KEEN Footwear is committed to inspiring responsible outdoor participation to help preserve the places we all play. Through the KEEN Effect, $10,000 grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to responsible outdoor participation are offered around the world.
Projects must increase responsible outdoor participation as a way to work towards building a strong community, be innovative and creative and should have clear goals and measurable objectives. Projects that introduce new audiences to the outdoors through responsible outdoor participation will receive special consideration.
Nominations received by March 1st, 2015 will be considered for the first round of grantees, announced on Earth Day (April 22). Applications submitted between March 1st and August 1st will be considered for the second round, and announced on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26th).
For complete information and nomination instructions, click here.
The Young Mind Awards (YMAs) are inspiring our youth at Middle School, High School, and Undergraduate levels to pursue their passion and bring forth Design Engineering and R&D as viable education and career options for scholars. Interested teams (Middle, High School or Undergraduate) will design, build and present a project that solves a problem in one of five innovation categories: electronic, wireless, medical, electromechanical/mechanical, or research and development. The winners will be announced at the Young Mind Awards ceremony in conjunction with the R&D 100 Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 2015 and will receive $1,000 or $5,000 awards for each level and category.
Teams must submit:
The Foundation Beyond Belief, through its Compassionate Impact program, will support the capacity of U.S. based nonprofit organizations working to solve critical community problems by awarding one grant between $50,000 and $65,000. Priority will be given to programs which work to impact low-income communities by addressing economic opportunity, healthy lifestyles and youth development.
Applicants will be assessed on their ability to provide evidence-driven solutions that reach different or larger numbers of constituents. Deadline to apply is February 6, 2015. For application information and forms, click here
The Buick Achievers program will fund 50 renewable scholarships of $25,000 per year to first-time freshmen or existing college students majoring in fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and math. The scholarship is renewal up to four years, and one additional year for those entering a 5-year program.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. The program is funded by the GM Foundation.
Deadline to apply is February 27, 2015. For eligibility requirements and more information, click here
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is inviting applications for its new Westside Momentum program, in partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. The program is a 3-year capacity-building initiative to strengthen and empower up to 50 nonprofits in Atlanta’s Historic Westside neighborhoods including the English Avenue, Castleberry Hill and Vine City neighborhoods.
The funding will support westside-based organizations by providing coaching, consulting, leadership training, governance and financial support, as well as other targeted training and support.
If interested, attend information sessions conducted by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits on January 22 and January 26, 2015. The session will explain both the Core Group and Community Group programs that will be supported. To learn more, click here
Campus-based student groups and organizations are invited to enter the Sillerman Center's "Generous U" contest, which increases the awareness and involvement of students on college campuses about the importance and impact of philanthropy. Undergraduate and graduate students on U.S. Campuses may submit a cover letter (up to 3 pages) and You-Tube video to apply. Greek letter fraternities and sororities are also able to apply.
Groups may present any organized activity that encourages charitable giving by students, such as giving campaigns, campus-wide challenges, giving circles, social networking efforts, social media initiatives, publications, and intercollegiate events.
One first prize in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded, and one runner-up prize of $2,500 will be awarded. Deadline to apply is March 13, 2015. For more information, click here