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New Grants to Apply For

December 8, 2008

We’ll regularly bring you news of upcoming grant deadlines you might be interested in…

Here are three from the Foundation Center:

(1) Atlas Corps Seeks Applicants to Host Mid-Career International Volunteers (Deadline: January 1, 2009)

Atlas Service Corps is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., Bogota, Colombia, and New Delhi, India, that would like to host an international volunteer with three to ten years of experience for a one-year fellowship.

Atlas Corps will coordinate the rigorous selection process as well as the logistics of the fellowship, including living stipend, visa, flight arrangements, health insurance, taxes, and end-of- service award. The host organization is expected to cover fifty percent of the fellow’s expenses. Applications will be accepted through January 2009. Visit the Atlas Corps Web site for further information.

(2) NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Announces Goldberg Fellowships (Deadline: January 15, 2009)

New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service has announced the Lisa Goldberg Fellowship in Philanthropy and Public Service and the Goldberg Fellowship in Jewish Leadership.

Wagner seeks applicants for each of the Goldberg Fellowships for entrance in the fall of 2009. Applicants should exhibit an interest in pursuing their graduate education in support of leadership work in philanthropy or Jewish leadership, and possess a unique combination of intelligence, imagination, and ability.

The Fellowship in Philanthropy and Public Service is open to MA/MPA and MPA students and covers 50 percent to 75 percent of tuition. The Fellowship in Jewish Leadership is open to MPA and Dual Degree MPA/Judaic Studies students and covers 25 percent to 50 percent of tuition. For more information and application instructions, visit this website.

(3) Taproot Foundation Invites Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Service Grants (Deadline: December 1, 2008*)

The Taproot Foundation specializes in awarding capacity-building service grants to other nonprofit organizations. The foundation seeks to provide high- potential nonprofits with the tools and services necessary to maximize the impact of their work.

Unlike traditional foundations that make cash grants, Taproot makes grants of high-quality consulting services. The foundation packages teams of business professionals in pro bono marketing, information technology, human resources, and strategy management service grants, each of which is valued at between $25,000 and $70,000. Types of service grants include annual report design, brochure design, brand strategy, donor database development, advanced and basic Web site design, strategy management, and strategic human resources.

To be eligible for a service grant, an organization must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)(3) and be headquartered and provide direct benefits to residents of Boston, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, or Washington, D.C.

Interested nonprofits should visit the Taproot Foundation Service Grants Web site for further information and an online application form.

*Not sure why I just received this RFP today if the deadline was December 1st – something worth looking into if you’re interested in applying…

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