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Deadlines

  • 9/30/2014: Advocacy

    United States

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is acceping entries for the Knight News Challenge on Libraries. Winners will receive a share of $2.5-million. The challenge asks participants to answer the question: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?  The challenge is open to anyone from anywhere; for-profits, nonprofits, government agencies, and individuals are encouraged to apply. 

    Web site: http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2014/9/10/bracken-knight-news-challenge-libraries-offers-25-million-innovative-ideas

  • 9/30/2014: Other

    United States

    Nominations for grants of up to $10,000 each through the 50 States for Good program from Tom's of Maine, a natural products company focused on oral and personal care. The program will award a total of $510,000 to 51 grass-roots nonprofit organizations for community projects that focus on local needs. Eligible nominees are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in good standing.

    Web site: http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community/50SFG-2014/Home

  • 10/1/2014: Health

    United States

    The Massage Therapy Foundation offers case report contests as a way to provide an opportunity for massage and bodywork practitioners to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide evidence informed massage to the public. Cash prize are available to the winners contingent on publication of the case report.

    E-mail: cdaskais@massagetherapyfoundation.org

    Web site: http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/student-practitioner-case-report-contests/

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