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The National Merit® ON Semiconductor Scholarship Program Invests in the Future

by Lana Hall, senior program manager of corporate social responsibility
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Each year roughly 1.6 million students from over 22,000 high schools across America enter the National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of their junior (third) year of high school by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting published participation requirements. The top 1.25% of test-takers become National Merit Semifinalists and roughly, 90% of the semifinalists become finalists.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2020

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." His foundation still has lots of stories to share in their quarterly newsletter.

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." His foundation still has lots of stories to share in their quarterly newsletter.

Sweet Relief: A Small-Business Owner Gets Back on Her Feet

As small businesses suffer the economic impact of COVID-19, Truist and community partner LISC are working to bring resources to rural towns.
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Culpeper, Virginia, resident beekeeper and small-business owner Felecia Chavez has had a difficult year. Her business lost 90% of its revenue. She couldn’t pay her employees. Her landlord raised her rent. And she contracted COVID-19.

1.5 Million Meals: How Virginia's Food Banks Are Feeding Families Safely

As food banks across the country struggle during the pandemic, a Truist Cares* grant has helped Virginia’s food banks meet the unprecedented demand.
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Across Virginia, Feeding America predicts the number of people facing food insecurity to increase by about 50% this year due to the pandemic.

Nonprofits Receive Over $345,000 From Alliant Energy's Foundation

Grants support local projects that benefit customers and communities
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MADISON, Wis., November 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A total of 139 nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling over $345,000 from Alliant Energy’s Foundation. These fall cycle grants are supporting communities throughout Wisconsin and Iowa.

The Truist Foundation Awards Purpose Built Communities $7 Million Grant

Grant to advance work to improve health outcomes, economic mobility and racial equity in neighborhoods throughout U.S.
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Watch Bill Rogers, president and chief operating officer, Truist Financial Corporation, and chairman of the board, Truist Foundation, and Shirley Franklin, executive chair of the board of directors, Purpose Built Communities, make the announcement about a $7 million Truist Foundation grant to Purpose Built Communities during the nonprofit’s 11th annual conference.

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Watch Bill Rogers, president and chief operating officer, Truist Financial Corporation, and chairman of the board, Truist Foundation, and Shirley Franklin, executive chair of the board of directors, Purpose Built Communities, make the announcement about a $7 million Truist Foundation grant to Purpose Built Communities during the nonprofit’s 11th annual conference.

Feeding Kids and Fueling Dreams During a Pandemic

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a Truist Cares* grant recipient, continues to help underserved youth find comfort and hope when it’s needed most.
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How a Nonprofit Was Able to Reconnect With Their Mental Health Patients

A Truist Cares* grant is helping one of our community partners stay connected with one of our country’s most vulnerable populations.
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Truist Cares Grant Helps Close Digital Divide for 2,100 Students

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The COVID-19 pandemic made the back-to-school season anything but routine for parents with school-aged children, and remote learning proved more of a challenge for some. Inequities in internet and technology access existed before the pandemic. But a Truist Cares grant to Community Education Alliance, who worked with Empowering Communities Corp, helped bridge the gap so students could thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Supporting Veterans Where They Need It Most

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This Wednesday, America took a moment of pause to recognize, celebrate and honor the 17.4 million veterans living in the U.S. today.

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