Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Applications for two-year fellowships of up to $80,000 each from the Bush Foundation. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for individuals in the foundation's service area (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the twenty-three Native nations that share the same geography) to improve their practice of leadership while working with others to solve tough problems in their communities. Who may apply: U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are at least 24 years of age and who have lived for at least one continuous year in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or the twenty-three Native nations that share the same geography.
Web site: http://www.bushfoundation.org/solutions/building-leadership-capacity/bush_fellowship
Applications for grants from the Dollar General Literacy to support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grants will go to the following areas: implementing new literacy programs or expanding existing ones; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy projects; and buying books, materials, or software for programs.
Web site: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/youth_grants.aspx
5/24/2013: Children and youth
Applications for grants of up to $40,000 each through the African American Legacy program from the Chicago Community Trust. Grants will support projects that engage African-American youths in reducing violence. Up to six organizations will receive grants that are renewable for a maximum of three years. Who may apply: organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have such a group as a fiscal agent. Government agencies are also eligible to apply. Applicants must serve residents in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, or Will Counties.
Web site: http://cct.org/impact/partnerships-initiatives/strengthening-communities/african-american-legacy/grant-process