Verizon Foundation

Posted by on January 25, 2010

Verizon supports education, prevention, health care

The Verizon Foundation provides grants for projects focusing on education and literacy, domestic violence prevention and healthcare accessibility and Internet safety.

The education and literacy funding focuses on delivering powerful education and literacy tools to teachers, librarians, students, parents and nonprofits. Funds seek to improve learning and student achievement in traditional settings and beyond the classroom.

The domestic violence funding seeks to stop the cycle of violence. The foundation provides financial, technical and human expertise to local and national organizations that focus on education, prevention, victim relief and empowerment.

Health care accessibility grants go to projects that provide technology to help underserved populations and people with disabilities access information on critical health issues. It also supports innovative technology that helps healthcare providers increase their efficiency, effectiveness and reach.

Internet safety funds go to programs and organization helping law enforcement officers investigate Internet-related crimes against children, educating parents and caregivers about measures they can take to help children use the Internet safely,  teaching teens and young children how to protect themselves and avoid putting themselves in danger or breaking the law, and  warning adults about the pitfalls and dangers online.

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