INDIANA STATEWIDE
Newsletter October 2016
AFTERSCHOOL NEWS AND POLICY INFORMATION
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT: Blue River Services in the News!
Young cadets learn discipline, respect in after-school program at Medora Community Schools. Blue River Services Inc. 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school program allows students to receive help with homework and gives them an opportunity to join clubs, including the Medora Cadet Corp. Read more in this Seymour Tribune article

Your voice matters! Make Afterschool a Priority in Indiana's Every Student Succeeds Plan (ESSA).
The Indiana Department of Education is putting the state plan together and welcomes your input. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015. It reauthorizes the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was previously reauthorized as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Indiana Department of Education is currently in the process of determining how the requirements of ESSA will translate into state education practice: which state practices will evolve as a result of ESSA, and which will remain the same. Submit public comments via the Feedback button at the website http://www.doe.in.gov/essa/essa-public-comment 
For talking points on how afterschool can be made a priority in ESSA, visit http://www.indianaafterschool.org/news/advocacy-toolkit/ 

Your Vote Matters!
Be sure to learn more about all of your candidates and find your polling place before November 8. All the info you need, including a full list of the candidates on your ballot, here: https://indianavoters.in.gov/ 
Read more on what the presidential candidates are saying about child care, here at the Afterschool Alliance and EdWeek. AND, with so much attention focused on the presidential election, don't forget that individuals are running for school board seats in many of our Hoosier communities. Please check out the candidates to help make informed decisions at the ballot box.

The four categories of changes made to the Child Care and Development Fund
The 2016 Child Care and Development Fund Final Rule was finalized late last month by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), updating regulations to incorporate and clarify changes made through the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary federal funding source devoted to improving the quality of care for all children and to helping low-income families pay for child care. Read more from the Afterschool Alliance.

The State of Indiana has proclaimed THIS THURSDAY "Lights On Afterschool Day!"
Read the full Proclamation HERE. On October 20th, one million Americans will come together at 8,000 events to celebrate the 17th annual Lights On Afterschool, the only nationwide celebration of afterschool programs and their role in the lives of children, families and communities. There is still time to join in to shine a light on the impact your program is making! Host a Lights On Afterschool Celebration!

Last-minute ideas:
  • Decorate printable light bulb art
  • Collect signatures for the Lights On Afterschool petition
  • Head outside to get active with a kickball game or obstacle course
  • Write Letters to the Next President
  • Serve a healthy meal
  • Search for ideas from previous events that were planned in a week or less
If you register a Lights On Afterschool event by Oct. 20, you'll be entered to win 100 books from Scholastic-add them to your program's library, or use them as a fun door prize at your event to keep kids reading at home!
http://afterschoolalliance.org/loaHostEvent.cfm 


Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings

Evansville Afterschool Coalition, October 21 - 11:00 AM CT
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana 222 NW 6th Street, Evansville IN

Afterschool Tippecanoe, October 25 - Noon ET
The Child Care Resource Network, 817 Woodmere Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905

NWI (Now We're Involved) Coalition of Northwest Indiana, October 27 - 10:00 AM CT
Ivy Tech Campus- Valparaiso, 3100 Ivy Tech Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46324
Main Entrance (Slanted Silver Roof building) - Welcome Center
Check in at Receptionist Desk - Room number D-119

Columbus Afterschool Coalition, November 1, 8:00 AM ET
Foundation for Youth, 405 Hope Ave. Columbus, IN 47201

Bloomington Afterschool Coalition, November 11 - 10:00 AM ET
Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington - Lincoln Street Unit (Tentative),
311 South Lincoln Street, Bloomington IN

Greater Terre Haute Afterschool Network (Greater THAN)- November 14, 10:00 AM ET
Terre Haute Children's Museum, 727 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807

NWI (Now We're Involved) Coalition of Northwest Indiana, November 16 - 10:00 AM CT
Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, 2300 173rd Street, Hammond, IN 46323

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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program Request For Proposals (RFP) released by the Indiana Department of Education 
DUE: October 19th. More info available on the 21CCLC website: http://www.doe.in.gov/21stcclc

Lilly Endowment's Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students
The aim of the Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.

All Indiana public school corporations and charter schools are eligible to participate in the Counseling Initiative.

Planning grant proposals must be sent to the Endowment by regular or express mail postmarked no later than Dec. 15, 2016.

Planning grant funds are to be used to determine whether to submit an implementation grant proposal and, if so, for the preparation of such proposal. The planning grant amounts will be based on the enrollment size of each school corporation or charter school as follows: school corporations with student enrollments of 5,000 or more may request up to $50,000; school corporations with student enrollments of less than 5,000 may request up to $30,000; and charter schools may request up to $30,000. The number of enrolled students will be the number enrolled as of Feb. 1, 2016.The Endowment expects to notify applicants about planning grant approvals by Jan. 20, 2017.

Implementation grant proposals must be sent to the Endowment by regular or express mail postmarked no later than May 19, 2017.

Public school corporations and charter schools with enrollments of more than 1,000 students may request up to $100 per student enrolled. Applicants with enrollments of 1,000 or fewer may request up to $100,000, even though the amount exceeds $100 per student. Implementation grants may be used during a grant period beginning Oct. 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021. The number of enrolled students will be the number enrolled as of Feb. 1, 2016. The Endowment expects to notify applicants about implementation grant approvals by Sept. 30, 2017.


+ Get more information and find out how you can partner with Indiana Youth Institute to help your school. IYI's role is to help schools plan, implement, evaluate and sustain innovative school counseling approaches that help students with academic, social and emotional, and college and career challenges:  https://www.iyi.org/comprehensive-counseling-initiative
 
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

Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis, Inc. Founded in 1949, the Kiwanis  https://mhai.net/images/CMH_RFP_2017.pdf Foundation of Indianapolis serves our community through two major avenues: hands-on service projects and charitable giving. Through the generosity of our members both past and present, our Foundation is able to give over $250,000 for scholarships, grants and programs, each year, that directly benefit the youth of central Indiana. Due to Kiwanis Office by November 1, 2016 More info HERE.

The Indy Eleven Foundation grants are available to Indiana organizations, schools and communities across Indiana. Organizations that provide soccer-related sports or recreational opportunities to the youth within their communities are eligible for these grants. The purpose of Indy Eleven Foundation is to make the game of soccer a possibility for youth across Indiana who may not have otherwise been given the chance due to lack of resources. Approved applicants will have the opportunity to receive a grant up to $10,000 to support their efforts. http://indyelevensoccerfoundation.com

Mental Health America of Indiana - seeking proposals reflecting children's mental health projects for anyage from birth to transition age youth. Purpose of funding is to promote the month of May as Children'sMental Health Month and encourage communities to plan an activity during the spring months of 2017. Funding range from $1,000 to $3,000 and are due December 20. Click Here to download the application.  
Mini-Grants up to $2,500 available for Martin Luther King Day or Alternative Day
Serve Indiana is excited to recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
Serve Indiana encourages Day of Service 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 to national service and volunteerism.
Application Deadline: Monday, November 21, 20106 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)
http://www.in.gov/serveindiana/2718.htm

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of program development and program evaluations in education. Currently, the Foundation is particularly focused on the development and evaluation of programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective and sustainable. More info HERE.

Walmart Foundation: Community Grant Program
Through the annual program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to local nonprofit organization within the service area of individual Walmart stores. Grants will be awarded in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities. Due December 31st. http://giving.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving 


       
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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

The next Statewide STEM Coalition meeting, combining the STEM Action Coalition and the Afterschool STEM Task Forces, will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 10:00AM until 3:00PM. The location will be the Lilly Corporate Center in Indianapolis.  Our keynote speaker will be Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann.
 
Indiana STEM Education Conference
Purdue University January 12, 2017
Astronaut Col. Buzz Aldrin will be a special guest speaker. The Purdue University College of Education and Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST), the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education are proud sponsors of the conference. Indiana has increased momentum in K-12 STEM education over the past few years and this event is designed to capitalize on the knowledge and experiences that have been generated to continue moving Indiana forward. The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for dissemination of best practice in K-12 STEM teaching and learning in Indiana. There will be three strands that organize the conference: K-12 STEM practice, STEM education research, and STEM resources.
https://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/stem/index.html
 
Harnessing the Power of Explanation
Given STEM education's valuable role, it's important for afterschool professionals to convey the benefits. Afterschool educators often have informal conversations with staff, teachers and the students' families-and every interaction could potentially make the case for STEM. Learn how to communicate confidently, competently and effectively, with our Harnessing the Power of Explanation guide. More info  HERE .

Getting started with the Next Generation Science Standards A primer and resource guide for afterschool educators
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) offer a powerful new vision for American science education for the 21st century. NGSS has already been adopted by 17 states, as well as many more individual schools and districts. This resource will help you learn what's relevant for afterschool providers, and help you develop a strategy for engaging with the new standards. More info HERE.

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
College GO! Week and College Application Day
The College GO! Campaign kicked off the week of September 26. Campaign resources + MUCH MORE can be found on the Learn More website. College Application Day is October 21. See Learn More page for a list of colleges and universities waiving application fees during College GO! Week or on College Application Day. More info HERE.

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is now available to students who commit to teaching in Indiana
Beginning Nov. 1, both incoming and current college students studying education can apply for the scholarship, which awards $7,500 per year toward college costs to those who commit to teaching in Indiana's public or private schools for five years after graduating. http://bit.ly/2dmz3nw 

FAFSA Opening Date
The 2017-2018 FAFSA opened on October 1! In addition to giving students an additional three months to file, the 2017-2018 FAFSA requires 2015 tax information only - removing the need for applicants to rush to file their taxes to meet the March 10 FAFSA deadline. Please encourage your seniors to file early! Remember that resources are available on the FAFSA website in their Financial Aid Tool Kit.
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 

DOE ONLINE RESOURCES 
Lessons on Scholar enrollment, ScholarTrack, Scholar Success Program and Senior Affirmations have been updated as part of DOE's Online Professional Development Lessons. To view the lessons visit http://moodler.doe.in.gov/  The enrollment key for all lessons found under the School Counselor and Social Worker heading is 'counselor'. 

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
 
SAVE THE DATE: April 10-11, 2017 - Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning 
We are excited to announce the dates for the 2017 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning at the Indiana Convention Center in Downtown Indianapolis. Stay tuned for more information this fall on registration for partners and participants!

2016 Education Panel, Chalk the Vote: How Your Vote Impacts Education
Wednesday, October 19 at Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis
Panelists will discuss on the educational policies that will be impacted by both local and national elections and how those policies will impact children experiencing homelessness and poverty. More info HERE.

Indiana Sectors Summit
Wednesday, October 19 & Thursday, October 20, 2016
The purpose of the Summit is to grow and expand sector partnerships across Indiana, as well as continue to explore how we utilize sector partnerships as the vehicle to develop industry-driven career pathways in Indiana. The two-day event will launch the Indiana Sector Partnership Initiative and include panels and breakout sessions around the topics of sector partnerships, pathways and work-and-learn. The Summit will also include the annual Elevating Work & Learn event and Skill UP! Indiana Round 2 Awards Ceremony. http://in.gov/dwd/iss16.htm
 
AYS' Lights On Luncheon: A Celebration of Afterschool
October 20 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 
Ivy Tech Campus, Indianapolis
The event is aligned with the Afterschool Alliance's national Lights On Afterschool initiative and will educate the community about the importance of out-of-school time programs, bring together key stakeholders and increase the capacity of the Ellen Clippinger Financial Assistance Fund to provide scholarships for more children to attend AYS programs. Dr. Robyn Silverman, a sought out expert in subjects such as child development and bullying and a frequently featured expert on national media including The Today Show and Good Morning America, will provide the keynote address. Tickets are $75, but youth work professionals may use the YOUTHWORK coupon code to receive a $25 discount on their ticket. Professional Growth Point verification will be provided. CEHs available through NASW Indiana for behavioral health professionals.

FUNDRAISING FOR SMALL NONPROFITS
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Fund Raising School
Effective fundraising practices can be adapted to meet the unique realities of smaller nonprofits. Efficiently use your time and existing resources - including board members and other volunteers - to achieve your fundraising goals.
Indianapolis October 24, 2016-October 25, 2016
Gary April 27, 2017-April 28, 2017
More info HERE.

2017 Summer Youth Program Fund Orientation (Central Indiana Opportunity)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 8am to 11am
Ivy Tech Corporate and Culinary Center
2820 North Meridian Street

· New Organizations - those that have never received an SYPF grant or those that received a grant for the first time in 2016-are expected to attend the general session and encouraged to attend break-out sessions.
· Veteran organizations-those that received a grant from the partners through SYPF for at least the past two years-are strongly encouraged-to attend the meeting.
· Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to one person per veteran organization. New organizations (as defined above) may send two representatives. Organizations with more than one site/branch may send one person per site.

The deadline for submitting proposals for 2017 funding will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016.

More Info: www.summeryouthprogramfund-indy.org 

RSVP by email at summeryouthprogramfund2017@yahoo.com by October 20. Responses can only be accepted via e-mail.

The Indiana Child and Youth Care Certification Qualifying Exam
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Indiana has just joined a national certification for child and youth workers administered by the Child and Youth Care Certification Board. Find out more about the certification here: http://cyccertification.org/ 
This certification will soon become the highest standard for quality as person develops their career as a youth development professional (Youth Worker).
In order to obtain the certification you must pass the qualifying exam. The qualifying exam will be proctored in Indianapolis this month by Pam Clark. Questions can be directed to Pam at pamclark9@me.com or (812) 371-7455.  Register at THIS LINK.

4th Annual Symposium for Women in Nonprofit Leadership
A full-day symposium designed for women interested in nonprofit leadership is scheduled for October 28 in Bloomington. Presented by the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (INRN), and sponsored by Vectren, the day introduces 17 expert speakers, presenting 20 sessions exploring the topics of: Personal Development, Leadership and Management, Fundraising and Communications and Professionalism.

The keynote speakers are Deanna Brown and Susan Decker. Brown, founder and director of Cultural Connections, will speak on "Stories that Honk and Fly Around the World: Knowing Who We Are and Why We Are Here." Decker, director of the Masters in Leadership Development program at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, will present "Serving Others, Growing Ourselves."

Learn more about the 4th Annual Symposium for Women in Nonprofit Leadership. http://www.inrn.org/region-multi/multi-region.htm

THE FAMILY SUMMIT
Date: October 29, 2016, 8 AM - 4:00 PM, The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne
Do you have a teenager or know someone who does? Do you work with teenagers? Are you excited, anxious, or motivated about your journey with a teenager? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to join us at first annual Family Summit. The Summit, along with Lifeline Youth and Family Services and Crosswinds, are excited to present The Family Summit to serve and strengthen the families of northeast Indiana. The Family Summit is open to parents/guardians, educators, health care professionals, faith-based partners and community agencies.
Cost: $10, Meals: Available on-site for lunch for all participants to purchase
https://thesummitfw.com/programs/family/ 

The Indiana Latino Institute will host the 3rd Annual Indiana Latino Education Summit - Excelling Access to Higher Education: Recruit, Retain, and Complete - Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the JW Marriott.
The summit will convene higher education institution leaders, K-12 faculty including educators, administrators and counselors as well as institution leaders, community leaders, government officials, policy makers, private and public employers, and other interested groups who have a stake in increasing higher education attainment in the Indiana Latino community. They will learn how culturally responsive recruitment and retention methods are vital to degree completion for our Latino students. This also serves as an opportunity for the Indiana Latino Higher Education Consortium to collaborate on strategies involving higher education access and success.
It will also provide Indiana Latino High School students with valuable information on getting to and through college. Students will attend workshops such as: Financial Aid Literacy, Scholarships, Internships, STEM Careers, Career Exploration, FAFSA Navigation Tips, Networking, Life During and After College and have the opportunity to experience over 40 Indiana Higher Education institutions. With access to resources via panels, roundtable discussions, and leadership development sessions, students will excel at attaining post-secondary achievements.
https://2016indianalatinoedsummit.eventbrite.com

2016 Student Advocates Conference
Thursday, December 1 - Friday, December 2, 2016
Indianapolis Marriott East
The 2nd Annual Student Advocates Conference serves as an opportunity for Indiana college advisors, mentors, student leaders and other advocates to discover innovative practices, share success stories, and learn about state policies and initiatives impacting college completion and student success. The 2016 Indiana Student Advocates Conference is generously sponsored by USA Funds. The Commission is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2016 Student Advocates Conference.
Click here to submit a proposal.
Conference Registration information coming soon.
For questions, contact events@che.in.gov.

Indiana STEM Education Conference
Purdue University January 12, 2017
Astronaut Col. Buzz Aldrin will be a special guest speaker. The Purdue University College of Education and Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST), the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education are proud sponsors of the conference. Indiana has increased momentum in K-12 STEM education over the past few years and this event is designed to capitalize on the knowledge and experiences that have been generated to continue moving Indiana forward. The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for dissemination of best practice in K-12 STEM teaching and learning in Indiana. There will be three strands that organize the conference: K-12 STEM practice, STEM education research, and STEM resources.
https://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/stem/index.html 

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

Indiana Afterschool Network Sponsorship Makes Virtual Convention FREE to Afterschool Professionals in INDIANA!
National Afterschool Association's VIRTUAL CONVENTION 2016- November 6 - 20th, 2016

Experience the top-rated workshops from the NAA Annual Convention in a convenient, online format.

As the Indiana Affiliate of the National Afterschool Association, IAN is proud to partner in offering Hoosiers this quality Professional Development on YOUR time.

Virtual Convention is designed to be:
  • Convenient. Listen to sessions whenever and wherever-even on mobile devices!
  • Comprehensive. Get relevant, apply-today information and techniques for your program.
  • Concise. Recorded workshops easily fit in your schedule! Don't worry-you'll still get the interactivity that you've come to expect from our great workshops-we've just had to be even more creative!
  • Effortless. Log on, listen, think, reflect, and participate in the discussions and live events.
Interested in the Workshops you'll get to experience?  Click HERE.

HOW TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL CONVENTION:
  • This FREE access is available to INDIANA out-of-school time professionals who are also current NAA Ambassador or Executive level members of the National Afterschool Association (NAA).
  • Not yet an NAA member? Ambassador level is FREE! Click here.
  • Current Executive members can click here to log-in to your membership and follow the link to register.
  • Not sure if your membership is current? Click here (use forgot login function if necessary)
  • To request your PROMO CODE and reserve your spot for Virtual Convention, email Sara Beanblossom at sbeanblossom@indianaafterschool.org
  • NOTE: NAA will not be able to provide refunds for Indiana members who pay and later request the complimentary access code.

The Nevada Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center is accepting presenter proposals for the annual Showcase Nevada Conference.
The conference will be held February 7 -8, 2017 at South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please click the link below for more details and to access the submission form. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28, 2016.  https://goo.gl/forms/LQ6UYvCg0LC5dO623

WEBINAR: Childhood Trauma and Early Childhood Development
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Adverse childhood experiences can lead to long-term health and mental health challenges for children of all ages, but the latest research on brain development confirms that young children (birth to age three) are particularly vulnerable. Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren, 2016 co-chair of National League of Cities' Council on Youth, Education, and Families, will kick off the YEF Institute's second webinar on childhood trauma by sharing her perspectives on the issue and its potential impact on early childhood development. The webinar will then highlight groundbreaking work on the impact of early life adversity on child growth and development emerging as part of Project NOW (Networks of Opportunity and Child Wellbeing), an initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is led by the Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center in collaboration with NLC and other partners. City leaders in Lincoln, Neb., and Fort Worth, Tex., will describe how they are promoting healthy child growth and development as part of this effort. More info HERE.

Third annual Beyond the Bell Training of Trainers
November 9-10, 2016, Washington, D.C.
This two-day opportunity will prepare you to facilitate Beyond the Bell trainings to use in your community. The training will introduce you to the Toolkit, provide guidance on how to use it as a training resource, and arm you with a host of materials that you can use for your own personalized trainings. You will leave as a certified Beyond the Bell trainer.
Cost: Register by September 30, 2016 to take advantage of our early bird registration rate of $1,100 per person. Standard registration pricing is $1,500 after September 30, 2016.
http://beyondthebell.org/services/training-trainers

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 

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 
AFTERSCHOOL RESOURCES


The Indiana Child and Youth Care Certification Qualifying Exam
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Indiana has just joined a national certification for child and youth workers administered by the Child and Youth Care Certification Board. Find out more about the certification here: http://cyccertification.org/ 
This certification will soon become the highest standard for quality as person develops their career as a youth development professional (Youth Worker).
In order to obtain the certification you must pass the qualifying exam. The qualifying exam will be proctored in Indianapolis this month by Pam Clark. Questions can be directed to Pam at pamclark9@me.com or (812) 371-7455.  Register at THIS LINK.

Applications now available for 2017 Youth Leadership United Program
Each year, Youth Leadership United high school students serve as decision-makers in youth-serving nonprofit organizations. Do you know a student who is ready to make a difference in his or her community? Learn more here: http://www.uwci.org/youth-leadership-united-application  Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion or Morgan counties. Application deadline is Monday, October 24, 2016

SCORE OFFERS SOCCER AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN INDY Soccer Club, Leagues, Tournaments, Clinics, Camps and More! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN PROGRAM? CONTACT US AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RESOURCES WE CAN GIVE YOU TO START NOW. For More Info Visit.... Follow us on Facebook @soccerscore

FREE Nature Based Afterschool Program
Camptown's Wilderness Adventure Club program is designed to equip youth with the life skills needed to thrive in today's culture and get them outdoors and enjoying nature. Through our afterschool club, your students will learn to work together as a team, deal with conflict, appreciate and respect the environment, and try new outdoor activities. There is no cost for the Camptown Wilderness Adventure Club to parents or the school. If you have any questions feel free to contact Camptown at 317-471-8277 or info@camptown.net For more information about Camptown, please visit www.camptown.net.


Launch the second season of NBA Math Hoops in Indiana
The NBA Math Hoops season is going to begin on October 11 this year. Please email Nick and Tiombe at nick@learnfresh.org , stating your interest in participating this year and including your site name and full contact info.
There will be an in-state training on 10/24 from 11am - 1pm at Indianapolis Central Library (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)
For more information, email Nick and Tiombe nick@learnfresh.org

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) is launching a new service called the Afterschool Expert Hub  http://www.catalyst-ed.org/naa-cover This service will help afterschool programs connect quickly and reliably with vetted trainers and content experts for projects and training programs. 

Jump IN for Healthy Kids Resource: Healthy students are better students, and good nutrition is one of the keys to their health. Here's a great resource identifying three ways your school can help "feed" your students' learning potential. More HERE.

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

Wilderness Adventure Clubs Open
Camptown's Wilderness Adventure Club is designed for 3rd-5th grade students and has a nature education and character development focus. Each club of approximately 12-15 students meets one time per week after-school during the school year. During these meetings students will engage in active hands-on activities that teach a specific skill or lesson. Then, four times during the year we take a field trip to one of our local state parks to put into practice our new skills and get to know and enjoy the great outdoors. The best part is that this program is entirely underwritten by a grant from the Department of Child Services and Camptown. There is no cost to the school or the students. If you are a school interested in more information on the Wilderness Adventure Club, please contact Don Schafer at don.schafer@camptown.net

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Read for Success Program, an evidence-based summer learning intervention that helps students improve reading proficiency and combat summer learning loss among early grade school students. Tested for two years among 33,000 students, RIF's model helped reverse the trend of summer learning loss for more than half of the students in the study. In addition, 57% of students who participated in the study saw gains in reading proficiency. With a focus on putting new, high-quality STEAM-focused books into the hands of kids as well as their classrooms, and providing high-quality professional development and literacy resources for educators, the Read for Success model is a proven intervention to address reading loss over the summer months. http://www.rif.org 

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 
 
Election Resources from the Afterschool Alliance
The Afterschool Alliance recently posted two new tools to help make afterschool a part of the conversation during the election season. Election season presents an important opportunity to put afterschool on the radar of policy makers and the public in a visible and meaningful way. Make afterschool a part of the public debate! 

The Campaign for Afterschool Toolkit: This is a comprehensive guide for afterschool advocacy during an election year, including how to mobilize support, sample talking points and outreach materials, social media support, the do's and don'ts for non-profit organizations. http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/electionkit.cfm

The Candidate Resource Guide on Afterschool: This may be given to any candidate for office as a primer on all the information they need about afterschool. It includes a new fact sheets/messaging on building safe communities, advancing academic achievement, promoting STEM learning and career readiness, encouraging health and wellness, and closing opportunity gaps. More HERE.

FACEspi
Join the "Community Schools" movement and Sign-Up for the launch of the FREE mobile app that will help increase engagement and interactions with community partners, families, and schools.
The fall launch of FACEspi will help school and community coordinators by using real time data, innovation, and connectivity to support the whole-child approach to student achievement.
Sign-Up at: www.facespi.com

Unprecedented Access to Thousands of Digital Books
Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home. More info at: http://www.doe.in.gov/hoosierreaders/myon-books    

Hoosier Family of Readers, a literacy initiative of Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and the Indiana Department of Education, encourages all members of the Indiana Afterschool Network to sign up with First Book. First Book is a non-profit social enterprise that distributes tens of millions of new books and educational resources every year to schools and programs serving children in need nationwide. Their mission is to elevate the quality of education by ensuring that educators and organizations like yours get the resources they need to help kids read, learn and succeed. Register with First Book (it's free!) to peruse their site and discover how you can immediately access books for the students you serve: www.firstbook.org/join

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Freetown Village has an opening for an Education Specialist,part-time. Interested applicants can contact Ophelia Wellington for the full job description or questions at owellington@freetownvillage.org

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

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

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/

The Bright House Classroom Innovators Grants is an ongoing program to assist innovative educators with classroom needs. The program is available to educators who teach K-12 curriculum at public and private schools or at an afterschool nonprofit program that are within Bright House Networks service areas. Recipients are eligible to receive up to one grant per year of no less than $250 and no greater than $500, to assist in their efforts to move students toward a brighter future through innovative learning.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. More HERE.

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