The Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation was created pursuant to the Last Will and Testament of Paul Lauzier. During his lifetime, Mr. Lauzier made numerous contributions to religious, educational and community organizations. His legacy of charitable giving continues through annual grants awarded by the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation in support of community development, youth programs, public health and safety, education and agriculture. There is no geographical limitation for funding requests. However, the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation prefers to fund programs and projects geographically located in rural communities in central and eastern Washington, with an emphasis within Grant County.
The Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation provides funding on an annual basis. The foundation also provides support in the form of long-term grants disbursed over several years. The foundation will consider funding requests for program support, equipment and capital projects.
All grants are made at the sole discretion of the foundation trustee. The trustee’s decision to award a charitable grant does not constitute any agreement or commitment of future support.
Grants are made subject to the condition that a selected organization is a nonprofit tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to which a gift qualifies as a charitable contribution under Section 170(c) and as a charitable deduction under Section 2055 (a) and Section 2522 (a). Schools, towns, cities, health-care entities, and governmental agencies may also apply.
The foundation welcomes collaboration with other grantors and encourages grantees with multiple sources of funding support.
The Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation will NOT:
- award grants to individuals.
- award grants for salaries, debt retirement, political campaigns, tuition assistance, or any non-exempt activity.
- award grants to organizations that discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religion or physical ability.