Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Target launches $5 Million Education Initiative
Target Corp. has announced a $5 million initiative to support public schools in need. Through the Give With Target campaign, Target will select a hundred schools to receive grants of $25,000 in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year. Grant recipients will be announced in August. Four schools also will receive a visit from the Bullseye Bus, Target volunteers, and Disney Channel actress Bridgit Mendler. Target invites Facebook users to vote for a school of their choice, with the company donating a $25 gift card for every twenty-five votes a school receives, up to a maximum donation of $10,000 per school. Deadline for voting: September 8, 2012.
AASA: Educational Administration Scholarships
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) offers Educational Administration Scholarships to provide incentive and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career. Maximum award: $2,500, plus a $500 travel allowance to attend AASA’s National Conference on Education. Eligibility: members of the AASA at the aspiring superintendent rate. Deadline: July 30, 2012.
American Honda Foundation Grants
Organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education may be eligible for grants averaging $40,000-$80,000, from the American Honda Foundation. They seek programs and organizations with demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. The American Honda Foundation will make grants in the field of youth and scientific education to: educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at colleges and/or universities or through national, non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; youth educational or scientific programs or institutions; educational radio and/or television stations or networks; films, movies, film strips, slides and/or short subjects concerning youth and/or scientific education; college, university or other non-profit laboratories engaged in scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt institutions in the fields of youth and scientific education; programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques. Deadline for proposals: August 1, 2012. Brochure available in pdf (2.71 MB, 13 pp).
GenerationOn Offers Mini-Grants for Youth Community Action Heroes
Ten mini-grants of $500 will be awarded to young people age 13 and older who participate in community service projects over the summer and report on the projects at the GenerationOn website. GenerationOn, the youth division of the Points of Light Institute, and Hasbro, Inc., are inviting young people to use their summer to take action through the summer 2012 “The World Needs More Community Action Heroes” campaign. GenerationOn is a global youth service movement that works to mobilize youth to take action that changes the world, and themselves, through service. To become a Community Action Hero, young people 13 years of age and older can log on to the generationOn Web site and select a project in the issue areas (e.g., animals, literacy, health, emergency preparedness, environment, homelessness, hunger, the military), or an issue of their choice. Youngsters who share their stories of community service on the Web site will become eligible for a mini-grant of $500 to continue their projects. The program is open to all youth 13 years of age and over who are legal residents of the United States. Deadline: August 20, 2012.
NCTM: Using Mathematics to Teach Music
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers Using Mathematics to Teach Music grants to encourage the incorporation of music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Proposals must address: the combining of mathematics and music; the plan for improving students’ learning of mathematics; and the anticipated impact on students' achievement. Maximum award: $3,000. Eligibility: individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers currently teaching mathematics in grades PreK-2 level who are also (as of October 15, 2012) Full Individual or e-Members of NCTM or teach in a school with a current (as of October 15, 2012) NCTM PreK-8 school membership. Deadline: November 9, 2012.
Nestlé USA: Very Best in Youth Program
The Nestlé USA Very Best in Youth Program honors young people ages 13-18 who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: youth ages 13 and 18 years of age who demonstrate good citizenship, a strong academic record, and can show how they have made a special contribution to their school, church, or the community. Entrants must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to submit nomination. Deadline: November 8, 2012.
Open Meadows Foundation: Grants for Women and Girls
The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. It funds projects that reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; that build community power; that promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and that have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Maximum award: $2,000.Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations with an organizational budget no larger than$150,000. Projects must be designed and implemented by women and girls. Deadline: August 15, 2012.
Siemens/College Board: 2010 Siemens Competition
The Siemens Competition seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. Maximum award: $100,000. Eligibility: high school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: October 1, 2012.
American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year Program pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation's public schools. Maximum award: recognition; a $10,000 scholarship to a student in the high school from which the National Superintendent of the Year graduated. Eligibility: Any superintendent, chancellor, or top leader of a school system in the United States, Canada, or international school who plans to continue in the profession. Deadline: July 30, 2012.
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American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Grants to Help Children aim to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children of America through innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth. Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Deadline: July 15, 2012.
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