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The latest local foundation RFP opportunities and other local grant information will be made available as soon as it is received. We encourage you to visit often to learn more about the latest opportunities.
We also recommend The After-School Corporation's searchable Funding Opportunities Database. It provides after-school practitioners and all those who work with young people with the latest public and private funding information, including ongoing funding sources, as well as time sensitive RFPs
Local Funding Opportunities:
New Quality Improvement Funds Available from APOST!
We can’t tell you all the details until September 14th (which just so happens to be the date of the first APOST Quality Campaign Orientation of the 2012/2013 school year) but we’ll give you a hint…”quality improvements don’t come cheap!”. APOST recognizes the need to support organizations in their efforts to increase quality in areas of structure & management, positive connections, safety & health and activities and will be providing resources to help. This opportunity will only be available to APOST Quality Campaign Members.
Not yet an APOST Quality Campaign Member? Well, what are you waiting for?! The first step in becoming an APOST Quality Campaign Member is to attend the Orientation. Click here to learn more and register for the September Orientation and stay tuned for more information!
QCG Mini-Grants Deadline for Request: 11-15-12
QCG Mini-Grants Review Team Meeting: 11-28-12
QCG Mini-Grants Awarded: 12-14-12
Best of the Batch Foundation was founded by the Pittsburgh Steelers' back-up quarterback, Charlie Batch, and is based in Charlie's hometown of Homestead, PA. The mission of the Best of the Batch Foundation is to provide financially challenged, underpriviledged youth and their families with the purpose, desire, and resources to give their best efforts in all they do throughout their lives. By developing after school programs, scholarships for students, restoring playgrounds, and offering sports and leisure activities, we show our commitment to the success of all our youth and their families. The encouragement and involvement of the community stimulates that success. Click here for more information.
Black Male Leadership Development Institute
BMLDI is a program that brings African American boys in grades nine through twelve together to participate in year-long activities. Designed to increase educational and leadership opportunities for the selected participants, BMLDI allows young African American men to take the competencies that they already have and expand them into a repertoire of leadership skills that can have a practical impact in their local communities. BMLDI, which is co-sponsored by Robert Morris University, kicks off with a weeklong residential summer program on the RMU campus, followed by monthly Saturday Institutes and programming through-out the school year. For more information, please click here.
Deadline for submission of application is May 20, 2013. Visit this link for highlights from last year’s seven day - http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Contact Program Manager Ryan Scott if you require more information about BMLDI: email@example.com and 412-227-4241
Other National Funding Opportunities:
Among the ING Foundation's areas of focus are financial literacy - the foundation is interested in programming that empowers individuals to take control of their financial futures through education, financial literacy, and financial planning, with special attention to the needs of young people and minorities; and children's education - the foundation is committed to supporting and improving education for youth in grades K-12, especially children in underserved areas or facing economic disadvantages. The foundation is interested in both "broad, strategic partnerships" and "smaller, local programs."
For more information, please click here.
Deadlines: February 15 and May 15.
Captain Planet Foundation grants: The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: 1.) Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and 2.) Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
There are two annual deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects. February 28th- typically for fall and winter projects.
Click here for more information.
Batters Up USA® provides free baseball/softball equipment, primarily bats, balls, tee ball sets, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bases to local organizations to support the start up of new programs or to assist existing programs to grow. We serve boys and girls recreational programs up to age 13.
PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE PROGRAMS SERVING A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF YOUTH IN NEED such as inner-city and after-school programs. We have contributed to many such programs run by Parks Departments, Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s Police Athletic Leagues, independent local leagues, Little League, and the other organized youth baseball/softball organizations. We also support the American Baseball Federation Basic after-school reading/baseball program with equipment and reading materials. See our separate program description.
Batters Up USA®will provide the safety type baseballs and softballs so that the games may be played without gloves and to minimize the risk of ball impact injuries. Equipment will be provided on an ‘as available’ basis; first come, first served.
To apply for an equipment grant for Spring 2013, please click here.
K-12 Education, After-school Programs are Priorities for Wallace Foundation
Deadline: Inquiry emails accepted year round
Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities
Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $40,000 to more than $1 million
The Wallace Foundation supports innovative projects in three areas: 1) Education Leadership with the goal to significantly improve student achievement; 2) Out-of-School Time Learning with the goal to make these learning opportunities available to more children; and 3) Building Appreciation and Demand for the Arts with the goal to build arts audiences. Click here for more information.
Applications Sought for GTECH's After-School Advantage Grants
Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools
Funding: Awards include up to $15,000 worth of computers, online technology and computer software
GTECH's After-School Advantage Program provides state-of-the-art computer labs to organizations in inner-city communities and supports afterschool programs targeting disadvantaged youth. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. Applicants must have staffing and monetary support systems in place to sustain the lab. Click here for more information.
Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where company employees and customers live by supporting programs that focus on youth development and an active lifestyle. The Foundation primarily offers grants to nonprofit organizations that provide community-based access to athletics and other active lifestyle activities for youth under the age of 18. An additional focus is on camps that give kids the chance to be active, with emphasis on those that provide services to disadvantaged or special needs children. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the remaining deadlines for 2012 are June 30, September 30, and December 31. Visit the company’s website to take the online Eligibility Quiz.
Awesome Foundation - Pittsburgh
Awesome Foundation - Pittsburgh will mine the brilliance of our city's artists, inventors, designers, leaders, creators, champions, and dreamers and fund projects that have both local impact and global resonance. We believe that Pittsburgh, with all of the resources and amenities that drive us to the top of most of the "Best city..." lists, can bring more awesomeness to the global community. And we are going to give $1000 each month to the people who show us the best ways to do that.
Click here to learn more.
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Children & Youth GrantsThe May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust seeks to foster healthy development and future independence by increasing opportunities for children and youth (ages 0-25). Among the programs of greatest interest to the Trust are those offering direct services to disadvantaged children and youth such as Academic enrichment and support, Mentoring and youth leadership programs, and Recreational programs and camps incorporating youth development objectives. Deadline: Rolling (Letter of Inquiry Required) - Award Amount: Varies - Click Here.
Everyday Young Hero Award
Opportunity: 2012 Citizenship Tools grants
Funding Focus: Education and technology
Geographic Focus: National
Funding: Last year, the company donated more than $61 million in cash and $273 million in software to nonprofit organizations throughout the world
Summary: Microsoft Corp. is accepting applications for in-kind support to create community-based technology and learning centers in order to bridge the "digital divide" and eliminate technology illiteracy. Organizations must have the computer hardware needed to run the requested Microsoft software, and must have staff members or technology-assistance providers capable of installing and maintaining the software.
Guidelines and applications, which will be accepted only by email, are available on the corporation's website. For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/community-tools/nonprofits/Eligibility: Nonprofits that provide services to schools and communities during non-school hours or organizations supported and operated by the government. K-12 schools are not eligible for funding for programs during school hours but may qualify for programs run by a nonprofit or non-governmental organization during non-school hours.
Wal-Mart Foundation supports programs and initiatives addressing education, workforce development, economic sustainability, and health and wellness. For health and wellness in particular, the Foundation looks to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors. Organizations that meet the eligibility requirements for this program can request an application at their local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club.
Award Amount: $250 - $5,000. Deadline: Rolling . Details CLICK HERE.
BNSF Foundation Educational Grants. Open to youth organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement and similar groups. Click here to apply.
Good Sports distributes sports equipment, footwear, and apparel to community organizations offering programs to disadvantaged youth helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles. Through innovative partnerships with sporting-goods manufacturers, corporate donors and individual funders, GS is able to provide disadvantaged youth with the equipment they need to participate. Click HERE for more information.
Nike Makes Product Donations to Groups Making Social Change through Sport Nike makes product donations to nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating social change through sport and disaster relief efforts around the world. Nike does not donate to individual sports teams. The company works with experienced partners in youth and education to address needs of vulnerable populations to:
• Link with experts who work directly with low-income youth, minorities, young women and youth living in conflict situations.
• Building networks that include consumer activism, strong research evidence and advocacy to shift policies and funding.
• Provide access to safe spaces, inspirational coaches and the best equipment. This necessitates partnerships between the worlds of sport, youth and education.
To apply for a product donation, complete the US Nike Donation Application.
Play Ball! Batters Up USA® Provides Free Baseball and Softball Equipment
Batters Up USA® provides free baseball/softball equipment, primarily bats, balls, tee ball sets, helmets, catcher’s gear and bases to local organizations to support the start up of new programs or to assist existing programs to grow. Batters Up serves boys and girls recreational programs up to age 13. Priority is given to those serving a high percentage of youth in need such as inner-city and afterschool programs.
Batters Up USA has contributed to programs run by parks departments, schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA’s Police Athletic Leagues, independent local leagues, Little League, and other organized youth baseball/softball organizations. They also support the American Baseball Federation Basic afterschool reading/baseball program with equipment and reading materials. Batters Up USA will provide safety baseballs and softballs so that the games may be played without gloves and to minimize the risk of ball impact injuries. Equipment will be provided on an ‘as available’ basis; first come, first served.
Click here for more information and to apply.
Finish Line Youth Foundation. Grants support organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in youth athletic programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs children. Grants average $1,000-$5,000.
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 to organizations nationally that support public education, community improvement projects, and home safety initiatives.
Application deadline is rolling. Click here to find out more information.
Verizon Literacy Grants
One of the goals of the Verizon Foundation is to improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in the 21st Century. The Verizon Foundation has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and literacy programs with a focus on preparing children to be successful; enabling teachers, parents and caregivers to help children learn; and educating adults so they are prepared to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities. For information and guidelines, click here.