Bell Atlantic Foundation Grants
The Bell Atlantic Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals from the 13 northeastern states served by Bell Atlantic on a continuous calendar year basis from January through November. Education is one of the foundation’s top priorities for giving, and examples of technology projects that have been funded in the past can be found on its web site. The foundation recommends that you apply for grants online; guidelines are available on its web site as well.
Education is Crucial
Crucial Technology, a division of Micron, has announced that it will donate up to $100,000 worth of server memory upgrades to Idaho public schools through the Education is Crucial program. The program is intended to help Idaho schools increase the performance level in their existing computer systems. Idaho schools received $87,000 in memory upgrades last year through the Education is Crucial program, now in its second year. Applications are being handled by the Idaho Department of Education. Schools need only complete an online survey to apply, with memory upgrading to be administered on a needs-first basis.
First for Education Grants
Carolina First Corp. has established the Carolina First for Education Foundation with a $12.6 million endowment. The foundation will provide education and community-based grants to teachers and public schools in South Carolina for projects that will help bring the state to the educational forefront, including grants for technology initiatives such as purchasing computers. All grants will be awarded based on evalu-
ation of a written application. For an application form, write to the Carolina First For Education Foundation, PO Box 1029, Greenville, SC 29602.
Edmark eCarton Program
Educational software developer Edmark will donate up to $2 million in software to schools through a new program called eCarton. Under the program, schools that use special milk cartons distributed by Tetra Pak will receive credits toward the purchase of Edmark software titles. For every thousand milk cartons purchased, schools will earn $1 in credit. Edmark is a subsidiary of IBM. The special milk cartons are educational and will carry puzzles and different themes.
Global Schoolhouse CD-ROMs
Global Schoolhouse members can receive eight new CD-ROMs free through the Global Schoolhouse web site. The CD-ROMs available during the summer portion of the giveaway include titles from Knowledge Adventure, Kaplan, and Hoyle Board Games. Schools pay only the $4.95 cost of shipping and handling; there are no limits on quantities. Becoming a member of the Global Schoolhouse is free.