Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Nominees Sought for Awards for Students with Disabilities
The Foundation for Exceptional Children’s “Yes I Can Awards” honor children and youth with disabilities who have made significant achievements. Each year, 27 winners are selected for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, technology, or self-advocacy. Winners will receive a bronze statue and other recognition at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention in April 2005 in Baltimore. Nomination deadline: December 20, 2004.
Tiffany & Co. Foundation Offers Funding for Arts
Established in 2000 as a philanthropic vehicle for Tiffany & Co., the Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following areas: crafts and arts education, educational institutions that provide talented artisans with the necessary instruction to become highly skilled professionals in their chosen field; preservation and conservation, preservation of arts and traditional craftsmanship; and decorative arts. Application deadline: November 15 and May 15, annually.
VSA arts Offers Young Soloists Awards for Performing Artists with Disabilities
VSA arts is an international nonprofit organization working to help create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. The VSA arts Young Soloists Award annually recognize outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 25 and under, who have exhibited exceptional talents as vocalists or instrumentalists. Each year, a committee of music professionals selects four award recipients to receive scholarship funds and the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. All types of music are encouraged. Application deadline: November 1, 2004.
Dirksen Congressional Center Grants
The Dirksen Congressional Center offers grants assisting teachers, curriculum developers, and others to improve the quality of civics instruction. Areas of interest include designing lesson plans, creating student activities, and applying instructional technology in the classroom. Priority will be given to the areas of history, government, social studies, political science, and education. Schools, teachers in grades 4-12, and college and university faculty are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: October 1, 2004.
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Grants
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers "mini-grants" of $350 to school and public libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children. Programs that will be considered include innovative or noteworthy workshops, lectures and festivals, as well as programs targeted at parents and pre-school children. Special priority will be given to any programs relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats. Applications forms are available online, and can be printed out and then mailed to the foundation. All K-12 schools and public libraries in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: September 15, 2004.
Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program Awards
Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP) honors ten outstanding individuals who overcome daunting odds to expand access to healthcare and social services to underserved and isolated populations in communities across the U.S. Awardees each receive $120,000: $105,000 for program support and $15,000 as a personal stipend. CHLP is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ. Letters of intent deadline: September 22, 2004.
Starbucks Foundation Literacy Grants
The Starbucks Foundation will offer grants of $5,000-$20,000 to support innovative community literacy programs that build upon reading curricula and encourage personal development through tutoring or mentoring. Priority is given to proposals that specifically target low-income communities and underprivileged or at-risk youth. K-6 schools and community nonprofits in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: October 1, 2004.
$2.9 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Professional Corps Programs
The Corporation for National & Community Service will offer grants of $30,000-$100,000 to support AmeriCorps Professional Corps programs that address community shortages of qualified professionals in education and related fields like health care, child development, and social work, among other issues. Eligible applicants include a wide range of nonprofit organizations and city and local government entities. Application deadline: August 17, 2004.
Barnes & Noble K-12 Grants
Through its stores, Barnes & Noble provides funding to local and regional efforts to promote literacy and the arts in K-12 education. Proposals should include a literacy or arts component that fosters both student achievement and community growth. Grant recipients must plan to promote the program with Barnes & Noble and must be willing to work with the local store(s) on in-store programming. Potential applicants should visit a store in their area to receive more information. All nonprofits supporting the arts, literacy, or K-12 education are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed on a continuing basis.
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The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (RMYF) aims to identify and disseminate innovative and effective practices for helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by offering two types of grants. Evaluation Grants fund the evaluation of innovative methods in helping youth reach their full potential. The purpose of these grants is to help identify innovative methods that are effective. Replication Grants fund the replication of methods that have demonstrated their effectiveness in helping youth to reach their full potential. The purpose of these grants is to expand the use of innovative and effective methods serving youth. Application deadline: September 1, 2004 (5:00pm EDT).
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