Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 2011 SatchGrant

We're very enthusiastic about the new year of giving here at Satchel's Pizza.  However, this round of grant requests was slimmer than normal - we only received 6 requests.  Please try to spread the news about our various programs for giving back to the community.  We currently offer the SatchGrant program that gives up to three $500 grants per quarter, the ATM program where we give a portion of the surcharge to one organization per month and the remaining portion to one organization at the end of the year, and we also still offer gift certificates to organizations holding fundraisers.

It was still difficult to settle on awards for the January SatchGrant despite the fact that we only received a few requests. Ultimately we decided to award the SatchGrant to Childhood Development Services, Inc. for books for their Early Head Start Program that works to construct the foundation of learning for children through their first experiences with literature. We also awarded Partnership for Strong Families a grant for their financial literacy program entitled Fight for your Money that teaches eligible participants budgeting skills so that they can make better financial decisions.  Our funding will go toward paying  $100 toward the utility bill of 8 successful participants of the program.

We'd like to encourage all applicants that didn't receive a SatchGrant this time to reapply for the April 2011 SatchGrant. We will be accepting applications until March 31, 2011 and will offer up to three $500 grants after April 15, 2011. I would also like to request that those who did receive an award send pictures of their program's progress to so that I can post them on this blog. Congratulations and best of luck to you all. We really appreciate all that you do for our community.