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Special Opps: Funding and More for May 18, 2017

by eCivis Research Team on May 18, 2017
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Periscope in Article About Grant Opportunities“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.

La Fondation: Dassault Systemes 3DExperience Platform

Dassault Systemes intends to help research and academic institutions leverage the power of 3D virtual worlds to stretch the limits of knowledge and to invent new ways to pass this knowledge on to current and future generations of thinkers, inventors, builders, and leaders. The funding agency may contribute funds for approved projects, donate educational materials to applicants, or provide skilled resources to share expertise during seminars and classes, as well as assist in research or project launches. Projects must be conducted for educational and charitable purposes. The focus must be on nonprofit, non-commercial projects intended to benefit the public. Applications may be emailed to the funding agency.

International Thespian Society: New Troupe Charter Grants

This program will provide funding for schools for the creation and chartering of an International Thespian Society troupe and induction to that troupe for up to ten students. To apply, schools must have campus-wide Title I status, and must have produced at least one theater show per year for the preceding two school years. Applications are accepted year-round, and they must be submitted online.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking to fund empirical studies evaluating or predicting the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. Emphasis is placed on empirical and policy-relevant analyses that will inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage. Researchers or public/private sector practitioners working with researchers should submit applications through their institutions by June 23, 2017. Preference may be given to public entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Learning Redesigned for the Connected Age (LRNG): Becoming an LRNG City

The LRNG program aims to close the equity gap by transforming how young people access and experience learning and the paths they take to success. LRNG works with cities and organizations to connect learning experiences to career opportunities, ensuring that all young people, especially those from underserved communities, have inspiration and guidance to prepare them for life and work in the modern economy. Cities may apply to participate by emailing the funding agency.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA): Awards and Recognitions

The NSTA’s awards and recognitions programs raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work done in the science educational field. These programs include an award honoring outstanding female science students, NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education, teachers who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching, and more. Award amounts and certain eligibility requirements vary by program. All applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 15, 2017.

Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) Grant and Loan Programs

The CDF aims to promote self-help and mutual aid in communities, as well as economic and social development through cooperative enterprise. The funding agency provides loans and grants that support scholarships for food co-op staff and board of directors training, predevelopment financing from revolving funds for affordable senior housing cooperative projects, grants for feasibility studies, funds to support the participation of cooperative communicators in education programs, and many other loan and grant programs. Programs have different eligibility requirements and application procedures.

Hoenny Center: Action Research Project Grants

This award program is intended to promote and recognize preK-12 classroom action research projects in the area of peer teaching. Up to five awards of up to $500 each may be provided to classrooms to carry out projects. Projects may consist of gathering and summarizing data related to a professional question of interest to the teacher within the general area of peer teaching/learning in the classroom. Interested parties may email the funding agency, and will be provided with an application form, which will be due on July 1, 2017. 

New Jersey State Library (NJSL) and New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR): Disaster Preparedness Training

The NJSL and NJCAR will present a series of disaster preparedness training sessions for libraries and humanities-collecting institutions. Training will be organized in the form of two-session workshops, which will focus on risk assessment, disaster plan development, salvage priorities and salvage methods, and wet material recovery. Sessions will take place on June 6, 2017, and August 9, 2017, at several locations throughout the state. All prospective attendees must register by May 22, 2017, to attend.

California Library Services Board: SimplyE Access

This program is making $200,000 available for one-time awards that facilitate access to SimplyE, an open-source app developed by the New York Public Library, allowing for the discovery and reading of library eBooks from multiple eBook platforms in a single app. California libraries interested in deploying SimplyE to eReading patrons may apply online.

Tops Markets: Corporate Giving and Cash for Causes

The Tops Markets Corporate Giving Program will provide donations from Tops to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Requests for less than $50 may be made to the local Tops Markets location. Requests of over $50 may be mailed or faxed to the funding agency. Requests should be submitted at least four to six weeks in advance of an event. Tops Markets also provides opportunities for 501(c)(3) organizations, such as youth clubs, senior citizen organizations, and school bands, to raise funding for tuition, building repairs, field trips, supplies, uniforms, sports equipment, and other items through its Cash for Causes program. Participating entities will purchase TOPS gift cards at a 5 percent discount, and will resell the gift cards to others at face value. Purchases of gift cards can be made at any time during the year. Nonprofit organizations may submit a request for gift cards on the organization’s letterhead, either via mail or fax.


Local Government and Nonprofit Collaboration for Better Quality of Life

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