Sunday, October 05, 2008

Grants for 50 Elementary Schools' Programs and Projects

From The Foundation Center...

Goody's Family Clothing Offers Funding for School Needs

Deadline: November 1, 2008

A philanthropic program of Goody's Family Clothing> ( http://shopgoodys.com/contact_us/contributions/ ), Good Deeds for Schools is a grant program designed to help local schools pay for the things they need but cannot afford through regular education funding.

Through the program, Goody's will award $10,000 each to fifty schools in communities where Goody's stores are located. Grants may be used to fund projects and programs such as a new computer lab, updated textbooks, an arts enrichment program, or any other project that will improve the recipient school's educational environment.

Grants will be awarded based on criteria, including a compelling need, an executable plan, and a wise use of resources. Any elementary or secondary school -- public or private -- is invited to submit an application. Anyone with a vested interest in a school -- students, parents, and teachers -- is allowed to participate in the grant application process.

Students are also encouraged to help make the case as to why their school deserves the funding. All completed applications must be signed by a school administrator and hand-delivered to an associate at a Goody's store by the deadline. Each Goody's store will select one nominee from among the applications received. That nominee will be forwarded to the Good Deeds Board for the final competition, in which fifty schools will be selected to receive a $10,000 grant. Visit the program's Web site for complete program guidelines.

RFP Link: http://www.goodysgooddeeds.com/ For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

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