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Grant Opportunities

Vermont Agency of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
The 21st Community Learning Centers grant competition is designed for the purpose of creating and maintaining high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities via a federal funding source. The community proposed to be served must be at least 40% free reduced lunch or eligible for Title 1 schoolwide status. Visit the website for grant information and supporting materials.
Timeline: Application process starts in the fall with letters of intent due in November; full applications are usually due in February.
Contact: Emanuel Betz (802) 479-1396 or emanuel.betz@vermont.gov

Child Development Division, Vermont Agency of Human Services
The Afterschool for All Grant Program is designed to increase access of Vermont afterschool programs. The funds are available to serve children in grades K-12.
Priorities: Grant activities are to impact these children and their families in one of two ways: (1) To increase the number of children served by the start-up of a new program or to expand the number of children to be served in an existing program.
See more information here: http://www.vermontafterschool.org/grants/

Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation
Priorities: Grants are awarded to Vermont 501(c) 3 nonprofits organizations, municipalities or schools that provide primary prevention programs for children and their families. Grants are not given to individuals or for-profit organizations.
Deadline(s): January
For more information visit: http://www.vtchildrenstrust.org/

A.D. Henderson Foundation
Supports initiatives in Florida and Vermont around children birth to age eight.
Funding information: Three page grant proposal submitted only after contacting foundation to discuss initiative
For more information visit: http://www.hendersonfdn.org

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
Supports initiatives in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Priorities: Health and Welfare; Camp Scholarships; Education Scholarships.  Letter of inquiry may be submitted prior to full proposal.
Funding information: Grant awards between $5000 – $10,000 in 2008; Total amount awarded for education initiatives $677,500
Deadline(s): Proposals reviewed monthly
Contact: Susan Bouchard, Administrative Director, 603-669-1366, Toll Free 866-669-1366, admin@lindsaytrust.org The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust, 600 Chestnut Street, Manchester, New Hampshire  03104
For more information visit: http://www.lindsaytrust.org/

The Thomas Thompson Trust
Only funds Windham County. Priorities:  Health; Education; Social or civic betterment.
Funding information: Grant awards up to $25,000
Deadline(s): Quarterly
Contact: Susan T. Monahan, Grants Coordinator, 617-951-1108, smonaham@rackemann.com The Thomas Thompson Trust, c/o Rackermann, Sawyer & Brewster, 160 Federal Street, 13th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts  02110-1700
For more information visit: http://thomasthompsontrust.org/

Turrell Fund
Turrell Fund grants for at-risk youth are awarded to organizations which provide or foster the creation and delivery of quality developmental and educational services to at-risk children, especially the youngest, and their families in Vermont and New Jersey.
Funding information: Grant awards between $3000 – $60,000 in 2008, with average award approximately $10,000 – $15,0000
Deadline(s): February 1st; August 1st Contact: Jeneanne Kautzmann, Grants Manager, 973-783-9358, turrell@turrellfund.org Turrell Fund, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, New Jersey  07042-2358
For more information visit: https://www.turrellfund.org/

Vermont Community Foundation
Nonprofit capacity grants; Spark community grants; and place-based grants.
Funding information: Up to $10,000
Deadline(s): varies
For more information visit: http://www.vermontcf.org/

Windham Foundation
Priorities: Agriculture and food systems; Disadvantaged youth; Environmental enhancement; Education in the broadest sense; Public policy issues; Promotion of the arts; Meeting basic human needs; Historic preservation
Deadline(s): November 6, 2009; March 5, 2009; May 7, 2010; August 6, 2010
Contact: Beck Nystrom, Grants Administrator, 802-843-2211 ext. 10, info@windham-foundation.org The Windham Foundation, Inc., 225 Townshend Road, Post Office Box 70, Grafton, Vermont  05146 For more information visit: http://www.windham-foundation.org/

National Grants

Do Something has created a Web page that lists 40 different sources of grants for youth service. They include programs such as the weekly $500 grants for young social entrepreneurs offered through Game Stop that will go to young people age 25 and younger (this could include after school staff members) who have a great idea for a community-action project.  A second grant program (with Plum TV) offers $500 grants to social entrepreneurs, age 25 and younger, who have recently created a sustainable project, program or organization. For more information…

RGK Foundation The RGK Foundation provides grants for community projects including human services, community improvement, abuse prevention and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development and parenting education. They also fund literacy programs. Grants are generally under $25,000. Letters of inquiry are received on a rolling basis. For more information…
Award Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: Rolling- Letter of Inquiry required

Grant Databases and Listings

AfterSchool.gov
www.afterschool.gov can connect you to information on federal grants, how to organize a program and other resources.

Grants.gov
The most accessible source of information on all U.S. government grants is www.grants.gov. It is enormous and best handled by signing up for automatic emails of new announcements from the departments and programs related to afterschool.

Channing Bete Company
Channing Bete Company provides publications, programs, and products to help organizations meet outreach and education goals. The site also includes specific information related to funding sources: http://www.channing-bete.com

Digital Wish
This organization helps put technology in the hands of teachers and in classrooms by connecting educators with companies donating technology and equipment. The website also includes a list of specific grant funders: http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grants

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