Private Funder: American Honda Foundation (AHF); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Youth education and scientific education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Educational institutions, including K-12, college and universities, community colleges and trade schools are eligible, as well as nonprofit organizations and other foundations; Funding: Awards range from 20,000 to $75,000 each (AHF provided $1.8 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Aug. 1 (new applicants).
Summary: These grants fund efforts in youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy. Organizations may submit only one request during a 12-month period.
AHF has implemented a new grant-making schedule. AHF is accepting applications three times per year. New organizations (those that have never received funding from AHF) can apply for either the Feb. 1 or the Aug. 1 deadline date. The May 1 deadline date is reserved for returning organizations only (those funded at least once in the last 10 years). Honda supports a broad range of youth-centered efforts.
For example, the foundation awarded a $59,000 grant to the South Carolina Charleston Animal Society (www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/) for Shadowing at the Shelter: A Veterinary Science Experience-Education Initiative, to introduce youths, grades 9-12, to the role of the veterinarian. The foundation also awarded a $60,000 grant to Classroom Central, Charlotte, NC, for Classroom Central STEM Initiative, which enables low-income students to succeed academically. A list of past grantees can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/cdp801ah; the program website is at: www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
Info: AHF, PO Box 2205, Torrance, CA 90509-2205, 310/781-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.