Recipient Eligibility

To be considered for a grant, U.S. applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations (under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code) serving locations in which Deutsche Bank conducts business and has a grant-making program.

The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation will fund the following 501(c)(3) public charities:

  • 509(a)(1) organizations;
  • 509(a)(2) organizations;
  • 509(a)(3) Type I supporting organizations;,and
  • 509(a)(3) Type II supporting organizations.

The Foundation will not fund 501(c)(3) public charities classified as:

  • 509(a)(3) Type III supporting organizations.

Applicants from Canada and Latin America being considered for funding will be asked to submit a signed and sworn affidavit, provided by Deutsche Bank, verifying equivalency eligibility.


The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation does not provide grants in support of

  • endowment and capital campaigns
  • individuals (e.g., scholarships, expeditions)
  • legal advocacy
  • political parties or their candidates
  • religious work of churches or sectarian organizations
  • United Way and pass through-funded agencies, unless they provide a fund-raising waiver from the United Way or pass through organization
  • fraternal organizations
  • military organizations
  • professional and trade associations
  • individual artists, films, and the performing arts
  • organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law
  • organizations that employ adversarial and/or confrontational tactics
  • organizations that discriminate with respect to membership and/or the provision of services or use of facilities
  • organizations that are not in full compliance with the anti-terrorism laws legislated by the USA PATRIOT Act

To help in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, Deutsche Bank may require an organization to provide information regarding the organization and its directors, managers, and/or employees (collectively, the organization's 'affiliates'). Deutsche Bank also may ask the organization and its affiliates to provide identifying documents (such as articles of formation or incorporation). Deutsche Bank may use the information and documents received to verify the identities of borrowers or investees and their affiliates.

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Last Update: December 22, 2017
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