Dell Foundation Awards 2008 'Literate Community' Grants : $50,000 Grants Made to 27 Organizations

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We are proud to collaborate with organizations that work to enhance literacy and prepare youth for success in the Connected Era in communities where Dell families live and work

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The Dell Foundation announced its 2008 "Literate Community" grant awards for 27 organizations in Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Carolina, where significant numbers of Dell employees live and work. These two-year, $50,000 grants support initiatives that address basic needs for quality education for young people, particularly in math, science and literacy. Addressing basic educational and literacy services is a major focus of the Foundation, which believes this is a prerequisite to the future success of young people in an increasingly digital and globally competitive world. The grants support a range of programs including: after-school programs that provide homework help, leisure reading, tutoring and learning activities for youth; efforts to prepare young people to succeed in a global economy with a focus on financial literacy; and matching teen mentors with younger children in public school settings. Background:

A complete list of grants is attached and also available here. The Dell Foundation is an independent 501c3 organization created by Dell Inc. for philanthropic efforts focused on youth digital literacy in Dell U.S. communities. Dell Foundation grants are an important part of Dell's global giving efforts, the company recently announced intent to become a one-percent company. Quotes:

"We are proud to collaborate with organizations that work to enhance literacy and prepare youth for success in the Connected Era in communities where Dell families live and work," said Lisa Huddleson, executive director, Dell Foundation.

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List of Recipients

Texas:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

BookSpring

Boys & Girls Clubs of Capital Area

Camp Fire USA Balcones Council

Cedar Park Public Library Foundation

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County (CASA)

Charles A. Dana Center/University of Texas at Austin

Extend-A-Care for Kids

FamilyConnections/Austin Families

Junior Achievement of Central Texas

The Junior League of Austin

KLRU-TV (Public Broadcasting System)

LifeWorks (Youth and Family Alliance)

Open Door Pre-School

Paramount & State Theatres/Austin Theatre Alliance

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Regional Unit of the South Central States

YMCA of Austin

Zachary Scott Theatre

Tennessee:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid Tennessee

Book 'Em

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

Homework Hotline

PENCIL Foundation

Oklahoma:

Oklahoma Heritage Association

Positive Tomorrows

North Carolina:

Communities in Schools of Forsyth County

SciWorks, Science Center & Environmental Park of Forsyth County

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