GE Foundation strongly encourages grantees to publicize grant awards, grant-supported activities, and program impact and outcomes. We believe this creates a win-win for all involved—providing visibility, momentum, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned. We encourage use of both internal and local/national media.
Please follow these guidelines when publicizing GE Foundation–related activities or using the GE Foundation logo in any form.
GE and GE Foundation Review
All materials must be reviewed by GE communications staff before release. Please contact the communications/PR staff at your local GE operation in advance of any press release, article or event. We can also offer assistance, quotes, speakers or background on GE Foundation initiatives. If your local GE contact is not known or is unavailable, contact the Citzenship Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“GE Foundation” Not “GE”
The GE Foundation is legally separate from the GE company, and grants must be attributed properly. For instance, “Organization X Partners with GE Foundation to Launch Education Initiative.”
This footer text should be included at the end of all press releases:
About the GE Foundation
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, works to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, it supports U.S. and international education, developing health globally, the environment, public policy, human rights and disaster relief. In addition, the GE Foundation supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world. In 2010, the entire GE family—including businesses, employees, retirees and the GE Foundation—contributed more than $250 million in cash, products and services to charitable organizations around the world. For more information, visit www.gefoundation.com.
GE Foundation logos may be used with permission.
If placing the GE Foundation logo on your website, please link the image to www.gefoundation.com.
For websites developed with support from GE Foundation, the home page or lead page of a section supported by GE Foundation should include the GE Foundation logo and the text Sponsored by GE Foundation.
When the user clicks on the tagline and/or logo, the following should appear:
This website is made possible in part by a grant from GE Foundation. For more information on GE Foundation, visit www.gefoundation.com. [Grantee organization name] is solely responsible for the operation, contents, privacy and security of this website and its compliance with applicable law and regulation.
For websites that simply acknowledge GE Foundation support for an organization as a whole or a project that is not a website, include the name “GE Foundation” and/or the GE Foundation logo (see Logos section above), and link to the GE Foundation website, www.gefoundation.com.
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