[Library Media] Grant Opportunities

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Tue Nov 12 11:42:57 MST 2013


*GRANT OPPORTUNITIES SCHOOLS MAY FIND OF INTEREST*

Source: Newsletter from the Utah Housing and Community Development
Division, November 2013, Volume 8, Number 11. www.housing.utah.gov



*ARTS & LITERACY PROGRAMS*

The Barnes and Noble Corporate Contributions Program supports nonprofit
organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, and education (pre-K-12) in
the communities where company stores are located. While they do not offer
grants, they may donate books or help sponsor events. Sponsored
organizations must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store
programming. Requests are accepted throughout the year. Local and regional
organizations should submit proposals to the community relations manager or
store manager at the local Barnes & Noble store.

Contact:
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html



*YOUTH / SOCIAL CHANGE PROJECTS*

The World We Want Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 will to
youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference through a
range of social action activities, including community service projects,
service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified applications must
have a project team of one or more youths, a partner organization that
supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to guide and advise
the team. Deadline: Rolling
http://www.theworldwewantfoundation.org/start-your-project



*SPECIAL PROJECTS*

The Kroger Company Foundation makes grants to nonprofits and primary
schools to feed the hungry, support breast cancer initiatives, provide
disaster relief and assist local grassroots organizations. The foundation
website is
http://www.thekrogerco.com/corpnews/corpnewsinfo_charitablegiving_foundation.htm

Application is made through Local Retail Division Offices and they
recommend projects to the foundation; for Utah the Local Retail Division
Office is: Smith's Food & Drug Centers, Inc., 1550 South Redwood Rd., Salt
Lake City, UT 84104 – 801-974-1400



*SCHOOL GARDENS*

Annie's Grants for Gardens program offers funding for K-12 school garden
projects. Grants can be used to purchase gardening tools, seeds, or other
needed supplies. The program offers smaller grants to begin projects and
larger grants to deepen or expand established programs.

Deadline: December 1, 2013
http://www.annies.com/school-gardens/grants-for-gardens/



*SCHOOL GARDENS / SALAD BAR GRANTS / HEALTHY TEACHERS WORKSHOPS*

Grants of $2,000, along with curriculum resources and mentorship, will be
provided to one thousand schools and garden-related nonprofit organizations
to support the launch or expansion of school gardens. To be eligible for a
garden grant, applicants must be a nonprofit K-12 school or school district
(public, private, or charter; elementary, middle, or secondary), or a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with one or more
K-12 schools. Applicants must be developing or currently maintaining a
school garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and
vegetables.

Garden projects may be at any stage of development, planning, construction,
or operation. For cases in which an applicant facilitates garden projects
in more than one school, multiple garden grants may be requested under a
single application. In occasional cases, additional funds may be awarded
for special projects. In selecting grant recipients, priority will be given
to both limited-resource communities and projects that demonstrate strong
buy-in from stakeholders. There is a limit of one garden grant per school.
NOTE: Whole Foods Foundation offers other grants related to childhood
nutrition. It pays to explore their pages.
http://wholekidsfoundation.org/gardengrants.php



*CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT / TURKEY AND TURKISH CULTURE*

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to elementary and secondary school
teachers in the United States to develop innovative curricula, projects,
and other classroom activities related to Turkey. Deadline: November 27,
2013
http://www.americanturkishsociety.org/announcements.aspx?#announcement334



*INVENTIONS / TECHNOLOGY*

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to teams of high school students,
teachers, and mentors to invent technological solutions to a problem of
their choice.... Deadline: February 28, 2014
http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/apply.html



*TECHNOLOGY FOR RURAL SCHOOLS*

Schools in the area served by Emery Telcom (Orangeville, UT), may apply for
FRED Technology Grants. The eligibility criteria and some procedures have
changed this year.

Deadline: November 15, 2013

http://www.fred.org/tech.html



*SCIENCE EDUCATION*

More than $93,000 in equipment, cash grants, and other resources will be
awarded to 18 middle and high school science teachers in the U.S. and
Canada who have created replicable approaches to science lab instruction
utilizing limited resources. Awards will be in the form of a school science
lab makeover support package valued at up to $20,000. Deadline: December
20, 2013 http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/



*STUDENTS WORKING TO END HUNGER*

Up to five students working to end hunger in their communities will be
honored with $5,000 scholarships as well as grants of $5,000 for the hunger
charity of their choice. Deadline: December 5, 2013
http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp



*ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION K-12*

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is the premier national
environmental sustainability competition for grades K-12 students. Through
project-based learning, students learn about science and conservation while
creating solutions that impact their planet. Through March 4, 2014, teams
from across the country will be challenged to create sustainable,
reproducible environmental improvements in their local communities. The
Challenge awards more than $300,000 in scholarships, grants, travel, etc.

Deadline: March 4, 2014

http://www.wecanchange.com/what-is-the-challenge



*LEXUS ECO CHALLENGE*

Grants and scholarships will be awarded to middle and high schoolers, their
teachers, and their schools in recognition of student-led efforts to
address environmental issues in their communities. The website also has
teaching resources. Deadline: Various

http://www.scholastic.com/lexus/



*LITERACY / CHILDREN*

Build-a-Bear also gives literacy and education grants for specific programs
with measurable outcomes. These might include summer reading programs,
early childhood education programs and literacy programs for children with
special needs.

Deadlines: Ongoing

http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010



*LITERACY / CHILDREN*

Several publishers have matching grants for books for literacy programs. It
is worth asking. One company with a formal plan is Usborne Books,
http://www.literacyforalifetime.org/ .

Scholastic offers free and reduced price books to schools that host book
fairs.

http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/



*KSL RADIO / ZIONS BANK TEACHER FEATURE*

KSL Newsradio and Zions Bank sponsor "Teacher Feature" which highlights
outstanding teachers throughout the State of Utah. Winning teachers are
announced each Tuesday morning on KSL Radio's Grant and Amanda show. Each
teacher is honored with a plaque from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at
Anniversary Inn, a gift certificate for dinner at the beautiful Roof
Restaurant and a pair of season tickets from Hale Centre Theater, West
Valle. All winners are invited to attend an end of the year banquet at the
Roof Restaurant in their honor. Nominations may be made online, by mail or
by FAX.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=191


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*Juan Tomás Lee*, State Data Coordinator/Library Consultant
Utah *State Library* Division
250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801-715-6769  |  800-662-9150  |  jtlee at utah.gov

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