Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grant Declination: Sprint Foundation (BDPA Dallas)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked with BDPA Dallas chapter (president, Chad White) to submit a $10,000 grant proposal to the Sprint Foundation via its 'Local Giving Grant Program'. If approved, the grant would provide partial funding for the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Dallas.

Unfortunately, our grant proposal was declined. The declination letter read as follows:

Thank you for submitting a grant request for the 2014 Sprint Local Giving Grant Program. We had an overwhelming response to our program and received applications from non-profit organizations all over the area. As you can imagine, the allocation process was difficult.

All applications were scored by a team of internal reviewers. We regret to inform you that your application was not selected by the review committee to receive funds.

We will post a list of the grant applications that were funded on by November 30 and I encourage you to visit our site to learn more about the projects that received funding from Sprint.

Sprint is committed to supporting great youth development, arts and culture and environmental stewardship programs in local communities. I encourage you to apply for funding during next year's Sprint Local Giving Program. We will notify you via email of the key program dates and any changes to the grant program.

Again, thank you for submitting an application for the 2014 Sprint Local Giving Grant Program and best wishes for a great year.

Ralph Reid
President & Executive Director, Sprint Foundation

BETF will continue to aggressively pursue funding for all 46 local BDPA chapters. However, God loves the child who has his own ... so we encourage you to support BDPA scholarship programs by making a secure online donation!

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