Category Archives: at-risk grants

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Dreyfus Foundation Educational Grants from The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.-  Giving on a national basis to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Organizations seeking support from the foundation may submit a letter of request, not exceeding three pages in length, which includes a brief description of the purpose of the organization, and a brief outline of the program or project for which funding is sought.

States: All States

Total Amount: $2,800,000.00 – $4,000,000.00

Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00

Address: 2233 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Suite 414, Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: 202-337-3300

E-mail: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org

Website: Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Program Areas: Afterschool, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Next Deadline: 11/10/2013

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Classroom Grants the Association of American Educators- Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators.

States: All States

Average Amount: $500.00

Address: 27405 Puerta Real, Suite 230, Mission Viejo, California 92691

Telephone: 877-385-6264

E-mail: awards@aaeteachers.org

Website: Association of American Educators

Eligibility: Public School, Private School

Program Areas: Arts, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Technology

Next Deadline: 3/1/2014

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BOKS Activation Grant from the Reebok Foundation- Reebok and the Reebok Foundation are awarding $1,000 to up to 500 schools for the 2013/2014 school year! The grants are intended to help get kids moving in a fun way to wake up their bodies for a day of learning with BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), a before-school physical activity program. School staff, parents, and other community members are all invited to apply for the BOKS Activation Grant to support the launch of BOKS in their elementary schools. Applications will be accepted on a rolling first come, first serve basis through December, 2013. All elementary schools, public or private, across the country can apply. The BOKS Activation Grant is only for new BOKS schools. Schools that already run the BOKS program are not eligible to apply.

States: All States      

Total Amount: $500,000.00

Average Amount: $1,000.00

Address: 1895 J.W. Foster Blvd, Canton, MA 02021

Telephone: 781-401-7986

E-mail: grants@bokskids.org

Website: http://www.bokskids.org/2013/09/1000-boks-activation-grant/

Eligibility: Public School, Private School

Program Areas: Health/PE

Deadline: 12/31/2013

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Nurturing Children Grants from the New York Life Foundation- The “Nurturing the Children” initiative has centered on two key issues: educational enhancement and childhood bereavement programs. The Foundation funds programs that enhance and augment classroom instruction during the critical out-of-school (after-school and summer) hours. The Foundation supports programs that help prepare young people for higher education and the workplace and equip them to be responsible citizens. The Foundation has also expanded their focus to include an initiative to help children deal with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling and to help parents and other caring adults help children deal with the emotional turmoil that results from the death of a close family member.

States: All States

Total Amount: $4,500,000.00 – $16,500,000.00

Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $100,000.00

Address: 51 Madison Avenue, Suite 352, New York, NY  10010

Telephone: 212-576-3466

E-mail: nylfoundation@newyorklife.com

Website: http://www.newyorklife.com/foundation

Eligibility: Private School, Other     

Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Safe/Drug Free Schools

Deadline: Ongoing

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American Express Foundation Educational Grants from American Express Foundation. Giving primarily in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, South Florida,Greensboro, NC, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Greater Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC to support organizations involved with Historic Preservation & Conservation, Leadership and Community Service & Engagement.

States: All, but concentrations in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah.
Total Amount: $7,000,000.00 – $20,000,000.00
Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00
Address: see website for contact information for your location
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Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other.
Program Funded: Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), All Other.
Deadline Comments: Inquiries for funding are accepted/reviewed on an ongoing basis

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J. C. Penney Company Fund, Inc.. Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations to support organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health and welfare, cancer, disaster relief, youth development, human services, retail industry, and civic betterment.

States: All states
Total Amount: $500,000-$1,500,000
Average Amount: $1,000-$10,000
Address: 6501 Legacy Drive, MS 1205, Plano, TX 75024
Telephone: 972-431-0000
Website: http://www.jcpenney.net/Our-Company/Social-Responsibility/Community.aspx
Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
Program Funded: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), All Other
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

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Grant Name: 2012-2013 Christopher Columbus Awards

Funded by: Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation

Description: The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environment

Recipients: Public School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline: 2/4/13

Average Amount: $200.00 – $25,000.00

Contact Person: Stephanie Hallman

Telephone: 800-291-6020, ext. 3154

Email: cca@edumedia.com

Website: http://www.christophercolumbusawards.com

Availability: All States

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Grant Name:  Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants

Funded by:  Sodexo Foundation

Description:  More than 16 million children live in food insecure homes, not always sure where their next meal will come from. That’s why YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to “take hunger personally” and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013.

Program Areas:  At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism

Recipients:  Public School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline:  1/31/13

Average Amount:  $500.00

Contact Person:  Amanda McDonald

Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  Project Ignition

Funded by:  The National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm

Description:  Project Ignition, a student-led teen driver safety program funded by State Farm and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, has announced the availability of grants for public high schools to help students address teen driver safety through service-learning. The project, now in its ninth year, offers grants to students and their advisors interested in creating awareness campaigns focused on teen driver safety while using service-learning — a teaching method that combines meaningful community service with classroom instruction. Youth-led teams host events, form community-wide partnerships, work on local and state policy, produce public service announcements, and more.

Program Areas:  At-Risk/Character, General Education, Miscellaneous, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Transportation, All Other

Recipients:  Public School

Proposal Deadline:  11/15/2012

Average Amount:  $2,000.00

Telephone:  888-856-7026

Availability:  All States