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Neotrope 2014 NonProfit PR Grants

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Thank you for your interest in our Non-Profit PR Grant™ program, which we hope will benefit ten worthwhile causes over the coming year. Our company has been helping charities and non-profits in various ways over the past three decades, and the PR Grants program launched in 2000, is just one way we hope to do good for those organizations also "doing good." Our program has been copied by others in our industry — a good idea should be shared — but ours is the original.

NOTE: this part of website not yet updated for 2015;

Official site for PR Grant Program:

As of Feb. 2012, we have also added a Facebook page here:

2015/16 Grants will be announced July 2015, and applications will be accepted starting at that time.

2014/15 Non-Profit PR Grant program announcements:
TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope, a 31 year old brand marketing, PR, and content development firm, today announced launch of its latest annual PR Grant program for U.S.-based 501(c)3 charities for 2014. Launched in 2000, the non-profit PR Grant was designed to help raise awareness of selected charities to traditional media, to the public, as well as to potential "halo" sponsors and donors.
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- California-based marketing and PR firm, Neotrope(R), today announced the formal launch of a dedicated web portal for the company's annual Non-Profit PR Grants program at as part of its 30 year anniversary. The PR Grant program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)3 worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers.

2013 Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients Announcement (June 28, 2013)

2012 Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients Announcement (Feb. 29, 2012)

Read 2012 NonProfit PR Grants Announcement #1 (Nov. 15, 2011) *[LINK UPDATED]

Read 2012 NonProfit PR Grants Announcement #2 (Dec. 19, 2011) *[LINK UPDATED]

Read 2012 NonProfit PR Grants Announcement #3 (Jan. 11, 2012) *[LINK UPDATED]

What is this all about?
Neotrope, a highly respected PR, brand identity and marketing firm, established January 1983, is celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2014. To help struggling and worthy charitable organizations we are donating $25,000+ in "PR Grants" to 10 selected small non-profit organizations who may be suffering this year due to the ongoing economic down-turn.

Specifically, worthy organizations who are selected by our staff to receive a PR Grant will be provided with services that may include consulting, public relations assistance, newswire services (press release dissemination to media), and social media campaign, to promote organization activities to media folk, and Internet marketing. Amount of each grant will vary, but up to ten non-profits will receive a grant. Again, this will not be a cash grant, but combined services to be provided which have a dollar value of at least $25,000 (please read the press releases from the links, below). Services will be provided for 12 months from start of program.

All qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization applicants, whether given grants or not, are also immediately eligible for 30% off all Send2Press® Newswire services (discount code for non-profits provided upon receipt of your valid grant application form).

How to Submit 2014 Non-Profit PR Grants Application Form
IMPORTANT: your organization must be a qualified U.S.-based non-profit, with IRS provided EIN. A "'not-for-profit" organization which is not recognized by the IRS, will not qualify. Your org must have a physical business address other than P.O. box, and a U.S./English website. You must be an authorized representative (board member, secretary, or similar) of the non-profit to submit an application, or the org's authorized ad/PR agency of record. (See application for additional information.)
  • Application deadline was midnight August 31, 2014.
  • Grant recipients will be notified third week of September.
  • A formal announcement will be made after the grant recipients are notified.
  • Please do not call us regarding applying for grant or to obtain list of chosen recipients.
  • Multiple submissions will be disqualified.
» CLICK HERE to apply for 2014 PR GRANT

Information on Prior Neotrope PR Grant Programs (2000-2011)
Who is Neotrope?
Neotrope® is a privately-held company, established January of 1983, in Redondo Beach, California, by creative guru Christopher Laird Simmons. Over its almost 30 year history, the company has been actively engaged in advertising, brand identity, content development, direct marketing, e-commerce, graphic design, newswire services, printing (brokerage and in-house offset press), photography, publishing (books, ebooks, posters, etc.), public relations (PR), search engine marketing (SEO/SEM), Web design and hosting, and entertainment ventures (record label, clothing company, online magazines, etc).

This diversity has given us unique insight into the mindset of new business start-ups, entrepreneuers and visionaries seeking to grow awareness about their company, brands, and expertise.

The company was originally known as "Mindset" in the 1980s and mid 1990s (no relationship to any other company past or present with the word "Mindset" in their name), but later became Neotrope, which essentially translates as: neo as in "new" and tropia as in "hyperbole" — or, new hyperbole.

Neotrope is a member of GS1 US (formerly Uniform Code Council), and can generate barcodes; is listed with the RIAA to generate ISRC codes for music identification; is listed with Bowker's and has its own ISBNs for book publishing; is listed with D&B/Dun & Bradstreet; and is a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), with an A+ rating for almost 15 years. Neotrope is trademark and service mark, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 listed company in 2009.
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Send2Press® was established in 1997 as a "spin off" of the company's "Mindset Media" public relations and news dissemination services, first offered in 1983. The venture, now called Send2Press, was originally known as "Mindset Netwire" (then and and was initially only offered to our Web design/hosting, e-commerce, and corporate PR clients (on and In 1999, the venture was opened up to the public as the online audience began to grow, and formally became known as "Send2Press." As of 2009, Send2Press Newswire ( is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a dedicated publicly offered service. Experienced Web surfers can check the "Wayback Machine" ( to view some of our historical pages, as further verification of our history.

Send2Press is the natural evolution of our traditional public relations and news dissemination business and the migration of the PR business to the Internet. Send2Press is a U.S. registered trademark and service mark of Neotrope.
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