Week 7

Apr 08, 2019

Hi guys! So this week, I finally did something. Well, so far, it’s been a lot of background kinds of stuff; ya know, like finding out where I’m going to operate, mapping out clinics, and funding sources etc. Well, this week, I actually applied to a funding program. There is this matching program at a company(Suspense! If you want to know what company, you have to come back next week; I’m not telling y’all yet). They have this $10,000 matching program where if employees donate $10,000, the company matches the other $10,000. It’s interesting and a good opportunity for us because we need to raise a lot.

Also, there’s this other program from Microsoft for which you need to register your organization and then they’ll tell you in a couple of days whether or not you would qualify for the grant. I just barely looked into it, and I’m not even sure what it entails but I just wanted to say that it’s there and I’m looking into it.

And, finally, I found these two other programs called the Ford Foundation and United Way. Ford Foundation has global reach in that it is involved in public service projects pretty much everywhere. And then, United Way is an organization dedicated to eliminating economic barriers. For families that need the support, they give free services that they need. And, they also provide grants for projects like this one. Someone I know introduced me to this and it seems like this is a really impactful organization.

This has been fun. See y’all soon!

One Reply to “Week 7”

  1. Athena L. says:

    Hi Sowmya!

    Congrats on applying to a funding program! Hope it works out and you get the money you need! Good luck with the rest of your funding programs, and can’t wait to hear from you next week!

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