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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Picturing America School Collaboration Projects Grant Opportunity
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=253700047
Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to collaborative projects between humanities scholars and educators to develop K-12 coursework related to American art. The Picturing America school Collaboration Projects grant is designed to help teachers and librarians form connections between Picturing America images and coursework within the schools core curriculum. Picturing America is part of the “We the People Program”. Deadline: October 7, 2009.

Project Learning Tree: GreenWorks! Grants
http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/21_22_21.html
Project Learning Tree (PLT) GreenWorks! grants engage PLT educators and their students along with their community through “learn-by-doing” projects that involve student leadership, service learning and community participation. Projects must be youth planned and executed as well as involve at least one community partner such as a local organization or business and must obtain 50% matching funds. Maximum award: $5,000. Deadline: October 31, 2009

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Invites Students and Teachers to Address Environmental Issues
http://wecanchange.com/
Students and teachers in grades K-8 will be awarded grants and publicity for their solutions to classroom environmental issues. Grades K to second will seek to create solutions to environmental issues in their classroom, grades third to fifth in their school and grades six to eight in their community. Student and teacher/mentor prizes, which vary according to grade level, include savings bonds, school grants, trips, TV appearances, and more. Deadline: Elementary-level entries is January 31, 2010; the deadline for middle-school entries is March 15, 2010.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Accepting Applications for National Grant Program
http://tinyurl.com/ml7d6o
A total of approximately $650,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to improve instructional literacy programs that serve adult primary care givers and their children and have been in existence for at least two years. The program must include one or more of the following components: literacy for adults, parent education, pre-literacy or literacy instruction for children pre-K to grade three, and/or intergenerational literacy activities (parent and child together time). A total of approximately $650,000 will be awarded; no grant request should exceed $65,000. The 2010 National Grant Program application and guidelines are available at the foundation's Web site. Deadline for applications: September 14, 2009.

Home Depot Accepting Applications for Building Healthy Communities Grant Program
http://tinyurl.com/mug82r
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to nonprofits, public schools, and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. working to improve their communities by using volunteers to build and refurbish affordable housing or transitional housing, increasing energy efficiency or sustainability, landscaping, planting of native trees, community facility improvements, and the development and/or improvement of green spaces. Grants are made in the form of the Home Depot gift cards for the purchase or tools or materials. Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt public schools, and tax-exempt public agencies in the U.S. are eligible to apply. The two remaining grant cycles for 2009 run July 15-September 15, 2009, and October 15-December 15, 2009. All applicants are required to pass an eligibility quiz before being considered for a grant. Program information and eligibility quiz are included on the Home Depot Web site. Deadlines: September 15, 2009, and December 15, 2009.

Kids In Need Foundation Invites Innovative Learning Projects for Teacher Grants Program
http://www.kidsinneed.net/grants/
Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to K-12 certified teachers working to create unique learning opportunities for their students at public, private, and parochial schools. Applications are judged by innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. The foundation seeks to fund exceptional ideas, such as projects in which curriculum is presented in a unique setting or in which unconventional methods are used to reveal the content. A project may qualify if it makes creative use of common teaching aids, approaches the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or ties non-traditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Grants will range from $100 to $500 each and are to be used to finance creative classroom projects. The program is designed to be the sole funding agent for the proposed project. Typically, two hundred to three hundred grants are awarded each year. Applications are online at the Kids In Need Web site July 15-September 30, 2009. Deadline: September 30, 2009.

American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year Program
http://www.aasa.org/awards/content1.cfm?ItemNumber=890
The American Association of School Administrators 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: $10,000. Eligibility: U.S. public school superintendents and superintendents of American schools abroad who plan to continue in the profession. Deadline: September 30, 2009.

Ameriprise Financial Community Giving Program
http://tinyurl.com/6wh449
Ameriprise Financial is accepting grant applications for its Community Giving Program. Grants will be awarded in three areas, Meeting Basic Needs, Supporting Community Vitality, and Volunteer Driven Causes, to nonprofits, in communities across the United States where its employees, advisors, and retirees live and work, to provide resources to at-risk populations, support community development, and conduct volunteer projects with Ameriprise employees, advisors, and retirees. The company prefers to direct funding to specific projects that can demonstrate innovative approaches with measurable results or capacity building rather than general operating support. The Meeting Basic Needs category supports programs and services that help at-risk populations stabilize their lives and become more self-sufficient. Consideration will be given to programs that help provide food, shelter, and self sufficiency. Supporting Community Vitality supports programs and services that build strong communities by creating economic vitality and cultural enrichment, providing support in the areas of community development, cultural enrichment, civic leadership, disaster response and recovery, and environmental awareness. The Volunteer Driven Causes category allows Ameriprise employees, advisors, and retirees to help determine where and how a portion of the grants are directed. Deadline: September 1, 2009

Do Something Disaster Grants for Young People
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/disaster
Do Something and the Dunkin’ Brands Community Foundation have teamed up to offer $500 Disaster Grants to young people across the US and Canada. They want to hear from people building houses in New Orleans, planning an emergency coat drive for families in crisis this winter, or collecting toys for kids who’ve been through a natural disaster, etc. Each week in 2009 they are giving out $500 to a person with a project idea around the themes of disaster preparedness and emergency response.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Grants to Improve Lives of Children
http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/grants/how-to-apply/
Grants will be awarded to nonprofits working to improve the health and well being of children under age 21 through national and global programs. The RMHC Board of Trustees is most interested in national and international organizations that have a specific program related to children's health and well-being, addresses a significant funding gap or critical opportunity, has long-term impact in terms of replication or reach, produces measurable results, and is sustainable without relying on RMHC funding. Grants are not awarded to support ongoing general, operating, or administrative expenses. RMHC does not award grants to projects/programs that are local in scope (i.e. those that focus on one particular community/state or that are not replicable). Applicants, however, may contact their local RMHC Chapter for information about grants for local programs. Deadline for letters of inquiry: September 4, 2009

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