The Bisbee Foundation
Drawer BK • Bisbee, AZ 85603
Date: January 20, 2018
Contact: Fred Miller
The Bisbee Foundation Opens Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
The 2018 grant cycle of The Bisbee Foundation (TBF) opens on February 1st according to President Doug Dunn. “Our focus is funding projects that contribute to and build our community as well granting scholarships that enable students in the Bisbee area to pursue their quest for a better education,” he said. “We encourage use of our website, bisbeefoundation.com, to learn about specific grant guidelines and to download applications. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2018.”
The major areas of interest in project and operating grants are Arts, Historic Preservation, Environment, and Literacy. TBF also funds mini-grants; Love of Learning specifically aimed to help teachers, as well as grants under $500 for individuals and organizations for specific projects.
In addition to general educational offerings, there is also a diversified range of scholarships available from the foundation, thanks to new and continuing donors. For instance there are two specific scholarships for a male and female Engineering student. Other targeted students are those interested in nursing or art. And there is one available expressly for working people who have been in the work force for some years and are returning to college.
“We have had some success with our Giving your Legacy campaign which encourages residents to contribute during the year to see the difference their gift makes for the benefit of an individual or organization in the community. We hope that in the coming years we can have a substantial impact in raising the literacy level of pre-schools to 3rd graders,” he added.
Dunn also pointed out that endowments-a form of giving that is gaining favor-may have favorable tax advantages for individuals right now and are no longer only looked at for estates of the deceased. The advantage of ‘giving while living’ is that donors have the opportunity of seeing the results of their generosity.
With retrenchment at the city, county, state and national level, community foundations are more important than ever and increasingly are called upon to fill gaps formerly provided by government services.
Anyone wishing to support The Bisbee Foundation grant and scholarship programs or would like more information can do so by calling 432-2482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.