MGM Resorts Foundation Now Accepting Nonprofit Grant Proposals for the 2018 – 2019 Community Grant Fund Program
LAS VEGAS, September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The MGM Resorts Foundation will accept nonprofit grant applications through its online portal until September 28, 2018. Funding will be awarded to local nonprofit agencies that provide services focused on strengthening neighborhoods, strengthening children and providing strength in difficult times.
As a result of the contributions made by MGM Resorts International employees, The MGM Resorts Foundation will award qualifying agencies in Southern Nevada, Michigan, Mississippi and Maryland.
Grant decisions will be made by the company’s Community Grant Councils, a voluntary committee that distributes donations not ear-marked for specific nonprofit organizations or programs into a grant fund with awards based on a competitive proposal process. Last year, the Council awarded 85 grants.
“In 2017, MGM Resorts employees gave $4.75 million to support nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where we live and work,” said Shelley Gitomer, Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement for MGM Resorts International. “Thanks to their generosity, thousands of children and families were provided with vital assistance including medical care, mental health counseling, food and shelter.”
Nonprofit agencies may visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org/grants to review eligibility criteria and begin the online grant application process. Nonprofits are required to provide support of a Community Grant Fund focus area and operations must be in existence for a minimum of 36 months to be considered.
To learn more about The MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.
About MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.