We wanted to pass on a few good ideas for grants for schools. They may not start with the school cafeteria, but you may be able to pass them onto colleagues…
Support for Family Learning Programs
National Center for Family Literacy: Toyota Family Learning
Toyota Family Learning, a new initiative of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), is a modern-day movement for all families to learn together. One key element of Toyota Family Learning is to provide grants to fund family mentor programs and service learning programs targeting vulnerable families. In the current funding round, NCFL will award five organizations a three-year grant, as well as a wide range of NCFL training and communications support, to implement services that encourage families to learn together. The focus is on applications that will adapt existing family engagement in education programs to include the implementation of family mentoring and service learning components. Each winning applicant will receive a $175,000 grant divided over three years. The application deadline is June 24, 2013. Visit the NCFL website to download the Request for Proposals.
Exemplary Health Services Programs Recognized
Premier Cares Award
The Premier Cares Award was established to recognize exemplary programs nationwide that have made health services more accessible to a specific medically underserved population, particularly as demonstrated in superior health outcomes. The award spotlights innovative programs that support people excluded from or underserved by the mainstream health delivery system, including farm workers, homeless children, pregnant teens, low-income mothers and infants, and individuals who don't have the strength or means to reach a clinic or hospital. The winning program must be able to show measurable benefits/outcomes covering a full two-year span and must be capable of being replicated. The award winner receives $100,000 and the other five finalists receive $24,000 each. The entry deadline is July 31, 2013. Visit the Premier website to review the award criteria and download the entry form.
Grants Fund Skateboard Parks
Tony Hawk Foundation
The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skateboard parks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily considers projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by qualified and experienced skateboard park contractors and include local skaters in the design process. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 1, 2013. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant criteria and submit an online application.