| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
ANNOUNCES $100,000 COMMUNITY GIFT PROGRAM For 2011
LIVERMORE, Calif., May. 16, 2011 — Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is kicking off its annual Community Gift Program to benefit local and area non-profit organizations for 2011. ###
LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel, the largest project management contractor in the United States; The University of California, the world's largest public research institution; BWX Technologies and URS Corporation, the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors; and Battelle, a global leader in science and technology and technology commercialization. The team also includes Texas A&M University, which provides programs in homeland security and national security.
The program provides up to $100,000 in funding to support organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) education, community-service and philanthropic needs in communities having a large population of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees. Nonprofit California educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, and government agencies serving Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties are eligible to apply. Gifts will be awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $20,000.
Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program received more than 60 applications for grants in 2010. Twenty-three applications were selected for awards, the majority of which served children in the Tri-Valley and San Joaquin County, with a focus on science and math education and cultural arts. The Community Gift Program expands upon LLNS’ community giving, which continues to benefit the Greater Bay Area.
In December 2010, LLNS matched $1 million in employee donations to the Lab’s HOME (Helping Others More Effectively) Campaign. The HOME Campaign benefits community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, San Joaquin Valley and Greater Bay Area. Since 1997, HOME has raised more than $1 million annually through employee donations that go directly to agencies selected by the employees. Last year LLNL employees pledged more than $2.4 million to the HOME Campaign, the largest amount ever raised during the years of conducting the HOME Campaign. The contributions benefitted more than 400 local agencies. Adding the $1 million LLNS match brought the total contribution to more than $3.4 million.
“LLNS is committed to being a good neighbor in our local communities, and is very proud of the generosity of our employees in assisting those in need,” said George Miller, LLNS President and LLNL Director.
All organizations interested in applying to the LLNS Community Gift Program must submit a gift application to LLNS by July 8, 2011. To be eligible, organizations must be sustainable and financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by Sept. 15, 2011.
More information on LLNS and its Community Gift Program is available at www.llnsllc.com. For an application, go to the Web at http://www.llnsllc.com/communityGiving/llnsgift.asp.