Monday, October 20, 2014

Nissan Foundation

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is willing to work with any eligible chapter to request funding from the Nissan Foundation. In the United States, Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.

All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:
  1. Have 501 (c)(3) non-profit status;
  2. Support projects compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas; and
  3. Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
    • Southern California (location of Nissan Design America and Nissan Research Center);
    • Middle Tennessee (location of Nissan Americas corporate headquarters and manufacturing assembly plants in Smyrna and Decherd);
    • Central Mississippi (location of manufacturing assembly plant in Canton);
    • Dallas/Ft. Worth (location of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation); and
    • Metro Detroit (location of Nissan Technical Center North America).
Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications throughout the year. In support of a greener environment, the Nissan Neighbors application process is administered online. Hardcopy and paper applications are not accepted.

It appears that this is a funding opportunity for our BDPA chapters in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Middle Tennessee. BETF is willing to work with any of those chapters to seek funding for its 2015 SITES program. We operate on a first-come; first-served basis. Don’t procrastinate!

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