While you were "away", I got this Grant info from
NAEA. I'll get it posted to IAD, too. I got some
Denver Conference info (about speakers and such) too
but did not save that. I imagine they have that on
NAEA GRANT AND FUNDING ALERT
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Office of the Executive Director
Phone 703-860-8000 Fax 703-860-2960
GRANT AND FUNDING INFORMATION AS OF 11/24/03
Circulated as a Public Service by NAEA
"The State Farm Practitioner Leadership Award"
The State Farm Practitioner Leadership Award
recognizes a teacher, youth worker, or community
member who has created a living legacy by equipping
young people to lead and serve. The recipient must
also have served as a model of leadership, helping to
nurture others in the field to expand their
service-learning knowledge and skills. Nomination
deadline: February 2, 2004.
"The Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award"
The Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award was created to
honor the vision and leadership of Alec Dickson, whose
legacy in service and service learning continues to
influence young people, teachers, agencies, schools,
and communities. This award commends leaders who have
had the courage, compassion, and creativity
to overcome barriers and positively impact the lives
of young people. Recipients are named and honored
every year at the National Service-Learning
Conference. Nomination deadline: February 2, 2004.
"State Farm Youth Leadership for Service-Learning
The State Farm Companies Foundation and the National
Youth Leadership Council have teamed up to recognize
K-12 service-learning programs that uniquely
demonstrate youth leadership for service-learning
excellence, defined as incorporating key elements of
high quality service-learning, and having a
sustainable impact on the participants and the broader
community. Nomination deadline:
February 2, 2004.
The Tellabs Foundation supports education programs
with a particular focus on local and national programs
and curricula for engineering, science,
mathematics and technology. The Foundation has chosen
to focus its grant-making on direct grants to eligible
501(c)(3) organizations, generally in the amount of
$10,000 and above. Application deadline: ongoing.
"NEA Fine Arts Grant Program"
On behalf of the National Education Association (NEA),
The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
(NFIE) offers, for the second year in a row,
Fine Arts grants to NEA members. Available to
secondary (grades 6-12) school art specialists through
local NEA affiliates, the grants allow fine arts
educators to create and implement programs that
promote learning among students at risk of school
failure. Application deadline: February 2, 2004.
The Milagro Foundation focuses on serving at-risk,
underrepresented and disadvantaged youth through
educational programs and health services. The
Foundation also supports artistic and culturally
enriching programs that strengthen youth and
communities. Most grant amounts are between $2,500 and
$5,000. Creative programs from grass roots
organizations working with and for underrepresented
and underprivileged children and youth take
precedence. Application deadline: on-going.
"National Teachers Hall of Fame"
Founded for the purpose of recognizing the exceptional
qualities possessed by the nation's teachers, the
National Teachers Hall of Fame has inducted 55
teachers from 25 states since the inaugural induction
in 1992. Five teachers are selected for induction
annually. Candidates may be current or retired
teachers who have at least 20 years of full-time
classroom teaching in pre-K through high school. Both
public and private schoolteachers will be considered.
Nomination deadline: January 6, 2004.
"Bravo Sponsors National Talent Contest"
Beginning September 1 through December 2003, Bravo is
teaming up with cable operators across the country to
offer talented young students, aged 10-17,
(approximately grades 5-12) the opportunity of a
lifetime with the "Bravo On With The Show: On
Broadway…See Who You Can Be National Contest." This
designed to promote and celebrate the positive impact
of theater participation on young people, while
recognizing participants and supporters that make a
difference. Entry deadline: December 1, 2003.
The Southern Poverty Law Center provides Teaching
Tolerance grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 classroom
teachers for implementing tolerance projects in
schools and communities. Proposals from other
educators such as community organizations and churches
will be considered on the basis of direct student
impact. Application deadline: ongoing.
"Kroger Co. Foundation"
The Kroger Co. Foundation was established in 1987 to
enhance the quality of life in communities where
Kroger customers and employees live and work. Since
its inception, it has been an important resource for
the retail operating divisions to make meaningful
contributions to the communities they serve. Grants
are made to support education and youth, feed the
hungry, and assist local arts and civic organizations.
Only proposals from 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations
are considered for Foundation assistance. The
Foundation does not support national organizations or
programs, individuals, medical research organizations,
"Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation"
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation awards
more than $1.5 million annually to individuals and
organizations across the United States. Founded in
1957, the Foundation’s primary philanthropic focus
areas include community improvement projects,
education scholarships for trade disciplines and
environmental initiatives that enhance the natural
environment. The Foundation considers requests only
from 501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation only
accepts grant applications submitted via online