Newsletter August 2018

2019 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

April 16-17, 2019
Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis

More details coming soon!


In early 2016, a group of young people in central Indiana began the process of crafting a Climate Resilience and Recovery Resolution. With the help of elected and appointed officials, this intergenerational initiative resulted in Indianapolis becoming the largest city in the country to pass a youth-led resolution addressing climate concerns. The youth continued to advocate to other Indiana cities, who followed suit including Carmel and Lawrence.

There's no time like the present to start planning your 2018 Lights On Afterschool event!
On Thursday, October 25th, we'll come together again to make sure parents, policymakers, and communities understand the impact of afterschool programs in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving families peace of mind. 

Last year, more than one million Americans in thousands of communities across the country celebrated Lights On Afterschool. 

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide celebration of everything afterschool programs do for students, families and communities across the country. It is an event not only for recognizing the extraordinary value of these programs, but also for putting a spotlight on the need for more funding-for every child who gets to participate in an afterschool program, there are two waiting to get in.

Get started TODAY by registering your event and checking out the Afterschool Alliance Event Planning Toolkit!

- In late July Congress passed and the president signed into law a reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
- In mid-August the full Senate is expected to debate and pass a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) spending bill for the first time since 2007.
- Additionally, TWO new bills have recently been introduced that would support the work of local afterschool and summer learning providers.

For more information on these bills and other afterschool and summer learning related legislation, see the Afterschool Alliance federal legislation tracker: 

The D. Susan Wisely "Youth Worker of the Year" Award will recognize an individual's extraordinary impact on Indiana's youth and support his or her continued professional development. The award is provided courtesy of the D. Susan Wisely Leadership Legacy Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The recipient will be recognized at the Indiana Youth Institute's KIDS COUNT Conference in November 2018.

Award Details: $2,000 Cash Prize, to be used for the recipient's professional development. Free registration, hotel and travel for recipient and a guest to attend the KIDS COUNT Conference. Nominees must be committed direct-service youth workers who have at least five years of distinctive achievement in service of Indiana youth.

September 7, 2018 - Nomination Packets Due
More info HERE.

Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings

Afterschool Tippecanoe
Tuesday July 24, 2018, Noon - 1:00 PM ET
Lafayette School Corporation
2300 Cason St.
Lafayette, IN 47904

Greater THAN (Greater Terre Haute Afterschool Network)
Thursday August 9, 2018, Noon ET
CASY (Chances and Services for Youth)
1101 South 13th Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47802

Bloomington Afterschool Network
Friday August 10, 10:00 AM ET
Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Lincoln Street Unit
311 S. Lincoln Street
Bloomington IN

Evansville Afterschool Committee
Friday August 17, 10:30 AM CST
Old National Bank
One Main Street
Evansville IN 47708

NWI (Now We're Involved Afterschool and Out of School Time Network)
Thursday August 23, 10:30 AM ET
New Prairie Unified School Corporation
5333 N Cougar Rd
New Carlisle, IN 46552

The National 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Newly released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation!
Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center to review Indiana's data + see how your city, county or congressional district is performing on the KIDS COUNT Index and create powerful visualizations. #KidsCount 

Central Indiana Community Foundation Grant Second Round Applications
Second cycle grant applications are due for CICF grants from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. CICF awards more than $55 million in grants to nonprofits each year. To learn more about eligibility, click here.

First Annual Lands' End Love Learning Award: The winning program will receive a $10,000 award and national recognition.
Deadline: November 30
Through the Love Learning campaign, Lands' End is leveraging National Summer Learning Association's vast network of experiential summer programs to shine a spotlight specifically on quality programs that bring learning to life in informal learning spaces and support families in meaningful ways. Particular emphasis will be given to summer programs that focus on environmental stewardship, STEM / STEAM (science, technology, engineering, math, arts).

TechPoint Foundation for Youth's (TPF4Y) 2018-19 State Robotics Initiative grant cycle is now officially open! TPF4Y's Robotics Grant covers the cost of the start-up resources needed to launch a new VEX IQ robotics team at your school or out-of-school time program site. More than 500 Indiana schools and organizations have already taken advantage of this opportunity. TPF4Y is excited to announce additional grants are now available.

· Robotics Start-Up Grant - Indiana Elementary School (grades 1st-5th)
· Robotics Start-Up Grant - Indiana Middle School (grades 6th - 8th)
· Robotics Start-Up Grant - Indiana Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization (grades 1st-8th)

Visit the Robot Map or the Full List of Indiana Elementary Schools to find out if a school near you is eligible! Learn more and apply for a Robot Start-Up Grant HERE.

Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis external community grant applications for 2019 funding will be accepted between July 1- Nov 1, 2018

The Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis provides annual grants in the amount of up to $2,500 for programs that serve children and youth in the City of Indianapolis that are designed to improve the quality of life directly through activities promoting health, education, etc. and through programs that encourage leadership and service among youth. Application HERE.
Grants for eco education from Captain Planet Foundation
Take your eco-ed game to the next level with a grant from Captain Planet Foundation! With their ecoSTEM Kits, ecoSolution Grants (previously called "Small Grants"), and ecoTech Grants, the foundation offers opportunities for informal educators at every level to expand their ecological efforts. Amount: up to $2,500.

Walmart Community Grant Program
The Community Grant Program awards grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 through each of our facilities (Walmart Stores, Sam's Clubs, and Logistics Facilities). Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding. More info HERE.

Specifically focuses on programs supporting children, education and health and human services. The Charitable Contributions Committee is charged with overseeing charitable giving and encouraging decentralization of charitable giving so that the greatest impact is where Costco's employees and members live and work. Only 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, which meet giving guidelines and focus areas, are considered. See FAQ's and Grant Application for specific details and required documents to be considered for review. Applications are on a rolling deadline.

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


The Indiana Afterschool Network helps promote and strengthen program quality in out-of-school learning across Indiana.


1.  Use Indiana's Top Ten Quality Standards for OST as a pathway to quality improvement.

2.  Assess your program sites and organization by using the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment (IN-QPSA)

3.  Develop your staff using the NEW! Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning .  A high quality, online training specifically designed for Out-of-School Time Professionals

This NEW online PD system was created in partnership with the National Afterschool Association and Child Care Aware and offers the latest in training specifically designed for Indiana's before school, after school, school age child care and summer programs.

Benefits to Your Program and Staff:
*    Professional Development anytime, anywhere!
*    36 Best Practice Learning Modules (2 hours each)
*    Aligned with IN Afterschool Standards and IN Youth Development Credential (IYD)
*    In-depth curriculum content, interactivity and rich visuals
*    Useful resources and real life scenarios
*    Pre- and Post-tests
*    Certificates and User accounts to track progress
*    Customer Service
*    Technical Assistance

Thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment.
For more information:
Contact Bri Gaston-Bell

Check out our very own STEM Specialist, Bob Abrams as featured on STEM Learning Ecosystems' website!

5 Things We Want to Know - Bob Abrams
"Bob Abrams is Co-Leader of Indiana STEM Network and recently released a study revealing strategies to better connect in-school and out-of-school learning..."

+ BONUS READING by Bob: "In-School and Out-of-School Learning - The Keys to Successful Collaboration"

 Opportunity for schools seeking more hands-on #STEM education for students
All registered teams receive a free toolkit (~$500 value) and a gift card to purchase items they'll need to build their project. Schools that opt to enter teams as part of a class can enter multiple teams and each team will get their own toolkit and gift card. Learn more from Phoenix Contact here.
Registration deadline is 9/30/18

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."

TECHFIT teacher PD programs
Want to get middle school students excited about STEM and computing, practice technology innovation, and enjoy being physically active? Apply by March 25 to one of two no-cost TECHFIT teacher PD programs at  Encourage other teachers at your school or district to apply to increase your chances of being selected. Email any questions to

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
For details on the process to earn the IDOE designation of a STEM School, follow THIS LINK 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.

Indiana Department of Education Graduation Pathways News: Policy Guidance Approved by State Board of Education
Last week, the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) approved policy guidance for Graduation Pathways by a 10-0 vote. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and schools across the state will use this guidance to implement Graduation Pathways, approved by SBOE in December 2017. SBOE has posted an appendix document which schools and districts can use for additional resources. This memo provides details. IDOE will share regular updates to the SBOE on its comprehensive efforts to work with all stakeholders throughout the implementation process.

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

21st Century Scholar Resource Available! The purpose of the Community Partner Training Manual is to provide schools, youth serving organizations, colleges and volunteers with tools, guidance and information to best support 21st Century Scholars. Click here for additional Scholar resources available on our website.

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.

MENTOR Summit Fellowship Program
Are you a dedicated nonprofit leader with a passion for connecting young people to quality mentoring relationships? Is your organization unable to provide professional development opportunities for staff because of budgetary and financial restraints? If so, apply for the 2019 Summit Fellowship Program! Through the Fellowship Program, MENTOR seeks to provide critical professional development and network-building opportunities to practitioners who are making an impact on the mentoring field but are unable to attend the National Mentoring Summit due to financial barriers.

Upcoming Child and Youth Care Worker (CYC) Certification Foundations Course
Course will take place in Indianapolis (location TBA) September 5 & 12, October 3 & 10, November 7 & 14, and December 5 (exam date), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.
This 34-hour learning experience includes 30 classroom hours supported by on-line learning modules that introduce entry level practitioners to basic concepts and skills in professional child and youth work. Cost is $250/person.

Lights on Luncheon
AYS, Inc. will host its third annual Lights On Luncheon: A Celebration of Afterschool on October 3 at The Willows on Westfield. The event aligns with the national Lights On Afterschool Day to bring awareness about the importance of out-of-school time programs. Event proceeds will help more children from low-income working families attend AYS programs. Youth workers can purchase tickets at a $35 discount with the code YOUTHWORK. Regular price for tickets is $75 through August 15 and $85 starting August 16. Ticket sales end September 25.
More information at 

Emotional CPR (eCPR)
Emotional CPR is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis with three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering and R = Revitalizing. Emotional CPR is based on the principles shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, recovery components, instilling hope, counseling after disasters, peer support, and cultural and social attunement. There is a $15 fee to participate. This is a two-day training at MCCOY's office (1375 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis), and both days are required for course completion. Mark your calendars for these 2018-2019 sessions: Sept. 11-12, Dec. 11-12, March 5-6, and June 11-12. To learn more and register, click here.

Media and Nonprofit Training
This event is intended to connect media representatives and nonprofit leaders (ideally communications directors or executive directors/presidents) in meaningful ways to better tell stories and serve our local community. The timeline will include introductions and light refreshments, a media panel and time to ask questions, and personal networking time. Attendees should come prepared to share a brief summary of their organizations and have meaningful conversations that will benefit the group. It is also recommended that attendees research the media outlets (a list will be sent out beforehand) and have story ideas in mind. Though we do not want to spend time pitching stories at this event, having some ideas ready will help participants determine the best ways to connect in the future. This training will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 25 at MCCOY's office (1375 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis). To learn more and register, click here.

November 26-28, 2018
Indiana Convention Center
Attendees gain practical resources from national experts, learn about best practice models from relevant programs, and make lasting connections. Explore timely and relevant issues for youth in the areas of health, social emotional learning, family engagement, equity and inclusion and more!
Register and learn more HERE.
Early Bird pricing available through September 7.

Free webinars for ideas to fuel your programming and outreach to next-gen philanthropists
August, September, December 2018
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy host a FREE webinar series designed to support next-gen leadership and giving. Sessions feature national experts and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty and students sharing research, resources, and examples of classroom-based grantmaking programs.

The series incorporates YPII's 4-pillar model of Serving, Giving, Leading, and Engaging to highlight the progression of youth taking action and engaging others in their communities. Join us for real-world examples and resources you can integrate into your programs. 

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:


Summer Changes Everything, Missouri
Join hundreds of summer learning and expanded opportunity leaders on November 12-14 in Kansas City, MO for National Summer Learnng Association's annual conference devoted entirely to summer learning. What to expect? The nation's top summer time leaders from across the country sharing and discussing effective learning approaches, systems building, program planning, policies, and ways to advocate for our nation's children. More information and registration can be found here! 

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: 
Camptown Wilderness Adventure Club
Camptown has one Wilderness Adventure Club available for the 2018-2019 school year. There is no charge to the school or the students for this program. These clubs will meet weekly after school at your school for about an hour. During the weekly meetings students will learn through hands on interactive games and activities things like how to work as a team, environmental stewardship, camping skills, and other nature topics. Four times during the year we will take the students on a field trip to a local state park. These are usually held on a Saturday or during a school break. Camptown will provide the entire program, a trained mature staff leader, and transportation for the field trips. Schools must have over 60% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunches. We ask that the school provide adequate space for us to run the program and a teacher/adult chaperone to attend the meetings and field trips and communicate with families. For more information about the Wilderness Adventure Club, a list of Schools & contacts that we work with, and testimonials please contact Zach McNulty at For more information on Camptown, please visit 

NEW 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.

Recognizing the crucial role social and emotional learning (SEL) plays in ensuring the overall health and academic and future success of students, the Afterschool Alliance is committed to creating and sharing widely SEL tools, research, and resources that allow out-of-school time providers to better serve their youth. This toolkit helps explain what SEL is, how SEL connects to the afterschool field, and how to make the case to support SEL, as well as includes webinars, issue briefs, program spotlights, blogs, and more to highlight promising practices and strategies. 

Serve Indiana: Want to make a difference in your community while receiving professional development skills? AmeriCorps programs across Indiana are looking for people of all ages to serve in the community. Check out the link for open positions around the state. Learn more HERE.

2018 Indiana Legislative Voting Record
MCCOY actively participated in the legislative session, and recently released their annual Voting Record. The purpose of this guide is to inform the reader about legislation that was brought forward relating to youth during the 2018 legislative session. The bills published in this document are not a full, comprehensive report of all bills relating to youth, but reflect those bills that either fit into MCCOY's priorities or have a direct impact on youth in Indiana. The summaries provided are those that appear on the General Assembly's website as prepared by the Legislative Services Agency, and some contain additional commentary where needed. The voting record for each legislator in the state serves to inform the reader on how legislators voted on children's issues and is not intended to be a scorecard. As a non-partisan organization, MCCOY does not endorse or oppose any legislator based on their votes. Click to view the 2018 Voting Record.

  WFYI is currently offering a "Text to Teacher" service with FREE STEM resources that are great for use in and out of the classroom from the PBS KIDS program Cyberchase: 

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  

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY: MCCOY Early Intervention and Prevention Initiative Director
MCCOY Inc., the community's youth services intermediary, is seeking a strategically thoughtful and action oriented individual to assume leadership of the Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) Initiative. The EIP Director leads MCCOY's efforts to coordinate services and supports for our community's vulnerable families and children with the goal of reducing child abuse, neglect, and juvenile delinquency.
View the attached posting for more information. Applications will be accepted through July 20th.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis Unit Director
Under the supervision of the Director of Club Operations, the Unit Director has responsibility for the overall management of the Club including: program development, implementation and evaluation; staff supervision; volunteer recruitment/management; budget management; grant writing and grant management; facility management; and, establishment of school/community collaborations.
Salary for this position is $38k-$40k. Full information can be found in the attached posting.

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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