Thursday, February 28, 2008

Non-Profit Event Announcement

1000 Homosexuals at Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryants Anti-Gay Crusade
Friday, February 29, 2008 [7 pm 10 pm]
Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Free and open to the public
For more information, call 786.399.7375.

Camposition, the non-profit multidisciplinary collaborative known to push the boundaries between contemporary performance and activism, launches a campaign to recruit 1000 homosexuals to play a role in an important and historic new production by Michael Yawney. 1000 Homosexuals, commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center and produced by the Center in partnership with Camposition, premieres at the Arsht Centers Carnival Studio Theater in November 2008. Yawney's play tells the story of Anita Bryant's 1977 crusade against gay civil rights.
Camposition launches the 1000 Homosexuals campaign and website, http://www.1000homosexuals.com/ on Friday, February 29, 2008, 7 pm 10 pm, during the opening reception of the Stonewall Library & Archives exhibition, Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryants Anti-Gay Crusade at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens located at 1000 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach.

1,000 Homosexuals is a documentary/fantasy/comedy presenting Anita just the way she would want: as a musical Joan of Arc battling a powerful and perverse gay mafia. Due to Anitas concern for her family, she resists taking a stand against a county-wide gay rights ordinance. After she heeds Gods call to take heroic action, Anita pays a heavy price for her stand. The piece bends documentary sources such as government records, newspaper stories and underground gay manifestos into a twisted carnival of 70s-style sex and faith. 1000 Homosexuals raises questions about morality, politics and religion while recounting how one womans attempt to be relevant shaped popular perceptions of gays and lesbians.

The plays premiere this November is timely, immediately following the referendum to amend the Florida State Constitution to define marriage as one man and one woman and do away with civil unions and domestic partnerships. Camposition invites the community to take part in history by becoming one of 1000 homosexuals. Anyone making a minimum $50 tax-deductible contribution will be designated as one of the official 1000 Homosexuals. Supporters do not necessarily need to identify as GLBT; heterosexuals welcome. 1000 Homosexuals will premiere at the Arsht Center in November 2008 and will continue to educate audiences throughout the US and abroad about GLBT history and current issues.

Throughout the campaign, Camposition will participate in and host a series of events where individuals can enlist as a homosexual. The official launch of the campaign and website will take place during the opening reception of the Stonewall Library & Archives exhibition, Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryants Anti-Gay Crusade at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens located at 1000 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach on Friday, February 29, 2008, 7 pm 10 pm. For additional information about the launch or how to become a homosexual, please contact 1000 Homosexuals Campaign Manager, Susan Caraballo at manager@1000homosexuals.com or visit http://www.1000homosexuals.com/.

Camposition's programs are supported by Dade Community Foundation and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Board of County Commissioners. 1000 Homosexuals has been commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and endorsed, thus far, by the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Stonewall Library & Archives.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Grant Funding Announcement

From The Children's Trust:

Topic:
Match Funding Policy
Type:
NOFA
Release Date:
2/20/2008 5:40:00 PM
Submission Deadline:
OPEN
Schedule:
Proposal Description:
Match refers to a contribution of direct fiscal investments among multiple parties. This component has been established as an incentive for agencies to apply for dollars from other sources that require an applicant to obtain a match (typically a specified percentage of the grant award) from local sources. Written documentation of the match requirement of the other funding source is required as part of the application. Match funds are only to be utilized to bring new or expanded resources to the community, and will not be used to supplant existing or current match funding or to assume the responsibilities of other public entities. “In-kind” match arrangements, while certainly not discouraged, will not be considered as a fundable match under this policy. Match proposals may be made to The Children’s Trust either during the initial funding proposal submission process to the other funder, or after the availability of match funds has been confirmed by the other funder. Awards from The Trust Match Fund will not be granted until confirmation of award from the primary funder, and will be limited to the percent of match required by that funding source. Written documentation confirming award from the other funding source and acknowledging The Trust as the local match funder will be required with the contract. Some of the match characteristics considered in evaluating proposals include the following:
Does match arrangement bring in NEW funds to the County (i.e., not simply replace an existing match or match local dollars that would be in the community regardless)?
Ongoing match availability; one-time only match opportunity versus ongoing resources, with priority toward recurring, sustainable funds
Degree to which the match program has had a significant impact in other communities
Development of potential revenue maximization opportunities (e.g., Medicaid targeted case management, EPSDT, IV-E, TANF, UPL) through offering resources to build capacity and meet the requirements needed to access these resources.

From the State of Florida:


http://www.florida-arts.org/grants/statetouring/index.htm
State Touring Program – Presenters
The purpose of the State Touring Program is to bring live performance to every corner of the state by the finest of Florida’s performing and visual artists. The Presenters component supports live performances by Florida’s performing and visual artists by providing matching grants to non-profit organizations wishing to present companies listed on the State Touring Roster. Priority is given to underpopulated counties. Applicants (presenters) may request fee support to represent artists featured in the State Touring Program Roster. The next deadline for presenters to apply is May 1, 2008.

Monday, February 25, 2008

News from Non-Profits

Exciting news from our friend Michele Kadison!


Subscribers of Simply Grant Writing may remember Michele from her many years and many dance projects here in Miami. She is currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immersed in the world of Tango.

Michele has a wonderful new project, Eurydice Ascending, in the works. It is a world-premiere tango ballet with original score. Structured with fiscal sponsorship under Dance Theater Workshop, the project is currently in the planning and fundraising stage.

Please visit http://mkadison.blogspot.com/ for more information.


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From FLIPANY


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Children's Trust Upcoming Grant

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Prevention Programs
Release Date: 2/19/2008 7:30:00 PM
Bidder's Conference: 2/27/2008 10:00 AM
Submission Deadline: 3/27/2008 5:00:00 PM
Letter of Intent Deadline: 3/21/2008 5:00:00 PM online submission
Proposal Description:
Purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP)On January 14, 2008, The Children's Trust (The Trust) Board of Directors approved the release of this competitive solicitation for high quality prevention programs. The Children’s Trust invites qualified providers to submit proposals for prevention programs, developed from evidence–based, best practice models that promote developmental assets that focus on the following areas:
Early Child Development (Area I) encompassing cognitive, motor, social/emotional health and development; literacy and school-readiness skills; arts and cultural programming; and maternal/child health and safety for children ages birth to 5 years. These services should prepare children to enter school healthy, socialized and prepared and eager for formal education.
Parenting Skill-building and Support (Area II) Programs as defined by The Children’s Trust, for parents or guardians of all children and youth. The goals of these programs are to enhance parent-child relationships and strengthen families. The programs must be evidence-based best practices or adhere to guiding principles of effective programming in the parenting field. In addition, efforts that focus on increasing parental and community responsibility on behalf of children via advocacy and volunteerism programs are included in this area.
Youth Development (Area III) Programs that serve school-age children with a primary focus on adolescents, encompassing mentoring, social skills, conflict resolution/life skills, physical fitness and recreation, arts and cultural programming to encourage positive youth development and academic achievement, job training, and professional development. In addition, efforts that focus on increasing youth involvement in advocacy on behalf of children’s issues are included in this area.
Addressing health and safety aspects for all areas: Recognizing the integral importance of child health and safety to child development throughout the lifespan, The Children’s Trust seeks to fund prevention programs relevant to children and youth that may include aspects of health education and prevention/wellness. Encompassing broad goals to address the physical and emotional health and wellness of the whole child is encouraged.
Contact Information:
Loretta DuvallSenior Manager of Programs Services3150 SW 3rd Ave. (Coral Way)8th FloorMiami, FL 33129support@thechildrenstrust.org305-571-5700305-857-9592

Upcoming Grants and Events

Miami Dade County Cultural Grants

http://www.miamidadearts.org/org_programs.aspx
Cultural Access Network Grants Program
The Miami-Dade County Cultural Access Network (CAN) Grants Program provides direct funding to non-profit cultural organizations for outreach programming, in addition to the organization’s normal season, in one or more CAN designated neighborhood cultural facilities. Projects should be designed to improve opportunities and access for under-served communities and/or to introduce this network of neighborhood cultural facilities to a new clientele of arts organizations that would not ordinarily utilize these facilities. Applicants to this program must have a total prior year’s organizational budget between $100,000 and $1,000,000. Applications will be made available on July 7, 2008. Award ceiling: $10,000. Application deadline: August 6, 2008.

http://www.miamidadearts.org/org_programs.aspx
Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Grants Program
Miami-Dade County funds small and/or developing cultural groups with annual organizational budgets under $100,000, providing artistic activities at the grassroots level including underserved neighborhoods, communities or populations. Successful applicants in this program will participate in a technical assistance workshop series designed to develop and enhance each organization’s management infrastructure and address stability issues common to emerging and small organizations. Applications will be made available on July 7, 2008. Award ceiling: $15,000. Application deadline: August 7, 2008.

http://www.miamidadearts.org/org_programs.aspx
Festivals and Special Events Grants Program
Miami-Dade County supports non-profit organizations presenting major annual festivals and special events in Miami-Dade County which have an established reputation for excellence and credibility, are capable of attracting visitors on regional, national and/or international levels, and have a significant and positive impact on the perception of Miami-Dade County as a dynamic cultural community. Organizations are considered in either of two categories: Cultural Organizations and Community Organizations. Cultural Organizations provides grants to non-profit organizations whose missions predominately emphasize a close examination of artistic disciplines with primarily indoor activities consisting of performances and presentations, which may include significant ancillary components such as the presentation of workshops, panel discussions, lecture/demonstrations, and publications. Community Organizations provides grants to non-profit organizations whose missions predominately emphasize the presentation and celebration of heritages, artistic and entertainment activities during primarily outdoor activities. In each of the two categories, Division A addresses organizations with cash budgets in excess of $500,000, and Division B addresses organizations with cash budgets between $150,000 and $500,000. Award ceiling Division A: $80,000. Award ceiling Division B: $50,000. Application deadline: April 10, 2008.

http://www.miamidadearts.org/org_programs.aspx
International Cultural Exchange Grants Program
Miami-Dade County provides grants to Miami-Dade County-based professional cultural organizations to support meaningful artistic exchange, partnerships or collaborations with professional artists, arts professionals and/or organizations abroad. The program aims to elevate Miami-Dade County’s image abroad and to support the efforts of Miami-Dade’s artists and cultural organizations to improve their work by engaging in meaningful arts activities with artists, arts professionals (such as curators, historians, designers) and/or organizations abroad. Award ceiling: $40,000 with matching requirements. Application deadline: March 5, 2008.

Youth Fitness:

http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/
Saucony Run For Good Foundation
The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is accepting applications for its grant program established to help end childhood obesity by providing financial support to nonprofits across the United States that support children's running and fitness programs. The grants are open to nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running and fitness programs for kids. Eligible applicants are programs whose participants are 18 years of age or less, have 501(c)(3) status, and can demonstrate that their program positively impacts the lives of participants through their increased participation in running. The foundation has two grant cycles per year, with up to seven awards granted each cycle. Grants are in amounts up to a maximum of $10,000 each. Application deadline: June 13, 2008.

Youth Education:

http://www.tommy.com/opencms/opencms/corporate/foundation/grantdeadlines.html
Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation
The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation believes that education is the cornerstone for today's youth, and that for America to remain competitive in the global marketplace, a stronger emphasis should be placed on exposing youth to educational experiences and career-related opportunities. By focusing on preparing students for the demands of today's global society, the foundation strives to be a major force in improving education. The foundation believes that the physical well-being of today's youth is at the heart of building a healthy and civil society. Therefore, the foundation is committed to investing in health-related organizations and cultural programs that impact a diverse population of youth. Eligible applicants include: 501(c)(3) organizations. Award ceiling: $25,000. All proposals must be received by April 1 to be eligible for funding July 15, and by October 1 to be eligible for funding January 15, annually.

Award:

http://www.worldofchildren.org/Home.htm
World of Children Grant Awards
World of Children recognizes and elevates self-less individuals who make a difference in the lives of children across the globe. World of Children honors these leaders and grants them funds to support the proven, high-impact programs they have created. In 2008, two grants (one Humanitarian and one Health) of up to $100,000 each will be given to support the proven, sustainable programs created and managed by adult award winners. The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to children in the areas of social services, education, or humanitarian services. The Health Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. Also this year, two Founder's Awards for Youth of up to $25,000 each will be presented to young people (under the age of 21) who are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Nominees must have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds if awarded. Adult nominees must do this work over and above their normal employment. Adult nominees must have must have been doing this (or related work) for a minimum of ten years. Youth nominees can be nominated for the Founder's Award only and must be under the age of 21. Application deadline: April 11, 2008.

Education:

http://www.prudential.com/view/page/public/12334
Prudential Foundation
The Prudential Foundation provides grants focusing on education and economic development. The Foundation supports initiatives that strengthen public education. Emphasis is placed on systemic school reform; improving leadership skills for education stakeholders; increasing parental involvement and community engagement; providing opportunities for arts education and youth development programs; and ensuring that parents and caregivers have the resources needed to support the development of their children. The Foundation also supports initiatives that increase employment opportunities by strengthening job skills, creating jobs through business development, and promoting neighborhood development activities. Programs involve workforce development and increasing entrepreneurship through training and access to capital. In addition, the Foundation promotes creation of decent, affordable housing. The Prudential Foundation supports nonprofit, charitable organizations and programs whose mission and operations are broad and nondiscriminatory, or whose activities address social needs or benefit underserved groups and communities. Application deadline: ongoing.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENT:
Hello CN Members, FYI, this Saturday, February 23rd, the Humane Society of Greater Miami/Adopt-A-Pet is holding their annual Walk for the Animals (sponsored by Purina) in Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, 301 North Biscayne Boulevard. This is a fun outdoor event for both people and their canine companions.
Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.For more details, you can visit the event website at:
http://www.humanesocietymiami.org/walk08.htm/

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Funding Alert

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Improve Physical Education!Carol M. White Physical Education Program
POSTED: 2/15/2008
FUNDING SOURCE: Dept. of Education
ELIGIBILITY: LEAs and nonprofits$ AVAILABLE: $33,850,000
GRANTS AVAILABLE: 112MAX GRANT SIZE: $500,000
DEADLINE: 3/24/08 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20081800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-2936.htm DESCRIPTION: Funds to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Source: www.seliger.com

Friday, February 15, 2008

Funding Alert

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Public Awareness, Events and Community Outreach Funding Policy
The Children's Trust
Please be advised that applications for this funding opportunity will be accepted through March 31, 2008. All applications received after March 31, 2008 will not be considered.If you have any questions, please contact Persephone Taylor Gary at 305-571-5700 ext 515 or by email persephone@thechildrenstrust.org.


Creative Capital Accepting Applications for Grants in
Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing
Arts

Deadline: March 4, 2008 (Letters of Inquiry)
Founded in 1999, the Creative Capital Foundation ( http://www.creative-capital.org/ ) is a national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields. The foundation is committed to working in long-term partnership with the artists it funds, making a multiyear financial commitment, and providing advisory services and professional development assistance along with financial support. Funded artists agree to share a small percentage of any net profits generated by their projects with Creative Capital, which applies those funds toward new grants.
In 2008, Creative Capital will support artists in Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature, and Performing Arts. Emerging Fields may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and genre-defying liter- ary work. Performing Arts may include dance, music theater, exper- imental music performance, non-traditional opera, spoken word, theater/performance art, puppetry, and interdisciplinary projects.
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.; at least 25 years old; and a working artist with at least five years of professional experience.
Visit the Creative Capital Web site for complete program informa- tion and application procedures.
RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10011339/creative-capital
For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Upcoming Grant Alert

Apply to the Sun-Sentinel Diversity Venture Fund
The 2008-2009 Sun-Sentinel Diversity Venture Fund grant application and guidelines are now available. The Sun-Sentinel Diversity Venture Fund is a partnership among the Sun-Sentinel Company, the United Way of Broward County, Leadership Broward and the Community Foundation of Broward.
Priority will be given to programs that reach people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, education and lifestyles and clearly make a difference in the community that:
• Address unmet diverse populations’ needs;
• Use collaboration to enhance/expand services;
• Create, establish and/or strengthen an existing program that has a diverse component;
• Use creative and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes;
• Fill gaps in services;
• Incorporate accountability and evaluation methods to improve outcomes so that targeted audiences gain new knowledge, increase skills, improve conditions, change status or change behavior.
If you need further information about this program or application process or need to update your organization’s address, please contact Kristin Holowicki, or Lola Jordan at United Way of Broward County, 954-462-4850, extension 142or extension 143.
The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on March 27, 2008. Applicants will be notified by mail by July 2008.
Pre-Application Information Session
The Nonprofit Resource Center will host a pre-application information session on February 14 to assist new applicants or those unfamiliar with the application process. Full details for this session can be found here.

Source:http://www.cfbroward.org/new/nrcnewsletter.html

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The 5th Emerging Choreography Showcase

The 5th Emerging Choreography Showcase, May 2 - 4, 2008, at Excello Dance Space,Miami, Florida - produced by Karen Peterson and Dancers Inc.




YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT CHOREOGRAPHY

For the 5th

“EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS SERIES”

held on
Friday, May 2nd – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 3rd – 4:00 & 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 4th – 4:00 PM

Project Includes:
Press / Production / Technical Support / Lodging
Stipend ($500. per choreographer)

At the EXCELLO Dance Space
8700 SW 129th Terrace
http://www.karenpetersondancers.org/ (map)


Now in its fifth year, this event produced by Karen Peterson and Dancers, will showcase innovative work by
local and national choreographers

For more information and application call Karen Peterson
at 305-298-5879 or email: kpdance @bellsouth.net
Deadline for application and DVD 4/1/2008

Excello Dance Space, now in its fifth season, located in the Falls/Kendall Industrial Warehouse Area offers an intimate 50-seat alternative dance venue for up-close and personal audience viewing. Unlike most performing centers, the 35 by 45 foot space lends to a comfortable environment where audience engages in the spirit of each performance. The space contains no wings, no backspace, 18 light cans, cyc with 32 channel dimmer board. Past Choreographers include: Dusan Tynek, Elana Lanczi, Heather Maloney, Carlota Pradera, Peter Kalivas, Megan Constance Swick, Nicole Farnesi, Bernadette Salgado, Elana Lanczi, Carly Dorman, Letty Bassart, Robyn Luck, Robin Prichard and Rosie Herrera


“Sponsored in part by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and Citizens Interested in the Arts.”

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

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http://www.miamidadearts.org/org_programs.aspx
Capital Development Grants Program
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the Spring Cycle of its fiscal year 2008-2009 Arts and Cultural Grants Programs available to Miami-Dade County based groups. The Capital Development Grants Program provides grants to non-profit cultural organizations to renovate, adapt and/or equip neighborhood cultural facilities. Facilities improvement projects should be designed to improve the artistic capabilities of and/or the audience ability to experience programs in the applicant facilities. Priority consideration will be given to facilities proposing ADA-compliance improvements. Requires control of facility (ownership or a 5-year minimum lease agreement). Award ceiling: $40,000. Application deadline: March 28, 2008.

http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/peterson.htm
Charles E. Peterson Prize
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP), National Park Service, is pleased to announce the 2008 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition. The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best sets of architectural measured drawings of historic buildings produced by college students and submitted for inclusion in the HABS Collection at the Library of Congress. The Prize, jointly sponsored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the American Institute of Architects, is named in honor of Charles E. Peterson FAIA (1906-2004), founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States. Eligible applicants include: college and university students. Award ceiling: $3,000. Application deadline: June 30, 2008.

http://creative-capital.org/application/
Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts Grants
Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines: visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all forms of digital work, and innovative literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Emerging Fields may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and genre-defying literary work. Performing Arts may include dance, music theater, experimental music performance, non-traditional opera, spoken word, theater/performance art, puppetry, and interdisciplinary projects. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; at least 25 years old; and a working artist with at least five years of professional experience. Award ceiling: $50,000. Application deadline: March 4, 2008.

http://www.pnnonline.org/article.php?sid=7968
2008 Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest
U.S. children are being asked to submit creative drawings for the 2008 Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest to benefit children worldwide. One winner will be chosen from thousands of entries and their winning artwork will be reproduced as an official UNICEF holiday greeting card, sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores across the country during the 2008 holiday season. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this as well as all UNICEF cards sold at Pier 1 go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Children ages 14 and under are eligible to enter the contest, which will begin on March 1, 2008, the start of National Art Month. Application deadline: April 12, 2008.


http://www.bcbsfl.com/index.cfm?section=visitors&fuseaction=BlueFoundation.home
Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, Inc. works to enhance access to quality health-related services for Floridians, with a particular focus on the uninsured and underserved. The Blue Foundation board of directors has identified community-based health clinics and outreach services as a priority focus for the foundation's grantmaking. The greatest percentage of the Blue Foundation funding will be to identify, nurture, and sustain such activities to benefit uninsured and underserved populations. The foundation awards up to $2 million annually in grants during two proposal cycles in the summer and winter. Requests will generally be considered for proposals of all sizes from $10,000 up to $100,000 each. Multi-year commitments up to three years may be made, but the total dollar request should not exceed $100,000. To be eligible, applicant must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and be located in Florida. The foundation will not accept more than one proposal from a single organization within a twelve-month period, unless the organization has received specific approval from the foundation to do so. Application deadline: March 14, 2008 and September 12, 2008.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Major Announcement by The Knight Foundation

The community challenge
The community challenge of the Knight Arts Partnership will pair $20 million from Knight Foundation with $20 million in matching funds to come from other sources. It is open to any artistic individual or art institution in South Florida.
Said Ibarg├╝en: “Because we are looking for big, exciting and new ideas, we have made the process as easy and open as possible. There are only three rules: the ideas must be about art, the projects must take place in South Florida, and the idea must find funding to match Knight Foundation’s commitment.”
Organizations and individuals are invited to submit their ideas on the Knight Arts Partnership’s home page at http://www.knightarts.org/. Ideas will be accepted until April 15, 2008. Winners will be announced in Fall 2008.

See the full announcement at: http://www.knightfoundation.org/news/press_room/knight_press_releases/detail.dot?id=241466

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Funding Announcement

CAPACITY BUILDING MAJOR GRANTS: Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc. announces the availability of funds through its Major Grants program specifically for Capacity Building efforts in Miami-Dade County. A very limited number of grants will be awarded in the range of $75,000 to $100,000 to nonprofits that increase access to health services and improve the overall health status of underserved populations in Miami-Dade. For more info, contact Miguel Milanes, Regional Vice President, Miami-Dade, at 305-576-1488 or visit http://www.afmfl.org/. Deadline: March 19, 2008.** There will be two Information Sessions offered on February 6, 2008 that will provide information on 2008 Major Grant opportunities offered in the Miami-Dade Region. Sessions run from 10:00am – 12:00pm and from 2:00 – 4:00pm. To register for either session or for more info, visit http://www.afmfl.org/. Click on the Miami-Dade Region page and then on the “How to Seek Funding” tab.

Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs announces dates for 2008

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Capital Acquisitions - Temporarily Suspended
ACQ
Deadline: Temporarily Suspended
Capital Development Grants Program
CAP
Deadline: March 28, 2008 4PM
Cultural Access Network Grants Program
CAN
Deadline: August 6, 2008 4PM
Cultural Advancement Grants Program -(Interim Year)
ADV
Deadline: March 13, 2008 4PM
Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Grants Program
DAN
Deadline: August 7, 2008 4PM
Festivals and Special Events Grants Program
FEST
Deadline: April 10, 2008 4PM
Hannibal Cox, Jr. Cultural Grants Program
HCJ
Deadline: April 30, 2008 4PM
International Cultural Exchange Grants Program
ICE
Deadline: March 5, 2008 4PM
Major Cultural Institutions Grants Program - (Interim Year)
MCI
Deadline: February 12, 2008 4PM
Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids
SAS-C
Deadline: November 3, 2008 4PM
Youth Arts Enrichment Grants Program
YEP
Deadline: August 4, 2008 4PM
Youth Arts Miami Grants Program
YAM
Deadline: March 17, 2008 4PM