Through the National Grassroots Grant Program, Ben & Jerry's Foundation grant program aims to further social justice, protect the environment and support sustainable food systems. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided to grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing strategies to accomplish their goals as well as organizations
that provide technical support and/or resources to such groups. Deadline: Rolling.
The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement gap by increasing the school readiness of children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of research and program evaluations in early education.
Build a Bear Workshop will be offering Grants for Pawsome Causes focusing on children's health and wellness. Requests will be accepted until October 2011. Their goal is to provide grants to help as many programs as possible that are working hard to make the world a healthier and happier place for kids.
Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: Youth athletic programs (community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills) and Camps (established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids)
Fuel Up to Play 60, the free in-school nutrition and physical activity program, offers funding to help schools implement the program. The competitive funding initiative provides money to help schools jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Upcoming deadlines February 1 and June 1.
Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, which has supported thousands of grassrootscommunity and school projects in the communities where Lowe's does business. The Fall 2011 cycle is now open. Deadline: October 14, 2011. Funding level: $5000.