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Celebrate America's Independence…and Our Beautiful Places

Keep America Beautiful’s Tips for an Eco-Friendly Fourth of July!
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Everybody loves celebrating America’s birthday on the Fourth of July! We believe everyone has a right to live (and celebrate!) in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

Whether you’re having a picnic in a park, heading to the beach for fireworks, or hanging out in your own backyard, it’s a great time to remember the importance of living by the”Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” mantra to preserve and protect America’s beautiful places.

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

Keep America Beautiful and UPS Work to Strengthen America’s Natural Infrastructure, Bringing Total Trees Planted Together to More than 10,000 Since 2011
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STAMFORD, Conn., July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 21 grants totaling $120,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2017 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of locally-relevant initiatives.

Ecolab Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, was recognized by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. The 2017 Civic 50 list, announced June 20, recognizes companies that use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they operate. 

Refugee Students Get Scholarships from Las Vegas Charity

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Seven South Sudanese teenagers whose families live in a Kenyan refugee camp, will now receive a high school education because of scholarships awarded by the South Sudan Center of America (SSCA), a local Las Vegas charity.  SSCA was founded by Biar Atem, a Sands Cares Hero of the Year and Team Member at The Venetian and 

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides Grant to Help Fund Art for Pedestrian Tunnel

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The Consumers Energy Foundation has donated $10,000 to the city of Walker to help with the maintenance and addition of art work to the pedestrian tunnel under Lake Michigan Drive.

Read the complete coverage via MLive.com 

Consumers Energy Foundation Sponsors Agri-Learning

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Thanks in part to funding provided by the Consumers Energy Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from Consumers Energy Foundation, young Michigan consumers are getting a head start on learning more about where their food really comes from.

Read the complete article via Farmers Advance.com 

 

Pentair Announces Community Grant Recipients

In first grant cycle of 2017, the Pentair Foundation awards 14 grants totaling more than $250,000 to community-based organizations around the world
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LONDON, June 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pentair, a global company dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world, recently announced its eighteenth consecutive year of philanthropic giving by The Pentair Foundation. In its first grant cycle of 2017, community grants totaling more than $250,000 were awarded to 14 organizations focused on providing services related to water, food and education.

Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful Unveils New Dr Pepper Snapple Group Park Recycling Bins

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Residents visiting Reynoldsburg, Ohio's JFK, Huber and Civic parks will be seeing cleaner public parks thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.  

Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful received 30 new park recycling bins in 2017 as a recipient of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program. The recycling bins were unveiled at Reynoldsburg's Community Clean-Up Day on June 3 at JFK Park, and will be available at various events held within the park system. 

Minneapolis Public Schools, AchieveMpls and Cargill Partner to Boost Local Career and College Readiness By 2020

$4 million, three-year grant will support Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) STEM and college readiness programs and AchieveMpls Career & College Centers in MPS high schools
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — As the school year wraps up, local partners are looking ahead with a focus on practical solutions to help close the achievement gap and prepare the future workforce.

Grants Management Software ≠ Greater Impact

Software Alone Won’t Provide Greater Insight
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That title might seem surprising coming from a grants management software company, but it’s a reality we face every day with our clients. There is no shortcut to achieving impact with your philanthropy programs. Simply buying a grants system to measure outcomes won’t get you to greater insight or greater impact. You need a plan and that’s not something you generally look to your software vendor to provide. But it turns out that we’re pretty good sidekicks when it comes to getting that all-important plan in place.

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