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.


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 motivate youth to prevent bullying, showcase ways teens are taking action against bullying, and promote a culture of kindness and respect in their communities. The winner will receive $2,000, and two runners-up will each receive $500. Learn more at  Enter by October 14.

Fuse Music Grant
Fuse is seeking applications for its grant program for nonprofits (or organizations that benefit a nonprofit) that provide a positive impact on teens in the U.S. and involve music. Fuse will award $25,000 in marketing services to a deserving youth-focused charity program within the music community. October 15 is the application deadline. The winner will be announced on November 15; grant-funded work will take place between January and December 2013. More information about Fuse is available online.

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 application deadline is October 31. More details are online.

Subaru Healthy Sprouts Award
To be eligible for the 2012 Healthy Sprouts Awards, schools or organizations must plan to garden in 2013 with at least 15 youth (between the ages of 3 and 18) and connect gardening to education issues focusing on the environment, nutrition and hunger in the United States. Fifty grant packages will be awarded. Packages include: A $400 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids catalogue and online store; a kit of taste education and nutrition lessons; a set of hand tools and three pairs of child-size gloves; a curriculum package from the National Gardening Association; and a “Plantcam” to document the growth and changes in your garden. Applications are due October 31. Find more information online.

Variety the Children’s Charity of New York 2012 Grant
Variety the Children’s Charity of New York is accepting applications for grants up to $25,000 for grassroots nonprofit organizations in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut whose programs use the arts as a catalyst to transform the lives of children in underserved communities. Eligible applicants must have programs that fall in the Variety focus areas of performance arts (including dance, theater, improvisation, music, spoken word, hip-hop, DJing, radio, film, step and circus) or visual arts (including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, architecture, graphics, digital art, and crafts). The application deadline is November 2, and decisions will be made by June 2013. More information is available here.

This story originally appeared in the Afterschool Advocate (Vol. 13, Issue 10).

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