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PR Grants Awarded to 24 Non-Profit Organizations

STRATFORD, CT. — 01/18/07 — CyberAlert LLC, a worldwide media monitoring, press clipping and TV news monitoring service, today announced the 24 recipients of its 2007 Public Relations (PR) Grants to Not-for-Profit Organizations. The 24 grants represent a 33% increase from the previous year. Each grant is for one free year of online news monitoring service using CyberAlert 5.0. The total value of this year's grants approximates $65,000. Since starting the PR Grants program in 2004, CyberAlert has awarded a total of 74 grants with a retail value of more than $125,000.

The following organizations are the 2007 PR grant recipients:

CyberAlert PR Grant Awards
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Atlanta, GA With 106 chapters, the organization's volunteers provide mentoring, education, health and wellness services to urban youth.
ALS Society of Canada
Toronto, ON Funds research on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's Disease), supports provincial ALS societies in providing care to persons living with ALS, and provides public information to build awareness of the disease.
Break the Cycle
Los Angeles, CA Focusing on the issues of domestic and dating violence, provides domestic violence prevention, early intervention, and public education services.
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Washington, DC Dedicated to improving screening, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer and to increasing awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.
Center for Constitutional Rights, The
New York, NY Dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Undertakes litigation to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources.
Donate Life America
Richmond, VA Alliance of national organizations and local affiliates dedicated to inspiring all people to donate life through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Environmental Defence
Toronto, ON Dedicated to protecting the environment and human health by conducting public education programs and advocating for effective government policy.
Environmental Literacy Council
Washington, DC In the quest for environmental literacy, the Council brings science-based, cross-disciplinary teaching resources into classrooms around the world. Maintains extensive online library of learning materials and teaching activities related to the environmental sciences.
Family Literacy Foundation
San Diego, CA United Through Reading® program enables deployed military parents to stay connected with their children by reading books aloud on videotape or DVD and sending them home for the children's enjoyment.
Guttmacher Institute
New York, NY Dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center, The
San Francisco, CA Undertakes educational and advocacy initiatives on behalf of immigrants. Works to create a society that embraces diversity, respects the dignity and rights of all, and values new Americans' contributions to society.
In Kind Canada
Mississauga, ON Helps companies and charities connect by receiving donations of surplus goods from companies and allocating the goods to member charities.
International Children's Digital Library
Manchester, MA Dedicated to the preservation and online distribution of children's literature worldwide. Maintains the world's largest multi-cultural collection of children's literature available free and accessible worldwide over the Internet.
Keep America Beautiful
Stamford, CT Implements public education and hands-on programs that benefit the environment including litter and illegal dump clean-ups, graffiti removal and recycling drives to enhance beautification of America.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Austin, TX Dedicated to inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer, helping them live with, through and beyond cancer.
Medicare Rights Center, The
New York, NY Through hotlines, education programs and policy initiatives, provides information to people with Medicare and helps assure that older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.
National Philanthropic Trust
Jenkintown, PA, Promotes and facilitates charitable giving by individuals, families and organizations, and assists donors with the administration and investment of their philanthropy.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Washington, DC Carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE).
Reading is Fundamental, Inc.
Washington, DC Through community volunteers in every state, provides 4.5 million children aged 3 to 8 with 16 million new, free books and literacy resources each year in order to make reading fun and beneficial to their everyday life.
Security on Campus, Inc.
Dedicated to safe campuses for college students. Provides services to the victims of college campus violence, educates students to protect themselves and works to ensure that campuses are in compliance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act."
Sierra Club of Canada
Dedicated to bringing citizens together to solve environmental problems and thereby improve their communities and the earth.
(Joint Award)
VetDogs and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and
Smithtown, NY and Bloomfield, CT Vetdogs (Guidedog Foundation for the Blind) trains and places guide and service dogs to veterans returning wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan. Fidelco breeds, trains, and places German Shepard guide dogs throughout the U.S and Canada.
World Federation of Mental Health
Jenkintown, PA Working to improve mental health services worldwide, promote good mental health and well-being, and increase public understanding and acceptance of people with mental health problems.

Over 450 not-for-profit organizations applied to CyberAlert for the PR Grants, an increase of nearly 40% from the previous highest year. "The increase in applications may reflect the greater recognition among non-profit organizations of the value and benefit of utilizing media monitoring services and we are pleased to be able to increase the number of grants awarded in response to the increase in applications," stated William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert.

The CyberAlert selection process favored national and international organizations with innovative services that benefit the young, the troubled and abused, the environment, and human rights. It also favored organizations with plans to utilize the monitoring service and resulting news clips in innovative ways. This year, four themes emerged: children's learning, violence prevention, the environment, and health promotion.

The Alliance for Consumer Education ( was among the 2006 PR grant recipients that made innovative use of the CyberAlert news clipping service. "The daily summary that arrived in our in-box each morning alerted us to cases relevant to our key program, inhalant abuse prevention," said Colleen Creighton, Director of Foundation Programs. "We were then able to immediately get educational and preventative materials out to individuals and groups in the affected community. Thanks to the CyberAlert service, we were able to equip thousands of parents with the materials needed to discuss the issue of inhalant abuse with their children and hopefully prevent those communities from suffering a tragic loss."

In announcing the award recipients, William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "As I reviewed the grant applications, I was inspired by the amazing work being done by not-for-profit organizations and their volunteers. We're pleased that CyberAlert can effectively help worthy not-for-profit organizations and give back to the PR community that has helped us become a leading worldwide media monitoring company. Hopefully, we'll be able to continue the PR grants program for many years to come."

Founded in 1999, CyberAlert is a worldwide press clipping, media monitoring and Web clipping service that monitors over 55,000+ online news sources each day in 250+ languages. CyberAlert also monitors online consumer discussion in Web message boards, UseNet news groups and Web logs (blogs) for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends. Clients specify their key words and CyberAlert delivers via daily e-mail (7/365) all new clips found in online media during the previous 24 hours.

A list of previous PR Grant Recipients is available on the CyberAlert Website.

Additional information about CyberAlert media monitoring, press clipping, and TV news monitoring services is available on the Company website.

William J. Comcowich
President and CEO
Phone: 203-375-7200

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