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Verizon Wireless Corporate Giving Program

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Verizon Communications Inc., based in New York City and incorporated in Delaware, was formed on June 30, 2000, with the merger of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp

FIELDS OF INTEREST

family services,crime/violence prevention

LIMITATIONS

Giving in areas of company operations.

No support for private foundations, religious organizations, fraternal, social, trade, veterans', or labor organizations, or regional or statewide organizations not of benefit to Verizon Wireless customers or employees.

No grants to individuals, or for continuing support, contests, mass mailings, trips or tours, endowments, capital campaigns, memorials, books, magazines, or articles in professional journals, advertising, film or video production, or political campaigns or issues.

Verizon Foundation funding priorities focus on: Healthcare for women, children and seniors; STEM Education for K-12 youth, Energy Management and Domestic Violence Education & Prevention.

FINANCIAL DATA

Grants range from $500 to $700,000

SELECTED GRANTS

$20,000 (2015) Waianae’s Kamaile Academy The funds will help launch a new classroom technologies program focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

$65,000 (2015) Safe at  Home (SAH) Margaret’s Place offers stu­dents a “safe room” in schools to talk to each other and a pro­fes­sional coun­selor about violence-related issues.