New York, November 11, 2013: The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it is releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) targeting organizations that focus on veterans' employment and business development. Eligible organizations will be considered to participate in The Blackstone Charitable Foundation's $250,000 Veterans Grant Program. Grants will range in size from $10,000 to $50,000.
This is the latest initiative in a series of programs Blackstone has introduced as part of its Veterans Hiring Initiative. In April, Blackstone committed to hiring 50,000 veterans across its portfolio of companies over a five year period in support of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. The following September, the firm hosted its inaugural Veterans Hiring Summit, designed to help hiring executives within corporations learn how to attract and hire veterans and to help the U.S. military and veterans organizations learn how they can facilitate this recruitment initiative.