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.


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.

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.

Project Ignition Service Learning Grants (11-15-10)

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Sponsored by State Farm and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), Project Ignition is calling for students, grades 9-12, and their teachers to create a service-learning project based on teen driver safety. With the support of teachers, advisors, or schools, students may propose innovative public awareness projects that involve television, film, radio, the Internet, direct mail, performance art, or a community event. Each year, schools whose campaigns are judged to be among the top 10 in the nation will receive $5,000 to help cover expenses to come to The National Service-Learning Conference. There, they will showcase their great work. One campaign will be named the Best of the Best and that team will win a $10,000 grant to continue its teen driver safety efforts.

Health and Obesity Grants (11-15-10)

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The Aetna Foundation is awarding $5,000-250,000 to programs that address obesity among U.S. adults and children.  Grant-making in this area focuses on initiatives that create a better understanding of the root causes of the obesity epidemic.  Examples of grants they would support include projects and/or studies that identify causes of obesity and potential best practices for addressing obesity, such as:

  • Domestic food policies and their impact on individual food choices
  • The impact of our neighborhoods and the “built environment” on promoting population health and  weight loss
  • Assessments of why communities with high rates of food insecurity also are more likely to experience high rates of obesity
  • How children use recreation time
  • How school lunch and food policies impact our children


Arts Teachers Fellowship Program (11-12-10)

The Surdna Foundation invites arts teachers from public arts high schools to apply for funding through its Arts Teachers Fellowship Program. Eligible schools include specialized public arts high schools, as well as arts-focused, magnet, and charter high schools. The program offers teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their creative work, interact with other professional artists, and stay current with new practices. The program provides up to $5,500 for teachers to make art with professionals in their disciplines and a complementary grant of $1,500 to support post-fellowship activities.


Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants (11-12-10)

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is giving grants up to $4,000 to NCTM members currently teaching mathematics in grades 9–12. The purpose of this grant is to purchase classroom materials (books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium) or create lessons that connect mathematics to other fields. Proposals must address the following: the plan for developing and evaluating materials, the connectivity to other disciplines, and anticipated impact on student learning.