With the support of PNC Bank, Three Rivers Business Alliance Foundation is proud to announce a new program that directly impacts the local LGBT business community in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region. The 2020 PNC Bank LGBT Business Grants will provide $500 awards to five (5) LGBT+ businesses that demonstrate well-defined plans for growth, including innovation, sustainability, and ongoing contribution to the community. Submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 31, 2020, by 5:00 PM EST.
Nominees must be:
- A 3RBA member business (as of submission deadline) in good standing;
- A registered business headquartered within the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region;
- In business before/as of July 1, 2020;
- A privately held company;
- In compliance with all applicable laws and regulation;
- A legal resident of the United States;
- At least 18 years of age; and
- Certified (or applied as of submission deadline to be certified) as an NGLCC-certified LGBTBE®
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, August 31, 2020. Award applications are reviewed by a committee of representatives from the 3RBA Foundation and PNC Bank. Award finalists may be invited for interviews with the selection committee. Applicants must be available to accept its award at the 3RBA PNC Bank Reception in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at a date TBA. Award winners will receive two (2) complimentary tickets for the reception.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the Award Application with the required information and Mini Plan to the 3RBA no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, August 31, 2020. Submissions must be made electronically in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact 3RBA at email@example.com or 412-346-4161. Become an 3RBA member today at www.3rba.com.
All applications become the property of 3RBA and its foundation and will not be returned. Each application will be verified for accuracy of information. The information contained in the application, in whole or in part, may be used by the 3RBA and its foundation for media purposes; however, all financial and personal information will be held strictly confidential. The applicant authorizes 3RBA and its foundation to use the awardee’s pictures, likenesses, name, and all other information set forth in the application and interviews in articles, and third party publications, and for advertising or promotional purposes. All financial information will be specifically excluded from the publication. 3RBA and its foundation reserve the right in their sole discretion to make the final determination of the acceptability of each applicant. 3RBA, 3RBA Foundation and PNC employees, officers, board members and their immediate families are not eligible to apply for this award.
By participating, applicants agree to: a) all the award rules and the decisions of 3RBA and its foundation in their sole discretion, which shall be final in all respects; and b) release, discharge, and hold harmless 3RBA, 3RBA Foundation, PNC Bank, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees from any liability, claims, or damage arising out of their participation in the award program, and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any award funds.
Winners will be notified by telephone, mail, and/or e-mail before July 1, 2020, using the contact information on this application and must acknowledge notification within three (3) business days. If the winner fails to respond to award notification within the time allowed, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
3RBA and its foundation are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any award-related materials or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged incomplete or illegible entries. 3RBA and its foundation reserve the right to revoke the award if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the award process as determined by 3RBA and its foundation in their sole discretion.
Three Rivers Business Alliance Foundation is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation that is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Here is a copy of its IRS exemption letter.