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Grants, Funding, Awards & Contests

Deadline: September 2, 2016
State Giving Program
Grants of $25,000 to $200,000 for nonprofit programs that focus on the unmet needs of underserved low-income populations.


Until September 9, 2016
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Be a reading summer hero and enter to win books.


Deadline: September 9, 2016
Let's Play Community Construction Grants
Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model.


Deadline: September 16, 2016
School Grants for Healthy Kids
School Grants for Healthy Kids can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn.


Deadline: September 30, 2016
Disney Summer of Service Grants
Young change-makers, gather your friends and turn creative ideas into projects that will positively impact your communities. Three hundred and forty winners will be awarded individual $500 grants to implement their projects. Select grantees will have a chance to be recognized by Disney/ABC Television Group or their local ABC affiliate.


Pre-K for PA Campaign Supporter Drive Contest
Join the Pre-K for PA Campaign and help your program win our Pre-K for PA Supporter Drive Contest. PHSA will award VISA gift cards to the top three programs in their fall supporter drive.


Smarter Lunchrooms Mini-Grants
Smarter Lunchrooms techniques are sustainable, research-based strategies that have been proven effective in encouraging students to make healthy choices and increasing participation in school meals. Amount up to $1,200.


Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators
Tips for writing winning proposals, inspiring articles and a list of interesting grants that you might want to research or apply for this summer.


Deadline:  First Friday of every even-numbered month
Hive Catalytic Funding
The Sprout Fund, in support of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network, provides catalytic funding to support innovative solutions and imaginative approaches to learning that are open and accessible to all children, youth and teens. The average grant size is $10,000.


Deadline: Each quarter
Justin J. Watt Foundation
The Foundation provides after school athletic opportunities for middle school aged children by funding uniforms, safety equipment, equipment vital to the sport and reasonable storage equipment.


Deadline: Rolling
Karma for Cara Foundation
Kids 18 and under are encouraged to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities.


Deadline: Rolling
YFU intercultural exchange program scholarships
YFU is the intercultural exchange program for U.S. high school students or recent graduates that want to experience another part of the world. YFU offers scholarships to various students.


Deadline: Rolling
Sunoco Foundation Grants
The Foundation funds specific projects rather than operating budgets.


Deadline: Varies per grant
YSA Grant Programs
Youth Service America supports and motivates youth, educators, and service-learning coordinators by distributing over 400 micro grants each year for service and service-learning initiatives. While most of the grants support projects that culminate on Global Youth Service Day in April, funding is also available for projects in the fall. Sign up to receive grant and awards announcements.


Deadline: Rolling
BNSF Foundation Educational Grants
Open to youth organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement and similar groups.


Deadline: Rolling
Good Sports
Good Sports distributes sports equipment, footwear, and apparel to community organizations offering programs to disadvantaged youth helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles. Through innovative partnerships with sporting-goods manufacturers, corporate donors and individual funders, GS is able to provide disadvantaged youth with the equipment they need to participate.


Deadline: Rolling
Nike Makes Product Donations to Groups Making Social Change Through Sport
Nike makes product donations to nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating social change through sport and disaster relief efforts around the world. Nike does not donate to individual sports teams. The company works with experienced partners in youth and education to address needs of vulnerable populations to:

  • Link with experts who work directly with low-income youth, minorities, young women and youth living in conflict situations.
  • Building networks that include consumer activism, strong research evidence and advocacy to shift policies and funding.
  • Provide access to safe spaces, inspirational coaches and the best equipment. This necessitates partnerships between the worlds of sport, youth and education.


Deadline: Rolling
RGK Foundation Grants
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community and health/medicine.


Deadline: Rolling
Verizon Literacy Grants
One of the goals of the Verizon Foundation is to improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in the 21st Century. The Verizon Foundation has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and literacy programs with a focus on preparing children to be successful; enabling teachers, parents and caregivers to help children learn; and educating adults so they are prepared to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities.