2016 Imagine Cup Contest Now Open

Microsoft_logoFunder: Microsoft Corp.; Program: 2016 Imagine Cup Grants; Funding Focus: Youth, education, technology and entrepreneurship; Eligibility: Nonprofits and individuals; Funding: Varies; Deadline: May 31. 

Summary: The Imagine Cup Grants give youth-team participants cash grants and tech support to advance their ideas for new computer games or applications. Nonprofits should also review the company’s partner website, Give Global Giving, because it provides an additional info about youth-related funding http://tinyurl.com/ksxq3ja; those grants run on a different track.

Other Grants: The company’s Microsoft YouthSpark grants also are open to nonprofits. This initiative supports education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for 300 million youths in more than 100 countries (http://tinyurl.com/95cdflq). 

Info: http://tinyurl.com/jh8y5fs (rules) 503/443-7070, Microsoft, Community Affairs, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-6399; 206/936-8185 or http://tinyurl.com/m2p6h5t (website).

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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