Friday, May 30, 2008

Grant of the Week: Hooked on Hydroponics

The National Gardening Association and the Grow Store have teamed up to offer Hooked on Hydroponics Grants to elementary, middle, and high schools across the US.

36 schools will each receive:
* hydroponic garden systems and indoor light systems (high-intensity discharge or compact fluorescent). See links above for equipment package descriptions.
curricula and reference books (Gardening Indoors: The Indoor Gardener's Bible, plus NGA's
* Growing Ventures: Starting a School Garden Business; GrowLab: A Complete Guide to Growing in the Classroom; and GrowLab: Activities for Growing Minds.)

Applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2008.

For complete eligibility and application information, visit

Grant Links: May 30, 2008

UW-Madison: Humanities Exposed

UW-Madison: Dickie Family Sauk County Educational Fellowship

WI: State Fair Livestock Auction Scholarship Apps Available

United States: ScanGrants - Health Science Grants

Friday, May 23, 2008

Grant of the Week: Barefoot Wine's Summer Dream Job

" Barefoot Wine, a California wine- maker, and the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to preserving the world's oceans, waves. and beaches, are offer- ing support for a talented beach enthusiast to spend a week work- ing with the Surfrider Foundation in San Clemente, California during the summer of 2008" (

Completed applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2008

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.

Winners will enjoy "hands-on experience in ocean water quality and organized beach cleanups as well as instruction in grassroots awareness campaigns. Entries will be judged by the staff at the Surfrider Foundation based on past environmental experience, relevant skills, and proven dedication to the cause. Along with being compensated financially, the recipient will receive a trip to California, including airfare, beachside housing, and ground transportation. "

For complete contest information, visit:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Grant of the Week: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

"Through its National Grant program, MEAF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are working toward the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society. Proposed projects should be national in scope and impact or model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites" (

"Funding is available for both project costs and operating support, and is open to both disability-specific organizations and those that serve the general population.

"While requests from all parts of the US will be considered, priority will be given to communities where Mitsubishi Electric US companies are located.

"Preference is given to organizations and projects that reflect collaboration among groups.
Preference is also given to organizations and projects that actively involve people with disabilities in program planning and implementation.

"Grants are made only to US-based nonprofit organizations that have been granted Federal income tax exemption under 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code."

For complete application information, visit:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Grant of the Week: Tobacco Cessation Projects

The American Legacy Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for their Small Innovative Grants Program now until May 23, 2008.

This grant program, "supports projects that advance creative, promising solutions based on sound principles of tobacco control to remedy the harm caused by tobacco use in America."

"To be considered for funding under the Small Innovative Grants Program, the proposed project must distinguish itself from the large number of high quality programs proposed to Legacy in each grant round. The program must demonstrate an element of creativity, ingenuity or innovation."

For complete program details and application information, visit: (pdf).

Grant Links: May 9, 2008

Arkansas: Single Parent Scholarships

Dallas, TX: DCCCD Single Mothers Scholarship Fund

Omaha, NE: Scholarship for Single Black Mothers

St. Charles, IL: St. Charles Mothers' Club Sherry Costello Scholarship Fund (scroll down)

Northwestern US and Canada: Northwest Association of Mothers of Twins Clubs

United States: College Mom Magazine Scholarships

United States: Mothers Off Duty Scholarship Award

United States: Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

United States or Canada: Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Grant Links: May 1, 2008

UW-System Schools: Denise Bertucci Memorial Jaycee Scholarship

Beaver Dam, WI: BD Rotary offers leadership camp

Dane County, WI: Centro Hispano of Dane County Scholarship Awards

Madison, WI: Altrusa Grant Fund Madison Chapter, Scholarship Information

St. Croix Valley, WI: St. Croix Valley Community Foundation offering grants

United States: Berrien Fragos Thorn Art Scholarships for Migrant Farm Workers

United States: Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

United States: Rising Farmworker Dream Fund

Grant of the Week: American Humane Second Chance Fund

Up to $2,000 per organization, per year is available for American Humane agency members to help with the cost of medical treatments for animals that have been victims of abuse or neglect.

Funding is awarded on a case by case basis. Behavior modification and/or training are outside the scope of this fund.

Visit the American Humane web site for application and details: