Created in 2009 through the combined efforts of our neighbors Kalas, Sylvin Technologies and WICU, the Kalas Sylvin Foundation was established to lend financial, emotional, and physical assistance to individuals and organizations in need within the communities where our associates live and work.
A disbursement team comprised of manufacturing and office associates from Kalas and Sylvin meet bi-monthly to review grant application requests for support. Each inquiry is evaluated upon the following criteria:
- Is an associate of Kalas or Sylvin impacted?
- Is the organization 501(c)3? (required)
- Does the organization have a history of support from the Kalas Sylvin Foundation?
- Is the organization/need within Lancaster or Berks county?
- Is the request for support linked to educational purposes?
An executive council meets quarterly to review the actions of the disbursement committee, the financial contributions to increase its scope of reach, and ultimately, to ensure the core philosophy of the Kalas Sylvin Foundation remains at the heart of its efforts; united to improve lives.
If interested, complete a grant application as well as a donor request form, and we will review your submissions at our next disbursement meeting.
Donation Request Form
*Please note, the Kalas Sylvin Foundation does not support endowment campaigns; conferences or conventions; other foundations; individuals; medical research organizations; golf tournaments and other sports events. All organizations must be 501(c)3 to qualify for assistance.