The vision of Jo-Ann’s Charitable Giving program is to make significant impact on local communities and national causes that align with charitable tenets through multiple forms of giving. Our charitable tenets include: Heart Health, Kid’s Health, Arts and Education and Team Member Wellness. Since 1943, we have contributed to programs that serve our communities and have strived to ensure their ongoing strength and well-being.
Today, this support is continuously increasing as we discover new ways to give, share and help. To assist in making a larger impact, we've partnered with these worthwhile national organizations:
- Kids In Need Foundation
- American Heart Association
- Ronald McDonald House Charities®
- United Way
- Organizations without a current, valid 501(c)(3) tax exemption status
- Sponsorships for athletic teams/events
- Requests to support travel costs for groups or individuals
- Political advocacy groups
- Scholastic scholarships
- Association/Chamber memberships
- Aid for foreign countries
- Advertising or film projects
- Program advertising or other marketing efforts
- Funding for general operating expenses
Corporate Giving FAQ
Q: How do I know if my organization is eligible to receive support?
A: To request a charitable donation, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt, section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, school, library or public agency. Only organizations that are verified with a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, will be considered.
Q: My 501(c)(3) has a pending status; can I still receive a donation?
A: Jo-Ann does not assist any organization with a pending 501(c)(3) status.
Q: When are donation requests accepted?
A: Requests are accepted all year and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Q: May I send a request directly to a Jo-Ann store?
A: Only requests through joanngiving.versaic.com are accepted.
Q: Can I mail a copy of my request to the corporate office?
A: Only online submissions are considered. Requests by phone or mail are not accepted.
Q: When will I be contacted about the status of my request?
A: After you submit your request, our Corporate Giving Department will review the information. Due to the volume of corporate giving requests, you will receive a response within 4 - 6 weeks.
If you are using this request submission system for the first time, please click on "Create new account." If you have already registered, enter your username and password and click Log in. If you have any questions, please Contact Us