Grants Update: February 5, 2008

Education Programs for Disadvantaged Youth Supported

Staples Foundation for Learning
The mission of the Staples Foundation for Learning is to teach, train, and inspire people from all walks of life by providing educational and growth opportunities. The Foundation supports programs that provide job skills and/or education for all people, with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. The goal of the Foundation’s grant program is to help local groups with programs and services that will positively impact their communities every day. Nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii, that address the Foundation’s mission are eligible to apply. For the first two funding cycles in 2008, proposals must be submitted between February 29 and March 14 and between June 2 and June 16. Visit the website listed above for application guidelines.

 

K-12 Math and Science Programs Funded

Motorola Foundation: Innovation Generation Grants
In 2008, the Motorola Foundation will provide $4 million in Innovation Generation Grants to organizations that engage K-12 students and teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Funding priority will be placed on pioneering programs that teach innovative problem-solving skills, that focus on girls and underrepresented minorities, and that are less than two years old. Any U.S. nonprofit organization may apply; however, priority will be given to programs that operate in communities where Motorola employees are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The application deadline is March 1, 2008. Visit the website listed above for online application information.

 

Grants Enhance Bank Communities

U.S. Bancorp Foundation
The U.S. Bancorp Foundation seeks to build strong partnerships in communities with a U.S. Bank office by supporting nonprofit organizations that improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Support is also provided for programs that enhance the cultural and artistic life of communities. Nonprofit organizations located in company communities in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are eligible to apply. Application deadlines vary by location. Visit the website listed above to access grant guidelines and state contact information.


Creative Capital Opens 2008 Grant Cycle
Online inquiry forms for Creative Capital Foundation’s Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing Arts grant programs are available online.

Texas CALLs for Family Literacy
The Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning is accepting applications for the First Lady’s Family Literacy Initiative for Texas, a program of The Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy.

About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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