NAEA GRANT AND FUNDING ALERT
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Office of the Executive Director
GRANT AND FUNDING INFORMATION AS OF 7/10/06
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NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
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"Freedom Alliance Scholarships"
Freedom Alliance Scholarships provide financial assistance to sons and
daughters of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardsman who have
been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in the
line of duty, or who
are currently classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action
(MIA). Maximum Award: one year scholarships to undergraduates. Eligibility: high
school seniors, high school graduates or registered undergraduate students at
an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution who
are dependent sons or daughters of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or
Guardsman who was killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability
rating) in the line of duty or currently classified as a POW or MIA.
Deadline: July 31, 2006.
"Dollar General Back-to-School Grants"
Dollar General Back-to-School Grants assist schools in meeting some of the
financial challenges they face in implementing new programs or purchasing new
equipment, materials or software for their school library or literacy program.
Maximum Award: $5,000 Eligibility: K-12 Organizations must be located and
providing services in Dollar General's 33-state operating territory and must be
within 20 miles of the nearest Dollar General Store. (A store locator is
available at www.dollargeneral.com.) Deadline: August 11, 2006.
"Grants for Projects that Benefit Women & Girls"
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are
led by and benefit women and girls. It funds projects that reflect the
diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and
organization; promote building community power; promote racial,
social, economic and environmental justice; have limited financial
access or have encountered
obstacles in their search for funding. Maximum Award: $2000.
organizations with an organizational budget no larger than $150,000. Projects
must be designed and implemented by women and girls. Deadline: August 15, 2006.
"Professional Development for Teachers of Performing Arts"
Dana Foundation Arts Education Grants seek to support innovative professional
development programs leading to improved teaching of the performing arts in
public schools. Within this broad field, the Foundation is interested primarily
in training for: professional artists teaching performing arts in public
schools; in-school arts specialists (permanent school staff, full or part-time)
who teach performing arts in the public schools. Maximum Award: $75,000.
Eligibility: Dana does not award grants to individual schools or
Projects must originate in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and
their surrounding areas within a fifty-mile radius. Deadline: August 31, 2006.
"Red, White, and Green Climate Change Grants"
Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute are awarding Red,
White, and Green Climate Change Grants to design a service-learning project that
promotes awareness about climate change and possible solutions. Projects should
be youth-led, and the service must take place between October 1 and November
30, 2006. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: youth between the ages of 15-25 or
to organizations serving or engaging youth ages 15-25. Deadline: September 1,
"Minigrants to School and Public Libraries to Encourage Literacy"
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Minigrants to School and Public
Libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in
relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Maximum
Award: $350. Eligibility: School and Public Libraries. Deadline: September
"Student Peace Prize"
The Student Peace Prize is to be awarded during the International Student
Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) 2007. The prize is awarded every second year on
behalf of all Norwegian students, and is the only peace prize in the
world to and
from students. This prize highlights the important role of students in the
struggle for peace, democracy and human rights. Eligibility: nominee must be a
student or a student organization who or which has made an outstanding
contribution to peace, democracy or human rights. Maximum Award: an
come to Norway to accept the prize at the Peace Prize Ceremony during
ISFiT 2007, and travel throughout Norway to meet with important
decision makers. Deadline: September 20, 2006.
"Recognizing Youth Community Service"
The Angel Soft Angels in Action Awards Program recognizes children and youth
who are performing exemplary acts of community service. Georgia-Pacific, the
makers of Angel Soft toilet paper, invites teachers, parents, guardians, and
friends to submit nominations to honor "ordinary kids who are doing
extraordinary things" to help improve their communities. Maximum Award: $15,000.
Eligibility: Youth 8 to 18 may be nominated. Deadline: October 1, 2006.
"Grants for Music Education and Talent Development Programs"
The ASCAP Foundation is now considering proposals from organizations engaging
in music education and talent development programs that support music
education programs for aspiring songwriters and composers. Maximum
Eligibility: Organization must be 501(c)(3). Deadline: October 1, 2006.
"Grants for Professional Development"
The NEA Foundation Learning and Leading grants are provided to individuals to
fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such
as summer institutes or action research and to groups fund collegial study,
including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences
for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Maximum Award: $2,000.
Eligibility: K-12 public school teachers, public school education
support professionals, and faculty and staff in public higher
education institutions. Deadline:
October 15, 2006.
"Innovative Use of Data Collection Technology"
Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association
Technology Awards recognize the innovative use of data collection technology
using a computer, graphing calculator, or handheld in the science classroom.
Maximum Award: $3,000. Eligibility: Teachers of science grades K – College.
Deadline: October 15, 2006.
"NetAid Global Action Awards"
The NetAid Global Action Awards honor high school students who have organized
and led a project that has impacted people in poor countries or raised
awareness about global poverty in their own communities. The awards
celebrate young people who have shown leadership in areas such as
alleviating hunger, and improving access to education. Maximum Award: $5000.
Eligibility: applicants must have attended a U.S. high school (9th through 12th
grades) during the 2005-06 academic school year and be residents of the United
States. Deadline: November 30, 2006.
"Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education"
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge conducts the Leavey Awards for
Excellence in Private Enterprise Education to honor outstanding
educators who excite a commitment in their students to the free
enterprise system and unleash the entrepreneurial skills of their
students at the elementary, junior high
school, high school and college level. Maximum Award: $7,500.
at schools (K-12), colleges, and universities. Deadline: November 1, 2006.
The Surdna Foundation Fellowships to High School Arts Teachers
The Surdna Foundation is pleased to announce the seventh round of the Surdna
Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, a national initiative to support the
artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in specialized,
public arts high
schools. The Surdna ARTS TEACHERS FELLOWSHIP Program will enable
selected teachers to create art with professionals in their fields,
stay current with new practices and resources, and create new bodies
of work. Twenty awards of up
to $5,000 each will be made. A complementary grant of $1,500 will be awarded
to the Fellow's school to support post-fellowship activities. Letters of Intent
to apply are due by November 17, 2006. For more information and application
materials, please go to:
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"Grants for Formal K-12 Education"
RGK Foundation awards grants within education to programs that focus on
formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher
development, literacy, and higher education. Maximum Award: $25,000.
501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: N/ A.
"Grants for Arts, Education, and Health Projects"
The Milagro Foundation seeks grants applications from community-based,
grass-roots organizations that work with underprivileged children and
youth in the
areas of ARTS, EDUCATION, and health. Maximum Award: $5000. Eligibility:
501(c)3 organizations in the United States. Deadline: N/A.
"Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program"
Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program for education reform efforts
that strengthen public education at the elementary school level: systemic school
reform; improving the quality of teachers, principals and other school
leaders, and ARTS EDUCATION; early childhood care and education initiatives, and
strategies to improve literacy that address professional development
family literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
"Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program"
Dollar General has created a grant program to benefit public school libraries
in communities affected by disasters. The fund will provide grants for books,
media, and/or equipment that support learning in a school library
environment. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Public school
libraries that have
incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster (tornado,
earthquake, hurricane, flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act
recognized by the
federal government as terrorism. First priority for the initial grants will be
given to school libraries impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma –
either through direct loss or through an increase in enrollment due to
displaced students. Deadline: open.
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