FROM FEDERAL SOURCES
Charter School Facilities Grants
The U.S Department of Education recently awarded seven organizations
$37.3 million in grants. The grants will be used to help charter
schools construct, lease, purchase, or obtain school facilities through
donations. The recipients are listed below alphabetically.
Center for Community Self-Help, Durham, N.C; Charter School Development Corporation, Washington; Department of Banking and Financial Institutions, Washington; Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York City; Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Boston; Raza Development Fund, Phoenix.
FROM CORPORATE SOURCES
Applications are due any time for grants from the Hasbro
Children’s Foundation. Grants of up to $35,000 are available for
programs that address the emotional and physical health of
disadvantaged children. Nonprofit, educational organizations are
eligible to apply.
Contact: HCF, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 713- 7654; Web site: www.hasbro.org.
Applications are due any time for education grants from the
Allstate Foundation. Grants support school programs that focus on
student safety and development, mentoring, conflict resolution,
driver’s education, and drunk driving prevention. K-12 public
schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Grants
ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 are available.
Contact: AF, 2775 Sanders Road, Suite F3, Northbrook, IL 60063-6127; (847) 402- 5502; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.allstate.com/community.
Applications are due any time for grants from the Goldman
Sachs Foundation. Grants support programs that seek to improve academic
achievement, business education, and educational partnerships at public
and private schools.
Contact: GSF, 375 Park Avenue, Suite 1008,New York, NY 10152; (212) 888-9482; fax: (212) 902-3925; Web site: www.gs.com/our_firm/the_culture/social_responsibility/gs_foundation.html
FROM PRIVATE SOURCES
Applications are due April 30 for CiviConnections grants from
the National Council for the Social Studies. Grants support programs
that engage students in the community through service learning and help
them understand local and national history. Teacher teams –
composed of three 3-12 educators - in the United States are eligible to
apply. Thirty-three grants of $7,500 are available.
Contact: NCSS, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588- 1800 ext. 106; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://www.ncss.org/civiconnections/home.shtml.
Applications are due May 7 for Champions of Active Learning
grants sponsored by the Public Education Network. Grants support the
professional development of middle school teachers in 16 communities.
Award recipients from 16 cities, including Tempe, Ariz., Bridgeport,
Conn., Los Angeles, San Feancisco, Wilmington, Del., Miami, Tampa,
Fla., Monroe, La., Newark, N.J., Paterson, N.J., Yonkers, N.Y.,
Rochester, N.Y., Columbus, Ohio, and Houston, will each receive a
$5,000 grant. Winners from New York City will receive a two-year
Contact: Mary Kelly, PEN, (202) 628-7460; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.publiceducation.org.
Applications are due May 7 for the 2005 InvenTeams grants
from Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Grants support the
development of class projects that encourage students to explore the
practical applications of math and science. Math, science, and
technology teachers can apply. Applicants will be asked to have their
class build a problem solving invention. Fifteen recipients will each
be awarded a one-year grant of up to $10,000.
Contact: Kristin Joyce or Melissa Makofske, L-MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Bldg. E60-216, Boston, MA 02139-4307; (617) 258-0632; fax: (617) 258-8276; e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]; Web site: http://mit.edu/invent.
Applications are due June 1 for Learning and Leadership
grants sponsored by the Nation Education Association Foundation. Grants
support professional development opportunities for K-12 public school
teachers. One-year grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are
Contact: Cristine Maglieri, NEA Foundation, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; fax: (202) 822-7779; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.neafoundation.org.
Applications are due any time for Advancing Student
Achievement grants from the Actuarial Foundation, Schaumburg, Ill-based
nonprofit that represents the actuarial profession. Grants provide
support for mathematics students by pairing teachers and volunteer
actuaries in the classroom. Volunteer actuaries help cover math topics
such as budgeting, investment, and statistics.
K-12 schools in the United States and Canada interested in developing math mentoring programs that involves actuaries as volunteers are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.
Contact: AF, 475 N. Martingale Road, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226; (847) 706-3535: fax: (847) 706-3599; Web site: www.actuarialfoundation.org.
Applications are due any time for Teaching Tolerance grants
from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Grants supports sustained
programs that educate students and staff about tolerance and
peacemaking. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. K-12 classroom
teachers are eligible to apply.
Contact: TTG, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; Web site: www.tolerance.org.
Applications are due any time for music grants from Mr.
Holland’s Opus Foundation. The foundation supports two types of
programs. The Melody Program purchases and pays for the repair of
musical instruments in existing K-12 school music programs. The Special
Projects Program provides instruments and repairs to community schools
and after school programs. Non-cash grants ranging from $500 to $5,000
are available. K-12 public and community schools with programs that are
at least three years old are eligible to apply.
Contact: MHOF, 15125 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; (818) 784-6787; fax: (818) 784-6788; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mhopus.org.
FROM FEDERAL SOURCES
Applications are due May 28 for migrant education program
grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of
elementary and secondary education. Grants support state educational
agencies that work to improve education services for migrant students.
Thirty-nine two-year grants totaling $2.5 million are available.
Contact: Elsa Chagolla, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E257, FOB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6135; (202) 260-2823; e-mail: [email protected].
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