Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Sprint Foundation's charitable giving program emphasizes the support of local and regional organizations in those communities in which the corporation has a major presence. Currently, those areas include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City (metro area), Orlando, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Support of national organizations with a broad sphere of interests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Foundation's geographic focus is primarily domestic.
The Foundation's emphasis on education is targeted to math, science and technology programs relative to telecommunication careers. Support of elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education is focused principally in the Employee Matching Gift Program. Few grant awards are made to individual schools. Unsolicited scholarship requests will not be considered for funding.
The Foundation's support of youth organizations will be targeted to drug and alcohol education, minority youth endeavors, broad-scale community youth activities focused on building leadership and social skills, and to programs that promote business and economic education for youth.
The Sprint Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals on a continuous basis. Applicants will typically receive a response within four to six weeks. If a proposal is accepted for further consideration, the organization will be contacted. Directors meet quarterly to consider qualifying grant applications.
There are eleven (11) BDPA chapters eligible for funding support from the Sprint Foundation. BETF is interested in submitting a grant proposal to the Sprint Foundation from any of those eleven chapters.