There is no specific application form required to request support from the A. O. Smith Foundation. Please make any inquiries on your organization’s letterhead and include the following information:
Verification of IRS 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status;
Exact name and location of the organization;
Description of the organization, including objectives and purpose;
Geographic area served by the organization;
Explanation of the activity for which support is being requested;
Description of benefits to be achieved and who will receive benefits;
Amount of support being requested;
Budget information, including other sources of income;
Plans for reporting results.
In addition to the letter, please include any brochures, pamphlets, or other material that describes your organization in greater detail. The bylaws of the A. O. Smith Foundation prohibit contributions to politically active organizations or any organization whose chief purpose is to influence legislation.
Letters of inquiry and other supporting information should be addressed to:
Mr. Roger S. Smith
A. O. Smith Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 245008
Milwaukee, WI 53224-9508
There is no deadline for applications, although proposals to be considered for the following year’s Foundation budget must be received by October 30. Requests for assistance are generally reviewed in the order in which they are received, and a written response is sent to each applicant.