Lenexa, Kan., May 1, 2018 – Now through June 1, 2018, Grantham University is accepting applications for the first of two award periods for its 2018 Grantham Gives Back Grant. Through the grant, a minimum of six non-profit organizations will receive up to $3,000 each. Recipients will be selected based on their alignment with Grantham’s service-oriented mission, and will be notified no later than July 15, 2018.

In 2017, thirteen local and national non-profit organizations benefited from more than $40,000 total through the employee-funded grant.

“The Grantham Gives Back Grant program was solely supported last year through employee donations. Our ability to give back over $40,000 to our community was inspiring to our leadership team and speaks to the Grantham culture,” said Chief Financial Officer and Grantham Gives Back Fund senior sponsor, Lily Carpio. “As we enter into our second year of offering this grant program, the University will increase the community impact by matching, dollar-for-dollar, all funds donated by our employees.”

For grant guidelines, eligibility criteria and to apply, please visit the Grantham Gives Back Guidelines page.


About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Throughout the past 67 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support, affordability options and its continual advancement in line with changing technologies.

Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs.



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Liz Istas has been Grantham’s communication manager for over seven years, and loves being part of the Grantham family of staff and students. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University.