The Links, Incorporated
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2012

Contact: Cassandra H. Webster
901 292-7505
communications@linksinc.org
www.linksinc.org


THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED LAUNCHES
ITS 2012 GRANTS-IN-AID PROCESS®

Providing Grants to Not-For-Profit Organizations Making Significant Impacts in Communities


Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2012) – The Links Foundation, Incorporated launched the application process for its 2012 Grants-In-Aid program. Since 1979, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated has funded transformational programs that impact lives and change communities contributing more than $24 million dollars to date to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

“The Links Foundation, Incorporated awarded over $175,000 in 2010 to eleven organizations nationally through its Grants-in-Aid program,” says Margot James Copeland, national president, “we are honored to again offer financial support to non-profit organizations to assist in helping to alleviate some of an organization’s programmatic expense. We understand the importance and need for additional funding to increase and/or sustain the growth and success of a program.”

Not-for-profit organizations that are addressing the needs of their communities and have a history of sustainable impact are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found at http://www.linksinc.org/grants.php. Each grant application requires an endorsement from a Links chapter in their community. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2012. Accepted organizations will receive an award notification letter in August 2012.

This year’s Grants-In-Aid process includes broader brand recognition, geographical balance, programmatic alignment and strategic investments. The Links, Incorporated Director of Philanthropy, Teree Caldwell-Johnson, commented, “This great opportunity not only helps local communities but allows for The Links Foundation, Incorporated to partner with an organization that is making strides in one of our five facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.”

For more information on the Grants-In-Aid program, please contact grants@linksinc.org

THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED

The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, has made more than $24 million dollars in charitable contributions since its founding. Working closely with its sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated is focused on creating transformational programming and impacting lives in communities of color in Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

THE LINKS, INCORPORATED

The Links, Incorporated celebrates 65 years as a women's volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African-American ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 274 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well.

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership.

With over 2 million service hours recorded in the past three years, members regularly contribute more than 500,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. For more information, visit www.linksinc.org.