Monday, March 26, 2012

Grant Proposal: Northern Trust Centennial Fund

BDPA Chicago chapter president Pamela Sexton and the chapter’s BETF liaison Diane Hampton worked with the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) to submit a $7,500 grant proposal to the Northern Trust Centennial Fund.

Established in 1989, the Northern Trust Centennial Fund for the Education of Children is an endowment fund held at The Chicago Community Trust that commemorated the 100 year anniversary of Northern Trust. The purpose of the fund is to positively impact student learning and academic achievement in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. The fund concentrates on identifying promising, effective small programs that, through a grant from the fund, can greatly expand their services to children. The Centennial Fund is invitation only and unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited proposals.

Northern Trust has a seat on the BDPA Chicago Corporate Advisory Council. It was through this CAC representative that we rec’d an invitation to submit our grant proposal. We had to turn it around in 24 hours to make the deadline … and we did it!

Wish us luck as we await the response.

1 comment:

Villager said...

All - We rec'd a call from officials at the Northern Trust Centennial Fund today. Our grant proposal made it through the first phase of the funding process. We asked them for $7,500 to support the chapter's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Chicago.

The next phase is a site visit. They want to see how the SITES Program works in Chicago. BDPA chapter president Pamela Sexton and her team will schedule the site vist.

Wish 'em luck y'all!