Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) seeks nominations for the 2007 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards. These Awards honor primary- and secondary-level educators who have changed students’ lives and the communities in which they live. Currently licensed, active primary or secondary school teachers with at least five years of teaching experience are eligible for the award. Winners receive $5,000 cash and travel and lodging expenses to the 2007 TMA Annual Convention. Entry deadline: May 1, 2007.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
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.
Kohl’s Kids Who Care Program
A philanthropic program of the Kohl’s 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 Kohl’s 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. Kohl’s will also contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner. Nomination deadline: March 15, 2007.
My Hometown Helper Grants from Hamburger Helper
Hamburger Helper is looking to lend a helping hand to neighborhoods nationwide with its “My Hometown Helper” grant program. Individuals and organizations can submit an essay of no more than 250 words describing how a “My Hometown Helper” grant of up to $15,000 would improve their community through the supported project. Applications must be sponsored by a municipal or civic organization or public school. Application deadline: May 31, 2007.
Save Our History
The History Channel will honor teachers and students across the country who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to local history through their preservation or history education efforts. A total of 25 teachers and 25 students will each win up to $5,000 based on their creative lesson plans, activities, and/or projects. In addition, one teacher and one student will be named “Teacher of the Year” and “Student of the Year”; awarded an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC; and recognized at the annual Save Our History National Honors Event in May 2007. Application deadline: March 30, 2007.
Staples Foundation for Learning Grants
Staples Foundation for Learning Grants provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Application deadline: April 6, 2007.
The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the educational opportunities and support systems they need to become knowledgeable and productive citizens. It encourages new solutions to the countless problems that impede educational systems and supports existing programs that work. The Foundation supports innovative K-12 public school programs, teacher development programs, and smaller projects dealing with specific activities in K-12 classrooms. Its Board of Directors reviews funding recommendations quarterly.
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 team’s efforts. Application deadline: April 27, 2007.
Red, White, & Green Climate Change Grant
Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute announce the Red, White, & Green Climate Change Grant of $500 to support service-learning projects about climate change. All U.S. youth ages 15-25 and organizations that engage them are invited to apply. Applicants are expected to develop and implement a service-learning project about climate change that engages their community and candidates running for election in 2007 and 2008. Projects where youth work in partnership with adults are welcome, but projects should be youth-led. The service must take place between May 1 and October 1, 2007. Application deadline: March 9, 2007.
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The RGK Foundation’s primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Foundation staff reviews electronic Letters of Inquiry on an ongoing basis. Most grants awarded by the Foundation are under $25,000.
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