Wednesday, May 7, 2008

News for Non-profits; Grant announcements

Grants for Children With Disabilities and Health Care for Needy Populations

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, which supports organizations that serve children under 21 with disabilities, welcomes non-profits to apply for two funding opportunities: one for working with children with disabilities and the other for providing health care to needy populations. Applications accepted through June 15. Grants should address the following: accessibility to physical activity; early intervention; and health and rehabilitative services. For more details and to apply, visit: CVS Grants.

Kick-Off Party for Miami Art Museum, Art Supplies for Summer Camps

Miami Art Museum (MAM) invites providers and families to its MAM in the Neighborhood kick-off party on Sunday, May 18, from 12-5 PM. This free event, offering art, food and entertainment, takes place on the Cultural Plaza, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 33130. MAM is also ready to visit your summer camp to provide engaging art projects, art supplies and tours of the museum - all for free. For more info, call (305) 375-4073 or visit Miami Art Museum.

Earth Rangers Teaches Kids K-5 About the Environment

The non-profit Community Casemanagement Inc. teaches kids K-5 about the environment through its Earth Rangers program. The program cultivates awareness of climate and environment, while inspiring youth to become environmental stewards. Membership is free and includes a T-shirt, quarterly newsletter, games/stickers, and invitations to special Saturday events. For more information, call Ms. Tarsha Graham (305) 653-4030. Email request to

Leave a Legacy's 11th Annual Luncheon

Leave a Legacy, a public awareness campaign, invites you its annual "Donor Next Door" luncheon on Thursday, May 15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. The event honors philanthropists who support local non-profits through both monetary donations and volunteer service. Honorees this year include Sergio Gonzalez, of the University of Miami, as Professional Advisor of the Year. To reserve seats ($65) or table ($650/table of 10), call Edwina Lau at (305) 379-0800 or e-mail Also register online, Leave a Legacy Luncheon.

Grants for Full Inclusion of Children and Young People with Disabilities

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support full inclusion of young people (infants to early 20s) with disabilities in educational, vocational, and recreational activities alongside their typically functioning peers. For more information and to apply, visit: Mitsubishi Grants.

Mattel Grant Program Benefits Children

The Mattel Foundation welcomes applications for its Domestic Grantmaking Program, which provides funding for organizations benefiting children in the United States. Funding priorities include: programs that directly and effectively benefit children with demonstrated needs (physical, financial, emotional, and health-related); preferences to programs with demonstrated results; and organizations that use creative and innovative methods to address a locally defined need directly benefiting children. Application deadline is Tuesday, July 15. Learn more by visiting: Mattel Foundation Grants.