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February 18, 2004 9 min read
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GRANTS AWARDED

FROM PRIVATE SOURCES

Paul Newman Grant

Teachers Against Prejudice, a nonprofit organization that hosts workshops for teachers across the country, recently received a $4,000 grant from the Paul Newman Foundation. The grant will be used to develop K-12 school curriculum and raise awareness of discrimination.

Sun Wah Foundation Grant

The Sun Wah Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Hong Kong-based Sun Wah Group, recently awarded Michigan State University a $5 million grant. The grant will be used to create a center in which U.S and Chinese scholars can research K-12 administration, teaching, and community involvement models.

FROM CORPORATE SOURCES

Hewlett Packard Grant

Hewlett-Packard Partners, a technology solutions provider based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently awarded five schools in Baltimore, Md. computer hardware and software as part of $2 million grant under the Baltimore Digital Village program.

The program works to raise student achievement by integrating more computer equipment and training into the school curriculum. The winners are listed below.

Alternative Learning Center, City Springs Elementary, Dunbar Middle School, Lombard Middle School, and Tench Tilghmann Elementary.

GRANTS AVAILABLE

FROM CORPORATE SOURCES

Applications are due March 1 for 2004 HP Technology for Teaching grants. Grants support projects in which K-16 educators utilize technology to increase student achievement. One hundred and fifty one-year grants are available for K-12 schools, and 40 grants are available for higher education institutions. Each grant recipient will receive a cash award, professional development, and HP products.

Public K-12 schools and colleges in the United States are eligible to apply. Contact: HP Philanthropy and Education, 3000 Hanover St., MS 1029, Palo Alto, CA 94304; Web site: www.hp.com/go/hpteach.

Applications are due April 1 for youth leadership grants from the Starbucks Foundation. Grants support youth literacy and diversity programs for children and adolescents ages 6-18. Programs that support poor communities are eligible to apply.

Contact: SF, 2401 Utah Ave. S., S-SR-1, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98134; (206) 318-7022.

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: allfound@allstate.com; 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.htm l.

FROM PRIVATE SOURCES

Applications are due March 1 for school project grants from the Bay Foundation. Grants support K-12 school programs in the Northeastern United States that emphasize technology, mathematics, science, and parental involvement. One-year grants ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 are available.

Contact: BF, 17 W. 94th St., New York, NY 10025; (212) 663-1115.

Applications are due March 1 for empowerment grants from the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation. Grants support K-12 school reform projects that empower students through community service, arts learning, environmental education, or civics learning. Nonprofit K-12 organizations, schools, and school districts are eligible to apply. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 are available.

Contact: Dianne Daniels, JBPCMPF, PO Box 20218, Park West Finance Station, New York, NY 10025; (212) 932-0408; fax: (212) 932-0316.

Applications are due March 21 for geographic literacy grants from the National Council for the Social Studies. Grants support the enhancement of geographic literacy in K-12 schools. K-12 educators and university professors are eligible to apply. A one-year grant of $2,500 is available.

Contact: Ana C. Post, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800 ext. 106; e-mail: infoserv@ncss.org; Web site: www.socialstu dies.org/awards/grants.shtml#geography.

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 educators from grades 3-12 in the United States, are eligible to apply. Thirty-three grants of $7,500 each are available.

Contact: NCSS, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800 ext. 106; e-mail: civiconnections@ncss.org; Web site: http://www.ncss.org/civiconnections/home.shtml.

Applications are due any time for Advancing Student Achievement grants from the Actuarial Foundation, a nonprofit group 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 involve 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 support programs that educate students and staff about tolerance and peacemaking. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for K-12 classroom teachers.

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, which supports two types of programs. The Melody program purchases and pays for the repair of musical instruments for K-12 school music programs. The Special Projects program provides instruments and repair services to local schools and after school programs. Non-cash grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available. K-12 public 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: info@mhopus.org; Web site: www.mhopus.org.

FROM FEDERAL SOURCES

Applications are due March 2 for American history teaching grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support projects that strive to improve teacher knowledge of American history. Local education agencies, including charter schools—working in partnership with a university, nonprofit humanities organization, library, or museum—are eligible to apply.

More than 100 three- year grants ranging from $350,000 to $2 million are available. The deadline for sending a letter of intent to apply is Feb. 5. Contact: Christine Miller, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5C126, Washington, DC 20202; (202) 206- 8766; e-mail: teachingamericanhistory@ed.gov ; Web site: www.ed.gov.

Applications are due March 15 for magnet schools assistance program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support magnet schools with approved desegregation plans that seek to expand public school choice. Local education agencies eligible to apply. Fifty three-year grants ranging from $250,000 to $3.5 million are available.

Contact: Steven L. Brockhouse, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3E122, Washington, DC 20202- 5961; (202) 260-2476; e-mail: steve.brockhouse@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/fund/ grant/apply/grantapps/index.html.

Applications are due March 16 for early-childhood educator professional development program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support partnerships between universities and local education agencies, Head Start agencies, or state education agencies that administer programs under the 1990 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act and offer professional development for early-childhood educators. Up to 15 one or two-year grants ranging from $1 million to $3 million are available. Contact: Rosemary Fennell, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202- 6132; (202) 260-0792; e-mail: eceprofdev@ed.gov.

Applications are due March 19 for elementary and secondary school counseling grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of safe and drug-free schools. Grants support the expansion or establishment of school-based counseling programs. Local education agencies are eligible to apply. Thirty-five three-year awards ranging from $250,000 to $400,000 are available.

Contact: Loretta McDaniel, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3E220, Washington, DC 20202-6450; (202) 260-2661; e-mail: loretta.mcdaniel@ed.gov.

Applications are due March 22 for Carol M. White physical education program grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of safe and drug-free schools. Grants support the establishment, expansion, or improvement of school-based and after-school K-12 physical education programs. Two hundred and thirty three-year grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available. Local education agencies and after-school programs, including faith- based organizations, are eligible to apply.

Contact: Ann Weinheimer or Pat Rattler, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W, Room 3E-330, Washington, DC 20202-6450; (202) 260-5939; e-mail: Ann.Weinheimer@ed.gov or Pat.Rattler@ed.gov.

Applications are due April 5 for high school equivalency program grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support GED programs that help migrant workers and their children obtain a high school education. Colleges, universities, and private nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Fifteen five-year grants ranging from $150,000 to $475,000 are available.

Contact: Mary L. Suazo, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S,W., Room 3E227, Washington, DC 20202-6135; (202) 260-1396; e-mail: mary.suazo@ed.gov.

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