Energy Company Supports Community, Education Grants

Private Funder: Chesapeake Energy; Opportunity: 2017 Corporate Giving Program; Funding Focus: STEM education, environment, emergency and disaster response; Geographic Focus: Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the company last year distributed about $25 million in grants; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The program supports nonprofit organizations focusing on education, quality of life and stimulating local economies in the company’s operating areas. Grant and sponsorship requests may be submitted throughout the year.

Employee Giving

In addition to volunteer time, the company provides employees with opportunities to donate financial resources to various charities. In many instances, Chesapeake matches employee donations.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/zta6thg (NOFA); or contributions@chk.com (for questions about the competition).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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