Children, Education Efforts Get Aid

Private Funder: P. Buckley Moss Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Moss Foundation/Teacher Art Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-12 schools; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30. Continue reading

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Car Maker Underwrites Community Projects, Nonprofits

American-Honda-FoundationPrivate Funder: American Honda Foundation (AHF); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Youth education and scientific education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Educational institutions, including K-12, college and universities, community colleges and trade schools are eligible, as well as nonprofit organizations and other foundations; Funding: Awards range from 20,000 to $75,000 each (AHF provided $1.7 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Aug. 1 & Nov. 1. Continue reading

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Norfolk Southern Foundation Grants to Launch

NorfolkSouthernFunder: Norfolk Southern Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Grants programs; Funding Focus: Children, education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National (where the railroad has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the foundation made $12 million in grants last year; Deadline: Applications accepted between July 15 and Sept. 30. Continue reading

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Agency Offers $16.2M for Student Study

Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_StatePurpose: Funding supports the study of foreign students in the United States.

Agency: State Dept. (Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs); Program: Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Overseas Placement Components (CFDA Number: 19.415) (Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-16-021); Eligibility: Nonprofits and universities (organizations with fewer than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible); Funding: $16.2 million for one award (no match required); Deadline: March 28. Continue reading

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Libraries, Education Projects Get Assistance

IMLS-logoAgency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); Program: Native Hawaiian Library Services (CFDA Number: 45.311, Funding Opportunity Number: NAG-ENHANCEMENT-FY16) ; Eligibility: Nonprofits primarily serving and representing Native American (projects which address the needs of underserved urban and rural communities, including children-from birth through age 17-are encouraged); Funding: $1.5 million for 10 awards (no match required); Deadline: April 1. Continue reading

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Youth and Education are Foundation Priorities

Private Funder: George Rogers Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Mini Grants; Funding Focus: Community service, youth and education; Geographic Focus: North Carolina and South Carolina; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $2,500 each (multiple awards); Deadline: May 1. Continue reading

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USDA Offers $4.7M for Childhood Obesity Research

2000px-US-DeptOfAgriculture-Seal2.svgAgency: Agriculture Dept-USDA (Nat’l Institute of Food & Agriculture); Program: Capacity Building for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) (CFDA Number: 10.326) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-NLGCA-005637); Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities other than land-grant institutions (no match required); Funding: $4.7 million for multiple awards up to $750,000 each; Deadline: April 22. Continue reading

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BLM Provides Grant for Youth Environmental Education

Bureau of Land Management logoAgency: Bureau of Land Management; Program: 4-H International Summer Camp (CFDA Number: 15.225) (Funding Opportunity Number: L16AS00023); Eligibility: Unrestricted For groups in Oregon, including nonprofits, schools, governments, colleges and tribes; Funding: $15,000 for one award (no match required); Deadline: March 25. Continue reading

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Arts Programs Can Win Support

Foundation: Wallace Foundation (formerly Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds); Opportunity: 2016 Program grants; Funding Focus: Education, arts and culture, after-school, student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $40,000 to more than $1 million (the foundation distributed about $60 million in grants last year); Deadline: Inquiry e-mails accepted year round. Continue reading

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Newspaper Chain Underwrites Community Development

Private Funder: Gannett Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 community grants; Funding Focus: Education and community development (Priority given to after-school programs); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: The average grant amount is in the $1,000 to $5,000 range (the foundation distributed $6.4 million in grants last year); Deadline: Aug. 29. Continue reading

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