Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Whale Tail Grants Up to $50,000


Introduction: The WHALE TAIL®   Grants Program distributes funds from sales of the WHALE TAIL®   License Plate. The grants support programs that teach California’s children and the general public to value and take action to improve the health of the state’s marine and coastal resources. Adopt-A-Beach programs, as well as other beach maintenance and coastal habitat restoration projects that have an educational component, are also eligible for these grants. This grants program focuses on reaching communities that are currently poorly served in terms of marine and coastal education.

Available Funding: A total of $226,000 will be distributed. Applicants may request any amount up to $50,000, and 25-50% of the funding will be allocated in small grants under $10,000.

Categories of Grants: The WHALE TAIL®   Grants Program funds projects that fall into any one of the following three categories: 1) Adopt-A-Beach programs; 2) Youth programs; 3) Programs for the general public.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either a non-profit organization or a governmental entity. For beach operation and maintenance projects, the applicant must be a non-profit organization or local governmental agency. For proposals in the Adopt-A-Beach category, both current and new Adopt-A-Beach managers are eligible to apply.

Deadline is November 1, 2010


Some clever proposals that were funded last year:



More information at: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/plate/plgrant.html



Friday, September 17, 2010

FW: Presidio Trust Job Announcement - Fort Scott Project Coordinator - Please spread the word

Dear Friends,


I am very pleased to announce that the Presidio Trust is hiring a Project Coordinator to help with the Fort Scott project.  As you know, we are continuing to explore the redevelopment of Fort Scott as a place dedicated to national service and leadership.  The new hire will be an integral part of our small team, assisting with all aspects of the project - from constituency development and planning to logistics and communications.  


Information about the position and application process can be found under "Project Coordinator" at: http://www.presidio.gov/trust/jobs/


If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thanks for helping to spread the word!


Take care,  


Joshua Steinberger


Project Manager – Fort Scott Reuse

Presidio Trust




Grants for Youth! Kids Care grants due Sept 27th online




Only one application per youth or youth group.

Youth must be 18 years of age or younger on September 27th, 2010 to qualify.

Youth receiving a generationOn Kids Care Week mini-grant must partner with a registered 501(c)3 (school, non-profit, community group) to develop a project that addresses community needs. Awards will be made payable to partnering 501(c)3 organizations.

Individual youth, classrooms, clubs and groups can apply for the mini-grants.  Take these simple steps to go the extra mile:

  1. Check out the Kids Care Week Fact Sheets on the honorees to learn more about their social issues and how you can help today. To access fact sheets visit www.kidscare.org and use limited time log-in: Makeyourmark and password: kidscare.
  2. Think about your passion, your community and the world and develop a service project that tackles one of the honoree's social issues.
  3. Apply for a mini-grant to fund your project at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KidsCareWeekGrants


Grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on September 27, 2010.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.  Grant recipients will be notified by October 1, 2010.  Please email questions regarding the grant to info@generationon.org or call us toll free at 1-866-269-0510.




generationOn is a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world.  During Kids Care Week 2010, October 17th to the 23rd, we are asking young people to "make your mark on the world: go the extra mile."


To inspire youth to make their mark on the world, we are connecting Kids Care Week 2010 projects to The Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway. This national monument in Washington, DC is dedicated to the spirit of service and honors heroes of our Nation's service movement from founders of major service organizations to civil rights leaders.

Thanks to our partnership with Hasbro Children's Fund, in celebration of Kids Care Week 2010, generationOn will award mini-grants in the amount of $250, to support service projects that are related to the social issues the Extra Mile Honorees addressed.  Issues include:

Aging &the Elderly                  Animals                               Civil Rights                         Disabilities

Disaster Relief                          Economy                             Education                            Environment

Health & Health Care             Homelessness                  Human Rights                    Hunger

Immigration                               Peace                                    Poverty                                Unemployment



About generationOn

Newly created within the Points of Light Institute, generationOn brings the nation's leading youth service organizations and programs under one umbrella including New York-based Children for Children, The League, Learning to Give and Points of Light's KidsCare Clubs, HandsOn Schools and HandsOn Network's youth-driven programs. With service learning and volunteer action at its co re, generationOn mobilizes the energy, ingenuity and compassion of young people, starting at an early age, to discover their power and potential to solve real world problems through service.


About Kids Care Week

Kids Care Week, presented by generationOn and celebrated the third week of October, recognizes the power of kids to help others in their community and the world. During the week, young people focus their compassion on a specific social issue through a service project. Kids Care Week culminates on Make a Difference Day, a national day of doing good sponsored by USA Weekend and held in partnership with HandsOn Network. 



Rebecca Kraus

Manager of Youth Leadership and Family Engagement

Children for Children | generationOn



About Me

The CalServe Network posts news and updates of interest to the service-learning field in California. News and updates are drawn from the CalServe List Serve and the National K-12 Service-Learning List Serve and various other sources.