We have received several requests lately for anti-bullying campaigns in schools and communities. We decided to put a few of these grant possibilities in one place to help locate one that may fund an anti-bullying program.
The Sprint Foundation supports character education initiatives such as bullying programs. Since 1989 it has provided millions of dollars for projects around the country. Programs must be in K-12 schools located in the United States. Schools located in the greater Kansas City, Kansas area will receive a special consideration since Sprint has its headquarters there. Applications are accepted nearly year round from Jan. 1 to the third Thursday in November. Proposals for funding are only available online.
This foundation believes children need confidence and knowledge from a very young age. Its focus on children’s advocacy and education help to meet those goals. According to the website, the foundation often focuses on smaller organizations that are not in the spotlight but are doing good work, and prefers projects that may be modest in size but have high impact. They look for programs that promote diversity and inclusion, and counter discrimination and exclusiveness. Bullying programs would be a great fit for this foundation’s grants. Eligible organizations must be non-profit. Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis with the foundation’s board awarding grants several times annually. Last year, a total of 343 grants were awarded and ranged from $1,000 to $1 million.
The United Against Bullying grant program awards for 2016 were just announced. Over $55,000 was awarded to 26 different school districts, school transportation departments, and non-profit organizations. Winning programs were those that presented the best strategies to stop bullying and inspire kindness in the world. New anti-bullying programs, efforts to expand already-established programs, positive behavior programs, character building programs, school bus driving training, and school bus equipment purchases to reduce bullying incidents were all funded this year. Now is the time to start getting your plans together to apply for this grant program next year. We can help you get prepared before the application deadline is even announced.
Contact us for more grant opportunities for anti-bullying campaigns in your school or community. We have a vast amount of resources to help find grants as well as experts on staff to help you personally. Schedule a free appointment today.
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