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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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The Joshua O’Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund
http://www1.ndss.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1973&Itemid=236
The Joshua O’Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund seeks to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome who wish to enrich their lives by enrolling in postsecondary programs or taking classes that will help them gain employment, independent living skills, life skills, or others. Up to five grants will be awarded, each grant not to exceed $1000, and the grant may be used to pay for the tuition for a course or postsecondary program at a local college, educational institution, learning center or employment training program. For more information, contact Erin Geller at egeller@ndss.org or visit the National Down Syndrome Society’s website. Deadline: July 18, 2008.

Toshiba America Foundation Accepting Science and Math Education Proposals
http://www.toshiba.com/tafpub/jsp/home/default.jsp
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to public and private schools working to improve instruction and learning in science and mathematics for grades 7-12. The foundation focuses on inquiry-based projects designed by individual teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own classrooms. The foundation is currently accepting applications for projects for grades 7-12. (Toshiba America Foundation offers a separate program for grades K-6. See the foundation’s Web site.) The grants program is national in scope. Proposals are welcome from public and private (nonprofit) schools throughout the United States. Decisions about grants of under $5,000 each are made on a rolling basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. For grants larger than $5,000 each, the Board of Directors approves grant requests twice a year. Applicants should submit their large grant proposals no later than either August 1 or February 1 annually. Upcoming deadline: August 1, 2008 (Large Grants).

VSA arts Invites Entries From Young Artists With Disabilities for Green Light Awards
http://www.vsarts.org/PreBuilt/showcase/gallery/exhibits/vw/2007/
Awards of up to $20,000 to American artists who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability and are between the ages of 16 and 25 will be given in recognition of artwork they have created within the past three years. This year the program also welcomes entries of sculpture and time-based media. Sponsored by VSA arts with support from Volkswagen of America, Inc., the program invites entries of both representational and abstract work. Artwork may illustrate actual aspects of what signals the artist's creative motivations such as the physical world or personal discoveries. Work might also reflect the artist’s experience of living with a disability and its role in shaping or transforming their work. Deadline: July 11, 2008.

AILF Offers K-12 Education Grants
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15012347/ailfgrants
The American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) will award grants to teachers for the 2008-09 school year of $100 to $500 each to fund a limited number of K-12 grade-level projects that provide education about immigrants and immigration. The foundation seeks to fund classroom-based activities that are innovative and supportive of AILF's mission of promoting the benefits of immigrants to the United States. Applications are limited to educators teaching in public or private primary, intermediate, and secondary-level schools. The 2008 program focuses on proposals that relate to: innovative use of technology; underrepresented minorities; community outreach and partnerships with community based organizations; and math and science. Deadlines: June 1, 2008 and November 28, 2008

Betterment of All Children Grants
http://www.cwf-inc.org/docs/?section=grantseekers
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation accepts proposals from non-profit organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children by disseminating knowledge so that it can be more adequately used by society: either (1) knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; or (2) knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations. Program Areas: General Education, All Other. Grants range from $1,500.00-$70,000.00. Deadline for proposals: 7/15/2008.

Braitmayer Foundation Education Grants
http://www.braitmayerfoundation.org/guid.htm
The Braitmayer Foundation grants money to assist K-12 U.S. public schools in the areas of: (1) curricular and school reform initiatives, (2) preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. These grants may be used as seed money, challenge grants, or matches to other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi-year grants, nor grants for endowment purposes or building programs. Unless as a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books. Program Areas: Professional Development, All Other. Grants range from $500.00-$35,000.00. Deadline for proposals: 6/1/2008.

CVS Community Grants
http://www.cvs.com/corpInfo/community/community_grants.html
CVS Pharmacy Community Grants will accept proposals for programs targeting children under age 18 with disabilities that address: health and rehabilitation services; a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs; opportunities or facilities that give greater access to physical movement; and play. Maximum Award: varies. Eligibility: Public schools with programs for children under age 18 with disabilities. Deadline: applications accepted through October 31, 2008.

Live Monarch Educator Outreach Program
http://www.lmf-educator-award.com/index.html
The Live Monarch Foundation Educator Outreach Program provides funding for U.S. teachers to enroll in the National Campaign to bring monarch butterflies into the classroom. This program provides education and materials to strengthen the monarch’s 3,000-mile migratory route within North America by creating self-sustaining butterfly gardens and refuges. Materials will be provided for each participant to raise a virtual butterfly and start a real butterfly garden with professional instruction on each level of its maintenance and care. Maximum Award: n/a. Eligibility: teachers and classrooms in areas on the monarch migratory route. Deadline: rolling.

Mattel Grant Program to Benefit Children Continuation
http://simplygrantwriting.blogspot.com/2008/04/mattel-grants-for-youth-programs.html
Mattel’s funds programs that directly and effectively impact children with demonstrated needs (physical, financial, emotional, and health-related), preferring programs with demonstrated results and organizations that use creative and innovative methods to address a locally defined need directly impacting children. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organizations (or have a fiscal sponsor with tax-exempt status) and must directly serve children in communities within the U.S. Grants range from $5,000-$25,000 each for one fiscal year. Funds may be applied to programs or general operating costs. Deadline: July 15, 2008

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Accepting Concept Papers for youth with Disabilities Grants
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=213100007
The Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation awards grants to nonprofits working to provide inclusiveness-oriented services to disabled young people; organizations whose concept papers are approved can submit a full proposal for next-year funding. Deadline for Concept Papers: June 1, 2008.

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