Posted on 08 September 2009.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board, a State Farm-funded program, provides grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 each for service-learning projects that address the issues of environmental responsibility, natural and societal disaster preparedness, driver safety, financial education, and accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap. The primary applicant should be either an educator who currently teaches in a public K-12, public charter or higher education institution; or a school-based service-learning coordinator whose primary role is to coordinate service-learning projects in a public, charter or higher education institution. 501 (c)(3) nonprofits are eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to actively interact with students in public K-12 schools.
The number of grants to be awarded will depend on the number and quality of requests received. However, at least one service-learning project will be funded in each of the thirteen State Farm zones. All applicants will receive funding decisions by the end of January. The funding timeline is from February 2009 through February 2010.
Info: For more on the funding opportunity, please visit www.statefarmyab.com/apply.php. The application deadline is October 2.