America’s Promise Alliance & The Foundation Center Announce Grant Opportunities for Teachers.

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 20     November 26, 2012

America's Promise Alliance & The Foundation Center Announce Grant Opportunities for Teachers.

 
Especially for educators, here are some grant opportunities for teachers in the links below:
 
 

Here are grant opportunities from the Foundation Center, provided to you courtesy of MEE Productions. (Some are geographically resitricted.)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: EDUCATION

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to pre-K-12 schools serving low-income students to help school libraries expand, update, and diversify their book collection….
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Posted: October 26, 2012

Scholarships of $25,000 per year, plus mentoring and networking support, will be awarded to LGBTQ students of merit enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in the United States for the 2013-14 school year….

Deadline: January 14, 2013
Posted: October 26, 2012

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Accepting Applications for Dissertation Fellowships 

Four fellowships of up to $25,000 are available to support advanced doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertation topic is related to the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need….

Deadline: February 4, 2013
Posted: October 25, 2012

 

Fifth Annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Opens 

Teams of K-12 students and their teachers/advisors are invited to enter their ideas to solve environmental problems and compete for more than $300,000 in total prizes….

Deadline: March 5, 2013
Posted: October 18, 2012

 

Whole Kids Foundation Accepting Applications for School Garden Grant Program 

Grants of $2,000 are available to public and private K-12 schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to help fund school garden projects….

Up to five students (kindergarten through graduate school) working to end hunger in their communities will be honored with $5,000 scholarships as well as grants of $5,000 for the hunger charity of their choice….

Fifty pre-K teachers will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 in honor of their dedication to providing high-quality child care….

Deadline: December 3, 2012
Posted: October 15, 2012

 

Nissan Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for Funding to Promote Diversity   

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 are available to nonprofit organizations in communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations for educational programs that foster an appreciation of diversity….

Deadline: November 16, 2012 (Letters of Intent)
Posted: October 12, 2012

 

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Seeks to Boost College Readiness   

Grants of up to $300,000 are available for Minnesota and Wisconsin programs providing academic support for students from low-income households, students of color, and students who will be the first in their family to attend college….

Deadline: December 7, 2012
Posted: October 11, 2012

 

Gates Foundation Launches College Knowledge Challenge App Competition   

Thirty grants of up to$100,000 will be awarded to support the creation of free and low-cost Facebook applications that make the college-going process more transparent, collaborative, and easy to navigate for low-income and first-generation students….

Deadline: November 16, 2012
Posted: October 3, 2012

 

Arch Coal Foundation Invites Nominations for Teacher Recognition Program   

The program seeks nominations of outstanding K-12 teachers from West Virginia, Wyoming, and four counties in Utah (Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, and Sevier) for awards of $3,500….

Grants and scholarships totaling $500,000 will be awarded to U.S. middle and high school students, their teachers, and their schools in recognition of outstanding team efforts to address environmental challenges….

Deadline: Various

Posted: September 27, 2012

 

Applications Invited for Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

An honorarium of $4,000 will be awarded in recognition of an outstanding humanities program initiated and coordinated by the librarian of a K-8 public or private school….
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Posted: September 19, 2012

 

American Association of School Librarians Invites Applications for National School Library Program of the Year Award 

An award of $10,000 will be presented to up to three schools or school districts in honor of exemplary school library programs that are fully integrated into the school's curriculum….
Deadline: January 1, 2013
Posted: August 30, 2012

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CHILDREN & YOUTH

 

Capital Area United Way Invites Proposals for the CAUW SIF School Readiness Impact Initiative   

Matching grants of up to $250,000 per year for up to five years are available to replicate or expand early childhood development programs in low-income communities within Louisiana's ten-parish capital area….
Deadline: December 7, 2012
Posted: October 25, 2012

 

PeyBack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Programs Serving At-Risk Children 

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to nonprofits working to provide leadership and growth opportunities to economically disadvantaged children and youth in Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, and the Denver metro area….
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Posted: October 18, 2012

 

Doctoral Students Invited to Apply for Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being  Up to fifteen fellows will receive annual stipends of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research….
Deadline: December 15, 2012

Posted: September 21, 2012

Schools and community groups in the United States planning to garden with at least fifteen children between the ages of 3 and 18 are invited to apply for Home Depot gift cards of up to $1,000 to purchase gardening supplies….

Deadline:December 3, 2012
Posted: September 21, 2012

  

Whole Kids Foundation Announces Funding for School Salad Bars  Salad bar equipment packages are available to K-12 schools and school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program and able to support a salad bar every day at lunchtime….

Deadline: Open
Posted: September 13, 2012

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ARTS & CULTURE

 

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs 

Seventy-five grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences….
Deadline: February 5, 2013
Posted: October 30, 2012

Grants of $25,000 to $200,000 are available to partnerships of nonprofits, government entities, and other organizations working on creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities….

Deadline: January 14, 2013
Posted: October 28, 2012

 

Awards of $10,000 will be presented to K-12 teachers and college or university instructors in the United States in recognition of their outstanding impact on the lives of students….

Deadline: December 16, 2012
Posted: October 26, 2012

 

Entries Invited for 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence   

One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded to celebrate urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to American cities….

Deadline: December 10, 2012
Posted: October 26, 2012

 

EmcArts Invites Proposals From Performing Arts Organizations for Innovation Lab Program   

Producing and presenting organizations in theater, dance, and jazz are invited to apply for a twelve-month program to help incubate and test strategies to address major organization-level adaptive challenges…

Tribal entities, nonprofit organizations, and Native programs in California are invited to propose art projects that are designed to impact community health and vitality, with a focus on youth….

Deadline: January 18, 2013 (Letters of Inquiry)
Posted: October 19, 2012

 

James Irvine Foundation Invites Applications for Arts Grants 

Grants of up to $250,000 over two years are available to California nonprofit arts organizations to help them experiment with new ways of engaging diverse audiences and participants….

 

Fellowships are available to emerging scholars in the United States and Canada who are working in their last year of thesis writing within recognized fields associated with Jewish studies….

 

Deadline: December 14, 2012
Posted: October 12, 2012

 

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Offers Support for Early Career Scholars   

Grants and fellowships of up to $45,000 are designed to help maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States by providing support to scholars prior to and just after completion of their dissertations….

Deadline: Various
Posted: September 26, 2012

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ATHLETIC/SPORTS

 

BoatUS Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Safe and Clean Boating Projects 

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, boating clubs, and student groups in the United States working to educate boaters about safe and clean boating….

Deadline:December 17, 2012
Posted: October 18, 2012

Fifteen grants of $2,500 will be awarded to youth sports organizations whose coaches, parents, administrators, and supporters participate in the Responsible Sports program….

Deadline: November 30, 2012
Posted: September 12, 2012

 

BoatUS Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Safe and Clean Boating Projects 

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, boating clubs, and student groups in the United States working to educate boaters about safe and clean boating….

Deadline: December 17, 2012
Posted: October 18, 2012

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ENVIRONMENT

 

Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Applications for Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program 

Grants of $25,000 to $100,000 will be awarded for projects in the United States that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment….  

Deadline: December 3, 2012
Posted: October 18, 2012

 

Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces Expansion of Mini Grant Environmental Education Program 

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for K-12 environmental education projects, programs, and outdoor field experiences that raise awareness and involvement in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its local streams and rivers…. 

Deadline: January 13, 2013
Posted: September 29, 2012

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: HUMAN SERVICES

 

Mary Byron Project Announces Roth Award for Domestic Violence Programs Focused on Underserved Populations 

An award of $10,000 will honor a United States nonprofit or government program focused on reaching underserved victims of domestic violence….

Deadline: December 21, 2012
Posted: October 4, 2012

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: WOMEN

 

AAUW Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Posted: September 30, 2012

 

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