Spencer Foundation Underwrites Education Projects

Private Funder: Spencer Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth and student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools, colleges and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $50,000 each; Deadline: Aug. 20.

Summary: The foundation has launched a new Civics Initiative for projects looking at the links between a classroom civic education and its relationship to civic action. Research must advance the understanding about the civic action and learning-experience connections. Priority goes to projects that look at non-college-bound youth, less economically privileged youth, members of diverse racial and ethnic groups and immigrant youth.

Other Grants

The foundation also offers the Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources Grants, up to $50,000 each. Same deadline. The Foundation is particularly interested in studies of teaching and teacher development. Project should seek to understand what teachers need to know and do in order to enable all students to learn and what sorts of inquiry about teaching and learning are most important for professionals to be able to make to improve classroom achievement. That can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/cl4hv5l

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cf5ogl2; Annie Brinkman, grants manager, abrinkman@spencer.org or 312/274-6511.

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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