Saturday, March 20, 2010

Grant Declination: Amgen Foundation

We recently learned that our letter of inquiry to Amgen Foundation did not result in an invitation to submit a full grant proposal. Our request sought funding to support the youth education programs of BDPA Los Angeles chapter. Here the response that we received:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

The Amgen Foundation carefully considered your letter of inquiry regarding support of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) Program; however, we will not request a full proposal at this time.

The Foundation receives many more requests than our resources will permit us to support. This leads to difficult decisions, and in establishing funding priorities the Foundation is unable to support a number of important activities, such as yours.

We thank you for the excellent work of your organization to improve people's lives and appreciate the time and effort expended in informing the Foundation about your work. Although the Foundation cannot be of assistance, we wish you success in securing the funds from other sources.

Amgen Foundation Staff

BETF will continue to aggressively seek funding to support BDPA programs in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Please share with us any of your ideas or thoughts on how we can successfully raise funds for BDPA!

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