Footprint Project

Footprint Project

The SILA Foundation’s ‘FOOTPRINT’ Grant is presented during our Annual Meeting to a qualifying organization located within the general vicinity of the meeting city. Qualifying organizations include those who provide opportunities or educational activities for the public that develop and/or improve individuals’ capabilities that enhance their personal career and/or general wellbeing. Activities may include personal development, job skill improvement, industry based educational materials, courses, public discussion groups, panels, lectures, personal career development, mentoring, job training, job fairs, or other programs deemed appropriate by the Foundation.

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Award Criteria:

  • The award amount is $1,000.
  •  It is presented to a IRS 501(c)3 non-profit or an established educational institution that supports and/or emulates the purpose of the SILA Foundation, as described in the about ‘SILA Foundation Footprint Project Profile’
  • A formal written and completed application must be submitted to the SILA Foundation.
  • Applications must be post marked or registered electronically dated no later than the established application cut-off date of August 15th of the award year.
  • Applications shall be reviewed by the Foundation’s Grants & Scholarship Committee who will make recommendations for final selection to the Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • All applications become the property of the SILA Foundation upon receipt.
  • The Foundation Board of Trustees shall determine the winning organization by September 15th of the award year.  The presentation shall be made during the Foundation’s Annual Meeting.
  • Progress reports and results impact statements shall be provided to the Foundation quarterly from date of the grant award until such time all of the funds are distributed for the benefit of the stated grant purpose.  All excess/undistributed funds shall be returned to the Foundation upon the first anniversary of the grant award. 
  • The Foundation is free to make public via its website or other public means the project and impact.

Past Recipients

Reality Changers
San Diego, California
Reality Changers transforms lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become college graduates.​
Indy Reads
Indianapolis, Indiana
The mission of Indy Reads is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. And their vision is simple: 100% literacy for all. They're working to make this dream a reality by providing free literacy, English language, and workforce readiness programs to adults through our innovative Community Classrooms at sites around Marion County.
Elevate Orlando
Orlando, Florida
The mission of Elevate Orlando is to build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community. Their vision is for all at-risk Central-Florida youth to have the tools, character qualities, and hope to succeed in life.
Brighton Center
San Antonio, Texas
On a foundation of Christian faith, Martha O'Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship.
Martha O'Bryan Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Throughout San Antonio and Bexar County, Brighton Center provides developmental and educational services to children of ALL abilities. With a holistic, family-centered approach, they offer enrichment and development through an inclusive early childhood education program, as well as therapy services, counseling, case management, and special education support & services.
Working Wardrobes
Anaheim, California
Working Wardrobes is Orange County’s foremost career development nonprofit, championing on behalf of at-risk men, women, young adults, and veterans to help them achieve the Power of a Paycheck.
The Ben Bragg Memorial Scholarship
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Ben Bragg Memorial Scholarship at St Paul’s High School was established in 2010 to honor Ben’s memory and encourage positive traits in others. The scholarship is given to an eighth-grader in financial need. While grades are important, Ben’s scholarship is designed to impact those students who are not candidates for other scholarships that focus on high-grade point averages.
Denver, Colorado
The purpose of DenverGives is to promote community giving, raise awareness and develop resources for small local nonprofits within the greater Denver Metro community.