Monday, February 4, 2013

A Heartfelt Donation: eBay Foundation

Sisters by Heart is thrilled to announce that we've been the recipient of an eBay Foundation grant!

One of our Sisters by Heart board members, Stacie Jackley, has been working for GSI Commerce, a subsidiary of eBay, inc., for the past 11 years. A few months ago, she received an email from the eBay, inc. GIVE Team offering a unique opportunity for employees to apply for a grant up to $5,000 to support their favorite non-profit organization.  

Stacie immediately thought of Sisters by Heart and, along with fellow board members, completed the application.  The application was submitted with fingers crossed.  

We found out in late December that Sisters by Heart was one of the organizations to be awarded a grant of an astonishing $5,000!  Needless to say, we are ecstatic and so appreciative of the generosity of the eBay inc Foundation!  Sisters by Heart has grown tremendously since established in December 2010 and we're thrilled at how this grant will help us further our mission of supporting families facing a new HLHS diagnosis!


Kellen Jackley (2 years old, HLHS) presenting the grant check to Sisters by Heart

What a great way to start off 2013! 

The GIVE Team aims to engage employees through volunteerism and by making charitable grant recommendations. Employees have the opportunity to recommend a Non-Profit Organization they are passionate about and would like to help fund their cause. The GIVE Team committee then works together to review the recommendations to determine which organizations receive funds based on a number of factors including financials, potential impact, and need.
Each year, eBay Foundation provides grants of more than $2 million USD to support organizations that promote economic and social well-being, making more than $23 million USD in grants since its first year. But while the Foundation provides generous monetary support, eBay Inc. GIVE Teams, made up of employee-volunteers, further the Foundation’s mission and bring the company’s values to life.

eBay Foundation GIVE Team grants are awarded by the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Thank you a million times over GIVE Team and eBay inc Foundation for awarding us this grant - and Stacie Jackley for nominating us! Your generous contribution will help support our mission to provide HOPE to hundreds of families who are facing the devastating heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and a lifetime of care for their child.