of America To Issue Education & Community Grants
Application Deadline: March 31,
by David Geilhufe
The Beaumont Foundation of America (BFA)
is a not-for-profit philanthropic organization that grants technology
equipment to support digital inclusion for underserved individuals.
BFA will award $12.5m in equipment grants to California schools and
community-based organizations this year.
BFA is seeking innovative digital inclusion programs from across
the country that will directly benefit underserved communities.
Since the Foundation only gives away hardware, BFA makes grants
to established programs that have the funding, infrastructure and
staffing to maintain and sustain their programs.
The foundation will award grants in 21 states and the District
of Columbia in 2003 and in the remaining 29 states in 2004. Additional
grants will be available in subsequent years. For the 2003 grant
cycle, grants will be awarded in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado,
the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi,
Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South
Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The foundation has three distinct grant programs: Community Grants
of technology equipment to community-based organizations; Education
Grants of technology equipment for schools; and Individual Grants
of technology equipment directly to individuals. Nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organizations or government agencies that serve citizens at or below
the poverty level as defined by U.S. Census Bureau thresholds are
eligible for Community Grants; K-12 public, private, parochial,
or charter schools where a minimum of 50 percent of students qualify
for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible for the
Education Grants; and individuals living at or below the poverty
level as defined by U.S. Census Bureau thresholds are eligible to
apply for the Individual Grants. Equipment provided will be a selection
of Toshiba-branded hardware.
Applications will be accepted from January 6, 2003 to March 31,
2003. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their proposals
and supporting documents sooner rather than later. See the BFA Web
site for complete program and application information and for the
complete list of available products.
For information, see
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is Senior Program Officer for Beaumont Foundation of America, firstname.lastname@example.org.