Friday, May 29, 2009

Grant Opportunities (June - Nov 09)

I just received this great list of grant opportunities from SLYPN's newsletter. Find out more about SLYPN (Service Learning Young Professional Network) at

Saucony: Run For Good (Deadline: June 13)
The Saucony Run For Good Program encourages active and healthy lifestyles in children, and offers grants to communities and non-profit organizations that initiate and support running and fitness programs for kids. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)3 youth organizations with programs that increase participation in running to positively impact the lives of participants.

Project Ignition Grants (Deadline: June 30)
Project Ignition is a grant program that uses service-learning to help address teen driver safety issues. These grants support students in grades 9 through 12 and their teachers or advisors to work together to develop a campaign to address the issue of teen driver safety in your community. The grantee's school will receive a $2,000 grant, funded by State Farm®, to implement their program in the fall of 2009. Each year, schools whose campaigns are judged to be among the top 10 in the nation receive $5,000 to help cover expenses to come to The National Service-Learning Conference. There, they showcase their great work, one campaign is named the Best of the Best and that team presented with a $10,000 grant to continue its teen driver safety efforts.

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini Grants (Deadline: October 31)
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers mini-grants to school and public libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children. Programs relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: public schools and libraries located anywhere in the United States, including Puerto Rico and Guam.

NSTA/Math Solutions: Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy (Deadline: October 31)
The Mickelson ExxonMobil 2010 Teachers Academy offers a five-day program designed to provide third- through fifth-grade teachers with knowledge and skills to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math. Maximum award: all-expenses-paid, five-day program in July 2010 in Jersey City, NJ. Eligibility: third- through fifth-grade teachers in the United States.