Funds for School Gardens, Child Abuse Prevention and Digitization Projects

Lots of great funds today!Hello again, Funds Fans!  We have three funding sources for you today so let’s get to it.

In collaboration with FoodCorps, the Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program.  Max. Grant: $2,000.  Deadline: November 15th, 2012.

The program is designed to support school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems, and community awareness.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States (including its territories), the United Kingdom or Canada that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds to interest children in fresh fruits and vegetables.  Garden projects may be at any stage of development (planning, construction, or operation). Priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects that demonstrate strong buy-in from stakeholders, as well as ability to financially sustain the garden.  There is a limit of one grant per school.

Founded in 1900, IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals, through education support, community service and citizenship programs. In 2000, IODE’s 100th Anniversary gift to Canada was an ongoing grant program open to an individual or group specializing in developing and implementing ways to prevent child abuse and neglect. This award is given in alternate years to professionals working to prevent or alleviate child abuse and neglect. An application form and list of requirements for the grant are available from The National Chapter of Canada IODE.  Maximum Grant $25,000.  Deadline: October 31st, 2012

Proposals will be considered from individuals or groups working as professionals, to research, develop or implement ways to alleviate child abuse and neglect.  A completed application form and three letters of reference must accompany the proposal.  The successful candidate must agree to publish or present the results of the project to an appropriate professional group within two years of receiving Grant.

The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.  Maximum Grant: matching funds up to $15,000.  Deadline: December 14th, 2012. 

The British Columbia History Digitization Program demonstrates the Learning Centre’s dedication to sharing knowledge and supporting education by making local information resources available to people throughout the province and beyond.

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