Philanthropy News Digest announced that Facebook will again partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match up to $2 Million in donations for the 2017 #GivingTuesday event on November 28. Both organizations are contributing $1 million each.
Donations to participating nonprofit organizations through Facebook's charitable giving tools on November 28 (beginning at 8:00 am EST) will be matched (up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button) until the matching funds run out. All matched funds will be paid out to nonprofits through Network for Good's donor-advised fund. Facebook will waive all fees for #GivingTuesday donations made with its tools during the day.
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is offering its mini-grants (up to $500) to design and implement creative programming at public schools and public libraries in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. A EJK Mini-Grant offers funding of up to $500 and the opportunity to design and implement a creative program for your school or library.
Examples of programming ideas include painting murals, making a quit, theatre production or publishing a book or newspaper, etc. Completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2018. The Foundation will award grants on or about May 1. The 2018 application form is available now.
Private, parochial and charter schools are not eligible.
The 2018 Youth Garden Grant supports school and youth educational garden projects. Twenty-five (25) grants are available to nonprofits, public or private schools, and youth programs in the U.S.. Funding can be used to plan a new garden program or expand an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18.
Applications must be submitted by December 8, 2017. Winners will be notified via email on January 12, 2018. Awards will be distributed in February 2018. For more information or to apply, click here