Newsletter June 2019

America Still Needs Afterschool
"It's high time to embrace quality afterschool education for every child who needs it," writes Ridgway H. White, President & CEO of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. White penned a recent op-ed on the value of quality afterschool programming and its potential to unite Americans across the aisle. Read more here

National Summer Learning Week | July 8-13
Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Week elevates the importance
of keeping all kids learning, safe, and healthy during the summer. On July 8-13, the country will unite in advocacy
efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the
summer. Learn more here

Help Youth Build Empathy & Earn an Amazon Gift Card
Looking for ways to help your students engage peers from different backgrounds? The Afterschool Alliance is partnering with Empatico, an organization that connects students ages 6-11 with peers around the world through a combination of live video and activities. Join them June 19 for a webinar to learn how you can use Empatico at your program site. For a limited time, theAfterschool Alliance is offering $50 gift cards for sites that sign up and complete an activity on Empatico. Learn more here

Up to $20,000 for OST Educators Working with Kids & Parents
The National Center for Families Learning is seeking applicants for the 2019 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year competition, which will provide up to $20,000 to school or community-based educators who have a demonstrated record of success using two-generation strategies, involving multiple generations in the learning process. Applications are due by June 14. Learn more here

Upcoming Regional Learning Network Meetings

Marion County OST
Tuesday, June 18 | 12 PM EST
Developer Town
5255 Winthrop Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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

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 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: Aug. 15. Deadlines may vary by state. 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.

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.

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

To 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.
STEMfinity is a one-stop-STEM-shop that includes the latest, vetted STEM products and services, including the largest selection of hands-on enrichment from the most trusted STEM brands on the planet. STEMfinity provides STEM professional development and customized STEM solutions for afterschool and summer enrichment programs. Join STEMfinity in its effort to provide today's youth with hands-on tools that will STEMulate your mind. Click here for more information. 

The STEM Connection
The STEM Connection provides onsite professional development workshops that empower educators and youth workers by sharing knowledge, developing STEM practices, and building confidence to provide more meaningful STEM experiences for youth. Learn more here

The Indianapolis Zoo 
From science-based lesson plans that can deepen students' understanding of wildlife and the importance of conservation, to professional development opportunities for educators and youth workers, the Indianapolis Zoo has a multitude of resources that can help your students connect more deeply with the world around them. Learn more  here. 

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
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 here

Afterschool Tech Toolkit
This free resource - compiled by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and Google - 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. Learn more here

The Afterschool STEM Hub
This resource - created by out-of-school-time program leaders and stakeholders - provides 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. Learn more here

The Afterschool Lab Report
This quarterly newsletter provides the latest STEM education policy updates, new resources, upcoming opportunities for advocacy, and new research in the field. Subscribe here today. 

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. Learn more here
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
From April to July, Learn More Indiana's 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

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. 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. Learn more here.

The Commission for Higher Education's Outreach Staff are looking to connect community leaders, volunteers, community-based organizations, college partners, and school leaders to trainings and support on enrolling students into the 21st Century Scholars Program. Learn more here


The 2019 College and Career Conference
June 5-6 | Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute, this conference brings together youth-serving professionals from across the Midwest including educators, counselors, youth workers, and philanthropic and civic leaders. Together we advance a wide range of readiness needs and options for students related to postsecondary education and the workforce. Register here today.

June 7 | Indianapolis, IN
Playworks, in collaboration with Community Outreach and Engagement at Indiana University Health, will offer an opportunity for staff from Marion County summer youth programs to participate in Playworks' Power of Play (morning) and Group Management (afternoon) trainings. This will take place 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on June 7 at New Augusta North Middle School. There is no cost to attend. Contact

Emotional CPR (eCPR)
June 11-12, July 16-17, Sept. 17-18 | Indianapolis, IN
This two-day, public health education program is designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis. 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 St.), and both days are required for course completion. Learn more and register here.

Building Your Bounce Professional Development 
June 12, June 19 | Webinar
This two part train-the-trainer webinar experience provides participants with a copy of the Building Your Bounce Professional Development Learning Series, a three-part digital training tool that includes recorded videos that cover topics including, "Examining Our Own Risk and Protective Factors," "What Resilience Means to Me," and "Introduction to the Devereux Adult Resilience Survey - 23 Questions That Can Change the Way You Look at Life." Trainers and coaches will learn to use this innovative, digital tool to promote adult wellness in a variety of settings, including staff meetings, in-service trainings and parent workshops. Register here by June 7 to participate. 

Creating a Sustainable Organization/Successful Proposal Writing
June 13-14, Michigan City, IN | July 11-12, Merrillville, IN
This interactive workshop provides strategies and tools for participants to implement nonprofit management principles within their organizations, focusing on organizational mission, board development, strategic planning, and program and resource development. Day Two's workshop utilizes a step-by-step approach to develop proposal and writing skills. Register here.

Impact of Trauma on Health and Academic Achievement Conference
June 14-15 |  University of Indianapolis
You're invited to help ensure academic and improved health for the generations to come by exploring just how trauma impacts health and academic achievement. We can ensure better outcomes by learning and sharing more about new and innovative approaches, such as addressing trauma in education and health. Cost $20-$60. Register here today.

Magnify Learning - Open Project-Based Learning Workshops
June 17-20, Columbus, IN | June 24-27, Indianapolis, IN
These open workshops train educational professionals how to teach their content and skills in a way that engages students and enables them to solve real world problems. They also train how to develop an inspiring class where students can tackle authentic problems and issues in their own community and the world around them. Learn more here

COPE Training
June 18 | Lawrence Education and Community Center, Indianapolis, IN
The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a simulation that offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals living in our community. COPE provides an opportunity to experience poverty first-hand through the eyes of real families. The experiential nature of this training helps us more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for addressing the issues of poverty more comprehensively. To register, click here.  

The Indiana Pathways Summit
June 24 | University of Indianapolis
Hosted by the Education Workforce Innovation Network (EWIN), the Indiana Pathways Summit promises an engaging, interactive day that will help participants prepare for upcoming changes in the state's education and workforce landscape. Panel discussions and breakout sessions will showcase regional innovations that include employer, K-12, and postsecondary education, and community organization partnerships. Additional sessions will highlight successful career pathways that promote student training, credential attainment, and graduation while helping to fill Indiana's skills gap. Learn more here

Indiana School Health Network Conference
June 25-26 │ Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel
This two-day school health conference provides people who are passionate about school health an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, and collaborate with other professionals who want to make a positive impact on school health in Indiana. Learn more here

A Workplace Sustainability Seminar with Ruth Weirich
June 28 | Michigan City, IN
Keynote speaker Ruth Weirich brings with her a thorough understanding of successful business practices. As the author of "Workplace Stability: Creating Conditions That Lead to Retention, Productivity, and Engagement in Entry-Level Workers," she has provided insight into the overall corporate strategies of companies throughout the country. Ruth will share simple, inexpensive solutions that can help stabilize your employees' lives while boosting your profitability and competitive advantage. $75 for the morning session tickets only, $125 for the full day. Learn more here

Careers in Sports Event and College Fair
July 2 | Banker's Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
The Careers in Sports event is a joint effort between MCCOY and the Indiana Fever to encourage youth opportunities. Attendees can watch part of an Indiana Fever practice session and hear inspiring messages and helpful tips from a variety of professionals in the sporting world. There is no fee for this event, and there is no limit to the number of youth you can bring. Learn more here

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
12th Annual Indiana University Education Conference
July 18, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center
This conference is designed to address current issues confronting educators, students, and families. The conference includes a series of keynote addresses, workshops and discussions that address cultural competence, postsecondary access and retention and the removal of student barriers to learning and discipline in the classroom. Learn more here

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
  • You Can Never Start Too Soon: Strategies for Developing Aspiration and Motivation in Young Minds | June 26

More info and registration  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, 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:
MCCOY Youth Activity Directory
The Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc. (MCCOY) recently launched a new interactive database highlighting more than 600 listings of local youth programs in central Indiana. This database has been launched in conjunction with the release the 2019 Youth Activity Directory (YAD) booklet. Click here to explore youth activities in your area!

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 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. Developed through a partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and the local arts community, is a resource for finding field trips, workshops, and fun, engaging activities for all students (PreK - 12). Search by subject, organization, grade level, and artistic discipline, and IndyArtsEd also identifies the specific IDOE 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.

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. 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. Learn more  here.

Brighter Futures Indiana
Early Learning Indiana and FSSA have partnered with, an interactive family resource site.  This online hub helps families find 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. Learn more here

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. Learn more  here.  

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  here. 

The Homework Hotline 
Started in 1991 as a toll-free telephone service, the Homework Hotline 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 or 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 .

Save-A-Lot Food Stores 
Save-A-Lot supports organizations whose primary mission addresses the following focus areas: health, wellness, nutrition education, environmental stewardship, and hunger relief. 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.

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  here.

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. Learn more   here.

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. Learn more  here. 

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. Learn more  here.

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. Learn more  here.

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). Learn more  here.

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. Learn more  here.
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. Learn more here.

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  
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. 
Learn more  here.
The NEA Foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public education professionals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences. 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. Deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15. Learn more here.
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. Learn more  here.

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 is ongoing. More info  here.

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.
Learn more  here.

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 grant making is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline is ongoing. More info   here.

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 is ongoing. Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. More info here

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. Deadline is ongoing. Amounts are up to $5,000. Learn more  here. 
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. Learn more  here.

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. Learn more  here.

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. More info  here.

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 info  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. More info  here.

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
More here.

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 is ongoing. Amounts vary. More info here.

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. Deadline is ongoing. Amounts vary. More info  here.

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.  More info  here.

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.  Deadline is ongoing.    More info   here.

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.  More info  here.

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. More info   here.
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. More info  here.

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 is ongoing. Amount varies. More info  here.

The World We Want Foundation
Offers youth-led service learning grants.
Deadline is ongoing. Amount varies.  Learn more  here.

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 is ongoing Learn more  here.

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 is ongoing.  Learn more  here.   
Lumber Liquidators offers in-kind donations for nonprofit organizations in need of new flooring for their facilities.  Complete the application  here.

KaBoom! offers "Let's Play Land Use" playground grants. Deadline is ongoing. Learn more  here.

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. Learn more  here.

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

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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