Insurance Foundation Promotes Student Projects

Private Funder: State Farm; Opportunity: State Farm Student Achievement Grants-Service Learning Grants; Funding Focus: Public safety and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools and student-led service-learning projects; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Grants emphasize education. The foundation and YSA (Youth Service America) offer grants up to $1,000 per classroom or $4,000 per school to support educators in K-12 public schools across the United States who engage their students in meaningful learning through service. Each grant engages participating teachers and students in YSAs signature school program, Semester of Service, an extended service and learning program that leads to student achievement

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.  

Info:; 309/766-6126; or; telephone number 202/296-2992.

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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