Thursday, February 5, 2009

Grant Declination: Progress Energy Foundation

BDPA Triangle chapter and the BDPA Foundation learned that our joint grant request to the Progress Energy Foundation has been declined.

Dear Mr. Hicks:

Thank you for your interest in Progress Energy's grant programs. While we recognize the importance of BDPA Education And Technology Foundation to the community, we are unable to provide you with a grant. The focus of Progress Energy's K-12 education grants is primarily on energy education. Progress Energy receives many fine proposals each year that we are not able to fund due to very limited resources.

Although we can't offer support for your organization, we wish you much success with your fundraising efforts.

Jennifer Pittman
Contributions Specialist

We are grateful to Progress Energy Foundation for considering our request. We will continue to seek funding with BDPA Triangle chapter for their 2009 SITES program. Let us know if you are aware of any funding sources we should be seeking out in North Carolina.

1 comment:

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