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Dec 9 2009   4:38PM GMT

Capitalization and organizations

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
Applications for project funding must be received at the headquarters of the Philanthropic Foundation by December 11. The ________ reviews applications for funding in January.
a. Foundation
b. foundation

Answer: a

When you refer to a previously mentioned organization generically, use capitalization to formalize the reference.

Jane Straus explains rules for capitalization.

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