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Office Depot Foundation Grants

The Office Depot Foundation offers $50-$3000 grants for  projects and programs in the following areas: (1) Giving Children Tools for Success  – activities that give young people tools to succeed in the school and in life through education and inspiration. (2) Building Capacity to Serve Communities – programs that help non-profit organizations to serve the needs of their communities efficiently and  effectively. (3)  Disaster Preparedness, Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding – efforts that help people and communities prepare for disasters and then rebuild and recover when disasters occur.

Key Dates: Monthly through October 31, 2014 (disaster relief  & recovery proposals considered year-round)


Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grants

The mission of the Whole Kids Foundation is to improve children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood  obesity epidemic. The School Garden Grant Program provides $2000 grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that are developing or currently maintaining  a school garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Deadline:  October 31, 2014


NSF: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development  of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of  deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pathways projects: up to $300,000 with duration up to two years; (2) Research in Service to Practice projects: from $300,000 to $2,000,000 with a duration from two to five  years; (3) Innovations in Development projects: $500,000 to $3,000,000 with duration up to five years; (4) Broad Implementation projects from $500,000 to $3,000,000 with a duration from two to five years; (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops projects up  to $250,000 with a duration of up to two years; and (6) Science Learning + Planning projects up to $115,000 for a duration of one year in 2015, and Partnership projects up to $2.4 million with a duration of up to five years in 2016.

Next Proposal Deadline:  November 14, 2014


Best Buy Foundation: Grants for National Youth Technology Program

The foundation is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested  and fluent in digital learning. Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to programs that help teens build skills by utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Deadline: November 1, 2014


Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council supports transformative cultural exchange by awarding grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals, as well as organizations and educational  institutions from the United States and Asia. Grants for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.  Organizational applicants must have non-profit status.  Individual applicants must be artists, arts  or humanities professionals, scholars, or graduate/post-graduate student in a related field. Your country of permanent residence must be within Asia or the United States, and your proposed project must take place outside of your home country, also in either  the United States or Asia.

Deadline: November 1, 2014


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