Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Dollar General: Youth Literacy Grants
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that help students below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Maximum award: $3,000. Eligibility: Organization must be located in Dollar Generalís 33-state operating territory and must be within 20 miles of the nearest Dollar General Store. (A store locator is available at www.dollargeneral.com). Deadline: May 21, 2010.
MetLife Foundation: Partners in Arts Education Program
The MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program enhances arts learning in K-12 public schools by supporting exemplary community school/public school partnerships that serve large numbers of public school students during the school day; exemplify best practices in creating and sustaining effective partnerships; provide pedagogically sound arts education experiences; prioritize student learning and achievement; and address national, state, and/or local arts education standards. Maximum award: $20,000. Eligibility: organizations that are full members in good standing of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Non-member organizations should submit a membership application and first-year dues payments at least one week prior to submitting an application. Deadline: May 26, 2010.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Offers Support for Programs Benefiting Young People with Disabilities
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation helps young Americans (newborn to early 20s) with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society. The foundation supports organizations and projects within its mission that address important needs, have broad scope and impact, and demonstrate potential for replication at other sites. Funding is available for both project costs and operating support, and is open to both disability-specific organizations and those that serve the general population. While requests from all parts of the United States will be considered, priority will be given to communities where Mitsubishi Electric U.S. companies are located. Preference is given to organizations and projects that reflect collaboration among groups and that actively involve people with disabilities in program planning and implementation. Deadline: June 1, 2010.
Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation: Melody Program
Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Melody Program provides musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that take place during the regular school day and have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments and materials. Schools must have an established instrumental music program (i.e. concert band, marching band, jazz band, and/or orchestra) that is at least three years old. The maximum award is $8,000. Deadline: August 1, 2010.
National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
NEA Grants for Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth support in-depth, curriculum-based arts education experiences that occur over an extended period in school-based or community settings. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art. All projects must include: (1) the opportunity for students and their teachers to experience exemplary works of art, in live form wherever possible; (2) study of the art experienced, including the acquisition of skills for practicing the art form, where appropriate; (3) the performance/making of art within the discipline(s) studied; and (4) assessment of student learning according to national or state arts education standards. Deadline: June 10, 2010.
NSTA: New Science Teacher Academy
The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Foundation is a professional development initiative created to promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Eligibility includes middle or high school science teachers entering their second or third year of teaching, working a schedule with at least 51% of their classes in science. Deadline: May 30, 2010.
Autism Speaks Accepting Letters of Intent for Family Services Community Grants Program
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations working to expand the range of services for individuals and communities dealing with autism. Recognizing that there are multiple needs in the expansive and varied autism community, the focus of Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants is on proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community. Organizations interested in submitting an application must address one of the four areas of need. Successful applicants will apply grant funding to support new programs or the expansion of existing projects. Deadline: June 10, 2010.
Captain Planet Foundation: Education Grants
Captain Planet Foundation Education Grants support hands-on environmental projects for children and youth around the world that empower them to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. All projects must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on involvement, involve children and young adults 6-18 and promote interaction and cooperation within the group. Deadline: June 30, 2010.
Do Something Invites Applications for Six Flags Friends Scholarships
Do Something has teamed up with Six Flags Friends to award college scholarships to young leaders who are taking action to make their community (locally or globally) a better place. Scholarships will be awarded based on past, current, and planned action in the community as well as the applicantís passion, commitment, and proven leadership skills. Six scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded.
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Educational grants from Dominion and the Dominion Foundation provide elementary and secondary educators with tools to revitalize math and science programs through the study of energy and the environment. Dominion accepts grant applications in K-12 education, for up to $10,000, to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and science education through the study of energy or the environment. Deadline: May 1, 2010, 5:00 PM.
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