Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grant of the Week: Paranormal Research Grant

The National Paranormal Conference, UNIV-CON, has announced that it is accepting applications for its "first paranormal research grant awarded to an outstanding non-profit paranormal organization established within the U.S." (

Grant amount: $1,500.

Research proposals can be submitted to

Rules and regulations to be announced. For more information, visit

Grant Links: October 30, 2008

Moraine Park Technical College , WI: Fall Preview Days (must scroll down to view announcement)

Muskego, WI: Scholarship Offered by Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce

WI: Governor Doyle announces grants to increase agricultural exports

WI: Wisconsin Pork Association Announces Scholarships

Friday, October 24, 2008

Grant of the Week: Marijuana Policy Project

This program gives grants up to $60,000, for projects which "foster measurable changes in U.S. public policy that will lead to marijuana's being regulated similarly to alcohol and to marijuana's availability for medical use" (

The next deadline for applications is January 1, 2009. "Potential grant applicants are strongly encouraged to send concise letters of inquiry up to seven days prior to a grant application deadline."

For more information regarding the MPP and its grant program, see

Grant Links: October 24, 2008

Chippewa Valley, WI: Convention & Visitors Bureau offers grants

Menasha & Eau Claire, WI: Workshops help apply for state, federal grants

Muskego, WI: Scholarship Offered by Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce

East of Mississippi River: FRA seeks grant applications for maglev projects

US: Applicants sought by Oct. 31 for youth volunteer scholarship program

Friday, October 17, 2008

Grant of the Week: Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Grant

The DJ & T Foundation, established by Bob Barker of the Price is Right, funds "low cost spay/neuter clinics and voucher programs as a way to help relieve animal over population across the US."

"[T]he Foundation is most committed to making grants at the grassroots level to deserving organizations that provide low cost or free spay/neuter services or voucher programs" (

These grants may only be used to spay or neuter dogs. (Organizations which spay and neuter cats are eligible, but funds can only be used for dogs.)

Only non-profit organizations with 501 ( c ) 3 tax exempt designations qualify.

For complete application information and guidelines, visit:


P.S. This post is dedicated to Bonnie Kalmbach, an avid animal welfare champion and beloved coworker, who retired last week from Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. We will miss her greatly!

Grant Links: October 17, 2008

Chippewa Falls, WI: Apply for Burke fund grants

Merrill, WI: Good Samaritan Health Center Foundation seeks grant applications

River Falls, WI (Area): Scholarships available for health care students

WI: State DNR taking tree orders

US: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Workshop Announcement: Financing, Fundraising, and Your Future as a Wisconsin Nonprofit

Financing, Fundraising, and Your Future as a Wisconsin Nonprofit... how nonprofits can (and should) connect their organization’s financial statements to their fundraising efforts – and how that connection will lead to fundraising success.

Register Now!

Presenter: Boris Frank, President, Boris Frank Associates, has been consulting with nonprofits for more than 25 years.

At the workshop you will:
* Learn how to become smarter and more creative about your financial resources.
* Connect with other nonprofit professionals in your area.
* Learn financial skills you’ll use over and over again.

Host: Forward Community Investments (FCI), a Wisconsin-based loan fund dedicated to building the financial capacity of Wisconsin nonprofits. FCI is a member and sponsor of Wisconsin Nonprofits Association.

W H E N __ a n d __ W H E R E
For your convenience, FCI is holding this workshop four times during October and November at four different locations.

Choose one:
Eau Claire • Tue, Oct 14
Onalaska/La Crosse • Wed, Oct 15
Wausau • Wed, Nov 12
Menasha/Fox Cities • Thu, Nov 13

Time: 7:30am - 9:30am • Continental Breakfast Included!

C O S T$20 • Continental Breakfast Included!

F O R __ M O R E __ I N F OForward Community Investments or Mike Sweitzer-Beckman or 866-687-1468.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Grant of the Week: Google Roots in Science and Engineering Awards

These awards are "designed to fund, promote and support science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education" (

Eligible entities include: Nonprofit organizations, university computer science faculty, staff, and student organizations.

Applications are submitted online and are due December 1, 2008.

"Special consideration will be given to programs that impact students from communities with longstanding underrepresentation in computing and technology."

For complete award details and an online application form, visit

Grant Links: October 8, 2008

UW-Madison: Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships

Chippewa County, WI: Apply for Community Foundation grants today

Waupun, WI: Voice of Democracy scholarship competition sponsored by VFW posts (must scroll down to “Voice of Democracy” heading)

Wausau, WI: Swim lessons encourage healthy lifestyle (scholarships available)

WI: Focus on Energy: Announces $750,000 available for environmental and economic research projects

Friday, October 3, 2008

Grant Links: October 3, 2008

Brown County, WI: Service League accepting Community Gifts applications

Central WI: Komen affiliate to hold grant-writing workshop

Wisconsin: Kohl Scholarship Award Applications Now Available

US: The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Awards

US: P.E.O. Sisterhood Peace Scholarship for Graduate Students

Grant of the Week: American Morgan Horse Institute (AMHI)

Five $3,000 AMHI Educational Scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors and graduates who have experience with -- and an interest in -- Morgan horses.

While open to any young man or woman who has or will be graduating high school or who holds a GED, the following criteria are "important" to the decision-making process:

1. Involvement in the AMHA Horsemanship Program;
2. Involvement in 4H or FAA;
3. Applicant has received a USA Equestrian or AMHA metal; or
4. Applicant has placed in the top two in the junior division or the top four of the adult division of an open competition program.

Deadline: March 1, 2009

For complete program details see and

Thursday, October 2, 2008