Deadline: December 15, 2012; Eligibility: K-12 Schools are eligible to apply; Purpose: Offers grants to develop school garden projects. Annie's Grants for Gardens program offers funding for K-12 school garden projects. Grants can be used to purchase gardening tools, seeds, or other needed supplies. The program offers smaller grants to begin projects and larger grants to deepen or expand established programs. Up to $500 is available to develop and start a new garden project. Up to $1,500 is available for to expand already established programs.
The Awesome Foundation's Food Chapter is now taking applications for its $1,000 microgrants to further food awesomeness in the universe. Every month, one microgrant will be given for an awesome idea involving food, be it urban farming, food truck, recipe collects, pop-up cafes, or health. The more inventive the better. The application is very simple, mainly consisting of two essay questions: "Describe yourself, your project, and how you'll pull it off" and "How would you use the money?" Deadline: Rolling
Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. This year, the Best Buy Children's Foundation will give $2.8 million in Community Grants. Grant amounts will average $4,000 - $6,000 and will not exceed $10,000. Best Buy seeks applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have tax-exempt status. Location must be with 50 miles of a Best Buy store or other Best Buy center of operations (e.g., corporate headquarters) to allow for Best Buy employee volunteers.
U.S.-based schools and organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million are eligible to apply for grants from the Captain Planet Foundation. Grants support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Preference is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50 percent matching or in-kind funding. Deadline: February 28
Through the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation will award 50 grants of $10,000 to organizations working to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors for youth (ages 2-18). SPARK is a model program for this grant and can provide the resources you need to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Eligibility: Schools, after school programs, daycares, community-based orgs & govt agencies; Award Amount: $10,000; Deadline: December 3, 2012
First Nations believes that Native youth represent the future of Native communities, and that their health and well-being determine the future health and well-being of the overall community. By investing in youth and giving them a sense of place and tradition in the community, a community ensures that it will have bright and capable future leaders. We are pleased to announce this 2013 request for proposals (RFP) for projects that focus on youth, and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or others. Specifically, we are seeking projects that focus on one or more of these four priority areas: -- Preserving, strengthening or renewing cultural and/or spiritual practices, beliefs and values; -- Engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge, practices, and/or beliefs, where culturally appropriate; -- Increasing youth leadership and their capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs; --Increasing access to and sharing of cultural customs and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies (traditional and/or modern), as a means of reviving or preserving tribal language, arts, history, or other culturally relevant topics.
As part of its Forward Promise initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will fund community-based projects that strengthen health, education, employment opportunities for boys and young men of color. Applications are due by 3 p.m. E.T., on October 10, 2012.
Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, focuses on helping schools increase student awareness of and access to healthy eating and physical activity, and promoting sustainable changes in making schools healthier places. A nationwide funding program for K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 provides up to $4,000 per enrolled school to help implement the program. Funding may be used to support a range of program-related activities from in-school promotions to a kickoff and launch of the program. The upcoming application deadline is October 1, 2012.
YSA and State Farm are proud to support up to 100 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies for GYSD 2013 (April 26-28, 2013). GYSD Lead Agencies are local, regional, or statewide organizations across the United States, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, or New Brunswick that lead GYSD in their city, region, or state. Lead Agencies convene a coalition of at least 10 partner organizations that collectively engage at least 600 youth volunteers in service on GYSD, engage local media and elected officials, and plan a high profile signature project or celebration of service. GYSD Lead Agencies will receive a $2,000 grant provided by State Farm, a travel stipend to attend the Youth Service Institute, and ongoing training and technical assistance from YSA.
Application deadline for the Healthy Breakfast 4 Kids grant program has been extended to September 2012. The Healthy Breakfast-4-Kids (HB4K) goal is to create and improve access to breakfast in schools nationwide as a means to lessen the huge negative impact of hungry children across our nation. In 2012 Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) and Walmart Foundation are partnering to grant 117 $2500 equipment grants to high needs schools for the purpose of assisting in the successful establishment of universal breakfast in the classroom programs. Grant awardees will be able to order $2500 worth of food service smallwares or equipment to help support implementing breakfast in the classroom via an online order with our partner Tundra Specialties. As part of the grant program, F3 will create universal breakfast implementation resources to be available to all schools via our program, The Lunch Box.
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. More competitive grant proposals will specifically identify projects for veterans and will include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work. Once grant applications are reviewed, all applicants will receive a written response within six weeks of receipt of a request.
The Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, public schools, and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Priority is given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work. 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. Requests will be accepted from February 1 through August 13, 2013.
It's National Volunteer Week and we are celebrating with our friends at Scholastic! You can celebrate with us and bring YOUR BIG Idea to life! If you have a BIG Idea that demonstrates Clifford's BIG Ideas (Share, Help Others, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Play Fair, Be a Good Friend, Believe in Yourself, Respect Others, Work Together and Be Truthful), let us know! Enter the 5th Annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest NOW for a chance to bring your BIG Idea to life with a $5,000 community grant. Other prizes consist of five $1,000 first prize grants. Remember, it only takes a little to BE BIG! Contest ends June 23, 2013.
Jamba Juice is celebrating 40 years of the NGA growing gardens with 40 grants for youth and school programs across the United States. The "All About the Fruits and Veggies" grant program provides youth garden initiatives with $500 in gardening supplies, curriculum, soil amendments and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit and vegetable activities into the curriculum, and ability to sustain the program over multiple years. Applications must be submitted by February 18th, 2013.
The Just and Fair Schools Fund (JFSF) is pleased to announce an open call for letters of interest (LOIs) from base-building organizations in the U.S. that seek to eliminate harsh school discipline policies and practices and to uphold the right to education for all youth. The Fund aims to spark positive reforms at the local, state and national levels that keep all children in school, safe and learning.
Thanks to generous support from Dr Pepper Snapple Group, KaBOOM! will be awarding grants of $750 each to communities this year who wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting. The Let's Play Spruce grants are designed to reward communities that have maintained and spruced their playspaces since their playground build. If you've done a "spruce up" project at your playground that involved volunteers in the last 6 months, you are eligible to apply. Alternatively, if you are a community that needs to refill the wood fiber playground surfacing at the playground, you can apply for $750 to be used towards the purchase of the surfacing.
KaBOOM! is awarding grants of $750 to communities who wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting. You could be one of 100 projects to earn $750 simply by sprucing up a playground for kids! Organize your friends, clean up a playground, and you can become eligible for $750, courtesy of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The grant is part of the Let's Play initiative to get kids and families active nationwide. Deadline: Rolling.
YSA and CNCS are proud to support up to 16 MLK Day Lead Organizers to coordinate Martin Luther King Day of Service (January 21, 2013) activities. The goal of the MLK Day Lead Organizers program is to engage youth and adult volunteers on Martin Luther King Day of Service by encouraging families to serve together. MLK Day Lead Organizers will convene a coalition of at least 10 partner organizations that collectively engage at least 3,000 youth and adult volunteers in service on MLK Day, including projects that both engage and serve veterans and military families. MLK Day Lead Organizers will receive a $4,000 grant as well as ongoing training and technical assistance from YSA.
The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns - environmental awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping students in the twenty-first century develop a global awareness that encourages and enables them to make a difference in their world. Applicants must be practicing U.S public school teachers or public school education support professionals.
The Office Depot Foundation provides grants (average $1000) to organizations with a focus on: -Making a difference in children's lives - to support activities that serve, teach and inspire children, youth and families; - Building communities - to support civic organizations and activities that serve the needs of our community; - Disaster Relief - to support disaster relief efforts of recognized national, regional and local agencies. Deadline: Rolling
The Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative will award funding to youth-based initiatives serving communities in the U.S. where youth take leadership roles in the project. They are looking for organizations seeking grant dollars in the range of $5,000 - $20,000. The initiatives chosen will address one or more of the issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, or food politics and education. Deadline: March 31
Pepsi is excited to officially kick-start the second year of its Refresh Project. Each month, Pepsi will award over $1.2 million for the innovative ideas with the most votes. This year, ideas will be accepted for only five days -- ending midnight ET, April 9 - and then 1,500 ideas will be randomly selected. Starting in May, applications will be accepted from the first of the month at 12:00:01 pm ET through 11:59:59 pm ET on the 5th of the month.
The next round of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs initiative will begin with two regional leadership academies held in late May and early June, each of which will be open to 10 city teams. These two-day trainings will provide three-person teams of city officials and other key stakeholders with information about federal funding for afterschool and summer meals; strategies for linking these programs to facilitate year-round provision of out-of-school meals; ideas for increasing children's participation; and additional advice and best practices shared by national experts. Travel costs for city teams will be covered by project funds. Applications are due no later than March 25, 2013.
The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in need. The Company's goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. Small-scale (unsolicited) donations of 500-1,000 books are awarded to 501c3 or 170c literacy organizations.
Through partners CSX Transportation, Kellogg Company, and the Walmart Foundation, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year. Around 400 schools will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school breakfast and physical activity expertise. We'll also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong alternative and universal breakfast or physical activity programs. Award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential impact, and a school's ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives. Deadline: April 19, 2013
The John A. Hartford Foundation will fund five to eight organizations to disseminate its IMPACT model of depression treatment through community health clinics in low-income rural areas in Wyoming, Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. By reducing costs for health expenditures and caregiving and increasing employment income of those affected by depression, they aim to increase economic well-being for individuals served.
Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizers will work with 10 or more partner organizations to engage at least 600 youth volunteers in learning about and addressing the issue of childhood hunger in their communities, beginning during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 10-17, 2012, and continuing through Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizers will also build new partnerships in their community and increase public awareness about the issue of childhood hunger and young people's role in solving the problem. Up to 12 organizations will receive $2,000 grants as well as travel and lodging expenses for the Youth Service Institute provided by the Sodexo Foundation.
More than 16 million children live in food insecure homes, not always sure where their next meal will come from. That's why YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to "take hunger personally" and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Application deadline: January 31
If you are involved with an organization or school and have a great idea for a service-learning project to impact student achievement in YOUR community, apply for a State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grant. The grants range in size from $25,000-$100,000, and must address the root cause of one of the following issue areas: access to higher education / closing the achievement gap, financial literacy (and economic inclusion), community safety and natural disaster preparedness, social health & wellness issues, and environmental responsibility. Deadline: May 3
More than 16 million children live in food insecure homes, not always sure where their next meal will come from. That's why YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to "take hunger personally" and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Applications are due by midnight January 31, 2013.
Walmart's Local Community Contribution Program funds organizations that address the unmet needs of people in their communities. Areas of focus include hunger relief, education, workforce development, health and wellness, environmental sustainability. Now accepting applications. Deadline: Rolling
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