Improving lives through learning
SAS CEO Jim Goodnight believes that education is the engine of economic growth. As a high-tech company, SAS depends on a strong educational system for its long-term success. By supporting efforts that prepare more graduates for college, work and success in the 21st century, SAS continues to play a vital role in the global community.
In addition to education-focused philanthropy, SAS supports K-12 and higher education through innovative products and services that improve teaching, learning and administration. Hosted solutions for both K-12 and higher education empower decision makers with a complete view of administrative areas such as finance, enrollment, attendance, assessments, human resources and transportation. With value-added assessment technology for K-12, education leaders can measure schooling effectiveness and predict student performance on benchmark assessments.
SAS maintains a keen focus on education initiatives in the statewide community of our world headquarters in North Carolina. The company also participates in select international efforts to improve education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This philosophy of thinking globally while acting regionally generates support for strategic education initiatives that benefit the worldwide community.
The quality of education in the K-12 system has a direct impact on economic growth and prosperity. SAS offers several products and services at no cost to schools as part of an effort to increase access to skills in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Donation Process for Education-Related Initiatives
SAS support focuses on strategic initiatives in the region surrounding SAS world headquarters that increase interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). SAS-supported programs meet the following criteria:
- Have nonprofit tax exemption status under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3).
- Have a responsible board of directors serving without compensation.
- Show financial stability as evidenced by annual financial statements.
- Employ ethical methods of publicity, promotion and solicitation of funds.
- Raise funds without payment of commissions, street solicitations or mailing of unordered tickets.
- Operate from a detailed annual budget.
- Request funds for programs or operations with a minimal portion applied to overhead.
- Use the in-kind donation to benefit organizational members or constituents.
The SAS Community Relations program does not consider funding or in-kind donations for the following:
- Sponsorship of professional athletic or amateur sports teams or individuals.
- Single events such as walk-a-thons, fundraisers, workshops, seminars, etc.
- Religious causes.
- Political parties, candidates or issues.
- Organizations that are in any way exclusive.
- Trips, tours.
- Independent film/video productions.
- Requests from individuals.
If your organization meets all the above criteria, proceed with the donation application process.