What's New? Emerging Issues and Trends
The following new content has been posted on the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation Web site:
Within the newly redesigned RWJF Web site, the Childhood Obesity
Interest Area provides quick access to:
- RWJF priorities and strategies.
- RWJF programs and grants.
- Summaries of recent news.
- Summaries of recent RWJF-funded research.
- Current funding opportunities.
- Articles and interactive features.
- Grant Results Reports.
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
The Foundation accomplishes its mission by offering two types of grants.
- Evaluation Grants fund the evaluation of innovative methods in helping youth reach their full potential. The purpose of these grants is to help identify innovative methods that are effective.
- Replication Grants fund the replication
of methods that have demonstrated their effectiveness in helping
youth to reach their full potential. The purpose of Replication
Grants is to expand the use of innovative and effective methods
Washington Mutual makes grants to
education programs that benefit K-12 public schools where a majority
of students receive free and reduced-price lunches. The goal is to
help strengthen the educational curriculum and give students an
opportunity to graduate equipped for success in higher education or
the workplace. They accept proposals on an ongoing basis.
Playwright Discovery Award for Students for middle and high school students
The VSA arts Playwright Discovery Award program challenges middle and
high school students of all abilities to take a closer look at the world
around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of
others, and express their views through the art of writing a one-act
play. The award recipients receive scholarship awards and a trip to
Washington, D.C. to view the production at the John F. Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts.
April 15, 2005
SAFE and DRUG FREE SCHOOLS SEEKS RFPS FOR 'SAFE SCHOOLS HEALTHY
STUDENTS' Agency: Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools. Program:
Safe Schools Healthy Students. Eligibility:
Local education agencies or consortia of LEAs that have not
received funds or services under the initiative during any previous
fiscal year. This program helps LEAs implement and integrate comprehensive
community-wide plans designed to create safe and drug-free schools and
promote pro-social skills and healthy childhood development in youth.
Deadline: April 29.
Info: Karen Dorsey, Education Dept. 400
Maryland Ave. SW, Room 3E336, Washington, DC 20202-6450; phone,
202/708-4674; e-mail, Karen.Dorsey@ed.gov
The Captain Planet Foundation provides grants of $500 to
$2,500 for projects promoting the understanding of environmental issues
and focusing on hands-on experiences for students ages 6-18.
Upcoming deadlines are June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31.
ChevronTexaco Foundation provides
grants for partnerships between K-12 schools and local scientific
organizations (museums, aquariums) to provide scientific exploration
and discovery programs. Assistance will likely include monetary
contributions and grants, free curriculum materials, scholarships,
internships, teacher training and employee volunteerism. Priorities
for the foundation generally include educational programs focused on
math and science, educational quality, equal access for all students
and other classroom practices.
Community Giving grants
program which currently focuses on three
areas: arts, family violence prevention, and reading.
Target funds early childhood reading programs that
promote a love of reading or encourage children to read together
with their families. Programs that inspire young readers (birth
through third grade) are a particular focus of the program.
Target support for the arts includes grants to make art
exhibitions, classes, and performances more affordable and
accessible for families. Programs that bring arts to schools or
school children to the arts are of particular interest. Target also
supports family violence prevention, including funding for parenting
education, crisis nurseries, family counseling, after- school
programs, support groups, and abuse shelters.
Most grants will range between $1,000 and $3,000. Applicants must
be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit org- anizations or public
agencies. Organizations in Alaska, Hawaii, or Vermont are not
eligible for this program. Target will accept grant
applications between March 1 and May 31, 2005. Applications
must be submitted to a local Target store team leader, who will
review the application and make funding recommendations.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received; therefore,
applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Visit the Target Web site for complete grant guidelines.
Application forms are available at Target stores and online.