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.