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How a Nonprofit Was Able to Reconnect With Their Mental Health Patients

A Truist Cares* grant is helping one of our community partners stay connected with one of our country’s most vulnerable populations.
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Truist Cares Grant Helps Close Digital Divide for 2,100 Students

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The COVID-19 pandemic made the back-to-school season anything but routine for parents with school-aged children, and remote learning proved more of a challenge for some. Inequities in internet and technology access existed before the pandemic. But a Truist Cares grant to Community Education Alliance, who worked with Empowering Communities Corp, helped bridge the gap so students could thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Supporting Veterans Where They Need It Most

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This Wednesday, America took a moment of pause to recognize, celebrate and honor the 17.4 million veterans living in the U.S. today.

CIT Announces Grant to Urban League of San Diego to Enhance Digital Access During COVID-19

Grant is awarded through The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco's 2020 AHEAD Program
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PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CIT and its Pasadena-based banking subsidiary CIT Bank, N.A.

Helicoid Industries, Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Designs With Inspiration From Mantis Shrimp

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Helicoid Industries is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.

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Helicoid Industries is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.

Truist Awards $2.5 Million Grant to TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund

Funding to underwrite nonprofit tech costs during COVID-19 pandemic and expand digital transformation efforts to move small nonprofits to the cloud
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network provider of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, today announced that it has received a $2.5 million grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund, a gap-filling funding measure that helps grassroots nonprofits make critical technology investments while continuing to serve the most vulnerable communities through the coronavirus crisis and into the future.

Vistra Donates $50,000 to Organizations Working to Support and Celebrate Veterans

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IRVING, Texas, November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced today it is donating $50,000 to several organizations working to support active and veteran military members and to celebrate our nation’s heroes. With more than 400 veterans, guardsmen, and reservists in the Vistra family, the company has long recognized the immense value military experience adds to the workplace. In addition, the company is committed to working with veteran-owned businesses.

Duke Energy Provides $1 Million in Grants to Support 40 Organizations Focused on Social Justice, Racial Equity in North Carolina

40 organizations receive grants to reduce disparate outcomes, support training, policy and criminal justice reform
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has announced the recipients of $1 million in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity in North Carolina.

$25,000 grants will be distributed to 40 organizations across North Carolina.

Boosting Connections to First Responders in Rural America

As rural U.S. towns continue to struggle with basic connectivity, our community partner LISC is boosting signals for first responders and families in their communities.
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Imagine you’re a volunteer first responder, tasked with answering a late-night call for help. Far from the nearest hospital, your GPS goes in and out as you careen through the backcountry roads. You approach the scene and your signal drops. You’re now alone in the dark.

For many first responders in rural communities, this scenario is just part of the job. Too many communities still lack access to mobile broadband, and in the case of an emergency, it can be a matter of life or death.

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