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Keep your goals realistic! It is important to have an evaluation plan. Grantors want to know if the projects they fund are successful--that your project is meeting its goals.
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
Quality of Life grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits focused on helping people with spinal cord injuries or central nervous system disorders. Grants are awarded in twelve different fields of interest: children, arts, sports/recreation, education, advocacy, accessibility, practical service/needs, independent living, assistance technology, therapeutic riding, employment and counseling. Funding is available to large national organizations, regional or statewide agencies, and smaller local groups. Awards are generally in the amount of $5,000 or $25,000. Application deadlines are October 1, 2001 and April 1, 2002.
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The Toyota TAPESTRY Grant Program has expanded this year and will award up to a total of $550,000 in grants. The program will include the main grant program, with up to 50 grants of up to $10,000 each being awarded. In addition, Toyota will award a minimum of 20 "mini-grants" of $2,500 each. Toyota TAPESTRY will also be adding a third category this year in addition to the Environmental Science and Physical Science categories. The new category will be "Science and Literacy." Applicants can apply for any of the three categories in either the main grant or mini-grant program.
The new Science and Literacy category will support the development of literacy skills in the context of science teaching and learning. Projects in this category will highlight techniques and practices that embed literacy strategies in inquiry-based science instruction and support the instructional goal of improving science achievement. Projects in all categories should have a community connection and involve students in science outside the normal classroom setting. Applicants can apply in any of the three categories for either the main grant or the "mini-grant" program.
Over the past 11 years TAPESTRY has awarded nearly $4.5 million in grants to 443 teams of teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands who have created innovative science projects that can be implemented in their school or school district. The program continues to pique the interest of students by promoting the wonders of science, and successfully rewarding educators who demonstrate excellence, creativity and vision in their approach to teaching science. Research conducted in 1998 by the Evaluation and Training Institute (ETI), a California-based research organization, showed that the TAPESTRY program helped improve students' long-term interest in science and teachers' enthusiasm and teaching abilities, as well as the communities' interest in science education at their schools.
Toyota TAPESTRY is open to elementary, middle, and high school science teachers in the United States and its territories, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Teachers can apply individually or in teams. Middle-level or high-school projects must be led by at least one teacher who spends a minimum of 50 percent of his or her classroom time teaching science and who teaches a minimum of two science classes. Elementary-level projects must be led by a classroom teacher who has at least three years' teaching experience, and who teaches some science in a self-contained classroom setting or as a teaching specialist.
A judging panel will select the award-winning projects based on their innovative approach in teaching science, ability to create a stimulating and hands-on learning environment, interdisciplinary approach and ability to increase student participation and interest in science.
The deadline for both programs will be January 17, 2002. Project Directors of
the $10,000 grants will receive an all-expenses paid to the NSTA National Convention in St. Louis. Project Directors of the new mini-grants will receive a one-year membership to NSTA or a one-year renewal.
See the innovative education web site for great ideas for this Grant,
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Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund
The Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund supports education projects that assure the availability of trained, educated men and women. Nonprofits, K-12 schools, public and private higher education institutions, and government agencies in areas where the company does business are eligible for funding. According to Bernice Csazar, fund administrator, "Each committee operates on their own set of applications," so it is important that grant seekers get the attention of their local trust fund committee. Check http://www.bridgestone-
firestone.com/corporate/corporate.html to determine if there is a
Bridgestone/Firestone operation in your area. All applications must be submitted in writing. More information can be obtained by calling (615) 872-1415 or e-mailing BFSTrust-Fund@bfsusa.com
Training women and men for job preparation is difficult, Innovative Education has several programs designed for Career and Technical Education.
Dollar General's mission is "Supporting Literacy and Youth Development Initiatives that Promote Self Sufficiency" within the 24 states that they do
business. Common areas of support for Dollar General include adult education and literacy, mentoring, and youth education, literacy, and self-esteem programs. Applying for funding can be done online or applications can be submitted via the U.S. Postal Service. Click for information that should be included in your
proposal. Most grant awards do not exceed $20,000. Before requesting a larger grant, it is suggested that prospective applicants call the company and discuss the project prior to submitting a proposal. There are no deadlines. For more information, call (615) 263-6816.
Our partner Taylor and Associates gives us a solution to assisting teachers and students in D-Coding which results in higher Reading levels for Grades 2- Adult. A school site license for this unique interactive program is $900.00 a $95.00 savings when you mention this Newsletter. The Program is available for MAC and Windows operating systems.
Teaching Tolerance Grants Program
This program supports K-12 educators in developing and implementing anti-bias projects in classrooms, schools and communities. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for small scale, resourceful, student-focused projects that promote acceptance of diversity, peacemaking, community service or any other aspect of tolerance education. Community organizations and churches along with K-12 classroom teachers may apply for funding. The Web site provides examples of funded projects. There is no application deadline.
We suggest using the video series from KET (Kentucky Educational television Foundation) “Telling Tales” in this classroom setting for teaching tolerance. Sixteen (15 minute videos) $528.00 and using the teachers guide $5.00
Taped before student audiences, the program actively draws students as listeners, as learners, and sometimes as active participants. This program helps students understand their cultural history, develop openness to diverse cultures, build self-confidence and leadership skills, improve communication and language skills, and help students develop oral history projects.
PO’s for this program are to be made to:
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Greenfield, Indiana 46140