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    For Immediate Release

    August 12, 2013

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

    THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED LAUNCHES LEGACY GRANT PROGRAM

    African-American Women's Organization Seeks Fourth One Million Dollar Grantee


    WASHINGTON - The Links Foundation, Incorporated launched the application process for its Legacy Grant Program. Since 1979, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated has funded transformational programs that impact lives and change communities, contributing more than $25 million to date to non-profit organizations throughout the United States. This award will be the fourth $1 million grant donated by The Links Foundation, Incorporated. Previous award recipients include the United Negro College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Civil Right Museum.

    "We are excited to select our fourth $1 million grantee," said Margot James Copeland, national president of The Links Foundation, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. "The Links Foundation, Incorporated has a deeply rooted commitment to supporting like-minded organizations. It is humbling to be in a position to offer a major financial award to a well deserving organization for the betterment of our people, our nation and our global community."

    Through the Legacy Grant Program, The Links Foundation, Incorporated supports a select group of signature projects across the country, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and in Africa. The grant program is designed to provide $1 million for a large scale project. The grant supports requests for the acquisition and construction of facilities, including new construction and existing property renovation. It also supports major equipment purchases, educational funds, or other cause-related projects, and initiatives that embrace inclusive policy change via analysis, advocacy and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders that have national and international impact.

    Non-profit organizations that are addressing the needs of their communities and have a history of sustainable impact are encouraged to apply. The online application is available on The Links national web site- www.linksinc.org. On Tuesday, August 20 and on Tuesday, August 27, at 2 p.m. EDT, The Links Foundation will host a webinar for applicants interested in learning about the Legacy Grant and the application process. Applicants may register for a webinar by visiting www.linksinc.org.

    The application deadline is Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. EDT. Applicants will be notified no later than December 1.

    "The Links Foundation has a long and proud tradition of supporting innovative programs that address problems to be solved or opportunities to be seized that are of regional, national or international significance, said Teree Caldwell-Johnson, director of philanthropy for The Links Foundation, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. "This great opportunity allows The Links to extend its reach into the communities that we love and collaborate with organizations with similar goals and objectives. Collectively, we can heighten our civic engagement and leave a lasting and positive imprint on the world."

    For more information on the Legacy Grant Program, please contact grants@linksinc.org.

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    THE LINKS FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED

    The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, has made more than $25 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 has celebrated 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 ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 276 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 more than 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.


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