Grant Opportunity

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation was launched in 2006 by 7-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra.  The focus of the Foundation is to support K-12 public education in the United States through a variety of programs and activities.

The Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program is a partnership between the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Blue Bunny Ice Cream which encourages individuals to nominate a charity (including PTA/PTO groups) that supports K-12 public education in the U.S. for the opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party, and to have their logo featured on Jimmie’s helmet during the NASCAR Cup race on July 14th at Kentucky Speedway.  Ten (10) non-profits will be selected from the nominations as semi-finalists and will be put to a public vote the week of May 8-May 15.  The five (5) semi-finalist charities that receive the most votes during that week will each be awarded the grant package mentioned above!

We have struggled to reach Parent Teacher Associations to let them know about this program, and were wondering if you promote grant opportunities that are available to your members.  We’d love to get the word out to as many PTA’s as possible!

The nomination process only takes a few minutes – details can be found at  www.helmetofhope.org.  Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm EDT on Friday, April 20th.  It is important to note that individuals may only submit one nomination, however, non-profits can be nominated by multiple people so feel free to share this opportunity!


Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) Game On Grant

National PTA has partnered with Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) on their Game On Grant, which is available to parent organizations in select states (yours is one of them).  More information and the application can be found at: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants.  National PTA is finalizing the contract and promotional information will be forthcoming.

 

The deadline will be April 7th.

 

 

Mary Jo Neil| National Service Representative

National PTA®

1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

C: 301.919.8839

mneil@pta.org www.pta.org


Action For Healthy Kids – Game On Grant

I’m pleased to inform you that Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), National PTA and ALDI have joined forces to support school-based efforts that help children develop healthy habits. Grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to support 2016-2017 school year wellness initiatives in California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas (five grants awarded per state). Priority will be given to local PTA units, but all are welcome to apply.

 

The grant application opened on August 8, 2016; applications are due September 16, 2016.  You can find more information and the application here: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants

 

Here is sample social media to use to promote this opportunity to your local units.  Here is the graphic for download.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Heather

 

Heather Parker, MS, CHES

Senior Manager, Health and Safety

National PTA

T (703) 518-1258  | (800) 307-4782

hparker@pta.org | www.pta.org


Mini-grants foster students’ interest in radio

The AARL Foundation, supporting amateur radio across the country, wants to improve access to amateur radio programs for youth. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 will be given to such projects as securing equipment for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally.

For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation. There is no deadline.