updated 4/7/2011 2:17:37 PM ET 2011-04-07T18:17:37

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John Mattera through The Mattera Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to local causes across South Florida, unveiled a new grant application tool on their website: www.matterafoundation.com . The new tool allows for individuals and organizations to quickly and easily apply for a grant directly online.

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John Mattera, and The Mattera Foundation, are committed to creating meaningful change to serve the community needs. Working in partnership with local community leaders, Mr. Mattera directs the majority of his giving through local grants that address social, economic and cultural needs.

"The Mattera Foundation is constantly on the lookout for exciting causes to support," said Founder John Mattera. "Our new website tool is an easy way for organizations and individuals to directly connect with us, tell their story, and pursue funding. We hope groups across South Florida will take advantage of this new tool and reach out to us."

About the Mattera Foundation:

The mission of The Mattera Foundation is to strengthen the community through bringing good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the communities that we serve. Our goals are to serve as a leader, catalyst, and resource for philanthropy. We aim to build and hold a permanent and growing endowment for the community's changing needs and opportunities. The Mattera Foundation strives for excellence in strategic grant making that benefits all citizens of our community in fields such as social services, education, health, the environment, and the arts. Find out more: www.thematterafoundation.com .

The Mattera Foundation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8237

About John Mattera:

John Mattera is currently the Chairman and CEO of The Mattera Reserve, Inc. a Worldwide Private equity firm with investments in 23 countries. Together with The Mattera Reserve's partners, the company has backed many of the world's best entrepreneurial leaders. Mattera is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for The Praetorian Global Fund, LTD, a newly formed investment firm combining the disciplines of traditional private equity, venture capital, and related debt and lending strategies to provide business-building solutions to growing firms across nearly all industries.

CONTACT: Lisa Yigit
         Ly@thematterafoundation.com

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