The Afterschool Alliance’s website has numerous resources for afterschool providers looking for new ways to raise money for their programs, including tips for initiating relationships with funders and businesses, and for identifying funding opportunities.
Get Ur Good On
Kids and young adults ages 5-25 are eligible to apply for $500 Get Ur Good On grants to support youth-led projects. Projects must address a demonstrated community need or issue and take place during June, July and/or August 2012. Youth must have a project mentor to help throughout the project, and applicants younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission. Get Ur Good On grants are made possible through the generosity of Starkey Hearing Foundation, with promotional support from Miley Cyrus. Applications are due May 27. Apply online here.
NASCAR Fans Improving the Lives of Children
Nominations are open for the 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award from the NASCAR Foundation. Nominees should be NASCAR fans (18 or older) who have made a significant impact on the lives of children through volunteerism or uncompensated charity work during the past five years. One winner will receive a $100,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice and three winners will receive $25,000 for their chosen charities. Nominations are due May 31. Click here for more information.
2012 Promise Neighborhood Grant Applications
The U.S. Department of Education has opened its latest round of Promise Neighborhood grants for planning and implementation. Nonprofits, institutions of higher education and Indian tribes are invited to apply for funds to develop or execute plans to improve educational and developmental outcomes for students in distressed neighborhoods. The grants provide critical support for the planning and implementation of comprehensive services ranging from early learning and K-12 to college and career, including programs to improve the health, safety and stability of neighborhoods, as well as to boost family engagement in student learning and improve access to learning technology. The Department expects to distribute 15 planning grants worth up to $500,000 each, and five to seven implementation grants worth $4 million to $6 million each. The deadline for notices of intent to apply is June 8; full applications are due July 27. More information is available online.
This story originally appeared in the Afterschool Advocate (Vol. 13, Issue 5).
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