Types of Support
Monetary support for qualifying programs can come in a variety of forms depending on the organization’s needs. In all situations, Raising the Bar administrators will ask the applying party to identify the program, relate the program focus to the Values of the Firm and show how the funded program will provide exposure for Pitblado (each application will be scored on its ability to meet each of these criteria).
The bulk of funding distributed through Raising the Bar will come in the form of "grants/fees" to the organizing body. Raising the Bar will not make philanthropic donations to individuals or events. In these cases, each program will be evaluated on individual merits as well as its ability to meet local needs and program exposure requirements.
A second form of support that will be considered will be contra donations of product or services. In the case where a product or service is provided to a program or organization, Pitblado will value the donated product at fair market value (not cost of good) and seek exposure related to that level of support.
A third, and equally valuable, form of support will be Pitblado employee volunteer activities on behalf of an event or activity. Pitblado will not only encourage employee participation in Pitblado sponsored events, we will also encourage Pitblado employees to volunteer in community activities on their own time. To encourage employee support, the program has included one level of funding for locally initiated programs, encouraging employees and customers to find events and programs that they believe in.