Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today it has received a $25,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety and Security Institute.
A charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc., the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada. Through the grant, the Coast Guard Foundation will support its scholarship program that currently helps 80 children of enlisted United States Coast Guard personnel attend college each year.
“Thanks to this generous grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, we will be able to make a difference for the children of Coast Guard members who are this nation’s first responders,” said Anne B. Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “The students who receive our scholarship grants are among the best and brightest in their classes, and are of the highest character. I am so proud that our 2013 scholars will be supported through this generous gift from Motorola Solutions Foundation.”
The Coast Guard Foundation’s scholarship program provides one- to four-year grants to children of enlisted Coast Guard members who are pursuing higher education degrees. The children and families live in all corners of the country and everywhere in between, and attend top-notch colleges and universities, state institutions and community colleges.
“Motorola Solutions is dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter,” said Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “Motorola Solutions Foundation aligns itself with this mission by supporting programs like the Coast Guard Foundation scholarships for the children of enlisted Coast Guard members. We are proud to see these valuable programs make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.”
Through the Public Safety and Security Institute, the Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor, convener and supporter of issues that affect the public safety of communities worldwide, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and grow and engage the network of those interested in these issues. The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides grants around the world with an emphasis on programming in communities where Motorola Solutions has a significant presence. For 84 years, Motorola has worked side-by-side with law enforcement to develop the solutions that support its mission. Since 2007, the foundation has provided over $25M in grants to public safety organizations in the U.S and Canada.
For over 40 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men of women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides higher education grants to enlisted personnel, reservists and their children, higher education financial support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, financial relief to Coast Guard families who have lost possessions in natural disasters, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. For more information on the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.
About The Coast Guard Foundation
The Coast Guard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1969. It was initially created to provide funds for academic, athletic, and morale needs of the Coast Guard Academy and its cadets, which were not covered by federal operational funding. In 1986, the Foundation expanded its charter to support projects that enhance the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families. A Board of 100 Trustees from all parts of the country governs the Foundation. The Trustees elect from their members a 30 person Board of Directors to oversee the management of the Foundation. Located in Stonington, Connecticut, the Foundation employs a staff of twelve civilians responsible for meeting the Foundation’s objectives and working closely with the Coast Guard on all issues.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.