Monument chemical seeks grant ideas focused on youth education in Brandenburg

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Monument Chemical, Brandenburg, invites non-profit organizations to submit proposals for the company’s annual $10,000 Community Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant. The grant will be awarded to a non-profit organization in support of a new program that addresses a demonstrated need within the grant’s area of focus, which is currently “Education of Youth.” Monument’s goal with this grant is to enhance educational programs for the youth in the Brandenburg community for when school is not in session. Priority consideration will be given to specific programs or projects that focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning.

Grant application packets have been sent to local non-profits, and the deadline to apply for the 2021 grant is April 30, 2021. Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to Tonya Klinglesmith, HR Business Partner, at tklinglesmith@monumentchemical.com with questions about how to apply.

The winning grant will be chosen by the Monument Brandenburg Community Advisory Council (MBCAC), a Monument-sponsored committee that includes members of the Monument Brandenburg team, individuals who live, work or attend school in Brandenburg and the surrounding communities, and representatives of organizations and government entities serving those communities. The MBCAC meets quarterly to engage in candid dialogue to develop a shared understanding of the interdependency of industry and community.

Previous Monument CPI grant winners include: the Meade County Museum & Arts Council (toward the building of the Brandenburg Riverfront Amphitheater); the Meade County 4-H Youth Development (for the “Get STEAM’d Up” program); and the Meade County School District (for the purchase of laptops for virtual learning).

“Teachers, students, and parents are facing extraordinary challenges right now, from fluctuating school schedules to the technological issues of virtual learning,” said Tonya Klinglesmith, HR Business Partner. “In 2020, we were eager to support the Meade County School District with the funds needed for student laptops – to minimize the technology gap for a large number of children in our community. Next year, we’ll be eager to learn more about the creative educational programming that will continue to lead schools, educators, and students through this pandemic – and to select another fantastic Monument CPI winner.”

About Monument Chemical

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Monument Chemical serves the specialty chemicals industry – and produces a variety of solvents, intermediates, specialty fuels, and other specialty products, as well as offers industry-leading Contract Manufacturing services. Learn more at www.monumentchemical.com.


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