Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Recognize students in middle and high school grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The award program is sponsored by the Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Young people eligible for this award should be in grades 5-12 as of the last weekday in October during the applying year, in any state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; and have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the twelve months prior to the date of application. Local Honorees are selected at participating organizations in November; from the winners, two State Honorees will be chosen in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In addition, ten National Honorees will be picked by a panel of prominent judges and announced at a special ceremony in Washington D.C. in May. Deadline: October 31, 2002.
Funding Solutions for Small Nonprofit Organizations
This collection of resources is designed to help small nonprofit organizations fundraise. It includes ways to motivate nonprofit boards, sample fundraising letters, phone-athon advice, and tips to improve direct mail solicitation. A valuable resource for administrators and social service providers.
Gateway Olympic Sponsorship PC Donation
Following the completion of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Gateway will donate up to 4,500 computers. Grant consideration is limited to eligible organizations recognized as nonprofit entities, with priority given to schools and community centers whose programs help enhance access to technology for traditionally under-served populations. Any organization interested in being considered must complete an online application. Grant deadline: July 31, 2002.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2004 awards. The Barron Prize recognizes outstanding youth ages 8 - 18 that have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline for 2004 is April 30.
Magna Awards: Advancing Student Learning Through School Board Leadership
The Magna Awards recognize school districts across the country for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage authentic community involvement in schools. The grand prize winner receives $2,500 in scholarship money and two citation winners receive $1,000 each in scholarship funds. Nominations must be postmarked by October 31, 2002.
The NEA Foundation has published new grant guidelines to underwrite effective professional development or innovative ideas that result in improved student achievement. The foundation makes $1,000 - $3,000 grants to practicing public school teachers in grades K-12, public school education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities. Eligible applicants may submit proposals at any time. Notification will be made within seven months of receipt of the application.
W.T. Grant Scholars Program
This program supports promising post-doctoral tenure-track scholars from diverse disciplines whose research deepens and broadens the knowledge base in areas that contribute to a society that values young people as a resource and helps them to realize their full potential. Priority research areas include youth development, programs, policies and institutions affecting young people, and adult attitudes about young people. The foundation is particularly interested in research that is interdisciplinary and examines young people in social, institutional, community, and cultural contexts. Grant deadline: July 1, 2002.
Coming Up Taller Awards
Recognizes and rewards excellence in community arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. The Coming Up Taller Awards support community programs that are tangible examples of the power of the arts and the humanities to encourage young people's creativity and provide them with learning opportunities, chances to contribute to their community, and ways to take responsibility for their own future. Ten awardees will receive $10,000 each and an individualized plaque. Sponsored through the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities. Grant deadline: April 26, 2002.
NEC Foundation's Education and Technology Grants
The NEC Foundation of America makes cash grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and programs with national reach and impact in one or both of the following areas: science and technology education, and/or the application of technology to assist people with disabilities. Grants range from $1,500 to $75,000. Proposals may be submitted at any time; those received after a deadline will be held for the following cycle.
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The Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation is given each year to a nonprofit organization that has made a difference in the lives of the people it serves. To be considered for the award, programs must further the mission of the organization; have specific and measurable outcomes; exemplify innovation by demonstrating a "new dimension" of performance, and serve as a model that can be replicated.
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