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Literacy and Education Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Early Education,
After School, Literacy, STEM, and Job Training Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 180299
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Pitney Bowes Foundation

07/15/17

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Grants to USA nonprofits in eligible states and communities for early childhood education, after-school programs, mentoring, STEM, literacy, and job training programs. Funding is intended for educational programs that equip at-risk students from the pre-K to post-secondary level with the skills needed to succeed in today's economy.

Eligible areas include:

- Connecticut: Bridgeport, Danbury, Shelton, and Stamford
- Georgia: Atlanta
- Indiana: Indianapolis
- Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids
- Minnesota: Minneapolis and St. Paul
- Nebraska: Omaha
- New York: Troy
- Texas: Dallas
- Washington: Spokane
- Wisconsin: Appleton, Milwaukee

The Funding Source supports organizations that serve:

- Young children through programs that encourage parent engagement, stimulate development of language and literacy skills and foster a true love of learning.
- Children from pre-kindergarten through middle school with year-round enrichment programs, both school-based and after-school. Our support for summer programs helps minimize the loss of academic skills during school vacations.
- Programs at the high school level and beyond that motivate and equip students for higher education and potential career choices. These programs range from mentoring and job training to high school equivalency and ESL or other local language programs.

Priority will be given to requests that:

- Support early childhood education, after-school, mentoring, literacy, STEM and job training programs
- Have defined measurable outcomes that help close the academic achievement gap and prepare the future workforce
- Effectively engage Pitney Bowes employee volunteers
- Target diverse populations, particularly underserved groups
- Increase and enhance the scope of services offered by an organization
- Demonstrate a broad base of donors

Grants are for the following ranges:

- Flexible grants, for amounts less than $5,000
- $5,000 - $24,999
- $25,000 - $49,999
- Gants over $50,000

Grants are made to qualified organizations at the national level and local levels, including public education foundations, community organizations, and after-school programs serving the following locations:

- Connecticut: Bridgeport, Danbury, Shelton, and Stamford
- Georgia: Atlanta
- Indiana: Indianapolis
- Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids
- Minnesota: Minneapolis and St. Paul
- Nebraska: Omaha
- New York: Troy
- Texas: Dallas
- Washington: Spokane
- Wisconsin: Appleton, Milwaukee

Grants to organizations must have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as 501(c)(3) charities.

The Pitney Bowes Foundation does not provide support for:

- Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Private schools
- Individuals
- Political candidates or lobbying organizations
- Religious organizations unless formed for educational or community purposes (e.g., a soup kitchen, shelter, etc.)
- Organizations that discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic background, age, veteran status, citizenship status, marital status, disabilities (mental or physical), genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law
- Organizations with a limited constituency, such a fraternal, labor or veteran groups
- Single disease health organizations.
- Anti-business groups
- Advertising or television programming
- Conferences, sporting events, auctions and other one-time, short-term events
- Fundraising events
- Sponsorships
- Team sponsorships or athletic scholarships
- Travel by groups or individuals
- Indirect costs that exceed 20% of the total program budget

Grant applications are reviewed twice a year. All applications must be submitted online. Application deadlines are:

- January 15 (decisions announced May / June)
- July 15 (decisions announced November / December)

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online for the appropriate grant range:

- Application for flexible grants less than $5,000:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_396/?SA=SNA&FID=35023
- Application for grants ranging from $5,000 - $24,999:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_396?SA=SNA&FID=35037
- Application for grants ranging from $25,000 - $49,999:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_396?SA=SNA&FID=35036
- Applications for grants greater than $50,000:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_396?SA=SNA&FID=35035

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USA: Connecticut: Bridgeport, Danbury, Shelton, and Stamford;   Georgia: Atlanta;   Indiana: Indianapolis;   Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids;   Minnesota: Minneapolis and St. Paul;   Nebraska: Omaha;   New York: Troy;   Texas: Dallas;   Washington: Spokane;   Wisconsin: Milwaukee and Appleton

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