GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS
Award / Funder: Campus Progress Action Alliance Grants
Description: Through the Action Alliance program, Campus Progress works with youth-led community and campus groups on everything from stopping climate change to creating LGBTQ resource centers. Young people can join an Action Alliance with Campus Progress by applying for one or both of the following: • Organizing Grants: We’ll give you up to $1,500 a year to help with websites, flyers or whatever else you might need. • Progressive Partnerships: Guidance, Networking, Strategic Planning, and Training for Youth-led Efforts.
Deadline: The Fall deadline for Progressive Partnerships is in September; Organizing Grants are offered year round on a rolling basis.
Award / Funder: Usher’s New Look / Powered by Service Offers / Youth-Led Service Projects
Description: Usher’s New Look, a nonprofit organization founded by entertainer Usher Raymond IV that supports underprivileged youth in using their talents to become community leaders, has announced the launch of Powered By Service, a new initiative to encourage young people around the world to become involved in addressing the most pressing problems facing their communities. Powered By Service currently has two grant opportunities available for youth volunteers. Sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, the “Nothing but Nets” grant is designed to help youth create projects that increase awareness and funds for the purchase of bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria in Africa. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Learn and Serve America, the “What’s Your Power?” grant opportunity offers funding for projects that address any issue. Youth are invited to design a project around the cause that interests them.
Award / Funder: Arts / Nathan Cummings Foundation
Description: Supports artistic practices, programs and policies that encourage cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaborations, and give voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities, in order to build a stronger society. Invited proposals due August 15th, but Letters of Inquiry accepted any time
Award / Funder: Tournées Film Festival / The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE)
Description: FACE is accepting applications from U.S. colleges and universities for the Tournées Festival. The Festival’s purpose is to encourage colleges to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals, thereby furthering French-American cultural exchange.