difference. Throughout the year, we review applications and donate apparel to five recipient organizations every single month. We award each recipient with a retail value of $2,000 in the apparel of their choice. Want to take a closer look at how the S&S Grant Program works?

WHO QUALIFIES?

If you’re a nonprofit charity or organization (with a 501(c)(3) designation), religious organization or accredited school, you’re eligible to submit an application for this grant program.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

We welcome your applications between the first and last day of each month. We review all applications during the first two weeks of the following month. If we choose your organization as a grant recipient, we’ll notify you via email immediately after the two-week review process concludes. (Refer to the notification dates in the table.) If you haven’t received an email on one of those dates, you may apply again, during the next application period.
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Application PeriodRecipients Notified
January 1 - 31February 15th
February 1 – 28March 15th
March 1 - 31April 19th
April 1 - 30May 17th
May 1 – 31June 14th
June 1 – 30July 19th
July 1 – 31August 16th
August 1 – 31September 13th
September 1 – 30October 18th
October 1 – 31November 15th
November 1 – 30December 13th
December 1 – 31January 17th (2022)

HOW OFTEN CAN I APPLY?

You can submit an application once per period. Once you’ve been awarded a grant, we ask that you wait a full year to become eligible again.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility

  1. S&S Activewear’s Make an Imprint apparel product grant is open to any credible organization within the 48 mainland United States (U.S.) accepting shipments from S&S Activewear. Organizations in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico are not eligible to apply.
  2. The organization must be recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and classified by the IRS as a public charity.
  3. If the organization is not a registered 501(c)(3) organization they may also be an accredited school, or religious organization but must provide a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  4. The applicant must be employed by or be a member of their 501(c)(3) or organization.
  5. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  6. Only those submissions that meet the eligibility requirements and include all required materials will be considered for entry.

Requirements of Grant Winner(s)

By submitting an application, grant applicants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound to these Terms and Conditions.

Grant recipients retain all copyrights to their work. Obligations of grant recipients are as follows:

Grant recipients agree to grant royalty-free licenses for his/her grant work to Make and Imprint possible exhibition and/or publication (no guarantees are made for publication or exhibition) of such work in connection with this program; for educational and/or community outreach purposes, including lesson plans; and, in addition to his or her likeness, for publicity and press purposes by S&S Activewear, Make an Imprint, and other affiliates related to this program. Any photograph so used by S&S Activewear or Make an Imprint will carry the photographer’s credit/copyright line.

Grant applicants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. S&S Activewear, Make an Imprint, and their respective affiliates, directors, employees and agents do not have and will not have any liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against, any liability for any illness, injuries, losses, death, litigation, claim or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in or in part, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any grant.

Grant Applicant Privacy Notice

It will be necessary for S&S Activewear and Make an Imprint to collect applicants‘ personal data in order to administer and manage this grant program, including but not limited to processing the grant applications, keeping grant applicants informed about the grant program, and making grant distributions. The types of personal data we collect for this grant program include each applicant’s name, affiliated business/school name, email address, telephone number, postal address, and other information requested in the application form. S&S Activewear only collects personal data voluntarily submitted by grant applicants. Personal data submitted by grant applicants will only be used to administer and manage this grant program, and for S&S Activewear and Make an Imprint’s internal use such as performing marketing studies, research projects, and program development.

S&S Activewear will not share, sell, or rent personal data submitted by grant applicants to any third parties for their promotional use or for marketing purposes, except in the event a third party vendor is acting as an agent of Make an Imprint for operational support in connection with the grant program.

S&S Activewear and Make an Imprint are committed to protecting personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, and unauthorized access and takes reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of personal data, including physical access controls to our premises, use of passwords for access to our systems, use of encryption when appropriate, and use of anti-virus software. Although S&S Activewear makes every effort to protect the information you provide to us, the transmission of information between applicants to us over the internet is not completely secure. As such, S&S Activewear cannot guarantee the security of personal data transmitted over the internet. For any questions about this grant applicant privacy notice, please contact S&S Activewear at [email protected]

Grant Deadlines & Notification

Application periods will begin and end on the first and last day of each month. At the end of each application period, the cycle will reset. Applications will only be considered for the month in which they are submitted.

Winners will be contacted via email and will need to work directly with the grant coordinator in order to receive their apparel product(s).

Grant winner is responsible for reporting the grant for tax purposes as required by applicable law.

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