2012 Capital One Bank Nonprofit Grants Available – “Investing for Good” Awards

2012 Capital One Grants

Capital One Bank recently announced the availability of 2012 ‘Investing for Good’ grant funding. Eligible applicants are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that focus on community development, financial literacy, and education.

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The following is quoted from the Capital One Bank cybergrants site where Letters of Intent may be submitted online. Please visit: http://www.cybergrants.com/capitalone/LAinvestingforgoodawardLOI

“Investing for Good Award

The Investing for Good Award is designed to spotlight the best direct service models that are serving people in need and building strong neighborhoods throughout Louisiana. The Award will provide 2 years of grant funds and intensive volunteer support to build the capacity of area nonprofits to serve the needs of low- to moderate-income communities. The grant provides first year funding of $40,000; followed by a second year of funding of $20,000. There are up to 6 Awards available in the Region. Each Capital One Bank Investing for Good Award recipient will have the opportunity to select from Capital One’s array of skill-based volunteer services. These services fall in the following areas: Marketing/Branding, Information Technology, Human Resources, Legal Services, Finance, Process and Project Management. In addition, our Community Corps Council will be leading volunteer efforts to align our associates’ volunteer endeavors throughout the community in support of these organizations.

The Capital One Bank Investing for Good Award will be selected through a two-part application process made up of 1) a Letter of Intent (LOI) due June 21st, 2012 and 2) The Award Application due August 10th, 2012. Capital One Bank will review all submissions and invite full applications online by July 19th. Winners will be notified in mid-September. The public Award announcement will be made at a community reception in early October.
Focusing Our Support
Through Capital One’s philanthropy program, we provide grant investments to local organizations that build economic opportunity in the following focus areas:

Education
Capital One provides opportunities for children and youth to access and excel in education and enrichment activities that prepare them for successful futures. Areas of investment include advancing teacher effectiveness, increasing family engagement and supporting students’ academic and basic needs.

Community Development
Capital One strengthens low- to moderate-income neighborhoods by supporting economic development efforts that improve the quality of living, earning potential and financial well-being of individuals and families. Areas of investment include:

  • Affordable housing – access to affordable, permanent home-buying programs and homeownership education, as well as temporary shelter and transitional housing
  • Small business development – access to financing or training and capacity building
  • Workforce development – support for career exploration, training and placement for teens and adults

Financial Education
Financial education empowers individuals to make wise financial decisions that protect and enhance their well-being. Capital One provides financial literacy tools and resources, as well as financial support for youth and adult financial education programs.

Guidelines
Capital One does not support the following:

  • Organizations without federal tax-exempt status
  • Individual, fund-raising or fellowship assistance
  • Advertising or marketing activities
  • Political, labor, fraternal organizations or civic clubs
  • Religion-based organizations for sectarian purposes
  • Sports, athletic events or athletic programs
  • Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
  • Development or production of books, films, videos or television programs
  • Memorial campaigns
  • Health-related organizations

Geographic Focus
Capital One Bank provides funding for programs in the state of Louisiana.”

 

Need help writing your Letter of Intent or completing your grant application? Contact lauren@thecoudrain.com for information about grant writing services.

Good Luck!

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