Insurance Advisory Board Promotes Student Projects

Private Funder: State Farm Youth Advisory Board; Opportunity: Service Learning Grants; Funding Focus: Public safety and access to higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools and student-led service-learning projects; Funding: $5 million for grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 (at least one grant will be provided in each of the 13 State Farm zones, which include three provinces in Canada); Deadline: May 1.

Summary: Grants emphasize public safety. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is composed of young adults who demonstrate exemplary work in service-learning, volunteering, and philanthropy in their communities. The program funds student-led service-learning projects throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Areas of interest include natural and societal disasters, driver safety, environmental responsibility, accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap, and financial literacy. Nonprofits are also eligible if they can demonstrate how they plan to interact with students in public K-12 schools.

Tip: The funder is especially interested in project that address bullying and bullying prevention. 

Info: or (2016 guidance);  309/766-6126.

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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