Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program Awards
Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP) honors ten outstanding individuals who overcome daunting odds to expand access to healthcare and social services to underserved and isolated populations in communities across the U.S. Awardees each receive $120,000: $105,000 for program support and $15,000 as a personal stipend. CHLP is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ. Letters of intent deadline: September 22, 2004.
Barnes & Noble K-12 Grants
Through its stores, Barnes & Noble provides funding to local and regional efforts to promote literacy and the arts in K-12 education. Proposals should include a literacy or arts component that fosters both student achievement and community growth. Grant recipients must plan to promote the program with Barnes & Noble and must be willing to work with the local store(s) on in-store programming. Potential applicants should visit a store in their area to receive more information. All nonprofits supporting the arts, literacy, or K-12 education are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed on a continuing basis.
The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation: Evaluation and Replication Grants
The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (RMYF) aims to identify and disseminate innovative and effective practices for helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by offering two types of grants. Evaluation Grants fund the evaluation of innovative methods in helping youth reach their full potential. The purpose of these grants is to help identify innovative methods that are effective. Replication Grants fund the replication of methods that have demonstrated their effectiveness in helping youth to reach their full potential. The purpose of these grants is to expand the use of innovative and effective methods serving youth. Application deadline: September 1, 2004 (5:00pm EDT).
Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants
The National Education Association (NEA) will award 20 grants of $500 each to student-led initiatives through Youth Leaders for Literacy, a joint program of the NEA and Youth Service America (YSA). The program encourages and celebrates literacy service by America's young people (ages 5-21) and honors them for doing reading-related activities that benefit others. Grant applications should propose youth leadership in developing and implementing a project beginning on NEA's Read Across America Day in March and culminating on YSA's National Youth Service Day in April. Groups and individuals may apply. Application deadline: October 22, 2004. Winners will be announced in December.
Dell Announces Computer Recycling Grant Program
Dell, Inc. is offering $220,000 in grant money to support computer recycling events during fall 2004. The Dell Recycling Grant Program will provide financial support to communities interested in staging a one-day, no-charge computer collection event. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of responsible disposal options for unwanted computer equipment, to keep computers and related equipment out of landfills, and to empower communities with a model and the experience for staging collection events. Dell will award $10,000 grants to select state, provincial, and local governments; universities; and other nonprofit groups. Grant recipients will receive technical assistance from the National Recycling Coalition. Application deadline: July 30, 2004.
The Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc., serves local organizations in those communities in which Gannett Co., Inc. has a local daily newspaper or television station. (To find out if your community is one of these, see http://www.gannett.com/map/propmap.htm.) The program makes contributions through grants and a matching gifts program to qualified nonprofit organizations to improve the education, health, and advancement of the people who live in Gannett communities. The Foundation values projects which take a creative approach to such fundamental issues as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Next application deadlines: May 15 and August 15, 2004.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a nationwide initiative to foster inventiveness in high school students in order to raise the sights of young people with respect to the innovative contributions they can make. It provides grant support to teams composed of students, their teachers (must be teachers of science, math, or technology), and mentors from industry, formed for the purpose of inventing something useful that solves a problem they've identified. As many as fifteen grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to teams nationwide for the 2004-2005 academic year. Application deadline: May 7, 2004.
Quality of Life Grants Program
The Quality of Life Grants Program offers two types of grants to non-profit organizations. The first type of grant supports non-profit organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and caregivers. Within this grant, funding is awarded in twelve categories: children, arts, sports and recreation, education, advocacy, accessibility, practical service, independent living, assistive technology, therapeutic riding, employment, and counseling. The Quality of Life Grants Program also offers health promotion awards to non-profit organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases and birth defects, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Deadlines for submission of applications are April 1 and October 1.
RFP for Youth-Led Research
The Center on Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is pleased to announce a new grant competition for research on civic engagement that is conducted by youth. Research teams that include youth and adults working together, or research teams of youth and adult mentors are welcome to apply. Mandatory letters of inquiry are due no later than February 18, 2004.
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AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News and World Report will select high school seniors from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for its Achievement Scholarship Program. The 52 achievers will receive $10,000 scholarships for undergraduate education. From the state recipients, 10 students will receive additional awards of $15,000. Application deadline: December 15, 2003.
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