ECHO Community Outreach Fund Guidelines and Criteria

Northrop Grumman ECHO Program 

ECHO Community Outreach Funds: These special funds are in select communities with large employee populations. ECHO accepts grant requests from local non-profits to meet critical needs in these communities. Led by employee volunteers, a committee from each community reviews and awards grants based on available funds. Employees can select to allocate some or all of their ECHO funding to a local outreach fund, which in turn is pooled with other employees’ funding.

Community Outreach Fund locations include:

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Los Angeles / Orange County, CA
  • Sacramento / San Jose, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Aurora / Denver, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Metro D.C. area
  • Rolling Meadows / Greater Chicago, IL
  • Florida
  • Baltimore, MD
  • North Texas

ECHO Community Outreach Fund Guidelines and Criteria

To be considered for an ECHO Community Outreach Fund grant, the organization must be registered as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service and make their services available to all without prejudice. Applications will only be accepted once in any 12-month period.

ECHO does not fund these types of requests:

  • General operating costs
  • Memberships
  • Multi-year commitments
  • Fundraising events
  • School sponsored athletic events or athletic organizations
  • School affiliated events such as, but not limited to, orchestras, drill teams, drama groups, clubs
  • Grant making organizations
  • Memorials, endowments, foundations, capital campaigns
  • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine

Requests should be submitted using the applicable invitation code below to one of our Community Outreach Funds in your local area. At this time we are unable to consider request from areas that do not have a Community Outreach Fund.

Community Outreach Fund
Committee Location
Invitation
Code
Submittal Due Date
for Current Year
Review
Cycle
Funding
Distribution
Huntsville, AL
NGECHOH
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Annually
Los Angeles, CA
NGECHOL
Mar 15
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Quarterly


Jun 15
Jul 1 – Sep 30



Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 31



Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31

San Bernardino, CA
NGECHOB
Mar 15
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Varies


Jun 15
Jul 1 – Sep 30



Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 31



Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31

San Diego, CA
NGECHOD
Mar 15
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Varies


Jun 15
Jul 1 – Sep 30



Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 31



Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31

San Jose/Sacramento, CA
NGECHOS
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Annually
Aurora, CO
NGECHOA
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Annually
Colorado Springs, CO
NGECHOC
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Annually
Greater Metro D.C.
NGECHOM
Mar 15
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Varies


Jun 15
Jul 1 – Sep 30

   
Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 31
 
   
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
 
Maryland Region

NGECHOBAL

Mar 15

Apr 1 – Jun 30
Quarterly


Jun 15
Jul 1 – Sep 30



Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 31



Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31

Greater Chicago
NGECHOCHI
Mar 15
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Varies


Jun 15
Jul 1 – Sep 30

   
Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 31
 
   
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31

North Texas
NGECHOTX
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Annually
Florida Region
NGECHOFL
Dec 15
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Annually