Friday, March 30, 2012

Grant Declination: Starbucks Foundation (BDPA New York)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) learned this month that Starbucks Foundation denied our letter of inquiry (LOI). We used our LOI to request permission to submit a full grant proposal on behalf of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program hosted by our BDPA New York chapter.

The declination message read as follows:

Dear BDPA Education and Technology Foundation,

Thank you for submitting a letter of inquiry for the Starbucks Youth Action Grants program. We appreciate your time and effort.

Unfortunately, your organization was not selected to submit a full grant application for the 2012 grant cycle.

Only a small percentage of the organizations that submit letters of inquiry will continue in the application process. These organizations and their programs closely align with our grant program guidelines and are located within our geographic priority areas.

Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot provide each organization with detailed feedback regarding the decline of their letter of inquiry.

We regret that we cannot support every worthy organization and again thank you for your interest in the Starbucks Foundation.

We wish you ongoing success in your efforts.

The Starbucks Foundation Team

BETF will continue to actively work with any interested local BDPA chapter on fundraising efforts. For example, we have created an online fundraiser to help raise college scholarship funds for BDPA New York chapter's HSCC students.

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