ASAE Foundation Announces SunTrust Foundation Renews Commitment to Innovation Grant Program

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation is pleased to announce that the SunTrust Foundation is renewing its funding for the Innovation Grant Program (IGP). It will provide up to four grants worth up to $10,000 each. The IGP launched last year to support innovation exploration, development, and raise awareness about the innovation efforts within the association community.

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ASAE Foundation Announces SunTrust Foundation Renews Commitment to Innovation Grant Program

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation is pleased to announce that the SunTrust Foundation is renewing its funding for the Innovation Grant Program (IGP). It will provide up to four grants worth up to $10,000 each. The IGP launched last year to support innovation exploration, development, and raise awareness about the innovation efforts within the association community.

“We are excited that the SunTrust Foundation is renewing its support for the Innovation Grant Program,” said ASAE Executive Vice President and President of the ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson, CAE. “They saw the fantastic proposals last year and realized the need associations have for innovation. We look forward to working closely again with the SunTrust Foundation in our joint efforts to support innovation in the association community.”

IGP applications will launch this Fall. ASAE Foundation has also created a restricted fund allowing individuals to make donations specifically towards the IGP program.

“SunTrust Foundation understands the value associations’ bring to society and their impact locally and globally,” said Vince Wesley, senior vice president, and manager of the SunTrust Not-for-Profit and Government Team in Washington, DC. “We are committed to spur innovation that will make a difference for associations and their respective members, constituents, and industries they serve. Last year’s applications demonstrated the need and desire they have to enhance their organizations. We hope these grants will continue to raise awareness about innovation happening within the industry.”

If you are interested in donating to the innovation fund, please contact Stephen E. Peeler at [email protected] For more information about last year’s winners, please visit IGP’s website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE Foundation, visit www.asaefoundation.org.