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18 Not-for-Profit Organizations to Receive
Free Media Monitoring Service from CyberAlert

Stratford, CT — 02/01/2012 — CyberAlert LLC, the worldwide online news monitoring, press clipping, broadcast monitoring and social media monitoring service, today announced the award of 18 public relations (PR) grants for 2012 to not-for-profit organizations in the United States Canada and Germany. The recipients are mainly smaller not-for-profit organizations covering a cross-section of services in health, education, social services, science & technology, culture, disaster preparedness, animal rights and economic development.

Each grant is for one free year of CyberAlert 5.0 Online News Monitoring Service. Award winners may also opt to receive CyberAlert's TV news monitoring service or social media monitoring services including blog monitoring, message board monitoring, online video monitoring and Twitter monitoring.

The 2012 award recipients are located in eight different states — California (4), Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas (2), Virginia (2) — the District of Columbia (2), two Canadian provinces, Ontario and British Columbia, and Germany.

In announcing the award recipients, William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "We're delighted that CyberAlert can provide free media monitoring services to these deserving not-for-profit organizations to enable them to monitor their public relations successes as they carry on their vital services."

The following organizations are CyberAlert's 2012 Public Relations grant recipients:

Alliance for Children and Families
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Works to strengthen and provides a variety of services to North America's non-profit human services sector through national advocacy, executive leadership training, and help in establishing high performance and governance standards.

Association of Flight Attendants
Washington, DC
The world's largest union organized by flight attendants and representing 60,000 flight attendants on 22 carriers throughout the world, AFA serves as the voice of flight attendants to negotiate better pay, benefits, working conditions and work rules, and to improve their safety on the job.

Community Options, Inc.
Princeton, New Jersey
With offices in 10 states, Community Options develops homes and employment for people with severe disabilities.

Danforth Plant Sciences Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Independent research center seeks to improve the human condition through plant. Research focuses on biofuels, biofortification, disease resistance, drought tolerance, pesticide and fertilizer reduction and biosafety.

Entertainment Industries Council
Reston, Virginia
Seeks to create greater awareness and understanding of major health and social issues through the entertainment industry. Produces awards programs honoring entertainment that accurately depicts illnesses and that promotes science, engineering, technology and math.

Identity Theft Council, The
Walnut Creek, California
Provides free counseling to victims of identify theft, training and support for law enforcement and education about online safety and privacy.

Institute of HeartMath
Boulder Creek, California
Partners with schools, social-service agencies and others to implement education programs that help people lower stress and build resilience.

Keep A Breast Foundation — Canada
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Breast cancer education and awareness program exposing young people in Canada to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Sponsors "I Love Boobies" educational campaign on breast cancer.

Last Chance for Animals
Los Angeles, California
A national animal rights non-profit that conducts investigations on animal cruelty, creates public awareness campaigns, advocates for animal friendly legislation, and helps prosecute animal abusers.

Washington, DC
With a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries, the LeadingAge community focuses on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services on aging.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Beachwood, Ohio
Promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture within the context of the American experience and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance and understanding with people of other religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia
Dedicated to ending mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by funding research, providing education and support for patients, and leading advocacy efforts for a national commitment to end the mesothelioma tragedy.

National Aboriginal Health Organization
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dedicated to improving the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, by empowering individuals, families and communities.

National Institute for Urban Search
Santa Barbara, California
Dedicated to improving disaster readiness and response through awareness, collaboration, research and engineering.

National Relief Charities
Sherman, Texas
Provides humanitarian relief through material aid and educational services for over 75 American Indian reservations, which are served on the basis of need.

Pro Mujer
New York, New York
Provides women from impoverished communities in Latin America with easy and convenient access to essential training and services that are ordinarily out of reach because of their socio-economic status. Services include micro-finance, business training, and health care and education.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Westport, Connecticut
Provides educational programs, guidance and support to parents of children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

Street Football World
Berlin, Germany
Unites and supports a network of over 50 grassroots organizations in more than 50 countries that use football (soccer) as a tool for social development of young people.

Builds global partnerships and supports a network of over 50 grassroots organizations in more than 50 countries that use football (soccer) as a tool for social development of young people.

Additional information about the grant recipient organizations is available at

In announcing the twenty grant recipients for 2012, Mr. Comcowich affirmed the company's continued support of the PR grants program. "The PR Grants program is our way of giving back to the PR community that has helped us become a leading worldwide media monitoring company. We intend to continue the grants program for many years to come," he said.

The total retail value of this year's grants exceeds $75,000. Since starting the PR Grants program in 2004, CyberAlert has awarded a total of 178 media monitoring grants to not-for-profit organizations with a retail value of more than $525,000.

Over 100 not-for-profit organizations applied to CyberAlert this year for the PR grants.

A list of previous PR Grant Recipients is available on the CyberAlert Website. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed at the end of the year.

Kristin O'Connor
CyberAlert LLC
Foot of Broad St.
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: 203-375-7200

About CyberAlert:

Founded in 1999, CyberAlert ( is a worldwide news monitoring, broadcast monitoring, social media monitoring and media measurement service. Its CyberAlert® 5.0 worldwide online news monitoring service monitors 55,000+ online news sources each day in 250+ languages in 190 countries. The company's TV broadcast monitoring service monitors the closed caption text of over 2,100 news programs on over 600 TV stations in the Top 100 markets in the United States. For social media monitoring (online word-of-mouth), the NetPinions™ service monitors over 100,000 Web message boards and UseNet news groups for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends. Its BlogSquirrel™ blog monitoring service monitors over 5 million blog postings each day from a total of 75+ million blogs worldwide. CyberAlert VDO™ each day monitors online video clips on 200+ video sharing and social media websites like YouTube. CyberAlert also monitors all Twitter tweets. CyberAlert offers a no-risk 14-day free media monitoring trial of all its services.

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