Archive for July, 2007

GRANTS $$$$

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
Application Deadline: Letters of inquiry must be submitted 90 days before a board meeting. The deadline for 2007 letters of inquiry is August 31, 2007 (to be eligible for the December 2007 board meeting).

Description: By supporting global or national nonprofit organizations that help children read, provide nutritious after-school meals, offer life-changing surgeries, or help prevent life-threatening disease, Ronald McDonald House Charities reaches into communities around the world to address the most urgent needs of children. For programs or projects that focus on one specific community or geographic area, grant requests should be sent to the network of local RMHC chapters for consideration. To find contact information for a local RMHC chapter, please see the RMHC Web site.

Who May Apply: To be considered for funding, an applicant must be designated as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization. U.S.-based charities must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter on file with the Internal Revenue Service. Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Trustees is most interested in national and/or international organizations that have a specific program related to children’s health and well-being.

For more information, go to:
http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc/index/grants.html
Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation — Early Education Grants
Application Deadline: Letters of intent are accepted on a rolling basis. The foundation has two funding cycles per year, with disbursements typically occurring in April and November.

Description: Early Childhood Care and Education grants support direct-service organizations throughout the contiguous United States. First priority is given to experienced, community-based programs serving children in low-income, major urban areas, where many families struggle to find affordable, high-quality early education and care. Grants focus on tuition subsidies, small renovations, equipment upgrades, playground construction, and staff development opportunities.

Who May Apply: The foundation awards grants only to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping low-income children and their families through quality child care and early childhood education curricula.

Funding Amount: The grant range is $15,000 to $30,000. The number of organizations the foundation is able to support depends on budget restrictions and fund-raising successes.

For more information, go to:
http://www.forallkids.org/site.php?module=article&pageid=56

Build-A-Bear Workshop — Champ Children’s Health and Wellness Grant Program
Application Deadline: Champ grants are awarded in two funding cycles each year. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Foundation staff will notify applicants within four weeks to discuss next steps in the grant review process.

Description: The Champ Children’s Health and Wellness Grant Program supports a variety of health and wellness efforts, including:

    * childhood disease research foundations
    * organizations that promote child safety
    * charities that serve children with special needs.
Funding Amount: Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations

For more information, go to:
http://www.buildabear.com/aboutus/community/grants/champ.aspx

Recycle Crafts

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Arts and Crafts Using Natural Objects

Leaves, flowers, sand, wood scraps…use whatever you have in your backyard or garage to create these crafts with your kids

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Resources from The Finance Project

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Using TANF to Finance Out-of-School Time Initiatives
 
The Finance Project is pleased to share with you its latest
publication, Using TANF to Finance Out-of-School Time Initiatives
available at
 www.financeproject.org/publications/TANFtoFinanceOST.pdf
 
Quality out-of-school time programs are important elements of an
effective system of community supports and services for families and
children.  The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program
can be a vital source of funding for maintaining, improving, and
expanding out-of-school time initiatives.  This brief is designed to
help policymakers and program developers understand the opportunities
and challenges of effectively using TANF funding to support
out-of-school time initiatives.  It presents general considerations for
using TANF to finance out-of-school time initiatives in light of
reauthorization, explores three strategies for using TANF funding and
considerations for each strategy, and provides examples of innovative
state approaches.

Afterschool Course Offerings

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Posting information for Arcadia course and IPP new from Center for Afterschool Education at Foundations, Inc.
September-November 2007: Arcadia Course for Afterschool Educators (3 credits or Act 48). Teaching and Learning in Out-of-School Time ED 561/ED385. The Center for Afterschool Education at Foundations, Inc. is offering a new credit-bearing course with Arcadia University.  Gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills to support the cognitive, social, and emotional growth of children and youth in afterschool programs.  Location: Leeds Middle School, 1100 E. Mount Pleasant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Contact: Wendy Frawley, 856-533-2720;
http://www.caceafterschool.org/events/upcoming_training.php

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October 2007:  Intensive Professional Programs (8 CEU or Act 48 credits per program) The Center for Afterschool Education at Foundations, Inc. introduces new in-depth training and support for directors, trainers and coordinators.  Each program includes two face-to-face trainings, individual on-line coaching and our nationally recognized materials and publications.  These sessions are designed for the afterschool professional responsible for training and supporting staff.  Program #1: Quality Afterschool: Know It, Show It, Grow It.; Program # 2: Building Staff Skills for Effective Afterschool; Program #3: More Than Just Talk: English Language Learning Afterschool Style Location: Foundations, Inc. Moorestown Campus, 2 Executive Drive, Moorestown, NJ.  Contact: Sarah Mello (856) 533-2713 http://www.caceafterschool.org/upcomingtrainings/ipp.php

Resource on Financial Literacy!

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

New web site launched.  NJSACC is a partner ! 

The goal of the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education is to improve the personal financial literacy of New Jersey’s citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages. The Coalition believes that all citizens of New Jersey must have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions.  http://www.njcfe.org/

Also training :

NJCFE Announces “Financial Education Day: 2007” – A conference for teachers, youth-serving professionals, and others interested in improving the financ

ial literacy of New Jersey youth. Sponsored by the NJCFE with a grant from the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation.
Offered twice , August 6th an dAugust 13th, 2007