Nominations for the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, supported by the National Geographic Education Foundation, Girl Scouts of America, the National Youth leadership Council and other organizations. Prizes recognize youths who are involved in community service or humanitarian projects. Nominees should conduct projects primarily of their own creation and not designed to fulfill assignments for work or school.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees must be no younger than eight and no older than 18 years on the nomination deadline; must be nominated as individuals, not groups of young people; must have clearly demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity and high moral purpose; must have shown initiative, tenacity and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals; must be nominated by an adult who is familiar with the young person's service activity (teacher or librarian, school counselor, youth service official, religious leader or the like). Members of the young person's family may not submit nominations nor letters of reference. (U.S., Canada)
AWARD: Ten (10) winners will each receive $2,500 for college or their service projects.
DEADLINE: April 30, 2011
SUMMARY: I Wear Your Shirt.com understands there are tons of great organizations out there that can't afford to pay for any advertising or marketing. In 2011, they're donating 11 days of shirt wearing to 11 charitable or non-profit organizations picked completely at random. This isn't a popularity contest, it's not based on votes and you can submit multiple organizations if you like.
ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can submit the name of a non-profit organization on the website. 501(c)(3) not mandatory.
AWARD: Any of 11 days throughout the rest of the year with targeted online advertising; online advertising includes five unique/fun/creative YouTube videos, five live video shows on Ustream (3 hours of streaming), five to fifteen photos and all of this content is shared on the team member's Facebook and Twitter profiles.
DEADLINE: Next deadline is May 2, 2011. Seven more drawings throughout the year until Nov 28, 2011.
Community Connect Grant Program
SUMMARY: The Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant Program) is designed to provide financial assistance to furnish broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where such service does not currently exist. Grant funds may be utilized to: (1) deploy broadband transmission service to critical community facilities, rural residents and rural businesses, (2) construct, acquire or expand a community center and (3) equip and operate a community center that provides free access to broadband services to community residents for at least two years. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to entities serving communities of up to 20,000 inhabitants to ensure rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of telecommunications service as are available in urban and suburban communities.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments; County governments; City or township governments; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; For profit organizations other than small businesses; Small businesses
AWARD: Between $50,000 and $1,500,000 for a total of $25,000,000.
DEADLINE: May 3, 2011
FULL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-4751.pdf
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
SUMMARY: A $25,000 grant will be awarded to a program that improves the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease or related illnesses, and their families. Programs may encompass the arts, direct care, psychotherapy, safety, social services or training for caregivers.
ELIGIBILITY: AFA regularly offers grants only to/through our non-profit member organizations. These organizations continue to operate independently while benefiting from belonging to a larger, national framework.
DEADLINE: postmarked by May 15, 2011
FULL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.alzfdn.org/AFAServices/brodsky_grant.html
NEA Challenge America Fast-Track, FY 2012
National Endowment for the Arts
SUMMARY: An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2012 Grants for Arts Projects categories: Art Works or Challenge America Fast-Track. The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2012. Introduction The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments; County governments; City or township governments; Special district governments; Independent school districts; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education
DEADLINE: May 26, 2011
FULL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP12/Challenge.html
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Major League Baseball
SUMMARY: The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment.
ELIGIBILITY: BTF provides grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in both rural and urban communities.
AWARD: BTF awards an average of 40 grants per year totaling more than $1.5 million annually. The average grant amount is approximately $40,000.
DEADLINE: Grants are offered quarterly. Next deadline is July 1st, 2011.
FULL ANNOUNCEMENT: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/community/btf.jsp?content=about