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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 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. Contact: Emanuel Betz (802) 479-1396 or emanuel.betz@vermont.gov

Child Development Division, Vermont Agency of Human Services
The CDD Afterschool Care Grant Program is designed to increase the capacity and quality of licensed 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 school-aged children to be served in an existing program or; (2) To improve the quality of program services, defined by a assessment process for one or more quality standards outlined in the Vermont-STARS recognition system or in similar nationally recognized standards of best practice. Funding is granted annually, $1000 – $10000, available only to childcare programs who are licensed or in the process or getting licensed.
See more information herehttp://www.vermontafterschool.org/resources/afterschool-care-grants.

Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation
Priorities: Infants and children thrive; Children are ready for and succeed in school; Children live in stable, supported families; Youth choose healthy behaviors.
Other funding sources listed on website: The Lynne Von Trapp award;  The Mikell spirit youth award Requests $1000 – $20,000, with typical award $7000
Funding information: Funding for up to three years, with decreased amounts years two and three
Deadline(s): Mid-March
Contact: Linda Allen, Grants Manager, linda@vtchildrenstrust.org
For more information visit: http://www.vtchildrenstrust.org/

A.D. Henderson Foundation
Supports initiatives in Florida and Vermont. Priorities: Kindergarten Readiness; Lifelong Learning; Childcare; Strengthening bonds among communities, families, and children; Foster use of technology.
Funding information: Three page grant proposal submitted only after contacting foundation to discuss initiative
Contact: Edward A. Gale, Program Director, 802- 888-1188, egale@hendersonfdn.org
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): January 7th; April 7th; July 7th; October 7th
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
Supports initiatives in New Jersey and Vermont. Priorities: Direct service to children.
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: http://www.foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/turrell/index.html

Vermont Community Foundation
Priorities: Basic Human Needs; Sustainable Communities; Successful Communities (education falls into this category)
Funding information: Up to $10,000
Deadline(s): May 15th; September 15th
Contact: The Vermont Community Foundation, P.O. Box 30 – 3 Court Street, Middlebury, Vermont  05753, 802-388-3355
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

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

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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