Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Free webinar, 10/2: How To Report Back To Donors: From Newsletters to Annual Reports

"How To Report Back To Donors: From Newsletters to Annual Reports" is being offered free on October 2nd.  As we head into year end, this is an excellent time to fine tune your donor communications. 

Kivi Leroux Miller* is presenting this helpful educational session which will touch on important topics such as:
  • What donors say they want to get back from the charities they support
  • Easy ways to integrate results and success stories into your existing donor communications
  • Sample wording that gives donors credit for your results, so they feel like part of theteam.
For more information and to register go to:

* Miller is president of Nonprofit Marketing and the author of "The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause" (Jossey-Bass, 2010).
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Wells Fargo in Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven counties

Wells Fargo makes grants in two primary areas in the Connecticut counties of Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, and New Haven. The application and scads of information is online. Deadlines are rolling.

Community Development, supporting the improvement of low- and moderate-income communities through programs that:
  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Facilitate financial literacy and empowerment
  • Provide job training and workforce development
  • Revitalize and stabilize communities
Education, supporting organizations and programs that:
  • Work to eliminate pre-K – 12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based or school-sponsored programs
  • Support post-secondary education
Wells Fargo also considers grants in the following areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Environment, and Human Services.

501c3’s and governmental agencies - including public school systems – are eligible. The application is online only.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants for schools

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants award funding to schools to start or maintain a healthy nutrition and physical activity program.
Programs should be designed to increase:
    * Student awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity
    * Student access to and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains
    * Student opportunities for and participation in physical activity in school
    * Sustainable changes in making schools healthier
Eligibility: Schools must enroll in Fuel Up to Play 60 for the 2012-2013 year and participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Amount of funding: Up to $4,000.   Deadline: November 1, 2013 and June 4, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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. See pictures here.

You must preregister by calling 203-230-8101 or emailing with your name, address, phone and affiliation. The cost is $10 per person

Monday, September 9, 2013

2013 iPad Giveaway

Worth Ave. Group. Apply for a chance to win an iPad Mini for your school from the Worth Ave. Group. They are also giving away SmartBoards.
Deadline: September 30th, October 31st, 2013. Check it out at 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Free School Supply Stash, along with Kleenex and Elmer's, is giving free School Supply Stashes to K-12 schools that post a total of 20 school supply lists or teacher wish lists on

School Supply Stashes contain $125 worth of classroom supplies. is a free service that helps teachers quickly create and share their school supply lists, wish lists, and classroom holiday gift lists with parents.

Deadline: October 15, 2013.

See for complete details. 

Teachers' Lounge Makeover

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Schools: N-Visioning a Brighter Future

The Westinghouse Electric Company’s  N-Visioning aBrighter Future Grant is awarded to schools that exhibit creativity in energy, science, technology and mathematics education of middle and high school students.

Five grants of $1,000 will be awarded to select applicants. Elementary, middle and high schools are eligible to apply.

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

GreenWorks! grants for shools

Get your green on with a Project Learning Tree (PLT) grant. PLT is awarding up to $1,000-3,000 to schools and youth organizations that propose environmental service-learning projects.

Apply here; deadline: September 30, 2013.

PLT, an award-winning national environmental education program for preK-12 educators and their students, is providing up to $1,000 for schools and youth organizations that propose environmental service-learning projects. Grants of up to $3,000 will also be awarded to registered PLT GreenSchools (registration is free) that have established a Green Team, completed one of more of the PLT GreenSchools! Investigations, and propose a project based on the findings of at least 1 of the PLT GreenSchools! Investigations. GreenWorks! encourages students to “learn by doing” through community action projects that improve an aspect of their school or their neighborhood’s environment. Some examples of past grant projects include energy conservation, habitat restoration, and watershed improvement.
Project Learning Tree

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pay shipping only for Literacy Empowerment Foundation books via the Reading Resource Project

LEF (the Literacy Empowerment Foundation) Books’ Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes softcover books FREE of charge for Read Across America Day, National Drop Everything and Read Day, Children's Book Week, International Children's Book Day, and other literacy programs.

Recipients pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs: $0.68 per softcover book ($68 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set.

There will be at least 10 different titles in each set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project's needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic.

No deadline, read the FAQ or click the logo for info.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation's National Educators Grants.

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation awards National Educators Grants.

These grants, up to $1,000, will support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programming. The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently.

Deadline: 09-30-2013.          Award Max: $1,000.00.

See for details