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HP Provides $1.3 Million in Technology Grants to Non-profit Organizations

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif.--April 18, 2003-- As part of its global citizenship initiative, HP today announced technology grants to 26 non-profit organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico. The grants are a component of HP's Community Technology Center (CTC) initiative, which is designed to help under-served communities fulfill their aspirations for participation in the digital age. Valued at $1.3 million, the grants include computer equipment and in-kind volunteer components provided by local HP employees. Through the grants, organizations can enhance academic achievement and job opportunities by increasing the number of people with access to technology. To have received a CTC grant an organization must work within an underserved community, support and provide accessibility to and training for people with disabilities, and have a dedicated staff or infrastructure to support technology. In addition, recipients must use technology in a way that supports training, learning and career opportunities for students, youth and families. "HP is deeply committed to providing support to organizations that aspire to bridge the digital divide," said Nancy Iaconis, philanthropy program manager, HP Philanthropy and Education. "By providing grants to these computer technology centers, we leverage technology to support the organizations' programs that provide training in computer literacy, academic success and job skill training. This initiative also provides an opportunity for highly skilled HP employees to be a part of our community in a real way." The HP grants feature a wide range of HP commercial and consumer products -- from servers, notebook PCs and projectors to printers and monitors -- with a total retail value of up to $67,000. The recipients of the HP Technology Grants for 2003, organized by region, are: Northeast Easter Seals Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass. Boys & Girls Club of Nashua, N.H. Play2Win, Harlem, N.Y. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y. Midwest Urban League of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colo. Boys & Girls Club of Loveland, Fort Collins, Colo. Easter Seals Colorado, Loveland, Colo. Urban League Circle of Care, Denver, Colo. Center of Higher Development, Chicago, Ill. Northwest Kuskokwin Native Associate, Aniak, Alaska Family Resource Center, Chadwell, Idaho Boys & Girls Club of Garden City, Idaho Boys & Girls Club, Tacoma, Wash. Southwest Washington for Deaf, Vancouver, Wash. South Patriots Technology Training Center, Seat Pleasant, Md. Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. Southwest Genesys ITS, Houston, Texas Technology for All, Houston, Texas Star of Hope Mission, Houston, Texas West Coast Computer Technology Program, Berkley, Calif. Goodwill Tech TRACS, San Jose, Calif. Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency, Hayward, Calif. Sacramento CORAL Youth Institute, Sacramento, Calif. Neighborhood House Assoc., San Diego, Calif. Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego, Calif. Puerto Rico Biblioteca Lilliam Neris Crespo, Aguadilla Over the last 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other not-for-profit organizations around the world. In 2002, HP's giving worldwide amounted to more than $62 million in cash and equipment.