Wednesday, February 23, 2011

EMC Citizenship & Philanthropy

EMC is very proud of their efforts to support extraordinary organizations who are making a difference in the community. EMC feels that their collective accomplishments demonstrate that together, we make a difference. Through their partnerships, EMC contributes funding, goods and services, including EMC products and services, and volunteer work.

EMC established the following funding criteria for organizations seeking their philanthropic support:
  1. Must be a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization according to IRC section 501(c)(3)
  2. Must support an EMC site community
  3. Overhead expenses must not exceed 25% of total operating budget
EMC considers proposals bi-monthly. The review process takes approximately eight weeks. There is no set grant range. All proposals should be e-mailed to and must include the following information:
  • Application form (download and complete this form)
  • A listing of all current funding sources and amounts, and other revenue
  • Names of board of directors and affiliations
  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered
EMC will respond in writing. If the proposal is selected for funding, EMC requires the following additional attachments:
  • Copy of IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter
  • Audited financial statement for most recent fiscal year
  • Annual report, if available
EMC site communities are co-located with BDPA chapters in the following places: Atlanta, Austin, Bay Area, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Detroit, Gr Birmingham, Gr Columbia, Gr Tampa, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Milwaukee, New York, No Virginia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, So Florida, St. Louis, Triangle and Twin Cities.

This seems like a remarkable funding source for any interested co-located BDPA chapter. What say u?

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