1. Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 Deadlines: November 1 Up to $4,000 per year is available to any qualifying K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Whether you’re just starting out with Fuel Up to Play 60 or looking to expand and extend an initiative that’s already in motion, Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 can help. http://bit.ly/13Na8uP
  2. Spirit of Innovation ChallengeDeadline: October 24

    The Spirit of Innovation Challenge provides an opportunity for teams
    of students to create commercially viable products or services to
    address issues of global sustainability for the benefit of humanity.
    This annual competition is free and available to students, ages 13-18,
    from around the world.  Beginning Aug. 22, teens are invited to “Get
    Your Genius On” in the Conrad Foundation’s Spirit of Innovation
    Challenge.  Teams from afterschool programs, science clubs, homeschool
    organizations and charter schools are also encouraged to participate.
    Deadline for the 2013-2014 one-page abstract qualification round
    is October 24.  http://bit.ly/15281qt

  3. Lowe’s Toolbox for EducationDeadline: October 15

    For the 2013-14 school year, the Lowe’s will give priority to meeting
    basic necessities, with a preference for funding requests that have a
    permanent impact, such as facility enhancement (both indoor and
    outdoor) as well as landscaping/cleanup projects. Any individual
    public K-12 school or non-profit parent group associated with that
    public K-12 school is eligible to apply. The requested grant amount
    must be between $2,000 and $5,000. The deadline is October 15;
    however, if 1,500 applications are received before the application
    deadline, then the application process will close.

  4. Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change ProgramDeadline: September 13

    The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program supports
    non-profit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the
    country that are using direct action, grassroots community-organizing
    strategies to accomplish their goals. Proposals should align with the
    Foundation’s broad interests in social justice, environmental justice
    and sustainable food systems.  The process starts with the Letter of
    Interest (LOI).  They fund organizations with budgets of $500,000 or
    less. Grant awards are up to $20,000 for a one-year
    period. http://bit.ly/14iYptl

  5. KaBOOM! Let’s Play Maintenance GrantsDeadline: August 31, Rolling (Monthly)

    Thanks to generous support from Dr Pepper Snapple Group, KaBOOM! will
    be awarding grants of $750 each to communities who are working to make
    their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting.  The Let’s Play
    Maintenance Grant is designed to reward communities that have
    maintained and improved their play spaces since their playground
    build.  http://bit.ly/16OsM8E

  6. Catch the Spirit goLEAD Training Scholarships   NEW!Deadline: August 30

    GenerationOn, through the generous support of the Prudential Spirit of
    Community Initiative, is pleased to offer “Catch the Spirit”
    scholarships of up to $500 to reimburse for expenses related to
    attending a goLEAD Facilitator Training for adults who work with
    low-income youth. Scholarships must be used for travel costs (up to
    $500) associated with a goLEAD Facilitator Training by adults who will
    use the goLEAD program with low-income youth. All goLEAD registration
    fees will also be waived for “Catch the Spirit” scholarship recipients
    ($750 value).  Applications are currently being accepted for those
    interested in attending the goLEAD Facilitator Training in Hartford,
    CT on September 26-27, 2013. http://bit.ly/19wkgB1

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