Grief Reach, administered by the National Alliance for Grieving Children with funding from the New York Life Foundation, provides funding to expand the reach and capacity of nonprofit organizations that offer local bereavement services for youth focused on unmet needs and diverse populations. In 2021, Grief Reach is offering the following two grant opportunities: Community Expansion Grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, will fund program expansion to include bereaved youth not currently served by existing services. Support will be provided in the following categories: Geographic Expansion, Number Expansion, Population Expansion, and Program/Service Expansion. Capacity Building Grants of $10,000 or $20,000 will help nonprofit organizations to secure the professional assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address issues of organizational development and effectiveness. Applications will be accepted through July 19, 2021.
Visit their website > NEXT for AUTISM's Color the Spectrum Community Grants
NEXT for AUTISM’s Color the Spectrum Community Grants support nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the transition from school to adulthood in the following three areas: home, work, and social. Applying organizations must have started innovative programs, services, systems, or models of service delivery that make improved outcomes likely. This year, grants of $25,000 will be provided, with preference given to programs for the underserved, as well as autistic-led organizations and initiatives. The deadline for letters of intent is August 1, 2021.
Visit their website > Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund
Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded programs should offer more than just one-time events. The grant application deadline is August 1, 2021.
Visit their website > Youth Service America Afterschool Grants
YSA supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs targeting middle and high school aged youth throughout the country. Applying programs must engage a minimum of 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects during the 2021-2022 academic year. At least 50% of youth engaged must be from low-income, underserved communities. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide. The application deadline is July 30, 2021.
Visit their website > American Honda Foundation
American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation’s primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000. The 2021 deadlines for organizations that have never received funding from the Foundation are February 1 and August 1.
Visit their website to apply > D'Addario Foundation
The D’Addario Foundation identifies the most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need throughout the United States and Canada and provides support to assist their growth and development. Grants are given to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. The focus is on programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing early and frequently, with students receiving instrument instruction multiple days per week, throughout the year, and for as many years as possible in their education. Cash grants averaging $2,500 and D’Addario accessories product donations are available. (The Foundation prefers not to provide funding for the purpose of purchasing equipment or instruments.) Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry; invited grant applications will be due June 15, 2021.
Visit their website to apply > The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across the United States and Canada. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. The Prize welcomes applications from young people who are between the ages of eight and 18 (not yet age 19), permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S. or Canada, and currently working on an inspiring service project, or have done so within the past 12 months. Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project, as well as recognition gifts, networking opportunities, and media coverage. The application deadline is April 15, 2021.
Visit their website to apply > Million Girls Moonshot Initiative
The STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Intel, Gordon and Betty Moore, and Charles Stewart Mott foundations have announced the launch of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. With the overall goal of increasing diversity and equity in STEM fields, the Million Girls Moonshot initiative will work to engage a million school-age girls in engineering and computer science learning opportunities over the next five years. To that end, partners in the initiative will provide funding and in-kind resources in support of hands-on, immersive STEM learning experiences to Mott-funded afterschool networks in all fifty states, with a focus on underserved and underrepresented groups. In-kind support provided by the initiative will include technical assistance, educational resources, special curricula developed by NASA and access to Intel’s She Will Connect program partners and employee volunteers. Other organizations participating in the effort include Qualcomm, Technovation, the National Girls Collaborative Project, CSforALL, JFF, Techbridge Girls, STEMconnector, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies.
Visit their website to apply > MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, dedicated to promoting the growth of youth baseball and softball in the United States and throughout the world by funding programs that encourage youth participation in the game. Grants may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and school districts involved in youth baseball or softball are eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the grant criteria and application process.
Visit their website > School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network (SBHSN) supports under-resourced public and charter schools to implement and expand access to quality behavioral health and general pediatric services on school campuses to children living in rural and urban communities throughout the U.S. SBHSN offers the following funding opportunities: Community Grants are designed to bring highly skilled clinicians into schools, after-school programs, and youth summer programs to assist personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and local communities. Nonprofit organizations with a proven track record of providing intervention or prevention services on school campuses are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $100,000 may be awarded; each awarded grant requires a 40% cost-sharing match. Principal Grants provide up to $5,000 per academic year to principals of K-12 schools in selected states, as well as a mental health professional to support student behavioral health services on campus. Applications for both programs may be submitted at any time.
Visit their website > ECMC Foundation
ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor’s degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; proposals are reviewed by invitation only.
Visit their website > Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation is dedicated to advancing literacy and fostering a love of reading among underserved and at-risk children and youth. The Foundation’s Bookmobile Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories that operate a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth. These grants, ranging from $500 to $3,000, are for purchasing books published for young people, preschool through grade eight, and cannot be used for administrative or operational uses. Applications may be submitted through September 1st of each year.
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Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States. The Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded programs should offer more than just one-time events.
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Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in our nation’s K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants through the following two initiatives: Grants for Grades K-5 of up to $1,000 are provided to teachers in public or private schools to help them bring innovative projects into their classrooms. The application deadline is October 1, annually. Grants for Grades 6-12 are provided to teachers who have an idea for making science and mathematics more fun for their students. Requests for grants of up to $5,000 may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed quarterly. The annual application deadlines for large grants of $5,000 or more are May 1 and November 1, annually.
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