Facebook data center, located in Altoona Illinois, was able to award over one hundred thousand dollars to sustainable, community based programs near them as a way of giving back to their local community.
This year, several nearby schools were the recipients of some of those grants. The school anticipates using the money to purchase new equipment to further students' education. Among those recipients are other organizations that received grants, such as library and park services, will use their grants to further their individual missions.
All who were lucky enough to have received a generous grant from Facebook were very appreciative and stated that this was a great way to bring the community together. Read the Entire Article
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The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include “businesses that turn household waste into wages, employ the disadvantaged through the baking of artisan breads, or transform the purchasing power of toilet paper into life-saving sanitation.”