Monday, June 30, 2008

Announcing incredible limited time offer!

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If you have been serving youth in South Florida for any length of time, you know how hard it is to make ends meet, especially in the current economic climate.

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In this book, you will find fifty funders that provide grants specifically to South Florida youth-serving organizations.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Grant Alert

From The Foundation Center:

Johnson & Johnson and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare Seek Grant Proposals
Three-year grants averaging $75,000 will be awarded to organizations able to demonstrate early proof of success in using the arts to improve healthcare experiences for patients, their families, and caregivers.... Deadline: August 8, 2008 (Letter of Inquiry)Posted: June 26, 2008



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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Upcoming Deadlines!

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About BJ’s Charitable Foundation
Established with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities BJ’s serves, the mission of BJ’s Charitable Foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. Since its first grant in 2005, BJ’s Charitable Foundation has allocated funds on a quarterly basis, giving more than $5,250,000 to over 500 deserving organizations in the 16 states where BJ’s Clubs are located.
The majority of BJ’s Charitable Foundation giving is focused onorganizations that:

Promote the safety, security and well-being of children and families
Support education and health programs
Provide community service opportunities
Aid in hunger and disaster relief

Upcoming Deadline: August 8
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Mattel and the Mattel Children's Foundation are pleased to continue our Domestic Grantmaking Program. Through this effort, unsolicited applications for funds for organizations benefiting children in the United States are accepted, pending the eligibility requirements and guidelines listed below. Charitable organizations that demonstrate they directly serve children may be eligible for grants of $5,000 up to $25,000. Funds may be applied to programs or general operating costs.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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New Report from the Foundation Center:
Children's Media Use and Sleep Problems: Issues and Unanswered Questions
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Reviews research on the potential effect of new trends in children's media use on sleep and the effect of inadequate sleep on attention, learning, cognitive development, and psychiatric and physical health. Discusses implications and unanswered questions. Published: June 2008 Funder(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family FoundationSubject(s): Children and Youth; Health; Medical Research

Dance Miami Choreographers Fellowship (DMF) Program
Fiscal Year: 2008-2009
Provides non-matching cash awards of $10,000 each to nurture the artistic development of Miami-Dade County-based professional choreographers for the creation of new work in all dance forms.
Deadline: August 8, 2008

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Creative Capital Professional Development Program
Fiscal Year: 2007-2008
Produced in conjunction with The Creative Capital Foundation, the Professional Development Workshop Program provides a weekend-long workshop designed to help creating artists further their professional development skills such as strategic planning, fundraising and promoting their work. Developed with artists, for artists, the workshop’s structure helps artists integrate their artmaking practice with their professional lives
DEADLINE: August 4, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Featured Funder: Coca Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation Philanthropy
The Coca-Cola Company and its philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, aim to make a greater impact on the communities we serve around the world by being responsive to the citizenship priorities of the communities in which we live and work.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. We are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business and have realigned our community investment priorities to be reflective of and responsive to the global and local nature of our business. Our renewed strategy focuses on global pillars where we can make a unique and sustainable difference: water stewardship, healthy active lifestyles, community recycling, and education.
Water Stewardship
To support access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, utilization of water for production and or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry
Healthy and Active Lifestyles
To support access to exercise, physical activity and nutritional education programs, programs that motivate behavior modification, and programs that encourage lifestyle/behavioral changes
Community Recycling
To increase liter abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, increase community recycling awareness, and support research and innovation
To support scholarships, school drop-out prevention, access to education programs, and other education initiatives, per local business unit priorities
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Non-Profit Roundup and Contest!

From Philanthropy News Digest:

Collaborative Approaches Work to Maintain, Extend Arts Education, Study FindsThe report from the RAND Corporation examines how initiatives in six urban regions have pooled resources and coordinated activities to make it possible for more children to benefit from arts learning.... More»

Nestle Very Best in Youth Program

The Nestle Very Best in Youth Program, sponsored by Nestlé USA, honors young people (ages 13 to 18) who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place. The young people, selected from nominations from volunteers, parents, and teachers, will be featured in a special publication and honored at a black-tie ceremony in Los Angeles in July 2009. To be eligible, applicants must be legal residents of the United States or its territories and be between 13 and 18 years of age. Students will be judged based on the information provided on the entry form (i.e., strong academic record; special contribution to school, church, or community; demonstration of good citizenship or a personal obstacle the youth has overcome). Judges will select twenty-five outstanding youths to be profiled in a book, which will be published in the summer of 2009. If a winner is unable to attend the awards ceremony, his/her prize will be forfeited and another winner may be selected. Each winner will also receive a trip with his/her parent or legal guardian to Los Angeles for the Nestle Very Best in Youth awards ceremony. The trip will include round-trip air travel, hotel accommodations for three nights, and $500 in spending money. In addition, Nestlé will donate $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his or her choice. Application deadline: November 20, 2008.

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American Humane Foreclosure Pets Grant
The American Humane Association recognizes that animal shelters, rescue groups, and animal care and control agencies are seeing more animal victims of the economic downturn and the housing foreclosure crisis. To help ease the current hardship, American Humane is offering grants to its member organizations to help animal victims of foreclosures in need of immediate assistance. The program's emphasis is on keeping pets with their families whenever possible. Therefore, extra consideration will be given to cases where families receive assistance in caring for their pets and in keeping their pets until new housing can be found. These expenses include, but are not limited to, pet deposits for rental housing; behavior training; veterinary expenses (vaccinations, spay/neuter, other vet care); public awareness campaigns to get the word out regarding the issue; and boarding costs to keep pets until owners can reclaim them. Grants may also be awarded to agencies who are trying to re-home these pets. These expenses include, but are not limited to, boarding costs; behavior training to get a pet companion ready; veterinary expenses; and foster care expenses. To be considered for the Foreclosure Pets Grant, an organization must be a nonprofit agency approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) entity, or be a public (local government) entity; be a member of American Humane; and operate and be located within the United States of America or its territories. The grant program is only for nonprofit animal welfare agencies (private or public), and not to individuals, businesses, or corporations. Funding may be requested up to a maximum of $2,000. Application deadline: Open.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

From The Children's Trust

Children’s Trust Public Service Excellence Award

The Children’s Trust is sponsoring its Public Service Excellence Award for Trust funded providers who have members of their staff that exemplify the belief that the human element makes a difference in our lives; is an inspiration to other colleagues; and is long past due the recognition he or she deserves. The nominee must be an employee (not a manager or executive director) of a program or initiative funded by The Children's Trust; provide direct service to children and families; perform above and beyond job description and requirements to serve the children and families of Miami-Dade; exemplify the belief that the human element makes a difference in the lives of others, and recognizes that the human touch must be extended far beyond the confines of a standard workday; and be an inspiration to other workers. The recipient of the 2008 Public Service Excellence Award will be honored at The Children's Trust Champions for Children Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Nomination deadline: June 27, 2008.

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Miami Based Choreographer Awarded 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography

Brazilian choreographer Augusto Soledade has been awarded the 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship in choreography in the Latin American Caribbean category through the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship program.

Augusto Soledade is the Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater, a Miami based dance company that blends Afro-Brazilian and contemporary dance, and an Assistant Professor in Dance at Florida International University also in Miami. The fellowship represents a prestigious acknowledgment of Mr. Soledade’s artistic accomplishments in choreography and an important support for his next choreographic project Dreaming Amazonia.

Dreaming Amazonia is a new choreographic project conceived and choreographed by Augusto Soledade. This new work will investigate the current state of the Amazon forest in Brazil in order to understand it as a natural living environment for indigenous communities, and to juxtapose it to the natural living environment for city dwellers. Dreaming Amazonia will draw on the specific characteristics of these particular settings to create theatrical tension and imagery that will invite viewers to establish personal relationships and associations with the choreography. The main objective of this new work is not to establish a judgmental analysis, but to represent through dance complex and universal realities in the urban versus rural dichotomy. In particular, the work will focus on our relationship with various living environments, and the potential to transform ourselves and our surroundings as a result of our interaction with the world. Dreaming Amazonia will gather artists of various art forms and backgrounds. In Music, Cuban-American composer Orlando Garcia will create the original score to accompany the choreography. Jacek Kolasinski is the video artist, from Poland, who will make contributions to the project creating an installation at the performance site that audience members can interact with before and after the show, and that echoes the strong transformation element present in the choreography. Additionally, Dreaming Amazonia is currently being considered for commission through the Miami Made Program by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The premiere of Dreaming Amazonia is scheduled for April 2009.
Other organizations that have committed funds for this project are the Funding Arts Network through the 2008 Community Arts Group Grant, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs through the Cultural Support Grant.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Grant Alert

Guitar Center Music Foundation Offers Support for Music Instruction
The Guitar Center Music Foundation's mission is to aid nonprofit music programs across America that offer music instruction so that more people can experience the joys of making music.
The Guitar Center Music Foundation accepts grant applications throughout the year from 501(c)(3) organizations. Qualifying applicants are established, ongoing, and sustainable music programs across the United States that provide music instruction to people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music.
The grant committee reviews all applications three times yearly, and grant awards range from $500 to $5,000 each.
Visit the foundation's Web site for complete program guidelines, application procedures, and funding restrictions.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs Grants; Special Offer

New deadlines announced for Community Grants, YEP, SAS-C and DAN:

Community Grants Program
1st Q: 07/21/2008 4PM
2nd Q: 09/22/2008 4PM
3rd Q: 01/12/2009 4PM
4th Q: 03/09/2009 4PM

Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Grants Program
Deadline: August 7, 2008 4PM

Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids
Deadline: November 3, 2008 4PM

Youth Arts Enrichment Grants Program
Deadline: August 4, 2008 4PM

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mazda Foundation due July 1

Mazda Foundation:

The first step in applying to the Mazda Foundation is to review our grant guidelines. If you feel that your organization conforms to the Mazda Foundation's mission, please complete and submit the downloadable grant application form. The application may be submitted by regular mail or fax.
Please note, in an effort to streamline the application process, the Foundation only accepts applications from May 1 through July 1 each fiscal year.
Grant Guidelines
Grant Application
Final Decision

Grant Guidelines - Qualifications / RestrictionsOrganizations seeking funding should carefully review the Foundation's grant making guidelines to determine if their project conforms to the Foundation's mission before submitting an application.
The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting:
• Education and literacy
• Environmental conservation
• Cross-cultural understanding
• Social welfare
• Scientific research

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tiger Woods Youth Grants

Tiger Woods Grants & Scholarships

Supporting community and family development is one way in which the Tiger Woods Foundation helps young men and women reach their full potential. The TWF Grants Program has annually supported an average of 100 charities through nearly $6 million in grants, indirectly affecting an average 6 million kids since 1998. Tiger Woods Foundation grants focus on providing opportunities to underserved youth, ages 5-17, with the average grant range between $2,500 and $25,000. The following are approved programmatic areas of funding:
Programs that enhance the learning process for youth.
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