Category Archives: volunteerism

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Grant NameGood Neighbor Student Achievement Grants

Funded byState Farm and Young Service America (YSA)

DescriptionEach grant engages participating teachers and students in a service and learning program that promotes academic achievement, 21st Century student outcomes, and stronger communities. The State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant requires a 14+ week Semester of Service starting in the Fall, 2013 and ending on Global Youth Service Day, (April 11-13, 2014)

Program AreasAfter-School, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Science/Environment, Social Studies

 Recipients:  Public School, Private School

Proposal Deadline6/23/13

Average Amount$1,500.00

Email:  sganske@ysa.org

Websitehttp://www.ysa.org/goodneighbor

Availability:  All States

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Grant NameKinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants

Funded byKinder Morgan Foundation

DescriptionGrants 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 AreasArts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Library, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

 Recipients:  Public School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline5/10/13

Contact Person:  Maureen Bulkley

Email:  km_foundation@kindermorgan.com

Average Amount$1,000.00 – $5,000.00

Telephone:  303-914-7655

Websitehttp://www.kindermorgan.com/community/

Availability:  All States

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Grant NameWorld Hunger Leadership Challenge

Funded byUSA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation

Description:  The World Hunger Leadership Challenge was created by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the YUM! Foundation, to encourage high school and middle school students to hone leadership skills through launching a service-learning project that solves hunger issues.

Program AreasCommunity Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education

RecipientsPublic School, Private School

Deadline:  3/29/13

Average Amount$1,000.00 – $25,000.00

Website:  http://www.lead2feed.com/

AvailabilityAll 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:  United States-Japan Foundation Educational Grants

Funded by:  United States-Japan Foundation

Description:  Giving primarily in the U.S. and Japan to promote stronger ties between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels of communication, and address common concerns in an increasingly interdependent world. The current focus of grant making activities is in the areas of communication/public opinion, precollege education and policy studies.

Program Areas:  Community Involvement/Volunteerism, General Education, Math, Reading, Science /Environment, Social Studies

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

Proposal Deadline:  12/15/12

Average Amount:  $25,000.00 – $50,000.00

Telephone:  212-481-8753

Website:  http://www.us-jf.org

Availability:  All States

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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/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients:  Public School, Private School, Other

Proposal Deadline:  11/10/12

Average Amount:  $1,000.00 – $25,000.00


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Grant Name:  Captain Planet Foundation Education Grants
 
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 School, Other

Proposal Deadline:  9/30/12

Average Amount:  $250.00 – $2,500.00

Contact Person:  Taryn Murphy

Availability:  All States