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Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Seeks Applications for Innovative Youth Programs
http://www.rmyf.org/content.cfm?u=grants_innovation_info
The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation is accepting applications from innovative programs designed to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential. Grants of $25,000 will be awarded for “new, uncommon, unconventional, or untested” youth programs aimed at identifying effective practices that lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth. In the past, funded programs have ranged from credit union savings projects and intensive tutoring programs, to afterschool day care and art programs, to health workshops. To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve youth in greater Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Madison, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and/or Washington, DC. Deadline: July 17, 2013.

State Farm and Youth Service America: Good Neighbor Grants
http://www.ysa.org/goodneighbor
State Farm and Youth Service America are offering grants for programs enhancing student achievement through service learning. Maximum award: $1,500. Eligibility: K-12 public schools in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta. Deadline: June 23, 2013.

Best Buy Children’s Foundation Seeks Applications for Youth Technology Grants
http://pr.bby.com/community-grants/
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation is accepting applications from local and regional nonprofit organizations working to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills to assist their future education and career choices. Community grants of up to $10,000 (average amount $5,000) will be awarded for program activities such as computer programming, digital imaging, music production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development. Grants are intended to support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams across the United States. Organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and must provide direct services that build technology skills in teens ages 13-18, and must be located within fifty miles of a Best Buy store, Best Buy Mobile location, Best Buy Distribution Center, Best Buy Service Center, or Best Buy corporate campus. Before submitting a full application, applicants must complete an eligibility quiz. Deadline for quiz completion: July 1, 2013.

Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators Invites Applications
http://www.iteea.org/Awards/granthearlihy.htm
The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators, in partnership with Pitsco/Hearlihy & Company, is accepting applications for technology and engineering education programs at any grade level. Through its Excellence in Teaching Technology and Engineering grant program, the foundation will award grants of $2,000 each to K-12 technology and engineering teachers to encourage the integration of a quality technology and engineering education program within their school's curriculum. Applicants must be teachers (elementary or secondary) who are successfully integrating technology and engineering education within their school's curriculum. In addition, teachers must be ITEEA members and be registered for the ITEEA annual conference. Membership materials may be enclosed with the scholarship application. Deadline for applications: December 1, 2013.

Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboration (HASTAC) Invites Applications for Project: Connect-Youth Summer Programs Competition
http://dmlcompetition.net/
The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboration (HASTAC) is accepting applications for projects that provide hands-on summer learning opportunities for youth focused on making the Web more civil, safe, and empowering for all. Through the Project: Connect-Youth Summer Programs Competition, HASTAC will award grants of up to $10,000 each to libraries, museums, and other nonprofit organizations to support a series of local hands-on events in July, August, or September where young people can collaborate and compete in activities such as hackathons, maker spaces, digital journalism and communications labs, and mentoring workshops. Programs must be based on the understanding that learning happens anywhere, anytime, and should be equitable, social, and participatory, and should reflect kids’ interests. To be eligible, nonprofit learning development and civic engagement institutions and organizations, including learning development organizations such as museums, libraries, afterschool and summer programs, must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Deadline: June 10, 2013.

Kennedy Center: VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/programs/playwright_discovery.cfm
The Kennedy Center VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals. Maximum award: Division 1 (Grades 6-8, or equivalent): $375 for his/her school; publication in the 2013 VSA Playwright Discovery Program booklet. Division 2 (Grades 9-12, or equivalent): $750 scholarship, $375 for his/her school; publication in the 2013 VSA Playwright Discovery Program booklet. Deadline: June 1, 2013.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation: Grants for Youth with Disabilities
http://www.meaf.org/how_to_apply/
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants program is dedicated to helping young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and fully participate in society. The foundation supports organizations and projects within its mission that have broad scope and impact and demonstrate potential for replication at other sites. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling young people with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities, and to participate alongside their non-disabled peers. Maximum award: $90,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: June 1, 2013.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Invites Applications for Music Donation Program
http://www.mhopus.org/Apply
Through its Keeping Music Alive program, the foundation will donate musical instruments to music programs that serve low-income communities and have little or no budget for musical instruments. Priority is given to programs serving the most students within a school population. Public, private, and charter schools are invited to apply; however, schools must be eligible for funds under Title 1 and/or serve a population where at least 50% of the students qualify for the National Lunch Program. Schools also must have an established instrumental music program (concert band, marching band, jazz band, and/or orchestra) that takes place during the regular school day and is at least three years old. Schools that offer Orff/classroom music only are not eligible to apply. Deadline for Pre-Qualification: August 1, 2013.

William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Social Setting Research Projects
http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/social-settings
The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting applications from organizations for research projects related to understanding how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Grants of $100,000-$600,000 will be awarded for projects that address theory, policy, and/or practice affecting the settings of youth ages 8-25 in the United States. Social settings are defined as the social environments in which youth experience daily life. These include environments with clear boundaries such as classrooms, schools, and youth-serving organizations, and those with less prescribed boundaries such as neighborhoods or other settings in which youth interact with peers, family members, and other adults. To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Deadline: August 2, 2013.

Centiva Invites Applications From K-12 Schools for Environmental Projects
http://centiva.com/greengrant2013/
Flooring installation company Centiva is accepting applications from public and private K-12 schools for environmental education projects. Centiva Green School Innovation grants totaling $3,000 will be awarded to innovative, cost-effective projects that improve the environment; make schools a healthier place to learn, play, and work; and save money through reduced use of natural resources. Qualified projects must address indoor or outdoor air quality, solid waste reduction and recycling/composting, and/or water management through an integrated holistic approach emphasizing public health or environment-related issues. Projects must include direct environmental benefits and education as components. Deadline for submission: April 20, 2013.

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