Family Foundation Seeks Applications for Youth Outdoor Ed Grants

The Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education Program is accepting applications for grants that support overnight and residential outdoor school programs for 5th- and/or 6th-grade students.

Deadline: TBA, the next round of funding is to open later this year. Last year’s deadline was June 15.

One-year grants of up to $40,000 (with most averaging $13,500) will be awarded to Oregon-based programs that provide students with an outdoor-oriented educational, residential, experiential, interdisciplinary experience that engages the senses and employs recognized best practices.

Preference will be given to programs that are five days in length and give scholarships to students in need; engage college or high school students as mentors; have extensive community support and well-developed partnerships; incorporate pre- and post-trip curriculum work; and assess both short- and long-term changes in participants’ understanding of required standards, natural systems, and environmental literacy.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization, school, or governmental agency serving students in Oregon.

Info: (website).

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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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