JL SImmons Nonprofit PR Grants Program 2023

TEMECULA, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire – National News/ — Neotrope®, a 40-year-old marketing and entertainment company, reminds U.S. 501(c)(3) charities “doing good” that they have until April 1, 2023 to apply for this year’s JL Simmons Nonprofit PR Grant program. Ten worthy causes will each receive $3,000 of in-kind donations for PR and marketing support via Neotrope’s Send2Press® Newswire, for a total program value of $30,000 this year. Neotrope is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023.

The JL Simmons Nonprofit PR Grants program was launched in 2000 to help promote worthy causes with a grant of in-kind donation of services. It was created by the late Dr. JL Simmons, PhD and Christopher Simmons. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2023, the 20th anniversary of Dr. Simmons’ passing.

Said Neotrope CEO Christopher Laird Simmons, “My dad and I started this grant back in 2000 to try to help worthy causes get the word out, and we’ve been proud to help amplify awareness for many great charities. This year is a bit bittersweet, as it is also the 20th anniversary of my dad’s passing on April 1, and he is sorely missed.”

U.S. charities “doing good” can apply for the 2023 grant program here until April 1:

All charities applying for grants can also get 20% off on all of the newswire services offered by Send2Press, even if not selected for a grant.

Grant winners will be announced in May.

About the PR Grants:

The J.L. Simmons Nonprofit PR Grant™ (aka “Non-Profit PR Grants”) program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers. As part of this in-kind grant program, Neotrope is providing news dissemination through its Send2Press® Newswire service, and social media marketing for the charities selected this year.

PR Grant recipients are selected by Neotrope staff based on qualified applications filled out and submitted by nonprofit organizations. Choices for grant recipients are both subjective, and based on overall activities and actual need, as well as best fit for support from the marketing team.

Past grant receipients have included: California Safe Schools, C Diff Foundation, Children Awaiting Parents, CITYarts, Inc., Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., Girls Write Now, Inc., Move For Hunger, Pacific Pinball Museum, Special Equestrians, The Bob Moog Foundation, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, World Savvy, Inc. — and dozens more. (Note: Mention of any charity does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of Neotrope or Send2Press.)

Additional information regarding the 2023 Neotrope PR Grant program for U.S. charitable nonprofits and grant recipients can be found at: or on Facebook at

About Send2Press:

Send2Press®, founded in 2000, offers affordable press release distribution, writing, and social media marketing. Send2Press was named “best overall” of the top six press release services in 2020 by Fit Small Business. Send2Press is a dba of Neotrope, founded in 1983 in California.

Send2Press has consistently been ranked one of the top newswire services overall based on honesty and credibility, with exceptional ratings from customers on sites like Trustpilot.

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About Neotrope:

Since 1983 Neotrope® has delivered services to raise organization awareness including brand identity, marketing, public relations (PR), and social media services. Based in Temecula, California (wine country!), Neotrope is also an entertainment publishing company involved in books, music, software, sound design, video and more.

The company was co-founded by author, artist, journalist, musician and marketing/PR expert, Christopher Laird Simmons, and the late Dr. JL Simmons, PhD, a best-selling author and respected university professor.

The company has been a consistent leader in new technologies including direct marketing, digital design, ecommerce, multimedia, SEO and e-marketing for 40 years. Neotrope was an Inc. 5000 company in 2009, has a 25-year A+ rating with the BBB, and is a member of GS1.

LEGAL NOTE: Send2Press® and Neotrope® are U.S. registered trademarks and service marks. Neotrope is a registered trademark in Europe. Nonprofit PR Grants™ is a trademark of Neotrope.

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