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08 Jan, 2015, 14:00 ET Two Missouri Schools Advance in Verizon Third National App Challenge

El Dorado Springs Middle School and Blue Springs High School students earned the title of Best in State in the third Verizon Innovative App...


21 Oct, 2014, 11:15 ET Third Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge, Designed to Spark Students' Interest in STEM, Open for Entries

 The Verizon Innovative App Challenge, now in its third year, is once again calling on middle school and high school students to gather their...


23 Oct, 2013, 11:20 ET Verizon Donates $100,000 to North Carolina Domestic Violence Programs

 Verizon announces more than $100,000 in grants to domestic violence prevention efforts across North Carolina. The funds will support programs...


22 Oct, 2013, 16:16 ET Verizon Contributes $40,000 to Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts in Nashville

To coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Verizon has issued two grants to Nashville-area domestic violence agencies to engage men...


22 Oct, 2013, 16:14 ET Verizon Contributes $75,000 to Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts in South Carolina

 To coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Verizon has issued seven grants to South Carolina domestic violence agencies to...


09 Sep, 2013, 09:00 ET Verizon Foundation Launches Second Innovative App Challenge for Students to Bolster Engagement in STEM Subjects

 The Verizon Foundation, in partnership with the Technology Student Association, has opened the 2013-2014 Innovative App Challenge, giving...


28 Aug, 2013, 10:00 ET Alabama Middle School One Of Twelve Schools Selected To Participate In The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program For The 2013-2014 School Year

 Piedmont Middle School in Piedmont, Alabama is one of twelve schools across the United States selected to be a part of the Verizon Innovative...


15 Aug, 2013, 13:30 ET Innovative, Tech-Enabled Tuberculosis Treatment-Monitoring System Debuts in San Diego; National Availability Planned

 Tuberculosis patients now have a less-intrusive treatment program that will improve the likelihood that they will take all their critical...


30 May, 2013, 17:10 ET University of Virginia Health System, Swinfen Charitable Trust and Verizon Foundation Join to Accelerate and Expand Global Telemedicine Program

 The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System today announced – at the Social Innovation...


18 Apr, 2013, 13:00 ET Verizon Foundation Pledges $100,000 to 'One Fund Boston' to Assist Victims of Boston Bomb Attacks

The Verizon Foundation has pledged $100,000 to One Fund Boston to assist the victims of the April 15 bomb attacks and their families.  The...


16 Apr, 2013, 12:00 ET Coaches Devise Game Plan to Mentor Boys and Young Men to Create a Healthy and Respectful Manhood

 Several hundred coaches from area middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community leagues met on Tuesday (April 16) to draft...


14 Mar, 2013, 12:15 ET Coaches Get Equipped to Mentor Boys and Young Men to Have a Healthy and Respectful Manhood

 Several hundred coaches from middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community leagues across the Carolinas met on Thursday...


25 Feb, 2013, 12:00 ET Sun Valley Elementary Students Receive Free Health Screening Via KidCheck Plus, With Continued Technology Support From The Verizon Foundation

 The Sight Savers America (SSA) KidCheck Plus Program, an award-winning children's health screening program in Alabama, conducted free...


10 Oct, 2012, 09:00 ET Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal And Verizon Wireless Team Up To Raise Awareness Of Domestic Violence

 In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal and Verizon Wireless today announced a joint...


21 Aug, 2012, 09:00 ET TAG-Ed and the Georgia Department of Education Launch the 2012 Student Innovation Awards

TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) and the Georgia Department of Education (GDoE) are now accepting entries for the 2012 Student Innovation...


23 Apr, 2012, 13:05 ET Digital Abuse Education Program From Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers and Verizon Foundation to Launch in Birmingham

 The Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers (ANCAC) and the Verizon Foundation are introducing "Taking It 2 Far" in two...


07 Feb, 2012, 16:15 ET Tennessee Schools to Enhance STEM Programs with $50,000 in Funding from the Verizon Foundation

 The Verizon Foundation has awarded Tennessee schools grants totaling $50,000 to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math...


27 Jan, 2012, 12:02 ET Verizon Foundation Awards $80,000 to Alabama Non-profits

The Verizon Foundation announced earlier today at a press conference that it has awarded $80,000 in grant funding to eight non-profit organizations...


11 Oct, 2011, 16:59 ET Verizon Foundation Awards Over $100,000 to Georgia Non-Profits

The Verizon Foundation announced earlier today at a press conference in conjunction with Verizon Wireless' Journey of Hope national tour to raise...


30 Sep, 2011, 13:29 ET Verizon and National Domestic Violence Hotline Launch 'Monsters,' a Short Animated Video That Depicts Devastating View of Domestic Violence From a Child's Perspective

"Monsters," a provocative new video, portrays the alarming impact of domestic violence on families and children, as seen through the eyes of a...


10 Aug, 2011, 09:00 ET Tennessee Schools Have Opportunity to Earn $50,000 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Grants

Amid an increased focus on student achievement across the state, public schools in Tennessee are invited to apply for $50,000 in grants for...


07 Jun, 2011, 09:00 ET Verizon Foundation Offers Georgia Nonprofits $100,000 in Domestic Violence Prevention Grants

The Verizon Foundation is inviting Georgia nonprofit organizations to apply for $100,000 in grants to support the organizations' domestic violence...


29 Oct, 2003, 00:00 ET Verizon Foundation Awards More Than $72,000 in Education Grants to Boston Nonprofits

BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in Boston will be better prepared to make career decisions after they graduate, and have the skills they...


15 Sep, 2003, 01:00 ET Verizon Targets Economic Development in Virginia With Grants Totaling Nearly $80,000

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four non-profit agencies in Virginia will receive grants from Verizon Foundation totaling nearly $80,000...


10 Sep, 2003, 01:00 ET Verizon Awards $95,000 in Workforce Development Grants to Eight Indiana Nonprofits

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight Indiana nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants totaling $95,410 from Verizon Foundation,...