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Motorola Mobility Foundation Launches Empowerment Grants Program


New grant initiative helps non-profits empower their communities with technology

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – – The Motorola Mobility Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), announced today the launch of the Empowerment Grants program, an opportunity for non-profit organizations to apply for funding to empower their communities. The program addresses three areas of focus – education, health and wellness and community.

The Empowerment Grants program supports and celebrates everyday real-life efforts to leverage technology to build stronger communities. Eligible non-profit organizations have the opportunity to enhance their communities and close the digital divide with technology-based training for teachers, mentors and community leaders. Empowerment Grants will provide non-profit organizations with funding to prepare the next generation for the 21st century by exposing them to new and emerging technologies.

“The Motorola Mobility Foundation seeks to empower communities across the country to live in a connected and meaningful way,” said Eileen Sweeney, director of the Motorola Mobility Foundation. “With the Empowerment Grants program, we can create a gateway for non-profit organizations to tap into Motorola Mobility’s talent, technology and funding.”

Who can Apply

Eligible applicants are dynamic community organizations that are making a significant contribution to the social fabric of their communities. Applicants must be a registered or incorporated 501(c) (3) non-profit organization or a NCES school or school district; have an operating budget under $5 million; can be an online program based in the U.S., or a U.S. national program, or must be based in the U.S. and serve communities in these states California, Illinois, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania; and be an online or national program aligned with funding priorities in the areas of education, health and wellness and community.

How to Apply

Organizations can submit a written application online. In addition, applicants are required to submit a 3-5 minute video describing the program that is requesting funds for an Empowerment Grant and how digital technology could be used to further enhance that program. All videos must be uploaded to YouTube and will be featured on the Motorola Foundation YouTube site prior to submitting the written application.

Application Due Date

Applications for Empowerment Grants will be accepted through Friday, July 15. Grantees will be notified in September.

For more information about the Empowerment Grants program, email

About Motorola Mobility Foundation
The Motorola Mobility Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Mobility seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Mobility Foundation focuses its funding on education, community, health and wellness and disaster relief. For more information, on Motorola Mobility Corporate and Foundation giving, visit

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit


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