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Fw: [WHY-RIA Growing Justice] Weekly Grant Announcement

  • Subject: [cg] Fw: [WHY-RIA Growing Justice] Weekly Grant Announcement
  • From: "Arkansas Hunger Coalition" arhunger@comcast.net
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:26:59 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly Morrison
To: Growing_Justice@topica.com
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:11 AM
Subject: [WHY-RIA Growing Justice] Weekly Grant Announcement

Growing Justice Members,

The Following are some current grants and funding opportunities for nonprofit
organizations. Please let us know if you are able to benefit from any of these

Applications Available for Youth Garden Grant Program

The National Gardening Association ( http://www.garden.org/ )  and Home Depot
( http://www.homedepot.com/ ) have announced  the 24th annual Youth Garden
Grant Program. Over the last twenty-four years, NGA's Youth Garden Grants
program has helped more than 1.3 million youngsters reap rewards and

 Vital life lessons from working in gardens and habitats. Schools, youth
groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and
intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants must plan to garden in 2007 with at least fifteen children between
the ages of three and 18 years. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners who wish
to reapply must wait one year and have significantly expanded their garden

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002072/kidsgardening

Boys Hope Girls Hope Invite Nominations for Opportunity Maker Award

A program of the Boys Hope Girls Hope National Office (
http://www.boyshopegirlshope.org/ ), the Opportunity Maker award celebrates
those who share the belief that every child  deserves the opportunity to reach
his/her full potential.  Candidates act on this belief by providing
opportunities that  allow children and youth to be safe, develop skills,
pursue  an education, feel loved, and grow into healthy and productive
adults. The work of the nominee must be taking place in one of the  following
Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliate cities: Baltimore, Baton Rouge , Cincinnati,
Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New Orleans , New York,
Phoenix , San Francisco, St. Louis, and Southern California (Los Angeles or
Orange  County). All nominators and nominees must be legal residents  of the
United States. Nominees must be over 21 years of age at  the time of
submission by the nominator.

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002073/opportunity

Louis R. Cappelli Foundation Offers Support for Programs Serving At-Risk

The Louis R. Cappelli Foundation  ( http://www.cappelli-inc.com/lrc.shtml ) is
a funding source  designed to assist at-risk youth to reach their full
potential. Three specific targeted areas where the foundation focuses its
attention are education, health and fitness, and arts education.  Qualifying
organizations are those who hold IRS 501(c)(3) not-  for-profit status.
Applicant organizations must serve at-risk  youth. The foundation generally
considers grants of $5,000 to organizations meeting the criteria. However,
unusually significant  and effective programs able to establish a need for
greater  support may be considered for a grant of up to $25,000. Grant
application guidelines and an application form are  available at the Cappelli
Foundation Web site.

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002074/cappelli

Mid South Delta Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

Established in 1997 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation ( http://www.wkkf.org/ ),
the Mid South Delta Initiative  ( http://www.msdi.org/ ) is a long-term
economic, community,  and leadership development effort focused on fifty-five
contiguous counties and parishes along the Mississippi River in  Arkansas ,
Louisiana, and Mississippi . As part of this effort, the Mid South Delta
Leadership program is building a network of diverse leaders willing to work
across  economic, social, and racial divides to shape policies and  strategies
for education and economic development in the Delta  Region. MSDL is currently
accepting applications for its third  class.

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002075/msdi/leader

Dollar General Community Grants Program Offers Support for Youth Literacy

The Dollar General ( http://www.dollargeneral.com/ ) Community  Grants Program
focuses on youth literacy initiatives in  communities where the company does
business. Applicant organizations must be located in and providing service
within Dollar General's twenty-seven-state operating territory.  Applicants
must be nonprofit organizations engaged in literacy  or basic education
programs. The typical grant amount is $2,500 or less. Grant applications are
available at the Dollar General Web site  under the community section.

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002076/dollargeneral

ECMC Foundation Invites Proposals for Higher Education Guide

The ECMC Foundation ( http://www.ecmcfoundation.org/ ), an  ECMC Group (
http://www.ecmc.org/ ) company, helps under-  served and disadvantaged people
further their educational goals. The foundation invites proposals for the
development of a  guide for postsecondary student services and financial-aid
professionals to use as a resource to retain students from  first-generation,
college-going, low-income backgrounds. This guide is envisioned as a toolkit
containing both reference materials and strategies to encourage and support
the success  of students to complete their courses of study and receive
higher education degrees.

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002077/ecmcfoundation

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Offers Funding for Education
Projects in the South and Midwest

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership ( http://www.cgp.org/ ) has
announced funding opportunities for  small-scale education initiatives in
Southern and Midwestern  states. CGP's Education Program seeks to increase
awareness and  understanding of Japan in these states through support of
teacher  training and related programs that address the needs of the K-12
student and teacher community. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for
projects conducted  from June 1 to December 31, 2006.

RFP Link:  http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10002078/cgp

Kelly Morrison

Reinvesting in America Program Director


505 8th Avenue, Suite 2100

NY, NY 10018

212-629-8850 x 16


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