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Oct 21, 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...

Oct 23, 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...

Oct 22, 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...

Oct 22, 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...

Sep 09, 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...

Aug 28, 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...

Aug 15, 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...

May 30, 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...

Apr 18, 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...

Apr 16, 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...

Mar 14, 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...

Feb 25, 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...

Nov 02, 2012, 17:43 ET

Verizon Foundation Pledges $1.2 Million to Provide Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

 The Verizon Foundation will match $1 million being raised by customers through the Verizon Text to Donate program to the American Red Cross...

Oct 10, 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...

Aug 21, 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...

Apr 23, 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...

Feb 07, 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...

Jan 27, 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...

Oct 11, 2011, 16:59 ET
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner encourages Atlantans to do more to stop domestic violence, says police department developing a domestic violence unit, at the Verizon Wireless Journey of Hope event held at Centinnial Olympic Park in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  (PRNewsFoto/Verizon Foundation)

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...

Sep 30, 2011, 13:29 ET
Domestic violence help: 1-800-799-SAFE or Verizon Wireless customers dial #HOPE.  (PRNewsFoto/Verizon Foundation)

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...