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[teacherartexchange] Grant and Funding Information (from NAEA)


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 20 2006 - 11:39:09 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Here is the most recent notice for Grants......

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"Grants for Education, Health & Fitness, and Arts Education"
The Louis R. Cappelli Foundation makes grants in support of philanthropic
activities with a focus on programs addressing the special needs of
youth. Three
specific targeted areas where the Foundation focuses its attention are
education, health and fitness, and ARTS EDUCATION. Maximum Award: varies.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that serve at-risk youth.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.

"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.

"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
school districts.
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
children. Programs
relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Maximum
Award: $350. Eligibility: School and Public Libraries. Deadline: September
15, 2006.

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"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
invitation to come to Norway to accept the prize at the Peace Prize
Ceremony during ISFiT 2007, and travel throughout Norway to meet with
important organizations and
decision makers. Deadline: September 20, 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
Award: $5,000.
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.

"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.
Eligibility: teachers 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.

"Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions"
Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program is committed to literary-based
sponsorships and partners with organizations that focus their core businesses
on higher learning, literacy and the arts. Maximum Award: varies.
Eligibility: non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the ARTS
12). 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 for teachers, family literacy programs or
literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
school level.
Deadline: N/A.,1474,intPageID%253D1444%2526blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html

"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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