Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Letter of Inquiry * Starbucks Foundation

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) submitted an online letter of inquiry to the Starbucks Foundation. The Starbucks Foundation will contact us if they want us to request a full grant proposal for our nationwide Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

The Starbucks Foundation solicits applications from organizations that provide young people a continuum of services in developing creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities.

Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities:
  1. Deliver services to youth, ages 6 - 24; Preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action

  2. Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship

  3. Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training or build broad networks

  4. Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service.

The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on an annual basis; letters of inquiry submitted between October 1, 2009 and January 30, 2010 will be reviewed and considered for the spring 2010 grant round. Organizations selected to advance in the process will be notified to complete a full application by February 15, 2010.

We will keep you informed of our progress.

In the meantime, we would be very interested to hear from you about other funding sources that might help us deliver the SITES program on a local or national level. Any ideas?

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