I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but it is worth repeating.
Every Friday the Foundation Center publishes an e-mail newsletter highlighting certain Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the week. Anyone can browse the RFPs or subscribe to the bulletin, which will deliver the highlights right to your inbox.
Here are some highlights from the last bulletin:
Dominion Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for 2009-10 School Year from Elementary and Secondary School Teachers | Deadline: May 1, 2009 | Grants of up to $10,000 each
Energy company Dominion and the Dominion Foundation provide elementary and secondary educators with funding to encourage the development of new programs that strengthen math and science education through the study of energy or the environment.
The Dominion Foundation will award approximately $300,000 in total educational partnership grants throughout targeted areas in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. Public and private elementary and secondary schools and public school divisions registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics, institutions of higher education, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply.
Successful grant proposals will represent innovative and promising ideas, teach math and/or science skills, reach a significant number of students, and demonstrate broad-based community support.
Proposals must align with one of the following target areas:
1) Environmental Education — grants to develop math and/or
science skills through the study of the environment; and
2) Energy Grants — grants to increase students’ awareness of
energy efficiency and conservation, energy sources, or other
Visit the Dominion Web site for complete eligibility information and application procedures.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Accepting Preproposals for Wal-Mart Acres for America Grant Program | Deadline: April 1 & September 1, annually (Pre-proposal)
Acres for America, a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, provides funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property. The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Wal-Mart’s domestic facilities on at least an acre-by-acre basis through these acquisitions.
Approximately $2.5 million in total funding is available annually through 2014 for conservation investments. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services.
The program provides funding for projects that conserve large,
landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wild-
life, and plants. Endorsement by appropriate federal, state, and
local government agencies that the acquisition is of high conservation value is a primary consideration. Preference will be given to acquisitions that are part of published conservation plans, State Wildlife Action Plans, or Endangered Species Act Recovery Plans.
Annual pre-proposal deadlines are April 1 and September 1. Visit the NFWF Web site for complete program guidelines.
Nature Hills Nursery Announces Inaugural Green America Awards | Deadline: April 1, 2009
The Nature Hills Nursery has launched the Green America Awards to recognize nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving their local environment by planting trees.
The award winners will be chosen from among groups that submit a local environment community project which makes best use of the trees, bushes, and shrubs that Nature Hills Nursery will award.
Nature Hills Nursery will donate a total of $5,000 in plant
materials annually to the winning projects. A grand-prize winner will receive a gift worth $2,500, the first-place winner will receive a gift worth $1,500, and the second-place winner will receive a gift worth $1,000. The awards may include trees, fruit trees, bushes and shrubs, perennials, and vegetable seeds.
Submissions will be accepted from charitable or educational organizations that operate as nonprofit entities.
Visit the Nature Hills Nursery Web site for complete program
information and project examples.