Why We Give
Southwestern Energy believes that the company’s ability to create value depends not only on business successes, but also on our commitment to corporate citizenship. Southwestern Energy maintains a charitable contributions budget for non-profit, charitable programs closely tied to the company’s goals and operations.
How We Give
- Financial support
- In-kind donations
- Volunteer support
What We Support
We support tax-exempt organizations with a 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or non-profits outside the U.S. that verify they would be considered tax exempt under guidelines that are equivalent to those of the IRS, as well as organizations that meet the guidelines of our charitable giving policy that are working in the following areas:
- Community and civic development
- Environmental stewardship
- Health and human services
- Emergency response
Special consideration is given to organizations working in communities where we have a presence, that broadly serve the community, and that have a proven track record of success. International requests from areas where we operate will be considered and reviewed to ensure compliance with US regulations including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Requests from any of the following will generally not be considered for funding through our charitable giving program:
- Organizations that do not hold current tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or under similar provisions of laws in the country in which the charity is located
- Organizations that are not geographically located in an area where Southwestern Energy operates
- Individuals, with the exception of company-sponsored scholarship programs
- Private foundations and endowment funds
- Fraternal or labor groups serving a limited constituency
- School-affiliated orchestras, bands, choirs, trips, athletic teams, drama groups, yearbooks and class parties
- Sectarian or denominational religious organizations, except for programs which are broadly promoted, available to anyone and free from religious orientation
- Organizations involved in or affiliated with persons or entities engaged in political lobbying activities
We will not consider organizations that discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, present military status or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
How to Apply
Please send a written request and include all of the following information, as applicable (please do not use binders):
- Organizational information – including legal name, address, phone number, email and/or website for organization, Federal tax identification number
- Organization mission and history
- Proposal summary – a one- to two-page description of the entire proposal
- Project description – including purpose, the need addressed, the population served, how it will be accomplished, the current budget including administrative expenses and projected sources of funding for the program
- Amount requested (or include levels of sponsorship opportunities)
- Expected quantifiable outcomes or results of the project
- Method of evaluation of proposed outcomes
- If appropriate, the plan for continuing the activity beyond Southwestern Energy’s support
- Verification of your role within the requesting organization
- Attachments should include:
- Most recent IRS 501(c) (3) determination letter
- Most recent completed Form 990 submitted to IRS
- List of Board of Directors, officers and their affiliations
We review requests for support quarterly. Submit a complete written request only. Incomplete requests will not be considered. Organizations interested in requesting funding must submit their request in writing to:
Southwestern Energy – Corporate Affairs
10000 Energy Drive
Spring, TX 77389
Or via email: Community@swn.com
Please apply as far in advance as possible, and allow 90 days for a response.
Requesting organizations must be, and remain, in compliance with all federal, state, local and foreign laws, rules and regulations.
Patriot Act Compliance
Requesting organizations and each of their grantees, if any, must be in full compliance with all statutes, Executive Orders, and regulations restricting or prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in transactions and dealings with countries, entities, or individuals subject to economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Requesting organizations must be aware that a list of countries subject to such sanctions, a list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons subject to such sanctions, and overviews and guidelines for each such sanctions program can be found at http://www.treas.gov/ofac and requesting organizations must not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state, or make grants or otherwise furnish support of any kind to any individual or entity that engages in such activities.