Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Check This Out! -- Grant Opportunity

Grant Name: Sprint Ahead for Education Grant

Funded by: Sprint Foundation

Description: The Sprint Character Education Grant Program will award individual school grants between $500 and $5,000 and school district grants between $10,000 and $25,000. In 2008, the Sprint Foundation awarded more than $600,000 in combined grants to schools and school districts through a similar program, Sprint Ahead for Education. “Sprint, through the Sprint Foundation, is committed to helping educators develop the right character-education initiatives for their student population,” said Ralph Reid, president of the Sprint Foundation. “The Sprint Character Education Grant Program allows teachers and administrators to implement programs that they know will work to encourage leadership, confidence and pride in their unique K-12 education setting.” The Sprint Character Education Grant Program will accept applications for character-education programs that promote youth leadership, youth volunteerism, school pride and a positive school culture.

Program Areas: At-Risk/Character, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School

Proposal Deadline: 2/27/09

Total Amount: $600,000.00

Average Amount: $500.00 - $25,000.00

Contact person: Alexander Hahn

Phone: 703-433-3062

Email: alex.m.hahn@sprint.com

Website: Click Here

Availability: All States