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Grants

This is a small sample of the hundreds of thousands of grants that can be accessed through the Grants Information database at 2 State St., Auburn, NY

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Accepting Mini-Grant Applications

Established by children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications from public schools and public libraries anywhere in the United States and its territories for its mini-grants program.

The program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. To that end, the program awards grants of up to $500 to help educators create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.

Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool Head Start programs also are eligible. Only public organizations are eligible to apply. Charter schools also are ineligible. Applicants must be located in the U.S. or its commonwealths or territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam. Only one application from each library or school will be considered.

Complete program guidelines, a video tutorial for applicants, and the application form are available at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website.

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Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

October 7, 2017

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program.

Through the program, the foundation will award general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects in one or more of its five focus areas: promoting Earth’s beauty and bounty; creating robust, healthy food systems; increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities.

Preference will be given to organizations that demonstrate clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them, and that have strong community ties and operate at the community level. Organizations also must promote positive change through both the project and the implementation process.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and support at least one of the foundation’s five focus areas.

See the Clif Bar Family Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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RPM Foundation Invites Applications for Vintage Vehicle Restoration Education Programs

September 25, 2017

Deadline: December 8, 2017

The RPM Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that the skills necessary to preserve and restore collector vehicles are not lost and provides scholarships and educational grants to students and organizations committed to hands-on training in related trades.

Grants will be awarded in support of programs that provide hands-on teaching of the specialized skills needed to maintain vintage cars, trucks, and boats. Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis.

To be eligible, applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Priority will be given to organizations serving high school and college students.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the RPM Foundation website.

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Home Depot Foundation Invites Applications for Community Impact Program

September 9, 2017

Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Home Depot Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations using volunteers to address the physical needs of their communities.

Through its Community Impact Grants program, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 (in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to purchase tools, materials, and services) for projects aimed at repairing, modifying, weatherizing, or otherwise improving low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities. Priority will be given to programs that use volunteers to serve veterans with home-improvement needs.

Only IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies (e.g., police/fire departments) in the United States are eligible to apply. In addition, grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S., and projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Home Depot Foundation website.

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APF Accepting Applications for Basic Psychological Science Research

June 19, 2017

Deadline: December 5, 2017

The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its Basic Psychological Science Research Grant program.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in support of innovative psychological science research projects. Grant funds must be used to support the proposed research and may be used for thesis, dissertation, or other types of research. Projects specifically related to diversity are encouraged.

Students in all fields of psychology and neuroscience and who are APAGS members are eligible to apply.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, eligibility criteria, and application instructions, see the APF website.

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Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program

April 1, 2017

Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program.

Through the annual program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to support local nonprofit organization within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.

To be eligible, an organization must hold current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; be a recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes; be a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2017.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the Walmart Foundation website.

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Artfully Reimagined Invites Submissions for ‘Reimagine It’ Grants

November 28, 2016

Five percent of eco-friendly, online retailer Artfully Reimagined‘s profits go to artists devoted to creating works from recycled objects in the form of ‘Reimagine It’ grants. These unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support their careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art.

Awards are based on the creative excellence of works submitted for review and are awarded to a limited number of artists of outstanding talent. Submitted pieces must be original; have been created within the past twelve months in the United States; and be made with a minimum of 70 percent of found, reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, vintage, or upcycled objects.

At the time of application, applicants must be at least 18 years old and a citizen of the United States.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Artfully Reimagined website.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Invites Entries From Creative Teens

August 22, 2017

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, is inviting entries for its annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in any of twenty-eight categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.

Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliance’s affiliates, with the top winning works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive the highest honors. Sixteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs.

To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home school, or out-of-school program in the U.S. or Canada, or in an American school abroad.

The Alliance will begin accepting submissions on September 13, 2017. Deadlines for submission vary by region throughout the winter months.

For complete program information, entry guidelines, and regional deadlines, see the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.

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American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

August 13, 2017

Deadline: January 18, 2018

The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’s founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW is accepting applications for its Community Action Grants Program, an annual program that provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

The program offers one-year grants of up to $7,000 to support community-based projects and two-year grants of up to $10,000 to provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Project topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on the achievements of K-12 girls and community college women in science, technology, engineering, or math.

To be eligible, individual applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the U.S., and grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the U.S. or its territories.

See the AAUW website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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KidsGardening Invites Applications for 2018 School Garden Packages

October 19, 2017

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Since 1982, KidsGardening has awarded Youth Garden Grants to schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States, contributing more than $2.9 million in support of youth gardening initiatives.

As in the past, the 2017 Youth Garden Grant program aims to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities.

A total of twenty programs will receive award packages. The top five programs will receive packages valued at $1,600 that include a $1,000 cash prize, plants, tools, seeds, a $100 gift certificate for gardening supplies, and a KidsGardening curriculum package. In addition, twenty programs will receive a similar package valued at $600.

Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least fifteen young people between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners will be based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the KidsGardening website.

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