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Private-Sector Grantmaking Can Play a Role in Education Innovation

Words by Stan Little
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Several years ago, while flipping through a copy of USA Today during a business trip in China, an article about a Shanghai middle school caught my attention.  

Freeport-McMoRan Grants $20,000 for Boys and Girls Club Robotics Program

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September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Freeport-McMoRan awarded The Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley a $20,000 grant for its Robotics Team named the Nerdy Newbs to compete at the Arizona North Regional Robotics Competition held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The equipment and competition entries for the Boys and Girls robotics program were purchased through the $20,000 STEM scholarship awarded by Freeport-McMoRan.

The Pfizer Foundation Announces 20 Grants Focused on Strengthening Health Systems to Combat Infectious Disease

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The Pfizer Foundation* announced today 20 grants to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profits and social enterprises address critical health challenges related to infectious diseases, including the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Recipients of the one-year Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) include partners in 12 low- and middle-income countries that will each receive US $100,000, for a total investment this year of US $2 million by The Pfizer Foundation.

Grand Opening of Accessible Horticulture and Education Center at Overbrook School for the Blind

Center made possible by contribution in memory of late OSB Trustee M. Christine Murphy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club grant
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PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Local officials will join Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) students, staff, and Board of Trustees, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center - a LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse - on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

Sappi Launches Employee Ideas That Matter

New Program Supports Employee Ideas and Charitable Causes
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Inspired by the success of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program, the company launched a similar program in 2016 called Employee Ideas that Matter. The semi-annual program commits Sappi North America to donate a total of $25,000 to causes that are important to employees. Here are a few examples of the organizations that Sappi is honored to support through this program:

The Michael T. Goulet Traumatic Brain Injury & Epilepsy Foundation, Nominated by Foundation Founder Brad Goulet, Hydro Manager and Utilities Engineer at Westbrook Mill

Sappi North America Announces Recipients of the 19th Annual Ideas that Matter Grant

Nine design projects receive funds to implement campaigns for social good with print
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BOSTON, September 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the recipients of its 19th annual Ideas that Matter grant program, which provides funds to support the production and distribution of printed social impact projects proposed by designer applicants.

Sappi Recognized for Investments at Cloquet, MN Mill and Surrounding Community

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In September 2017, Sappi North America received an award from the governor’s offi ce under the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in recognition of its investment and innovative technologies at the Cloquet Mill.

The company was recognized for its contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading center of business investment and innovation.

Sappi North America Opens 2018 ‘Ideas that Matter' Call for Entries

19th Annual Grant Program Enables Social Good through Creative Design
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BOSTON, May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the call for entries for its 2018 Ideas that Matter grant program, inviting designers to show the world how design – specifically print – can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful Kick Off Sixth Year of Recycling Partnership

Now accepting applications for 2018 Park Recycling Grant Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., January 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant Program opened its 2018 application process today, offering new opportunities to make recycling convenient for communities across the country. Applications are open for submission at kab.org/parkrecycling through Feb. 16, 2018.

Sappi North America Helps Give a Voice to Underserved Students

Ideas that Matter Makes a Big Impact with over $250,000 Donated to Grant Winners
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Award-winning non-profit 826 believes that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. The organization, founded in 2002 by celebrated author Dave Eggers and acclaimed educator Nínive Calegari, provides underresourced students ages six to 18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills through free programs hosted both in the classroom and after school.

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