BJ's Foundation--Educational Supports
The mission of BJ’s Foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. Funding goes to community organizations that provide services (in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care and education) to those in need in the 15 states where BJ’s Clubs are located. Educational support will be given to nonprofits that provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged and includes the purchase of supplies for literacy skills, mentoring, tutoring and career development. The deadline for submission is April 8, July 9 and October 8. The maximum award is $5,000 for new applicants. For additional information, visit: http://www.bjs.com/about/community/charity.shtml
The William T. Grant Foundation--Youth Service Grants
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to release the updated funding guidelines for the spring 2011 cycle of their Youth Service Improvement Grants (YSIG) program. The YSIG program supports activities intended to improve the quality of services for young people (ages 8 to 25) in the five boroughs of New York City. Applications for the spring cycle are now being accepted through their online application system. Applications are due by 3:00 PM on March 16, 2011. Please see the guidelines for more information: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/how_to_apply/youth_service_improvement_grants/applying_for_a_youth_service_improvement_grant .