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Nissan Foundation

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is willing to work with any eligible chapter to request funding from the Nissan Foundation. In the United States, Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.

All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:
  1. Have 501 (c)(3) non-profit status;
  2. Support projects compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas; and
  3. Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
  • Southern California (location of Nissan Design America and Nissan Research Center);
  • Middle Tennessee (location of Nissan Americas corporate headquarters and manufacturing assembly plants in Smyrna and Decherd);
  • Central Mississippi (location of manufacturing assembly plant in Canton);
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (location of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation); and
  • Metro Detroit (location of Nissan Technical Center North America).
Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications throughout the year. In support of a greener environment, the Nissan Neighbors application process is administered online. Hardcopy and paper applications are not accepted.

It appears that this is a funding opportunity for our BDPA chapters in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Middle Tennessee. BETF is willing to work with any of those chapters to seek funding for its 2015 SITES program. We operate on a first-come; first-served basis. Don’t procrastinate!

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with BDPA Los Angeles chapter to request a $2,000 grant from the Nissan Foundation. In the United States, Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.

BDPA Los Angeles SITES Students
BETF asked Nissan Foundation for partial funding of the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Los Angeles. The objective of our SITES program in Los Angeles is to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in science and technology. This program is perfectly in synch with Nissan's focus on education. SITES works with children from disadvantaged backgrounds to provide them with science, technology, engineering and math skills development needed to be productive, engaged members of our future workforce.

We should have an answer for BDPA Los Angeles chapter president David Malonson from Nissan Foundation within the next month.   BETF continues to seek funding for any interested local BDPA chapter. In the meantime, I encourage you to support the BDPA Los Angeles chapter by making a secure online donation today!
BDPA Los Angeles chapter (president, David Malonson) and BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF)  learned that our $2,000 grant proposal to the Nissan Foundation has been turned down. The declination letter read as follows:

Mr. Hicks,

Thank you for submitting your grant application to Nissan Neighbors on behalf of BDPA Education and Technology Foundation. We regret that Nissan will be unable to fund your program in the fiscal 2014 grant year, which ends March 31, 2015. Nissan's educational funds are fully allocated to other programs in this fiscal year.

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation provides a valuable service to the community. We wish you continued success in your endeavors.

Thank you again for your interest in Nissan Neighbors.

Sincerely,
Nissan Neighbors

BETF will continue to seek out funding opportunities for our west coast chapter. We encourage you to help by making a secure online donation to the BDPA Los Angeles Scholarship Fund.

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) worked closely with the officers of the BDPA Middle Tennessee chapter to submit a grant proposal to the Nissan Foundation seeking $6,000 for the 2016 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. The funding was requested via the Nissan Neighbors program. We hope to have an answer within the next few weeks.

In the United States, Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid. All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:

  • Have 501 (c)(3) non-profit status;
  • Support projects compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas; and
  • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations, including Middle Tennessee (location of Nissan Americas corporate headquarters and manufacturing assembly plants in Smyrna and Decherd)

Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications throughout the year. In support of a greener environment, the Nissan Neighbors application process is administered online. Hardcopy and paper applications are not accepted.

BETF is willing to work with any of the 47 local BDPA chapters to obtain the funding that they need to successfully deliver their 2016 SITES program. Simply reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

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