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MGM Resorts Foundation Now Accepting Nonprofit Grant Proposals for the 2016 "“ 2017 Community Grant Fund Program

Nonprofits to submit applications online at www.mgmresortsfoundation.org

Published 08-19-16

Submitted by MGM Resorts International

The MGM Resorts Foundation will accept nonprofit grant applications through its online portal until Sept. 23, 2016. Funding will be awarded to local nonprofit agencies that provide services focused on strengthening neighborhoods, strengthening children and providing strength in difficult times. 

As a result of the contributions made by MGM Resorts International employees, The MGM Resorts Foundation will award qualifying agencies in Southern Nevada, Michigan and Mississippi. 

Grant decisions will be made by the Company’s Community Grant Councils (CGC). This year, funding limits were increased so that organizations can have a greater impact on the communities they serve, said Shelley Gitomer, Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement.

“Last year, MGM Resorts employees showed that they care about their communities by giving more than $6 million to support nonprofit organizations where we live and work,” Gitomer said. “Thanks to their generosity, The MGM Resorts Foundation was able to award 93 grants in 2015. Through that money, thousands of children and families were given medical care, mental health counseling, food, shelter and other important services.”

Nonprofit agencies should go to www.mgmresortsfoundation.org/grants to review eligibility criteria and begin the online grant application process. Nonprofits are required to provide support of a Community Grant Fund focus area and operations must be in existence for a minimum of 36 months to be considered.  

To learn more about The MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.

About MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.

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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings, Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world.

MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

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