Cingular Community-based Programs
Cingular supports community-based programs and organizations that address
educational, cultural, and social issues that affect the quality of life in the
communities where we work and live. Our philanthropic endeavors include: Assisting victims of domestic abuse; Helping in times of disaster; Offering financial support to several national organizations and many local non-profits in our communities, as well as our employees' volunteering with these organizations. We base our contributions on the merits of the requesting organization and project, with emphasis given to: 1) Nurturing programs that inspire creativity in youth and adults, or that focus specifically on teaching/developing modes of expression. 2) Proposals that are project specific rather than requests to underwrite operating, capital, or endowment budgets. 3) Projects that stimulate partnerships among various organizations to work cooperatively and collaboratively for lasting solutions. 4) Projects with well-defined goals and a clear picture of the need with specific evaluation results. Eligible Applicants: 501(c)(3) organizations.