Motorola Mobility Foundation Announces Empowerment Grant Recipients

Sep 21, 2011, 12:30 ET from Motorola Mobility, Inc.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of inspiring non-profit organizations that are enriching their communities through innovative approaches, the Motorola Mobility Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), announced the first recipients of its Empowerment Grants program.

The Empowerment Grants program provides non-profit organizations with funding to prepare the next generation for the 21st century by exposing them to new and emerging technologies. Fifty-one non-profits will receive funding to address challenges facing their communities in the three areas of focus – education, health and wellness and community.

"We are incredibly proud to award Empowerment Grants to 51 non-profits, who were selected for their innovative approaches to using technology to contribute to the improvement of their communities," said Eileen Sweeney, director of the Motorola Mobility Foundation. "We would also like to thank all of the Empowerment Grant applicants who shared their creative ideas with us."  

As part of the submission process, Empowerment Grant applicants were required to submit a 3-5 minute video describing the program requesting funds and how technology could be used to further enhance that program.

Empowerment Grant recipients engage in a wide variety of outreach activities, ranging from technology-literacy education, to equipping classrooms with new technology, to teacher training, to driving solutions that promote healthy behavior through the use of technology. View the complete list of this year's Empowerment Grant winners and their video submissions.

For more information about the Empowerment Grants program, email

About Motorola Mobility Foundation

The Motorola Mobility Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Mobility seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Mobility Foundation focuses its funding on education, community, health and wellness and disaster relief. For more information, on Motorola Mobility Corporate and Foundation giving, visit

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit

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