Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
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.
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.
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.
Quality of Life Grants Program
The Quality of Life Grants Program offers two types of grants to non-profit organizations. The first type of grant supports non-profit organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and caregivers. Within this grant, funding is awarded in twelve categories: children, arts, sports and recreation, education, advocacy, accessibility, practical service, independent living, assistive technology, therapeutic riding, employment, and counseling. The Quality of Life Grants Program also offers health promotion awards to non-profit organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases and birth defects, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Deadlines for submission of applications are April 1 and October 1.
RFP for Youth-Led Research
The Center on Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is pleased to announce a new grant competition for research on civic engagement that is conducted by youth. Research teams that include youth and adults working together, or research teams of youth and adult mentors are welcome to apply. Mandatory letters of inquiry are due no later than February 18, 2004.
AXA Foundation Scholarship Program
AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News and World Report will select high school seniors from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for its Achievement Scholarship Program. The 52 achievers will receive $10,000 scholarships for undergraduate education. From the state recipients, 10 students will receive additional awards of $15,000. Application deadline: December 15, 2003.
The Milagro Foundation focuses on serving at-risk, underrepresented, and disadvantaged youth through educational programs and health services. The Foundation also supports artistic and culturally enriching programs that strengthen youth and communities. Creative programs from grassroots organizations working with and for underrepresented and underprivileged children and youth take precedence. Application deadline: on-going.
Kroger Co. Foundation
The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to enhance the quality of life in communities where Kroger customers and employees live and work. Since its inception, it has been an important resource for the retail operating divisions to make meaningful contributions to the communities they serve. Grants are made to support education and youth, feed the hungry, and assist local arts and civic organizations. Application deadline: ongoing.
Math and Science Partnership Program
The National Science Foundation has issued a program solicitation for the 2004 Math and Science Partnership (MSP). The MSP program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to both raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. Successful projects serve as models that can be widely replicated in educational practice to improve the mathematics and science achievement of all the Nation's students. Due date: December 16, 2003.
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The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) announces funds through its Quality of Life Grants Program. The program offers two types of grants: 1) support for organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and caregivers; and 2) health promotion awards to organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases, and birth defects. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2003.
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