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CenturyLink Middle School Philanthropy Program Grant

Grants to Idaho and Oregon Middle and Junior High
Classes to Engage Students in Local Philanthropy

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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CenturyLink and Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)

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Grants of $3,000 to Idaho and southeastern Oregon middle and junior high school classes to support local nonprofits that are positively impacting communities where the funding source has a business presence. The purpose of this program is to promote awareness among students of community needs, create a lifelong interest in volunteerism and community involvement, develop skills to allocate limited resources, and increase civic engagement.

This program will allow middle/junior high school classes determine how to distribute their grant to up to three nonprofit organizations impacting their particular community.

Participant Requirements:

If selected, classes must agree to adhere to the following minimum Program requirements, although teachers may add additional elements to their project such as field trips, volunteering, etc.

1) Each student (individually or as a small group) must research a 501(c)3 designated nonprofit organization (non-religious) that serves a need in their local community

2) Each student/group must prepare a written summary of the nonprofit, the needs it addresses, the history of the nonprofit, number of people assisted annually, etc.

3) Each student/group must present an oral argument/presentation to act as an advocate for their selected nonprofit

4) The class must determine how to allocate the grant monies between up to three of the various organizations. The class may give the entire amount to one nonprofit.

5) Once the allocations are determined by the students, and approved by CenturyLink as meeting the requirements of the program, the selected nonprofit(s) will be invited by the students to a presentation at the school along with a representative of CenturyLink, so the students can present their donation, as well as discuss their decision-making process and what they learned from this project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167112

Number of Grants:

Eight classrooms will be selected to participate.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each classroom will be given $3,000 to distribute to local nonprofits impacting their communities. Please note that $500 is the minimum contribution that can be made to a single nonprofit.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed and the presentation must take place before the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible participants include Idaho and southeastern Oregon middle/junior high school classes located within communities served by CenturyLink.

This includes American Falls, Bancroft, Bellevue, Blackfoot, Bliss, Boise, Bruneau, Burley, Buhl, Caldwell, Castleford, Cottonwood, Craigmont, Culdesac, Declo, Downey, Dayton, Dietrich, Eagle, Eden, Emmett, Franklin, Firth, Gooding, Glenns Ferry, Grace, Grangeville, Grandview, Grasmere, Greenleaf, Hailey, Hagerman, Hammett, Hansen, Hazelton, Heyburn, Idaho City, Idaho Falls, Inkom, Jerome, Kamiah, Kimberly, Ketchum, Kooskia, Kuna, Lapwai, Lava Hot Springs, Lewisville, Leadore, Lewiston, Menan, McCammon, Middleton, Melba, Meridian, Murtaugh, Mountain Home, Montpelier, Murphy, Nampa, New Plymouth, Nez Perce, North Fork, Notus, Picabo, Payette, Placerville, Pocatello, Preston, Richfield, Riddle, Roberts, Rigby, Ririe, Riverside, Rexburg, Salmon, Soda Springs, Shelley, Shoshone, Star, Sugar City, Sun Valley, Thatcher, Twin Falls, Winchester, Weiser and Wendell, Idaho; and Ontario, Nyssa and Vale, Oregon.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be emailed or faxed by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Applications will be reviewed by CenturyLink, and all applicants will be notified of their application status by December 10, 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Stephen Mosher, CenturyLink Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Fax: (208) 385-8026

Grant Coverage Areas:

Communities served by CenturyLink

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho;   Oregon