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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

Pay It Forward Foundation Offers Mini-Grants for Youth
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15014740/payitforward
Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a “pay it forward” focus: that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially. Mini-grants of up to $500 are available. Because funding is limited, projects requesting smaller amounts will be given priority. Deadline: September 15, 2008

Student Volunteers Invited to Apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15014741/prudential
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and administered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are designed to honor middle and high school students for volunteer community service. Eligible applicants include U.S. students in grades 5-12 who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the twelve months prior to the date of application. Local honorees are selected in November, and from these two state honorees are chosen in each state and the District of Columbia, and from these ten national honorees are selected and announced at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May 2009. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, for national recognition events. National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000. Deadline: October 31, 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

Best Buy Invites Applications for K-12 Technology Education Program
http://www.bestbuyinc.com/community_relations/teach_awards.htm
Awards of up to $10,000 will be given to K-12 schools in the United States and Puerto Rico working to incorporate interactive technology in the classroom. Awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be granted to programs that engage students at any grade level, or up to $10,000 for 9th grade programs, by creatively integrating interactive technology into the curriculum. All awards are in the form of Best Buy Gift Cards. Deadline: October 12, 2008

ING Foundation Educational Grants
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/index.htm
The ING Foundation, as part of its commitment to educators, honors excellence in education through a series of programs and sponsorships in the areas of the arts, community involvement/volunteerism, general education, health/PE, math, reading, science/environmental, social studies, and vocational. Eligibility: public school, private/charter school, higher education. Total Amount: $3.3 million; average amount: $200.00-$450,000.00. Deadline: September 14, 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

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