With a mission to “educate young women about human reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life”, the Lalor Foundation’s Anna Lalor Burdick Program is offering grants of up to $50,000 to support programs for young women in the arena of public health. Women disadvantaged by discrimination, hostile public policy, geographic isolation, poverty, or other factors leading to inadequate reproductive health are of particular interest. Preferred projects are those with novel or innovative ideas regarding reproductive health education or information delivery, as well as programs incorporating advocacy or policy change that is consistent with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Eligible applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt. They must also not be private foundations under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. See the Program Web page above for complete information. Applications are due November 1.
For the 2016-17 school year, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is offering grants of up to $8,000 to promote achievement in student groups with records for underachievement for teachers teaching mathematics in grades 6-8. Individual teachers as well as groups of teachers working across grade levels are encourage to apply. Proposals need to address the NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, an achievement plan for targeted students, and anticipated impact on student achievement. Applicants must be current (as of or before October 15, 2015) Full Individual or E-Members of the NCTM or teach at schools with current (see above) NCTM Pre-K-8 school memberships. Applicants must teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50% of the time. Activities proposed must be completed between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. For complete information, please see the Equity in Mathematics Grants Web page here. Applications are due November 6.
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia is offering funds of up to $12,000 for small, grassroots projects with provocative direct-action agendas regarding the preservation and protection of the environment. Projects need to demonstrate commitment to long-term change, build public support and involvement, be action oriented, and focus on root causes. Applicants must either have 501(c)(3) status or an eligible fiscal sponsor. Grants are not for general environmental education efforts, land trusts or acquisitions, research (unless it is directly supporting a plan for specific action to solve an environmental problem), green building projects, environmental conferences, political campaigns, or conservation easements. Programs must take place in Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or the United States. See the Grant Guidelines to apply. Applications are due August 31.
Additionally, Patagonia retail stores administer local grant programs. Applications are accepted at retail locations on a rolling basis.