Category Archives: public school

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Grant Name:  Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants

Funded by:  Kinder Morgan Foundation

Description:  Grants are primarily directed to educational programs for youth in grades K-12. Funding is provided to local, state, provincial and regional educational institutions, libraries and programs that provide ongoing support, such as Junior Achievement. The foundation also supports youth programs provided by local arts organizations, symphony orchestras, museums and others. Initial approach is to contact the foundation for application form, which is required.

Program Areas:  Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies

Recipients:  Public School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline:  5/10/2012  

Average Amount:  $3,500.00 – $5,000.00

Contact Person:  Maureen Bulkley, Community Relations Coordinator

Telephone:  303-763-3471

Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  ING Run for Something Better School Grant

Funded by:  ING Run for Something Better and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

Description:  ING Run For Something Better, in partnership with NASPE, has developed a school-based running program. Each year, the ING Run For Something Better National School Awards program provides a minimum of 50 grants (of up to $2,500 each) to schools that wish to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one. Through activity plans created by NASPE, the awards program offers children a healthy start to life and fosters their desire to exercise before obesity begins.

 Program Areas:  Health/PE

 Recipients:  Public School, Private School

 Proposal Deadline:  5/15/2012, applications available on line

 Average Amount:  $2,500.00

 Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  Educator Grants and Scholarships

Funded by:  Air Force Association

Description: The Air Force Association (AFA) helps provide educational opportunities for America’s youth. These opportunities were initiated to help ensure that future generations of Americans: * Appreciate the important role of aviation and space in America’s future * Have the technical knowledge necessary to understand aerospace issues * Have the educational background required to pursue aerospace careers To accomplish their educational goals, the AFA communicates directly with the American public about the importance of maintaining a sound aerospace infrastructure and the importance of maintaining a strong Air Force to ensure national security. Another important part of their educational efforts is to support the educational objectives of the Air Force and CAP. As part of that support, the AFA recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace education. To support CAP’s aerospace education programs, the AFA provides aerospace education grants for Civil Air Patrol units. Since 1996, the AFA has provided over $240,000 to CAP units and teachers to help fund their aerospace education programs.

Program Areas:  Science/Environment

Recipients:  Public School

Proposal Deadline:  3/31/12

Average Amount:  $250.00

Email:  ae@capnhg.gov

Website:  http://www.capmembers.com/aerospace_education/aem_specific/educator_grants_and_scholarship_information.cfm

Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  Kick Butts Day 2012 Mini-Grants

Funded by:  Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids & United Health Foundation
Description:United Health Foundation is partnering with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to offer mini-grants for 2012 Kick Butts Day ( March 21, 2012) events. A program of the campaign’s For Youth By Youth program, Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. On Kick Butts Day, youth organize and participate in events across the United States encouraging their peers to stay tobacco-free and educating their communities about the dangers of tobacco. This year, for the first time, mini-grants of $500 or $1,000 will be awarded to support Kick Butts day events. Anyone who is planning a 2012 event is encouraged to apply.
Program Areas:  Safe/Drug Free Schools
Recipients:  Public School, Private School, Other
Proposal Deadline:  1/27/12
Average Amount:  $500.00 – $1,000.00
Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  Teacher Award

Funded by:  Environmental Protection Agency
Description:  The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is proud to announce the 2011-2012 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. As discussed in the “America’s Great Outdoors: A Promise to Future Generations” report, in order to make environmental stewardship and conservation relevant to young Americans, environmental and place-based, experiential learning must be integrated into school curricula and school facility management across the country. This program recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Two teachers from each of EPA’s 10 regional offices will be selected to receive this award.
Program Areas:  Science/Environment
Recipients:  Public School
Proposal Deadline:  1/31/12
Average Amount:  $2,000.00
Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  Fuel Up to Play 60

Funded by:  Fuel Up to Play 60
Description: Fuel Up to Play 60, the free in-school nutrition and physical activity program, is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its nationwide, competitive funding initiative for schools enrolled in the in-school wellness program. All U.S. schools can enroll in the free program and are thus eligible to apply for funding.
Program Areas:  Health/PE

Recipients:  Public School, Private School
Proposal Deadline:  2/1/12
Amount:  $4,000.00
Availability:  All States

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Grant Name:  The Captain Planet Foundation

Funded by:  The Captain Planet Foundation

Description:  The foundation supports projects that: 1) Promote understanding of environmental issues; 2) Focus on hands-on involvement; 3) Involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); 4) Promote interaction and cooperation within the group; 5) Help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; 6) Include adult supervision; 7) Commit to follow-up communication with the foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded).   

Program Areas:  Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environment, Social Studies, All Other

Recipients:  Public School, Private Schools, Other

Proposal Deadline:  12/31/11

Average Amount:  $250.00 – $2,500.00

Contact Person:  Taryn Murphy

Availability:  All States