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Chichester duPont Foundation

Only nonprofit charitable organizations, exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are eligible to receive a grant from Chicester duPont Foundation.

Organizations that develop an association and program understanding, with at least one trustee, experience the greatest likelihood of funding success. Preference is given to proposals for new initiatives, special projects, the expansion of current programs and capital improvement. The trustees devote particular emphasis to programs concerned with the environment, education , health care and those to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role.

The Foundation does not consider requests for programs outside the United States, and, in general, does not consider requests for more than $100,000. Grants are never made to individuals or to organizations carrying on propaganda, or attempting to influence legislation.

All grants must be received in the Foundation's offices no later than October 1. The Trustees meet on or about December 1 and grants are awarded and distributed on or before December 31.

Grants are usually awarded for one year only. Projects in areas the Foundation has a special interest may be considered for multi-year funding. Organizations may reapply from one year to the next. Only one grant application may be submitted in any calendar year. Organizations receiving grants are required to complete an evaluation report within twelve months after receipt of the funds.

Grants should be directed to:
Gregory F. Fields, Secretary
Chichester duPont Foundation
5720 Kennett Pike
P.O. Box 3598
Wilmington, DE 19807

Please let me know if your BDPA entity (local or national) is interested in applying for a grant proposal with this funding source.

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) and BDPA Chicago chapter submitted a grant proposal to the Chicester duPont Foundation. We need funds for the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Chicago.

I encourage all members and supporters of BDPA Chicago chapter to take a moment to create a Cause-page. BDPA Chicago member Gibran McDuffie has one. Why not you?
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) learned today that our $10,000 grant proposal submitted to Chichester duPont Foundation has been declined. The grant was submitted on behalf of BDPA Chicago chapter.

The grant declination letter read as follows:
Dear Mr. Hicks:

Thank you for your correspondence and grant request dated May 25, 2010. Due to the extremely large number of deserving and competitive applications received, the Foundation was unable to award a grant for your organization this year.

Sincerely,
Gregory F. Fields
Secretary


We will continue to seek out funding opportunities for BDPA. We're very open to any suggestions that you might have on ways that we might improve our fundraising efforts.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA New York to submit a grant proposal to the Chichester duPont Foundation seeking $22,654 funding for the chapter's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. The objective of our SITES program in the New York area is to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in science and technology. BDPA New York chapter is actively working to address the technology disparity within our minority communities and close the gap towards improving the lives of those underserved in the areas where we live and work.

HSCC Team (NY, 2012)
This is the first joint grant proposal BETF has worked with BDPA New York chapter president Tyrone McKinney . However, we look forward to working with Tyrone and his leadership team to obtain all the funding that they need to support their 2015 SITES program. We encourage the other 45 local BDPA chapters to take a moment to review available BETF grant and funding support. We also encourage those of you who know of the good works being done by BDPA to make a secure online donation in support of our programs, scholarships and services!

In the meantime, wish us luck with the folks at the Chichester duPont Foundation!
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA New York to submit a grant proposal to the Chichester duPont Foundation seeking $22,654 funding for the chapter's Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program. We learned today that our grant request has been denied.

The declination letter read as follows:


Dear Mr. Hicks:

Thank you for your correspondence and grant request. Unfortunately, your organization's geographic location lies outside of our perimeter of giving. Accordingly, we respectively request that you not seek future funding from our Foundation. Consistent with our policy of reducing our administrative costs, we will no longer provide letters of denial.

Please accept our best wishes for your organization's future success.

Sincerely,
Gregory F. Fields
Secretary

We will continue to seek out funding on behalf of BDPA New York chapter. You can help! Please consider making a secure online donation to provide college scholarships for the young people in the New York educational programs.

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