YouthBuild:  Reclaiming Kids and Their Communities

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 27, 2017 4:15:00 AM

"We'd rebuild the abandoned houses. We'd take them away from the drug dealers and give them to the homeless people." When staff members from the original Youth Action Program asked young people in 1978 what they would do to save their communities if they had the chance, that was the answer they received. Good intentions were turned into tangible deeds as the total number of affordable homes built by YouthBuild students has reached over 33,000 to date. Inspired by its Youth Action predecessor , YouthBuild helps some of the 2.3 million 16-24 year olds who are neither in school or employed attain marketable job skills while simultaneously helping their communities increase the availability of affordable housing. It is currently offering grants to organizations who will provide occupational skills training to at-risk youth as they build and renovate homes to be used by low-income families.

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Topics: Education, Housing

Special Opps: Funding and More for March 23, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Mar 23, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

 

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Topics: Grant News

Grant Writing Paralysis - Has It Happened to You?

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 22, 2017 4:05:00 AM

Grant writing paralysis. It is something that happens to everyone at one time or another, whether they are veteran professionals or municipal employees who only work on grants every so often. Temporary self-doubt makes starting that upcoming application increasingly difficult. Sometimes the more important the project, the higher the stakes, the greater the inertia. While we can't promise an instant cure, we have compiled a list of previous posts that provide valuable tips to help you get back on track.

 

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Topics: Grant Writing

Foundation Funding for First Responders

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 20, 2017 4:10:00 AM

Even though first responders do some of the most important and dangerous work in the country, funding is often insufficient to meet their needs. Budget shortfalls can be a constant challenge and departments must become creative in finding the resources they need simply to do their jobs. Here are four private foundations that assist public safety agencies with equipment, training and other support, listed in alphabetical order.

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Topics: Law Enforcement, Fire Grants

Special Opps: Funding and More for March 16, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Mar 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

 

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Topics: Grant News

Youth Baseball Grants - The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and More

Posted by Brad Cyran on Mar 15, 2017 4:10:00 AM

With spring just around the corner, many youth baseball and softball leagues across the nation are gearing up for opening day. If your local diamond needs to get back into playing shape after a long off-season, consider the following funding opportunities to help turn your field of dreams into a reality.

 

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Topics: Foundations, Parks and Recreation

Any Given Child - How the Kennedy Center is Institutionalizing Art Education

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 13, 2017 4:00:00 AM

In a 2010 IMB survey of 1,500 CEOS, creativity was forecasted to be the most important leadership trait for upcoming generations.  Yet, classes that nurture and develop creative thinking like fine arts, drama, and music face ever increasing funding challenges. To make matters worse, not all children have equal access to art education. One foundation working to ensure that arts are part of a well-rounded curriculum is the Kennedy Center.  Their Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program assists communities in expanding art education for grades K-8, with a special emphasis on access and equity for all.

 

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Topics: Education, Arts and Culture

Special Opps: Funding and More for March 9, 2017

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Mar 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM

“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners that are discovered by our research team while searching for opportunities to include in Grants Network: Research.

 

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Topics: Grant News

Happy International Grant Professionals Day!

Posted by Nicole Sibilski, GPC on Mar 8, 2017 4:10:00 AM

I once met a businessman who became a millionaire by buying and renting port-a-potties. Being a naturally inquisitive person (i.e. nosy), I asked him, “How does one even get into the port-a-potty business.” His answer? “I found something that nobody wanted to do but everybody needed and became an expert at it.”

 

 

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Topics: Grant Writing

Resilient Communities for America:   Private Funding in Uncertain Times

Posted by Sherie Sanders on Mar 6, 2017 4:52:00 AM

 At this point, no one knows what the future holds for the Environmental Protection Agency. What we do know is that in FY 2016, it awarded approximately $3.9 billion in grants to Native American tribes, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations. While foundation funding may never be able to fill a void that large, it is still prudent to know what alternatives exist in the private realm for environmental projects. We bring you two foundation grants: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo and Company Resilient Communities program, and the Enterprise Community Partners: Climate and Cultural Resilience Grants, which both focus on protecting the environment as a way to create strong, resilient communities.

 

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Topics: Environment