American Honda Foundation Grants (Feb. 1)

American Honda Foundation seek out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. Grants are provided in the fields of youth education and science education to the following: educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the fields of youth education and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.

http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf

NIH School-based Interventions to Prevent Obesity (Feb. 5)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the formation of partnerships between academic institutions and school systems in order to develop and implement controlled, school-based intervention strategies designed to reduce the prevalence of obesity in childhood. This FOA also encourages evaluative comparisons of different intervention strategies, as well as the use of methods to detect synergistic interactions between different types of interventions. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-180.html

Dollar General Family Literacy Grants (Feb. 25)

The corporation awards community grants to direct family literacy service providers. . Please note that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation uses the federal government’s definition of family literacy when reviewing grant applications. Family literacy programs applying for funding must have the following four components: (1) Adult education instruction (Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, or English for speakers of other languages; (2) Children’s education; (3) Parent and child together time (PACT), and; (4) Parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for their child.

http://www.dgliteracy.com/grant-program/family-grants.aspx

APF Typical or Troubled School Mental Health Education Grants (March 30)

The Grant Program, sponsored by the American Psychiatric Foundation, provides funding to implement the Typical or Troubled School Mental Health educational model in communities nationwide. Community organizations, high schools and school districts are eligible to receive funding. The educational program is designed for school personnel (teachers, coaches guidance counselors, etc.) to raise their awareness of mental disorders in teens. The program focuses on promoting the importance of early recognition and treatment, recognizing the early warning signs of mental health problems, and encouraging action and appropriate referral to a mental health professional.

http://www.psychfoundation.org/GrantAndAwards/Grants/TypicalorTroubled.aspx

Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grants (March 1)

The Motorola Foundation’s Innovation Generation program equips students with the skills essential to both their lives today and their future success. By making the complex concepts behind math and science real and relevant, students look at their world differently through strengthened problem-solving skills. The Innovation Generation Grants support targeted, innovative STEM education programs for U.S. pre-school through 12th grade students and teachers, with grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000. Program must: impact at least 100 primary participants, teacher training programs are exempt; demonstrate measurable change in STEM awareness or education. At least 25 percent of total grant dollars will support new programming that has been operating for less than two years and is not simply an expansion of an existing program. At least 15 percent of total grant dollars will support environment-focused programming.

http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Business/Corporate/US-EN/corporate-responsibility/society/community-investment-education-more-about-innovation-generation-grants.html?globalObjectId=8153