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Grants for educators, kids and conservation

A couple of grant opportunities from GrantStation focused on kids and educators…

Support for Pre-K-12 Educators
Kids in Need Foundation
The Kids in Need Foundation is dedicated to engaging students in the learning process by providing grants towards the purchase of supplies for students to participate in special classroom learning experiences. Kids in Need Teacher Grants, sponsored by retailers and education credit unions, help Pre-K-12 educators develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide support for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life. Projects qualify for funding if they make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Approximately 300 to 600 grants from $100 to $500 are awarded each year. The application deadline for 2013 is September 30. Visit the Foundation's website after July 15 to submit an online application.

Environmental Conservation Programs Funded
Wallace Genetic Foundation
The Wallace Genetic Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide that believe in the long-term conservation of the soil and of the environment, rather than exploitation of natural resources for temporary profits. Specific areas of interest include the following: sustainable agriculture, protection of farmland, conservation of natural resources, biodiversity protection, reduction of environmental toxins, and global climate issues. Grants generally range from $25,000 to $40,000. Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website.

Grants Enhance Child and Family Welfare in the U.S. and Canada
Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
The Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation is committed to improving communities and impacting the lives of children and families by supporting nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. The Foundation's areas of interest include children’s health and wellness, literacy and education, animal welfare, and the environment. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000, with an average grant amount of $1,500. Priority is given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. Grant requests for 2013 will be accepted through October 31. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines and submit an online application.

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