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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project Grants
http://www.foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=226200002
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to organizations working on service projects that improve the conditions of poor and low-income people in their communities. The network will disseminate a total of $80,000 to approximately twenty-five sub-grantees. In accordance with CNCS requirements, at least 30 percent of these funds will be available to organizations outside of the network. Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $10,000 each. Preference is given to organizations mobilizing the greatest numbers of volunteers. Applicants must enlist at least two hundred volunteers for every $1,000 requested. Deadline: September 23, 2008 (Extended)

National Education Association Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15014895/neafdn
Learning & Leadership grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff working to improve student learning in public schools, colleges, and universities. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Student Achievement Grants provide grants of $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. (These grants replace the foundation's Innovation Grants program, which has been discontinued.) Application deadlines are October 15, 2008, February 1, 2009, June 1, 2009.

Nestle Very Best in Youth Program to Honor Young People
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=216700014
Awards of $500, plus $1,000 given to the charity of his or her choice, will be awarded to young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who have excelled academically and are making a difference in their communities. The young people, selected from nominations from volunteers, parents, and teachers, will be featured in a special publication and honored at a black-tie ceremony in Los Angeles in July 2009. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States or its territories. Deadline: November 20, 2008

Surdna Foundation Invites High School Arts Teachers to Apply for Fellowships
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=221500020
Eligible applicants this year include teachers working in specialized public arts high schools and arts-focused magnet and charter high schools; grants of up to $5,500 in support of artistic growth will be provided, with a complementary grant of $1,500 provided to each Fellow's school for post-fellowship activities. Deadline: November 14, 2008 (Letters of Intent)

Target Field Trip Grants Application Process Open
http://www.foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=226400026
Grants of up to $800 will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and/or classified staff planning field trips to art museums, cultural events, civic experiences, or environmental sites. Up to five thousand grants will be awarded across the United States. Grants will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff. Deadline: November 1, 2008

Kids In Need Foundation Accepting Applications for Teacher Grants
http://www.kidsinneed.net/
Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to K-12 teachers in the U.S. working to provide innovative learning opportunities to their students. Teacher Grant awards are used to finance creative classroom projects; 200-300 hundred grants are typically awarded each year. Applications are judged on the basis of innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. Deadline: September 30, 2008

School Improvement Grants for Parent Involvement
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program finances school-improvement projects initiated by parents. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: K-12 schools (including charter, private, and parochial schools) and parent groups associated with a nonprofit, K-12 schools. Deadline: October 17, 2008.

National Gardening Association and Home Depot Announce 2009 Youth Garden Grants Program
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=214800008
Gifts of teaching materials and merchandise credits of up to $1,000 will be given to schools and community organizations providing gardening programs for at least fifteen children between the ages of 3 and 18. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners who wish to reapply may do so but must wait a year (e.g., if an organization won in 2008, it can apply again in 2010) and have significantly expanded their garden programs. Priority will be given to applications that emphasize one or more of the following: educational focus or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning. Deadline: November 1, 2008

Richard Riley Award to Honor Schools That Serve as Centers of Community
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=217900038
An award of $10,000 will be given to a public elementary or secondary school in the United States that provides social, civic, recreational, and artistic opportunities to the broader community around them. The American Architectural Foundation, in partnership with the Knowledge Works Foundation, invites nominations for the Richard Riley Award, which honors K-12 schools that serve as centers of community, demonstrate innovative design ideas, and help to promote student achievement. Deadline: July 25, 2008

Grants Available for Families Struggling with Child Health-Related Costs
http://www.uhccf.org/
The United Health Care Children’s foundation has announced that grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to parents and legal guardians of disabled children for health care services and medical equipment inadequately covered by insurance. UHCCF provides grants to families to help pay for services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy sessions, prescriptions, and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, orthotics, and eyeglasses. Parents and legal guardians may apply for grants of up to $5,000 each for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application at the UHCCF Web site. To be eligible for grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States, and be covered by a commercial health benefit plan. Deadline: Open

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