Through the YouthBuild Program, the Department of Labor seeks to fund organizations to provide education, occupational skills training, leadership development and post-program placement opportunities to at-risk youth. YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, homeless youth, and other disconnected youth populations.
The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses several core issues important to low-income communities: affordable housing, education, employment, leadership development, and energy efficiency. The YouthBuild model balances project based academic learning and occupational skills training to prepare disadvantaged youth for career placement. The academic component assists youth who are often significantly behind in basic skill development in obtaining a high school diploma or state high school equivalency credential. The occupational skills training component prepares at-risk youth to gain placement into career pathways and/or further education or training, and also supports the goal of increasing affordable housing within communities by teaching youth construction skills learned by building or significantly renovating homes for sale or rent to low-income families or transitional housing for homeless families or individuals.
Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $700,000 to $1.1 million and require an exact 25 percent match from applicants, using sources other than federal funding. Any resources contributed to the project in addition to the 25 percent matching funds will be considered leveraged resources. The grant period of performance for this FOA is 40 months, including a four-month planning period.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies. These organizations include rural, urban, or Native American agencies that have previously served disadvantaged youth in YouthBuild or another similar program.
Due Date: May 9, 2017
The Best Buy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop twenty-first century technology skills. Examples of program activities include computer programming, digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography), music production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development. The organization must provide direct services to build technology skills in teens, ages 13-18, must serve a diverse population in local or regional communities and must show positive results against a demonstrated community need and will be required to submit a grantee report.
Grant Amount: Grant range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have tax-exempt status and are located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store, Best Buy Mobile location, Best Buy Distribution Center, Best Buy Service Center or Best Buy’s corporate campus.
Due Date: May 19, 2017
For more information, visit: https://corporate.bestbuy.com/community-grants-page/
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation, supports student success by helping public schools’ educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility. As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the NEA is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides grants to public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesion study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
Grant Amount: Grant amounts of $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study are available. All applications for the $5,000 group grants must include partner information.
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades pre-K-12; a public school education support professional; or a faculty or staff member at a public higher education institution.
Due Date: June 1, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
The California Fertilizer Foundation provides funding to California’s public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for the continuation and/or implementation of in- and afterschool garden programs. Through its School Garden Grant Programs, CFF will award schools in California (twelve grants awarded twice a year).
Grant Amount: Grant amounts of $1,200 per school are available.
Eligibility: California public and private elementary, middle, and high schools.
Due Date: June 15, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.calfertilizer.org/Grant14.htm
Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), is accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants each for innovative, creative, leadership-building programs in elementary schools. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.
Grant Amount: Grants of up to $2,500 are available.
Eligibility: Applications will only be accepted from school principals who are members of NAESP.
Due Date: June 23, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant- program.aspx
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education promotes the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a focus on children who learn in different ways. The foundation is accepting grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2018-19 school year.
Grant Amount: Grant amount $1,000.
Eligibility: Eligible schools include those serving all children (including students with learning differences) at the pre-K-12 levels.
Due Date: September 30, 2017
For more information, visit: The P. Buckley Moss Foundation Announces Funds to Support Arts-Integrated Education Programs
IDEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve learning in higher education through research, assessment, and professional development. To advance these goals, the organization is accepting proposals for its 2017-18 Impact Grants Program, which seeks to promote new knowledge in higher education in the fields of teaching, learning, and campus climate.
The program is designed to support effective student learning by carefully exploring and systematically documenting the efficacy of various teaching practices, learning environments, and institutional policies. Examples of the kinds of projects funded include but are not limited to classroom interventions designed to improve student learning; investigations of student and course characteristics that are related to learning; evaluation of innovative teaching methods; methods for engaging students in online courses; innovative approaches to faculty development that impact student learning; comprehensive approaches to teaching evaluation; innovative approaches to leadership development; and strategies and approaches that improve student well-being.
Grant Amount: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individual faculty members, professional staff, departments, colleges, or programs. No more than one application may be submitted from the same institution.
Due Date: March 31, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.ideaedu.org/giving/idea-impact-grants/
Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is providing funding for projects that aim to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature among high school students using native plants.
Through the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund, grants will be awarded for projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers to expand learning opportunities and enhance school yards. Examples include the establishment of native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, butterfly gardens, prairies, wildflower preserves, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.
Grant Amount: Grants of $500 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning focused on educating elementary through high school students in the United States, including houses of worship, are eligible.
Due Date: October 15, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/sfe/
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications from teachers of preK-2 mathematics for projects that incorporate music into the elementary school classroom. Grants will be awarded to individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers collaborating in a single grade or across grade levels. Proposals must address the combining of mathematics and music, planning for improving students’ learning of mathematics, and/or the anticipated impact on students’ achievement. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant.
Grant Amount: Grant amounts range up to $3,000.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach in a school with a current NCTM preK-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics or collaborate with teachers of mathematics in grades preK-2.
Due Date: November 3, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Using-Music-to- Teach-Mathematics-Grants/
The Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program supports programs designed to promote education and job training; and community and economic development. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to serve low- to moderate-income individuals.
Education and Job Training
•Financial education and management training programs
•Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults.
Community and Economic Development
•Creation, preservation or rehabilitation of affordable housing
•Homeownership and credit counseling programs for low to moderate-income individuals
•Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms
•Asset creation and preservation programs for low- to moderate-income individuals
Grant Amount: Grant amount not specified.
Eligibility: Applicants limited to pubic, nonprofit organizations and agencies that are exempt from federal taxes under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Due Date: Application excepted on a rolling basis.
For more information, visit: https://www.bankofthewest.com/about-us/community- support/charitable-investments.html#