Learn.com offers a $50million software grant program to improve e-learning programs at elementary schools, universities and vocational schools.Apply by May 31: www.learn.com.
A wide variety of educational and community groups and government agencies are eligible for $5000 Nat'l Dairy Council's 3-A-Day Dairy Nutrition Grants targeting children ages 9-18. Apply by March 31: www.nationaldairycouncil.org. Also apply by March 31 for Kraft Community Nutrition Program, which encourages capacity building in food banks, food-rescue and -gleaningorganizations. http://126.96.36.199/responsibility/cc_rfp_calendar2006.aspx.
Letter of intent due by April 1 to Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation Children's Initiative, funding local programs that serve young children. www.wfmilyfoundation.org.
The CVS/Pharmacy Charitable Trust focuses on culturally diverse populations in communities where stores are located. Children's health programs is a particular interest. Applications accepted between May 1-June 15. www.cvs.com/corpInfo/community_charitable_mission.html. Another CVS program supports schools and nonprofits that serve children under 18 with disabilities. Apply for CVS Community Grants between Jan. and Oct. www.cvs.com/corpInfo/community/community_grants.html.
Milagro Foundation seeks applications from grass-roots community organizations working to bring arts, education and health resources to at-risk children. www.milagrofoundation.org.
History Channel's Save Our History Nat'l Grant Program encourages educators and historical organizations to teach students about the history of their local community. Grants range from $1000-$10,000. Deadline is June 2. www.saveourhistory.com.
Home Garden Program of the Nat'l Gardening Assn. will offer assistance to schools and community groups about using gardens to teach nutrition and address issues of hunger. www.garden.org.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Brodsky Grant offers $25,000 to recognize innovative, replicable program that improves the lives of individuals with Alzheimers and their families. Apply by May 15. www.alzfdn.org.
Eastman Kodak's Greenway Awards provides grants of $500-$2500 for planning and design of community greenways. www.conservationfund.org?article=2372. Appy by June 1.
LogisticCare Foundation supports nonprofit programs that improve quality of life of at-risk seniors, disabled and disadvantaged. Current grants support transportation services for this population. www.logisticare.com.
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program from Dept. of Education is open to local educational agencies with 20% of students under the poverty line. Focus on providing up-to-date library materials, media center, library media specialists. Apply by April 11. Fed. Reg. p 7381-5. Contact Irene Harwarth (202) 401-3751. www.ed.gov.
Calvert Foundation supports community development organizations with loans amounting to up to 10% of assets. Requests will be considered anytime. www.calvertfoundation.org.
The Count Me In program provides business loans of $5000-$10,000 to women for working capital, purchase of inventory or equipment, or other business-growth expenditures. Interest rates range from 8%-15%. www.count-me-in.org or (212) 245-1245.
American Eagle Outfitters funds teen programs through its FREE Initiative providing grants from $1000-$25,000. Schools and nonprofits may apply. www.ae.com/web/corp/foundation2.htm.
Rosie's for All Kids Foundation supports nonprofits with child care and after-school programs; next funding cycle awards in Oct. 3-page letter of intent for requests between $5000-$10,000. www.forallkids.org.
Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation will begin accepting applications for grants in 2007 later this year. Nonprofits serving children in areas of health, education or inner-city services are eligible. Awards will range from $10,000-$50,000. www.teammatesforkids.org or (800) 276-9658.
The Points of Light Awards Program recently reintroduced by Bill Clinton will accept nominations May 1, Aug. 1, & Nov. 1 for individuals engaged in exemplary volunteer work and community service. www.pointsoflight.org or (202) 729.8184.