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Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Grants
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/programs/minigrant.html
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers mini-grants of $500 to public schools and public libraries for events/programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children. All public schools and libraries in the U.S. and its protectorates are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: September 15, 2007.

Grants for Projects that Benefit Women and Girls from the Open Meadows Foundation
http://www.openmeadows.org/
The Open Meadows Foundation makes grants to projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. It offers grants of up to $2,000 to projects that: are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Grantees must not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or ability. Proposal submission deadline: August 15, 2007.

Grants for the Education of At-Risk Youth from the Janus Foundation
https://ww4.janus.com/Janus/Retail/StaticPage?jsp=jsp/Janushome/JanusFoundation.jsp&WT.mc_id=6015
The Janus Foundation awards grants for innovative programs that support at-risk youth through education. Grants are made to innovative and visionary organizations and programs that have a lasting impact, ultimately leading their constituents to self-sufficiency. Applicant organizations should provide unique services and have strong partnerships with other nonprofits in order to provide comprehensive services to their constituents. The Foundation is interested in establishing partnerships with nonprofits that provide leadership in the community and that make a difference in providing solutions to community needs. Nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. are eligible to apply. Application deadline: August 31, 2007.

Tool Factory Podcasting Grants
http://www.toolfactory.com/olympus_contest/olympus_podcasting.htm
K-12 general and special education teachers are encouraged to apply for a Tool Factory Podcasting Grant. Winners will receive a free site license for Tool Factory Podcasting software plus all the digital media accessories they need to start a podcasting program in their school. To apply, simply develop a lesson plan demonstrating how you would use podcasting in your curriculum. Grant applications will be judged on effective integration of podcasting into the curriculum, effective use of ALL the resources provided by the grant, high degree of student involvement, and creativity and fun. Application deadlines: June 30, 2007; December 30, 2007; and April 30, 2008.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
http://www.barronprize.org/
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2006 awards to honor youth ages 8-18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Ten national winners will each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline: April 30, 2007.

Kohlís Kids Who Care Program
http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/Community05.htm
A philanthropic program of the Kohlís Corporation, the Kohl's Kids Who Care program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who have transformed their communities for the better. One winner from each age group (ages 6-12 and 13-18) per participating store will receive a $50 Kohlís Gift Card. Regional winners in each age group will receive $1,000 scholarships, and five national winners in each age group will receive $5,000 scholarships. Kohlís will also contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner. Nomination deadline: March 15, 2007.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative to foster inventiveness among high school students. Teams composed of high school students, teachers (of math, science, or technology), and mentors collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as a class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to $10,000 support each teamís efforts. Application deadline: April 27, 2007.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx?tabid=63&ItemID=6&NID=41&LanguageID=0
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports projects that: 1) mobilize youth, families, and communities to inform policies that affect learning and achievement for vulnerable children and youth; and 2) forge partnerships between educational institutions and communities to promote learning, academic performance, and workforce preparation among vulnerable young people. Its overall goal is to support healthy infant, child, and youth development by mobilizing, strengthening, and aligning systems that affect childrenís learning. The Foundation accepts and reviews proposals on an ongoing basis. Amount awarded is based on the amount needed for the specific project based on the scope of work and expected outcomes.

Gannett Foundation Grants for Education & Neighborhood Improvement
http://www.gannettfoundation.org/
The Gannett Foundation gives grants to organizations for projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Communities in which Gannett owns a daily newspaper or television station are eligible to apply. Application deadline: January 15, 2007.

Young Social Entrepreneurs: Apply to the Youth Service America/Youth Venture Program
http://www.youthventure.org/index.php?tg=articles&idx=More&article=773&topics=76
The YSA Youth Venture Program is seeking applications from youth nationwide who are interested in starting their own sustainable social Ventures. Ventures MUST be youth-led and designed to be a lasting, sustainable asset to the community. YSA Youth Venture teams are required to plan a National and Global Youth Service Day project every year that their Venture is operational. The Program provides a variety of resources including a national network of like-minded young people, media opportunities, technical support, toolkits and workshops, and funding of up to $1,000 for start-up expenses. Application Deadline: December 18, 2006.

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