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Funding Source: The Public Welfare Foundation, Community Development, Youth and
Civic Participation Grants
Funds Available: $5.3 million
Overview: The primary goal of the Public Welfare Foundation is to address human needs in disadvantaged communities. The Foundation strongly emphasizes support for organizations that include service, advocacy or empowerment in their approach, with particular interest in efforts that combine two or all three of these elements.
The Community Development Program promotes affordable housing, safe working conditions and fair wages. The Youth Program promotes the positive development of young people through improving access to quality education and training, adequate health services, leadership development and empowerment. The Civic Participation Fund supports grassroots organizations in the development of their capacity to encourage the people they serve to become involved more actively in their communities and to encourage their civic participation at all levels of government.
Online, visit http://www.publicwelfare.org/news/news/fund_2007.asp
Funding Source: The Annenberg Foundation
Funds Available: Not specified
Overview: The Annenberg Foundation focuses on four major program areas:
1) Education and Youth Development
2) Arts, Culture and Humanities
3) Civic, Community and the Environment
4) Health and Human Services
Letters of inquiry are accepted at all times during the year and there are no deadlines. Those interested should review the grants database on the foundation's Web site to gain familiarity with the types of programs that have received funding.
Online, visit http://www.annenbergfoundation.org/grants/
Funding Source: Youth Service America; Youth Venture, Inc., Youth Service America
Youth Venture Program
Funding Available: Up to $1,000 in start-up funds
Funding Deadline: August 13, 2007
Overview: The YSA Youth Venture Program is accepting applications from young people (ages 12-20) nationwide who are interested in starting their own sustainable social ventures. Ventures must be youth-created and youth-led, and designed to be a lasting, sustainable asset to the community. YSA Youth Venture teams are required to plan a Global Youth Service Day project every year their Venture is operational. The Youth Venture Program provides a variety of resources including a national network of like-minded young people, media opportunities, technical support, helpful toolkits and workshops, as well as seed money funding of up to $1,000 for start-up expenses.
Online, visit http://www.genv.net/en-us/region/ysa
Funding Source: The Surdna Foundation
Funds Available: $37 million
Overview: The goal of the Effective Citizenry program is to support young people to take action with others to address meaningful problems in their schools, neighborhoods and the larger society. The Surdna Foundation funds efforts that help young people (ages 13-29) become effective, problem-solving citizens; improve practices and performance of organizations that help young people move through leadership development and into productive action; and develop networks that can anchor and expand a field of effective citizenry.
Program support follows two primary themes:
1) Young People Taking Action
2) Strengthening Infrastructure
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration for Children and Families, Head Start Hispanic/Latino Service Partnerships
Funds Available: $1 million
Deadline: August 20, 2007, with letter of intent due July 23, 2007
Overview: The Office of Head Start, with the ACF, is requesting applications for grants from institutions of higher education with experience and capability in educating and preparing early childhood teachers to work effectively with Hispanic/Latino young children and families. Those receiving grants will work in partnership with Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (when the college or university offers an infant toddler degree or specialization). Awards will be for a one-year budget period.
The primary purpose of these partnerships is to increase the number of employed Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start teaching staff with associate and baccalaureate degrees in early childhood education to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of program services to young Hispanic/Latino children and their families.
Funding Source: Economic Development Administration; Department of Commerce,
Economic Development Assistance Programs
Funds Available: $158 million for Public Works and Economic Development Investments
$27 million for the Planning Program
$8.2 million for the Technical Assistance Program
$44 million for the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program
Overview: EDA advances economic growth by assisting communities and regions experiencing chronic high unemployment and low per capita income to create an environment that fosters innovation, promotes entrepreneurship and attracts increased private capital investment. EDA encourages the submission of only those proposals or applications, as appropriate, which will ignificantly benefit regions with distressed communities. Distress may exist in a variety of forms including high unemployment levels, natural or other major disasters, loss of population, etc.