first_imgKeyBank and FreePressMedia have launched the Build a Stronger Vermont grant giving competition; offering grants to three Vermont nonprofits, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. All eligible Vermont Nonprofits are invited to submit a plan detailing their efforts to improve financial literacy or workplace development and how they would use the grant funds to aid in this process. Submissions are due by 5 pm on October 15, 2013.As part of Build a Stronger Vermont, a select panel of judges will narrow the field of entries to a maximum of eight finalists. Vermont residents are charged with the process of selecting the final grant recipients by voting for their favorite plans online or using the ballot in the Burlington Free Press. Ballots may be dropped off at any KeyBank branch or mailed in. Voting begins on November 18, more details can be found at…(link is external)‘Financial education and workplace development are the cornerstones of any financially sound business and household,’ said Don Baker, president, Vermont Market, KeyBank. Baker added, ‘There are many deserving organizations in Vermont, and we are excited to be able to share this grant money and have a significant impact on the community in which we do business.’‘It’s great to be involved with a project that will significantly impact local non-profits and members of our community in such a positive way,’ noted Jim Fogler, president and publisher of the Burlington Free Press. ‘Once again we’re pleased to be partnering with KeyBank on an initiative which directly ties to our purpose of serving the greater good of Burlington and the Vermont communities we serve”.The nonprofit with the most votes will receive a one-time $25,000 grant from KeyBank Foundation. The first runner up will receive a $15,000 grant and the second runner up will receive a $10,000 grant.KeyBank Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable foundation that through its: civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism; supports organizations and programs that foster economic self-sufficiency.Qualifying nonprofits can request more information from [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call 802-660-4223.last_img read more

first_img Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 Submit Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share On September 3rd the third annual Microgaming Soapbox Race will take place on the streets of Douglas, Isle of Man and you can join in on the fun.Entries are open now with the chance to build and design your own kart, the whackier the better, take part in the race and contribute to a great cause in the meantime. Prizes include ‘Most Botched Kart’, ‘Biggest Jump’ and ‘Best Crash’.Elliott Moore, the event organiser said: “I am delighted that the Microgaming Soapbox Race is back for a third installment. What started as just an idea has turned into an annual entertainment fixture that gathers huge crowds on the streets of Douglas, and importantly raises a great amount for a brilliant local charity. I’m busy planning the 2016 event, which is sure to be a great night out for all!”Claire Coleman Head of Microgaming Playitforward said: “It has been so rewarding to watch this event grow year-on-year, and to see the crowds gather on the night and be thoroughly entertained for the evening. Thanks to everyone who made the 2015 event such a success – here at Microgaming we’re already planning our 2016 kart!”Proceeds will go to Hyperbaric, a local Isle of Man based charity which provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy through pressurised chambers for patients. The 2015 Microgaming soapbox race raised £4,000 with over 41 teams taking part.David Downie MBE at Hyperbaric stated: “We are very grateful for the donations and exposure that we have received from the previous two soapbox races. Funds raised to date have been put towards the purchase of a new hyperbaric chamber, to accommodate up to 25 patients at a time. We hope that this year’s event will help us achieve this goal.”Think you have what it takes? Get yourself over to the site and sign up.last_img read more