Fundraising


Working hard to better your communities, your countries, and ultimately the world? You could get money for it! We constantly update this page with different grants and scholarships available to individuals and groups, so keep an eye out and take advantage of all these opportunities!

For Individuals

Legacy Tobacco Control and Prevention Youth Activism Fellowship Program

The Legacy Youth Activism Fellowship is an 18-month national leadership development program for young adults. The fellowship combines leadership training, mentorship, technical assistance, and community engagement to advance the efforts of local tobacco control. Throughout the program, fellows will get to visit different parts of the country, learn from nationally recognized leaders, receive technical support for local projects and network with other youth activists from around the nation. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 with a strong commitment to activism and public health should apply. Applicants must be residents of the United States, the District of Columbia or U.S. territories. Award Ceiling: not applicable; travel, lodging and meals for Fellowship activities are covered expenses.

Visit http://www.legacyforhealth.org/65.aspx to apply for this opportunity!

Youth Volunteers

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program that honors young people in grades 5-12 who are volunteering in their communities. Youth who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application are eligible to apply. State honorees receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC for national recognition events. The application deadline is Nov. 1. Visit  http://spirit.prudential.com for online application information.

For Groups

State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants

(http://www.ysa.org/goodneighbor)

State Farm has teamed up with Youth Service America to offer grants of up to $1,000 for the promotion of service-learning projects in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states and the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. Grants encourage semester-long projects that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). Deadline: November 9th, 2011.

National Endowment for Financial Education Offers Support for Financial Literacy Research Projects

(http://www.nefe.org/tabid/127/Default.aspx)

The National Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit, national foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans, has announced guidelines for its 2011 grant program. The NEFE grants program seeks to fund innovative research and research-based development projects that can make a profound contribution to the field of financial literacy. Inquiries are encouraged from disciplines in fields as diverse as behavior, economics, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, marketing, finance, education, change theory, decision sciences, and others.
Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or its equivalent for colleges and universities. Award ceiling: Recent grant awards for research projects have ranged from $100,000 to $208,000 per project. Applicants are invited to submit a Concept Inquiry Form by the deadline for one of NEFE’s two annual cycles. NEFE gives potential grantees an opportunity to participate in informational session calls prior to the Concept Inquiry Form submission deadline. Application deadlines: June 07, 2011; December 06, 2011.

DoSomething.org Seed Grants

(http://www.dosomething.org/grants/seedgrants)

DoSomething.org is awarding $500 on a weekly basis to community programs, projects and organizations in the United States and Canada, to assist them in furthering their growth and success. Click on the link for more information about this grant. Since they give out these grants once a week, there is no deadline, just apply!