Hertz Giving Guidelines

Hertz Core Giving Areas

Delivering meaningful, impactful and sustainable results within our communities and to our customers' destinations is at the heart of Hertz Giving. We're proud to be a responsible corporate citizen and support charitable causes in four core areas—with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families:

Funding for Education - Hertz Giving


If communities are to thrive, education is a key component. That’s why we believe that investing in education is investing in the future. From supporting early childhood literacy programs to mentoring college students, we aim to provide better opportunities for the next generation.
Funding for Environment - Hertz Giving


To help ensure the long-term health and productivity of the customers we serve, we are committed to supporting conservation, environmental awareness and educational activities around the globe.
Funding for Safety - Hertz Giving


With our network of locations, Hertz has the opportunity to help communities ensure their children and families are safe—on the road or in their homes.
Funding for Travel - Hertz Giving


Whether working to preserve our beautiful travel destinations or providing transportation for those in need, Hertz is focused on supporting travel experiences.

Funding Cycle

We operate on a 90-day funding cycle. Grant recipients will be notified approximately four weeks after the meeting date for their funding cycle submission. Please ensure your submission is sent in in order to be considered for that cycle. Any late submissions will be placed in the next cycle. One request per year will be considered from an organization during a 12-month period.

CycleSubmission Deadline
SpringMarch 31
SummerJune 30
FallSeptember 30
WinterDecember 31

Criteria for Funding

Applicants Must:

  • Submit the Hertz Corporate Giving Application no later than 5 p.m. EST on the submission deadline date of the funding cycle.
  • Apply online and submit via giving@hertz.com.
  • Complete all the necessary fields on the Hertz Corporate Giving Application. Incomplete Submissions will not be considered.

Eligible Organizations

Applicants must be currently in good standing with the IRS and in receipt of an IRS ruling confirming their classification as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit agency, or the international equivalent. The proposal must meet the scope of one Hertz's four focus areas: education, environment, safety and travel, with an emphasis on children and families.

Hertz Global will not support the following:

  • Organizations without 501 (c) (3) status or the local country equivalent
  • Individual participation in events or fundraisers, such as walk-a-thons, scout projects, fundraising sporting events
  • Individuals
  • Religious, labor, fraternal, athletic or political causes
  • Private or public foundations
  • School-related bands, sports, PTOs, or related events
  • Raffles
  • Merchandise promotions, partnerships or courtesy advertising
  • Charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support
  • Nonprofit organizations which are employee-owned or affiliated
  • Individual primary or secondary schools
  • Athletic teams, events or sponsorships

Hertz Global reserves the right to deny any donation request. All donations are at the discretion of Hertz Global.

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