Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Youth Grants and Funding Opportunities!

Please check out these funding opportunities for youth, arts, education, nutrition, etc. Note that some are due very soon.

Youth Today’s Grants E-Blast
Week of Oct. 27, 2008
© 2008 Youth Today
Compiled by Erika Fitzpatrick

(Subscribers: Login to Youth Today Online to search and sort all available grants, including notices with rolling deadlines, which are not listed here.)

Featured Grant

*Grant: Arts Connect All – To encourage arts organizations to create or enhance multi-session, inclusive education programs for youth with disabilities by strengthening partnerships with local public schools.
Funder: VSA arts and MetLife Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofit performing and/or exhibiting arts organizations – such as museums, theaters and multidisciplinary arts presenters – that are creating or have an established educational program.
Deadline: Dec. 12.
Amount: Up to 10 awards of up to $15,000.


*Grant: 2009 National CASA Awards of Excellence – To recognize the work of child advocates, program directors, judges, board members and Court-Appointed Special Advocates/Guardians Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) programs excelling in diversity and inclusion efforts.
Funder: National CASA.
Eligibility: Nominations of outstanding judges, board members or volunteers in CASA/GAL programs are invited.
Deadline: Nov. 30.
Amount: Complimentary conference registration, travel and hotel expenses, as well as $1,500 toward honorees’ programs.


Grant: NAMM Foundation Grants – Music education and research grants are available through programs that include the Disney Music in You Grant Program; Sounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education; and Sounds of Living: The Impact of Music Across the Life Span.
Funder: NAMM Foundation.
Eligibility: Public middle and high schools, and music education and research programs.
Deadline: Disney Music in You – Dec. 15; all others, Dec. 1.
Amount: Grants average $20,000 to $40,000.

Grant: Media That Matters – A showcase for short films with big messages, including youth-produced projects.
Funder: Art Engine.
Eligibility: Individual filmmakers and community/youth media centers.
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2009.
Amount: $1,000 per film.

Child Welfare

Grant: Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) – To develop or expand services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents cannot.
Funder: Brookdale Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Dec. 4.
Amount: Each of 30 selected organizations will receive a two-year mini-grant of $10,000.

Civic Engagement

Grant: To promote understanding of environmental issues among youth.
Funder: Captain Planet Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Dec. 31.
Amount: $250 to $2,500.

Grant: We the People Challenge Grants in U.S. History, Institutions and Culture – To support humanities activities that examine American history through the lens of the nation’s founding principles.
Funder: U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities.
Eligibility: States, special district and tribal governments, institutions of higher education and other nonprofits.
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2009.
Amount: Up to $1 million.

Grant: Lexus Eco Challenge #2: Water Works – To encourage school environmental projects affecting local communities in the areas of water conservation, shrinking wetlands and habitats, and threats to oceans and waterways.
Funder: Scholastic, Inc.
Eligibility: Teams of elementary and high schools students and teacher advisers.
Deadline: Dec. 12.
Amount: 16 teams will receive $10,000 each.

Grant: AmeriCorps 2009 State and National Grants – To improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Priorities in 2009 are mobilizing more volunteers, ensuring a brighter future for America’s youth, engaging students in communities, harnessing baby boomers’ experience, and helping communities recover from and prepare for disasters.
Funder: U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service.
Eligibility: Organizations that work in just one state apply through state commissions. Organizations that work in more than one state may apply for national grants. Indian Tribes may apply through state commissions, or directly to the corporation. (Check notice for complete eligibility rules.)
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2009.
Amount: Nearly $69 million is available under the various program categories.

Grant: Increase Your Green – For student-led projects to reduce the carbon footprint of schools.
Funder: Do Something.
Eligibility: Middle and high schoolers.
Deadline: The competition started Oct. 13; see website for details.
Amount: $1,500 for first prize and $500 for three second-place prizes.

Grant: Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) Fund – For schools and nature centers to plant and maintain natural landscapes.
Funder: Wild Ones.
Eligibility: Schools, nature centers and nonprofit places of learning, including houses of worship.
Deadline: Nov. 15.
Amount: $100 to $500.


Grant: No School Left Behind Software – Awards of a perpetual license to VIP Tone’s School MATRIX software product, designed to enable educators to manage information on student standards, curriculum and progress.
Funder: VIP Tone.
Eligibility: Any public U.S. school district with total student enrollment of 1,000 or fewer students.
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2009.
Amount: The list price of the license is $18,000.

Grant: Educator grants – To promote aerospace education activities in classrooms from kindergarten through grade 12.
Funder: Air Force Association.
Eligibility: Schools.
Deadline: Nov. 14.
Amount: Up to $250.

Grant: Love Your Veggies – To increase access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in elementary schools.
Funder: Hidden Valley Salad Dressings.
Eligibility: Elementary schools.
Deadline: Nov. 7.
Amount: 10 grants of $15,000 each.

Grant: Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowships – To support the artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in public arts high schools.
Funder: The Surdna Foundation.
Eligibility: All permanently assigned full- and part-time arts faculty in public arts high schools.
Deadline: Nov. 14.
Amount: 20 awards of up to $5,500 each, with a complementary grant of $1,500 to the fellow’s school to support post-fellowship activities.


*Grant: Olympus Innovation Awards – For innovation in education.
Funder: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA).
Eligibility: Faculty nominees from NCIIA member institutions.
Deadline: Nov. 21.
Amount: Winners receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

*Grant: Healthy Start Initiative – To eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal health indicators.
Funder: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
Eligibility: Public and private nonprofits.
Deadline: Dec. 5.
Amount: Nearly $80 million for 74 awards.

Grant: Coverage Ideas From the Field – For applicant-initiated projects related to national health reform.
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Eligibility: Public or private nonprofits.
Deadline: Dec. 2.
Amount: $2 million for grants of up to $400,000 each.

Grant: For human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training and research.
Funder: Allen Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Dec. 31.
Amount: Ranges from $2,000 to around $75,000.

Grant: Child Mental Health – To support integrated home- and community-based services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.
Funder: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Eligibility: Public entities.
Deadline: Jan. 15.
Amount: 17 grants of up to $1 million.

Grant: Emergency Medical Services for Children – To solidify the integration of a pediatric focus within state emergency medical services (EMS) systems.
Funder: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
Eligibility: State EMS agencies.
Deadline: Dec. 2.
Amount: 47 grants of up to $140,000 each.

Grant: New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming – To expand the diversity of perspectives that inform the foundation’s programming, introduce new researchers and scholars to the foundation, and help meet staff needs for data analysis.
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Eligibility: Scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities who have received their doctorate within the last seven years.
Deadline: Brief proposals, Nov. 13; full proposals, March 12.
Amount: 12 two-year grants of up to $75,000.

Grant: Community Health Leaders – To honor 10 outstanding and otherwise unrecognized individuals who overcame dramatic odds to improve health and health care, especially to underserved populations.
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Eligibility: Public or nonprofit organization.
Deadline: Nov 7.
Amount: Ten awards of $125,000 each.

Grant: Campus suicide prevention – To facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education.
Funder: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher education.
Deadline: Nov. 25.
Amount: $2.1 million for 21 awards of up to $100,000.

Life Skills

Grant: “Go-Brennan” Scholarships – For scholarships for training in the trades.
Funder: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation.
Eligibility: Youth headed to a two-year trade school.
Deadline: Nov. 9.
Amount: 25 $500 scholarships.

Grant: YouthBuild Grants – To provide opportunities for disadvantaged youth in education, employment and community engagement.
Funder: U.S. Department of Labor.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Jan. 15.
Amount: $47 million for three-year grants of $700,000 to $1.1 million.

Grant: Community-based Job Training – To support workforce training for high-growth/high-demand industries through the national community and technical college system.
Funder: U.S. Department of Labor.
Eligibility: Community and technical colleges, community college districts, state community college systems, and one-stop career centers.
Deadline: 45 days after the Oct. 10 publication date.
Amount: $500,000 to $2 million.

Grant: Young Parents Demonstration – To provide educational and occupational skills training to young parents, especially those in high-risk categories.
Funder: U.S. Department of Labor.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Nov. 17.
Amount: $5 million for grants of $500,000 to $1 million.


*Grant: Public Telecommunications Facilities – To plan and construct public telecommunications facilities that extend delivery of services to as many citizens as possible.
Funder: U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Eligibility: Public or noncommercial educational broadcast stations, telecommunications entities, educational or cultural nonprofits, and governments.
Deadline: Dec. 18.
Amount: Up to $10 million is available for grants of more than $10,000 each.


Grant: Stonyfield KaBOOM! Double Play – To fund a volunteer project to build or improve a playground, skate park, basketball court, sports field or similar play space.
Funder: Stonyfield Farm.
Eligibility: Schools and youth organizations.
Deadline: Dec. 31.
Amount: One $50,000 grant.

Grant: NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program – For upgrading existing facilities that are in poor condition or otherwise underutilized; partnerships with parks, recreational departments and YMCAs that promote youth and community programming are encouraged, among other types of projects.
Funder: National Football League Youth Football Fund and Local Initiatives Support Corp.
Eligibility: Nonprofit community-based organizations.
Deadline: Dec. 15.
Amount: Up to $200,000 each.

Grant: Responsible Sports Community – To defray the costs of youth sport programming.
Funder: Liberty Mutual.
Eligibility: Nonprofit youth sports organizations or school sports programs that are registered with Responsible Sports.
Deadline: Nov. 30.
Amount: $2,500 each to 20 organizations.


Grant: Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars – To stimulate both basic and policy-relevant research about the early education, health and well-being of children living in immigrant families from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families, and to support young investigators from the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field.
Funder: Foundation for Child Development.
Eligibility: Researchers who have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 15 years.
Deadline: Nov. 5.
Amount: Three to four fellows receive up to $150,000 each to use over one to three years.


Grant: Prisoner re-entry services – For post-release services primarily to the prisoners receiving pre-release services under an existing re-entry grant program.
Funder: U.S. Departments of Labor and Justice.
Eligibility: Faith-based and community organizations working in selected jurisdictions – listed in the notice – that have received prisoner re-entry grants.
Deadline: 60 days after the Sept. 5 publication of the notice.
Amount: Up to $300,000 each.

Substance Abuse

Grant: Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants (SPF SIGs) – To help state governments organize programs for and fund substance abuse prevention.
Funder: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Eligibility: Chief executives of states, District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
Deadline: Nov. 7.
Amount: $38.1 million.

Youth Development

Grant: Developmental and Learning Sciences – Fundamental research that increases understanding of youths’ cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural and biological processes related to development and learning.
Funder: National Science Foundation.
Eligibility: Researchers may apply for individual investigator or workshops/small conference projects.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2009.
Amount: Up to $100,000 per year for investigators and $15,000 for workshops/small conference projects.

Grant: Palm Foundation grants – For projects related to the education of youth at risk.
Funder: Palm Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Dec. 1.
Amount: $1,000 to $25,000.

Grant: Community Action Grants – For innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
Funder: American Association of University Women.
Eligibility: Individuals, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations and community-based nonprofits.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2009.
Amount: $5,000 to $10,000 each.

Grant: Shared Site Best Practice – To raise the profile of intergenerational shared site programs (where children, youth and older adults receive services at the same facility or on the same campus) and to encourage new models.
Funder: Generations United and MetLife Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofit shared site programs.
Deadline: Nov. 14.
Amount: Up to five shared site programs will receive $2,500.

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