Children and Youth
The Show Must Go On Video Contest
The Pioneer Drama Service is accepting video contest entries from middle and high schools to support drama programs nationwide. Through The Show Must Go On contest, Pioneer Drama will award more than $10,000 in scripts and royalties to middle and high schools for three-minute videos created by students and staff that demonstrate why “the show must go on” on at their school. Videos should demonstrate what the drama club or program is like now and why it wants to win the contest. In addition, entries should address how the drama club or program helps the school and students, the obstacles has it overcome, and how putting on a play will touch other lives. A Grand Prize-winner from each category, middle and high school, will be selected to receive $2,000 worth of Pioneer Drama scripts and royalties. People’s Choice prize-winners in each category will receive scripts and royalties valued at $1,000. The remaining finalists in each category will each receive a total of $250 in scripts and royalties. Middle school and high school entries will be judged separately. Every school that enters will receive a $20 Pioneer E-view subSCRIPTion, good for three free electronic preview scripts. All prize values are in the form of Pioneer Drama Service credit that can be applied towards scripts, royalties, and all accompanying materials associated with a specific play or musical title, including but not limited to piano scores, vocal scores, CD sets, director’s books, and promotional material. Entries will be accepted from accredited public and private schools in the United States and Canada that have at least two grades between sixth and twelfth grades. Only one entry per school may be submitted.
Video entries must be received by June 30, 2013.
HASTAC Invites Applications for Project: Connect-Youth Summer Programs Competition
Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to support hands-on summer learning opportunities for youth focused on making the Web more civil, safe, and empowering for all….
Posted on May 12, 2013 Deadline: June 10, 2013
National Alliance for Grieving Children Invites Applications for Child Bereavement Programs
Grants of $10,00, $15,000, $25,000, and $100,000 (over two years) will be awarded in support of programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities not served by existing bereavement programs….
Posted on May 8, 2013 Deadline: July 8, 2013
The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives; and preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books. Presently, the Foundation has two mechanisms for making grants depending upon their size. For grants up to $35,000, applicants should submit a two page Letter of Inquiry describing the proposed project, proposed budget, and proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter to the Foundation office by June 1st. By September 1st, the trustees will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals due November 15th. For grants up to $10,000, applicants should submit a three page proposal describing the proposed project, proposed budget, and proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter to the Foundation office by June 1st or November 15th. Decisions will be announced by September 1st and March 15th.
Applications must be received by June 1 or November 15, annually.
International Reading Association Invites Applications for Teacher Recognition Grant
A grant of $2,500 will be awarded to an outstanding K-6 classroom teacher who is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing….
Posted on May 9, 2013 Deadline: November 15, 2013
Surdna Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry for Environmental Infrastructure Programs
Grants will be awarded to nonprofits working to connect and improve the infrastructure systems of urban and surrounding areas in ways that benefit the local environment, economy, and quality of life….
Posted on May 8, 2013 Deadline: Rolling (Letters of Inquiry)
Knight Foundation Invites Applications for Knight Community Information Challenge
In 2013, the challenge will provide up to $50,000 in seed funding to help community and place-based foundations launch news and information projects with the potential to have an impact on issues they care about….
Posted on May 7, 2013 Deadline: June 1, 2013
The intent of the foundation is to support small, community-based organizations working to build bridges between groups of people that differ with respect to age, race, gender, economic resources, and physical or mental ability. A further objective is to fund projects that actively promote social, economic and environmental justice. In recent years, the foundation has made it a top priority to support programs that encourage young people to broaden their experience and contribute to society. Projects that are initiated by young people and those that address the needs of minority and low-income youth are of particular interest to BridgeBuilders. The foundation funds projects throughout the United States; however, it has historically concentrated its giving in Western Pennsylvania. BridgeBuilders does not make grants to individuals, colleges and universities, hospitals, endowments, or capital campaigns. Average annual distributions range from $40,000 to $50,000. Individual grants are typically $2,000 to $5,000.
June 1 and November 1, annually, is the deadline date.
Applied Materials Foundation
Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation make grants to selected organizations and programs whose goals are closely aligned with the Company’s values and interest. They direct approximately 50% of grants to the area of Education, 25% to Civic Engagement, 10% to Arts & Culture, and 15% to environmental awareness and sustainability. Grants are made for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years based upon results. Applied Materials and the Foundation do not award grants for general operating expenses.
Applied Materials and the Foundation will review grant requests semi-annually, with the deadlines of January 15 and June 15.
The Be Big Contest
Bring your big idea to life! If you have a big idea that demonstrates Clifford’s big ideas, let us know! The Be Big Fund can help bring your winning idea to life with the help of Scholastic, HandsOn Network and, of course, Clifford! The 5th Annual Be Big in Your Community Contest is open now! Enter now for the chance to bring your big idea to life with a $5,000 community grant. Other prizes consist of five $1,000 first prize grants.
The application deadline is June 23, 2013.
Assets for Independence
Assets for Independence (AFI) provide five-year grants to organizations and agencies that enable low-income individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency by accumulating economic assets. Grantees provide financial literacy training to participants and help them save earned income in special matched bank accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). IDAs enable low-income and low-wealth families to accumulate savings for long-term assets such as a home, a business, or higher education and training. Eligible grantees include community-based nonprofits and State, local and Tribal government agencies and others, such as community development financial institutions and credit unions. A total of $18 million is available to fund 50 – 60 awards.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. EST on March 15, June 15, and November 1 annually.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Invites Proposals for Parkin Biology and Therapeutic Development Studies
Grants of up to $125,000 will support preclinical research of the biological mechanisms of Parkin function and/or therapeutic agents with the potential to modulate Parkin function in a manner that alters the course of Parkinson’s disease progression….
Posted on May 13, 2013 Deadline: June 19, 2013 (Pre-applications)
Children’s Heart Foundation Seeks Applications for Congenital Heart Disease Research
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for clinical research projects related to diagnosing, treating, and preventing congenital heart defects….
Posted on May 10, 2013 Deadline: June 7, 2013
Lowe Syndrome Association Seeks Applications for Clinical Research Projects
One-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for projects aimed at promoting a better understanding of and treatment for Lowe syndrome/OCRL/Oculocerebrorenal Syndrome….
Posted on May 10, 2013 Deadline: June 15, 2013
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for the 2013 Research Award
Grants totaling $50,000 will be awarded to facilitate the efforts of hematology/oncology pharmacists working to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer….
Posted on May 10, 2013 Deadline: June 14, 2013 (Letters of Intent)
Philanthropy and Voluntarism
Elsevier Foundation Seeks Applications for 2013 Innovative Libraries and New Scholars Programs
Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to institutions around the world working to support libraries and early-to mid-career women scientists in the developing world….
Posted on May 10, 2013 Deadline: June 24, 2013 (First-Round Applications)
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project is accepting Letters of Interest from nonprofit organizations that provide direct programming and services to the current generation of wounded veterans. Grants of between $5,000 and $250,000 will be awarded for projects that enhance the lives of injured service members and their families by supporting programs that fall into four service areas: mind, body, economic empowerment, and engagement. Mind programs should enhance the mental health of wounded service members and help foster their healthy readjustment to civilian life. Body programs should provide unique sporting, fitness, and wellness activities for warriors and their families. Preference is given to programs that engage warriors over a sustained period of time and facilitate opportunities for leadership and peer mentoring. Economic empowerment programs should provide programs or services to warriors in the area of employment, higher education, financial literacy, or other opportunities that enhance economic empowerment among wounded veterans and their families. Engagement programs should empower injured service members by connecting them with their peers and continued opportunities to serve and engage with their larger communities.
Priority will be given to projects that offer innovative programming and unique opportunities, fill service gaps by offering programming or services where demand outpaces supply or services do not currently exist, reach veterans and family members in underserved geographic areas, and foster continued leadership, mentorship, and sense of purpose among injured service members. To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be able to submit evidence of their tax exempt status, and be committed to honoring and empowering veterans and service members who have incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001, and their families. In addition, the organization must demonstrate a clear plan for warrior, family, or constituent recruitment and provide programs and services at no cost to individuals served.
Letters of Interest must be received no later than June 3, 2013. Upon review, selected organizations will have until July 8, 2013, to submit complete applications.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation’s National Grants
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation’s National Grants program provides support for innovative model projects of national scope focused on the foundation’s mission of helping youth with disabilities lead productive lives through increased employment. The program seeks to fund innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, and the environment. MEAF defines youth from birth through college (about 26 years of age). The foundation will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities. Grants will be provided to nonprofit organizations in the United States with 501(c)(3) status for projects that present an innovative approach leading to measurable employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Projects should be national in scope or have a definite plan for national dissemination and replication; should promote the full-inclusion of youth with disabilities alongside their peers without disabilities; and should promote inclusive competitive employment practices. Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations or involve Mitsubishi Electric Employee Volunteers. Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $75,000 per year, for one to three years. Six to twelve grants are awarded each year.
June 1, 2013 is the application deadline.
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP)
Direct Certification Improvement Grants
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service invites State agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to apply for Direct Certification Improvement Grants to fund the costs of improving their direct certification rates with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other assistance programs as allowed under Federal statute and regulations. Under this request for applications (RFA), approximately $8 million is available for grants to NSLP State agencies to fund direct certification improvement projects. Tier I planning grants will be funded up to $150,000 each and Tier II implementation awards will be funded up to $1 million each -10 awards total (no match is required),
Tier I applications are due June 3 and July 1, 2013; the Tier 2 deadline is July 1, 2013.
Sports and Nutrition
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity initiative of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, is accepting applications for school programs that promote healthier eating and more physical activity opportunities. The program is designed to empower students to lead by making healthy decisions and taking action for change. Through the initiative, grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to K-12 schools to help students and adults select and implement a series of activities that result in long-term changes in student nutrition and physical activity. Funds may be used to support a range of different program-related activities found in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook or a custom activity developed by the school. Funding may not be used on food sold at school to students, or to subsidize food or the cost of meals served to students in school meal programs. In addition, grants may not be used to purchase computer hardware or equipment for organized sports teams. To qualify, schools must be enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and have a designated in-school program advisor. In addition, the program must have support and involvement from the school principal, school nutrition professional, lead physical education teacher, and the school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor. All applications must contain both healthy eating and physical activity plans.
June 4, 2013 is the application deadline.
Saucony Run for Good Program
The Saucony Run for Good Program has been created to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children. Eligible applicants include programs whose participants are 18 years of age or less, have 501 (c) (3) status and can demonstrate their program positively impacts the lives of participants through their increased participation in running. Their charter is to fight childhood obesity so those programs that specifically target that epidemic get the most attention. Public schools are eligible. Ten – 20 grant winners are announced each year out of several hundred applicants. The maximum grant award is $10,000.
There are 2 application deadlines per year, one on December 13th and one on June 13th.
Amway’s Who Cares Challenge: Youth Leadership Contest
Amway will honor 10 youth change makers in the United States and Canada. The contest is open to youth ages 13 – 22. Applicants will be narrowed down through public voting to a group of 100 entries. Charity partner Free The Children will then select 10 winners to receive $10,000 each to give to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Five grand prize winners from among those 10 will also receive a trip for themselves and a companion to Free The Children’s next We Day youth empowerment event in Minnesota on October 8, 2013.
June 5, 2013 is the application deadline.
Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2013 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 to elementary schools working to develop a team of leaders who can help increase arts-infused education within school and beyond. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000. Applications will only be accepted from principals who are members of NAESP. Principals whose schools received a Creative Leadership grant in 2012 will not be eligible to apply for a grant this year, but may apply again in 2014. Every school that submits an application by June 10, 2013 will receive a Crayola Classpack.
June 21, 2013 is the application deadline.
Youth Ambassador Program
Youth Service America, in partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation, is accepting applications for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program, an initiative to help young people between the ages of 16 and 22 address critical issues facing youth in the United States. Each Ambassador will receive support, advocacy training in the nation’s capital, and planning-guidance for their respective service projects. Fifty-one youth ambassadors will be selected — one per state and the District of Columbia — to join a national network of young people who will use their collective voice in service to other youth. Each Ambassador will receive a $1,000 grant and be flown to Washington, D.C., for a training program. In addition, Ambassadors will receive ongoing networking opportunities with other youth ambassadors across the country, as well as ongoing training and mobilization resources to help advance participants’ service initiatives. To be eligible, applicants must be between 16 and 22 years old, reside in the U.S., be able to attend a training in Washington, D.C., in September and participate in Global Youth Service Day (April 11-13, 2014), and collaborate with a sponsoring organization or school.
June 16, 2013 is the application deadline.
Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System
This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications to fund cooperative agreements, for the purpose of developing programs to recruit resource families for children in foster care. Applications submitted in response to this announcement should propose projects that will: Implement comprehensive, multi-faceted diligent recruitment programs for resource families, including kinship, foster, concurrent, and adoptive families for children and youth served by public child welfare agencies; effectively identify, engage and support resource families as a means of improving permanency outcomes and building lasting connections for children in foster care; integrate the diligent recruitment programs into the Child and Family Service Plan and with other agency programs, including foster care case planning and permanency planning processes, to facilitate active concurrent planning activities; demonstrate the capacity to use this project as a transformative platform for improved system response to permanency and building connections, incorporating changes at the policy and practice level and embracing the philosophy of permanency beginning at entry into the child welfare system; evaluate the implementation of the comprehensive diligent recruitment programs to document processes and potential linkages between diligent recruitment strategies and improved outcomes; and develop identifiable sites that other States/locales seeking to implement improved diligent recruitment methods can look at for guidance, insight and possible replication. $3.2 million is available for eight awards up to $400,000 each (no match required).
The deadline is June 10, 2013.