Monday, November 9, 2009

Letter of Inquiry * John & James Knight Foundation

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Charlotte chapter to submit a letter of inquiry to the Knight Foundation. We asked them to fund $5,000 for the chapter's annual Student IT Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

As a national foundation with local roots, the Knight Foundation seeks opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential. They believe nothing big happens without a big idea, nothing new without a new idea. In every project they fund, the idea comes first. Here are five basics components they will be looking for in our idea:
  1. Discovery of the facts.
  2. The vision to see what's possible.
  3. The courage to push for change.
  4. The know-how to get it done.
  5. The tenacity that gets results.

We have been told that the review of our letter of inquiry should be complete by mid-January 2010. We will keep you informed on our progress.

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