Literacy Grant Opportunities

Is your New Year’s resolution to get more funding for your organization or start new programs? Here are a few open opportunities that might help you in your quest to improve literacy in your community.

Fordham Street Foundation
The Fordham Street Foundation seeks opportunities to promote the rights of our least advantaged children to thrive, grow and be enriched. They are currently focused on grant proposals that target minority academic achievement.

Awards: $10,000-$40,000
Application Deadline: January 15

Boeing Corporate Grantmaking-Florida
Boeing Florida works within the enterprise-wide focus area objectives to develop a plan tailored to benefit the communities where there is a significant Boeing presence (Kennedy Space Center, Fort Walton Beach, Cecil Field in Jacksonville). Boeing Florida will accept Letters of Inquiry / grant applications in the focus areas of Education, Health & Human Services, Environment, and Arts & Culture. Grant awards usually fall between $5,000 – $10,000.

Letter of Inquiry Period February 6- April 3

Public Welfare Foundation
The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. They look for carefully defined points where their funds can make a difference in bringing about systemic changes that can improve lives in criminal justice, juvenile justice and/or workers’ rights. They accept letters of inquiry throughout the year. They do not fund individuals, scholarships, direct services, international projects or endowment campaigns.

Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2013

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-grant Program for Public Libraries and Public Schools
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Mini-grants  through which awards of $500 are given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community.
Deadline: March 15, 2013

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy
The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health priorities that are outlined in its HealthierUS and Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.

Deadline: May 7, 2013

Assets for Independence Demonstration Program
Grantees will provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become more economically self-sufficient for the long-term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDA). Participants open an IDA and save earned income in the account regularly with the goal of accumulating savings to acquire an economic asset that will appreciate over time- specifically to purchasing a home, capitalize or expand a business for self-employment, or attend higher education or training. Grantees ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching such as training on money management and consumer issues.

Deadline: March 25, 2013

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