Friday, January 12, 2018

Grant Declination: L Brands Foundation (BDPA New York)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) works hard to seek out grant funds to support BDPA programs on a local and national level. Sometimes we are successful, however, more often than not we get turned down. We share the information with you in either case. It is part of our commitment to be transparent to our donors and supporters.

BETF and BDPA New York worked together on a $5,000 grant proposal that we submitted late last year to the L Brands Foundation. We were disappointed to learn that our request has been turned down.

Here is the declination message that we received:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

Your request to support the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program of the New York Chapter has been received by L Brands Foundation. Because the level of community need far exceeds the funds available for grant-making, the Foundation faces many difficult choices. Unfortunately, your request was not fulfilled because it was not competitive against the other applications received or did not fit within our philanthropic focus outlined on our website. Thank you for your interest in L Brands Foundation and thank you for your efforts to improve your community.

Janelle N. Coleman

BETF will continue to seek out funding sources that will smile favorably on our request for funds. Let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions...

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