Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Halliburton Foundation

The Halliburton Foundation makes direct donations to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities as well as a limited number of grants to health and health-related charities.

Part of the application is to demonstrate that supporting the request will be of benefit to the company, employees, the community and customers; the website states that "strong preference is given to organizations in areas where Halliburton has a significant presence as measured by facilities, employees and customers."

Grant requests are reviewed quarterly. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation focuses on
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Sustainability
They accept proposals, have clear Eligibility Requirements and a Frequently Asked Questions section. They even have sample application forms:Event/Sponsorship (Sample Form) and Competitive Grant (Sample Form).

Eligible organizations seeking grants must be prepared to track and report specific results that demonstrate measurable human impact.

Continuous deadlines.

Friday, June 15, 2012

@15 Community Grants

Through the @15 Community Grants Program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that provide positive experiences to help teens excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop leadership skills. 

Best Buy seeks applications from nfp's "serving a diverse population of young teens in the areas of learning, life skills, and leadership. Special consideration is given to programs that provide youth with access to opportunity through technology."

Applications are accepted from July1, 2012 to August 1, 2012.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pets in the Classroom

The Pet Care Trust feels that many school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals, so they sponsor direct, no-hassle educational grants to enable Pets in the classroom. Grants can help purchase new pets, pet environments or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets from hermit crabs to guinea pigs.

Eligibility: Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade classes only in both public and private schools. 

Deadline:         Rolling; Award Min:    $50.00; Award Max:    $150.00 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust's Grants for Developing Youth

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust sponsors Grants for Youth that seek to foster healthy development and future independence by increasing opportunities for children and youth up to age 25. Organizations should strive to achieve a long-term, sustainable difference in the lives of the people they serve, offering a comprehensive set of services designed to break the cycle of poverty rather than simply providing a service to meet immediate needs. Programs of greatest interest offer direct services to disadvantaged children and youth, such as academic enrichment and support, mentoring and youth leadership, arts outreach integrated with school curriculum, and recreational activities and camps incorporating youth development objectives.

Multiple awards of varying amounts will be granted to select applicants. Organizations working to achieve a long-term, sustainable difference in the lives of children and youth are eligible to apply.

Rolling deadlines.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

MAE Trust: Promote Free Reading for Teens

The purpose of the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust is to award grants to librarians who "promote the free reading of teenagers." There is a whole lot of nothing about the grant, the process, and etc on the site.

Complete the application (a two-page pdf) & mail it to:

Julian L. Lapides, Esquire
Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust
600 Wyndhurst Ave, Suite 246
Baltimore, MD 21210

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Office Depot Foundation Grants

The Office Depot Foundation will give cash donations to non-profit organizations, schools, and libraries that bring systemic change to the communities they serve. 

Grant amounts are usually in the $1,000 range and are supported by in-kind donations when inventory allows. 

Much more detail at the link above, but the high points are that the Foundation gives first consideration to applicants that:
Submit proposals that represent collaborations between two or more organizations.
Provide proof of disaster planning.
Participate in the Office Depot Foundation Leadership Network.
Utilize the Office Depot Foundation Caring Connection to recruit volunteers or to track volunteer activities/hours.

Friday, June 1, 2012

6/27/12: MHAC's 2nd Annual Membership Day at Lake Compounce

The Mental Health Association of CT's 2nd Annual Membership Day at Lake Compounce will be on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tickets sold out in 3 weeks last year, so call or email soon!

Who:  MHAC and anyone interested in joining us.
What:  A full day of fun to make friends, raise awareness and increase membership.
Where:  Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT  06010
When:  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Why:  To have fun, make some new friends, learn some health tips, increase health awareness and oh yeah, did we mention, have fun?

The cost is $15.00 for members and children of attendees, $50.00 for non-members.  The ticket price includes continental breakfast, educational workshops, lunch, almost all of the rides, the water park and lake access.  Membership is free either online or by mail.  Attendees also get 1 free ticket for another full day at the park anytime before June 30, 2013, so you can't go wrong!

For tickets, please contact Maryann Steele at 860-529-1970 or 800-842-1501, extension 116, or email her at msteele@mhact.org.  But if you want that $15.00 ticket price and you're not already a member, you might want to visit our website first at www.mhact.org.  Go to the About Us tab and click Become a Member in the drop down menu.  It's quick, it's easy, and it's FREE.

The Day at a Glance
9:00 to 10:00  Registration and Coffee
9:45 to 10:00  Welcome
10:00 to 10:45:  1st Set of Breakout Sessions: The Health Benefits of Exercise or Laughter Therapy
11:00 to 11:45:  2nd Set of Breakout Sessions: Zumba Class or Smoking Cessation
12:00 to 2:30:  Lunch in the picnic area

11:00 to Closing:  The park opens at 11:00 and closes at 8:00 and you are welcome to enjoy the rides and attractions for the entire day!  Please note that because the park does not open until 11:00, early arrivals are asked to join us in the Starlite Ballroom (hopefully for the breakout sessions!) until then.