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Swift Foundation grants available to local education nonprofits

Swift Foundation grants available to local education nonprofits
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The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation considers grants to organizations that provide a direct service to help implement or expand literacy programs for children who are below grade level or who have difficulty reading. photo courtesy

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation recently announced that it is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that promote literacy and literacy skills and programs in languages, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields and serving Root and Moffat counties.

Applications will be accepted until February 15, and recipients will be announced by May 1. The fund will consider applications asking for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.

The Foundation considers grants to organizations that provide direct service to help implement or expand literacy programs for children who are below grade level or who have difficulty reading, as well as to develop literacy skills at all age levels. The Foundation supports STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) as well. The Foundation also sometimes supports adult programs.



More than $780,000 in grant money has been provided since 2008. The Foundation prefers to consider program support rather than grants to purchase technology. The foundation also prefers organizations that do not have access to large fundraising budgets and are local. Grants are only made to nonprofit organizations that are approved as tax-exempt. More information is available at BessieMinorSwift.org, questions can be sent to scholars@bessieminorswift.org.

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation was formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications. Bessie Minor Swift was the mother of Philip Swift, founder of Swift Communications. She was born in Onaga, Kansas, on June 29, 1887, and later taught at a one-room school in Missouri.



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