Organizations desiring support from QTS should have a proven track record of successful service to the human and civic development needs of the target communities. Our philanthropic focus is on programs and projects that strengthen each community and improve life for its citizens and future generations. Resources will be provided to programs and agencies that QTS believes serve the most critical needs of the community and that could realize the greatest benefit from funding, employee volunteerism or technology services or any combination of the three.
To be considered, all organizations must be non-profit, tax exempt, established entities which combine sound character and stability. Those entities who qualify for consideration include non-profit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the IRS, including hospitals, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the US Dept. or Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), institutions of higher education that are fully accredited by the appropriate national accrediting agency, faith-based organizations, and other organizations of a general charitable nature.
QTS generally does not accept proposals for the following purposes or program areas: For-profit organizations; endowments and capital campaigns; loans, debt and deficit spending; direct grants to individuals including scholarships or fellowships; individual day care programs; small art, dance, music, and theater groups; government agencies or nonprofit organizations significantly funded or reimbursed by government agencies with the exception of public schools; annual fund appeals; building maintenance; organizations or individuals that distribute propaganda or specifically attempt to influence legislation or the outcome of any public election; support for candidates for elective office or for partisan political purposes; conferences, workshops, or seminars; fraternal organizations or private clubs; legal aid.
QTS supports programs that align with our core values, overall mission, and the priority giving focus in the communities where we have a presence. Currently, we make resources available in and around the following US communities: Atlanta, GA - Chicago, IL - Forth Worth, TX - Irving, TX - Jersey City, NJ - Miami, FL - Overland Park, KS - Piscataway, NJ - Princeton, NJ - Richmond, VA - Sacramento, CA - Santa Clara - CA, Suwanee, GA and Washington, DC.
The needs of a non-profit agency can be made known to the Director of Community Relations either through a recommendation from a QTS employee or the unsolicited submission of an online application by a non-profit agency. QTS employees should submit their recommendation via email addressed to the Director of Community Relations. Agencies recommended by QTS employees will be invited by the Community Relations office to submit an online application if they fit the criteria as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that meets the eligibility requirements. Agencies requesting funding or technology support may only submit one request in a 12-month period. Requests for volunteer services can be made at any time and will be provided as personnel are available. For those agencies seeking funding, the grant range is from $1,000 to $25,000 over a one-year period. Technology support will be supplied in the form of technical consultation and/or data storage and management. Proposals and requests must be submitted online using the QTS application form. Please note that the application process includes submission of a form W-9. Support materials such as annual reports, pamphlets/brochures, newsletters, articles, etc. should be mailed to Dwight Douglas, 12851 Foster Street, Overland Park KS 66213.
QTS assumes that those agencies receiving assistance have a moral and legal obligation to account for all funds and services received. Each recipient of QTS financial or technical support is required to submit a formal report no later than one year following the date of the receipt of such support.