Grants between $5,000 and $300,000 are now available as a part of the Foundation for Financial Planning’s Normal Grant cycle. Awarding funds to nonprofit organizations for outreach activities and pro bono financial advice to underserved communities, the Foundation seeks to support one-on-one sessions with pro bono financial planners and sustainable programs. Programs are expected to deliver aid audiences in financial crisis, to support individuals in times of disaster, to provide financial life skills education, to empower people to take control of their financial lives at diverse socioeconomic levels, and provide unbiased financial advice. Eligible applicants must utilize local affiliates of financial planning organizations, if not financial planning professionals. Projects must also involve said professionals as community volunteers or partners. Please see the Grants & Programs Web page for complete information and other resources. The deadline for applications is April 30.
Action for Healthy Kids seeks to combat physical inactivity, childhood obesity and undernourishment by supporting healthful school changes. As a part of its Breakfast for Health Kids program, 1,000 schools will receive grants of up to $2,500 for the 2015-2016 school year to help fund school breakfast and physical activity programs. Amounts awarded will be based on school building enrollment, potential impact, project type, and the ability for a school to mobilize students and their parents around school wellness initiatives. For more information, please see the program link above. Applications are due May 1.
The charitable arm of the National Education Association (NEA) is offering grants of up to $2,000 to support public education support professionals, teachers, and/or faculty or staff at public institutions of higher education through professional development experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are also available to support collegial group study projects, such as mentoring experiences, study groups, or action research. Eligible applicants must be pre-K-12 public school educators, public school education support professionals, or staff/faculty at a public institution of higher education. Education support professionals are especially encouraged to apply. Members of the NEA will be given preference. For complete information, please see the Learning & Leadership Grants Web page. The deadline for applications is June 1.