IRET is always looking for creative ways to invest in the communities we are established in, and in order to more efficiently process requests for donations and sponsorships, IRET has implemented an application process for all donation and sponsorship requests.
What we can support
IRET will consider providing charitable support for the following:
K-12 Schools, Universities, Colleges, and Secondary Institutions
Non-Profit Organizations Supporting Issues Such as the Arts, Environment, and Literacy Community Organizations
Local Sports Teams (With a focus on participants from an employee’s family)
Active Healthy Living Organizations such as YMCAs and YWCAs
Non-Profit Organizations with a 501(c) (3) status in the geographic area IRET operates in
What we cannot support
In order to stay focused and achieve meaningful impact in our corporate giving, IRET will not provide charitable support for:
Individuals (Fellowships, Stipends, Personal Assistance, Scholarships)
Religious Groups for Religious Purposes
Capital Campaigns, Endowment Funds, or Memorials
Lobbying, Political or Fraternal Activities
Should your request align to one of the categories listed above, you will not be eligible for a donation or sponsorship, and your request will be denied.
IRET Corporate giving mission
IRET strives to find meaningful ways to invest in the communities in which our employees live and work. Our commitment to local giving allows us to maintain our focus of making an impact in the communities where we operate. Using the same principles that IRET was founded on in our giving allows us to invest long-term in the communities in which we operate.
Please have your application completed and returned to the Investor Relations/Corporate Communications department at least two (2) weeks in advance of the request, to ensure review of the application.