Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grant Declination: Campbell Soup Foundation (Philadelphia)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) learned this week that our grant proposal to the Campbell Soup Foundation has been declined. We sought the funding to support BDPA Philadelphia chapter's youth education program.

The note from the community relations folks was as follows:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

Thank you for your message and proposal.

Our plan for charitable giving provides significant emphasis on Camden initiatives. While we are pleased by the excellent results achieved by many of the groups with which we participate here, we recognize that the needs and opportunities significantly exceed the funding capability of any single entity.

Your request is among a number of impressive proposals we receive. It obviously seeks to address an area of real need, however, we can fund only a limited number of such excellent initiatives and at this time we are not able to support your proposal.

Best Regards,
Wendy Milanese
Grant Administrator
Campbell Soup Foundation

The reality is that our best hope for funding BDPA programs exist within our membership. Have you made a tax-deductible donation yet?

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