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Grants Update: October 16, 2007

Childcare Programs for At-Risk Children Supported
Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation: Early Childhood Care and Education Grants
Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations providing child care, early education, and other essential programs to economically disadvantaged and at-risk children across the United States. Priority is given to experienced, community-based programs serving children in low-income, major urban areas. The Foundation’s Early Childhood Care and Education Grants focus on tuition subsidies; small renovations, supplies, and equipment upgrades; playground construction; and staff development opportunities. Organizations that pass the eligibility quiz on the Foundation’s website will be invited to submit online letters of intent, which are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the website listed above for program details.

Fellowships Promote Leadership Development
Academy for Educational Development: New Voices Fellowship Program
The New Voices Fellowship Program, administered by the Academy for Educational Development, is a national leadership development program that helps nonprofit organizations recruit new talent. New Voices Fellows are offered financial assistance, training, and other opportunities for personal and professional development. Their host organizations are provided with salary-support grants. The goal of the program is to help both the host organization and the fellow realize their full potential. During the 2008 and 2009 grant cycles, the program will focus on addressing needs, solving problems, and defending human rights related to the impact on the Gulf Coast of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The application deadline is January 21, 2008. Visit the website listed above for program details and application guidelines.

Washington Post Honors Nonprofits
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is accepting applications for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities in the United States and the Higher Education Funding Council for England in the United Kingdom are working together to offer support for digitization projects in the humanities. Collaboration between U.S. and English institutions is a key requirement.

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

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