Saturday, August 30, 2008

Grant Declination: The Boston Foundation

We learned today that our $5,000 funding request to The Boston Foundation on behalf of BDPA Boston chapter has been denied.

The Boston Foundation wrote, "The staff reviewed and discussed all of the Pre-Applications submitted and we regret to inform you that the Boston Foundation will not be inviting a full proposal from your organization at this time.

The Foundation's limited discretionary grant budget necessitates some difficult decisions. Please be aware that this is not intended in any way as a comment on the quality and importance of your organization and its programs, but simply reflects the dilemma of a community foundation wit limited resources available to address the myriad of needs and opportunities that exist in the Greater Boston area.

Your organization is eligible to submit a new Pre-Application Form for the July 1, 2009 deadline."

BDPA Boston chapter is working on their business plans for CY-2009. Our hope is that they will decide to participate in the IT Showcase or HSCC at the 31st annual BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh NC.

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