Grants and Contact Information

Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund, Inc., is a non-profit corporation with the aim to provide services and financial support to local non-profit organizations designed to aid those in need. Venturi, Inc. employees through this corporation serve the community by sharing their time and resources to support the needs of the local area. Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund is funded by employees of Venturi, Inc. and is administered by the employees through the Brighter Day Board of Directors.

Eligible non-profit organizations may apply for Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund Grants by submitting an application based on the following information and instructions.

2017 VBDEF Grant Application

Eligibility

• Must be a non-profit organization recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions shall be deductible by donors under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
• Must be a community-based organization operating in the area of Venturi, Inc. Employee’s Residence.
• Services rendered by agency must be open to all members of the community regardless of sex, race, religion, political affiliation, ability to pay or background.

Brighter Day does not fund:

  • Athletic teams, booster clubs or support organizations
  • Bequests, memorials
  • Campaigns (including United Way)
  • Religious or political organizations
  • Fraternities, sororities and alumni groups
  • Human societies or organizations
  • Individuals, fraternal or veterans organizations
  • Ministries, theological or bible schools
  • Pledges, tithes
  • Administrative or continuing education tuition
  • Professional associations
  • School choirs, bands or drill teams 
  • Scouting organizations
  • Subscriptions, dues, insurance premiums or student fees 
  • Travel, gifts-in-kind (real estate, personal property other than securities or personal services)
  • Membership or subscription portion of a donation

Rules of Compliance for Organizations Receiving Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund Grants

Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund monies must be expended only for those purposes, and at only the location, stated by the Applying Organization in its Grant Application. No Venturi BDEF Grant Monies may be shared with or sent to an Organization’s national headquarters or other branch offices without explicit, written approval of the Brighter Day Board of Directors. The Applying organization must agree to furnish audits and other financial information as outlined in the Application and/or as requested by Venturi BDEF. All financial information provided to Venturi BDEF will be held strictly confidential. No deviation to or modification of the rules of compliance stated herein is permitted without advance, written approval of the Brighter Day Board of Directors.

Application Instructions

Application for grants must be submitted on a Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund Application form. The forms must be complete and signed by an authorized official as well as the Board President or Chairperson. Additional information (brochures, letters, etc.) about the organization may be attached to the application.

Application Process

  • Grant applications must be completed, signed, and returned by email ([email protected]), mail, or delivered in person to:

Venturi, Inc.
ATTN: Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund
360D Quality Circle, Suite 400
Huntsville, AL 35806

  • Grant applications will be accepted 1 Janauary – 31 August. Only one application per organization will be accepted. Applications will be kept and considered 1 January – 31 December
  • All applications are subject to an initial screening for eligibility and to ensure required information has been submitted
  • Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund Representatives may visit your organization for the purpose of a “fact finding” interview
  • Each eligible organization may only receive one grant per calendar year