Monday, January 4, 2010

More service-learning grants!

ServiceNation Home Depot Gift Cards for MLK Day Projects (Deadline: January 7)

ServiceNation would like to support your MLK Day of Service activities. Through a generous gift from the Home Depot Foundation, ServiceNation has been given $5,000 worth of Home Depot gift cards. The gift cards will be given out in $500 increments to support sustainability or community revitalization projects taking place on or around MLK Day. To apply for this grant, please submit your proposals by January 7th through our short online application:

Community Action Grants for Women & Girls (Deadline: January 15)

Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. One-year grants ($2,000-$7,000 over one year) provide seed money for new projects. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Two-year grants ($5,000-$10,000 over two years) provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States.  Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering or math.

Champions for Healthy Kids Grants (Deadline: January 15)

The General Mills Foundation, in partnership with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President's Council on Physical Fitness, developed the Champions for Healthy Kids grant program in 2002. Each year since inception, the General Mills Foundation awards 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.

Coming Up Taller Awards (Deadline: January 29)

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is inviting nominations for its Coming Up Taller Awards, which recognize and reward excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs. Award recipients receive $10,000 each, an individualized plaque and an invitation to attend the annual Coming Up Taller Leadership Enhancement Conference. The President's Committee encourages programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities to send in a nomination. Embarking on its thirteenth year, the Coming Up Taller Awards honor after-school and out-of-school programs that are tangible examples of the power of the arts and the humanities to encourage young people's creativity and to provide them with learning opportunities, chances to contribute to their community, and ways to take responsibility for their own futures.

Big Read Grants (Deadline: February 2)

The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read provides U.S. communities with grants and comprehensive resources to support their efforts to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet. Funded organizations must conduct month-long community-wide reads of a selected book or poet's work between September 2010 and June 2011. Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 may be used for expenses such as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, advertising, and venue rental. Eligible applicants include literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. The application deadline is February 2, 2010.

2nd Annual U.S State Department ExchangesConnect Video Contest (Deadline: January 12, 2010)
Together with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, we invite you to address this year's theme, "Change Your Climate, Change Our World." Your "climate" is not only the air you breathe, but also the people, places, and relationships that affect your daily life. Tell us in a video no longer than 2 minutes what you or someone you know is doing to make your community a better place, and in the process, contributing to a healthier, safer, cleaner, and more peaceful world. The contest is open to individuals from all countries and territories worlwide. Contestants must be registered members of ExchangesConnect ( and 14 years or older at the time of submission. Four (4) Grand-Prize Winners will be eligible to receive an all-expense paid international exchange program trip. Check out today to view Secretary Clinton's address and for more details about this contest.

Google Earth Outreach Product Grants (Deadline: Ongoing)
Google Earth Outreach supports non-profit organizations that share our mission of community service in areas such as education & culture, environment & science, current affairs, global development, public health and social services. Eligible non-profits can apply for a grant of Google Earth Pro, Google SketchUp Pro or Maps API Premier.

In the United States - Organizations must have current 501(c)(3) status, as assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to be considered for a Google Earth Pro grant.
Other countries/regions - We are currently accepting applications from eligible charitable organizations based in Africa, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

Google reserves the right to award grants to any organization. Selections are made at Google's sole discretion, and decisions regarding Google Earth Pro grant recipients are final. Recipients of Google Earth Outreach grants may not use Google Earth Pro, Google SketchUp Pro or Google Maps API Premier in the course of providing a paid service to other companies or organizations. Please allow up to 3 months for the grants to be awarded.


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