Finding $$$ in Your Own Backyard – Alaska

Alaska

The Artists in Schools program is supported by the Anchorage Rasmuson, the state of Alaska and the Nat’l Endowment for the Arts. Artists in Schools (AIS) residencies should provide arts experiences and training for students, teachers, and the greater community. Beyond having great value in and of itself, arts programs promote the health and well-being of children, including academic and personal growth, critical thinking and analytical skills, the motivation to stay in school and excel and movement skills to help combat childhood obesity. The deadline is Nov. 1; funding varies.

California

The Weingart Foundation is accepting applications for its Grant Programs in Southern California to support long-term improvement of health, education, human services, arts & culture, as well as programs for children and youth, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Award amounts vary. Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status serving the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. Deadlines are rolling.

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation is accepting applications from California preschool teachers for its Mathematics Resource Grants program. The grants are available to preschool teachers serving low-income families and public school teachers for grades K-3 in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to fund books, materials, software, and professional development related to mathematics. Grants are accepted on an open basis. However, there is a limit of two grants per school site.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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