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Fluor Foundation

The Fluor Foundation has a long history of investing in communities, nonprofit organizations, and education. Since its inception in 1952, the foundation, along with Fluor Corporation, has contributed more than $125 million to projects around the world. In 2007, Fluor Corporation and the Fluor Foundation contributed a combined total of $6.5 million to community organizations and educational initiatives in 17 countries.

Fluor considers requests for operating, program, capital, or endowment support. Priority is given to organizations that feature employee volunteer participation.

Application Process -- Nongovernmental organizations or educational institutions wishing to request funding should make an initial inquiry in the form of a two to three-page letter. If the proposal is of interest to Fluor, additional information will be requested. Requests are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Fluor Corporation receives many more worthwhile requests than can be funded. Consequently, contributions can only be made to a percentage of organizations considered. Up to two months should be allowed for a reply.

The letter should be sent to the local Fluor community relations contacts. All other proposals:
Suzanne Esber, Executive Director
Fluor Foundation
3 Polaris Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92698
Is your nonprofit interested in exploring this funding opportunity?

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Dallas chapter partnered on a letter of inquiry to Fluor Foundation. We are seeking permission from them to submit a grant proposal in support of the youth education program in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

The Fluor Foundation has a long history of investing in communities, nonprofit organizations, and education.

We will keep you informed about our progress with this effort. In the meantime, I encourage our BETF-Blog reader to support the YourCause.com page created by a BDPA Dallas chapter officer. A small (and secure) donation by you will go far in helping us with these young people!

We are sorry to report that our letter of inquiry to Fluor Foundation on behalf of BDPA Dallas chapter has been reviewed and declined. We received the following reply from the company:

Dear Mr. Hicks,

Thank you for contacting us to request financial support for the BDPA Education and Technology Foundation and your Dallas chapter of Black Data Processing Associates.

We have carefully considered the funding opportunity outlined in your proposal, yet we must regretfully decline the opportunity to provide support at this time. While there are many valuable and worthwhile projects in the communities where we have a presence, because of budget limitations, we are only able to award grants for only a portion of the most competitive proposals.

Thank you for thinking of Fluor Corporation and we wish you continued success in all your endeavors.

Monica Reyes
Community and Public Affairs Manager

BETF will continue to seek out support for the youth technology programs powered by the volunteers in our BDPA Dallas chapter.   Do you have any ideas or suggestions about funding sources that might be open to supporting our Dallas chapter?

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