Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Grant Opportunity for Peaceful Playgrounds


NEW CORPORATE FUNDING RESOURCE: SPRINT AHEAD FOR EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM


Through the Sprint Ahead for Education grant program, the Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, equipment and software that facilitates and encourages character education among K-12 students. With a national reach, the program is open to all US public schools (K-12) and US public school districts.

The Sprint Ahead for Education Grant program will accept applications for Character Education programs that promote youth leadership, youth volunteerism, school pride and a positive school culture. Examples of programs that the Sprint Foundation will fund include:

· Costs associated with hosting a youth leadership conferences
· Character education curriculum and character education teacher training
· Direct project related costs for community service/service learning programs
· School improvement projects that serve to enhance and build school pride

District level grants are available for programs ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
School level grants are available for programs ranging from $500-$5,000.

2008 Funding and Grant Application Period:
The Sprint Ahead for Education initiative will award individual school grants up $5,000 and school district grants up to $25,000. In 2008 the Sprint Foundation plans to award up to $600,000 in combined grants to schools and school districts. The grant application period will run from March 3rd - April 15th 2008. Applications for funding must be submitted online at www.sprint.com/citizenship/education/sprintahead