The application period is open for the National Storytelling Network’s Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, promoting projects that change that storytelling can bring to communities and individuals. Projects must have oral storytelling at their core, but otherwise may focus on traditional tales or personal narratives, and the work may be conducted by professional storytellers or any individual with suitable storytelling experience and expertise, such as educators, naturalists, or therapists. Applicable content areas of interest include substance abuse prevention, multicultural awareness, health care, intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, and leadership. Awards of $5,000 will be given to projects that can be duplicated for other groups, innovative in some way, service oriented, and informed by existing field work.
Preliminary applications are due on April 30, with applicants to be notified in June. For a list of previous recipients and application materials, please see the right hand sidebar on the Brimstone Award page.
The MVAT Foundation, established in 2007 to raise funds and awareness for military and veteran’s support groups, is accepting applications from related support groups for 2013. Applicant organizations support or provide services that enrich and promote the lives of both retired and active military and their families. Programs whose education and research directly benefit or educate the public about veterans are also encouraged to apply. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) tax exempt and may not be lobbying groups, political action organizations, or endowments. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis twice a year on May 31 and October 31, and applications received after one deadline will be considered for the other. For a complete list of required materials, please see the Grants page of the MVAT Foundation Web site.
RedRover is an animal welfare nonprofit dedicated to bringing animals out of crisis situations. In collaboration with Sheltering Animals and Families Together, RedRover’s Domestic Violence Safe Housing project is awarding grants of up to $3,000 to up to 8 emergency shelter organizations to support the construction of temporary housing for pets of the victims of domestic violence. These grants are intended as start-up funding and it is expected that at least one pet will be able to be housed within a year of the project’s completion. Applicant organizations must have a primary mission of sheltering domestic violence victims and be 501(c)(3) tax exempt. For 2013, applications are due on May 15 and October 30. Funding decisions will be made within 30 days of each deadline. Please see the RedRover program page for applications and complete information.