Weyerhaeuser’s communities throughout the United States range from rural to metropolitan, with unique priorities and needs. The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has established a Community Giving Framework that offers flexibility for a variety of giving to support these diverse communities. The focus areas within the Foundation’s Community Giving Framework are described in detail in the Foundation’s website at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/Foundation.
For 2010, in the metropolitan Headquarters Region, the Foundation is specifically seeking grant applications in the Affordable Housing and Shelter Focus, to provide affordable housing for working families, enable homeless families to achieve permanent, stable housing, or effectively keep families in their homes and prevent them from becoming homeless. The Request for Proposal is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/pdfs/sustainability/foundation/RequestForProposal.pdf.
About Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
The mission of the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, established in 1948, is to nourish the quality of life in Weyerhaeuser’s communities, and foster understanding that sustainable forests meet important human needs. For more than 60 years, the Foundation has directed more than $208 million to the communities where Weyerhaeuser employees work, live and play. To learn more about the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, visit: http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/Foundation.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage 22 million acres of timberland worldwide on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2009, we employed approximately 14,900 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2009. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.
For more information, please contact:
- Karen Veitenhans, (253) 924-3660