Social Justice Groups
The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations that address issues of social and economic justice. The Fund supports organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society and mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. The maximum grant amount is $15,000; however, most grants range between $6,000 and $8,000. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is Sept. 17. Visit www.uua.org to review funding guidelines.
Economic Literacy Initiatives
The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation provides grants to programs with national impact that address the following issues: raising the public's participation in economic education and creating a demand for greater economic literacy; encouraging measurement of economic understanding; developing the application of new strategies for teaching economics, including online instruction; and helping disenfranchised youth or young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is Sept. 15. Visit www.kazanjian.org to review the application guidelines.
Innovative K-12 Projects
The Kids in Need Foundation is dedicated to engaging students in the learning process by providing grants towards the purchase of supplies for students to participate in special classroom learning experiences. Grants, sponsored by retailers and education credit unions, help K-12 educators develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide support for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life. Approximately 200 to 300 grants from $100 to $500 are awarded each year. The application deadline is Sept. 30. Visit www.kinf.org/grants to submit an online application.
K-12 Community Projects
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant Program provides grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to public K-12 schools and school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools throughout the United States that develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit. Preference is given to funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) and landscaping/clean up projects. The fall 2012 application deadline is Oct. 12 (or once 1,500 applications are received). Visit www.toolboxforeducation.com to submit an online application.
Innovative Contemporary Visual Arts Presentations
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts fosters innovative artistic expression and the creative process by supporting cultural organizations that, in turn, support artists and their work. Grants are provided to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other relevant activities. The next postmark deadline for proposals to the Foundation is Sept. 1, 2012. Visit www.warholfoundation.org to review the grant guidelines.
*The above grant notifications provided courtesy of GrantStation and the Florida Association of Non-Profit Organizations (FANO).
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Youth Environmental Programs
The Captain Planet Foundation seeks to fund innovative programs that empower children and youth to work towards solving environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. All funded projects must involve young people ages 6-18 (elementary through high school). Nonprofit organizations and public schools worldwide are eligible to apply for grants of $250 to $2,500. Applications are reviewed quarterly; the next deadline is Dec. 31. For application guidelines, visit Captain Planet Foundation.
Nutrition Education Programs
The Allen Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions that promote human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. Grant priorities include the following: nutritional education for mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, training for educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices, and the dissemination of healthful nutritional information. Relevant nutritional research projects are also supported. The next application deadline is Dec. 31. Visit the Allen Foundation for an eligibility quiz and submit an online application.
MTC's MetLife Creative Connections program provides grants ranging from $250 to $3,500 to enable American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. The program aims to increase awareness and enhance the creative artist's role in society by supporting the composer's interaction with audiences, performers, arts organizations, and local communities. Applications are submitted by a sponsoring organization. Applications are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming deadline is Jan. 7, 2011. Visit Meet the Composer for online application information.
Youth Fishing and Boating Education Programs
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation seeks to implement an informed national outreach strategy that increases participation in recreational angling and boating. The Foundation's National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative is offering grants to youth-focused boating, fishing, and conservation organizations for pilot-to-national or national aquatic education programs that introduce children and their families to boating and fishing. The application deadline is Dec. 27. Visit National Youth Fishing and Boating Inititiative to review the grant guidelines and submit an online application.
IBM Smarter Cities Challenge
This three-year IBM Corporate Citizenship initiative enables up to 100 cities around the world to become smarter by enhancing their capacity to collect, analyze, and act upon information across multiple core systems; apply systems analysis to the key problems facing cities; create an environment where global cities can learn from one another; and foster partnerships that address critical challenges, enabling cities around the world to become more vibrant and livable places for their citizens. Awards in IBM technology range from $250,000 to $400,000. Application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit Smarter Cities Challenge.
Youth Running Programs
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation helps to prevent and reduce childhood obesity by offering grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofits that initiate and support running and fitness programs for kids. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. The application deadline is Dec. 13. Visit Run for Good to download the application guidelines.
The General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Program, a partnership of the General Mills Foundation, the American Dietetic Association Foundation, and the President's Council on Physical Fitness, encourages young people, ages 2-18, across the United States to improve their eating and physical activity patterns. In 2011, the program will award 50 grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies throughout the country that offer innovative programs to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle. Online applications are due by Dec. 15. Visit Healthy Kids Grants for more information.
Youth and Family Programs in Florida
The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, a research and demonstration laboratory for health and human service programs for Florida's at-risk children and their families, funds innovative, community-based, and culturally relevant programs to improve the life outcomes of children, preserve and strengthen families, and promote healthy behavior and functioning in society. Areas of interest include: improving educational achievement, facilitating economic independence, building strong families, and making communities drug-free. Concept papers from Florida nonprofit organizations and government agencies are accepted through Dec. 31. Visit Ounce of Prevention for funding guidelines.
Innovative Art Projects
The Puffin Foundation seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to art organizations and artists throughout the country who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. For the upcoming 2011 grant cycle, the Foundation will provide Artist Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to encourage emerging artists in the fields of fine arts, video, and dance. . The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change. Completed application packets are due Dec. 30. For more information and grant guidelines, visit the Puffin Foundation.
The Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase environmental awareness. Recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment often have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration in the United States. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets. The application deadline is Dec. 15. Visit Temper of the Times to submit an online application.
International Performing Arts Festivals
USArtists International, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation provides grants to American dance, music, and theater ensembles as well as solo performers that have been invited to participate in international festivals and for engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside of the United States. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. The next application deadlines are Dec. 13 and April 22, 2011. Visit US Artists International for details and application guidelines.
Child Care Teachers
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation's National Child Care Teacher Awards acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. Applicants must be full-time child care teachers. As part of the application process, teachers are asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom or home, illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits from the project. Fifty selected teachers will each receive a $1,000 grant; $500 to create the project and $500 for the teacher's personal use. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 6. Visit Child Care Teacher Awards for more guidelines.
The Conservation Alliance supports grassroots citizen-action groups and their efforts to protect wild and natural areas in North America. Funded programs should focus primarily on direct action to protect specific threatened wild places and waterways. The Alliance is not looking for mainstream education or scientific research projects, but rather for active campaigns. Grants of up to $35,000 are provided. Organizations must first be nominated by one of the Alliance's member companies. The upcoming nomination deadline is Nov. 1. Visit the Conservation Alliance for grant criteria and guidelines.
Miami NICE, supported by The Children's Trust, presents a series of free training opportunities for faith-based and community organizations that provide services in Miami-Dade County. Sessions are offered at a variety of locations throughout the county.
November Trainings include:
Nov. 8 Grant Writing: Government Grants
Nov. 9 Grant Writing: Government Grants
Nov. 12 Non-Grant Funding: Social Entrepreneurship
Nov. 13 Non-Grant Funding: Social Entrepreneurship
Nov. 15 Getting Ready for Grant Dollars: Foundation Grants
Nov. 16 Getting Ready for Grant Dollars: Foundation Grants
Nov. 17 Grant Writing: Government Grants
Nov. 18 Non-Grant Funding: Social Entrepreneurship
Nov. 19 Volunteer Recruitment
For more information, click nonprofit trainings, call Ileana Collazo at (305) 646-7200 Ext. 213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacki Tuckfield, a champion of diversity, was an Assistant Project Manager for the Codina Development Corporation when she passed away suddenly in 1997 at age 25. Her parents, Drs. Jack and Gloria Tuckfield, established this graduate business tuition scholarship Fund as a strategy to carry forward their daughter's vision of improved diversity of career professionals in the executive, administrative, and managerial levels of the South Florida workforce.
This Fund provides financial aid to African-American South Florida residents who are enrolled in master's and doctoral degree business programs at a Florida university during the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer term of the 2009-2010 academic year. The applicant must plan to pursue his/her professional career in South Florida.
Thank you to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs for sharing this message with us:
Sherron Long, president
Florida Cultural Alliance
Post Office Box 2131
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402-2131
Web site: www.FLCA.net