Katrina Networking

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Grants For Communities

2/3 Grant Writing Tip Site

3/9 Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies offerings will be made available pursuant to HUD program policies. Non-Profits must be approved by HUD to participate in the Single Family Property Disposition Discount Sales Program. To apply to become a HUD-approved Non-Profit you will need to complete the appropriate non-profit application located on the following HUD web site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/np/np_prog.cfm

2/25 USDA Community Grant Community Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants.

2/11 Loans/Grants for Municipalities - MS No equals in LA or AL - sorry 2/10 - National Endowment for The Humanities - Unknown if still available.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will make available at least $1 million for emergency grants to libraries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural and historical institutions in Gulf Coast areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Education and Environment HSBC in the Community Foundation Due Date: Rolling basis HSBC established HSBC in the Community (USA) Inc. to carry out its mission with a philanthropic strategy focused primarily on two critical issues: education and the environment. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 501(c)(3)public charities, public schools and school districts or other government agencies are eligible HSBC in theCommunity (USA) Inc., Group Public Affairs, 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, (212) 525-8239. Web:

The Katrina Foundation For Recovery Ongoing grants from selling of "Blue Band" bracelets

From Terra - The Starr Foundation Deadline: Ongoing
It makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and health care,human needs, public policy, culture, and the environment. The award amounts go up to $2,000.

From Terra Prudential Foundation Ready to Work Deadline: Ongoing Ready to Work focuses on initiatives that increase employment opportunitiesby strengthening job skills and opportunities, and by promoting neighborhood development activities. Programs involve work force developmentand increasing entrepreneurship through financial training and access to capital. Ready to Work also promotes the creation of decent, affordable housing by working in partnership with Community Housing Development Corporations and community development financial institutions.

From Terra The Annie E. Casey Foundation Deadline: Rolling
The Annie E. Casey Foundation makes grants that are limited to initiatives that have significant potential to demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery and community supports for children and families.

Training, Funding and Affiliation Opportunity

ING Unsung Heroes Program --Rewarding Excellence in America’s Schools download an application from the ING website at .

Ameriquest After-School and Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program
The grant program is open to after-school programs with current 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Eligible after-school programs should offer youth services that emphasize leadership training, mentoring, community service, academic enrichment, or the arts.

HomeTown Helper Grants
Starting in September, individuals from communities and organizations across America can visit to submit a written essay of 250 words or less describing how the “My Hometown Helper” grant would help improve their community project. Applicants can request a one-time award between $500 and $15,000 during any single month.

GoGirlGo School Team Leadership Grants
Women's Sports Foundation
http://www.gogirlgo.kintera.org/
The GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards are designed to recognize teams that demonstrate leadership in their communities by inspiring girls to get involved in sports and physical activity.

Govt Computers for Learning
Place computers in classrooms and prepare children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The program transfers excess Federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need

Not Really a Grant... You can create a page for people to review and donate to you through. I honestly don't know about it - I don't collect funds, so can't say how well they do. But, it appears on the up and up. I've seen it in a few other places and always has good reviews. 12/1 - I posted information about the Real People Relief site - haven't seen a drastic uptick in views, but it's gone up some - so for no charge, it's one more place to be linked to and appear more popular by the search engines AND be seen by people surfing...

Homeless Shelter Funding

Community Grants To Assist Disadvantaged Youth

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