Grant Alerts: Finish Line Youth Foundation, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Southeastern Minnesota Arts CouncilSeptember 11th, 2015
The charitable arm of the athletic goods retailer Finish Line is offering grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofits running community-based camps and athletic programs teaching team-building skills and an active lifestyle to youth. Preference will be given to organizations providing direct services to youth aged 18 and younger, especially disadvantaged or special needs youth, and demonstrate tangible results. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, and priority will be given to programs or organizations located near Finish Line retail locations. Please see the Guidelines page for complete information. Hurry, applications are due September 30.
Classroom teachers in grades 6, 7, and 8 are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $8,000 to improve student achievement as a part of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Equity in Mathematics program. The purpose of the grant is to improve student achievement among groups with a previous record of underachievement in math. Projects must include a plan for improving the targeted students’ achievement, mathematics content as defined in the NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and the anticipated impact of the project on targeted student achievement. Applicants must be current (as of or before 10/15/15) and full or e-members of the NCTM, or teach at a school with current NCTM PreK-8 school membership. Applicants must also teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50% of the school day. Project activities must be completed between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017. Past grant recipients may not apply again. Please see the program Web page above for more information. Applications are due November 6.
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) is now accepting applications for its Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, supporting artists and activities focused on arts education, access, and art and cultural heritage. The three funding streams are as follows:
- Arts & Arts Access: Minnesota arts organizations and artists may apply for up to $10,000 in grants to create, produce, and present quality arts activities in order to overcome barriers to quality arts access and to instill the arts into Minnesota community and public life.
- Arts Education: Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support quality, age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop skills, knowledge, and understanding of the arts.
- Arts & Cultural Heritage: Up to $10,000 in grants is available to support activities and events representing the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions (inclusive of folk and traditional artists and arts organizations) represented in Minnesota.
Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that incorporate two or all of the key funding areas above, emphasizing the creation of lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit groups and arts organizations. The deadline for applications is October 1. Please see the Council’s Grants Web page for more information.