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(Los Angeles, CA; September 25, 2013)– The Perlman Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), a matching grant that assists smaller sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Perlman Foundation’s mission. Recipients will also become eligible for other Perlman Foundation initiatives, such as the My Future College Scholarship.

Applications Accepted:  October 10, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Finalist Announced: November 15, 2013
Donations Accepted: November 25, 2013 through December 15, 2013
Donations Presented: January/February 2014
Matching Grant Award: up to $20,000*
Number of Awards: up to 20
Eligible States: AL, CA, FL, GA, OH, NC, PA, SC, TN or TX
Priority given to organizations assisting residents in: Los Angeles County in California, Wake County in North Carolina, Jefferson County in Alabama, Cuyahoga County in Ohio, Dallas County in Texas, and Greenville County in South Carolina.

The Foundation will also award one $5,000 Community Builder grant to an individual working hard in their community to make a difference. If you know a local "Community Builder", post their name what they do, where we can find information on their work on Twitter- @thepfoundation or under the daily "Community Builders" post on Facebook, with the hash tag #BGACommunityBuilder.

What are the qualifications?
What Type of Organizations Are Eligible?
What Type of Organizations Are Not Eligible?

A complete list of the grant rules and guidlines can be found here.  We have compiled a brief list of the commonly asked questions. Check this handy list of Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question is a popular one that we have answered many times before.

*(minus crowdrise fee's)
2012 BGA receipents included the following organizations:
BGA Grantee Code To College at UCLA BGA Grantee MPYD SERA INC Anti-bullying initiative
AIM for Academic Growth, Excellence, Success (AIM) Alabama Poverty Project, Inc. (APP)
Building Futures Incorporated (BFI) Code to College - Connecting Communities to UCLA
College Access Plan (CAP) Family Promise of Knoxville
Heart Gallery of Alabama Krimson and Kreme Inc.
La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center Mental health America of Aiken County- Nurture Home
Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) Milo Group, Inc.
New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Community Support Corporation P.U.S.H. TO WIN OUTREACH, INC.
Prince of Peace Outreach and Deliverance Ministries SEP Coaching
Tarrant Literacy Coalition The Southeast Raleigh Assembly, Inc.
Urban Compass USC Troy Camp