Grant Alerts: Minnesota Department of Public Safety, USA TODAY Charitable Foundation, and the William T. Grant FoundationMarch 10th, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs is offering up to $33,000 in state grants to public and nonprofit organizations providing sexual violence services to individuals in Wabasha and Goodhue Counties. No matching is required. The term of the grant is from April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014, and a successful application will be eligible for funding renewals via the competitive funding process until September 30, 2017. Start-up organizations are not eligible. Eligible applicants must be legal nonprofits in Minnesota and possess federal and state identification numbers. Community based groups that are unincorporated may apply with fiscal agents that have nonprofit status. Federal 501(c)(3) status is not required. The full RFP may be viewed here [opens PDF]. Applicants must apply using the Department of Public Safety’s e-grants portal. Hurry, applications are due March 19.
A partnership of the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation, the Lift a Life Foundation, and the Yum! Brands Foundation, the World Hunger Leadership Challenge invites teams of public, private, and charter middle and high school students to develop leadership skills and solve national, state, or local hunger-related issues. A total of $750,000 will be awarded to student teams consisting of at least 3 students and an adult advisor or a teacher sponsor, with first, second, and third-place prizes available for $25,000, $5,000, and $1,000 respectively. Applications must include a video overview or written summary of the proposed project including quantifiable results. Eligible entrants must be full-time students between the ages of 13 and 18, residing in either Guam or the United States. Please see the Challenge’s Web page for more information. Applications are due April 11, with winners to be announced on or around May 14.
Up to $600,000 is now available in grants via the William T. Grant Foundation’s Reducing Inequality program. This program supports research focused on reducing social, economic, behavioral, and academic disparities among youth ages 5 to 25. Research focused on other areas will be considered based on how compelling a case is made for its impact. Priority will be given to projects focused on racial/ethnic, economic, and/or linguistic inequality. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) tax exempt. Letters of inquiry for this funding are due May 6, and an informational webinar will be held regarding this opportunity on March 14. For complete information, please see the Reducing Inequality Web page linked above.