IP's two primary areas of support are environmental education and literacy.
While all the particulars are here, IP seems to be very keen on supporting "non-profit organizations in the communities where our employees live and work." Grants are reviewed quarterly on February 1, May 1, August 1 and
Environmental EducationGiven the vast nature
of this subject area, the Foundation has decided to focus on:
• National Geographic Kids Magazine subscriptions at schools in local communities
• Earth’s Birthday Project kits for children
• programs that coincide with content from the pbs.org website ECOinvestigators
• science based programs targeting children
• outdoor classrooms at schools or in communities
• outdoor science programs tied to forestry, air or water quality
• programs that educate and promote recycling and composting
Literacy• program that enhance reading materials at school and community libraries
• programs that enhance the reading skills of children
• programs that teach English as a second language
IP also funds New Critical Community NeedsThe Foundation also considers providing “seed” money on a one-time, non-recurring basis for these needs.
• The project must be a new “critical” community initiative.
• The proposal should provide a benefit to the community at large.
• Sources of potential future funding must be identified.