Foundation / Corporation
Bessie Minor Swift Foundation
Grants of up to $3,000 to California, South Dakota, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado nonprofit organizations, schools, museums, and governmental institutions in eligible regions for programs in the areas of children's literacy, languages, and STEM and STEAM education for PreK-12 students.
Grants will be awarded only to organizations that are located within the communities served by print and digital publications in the Swift Communications, Inc. family. Those include:
The Foundation will also consider applications from the community of interest served by Acres, Inc., a publisher of books and magazines and an organizer of events supporting production-scale organic and sustainable farming and soil health.
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of programs that promote:
The Foundation believes interaction has a powerful positive impact on literacy, reading and interdisciplinary studies.
When reviewing applications, the Foundation relies heavily on the following criteria:
Preference is given to small, targeted, low-budget programs and organizations that have limited outside resources from which to draw. The Foundation gives some preference to applications that utilize volunteers and organizations for whom Swift Communications employees are volunteers.
A significant level of preference will also be given to organizations applying for grants that are located within the communities served by daily and/or weekly newspapers in the Swift Communications, Inc. family of publications and websites
GrantWatch ID#: 165021
The minimum grant request that will be considered is $500 and the maximum grant request is $3,000.
Grants are awarded for a one-year period. Occasionally grants are awarded to a prior recipient or the extension of a program into the following year is approved, but follow-on grants will always be for a new program or a new aspect of a program.
USA: California: Grass Valley and Nevada City, Kings Beach, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee; Colorado: Eagle, Garfield, Grand , Moffat, Pitkin, Routt, Summit counties; Nevada: Incline Village; South Dakota: Belle Fourche; Utah: Park City
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