CyberAlert Awards Annual PR Grants
to 29 Non-Profit Organizations
Stratford, CT — 01/23/2008 — CyberAlert, Inc., a worldwide media monitoring, press clipping and TV news monitoring service, today announced the 29 recipients of its 2008 Public Relations (PR) Grants to Not-for-Profit Organizations. The 29 grants to organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Switzerland are the largest number the company has awarded in one year. Each grant is for one free year of online news monitoring service using CyberAlert 4.0.
The total retail value of this year's grants exceeds $75,000. Since starting the PR Grants program in 2004, CyberAlert has awarded a total of 102 grants with a retail value of more than $250,000.
The 2008 award recipients are located in nine different states (MA, NY,
MD, VA, NC, FL, IL, WI, CA), the
District of Columbia, two Canadian provinces (Quebec,Ontario), and two countries in Europe (Switzerland,United Kingdom).
The following organizations are the 2008 PR grant recipients:
Action Against Hunger
New York, NY
International relief and development organization working to save malnourished children and their families while providing sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger.
America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network
The largest domestic hunger relief organization in the U.S. Secures and distributes food and grocery products to over 200 member food banks feeding over 25 million Americans each year.
Grassroots advocacy organization working to educate and mobilize support within the Jewish community for a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Campaign Finance Institute
Conducts objective research and education, empanels task forces and makes recommendations for policy change in the field of campaign finance at federal and state levels.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Develops progressive policy ideas and options for Canadian
decision makers through the engagement of
's business, political and community leaders.
Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Provides a national link between 225 partner and member groups that provide patient services and public education on breast cancer.
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Promotes the social and health benefits of participating in physical activities regardless of physical impairments, empowering persons with physical disabilities through sports.
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
Working to ensure survival of sea turtles through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
Provides clothing, food, school supplies, shelter, and
access to medical care to over 17,000 young people at 352 project sites in 24
countries including the
Community Action Partnership
Offers training and technical assistance to the 1,000 Community Action Agencies that are fighting poverty on the local level.
Provides biking safety information to children and adults. Conducts "bike rodeos" to share safe biking techniques with children. Provides "safe biking" curriculum to schools and youth organizations. Provides low-cost bike safety helmets to children.
Works to insure that the 3 million people in the
with epilepsy are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.
Gilda's Club Worldwide
Advocates for the emotional and social support for anyone touched by cancer through networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events.
Jour de la Terre (Earth Day) Quebec
National organization dedicated to improving the state of
the environment by working through 500 local partner organizations that conduct
over 700 activities each year in
Keep A Breast Foundation
Seeks to increase breast cancer awareness and to eradicate breast cancer by informing young people of methods of prevention, early detection and support.
My Stuff Bags Foundation
Provides duffels filled with new items to children who must enter crisis shelters or foster homes with no personal belongings as a result of abuse or neglect.
Civil rights and social justice organization focused on fighting discrimination and fostering education equity, economic empowerment, civic engagement and access to healthcare.
National Coalition Against Censorship
Works with an alliance of 50 national organizations and the general public to oppose censorship and to promote and defend the First Amendment values of freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression.
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
Aims to assure that every child in
receives 21st century teaching by advocating for strong learning communities in schools, quality teacher preparation, and professionally rewarding teaching careers.
National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
A collaborative effort among experts in the security, non-profit, academic and government fields to teach consumers, small businesses and members of the education community about Internet security, the NCSA aims to increase awareness about the risks associated with using Internet technologies and how to help protect against them.
National Fibromyalgia Association
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the pubic, media, government and medical communities.
National Fire Protection Association
Dedicated to reducing the incidence of damaging fires through public education campaigns including Fire Prevention Week.
National Parkinson Foundation
International network of 57 NPF-designated medical centers, 49 affiliated chapters and 900 support groups providing research, clinical care and outreach for patients with Parkinson disease and related neurological conditions.
National Prostate Cancer Coalition
Provides resources and education to people affected by prostate cancer; advocates for increased research funding; raises awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment; conducts free prostate cancer screenings for men in underserved communities nationwide.
Save Our Seas Foundation
Conducts a wide range of programs aimed at awareness, protection, preservation and conservation of the marine environment around the world.
SERRV International (A Greater Gift)
Alternative trade and development organization provides marketing assistance, product development, grants and loans to assist low-income artisans and farmers in 36 countries to develop the income, skills and tools need to improve their lives.
Special Olympics, Inc.
Dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. Provides year-round sports training and competition to 2.5 million adults and children with intellectual disabilities across 165 countries.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
Provides public education programs about sudden cardiac
arrest which kills more people in the
than stroke, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and lung cancer combined, and works toward getting more automated external defibrillators in more public places for use in medical emergencies involving cardiac arrest.
United Nations Association of the U.S.A.
Dedicated to building
understanding and support of the ideals and work of the United Nations. Conducts educational and humanitarian
campaigns including student education programs, clearing minefields, and
providing school-based support for children living with HIV/AIDS in
In announcing the award recipients, William J.
Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "As I personally
reviewed the grant applications, I was inspired by the amazing work being done
by not-for-profit organizations and their volunteers. We're pleased that CyberAlert can effectively
help worthy not-for-profit organizations and give back to the PR community that
has helped us become a leading worldwide media monitoring company. It's our intention to continue the PR grants
program for many years to come."
Over 300 not-for-profit organizations applied to CyberAlert for the PR Grants. "The grant applications reflect the recognition among non-profit organizations of the value and benefits of utilizing media monitoring services and we're delighted to be able to increase the number of grants awarded this year," stated William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert.
The CyberAlert selection process favored national and international organizations with innovative services that benefit the young, the disadvantaged, the ill and disabled, the environment, and better government. It also favored organizations with plans to utilize the monitoring service and resulting news clips in innovative ways.
A list of previous PR Grant Recipients is available on the CyberAlert Website. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed at the end of the year.
William J. Comcowich
President and CEO