Funding Opportunities

Posted On 2 October, 2018

*Support for Shakespeare Productions Reaching Underserved YouthShakespeare
in American Communities <>*
Shakespeare in American Communities, an initiative of the National
Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, brings
performances and educational activities to audiences across the country.
Grants are being offered through the following programs: The Schools
program aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved
schools throughout the United States with high quality, professional
productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Matching grants of $25,000 will be
provided to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related
educational activities for middle and high school students from a minimum
of ten schools. The Juvenile Justice program will provide grants of $20,000
to $25,000 to six to ten organizations to support theater education
programs that reach young people within the juvenile justice system. No
matching funds are required for this program. Intent to apply emails for
both programs will be accepted through December 7, 2018; the application
deadline is February 14, 2019. Visit the Shakespeare in American
Communities website to review the guidelines for the Schools and Juvenile
Justice programs.

*K-12 Coalitions Targeting Underserved Students FundedBill & Melinda Gates
Foundation: Request for Proposal on Networks for School Improvement
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is focused on ensuring all students in
the United States, especially Black, Latino, and low-income students, have
access to a great education. The Foundation’s strategy to achieve this
includes funding intermediary organizations
form Networks for School Improvement (NSIs). An NSI is defined as a group
of secondary schools working both collectively and individually with an
Intermediary to use a continuous process to improve outcomes for Black,
Latino, and low-income students. Through the current RFP, the Foundation
seeks to expand the outcomes and indicators that networks are working on to
include outcome areas addressing College Readiness, High School College
Access, and Postsecondary On-Track. The plan is to identify up to four
experienced intermediary organizations to receive large “Type 1”
of three to five years duration, to address these specific problems. First
stage applications must be submitted by October 26, 2018. Visit the
Foundation’s website to review the grantmaking guidelines
this RFP.

*Youth Volunteers Nationwide RecognizedThe Prudential Spirit of Community
Awards <>*
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program that
honors young people in grades five to twelve who are volunteering in their
communities. The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already
are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods and to
inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their
communities. Youth who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred
during the twelve months prior to the date of application are eligible to
apply. Local Honorees are selected in late fall and from those winners, two
State Honorees (one middle-level school student and one high school
student) are chosen in each state and the District of Columbia. State
Honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to
Washington, DC, for national recognition events. Out of the State Honorees,
ten National Honorees are selected to receive an additional award of $5,000
as well as a $5,000 grant for a nonprofit organization of their choice. The
application deadline is November 6, 2018. Visit the Prudential website for
online application information.

*Grants Promote Harm Reduction Through Syringe AvailabilityComer Family
Foundation: Syringe Access Program
The Comer Family Foundation is dedicated to seeding ideas and supporting
innovative programs that make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of
individuals and their communities. The Foundation’s Syringe Access Program
seeks to improve the health and wellness of people affected by drug use
nationwide. Support is provided for harm reduction-centered syringe access
programs, which offer free sterile syringes, education, and often community
wrap-around services to reduce transmission of HIV, hepatitis C, and opiate
overdose. Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000. The upcoming application
deadline is November 1, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more
about the Syringe Access Program.

*Low-Income Homeownership SupportedDepartment of Housing and Urban
The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) seeks to facilitate
and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national,
geographically diverse basis. Homebuyers must be low-income and must
contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of
the SHOP units. The application deadline is November 12, 2018.
*Kelvin F. Alfaro*
*Anchoring Success *|* Co-Founder*
*559.325.4515*| <> |

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