Dan Paul Foundation Seeks To Give Kids Opportunities

The Dan Paul Foundation offers funding to help children have all the resources they would need in life to be happy, fulfilled and contributing members of society. The foundation will use its resources to help train teachers and parents in early childhood development, protect children from abuse and neglect, stimulate their personal social responsibilities, and offer them opportunities for enrichment and growth into adulthood and beyond. Child advocacy and protection, teaching social responsibility to the environment, the homeless, and poverty-stricken and underprivileged, and scientific endeavors and advancement in health to improve quality of life are also areas that may be funded. Grants typically range from a few hundred dollars up to a maximum of $20,000.  The deadline for this grant is August 31.  

Lego Children’s Fund Offers Money to Encourage Creativity

The Lego Children’s Fund provides funding to help encourage kids’ creativity and problem solving. This grant offers assistance to programs that help kids from birth to 14 years old. The focus is on disadvantaged kids and special projects to help nurture creativity. Lego Children’s Fund welcomes requests nationwide, but gives preferrential treatment to Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  Typical awards are between $500-$5,000. Matching funds for qualifying projects or qualifying organizations are also considered.

Dorothea Haus Ross Helps Vulnerable Children

The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation offers grants that fund programs for kids up to the age of 18. This program is  mostly concerned with any child who is vulnerable through no fault of his or her own. The Foundation also makes matching grants. Decisions are made within three months of a proposal’s receipt. Proposals are considered on a regular basis, but a proposal should be made a month prior to their meeting date.

Grant Offers Assistance to Military Kids

Our Military Kids offers grants for kids who have parents in the National Guard or reserve who are deployed or wounded. This program provides money for individual kids for sports, fine arts, camps and tutoring programs.  It helps to provide support for kids to make better decisions with life challenges while their parents are deployed. Children between the ages of 3-18 whose parents are deployed or are recovering from a severe injury may apply. Grants are made up to $500. This is a rolling deadline.

Program Helps Kids Obtain A Second Chance

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, the Office of Justice Programs and the Department of Justice offer the Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects. This program tries to help kids who’ve been in jail to successfully reintegrate into society as a law-abiding citizen. Due to the increasing number of kids who are released from jail, this project helps the transition between jail and the community.  The deadline for this grant is July 11, 2011 at 11:59 E.S.T.

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to states, territories, units of local governments and must adhere to all eligibility and funding requirements of the Second Chance Act.  

Grant Helps Kids Grow Academically and Spiritually

For Kids Only grants fund programs with faith based components. These programs must be focused on at-risk kids younger than 12. Programs awarded must have specific measurable spiritual and academic outcome. They must also serve as a model in their local community. Typical funding for the grant is between $1,000-$8,000.

Grant Teaches Martin Luther King’s Values to Kids, Communities

The Corporation for National and Community Service offers funding for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2012. The funds support organizations that bring communities together through volunteering and civic engagement. In order to qualify for the funding, grantees must choose a subgrant that focuses on one of the six CNCS Strategic areas, including education. The deadline for this is July 21, 2011. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” -– Martin Luther King, Jr.
CNCS is that nations largest grantmaker for service and volunteering.

Grant Works to Prevent Kids’ Exposure to Violence

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is offering a grant for the Defending Childhood Technical Assistance program. This project provides support to prevent and reduce the effects of kid’s exposure to violence. The deadline for this grant is July 11, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. E.S.T.


Grant Helps Prevent Kids From Going to Jail

The U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Justice Programs and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention offers the Title V Community Prevention Grant. This grant provides support for local communities to lower risk factors for juvenile delinquency. It also helps to prevent at-risk kids from entering the juvenile justice system. The deadline for this grant is July 5, 2011 at 8 P.M. E.S.T.


Grant Helps Provide Music Programs

The Fender Music Foundation offers grants to established and sustainable music programs to provide music for folks who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. This grant awards grants to in-school music classes and after-school programs that aren’t run by the school. Grants are awarded ranging in value from $500-$5,000. The grant is available from July 15,2011 through November 15, 2011.