Presentation on theme: "Finding Funding for your Service-Learning Projects 4-H Service-Learning Initiative Trainings Ruston and Crowley, July 2005 Presented by Juanita Johnson."— Presentation transcript:
Finding Funding for your Service-Learning Projects 4-H Service-Learning Initiative Trainings Ruston and Crowley, July 2005 Presented by Juanita Johnson
Getting Ready to Apply for a Grant The Four Rs of Grant writing: The Four Rs of Grant writing: Research (Investigate) Resources (Assets) Results (Outcomes) Relationships (Contacts)
R esearch (Investigate) Do your homework. Work to prove that your group is the best one for funding and support. Develop a clear picture of what your group wants to do.
Resources (Assets) Build support for your project. Organize a grant writing team. Involve youth and adults in developing the grant proposal.
Relationships (Contacts) Identify a potential funding agency for your project. Contact someone at the agency. Gather information. Your relationship with this person could ultimately determine whether your group receives a grant.
The Grant Proposal Must Be Neat Complete On Time Signed by required authorized person.
Funding Sources National 4-H Council http://www.fourhcouncil.edu/pGrants.aspx Youth take the lead in the design of the project, the proposal writing process, the implementation and the evaluation of funded projects. Grants are offered in these areas: Health Lifestyles Tree Planting Literacy
Funding Sources Starbucks Foundation: Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/foundation.asp http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/foundation.asp Foundation of Americas "Recognizing America's Youth": Grants are for $1000. http://www.youthlink.org/us/awards_application.php http://www.youthlink.org/us/awards_application.php Maurice R. Robinson Fund, Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). Awards mini-grants of up to $600 for K-12 service-learning projects. Due October 14, 2005. http://www.crf-usa.org/network/crf_robin.htmlhttp://www.crf-usa.org/network/crf_robin.html Do Something Grants: Awards $500 grants to change-makers and potential community leaders age 18 and under who identify problems in their communities, and then create game plans to do something to change their world. Deadline: September 2, 2005. http://www.dosomething.org/awards/grants/ http://www.dosomething.org/awards/grants/
Funding Sources The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Service Learning Program offers grants to middle schools, junior high and high schools, through classes and school sponsored clubs of sixth through twelfth grades, for service- learning projects in the following parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, St. James, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, or Washington. http://www.thebrownfoundation.org
Funding Sources Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier: http://www.comfoundsb.org/ http://www.comfoundsb.org/ Provides program funding to meet the most pressing community needs to improve the quality of life in Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana.
Funding Sources Baton Rouge Area Foundation: http://www.braf.org. Geographic Focus: Ascension, LA; East and West Baton Rouge, LA; East and West Feliciana, LA; Iberville, LA; Livingston, LA; Pointe Coupee, LA. http://www.braf.org Community Foundation of Acadiana Foundation. Geographic Focus:LA Web Site: http://www.cfacadiana.org/.http://www.cfacadiana.org/ The Greater New Orleans Foundation: http://www.gnof.org. Geographic focus: New Orleans, LA area. http://www.gnof.org