Newsletter April 2019

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Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week |  April 22 - April 26
This is a joint effort of community partners, afterschool programs, youth and child development workers, and individuals who have committed to declaring the last full week of April each year as a time to recognize and appreciate those who work with youth during out-of-school hours. Join us for celebrations and display your appreciation to thank all the afterschool professionals who make a difference. Lean more  here

National Child Abuse Awareness Month | April 2019
National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Learn more here

Color of Style at the Indiana State Museum | March - July
Make sure to visit Indiana State Museum's latest exhibit - Color of Style - before it departs in July. You and your students can  see a variety of historic clothing pieces, learn about color and its role in style throughout history,  design your own fashions, cast your vote for 'who wore it better,' and  more. Begin planning your trip here .

Thank a Youth Worker Day | May 9
Join the celebration by bringing Thank a Youth Worker Day to your area. Find tools to host an event, and consider taking a moment to call, write, or personally give a word of thanks to youth workers you know who are such invaluable assets to our society. Our youth workers will thank you for it, and so will our children!

Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings

Bloomington Afterschool Network
Friday, April 12 | 10:00 AM EST
Ellettsville Branch Public Library
600 W Temperance St.
Ellettsville, IN 47429

NWI Afterschool Network
Thursday, April 25 | 10:00 AM
Mullen Elementary School
100 Manny Court
Michigan City, IN 46360
*This will be a 2-hour workshop with the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and their Summer Brain Games

Marion County OST
Tuesday, May 21 | 12 PM EST
STEM Connection
8407 Moore Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278

See the IAN Regional Networks Page for the most up to date meeting list.

Up to $15,000 for Nonprofits Working on Music, Education, and Community Organizing
The Sparkplug Foundation funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. Their particular focus is on "the development of democratic movements and communities, especially those that work on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy." Deadlines are April 9 for preliminary questions, April 13 for letters of intent, and May 3 for completed applications. Learn more here

Empatico Spark Empathy Grants
Empatico, incubated by The KIND Foundation, is a free tool for educators of students ages 6-11 to connect their classrooms and groups with peers around the world. Spark Empathy Grants are now available to programs that use Empatico. Grant amounts range depending on the number of educators participating in this initiative. Learn more here

Free Books From First Book
Get more books into the hands of your students! Through May 15, First Book seeks applications for the OMG Books Awards: Offering More Great Books to Spark Innovation program. Awardees will be able to select the books and eBooks that will help them best meet the needs of the children they serve through the First Book Marketplace. Then OMG Books will provide 1.5 million new books for distribution to children living in low-income communities. Deadline: May 15 and Aug. 15. Deadlines vary by state. Learn more here.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program
The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program is a multi-year opioid-focused initiative by the Health Resources and Services Administration aimed at reducing substance use in rural communities. Funding is available for domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations. Deadline is May 6. Learn more here.

Give Back Scholarship
The law office of Doehrman Buba is accepting applications for the 2019 Give Back Scholarship. The scholarship is geared toward students who spend time volunteering and go above and beyond for their community. The scholarship is $3,000 ($2,500 will go toward the student's tuition and $500 will go to a non-profit organization where the student volunteered their time). The deadline to apply is May 31. Learn more here.

The Clif Bar Family Foundation
The Clif Bar Family Foundation seeks to provide small grants for non-profit organizations, including afterschool programs that work on environmental stewardship, youth outdoor physical activity, and service to the community. These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. The next deadline for applications is June 1. Learn more here.

Grants for Automotive Repair Programs
The RPM Foundation supports programs committed to hands-on education and teaching young people the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain cars, motorcycles, and boats. 
Deadline: 2019 deadlines TBA. Learn more here.

Save-A-Lot Food Stores 
Save-A-Lot supports organizations whose primary mission addresses the following focus areas:
  • Health, wellness, and nutrition education, especially organizations promoting nutrition education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet.
  • Environmental stewardship: Programs that promote environmental stewardship, especially related to using energy more efficiently and reducing waste.
  • Hunger relief: Comprehensive hunger relief organizations and non-profit food distribution centers. The majority of funding is allocated to area food banks in conjunction with store openings.
Deadline: Ongoing. Learn more here.

Lyft Community Grant
Starting in January 2019, 501(c)3 nonprofits working across more than 20 cities nationwide (including Indianapolis!) will be eligible to apply for a Lyft Community Grant. Each month, one nonprofit in each participating region will receive a $1,000 grant in the form of Lyft ride credit to enhance regular or one-off programs.
Deadline: Ongoing. Learn more here.

Check out Indiana Youth Institute's online grant search for more funding opportunities. 

+ Find more potential funding sources, visit the Afterschool Alliance Funding Database! 



Make a Pledge to Quality
The Indiana Afterschool Network is here to help promote and strengthen program quality in out-of-school learning across Indiana. Make your own pledge to improve your program's quality by using one of our many quality tools.

Indiana Quality Program Self- Assessment
An online self-assessment engagement process that generates program site and organizational data to help inform, drive decisions, and plan for continuous quality improvement.

Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning
Access online courses that align with the IN Afterschool Standards and the CYC (Child and Youth Care Credential) with the entire course catalog featuring over 500 modules!

My Afterschool Locker
A one-stop shop for resources, lesson plans, engagement ideas, and connections to IN organizations/individuals in the field of afterschool and out-of-school time.

Indiana Afterschool Quality Standards
Demonstrate program quality and commitment to excellence through aligning daily programming and administration with statewide best practices

Get started today - contact IAN at or visit to begin your quality journey today.
The STEM Connection
The STEM Connection provides onsite professional development workshops that empower educators and youth workers by sharing content knowledge, developing STEM practices, and building confidence to provide more meaningful STEM experiences for youth. Learn more here

The Indianapolis Zoo has resources to help you connect your students to the world around them. For example, our Conservation Hero Profiles could be used as a reading assignment that will aid students in learning about people who are working to save wildlife around the world. Perhaps you are planning a PBL project connected to conservation locally or globally, we have a variety of resources to get you started. If you want to bring materials into the classroom, try one of our Educator Kits. Kits contain a variety of materials from books and activities to realistic replicates for scientific study. 

Girls Who Code and Indiana Department of Education
New partnership brings FREE computer science opportunities to elementary, middle and high school girls across Indiana. Girls Who Code Clubs are free afterschool programs with supportive peers and role models.  Learn more here.

Science Buddies STEM Resources
Active since 2001, Science buddies is a K-12 nonprofit on a mission to build STEM literacy for students from all walks of life. They have developed a unique library of quality STEM resources that are free for students, parents, and teachers. These resources include lesson plans aligned with common standards, hands-on activities, STEM career profiles, over 1,000 project ideas, and more. Learn more about their resources here

Afterschool Tech Toolkit
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) and Google announced a new support for your STEM work! This free resource includes a series of modules, webinars and hands-on training that will help you plan and prepare to integrate technology into your program. The toolkit will give you a strong foundation so you can provide students with powerful access to technology outside of classroom hours. Start learning now! Visit   and click on the first module "Get Started with Technology."

The Afterschool STEM Hub
 is a collaboration among out-of-school-time program leaders and stakeholders to provide coordinated messaging and communications that impact advocacy and policy and help ensure the important place of informal, afterschool and summer programs in the STEM learning ecosystem.  It is led by the Afterschool Alliance and generously supported by STEM Next, an initiative launched by the Noyce Foundation. NAA is a member of the Hub.  For more information on this initiative (including the list of participating organizations) please visit  

Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding

Indiana Department of Education STEM School Certification Program
Click here for details on the process to earn the IDOE designation of a STEM School. Note that, to be certified as an IDOE STEM school, a school must offer an afterschool program in STEM.
Connect & collaborate with STEM programs through The Connectory!
With the launch of The Connectory, it's easier than ever for kids to connect with STEM programs and opportunities, and for STEM practitioners to collaborate, develop partnerships, and share resources. This free online collaboration tool gives STEM program providers a chance to find partners based on interests as well as a platform to showcase STEM opportunities to families. Families, in turn, have a free, go-to resource to connect the children in their lives to STEM learning opportunities in their community.

Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant
The Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant provides free job training for Hoosiers in high-demand sectors from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. Sectors include: Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Science, IT & Business Services and Transportation & Logistics. This is a great opportunity for all students, especially those who may not qualify for other forms of financial aid. Learn more here

Career Ready
April officially kicks off Learn More Indiana's Career Ready campaign. From April to July, Career Ready is here to help students and families learn about careers in Indiana and find the right path for them. Resources include school announcements, career day resources and classroom activities for students of all ages. Learn more here

Cash for College
December officially kicked off Learn More Indiana's Cash for College campaign. From December to March Cash for College is here to help students and families plan for and understand the costs of college. Find Cash for College resources, such as school announcements, FAFSA resources and classroom materials for students of all ages at 

2019-2020 FAFSA
The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now live beginning Monday, October 1. In order to secure state aid eligibility for the 2019-2020 academic year students must submit the FAFSA by the state deadline of April 15, 2019. The form can be accessed by visiting Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website.

21st Century Scholars Enrollment
The 21st Century Scholar application for the 2018-2019 school year is open. The program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, dependent upon financial need. More info HERE.

INvestEd is a team of experts who travel the entire state of Indiana sharing resources and information about the college planning and financial aid process. They provide FREE help that includes group presentations at schools, meeting with families, and useful resources on their website. INvestEd can help your students and families with any of their college planning and funding questions. Connecting with them is easy! Call 317-715-9007 or email them at

Indiana Department of Education Office of College and Career Readiness 
This site will provide you with helpful information regarding the new Indiana Academic Standards, as well as information about content subject areas, Career and Technical Education, STEM and eLearning. What does it mean to be college and career ready? In Indiana, this is defined as an individual who has the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in post-secondary education and economically viable career opportunities.

The Commission for Higher Education's Outreach Staff are looking to connect with community leaders, volunteers, community-based organizations, college partners and school leaders to trainings and support on enrolling students into the 21st Century Scholars Program, guiding Scholars in the Scholar Success Program requirements and utilizing Learn More Indiana's resources around college planning and career success. To learn more about training and partnership opportunities within your community, please contact your Regional Outreach Coordinator.

Professional Development Grants from IYI
IYI offers professional development grants of up to $750 to help youth-serving professionals pay for the registration cost and hotel or travel costs associated with a professional development opportunity. Submit an application by the tenth of the month to receive a decision by the first of the following month. More HERE.


Reimagine Conference
April 10-11 | Schererville, IN
National leaders in health care, public health and child development have identified adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our country today. This April, Northwest Indiana Community Action will host the two-day Reimagine Conference at the Patrician Banquet Center in Schererville, Ind. The conference is designed to engage and educate multiple sectors in the community about ACEs and their long-term impacts on children. Learn more  here .

Summer Learning Toolkit - A Deeper Dive: Creating Site Climate and Culture
April 11 | 3:30 PM ET
Together with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the National AfterSchool Association, the Afterschool Alliance is co-hosting this webinar as the third of our three-part series highlighting the Wallace Foundation's new Summer Learning Toolkit. We will be taking a closer look at site climate and program culture - how to create a warm and welcoming environment that best allows your participants to succeed and how to equip your staff with the training and tools necessary to be supported in carrying out this mission. Learn more here

COPE Training: Re-Entry Edition
April 12 | Goodwill Industries, 1635 W. Michigan St.
The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) Re-Entry Edition is a 3-hour experiential training designed to give participants a glimpse into the lives of returning citizens and families living in our community. The Cost of Poverty Experience: Re-Entry Edition portrays real stories of individuals and families impacted by incarceration that go beyond the stereotype of what is seen in the news. Also captured in the experience is the role that the broader community plays in their interactions with individuals re-entering society. The training will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To register, click here.

The Second Annual Teach to Lead Summit Coming in June
June 13-14 | Eiteljorg Museum
"STEM Focus" is the theme of the second annual Teach to Lead Summit scheduled for June 13-14, 2019 at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Applications for the summit will be released in January 2019, and your team can prepare now by identifying potential teacher-led solutions to local STEM needs. Visit the IDOE Teach to Lead webpage to view a video of last year's summit and to find more information regarding the summit.   

FBI Youth Leadership Academy
July 8-10, 2019 | Indiana University's Bradford Woods
This summer, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions, the YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI. Applicants should:
  • Have completed their junior year of high school
  • Have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Commit to attending the entire program
  • Write an essay of no more than 500 words depicting their interest in the program and how it will enhance their future plans
Click here for more information. Click here for the participant application.

Peace Learning Center - Restorative Justice Training
Restorative Justice Train the Trainer 5 day program for schools & youth serving organizations who would like to learn how to lead Restorative Practice workshops to train their entire school/organization in restorative justice. Learn more and register HERE.

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a variety of training for everyone who wants to learn more about domestic violence issues. If you are interested in attending an in-person program or webinar, we hope you will join us. Click here for a list of trainings.

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
offers trainings across Indiana on a wide range of nonprofit management topics. The upcoming calendar of workshops and more info here:
Indiana Youth Institute Trainings and Cafés NEAR YOU
Topics including Technology Safety, Reaching Uninsured Families and others will be provided at various locations in including: Merrillville, South Bend, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Evansville and New Albany.  More info here:

Upcoming Indiana Youth Institute Webinars

Are You Ready for Graduation Pathways? Employability Skills, Compliance and Innovation
April 17

Fighting Childhood Obesity - One Child, One School and One Community at a Time
April 24

More info and registration  HERE .


2019 BOOST Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2019, Palm Springs, CA
BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose-driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out-of-school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training. Join thousands of educators at their 2019 conference in sunny Palm Springs for three days of learning, networking, and inspiration. Learn more here.

Planning Summer Meals Programs - Webinar Series
It's never too early to think about how kids will access meals when school is out for the summer. No Kid Hungry's "School's Out, Food's In" Summer Meals Webinar Series provides comprehensive training and resources around summer meals. Dates and topics for the series include the following. All webinars run from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST. Learn more and register here.
  • Thursday, April 11: Core Summer Meals Strategies to Overcome Transportation Barriers
  • Thursday, May 23: Get the Word Out! Ideas and Resources to Promote Your Program and Measure Progress
  • Thursday, June 13: Engage Community Leaders to Strengthen Your Program

The National Afterschool Association Expert Hub is now live! This new service will help afterschool and expanded learning programs connect with vetted experts for projects and training programs. NAA member organizations can use the NAA Expert Hub to find experts at no cost. Learn more HERE.

Stay tuned for future announcements at the conference website:
Handbook of Help
The Handbook of Help is a listing of services available to individuals in Indianapolis who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness. CHIP annually verifies and updates information in the Handbook of Help. Each year, CHIP distributes thousands of printed copies in the community. Learn more here.

Kids Count Data Book
Published annually for 25 years, the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book is designed to be your go-to source for the latest research and information. It provides an in-depth profile on child well-being across the four key areas of Family and Community, Health, Economic Well-Being, and Education. Learn more here

School-Age Consumer Education Toolkit
This new toolkit shares consumer education information including, state examples and resources on the physical, social, and emotional health and development of school-age children and engagement efforts with their parents and families. This toolkit is designed to have broad relevance to state-, territory-, and tribal-level professionals, including Child Care and Development Fund administrators and state afterschool network leads; 21CCLC leads; child care resource and referral agency staff members; and direct child-serving practitioners. Learn more here.

Indiana State Museum Educator Resources
Take advantage of programs aimed at expanding your knowledge and enhancing your teaching skills. Use the Indiana State Museum's educational resources to supplement your classroom curriculum, enhance a field trip experience, or bring Indiana to life for your students. Learn about these opportunities below or in their downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide, and visit their website for more information.

Indy Arts Education
Indianapolis area educators now have 24/7 access to all local arts & cultural resources through one single website. was developed through a partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and the local arts community. It is a resource for finding field trips, workshops, and fun, engaging activities for all students (PreK - 12). Teachers can search by subject, organization, grade level, and artistic discipline, including visual arts, music, literature, dance, theatre, and history/heritage. IndyArtsEd also identifies the specific Indiana Department of Education standards each program meets. Learn more  here.

The Wallace Foundation's Summer Learning Toolkit
During the summer, low-income students lose ground compared to their wealthier peers. But summer can also be a time to help level the playing field through high-quality learning that research shows produces measurable benefits in educational, social, and emotional learning. With more than 50, evidence-based tools and resources, the Summer Learning Toolkit helps educators deliver programs that make a real difference. Learn more here

Make Your Summer Program Shine
During the summer months, afterschool professionals and programs continue to play a critical role in keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy. That's why we're pleased to help share the Summer to Discover 2019 guide. It's full of resources, top product picks and discounts from NAA Advocate members and valued partners that will make your program shine. Read the guide here.

VOICE - Promoting a Healthier Indiana
VOICE is a statewide youth empowerment brand, whose initiative is to engage, educate, and empower teens to celebrate a tobacco free lifestyle. VOICE develops initiatives and resources for teens interested in advocacy, community service, health, and/or leadership opportunities. VOICE branded materials are available at no cost to organizations or individuals interested in helping to create a healthier Indiana. Learn more here.

Nonprofit Scholarship Opportunity
Doehrman Buba is offering a total award of $3,000. The Give Back Scholarship is unique in that not only does it help students pay tuition, but a portion of the award ($500) will go directly to the nonprofit organization where the student volunteered his or her time. As a firm that is committed to giving back, Doehrman Buba wants to reward the next generation of students who choose to do the same. The Doehrman Buba Give Back Scholarship 2019 is their way of recognizing those students who go above and beyond for their communities. More information at:

Expanded Collection of Resources Translated into Spanish
NCASE is pleased to share an expanded collection of resources that have been translated into Spanish for wider access. These Spanish language publications are housed in the NCASE Resource Library with the original English language records. This collection includes resources that address important issues in school-age care, such as summer learning, quality improvement, licensing, and funding strategies. The audience for these resources includes state afterschool network leads, summer program providers, and 21st Century Community Learning Center leads. More HERE.

RESOURCE FOR HOOSIER FAMILIES: Early Learning Indiana and and FSSA have partnered on child care consumer site , a new, interactive family resource website.
This online hub provides families with guidance in finding high-quality child care, information on child development, ideas for supporting learning at home, and information about statewide services for Indiana families. The information is rooted in evidence-based practice and presents useful tips for putting research to practice as children grow.

Flex your Financial Muscles
Achieving financial fitness isn't all that different from achieving physical fitness. You have to work for it! Learn about exercise options for every budget, how to meal plan like a pro, and maybe create something deliciously healthy. Please use this link to access our new fitness issue:  

The Office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson invites you to share our e-magazine with your friends and family. To view previous issues of our e-magazine, visit  

Free Online Tutoring & Mentoring
Enroll now! Indiana Kids is offering FREE tutoring, mentoring, and college readiness workshops for students in grades 6-12. Tutoring subjects include math, English, social studies and science. Available online.
Learn more & apply online at: 

The Homework Hotline started in 1991 as a toll-free telephone service. Several online features have been added in recent years, and the iPhone app gives students easier access to Rose-Hulman students that are available as hotline tutors from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday during the school year. Supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Homework Hotline provides toll-free math and science tutoring services by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or through the website

2-1-1 is State-Wide in Indiana!   All 92 counties with all 6,483,802 Hoosiers now have access to the free 24/7/365 service that helps people find the help they need to obtain safe, affordable housing, food and utilities, mental and physical health care, employment, volunteer opportunities and many other things that can lead to happier, healthier, safer individuals and families in our communities. DIAL 2-1-1 TODAY IF YOU NEED HELP OR IF YOU WANT TO GIVE HELP. 

Nonprofit Jobs Board
The Not-for-Profit News jobs database, in partnership with ExactHire, which gives nonprofit employers and workers tools to promote and manage your job searches.  

Charitable Advisors also now has newsletters for northern and southern IN

Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation 
Tom and Soni Sheehan focus on improving the lives of children facing debilitating medical challenges. They provide financial support for medical treatments, prostheses, and mobility devices that children living with physical deformities and medical issues need to overcome obstacles. More info  HERE .

DuPont Pioneer's giving program focuses on preK-12 education, food security and community betterment. Amount: $5000 Contact your local DuPont Pioneer Representative for more information. More info HERE.

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of its communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact. Learn more:

American Honda Foundation Grants  The American Honda Foundation's funding priorities are STEM education, the environment, job training and literacy. Nonprofits, public school districts, private/public elementary and secondary schools are eligible to apply. Funding deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 each year. The maximum award is $75,000.

Half Price Books
Need books for your classroom or program? Half Price Books will consider requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education. 

Advancing Student Achievement
A program of the Actuarial Foundation ASA grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. MORE HERE. Deadline: Rolling. Amount: up to $5,000 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grants program. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in support of efforts to help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, including those with individualized education plans (IEPs). More info 

The Festival Fund 
Established in 2011 to support and promote the activities of organizations in the greater Indianapolis area that enrich cultural life by celebrating cultural expression and encourage understanding and appreciation for different cultures. Qualifying community organizations may apply to receive funding to support their international or cultural event in grant awards ranging from $500-$2,000. The Fund is supported by a generous grant from the Indianapolis Foundation with additional support from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. 

Project Learning Tree 
Accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program, which is designed to help students make their schools greener and healthier by, for example, implementing a recycling program, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing a school garden or outdoor classrooms and integrating these projects into the curriculum.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, and involve at least one community partner. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).

Karma for Cara Foundation
Encourages kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens, Karma For Care Foundation wants to hear what kids are passionate about. 
Fuel Up to Play 60 
The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials.

Surdna Foundation 
The Surdna Foundation believes that art and culture training programs can help young people achieve their educational and career goals, and catalyze change in their communities. The Thriving Cultures Program therefore supports programs that successfully connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical and life-enhancing skills. The Surdna Foundation value programs that prepare young, emerging artists to be creative and innovative leaders in their communities. Amount varies. More info HERE

Good Sports  
helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By working closely with teams, coaches, and community leaders across the United States, the organization is able to focus on the respective needs of each individual program and help offset the main factors causing the greatest challenges. Good Sports is accepts applications on a rolling deadline from organizations and schools for equipment, apparel, and footwear for a wide range of sports. 
The NEA Foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or to groups for collegial study (including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for new faculty or staff). To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades Pre-K-12; a public school education support professional; or faculty and staff members at a public institution of higher education. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. Deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.
The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. All organizations funded by The Safeway Foundation must serve the community where we operate stores. Amount: Varies. Deadline: Quarterly.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA.) The fund awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world. BTF funds programs, fields, coaches training and uniforms, equipment and other selected program expenses. In addition, BTF provides educational support to grant recipients and applicants, to help organizations become self-sufficient and effective. Rolling deadline. More  HERE.

Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support through its Brighter Futures Community Grants program to various community organizations and programs which promote/provide oral health care for children. This year, the DDF will be providing $150,000 to support programs which specifically focus on children's oral health. More HERE.

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Supports a wide range of programs that serve vulnerable children including children who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused or malnourished as well as children with limited or no access to education. Grant range:  $1,000 - $15,000.  Deadline:  rolling. 

The American Electric Power Foundation considers requests from organizations in communities served by AEP's regional utilities. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching the quality of life in communities through art, music and cultural heritage. Deadline: Rolling Amount: not less than $15,000.
American Family Insurance protects dreams by helping strengthen and support individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. American Family Insurance also sponsors events and activities that build stronger ties with customers through memorable, beneficial experiences. Deadline: rolling Amount: $250-$10,000 Info HERE.

Singing for Change grants available from $1,000 to $10,000 for nonprofit organizations driving social change in their communities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information including selection criteria, click HERE.

Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation's grantmaking is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline: Rolling
Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to organizations that youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged and special needs children. Deadline: Rolling  Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Advancing Student Achievement, a program of the Actuarial Foundation

ASA grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. MORE HERE. 
Deadline: Rolling Amount: up to $5,000
Sears Holdings
The goal of Sears Holdings is to be part of the community and contribute in ways that enrich the lives of people residing in those areas. By helping to create stronger communities, they enhance the quality of life for customers and associates. Amount varies. Deadline varies.

Beyond traditional banking products and services, Key supports communities through the important work of KeyBank Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1969 and funded by KeyCorp. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare individuals for thriving futures and is advanced through the two funding priorities of thriving students and a thriving workforce. Amount varies.

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Amount varies.

My Macy's District Grants support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to individual local communities where Macy's stores are located and that fall within the Macy's focus areas-arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS and women's issues. Amount varies. MORE HERE. 

The Children's Obesity Fund
offers grants to nonprofit organizations that share its mission for improving children's health. Preference is given to organizations with programs that fight childhood obesity. Amount varies.

Tyson Foods invests in community projects that make a difference in the Tyson Foods communities where employees live and work. Tyson Foods focuses on hunger relief, health and nutrition, education, community development, and environment and sustainable agriculture. Amount Varies

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)
awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. More HERE

Reiman Foundation Grant
The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas: Health Care, Education, The Arts & Children. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling Award Amount: Vary

Let's Play grants offer ten different grant opportunities for organizations in need of support for youth sports or recess equipment, afterschool programming and playgrounds/outdoor fitness equipment. Amount: varies Deadline: varies

The Hearst Foundation
Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests - culture, education, health and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.

The Kroger Company Foundation's philanthropic objective is to enhance the quality of life in communities with a concentration of Kroger customers and employees. The Foundation exists for the betterment of the people and communities where Kroger operates.
The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development. Amount: Varies

Connect a Million Minds (Time Warner)
Connect A Million Minds supports include after-school STEM programs, mentorship programs that inspire the pursuit of STEM education and careers, STEM-related competitions, visitations to technology companies and labs, and apprenticeship programs.
No deadline. For more information, go to: 
Wells Fargo offers grants to assist a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs. Applications are accepted in Indiana on a rolling basis; organizations are encouraged to prepare a proposal using the guidelines and contact their local Wells Fargo location to submit an application.

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life.  Deadline: Rolling  Amount varies.

The World We Want Foundation
Offers youth-led service learning grants.
Deadline: Rolling,  Amount varies.

Ford Foundation Educational Grants
The foundation's grantmaking focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Types of grants the foundation makes: General/core support, Project, Planning, Competition, Matching, Recoverable, Individual, Endowment, Foundation-administered project, and Program-related investment. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling

Share Our Strength Grants
Share Our Strength offers grants to non-profit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations involved in increasing access to nutrition and anti-hunger advocacy. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling 
Lumber Liquidators offers in-kind donations for nonprofit organizations in need of new flooring for their facilities.
KaBoom! offers "Let's Play Land Use" playground grants. Deadline: Rolling

Public Welfare Foundation is accepting letters of intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth. Deadline: Rolling More info HERE.

The Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is pleased to offer field trip grants to Indiana educators and their students. Field trips can engage students in learning about Indiana's fish, forest, wildlife, or natural habitats and their conservation, or about Indiana's history and cultural resources as they relate to Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs.

Half Price Books
will consider book donation requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education.

AND for more grants-

Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding

STEMfinity STEM Grants Listings: Indiana

The BOOST Collaborative  Funding Opportunities Listing

Find a long list of grants and deadlines including several open deadline opportunities:
The Youth Today Newsletter Grants Newsletter
Fundsnet, Inc. offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.   
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