Funding Opportunity – New Grant Announcement

May 31, 2011

Sun Life Rising Star Awards

Grant: To improve the lives of underserved youth by providing support to students and nonprofit organizations committed to increasing their success in high school and beyond.

Funder: Sun Life Financial.

Eligibility: Nonprofits that serve youth under the age of 21 within 40 miles of Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and South Florida (Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, Lee, Hendry, Collier, and Monroe counties).

Deadline: July 1.

Amount: $50,000 (three organizations from each location), $5,000 student scholarship.


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Funding Opportunity – ONE MONTH LEFT!

May 31, 2011


Hurry to apply! The deadline is in 30 days!

NYC Youth Development Grants

Grant: To identify, fund and support innovative, community-based start-up organizations providing valuable skills to disadvantaged youth adversely affected by poverty, drugs, crime and violence.

Funder: The Catalog for Giving of New York City.

Eligibility: NY nonprofits providing direct services to low-income children or teens that have been in existence for at least two years.

Deadline:  June 30.

Amount: Multiple awards ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 each.


Funding Opportunity – New Grant Announcement

May 31, 2011

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families

Grant: To provide nutrition education, promote physical activity, prevent and manage disease and/or support safe environments for children.

Funder: Health Care Service Corp.

Eligibility: Nonprofits in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas.

Deadline: Aug. 15.

Amount:  Not specified.


Funding Opportunity – New Grant Announcement

May 31, 2011

Title V Community Prevention Grants Program

Grant: Supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive, research-based approach to delinquency prevention that helps communities nationwide foster positive changes in the lives of children and families.

Funder: U.S. Department of Justice.

Eligibility: State designated agencies.

Deadline: July 5.

Amount: Multiple awards of $50,000 (states) or $12,500 (territories).


Funding Opportunity – New Grant Announcement

May 26, 2011

2011 Shelby County Local Drug-Free Communities Fund


The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition was established in 1990. The organization is made up of community members who plan and develop efforts to combat substance abuse in the Shelby County area. To learn more about the organization click here.

Grant: This grant applies to projects that fall under the following categories: prevention/education; intervention/treatment; or law enforcement/justice. Agencies or organizations in Shelby County, Indiana are eligible to apply for this grant. Click on the link for application information, deadlines, and award announcements.

Complete the following application packet in its entirety. Identify the category in which this project falls: prevention/education; intervention/treatment; or law enforcement/justice. Proposals that fall into more than one category must clearly identify the amount of dollars requested for each purpose and justify those amounts in your narrative. All proposals must specifically address one or more Problem Statement(s) and Recommended Objectives included in the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition Comprehensive Community Plan (See packet for more details.) Proposals may be for a single event, equipment, staffing, curriculum and/or other programming. Mail to: Shelby Co Drug Free Coalition, 54 W Broadway St Suite 7, Shelbyville, In 46176

Funding Period: August 1, 2011 – July 31, 2012

Eligibility: Agencies or organizations in Shelby County, IN

Awards Announced: July 8, 2011

Deadline: Friday June 10, 2011


Funding Opportunity – New Grant Announcement

May 24, 2011

2011-2012 School Safe Haven Grant Program

Grant: The Safe Haven Grant priorities for funding will be Evidence Based Prevention Programs and School Resource Officer Programs, certified through the National Association of School Resource Officers. This grant is intended to supplement funding for programs in the school districts. The goals of the Grant are:

1.)    To afford students and staff opportunities to develop the skills and strategies necessary to prevent violent and potentially violent situations.

2.)    To enable schools to identify and acquire the programs and resources necessary to apply research-based models and proven practices for curriculum, policies, procedures and instruction.

3.)    To assist schools in creating a physical environment that promotes the safety and well-being of students and staff within the school campus.

Funder: Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Eligibility: Indiana Public School Corporations

Amount: $900,000

Contact: If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the grant application or grant approval process, please contact Stephanie Edwards at

Deadline: June 17, 2011.

Mandatory: Anyone wishing to apply for Indiana Safe Haven funds must participate in one of the mandatory Safe Haven conference calls. The dates for the conference calls are June 1 from 2:30pm-3:30pm or June 2 from 11:30am-12:30pm. The conference call number for both days will be 317-233-4990. Failure to participate in one of the mandatory conference calls will result in an automatic disqualification of the grant proposal.

For applicant information and guidelines click here You will also find important grant documents and resources.

Funding Opportunity – New Grant Announcement

May 23, 2011

A Brighter Future for Children & Youth

Grant: For projects and programs addressing the needs of children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18 in the areas of violence prevention, anti-abuse and relationship abuse.

Funder: The United Methodist General Board of Ministries.

Eligibility: Small-scale, community and church-based programs and projects.

Deadline: July 1.

Amount: Multiple grants for up to $4,000 each.


Click on the link above for more information on project criteria and submission guidelines.

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