GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - 04.23.12
The MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program enhances arts learning in K-12 public schools by supporting exemplary community school/public school partnerships that serve large numbers of public school students during the school day; exemplify best practices in creating and sustaining effective partnerships; provide pedagogically sound arts education experiences; prioritize student learning and achievement; and address national, state, and/or local arts education standards.
Maximum award: $20,000.
Eligibility: organizations that are full members in good standing of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
Non-member organizations should submit a membership application and first-year dues payments at least one week prior to submitting an application.
Must be located in certain cities—see application guidelines.
Deadline: May 17, 2012.
The World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) Awards are designed to identify, showcase, and promote innovative educational projects from around the world.
Under the theme Transforming Education, the 2012 WISE Awards will recognize six projects for their concrete, positive impact upon society.
Maximum award: $20,000 and access to international exposure.
Eligibility: WISE invites project holders in any sector and at any level of education to submit applications that demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria stated in the regulations.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
CVS/Caremark Community Grants are currently accepting proposals for programs, targeting children under age 21 with disabilities, which address health and rehabilitation services or enabling physical movement and play.
Maximum award: $5,000.
Eligibility: non-profits located in states that also have CVS stores.
Deadline: October 31, 2012.
The Newspaper Association of America Foundation Young Publishers program is designed to help high school students and advisers learn the skills required for success in newspaper publishing through the development of a business plan.
To accomplish this, students and advisers must interact with and be mentored by volunteers from the local newspaper as the business plan is crafted.
Maximum award: $2,500.
Eligibility: schools with a high proportion of minority students or located in and drawing its students from a rural area; must be able to demonstrate that its student newspaper is either struggling to exist or has ceased to exist.
Deadline: rolling; applications must be submitted at least five weeks before program is to begin.