Books for a Brighter Tomorrow
Annie and Sony Pictures, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA), is offering Books for a Brighter Tomorrow, a national grants program for educators interested in putting more diversity on shelves in classrooms and school libraries. Grants of $1,000 are available to public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students in order to enrich book collections with diverse children’s literature and offer titles that give kids and their families a chance to discover themselves—and their life experiences—in stories. Deadline for completed applications is January 31, 2015.
Learning and Leadership Grants from The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation's Learning and Leadership grants program is designed to fund professional development experiences or collegial study for public educators in the U.S. Examples of professional development programs include summer learning institutes and field research projects. Grants for collegial study enable educators to pursue higher education programs like "study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences." Prize: Grants are available from $2,000 to $5,000 for both programs. Deadline: February 1; June 1.
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the nation's highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities. Deadline: February 2, 2015.