This page lists federal and other funding sources that support school-family-community partnership programs. The list is updated as NNPS learns of new funding opportunities.
Box Tops for Education: General Mills program to involve families and the community in supporting their local schools
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Danforth Foundation: Funds metropolitan St. Louis programs and projects in public education, including school-based projects that increase students' success in school by building partnerships with the community. Contact Bruce Anderson, President, at 314-588-1900. Or, write: Danforth Foundation, 211 North Broadway #2390, St. Louis, MO 63102-2733.
Joyce Foundation: Supports efforts to reform public schools in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee. The Foundation focuses on various areas of school reform including community engagement, the efforts to involve parents in the education of their children, build public understanding of school reform, and expand the capacity of and connections among community-based school reform groups in the Midwest. Visit: www.joycefdn.org/guidelines/guideintro.html. Or, contact the Joyce Foundation at 312-782-2464.
Cleveland Foundation: Supports innovative programs and projects that creatively address community needs in the greater Cleveland area. Visit www.clevelandfoundation.org/grantmaking.html. Contact: Susan Lajoie Eagan, 216-861-3810.
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Parenting Matters Mini-Grants Program: Grants made to projects that assist parents and meet standards of parenting represented by ethnically and culturally diverse families in various Michigan counties. Visit http://comnet.org/comfound/grants/pmatters.htm. Contact the Foundation at 313-961-6675.
Crail-Johnson Foundation, Neighborhood and Community Grants: CJF supports collaborative community efforts to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in inner-city neighborhoods. Visit www.crail-johnson.org. Contact Carolyn Johnson, 310-519-7413.
NEA Foundation Innovation Grants: NEA Foundation will award up to 200 grants of $2000 each for unique and creative ideas that improve student achievement. Visit www.nfie.org/programs/innovation.htm for application deadline..
Visit the Department of Education web site to learn about various funding opportunities: www.ed.gov/funding.html
Several businesses offer rebates or credit toward equipment to schools when families or other community partners shop in stores and online via the Internet:
Grocery Stores: See, for example, www.giantfood.com or www.safeway.com. A percent of total purchases made with a "store card" is returned as credit toward computers and other equipment to designated schools.
Online Purchases: See, for example, www.benefitsall.com or www.schoolcash.com. A percent of total online purchases from merchants linked to these websites is returned as a cash rebate to designated schools, school districts, or other charitable organizations.
Other Stores: See, for example, www.target.com. A percent of total purchases made with a store credit card is returned as a cash rebate to designated schools.
Be sure to check with your state departments of education and your district office for funding opportunities that are targeted for your schools, school districts, or state-level partnership programs.