Thursday, January 27, 2011

State Farm Insurance Community Grants

State Farm® is committed to meeting the needs of its communities by focusing their giving in three areas: Safe Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education).

State Farm makes charitable contributions
to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities.

How to request a grant -- Grant requests for local initiatives are considered by State Farm Operation Centers. Each office determines the types of grants it will fund, based on available funding. One proposal per organization per year will be considered if it meets the guidelines outlined. (This should include all of an organization's needs for a 12-month period.) All grant requests must be submitted online.

State Farm’s grant cycle is from January 2 through October 31. BDPA would need to apply under their "discretionary grant" program -- . The following types of programs are important for the community, but do not fit into the Service-Learning, Teacher Development, or Systemic Improvement categories:
  1. Adult literacy
  2. After school program
  3. Books
  4. Career Development
  5. Character education
  6. Mentoring
  7. Scholarships
  8. Tutoring
Do you have State Farm employees in your chapter? Do you have a State Farm Operation Center in your chapter's city? If you answer yes to either question ... then your chapter may want to partner with BETF on a grant proposal to support your SITES program.

BETF operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Who wants to go first?

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