Please check the listings for available Youth Grants.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service
The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service announces a grant competition under 38 U.S.C. Section 2021, which provides grant or contract opportunities to provide job training, counseling, and placement services-(including job readiness and literacy and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force. HVRP grants are intended to address two objectives: (1) to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force, and (2) to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Successful applicants will design programs that assist eligible veterans by providing job placement services, job training, counseling, supportive services, and other assistance to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force. Successful programs will also be designed to be flexible in addressing the universal as well as the local or regional problems that have had a negative impact on homeless veterans re-entering the workforce. Eligible applicants include state and local Workforce Investment Boards, local public agencies, for-profit/commercial entities, and non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations. Applicants must have a familiarity with the area and population to be served and the ability to administer an effective program. Both urban and non-urban areas serving homeless veterans will be considered for funding under this HVRP solicitation. Urban areas are those that serve a high concentration of homeless veterans in the metropolitan areas of the 75 U.S. cities largest in population and the metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and are listed in Appendix G. For more information please go to http://www.dol.gov/vets/
Grants for Gardens
Deadline May 31, 2013
About the Program:
Gardens are places for kids to connect to real food, explore new flavors and talk about where our food comes from. For many years, we’ve offered Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help put children in direct contact with growing real food. Since 2008, we've offered funding to more than 200 gardens. To meet a selection of the schools who’ve received funding this past year, scroll down and click on their photos!
How to apply:
Click here for our Spring 2013 application.
The Hive Fund for Connected Learning
Deadline: June 7, 2013
The Sprout Fund supports connected learning experiences in the Greater Pittsburgh region that help prepare tweens, teens, and young adults for college, the workforce, and civic participation. Connected learning is a framework that re-imagines the learning experiences of young people—connecting the 3 spheres of life that matter most to them—their peer culture, their interests, and their academics.
Hive funding support is available in amounts up to $15,000. Although each project is different, grants are generally made to support initiatives that include the following characteristics:
National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
Deadline: June 16, 2013
Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem but want to do more? Then apply for the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program. A project of YSA (Youth Service America) and Festival of Children Foundation, this year-long Ambassadorship will help youth (ages 16-22) combat critical issues facing young people today.
Fifty-one Youth Ambassadors will be selected – one per state & DC – creating a powerful national network of young people who raise their collective voice in service to other youth.
Program eligibility requirements:
State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grants
Deadline: June 23rd, 2013
State Farm® is proud to team up with YSA (Youth Service America) to offer grants of up to $1,500 for programs enhancing student achievement through service-learning in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states, the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta.
Each grant engages participating teachers and students in a service and learning program that promotes academic achievement, 21st Century student outcomes, and stronger communities. The State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant requires a 14+ week Semester of Service™ starting in the Fall, 2013 and ending on Global Youth Service Day, (April 11-13, 2014).
State Farm Good Neighbor YOUth In The Driver Seat Grants
Deadline: June 23rd, 2013
Learning to drive is one of the most exciting milestones in a teen’s life. To support teens and their teachers in this rite of passage, YSA and State Farm® are offering YOUth in the Driver Seat, a service and learning program that includes training, ongoing support and consultation, and a $1,500 grant to implement a 14 week project that encourages safe driving habits, service to the community, and student achievement.
With help from the education experts at YSA, teachers and their students will design their own academic-standards-based project. Past participants have included an English class that created public service announcements about safe driving, a Science class that studied the physics of safe driving, a Civics class that launched a town-wide good driver campaign, and more.
The PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 30, 2013
To be eligible to apply to the program, the student must –
• Be attending or accepted in an accredited post-high school educational institution** including 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational, technical or trade school in the United States or its territories
• Be a resident of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland or Washington County
• Demonstrate unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined,
• Have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry (at least one of applicant’s grandparents must be Hispanic);
• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and
• Enroll as a full-time student.
** Approved accredited institutions are defined as Title IV eligible, accredited, postsecondary
two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational, or technical schools in the United States.
• Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000
• Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements by responding to the requests for verification from PMAHCCF
• Awards are not renewable, Students can re-apply each year as long as they meet all the eligibility requirements and can confirm enrollment.
Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Grants to young women 19 and under who propose to develop and lead projects that are focused on activism and social change.
Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education
Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16.
Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Deadline: Varies by location
Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This year camps will take place at various dates throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and St. Louis, MO. Maximum award: free attendance to camp. Eligibility: girls grades 9-11 in the 2010-2011 school year and at least age 13 at time of application, with the exception of the Fargo, ND and Las Colinas, TX locations, where eligibility is restricted to grades 7-10 and 8-11, respectively.
Awesome Foundation Awards
Deadline: First of each month
Awesome Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Awesome Foundation, is now accepting submissions for our next award. If you have an idea that you think is awesome and just need a little financial bump to make it happen, visit the Awesome Foundation’s Submission Page to apply for a $1000 grant. Be sure to select Pittsburgh as your chapter and tell us about your idea and a little about yourself or your organization.
Everyday Young Hero Program
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Children and Youth Grants
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust seeks to foster healthy development and future independence by increasing opportunities for children and youth (ages 0-25). Among the programs of greatest interest to the Trust are those offering direct services to disadvantaged children and youth such as:
Best Buy: Teach@15 Award
The Teach@15 Award program improves classroom learning by helping schools (grades 7-12) meet technology needs. A teen member (age 13-18) who is a registered member on www.at15.com can nominate his/her school to win a Teach@15 Award. Maximum Award: $1,500 in the form of Best Buy Gift Cards. Eligibility: accredited, nonprofit junior or senior public, private, parochial, magnet, and charter high schools in the U.S. serving any grades 7-12.
Campbell's: Labels for Education
The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools.
VSP: Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services. Parents and guardians interested in seeking assistance through the Sight for Students program must work through VSP's established network of community partners. VSP does not issue gift certificates directly to the public. Eligibility: There are five basic qualifications a child must meet in order to receive a Sight for Students gift certificate: family income is no more than 200 percent of federal poverty level (see website for chart); child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance; child is 18 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school; child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number; and child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.
National Child Awareness Month Ambassador Program
Do you know an exceptional teen or young adult with a passion for creating change? Nominate him or her for the National Child Awareness Month Ambassadors Program, a unique opportunity for service-minded youth, ages 16 to 22, to receive support and leadership training as they develop large-scale service projects that positively impact the lives of young people.
The Youth Ambassadors Program kicks off in September during National Child Awareness Month. With funding, training, and ongoing support from YSA and the Festival of Children Foundation, Youth Ambassadors will return to their home states to mobilize their peers, engage media and public officials, and raise public awareness around issues affecting children. Youth Ambassadors receive $1000 grant
Do Something Seed Grants
A $500 Do Something Seed Grant is given out every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand and grow your impact. $500 is given out weekly to one youth applicant per week.
Deadline: Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis
WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas.
We exist to engage, inspire and enable high school students to make a positive difference in the world. We do this by making it easy for them to learn about, and take action against, 16 of today's most pressing social issues. At the highest level, we help teens engage in: