2020-2021 Application

WHO’S ELIGIBLE
This grant program is available to public and private schools, including high schools, junior high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, as well as accredited and/or licensed pre-k-12 schools. The educational institution must be the primary sponsor or co-sponsor for the blood drive, and must have active student recruiters, coordinators or participants to be eligible.

HOW IT WORKS
Schools will receive $250 for each drive that collects 20 units or more. In addition, $1 will be awarded per unit collected. (e.g., 50-unit drive receives $250, plus an additional $50 for a total of $300). The more blood drives a school hosts each year, the more opportunity for grant funding.

Funds can be used for the following:
  • Traditional Scholarship Fund
  • Charitable Donation to Non-Profit
  • Reimbursement for Blood Drive Expenses
  • Payment for Educational Expenses
NOTE: The Food and Drug Administration provides guidance governing volunteer blood donation. Funds must not be given directly to the blood donor or blood drive sponsor. 

REQUESTING YOUR FUNDS
The school principal or blood drive coordinator should complete the application for each eligible drive prior to drive date. An application is required and must be submitted no later than two weeks following the drive. 

AWARD DISTRIBUTION
Checks will be issued 6-8 weeks after the application is submitted and approved. Schools will be notified of application approval, which will begin the 6-8 week processing period. 

Questions? Email lifesavings@mvrbc.org for an answer within 2 business days or contact your Blood Center Representative.

Special thanks to our 2020 program sponsors:
Quad City Bank & Trust

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