Reader’s Digest to Donate $1 Million to Nonprofits Through New Program
The Reader’s Digest Foundation announced this week that it will donate $1 million to nonprofit organizations through a new initiative called “Make it Matter.” Grants will be inspired by individuals deemed to be taking action and giving back to their communities in significant ways. Every month, the Foundation will select one individual’s story of good deeds done and grant $100,000 to a nonprofit organization in honor of that individual.
Reader’s Digest magazine will feature each winner in its new column, “Make it Matter. The public can submit stories for consideration to http://www.rd.com/foundation.
“‘Make it Matter’ recognizes the power of the individual to make a difference, a theme which is being brought into focus during this presidential election year,” says Eva Dillon, Readers’s Digest Foundation board member and president, group publisher, RD Inspiration. “Through these ten $100,000 grants, the Reader’s Digest Foundation extends the spirit of the profound contributions being made by extraordinary citizens.”
Submissions for “Make it Matter” will be accepted by the Foundation on a rolling basis throughout 2008.