Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cigna Foundation Invites Applications for Health Promotion Projects

The Cigna Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cigna Corporation and its subsidiaries, supports organizations that share its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.

The foundation focuses its funding in four areas: 

  • Promoting wellness by building awareness, helping people manage their health challenges, and making health services available and affordable for all;
  • Expanding opportunities by reaching across barriers to tap the talents of every person; 
  • Developing leaders by supporting the type of community service that gives talented individuals the experience to become future leaders; and
  • Embracing communities by connecting neighbors to create networks to address complex social and environmental challenges.

There is no maximum or minimum grant.  However, a typical first-time grant is $5,000.

Applications are considered throughout the year (though programs applying for a grant after October 15 cannot expect to receive funding until the next calendar year).


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

RGK Foundation: Education, Community, and Medicine/Health Grants

The RGK Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide services in the areas of Community, Education and Medicine/Health.

Specific areas of focus include:
  • children and family services
  • early childhood development
  • parenting education
  • after-school educational enrichment programs
  • promotion of the health and well-being of children
  • programs that promote access to health services.
Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000. The grant guidelines invite organizations to submit electronic letters of inquiry that are formally reviewed on a rolling basis. After review, organizations may be invited to submit a formal proposal. Past grants. FAQ.

Remaining Letters of Inquiry due dates are June 14, 2013 and September 20, 2013.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ALA Annual Diversity Research Grant Program

ALA's Diversity Research Grant program addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2500 annual award for original research.  Three grants are awarded each year.

A jury of ALA members evaluates proposals and is encouraged to award a total of three awards. Grant recipients will be expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and will be asked to present and publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association within three months of completing their research. Grant proposals may address any diversity topic that speaks to critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.

Find complete information here. Deadline: April 30, 2013.

Monday, April 22, 2013

ASAP Acceleration Grant

ASAP is accepting applications for Acceleration Grants. $1,000 To Start The Program Of Your Choice: 100 Mile Club, BOKS, Or Just Move.
Deadline: May 1, 2013; Award up to $1,000. 

The 100 Mile Club presents elementary school students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog, or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year. It’s a big mark to hit but students of all abilities jump at the chance to score miles during designated running times before or after school, during recess, and at sanctioned community events, such as local road races and family nights.

BOKS is a morning physical activity program that has kids begin their day with a dose of fun – 45 minutes of running, playing, and exercise, all before the first school bell rings. Featuring a wide variety of dynamic games and activities, the BOKS curriculum is popular with elementary age kids of all ability levels. Ask a BOKS kid their favorite game and you might hear “Fishy Fish”, “Crab Soccer”, or “Toilet Tag”. Quality movement that is kid-approved.

CHALK/Just Move is a classroom-based movement program designed to get kids up and active right at their desks. A set of activity cards is used to lead the class in aerobic, yoga, stretching, and meditation exercises. Variations to the movements and poses make the program appropriate for children of all ages. Exercises are also academically integrated and tied to the common core state standards, allowing teachers to weave in math, science, and English language arts material to complement the day’s lesson plan.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You Got the Grant! Now What? Free webinar 4/24

The Foundation Center offers crackerjack free online webinars.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Eastern time
Free Webinar; register here.

Learn best practices in reporting and communicating to deepen relationships with foundations.

This class is designed to help you successfully manage life after the grant. You will learn about the best practices in managing the reports and the communication required to build long term partnerships with foundations, ultimately leading to more opportunities for support.Topics covered include:
  • Understanding the grant relationship
  • Managing the grant process
  • Tips for engaging the funder during the life of the grant
  • Reporting on the grant, and preparing for the next one
If you've never taken a Foundation Center webinar before, this will show you how it works. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Freedom to Read Foundation

Freedom to Read Foundation    www.ftrf.org

Maximum Grant:  $2,500    Deadline:  April 30, 2013

Applications are now open for the 2013 Judith F.Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF).

Grants in the amounts of $2,500 and $1,000 will be given to organizations in support of "Read-Outs” or other activities that celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 22 – 30, 2013).

Applicants must include planning and budget outlines for their projects; agree to record the event, if selected; and provide a written narrative afterward, for use by the Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Foundation for Financial Planning

The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning www.foundation-finplan.org is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need.

Deadline:  April 30, 2013        Go directly to guidelines and application

The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide for community outreach and pro bono activities that utilize financial planning practitioners in the delivery of services.
Support is provided to organizations that provide services to specific target audiences who are underserved by the market, in need of financial guidance, or in a financial crisis. Priority is given to outreach efforts to military personnel and their families, Financial Life Skills education programs through high schools and/or youth organizations, and programs offered through community-based organizations. Programs that can be replicated on a regional or nationwide basis are given special consideration.