Verizon offers $25K for Alabama nonprofits

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, is seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations involved in programs that address Internet safety.

Eligible groups can submit proposals online and compete for grants from $1,000 to $25,000. The goal must be to promote Internet safety and help protect people from online predators and scams, and address online safety in general.

Preference will be given to programs that address children or seniors and feature a technology component. Grant proposals must be submitted online at http://verizon.com/foundation by midnight August 1.

Applicants should click on the “apply online” link, then on the link marked “click here to begin,” and then insert the invitation code: 46R4TTFCN9.

To qualify for funding, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing programs that serve Alabama residents.

Verizon will announce grant recipients by August 30.

“The Internet’s dynamic features also make it a convenient vehicle for those who intend to take advantage of innocent consumers,” said Michelle Robinson, Verizon’s senior vice president of the Southern region. “As one of the principal providers of online services in America, Verizon is educating and encouraging consumers to use safe practices while online.