Monday, October 24, 2011

Community Grants

Wells Fargo supports organizations working to strengthen communities by addressing vital needs and issues in the areas of community development, education and human services. In New York State, the counties of Dutchess, Manhattan, Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester are eligible to apply. Funding priorities for New York include: organizations and programs that work to eliminate the pre-K - 12th grade achievement gap in public education through curriculum-based or school-sponsored programs, support for post-secondary education, academic and community outreach to Pre-K - 12 children, social and human care organizations involved in issues including child care, day care, health services and education, social services, and basic needs assistance, cause-related sponsorship requests will also be considered. Eligible organizations include non-profits, as well as qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems. There is a rolling deadline for funding. For additional information, go to: .

Responsible Sports, a philanthropic program of insurance company Liberty Mutual, is accepting applications from youth sports organizations in the U.S. to participate in its Responsible Sports Community Grant program. To be eligible for the program, league administrators must first register their youth sports organization at the Responsible Sports Web site. Then, coaches, parents, administrators, and youth sports supporters can participate in the Responsible Sports Parenting and/or Responsible Coaching coursework. Participants who then pass the ten-question Responsible Sport Parenting quiz or Responsible Coaching quiz can credit the successfully passed quiz to their favorite youth sports league. Applicant organizations must be a registered non-profit, traditional youth sport organization recognized by the governing bodies of their sport(s). Organizations must serve the community at large and must be open to the general public. For the fall 2011 Responsible Sports Community Grants program, organizations will compete for grants in three categories. Large organizations of one hundred or more players will compete for one of seven grants of $2,500; small organizations of one hundred players or under will compete for one of seven grants of $2,500; and school/educational organizations (school athletic programs) will compete for one of six grants of $5,000. See the Responsible Sports Web site for complete program information, coursework and quiz, and application procedures: .

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