Current Grant Opportunities- November 2013

1.    Mini-Grants from the Music Is Revolution Foundation
2.    Books for Children from the Libri Foundation
3.    Program Grants from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation
4.    Educational Grants from the Edward E. Ford Foundation
5.    Ford Foundation Educational Grants from The Ford Foundation
6.    EngineerGirl Essay Contest from Lockheed Martin
7.    Foundation Grants from Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
8.    The Show Must Go On Video Contest from The Pioneer Drama Service, Inc
9.    USGA Alliance Grants from National Alliance for Accessible Golf
10.  Foundation Grant from Patterson Foundation


1. Mini-Grants from the Music Is Revolution Foundation- The Music Is Revolution Foundation administers a mini-grant program for Music Is Revolution activities designed by teachers to implement, support, and/or improve their ability to provide quality music education for their students. Only projects that clearly contain a music education focus that is, projects based on the concept of music education, through musical experiences, initiating students into a sense of their social, academic, and cultural identity, and humanizing them through the emotional, cognitive, and/or physical impact of music will be considered.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $500.00
  • Address: PO Box 11899 Portland, OR 97211
  • E-mail: grants@bokskids.org
  • Website: Music Is Revolution Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School
  • Program Areas: Arts
  • Deadline: 1/15/2014

2. Books for Children from the Libri Foundation- The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children program. Only libraries within the 50 states are eligible to apply.

  • States: All States
  • Address: PO Box 10246 Eugene, OR 97440
  • Telephone: 541-747-9655
  • E-mail: libri@librifoundation.org
  • Website: Libri Foundation
  • Eligibility: Other
  • Program Areas:  Library
  • Deadline: 1/23/2014

3. Program Grants from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation- The Enterprise Holdings Foundation gives back and strengthens through charitable support the thousands of communities where our employees and our customers work and live. We endorse and underwrite a variety of initiatives and causes throughout the markets where our company operates.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $2,500.00 – $5,000.00
  • Email: Foundation@ehi.com
  • Website: Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Eligibility: Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Library, Math, Professional Development, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: 2/1/2014

4. Educational Grants from the Edward E. Ford Foundation- Giving limited to the U.S. and its protectorates; providing grants for independent secondary education only. Independent secondary schools must hold full and active membership in National Association of Independent Schools to be eligible for consideration. No grants to individuals, or for emergency funds or deficit financing and no support for public elementary or college-level schools, schools that have been applicants within the last three years, or schools that do not have individual membership in NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $2,727,000.00
  • Average Amount: $50,000.00
  • Address: 66 Pearl St., Ste. 322, Portland, ME 04101-4165
  • Telephone: 207-774-2346
  • E-mail: office@eeford.org
  • Website: Edward E. Ford Foundation
  • Eligibility: Private School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2014

5. Ford Foundation Educational Grants from The Ford Foundation- The foundations grant making 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.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $450,000,000.00 – $480,000,000.00
  • Average Amount: $100,000.00 – $500,000.00
  • Address: 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017-4801
  • Telephone: 212-573-5000
  • E-mail: office-secretary@fordfound.org
  • Website: The Ford Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
  • Deadline: Ongoing

6. EngineerGirl Essay Contest from Lockheed Martin- In honor of the NAE’s 50th anniversary, we invite you to imagine how engineering might change our lives over the next 50 years, in one of the following areas: Nutrition, Health, Communication, Education, or Transportation. Guidelines for length are: Grades 3–5: about 400 to 500 words; Grades 6–8: about 600 to 800 words; and Grades 9–12: about 1100 to 1500 words.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $100.00 – $500.00
  • Address: National Academy of Engineering 500 Fifth St. NW Rm. 1047 Washington, DC 20001
  • E-mail: EngineerGirl@nae.edu
  • Website: Engineer Girl
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2014

7. Foundation Grants from Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation- The Foundation awards grants to support work that helps stop bullying, helps those hurt by bullies and/or helps increase tolerance in sports. We stand up against bullying regardless of to whom it happens. Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often targeted by bullies, we give particular attention to this community. We include increasing tolerance and promoting diversity in sports as central to our mission.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $10,000.00
  • Address: 154 Krog Street, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30307
  • Telephone: 404-659-0070
  • E-mail: info@standupfoundation.com
  • Website: Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other
  • Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, General Education, Health/PE, Miscellaneous, Safe/Drug Free Schools
  • Deadline: 5/31/2014

8. The Show Must Go On Video Contest from The Pioneer Drama Service, Inc- Need additional funding for your drama club or program?  Pioneer Drama Service is giving away more than $10,000 in scripts and royalties to middle and high schools that are passionate like we are about touching lives through theatre. To enter, staff and students should work together to create a video no longer than 3 minutes that shows why “The Show Must Go On” at your school.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $10,000.00
  • Average Amount: $500.00 – $1,000.00
  • Address: PO Box 4267 Englewood, CO 80155-4267
  • Telephone: 303-779-4035
  • E-mail: VideoContest@PioneerDrama.com
  • Website: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School
  • Program Areas: Arts
  • Deadline: 6/30/2014

9. USGA Alliance Grants from National Alliance for Accessible Golf – Grants support organizations which provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf and its inherent values. The Alliance and the USGA share the belief that the game of golf is exceptionally well-suited to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in a recreational or competitive activity with participants who have various types of disabilities as well as those who do not have disabilities. We encourage inclusive programming – opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side.

  • States: All States
  • Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $20,000.00
  • Address: 1733 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Telephone: 812-320-1126
  • E-mail: grants@accessgolf.org
  • Website: National Alliance for Accessible Golf
  • Eligibility: Public School, Other
  • Program Areas: Disabilities, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

10. Foundation Grant from Patterson Foundation – The foundation provides resources to programs and to nonprofit organizations in the areas of oral health, animal health, and occupational and physical rehabilitation. Funds are granted for: Health and Human Services programs related to the focus areas that benefit economically disadvantaged people or youth with special needs; and Education as it relates to the focus areas, especially programs that increase the number of underrepresented people in the dental, veterinary, occupational health and physical health fields.

  • States: All States
  • Total Amount: $500,000.00 – $800,000.00
  • Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $75,000.00
  • Address: 1031 Mendota Heights Road, St. Paul, MN 55120-1419
  • Telephone: 651-686-1929
  • E-mail: information@pattersonfoundation.net
  • Website: Patterson Foundation
  • Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
  • Program Areas: At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE
  • Deadline: Ongoing

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