Funding News

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.


GreenWorks! Grants
Do you have an idea for a school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a streamside restoration plan, a recycling program, or an energy conservation project for your afterschool students? Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grants are available at two levels: a maximum of $1,000, and $3,000 (for registered Project Learning Tree GreenSchools). Free registration and more information is online. The deadline is September 30.

Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards
Nominations are open for the Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards, administered by Youth Service America. The awards will recognize two young social entrepreneurs, ages 13 to 22, whose efforts serve the common good and apply business practices to achieve positive social change. Winners will receive $2,000 for their social enterprises. More information is available here and the deadline for submissions is September 30.

Stop Bullying Video Challenge
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling on the country’s youth to take the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. Youth ages 13-18 can create a 30 to 60 second video to inform and motivate youth to prevent bullying, showcase ways teens are taking action against bullying, and promoting a culture of kindness and respect in their communities. The winner will receive $2,000, and two runners-up will receive $500. Learn more at Enter by October 14 to be considered for the challenge.

CVS Caremark Community Grants
CVS Caremark is awarding community grants of up to $5,000 to inclusive programs for youth under age 21 with disabilities; academic and enrichment programs at public schools; and programs that provide access to quality health care services and health education for at-risk and underserved populations. Organizations must serve communities where CVS Caremark operates; this includes organizations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico with the exception of Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. The deadline to apply for the grants is October 31. More details are online.

This story originally appeared in the Afterschool Advocate (Vol. 13, Issue 9).

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