|[April 02, 2014]
Interactive Intelligence Foundation Names 2014 Grant Recipients
INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Intelligence Foundation, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to
use resources and funding to foster life improvements for at-risk youth,
has named its 12 grant recipients for 2014 fund allocation.
The Foundation, the charitable arm of business communications software
company Interactive Intelligence (News - Alert) Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), selected its
grant recipients based on their alignment with its mission, their
emphasis on science and technology, and the impact their project will
have on at-risk youth.
"We received 426 grant applications this year, up from 72 last year, and
only wish we could've said yes to them all," said Joe Staples (News - Alert),
Foundation president and Interactive Intelligence chief marketing
officer. "To our recipients, we are grateful to help such worthy causes
and hope that these funds will give the youth you serve added
opportunities to develop useful life skills."
The following are the 2014 Interactive Intelligence Foundation grant
AR Inc., Staten Island, N.Y. (http://africanrefuge.webs.com/).
Provides hands-on learning projects to help at-risk youth, primarily
West African refugees.
Breakthrough Greater Boston, Cambridge, Mass. (http://www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org/).
A six-year after-school and summer program that prepares at-risk youth
GENaustin, Austin, Texas (https://genaustin.org/).
Provides programs that support and guide girls to make wise choices as
they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood.
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind. (http://www.gleaners.org/).
Secures, stores and redistributes donated food to 350 Hunger Relief
Agencies throughout Indiana.
Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Indianapolis, Ind. (http://www.happyhollowcamp.net/).
Offers a summer program to economically disadvantaged and certain
special needs children from Indianapolis and Central Indiana.
The Julian Center, Indianaplis, Ind. (http://www.juliancenter.org/).
Provides support and services to victims of domestic violence, sexual
assault, and other life crises.
Marian Middle School, St. Louis, Mo. (http://marianmiddleschool.org/).
Provides a STEM program for at-risk youth.
Penny Lane Centers, North Hills, Calif. (http://www.pennylane.org/).
Provides an array of children's social services, including residential
care, transitional housing, foster care, and more.
Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, Fla. (http://www.qualitylifecenter.org/).
Provides structured youth development programs that focus on arts,
character and education.
STEM Academy, San Antonio, Texas (http://www.neisd.net/stem/).
Provides programs that engage and expose students to STEM instruction.
St. Francis Community Services, Salina, Kan. (http://www.st-francis.org/).
Provides an array of child and family-based services.
TRAC SA, South Africa (http://www.trac.sun.ac.za/).
Provides programs that encourage students to enter careers in science,
engineering and technology.
Grants provided to these recipient organizations will be used for a
variety of purposes, including summer STEM education programs, an
after-school mobile application development program, summer camp funding
for economically-challenged youth, a mobile STEM classroom, weekend food
supplies for in-need youth, and other hands-on science and technology
Intelligence Foundation distributes the funds it raises to a small
number of not-for-profit organizations whose missions are aligned with
the mission of the Foundation. It raises funds through corporate
donations, an annual fundraising event, and through employee and
"friends of the foundation" contributions. To-date, the Foundation has
raised more than $750,000, which has helped more than a dozen charities
in Indiana and throughout the world improve the lives of young people.
To learn more about the Interactive Intelligence Foundation, visit http://interactivefoundation.org/.
About Interactive Intelligence
Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of contact center,
unified communications, and business process automation software and
services designed to improve the customer experience. The company's
solutions, which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, are in use
by more than 6,000 customers worldwide. Interactive Intelligence is
among Software Magazine's 2013 Top 500 Global Software and Service
Providers, and has received a Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) Company of the Year Award
for the last five consecutive years. In addition, Glassdoor honored
Interactive Intelligence with its 2014 Employees' Choice Award as one of
the Best Places to Work in the U.S., and Mashable ranked Interactive
Intelligence second on its 2014 list of the Seven Best Tech Companies to
Work For. The company was founded in 1994 and employs more than 1,800
people worldwide. Interactive Intelligence is headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana and has offices throughout North America, Latin
America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It can be reached
at +1 317.872.3000 or email@example.com.
Visit Interactive Intelligence on the Web at www.inin.com;
on Twitter at www.inin.com/twitter;
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or on LinkedIn (News - Alert) at www.inin.com/linkedin.
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