ASAE Foundation Announces Innovation Grant Program Award Winners

ASAE Foundation, with major support from SunTrust Foundation, has selected four winning projects for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which received 55 applications this year. Each winner will receive up to $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE’s 2015 Great Ideas Conference, March 8-10, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation, with major support from SunTrust Foundation, has selected four winning projects for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which received 55 applications this year. Each winner will receive up to $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE’s 2015 Great Ideas Conference, March 8-10, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. 

The four winners are:
• American Library Association, Chicago, IL
• Arizona Community Action Association, Phoenix, AZ
• California Association of Health Facilities, Sacramento, CA
• PCMA Education Foundation, Chicago, IL

“The committee has been amazed by the different ideas submitted this year, and it was a difficult decision,” said Matthew R. D’Uva, CAE, FASAE, chair of the IGP steering committee and president and CEO of Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals International. “We had proposals ranging from a mobile app to assist with managing responses during a disaster to developing a measurement system that will enable organizations to capture and share ROI generated by community engagement activities. All of the winning projects will make a difference for their members and in their communities as well as contribute to the innovation of all associations with their thoughtful ideas and implementation. Congratulations!”

ASAE Foundation received applications from organizations of varied types, sizes, locations, and industries.

“Associations play a critical role in their community as well as impact the global society. SunTrust Foundation understands the value associations bring and want to help foster innovation,” said Vince Wesley, Senior Vice President, and Manager of the SunTrust Not-for-Profit and Government Team in Washington, DC. “We see these innovation grants as an opportunity to help organizations advance their mission, so they can continue making a difference for their members, constituents, and industries they serve.”

For more information about the program, visit the IGP’s website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE [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 9,300 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, visit www.asaecenter.org.