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Sustainability/Grant Funding Information

Grant Funding

The Georgia Department of Education does not endorse any of the following resources, but are pleased to make them available for your consideration.

4-H Afterschool
4-H Afterschool supports 4-H and other youth-serving organizations create and improve afterschool programs in urban, suburban and rural communities. is a one-stop informational website for federal funding resources.  

Allstate Foundation
Allstate Foundation is an independent corporation supporting national and local neighborhood revitalization and education focused programs.

AT&T Foundation
AT&T Foundation supports education, community development, the arts, health and human services, and technology access in communities.

American Honda
American Honda makes grant to worthy non-profit causes, programs and organization that directly benefit the people of the United States in the areas of youth education and scientific education.

Americorps State and National Grants
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. CNCS—through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and the Social Innovation Fund—has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.
This AmeriCorps State and National (AmeriCorps) Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (Notice) will focus grant making for fiscal year 2013 in six focus areas identified by the Serve America Act (SAA):

1. Disaster Services
2. Economic Opportunity
3. Education
4. Environmental Stewardship
5. Healthy Futures
6. Veterans and Military Families

In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g. performance data, research, theory of change).

Ben and Jerry’s Foundation
Ben and Jerry’s Foundation supports progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports civil society, environment and pathways out of poverty.

Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation supports building knowledge and strengthening organizations and networks.

Funding Information Center
The Find Youth Info website provides a tab called Funding Information Center which provides directions on how to register to receive grant information and where to go to find resources for families.

Garth Brooks “Teammates for Kids Foundation”
Teammates for Kids Foundation supports organizations that specialize in working with children of need in the areas of health, education and inner-city services.

Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, is a 501(c)(3) organization linking donor resources to enhance, empower and restore communities and people in need. is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Hearst Foundation, Inc.
The Hearst Foundation supports organizations providing opportunities to underserved and underrepresented populations.

JCPenney Afterschool Fund
JCPenney Afterschool Fund supports high-quality afterschool programs that foster academic, physical and social development.

Kids Gardening
National Gardening Association supports organizations that actively engage kids in gardening and improve the quality of life for their communities.

The Lisa Libraries
The Lisa Libraries donates new children’s books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and underserved areas.

Mattel Children’s Foundation
Mattel Children’s Foundation supports organizations with signature partnerships, international and domestic grants.

Nike Foundation
Nike Foundation supports programs that promote youth and physical activity.

Open Society Institute – Washington DC
Open Society Institute – Washington, DC, focuses on civil liberties in the United States as well as other domestic and international policy issues including globalization, criminal justice reform, human rights and women's rights.

School Grants
One-stop website for Pre-K–12 school grant opportunities.

Staples Foundation for Learning
Staples Foundation for Learning supports programs that promote or provide job skills and/or education for disadvantaged youth. 

Starbucks Foundation Starbucks Foundation focuses on improving young peoples’ lives by supporting literacy programs for children and families. 
Tiger Woods Foundation
Tiger Woods Foundation focuses on providing opportunities to underserved youth, ages 5-17. 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged and that of future generations.

WHO Foundation
WHO Foundation supports quality health, education and wellness specifically for women and children.

William T. Grant Foundation
William T. Grant Foundation focuses on improving the lives of youth, ages 8-25.

Using Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to Support Out-of-School Time Programs
Shawn Stelow Griffin of The Finance Project authored Using Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to Support Out-of-School Time Programs. To find out how your 21st Century Community Learning Center may be able to collaborate with local museums and libraries to enhance your afterschool program, click here.