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Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Back to School Literacy and Youth Literacy Grants
http://www.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/pages/grant_programs.aspx
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides support to schools, libraries, and literacy-based nonprofit organizations throughout its 35-state market. The foundation is now accepting applications for Back to School Literacy Grants and Youth Literacy Grants. Back to School Grants provide funding to help school libraries and media centers meet some of the financial challenges they face in implementing, supporting, or expanding literacy programs. Applicants must be K-12 public, private, or charter schools. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations working to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Applicants must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, a K-12 private or public school, a college or university, or a public library. Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded. Applicant organizations must reside in and provide direct service within Dollar General's 35-state market area and must be located within twenty miles of a Dollar General store. Deadline for applications: May 18, 2011.

NAIS: Challenge 20/20 Partnership
http://www.nais.org/resources/index.cfm?ItemNumber=147262
The National Association of Independent Schools invites schools to participate in Challenge 20/20, a program that brings together one school from the United States and one school from outside of the United States. Teacher-student teams from both schools work together throughout the fall 2011 school semester to come up with a solution to a global problem. Challenge 20/20 is based on Jean Francois Rischard’s book, “High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them.” Maximum award: international cooperation and collaboration between youth. Eligibility: all U.S. schools, elementary and secondary, public or private. Deadline: August 15, 2011.

NCSS: Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award
http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/grants/mcauliffe/
The National Council for the Social Studies Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award aims to help social studies educators implement social studies innovations. Grants are given to assist classroom teachers in: (1) developing and implementing imaginative, innovative, and illustrative social studies teaching strategies; and (2) supporting student implementation of innovative social studies, citizenship projects, field experiences, and community connections. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: Full-time social studies teachers or social studies teacher educators currently engaged with K-12 students; NCSS membership required. Deadline: May 1, 2011.

Nominations Invited for Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
http://www.barronprize.org/
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2010 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people between the ages of 8 and 18 who “have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet.” Each year, ten winners receive $2,500 each to support their service work or higher education focused on helping their communities and fellow beings, or on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment. Nominees must have participated in their service within the twelve months prior to the nomination deadline of April 30, and must be legal residents of, and currently residing in, the United States or Canada. Nominations are invited from adults such as teachers, librarians, civic or religious leaders who know the nominee and his or her work but who are not related to the nominee. Deadline: April 30, 2011.

Target: Arts and Culture in Schools Grants
http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031819
Target Arts and Culture in Schools Grants help schools and nonprofits to bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students. These programs must have a curriculum component. Maximum award: $2,000. Schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible. Deadline: April 30, 2011.

Target: Early Childhood Reading Grants
http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031821
Target Early Childhood Reading Grants promote a love of reading and encourage young children to read together with their families by supporting programs such as after-school reading events and weekend book clubs. Maximum award: $2,000. Schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations are eligible. Deadline: April 30, 2011.

Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching
http://www.tolerance.org/award
Nominations are invited for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching, a new award, to honor educators who excel at teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. A grant from The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University will enable the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program to share best practices on videos in schools across the United States, showcasing techniques used by the award-winning educators, as part of Teaching Tolerance’s professional development initiative to help teachers become more effective. The five winning educators will each receive $1,000 at a ceremony in Washington, DC, later this year. All teachers are eligible to apply and do not need to use education resources developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be eligible. Deadline: June 1, 2011.

Toshiba America Foundation: Grants for Math and Science
http://www.toshiba.com/tafpub/jsp/home/default.jsp
The Toshiba America Foundation makes grants for projects in math and science designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades 6-12. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: Grades 6-12. Deadline: August 1, 2011.

American Historical Association: Awards for Teaching of History
http://www.historians.org/teaching/Beveridge.htm
The American Historical Association Beveridge Family Teaching Prize recognizes excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The individual can be recognized either for individual excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: teachers K-12. Deadline: March 15, 2011.

American Honda Foundation: Grants for Education
http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf
The American Honda Foundation makes grants to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other youth-focused nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. Maximum award: $60,000. Eligibility: schools and youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Deadline: May 1, 2011.

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