Friday, October 22, 2010

Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon Foundation

The Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon Corporation Foundation cares about the communities in which they operate. Working with nonprofit partners, local agencies and their global corporate neighbors, BNY Mellon invests in initiatives that make their communities better places to live and work.

Powering Potential, BNY Mellon's philanthropic focus, is designed to help others in need by concentrating on basic needs and workforce development. BNY Mellon works with its community partners to provide food, clothing, energy and housing assistance to those who require immediate help. The company's workforce development investments are designed to improve access to employment through job training, education, mentoring and skills development, adding a rung to the ladder of opportunity.

Grant requests are reviewed and awarded throughout the year. All requests must demonstrate impact in either or both of the focus areas: workforce development or basic needs provision. Applications are accepted by invitation only.

To apply for funding consideration, please submit a two-to-three page Letter of Inquiry containing organizational background, a brief description of the program or project, who will benefit from the program, geographic areas served and the requested amount.

Letters of Inquiry and other general questions about the Charitable Giving Program can be directed to Please include the registered name of the nonprofit organization or charity, the registered number (if applicable) as well as the geographic location served in the subject line of all e-mail correspondence.

Is your chapter city within BNY Mellon footprint? Do you have 'workforce development' aspects to your chapter's program? If so, this may be a decent funding source to consider. BETF operates on a first-come, first-served basis. What say u?

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