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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES RECEIVES $15,000 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION
Roanoke, VA, July 3, 2013 – Council of Community Services received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS). The grant will be used to advance Planning and Capacity Building Services at the Council by creating a dedicated training center.
The Council of Community Services’ Planning and Capacity Building Services provide nonprofits with the tools they need to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs for greater impact. This role allows the Council to enhance the quality of life in Southwest Virginia by strengthening organizations, sharing information and resources, and promoting the growth of knowledge. The Council has lacked a dedicated training center to provide these services. This grant enables the Council to better serve organizations by creating a designated space to host trainings, strategic planning sessions, professional development courses, and meetings.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA., The UPS Foundation indentifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as the Council of Community Services’ Planning and Capacity Building Services and provide support for building stronger communities.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Council of Community Services’ efforts to provide nonprofits with the tools they need to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”