Newsletter September 2018

2019 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

April 16-17, 2019
Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis

More details coming soon!

FEDERAL OST FUNDING NEWS: 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool funding PROTECTED and INCREASED by $10 million in House-Senate conference report for FY19.
INCREASES include, but are not limited to: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) increase of $19 million over fiscal year 2018 AND Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) increased by $50 million.

BIG THANKS to all of you for being SHINING ADVOCATES for afterschool and summer learning! Never underestimate the power of your voice!

"Next steps for the bill are clear: the Senate is expected to vote on the spending package next week with the House planning to vote on the measure during the last full week of September, sending the bill to the president's desk to be signed into law prior to the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30."  Read MORE in the Afterschool Alliance Blog.

The education spending bill is an exciting development for friends of afterschool, but there's still work to be done before the full budget package is signed into effect. Keep up the momentum! Contact Congress today.

Is YOUR Program in the IAN Mapping Database?
Join IAN, Indiana's network of out-of-school time providers. Help families, communities and schools find your program! It's easy to let others know about you. This online searchable database enables families and community members to find information about youth programs in their communities. The database is managed through a partnership between Indiana Afterschool Network and Early Learning Indiana's Partnerships for Early Learners. 

Celebrate the 19th annual Lights On Afterschool this October!
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

On Thursday, October 25th, we'll come together again to make sure parents, policymakers, and communities understand the impact of afterschool programs in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving families peace of mind.

Last year, more than one million Americans in thousands of communities across the country celebrated Lights On Afterschool, putting a spotlight on the need for more funding-for every child who gets to participate in an afterschool program, there are two waiting to get in.

Last year, more than one million Americans in thousands of communities across the country celebrated Lights On Afterschool.   It is an event not only for recognizing the extraordinary value of these programs, but also for putting a spotlight on the need for more funding-for every child who gets to participate in an afterschool program, there are two waiting to get in. 

WEBINAR: Afterschool Alliance Lights On 101 webinar: "What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations"
First time participating in Lights On Afterschool? Know the drill, but want to know what's new? Watch the webinar HERE.

Lights On Indy

Thursday, October 25, 6-8pm
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

On the evening of October 25th the Indianapolis Power & Light windows will again be lit up to commemorate Lights On Afterschool Day at #LightsOnIndy. Bring your signs and stories about the positive impact of afterschool across Indiana and get ready for some FUN photo ops with TBA special guests and your friends in afterschool and summer learning! We will be giving away tshirts, Light On swag and other goodies!

Stay up to date with the latest updates by RSVPing to our facebook event.

Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings

Evansville Afterschool Committee
Friday September 21, 10:30 AM CST
Old National Bank
One Main Street
Evansville IN 47708

Afterschool Tippecanoe
Monday October 1, 2018, Noon - 1:00 PM ET
Bauer Community Services
330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 

Bloomington Afterschool Network
Friday September 14, 10:00 AM ET
The Warehouse
1525 South Rogers Street
Bloomington, Indiana 

Marion County OST
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Noon ET
DeveloperTown - Afterschool HQ
5255 Winthrop Avenue
Indianapolis IN

Evansville Afterschool Committee
Friday October 19, 10:30 AM CST
Old National Bank
One Main Street
Evansville IN 47708


Indiana's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School-Learning Grant funds for school-age child care through the state-funded School-Age Child Care (SACC) Project Fund for SFY 2020 through SFY 2021 
DEADLINE: October 12, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST.
The goal of this project is to increase the availability and affordability of high-quality school-age child care. This Request for Funding (RFF) seeks applications from public school corporations or nonprofit organizations that offer care to children who are at 5 years of age but less than 15 years of age before or after the school day or when school is not in session.
Central Indiana Community Foundation Grant Second Round Applications
Second cycle grant applications are due for CICF grants from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. CICF awards more than $55 million in grants to nonprofits each year. To learn more about eligibility, click here.

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

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

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

The SIA Foundation, Inc. provides grants to qualifying 501(c) 3 organizations or entities within the State of Indiana, which are used to support the funding of specific capital projects in the areas of: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Welfare
SPRING CYCLE: January 1 through March 31 to be considered for a grant to be dispersed by June 15
WINTER CYCLE: July 1 through September 30 to be considered for a grant to be dispersed by December 15 

Save-A-Lot food stores 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 HERE.

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

If your program features a youth garden, Green Education Foundation and Gardener's Supply Company want to help it thrive! To enter the Green Thumb Challenge, schools and youth groups (including afterschool programs) are encouraged to to submit chronicles of their garden projects to win a $500 prize.
But hurry - the deadline for applications is September 30, 2018. Learn more HERE.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming STEM Dates:

Launch of the Indiana STEM Six-Year Strategic Plan
Nov 9, 2018 10-11:30AM
Indiana Statehouse Atrium, Indianapolis

Indiana STEM Education Taskforce Fall Meeting
Nov 29, 2018 1 - 4:30 pm
Location TBD

Indiana STEM Education Conference
Jan 10, 2019
Purdue University, West Lafayette
To register: 

To propose a presentation for the strand on K-12 STEM Practice: 
Submissions are due SEPT 28, 2018!

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.

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

STEM SURVEY: Are you interested in teaching about environmental science topics? The University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center for Science Education is interested in knowing what type of science programs the organization you work for might be providing and what additional resources your organization would like to access.
This survey should take 15 minutes. Please complete the survey by October 15, 2018. Click on the link below to begin the survey.
If you choose, you may enter a drawing at the end of the survey for a $100 Visa gift card! 

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
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.

INvestEd is a team of experts who travel the entire state of Indiana sharing resources and information about the college planning and financial aid process. They provide FREE help that includes group presentations at schools, meeting with families, and useful resources on their website. INvestEd can help your students and families with any of their college planning and funding questions. Connecting with them is easy! Call 317-715-9007 or email them at

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

Indiana Department of Education Office of College and Career Readiness This site will provide you with helpful information regarding the new Indiana Academic Standards, as well as information about content subject areas, Career and Technical Education, STEM and eLearning. What does it mean to be college and career ready? In Indiana, this is defined as an individual who has the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in post-secondary education and economically viable career opportunities.

The Commission for Higher Education's Outreach Staff are looking to connect with community leaders, volunteers, community-based organizations, college partners and school leaders to trainings and support on enrolling students into the 21st Century Scholars Program, guiding Scholars in the Scholar Success Program requirements and utilizing Learn More Indiana's resources around college planning and career success. To learn more about training and partnership opportunities within your community, please contact your Regional Outreach Coordinator.

Professional Development Grants from IYI
IYI offers professional development grants of up to $750 to help youth-serving professionals pay for the registration cost and hotel or travel costs associated with a professional development opportunity. Submit an application by the tenth of the month to receive a decision by the first of the following month. More HERE.


CENTRAL INDIANA FRIENDS: Join our partners and friends at MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth) for a milestone celebration of 25 years of dedication to the uplifting of children and teens in central Indiana!
This family-fun festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 at Kuntz Stadium.
The event will feature a magic show, an acapella performance, a dance team performance, a variety of food trucks, a fire truck and police car, the library bookmobile, field games, fencing and martial arts demonstrations, athletic drills and activities, a visit from Freddy Fever, remarks by local leaders, games and prizes, a photo station and much more!
All activities are free, except for purchases made from the food trucks. Learn more HERE.

Educator Open House
Sat, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis
Enjoy a day at the Indiana State Museum with your family as you check out what is new and improved! Explore our newest permanent galleries and experiences including The Art of the Brick and Cardboard Engineering. Take a sneak peek at their new programs and educator resources and learn how Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites can best complement your afterschool program. FREE!
Register HERE.

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

Sex Education for Social Workers
November 13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
Raise your hand if you are a sex educator. Spoiler alert: everyone's hands should be raised! If you are doing the work of walking alongside other people as a case manager, therapist, teacher, or other "helping" professional, the way you communicate about sexuality matters. This workshop examines our language around human sexuality, and approaches the topic from a trauma-sensitive perspective. You will learn the basic "101" information on sexual health: anatomy, contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and local reproductive health laws. Leave with actionable ways to engage in a more inclusive and positive way with your clients around sexuality and sexual health! Learn more HERE.

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

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

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

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

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

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a variety of training for everyone who wants to learn more about domestic violence issues. If you are interested in attending an in-person program or webinar, we hope you will join us. Click here for a list of trainings.

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
offers trainings across Indiana on a wide range of nonprofit management topics. The upcoming calendar of workshops and more info here:
Indiana Youth Institute Trainings and Cafés NEAR YOU
Topics including Technology Safety, Reaching Uninsured Families and others will be provided at various locations in including: Merrillville, South Bend, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Evansville and New Albany.  More info here:

Afterschool Webinar: Latest Strategies for Bringing Health & Wellness to OST
Thursday, Sep 20 at 1:00 PM ET
Research shows that parents want healthy options in out-of-school time. Adding fun activities, warm-ups, and healthy enrichment, as well as nutritious snacks and meals, is a great way to engage families and attract new students to your program. This webinar will introduce you to the newly refreshed National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA 2.0) and you'll leave with simple and inexpensive resources to make your afterschool and summer programming inclusive, active, healthy, and fun.

In this webinar, participants will learn what the HEPA standards are, why they were refreshed, and what assessment and action-planning tools are available. You'll understand the role HEPA plays in supporting overall children's health, and how the benefits extend beyond obesity prevention and protect against some of the most common health challenges youth face today. Finally, we'll guide you to access the resources and tools you need to integrate HEPA into afterschool and summer programming. Learn more HERE.

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

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. 

Interested in Presenting at the NAA Convention?
If you're interested in presenting at the NAA Convention join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 18, 1 p.m. ET. Register HERE.

The National Afterschool Association Expert Hub is now live! This new service will help afterschool and expanded learning programs connect with vetted experts for projects and training programs. NAA member organizations can use the NAA Expert Hub to find experts at no cost. Learn more HERE.

Stay tuned for future announcements at the conference website: 

Indiana INTERNnet is seeking nominations in the categories of Intern of the Year, Employer of the Year, Internship Supervisor of the Year and Career Development professional of the Year for its 13th IMPACT Awards program. Read more.

Calling All Afterschool Digital Learning Champions!
Do you know an afterschool professional who is passionate about integrating technology into their program? Encourage them become an official Afterschool Digital Learning Champion! They'll connect with others equally committed to digital learning and will be invited to online peer networking sessions. Learn More HERE.

RESOURCE FOR HOOSIER FAMILIES: Early Learning Indiana and and FSSA have partnered on child care consumer site , a new, interactive family resource website.
This online hub provides families with guidance in finding high-quality child care, information on child development, ideas for supporting learning at home, and information about statewide services for Indiana families. The information is rooted in evidence-based practice and presents useful tips for putting research to practice as children grow.

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

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

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

Flex your Financial Muscles
Achieving financial fitness isn't all that different from achieving physical fitness. You have to work for it! Learn about exercise options for every budget, how to meal plan like a pro, and maybe create something deliciously healthy. Please use this link to access our new fitness issue:  

The Office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson invites you to share our e-magazine with your friends and family. To view previous issues of our e-magazine, visit  

Enroll now! Indiana Kids is offering FREE tutoring, mentoring, and college readiness workshops for students in grades 6-12. Tutoring subjects include math, English, social studies and science. Available online.
Learn more & apply online at: 

The Homework Hotline started in 1991 as a toll-free telephone service. Several online features have been added in recent years, and the iPhone app gives students easier access to Rose-Hulman students that are available as hotline tutors from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday during the school year. Supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Homework Hotline provides toll-free math and science tutoring services by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or through the website

2-1-1 is State-Wide in Indiana!   All 92 counties with all 6,483,802 Hoosiers now have access to the free 24/7/365 service that helps people find the help they need to obtain safe, affordable housing, food and utilities, mental and physical health care, employment, volunteer opportunities and many other things that can lead to happier, healthier, safer individuals and families in our communities. DIAL 2-1-1 TODAY IF YOU NEED HELP OR IF YOU WANT TO GIVE HELP. 

Nonprofit Jobs Board
The Not-for-Profit News jobs database, in partnership with ExactHire, which gives nonprofit employers and workers tools to promote and manage your job searches.  

Charitable Advisors also now has newsletters for northern and southern IN

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

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

Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation 
Tom and Soni Sheehan focus on improving the lives of children facing debilitating medical challenges. They provide financial support for medical treatments, prostheses, and mobility devices that children living with physical deformities and medical issues need to overcome obstacles. More info  HERE .

DuPont Pioneer's giving program focuses on preK-12 education, food security and community betterment. Amount: $5000 Contact your local DuPont Pioneer Representative for more information. More info HERE.

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of its communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact. Learn more:

American Honda Foundation Grants  The American Honda Foundation's funding priorities are STEM education, the environment, job training and literacy. Nonprofits, public school districts, private/public elementary and secondary schools are eligible to apply. Funding deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 each year. The maximum award is $75,000.

Half Price Books
Need books for your classroom or program? Half Price Books will consider requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education. 

Advancing Student Achievement
A program of the Actuarial Foundation ASA grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. MORE HERE. Deadline: Rolling. Amount: up to $5,000 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grants program. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in support of efforts to help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, including those with individualized education plans (IEPs). More info 

The Festival Fund 
Established in 2011 to support and promote the activities of organizations in the greater Indianapolis area that enrich cultural life by celebrating cultural expression and encourage understanding and appreciation for different cultures. Qualifying community organizations may apply to receive funding to support their international or cultural event in grant awards ranging from $500-$2,000. The Fund is supported by a generous grant from the Indianapolis Foundation with additional support from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. 

Project Learning Tree 
Accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program, which is designed to help students make their schools greener and healthier by, for example, implementing a recycling program, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing a school garden or outdoor classrooms and integrating these projects into the curriculum.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, and involve at least one community partner. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).

Karma for Cara Foundation
Encourages kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens, Karma For Care Foundation wants to hear what kids are passionate about. 
Fuel Up to Play 60 
The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials.

Surdna Foundation 
The Surdna Foundation believes that art and culture training programs can help young people achieve their educational and career goals, and catalyze change in their communities. The Thriving Cultures Program therefore supports programs that successfully connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical and life-enhancing skills. The Surdna Foundation value programs that prepare young, emerging artists to be creative and innovative leaders in their communities. Amount varies. More info HERE

Good Sports  
helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By working closely with teams, coaches, and community leaders across the United States, the organization is able to focus on the respective needs of each individual program and help offset the main factors causing the greatest challenges. Good Sports is accepts applications on a rolling deadline from organizations and schools for equipment, apparel, and footwear for a wide range of sports. 
The NEA Foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or to groups for collegial study (including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for new faculty or staff). To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades Pre-K-12; a public school education support professional; or faculty and staff members at a public institution of higher education. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. Deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.
The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. All organizations funded by The Safeway Foundation must serve the community where we operate stores. Amount: Varies. Deadline: Quarterly.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA.) The fund awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world. BTF funds programs, fields, coaches training and uniforms, equipment and other selected program expenses. In addition, BTF provides educational support to grant recipients and applicants, to help organizations become self-sufficient and effective. Rolling deadline. More  HERE.

Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support through its Brighter Futures Community Grants program to various community organizations and programs which promote/provide oral health care for children. This year, the DDF will be providing $150,000 to support programs which specifically focus on children's oral health. More HERE.

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Supports a wide range of programs that serve vulnerable children including children who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused or malnourished as well as children with limited or no access to education. Grant range:  $1,000 - $15,000.  Deadline:  rolling. 

The American Electric Power Foundation considers requests from organizations in communities served by AEP's regional utilities. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching the quality of life in communities through art, music and cultural heritage. Deadline: Rolling Amount: not less than $15,000.
American Family Insurance protects dreams by helping strengthen and support individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. American Family Insurance also sponsors events and activities that build stronger ties with customers through memorable, beneficial experiences. Deadline: rolling Amount: $250-$10,000 Info HERE.

Singing for Change grants available from $1,000 to $10,000 for nonprofit organizations driving social change in their communities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information including selection criteria, click HERE.

Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation's grantmaking is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline: Rolling
Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to organizations that youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged and special needs children. Deadline: Rolling  Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Advancing Student Achievement, a program of the Actuarial Foundation

ASA grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. MORE HERE. 
Deadline: Rolling Amount: up to $5,000
Sears Holdings
The goal of Sears Holdings is to be part of the community and contribute in ways that enrich the lives of people residing in those areas. By helping to create stronger communities, they enhance the quality of life for customers and associates. Amount varies. Deadline varies.

Beyond traditional banking products and services, Key supports communities through the important work of KeyBank Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1969 and funded by KeyCorp. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare individuals for thriving futures and is advanced through the two funding priorities of thriving students and a thriving workforce. Amount varies.

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Amount varies.

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

The Children's Obesity Fund
offers grants to nonprofit organizations that share its mission for improving children's health. Preference is given to organizations with programs that fight childhood obesity. Amount varies.

Tyson Foods invests in community projects that make a difference in the Tyson Foods communities where employees live and work. Tyson Foods focuses on hunger relief, health and nutrition, education, community development, and environment and sustainable agriculture. Amount Varies

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)
awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. More HERE

Reiman Foundation Grant
The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas: Health Care, Education, The Arts & Children. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling Award Amount: Vary

Let's Play grants offer ten different grant opportunities for organizations in need of support for youth sports or recess equipment, afterschool programming and playgrounds/outdoor fitness equipment. Amount: varies Deadline: varies

The Hearst Foundation
Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests - culture, education, health and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.

The Kroger Company Foundation's philanthropic objective is to enhance the quality of life in communities with a concentration of Kroger customers and employees. The Foundation exists for the betterment of the people and communities where Kroger operates.
The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development. Amount: Varies

Connect a Million Minds (Time Warner)
Connect A Million Minds supports include after-school STEM programs, mentorship programs that inspire the pursuit of STEM education and careers, STEM-related competitions, visitations to technology companies and labs, and apprenticeship programs.
No deadline. For more information, go to: 
Wells Fargo offers grants to assist a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs. Applications are accepted in Indiana on a rolling basis; organizations are encouraged to prepare a proposal using the guidelines and contact their local Wells Fargo location to submit an application.

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life.  Deadline: Rolling  Amount varies.

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

Ford Foundation Educational Grants
The foundation's grantmaking focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Types of grants the foundation makes: General/core support, Project, Planning, Competition, Matching, Recoverable, Individual, Endowment, Foundation-administered project, and Program-related investment. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling

Share Our Strength Grants
Share Our Strength offers grants to non-profit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations involved in increasing access to nutrition and anti-hunger advocacy. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling 
Lumber Liquidators offers in-kind donations for nonprofit organizations in need of new flooring for their facilities.
KaBoom! offers "Let's Play Land Use" playground grants. Deadline: Rolling

Public Welfare Foundation is accepting letters of intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth. Deadline: Rolling More info HERE.

The Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is pleased to offer field trip grants to Indiana educators and their students. Field trips can engage students in learning about Indiana's fish, forest, wildlife, or natural habitats and their conservation, or about Indiana's history and cultural resources as they relate to Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs.

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

AND  for more grants-

Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding

STEMfinity STEM Grants Listings: Indiana

The BOOST Collaborative  Funding Opportunities Listing

Find a long list of grants and deadlines including several open deadline opportunities:
The Youth Today Newsletter Grants Newsletter
Fundsnet, Inc. offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.   
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