The Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless announce $80k Domestic Violence Solutions RFP for Northern New England

The Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless are continuing their tradition of partnering with non-profit organizations in their efforts against domestic violence by announcing a Domestic Violence Solutions Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP invites non-profits in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to apply for a total of $80,000 in grants to support domestic violence prevention and awareness, as well as support for survivors.

Both the Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless also work with non-profits through the HopeLine® program. Cell phones donated to HopeLine are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner, with proceeds benefiting non-profit organizations and shelters in the form of financial grants and free wireless phones.

The 2010 Verizon Foundation Domestic Violence Solutions Awards will aid survivors of domestic violence in Northern New England by supporting and improving programs that focus on prevention, awareness, and safety enhancement. “These grants will provide for services to survivors of domestic abuse and their families, and we are pleased to continue our support of these agencies as they address this key social issue,” said Ken Dixon, regional president for Verizon Wireless New England.

New England non- profits are invited to apply vfor the RFP by Friday, August 6th. For more information please visit www.verizonfoundation.org/rfp/northern.shtml.

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