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Hunger Relief Agencies in 14 States Receive $1.8 Million in Support From Tyson Foods

Community Grants to Address Food Insecurity through Mobile Pantries, Backpack Programs and Increased Capacity Building
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SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) ongoing efforts to address food insecurity in its communities, the company announced today $1.8 million in new hunger relief grants. Twenty Feeding America® member food banks and other community hunger relief agencies in 14 states were awarded grants to enhance access to nutritious food and combat hunger. The investments represent approximately five million pounds of food or the equivalent of 20 million servings. 1

Using Sunlight to Lower Bills for Low- to Moderate-Income Families

Homeowners in California, including Monica Sirri, will receive solar panels from GRID Alternatives, thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program.
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It’s important to Monica Sirri to cook for her family — including her three adult children and four grandchildren — when they visit every weekend.

“It’s the main thing to stay together,” Sirri said. “I have proof, because they love me and stay with me.”

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Welcomes Spring by Announcing Gro More Good Grassroots Grantees with KidsGardening

175 garden programs to receive funding, 62,500 children to benefit from increased experiences with gardening and outdoor play
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To mark the first day of spring and celebrate the start of the gardening season, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2019 Gro More Good Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening. 175 school and nonprofit organizations across the United States were awarded funding to create or enhance their youth garden programs. More than 62,500 children will benefit from increased experiences with gardening and outdoor play.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $5 Million Grant to Westside Future Fund

Grant will support mixed-income housing and economic development within Atlanta’s Westside community
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ATLANTA, March 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation announced today it awarded a $5 million grant to the Westside Future Fund (WFF). The grant will positively impact Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods, whose footprint once housed more than 40,000 residents by supporting mixed-income housing and economic development. This will ensure that legacy residents can continue to call the historic Westside home and thrive as part of the revitalization efforts taking place.

50 New Schools to Join Verizon Innovative Learning for the 2019-20 School Year

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Basking Ridge, NJ, March 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fifty new middle schools from 15 districts across the country will join the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative in the 2019-20 school year. The continued partnership between Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization working to spur innovation in education, and Verizon Innovative Learning equips every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan.

Blackbaud + YourCause | Corporate Foundations & Grant-Making Toolkit

Download a toolkit that breaks down the benefits of adding foundations and grants to your corporate philanthropic efforts
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Nearly all companies engage in corporate philanthropy as a means of giving back to the communities in which they operate. This includes financial contributions, product donations, in-kind services, and employee matching and volunteering.

However, only a fraction of these companies take advantage of the additional benefits that come from adding a corporate foundation to their philanthropic efforts.

Consumers Energy Delivers $2.8 Million Incentive to General Motors for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Flint

GM Receives $13 Million in Last 10 Years for Reducing Energy Use
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FLINT, Mich., March 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Officials from Consumers Energy today presented General Motors with a payment worth over $2.8 million for energy-saving upgrades at the automaker’s Flint facilities that benefit the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

“General Motors has made a commitment to sustainability, and we are pleased to work with them to take actions that are good for their customers and all of Michigan,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president for customer experience.

Agile Social Impact: How to Change the World – Faster and Better

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We certainly don’t need to inform you how great the demand is for corporate giving. Our shared world is rife with want and chaos and emergencies. The need is everywhere. Worthy, urgent causes roar up literally overnight. And thankfully, there’s people like you, and organizations like yours, who jump in and help in big ways. Whether through grantmaking, employee donations or volunteer programs, the challenges are the same. How can you best mobilize your resources, generate maximal impact, and deliver that impact as quickly to the point of need?

Gifts from SunTrust Foundations to Launch Idea Accelerator

SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Trusteed Foundations enhance student entrepreneurial opportunities at UGA
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ATHENS, Ga., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A $500,000 gift from the SunTrust Foundation and the SunTrust Trusteed Foundations will support the University of Georgia’s Entrepreneurship Program. The gift will help launch a student incubator/accelerator space and provide support for the student-led UGA Kickstart Fund.

Benevity Announces 2019 Goodies Award Winners

“The Goodies” Recognize Progressive Companies Harnessing the Power of Goodness to Make a Positive Impact in their Communities, Workplaces and the World
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif., February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the winners of its 2019 Corporate Goodness Awards.

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