Friday, February 29, 2008

Grant of the Week: My Hometown Helper!

Hamburger Helper's grant program is looking to "fund initiatives to help hometowns across America with monetary grants of up to $15,000.00 per project."

Small and large projects are encouraged to apply.

According to the web site...

"When evaluating requests... [the] review committee will favor organizations meeting the following criteria:
* Demonstrate a need in the broader community
* Illustrate a helpful, creative or innovative concept that meets this need
* Clearly identify change/s that can be made as a result of receiving the award."

Applications must be received by March 31, 2008.

"Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to: nonprofit old-age homes, parent-teacher associations, charitable hospitals or other charitable organizations, alumni associations, schools, chapters of the Red Cross or Salvation Army, Boys’ or Girl’s clubs, social welfare organizations, homeowners’ and tenants’ associations, Veterans’ organizations, organizations supported by the Government, social and recreational activities organizations, police and firefighters’ relief organizations, health care organizations, and local associations of employees."

For complete guidelines and online application, visit:

Grant Links: February 29, 2008

UW-Madison: CIBER-Funded Faculty & Ph.D. Grants

UW-Madison: eCals Funding Opportunities

UW-Madison: Student Personnel Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Student Services

Madison, WI: Venture capital fair application now online

UW-System: Support grants for racial and ethnic studies: proposals due April 7

Barron County, WI: The Barron County Commission on Agriculture recently announced its 2008 scholarship program

Chippewa Falls, WI: College scholarship applications available

Pierce County WI: Klaas Scholarship offered to students

Sheboygan, WI: AAUW scholarship

Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota or South Dakota: Cancer Society scholarships available for Midwest students

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Grant of the Week: Graduate Fellowships in Alternatives in Scientific Research

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is "dedicated to the development and implementation of scientifically valid alternatives to the use of animals in research, product testing, and education. IFER is also committed to programs designed to increase pubic awareness of such alternatives" (

Application for Graduate Fellowships in Alternatives in Scientific Research is "open to students enrolled in master's and Ph.D. programs in the sciences, humanities, psychology, and journalism."

Awards "provide up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and up to 2,500 for supplies per year. Fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years."

Deadline for application is March 15, 2008.

For more information regarding the fellowships - including expectations - visit:

Friday, February 15, 2008

Grant Links: February 15, 2008

UW-Madison: Students, professors invited to apply for Hirsch Family Award

UW-Madison: Requests for Proposals: Global Studies, Center for Humanities, Wisconsin Idea, and more

Green Bay: Brining Home the Buck: Funding, Writing, and Winning Government Grants

Menasha: Workshop helps with state, federal grants

Barron: BEC to award $15,000 in scholarships

Oshkosh: Scholarships available for area students

Green Bay/Door County: Door County United Way sets up scholarship

Wisconsin: National Dairy Shrine Seeks Nominations for Awards

Grant of the Week: ASPCA Equine Fund Grant

The ASPCA Equine Fund is "committed to helping the mares and foals who are victims of the pregnant mares' urine industry," as well as, "activities with excessive risk, inhumane substitutes for real training..., indiscriminate and irresponsible breeding, and the fate of our nation's wild horses and burrows" (

Grant Amount: Normally ranges between $500 and $5,000 and will "not exceed 10% of an organization's current operating budget."

Eligibility: Nonprofit equine welfare organizations in the United States. Purpose of organization must be "in alignment with [the ASPCA's] efforts to protect horses."

Grant requests are considered monthly. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more info and/or to submit grant proposals, contact Jacque Lynn Schultz of the ASPCA Nation Outreach at or 1-212-876-7700, ex. 4421.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Grants of the Week: USDA Value-Added Producer Grant

Applications are being accepted now through March 31, 2008, for the USDA Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG).

Eligible Applicants: Independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, agricultural producer groups, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures.

Activities Funded: "Grants may be used for planning activities and for working capital for marketing value-added agricultural products and for farm-based renewable energy" (USDA Rural Development).

According to the Wisconsin Agriculturist web site, "Wisconsin Agricultural groups and producers use VAPG funds for a variety of projects, including new venture start-up costs, feasibility studies to develop new products, expand product lines and grow brand marketing."

Planning grant maximum: $100,000
Working Capital grant maximum: $300,000

For more information or for assistance navigating the grant process, contact Barb Brewster, USDA Rural Development Office, Steven's Point, 715-345-7610; or Carl Rainey, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 608-224-5129.

Or go to:

Monday, February 4, 2008

Fancy New Brochure

The Grants Information Collection has a lovely new brochure describing our collections and services, thanks to the University of Wisconsin's Library Communications Office.
Special thanks go to Daniel Joe, Don Johnson, and Lee Konrad, for making this brochure possible.

Please contact the Grants Librarian if you are interested in obtaining print copies. An electronic version is also available.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Grant of the Week: Skate Park Grants

The Tony Hawk Foundation Grant Application is now available online at

Dealine: March 1, 2008

"Grants are available for the construction of new, free, quality public skateparks in low-income communities. Potential applicants should first refer to the list of Eligibility Requirements and the Grant Application Worksheet before determining if they are ready to apply. Applicants for Tony Hawk Foundation grants can apply a maximum of two times.
The next opportunity to apply for Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants will be in August 2008 (deadline: October 1, 2008)."

Grant Amount: minimum grant: $ 1,000; maximum grant: $25,000.

Required: Applicant must be a public charity, organized under IRC Sec. 501(C)(3), and qualified under IRC Sec. 170(B)(1)(A), or a state or local agency, including public school systems or public projects. For organizations that are not municipalities or state or local agencies, proof of federal tax-exempt status is required with the grant application.

For more information, visit