Spring 2016 Grant Round-Up
This post was written by Toni Rockis, PhD, CGW, is President/CEO of Granted, Inc. and Grantmamas, Inc. Through Granted, she and her associates help schools and nonprofits bring money into their organizations. In 2014 Toni cofounded Grantmamas to help mothers obtain money and resources for expanded programs and services in classrooms and schools. She has authored/coauthored/administered $72 million in grants for K–16 schools and other nonprofits. Toni is the author of Grant Writing Success: Opening the Door to Financial Opportunity. Follow her on Twitter @GrantMamas. Learn more from Toni in her webinars featured in edWeb.net’s GetEdFunding community.
We’re getting really excited to roll out our new course, Enhancing Education through Foundation Funding (E2F2)! We can’t wait to share our knowledge and expertise with you so you can collaborate with your child’s teacher to write grant proposals to help your child and his/her classmates.
We’ve compiled a small list of education grants for you to think about for the next school year. One of them might be just what your school is looking for!
White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program funds projects for grades K-12 that increase agricultural literacy. Grants awarded are up to $500 and applications are due April 15 and October 15 each year.
The Charlie Lovett Fund for Elementary Drama provides support for production-based theatre arts school programs for grades 1-5. The average grant awarded is $300 and applications are accepted year-round beginning in August of each school year.
The Snapdragon Book Foundation School Library Grant provides funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Grants from $800 to $20,000 are awarded and applications are accepted January through April 15, 2016. (Similar due dates are anticipated for 2017.)
The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households in grades K-12. Grants up to $10,000 are awarded and online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15 each year.
The National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) vision for Arts Education provides direct learning grants for students in grades K-12 that increase student knowledge and skills in the arts. Collective impact grants help students from all areas have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $100,000 and applications are due July 14, 2016.
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation provides grants for programs that encourage healthy and active lifestyles for students. Grants up to $10,000 are awarded and applications are due each year by February 1 and August 1.
The Children’s Obesity Fund provides grants to programs for students in grades K-12, and higher education, that address childhood obesity issues. Awards vary and applications are accepted year-round.
This list is only a tiny sampling of the grant opportunities available for your child’s school. Grantmamas who go through our Enhancing Education through Foundation Funding (E2T2) course know where to look to find thousands of others!
If you’d like a one-page overview of each of these seven grant opportunities—as well a many others—sign up for a free account at GetEdFunding.com. Their one-page overviews give you the information you need to decide if a grant opportunity is a good fit for your school.
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