Saturday, September 27, 2008

Grant Proposal: FedEx Social Responsibility

BDPA New York and BDPA Foundation submitted a joint grant proposal to FedEx Social Responsibility earlier this week. We requested $13,570 funding in support of the 2009 SITES program taking place in greater New York area.

The mission of the FedEx Social Responsibility department is to actively support the communities they serve and to strengthen their global reputation through strategic investment of FedEx people, resources and network.

Corporate resources include financial contributions, in-kind shipping services and coordination of volunteer services by FedEx employees.

Requests are accepted year-round and generally are reviewed within three weeks of receipt. FedEx prefers to contribute to specific program needs rather than special events or capital campaigns.

FedEx is especially interested in supporting nonprofit organizations that request: 5% or less of a total project budget; contingency grants; or seed monies with the thought that other sources will contribute matching amounts. Organizations must show evidence of competent management, low administrative/fundraising expense ratios, and a nondiscriminatory program benefiting broad segments of the community.

Stay tuned to the BDPA Foundation blog for future updates on this grant proposal.

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