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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Accepting Grant Applications for Programs Serving Children With Disabilities
http://info.cvscaremark.com/community/our-impact/charitable-trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust will award grants of up to $50,000 to organizations working to increase opportunities for success for children under the age of 21 with disabilities. This year, the trust will accept online applications from May 1 to June 15, 2011, for applications targeting children with disabilities. CVS Caremark is most interested in funding proposals where support can help an organization expand or enhance an existing program with proven success, enable organizations to support innovative new approaches that produce positive outcomes for targeted populations, or support one-time capital needs (excluding bricks and mortar). Applications are invited from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in U.S. locations where CVS Caremark has a business presence (all states except Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming). Deadline: June 15, 2011.

Earth Island Institute: Brower Youth Award
http://www.broweryouthawards.org/article.php?list=type&type=12
The Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Award recognizes young people for outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Maximum award: $3,000, a trip to California for the awards ceremony, and a wilderness camping trip. Eligibility: youth ages 13-22. Deadline: May 16, 2011.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation: Grants for Youth with Disabilities
http://www.meaf.org/how-to-apply.php
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants Program is dedicated to helping young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and participate in society. The foundation supports organizations and projects within its mission that have broad scope and impact and demonstrate potential for replication at other sites. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling young people with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities, and to participate alongside their non-disabled peers. Maximum award: $90,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: June 01, 2011.

National Weather Association: Sol Hirsch Teacher Grants
http://www.nwas.org/grants/solhirsch.php?
National Weather Association Sol Hirsch Teacher Grants improve students’ education in meteorology. Teachers selected will be able to use the funds to take an accredited course in atmospheric sciences, attend a relevant workshop or conference, or purchase scientific materials or equipment for the classroom. Maximum award: $750. Eligibility: K-12 teachers. Deadline: June 1, 2010.

NEA Foundation and Consortium for School Networking Invite Ideas for Mobile Phone Education Innovations
http://tinyurl.com/28vmvu5
The NEA Foundation’s newest C2i challenge, conducted in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking, is inviting ideas for mobile phone technology that can transform teaching and learning. The foundation will award grants of $1,000 to as many as five individuals who post the best ideas on the C2i page at the U.S. Department of Education’s Open Innovation Portal. The solutions selected will be shared by the NEA Foundation and CoSN via multiple outlets. The C2i challenge is open to public school educators, students, and others with an interest in improving public education. Proposed solutions must effectively incorporate smart phones or cell phones. Portal registrants can also review, comment, and vote on the posted solutions.

PTO Today: Parent Group of the Year
http://www.ptotoday.com/pgy/
PTO Today’s Parent Group of the Year Contest showcases hard work in such categories as including Outstanding Family Event, Outstanding Community Service Project, and Outstanding New Group, while giving schools the chance to win cash and prizes. Maximum award: $3,000, plus a free DIRECTV system for the school, installed in up to eight rooms. Eligibility: all parent groups – PTO, PTA, HSA, PTC, etc.; public and private schools; rural, suburban, and urban schools. Deadline: June 1, 2011.

U.S. Department of State: Teachers for Global Classrooms
http://www.irex.org/project/teachers-global-classrooms-program-tgc
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a professional development opportunity for U.S. middle and high school teachers to participate in a program aimed at globalizing U.S. classrooms. Activities include an online course; two Global Education Symposiums in Washington, DC (pre- and post-travel); and an international fellowship through a two-week country visit upon successful completion of the online course. Maximum award: a fellowship, including two weeks’ travel to Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, or Ukraine. Eligibility: full-time secondary- level teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Second Language, English Language or Literature, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science, who are also U.S. citizens. Deadline: June 15, 2011.

Yes to Seed Fund and Whole Foods Market Offer K-12 School Garden Grants
http://www.yestocarrots.com/yes-to-seed-fund.html
Yes to Seed Fund, a nonprofit program of personal care products company Yes to Carrots, has partnered with Whole Foods Market to offer grants for school gardens. The program is designed to provide students with engaging ways to learn about nutrition and the importance of fruits and vegetables. The partners will provide Seed Fund Grants of $2,000 to schools in each of five participating Whole Foods regions in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, and five Starter Garden Grants of $500 to schools nationwide. Schools in Northern California (California counties including or north of Monterey, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo Counties) and the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) are eligible for Seed Fund Grants (five for each region). Schools elsewhere in the United States are eligible for the five Starter Seed Fund Grants. No one under the age of 13 can apply without parental supervision and oversight. Applying schools should have a pre-existing commitment to gardening and an internal champion for the project. Deadline: May 31, 2011.

AIAA Foundation: Grants for Excellence in Math, Science, Technology and Engineering
http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=244
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants encourage excellence in educating students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Eligibility: current AIAA Educator Associate or AIAA Professional members actively engaged as K-12 classroom educators. Maximum award: $200. Deadline: rolling.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
http://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=3&tab=apply
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects that encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Application deadline: May 31, 2011.

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