Grants from The SPE Foundation are available every year, funds permitting, for programs/projects that will benefit the members of SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), the plastics industry, and/or the general public.

The Foundation Grants Program provides funding for programs such as exhibits at museums, attendance at educational training courses, books and equipment for classroom use, or the development of classroom-relevant educational programs.

Non-Support Statement
While all requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as a general policy, The SPE Foundation Grants Program does not support:

  • advertising for benefit or courtesy purpose
  • capital or building campaigns
  • debt reduction
  • endowments or endowment campaigns
  • for-profit entities
  • fundraising drives or events
  • general operating expenses, including salaries
  • individuals
  • loans
  • memorials
  • organizations that limit membership or services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
  • organizations that might in any way pose a conflict the The SPE Foundation's mission, goals, programs, projects, services, employees or trustees
  • organizations whose chief purpose is to influence legislation or to participate or intervene in political campaigns on behalf of or against any candidate for public office
  • religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes
  • scholarships other than our own program
Meeting where applications will be reviewedApplications must be received by
September 2017 August 15, 2017
December 2017 November 15, 2017
March 2018 February 15, 2018
June 2018 May 15, 2018
September 2018 August 15, 2018
December 2018 November 15, 2018

Applications received after the posted deadline will be reviewed at the following quarterly meeting (e.g. – an application received on September 5th will be reviewed at the December Board meeting).

Complete details on Foundation General Grants are available from The SPE Foundation. Call +1 203-740-5457 or email