The awards and grants listed below are currently available. Click on the links for more information:
CVS Caremark Community Grants
2011 National School of Character Award
2011 State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award
Sprint Character Education Grant Program
For a complete listing of funding and grant opportunities, please visit New Jersey's DOE grant site
CVS Caremark Community Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2010
Maximum Award: $5000
Number Of Awards: Multiple
Purpose: The CVS Caremark 2009 Community Grants Program will focus on a few key areas. One area is on public schools for children with disabilities that promote a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs.
CVS Caremark is devoted to supporting organizations that enrich the lives of children with disabilities through inclusive programs. Through the Community Grants Program CVS Caremark works to ensure that students are not left behind in school. Proposed programs must be fully inclusive where children with disabilities are full participants in an early childhood, adolescent or teenage program alongside their typically developing peers.
Eligibility: All applicants must answer a number of preliminary questions before gaining access to the application to determine if proposed programs fall within their guidelines.
- All publics schools applying for a Community Grant for this type of program ARE REQUIRED to provide their EIN number before they can begin the eligibility quiz.
- A CVS/pharmacy store must be located within the state where your community organization resides.
- All CVS Caremark Community Grant Applications must be submitted online.
Purpose: The purpose of the National Schools of Character awards program is to identify, honor, and showcase exemplars in character education and facilitate their leadership in mentoring others. The goal of the national program is to provide a variety of models of comprehensive, quality character education, representing America’s diverse educational system.
2010 State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award
Deadline: Nominations must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2009- Check back in September for 2011 details
Purpose: The State Farm Service-Learning Champion Award recognizes a business leader, community member or public official who has a passion for engaging youth in service-learning.
State Farm supports service-learning as a teaching method that enhances the academic achievement of students while engaging in service to the community. Teachers and parents are usually the primary individuals guiding a young person’s education. Other adults often play a key role in broadening a youth’s formal education through community service-learning activities. State Farm created the Service-Learning Champion Award to acknowledge this non-traditional advocate of service-learning.
Criteria for nominations:
- The nominee must be a strong supporter of school-based service-learning as shown by their words, actions and ability to engage youth.
- The nominee must be an adult community member, business leader or public official from outside the traditional service-learning ranks (cannot be a classroom teacher, service-learning practitioner, or associate of a service-learning organization).
- The nominee has added significant value to the success of a youth-led service-learning project that addressed a community need(s).
- Nominee must be a resident of the United States (one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia) or Canada (provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, or Ontario.)
Sprint Character Education Grant Program Deadline: February 5th, 2010
Number of Award Winners: multiple
District level grants are available for programs ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
School level grants are available for programs ranging from $500-$5,000.
Congratulations to LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden New Jersey and Lawrence Township/Cumberland County School District in Cedarville, New Jersey for receiving a 2010 Spring Character Education Grant!
The Sprint Foundation aims to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, equipment and software that facilitates and encourages character education among K-12 student.
All K-12 schools that promote youth leadership, youth volunteerism, school pride and a positive school culture