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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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Guardian Life Insurance Offers Scholarship Program for Young Female Entrepreneurs
http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
The 2002/2003 Girls Going Places College Scholarship Program is a national competition designed to recognize and rewards teen-aged girls who demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurship. Guardian designed the annual program to help women create, invest, and protect wealth by honoring girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who are taking the first steps toward financial independence. Guardian and Girls Going Places will award 15 girls a total of $30,000 to be used toward their college education. Three top scholarship prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 and twelve finalist prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. Deadline: February 28, 2003.

Quality of Life Grants
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1029295/k.64F6/Quality_of_Life_Grants.htm
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation has announced that it is accepting additional applications for the second round of its 2001 Quality of Life grants. Awarded twice a year, the grants provide funding to U.S. organizations that help improve opportunities, access, and the day-to-day quality of life for individuals living with disabilities and their families. Grants of $5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations; no awards will be made to individuals. Fields of interest include accessibility, advocacy, arts, assistive technology, children, counseling, education, employment, independent living, practical service, sports and recreation, and therapeutic riding. Deadline: April 1 and October 1 of each year.

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
http://www.brunerfoundation.org/rba/
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks to honor urban places in the U.S. that embody excellence, and to celebrate their contribution to the richness and diversity of the urban experience. The Award for Urban Excellence is given to five winning projects in each biennial award cycle. One Gold Medal Winner receives $50,000; four Silver Medal Winners are awarded $10,000 each. The winning project may use prize money in any way that benefits the project. Deadline: December 16, 2002.

Artists with Disabilities Fellowships from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/apply/
The Vermont Studio Center announces the availability of three month-long Residency Fellowships, funded by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, to be awarded to outstanding visual artists and/or writers living with physical disabilities.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Invites Applications for National Grant Competition
http://www.barbarabushfoundation.com/
The goal of the National Grant Program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts nationwide, and to support the development of literacy programs that build families of readers. A total of approximately $650,000 is awarded each year; no grant exceeds $65,000. Deadline: September 6, 2002.

Grants to Support Chronic Illness Improvement Collaboratives
http://www.communityhealthleaders.org/
Designed to improve the care of patients with chronic illness through health system change and innovation. The program will provide grants of up to $100,000 to as many as five existing public-sector organizations to develop the capacity to sponsor and administer regional chronic illness improvement collaboratives. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Deadline: August 8, 2002.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
http://www.prudential.com/community/spirit/awards/
Recognize students in middle and high school grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The award program is sponsored by the Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Young people eligible for this award should be in grades 5-12 as of the last weekday in October during the applying year, in any state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; and 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 at participating organizations in November; from the winners, two State Honorees will be chosen in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition, ten National Honorees will be picked by a panel of prominent judges and announced at a special ceremony in Washington D.C. in May. Deadline: October 31, 2002.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
http://www.barronprize.org/
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2004 awards. The Barron Prize recognizes outstanding youth ages 8 - 18 that have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline for 2004 is April 30.

Coming Up Taller Awards
http://www.cominguptaller.org/awards.html
Recognizes and rewards excellence in community arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. The Coming Up Taller Awards support community programs that are tangible examples of the power of the arts and the humanities to encourage young people's creativity and provide them with learning opportunities, chances to contribute to their community, and ways to take responsibility for their own future. Ten awardees will receive $10,000 each and an individualized plaque. Sponsored through the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities. Grant deadline: April 26, 2002.

Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation
http://www.drucker.org/award/
The Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation is given each year to a nonprofit organization that has made a difference in the lives of the people it serves. To be considered for the award, programs must further the mission of the organization; have specific and measurable outcomes; exemplify innovation by demonstrating a "new dimension" of performance, and serve as a model that can be replicated.

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