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Connecticut Accelerate Summer Expansion Grants (ESSER III)

Deadline: 5/10

Governor Ned Lamont has announced the release of up to $11 million in new funding to support the expansion of summer learning programs in Connecticut, particularly for children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Connecticut After School Network is proud to partner with the Governor and the State Department of Education in helping camps and summer programs access this new funding provided by the American Rescue Plan.

Eligibility:

For the expansion grants, applicants can apply for grants of up to $25,000 per program site and may submit up to three separate applications for different sites. A maximum of one grant will be awarded per site/location, with a maximum of three per organization. Nonprofit summer camps, child care centers, community-based organizations, and municipal agencies are encouraged to apply. 

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID State: CT
Record Updated: Tue, 5 Oct 2021

Vermont Summer Matters (ESSER III & II)

Deadline: 5/5

Grant Purpose:

  • Creation of new summer learning programs in areas where few or no services currently exist;
  • Expansion of existing summer learning programs in order to increase affordability for K-12 children and youth through a variety of strategies;
  • Increased access to summer programs for children and youth with disabilities and other traditionally marginalized populations;
  • Elimination of barriers to summer program access based on geography, socio-economic factors, demographics.

Eligibility:

Non-profit organizations; municipalities; licensed/regulated providers of school-age childcare; and privately or publicly owned summer camp programs can apply.

Note: both public schools and districts, as well as independent schools, are not eligible.

Public schools and districts interested in funding summer programming may use their ESSER I, II or III funds to support these activities, including through contracts with other organizations. Please contact Josh Souliere at the Agency of Education with questions regarding ESSER funds.

If an independent school is eligible for the GEER EANS program, they may partner with the Agency of Education to help with summer programming costs. Questions regarding the use of GEER EANS funds should be directed to aoe.geereans@vermont.gov.

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Program areas: Recovery/COVID Program grades: Elementary Middle School High School State: VT
Record Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2021

COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING EMERGENCY FUND FOR EDUCATORS

Deadline: 12/31

The National Geographic Society recognizes that educators, who are among the many dedicated individuals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, are pioneering new ways of teaching so that students can continue learning.

The fund will distribute support ranging from US $1,000–$8,000 to individual educators (or to an individual educator working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers) to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Priority for this opportunity will be given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and who have not previously received National Geographic funding. 

Eligibility:

Your work must do one of the following: 

  • Use the power of science, social studies, and/or geography to help students understand the challenges and impacts of pandemics such as COVID-19
  • Use the power of science, social studies, and/or geography to help educators teach social and/or environmental justice
  • Adapt one of National Geographic’s science or social studies units for elementary, middle, or high school audiences (refer to our online Resource Library) to address your curricular needs and for use in a hybrid learning environment and develop a teacher’s guide accordingly
  • Draw on the concepts and pedagogy in the National Geographic Learning Framework or the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process to design instructional resources or projects that meet the goals of this opportunity
  • Design innovative methodologies and practices for science, social studies, and/or geography teaching and learning in a hybrid environment
  • Design innovative ways to bring the world to students and help them bridge their personal experiences to a more global perspective on critical issues (e.g., pandemics, social or environmental justice, racial justice, sustainability, climate)

The resources developed via this funding must be scalable across different schools and communities and will be made accessible to all educators through the National Geographic Society website. Applicants may use up to 100 percent of their budget as compensation for the time they devote to the proposed project, as well as the time of any co-creators. All application materials must be in English. Upon approval, immediate start dates are acceptable. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. We will strive to send out decisions every two weeks, but the volume of submissions might slow that process at times. To provide additional guidance during the application process, the Society is offering weekly virtual “Design Labs” for educators to talk directly with their peers and Society staff for ideation, inspiration and technical support. Educators can also ask questions by visiting @NatGeoEducation on Twitter.

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Eager to Learn 

Deadline: 11/15

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Eager to Learn program was created to provide assistance to Florida's most vulnerable learners. Through this program, we will ensure that students from every socioeconomic background have access to the highest quality SAT and ACT prep materials and tutors. We formed the ETL program to partner with organizations who are poised to provide these services or who are already working with students to raise scores on the ACT and SAT tests. We want to empower students by providing them with a fair and equal opportunity to get into the best colleges and universities and position them to be offered scholarships and tuition packages by raising their scores.

Eligibility:

Organizations applying for funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Show proof of community partnerships or program space.
  • Be located in the State of Florida.
  • Each session or class should contain no more than 5 students at a time.
  • We prefer that organization have an annual budget of at least $75,000 and that the organization has been in existence for at least 5 years but will listen to and decide organizations on a case-by-case basis taking into account special or unique circumstances.
  • Be able to submit a report at the end of the grant cycle proving the positive impact on the students.
  • Agree to the EAGER to Learn Terms and Conditions and submit your grant report within 12 months of receiving the grant check.
  • Annual grants don’t exceed $25,000.

We want to hear from organizations who are currently working towards closing the achievement gap and helping to support the student in the process.  We understand the systemic issues surrounding today’s underprivileged youth. We want to help students, community leaders, and families find the support they need to navigate the education system, and to provide the same opportunities for every student in Florida.

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Program areas: Academic Enrichment Program grades: High School State: FL
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

The Gray Family Foundation Environmental Education Grant Program

Deadline: 11/13

The Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education program seeks to support programs that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increases outdoor experiences for youth.

This year, Gray Family Foundation seeks proposals that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in formal and informal K-12 educational environments to increase outdoor experiences for youth – either during the school day, as part of distance or virtual learning, or as a service or opportunity offered to families and youth outside of the context of the school setting. Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education Grant Program is focused on projects/programs that benefit 3rd-8th grade youth. Gray FF will fund proposals that best demonstrate alignment with our priorities and reflect our values towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

In 2021, we are offering three options through our Environmental Education grant program. Gray FF is interested in reviewing proposals for a range of funding levels that best serve the specific needs of your program. During this grant cycle, we are also especially interested in supporting opportunities for organizations, schools, and/or school districts to use and integrate outdoor spaces (e.g. schoolyards, playgrounds, nearby parks or natural areas) into student learning as a method for both engaging students and reducing risk for students and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Option 1: Equity-Focused Capacity-Building
  • Option 2: Youth Field Experiences
  • Option 3: Educator Training and Professional Development

Eligibility:

The Gray Family Foundation will consider proposals submitted by schools, districts, colleges, tribal entities, government agencies, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations serving Oregon. 

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Landfall Foundation 

Deadline: 9/15

Grants of up to $7,500 are available for projects that serve New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick counties in North Carolina, in the areas of arts, health and welfare, and/or education.  

Eligibility: You must be a non-profit tax exempt organization as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and must include a copy of your IRS Tax Exemption letter.The grant request must be to partially or fully fund a project in the areas of arts, health and welfare and/or education.

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State: NC
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund

Deadline: 8/1

Small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to youth running programs across the U.S.

What Kids Run the Nation grants may fund:

  • Marketing materials, brochures, posters, fliers, and other printed or digital materials informing parents about the program
  • Advertising the program in a community newspaper or website
  • Hosting a program website
  • Permit or usage fees to use a local park or running track
  • Hydration supplies, including water bottles, cups, or coolers
  • Snacks and meals for program participants
  • Incentives and awards such as Toe Tokens®, ribbons, shirts, water bottles, backpack tags, patches, etc.
  • Mileage logs, worksheets, and other written and digital materials for program participants
  • Other items that the RRCA Grant Selection Committee sees fit to fund

Eligibility:

Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well. No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstances. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity. 

Please review the following criteria before submitting your grant application:

  • Your running program should be more than just a one-time event. It should be a structured running program that ideally utilizes the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation youth running curriculum. The goal of your program should be to have kids running regularly, more than once each week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event. However, the program may culminate in a goal fun run or other organized running event.
  • Your program may be a start-up program or a pre-existing program.
  • Your program must be gender-inclusive, encouraging and welcoming participation by children of all genders. The program may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin, or economic status. The program may outline age groups and may indicate a minimum and maximum age for participation.
  • Your program should focus on participation, but may include competitive running activities or events.
  • Your running program must maintain policies and procedures that ensure the safety of the participants and outline expectations of program leaders. Your program should meet SafeSport Act requirements, including completion of sexual abuse awareness and reporting training and requiring criminal background checks on all adult program staff and volunteers.

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Program areas: Physical Activity/Wellness
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: 8/1

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. 

Funding priority: Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

Grant range: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period

Eligibility:

Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are eligible for funding.

To be considered for funding organizations MUST have two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA for the purpose of expressing an opinion if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audited financial statements, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA's review report instead.

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Program areas: STEM
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 

Deadline: 8/1

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is focused on the most pressing problems facing underserved communities today and invests in proven programs that improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos. Since 1995, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) has invested more than $25 million in programs and grants to nonprofits. Grant applications are accepted two times a year and we take applicants through a three-month review cycle.

Eligibility:

  • Program must fall within one or more of the three LADF Pillars;
  • Program must be located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Geographic priority is LA County;
  • Request must come from an organization (no funding will be made to individuals);
  • Grants will be made only to organizations with open, non-restrictive membership that operate open to all regardless of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief or nationality. Nothing in the guidelines shall prohibit a program from specifying an age, sex or physical capacity classification, as long as it is reasonable under all the circumstances, and is consistent with applicable law;
  • The organization must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501© (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of that Code. The organization must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board and the California Secretary of State;
  • Applicant acknowledges that it has a written policy that addresses its commitment to keep children safe from sexual abuse by preventing, recognizing and responding to situations both on and off the playing field that in any way compromises their safety.

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State: CA
Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021

New Profit’s New Wellbeing in Education Initiative

Deadline: 7/27

New Profit is seeking to invest in and partner with organizations focused on supporting wellbeing of constituents in education, a focus area that has always been important and is even more critical now given our nation's racial backlash and calls to action against police violence targeting black and brown communities, coupled with the disruption and challenges associated with COVID-19 pandemic. Embedded in this focus is our belief that leaders who are proximate to the most systematically underserved communities bring skills and expertise that our society needs to advance equitable wellbeing and influence a new era of problem-solving. As part of this process, we are working with parent leaders in our selection process to ensure we are investing in solutions that meet the needs of their communities. 

Eligibility:

We invite you to apply if your organization:

  • Provides school and/or instructional supports to advance the wellbeing of young people, educators, and/or families in education as a primary element of the organization’s work 
  • Is currently serving in at least two distinct geographies and aspires to ultimately have national impact/influence either through directly scaling its work and/or indirect strategies 
  • Operates and primarily serves individuals in the U.S. 
  • Has independent 501(c)(3) status
  • Currently has an annual revenue of at least $1.2M 
  • Is run by a full-time Social Entrepreneur*
  • Is run by a leader who centers equity in their work and is proximate to the communities we collectively aim to serve. As Bryan Stevenson says, “There is power in proximity. Get close to people and communities who are at risk – and stay close. We don't have to have the answers; instead, we have to want to get close.”
    • Aligned with this, New Profit is committed to ensuring at least 50% of our investments are in organizations led by Social Entrepreneurs of color to help address the funding inequities that hold back our ability to break through on entrenched challenges facing our country.
    • We prioritize investing in organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x leaders because we have found that they are significantly underrepresented at all levels of social sector leadership and face the largest disparities in terms of funding and support in the sector today.
  • Preferred: Has a diversified revenue mix (e.g., no more than 50% of revenue base from one philanthropic donor)

*At New Profit, we define a Social Entrepreneur (often the CEO or equivalent title) as both the leader and final decision-maker of an organization's internal/external strategy, daily operations and financial decisions--outside of your board, the buck stops with you

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Record Updated: Thu, 22 Jul 2021