Monday, March 25, 2013

History of Art Grant Program

The History of Art program by the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.
Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
Typical range of funding $10,000 - $100,000.
Deadline: April 1, 2013 and October 1, 2013.
Read full solicitation here

RGK Foundation

The RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Medicine and Health. The foundation's primary interests within the Education area include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within the funding area of Community, the foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life. The foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. The foundation's current interests in the area of Medicine and Health include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and foundation-initiated programs focusing on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 

RGK Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited grant proposals.All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. RGK Foundation will entertain one electronic LOI per organization in a 12-month period.

The average grant amount is $25,000. 

Read full announcement here.

Friday, March 8, 2013

FWS Fiscal Year 2013 Recovery Implementation Fund

The FWS Endangered Species Program provides Federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to States, other Federal agencies, landowners, educators, non-profit organizations, researchers, and other partners to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. The FWS and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), which is part of the Department of Commerce¿s NOAA Fisheries office, share Endangered Species Act responsibilities for several species such as sea turtles. We have responsibility for sea turtles when they are on land, and NMFS has responsibility for sea turtles when they are in the water. Projects for NMFS-managed species are not included in this funding opportunity.This Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is intended for projects that will contribute to the recovery of FWS-managed endangered and threatened species in the United States, and is limited to projects carrying out actions described in a species¿ approved recovery plan, in the implementation schedule of a species approved recovery plan, actions recommended in a completed 5-year status review of the species or in a spotlight species action plan, or projects documenting species response to climate change. For example: securing scientific information about endangered or threatened species, implementing restoration actions that will lead to delisting of a species, help prevent extinction of a species, or aid in the recovery of a species. Projects that address species response to climate change will receive additional consideration. 

Deadline: July 31, 2013

Cost Sharing or Matching: Not required, but encouraged.

FWS Regional contacts can provide specific information on the amount of funding available, as well as Regional recovery priorities.