Grant Alerts: Discover Financial Services, National Storytelling Network, and Ribbons of Hope—Invest in WomenApril 18th, 2014
Credit card and finance company Discover Bank is offering a total of $10 million to public high schools in the United States through its Pathway to Financial Success program to implement or continue to implement a financial education curriculum. Grant amounts will be assessed on a program- by-program basis. Eligible high schools must also have a measurement tool that will assess comprehension and participation in the curriculum and must agree to share the results of the tools pre- and post-curriculum testing upon program completion with Discover. The program link above contains application information as well as curriculum planning resources and a list of previous winners. There is no deadline for applications.
The National Storytelling Network, committed to advancing storytelling as a form of community celebration, performance, and more, is offering grants of $5,000 to projects promoting service and/or community-oriented storytelling. Projects should be replicable and have an impact that goes beyond their original clients, organizations, or communities to inspire excellence in applied storytelling or to bring the possibilities of storytelling to new audiences. While oral story telling should be a central component of the project, the work does not have to be done by professional storytellers, and can encompass traditional myths as well as personal narratives. External or internal organizational practitioners, from therapists to educators to naturalists may conduct the project so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling experience and expertise. Of particular interest are the areas of substance abuse prevention, multicultural awareness, leadership, community development, health care, environmental education and activism, intergenerational initiatives, the empowerment of disabled persons, and educational curriculum at all levels. For application materials and other information, please see the National Storytelling Network’s Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling Web page. The deadline for applications is April 30.
Originally an initiative of friends and family of the Coca-Cola Company, the Atlanta-based foundation Ribbons of Hope—Invest in Women exists to support organizations making a difference in the lives of women. A single grant of $100,000 is now available to 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations who have been in operation for at least 3 years, can include in-kind donations, and have annual operations budgets of a minimum of $500,000 that promotes economic independence, social well-being, health, education, or human rights for women and girls. Grants may be used for special projects or for sustainable capital improvement. Grants may not be used for salaries, overhead, or other operating expenses. Ribbons of Hope does not give direct contributions to political entities or religious or private educational institutions, but programs affiliated with such institutions are not barred from consideration. For complete application information, please see the Ribbons of Hope Grants Web page. Applications are due July 1.