Meyer Memorial Trust Enews

I have to say… this is one of my favorite monthly newsletters. There is always new information about working with communities and philanthropy. Great resources!



Funding Opportunities – Thanks America’s Promise!

Funding Opportunities

The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America’s Promise Alliance, but they each relate to the Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.

AT&T Announces Quarter-Billion-Dollar Expansion of Education Commitment

AT&T Announces Quarter-Billion-Dollar Expansion of Education Commitment
The AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative RFP is focused on high school success and college and career readiness programs that are consistent with AT&T’s commitment to support local organizations that are delivering results that help reduce the dropout rates in their communities.

Social innovation goes beyond traditional philanthropy – which typically involves only charitable giving – to also engage people and technology to bring different approaches, new solutions and added resources to challenging social problems.

RFP Information
The 2012 Local Impact RFP will provide project support for currently operating high school retention programs comprised of elements aligned to the What Works Clearinghouse Dropout Prevention Practice Guide. The support should be used to expand the program to serve additional students, or to add components to strengthen the program.

Must be capable of operating by the first semester of the 2012/13 school year. Payments ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 for 24 months (2012/14) are available.