Monday, January 31, 2011

Technical Assistant Clinic in Brooklyn

The Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (Valerie Oliver-Durrah, President/CEO)
presents the 2011 Dialogues Between Funders & Nonprofits
Symposium & Capacity Building Workshops: Rebounding In A Down Economy

Theme: Leading In Times Of Uncertainty
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011, 9AM to 3PM (Register by February 1, 2011)



► Darryl Lester,Founding Partner, HindSight Consulting, Inc. & Co-Founder of the Community Investment Network
► Mary Calvi, WCBS-TV Anchor
► Angela Hollis, Co-Founder, Black Women For Black Girls Giving Circle and Treasurer of NTAC's Board of Directors
► Richard Brown, Vice President, Philanthropy, American Express
► The Patrina Foundation, Lorinda de Roulet, President and Founder
► JP Morgan Chase, Gayle Jennings O'Byrne, Vice President, Upper Manhattan & Bronx,
► United Way of New York City/BoardServeNYC, Milica Brogan, Director, BoardServeNYC
► Macy*s, Annabelle C. Miller, VP Store Manager, Macy*s Brooklyn
► Jasmine Thomas, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation

Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic serves the needs of philanthropic individuals and organizations in their efforts to develop support and maintain effective community-based and faith-based programs. We also serve non-profits wishing to improve programs and organizational capacity for addressing the needs of low-income and service-starved neighborhoods. We provide consultation, strategic direction and management, technical assistance and forums for increasing substantive outcomes in all these areas of human and financial investment.

Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
544 MacDonough Street • Brooklyn, NY • 11223 P 718-455-3784 • F 718-573-4490 •

Youth scholarships and Young Adult awards

STOP Hunger Scholarships (Deadline: February 18)
The Sodexo Foundation seeks applicants for the STOP Hunger Scholarships to recognize students in the fight against hunger in America. More than 49 million people are at risk of hunger, including nearly 17 million children. The Sodexo Foundation works to ensure that every child in the U.S., especially those most at risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. The STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger in the United States.
The application period for the STOP Hunger Scholarships is from January 1 through February 18,

Huggable Heroes Awards (Deadline: February 28)
The Huggable Heroes program recognizes young leaders between the ages of eight and 18 years old, doing extraordinary things in their communities or around the world to better the lives of others. Now through February 28, entries are being accepted for the 2011 search for Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes. Ten Huggable Heroes will be selected and each will be awarded with a $7,500 educational scholarship and a $2,500 donation to the 501 (c)(3) charity of his/her choice. Entry forms are available at all Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, and online at

Do Something Awards (Deadline: March 1)
Could you use $100,000 to change the world? The Do Something Awards (formerly the BR!CK Awards) identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a live VH1 TV show, media coverage and continued support from The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live broadcast!! Application closes March 1st, 2011. Apply or nominate someone today at

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (Deadline: March 15, 2011 - Activities Take 3-12 Weeks to Complete)
As citizens and future stewards of our planet, today's students are in a unique position to become active agents of environmental change. Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge - Encourages students from grades K-12 to team up with their classmates to create replicable solutions to environmental issues in their schools (grades K to five), community (grades six to eight) and world (grades nine to 12). The goal of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is to do more than jus¬t give kids a chance to formulate an experiment and carry it out. Contestants explore an environmental problem that affects their community. As part of the challenge, students must also put together guidelines for how other communities could repeat the project, and they share those guidelines as part of th¬e contest. Prizes include scholarships, savings bonds, teacher awards, school grants, adventure trips, and green products. Learn more at

ING Unsung Heroes (Deadline: April 30)
Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes® could help you turn great ideas into reality for students. For more than 10 years, and with $3.0 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program's "alumni" have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Applications for the 2011 awards are now available. The application deadline is April 30, 2011.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hunger Grants/Youth Service

YSA (Youth Service America), with support from the Sodexo Foundation, will offer grants to engage youth in addressing the issue of hunger in their communities through service-learning. This program will include:
· Youth grants of $500 to support Global Youth Service Day projects addressing hunger
· Organization grants of $2,000 to support community organizations mobilizing youth volunteers beginning on Global Youth Service Day through Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November 2011
· School grants of up to $5,000 to support teachers engaging their students in a fall Semester of Service focused on addressing hungerYSA will begin to announce details about these grants and accept applications in January 2011. Further details will be included in the January Grants Alert and posted at

Friday, January 7, 2011

Literacy Program Funding, Arbor Day Grants and Environmental Conservation funding

Literacy Programs
The Wish You Well Foundation is supporting family and adult literacy by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. For additional information go to: or

Arbor Day Grants and Environmental Conservation
The Dept. of Environmental Conservation is accepting grant applications for urban and community forestry projects that provide environmental, economic and social benefits to New York State Urban communities. Projects include tree inventories, management plans, tree planting, and maintenance and green infrastructure projects, such as storm-water management projects, green roofs or rain gardens. In addition, $1,000 Quick Start Arbor Day grants are available to help communities support the beginnings of a tree program by having an Arbor Day celebration. For more information contact the Dept. of Environmental Conservation at 518-402-9425 or

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa

The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently announced the inaugural Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa, a fully-funded international professional development program for U.S. educators, funded by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. The inaugural Toyota International Teacher Program to South Africa will provide teachers first-hand exposure to the social and environmental complexity of South Africa, focusing on sustainable development and emphasizing the links between history, culture, power, and the environment. Teachers will explore the country’s natural and cultural diversity through a range of site visits and hands-on activities. The program will take place July 24 – August 10, 2011.

Full-time classroom teachers of all subjects and librarians, grades 7 – 12, are now invited to apply online. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2011.

Visit the website at for application instructions, FAQs, and to apply online.
For more info, contact MarDestinee Perez, TITP, IIE, by email at or by phone at (toll-free) 877-832-2457.