NASDAQ Provides Educational Funding

Funder: NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation (formerly the NASDAQ Stock Marked Educational Foundation); Program: Education grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools and colleges; Funding: Up to $265,000 each (the foundation distributed $9 million in grants last year; Deadlines: TBA, the competition is to open soon; last year’s LOI deadline was Aug. 1.

Summary: Awards help high school students learn how the financial markets work. The grants support programs which teach students about capital formation, financial markets, and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. The foundation is especially interested in projects which promote classroom and extracurricular financial markets literacy programs at the high school, college, and university levels. Programs targeting teacher training and professional development for adults are also eligible for support. In addition to the Educational Projects or Programs category, grants are provided for research, fellowships, and curriculum development at the university level.

Youth/education groups have benefited; Mentoring USA, New York City, won a $25,000 grants for a youth development program and the foundation has supported the Fund for Teachers, which provides professional development grants for pre-K-12 grade educators.

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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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