Grant Alerts: National Alliance for Grieving Children, Captain Planet Foundation, and Best Buy FoundationJune 26th, 2015
Promoting awareness of the needs of teens and youth grieving a death and providing education and resources for their supporters, the National Alliance for Grieving Children will award grants of up to $100,000 to organizations having a direct impact on children to bring grief support services to low-income or ethnically diverse communities not being served by existing programming. The Grief Reach program requires that 50% of children served be from minority or low-income families or communities. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The deadline for applications is July 13. For complete information, please see the Grief Reach – Community Expansion Grants Web page here.
The Captain Planet Foundation is once again offering grants and seed money to schools and nonprofits providing environmental education to youth and communities, inspiring community service through environmental stewardship. The Foundation also seeks innovative, unique projects that may not match the grant guidelines exactly but promote the mission to advance environmental activities. Eligible applicants are nonprofits and schools in the United States with operational budgets under $3 million. Preferential consideration will be given to applicants seeking seed funding in the amount of $500 or less, and applicants with at least 50% in-kind or matching funds secured. On occasion, the Foundation will consider grants of up to $2,500. For complete rules and to apply, see the Small Grants Web page. The deadline for applications is September 30.
Through its Teen Tech Centers in eight cities across the US, the Best Buy Foundation provides underserved teens with access to technology to bridge the digital divide and build 21st Century skills. Grants of up to $200,000 are now being offered to nonprofit organizations providing programming that gives youth access to new technologies to build skills and prepare them for future education and career success. Activities can include maker fairs and hack-a-thons, robotics, computer maintenance and repair, app or website development, audio production, 3D printing, and filmmaking/videography. Eligible nonprofits have existing out-of-school time programs, a proven track record of serving youth ages 13 to 18 in underserved communities, and be able to conduct programming in targeted sites across the country. Programs must also operate within 25 miles of a Best Buy store or center of operations, be committed to inclusion and diversity, and be willing to integrate Geek Squad Academy curriculum into existing programming if appropriate. Preferred locations include the sites of Teen Tech Centers:
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- Washington, D.C.
- Jersey City/New York City
- San Antonio
See the National Partnership Request for Proposals for complete rules and to apply. Applications are due November 1.