Seed Money for Women’s Equity Projects
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation: Community Action Grants
Community Action Grants, offered by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation, provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and state organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. One-year grants provide seed money for new projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Two-year grants offer start-up funds for longer term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. The application deadline for both grants is January 15, 2008. Visit the website listed above for application guidelines.
Sponsorships for Local Arts and Education Programs
Barnes and Noble Sponsorships and Charitable Donations Program
Barnes & Noble, a national bookstore chain, provides in-store fundraising opportunities, sponsorships, and donations to local and regional nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or K-12 education. Applicants must be located in the communities with company stores and should serve the greater good of the local community or region. A plan for promoting the program with Barnes & Noble should be included in the proposal. Barnes & Noble also provides limited support to national nonprofit organizations that focus on the company’s grantmaking priorities. Applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the website listed above to review application information for local or national requests.
Department of Education:
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Partnership Grants and State Grants
These programs support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students.