What is the Vitalogy Foundation?
The Vitalogy Foundation is a public non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the members of Pearl Jam and their manager.
What is the Vitalogy Foundation’s mission?
The Foundation supports the efforts of non-profit organizations doing commendable work in the fields of community health, social justice, arts & education, and the environment.
I’d like to make a donation to the Vitalogy Foundation.
Wonderful. And thank you. The easiest way to donate is via the band’s website: https://pearljam.com/acts/vitalogy
How does the band determine which non-profits they support via the Vitalogy Foundation?
Donations from the Foundation are made at the direction of the band members, who give to non-profit organizations doing commendable work in the fields of community health, social justice, arts & education, and the environment. Donations are made to organizations that band members are personally involved with. The Foundation is not soliciting grant applications at this time. For more information on the Vitalogy Foundation, go here.
I understand the Vitalogy Foundation is not soliciting grant requests, but I would like the band and the Vitalogy Foundation to know about my non profit organization.
Great. To let us know about a 501c3 non profit organization doing commendable work in your community in one of the following fields: community health, social justice, arts & education, and the environment - feel free to contact us.
I have a Pearl Jam item I’m donating to a charity auction that I’d like you to feature on the Pearl Jam Auction page.
Cool. Please contact us and include "Pearl Jam Item - Charitable Auction Notice” in your request.
I want the band to know about the good work a fellow Pearl Jam fan is doing in my community.
Lovely. Please contact us.
I want to hold a fundraiser for Vitalogy Foundation
Generous and lovely, but unfortunately, holding an event and advertising it as a fundraiser for Vitalogy Foundation is not legally permitted; it has to do with State and Federal charitable solicitation and consumer protection laws. There are actually a series of legal steps and formal agreements that must be in place in order to officially make a non-profit organization a beneficiary to a commercial event. Given the legal hours and fees this requires, we rarely do these as the guidelines are hard for fundraisers to meet and the expenses tend to exceed the amount of money raised. That said, you can always communicate to the public that you contributed $__ or ___% of your personal earnings from an event afterwards and tell us!
I want to list Vitalogy Foundation on a poster or merchandise or use the name/logo for a charitable purpose.
It sounds lovely, but it is not legal. The Vitalogy Foundation name/logo are trademarked, and we are legally bound to protect them (and the public) by ensuring that anything done in the Foundation’s name meets the high legal standards put in place by State and Federal laws.
I made a donation to Vitalogy Foundation and need a receipt.
If you made a donation to the Vitalogy Foundation, you can expect a receipt within four weeks. If you don't receive one, please contact us.
What is the Wishlist Foundation?
The Wishlist Foundation is not directly affiliated with Pearl Jam or the Vitalogy Foundation. It is a fan-run Foundation inspired by the band that often raises money for non-profits the band supports.
What is the Vitalogy Foundation's Tax ID number?