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Dold Announces Opportunity for Non-Profits

WASHIGNTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) announced that the Motorola Mobility Foundation is seeking grant applications from U.S.-based nonprofits for their 2012 empowerment grant program. Motorola awards grants to non-profits that utilize mobile technology to help serve their community. The program addresses four areas of focus: education, health and wellness, community, and arts and culture.

“I want to encourage eligible organizations in the 10th District to apply for these grants,” said Dold. “Our region is home to many non-profits that use technology and innovation to help their communities and would benefit from this grant funding.”

Who Can Apply

To apply for an Empowerment Grant, successful applicants must demonstrate ways in which digital and mobile technology can be used to further a nonprofit’s mission. They must also be:

•A registered or incorporated 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization or a NCES school or school district

•An online program based in the U.S., a U.S. national program, or based in the U.S. and serve communities in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania or Texas.

•Aligned with funding priorities in the areas of education, health and wellness, community, and arts and culture.

How to Apply

From now until March 1, 2012, organizations can download the Empowerment App APP from Android Market™. The app will provide more information about the grants program and the invitation code needed to access our full online application. After March 1, organizations can visit to apply.

Application Due Date

Applications for Empowerment Grants will be accepted through March 23, 2012. Grant recipients will be notified in May.
For more information about the Empowerment Grants program visit or email


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