Each week, Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources
to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured
this week is DRS
Technologies Charitable Foundation.
Areas: DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated
products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence
agencies, and prime contractors worldwide. The company develops,
manufactures, and supports a broad range of systems for mission
critical and military sustainment requirements.
DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation provides grants to causes
that reflect its commitment to the United States Armed Forces, the
health and education of children, and community and civic causes
that improve the quality of life in DRS site communities located
in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri,
Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting
initiatives and programs that benefit the following areas:
||Members of the United States Armed Forces and
their families. |
||Improving the education of children. |
||Health and welfare programs. |
||Community and civic organizations serving DRS
site communities. |
||Disaster relief. |
Area: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest,
Eligibility: An organization requesting support must be a
not-for-profit organization in the United States that is tax exempt
under the IRS 501(c)(3) and 509 (a)(1), (2), or (3) codes (for non-U.S.
organizations). The foundation gives preference to regional projects
that serve the broader community in locations
where the company has major facilities.
Technologies will not consider requests from or for the following:
||Organizations or events sponsored by organizations
that discriminate by race, creed, gender, disability, sexual
orientation, age, religion, or nationality.|
||Individuals or families.|
||Religious, fraternal, political, or athletic
||Basic research projects. |
||General operating expenses. |
||School-affiliated sports, orchestras, bands,
choirs, drama groups, yearbooks, or scholarships (outside of
the DRS employee scholarship program). |
||Organizations whose mission is solely outside
of the United States. |
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: The foundation welcomes requests for support throughout
the year within the guidelines and program areas set forth. It does
not consider multi-year requests for support. Grant requests should
be submitted in the form of a letter using organizational letterhead.
E-mail requests are also welcomed. To be considered, the request
||A brief description of the organization, its
mission, and population served.|
||Information indicative of the organization's
current support structure, such as a listing of board members
and other contributors who have found the organization's operations
worthy of financial support. |
||Cash amount, or specific items and/or services
requested, and the intended use.|
|| Information on the expected outcome of the project
or program, and how this outcome will be measured. |
||Copy of the organization's IRS 501(c)(3) letter
or other documentation substantiating tax-exemption status.
not send videos, CDs, books, or binders. If the foundation would
like to review additional support materials based on the initial
letter of request, it will contact the organization. All organizations
receiving grants from the DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation
must have a W-9 form on file. If an organization receives a grant,
it will be required to complete a W-9 form.
foundation responds to requests within four to six weeks of receipt
of an organization's request. They do not respond to telephone followups.
For additional information about the foundation's programs, contact:
DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation
5 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Fax: (973) 898-7184