- Applications due January 31, 2014
- Seed grants of up to $500 will be awarded for high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants are intended to serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education into schools and to help youth and communities participate in environmental stewardship activities.
- Grants are generally awarded to U.S.-based schools with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. To be eligible, schools or sponsoring agencies must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applications due February 14, 2014, but applications close as soon as 1,500 are received.
- The program supports projects that encourage parental involvement in local schools and build stronger community spirit. Toolbox for Education grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects that have a permanent impact on a school community.
- To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be a public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with such a school. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Preschools are not eligible.
- Applications due April 30, 2014
- The Lawrence Foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although they may fund other areas on an occasional basis. There are both program and operating grants and there are no geographic restrictions on grants.
- Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants.
- Published April 2012 by FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration, this document provides ideas for funding sources for emergency medical services departments and fire departments. Provides a complete example of a successful grant application as well as funding success stories.
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