“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.
The Artist as Activist Fellowship Program provides up to $100,000 over a two-year period and access to opportunities for professional development to independent artists and art collectives that have a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere. The current theme of the program is racial justice, with particular focus on mass incarceration. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 5, 2016. The fellowship period will range from May 2017 to April 2019.
The H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Program will provide one annual award of $3,500 and a 24-karat gold-framed citation to a library organization that has demonstrated the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. Individual libraries, library systems, groups of cooperating libraries, state government agencies, and local/state/regional associations are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online by December 1, 2016.
Prudential Financial will recognize American youth who have shown a commitment to volunteer community services. Youth in grades 5-12 who have engaged in volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. There are several levels of awards, with state honorees receiving grants of $1,000 and national honorees receiving grants of $5,000. Applications must be submitted online by November 8, 2016.
K-5 schools in the states of California, Pennsylvania, and Utah may apply to the School Garden Grant Program to receive a comprehensive curriculum guide, as well as a $500 TSC gift card to purchase items needed for school gardens. Schools must be located within 35 miles of a TSC store, a list of which can be found online. Applications must be submitted online, and there is no stated deadline.
The Russell Sage Foundation is dedicated to social science research, and is currently offering multiple award programs to support its mission. Awards will be provided in areas including computational social science, improving education and reducing equality in the United States, behavioral economics, and social inequality. Different programs have different due dates for letters of intent and applications. Refer to the program website for additional information regarding specific programs and pertinent due dates.
Power Up Technology Grants for Schools in Need provides access to technology to enhance learning for elementary and middle school students in the country’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. The goal is to create opportunities for learning and personal advancement so that people of all walks of life can achieve their full potential. Only public school are eligible to apply, and seven awards of up to $10,000 will be provided. Applications must be submitted online by November 11, 2016, and awards will be announced on December 1, 2016.
ILA’s Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant program will provide $2,500 to an outstanding mainstream elementary classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing across the curriculum in real-world contexts in grades K-6. Applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2017.
Applegate Natural and Organic Meats will provide product donations to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company for local, regional, and national events. Applications should be submitted online at least four weeks prior to an event.
The Oklahoma Arts and Military Summit will take place on October 24, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library. The summit will provide a forum for staff from arts and veterans organizations, as well as teaching artists from across the state, to network and learn how to better serve members of Oklahoma’s military community through the arts. Interested parties are asked to RSVP by October 10, 2016, by emailing the program staff using the information provided on the program website.