AFTERSCHOOL NEWS AND POLICY INFORMATION
Official 2019 Summit Hotel:
Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
$130/night + taxes (Free Wi-Fi)
President Trump's 2020 Budget Proposal Calls for Elimination of Afterschool Funds
President Trump's budget calls for eliminating federal funding for local afterschool and summer programs. If the funding is not maintained, nearly two million children and families nationwide would be left without reliable afterschool choices. It's now up to us to tell Congress to reject the administration's proposal, as they did in a bipartisan manner in the fiscal year 2019 omnibus bill that passed in September 2018.
More than 19 million families want and need more afterschool and summer learning opportunities. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. Closing 10,000+ afterschool programs will hurt families and children in every part of the country.
You can make a difference: call on Congress to protect funding for afterschool and summer learning programs. Lean more
Participate in New Research on STEAM in Out-of-School Time
Are you an out-of-school time educator? The Innovation Collaborative is conducting a national study that will help outline effective practices for sciences, technology, engineering, arts/humanities, and math (STEAM). The first national study of its kind, your participation could help determine what constitute an effective STEAM program in a broad range of out-of-school settings and provide the foundational research base for the out-of-school STEAM movement. Learn more about contributing here.
Community Action Campaign Seeks Stories of Courage
We all need to be reminded of our own importance in the world and the difference we can make through courageous deeds. The
1000 Acts of Courage
campaign intends to give voice to these stories - to help people recall actions they have taken, and to share their courage actions that have interrupted discrimination against girls and women.
Courage looks different on everyone. Whether big or small, each act of courage in service of women's empowerment makes an impact. Learn more about sharing your story
Afterschool Approaches That Meet the ESSA Evidence Standards
A recent report found more than 60 afterschool programs with evidence of effectiveness strong enough to meet the standards of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The study reviewed major research on afterschool programs that spanned grades K-12 from 2000 on. The resulting evidence showed positive outcomes in a variety of areas, from math to reading to SEL and more. Read more about this research
Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings
Evansville Afterschool Committee
Friday, March 15 | 10:30 AM CT
St Vincent Medical Arts Building
#700 Bellemeade Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
Marion County OST
Tuesday, March 19 | 12:00 PM EST
East 38th Street Library
5420 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Greater THAN (Terra Haute Afterschool Network)
Wednesday, March 20 | 11:00 AM EST
Terra Haute Children's Museum
727 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is offering funding of up to $500 to design and implement a creative program for your school or library. Public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs are encouraged to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2019. Learn more here.
Funding Opportunity for Young Change-Makers - Power of Youth Challenge
The Power of Youth Challenge is accepting applications from young people with ideas for local service projects. Each team that registers will receive a mini-grant of up to $250 to support their project, along with coaching and support as they develop and execute their project plan. Teams that complete their projects will be eligible to apply for an accelerator grant of up to $5,000 to grow their project the next year. Open to all you ages 13 - 18.
Deadline: March 31, 2019. Learn more here.
Up to $15,000 for Nonprofits Working on Music, Education, and Community Organizing
The Sparkplug Foundation funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. Their particular focus is on "the development of democratic movements and communities, especially those that work on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy." Deadlines are April 9 for preliminary questions, April 13 for letters of intent, and May 3 for completed applications. Learn more here.
Give Back Scholarship
The law office of Doehrman Buba is accepting applications for the 2019 Give Back Scholarship. The scholarship is geared toward students who spend time volunteering and go above and beyond for their community. The scholarship is $3,000 ($2,500 will go toward the student's tuition and $500 will go to a non-profit organization where the student volunteered their time). The deadline to apply is May 31. Learn more here.
The Clif Bar Family Foundation
The Clif Bar Family Foundation seeks to provide small grants for non-profit organizations, including afterschool programs that work on environmental stewardship, youth outdoor physical activity, and service to the community. These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. The next deadline for applications is June 1. Learn more here.
Grants for Automotive Repair Programs
The RPM Foundation supports programs committed to hands-on education and teaching young people the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain cars, motorcycles, and boats.
Deadline: 2019 deadlines TBA. Learn more here.
Save-A-Lot Food Stores
Save-A-Lot supports organizations whose primary mission addresses the following focus areas:
- Health, wellness, and nutrition education, especially organizations promoting nutrition education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet.
- Environmental stewardship: Programs that promote environmental stewardship, especially related to using energy more efficiently and reducing waste.
- Hunger relief: Comprehensive hunger relief organizations and non-profit food distribution centers. The majority of funding is allocated to area food banks in conjunction with store openings.
Deadline: Ongoing. Learn more
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
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Indiana OST Academy UPDATES: We've now optimized our curriculum by breaking the content into easily-digestible topics perfect for always-on-the-go staff, like you.
36 courses are now 54 shorter courses. Our new mobile-first delivery platform means courses work beautifully on every desktop, laptop, and handheld device, which means you can learn wherever and whenever it's convenient for you!
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The Indiana Afterschool Network helps promote and strengthen program quality in out-of-school learning across Indiana.
3 EASY WAYS TO GET STARTED!
Indiana's Top Ten Quality Standards for OST as a pathway to quality improvement.
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
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
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM) FUNDING AND RESOURCES
Enter to win the STEMfinity March Giveaway
STEMfinity - a one-stop STEM shop with 10,000+ educational resources from over 120 different STEM brands - is currently accepting applications for their March 2019 giveaway. Prizes include afterschool STEM prize bundles and gift certificates up to $500. Deadline is March 31. Learn more
The Indianapolis Zoo
has resources to help you connect your students to the world around them. For example, our Conservation Hero Profiles could be used as a reading assignment that will aid students in learning about people who are working to save wildlife around the world. Perhaps you are planning a PBL project connected to conservation locally or globally, we have a variety of resources to get you started. If you want to bring materials into the classroom, try one of our Educator Kits. Kits contain a variety of materials from books and activities to realistic replicates for scientific study.
Girls Who Code and Indiana Department of Education
New partnership brings FREE computer science opportunities to elementary, middle and high school girls across Indiana. Girls Who Code Clubs are free afterschool programs with supportive peers and role models.
Learn more here.
Science Buddies STEM Resources
Active since 2001, Science buddies is a K-12 nonprofit on a mission to build STEM literacy for students from all walks of life. They have developed a unique library of quality STEM resources that are free for students, parents, and teachers. These resources include lesson plans aligned with common standards, hands-on activities, STEM career profiles, over 1,000 project ideas, and more. Learn more about their resources here.
Afterschool Tech Toolkit
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) and Google announced a new support for your STEM work! This free resource includes a series of modules, webinars and hands-on training that will help you plan and prepare to integrate technology into your program. The toolkit will give you a strong foundation so you can provide students with powerful access to technology outside of classroom hours. Start learning now! Visit
and click on the first module "Get Started with Technology."
The Afterschool STEM Hub
is a collaboration among out-of-school-time program leaders and stakeholders to provide coordinated messaging and communications that impact advocacy and policy and help ensure the important place of informal, afterschool and summer programs in the STEM learning ecosystem. It is led by the Afterschool Alliance and generously supported by STEM Next, an initiative launched by the Noyce Foundation. NAA is a member of the Hub. For more information on this initiative (including the list of participating organizations) please visit
Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding
Indiana Department of Education STEM School Certification Program
Click here for details on the process to earn the IDOE designation of a STEM School. Note that, to be certified as an IDOE STEM school, a school must offer an afterschool program in STEM.
Connect & collaborate with STEM programs through The Connectory!
With the launch of The Connectory, it's easier than ever for kids to connect with STEM programs and opportunities, and for STEM practitioners to collaborate, develop partnerships, and share resources. This free online collaboration tool gives STEM program providers a chance to find partners based on interests as well as a platform to showcase STEM opportunities to families. Families, in turn, have a free, go-to resource to connect the children in their lives to STEM learning opportunities in their community.
COLLEGE and CAREER READINESS RESOURCES
Cash for College
December officially kicked off Learn More Indiana's Cash for College campaign. From December to March Cash for College is here to help students and families plan for and understand the costs of college. Find Cash for College resources, such as school announcements, FAFSA resources and classroom materials for students of all ages at www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/classroom-materials
The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now live beginning Monday, October 1. In order to secure state aid eligibility for the 2019-2020 academic year students must submit the FAFSA by the state deadline of April 15, 2019. The form can be accessed by visiting fafsa.ed.gov. Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website.
21st Century Scholars Enrollment
The 21st Century Scholar application for the 2018-2019 school year is open. The program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, dependent upon financial need. More info HERE.
INvestEd is a team of experts who travel the entire state of Indiana sharing resources and information about the college planning and financial aid process. They provide FREE help that includes group presentations at schools, meeting with families, and useful resources on their website. INvestEd can help your students and families with any of their college planning and funding questions. Connecting with them is easy! Call 317-715-9007 or email them at Outreach@INvestEdIndiana.org.
Indiana Department of Education Office of College and Career Readiness
This site will provide you with helpful information regarding the new Indiana Academic Standards, as well as information about content subject areas, Career and Technical Education, STEM and eLearning. What does it mean to be college and career ready? In Indiana, this is defined as an individual who has the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in post-secondary education and economically viable career opportunities.
The Commission for Higher Education's Outreach Staff are looking to connect with community leaders, volunteers, community-based organizations, college partners and school leaders to trainings and support on enrolling students into the 21st Century Scholars Program, guiding Scholars in the Scholar Success Program requirements and utilizing Learn More Indiana's resources around college planning and career success. To learn more about training and partnership opportunities within your community, please contact your Regional Outreach Coordinator.
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
Implicit Bias: What's Hidden Within
March 16 | Peace Learning Center
Implicit bias is something we all have. This workshop examines what it is, how it differs from overt bias, how to recognize our own, and how we move past bias through action. Join for a day of self-exploration and self-reflection in a safe, encouraging space. Registration is $35. Learn more
Every Child Symposium
March 16 | Indianapolis, IN
Child Advocates is partnering with Hands of Hope, The Villages, and Eastern Star to provide a one-day symposium on behalf of children and families affected by foster care. Child Advocates' staff members and several other influential people in the child welfare system will speak at the conference. Learn more
Restorative Practices Level 2 Workshop
March 19 | Indianapolis, IN
Restorative Practices Level 2 Training opens the conversation for attendees to discuss and improve upon their work in restoring communities that have undergone destructive harm. Attendees will gain clarity and confidence to take on restorative circles and conferencing. The training will walk through real life examples and role-playing opportunities for attendees to solidify their learning, shift their skills in proactive restorative basics to be able to facilitate challenging and difficult conversations that create lasting change by repairing broken relationships. $35. Learn more
Summer Learning Toolkit Webinar
A Deeper Dive: Keys to Staffing & Professional Development
March 28, | 1-2:00 PM (ET)
In this second webinar, participants take a closer look at staffing and professional development to examine how to hire and train the best possible staff that suits the specific climate, culture, and goals of your summer program. Learn more
Hoosier Leadership Workshop
March 29-31, 2019 | Trafalger, IN
HLW is a weekend program teaching inclusive leadership development and personal growth through experiential learning and recreation for professionals and amateurs. The weekend is organized to demonstrate how a multi-generational group comes together to work on team activities through fun interactive games, classes, and evening and campfire programs. Instructors for 2019 include Chris Cavert (fundoing.com), Sam Bartlett (stuntology.com). This year's workshop is March 29th-31st in Trafalger Indiana, you can find more details and register at
Indianapolis Systems Thinking Forum
March 29-30 | Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Systems Thinking Forum is a unique opportunity to come together to learn and share experiences using systems thinking in districts, schools, classrooms, businesses, communities, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to grow their systems thinking capacity and make valuable connections to many other systems in the region with the shared goal of fostering an environment that promotes success for young people and adults. Deadline for registering is March 21. Learn more
April 10-11 | Schererville, IN
National leaders in health care, public health and child development have identified adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our country today. This April, Northwest Indiana Community Action will host the two-day Reimagine Conference at the Patrician Banquet Center in Schererville, Ind. The conference is designed to engage and educate multiple sectors in the community about ACEs and their long-term impacts on children. Learn more
The Second Annual Teach to Lead Summit Coming in June
June 13-14 | Eiteljorg Museum
"STEM Focus" is the theme of the second annual Teach to Lead Summit scheduled for June 13-14, 2019 at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Applications for the summit will be released in January 2019, and your team can prepare now by identifying potential teacher-led solutions to local STEM needs. Visit the IDOE Teach to Lead webpage to view a video of last year's summit and to find more information regarding the summit. https://www.doe.in.gov/teachtolead
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
for more information. Click
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. http://www.icadvinc.org/training/training-dates/
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
Social Emotional Resilience 2.0: When Stress Becomes Toxic - Helping Youth Overcome the Impact of Trauma
More info and registration
National Afterschool Association Annual Conference
March 15 - 18, 2019
Hilton Midtown, New York City
Registration for the 2019 NAA Annual Convention is now open! Join 2,000 members of our community for 4 days of networking, learning and inspiration! You'll enjoy special events, educational sessions, daily keynotes and an interactive Learning Expo-all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and leaders of afterschool.
2019 BOOST Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2019, Palm Springs, CA
BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose-driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out-of-school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training. Join thousands of educators at their 2019 conference in sunny Palm Springs for three days of learning, networking, and inspiration. Learn more
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
- Thursday, March 28: Innovation to Expand Access to Summer Meals in Hard-to-Reach Communities
- Thursday, April 11: Core Summer Meals Strategies to Overcome Transportation Barriers
- Thursday, May 23: Get the Word Out! Ideas and Resources to Promote Your Program and Measure Progress
- Thursday, June 13: Engage Community Leaders to Strengthen Your Program
The National Afterschool Association Expert Hub is now live!
This new service will help afterschool and expanded learning programs connect with vetted experts for projects and training programs. NAA member organizations can use the NAA Expert Hub to find experts at no cost. Learn more
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. IndyArtsEd.org was developed through a partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and the local arts community. It is a resource for finding field trips, workshops, and fun, engaging activities for all students (PreK - 12). Teachers can search by subject, organization, grade level, and artistic discipline, including visual arts, music, literature, dance, theatre, and history/heritage. IndyArtsEd also identifies the specific Indiana Department of Education standards each program meets. Learn more here.
The Wallace Foundation's Summer Learning Toolkit
During the summer, low-income students lose ground compared to their wealthier peers. But summer can also be a time to help level the playing field through high-quality learning that research shows produces measurable benefits in educational, social, and emotional learning. With more than 50, evidence-based tools and resources, the Summer Learning Toolkit helps educators deliver programs that make a real difference. Learn more here.
Make Your Summer Program Shine
During the summer months, afterschool professionals and programs continue to play a critical role in keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy. That's why we're pleased to help share the Summer to Discover 2019 guide. It's full of resources, top product picks and discounts from NAA Advocate members and valued partners that will make your program shine. Read the guide here.
VOICE - Promoting a Healthier Indiana
VOICE is a statewide youth empowerment brand, whose initiative is to engage, educate, and empower teens to celebrate a tobacco free lifestyle. VOICE develops initiatives and resources for teens interested in advocacy, community service, health, and/or leadership opportunities. VOICE branded materials are available at no cost to organizations or individuals interested in helping to create a healthier Indiana. Learn more here.
Nonprofit Scholarship Opportunity
Doehrman Buba is offering a total award of $3,000. The Give Back Scholarship is unique in that not only does it help students pay tuition, but a portion of the award ($500) will go directly to the nonprofit organization where the student volunteered his or her time. As a firm that is committed to giving back, Doehrman Buba wants to reward the next generation of students who choose to do the same. The Doehrman Buba Give Back Scholarship 2019 is their way of recognizing those students who go above and beyond for their communities. More information at:
Expanded Collection of Resources Translated into Spanish
NCASE is pleased to share an expanded collection of resources that have been translated into Spanish for wider access. These Spanish language publications are housed in the NCASE Resource Library with the original English language records. This collection includes resources that address important issues in school-age care, such as summer learning, quality improvement, licensing, and funding strategies. The audience for these resources includes state afterschool network leads, summer program providers, and 21st Century Community Learning Center leads.
RESOURCE FOR HOOSIER FAMILIES: Early Learning Indiana and and FSSA have partnered on child care consumer site
, a new, interactive family resource website.
This online hub provides families with guidance in finding high-quality child care, information on child development, ideas for supporting learning at home, and information about statewide services for Indiana families. The information is rooted in evidence-based practice and presents useful tips for putting research to practice as children grow.
Flex your Financial Muscles
Achieving financial fitness isn't all that different from achieving physical fitness. You have to work for it! Learn about exercise options for every budget, how to meal plan like a pro, and maybe create something deliciously healthy. Please use this link to access our new fitness issue:
The Office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson invites you to share our e-magazine with your friends and family. To view previous issues of our e-magazine, visit
Free Online Tutoring & Mentoring
Enroll now! Indiana Kids is offering FREE tutoring, mentoring, and college readiness workshops for students in grades 6-12. Tutoring subjects include math, English, social studies and science. Available online.
Learn more & apply online at:
The Homework Hotline started in 1991 as a toll-free telephone service. Several online features have been added in recent years, and the iPhone app gives students easier access to Rose-Hulman students that are available as hotline tutors from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday during the school year. Supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Homework Hotline provides toll-free math and science tutoring services by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or through the website
2-1-1 is State-Wide in Indiana! All 92 counties with all 6,483,802 Hoosiers now have access to the free 24/7/365 service that helps people find the help they need to obtain safe, affordable housing, food and utilities, mental and physical health care, employment, volunteer opportunities and many other things that can lead to happier, healthier, safer individuals and families in our communities. DIAL 2-1-1 TODAY IF YOU NEED HELP OR IF YOU WANT TO GIVE HELP.
Nonprofit Jobs Board
The Not-for-Profit News jobs database, in partnership with ExactHire, which gives nonprofit employers and workers tools to promote and manage your job searches.
AFTER 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
DuPont Pioneer's giving program focuses on preK-12 education, food security and community betterment. Amount: $5000 Contact your local DuPont Pioneer Representative for more information. More info HERE.
The Duke Energy Foundation
provides philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of its communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact. Learn more:
American Honda Foundation Grants
The American Honda Foundation's funding priorities are STEM education, the environment, job training and literacy. Nonprofits, public school districts, private/public elementary and secondary schools are eligible to apply. Funding deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 each year. The maximum award is $75,000.
Half Price Books
Need books for your classroom or program? Half Price Books will consider requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education.
Advancing Student Achievement
A program of the Actuarial Foundation ASA
grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. MORE HERE. Deadline: Rolling. Amount: up to $5,000
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grants program. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in support of efforts to help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, including those with individualized education plans (IEPs). More info
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.
Accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program, which is designed to help students make their schools greener and healthier by, for example, implementing a recycling program, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing a school garden or outdoor classrooms and integrating these projects into the curriculum.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, and involve at least one community partner. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).
Karma for Cara Foundation
Fuel Up to Play 60
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Supports a wide range of programs that serve vulnerable children including children who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused or malnourished as well as children with limited or no access to education. Grant range: $1,000 - $15,000. Deadline: rolling.
The American Electric Power Foundation considers requests from organizations in communities served by AEP's regional utilities. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching the quality of life in communities through art, music and cultural heritage. Deadline: Rolling Amount: not less than $15,000.
American Family Insurance protects dreams by helping strengthen and support individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. American Family Insurance also sponsors events and activities that build stronger ties with customers through memorable, beneficial experiences. Deadline: rolling Amount: $250-$10,000 Info
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
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.
Deadline: Rolling Amount: up to $5,000
The goal of Sears Holdings is to be part of the community and contribute in ways that enrich the lives of people residing in those areas. By helping to create stronger communities, they enhance the quality of life for customers and associates. Amount varies. Deadline varies.
Beyond traditional banking products and services, Key supports communities through the important work of KeyBank Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1969 and funded by KeyCorp. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare individuals for thriving futures and is advanced through the two funding priorities of thriving students and a thriving workforce. Amount varies.
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Amount varies.
My Macy's District Grants
support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to individual local communities where Macy's stores are located and that fall within the Macy's focus areas-arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS and women's issues. Amount varies.
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.
invests in community projects that make a difference in the Tyson Foods communities where employees live and work. Tyson Foods focuses on hunger relief, health and nutrition, education, community development, and environment and sustainable agriculture. Amount Varies
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)
awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. More
Reiman Foundation Grant
The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas: Health Care, Education, The Arts & Children. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling Award Amount: Vary
Let's Play grants offer ten different grant opportunities for organizations in need of support for youth sports or recess equipment, afterschool programming and playgrounds/outdoor fitness equipment. Amount: varies Deadline: varies
The Hearst Foundation
Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests - culture, education, health and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.
The Kroger Company Foundation's philanthropic objective is to enhance the quality of life in communities with a concentration of Kroger customers and employees. The Foundation exists for the betterment of the people and communities where Kroger operates.
The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development. Amount: Varies
Connect a Million Minds (Time Warner)
Connect A Million Minds supports include after-school STEM programs, mentorship programs that inspire the pursuit of STEM education and careers, STEM-related competitions, visitations to technology companies and labs, and apprenticeship programs.
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Wells Fargo offers grants to assist a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs. Applications are accepted in Indiana on a rolling basis; organizations are encouraged to prepare a proposal using the guidelines and contact their local Wells Fargo location to submit an application
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life. Deadline: Rolling Amount varies
The World We Want Foundation
Offers youth-led service learning grants.
Ford Foundation Educational Grants
The foundation's grantmaking focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Types of grants the foundation makes: General/core support, Project, Planning, Competition, Matching, Recoverable, Individual, Endowment, Foundation-administered project, and Program-related investment. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
Share Our Strength Grants
Share Our Strength offers grants to non-profit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations involved in increasing access to nutrition and anti-hunger advocacy. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
Lumber Liquidators offers in-kind donations for nonprofit organizations in need of new flooring for their facilities.
KaBoom! offers "Let's Play Land Use" playground grants. Deadline: Rolling
Public Welfare Foundation is accepting letters of intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth. Deadline: Rolling More info
The Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs
is pleased to offer field trip grants to Indiana educators and their students. Field trips can engage students in learning about Indiana's fish, forest, wildlife, or natural habitats and their conservation, or about Indiana's history and cultural resources as they relate to Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs.
Half Price Books
will consider book donation requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education.
Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding
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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
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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