Private 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.
Summary: These grants fund efforts in youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy. Organizations may submit only one request during a 12-month period. Honda supports a broad range of youth-centered efforts.
For example, the foundation awarded a $59,000 grant to the South Caroline Charleston Animal Society (www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/) for Shadowing at the Shelter: A Veterinary Science Experience-Education Initiative, to introduce youth, grades 9-12, to the role of the veterinarian. The foundation also awarded a $60,000 grant to Classroom Central, Charlotte, NC, for Classroom Central STEM Initiative, which enables low-income students to succeed academically. A list of past grantees can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/cdp801ah; the program website is at: http://tinyurl.com/cdp-44i13a
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