2013 PR Grant Recipients
The following organizations are the recipients of the 2013 PR Grants from CyberAlert.CyberAlert has awarded public relations (PR) grants to 20 not-for-profit organizations for 2013.
Each grant is for one free year of CyberAlert 5.0 Online News Monitoring Service, which monitors 55,000+ online news sources worldwide in 250+ languages in 191 countries. Award winners may also opt to receive CyberAlert's TV news monitoring service or social media monitoring service including the BlogSquirrel blog monitoringg service and Netpinions, a service to monitor message boards and forums, CyberAlert VDO or Twitter monitoring.
In announcing the award recipients, William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "We're very pleased that CyberAlert can effectively help these not-for-profit organizations monitor their public relations successes as they carry on their vital services."
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 180 media monitoring grants to not-for-profit organizations with a retail value of more than $525,000.
The PR Grants application for the next round of grants can be found at https://secure.cyberalert.com/grantsX.html.
The following organizations were awarded 2013 PR grants for media monitoring from CyberAlert (www.cyberalert.com):A Home Within
San Francisco, CA
Provides pro bono mental health services to current and former foster youth by building networks of volunteer mental health professional ho provide direct, pro bono services and professional training.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
New York, NY
Provides programs, services and national initiatives to provide optimal care to people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Also provides education for families, healthcare professionals and the general public about dementia.
The Alzheimer Society of Canada
Offers help today through programs and services to people living with dementia and hope for tomorrow by funding research to fine the cause and the cure.
America's Promise Alliance
Committed to seeing that children experience the fundamental resources they need to succeed including the five promises (caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to help others). A key focus is ending the high school dropout crisis.
The Anti-Defamation League
New York, NY
Dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms. The organization is celebrating its Centennial Year in 2013.
Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Dedicated to feeding children in low-income neighborhoods across Canada. Provides funding, equipment, food donation, and management tools to 1,245 school breakfast programs that are serving 18 million breakfasts a year to more than 130,000 children.
Strives to make e-books accessible for everyone by contributing to the development of open accessible standards (DAISY, EPUB 3) and supporting the inclusive publishing ecosystem around the world.
Empowers young people by using the universal language of soccer to education youth about HIV prevention and to provide communities with access to HIV testing and treatment.
HER Foundation (Hyperemesis Education & Research)
Offers education, research, awareness and support for women and their families who are dealing with an HG pregnancy. HG pregnancy involves a dangerous form of morning sickness.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $360 million in scholarships and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.
Little Kids Rock
Cedar Grove, NJ
Seeks to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools across the U.S. by providing free training, resources, instruments and curricula to teachers.
National Parkinson Foundation
Seeks to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson's disease through research, education and outreach.
National Relief Charities
Provides humanitarian relief through material aid and education services for over 75 American Indian reservations which are served on the basis of need.
PAPYRUS — Prevention of Young Suicides
Warrington, Cheshire, England
Maintains national UK helpline to suicidal young people and others concerned about them. Provides resources, training, and campaigning to prevent young suicide.
Southern Africa (10 countries)
A regional NGO working in 10 countries, The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information and Dissemination Service aims to improve knowledge of health care providers, parents and guardians to effectively address treatment needs of children living with HIV and facilitate discussion on HIV treatment with children. SAfAIDS also promotes the sexual reproductive health and rights for young women and girls through advocacy and influencing policy.
Society for New Communications Research
Palo Alto, CA
Research and education foundation focused on emerging media and communications tool, technologies and trends, and their impact on business, culture and society.
Step by Step (Torch of Life)
Promotes organ and tissue donor awareness worldwide.
The Compassionate Friends
Oak Brook, IL
Self-help bereavement organization with more than 650 U.S. chapters providing emotional support to families going through the natural grieving process after the death of a child.
The Early Years Institute
Advocate for children through research, training and programs on early childhood issues.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
Working in partnership with the National Park Service / U.S. Department of the Interior, the Foundation raises funds for and oversees the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Its endowments have funded over 200 projects on the islands including a museum in the Statue base, The Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, and the Family Immigration History Center.
Weizmann Institute of Science
A center of basic multidisciplinary scientific research and graduate study, addressing crucial problems in technology, medicine and health, energy, agriculture, and the environment.
William J. Comcowich
Founded in 1999, CyberAlert (http://www.cyberalert.com) 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 and video feed of over 2,100 news programs on over 600 TV stations in all 210 markets in the United States. For social media monitoring, CyberAlert monitors over 75 million blogs worldwide, 100,000 message boards and forums, 200 video sharing sites, Twitter and Facebook.