Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
The Women Helping Others Foundation Grant
Women Helping Others supports grassroots charities and organizations serving the overlooked health, education, and social service needs of women and children in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To qualify for funding, an organization must have 501(c)(3) non-profit status and be qualified to receive deductible charitable contributions, and must have been incorporated for at least three years prior to application. Preference will be given to organizations with an operating budget of $2 million or less, those not dependent upon government grants, and those with greater organizational program costs than personnel costs. The majority of grants range from $2,500-$15,000.
Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants
The National Education Association (NEA) will award 20 grants of $500 each to student-led initiatives through Youth Leaders for Literacy, a joint program of the NEA and Youth Service America (YSA). The program encourages and celebrates literacy service by America's young people (ages 5-21) and honors them for doing reading-related activities that benefit others. Grant applications should propose youth leadership in developing and implementing a project beginning on NEA's Read Across America Day in March and culminating on YSA's National Youth Service Day in April. Groups and individuals may apply. Application deadline: October 22, 2004. Winners will be announced in December.
Dell Announces Computer Recycling Grant Program
Dell, Inc. is offering $220,000 in grant money to support computer recycling events during fall 2004. The Dell Recycling Grant Program will provide financial support to communities interested in staging a one-day, no-charge computer collection event. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of responsible disposal options for unwanted computer equipment, to keep computers and related equipment out of landfills, and to empower communities with a model and the experience for staging collection events. Dell will award $10,000 grants to select state, provincial, and local governments; universities; and other nonprofit groups. Grant recipients will receive technical assistance from the National Recycling Coalition. Application deadline: July 30, 2004.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation provides grants and technical assistance to programs that concentrate on academic enrichment, college planning, advising, preparation, and retention support for low-income, under-served students and adult learners. The Foundation funds only programs that are
aligned with the following strategies: adult literacy, college preparation, minority high achievement, and out-of-school programs. Application deadline: ongoing.
Walgreens Co. awards grants in the areas of health and human services,
education, civic and community, and arts and culture, with special emphasis
on health and education. Eligible nonprofit organizations with programs in
these priority areas should have cost-effective projects operating within
the community area surrounding a Walgreens store. Walgreens strives to
achieve demographic balance in its grant-making, so priority is given to
those requests which most closely reflect the demographics of our patients
and employees. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) is an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports policy analysis, research, evaluation, and demonstration projects. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, and business administration. Funded projects should provide public and private decision makers with usable and timely information on healthcare policy and financing issues. Application deadline: Ongoing.
NEA Foundation June Grants
All U.S. public school teachers in grades K-12, education support professionals, or higher education faculty and staff are eligible to apply for the NEA Foundation's Innovation Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Grant amounts are up to $5,000 per project. Application deadline: June 1, 2004.
The Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc., serves local organizations in those communities in which Gannett Co., Inc. has a local daily newspaper or television station. (To find out if your community is one of these, see http://www.gannett.com/map/propmap.htm.) The program makes contributions through grants and a matching gifts program to qualified nonprofit organizations to improve the education, health, and advancement of the people who live in Gannett communities. The Foundation values projects which take a creative approach to such fundamental issues as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Next application deadlines: May 15 and August 15, 2004.
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) and the SBC [Communications, Inc.] Foundation are pleased to announce a new competitive special grants program to supplement GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) projects and enhance non-GEAR UP education collaboratives. Under this program, the SBC Foundation is working in conjunction with NCCEP to support community education partnerships and improve student academic achievement and success in K-16 education. During the 2004 calendar year, NCCEP, on behalf of the SBC Foundation, will award approximately $5 million to communities in the SBC 13-state service areas (AR, CA, CT, IL, IN, KS, MI, MS, NV, OH, OK, TX, and WI) to support development in four distinct program areas: instructional technology, academic enrichment programs, data-driven decision making, and developing high-performance K-16 partnerships in non-GEAR UP communities. Application deadline: May 14, 2004.
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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a nationwide initiative to foster inventiveness in high school students in order to raise the sights of young people with respect to the innovative contributions they can make. It provides grant support to teams composed of students, their teachers (must be teachers of science, math, or technology), and mentors from industry, formed for the purpose of inventing something useful that solves a problem they've identified. As many as fifteen grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to teams nationwide for the 2004-2005 academic year. Application deadline: May 7, 2004.
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