Balise Charitable Giving Guidelines

Balise is committed to supporting organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities we are located in. Being a good corporate citizen is important to us. We have a long record of community philanthropy and support and a philosophy of giving back to the communities in which we do business. We try to focus our support in the areas of education, health and human services, the environment and conservation, arts and culture and community and civic development. We have selected areas of focus as a method of thoughtfully channeling our resources toward our goals. Sales of quality vehicles, parts and services will help ensure our long-term success and we take seriously our role in making our communities successful as well.

The goal of our philanthropy, along with our associates' volunteer efforts, is to make a difference. Because we are unable to fund all worthy endeavors, areas of focus help us make the greatest impact where critical needs exist. All contribution requests must meet our general guidelines.


Grants are made under five focus areas that reflect our values and funding priorities:
  • Education, Schools and Youth Activities
  • Health and Human Services
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Arts and Culture
  • Community and Civic Development


Balise will consider granting/giving applications from organizations that meet the following criteria:
  • Provide proof of qualifying non-profit tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.
  • Provide a completed grant application. Fill out our Request for Funding Application.
  • Are located in communities that are generally served by our dealerships and service facilities.
  • Allow for regular, independent outside audit review and have financial information available upon request.
  • Comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding non-profit organizations including registration and reporting.
  • Serve the community without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status or sexual orientation.
  • Fit within the Balise charitable contributions five focus areas.


Like many donors, we receive many more requests than we can fund. Company policy, budget limitations, and/or federal law may prevent Balise from providing support to some organizations.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status or sexual orientation
  • Programs that are not located in communities generally served by our dealerships and service facilities
  • Individuals, including support for specific students, scholarships, researchers, travel funds or expenses, conference fees, medical procedures, etc.
  • Beauty or Talent contests
  • Debt-reduction campaigns or operational deficits
  • Organizations that may pose a conflict with the goals, programs, products or associates of Balise


Requests for funding may be submitted by completing our Request for Funding Application. Applications will be reviewed within 60 days of receipt. Notifications will follow.
It is our philosophy that by supporting civic events and community services, we help make our communities nicer places in which to live and do business.

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