We are happy to announce our 2018 grantees: Bloom Early Learning Center, Our Savior's Community Services' English Learning Center, and Neighborhood House. Thank you, applicants and reviewers, for making this grant round possible!
The focus of Bromelkamp Foundation's 2018 grant award was literacy, specifically educational programming that teaches new or enhances current language skills. This includes, but is not limited to: speaking, writing, reading, and ESL for people of all ages and abilities.
Bromelkamp Foundation is a program at Bromelkamp Company that was established to be responsive to the nonprofit needs of our employees' communities, while at the same time providing a learning opportunity for our staff regarding the work of our clients.
More than just hearing about what our clients do, we connect to their work by experiencing it ourselves. In our software solutions, your needs and your perspective are where we start so it's important for us all to experience grants management firsthand. Grant funds come from a share of company profits and company matches of employee volunteer time. The board of directors is comprised of the entire Bromelkamp Company staff, and during each cycle, members take turns performing philanthropic roles such as program officer, grants administrator, and communications director, so that we each gain experience in philanthropy. We use the same tools that you do - Akoya.net, Pearl, eGrant.net, and the eGrant.net Reviewer, so we can stay in touch with your experience.
Bromelkamp Foundation serves non-profits in the communities where Bromelkamp Company employees live and work. The foundation holds one grant cycle annually. After the application deadline each year, we invite current and prospective eGrant.net clients to be grant reviewers. They review a selection of proposals and make recommendations to the Bromelkamp Foundation Board.
Bromelkamp Company will announce its next grant cycle in 2020.
PHOTOS: Adult ESL students studying at the English Learning Center in Minneapolis, MN. The English Learning Center is operated by Our Savior's Community Services, a 2018 grantee.