SBC Foundation Launches 2005 SBC Excelerator Technology GrantProgram
- Subject: [cg] SBC Foundation Launches 2005 SBC Excelerator Technology GrantProgram
- From: JSBMH2@aol.com
- Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 18:22:39 EDT
Just passing this information along.
SBC Foundation Launches 2005 SBC Excelerator
Technology Grant Program
The SBC Foundation ( http://www.sbc.com/foundation ),
the philanthropic arm of SBC Communications, Inc., has
announced the opening of its 2005 SBC Excelerator tech-
nology grants program, which will award $6 million in
competitive technology-related grants to enable nonprofit
organizations in SBC's operating areas to integrate
technology into their ongoing operations and community
SBC Excelerator grants will help nonprofit organizations
improve their operations and build stronger communities
Internet Access -- Networked, high-speed access to the
Internet and email;
Online Outreach -- Interactive, Web-based applications
that support activities such as service delivery,
volunteer recruiting, and e-fundraising;
Data Networking -- Network connectivity enabling easy
sharing of database applications and information systems;
Staff Development -- Technology training programs for
nonprofit staff members.
To qualify for an SBC Excelerator grant, an organization's
major focus and project must emphasize education, commun-
ity development, health and human services, or arts and
culture. Grant funds may be used for data communications
services, hardware, software, technology training, person-
nel, and application development.
One-year grants will range from $2,500 to $25,000.
Collaborations by two or more organizations will be
considered for one-year grants of up to $50,000.
Grants will not be awarded for projects outside SBC
operating areas. (SBC is the primary telecommunications
provider in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.)
Interested organizations can apply for a 2005 grant by
downloading a copy of the 2005 Request for Proposals
from the SBC Web site.
RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1343/sbc
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