Libri Foundation - Books for Children Grant Program
Summary: The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children program.
Eligibility Requirements: Libraries may qualify on an individual basis. In general, a library should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000), have a very limited budget, be in a rural area, and have an active children's department. Please note: "Rural" is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000.
Due Date: January 15th, April 15th, August 15th
Award Amount: Up to $700 per award. The foundation matches local contributions on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books through the foundation's Books for Children program.
Tolerance.org - Mix It Up Grants
Summary: The Mix It Up Grants program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, questioning, and crossing social boundaries in schools and communities.
Eligibility Requirements: Youth-directed programs.
Due Date: Ongoing
Award Amount: Grants are limited to $500
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services - Assets for Independence Demonstration Program
Summary: The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, will accept applications for grants to establish and administer Assets for Independence (AFI) projects. Grantees provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become economically self-sufficient for the long term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts, in which participants save earned income for the purchase of a home, for business capitalization, or to attend higher education or training. Grantees also ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching, including training on money management and consumer issues.
Eligibility Requirements: State, county, local, city, township or special governments; Regional organizations; Independent school districts; Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; historically Black colleges and universities; Tribally controlled colleges and universities; Alaska-Native and Native-Hawaiian-serving institutions; Hispanic-serving institutions; Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); Indian/native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations; Public/Indian housing authorities; Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education); Nonprofit entities that do not have 501(c)(3) status may only apply as a joint applicant with an entity that is so certified. State, tribal, county or local governments; school districts; public housing authorities; and other governments or agencies are eligible only as joint applicants with a nonprofit organization that has 501(c)(3) status.
Due Date: January 15, 2009; March 25, 2009
Award Amount: Anticipated total priority area funding: $19,000,000. Anticipated number of awards: 55 to 65. Average projected award amount: $350,000 per project period.
Music is Revolution Foundation - Mini-Grant Program
Summary: The Music is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, equipment, transportation for a field trip and/or to bring a performer or musical group to the school. Funds may not be used to pay for personnel, to replace state or local school funds or for celebration food and drinks.
Eligibility Requirements: Public school teachers of children in grades K-12 may apply for funding. Students and/or parents may participate in the writing of the application.
Due Date: Applications for mini-grants are reviewed three times each year. Deadlines are January 15, April 15 and October 15. Applications received after a deadline will be reviewed in the subsequent grant cycle. Applicants will be notified about the status of their mini-grants within 60 days of each deadline.
Award Amount: Mini-grants of up to $500 are available to teachers for music education activities of all types.
Sprint - Sprint Ahead for Education Grant Program
Summary: Through the Spring Ahead for Education grant program, the Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, equipment and software that facilitates and encourages character education among K-12 students.
Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to all U.S. public schools (K-12) and U.S. public school districts.
Due Date: February 27, 2009
Award Amount: The Sprint Ahead for Education initiative will award individual school grants of up to $5,000 and school district grants of up to $25,000. In 2008, the Sprint Foundation plans to award up to $600,000 in combined grants to schools and school districts.
Ludwick Family Foundation
Summary: Ludwick Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to assisting a broad array of groups that are working to make a positive difference in the world. Ludwick Family Foundation varies from many other foundations in that it tends to provide grants for tangible types of items that assist a program or project, rather than funding the program itself.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, known as nonprofit public charities and not be a private foundation under 509(a) of the code.
Award Amount: The foundation is only able to make grant awards to approximately 20-25 organizations each year. Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000. Grants are made for a single year.
The America Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Summary: Proposals are accepted from nonprofit organizations for projects that meet one of the foundation's two basic purposes: (1) 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 (2) to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.
Eligibility Requirements: Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state).
Due Date: July 15, 2009
Award Amount: Grants have ranged from $1,500 to $70,000 and average about $22,000.
Information: American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206, 317-630-1202. Web: http://www.legion.org/cwf/grantseekers/submissionprocess
Learning & Leadership Grants
Summary: National Education Agency Learning & Leadership grants program provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must work in the U.S. and be one of the following: public school teachers in grades K12, public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions. Those who have less than seven years experience and /or are education support professionals are especially encouraged to apply.
Due Date: February 1st, June 1st, October 15th
Award Amount: $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
State Farm Project Ignition Grants
Summary: Project Ignition is a chance for high school students, teachers, and community-program leaders to implement new, creative service-learning projects promoting teen driver safety. Teams will create awareness campaigns using their choice of media. The possibilities are as far-ranging as the imagination.
Eligibility Requirements: Public schools (including public charter and public alternative schools) in the United States that educate students in grades 9 through 12, ages 13 and older.
Due Date: January 16, 2009
Award Amount: $2,000
Captain Planet Foundation
Summary: The Captain Planet Foundation support hands-on environmental projects for children and youths. The foundation encourages innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Eligibility Requirements: All applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 50.
Due Date: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st
Award Amount: $250-$2,500
The Tiger Woods Foundation
Summary: Tiger Woods Foundation grants focus on providing opportunities to underserved youths in education and youth development programs. The foundation primarily funds organizations and programs that are based in urban American cities.
Eligibility Requirements: Organizations that are 501(c)(3) tax exempt and serves underserved youths, ages 5-17.
Due Date: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st
Award Amount: $2,500-$25,00