Business Notes

August 09, 2004

Grants available to groups for programs on anti-violence

Verizon Wireless is seeking proposals for domestic violence prevention and education projects in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Qualifying nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for grants totaling $30,000, made possible through the HopeLine phone-recycling program.

The grants are meant to help agencies, shelters and domestic violence advocacy groups introduce or expand programs, add equipment or enhance facilities. Twelve $2,500 grants will be awarded. Proposals must be postmarked or e-mailed by Aug. 31. The grants will be announced in the fall.

To qualify for funding, an applicant must be designated a public or private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a valid Internal Revenue Service tax ID based in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. Information: 202-966-8779.

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