“eCivis Special Opps” is collection of supplemental funding sources, resources, and other opportunities for organizations, faculty and students, community members, and partners. All headings in this post link to the funding opportunities.
What Works Cities is a national initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision making, and engage residents. Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide the help of a group of leading practitioners who will lend their expertise to the selected cities. Eligible cities are mid-sized municipalities with populations of between 100,000 and 1 million. Cities may apply for the designation on the program website.
Sponsored by a coalition of entities including National Geographic, the National STEM Video Game Challenge promotes a renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education by tapping into middle and high school students’ passion for playing video games. The program accepts submissions of original playable games or written game design documents about any subject. Submissions must be made online by August 15, 2016.
ASM Materials Education Foundation will make 20 awards of $500 each annually to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. The purpose of these awards is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role that materials scientists play in our society. Proposals must be mailed to the funding agency or submitted online by May 25, 2016.
The Archstone Foundation’s Award for Excellence and Innovation was established to identify best practice models in the field of health and aging, and to provide recognition and an opportunity to highlight work in the field at annual meetings of the American Public Health Association. All programs that effectively link academic theory to applied practice in the field of public health and aging are eligible to be nominated. Selected organizations will receive a $500 cash award in addition to recognition. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by May 20, 2016.
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will honor a YALSA member for developing an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults. Winners will receive $500 individually and an additional $500 for their libraries. The purpose of the reading or literature program must be to bring young adults and literature together in an innovative and impactful way, and to encourage the development of life-long reading habits. All entries must be submitted online by December 1, 2016.
The Children’s Prize Foundation will award $250,000 to support a ready-to-execute project that is focusing on saving the lives of children under five years old. Projects may include intervention solutions in health care services, technology, education, infrastructure, and agriculture. Entries must be made online by May 14, 2016, and will go through a multiround review process. The winner will be announced on December 10, 2016.
The Meemic Foundation, in partnership with Quill.com, is making funds available for back-to-school supplies for the upcoming school year. Teachers may receive up to $100 to use at Quill.com on books, pens, pencils, and other basic items that schools provided in the past. Awards are only available to members of the foundation. Membership is free, and additional information on becoming a member can be found here. Applications for the grant program are due online by June 30, 2016.
Arts Impact Ohio 2016 is a statewide conference engaging the creative sector. It is an opportunity for arts leaders to reflect on the profound impact of the arts on Ohioans and their communities, and expand future potential. The conference will offer a wide range of professional learning experiences based on the four inter-related themes of investing, engaging, innovating, and leading. The conference will take place on May 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Attendees must register online.
The Pennsylvania Beef Council is offering an assortment of high-quality, easy-to-use educational materials at no cost to schools in the state. The program also provides financial support for the use of beef and veal products in junior and senior high school family and consumer science courses. Applications must be mailed or faxed to the funding agency by June 1, 2016.