STRATFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyberAlert, Inc., the worldwide online news monitoring, press clipping, broadcast monitoring and social media monitoring service, today announced the award of 18 public relations (PR) grants for 2012 to not-for-profit organizations in the United States Canada and Germany. The recipients are mainly smaller not-for-profit organizations covering a cross-section of services in health, education, social services, science & technology, culture, disaster preparedness, animal rights and economic development.
Each grant is for one free year of CyberAlert 5.0 Online News Monitoring Service. Award winners may also opt to receive CyberAlert’s TV news monitoring service or social media monitoring services including blog monitoring, message board monitoring, online video monitoring and Twitter monitoring.
The 2012 award recipients are located in eight different states -- California (4), Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas (2), Virginia (2) -- the District of Columbia (2), two Canadian provinces, Ontario and British Columbia, and Germany.
In announcing the award recipients, William J. Comcowich, president and CEO of CyberAlert stated: "We're delighted that CyberAlert can provide free media monitoring services to these deserving not-for-profit organizations to enable them to monitor their public relations successes as they carry on their vital services."
The following organizations are CyberAlert’s 2012 Public Relations grant recipients:
Alliance for Children and Families
Works to strengthen and provides a variety of services to North America’s non-profit human services sector through national advocacy, executive leadership training, and help in establishing high performance and governance standards.
Association of Flight Attendants
The world’s largest union organized by flight attendants and representing 60,000 flight attendants on 22 carriers throughout the world, AFA serves as the voice of flight attendants to negotiate better pay, benefits, working conditions and work rules, and to improve their safety on the job.
Community Options, Inc.
Princeton, New Jersey
With offices in 10 states, Community Options develops homes and employment for people with severe disabilities.
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Independent research center seeks to improve the human condition through plant science. Research focuses on biofuels, biofortification, disease resistance, drought tolerance, pesticide and fertilizer reduction and biosafety.
Entertainment Industries Council
Seeks to create greater awareness and understanding of major health and social issues through the entertainment industry. Produces awards programs honoring entertainment that accurately depicts illnesses and that promotes science, engineering, technology and math.
Identity Theft Council, The
Walnut Creek, California
Provides free counseling to victims of identify theft, training and support for law enforcement and education about online safety and privacy.
Institute of HeartMath
Boulder Creek, California
Partners with schools, social-service agencies and others to implement education programs that help people lower stress and build resilience.
Keep A Breast Foundation – Canada
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Breast cancer education and awareness program exposing young people in Canada to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Sponsors “I Love Boobies” educational campaign on breast cancer.
Last Chance for Animals
Los Angeles, California
A national animal rights non-profit that conducts investigations on animal cruelty, creates public awareness campaigns, advocates for animal friendly legislation, and helps prosecute animal abusers.
With a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries, the LeadingAge community focuses on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services on aging.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture within the context of the American experience and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance and understanding with people of other religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Dedicated to ending mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by funding research, providing education and support for patients, and leading advocacy efforts for a national commitment to end the mesothelioma tragedy.
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dedicated to improving the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, by empowering individuals, families and communities.
National Institute for Urban Search
Santa Barbara, California
Dedicated to improving disaster readiness and response through awareness, collaboration, research and engineering.
National Relief Charities
Provides humanitarian relief through material aid and educational services for over 75 American Indian reservations, which are served on the basis of need. Services address nutrition, education, health, housing and disaster relief.
New York, New York
Provides women from impoverished communities in Latin America with easy and convenient access to essential training and services that are ordinarily out of reach because of their socio-economic status. Services include micro-finance, business training, and health care and education.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Provides educational programs, guidance and support to parents of children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder (ADHD).
Builds global partnerships and supports a network of over 50 grassroots organizations in more than 50 countries that use football (soccer) as a tool for social development of young people.
In announcing the twenty grant recipients for 2012, Mr. Comcowich affirmed the company’s continued support of the PR grants program. “The PR Grants program is our way of giving back to the PR community that has helped us become a leading worldwide media monitoring company. We intend to continue the grants program for many years to come,” he said.
The total retail value of this year's grants exceeds $75,000. Since starting the PR Grants program in 2004, CyberAlert has awarded a total of 178 media monitoring grants to not-for-profit organizations with a retail value of more than $525,000.
Over 100 not-for-profit organizations applied to CyberAlert this year for the PR grants.
Founded in 1999, CyberAlert (http://www.cyberalert.com/) is a worldwide news monitoring, press clipping, broadcast monitoring, social media monitoring and media measurement service. Its CyberAlert 5.0 worldwide news monitoring service monitors and delivers news clips from over 55,000 online news sources each day in 250+ languages in 191 countries. The company's TV broadcast news monitoring service monitors the closed caption text of over 2,100 news programs on over 600 TV stations in the Top 100 markets in the United States. The company’s social media monitoring service (NetPinions) service monitors over 100,000 Web message boards and UseNet news groups for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends and its BlogSquirrel blog monitoring service monitors over 7 million blog postings each day from a total of 85+ million blogs worldwide. The CyberAlert VDO online video monitoring service monitors 200+ video sharing sites and the company also monitors Twitter. Additional information about CyberAlert services is available at http://www.cyberalert.com