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Funding Opportunities

2014 Mantis Tiller Award for Community and Youth Gardens

Charitable and educational organizations are eligible to apply for Mantis Tillers to create gardens for education and nutrition. Applications are due March 7, 2014.

Learn more about the Mantis Tiller Awards here. 

American Honda Foundation STEM Grants

Nonprofit organizations and schools are eligible to apply for up to $75,000 funding to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs. There are four submission deadlines throughout the year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. 

Learn more and apply for American Honda Foundation Grants here.

Captain Planet Foundation Grants

Schools and organizations are eligible to apply for grants for activities to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Funding supports hands-on environmental projects that inspire and empower children and youth as they work individually and collectively to create environmental solutions in their homes, schools, and communities. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

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Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America Grant

The Youth Service America (YSA), in collaboration with the Sodexo Foundation, is awarding $500 grants to youth-led service projects addressing childhood hunger. Projects must creatively engage youth ages 5-25 in highly visible community service or service-learning projects during Global Youth Service Day on April 11-13, 2014. 

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 31, 2014

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Youth CareerConnect Grants

With the funds provided by the Employment and Training Association (ETA), the Youth CareerConnect program is providing grants aimed to prepare high school students for college and future careers through restructuring curricula in order to focus on career opportunities for students as well as building relationships with universities and employers to supplement classroom instruction.

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Starbucks Youth Leadership Grant

The Starbucks Youth Leadership Grant supports organizations that equip youth ages 15-24 in improving business, social conscience, and collaborative communication skills.  The grant awards organizations between $10,000 to $30,000.

For rules and guidelines, or to apply for the Starbucks Youth Leadership Grant, click here

Deadline: December 15, 2013

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US2020 Competition

The US2020 City Competition is sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative that capitalizes on the roles of cities as centers for innovation.  The US2020 City Competition will chose 3-5 cities through an application process accorss the country to share in over $1 million in resources to support mentoring for girls, low-income youth, and students of color.

Click here to learn more about the US2020 City Competition

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Caring for our Watersheds Program

The Caring for our Watersheds (CFW) program support students who develop and create solutions which promote awareness about local watersheds. The program is currently open to all 9th-12th grade students who live in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Colusa, Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, El Dorado, Placer, and San Joaquin counties

Teacher/ Advisor Workshop: October 18, 2013

Proposal entry deadline: January 31, 2014

Final Competition: March 29, 2014

Youth Gardening Grant

The Youth Garden Grant sponsored by the National Gardening Association (NGA) will be offering 20 awards to schools who plan to garden in 2014 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Awards include a $500 gift card to Gardening with Kids, a tool package from Ames, plant starters from Bonnie Plants, and a donation from High Mowing Seeds.

Deadline: December 6th, 2013

To learn more about the Youth Garden Grant, or to apply, click here.

Verizon Foundation Launches Second Innovative App Challenge for Students to Bolster Engagement in STEM Subjects

The Verizon Foundation has teamed up with the Technology Student Association (TSA) to sponsor the Innovative App Challenge and engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and encourage students to use STEM concepts to solve real life probelms.