April 2015 Newsletter from A to Z Grantwriting Arts and Education posted on LACN by Linda Vallejo

A to Z Grantwriting Arts and Education Newsletter for April 2015 as posted by Linda Vallejo in the LA Culture Net  (LACN) Yahoo Group:
Reposted here for your information.
ARTS AND CULTURE funding

2015 College Board Award for Excellence in the Arts, Deadline: Apr 13. Grants of up to $7.5K will be awarded to schools which have implemented an arts program that promotes student learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways. Info & app: https://artsaward.collegeboard.org/

Oakland Fund for the Arts Public School Arts Programs, Deadline: Apr 15. Grants of up to $5K will be awarded in support of arts education programs in Oakland public schools. Info & app: http://www.oaklandfundforthearts.org/funding-guidelines/

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grants, Deadline: Apr 16. In 2015, grants of $10K will be awarded for projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Info & app:http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description

Endangered Language Fund Grants, Deadline: Apr 20. Grants of up to $4K will be awarded to support language maintenance initiatives and linguistic fieldwork related to languages in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Info & app: http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/request.php

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Building Demand for the Arts Program, Deadline: Apr 24 (Letter of Intent). Grants of up to $110K will be awarded in support of efforts by exemplary artists and organizations to increase demand for jazz, theater, and contemporary dance performances. Info & app: http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Arts/Initiatives–Strategies/Doris-Duke-Performing-Artist-Initiative/Doris-Duke-Building-Demand-for-the-Arts/

National Storytelling Network’s Brimstone Award, Deadline: Apr 30. Grants of up to $5K will be awarded to model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and replicable, to some extent, in other places and situations. Info & app: http://www.storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html

NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants, Deadline: May 5. Grants up to $175K over two years will be awarded to libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations for projects to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage resources. Info & app: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training

Leeway 2015 Transformation Awards, Deadline: May 15 (Preliminary applications). The annual award provides unrestricted grants of $15K to women and trans artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more. Info & app: http://www.leeway.org/grants/leeway_transformation_award/

Aaron Siskind Foundation 2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowships, Deadline: May 29. Grants of up to $10K will be awarded to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to photography and who are professionally active in the field. Info & app: http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

Harpo Foundation’s 2015 Emerging Artists Fellowship, Deadline: Jul 5. Artist fellows receive one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute that includes a well-appointed room with private bath, a well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. Info & app: http://www.harpofoundation.org/emerging-artist-fellowship/

Fleishhacker Foundation Grants for Bay Area Arts Organizations, Deadline: Jul 15. Grants up to $10K will be awarded to programs in a range of disciplines, including dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Info & app: http://www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/grants/small-arts-grants/ http://www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/grants/small-arts-grants/

National Endowment for the Arts – http://www.nea.gov/
State Arts Agencies – http://www.nasaa-arts.org/new/nasaa/aoa/aoa_contents.shtml
Artdeadline – http://artdeadline.com/
Art Deadlines List – http://artdeadlineslist.com
Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities – http://arts.endow.gov/federal.html
Target Arts in Education Program – http://target.com/schools/grants.asp
FundsNets – Arts and Humanities – http://www.fundsnetservices.com/arts2.htm http://www.fundsnetservices.com/arts2.htm

Education

US Department of Education – http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html
California Department of Education – http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/af/
The Chronicle of Higher Education – http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5 http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5
Department of State – http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202974
Ed.gov – http://www.ed.gov/ http://www.ed.gov/
SchoolGrants.com – http://www.schoolgrants.org/
National Education Association – http://www.nea.org/ http://www.nea.org/

Elaine Chapin Fund’s 2015 Scholarship Program, Deadline: Apr 30. Eight $1K scholarships will be awarded to support the postsecondary education of students affected by multiple sclerosis, either directly or through a family member. Info & app: https://sites.google.com/site/theelainechapinfund/

NCTM School Training Grants for Grade 9-12 Math Teachers, Deadline: May 4. Grants of up to $4K will be awarded to advance math teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics. Info & app: http://www.nctm.org/404/?aspxerrorpath=/resources/content.aspx

Office of Indian Education (OIE) Indian Education Formula Grants, Deadline: May 15. Estimated average award of $77K for the reformation and improvment of elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. Awarding comprehensive programs designed to help Indian students meet State academic content and student achievement standards while addressing language and cultural needs of Indian students. Info & app:http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-23/pdf/2015-01202.pdf

NERCHE 2015 Lynton Award for Early Career Faculty, Deadline: May 15. The annual award recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure or has a long-term contract and connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. Info & app: http://www.nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=375&Itemid=68

Grants for the Development of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HIS), Deadline: May 19. Grants up to $650K to assist HSIs expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic students and other low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees. Info & app: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-20/pdf/2015-06501.pdf

GreenPal Lawncare’s Annual Business Scholarship, Deadline: May 30. Scholarship funds of $2K will be awarded to a motivated, driven student who owns and operates his/her own small business or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Info & app: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

2015 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award, Deadline: Jun 1. The annual award honors an outstanding educator in the area of basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine. Info & app:http://www.asrm.org/Kavoussi_Family_Outstanding_Teacher_Award/

Crayola 2015 Creative Leadership Grants for Elementary Schools, Deadline: Jun 22. Cash grants of up to $2.5K and in-kind grants of Crayola products valued at $1K will be awarded in support of innovative creative leadership-team building programs in elementary schools in the U.S. and Canada. Info & app: http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant-program.aspx

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/DEVELOPMENT

Open Society Foundation Fellowships for Individuals Addressing Open Society Challenges, Deadline: Aug 3. Individuals from around the world pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges may apply for year-long fellowships that include a stipend and project budget. Info & app: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

Grants to Enhance Culture of Lawfulness (CoL) in Mexico, Deadline: Oct 1. Grants starting at $250K to install a sense of individual responsibility for upholding the rule of law in Mexico and support the ability of Mexico’s citizens to participate in the law enforcement process. Info & app: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268088

FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES IN A VARIETY OF TOPICS

Federal Grants Wire – http://www.federalgrantswire.com/ http://www.federalgrantswire.com/
Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov/http://www.grants.gov/
FundsNet – http://www.fundsnetservices.com/
GrantsAlert – http://grantsalert.com/
Grants Hotline – www.grantshotline.com

Journalism/Media

South Arts Grants for Literary Arts Touring Program, Deadline: May 1. Grants of up to $2.5K will be awarded in support of programs that engage writers from outside the applicant’s state to give readings and conduct educational workshops or similar events. Info & app: http://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/literary-arts-touring/

PHILANTHROPY and VOLUNTARISM

ASAE Foundation Grants for Nonprofit Performance Measure Research, Deadline: Mar 18. Grants up to $35K will be awarded in support of projects that examine metrics used by nonprofit associations to measure performance. Info & app: http://www.asaecenter.org/foundation2/documents/rfpMetrics.pdf

L’Oreal Paris’ 2015 Women of Worth Awards, Deadline: May 15. Ten women will receive awards of $10K in recognition of their efforts to make a “beautiful difference” in the world through voluntarism. Info & app:http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/women-of-worth.aspx

OPPORTUNITIES

Development Director, Digital Divide Data, Flexible California or New York. Posted Mar 16. DDD is seeking a fundraising professional to support raising $2 million+ cash annually, plus significant in-kind contributions and special gifts. Responsibilities include identifying and cultivating prospects, plus stewarding donors, including managing a communications program. Digital Divide Data: http://www.digitaldividedata.com

Director of Development, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California. Posted Mar 3. The Director of Development will oversee fundraising program plans for the National Museum, including annual campaign; major gifts; special development events; sponsorships; foundation, corporate, and government grants; planned giving; donor cultivation and related aspects of fundraising to advance the mission of the museum. Japanese American National Museum http://www.janm.org/

Development Director, University of California Press Foundation, Bay Area, California. Posted Mar 3. The University of California Press Foundation seeks an experienced professional with a track record of success as a fundraiser and grantmaker/administrator to serve as the Foundation’s Development Director. To apply for this position please visit the University of California Office of the President Employment Website: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58049

Senior Development Strategist, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles, California. Posted Mar 4.The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full time Senior Development Strategist to provide leadership in strategic partnerships with private sector funders to increase the capacity of Arts for All, the Ford Theatre Foundation and other Arts Commission programs to provide services for the residents of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Arts Commission http://www.lacountyarts.org

Fundraising Endurance Manager, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), San Diego, California. Posted Mar 4. The CCFA seeks a full-time Team Challenge Manager for its Greater San Diego Chapter to work from a home office. Qualified candidates will be outgoing, goal-oriented, have sales and fundraising experience and a passion for endurance sports. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America http://jobs.ccfa.org/fundraising-endurance-manager/job/5189704

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IN THE NEWS

2014 IBRAHIM PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED.
The prize recognizes President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia for his commitment to the rule of law, the Namibian constitution, and gender equality, which has led to women holding 48 percent of the seats in the Namibian parliament. In addition, the government’s focused investments in health and education have resulted in nearly 100 percent primary school enrollment, fallen rates of HIV infections, and more than 80 percent of Namibians living with HIV today receive anti-retroviral therapy. Recipients of the prize receive $5 million over ten years and $200K annually thereafter. Former prime minister of Tanzania and chair of the prize committee said, “During the decade of his presidential mandate, he demonstrated sound and wise leadership. At the same time, he maintained his humility throughout his presidency.” “President Hifikepunye Pohamba Wins the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.” Mo Ibrahim Foundation Press Release 03/02/2015. http://www.moibrahimfoundation.org/news/article/president-hifikepunye-pohamba-wins-the-2014-ibrahim-prize-for-achievement-in-african-leadership
A TO Z GRANTWRITING – www.atozgrantwriting.com http://www.atozgrantwriting.com
A TO Z GRANTWRITING INSTRUCTOR AND CONSULTANT – ARTIST LINDA VALLEJO
Vallejo is featured on the cover of Mujeres de Maiz Ezine “Madre/Mother” and included in an exhibition of the same name at Ave 50 Studio in Highland Park from March 14 to April 4. Her “Make ‘Em All Mexican” series is included in the WCA’s “The Pulse of LA” exhibition at LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts from March 18 – April 5. Very recently she collaborated with the WCA, Krista Jiannacopoulos, and Dr. Karen Mary Davalos to spearhead the Latina Art Initiative. She was featured in The Culture Trip online blog “L.A.’s 8 Most Influential Chicana and Chicano Artists” at http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/l-a-s-8-most-influential-chicana-and-chicano-artists/?utm_source=emails&utm_medium=featured&utm_campaign=250215losangelesart http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/l-a-s-8-most-influential-chicana-and-chicano-artists/?utm_source=emails&utm_medium=featured&utm_campaign=250215losangelesart Vallejo’s work is represented by SaltFineArt in Laguna Beach, CA and Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago, Ill. For more info visit: http://www.lindavallejo.comhttp://www.lindavallejo.com/

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