INDIANA STATEWIDE
Newsletter March 2017
AFTERSCHOOL NEWS AND POLICY INFORMATION

2017 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 10-11  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis

Hosted by the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Afterschool Network. Grab a great opportunity! Be part of the 2017 Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning, with the newest ideas in afterschool and summer programming. It will be two days of exciting keynote speakers, networking events, exhibitors, and more than 50 innovative, engaging workshops. The SIXTH annual summit is open to all afterschool and summer program providers, schools and community partners serving K-12 youth in Indiana.

BIG thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Indiana Secretary of State +  big shout-out to all our sponsors who make the Summit possible. See all of our confirmed sponsors so far HERE!

Participant Registration Rate after January 15: $95
Register Today! http://www.cvent.com/d/cvqmpx

** Summit VOLUNTEERS BEING RECRUITED NOW: Click HERE to register as a Summit volunteer. 


Indiana Department of Education ESSA Community Meetings
The Indiana Department of Education is currently preparing the state plan to carry out the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the replacement law to No Child Left Behind. ESSA generally places much more control for education spending, priorities and assessments in the state's hand, making the state plan exceedingly important. The IDOE has a web site with information about their plan and its timetable: http://www.doe.in.gov/essa. The final submission must be approved by the Governor and submitted in September 2017.

From the DOE's website: "To ensure we receive feedback from stakeholders around the state, the Department of Education will be hosting 9 ESSA community meetings. At these meetings, we will share an overview of what ESSA requires and our strategy to address those requirements. After our presentation, we will ask you to share input on specific areas of the plan. It is critical we hear from educators, parents, and community members in order to develop the best plan possible."

For location updates and to register, go to this link:
http://www.doe.in.gov/essa/essa-community-meetings

Indiana Department of Education Resources
2017 Summer of eLearning marks the sixth year of regional conferences sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education, Office of eLearning. This conference series continues our strong tradition of supporting high-quality professional learning in Indiana, including topics on social media, innovation, collaboration and more. Events this summer will span 21 days in June and July. 22 locations will host conferences, most in collaboration with neighboring corporations. In all, a record 51 school districts will combine their efforts to produce the Summer of eLearning! https://www.doe.in.gov/elearning/summer-elearning 

If you're looking to align your afterschool or summer with the Indiana Academic standards, look here for more info: https://www.doe.in.gov 

New Indiana Department of Education organizational chart and contacts: https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/idoe/idoeorgchart.pdf 

KIDS COUNT 2017 Data Book released
The Indiana Youth Institute released the 2017 KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Book last week. The Data Book provides the latest state-level information on child well-being in five categories: family and community, economy, education, health and safety. View the full 2017 KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Book or Snapshot to learn more.
https://www.iyi.org/data-library/data-services/kids-count-data-book/ 

Connect with your legislators locally and learn about bills they are working on at the statehouse! The Indiana Association of United Ways keeps a regularly updated list of Third House Sessions and Meet Your Legislator events across the state. It is important that legislators hear input from their constituents and these events are a great way for you to connect and share your thoughts. Check back often for new events as they are scheduled! http://www.iauw.org/pubpol/indiana-third-house-meetings.htm

Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings

Evansville Afterschool Coalition
Friday March 17, 11:00 AM CT
Berry Plastics
101 Oakley St. - Evansville IN (Entry will be at the corporate entrance on the NW corner of the building on the corner of Franklin and First Ave. Door 3) 
 
NWI Afterschool Network
Thursday March 23, 10:00 AM CT
Safe Harbor-Mullen School
100 Manny Court Michigan City, IN 46360 

Columbus Afterschool Coalition
Tuesday April 4, 8:00 AM ET
Foundation for Youth
405 Hope Ave Columbus, IN 47201 

Bloomington Afterschool Network
Friday April 14 at 10:00 AM ET
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 South Walnut Street Bloomington, IN 47404

AFTERSCHOOL FUNDING
Indiana Youth Institute offers FREE proposal review
If you're applying for a grant, submit your proposal and an IYI consultant will offer you free feedback to strengthen your submission. More HERE.

Apply for a Day of Service mini-grant
Serve Indiana is seeking applicants for Day of Service mini-grants. The goal of this mini-grant program is to demonstrate the power of service as a solution to community needs. Serve Indiana encourages projects that: (1) demonstrate community connections and use of local resources, (2) build capacity of local volunteer centers and national service programs through regional networking and co-planning of activities, and (3) increase national service participant and volunteer understanding and commitment. March 20 submission deadline.  http://www.in.gov/serveindiana/2718.htm 

The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs.

To that end, the foundation administers three grant programs: Programmatic grants, Legacy grants, and Founder's grants.

1) Programmatic Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of community-based athletic programs and to established camps that teach active lifestyle and team-building skills.

2) Legacy Grants: Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to support new facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.

3) Founder's Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for emergency needs that may be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as a natural disaster or other unforeseen fiscal circumstance.

More information.
http://www.finishline.com/store/corporate/gadgets/guidelines.jsp

INDIANA Out-of-School Time Funding Opportunities from NASA's Glenn Research Center 
THIS SUMMER: your students can apply lessons learned to problems faced by #STEM professionals while gaining a deeper knowledge of how NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a part of their everyday lives. For students grades 4th- 9th in OST settings from May 1 -August 31, 2017. DUE 3/31 more info + info webinar on 3/14, see link.  https://www.nasa.gov/GRC_NOSL_EDC_Solicitation   

CHALLENGE AMERICA GRANT- National Endowment for the Arts
Offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match. Deadline: April 13. More info HERE.

Win $5,000 with the Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge!
The Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation just announced the launch of Science Everywhere, an initiative to catalyze math and science learning beyond school walls, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org. The foundations are providing nearly half a million dollars to match donations from the public to support creative, hands-on project ideas submitted by educators to the DonorsChoose.org platform. At the end of the challenge, a panel of judges led by astronaut Leland Melvin will award five $5,000 prizes to the best ideas. More info HERE.

The Home Depot Foundation   offers grants, up to $5,000, to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. The primary goal is to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, community centers, schools and other similar facilities. Deadline December 31. More information. https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants

The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program
Through the program, general operating support grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded along with funding for specific projects that align with one or more of the foundation's focus areas: promoting Earth's beauty and bounty; creating a robust, healthy food system; increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities http://www.clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/  Next deadline: June 1.

The Festival Fund was 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. http://www.internationalcenter.org/festival-fund/

The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting grant applications from K-5 grade school teachers for innovative science or math projects in their own classroom. The foundation awards individual grants of up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers in public or private nonprofit schools in support of hands-on science or math education projects. The funds are for project-related materials only. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp 

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. http://karmaforcara.org/get-involved/apply-for-a-microgrant/ 

Sparkplug Foundation aims to support projects that deal with "the whole student" and with learning as a community activity. Sparkplug funds projects addressing music, education or community organizing. Amount varies. Deadline: APRIL 10 More information. https://sparkplugfoundation.org/content/defining-our-terms

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education has grants available for specific projects within schools serving all children (including students who learn differently) pre-K - 12, that integrate the arts into educational programs. The purpose for this grant is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish or maintain an effective learning tool using the visual arts within the school day.
More information. http://mossfoundation.org 

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

3 EASY WAYS TO GET STARTED!

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
Bgaston-bell@indianaafterschool.org
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM) FUNDING AND RESOURCES
STEM Ready America, a collection of articles, highlights how young people are developing STEM knowledge and skills that will prepare them to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.

Developed by STEM Next, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this compendium provides persuasive evidence and real-world examples to help bring quality STEM learning to children and youth across the nation.

STEM Ready America builds on the award-winning 2013 publication, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, which made the definitive case for afterschool programs and summer learning.


Check out the STEM Ready America website or find a summary of the findings on Afterschool Alliance's website here.
4th Annual Eco-Science Fair, Indiana State Museum - April 21, 2017  
Innovative Hoosier students are invited to get involved in becoming the solution to global climate issues. Students can submit science fair projects on a range of topics including aquaculture, vermiculture, composting, social awareness, urban farming, alternative fuel, and recycling initiatives in their school and community. For more information, contact Katelyn Coyne, Public Programs Developer, kcoyne@indianamuseum.org. To fill out an application to participate, visit http://www.indianamuseum.org/field-trips 

Teen Science Cafe Network
Teen Science Café out-of-school programs are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply. http://teensciencecafe.org/

The ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls challenges participants in 6th-8th grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. Judges will select semifinalists, finalists, and national winners. All finalists will receive a fully paid trip to DC for our national gala, the ultimate celebration of girls in computing, in June of 2017 during which they will participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, tour tech companies, participate in a formal awards ceremony, and showcase their projects to the public. Registration for the 2017 ProjectCSGIRLS competition closes February 15th, 2017. The deadline to submit projects is April 15th, 2017. Mentors will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis so if students would like to request a mentor, they should register early! http://www.projectcsgirls.com

Interested in becoming a PBL Certified Teacher/Facilitator?
Experience in the utilization of PBL is being recognized by an increasing number of school leaders as a valued experience for educators, and the PBL certification demonstrates that a high level of quality and success has been achieved.

The mission of the Magnify Learning Educator PBL certification is:

- to establish standards and systems for certifying accomplished PBL educators
- to provide support and networks for PBL educators
- to engage PBL certified teachers and leaders in on-going professional development

Learn more about PBL Certification and begin your PBL certification process today here: http://magnifylearningin.org/pbl-educator-certification/

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 www.afterschoolstemhub.org 

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.

COLLEGE and CAREER READINESS RESOURCES
Scholar Success Program (SSP)
Beginning with the Class of 2017, Scholars are required to complete the Scholar Success Program (SSP) activities each year in order to maintain scholarship eligibility. Scholars must log in to ScholarTrack to track their progress. Enrolled Scholars must first register for a ScholarTrack account before they are able to access their ScholarTrack portal. To check the progress of Scholars at your school, select the Scholar Data tab on our website to track and monitor progress www.Scholars.IN.gov 

Indiana Youth Institute's NEW College and Career Success Mentoring Toolkit
The FREE Toolkit offers a complete plan for your program, whether you already focus on postsecondary readiness or you're looking to include it. The Toolkit has an appendix that's full of sample forms, links to program resources and a program assessment tool! Download your copy today!

New 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. http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/2520.htm

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.
http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr

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. http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/2378.htm
   
Indiana Youth Institute's Trip to College Alerts program provides students, parents and youth-serving professionals with the most up-to-date information about preparing for college. Subscribers to this FREE service receive three to four texts per month with reminders about deadlines for tests, applications and financial aid, tips to prepare for college and encouragement to stay on track with postsecondary goals. To sign up, text grad + the student's graduation year (ie: "grad2015") to 69979.
CONFERENCES AND TRAININGS
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.

INDIANA
 
2017  Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning - April 10-11
Registration now open! 
Hosted by the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Afterschool Network at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
Our sixth annual conference features two days of exciting workshops and events hosted by the Indiana Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education. More than 750 youth programs, educators and community partners come together to connect, learn new ideas, and access valuable resources for Indiana's K-12 youth. The 2017 Summit includes a special focus on building school partnerships and linkages.
Early Bird Rate: $75
Regular Rate after January 15: $95
More info: http://www.cvent.com/d/cvqmpx  

Becoming a Competent Conflict Leader Workshop
March 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Purdue Extension, Indianapolis, IN
Conflict is inevitable for leaders, and it exists at the root of some of their best ideas and the core of many of their worst failures. Conflict is bound to occur in the workplace, so it is wise to equip yourself with the skills to deal with it.  Attend the Becoming a Competent Conflict Leader Workshop and learn how to balance and engage to build positive relationships. This is a FREE public seminar, but you must reserve your seat. Register here.

Minecraft Hour of Code - Microsoft Store Indianapolis
Join us for this free, 90-minute workshop. Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You'll use fun, interactive coding to learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all your own. Workshop designed for ages 8 and older.  Please bring a set of headphones or earbuds. Contact ayanac@microsoft.com to schedule a private event. More info on this and other workshops HERE.

Advocacy and fundraising is AFP Education luncheon on March 15 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at The Willows on Westfield (6729 Westfield Blvd.). Both activities involve building relationships, sharing a story and making an ask, however, there is a clear line between activities NPOs are legally allowed to do. It's important to know the difference. Cost $30 members; $60 non-members. To register: click here.

WEBINAR: Fear Itself: Helping Kids Manage and Overcome Anxiety
March 15 1-2:30 PM
Anxiety is all about young persons' futures. Therefore, their ability to manage it is critical to their long-term achievement. Effective anxiety management fosters personal efficacy and develops grit, both essential to life and career success. This webinar will offer attendees a workable definition of anxiety as well as approaches and techniques to help youth manage and overcome their own personal form of anxiety. Join IYI and Dennis Bumgarner, ACSW, LCSE, LISW, for an insightful presentation about helping young people. Register now https://www.iyi.org/professional-development/webinars/ 

Drug Free Marion County will be hosting a training on the prevention curricula Too Good For Drugs and Violence by the Mendez Foundation.
This evidence based prevention program has both school and afterschool based activities to teach students K-12 about the risks associated with substance use and protective skills. They will host a half day (10:00am-2:00pm) training for each grade level- Elementary, Middle and High School.
Training dates are as follows:
· Tuesday March 14th at Marion County Health Dept. First Floor Conf. Room. 10:00-2:00pm 3901 N. Rural St. Elementary
· Friday March 17th at 38th Street Library 5420 E. 38th St. 46218 from 10:00am-2:00pm Middle School

 Contact Nancy Beals for more information nbeals@drugfreemc.org

Indianapolis Zoo Professional Development for Educators
Family Nature Club (All ages) March 18, 2017 * 9am-noon * Cost: $10
Wildlife Science (Third-Eighth grade) April 22 * 9am-3pm
2017 Conservation Educator Academy June 19-22 * 8:30am to 4:30pm
Learn More HERE.

WEBINAR: Our Brains on Race: Insights from Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Stereotype Threat
March 22 1-2:30 PM
Identity differences such as race, ethnicity and gender can present challenges to serving youth, even among youth-serving practitioners who strive for equity. This webinar will focus on methods to overcome these obstacles by exploring key concepts from the mind sciences: implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat. Participants will take away evidence-based strategies to override these unconscious phenomena and improve their own work with youth. Register now https://www.iyi.org/professional-development/webinars/

Race for Resources
Through an interactive "speed-networking" process, attendees will learn about 20 organizations that offer programs and services which address issues that families and children encounter such as mental health, youth and family violence prevention, substance use, and homelessness. Spending just a short amount of time at each exhibit table, attendees will learn key information that will allow them to better coordinate services and pursue collaborations.

When: April 25th, 2017; 9am-noon (registration at 8:30am)
Where: Ivy Tech Conference Center Ballroom
2820 North Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Indiana Youth Institute's College and Career Conference (CCC)
June 20-21, 2017 at the Indianapolis Marriott North
This conference is a key source for relevant, timely information about education and workforce development in Indiana. Over two days, educators, counselors and youth workers can explore a wide range of readiness needs and options for students. CCC covers postsecondary pathways from four-year colleges to apprenticeship programs. Join other professionals who believe that all kids, all options and all futures are important for Indiana's success.
View keynote speakers, preview workshop topics and register online at: www.iyi.org/ccc

Indiana Suicide Prevention Conference
August 4 @ University of Southern Indiana in Evansville with a Pre-conference scheduled for August 3 (A Training for Trainers session on Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (C.A.L.M.) Registration $50. More information coming soon.

Stewards of Children
As part of the Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) Initiative, Children's Bureau Neighborhood Alliance for Child Safety (NACS) is the proud facilitator of the national child sexual abuse prevention training program Stewards of Children in Marion County. This national award winning program is a prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. To learn about the days & times we are hosting this FREE program, please visit: www.childrensbureau.org/stewardsofchildren

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) training team provides a variety of in-person and online trainings for anyone who would like to gain more expertise on a topic. While these events are often promoted through the IPRC listserv and the event calendar, the training portal is where all the information and registration for these trainings can be located. Several free and interactive online courses are part of this training portal and contain hour-long, self-paced modules for alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, tobacco, motivational interviewing, and many more! Most of the trainings that are offered provide continued education units and certificates for completion. For more information on our training resources or to request our training catalog, visit http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/training/  or email iprctrng@indiana.edu.

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. http://www.icadvinc.org/training/training-dates/

Camptown First Aid Training
You can gain the skills and confidence to act in an emergency.  Every year millions of people learn how to help their families, co-workers and neighbors with courses in First Aid, CPR, and AED.  Whether you choose the basic Heart Saver program which includes First Aid, CPR, & AED for Adult, Child, & Infant or you need the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Workers Camptown can meet your training needs.  Camptown offers deeply discounted First Aid & CPR training for schools, churches, camps and other, not for profit organizations.  For more information, please contact us at info@camptown.net

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: http://www.iyi.org/

        
NATIONAL

2017 National Afterschool Association Convention - March 19-22, Dallas, TX
Registration is open for NAA's Annual Convention "Rising to the Challenge" Join us for the afterschool field's premier learning, networking and professional development event.
http://naaweb.org/convention 

Family and Community Engagement in Addressing Childhood Trauma Webinar- March 22, 2017 2:00-3:00 PM, EST
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), one of out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. (See NCTSN resources here: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/audiences/school-personnel) Increasingly, meaningful engagement of parents, families and community partners is one of the strategies used to help reduce the impact of trauma on children. The currently divisive political climate, characterized by openly racist and anti-immigrant attacks, adds another layer of complexity to the issue. Now more than ever, it's important that educators, parents & families, community partners and other public/private agency staff recognize trauma and are able to successfully accommodate and respond to traumatized students in their classroom settings, and know where to access supports and professionals when necessary.

As a follow up to the Coalition's Addressing Trauma in Community Schools webinar last year (recording available here: https://concerted.adobeconnect.com/p6cou83t5cv/) , this webinar will dive deeper into how schools and community partners can engage and work with families to address childhood trauma.

Register here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1622013128621489411

Call for Proposals are now open for the Summer Changes Everything™ National Conference on Summer Learning and Afterschool in Phoenix, Arizona, October 23-25, 2017.

Share your expertise, best practices and stories of success with leading thinkers in the field and join us for an experience designed to empower, energize and celebrate the power of summer and afterschool in shaping brighter futures for all young people.

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is especially interested in proposals that fall into one of the following conference program strands:
- Program Planning
- Effective Learning Approaches
- Systems Building
- Policy & Advocacy

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.
http://www.summerlearning.org/national-conference/#RFP

Best of Out Of School Time Conference- Palm Springs, CA
The BOOST Collaborative is a unique purpose-driven company committed to creating opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual, extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.
April 18 - 24, 2017   http://www.boostconference.org 

2017 National Family and Community Engagement Conference
June 22-24, 2017 at the Hilton Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, California. Under the theme: Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices, the 2017 conference supports all who strive for excellence in family-school-community partnerships. Participants will access 4 major plenaries presenting leadership perspectives from a multitude of backgrounds, including the high-impact work taking place locally in the Bay Area. Over 90 workshops will share evidence-based program practice and inspire discussion about the most important themes across Family and Community Engagement. More info HERE.

2017 QRIS National Meeting- June 27-29, Dallas, TX
At this meeting, you will learn the latest research, effective practices, innovations and big ideas in the development, implementation and revision of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) and approaches to enhancing the quality of early care and education at the local, regional and state levels. The structure of the meeting is designed to foster cross-state discussion and informative peer exchange.
http://buildqrisreg.org/conference-information/ 


Save the Date: Beyond School Hours (BSH) XXI
Mark your calendars for BSH XXI on February 21-24, 2018 at Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL!

Stay tuned for future announcements at the conference website: www.BeyondSchoolHours.org. 
AFTERSCHOOL RESOURCES

Journey Through the Body is a NEW creative and playful body-centered curriculum written by Esther Arends and developed for children between four and eight years of age. It promotes three important foundational building blocks: body awareness, self-awareness and self-worth. Through the power of mindfulness, movement, dance, yoga and art children explore their whole body and learn to listen and interpret its signals.

Come hear her presentation at the National Afterschool Association conference!  Or attend the first Journey Through the Body Training on August 4-6 to become a certified Journey Through the Body teacher at Soma Ranch, Montgomery, Texas. To register and for more information: www.journeythroughthebody.com

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has been offering curriculum based programming that aligns with state standards to school groups at our museum for years. We have expanded our offerings-in that now we have the ability to do all of our programming on site and off site. In the last couple of years we have provided after school programming for AYS and YMCA. We realize that in the after school construct-it is a multi grade/age session. We have adjusted our programming to reflect and serve a wide audience.
The following is a link to the education programs that we offer.
We have found "Coming to America", "Settlers and Surveyors", and "A Pledge is a Promise" to be very popular with after school providers.

If you are interested in scheduling a date and time for your school contact me: Roger Hardig-VP of Education. 317-631-2717 or rhardig@bhpsite.org

http://www.bhpsite.org/visit/student-tours/school-programs

Registration Now Open for the Indy Parks Summer Food Program

Indy Parks will provide:
· Free breakfast (30 or more) and either lunch or supper for all children 18 and under
· Daily delivery of meals to the program site
· Free training on proper food safety, handling and documenting procedures
· Resource binder of all paperwork to be completed
· A Program Monitor to assist you in having a successful program

The Indiana Department of Education is committed to serving healthy, nutritious meals to as many children as possible this summer through the One More Serve More Challenge. To meet this commitment Indy Parks is encouraging each site to add:
· 1 more meal - Include an additional meal to your already planned meal service
· 1 week - Extend your program by one more week at your current site(s)

Please complete the attached site information sheet for each participating location and return by email, fax or US mail. If meals will be served in a school facility, please provide some type of documentation (letter or email) that you have approval to bring in meals from an outside vendor.

INDY PARKS SUMMER FOOD TEAM
317-327-PARK (327-7275)
IndyParksCS@indy.gov

13th Annual The Power of Children Awards: Making a Difference Grades 6-11 - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 2017 Call for Entries

The Children's Museum recognizes youths that make significant contributions and create important projects to benefit others. The Power of Children Awards (POCA) were created in 2005 to align with the mission of The Children's Museum. The awards were inspired by the museum's influential permanent exhibit, The Power of Children: Making a Difference, which features three extraordinary children who touched the world in unique ways: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White. Find out how to nominate a young person here. The deadline for entries is March 19, 2017. https://www.childrensmuseum.org/about/power-children-awards/how-apply

New Guides Available
Jump IN for Healthy Kids has released a robust series of guides to help central Indiana employers create healthy workplaces that encourage smart nutrition and physical activity choices. Visit the new Healthy Workplaces section of our website for an array of tools and download our general overview guide, 3 Steps to a Healthy Workplace, to learn how innovative companies are increasing healthy eating, encouraging physical activity, and promoting healthy habits at the office. http://www.jumpinforhealthykids.org/healthy-workplaces-guides 

Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Have you ever wondered if your program made a long-term difference? Have you ever waited until the end of your grant to do an evaluation? Do you struggle with how to report your evaluation findings? The IPRC's evaluation team can design a comprehensive evaluation plan for your program or grant. We can create data collection tools, construct a step-by-step data collection plan, provide onsite consultation, and craft evaluation reports with analysis and interpretation. For more information on what the evaluation team offers, please contact Dr. Jeanie Alter at rjalter@indiana.edu.

SmileConnect.org is an online platform available to afterschool programs in Indiana that allows programs to receive dental resources and preventive services onsite free-of-charge for their students. SmileConnectSM  works to connect children in need of dental resources with those available to help by utilizing local volunteer dental providers and distributing oral health kits donated by our partners. Programs can get connected with these resources at any time by visiting www.SmileConnect.org and creating a request. Feel free to contact Allison Bohlen, SmileConnectSM Program Lead, with any questions at Allison.Bohlen@Altarum.org or (734) 302-4618.

Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN) Nature Play Days
From June 10th to 18th, ICAN is encouraging groups across the state to make a special effort to get kids outside by holding a Nature Play Day event. These events can be anything from broad partnership, multi-day community events to a simple guided hike, loose parts play, or a meet-up at a playground. Large or small, free play or department led, the goal of Nature Play Days is to get kids outside and remind families that nature play is important and can happen close to home. Learn more on hosting or attending an event: www.IndianaChildrenAndNature.org

On Wings & Whimsy: Finding the Extraordinary Within the Ordinary, by Erika Petrelli of The Leadership Program, is now available for sale at Amazon.  Part storytelling, part personal discovery, this interactive journal takes readers on an introspective journey, as they find what they can Awaken, Unfold, Illuminate, Ignite, and Howl about in their lives. A deeply personal experience of discovery, this book will get your mind going, your heart glowing, and fill you with you wings of inspiration and the whimsy of laughter. As a youth worker, this book is designed to re-fill your bucket so that you approach your work with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.  If you're interested in purchasing one, you can find them here:     https://www.amazon.com/dp/1941916104/#

MyFreeTaxes
Tax filing season for 2016 returns will kick off on January 23 with an April 18 filing deadline. The Indiana Association of United Ways encourages you to help the people you know and work with file their taxes for free. If a single or married couple has income less than $64,000 then they may be able to file for free through MyFreeTaxes.com. More than 70% of Hoosiers qualify to use this free, safe and secure online service. For taxpayers with income above $64,000, they may still file through MyFreeTaxes for a fee competitive with other online tax preparation software. Find more info at www.myfreetaxes.com

Matific takes a unique approach to teaching K to 6 math using hands-on and interactive mini-games, called episodes. These immersive bite-sized apps for tablets and personal computers are based on a modular and progressive spiral learning system.  We're excited to be part of the Innovation Alley at the 2017 Indiana Summit.  For a free 30-day Matific trial, click here and register:  www.matific.com.  To schedule a free webinar to learn how Matific can be customized to serve your program, click here to request a webinar demo:   http://meetme.so/SeanTiernan

Dekko Foundation Child Development Resources
Resources about how children grow and learn.  The Dekko Foundation encourages grantseekers, parents and anyone who interacts with children and young people to read and use these timeless resources. http://www.dekkofoundation.org 

2016 Indiana Self-Sufficiency Standard Calculator
The Self-Sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed for a family of a certain composition in a given place to adequately meet their basic needs - without public or private assistance. The Standard makes it possible to determine if families' incomes are enough to meet basic needs.
http://www.indianaselfsufficiencystandard.org

The Indiana State Museum is proud to offer free museum admission to groups of 10 or more K-12 students visiting from 21st Century Community Learning Centers during school breaks. ISM can help K-12 students meet Indiana Academic Standards in physical science, earth science, life science and STEM-related standards. Research shows that encounters with original artifacts, performances, and hands-on activities, all available at the Indiana State Museum, reach children who do not respond well to traditional teaching methods. Research further demonstrates that children who visit museums have higher achievement in math, reading and science. Please contact Sarah Rapp-Johnson at SRappjohnson@indianamuseum.org for more information, or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ISM21stCentury to register for a free field trip.

NCASE Resource Library
New, rich resource to stay informed and support your efforts to increase access and improve program quality. The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.
https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/ncase-resource-library

McCoy's Youth Activity Directory This new edition of the directory is a listing of over 600 programs and activities for youth of all ages in the Indianapolis metro area. It's available as a printed booklet, a PDF and a free mobile app. http://mccoyouth.org/youth-activity-directory.html 

Accessible High-speed Internet- Connect2Compete (C2C) is a national not for profit initiative through Brighthouse, aimed at bringing students and families nationwide online by providing $9.95/month high-speed Internet, low-cost computers and free digital literacy training. Visit www.EveryoneOn.org  for more information or to sign up. INTERNET ESSENTIALS, is a Comcast program designed to expand broadband adoption among low-income American households with at least one child eligible to receive free or reduced price school lunches. To learn more or to apply, please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855­-846­-8376) or visit InternetEssentials.com  

The Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN)
Website featuring a wide range of resources to help communities build integrated child care systems that enable parents to work and promote the health and development of children.
https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections provides a continually updated, free, and easily searchable collection of research on child care and early education for researchers and policymakers. The Web site, www.researchconnections.org , provides access to more than 25,000 resources, including original scholarly research, government reports, factsheets and briefs, data sets, and instruments.

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 www.AskRose.org

Resource available Students Stumped by Studies - Thanks to an innovative Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student, there's now The AskRose app, which links Indiana middle and high-school students with free homework math and science assistance. The app is available at the iTunes App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/askrose/id560503334?mt=8

2-1-1 is now 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 http://www.charitableadvisors.com/subscribe.html

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Freetown Village, Inc. 2017 SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR
Freetown Village is looking for a few people to join their camp family! Adult candidates must be enthusiastic, creative, and have a genuine interest in the development of children. Freetown Village, Inc., is a living history museum. Since 1990, our summer camp outreach program has impacted the lives of over 5,000 children. We seek dynamic and talented individuals with a passion for children and for learning. Our curriculum has been designed to incorporate the Indiana State Standards. Each week, children ages 5 - 14 (K-8th) participate in a series of cultural, social, and community awareness activities. From practical, hands-on history projects, team building exercises, and field trips, children will develop a greater sense of community and personal responsibility. Click HERE for full description of role and qualifications.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:   Bauer Family Resources - Youth Services Supervisor to oversee the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. 
The Youth Services Supervisor plans, implements, hires, supervises, and evaluates all staff, program, and activities of Youth Services. He or she is responsible for the data and outcome reporting for all youth programs. He or she provides professional development training for staff and is responsible for ensuring program model fidelity, including compliance with the Indiana Afterschool standards. Must be 21 years of age, have a Bachelor's degree in sociology, human services, education, psychology, or other related field. 2-3 years of previous related experience is required and 1-2 years of previous supervisory experience preferred. www.bauerfamilyresources.org 

ongoingGRANTSAFTER SCHOOL FUNDING- 
ONGOING/ ROLLING DEADLINES

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:  http://www.duke-energy.com/community/foundation.asp

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.   http://www.honda.com/about?id=honda_foundations

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.
http://b.hpb.com/book-donations-request-form/ 

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. https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/funding/general-information

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. http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
 
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.  http://www.safewayfoundation.org/get-funded/what-we-fund.html

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.

Grant Opportunities: Voices for Healthy Kids 
Both opportunities have rolling deadlines and the amount varies. More info  HERE.  
Strategic Campaign Funds: (Open RFA grant opportunity) aim to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be 1 year or less. Awards can be made up to $90,000. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign goaled to change public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Budgets must include one Campaign Coordinator position and a legal contingency of no less than 5% of the operating budget as well as matching funds on behalf of the applicant.  
Rapid Response grant opportunities: aim to fund short-term, reactive projects expected to be pushing policies for passage in the next three to six months and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. These grants provide strategic and supplemental funding for ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact in the fight against childhood obesity. Rapid Response awards range from $15,000 to $100,000 and project duration is anywhere between two weeks to six months. Funding is for non-lobbying activities only, must include a legal contingency of no less that 5%, and cannot be used for staff salaries.

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.  http://www.dhrossfoundation.org/ 

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.

Signing 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
   
The First Lady's Foundation exists for the purpose of encouraging and supporting Indiana youth and families. Deadline: Rolling (one application per 365-day period) Amount: $500 or $1,000
Marsh Supermarkets believes that giving back to the community is essential for their growth. Their participation carries forward a long tradition and a steadfast commitment to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.  Under $1,000: Six weeks in advance of the event or date needed.$1,000 or more: Six months in advance- preferably by November of the year prior to your event for consideration during annual budget planning.
   http://www.marsh.net/community/marsh-giving/

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.
http://www.searsholdings.com/communityrelations/donate/mmdonations.htm

KeyBank
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. https://www.key.com/about/community/key-foundation-philanthropy-banking.jsp

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. http://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/

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. http://www.childrensobesityfund.org/grantfundraising-faq/

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

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education

Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16. Amount: Varies Deadline: Rolling. 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 http://www.reimanfoundation.org/

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 http://www.letsplay.com/

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. http://www.hearstfdn.org/

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
http://www1.pnc.com/pncfoundation/foundation_overview.html

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:
 http://www.connectamillionminds.com/request-support 
 
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. https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/in_guidelines

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. http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines

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

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 http://www.fordfoundation.org

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
http://www.nokidhungry.org/solution/community-investments 
 
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 http://kaboom.org/

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.  http://in.gov/inrf/educate.html

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
http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/STEMfunding.cfm

STEMfinity STEM Grants Listings: Indiana
http://www.stemfinity.com/stem-grants-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
 
GrantStation.com, 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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