SAVANNAH, GEORGIA (January 11, 2021) – The International Paper Savannah and Port Wentworth Mills will award IP Foundation grants in 2021. Representatives from both facilities will host a free virtual workshop to review the application process with interested nonprofit organizations and federal entities. The workshop will be virtual via WEBEx, and is scheduled for Tuesday, February, 9, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Interested nonprofits must reserve a seat by Monday, February 1, 2021, to receive the participation link. The workshop will focus on eligibility, criteria and restrictions. Reservations to attend the workshop are required as space is limited; however, attendance is not mandatory for eligibility. Grants are awarded by the International Paper Foundation, which makes sustainable investments to address critical needs in the communities where International Paper employees live and work. Signature Causes include: • Education - Priority given to literacy programs from birth through 3rd grade.
• Hunger - Community programs that provide access to food for those in need or provide solutions to alleviate hunger.
• Health & Wellness – Programs that promote basic health and human needs.
• Disaster Relief – Programs that reduce suffering or saves lives as a result of a natural disaster.
Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or qualifying federal entity to apply for a grant. To be considered, organizations must have a program that addresses critical community needs and have measurable objectives to demonstrate impact. Nonprofits are invited to take an eligibility quiz to see if their program meets the foundation’s criteria. Applications will be accepted online at www.ipgiving.com until March 31, 2021. To reserve your seat for the workshop, contact Karen Bogans (Savannah Mill) at 912-238-7347 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristie Casler (Port Wentworth Mill) at 912-966-6410 or via email at email@example.com