Michelin North America's Overview and Guidelines for Community Support

Our Mission
Michelin is committed to living in harmony with local communities throughout North America to create a better way forward through increased mobility and sustainability. As part of the Michelin Performance and Responsibility Ambition, Michelin North America has a long tradition of social commitment to programs and activities that give back to communities and where our facilities are located.


At the heart of Michelin is our mission: to create a better way forward.  This sense of responsibility is shown in our commitment to developing accessible, clean, safe and connected mobility solutions, and extends to our customers, employees, stakeholders and communities where we live and work.

Just like you, Michelin is invested in the places where we live and work. We thoughtfully use our resources to make a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of people by creating sustainable value and stronger communities. Across the world, we accomplish this in three key areas:

  1. Boost Local Economic Growth - Support the creation and sustainability of microenterprises to create sustainable jobs. Promote projects that improve the employability of local residents.
  2. Engage in personal development of residents - Help develop personal skills and capabilities among the local population, particularly among the disadvantaged.
  3. Enhance environment in and around community - Support actions that help to improve the quality of life and/or the sustainable mobility of local residents, including actions that promote road safety as well as other local quality of life and sustainable mobility issues.

In considering requests for funding, we focus on the following criteria:

  • Education with and emphasis on Public Education- Grades K-12; Technical Colleges
  • Environment and Safety
  • Mobility with an emphasis on Teenage Road Safety

Your organization must be located in close proximity to one of our U.S. or Canadian facilities. If your organization meets these criteria we invite you to apply for supporting funds.

Application Process

Requests are reviewed on an ongoing basis. To be considered for sponsorship, Michelin North America requires completion of an online application that includes the following components:

  • Brief description of the organization, including a mission statement and a listing of services provided.
  • History of event (if applicable) and its contribution to the community
  • Date of the event.
  • Timeline (including deadlines).
  • Manner in which the event furthers Michelin's mission.
  • Sponsorship levels and benefits, including:
    • Target audiences.
    • Location, size and demographic information about your target audience.
    • Marketing/promotional plans.
    • List of committed sponsors to date (including media).
    • Other sources of funding.
  • Copy of an IRS 501(c)(3) ruling (U.S. only) or other documentation substantiating tax exemption status.
  • History of previous support by Michelin.
  • Description of any volunteer involvement by Michelin employees.
  • Name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number of organization contact person.

Selection Process

  • Applicants will be notified via email as to the outcome of their proposal.
  • All funding decisions are final
  • Limit your request to once per calendar year and include and prioritize all funding items for the year.

Please answer the following questions to see if you are eligible for sponsorship.

Is your organization currently recognized as charitable by the Internal Revenue Service?

Does your organizations deny service, membership or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, provincial or local law?

Does your organization's services benefit the community at large?

Is your organization affililiated with religious organizations for religious purposes?

Is your organization requesting a team or Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)?

Is your request to send products or people to foreign countries or on domestic travel.

Is your organization outside North America?

Am I Eligible?

Application Process

It looks like you are eligible to apply!

To be considered for sponsorship, Michelin North America requires completion of the application. Requests are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please allow 90 days prior to the event for us to respond. We typically review applications no less than quarterly. Limit your request to once per calendar year.  Include and prioritize all funding items for the year. A new application must be submitted each year for any on-going projects or annual events.

Organization Information
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We're Sorry.

Based on your responses above, you do not meet the eligibility guidelines needed for an application to be considered.