Thursday, December 4, 2008

Grant Declination: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

We learned that the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation reviewed our letter of inquiry. Earlier this year we submitted a letter of inquiry on behalf of the 2009 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program delivered by BDPA New Jersey chapter.

Dodge Foundation makes grants in the education area because they know our democracy cannot thrive without access to educational excellence for all. Thus they focus on the lives of children and the culture of schools, particularly public schools in New Jersey.

BETF and BDPA New Jersey sought $15,000 in grant funding from Dodge Foundation. The Dodge Foundation staff reviewed our initial inquiry and notified us not to submit a full proposal.

They wrote,

Dear Mr. Hicks,

The inquiry is here and I do apologize for my lateness in responding. However, the project you propose does not fall within our funding guidelines.

RoseAnn DeBois
Grants Coordinator

We will move forward in a positive and proactive manner. Please use the COMMENTS section below to let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions about raising funds for BDPA New Jersey or other BDPA chapters that are seeking support of their SITES program.

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