Midwestern college finance nonprofit Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is once again making two-year grants available to programs helping students to succeed in college-level English and math. Up to $600,000 will be awarded to eligible nonprofit colleges and universities, as well as community based organizations as part of the 2015-2017 College Ready grants program. Eligible organizations must be located in Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, or Wisconsin. Eligible programs must provide high school juniors from traditionally underserved backgrounds with tutoring and skill-building activities and services. For complete guidelines and application materials, including an informational webinar, please see the College Ready Web page linked above. The deadline for applications is November 12.
Based in New York City, the Shubert Foundation’s mission is to sustain and advance live performing arts in the United States with an emphasis on theater and dance. The Foundation primarily makes grants to nonprofit professional resident theater companies, emphasizing producing, rather than presenting organizations. Funding is also available for dance companies, and to arts-related nonprofits supporting the development of dance and theater, as well as graduate departments of drama in private universities. The foundation does not make grants to individuals. Applicants may not request a grant amount – the Foundation will determine this if an applicant is selected for funding.
Funding is not available for conduit organizations, media, subsidies for reduced-price admissions, audience development, renovation projects, capital or endowment campaigns, or project support. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) tax exempt and have an established pattern of fiscal responsibility, as well as a strong administrative and artistic track record. Applications for dance, education, and arts-related nonprofits must be submitted by October 15. Theater applications must be submitted by December 1. For more information on application expectations per applicant focus, please review the Foundation’s Grant Programs Web page.