Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grant Declination: Corning Incorporated Foundation

Last month BDPA Triangle chapter and BDPA Foundation submitted a grant proposal to the Corning Incorporate Foundation seeking $16,422 funding to support the 2009 SITES program in Raleigh/Durham area.

Unfortunately, we learned that our grant proposal has been denied. The Foundation wrote,

Thank you for your recent letter. After careful consideration of your request we have concluded, reluctantly, that Corning Incorporated Foundation is unable to provide support.

This decision in no way reflects on the merit of your organization. To the contrary, we appreciate the importance of your programs. However, Foundation resources area limited and funds are committed at this time. We simply are not able to take on additional projects, worthy as we know them to be.

Your interest in Corning Incorporated and the Foundation is appreciated. You have our every good wish for success in your fund-raising efforts.

Karen Carpenter Martin
Associate Director

Over the years, the Corning Incorporated Foundation has contributed more than $108 million through its programs of giving. Although we weren't able to direct any of that funding towards BDPA Triangle chapter this time ... we will keep looking for other funding sources!

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