(Photo courtesy of flickr user Ron Cogswell)
Spring has finally sprung, and the school year’s quickly coming to an end. Do you already have a seedling of an idea for next year’s grant project, but need funding to bring it to life? We’ve rounded up some near-term opportunities for you.
- Target Early Childhood Reading Grants promote student literacy by supporting programs such as classroom reading libraries, after-school reading events, and weekend book clubs. Each grant is $2,000. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2013.
- Target Arts, Culture & Design in Schools Grants fund in-school arts programs that enhance students’ classroom curricula by bringing the arts and culture to schools through performances, workshops, and artist-in-residency programs. Each grant is $2,000. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2013.
- The ING Unsung Heroes awards program provides funding to full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and staff members for effective projects that improve student learning. Grants are $2,000, with awards of $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000 going to the top three projects. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2013.
If you can’t make the April 30 deadlines, you still have time to apply for an NEA Foundation grant by June 1. And don’t forget… We’ll be back next fall with our matching funds for NEA members posting on DonorsChoose.org. Stay tuned to learn more in September!