Education Funding Grants


April 18, 2006 9 min read
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Grants Awarded

• Lumina Foundation

The Lumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based organization, awarded 203 grants totaling $81.5 million in 2005. The grants support organizations working to expand college access for high school students.

Following is a list of grant recipients:

Academy for Educational Development, Washington;
Advertising Council, Inc., New York City;
Alverno College, Milwaukee;
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington;
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington;
American Council on Education, Washington;
American Student Achievement Institute, Bloomington, Ind.;
Arkansas State University, State University;
The Associated Colleges of Illinois, Chicago;
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.;
CALPIRG Education Trust, Los Angeles;
Center for Leadership Development, Indianapolis;
Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Ann Arbor, Mich.;
The Center for Effective Philanthropy, Cambridge, Mass.;
Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis;
Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation, Indianapolis;
Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyo.;
Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Basehor, Kan.;
The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, Louisville, Ky.;
College Access Center, Chattanooga, Tenn.;
Community College Leadership Program, Austin, Texas;
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, Ann Arbor, Mich.;
Cottey College, Nevada, Mo.;
Council for Aid to Education, New York City;
DaySpring Center, Inc., Indianapolis;
Drury University, Springfield, Mo.;
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.;
The Education Trust, Washington;
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash.;
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, N.J.;
The Foundation for Florida’s Community Colleges, Tallahassee;
The Finance Project, Washington;
Gads Hill Center, Chicago;
Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, New York City;
Higher Education Information Center, Boston;
Indiana University Bloomington; Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis; Indianapolis Black Alumni Council, Inc., Indianapolis;
Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington;
Internationals Network for Public Schools, Inc., Long Island City, N.Y.;
Ivy Tech State College, Indianapolis;
James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership, Chapel Hill, N.C.;
Jobs for the Future, Inc., Boston;
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indianapolis;
Learn More Resource Center, Bloomington, Ind.;
Lewiston High School, Lewiston, Maine; Link Limited, Chicago;
Martin University, Indianapolis;
Maryland Higher Education Commission, Annapolis, Md.;
MDC, Chapel Hill, N.C.;
MDRC, New York City;
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.;
Michigan State University, East Lansing;
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, St. Paul;
National Center for Disability Services, Albertson, N.Y.;
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, Colo.;
National College Access Network, Cleveland;
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver;
National Council for Community and Education Partners, Washington;
National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices, Washington;
National League of Cuban-Americans Community-based Centers, Fort Wayne, Ind.;
New Heights Youth, Inc., Bronx, N.Y.;
New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Lincroft;
Ohio State University Foundation, Columbus;
OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, Philadelphia;
Oregon Business Council, Portland, Ore.;
Philadelphia Education Fund; Rainier Scholars, Seattle;
The Posse Foundation, New York City;
Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, Indianapolis; San Felipe Humanitarian Alliance, San Diego;
San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School, San Jose, Calif.; Scholarship America, Minneapolis;
SEED School, Washington;
Social Science Research Council, New York City;
State Higher Education Executive Officers, Boulder, Colo.;
State of Indiana–Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, Indianapolis;
Taproot Foundation, San Francisco;
Teachers College of Columbia University, New York City;
Temple University, Philadelphia;
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville;
Texas A&M University, College Station;
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Inc., New York City;
The Trustees of Indiana University, Indianapolis;
University of California, Los Angeles; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Texas at El Paso; Urban Institute, Washington;
What Kids Can Do, Barrington, R.I.;
Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Ripon;
Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition, Seattle;
YouthBuild U.S.A., Somerville, Mass.

• New York Life Foundation

The New York Life Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to six organizations in the New York City area. The programs given grants are working to enhance the education of children in the communities they serve. They are listed below:

Directions for Youth, Bronx;
The Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow;
Harlem RBI, New York City; Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, Queens;
Project Hospitality, Staten Island;
Youth Empowerment Mission, Brooklyn.

• William T. Grant Scholars

The New York City-based William T. Grant Foundation has announced its latest class of scholars, who will receive $300,000 each over five years to support their research on youths and youth interaction. They are listed below:

Valerie Leiter, Simmons College, Boston;
Emily Ozer, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health;
Devah Pager, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.;
Laura Romo, University of California, Santa Barbara’s Gervitz graduate school of education;
Kevin Roy, University of Maryland, College Park.

Grants Available

Applications are being accepted for Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, based in Washington. Funds are available to rebuild school libraries that were destroyed or severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, or Wilma.

Contact: Kenny Emson; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are being accepted for Instructional Technology grants from McGraw-Hill Higher Education and eInstruction. Seventeen grants are available for schools of education that have an interest in raising student achievement using technology in combination with assessment. Grant awards include technology valued at more than $4,000.

Contact: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Two Penn Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10121; (212) 904-2012; e-mail:

Applications are being accepted for grants from Roche Pharmaceuticals. Nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools can apply for grants to support health, mathematics, and science education, and health-promotion programs.

Contact: Vivian L. Beetle, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Corporate Relations and Contributions, Building 85, 6th Floor, 340 Kingsland St., Nutley, NJ 07110; Web site:

Applications are due May 19 for the Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grants Program from the U.S. Department of Education. Thirty-nine grants of about $77,000 each will fund intrastate- and interstate-level efforts to provide services to migrant children.

Contact: Lisa Gillette, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E253, FOB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6135; (202) 205-0316; e-mail:

Applications are due May 22 for Adolescent Family Life Care Demonstration Project grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public or private nonprofit organizations that assist pregnant adolescents or adolescent parents under age 19 are eligible for funding.

Contact: Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs; (240) 453-2828; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due June 1 for grants from the Bowling Foundation. Public and private K-8 schools can apply for money to buy in-school bowling equipment and host an in-school bowling-training seminar. Awards range from $1,200 to $3,500.

Contact: The Bowling Foundation, Attn: David Cotter, 615 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011; Web site:

Applications are due June 1 for Grants for Youth with Disabilities from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation. Grants support efforts to include youths with disabilities under the age of 20 in educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities. Preference will be given to projects that include collaboration among groups and projects that involve people with disabilities in planning and implementation. Individual schools and school districts are not eligible for funding.

Contact: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, 1560 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1150, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 276-8240; fax: (703) 276-8260;

Applications are due June 1 for Innovation and Learning and Leadership grants from the National Education Association Foundation. Innovation grants support collaborative efforts by two or more educators to create project-based learning programs that result in higher student achievement. Learning and Leading grants fund professional-development opportunities for individual educators, or collegial study for groups of educators. Individual grants are $2,000 each, and group grants are $5,000 each.

Contact: The NEA Foundation, Attn: Innovation Grants or Attn: Learning and Leadership Grants, 1201 16th St. N.W., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202).822-7840; Web site:

Applications are due June 1 for School-based Interventions to Prevent Obesity grants from the National Institutes of Health. Funds support collaboration between school districts and scientific institutions, nonprofit organizations, units of state and local governments, or other groups, to develop and implement school-based programs to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.

Research or scientific contact: Gilman Grave, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd., 4B-11, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510; (301) 496-5593; fax: (301) 480-9791; e-mail:

Financial contact: Lisa Moeller, Grants Management Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd., 8A17, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510; (301) 496-5482; fax: (301) 402-0915; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due June 2 for Save Our History grants from The History Channel. Grants of up to $10,000 will fund community-preservation projects between school groups or educational organizations and historical organizations.

Contact: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; (212) 812-4313; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due June 12 for Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grants support efforts to help K-12 youths appreciate, understand, learn about, and develop skills in the arts. Projects can be school-based or community-based.

Contact: Application Processing, Room 815, Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, NEA, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506-0001; Web site:

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