Bancroft Foundation Seeks Applications for ‘Dare to Dream’ Grants

The Ann Bancroft Foundation opens the 2016 competition for a pair funding programs intended to help disadvantage girls and connect them with positive adult mentors.

Deadline: Oct. 1.

Since 1997, ABF has awarded Dare to Dream and Let Me Play grants to more than 3,000 Minnesota girls — connecting them to mentors, funding, and encouragement aimed at  helping them reach their highest goals.

The Dare to Dream grants are awarded to girls between the ages of 10 and high school graduation to fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, and outdoor/wilderness experiences that enable them to  explore the outside world and recognize their own abilities, values, and strengths in the process. The Let Me Play grants are awarded to girls between the ages of 10 and high school graduation to fund sport, athletic, and dance equipment or participation fees,  giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves.

To be eligible, each applicant must be a girl that resides in Minnesota and have an adult mentor.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/ngal9xf (NOFA).

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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