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Grants Promote Youth Running Programs

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Grants Promote Youth Running Programs
Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Fund
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States. The Kids Run the Nation Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded running programs should offer more than just one-time events. The application deadline is October 1, 2014. Visit the RRCA website after August 1, 2014, to submit an online application.

 

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Grants Enhance Innovative Pre-K-12 Projects

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Grants Enhance Innovative Pre-K-12 Projects
Kids in Need Foundation
The Kids in Need Foundation is dedicated to engaging students in the learning process by providing grants towards the purchase of supplies for students to participate in special classroom learning experiences. Kids in Need Teacher Grants help Pre-K-12 educators develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide support for classroom teachers who have meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life. Projects qualify for funding if they make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. Grants of $100 to $500 are awarded each year. The application deadline is September 30, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website after July 15 to submit an online application.

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Healthy Community Initiatives Recognized Nationwide

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Healthy Community Initiatives Recognized Nationwide
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships across the United States that are helping people live healthier lives. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For the purposes of this prize, “a community” is defined as one of the following: town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties). The Phase 1 application deadline is September 17, 2014. Visit the program’s website to download the call for applications.

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Worldwide Support for Children’s Healthcare Projects

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Worldwide Support for Children’s Healthcare Projects
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) supports nonprofit organizations whose programs help improve the health and well being of children throughout the world. RMHC’s Global Grants are provided to stable, efficient U.S-based organizations that are national or global in scope. (Projects that are local in scope are not supported.) The current focus is on sustainable, replicable projects that include a train-the-trainer component in their pursuit of addressing the most pressing issues relating to children’s healthcare. Online applications will be accepted through August 29, 2014. Visit the RMHC website to review the Global Grant guidelines.

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Support for Children’s Oral Health Programs

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Support for Children’s Oral Health Programs
Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), an initiative of the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health in the United States. HSHC’s Access to Care Grants support community-based initiatives throughout the country that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-one dental visit and providing care to special needs patients. These grants of up to $20,000 require cash or in-kind matching funds equal to the grant request dollar amount. Online letters of intent must be submitted by August 18, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Access to Care Grants guidelines.

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Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs for Native Youth Funded

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Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs for Native Youth Funded
The Notah Begay III Foundation: Promising Program Grants
The Notah Begay III Foundation’s Promising Program Grants initiative will partner with Native communities to support projects that target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity or healthy nutrition programs. Preference will be given to organizations from the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin), and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas); however, applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. Recipients of these grants should be currently implementing programs for youth that increase physical activity and get kids moving while providing a safe place to play, or healthy nutrition programs that can include nutrition education and increasing access to healthy and affordable foods. Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded. U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. The application deadline is July 14, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Request for Proposals.

 

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Celebrate STEM in your school with free stickers

STEM connectionsWhat is your school doing to celebrate STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) ? We have colorful, free stickers to celebrate STEM. They are fun for your students. They also help them and others make the connection between classwork and STEM.

Just download the PDF and print it out as 5160 Avery Stem-sticker-5160avery-template labels.

Be proud – celebrate STEM connections!! Please feel free to pass these onto others in the school!

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Grants Promote Financial Markets Literacy

5-minute-financial-activitiesAn opportunity for learners of all ages

Grants Promote Financial Markets Literacy
NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation
The NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation is dedicated to promoting learning about capital formation, financial markets, and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs. The Foundation’s Educational Projects or Programs grant category provides support to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations for classroom and extracurricular financial markets literacy programs at the high school, college, and university levels. Programs targeting teacher training and professional development for adults are also eligible for support. In addition to the Educational Projects or Programs category, grants are provided for research, fellowships, and curriculum development at the university level. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 1, 2014. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the 2014 Grant Guide and Grant Proposal Instructions.

 

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Grants for Children’s Healthcare Initiatives

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Children’s Healthcare Initiatives Supported
American Academy of Pediatrics: Community Access to Child Health Program
The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program, a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is designed to improve access to healthcare by supporting pediatricians that are involved in community-based efforts to enhance the health of children. CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants of $5,000 to $12,000 are awarded to pediatricians and fellowship trainees to develop or implement innovative initiatives that increase children’s access to medical homes and available insurance programs. (Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded to pediatric residents addressing the same issues.) The application deadline is July 31, 2014. Visit the American Academy of Pediatrics’ website to learn more about the CATCH Program.

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Anti-Bullying Programs Funded

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Anti-Bullying Programs Funded
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying and to supporting those doing real-world work to stop it. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that help stop bullying, help those hurt by bullying, and help increase equality and diversity in sports. The Foundation generally prefers to make grants of $10,000 or less. The application deadlines for the 2014 grant program are June 30 and November 30. (Grants are also provided to charitable organizations in the United Kingdom through a separate application process.) Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application guidelines and form.

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