Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
2009 CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Grants
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust focuses primarily on supporting charitable organizations that make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. Resources are also allocated to help support organizations focused on providing healthcare to the uninsured. Deadline: June 15, 2009.
Amgen/NSTA: New Science Teacher Academy
The New Science Teacher Academy is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Maximum award: program expenses. Eligibility: middle or high school science teachers entering their second or third year of teaching, working a schedule with 51% of their classes in science. Deadline: May 30, 2009.
Campbell, Inc: Labels for Education
The Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents can coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools. Deadline: N/A.
CVS: Caremark Community Grants
The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations for programs targeting children with disabilities; programs focusing on health and rehabilitation services; public schools promoting a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs, and initiatives that give greater access to physical movement and play. Additionally, some contributions are made to organizations that provide uninsured individuals with needed care, in particular programs where the care received is of high quality and delivered by providers who participate in accountable community health care programs. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: public schools with programs for children under age 18 with disabilities. Deadline: October 31, 2009.
Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award
The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning, increase student achievement and develop 21st century skills. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: All K-12 public and private schools in the United States and Canada. Available in pdf (2 pages, 517 KB). Deadline: June 15, 2009.
Nature of Learning Grant Program Offers Support for Outdoor classroom Programs
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications from organizations interested in initiating a Nature of Learning program in their communities. This program is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge Systemís community-based environmental education initiative. It uses National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a understanding of local conservation issues, encourage an interdisciplinary approach to learning, and connect classroom lessons to real world issues through field experiences and student-led stewardship projects. First year start-up grants are available for up to $10,000. Second year follow-up grants of up to $5,000 are available to support continued implementation of the Nature of Learning program. Matching contributions are not required, but preference will be given to applications that leverage the grant award with contributions from project partners. Deadline: June 15, 2009.
Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm, Project Ignition invites teams of high school students, teachers, and community program leaders to create innovative service-learning projects that promote teen driver safety. Grants will be awarded to a maximum of 25 programs. The granteesí school will receive a $2,000 grant to implement their program in the fall. Teams will then conduct their projects and submit a portfolio of their work for judging. Deadline: June 30, 2009.
Public Welfare Foundation Grants for Organizations in Disadvantaged Communities
The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities, with emphasis on organizations that include service, advocacy, and empowerment in their approach. The Foundation provides both general support and project-specific grants. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: public and private entities, including nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. The foundation is currently focusing on three program areas: criminal and juvenile justice, health reform, and workers' rights. Deadline: July 29, 2009.
Target Stores Accepting Applications for Arts, Literacy, and Family Violence Prevention Grants
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to nonprofits, schools, libraries, and public agencies working to improve the lives of children and families through arts (making the arts accessible to children and families through activities such as school touring programs, field trips to the theater or symphony, and artist's residencies and workshops in schools), early childhood (birth-age nine) reading, and violence prevention programs (e.g., parenting classes and family counseling). Applicants may be 501(c)(3) organizations or schools, libraries, or public agencies. Target accepts grant applications only online. Deadline: May 31, 2009.
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Travelocityís Travel for Good offers funding quarterly for its Change Ambassadors Grant to help support Americans who wish to travel to participate in volunteer opportunities (volunteer vacations). Two grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to individuals or groups going on volunteer vacations; applicants must demonstrate a previous commitment to volunteering and financial need. Deadline: not applicable.
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