Our efforts were dealt a tough blow today, as we have learned that our grant application through the Amon Carter Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas, has been denied.
In the last calendar year, the Foundation awarded $42 million dollars in grants to education and 503(c)3 entities, representing over 200 individual charitable and educational groups. After the application process and a terrific meeting with their people, we felt strongly encouraged by them, the enthusiasm they showed. The grant, if rewarded, would have covered the entire expense of our first mobile Astronomy lab.
Alas, today, we realize that people just don't see the light, even if they claim that they do.
We will keep our heads up, but we hoped that the rewarding of the grant would service and leverage and impetus to propel our efforts forward.