The national and statewide Funding Opportunities listed here are for Alaska Native Youth and those who support Alaska Native Youth. These opportunities have been reviewed and shared by The Resource Basket Staff. Please help fill The Resource Basket and share Funding Opportunities unique to supporting Alaska Native Youth! Email to email@example.com.
Award: Ten $10,000 grants
Applications Open: Oct 2017
Running Strong is giving away fifty $10,000 grants over the next five years to jumpstart the dreams of American Indian youth.
Running Strong for American Indian Youth® believes in the dreams of young American Indians: creating stronger communities, overcoming poverty, and building a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.
Fifty years ago, Billy Mills achieved his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, and since then, he has used that victory to help him give back to the American Indian community. To celebrate Billy’s dream and his leadership, Running Strong is proud to announce the DreamstarterTM grant program to help the next generation of American Indian youth make their dreams come true.
Award: Between $250-$1,000
As part of an effort to support youth volunteerism, the Karma for Cara Foundation started a microgrant program in fall 2014. The Foundation encourages kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter, the Karma for Cara Foundation want to hear what project you’re passionate about. To date, we have awarded 21 grants worth $14,323.50. These grants engaged hundreds of volunteers in more than 1,000 hours of community service.
Good Sports is a non-profit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Good Sports provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness and recreational programs to youth in need. We do ask that all applicants meet the following criteria:
- You directly serve youth between the ages of 3-18 years old
- You serve youth in an economically disadvantaged area
- You are located in North America (U.S. and Canada)
- You operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children
All approved organizations will receive an email containing information on our donation policies and restrictions, as well as instructions on how to set up your online account, which will allow you to view a real-time display of the equipment, apparel and footwear that we currently have available. To learn more about their grant opportunities, visit goodsports.org.
Eligibility: Passionate, committed people with a social change vision
The Pollination Project gives out $1,000 grants to people who can envision and lead projects that will grow, blossom, and truly change the world. They look for projects in their early stage of development and the grant supports supplies, program materials, direct travel expenses, website fees, among others. Projects should have a clear target audience and compelling plan to reach and impact that target audience in a positive way.
Award: Up to $2,000
Matching Requirement: 100% (dollar-for-dollar)
Nonprofit organizations, ad-hoc organizations, and individuals are eligible to apply for Mini-Grant funding. Nonprofit and ad-hoc organizations are required to have a DUNS number.
Projects must be short-term. Projects must be completed within 6 months of the grant award.
Projects must begin after the grant is officially awarded and all initiation documents are submitted. The Forum cannot fund projects that occur before the award and initiation documents are submitted. We recommend applying at least 3 months prior to any planned events.
Projects must be small-scale. The overall project budget should not exceed $10,000. If your project budget exceeds $10,000, consider applying for an Annual Humanities Grant.
Projects must have a public benefit. Humanities Mini-Grants do not fund projects focusing on individual scholarship for academic or other specialized audiences, book publication costs, or activities that result in academic credit, including fellowships or scholarships.
Step 2 – Schedule a phone appointment with the Grants Officer to discuss your project.
Step 3 – Submit an application online via Submittable.
Applications are reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis. You will receive a decision within one month of submission.
Start a Snowball, Inc. is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kids of all ages to engage in philanthropic and community service activities. We believe that even just one child with the right intentions and support can start a project that seems small in the beginning and eventually grows or “snowballs” into something that inspires an entire community with widespread benefits to the world around them. In order to help kids kick off their philanthropy efforts, we offer funding to act as “seed money” of up to $100 for projects taken on by individuals or organizations. If you would like to apply for a grant to support a project, please fill out one of the applications below. Please visit Start a Snowball for additional information and guidelines.
Additionally all grant recipients are required to fill out a Grant Follow Up Form
One of the biggest challenges many communities face in their efforts to prioritize play is fundraising. That’s why KaBOOM! offers grant opportunities to help communities take steps toward beginning or completing playspace projects. Applications for Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants and Let’s Play Rigamajig Grants are accepted on a rolling basis with deadlines at the end of each month. Applications for Build it with KaBOOM! Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis and approximately 175 – 200 nonprofits and municipalities are awarded annually as funding becomes available. KaBOOM! grant programs include:
- Build it with KaBOOM! – Bring outdoor play to your community by working with KaBOOM! and our corporate partners.
- Build it Yourself – Kick-off a new, self-guided playground project with $15,000 to be used toward playground equipment.
- Creative Play Grants – With their custom built loose parts, Imagination Playground and Rigamajig encourage creativity, communication, and collaboration in play.
Learn more about all of these programs at www.kaboom.org/grants
Award: Up To $475
Eligibility: American Indian and Alaska Native youth, 13-21 years old
WeRNative wants to support you with your goals to give back in your community. This mini-grant is designed to help you promote your project and start making a difference today!
Here you can find information on a wide range of health and educational opportunities and programs focused on Native American youth including scholarships, internships, camps, youth commissions and organizations, and a few other fun things.
Planet Youth, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, connects American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian youth to people, cultural resources and fun using the internet. Find scholarship opportunities and other resources here.
ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate degree programs and through graduate school to the PhD. Students who start in ANSEP in middle school or early in high school can earn the full Alaska Performance Scholarship regardless of where they live.
LOCATION Academies are held on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus at the ANSEP Academy Building. Students will be housed in the dorms on the university campus. All students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the academy.