Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Grants
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
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
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
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.
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Grants
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation accepts grant proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: 1. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and 2. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. Application deadline: July 15, 2007.
Grants to Help Principals Share the Dream and Create a Culture of Engagement in Their Schools
To support school principals, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and MetLife Foundation will provide $3,000 grants and a toolkit of resources to develop programs committed to heightening community leadership, communication, ownership, and involvement in the school with the goal of improving achievement for all students to up to 30 schools. Projects will take place during the 2007-08 school year. Application deadline: June 8, 2007. Application form available in PDF (7 pages, 461 KB).
The Nature of Learning Grant Program of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s The Nature of Learning grant program seeks to use National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues; encourage an interdisciplinary approach to learning to enhance student academic achievement; utilize field experiences and student-led stewardship projects to connect classroom lessons to real-world issues; and foster collaboration among local schools, community groups, natural resource professionals, and local businesses. Schools and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for $10,000 grants through the program. Application deadline: June 15, 2007.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
K-12 teachers are eligible for grants of $250-$2,500 for the funding of hands-on environmental projects. Proposed projects must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on involvement, involve children and youth ages 6-18 (in grades 1-12), promote interaction and cooperation within the group, help young people develop planning and problem-solving skills, and include adult supervision. Grantees must commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation. Application deadline: June 30, 2007.
Do Something GameStop Youth Grants
Do Something and GameStop award weekly grants of $500 to young people (ages 25 and under) across the U.S. and Canada to “get things going in their neighborhoods.”
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Target funds arts programs that bring the arts to schools or make it affordable for youth and families to participate in cultural experiences such as school touring programs, field trips to the theater or symphony, or artist residencies and workshops in schools. Target is especially interested in programs that make the arts accessible to school children. Most grants average $1,000-$3,000. 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, libraries, and public agencies located within Target communities are eligible to apply. Application deadline: May 31, 2007 for programs taking place between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008.
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