Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Battelle opens application process for two charitable donation campaigns

Battelle Energy Alliance, operator of Idaho National Laboratory, today announced the application period for its fiscal year 2014 charitable donation campaign and technology-based economic development charity. The campaign focuses on two programs, each with a distinct audience and aim. BEA is asking all requests for charitable donations related to each category be submitted by Sept. 15.

Community Giving
Through the INL Community Giving program, started in 2005, BEA provides corporate-funded donations in selected areas including human services, health, environment, arts and civic projects.

"We recognize the needs in our community are growing, so our selection process is very difficult," said Amy Lientz, director of INL communications and governmental affairs.

“Our first priority this year will be to give to organizations that support the basic needs and education of children and the underprivileged,” said Lori Priest, contributions administrator.

Technology-based Economic Development
The second program targets projects aimed at spurring economic development, technology-based economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.

“High-impact projects that focus on connecting industry partners, universities, new business startups and economic development organizations in an effort to drive job growth and innovation in the region are at the top of our list to fund in 2014,” said Stephanie Cook of INL’s technology deployment team.

All requests for INL charitable donations need to be submitted on the 2014 donation request form by Sept. 15. Decisions will be made by Dec. 15 notifications will then be sent to requesting organizations informing them of funding awards. Funds will be for projects for the period of Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014.

Organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities. A copy of the IRS tax-exempt letter must accompany the form. INL’s charitable donation program does not fund political or religious organizations, emergency response, courtesy advertisements, athletic programs or events, individuals, contests or extracurricular school activities. This funding does not include requests for K-12 education donations.

For further information on educational funding requests, contact Brenda Greenhalgh at brenda.greenhalgh@inl.gov.

For full details on both programs, or to download the 2014 request for donation form, follow these links:
Community Giving
Technology-based Economic Development