Friday, April 25, 2008

Mattel grants for Youth programs

Mattel Announces Continuation of Grant Program to Benefit

Deadline: July 15, 2008
Mattel ( ) and the Mattel Children's
mattelFoundation.asp ) have announced they will continue the
Mattel Domestic Grantmaking Program, which provides funding for
organizations benefiting children in the United States.
Mattel's funding priorities include: programs that directly and
effectively impact children with demonstrated needs (physical,
financial, emotional, and health-related); preferences to pro-
grams with demonstrated results; and organizations that use cre-
ative and innovative methods to address a locally defined need
directly impacting children. Preference will be given to organ-
izations or programs that align with Mattel's philanthropic pri-
  • Learning -- Increasing access to education for under-
    served children and, in particular, innovative strategies to
    promote and address literacy;
  • Health -- Supporting the health
    and well-being of children, with particular emphasis on pro-
    moting healthy, active lifestyles;
  • Girl Empowerment --
    Promoting self-esteem in young girls, up to age 12.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity
organizations (or have a fiscal sponsor with tax-exempt status)
and must directly serve children in communities within the U.S.
Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 each for one fiscal
year. Funds may be applied to programs or general operating
Visit the Mattel Web site for complete program guidelines,
online eligibility quiz, and grant application.
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