Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Avon Healthy Relationship College Program

The Avon Foundation for Women has announced a Request for Proposals for its m.powerment by mark Healthy Relationship College Program.

Now in its second year, the program is open to nonprofit college and university organizations in the United States.

Eligible organizations may apply for funding for programs that deal with dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking prevention and awareness, including campus-wide outreach events, trainings, and/or workshops; peer education programs to increase the number of student ambassadors; awareness materials, including resource guides, Web site pages, posters, cards, and buttons; and video or print PSAs or short films.

The program should emphasize awareness and prevention through education. Funded programs should be able to provide a minimum of four on-campus outreach events, trainings, or workshops to be completed in the one-year grant period and report on numbers served at these programs; provide preventive education on issues of dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking and promote healthy relationships; provide resources and referrals to the student population about community-based domestic violence agencies and advocates; and develop or expand data collection and analyses of their program's reach and impact to demonstrate sustainability and garner additional program support.

Amount: $5,000

Date due: January 11, 2013

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

High School Equivalency Program

The purposes of High School Equivalency Program (HEP) are to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family: (1) Obtain a general education diploma (GED) that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted, and (2) gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other post-secondary education or training.

Amount: $475,000

Date due: January 18, 2012

For more information, click here.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

The purpose of College Assistance Migrant Program is to provide academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their children complete their first year of college and continue in post-secondary education. Novice applicants will receive a 5 point competitive preference.

Amount: $425,000

Date due: January 18, 2012

For more information, click here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wyss Fellowship Program

The Wyss Foundation, a private charitable foundation dedicated to land conservation in the InterMountain west, is accepting proposals for its 2011 fellowship program.

Nonprofit organizations working on land conservation issues in eastern Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico are encouraged to apply to host a fellow.

The two-year fellowship program is designed to provide training and campaign experience for future conservation leaders. Sponsoring organizations contribute staff time to mentor and monitor the fellow's work and cover overhead expenses as well as 20 percent of the fellow's salary and benefits. The Wyss Foundation will provide host organizations with a grant for project expenses and travel as well as the remaining 80 percent of the fellow's salary and benefits.

Host organizations are responsible for selecting and hiring the fellow in consultation with foundation staff. Current employees of the sponsoring organization are not eligible for the program.

Visit the Wyss Foundation Web site for complete program information and application instructions

Friday, July 23, 2010

NASA Undergraduate Opportunity

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to test an experiment in weightless science as part of the agency's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. Proposals are due by Oct. 27.

The program, managed by the Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, provides aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design and fabricate a reduced gravity experiment. Selected teams will get to test and evaluate their experiment aboard a microgravity aircraft. The specially modified jet aircraft flies approximately 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips to produce periods of micro and hyper-gravity, ranging from weightlessness to three times the force of Earth's gravity.

"This project gives students a head start in preparing for future ventures by allowing them to do hands-on research and engineering in a truly reduced gravity laboratory," Program Manager Douglas Goforth said.

Interested teams also should submit a letter of intent by Sept. 22. This step is optional, but serves as an introductory notice that a team plans to submit a proposal for the competition. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Full-time students must be at least 18 years old.

NASA will announce the selected participants on Dec. 8. The actual flights will take place in summer 2011. Selected teams may invite a full-time, accredited journalist to fly with them and document the experiment and gravity-defying experience.

With this program, NASA continues its tradition of investing in the nation's education programs with the goal of strengthening the future workforce.

For more information, click here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Open Meadows Foundation Grants to Benefit Women & Girls

Open Meadows offers grants of up to $2,000 for projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote gender, racial, social, economic, and/or environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. The foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age, or ability.

Amount: $2,000

Date due: August 14, 2010

For more information, click here.