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Interactive Intelligence Foundation

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Cincinnati chapter to submit a $20,000 grant proposal to the Interactive Intelligence Foundation.  Interactive Intelligence Foundation seeks to provide funding for 2016-2017 grant periods. It is important that the grant proposal contains the following minimum criteria:

  • How well your organization’s project aligns with the mission of the foundation, which is to utilize available resources and funding to foster life improvements for at-risk youth.
  • Heavier weight is given to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects, as well as those projects with a specific start/stop time and measurable outcomes.
  • The Interactive Intelligence Foundation does not fund administrative or overhead costs, all money received from the Foundation should be appropriated to the specific project that funds were requested for.
  • The demographics of age groups served by the organization should be 0 – 18 years of age.
2015 BDPA Cincinnati SITES Students & Instructors

We feel that the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship program conducted by our BDPA Cincinnati chapter meets these criteria.    We should have an answer by mid-January 2016 on our request.

BETF seeks to work with any chapter interested in submitting grant proposals.  Please reach out to the BETF executive director if you are interested in learning more.

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BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF)and BDPA Cincinnati learned that our $20,000 grant proposal has been declined. BETF will continue to aggressively pursue funding support for all 47 local BDPA chapters ... including the one in Cincinnati.

The declination letter read as follows:

We regret to inform you that we are not able to fund BDPA Education and Technology Foundation’s grant request for this funding cycle. We do, however, encourage you to re-apply for our next grant application cycle in November of 2017.

We very much appreciated the opportunity to consider your charitable organization in our most recent grant application process. This year, we received more than 150 grant applications which made our grant decision very hard as all were admirable organizations working for great causes. Interactive Intelligence Foundation is a small corporate foundation and only has a limited amount of money to distribute.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to understand and appreciate your organization; we encourage you to keep up your good work because all of our futures depend on breaking the cycle of disadvantage youth.

The Interactive Foundation Board of Directors

We invite the BDPA Cincinnati chapter leadership ... and in fact, we invite leaders from all 47 local chapters ... to contact the BETF executive director about our funding guidelines. Let's work hard to ensure that we have large participation in the national championships for High School Computer Competition, IT Showcase and Mobile Application Showcase.

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