Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Grant Proposal: Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation (Los Angeles)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Los Angeles chapter worked together on a grant proposal to the Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation. We have successfully completed Step #3 in the 7-step funding process that is available to National BDPA and its 45 local chapters.

Lockheed Martin is committed to a program of philanthropy that supports the Corporation’s strategic business goals and invests in the quality of life in the communities where our employees work and live. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Corporation employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Lockheed Martin’s philanthropic activities are administered by the communications representatives at the Corporation's operating units around the country and through the Corporation’s foundation at corporate headquarters.

In general, philanthropic contributions to national initiatives and organizations are made from corporate headquarters and contributions to local programs are made by Lockheed Martin sites close to the program. Our joint grant proposal targets the Palmdale, CA operating unit.

Applications are accepted year-round. Evaluations are completed each quarter at corporate headquarters and many facilities. Some facilities prefer receiving applications in the second half of the year to consider for the following year's budget.

We should hear from Lockheed Martin on this funding request sometime during the first quarter of 2010. Wish us luck!

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