Welcome. Below are links to corporate funding sources for North American Indian tribal libraries. Please email your comments and questions regarding this site to Elaine Cubbins, MA-IRLS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Systems Inc., Community Relations Program
Cash awards and volunteer support are made to organizations in the Seattle area and the San Francisco Bay area (primarily San Jose/Silicon Valley), and software donations (not limited by locale) for "nonprofit organizations that service disadvantaged youth, the homeless, people with disabilities, minorities, the elderly, and victims of abuse; provide disaster relief, medical and hospice care, and meal service; provide education and literacy programs; support human rights; support the arts; protect the environment; and support animal rights." Applications are available in .pdf format at the site.
Many grants are solicited by ATT or in partnership with selected nonprofit organizations, but non-solicited proposals are also accepted. Funding guidelines are specific and narrowly focused, so use careful attention when making application. Some funded projects may be used as models with measurable evaluations, and dissemination of results to others. Grants are awarded in three program areas:
GTE in the Community
One of the country's 20 largest corporate philanthropists, GTE gave over $30 million in 1999 to support education, literacy and community and economic development programs. To obtain grant application guidelines, send a letter on your letterhead to GTE Foundation, GTE Corporation, One Stamford Forum, Stamford, CT 06904.
IBM Community Relations
IBM funding is on an international level, so tribal libraries around the globe fall within its scope. Funding guidelines are online, and proposals may be submitted through email. Funding programs include:
NEC Foundation of America
Focuses on "...science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, and/or, the application of technology to assist with disabilities." The site provides application guidelines, restrictions and deadlines, interest areas, and information on requesting a Foundation brochure. To get to the Foundation page, click on About NEC in the lefthand menu, then in the search box at the top of the next page Please Select an About NEC Area, select NEC Foundation of America.
Sprint: One on One
Commitment to the Community
Funds education, including "the innovation and/or the use of new communications technology; arts and culture, community improvement, and youth development." Grant proposals accepted all year; award decisions made quarterly. The site lists areas of interest, contribution policy, application guidelines, and a mailing address for information and submittals.
"The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs. With a primary interest in math and science, the Foundation also supports innovation in arts and culture, and civic and community affairs." Past recipients include the American Indian Institute (Bozeman, MT) and Nizhoni Academy (Flagstaff, AZ). Guidelines onsite.
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