Ameriprise Financial Community Relations Grants Program

Deadline: September 1, 2010

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company, is accepting grant applications for the third cycle of its 2010 Community Relations grantmaking program. Ameriprise recently completed the first of its three funding cycles for 2010, awarding more than $1.1 million in total grants to 72 nonprofit organizations under the company’s three funding areas – meeting basic needs, supporting community vitality, and volunteer-driven causes. Second-cycle grant decisions will be announced in August.

Ameriprise provides grants to nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States where its employees, advisors, and retirees live and work. The company prefers to direct funding to specific projects that can demonstrate innovative approaches with measurable results or capacity building rather than general operating support.

In the meeting basic needs category, the company supports programs and services that help at-risk populations stabilize their lives and become more self-sufficient. Consideration will be given to programs that help provide food, shelter, and self sufficiency. The supporting community vitality category supports programs and services that build strong communities by creating economic vitality and cultural enrichment. Support is provided in the areas of community development, cultural enrichment, civic leadership, disaster response and recovery, and environmental awareness. The volunteer-driven causes category allows Ameriprise employees, advisors, and retirees to help determine where and how a portion of grants are directed. (Proposals in this category must be from the nonprofit organizations where employees/advisors/retirees volunteer.)

Visit the Ameriprise Financial Web site for complete program information and application criteria. Applicants are requested not to submit their applications more than six weeks in advance of the deadline.

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Ameriprise Financial Community Relations Grant Program