Lenovo Launches Love On Mini Grants for NGOs

On October 22, the Lenovo Foundation will be launching the Love On Mini Grant campaign. Applications are open to charitable NGOs around the world that are registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations or their charitable equivalents.

A total of $150k USD will be given to organizations who propose new and innovative ideas for engaging minority, under resourced and diverse populations in STEM education. This is a direct reflection of the Lenovo Foundation’s focus on increasing access to STEM education and empowering diverse, minority and under resourced populations around the world.

Applications will be evaluated by a group of Lenovo employees, including the Lenovo Philanthropy board, with help from the philanthropy Advisory Committee, a group of employees around the world who help coordinate philanthropy in their regions and offices.

NGOs who are interested in applying should follow the specifics of applications below:

  • Organizations must be a registered U.S. 501(c)3 OR be able to provide all paperwork to pass the equivalency determination process of a U.S. 501(c)3.
  • Applications should propose a way to engage minority/diverse/under resourced populations to STEM education. Applications that do not adhere to this topic will not be considered.
  • Applications should include a detailed budget breakdown of the proposal, not to exceed $10k USD. Requests exceeding $10k USD will not be considered.
  • Proposals can include requests for Lenovo product, monetary support, or a mix of both.
    • Please include specifics like quantity, model name/number and needed functionality when requesting product. Visit www.lenovo.com to browse product.
    • Lenovo will not consider requests for competitor products.
  • Applications from new and existing charitable partners of Lenovo and its subsidiaries will be considered.
  • If selected, applicants must meet all compliance and due diligence requirements of Lenovo and Lenovo Foundation.
  • Applications and applications instructions are available in English and must be completed in English. Applications not completed in English will not be considered.
  • Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2018.
  • All applicants must adhere to Lenovo’s Charitable Giving Guidelines, available at www.LenovoFoundation.com
  • Timeline of recipient selection and announcement is subject to change at the discretion of the Lenovo Foundation.
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