DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com YOUTH PROGRAMS GRANTS With a special focus on South CarolinaMary Black Foundation The Mary Black Foundation was established as an independent grant making organization to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, SC. The goals of the early childhood development program include school readiness, and research-based approaches are given priority. Before submitting an application for a grant in Active Living or Early Childhood Development, potential applicants must meet with the Foundations program staff. The Foundation accepts applications for active living and early childhood development quarterly. The Mary Black Foundation was established as an independent grant making organization to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, SC. The goal of the active living program is for more people in Spartanburg County to become more physically active. Before submitting an application for a grant in Active Living or Early Childhood Development, potential applicants must meet with the Foundations program staff. The Foundation accepts applications for active living and early childhood development quarterly. Award Amount: Awards amounts vary Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1http://www.maryblackfoundation.org/Central Carolina Community Foundationhttp://www.yourfoundation.org/Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolinahttp://www.sistersofcharitysc.com/Self Family Foundationhttp://www.selffoundation.org/Community Foundation of the Low country
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comhttp://www.cf-lowcountry.org/The Coalition for Science After Schoolwww.afterschoolscience.org/tools/fundersThe Finance Project Financing and Sustaining Out-of-School Time and Community School Initiatives This initiative of the Finance Project provides information on funding technical assistance and resources. The website includes information on mobilizing communities, measuring and using results, finding funding, planning for sustainability, and developing partnerships. The project also highlights profiles of successful financing strategies. Title I Supplemental Educational Services and Afterschool Programs: Opportunities and Challenges This brief by the Finance Project discusses the benefits and challenges of afterschool programs becoming supplemental services providers. The article is designed to help afterschool program administrators understand what supplemental services are, consider the implications of becoming a provider, and identify the steps necessary to become a successful provider. The Finance Project’s Youth Programs Resource Center provides information and tools on financing and sustaining youth programs, policies and systems. Onthe links below to view these new funding tips and promising practice profiles that highlight timely information about new funding sources and financing strategies that can help youth programs sustain their work. The Finance Project, a national organization that develops and disseminates research, information, tools, and technical assistance for improved polices,programs, and financing strategies that will support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities. A number of their publications are excellent resources for giving programs ideas on how to finance and sustain their work. Monthly funding tips cover several different approaches to doing so - be sure to check out their website. Profiles of Successful Afterschool Financing Strategies: 2005 The Finance Project profiles the innovative approaches of the Ella J. Baker House in Boston and Heads Up in Washington D.C. Learn from the promising practices they use to secure funding and sustain their initiatives. These are the latest in a series by the Finance Project highlighting effective strategies for financing afterschool programs. Review all 18 profiles at: http://www.financeproject.org/irc/ost/profiles.asp Using the Workforce Investment Act to Support Out-of-School Time Initiatives This strategy brief by the Finance Project explains the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), outlines strategies for leveraging WIA funds and provides examples of afterschool programs that benefit from WIA support. WIA links youth development and youth employment, in keeping with
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com research, which is the most effective way to attract and retain youth. Afterschool programs can benefit from this opportunity by accessing funds for both staffing and services. Using NCLB Funds to Support Extended Learning Time This strategy brief from the Finance Project and the Council of Chief State School Officers describes how six major funding streams included in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) can support extended learning opportunities. Using NCLB Funds to Support Extended Learning Time: Opportunities for Afterschool Programs provides important context for those seeking to access these funding streams, and includes a discussion of strategies, considerations and tips for accessing each source.http://www.financeproject.orgDiscovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Invite you to enter the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Its all part of Energy Balance 101 - a robust online resource for educators, nurses and health care professionals, and parents to help kids find the right balance between what they eat and how they move! Anyone can enter to win on behalf of your school, so spread the word to your fellow teachers, parents and students today! 2 Grand Prizes! 2 lucky schools will win a $30, 000 grant from Sports Authority and a new playground from Playworld Systems One of the Grand Prize Winners will be chosen from a special drawing for Title 1 schools* 3 Secondary Prizes 3 more schools will be awarded a $5, 000 grant from Sports Authority Dont forget to enter by January 31, 2012 for your chance to win! $1000 for applying ideas from “Failure to Promise”From Failure to Promise k-12 Educators Grant Dr. C Moorer& Associates U.S. educators in K-12 Schools and libraries. Teachers of literacy, math, science, and or technology. Grant $1000 Grant Deadline: Tuesday July 31st, 2012 To Assist Educators In Moving Students From “Failure To Promise” In Literacy. Math, Science, And Or Technology.http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/K-12--Educator-s-Literacy-Grant.html
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comToshiba America Foundation (TAF) grants Toshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12 math and science teachers GrantAwards fall into two groups: Grants up to $5, 000 and grants over $5, 000 Grade 6-12 applications for $5, 000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5, 000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for grants of more than $5, 000 are due February 1st and August 1st each year. The Toshiba America Foundation is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to supporting science and math education in the U.S. The foundation contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades 7-12. The foundation awards grants of $5, 000 on a rolling basis. For grants of more than $5, 000, applications are due Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 of each year. http://www.toshiba.com/taf/25964_Executive.pdf $5, 000 to $10, 000 for education initiatives The Texas Instruments Foundation Schools and districts $5, 000 to $10, 000 per awardhttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/about.jspMr. Hollands Opus Foundation K-12 music programs Musical instruments and instrument repairs The Melody program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments or materials. Applicants whose music programs lack institutional financial support and whose students qualify for financial assistance will receive greater consideration. The applicant school must have an ongoing music program that is at least three years old.http://www.mhopus.org/apply.htmMicrosoft Corp. Non-profit organizations
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com More than $1 billion Microsoft Corp. plans to commit more than $1 billion over the next five years to Unlimited Potential (UP), a global initiative focused on providing technology skills to disadvantaged individuals through community-based technology and learning centers. In the first round of UP grants, Microsoft awarded $8.1 million in cash and software to 82 nonprofit organizations. Initially, UP will provide funding to help community-based technology and learning centers hire and train technology instructors. Subsequent phases of the initiative will offer an online global support network delivering technology curriculum, research, tools, and help-desk services. UP also will sponsor a global and regional awards program, which will invest in technology solutions that deliver a social benefit. The awards are designed to encourage innovation and provide the funding necessary to help the best technology solutions scale for broader use. $1, 000 in reading technology per awardhttp://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/citizenship/giving/applyThe Reading Pen Group K-12 and higher-education institutions in the U.S 10 free Readingpen devices worth $1, 000 total The Reading Pen Group is offering two types of grants: the Readingpen K-12 Grant and the Readingpen Higher Education Grant. The K-12 Grant provides assistance to pioneering educators who want to use Readingpen in effective and creative ways to improve students reading skills. The Higher Education Grant is designed to support innovative and valuable uses of Readingpen at the college and university level for teacher professional development or research. Proposed projects for both the K-12 and higher-education grants must focus on using Readingpen devices in daily instruction with K-12 students, whether in the classroom or during homework. Grant recipients get 10 Readingpen devices. Teacher support materials that include a Teachers Guide, student activities, and white papers. guidance from a mentor or senior reading specialist with experience in integrating technology into the K-12 environment. The approximate value of each grant package is $1, 000. $1, 050 in new hardcover childrens library bookshttp://www.readingpen.com/learn/educators.htmGraphic Arts Education and Research Foundation U.S. schools and colleges $2, 500 per award
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has provided more than $4.5 million to fund more than 125 projects at more than 45 institutions since it was founded in 1983. GAERF awards two types of grants: full grants and mini-grants. Mini-grants are awarded for projects such as one-day workshops, specialized conferences, and the production of career and educational materials. Funding is limited to $2, 500 per project and may be submitted at any time. Four mini-grants are awarded per year. Requests for mini-grant funding should be submitted in the same manner as other foundation proposals. $25K to form mentoring programs to teach mathhttp://www.gaerf.orgThe Actuarial Foundation Schools and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Canada Up to $25, 000 total Through its Advancing Student Achievement program, the Actuarial Foundation awards monetary grants to schools and nonprofit groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private or public schools. The program brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation provides a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student. $5, 000 per award for innovative math and science projectshttp://www.actuarialfoundation.org/grant/index.htmlThe Texas Instruments Foundation Requires no special application form. Grants usually range from $5, 000 to $10, 000, but the foundation has awarded some schools up to $100, 000. Approximately 65 awards are granted each year. Applicants are encouraged to submit one- or two-page proposals that briefly outline the following: purpose of the organization, population served, amount requested, how the requested funds will be used, how the proposal matches funding interests of the foundation, and a copy of 501(c)(3) designation. Proposals are considered from civic, research, educational, health, welfare, charitable, and cultural organizations that have been ruled to be tax-exempt
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not private foundations as defined by the code. Grants to increase student achievement & access to educational contenthttp://www.ti.com/corp/docs/company/citizen/educationThe William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation seeks to achieve greater quality and equality of educational opportunity in the United States and throughout the world through grants that support increased student achievement, improved access to exemplary educational content, and other goals as outlined on its web site. The foundation will not consider requests to fund student aid, individual scholarships, construction, equipment and computer purchases, health research, or health education programs. Applicants should submit a brief letter of intent for initial review, after which proposals may or may not be requested. Full proposals will not be accepted unless they are requested. Check the foundations web site for details before sending a letter of intent.http://www.hewlett.orgPremier Literacy Schools and nonprofit organizations Full Premier Assistive Technology software suite Since 2002, Premier Assistive Technology Inc. has been offering its full suite of Accessibility Suite software products to educational and nonprofit organizations through its Breaking Down Barriers to Assistive Technology grant program, which has benefited more than 1, 800 school districts nationwide. To help meet the reading and writing challenges of all students, including English Language Learners and those with learning disabilities, the program offers a range of software that reads digital text aloud, provides study efficiency tools, and converts hard copy text to digital format. The grant includes an unlimited institutional license to install all applications on all workstations/networks in a district. Grant applications take two to three weeks to process. Free educational videos and guides on math, science, and morehttp://www.readingmadeez.com/education/grant.htmlConocoPhillips Co.
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com Teachers Free educational videos For the past 25 years, ConocoPhillips Co. has been producing high-quality educational videos and teachers guides for math, science, and environmental topics. These materials have been offered to qualified teachers for free and have been seen by millions of junior high and high school students. These free teaching guides and videos cover topics ranging from math and science to problem solving and protecting wildlife. To order one of ConocoPhillips educational films, visit the Teaching Tools web site or fax your request to (570) 822-8226. Free satellite educational programming and equipmenthttp://www.teachingtools.comDIRECTV K-12 schools Equipment, content The DIRECTV Goes to School program offers educators a free, nonviolent educational programming package and satellite equipment to reach students through auditory, kinesthetic tic, and visual means. The programming package, called SCHOOL CHOICE, is available to state- accredited public and private schools serving students in grades K-12. A free DIRECTV Multi- Satellite System also will be provided, although there is a limited quantity available. Installation costs are not included. $500 in credit to buy items that enrich the classroomhttp://www.directv.com/schoolAdopt-a-Classroom $500 credit Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology. Teachers help solicit their own sponsors by downloading and distributing fliers within their community or by sending out a personalized, pre-written email from the Adopt-a-Classroom web site. Every donor receives information about the classroom it has adopted, including an itemized list of what teachers bought so donors can see the impact of their donation.http://www.adoptaclassroom.com
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comDigital Wish Olympus and Tool Factory Every teacher has the power to earn funding at Digital Wish. Like a wedding registry, teachers make their technology wishes public and tell their story, so that anyone can make a donation to their classrooms cart. Registered teachers will automatically qualify for 43 new technology grants fromOlympus and Tool Factory, including a Mobile Digital Camera Lab. Grants isthen awarded to the teachers with the best all-around class profile and lesson plans. Regardless of whether teachers win a grant, their story will be available for any potential donor to read, and later contribute to. The Digital Wish web site also features a library of grant links and fundraising resources to help educators find additional funding for technology. There is also an extensive library of lesson plans so that educators can find ideas for digital projects. Complete classroom A/V systemhttp://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/homeDreamBox Learning Any teacher GrantFree DreamBox teacher tools and PDFs Any teacher can use DreamBox online manipulatives free, with an internet connection and an interactive white board or projector or even just a computer. DreamBox has developed a variety of resources to support teachers’ professional development and students’ mathematical learning. Download free curriculum guides on the science of visionhttp://www.dreambox.com/teachertoolsSouth Carolina Afterschool Alliance The mission of the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance (SCAA) is to raise awareness, increase sustainability and promote the importance of quality out-of-school time (OST) programs in South Carolina. SCAA collaborates with its partners on four key strategies to meet the needs of faith, community and school-based OST providers. Accomplishments: SCAA led the planning and development of a professional development system for school-age professionals commissioned by the South Carolina Department of Social Services. SCAA secured funding from the South Carolina General Assembly to support the network through a proviso as well as increased support of an existing state education appropriation line
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com item entitled, Homework Centers and After School, from $6.9 million to $10.4 million for local providers. SCAA formed nine regional and local OST coalitions to expand resources to 21 underserved counties. SCAA undertook a five-year sustainability plan. SCAA facilitated the first South Carolina Statewide Municipal Leaders Summit to develop action plans for 76 city and school district leaders. Current Projects and Initiatives: SCAA provides and hosts Building the After School Workforce in Rural Areas. This is a project to enhance afterschool programs in rural areas providing five regional trainings coupled with technical assistance to approximately 162 frontline staff serving 8, 100 students. In collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Education, SCAA will administer a grant process for afterschool programs serving students attending one of South Carolina’s Palmetto Priority Schools. SCAA will produce an Annual Statewide Conference for over 600 afterschool providers across South Carolina to introduce the latest techniques and best practice models in health and safety, informal sciences, mathematics and technology as well as resources and education necessary to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and juvenile delinquency. SCAA continues to facilitate regional trainings on sustainability and strategic planning, coalition building and health and safety curriculum aligned with national and state education standards. SCAA coordinated a tri-state summit entitled, Meeting the Needs of Disadvantaged Students in the Afterschool Hours, which brought Together leaders and policymakers from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to examine the importance of cross-sector collaboration to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth. CONTACT INFORMATION Network Lead: Zelda Quiller Waymer email@example.com (803) 254-5454SPARK Grant of the Day The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool is your best resource for locating national and state-specific grants for your Physical Education, After school, Early childhood or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment. Have questions on a specific grant? Please note- the grants below are funded by the organization specified in each grant summary. SPARK compiles these grants to help you find funding opportunities but does not provide any grants directly.
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comHealthy School Makeover Contest In support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, SPARK has teamed-up with other leading health and physical education organizations to provide a nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest, with the winner receiving a grand prize worth $45, 000 in educational materials, training, and equipment! Nominate your school by submitting a short video explaining why your school needs a healthy school makeover and how youll use the Grand Prize award to improve the health of your students. Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam will present the grand prize to the winning school! All entries must be received by October 31, 2012. Award Amount: $45, 000 Deadline: October 31, 2012 Fuel Up to Play 60National Dairy Council and the National Football League Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials. Award Amount: $4, 000 Deadline: October 1, 2012, January 15, 2013Nickelodeon &the NEA Foundation The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns - health and wellness, environmental awareness, students right to a quality public education, and active community involvement. Multiple grants of up to $5, 000 will be awarded to select applicants. Public school teachers or public school education support professionals practicing in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Award Amount: $5, 000 Deadline: October 15, 2012Race to the Top District The U.S. Department of Education The Race to the Top-District competition invites applicants to demonstrate how they can personalize education for all students and is aimed squarely at classrooms and the all-important relationship between teachers and students. The competition will encourage transformative change within schools, providing school leaders and teachers with key tools and support in order to best meet their students needs. These 4-year awards will range from $5 million to $40
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com million, depending on the population of students served through the plan. The Department is expecting to make 15-25 awards. The Department is requesting interested districts to submit their intent to apply by August 30th. Applications are due October 30th. Award Amount: $5 million - $40 million Deadline: October 30, 3012Lowes Toolbox for Education Lowes Charitable and Educational Foundation Lowes Charitable and Educational Foundation knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and is dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for the Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowes. The Fall 2012 cycle is now open. Deadline: October 12, 2012 Educator for a Day GrantsLiberty Mutual Liberty Mutual provides Responsible Sports Community Grants to non-profit youth sports organizations and educational athletic programs to help defray the many costs of running a successful youth sports program. Once your organization is registered, rally as many members and supporters to participate in the self-paced Responsible Sports coursework. Each credited certification brings your organization one step closer to earning a grant. Fifteen youth sport organizations with the most credited certifications will earn a Responsible Sports Community Grant. Award Amount: $2, 500 Deadline: November 30, 2012 Local Giving ProgramThe Walmart Foundation The Wal-Mart Foundation supports programs and initiatives addressing education, workforce development, economic sustainability, and health and wellness. Health and Wellness examples include programs that support nutrition and active lifestyles, educating people of all ages about their health, preventing and managing chronic disease. Multiple awards ranging from $250-$5, 000 are available for select applicants. Nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, church or faith based organizations, and government entities are eligible to apply. Award Amount: $250-$5, 000 Deadline: December 1, 2012The National Education Association Foundation
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com Learning & Leadership grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Apply for funding to attend the SPARK Institutes today! Award Amount: $2, 000 Deadline: February 1, June 1, October 15UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants Youth Service America UnitedHealthcare is inviting schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to Step into Service by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants. Grants of up to $1, 000 are available for youth-led service-learning projects which aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running or hiking programs. The online application will open on September 4, 2012 and will close on October 15, 2012. Award Amount: $1, 000Child Welfare Foundation Grants are available to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth. Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Applications are accepted from May 1 to be postmarked no later than July 15, of the current year. Award Amount: Award amounts vary Deadline: May 1 - July 15 (Annual)U.S. Soccer Foundation The U.S. Soccer Foundation annually awards grants to support both soccer programs and field building initiatives in underserved areas nationwide. Deadline: October 5, 2012 Education GrantsThe Safeway Foundation The Safeway Foundation supports numerous youth development organizations as well as a broad range of after-school and physical education programs. Local grants are reviewed biannually. For grant requests that are national or multi-regional in scope, requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Award Amount: $2, 500 - $10, 000
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com Deadline: RollingMetLife Foundation MetLife Foundation supports projects to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. Underlying the Foundations programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity. The Healthy Habits program seeks to promote healthy habits and physical fitness for illness prevention, especially among children. Requests are accepted and reviewed throughout the year.Rite Aid Foundation The Rite Aid Foundation is offering funding to programs that focus on health and wellness in the communities in which Rite Aid operates. The Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year and reviews the m as soon as possible after July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1. Deadline: July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1 Translational Research to Improve Obesity and Diabetes OutcomesNational Institutes of Health The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) encourages NIH Research Demonstration and Dissemination Project grant (R18) applications from institutions/ organizations to test practical, sustainable, acceptable, and cost efficient adaptations of efficacious strategies or approaches prevent and treat diabetes and/or obesity. Research must target the prevention or reversal of obesity, prevention of type 2 diabetes,improved care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or the prevention or delay of the complications of these conditions. The approaches tested should have the potential to be widely disseminated to clinical practice, individuals and communities at risk. Deadline: November 1, 2012, March 1, 2013, July 1, 2013, November 1, 2013, March 3, 2014Henry E. Niles Foundation The mission of the Henry E. Niles Foundation is to help in the nurturing and uplifting of people in need by strengthening education, fighting economic hardships through self-help opportunities, and enhancing public health. The Foundation is offering grants to organizations that promote partnerships and collaborative efforts among multiple groups and organizations. The majority of grant making is focused in the northeast, but occasionally grants may be awarded in other regions of the country. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Award Amount: $2, 000 - $100, 000H.J. Heinz Company Foundation
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com As a leading global food purveyor, Heinz has established the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation to promote the health and nutritional needs of children and families around the world. The nutrition program component includes promoting improvements in and a better understanding of good nutrition, and contributing to the health and wellbeing of people and communities. Priority is given to programs in communities where Heinz operates with a special focus given to southwestern Pennsylvania.The Mott Foundation The Mott Foundations Pathways Out of Poverty program supports initiatives around the U.S. that promote learning beyond the classroom especially for traditionally underserved children and youth -- as a strategy for improving public education. Grant making under this objective seeks to provide optimum opportunities for academic support and enrichment for young people to learn and develop both in school, summer, and after school. Central to this effort are partnerships between school and community-based organizations and other local institutions. Search the grant listings for funding opportunities that best fit the needs of your organization and submit a Letter of Inquiry Form for more information. Deadline: Deadlines vary by applicationThe Aetna Foundation Learning more about the underlying causes of obesity can inform and shape effective population-based health and wellness programs. The Aetna Foundation wants to understand the contributors to obesity, particularly among minority populations, and what supports and sustains better choices that can stave off overeating and reduce inactivity. Grant-making in this area focuses on initiatives that create a better understanding of the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Examples of grants we would support include projects and/or studies that identify causes of obesity and potential best practices for addressing obesity. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis. Following LOI review, applicants will be contacted for additional information, declined or invited to submit a full proposal. Award Amount: $50, 000 - $250, 000The Finish Line Youth Foundation The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports youth programs that are effective and inclusive, funding opportunities for participation in youth programs that place an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle. Grants generally range from $1, 000 to $5, 000, although the Foundation may occasionally make significant, larger grants to maximize funding impact in its interest areas. Applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. Award Amount: $1, 000 - $5, 000The Coca-Cola Foundation
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to make a greater impact on the communities Coca-Cola serves around the world by being responsive to the citizenship priorities of the communities in which we live and work. The Coca-Cola Foundation is interested in funding organizations in these areas: Water stewardship, healthy active living, community recycling, and education. Healthy active living includes providing access to exercise, physical activity and nutritional education programs. Award Amount: Award amountMay and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust seeks to foster healthy development and future independence by increasing opportunities for children and youth (ages 0-25). Among the programs of greatest interest to the Trust are those offering direct services to disadvantaged children and youth such as Academic enrichment and support, Mentoring and youth leadership programs, and Recreational programs and camps incorporating youth development objectives. The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. There is a two-stage application process: an online letter of inquiry (LOI) submission followed by an invited full proposal submission. Deadline: Rolling (Letter of Inquiry Required)CVS Caremark The Community Grants Program will focus on a few key areas, including public schools and physical movement and play. CVS Caremark is devoted to supporting organizations that enrich the lives of children with disabilities through inclusive programs. Through the Community Grants Program, CVS works to ensure that students are not left behind in school. Proposed programs must be fully inclusive where children with disabilities are full participants in an early childhood, adolescent or teenage program alongside their typically developing peers.U.S. Department of Education This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math. Offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, including recreation and physical activity. Offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Awards are made to State Education Agencies (SEAs). Local education agencies (LEAs) and nonprofit organization may apply to states for subgrants. Deadline: Deadlines vary by stateThe Dreyers Grand Ice Cream Foundation
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Dreyers Grand Ice Cream Foundation makes small grants ($1, 000 or less) and donates ice cream products and gift certificates/auction items to bona fide non-profit organizations for events. These proposals are reviewed on a monthly basis. Requests are accepted throughout the year. Please allow an eight-week processing time for ice cream and gift item requests.Wells Fargo Wells Fargo offers grants in the areas of community development, education, and human services. Non-profit organizations and educational programs in the Wells Fargo service area are eligible to apply. To learn how to apply for a grant or sponsorship, visit the Wells Fargo website and on your state for specific guidelines.Michael and Susan Dell Foundation The Michael & Susan Dell Foundations primary goal is to support and initiate programs that directly serve the needs of children living in urban poverty. Priority is given to initiatives addressing childrens health, education, and microfinance, as well as initiatives in India and Central Texas that specifically address the needs of children. The Foundation is determined to reverse the trend in childhood obesity by supporting national school-based programs that engage teachers, students and their community in healthy eating choices and regular physical activity. To apply for a grant, go to www.MSDF.org and then to the Grants tab.The LEGO Group The LEGO Childrens Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. Focus areas include: early childhood education and development. technology and communication projects. sport or athletic programs that concentrate on under- served youth. Priority is given to programs in communities where Lego operates with a special focus given to organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Award Amount: $500 - $5, 000 Deadline: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15W.K. Kellogg Foundation The Kellogg Foundation makes grants to organizations that embrace a similar mission of creating communities, systems, and nations in which all children have an equitable and promising future. One in which all children thrive. Our grants will fund programs and projects that support children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Promising ventures throughout the country are eligible to apply, with a special focus on Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico. Award Amount: $10, 000 - $600, 000
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comCarol M. White Physical Education Program Grant The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to LEAs and community- based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education and nutrition programs, including after-school, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. SPARK has worked with many successful PEP grant recipients to implement standards-based and field-tested physical education and nutrition programs, and we would love to help your district reach your PEP grant goals. The 2012 grant awards were announced in July 2012. The 2013 application is not yet available. Award Amount: $100, 000 - $750, 000The Wal-Mart Foundation The Wal-Mart Foundation supports programs and initiatives addressing education, workforce development, economic sustainability, and health and wellness. Health and Wellness examples include programs that support nutrition and active lifestyles, educating people of all ages about their health, preventing and managing chronic disease. Nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, church or faith based organizations, and government entities are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted Feb. 1 through Dec. 31. Award Amount: $250 - $5, 000National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS The sponsors provides support to enhance childhood obesity research by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional teams consisting of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders in order to identify research questions and hypotheses, design and implement the relevant research, and translate the research into evidence relevant to potential policy efforts in this area. This program will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism. Although the size of award may vary with the scope of research proposed, it is expected that applications will stay within the budgetary guidelines for an exploratory/developmental project. Direct costs are limited to $275, 000 over an R21 two-year period, with no more than $200, 000 in direct costs allowed in any single year. The deadlines for receipt of standard applications under this announcement are: February 16, June 16, and October 16 annually. Deadline: February 16, June 16, and October 16American Express & dosomething.org Do Something Seed Grants and Do Something Club Grants support youth-led community projects. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Award Amount: $250 - $500Sara Lee Foundation
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Sara Lee Foundation places funding priority on grants to nonprofits that create collaborative and innovative initiatives focused on fighting hunger. Nutrition and nutrition education is also of significant interest, particularly in programs that distribute food provided by the government. Finally, in taking a holistic view on issues of food, the Foundation considers projects that deal with issues of food in relationship to healthy and active lifestyles through programs that address the need for nutrition education combined with increased physical activity. To be considered for support, a prospective applicant must first submit an Online Letter of Intent. There are no deadlines for submission of an LOI. Priority is given to nonprofit organizations located in and serving communities where Sara Lee has a facility.Major League Baseball The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Award Amount: $39, 000 AverageJewel-Osco Jewel-Osco provides support for not-for-profit (501c3) organizations that help create healthy, thriving communities. Grants are available in three areas: Hunger Relief, Health and Nutrition, and Environmental Stewardship. Health and Nutrition includes promoting nutrition education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet.Albertsons Albertsons is accepting grant applications in the following areas: hunger relief, dietary health, and nutrition education. Nutrition Education includes healthy lifestyles and nutrition promotion and education, as well as access to healthy foods. Eligible applicants are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and schools in areas where Albertsons grocery stores operate.Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation With an interest in rethinking and reconfiguring curriculum, pedagogy, and the other academic resources in schools and communities, the Foundation focuses on programs that work toward long-term improvement in all aspects of education, but with an emphasis on literacy. The majority of the Richard Donchian Foundations grant making is focused in the northeastern United States, although grants may be made in other regions of the country. Award Amount: $2, 000 - $50, 000Safe Routes to School National Partnership
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a network of more than 400 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and professionals working Together to advance the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement in the United States. SRTS can provide a variety of important benefits to children and their communities, including increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and enhancing neighborhood safety.Adopt-A-Classroom Dont see a grant that fits your needs? Try posting a project on Adoptaclassroom.org and request donations for SPARK curriculum & Sportime Equipment. Adopt-A-Classroom invites the community into the classroom in support of teachers and their students. By adopting a classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms providing financial and moral support. The result is a meaningful contribution to education in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in a classrooms success.http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/index.aspxSchool Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes The purpose of the grant is to fund research that fosters multidisciplinary research that will evaluate how policies can influence school physical activity and nutrition environments, youths obesogenic behaviors, and weight outcomes. Understand how schools are implementing these policies and examine multi-level influences on adoption and implementation at various levels. Understandthe synergistic or counteractive effect of school nutrition and physical activity polices on the home and community environment and body weight. Eligible organizations include: state, county, or city governments. Independent school districts. Nonprofit organizations. Native American tribal organizations. Deadline: February 5, June 5, October 5The Duke Endowment The Endowment focuses resources on vulnerable children, health care, higher education and rural United Methodist churches in North Carolina and South Carolina, balancing direct aid in the present with strategic investment for the future. Search the endowment grant database for funding resources that best fit the needs of your organization. Deadline: Deadlines vary by funding sourceThe J. Marion Sims Foundation
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Foundation awards grants to programs that enhance health and wellness in Lancaster County, and the neighboring communities of Great Falls and Fort Lawn, South Carolina. The Responsive Grant program supports innovative education, health & wellness programs. Contact the Foundation to schedule a meeting with the program officer prior to the grant deadline. Deadline: April 15, October 15Teachers Pet Grants This grant supports the teachers effort to enhance curriculum and provides funding for a variety of curriculum materials. Contact SPARK for a quote for curriculum, music and a SPARKfolio for your class! Award Amount: $500Knight-Funded Foundation Create informed & engaged communities Help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century. To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change. Weave the arts into the fabric of communities to engage and inspire the people living in the m. FEATURED FUNDING INITIATIVES Black Male Engagement Vision: We envision black men and boys leading in solutions, participating in decision-making and fully engaged in all issues and opportunities affecting their communities. Strategy: To get there, Knight opens up opportunities for everyone to get involved. We partner with and support ideas from leading national networks, local organizations and yes, even regular everyday people. Community Foundations Program The Knight Community Foundations Program serves to advance informed and engaged communities by working in transformational ways with community foundations and their leaders. Knight Arts Challenge In South Florida and Philadelphia we are seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. Knight Community Information Challenge The Knight Community Information Challenge engages community and place-based foundations in playing leading roles in meeting the information needs of their communities. Knight Enterprise Fund
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com The Knight Enterprise Fund provides early-stage venture funding for media innovation. We’re looking for companies with disruptive solutions at the intersection of information, community and engagement. Knight Library Initiative Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become true digital community centers that help foster informed and engaged communities with Knight’s $6.7 million Library Initiative. Knight News Challenge The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. Winners receive a share of $5 million in funding and support from Knight’s network of influential peers and advisors to help advance their ideas. The Knight Prototype Fund helps entrepreneurs, journalists and tinkerers of all kinds build and test new ideas that push media and journalism forward. Prototype grants offer up to $50, 000 of funding on a rapid time cycle aimed to keep up with the speed of innovation. Build fast, fail fast, and in the process. As successful projects emerge the Knight Foundation is positioned to help the m scale. Techn for Engagement While the Web is often the place to express opinions on important issues, the clicks and comments dont always translate into a movement to better communities. Ways to take technology a step further r, using it as a tool to inspire and facilitate on-The - ground action. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.North Carolina Afterschool Funding Streams Overview The NC Center for Afterschool Programs has released an overview of the available afterschool funding streams in the state. Funding streams come from state agencies as well as some private organizations, and are divided into Academics, Juvenile Justice, Health and Wellness, and Needs- Based fundingon the image below to access the overview.Connect a Million Minds Initiative As Time Warner Cable continues their Connect a Million Minds initiative to support STEM programming in out of school time opportunities, they have available funding for middle school afterschool STEM programming. Funds from this grant will allow organizations to provide high- quality STEM programming to the youth that they serve. To apply for the Connect a Million Minds funding. Applications are on a rolling basis, but programs are encouraged to apply soon while funds are still available. If you have questions about this funding, contact Dan Ballister (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stephanie Richin (Stephanie.email@example.com).
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com Programs are also encouraged to join the Time Warner Cable connectory – a great resource to publicize STEM events and look for volunteers. Time Warner Cable employee volunteers are constantly looking for new volunteer opportunities with afterschool programs.Student Science Enrichment Programs - Burroughs Wellcome Fund Burroughs Wellcome Fund supports creative, hands-on science education activities for K-12 students for activities occurring outside of the school day. Nonprofit organizations serving North Carolina primary and secondary school students are eligible to apply. Awards provide up to $60, 000 per year for three years. Visit their website to : Deadline for 2012 has passed - stay connected to find out more for 2013.http://www.bwfund.org/pages/161/SSEP-Program-Application/Finish Line An athletic retailer specializing in brand name footwear, apparel and accessories, supports athletic and wellness programs located in communities where their stores are located. The foundation funds projects registered as 501 (c) (3) organizations. Have a primary focus on assisting children and young adults 18 and under. Concentrate on athletics or wellness. Benefit communities in which Finish Line stores are located. Deadline: Rolling Quarterly Reviews.KaBOOM! Play Day Grants Roll up your sleeves and play! Host a KaBOOM! Play Day, presented by Motts, in your neighborhood and be part of a national celebration to save play in the lives of children. A Play Day is your chance to gather r at your communitys favorite park or playground for fun games and service projects that celebrate and improve your play space. If you include an improvement project at your Play Day you could win a $10, 000 grant to further r improve your play space. The KaBOOM! Play Day website helps you plan for your big day. You can watch YouTube videos with planning tips, print the set of game and activity cards, and post in the Scrapbook. at: http://kaboom.org/playday Keep updated with KaBooms deadlines by visiting their website. The Construction Grant deadlines and Spruce-up grant deadlines are available at different times throughout the year.American Honda Foundation Grants The American Honda Foundation is making available one-year grants from $20, 000 to $60, 000 for youth education and scientific education. Educational institutions, including K-12, colleges
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com and universities, community colleges and trade schools are eligible, as well as nonprofit organizations and other foundations. "Scientific education" encompasses physical and life sciences, mathematics and the environmental sciences. The American Honda Foundation was founded to make grants to worthy national nonprofit causes, programs and organizations that directly benefit the people of the United States. Since its inception, the American Honda Foundation has provided more than 401 grants for more than $18.1 million. To be considered for possible funding, programs related to youth and scientific education should: Be dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind. Be soundly managed and administered by enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. Look to the future. Offer innovative and creative programs that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to complex cultural, educational, scientific and social concerns. Ensure a broad scope, intent, impact and outreach. Possess a high potential for success with a relatively low incidence of duplication of effort. Operate from a position of financial soundness. Be in urgent need of funding from a priority basis (not necessarily financial need). and Represent a minimal risk in terms of venture capital investment. For further r information visit the American Honda Foundation website. Different deadlines apply.Best Buy Community Grants Best Buy teams across the U.S. select non-profit organizations that provide positive experiences to help teens to excel in school and develop life and leadership skills. Non-profits located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store or Regional Distribution Center may apply. Grants will average $4, 000-$6, 000 and will not exceed $10, 000. Visit the Best Buy website to. The RFP for 2012 grants will be released in Spring.CVS Caremark Charitable Trust The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust seeks to support organizations that are most effective at creating positive and measurable outcomes for children with disabilities and providing healthcare services for underserved populations. Last year, the trust awarded grants to more than seventy organizations for programs focused on autism, technology, life and workforce skills, and access to health care. Inspired by a belief that children of all abilities should have equal access to educational, social, medical, and therapeutic services in order to live a healthy and happy life, the trust seeks applications from organizations that are providing the following support services and programs for children under the age of 21 and their families: early intervention — therapeutic and support services designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers who have a developmental delay or disability. Parental support and education programs that educate, prepare, and assist parents in the care giving and support of their
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com children. Assistive technology programs that provide access to equipment or training on assistive technologies that help children learn, communicate, and thrive. Programs that support the development of social skills and/or independent living skills, including camp programs. Applications are invited from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in U.S. locations where CVS Caremark has a business presence (all states except Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming). One-year grants will range from $10, 000 to $50, 000. Stay updated through the CVS website for 2012 opportunities, which will be posted in March.Lego Childrens Fund The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either r in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. We will give priority consideration to programs that both meet our goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by our employees. The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 § 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of support: Grant awards vary from $500 to $5, 000. To find out more about, visit their website. Deadlines vary - stay connected through their website.Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities, weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities. Planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities. Development of community parks or green spaces. Grants of up to $5, 000 are made in the form of the Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Visit their website for more information. Home Depot will accept grant proposals beginning Feb. 6, 2012 through August 13, 2012Do Something Seed and Growth Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time. These are grants for all types of community action projects around causes that you care about and are important in your community! Deadlines: Rolling- Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission. www.dosomething.org/grants/seedgrants
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com Did you create a sustainable community action project, program or organization that you want to grow? Are you looking for funding to take your already successful project to the next level? If you answered "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Growth Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Growth Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! Do Something Growth Grants are targeted towards projects that are already developed and sustainable. These grants go towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact. Deadlines: Rolling- Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission. www.dosomething.org/grants/growthgrantsWaysToHelp.org Grants (Deadline: Ongoing) WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas. You can apply for a grant, by visiting www.waystohelp.org and for any issue area, selecting "See Ways to Help" followed by "Apply for a Grant". Applications are short - just 5, 000 words or less - and should summarize: how the project will involve oThers, who it will help, what effect its expected to have, when it will start and how the funds will be used. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grants The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Projects must meet the following criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs. improvethe quality of youth baseball and softball programs. create new or innovative ways of expanding and improving baseball or softball programs. are able to match funds for programs. provide programs for children between the ages of 10 and 16. support existing programs that have demonstrated success in providing a quality youth baseball/softball experience. address opportunities for minorities and women. Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations involved in youth baseball programs are encouraged to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Selected applicants are then invited to submit a full application. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Deadline: Open. requires Letters of InquiryKinder Morgan Grants to Youth Programs Kinder Morgan Foundation gives to nonprofit youth programs that focus on education, the arts and the environment. "Every year, our grants support thousands of youth in communities large and small across North America." Grants are between $1, 000 and $5, 000. Deadlines are the
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com 10th of every other month beginning in January. For more information, visit the Foundations website.Build-A-Bear Workshop Giving Programs The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation supports charities in the United States and Canada through the following special grant programs:Champ-A Champion Fur Kids provide direct support for children in the areas of health and wellness. Grant request deadlines are at the end of April, July, and October. Literacy and Education: Grants provide support for children in literacy and education programs. Grant request deadlines are at the end of February, May, August, and November. Organizations seeking unrestricted support for children, families, and animals or for wild animals and the environment are encouraged to apply for grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Grants range between $1, 000 and $10, 000 each.Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants The Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants are designed to heinlp young people realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities. The Starbucks Foundation accepts applications from organizations that provide young people (ages 6-24) with a continuum of service opportunities in social entrepreneurship. Grants range from $10, 000 to $25, 000. Check our their website for information about submitting Letters of Inquiry for the 2013 Grant Cycle.Innovation Generation Grants The Motorola Solutions Foundation has opened the application process for $5.5 million in grants to U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs through its signature Innovation Generation grants program in 2012. Aligning closely with U.S. President Barack Obamas Educate to Innovate campaign, the Motorola Solutions Foundations Innovation Generation program incorporates funding, employee volunteers and intra-grantee collaboration to boost American student engagement in STEM. Check out their website for information about the 2012 Grant Cycle.GoodSearch for Your Charity You search, they give! GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and its powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com Go to goodsearch.com to sign your charity up, or enter NC CAP in the charity box if you want donations to go to us. Just 500 people searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure to spread the word!Financing and Sustaining Summer Youth Employment Programs This promising practice profile highlights effective strategies that three localities have used to finance and sustain summer youth employment efforts. Youth program leaders in New York City, Seattle-King County, and Hartford, Connecticut successfully engaged partners, utilized technology, and blended an array of funding sources to expand their summer youth employment programs in 2009. The profile highlights how other localities can replicate some of these strategies in the summer of 2010 and beyond.Financing and Sustaining Afterschool Programming: LA’s Best This promising practice profile focuses on LA’s BEST’s organizational and fiscal practices that have resulted in a successful and innovative approach to afterschool enrichment, in part due to the partnership with the city and Los Angeles Unified School District. The LA’s BEST partnership model makes it eligible for funding streams that would oTherwise be unavailable, allows it to share administrative costs and ensures that quality afterschool programs remain a priority on the city’s education agenda.Forming Partnerships to Meet Administrative Needs of Youth-Serving Organizations Youth-serving organizations have come under increasing pressure to do more with less in the wake of the economic downturn. Many organizations are looking for ways to weaTher the decline, including accessing untapped revenues, cutting costs, and building administrative partnerships. This brief explores the options available to youth program leaders to meet their back-office needs by establishing administrative partnerships. It addresses the following questions:The RGK Foundation Offering grants up to $25, 000 for community, education and health projects including youth development, community improvement, abuse prevention and educational enrichment programs. Letters of inquiry are accepted year-round.Duke Endowment http://www.dukeendowment.org/child-care/child-care-faqs Who is eligible for child care grants?
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comThe following North Carolina and South Carolina organizations are eligible to apply for ChildCare grants:Accredited, licensed residential childrens homesAccredited adoption placement agenciesAccredited child advocacy centersPublic sector child welfare agencies (under certain circumstances)Big BroThers/Big Sisters agenciesPrevent Child Abuse of North Carolina and South Carolina (and their local affiliates)Children and Family Services Association–NCSouth Carolina Association of Childrens Homes and Family ServicesOrganizations replicating proven models listed belowWhat kinds of projects does the Endowment fund?Three broad categories define how we fund efforts aimed at helping children.Replicating success grants reflect the value we place on proven programs and effectivepractices. As we work to address persistent social problems, expand individual opportunity andprovide essential support, we value established approaches with clear records of success andreplicable models, including:Families and Schools Together (FAST)Multisystemicthe rapy (MST)Parent-Child Interaction the rapy (PCIT)StrengThening FamiliesThe Incredible YearsTrauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral the rapy (TF-CBT)Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P)Other proven approaches will be considered as well.StrengThening organizations grants reflect our commitment to investing in building theinfrastructure of effective organizations and institutions. In our efforts to improve facilities,systems, management and operations, we are particularly interested in supportingopportunities that show great promise for long-term gains.Advancing innovation grants reflect our investment in projects that advance innovation whenhigh-achieving, successful models are lacking.When are grant applications due?The Trustees of the Duke Endowment meet to review Child Care grant applications in June andDecember. Applications must be received by December 15 for consideration at the June meetingand June 15 for consideration at the December meeting.Why does the Endowment only support programs in North Carolina and South Carolina?We exist to fulfill the legacy of North Carolina industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. Allgrant making at the Endowment is guided by an Indenture of Trust(pdf) in which Mr. Duke setforth specific funding guidelines that focused on children, rural churches, health care and highereducation in the Carolinas. While our trustees have full discretion over year-to-year
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comdisbursements, all grants must be made in accord with the wishes of Mr. Duke that they supportlives and communities in North Carolina and South Carolina.My organization is starting a child care program/early education program/afterschool program.Can we apply for a grant?The Endowment awards grants in North Carolina and South Carolina only to eligibleorganizations. Grants are available for child day-care centers, early education programs, orafter-school programs only if they are affiliated with one of these organizations.The Endowments Rural Church program area also makes grants to rural United Methodistchurches in North Carolina that are operating child care programs, but it cannot make grants tochurches of other denominations. If your rural United Methodist church is interested in a futuregrant for a church-operated child care program, please contact our Rural Church program area.Due to the current economic situation, however, the Endowment is not accepting new grantapplications.Does the Endowment make grants for public school programs?No. Our child care grants can be made only to eligible organizations.Does the Endowment ever make child care grants to organizations outside the traditionalbeneficiary list?Sometimes. Occasionally the Endowment will launch an initiative that is open to non-traditionalbeneficiaries.How much will the Endowment contribute in a child care grant for a capital project?Such grants typically cannot exceed 10 percent of the total project cost,and 60 percent of fundsnecessary for the project must already be committed before the Endowment will award a grant.My organization also serves children at risk for abuse and neglect. Are we eligible for a grant?While the re are many worthwhile organizations working on behalf of childrens welfare, theDuke Endowment has chosen to focus its efforts only on the eligible organizations previouslymentioned. This choice is consistent with Mr. Dukes goal of achieving the maximum benefitthrough grant making in narrowly defined areas. As he wrote in his Indenture of Trust(pdf),broader grant making "probably would be productive of less good by reason of attempting toomuch."Our residential facility serves some children from the Carolinas, but we are located in anotherstate. Are we eligible for a grant?No. In keeping with Mr. Dukes directions, residential facilities must be located in the Carolinasto be eligible.We are starting a group home for children. Is it eligible for support?Yes, after it has been licensed and accredited.What types of accreditation does the Endowment require for childrens welfare agencies?For residential facilities, foster care programs and adoption placement services, we recognizeaccreditation by EAGLE, the Council on Accreditation, or the Joint Commission on Accreditationof Healthcare Organizations. For child advocacy centers, we recognize full accreditation by theNational Childrens Alliance.
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comChildren’s Trust Fund of South Carolina http://www.scchildren.org/programs/3/applyforcbcapgrants/ Applying for a CBCAP Grant Children’s Trust Fund of South Carolina is seeking qualified organizations or agencies to apply for grants to support effective, community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION GRANTS CFDA No. 93.590 Multi-year grant First grant year: October 1, 2012 through 30-Sep-13 Applicants for Children’s Trust grants are local or statewide public entities or private non-profit organizations meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Funds will be used for prevention programs encompassing Parenting Education and Support or Home Visitation. During the coming year Childrens Trust will place emphasis on: Parent Education & Support – targeted services to vulnerable families that are at risk of abuse or neglect. these programs will include and demonstrate: Delivery of a model that takes place in an individual or group setting Use of a set curriculum that is evidence/ research-based and age appropriate Opportunities for practice and modeling of appropriate parenting behavior and skills Increased knowledge and skills in the area of child rearing, behavior management, child development and communication Social support along with information and referrals to assist parents/caregivers Home Visitation – family-focused services delivered in the home to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. these programs will include and demonstrate: Delivery of a model that takes place in the home of the participant Use of a set curriculum that is designed to individualize the sessions for the needs of the parent and child and is evidence/ research-based and age appropriate Use of an evaluation tool that monitors program effectiveness Visits that last at least one hour Visits that target an at-risk population will include plans for extended support and education Interaction with the parent and child Together in a modeling situation with the home visitor Conducted by trained professionals, paraprofessionals and/or volunteers Any staff or volunteer conducting home visits will receive comprehensive training before conducting visits. Training must be continuous throughout the grant year. (most programs require a minimum of 16 hours of training.) In compliance with federal statutes and recommendations, faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply (based on recommendations from various national federal and private
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comfaith-based technical assistance providers, Children’s Trust recommends that faith-basedorganizations applying for funds established a separate 501(c)(3) entity to receive and maintainfederal funds for programs.Applicants must adhere to the following:Establish or continue a community-based child abuse and neglect prevention program servingresidents of South Carolina. Funds may not be used for treatment. Funds may not supplantfunds for an existing program.Demonstrate the use of evidence based programming and practices that prove behavioral andattitudinal changes in program participants, which lead to the prevention of child abuse andneglect.Ensure that training, staff development, and conferences support the prevention activitiesoutlined in the grant. To be paid for by Children’s Trust grant fund a specific training activitymust have prior approval from Children’s Trust.When a program is a collaborative or sponsored effort, Children’s Trust will only contract withthe primary agency.Provide documentation of 501(c)(3) status in the grant application. Any Grant Application notshowing 501(c)(3) status documentation at the time of application will not be accepted. Thename of the applicant and the name on the determination letter MUST match.Include a current list of governing board members of the applicant organization.Comply with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated againston the grounds of race, color national origin, sex, age or disability in receipt of services fundedwith this grant.Provide assurance to Children’s Trust that these funds are not used in a duplicative manner.Private nonprofit organizations which are directly requesting funds from the legislature for theprevention of child abuse and neglect for the coming year are not eligible to apply for grantsfunded by Children’s Trust.Encourage strong collaboration with other public/private agencies in the community.Guarantee that parallel funding will not place restraints on the program’s ability to meetChildren’s Trust expectations.Grant Applications must be received IN the CHILDREN’S TRUST OF SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICE by4:30 p.m. EST on Friday, July 13, 2012. The re are no exceptions to this deadline. Please handdeliver or send applications via UPS, Federal Express, United States Postal Service – upgradeddelivery, Airborne Express, etc. to: 1634 Main Street, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29201*Note: If you choose to use standard postal delivery, please be aware of the followingChildren’s Trust has no way to prove delivery time or date if you use standard postal delivery.The re is no guarantee that your application will arrive at our offices or arrive in the time frameyou need. Return receipt and priority delivery is highly recommended.Appeals based on late applications must include a return receipt with time and date.Local OfficeProgram Coordinator & COO, Joan Hoffman
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.com 1634 Main Street, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29201 803-744-4026 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Bidders Training Notice for CBCAP applications CBCAP Documents and Forms for Proposals CBCAP Frequently Asked Questions on the Application Process CBCAP Grantee Reporting Forms CBCAP Grantees CBCAP Web Resources Support Letter for the 2010 CAPTA Reauthorizationhttp://southcarolina.grantwatch.com/cat/4/children+grants.htmlChildren Grants for South Carolina - Grants for Garden Programs in Schools and Youth Groups Deadline: 09/30/2012 Grants of $5, 000 to sustain a current garden program in schools and youth groups nationwide. Existing garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12 are encouraged to apply. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that... Grants to U.S. Non-Profits and Schools for Environmental Education for Youth and Families Grants of up to $2, 500 to United States-based schools and non-profit organizations to provide innovative, high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate their world through learning experiences that engage the m in active, hands-on projects to improve... Grants to U.S. Non-Profits for Youth Athletics and Wellness Programs Grants ranging from $1, 000 to $5, 000 to U.S. non-profits that provide opportunities for youth (18 and under) to participate in athletics programs/activities that promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Funding will be provided for eiTher: (a) community-based youth athletics programs that... Grants to U.S. Teachers to Integrate the Arts into Educational Programming Grants of up to $1, 000 to U.S. teachers that create new or expand existing innovative programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. The purpose of these grants is to aid and support teachers who are trying to establish effective learning tools through using the arts in teaching... Grants to Non-Profits Nationwide for Mental Health Awareness Programs Grants to non-profits nationwide for mental health awareness programs. Grants ranging from $500 to $10, 000 are available for organizations that provide individuals, families, and the general public with information necessary to change attitudes and remove the stigma associated with depression...
DARYA A. BUSHMAKIN, MBA Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Pinterest / Instagram / Video Resume / Website / Slideshare 603 689 – 4513 / dbushmakingmail.comGrants to Non-Profits, Schools, and Governments for Community Building and Youth and FamilyServicesDeadline: 10/01/2012Grants ranging from $50 to $3, 000 to non-profits, public/private schools, libraries, andgovernment agencies that develop and implement effective, innovative projects, programs, oractivities that address the following issues: (a) disaster relief and recovery efforts, (b) making adifference...Grants to International Organizations and Individuals for Projects that Aid VulnerablePopulationsGrants are available to U.S. organizations and individuals for projects that advance the goal ofinspiring and supporting charity, justice and righteousness throughout the world and to supportprograms that will make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of the populationsserved....Grants to Support K-12 Educational Field TripsGrants of up to $700 will be awarded nationwide to educators, teachers, principals,paraprofessionals, or classified staff of schools to plan and execute a field trip that will provide ademonstrable learning experience for K-12 students. Funds are best used for visits to art,science, and...Grants to South Carolina Non-Profits for Basic Needs in Berkeley, Charleston, & DorchesterDeadline: 10/05/2012Grants of up to $10, 000 to South Carolina non-profit organizations that provide high-quality,outstanding programs that meet the needs of the people living in Berkeley, Charleston, andDorchester Counties. The Foundation is specifically looking to support projects that address theareas of:...Grants to U.S. Non-Profits for Youth Outdoor Participation ProgramsDeadline: 10/08/2012Grants of up to $2, 500 to U.S. non-profit organizations that provide programs that encourageyouth outdoor participation, with a focus on activities that: connect children with nature,increase access to both front- and back-country recreation, and provide education for bothpersonal and environmental...Grants to U.S. Non-Profits for Projects and Programs that Provide Basic Human NeedsGrants are available to non-profit organizations nationwide for projects and programs thatsupply basic human needs to individuals and families. Funds may be used to assist with needssuch as: Hunger Relief/Food Access, Emergency Shelter/Supportive Short-Term Housing, andBenefits Access and...Grants for Non-Profits and Public Agencies Assisting Black, Hispanic, and Native American YouthDeadline: 10/10/2012Grants are available for large non-profits and public agencies in the U.S. territories to implementor expand innovative programs that will enable black, Hispanic, and Native American middle andhigh school youth to improve their health and opportunities for success in school, work, and...