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[teacherartexchange] NAEA Grant and Funding Information


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2006 - 09:02:19 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Deadlines are approaching for some of these funding opportunities.



"Rewarding Students Demonstrating Exemplary Volunteer Service"
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in grades
5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to
their communities. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Students grades
5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past
year. Deadline: October 31, 2006.

"Rewarding Exemplary Community and Volunteer Service"
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in grades
5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to
their communities. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Students grades
5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past
year. Deadline: October 31, 2006.

"Target Field Trip Grants"
Target Field Trip Grants are available to fund scholastic outings in
situations where monies are otherwise lacking. Maximum Award: $1000.
Eligibility: teachers, principals, paraprofessionals and classified
staff in K-12 public, private or charter school in the U.S.
Applications will be posted online beginning September 1, 2006.
Application deadline: November 1, 2006.

"Grants for Teachers of Citizenship Education"
The VFW's National Citizenship Education Teachers' Award recognizes
the nation's top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who
teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America's
history and traditions. Maximum Award: $2,000. Eligibility: teachers
K-12. Deadline: November 1, 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.

"Grants to Support Exceptional and Innovative Writing Teachers"
The Bob Costas Grants support exceptional teachers who through their
innovative teaching methods motivate their students to write. Winning
teachers are awarded grants to enhance successful projects currently
under way. Projects can be carried out in school (public or
nonpublic), through an after-school writing workshop, or during a
summer program. Maximum Award: $2000. Eligibility: Teachers from all
academic disciplines grades 6-12. Deadline: November 17, 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:

"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 preventing HIV/AIDS, 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.

"Grants to Fund Efforts to Improve Basic Literacy"
Verizon Foundation Literacy grants are available to organizations
committed to basic literary skills in the United States. Verizon has
invested in a network of collaborative literacy partners, offering
wide variety of programs with a focus on e-learning. Verizon's
leadership in technology and communications provides the distribution
network. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations.
Deadline: November 30, 2006.

"Clay Aiken Able-To-Serve Grants"
Clay Aiken Able-To-Serve Grants support youth, teachers,
youth-leaders, youth-serving organizations, and organizations serving
people with disabilities in implementing service projects for National
and Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. Projects can address
themes such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and
awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, and any issues youth
identify as a community need. Maximum Award: $1000. Eligibility: Youth
(ages 5-25); teachers and youth leaders; organizations that work with
youth ages 5- 25; or organizations that serve people with
disabilities. Projects must be either youth-led or co-led by youth and
adult allies. Deadline: November 30, 2007.

"Program Funds Three-Week Study Visits to Japan for Teachers"
The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program provides U.S.
primary and secondary school teachers and administrators with the
opportunity to participate in three-week study visits to Japan and to
return home with a follow-on plan designed to introduce Japanese
culture to American students. Meetings with Japanese teachers and
students and a homestay with a Japanese family are also key components
of the program. Maximum Award: round-trip travel to Japan, local
transportation in Japan, lodging and meals for three weeks.
Eligibility: full-time teachers or administrators at primary or
secondary levels (grades 112). Deadline: December 7, 2006.

"Grants for Middle School Explorers"
The Christopher Columbus Awards program challenges middle school
students to explore opportunities for positive change in their
communities. Teams of up to four students and a coach identify a
community issue and use the scientific process to solve it. Maximum
Award: $25,000 for the community; finalist teams get an
all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World. Eligibility: middle school
students. Deadline: February 12, 2007.

"Grants to Create and Implement FINE ARTS PROGRAMS"
National Education Association (NEA) Fine Arts grants are awarded to
teachers, through local NEA affiliates, to enable them to create and
implement fine arts programs that promote learning among students at
risk of school failure. Programs must address the arts (painting,
sculpture, photography, music, theater, dance, design, media, or folk
arts). Eligibility: members of the National Education Association
teaching grades 6-12 working in a U.S. public secondary school serving
economically disadvantaged students. Maximum Award: $2,000. Deadline:
December 15, 2006.

"Awards for Innovative and Progressive Thinking in Education"
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and
progressive thinking in education. Maximum Award: $27,000.
Eligibility: full-time educators, teachers, principals,
paraprofessionals, and classified staff members with projects that
improve student learning at K-12 public or private schools. Deadline:
April 30, 2007.


"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. Eligibility: 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 OR EDUCATION (K - 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

"UPS Foundation Education Grants"
UPS Foundation Education Grants fund high impact philanthropic
programs that raise the level of educational instruction, family
learning opportunities, and school involvement projects. Maximum
Award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline: N/A.

"Mr. Holland's Opus Music Foundation Grants"
Mr. Holland's Opus Music Foundation Grants have two programs, The
Melody Program that targets qualified school music programs in need of
assistance, and The Special Projects Program that targets community
schools of the arts, after school programs and youth orchestras in
need of assistance. Maximum Award: Programs fund instrument repair and
the acquisition of new instruments; no cash grants. Eligibility:
school music programs K-12; community schools of the arts,
after-school programs, and youth orchestras. Deadline: none.

"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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