Grant Alerts: Road Runners Club of America, Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, and Lowe’s Charitable and Education FoundationAugust 18th, 2014
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to nonprofits and running clubs as part of the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation Fund, helping clubs, schools, and events to sustain or create a youth running program. Funds may be used for usage or offset fees for a local running track or park, hydration supplies, website and marketing material creation, and mileage logs or other written materials. Youth running clubs must motivate kids to run regularly, rather than for the purpose of participating in a single event. Middle and elementary schools providing an organized afterschool running program are eligible for application, as are any other organizations with 501(c)(3) designation. The deadline for applications is October 1. Complete information can be found at the Fund Web page above.
A national program acknowledging the crucial role of child care teachers in providing high quality child care, the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation will award 50 child care teachers with between $500 and $1,000 as well as an additional $500 for a classroom enhancement project. The top ten qualifiers will additionally become finalists for the Helene Marks Award for the National Childcare Teacher of the Year. Applicants must be teachers of infants, toddlers, or pre-school aged children, but may reside in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or any U.S. military base or installation. Eligible applicants have been working full time in a group, home, or center-based program that is fully compliant with local and state regulations for child care program operation for a minimum of 36 months, consecutively. For complete application information and a list of past winners, please see the Terry Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards Web page here. Applications are due by December 8.
The Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation is offering one-year grants of up to $5,000 to support projects encouraging parental and community involvement in local schools through a creation or enhancement of a facility or space, such as the clean-up or installation of a playground. Funds from the Toolbox for Education program can be used as part of a large-scale project so long as funds are used to complete a phase of the project in the year of the grant award. Applicants must be public K-12 schools or nonprofit parental groups associated with schools with 501(c)(3) status and an independent EIN. Preschools are not eligible. The application process will be closed once 1,500 applications have been received. Please see the program Web page above for complete details. The deadline for applications is October 15.