Other Grant Opportunities
2017 Lights on Afterschool Poster Contest
Deadline: April 15, 2017
The afterschool artist who creates the winning masterpiece will take home $500 for their afterschool program, and the winning poster design will be printed on tens of thousands of posters and mailed to more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events worldwide. The winning artist will also be featured on the Afterschool Alliance website, blog and a national press release.
Teacher Development Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2017
The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Grants up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years.
Jan Stauber-Sherlock Holmes Literacy Grant
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Persons and organizations developing literacy programs and other educational experiences that will introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes can be awarded up to $500 for a project.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline: June 14, 2017
Looking for funding to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities at your school? You’ve come to the right place! Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to jumpstart healthy changes.
Karma for Cara Foundation
Deadline: July 1, 2017
As part of our efforts to support youth volunteerism, we started a microgrant program in fall 2014. We are encouraging kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter, we want to hear what project you’re passionate about.
2017 Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant
Funds are limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.
The Department of Behavioral Health has provided the Madeline Moore grant to allow children with a behavioral health diagnosis from Philadelphia to attend summer camp. Each eligible child can receive a grant of up to $400 to attend a participating summer camp.
Saucony Run for Good
Deadline: February 1 and August 1, annually
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to reversing obesity rates by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and a healthier lifestyle. Maximum award size is $10,000 to initiate, expand, or improve running programs for children and/or teens.
The Coca-Cola Foundation is interested in funding organizations in these areas: Water stewardship, healthy active living, community recycling, and education. Healthy active living includes providing access to exercise, physical activity and nutritional education programs.
Education, Community, and Health/Medicine Grants
The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well being of children and programs that promote access to health services. Award amounts vary but average approximately $25,000.
Good Sports Equipment Grants
Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide.
Hive Catalytic Funding
At The Sprout Fund, we believe that truly innovative change begins at the grassroots. We believe that small-scale financial support for early-stage ideas helps to push the boundaries of what’s possible and amplify voices that might otherwise go unheard. Since 2001, we’ve invested more than $7 million in people and ideas catalyzing change in our hometown of Pittsburgh.
Justin J. Watt Foundation
If you have a planned/established after school sports program in the U.S., meeting between 3:00-5:30, for kids in 6th– 8th grades and with over 60% of students eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch program. You may be eligible to apply for funding through the Justin J. Watt Foundation.
Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF)
The Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF), in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation of America and the Oregon Community Foundation, is a collaborative approach to grant making that directly impacts local communities.
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)
The latest grant opportunities, as well as highly recommended links to other funding opportunities and sustainability planning tools are available on PSAYDN’s grant opportunities webpage.
Smarter Lunchrooms Mini-Grants
Funding will be made available to qualifying schools on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are awarded.
Project PA, a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition, and Penn State University is implementing a project to promote Smarter Lunchrooms in Pennsylvania schools. Smarter Lunchrooms techniques are sustainable, research-based strategies that have been proven effective in encouraging students to make healthy choices and increasing participation in school meals.
Sunoco Foundation Grants
The Sunoco Foundation supports the belief that Sunoco’s success is determined not only by investing in our business, but also by investing in the communities we serve. The Sunoco Foundation aligns giving and business strategy with focus on three key areas: Fueling Minds: Educate and Develop Skills for the Workforce; Fueling the Planet: Promote Environmental Stewardship and Responsibility; Fueling Communities: Make them great places to live and work.
Our funding priorities are STEM education for K-12 youth including, for example, summer or after school programs, teacher training, and research on improving learning in STEM areas through use of technology. Verizon also supports and domestic violence education and prevention for youth, women and older adults. New applications are by invitation only.
YFU intercultural exchange program scholarships
YFU offers over 200 full and partial merit-based scholarships and needs-based financial aid to students every year.
Youth Service America Grant Programs
Want to make a difference? Take action? Solve a tough community problem? Whether you’re a child, teen, educator, or adult champion, YSA Grants can power your service and service-learning projects year-round.
Click here to locate funding for your Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity, or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.
Click here to learn more about Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators.
Click here to explore eligibility for USDA grants and loans.