Friday, June 28, 2013

Find programmers at the CT Arts for Learning's September 20 Artist Expo

Find programmers at the CT Arts for Learning's September 20 Artist Expo

Join Connecticut Arts for Learning in Hamden for an exciting day filled with arts education performances.
The Art Experience Showcase is scheduled for September 20, 2013 at the Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue from 8:30AM-2:30PM. 
I went to one of these showcases in April 2013 and it was really cool - you get a preview of the performer and what they do.The day includes over 50 artist programs, the opportunity to speak to performing and teaching artists, continental breakfast and lunch. 
You must preregister by calling 203-230-8101 or emailing with your name, address, phone and affiliation. The cost is $10 per person.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DoSomething Grants: $500 for youth

Know a young library nerd with a great idea that can improve your community? C'mon, sure you do.

In their words: 
" is the country's largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We have 1,666,208 members (and counting) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on. spearheads national campaigns so 13- to 25-year-olds can make an impact - without ever needing money, an adult, or a car. Over 2.4 million people took action through in 2012. You know, because apathy sucks."

DoSomething's grants have a rolling deadline; one $500 grant is awarded every week


Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply for a Do Something Grant applicants must be 25 or younger and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. One may apply for as many grants as one would like, but one can only win ONE grant from within a 12 month period.

Purpose: What Makes A Strong Grant Application?
1. Youth Led And Driven. The Grant Applicant Is In Charge Of Or Plays A Very Active Role In Designing, Leading And Implementing The Proposed Project.
2. Measurable Change. The Grant Applicant’s Project Strives Toward Tangible Results And Measurable Impact. The Applicant Has Clear Goals And A Focused Plan Of Action For Reaching Them.
3. Community Focus. The Grant Applicant’s Project Focuses On Improving Community Problems And Engaging And Involving The Community In Their Project . How An Applicant Defines His Or Her “community” Is Up To Him Or Her.
4. Long-term Problem-solving Action. The Grant Applicant’s Project Can Be A One-time Event Or An Ongoing Program; Either Way, It Should Strive To Make Lasting Change In His Or Her Community.
5. Creativity. The Grant Applicant’s Project Is Creative, And Demonstrates An Original Idea For Solving Problems And Creating Change In Their Local Communities.
6. Diversity. The Grant Applicant’s Project Promotes Diversity And Brings Different Kinds Of People Together.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 Grants

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Do Something grants for youth comes grants. 

WtH exists to "engage, inspire and enable high school students to make a positive difference in the world. We do this by making it easy for them to learn about, and take action against, 16 of today's most pressing social issues. At the highest level, they help teens engage" in:

  • Saving the environment
  • Improving conditions in their communities
  • Helping people in need

Applicants must be no older than 19 years old on the day that they apply. It's ok for the applicant(s) to work with others to develop and implement their ideas (in fact, its encouraged), but the original idea for the initiative must have been youth-initiated and must be youth-led.

Primarily funding follows 16 issue areas and occasional others. Deadlines are rolling and the award maximum is $500. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

P. Buckley Moss Foundation For Children’s Education

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways.

Applications accepted only May - September 30, 2013.

Applications are for grants up to $1,000 to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programming. Grant activities should aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently.

Please download Educator Grant Application for more details.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sohn Foundation

The Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation has been formed to continue the vision and legacy of its founders. Their vision of a “wholistic” life, lived synergistically with nature and the environment, in which all people can breathe clean air, eat wholesome organic food, and be exposed to the wonders of music, dance and literature, continues in the Foundation. 
The Foundation will support a broad spectrum of causes which support the environment, alternative health care and the arts. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding educational projects which bring an awareness of the environment, alternative health care and the arts to those who are underserved, particularly to young people. 

See the program web site for complete information, the site states that applications should contain at least this information. 

Organizations seeking support from the Foundation should submit the following:
1. Detailed description of the mission of the organization and services which it provides.
2. Description of the project/program for which funding is sought.
3. Total budget for the project/program.
4. Timing for project/program.
5. Copy of IRS Form 990-PF
6. Copy of audited financial statements.
7. Copy of 501(c)(3) tax exempt status letter from the IRS.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Teachers Helping Teachers Award

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation’s Teachers Helping Teachers Award helps teachers acknowledge each other’s ‘good deeds’ with this award.
Examples of good deeds include starting a web site that shows different and exciting ways of teaching specific subjects, presenting at conferences, mentoring new teachers, or volunteering with extracurricular activities.
Individuals may nominate an educator for an award; every week, a new award winner will be chosen. 

LEF will send each winner $100 worth of books for their school, along with a certificate that acknowledges their achievement.

Deadline: Rolling.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wilbooks free booksand supplies for K-2 students

Whoa now. So Saturday we see the Literacy Empowerment Foundation’s Teachers Helping Teachers Award which helps teachers acknowledge each other’s ‘good deeds’ with $100 worth of books, on Sunday we see that Enslow Publishers has a raffle prize drawing for school and public librarians that can get them $100 worth of Enslow titles (no purchase necessary), and now we learn this:
Every week Wilbooks will donate at least 20,000 books to K-2 children all across the country.
The books are free and there is no charge for shipping and handling. Applications can only be for one classroom and all applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis. Nice!