Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks to honor urban places in the U.S. that embody excellence, and to celebrate their contribution to the richness and diversity of the urban experience. The Award for Urban Excellence is given to five winning projects in each biennial award cycle. One Gold Medal Winner receives $50,000; four Silver Medal Winners are awarded $10,000 each. The winning project may use prize money in any way that benefits the project. Deadline: December 16, 2002.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students Supports Nonprofit Experience
Through this scholarship program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The student will learn about nonprofit organizations by reading and analyzing background articles and assisting in preparations for the Fund's annual conference. The annual conference brings together nonprofit leaders, researchers, and policy makers to discuss issues of importance to the nonprofit sector. The student will also undertake general research and program support for the Fund's grant making and outreach efforts. A scholarship grant of between $2,800 and $4,200 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level financial need, and time commitment. Deadline: March 15, 2003.
Young AIDS Activists Invited to Apply for Lisa Lopes Scholarship
MTV's Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself program, in partnership with LIFEbeat (http://www.lifebeat.org/), is inviting young AIDS activists to compete for a $25,000 scholarship named to honor the memory of singer Lisa Lopes of the group TLC. The national competition is designed to award one $25,000 scholarship to an applicant who demonstrates a commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention, education, or activism; who demonstrates leadership potential; and who possesses a strong academic record. The competition is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 16 and 24 who are currently high school seniors at a public or private high school, or who are full-time undergraduate students at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Deadline: October 15, 2002.
Artists with Disabilities Fellowships from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Vermont Studio Center announces the availability of three month-long Residency Fellowships, funded by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, to be awarded to outstanding visual artists and/or writers living with physical disabilities.
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Invites Applications for National Grant Competition
The goal of the National Grant Program is to develop and expand family literacy efforts nationwide, and to support the development of literacy programs that build families of readers. A total of approximately $650,000 is awarded each year; no grant exceeds $65,000. Deadline: September 6, 2002.
Grants to Support Chronic Illness Improvement Collaboratives
Designed to improve the care of patients with chronic illness through health system change and innovation. The program will provide grants of up to $100,000 to as many as five existing public-sector organizations to develop the capacity to sponsor and administer regional chronic illness improvement collaboratives. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Deadline: August 8, 2002.
Teaching Tolerance Grant Program
The Southern Poverty Law Center offers Teaching Tolerance grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 classroom teachers for implementing tolerance projects in their schools and communities. Proposals from other educators such as community organizations and churches will be considered on the basis of direct student impact. Application deadline: Ongoing, but please allow for a 10- to 12-week processing time when planning for your project.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975 to help Hispanic-American college students complete their education, the scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. Applications are evaluated on academic achievement, letter of recommendation, personal statement, and financial need.
Independent Television Service Accepting Applications for Open Call Program
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, distributes, and promotes new programs primarily for public television. ITVS works with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues, and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television, and is committed to programming that addresses the needs of underserved and underrepresented audiences. ITVS is currently accepting applications for grants through Round 2 of its Open Call 2002. Open Call 2002 provides funding for programs that will bring new audiences to public television as well as expand civic participation by bringing new voices into the public discourse. Independent producers or independent entities producing television, film, or video programs are eligible to apply. For complete application guidelines and materials, see the ITVS Web site.
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Gives awards nationwide to nonprofits working primarily in education, the arts, human services, and Native American issues. Projects should have a broad impact and address issues of social justice in education, and proposals emphasizing innovation and risk-taking in education, environmental protection, and student self-improvement are preferred. The Foundation welcomes letters of application at any time. Application information and guidelines are available online.
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