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San Francisco Foundation Invites Entries for Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation (www.sff.org) Community Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact in their particular Bay Area communities. This work may confront social or health problems, address environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. One of the four awards is designated for an under-recognized, mature artist who has made a significant and ongoing contribution in the Bay Area. Artists from the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, including craft, folk, and traditional forms, will be considered. Individuals receive […] (continue)

Prix Ars Electronica Digital Communities Award Competition Now Open

Prix Ars Electronica is once again holding an awards competition for Digital Communities. The Digital Communities category is open to political, social and cultural projects, initiatives, groups and scenes from all over the world that display contentious commitment in coming up with smart, successful ways of deploying digital technologies to solve social problems. Particular emphasis is placed on a project’s degree of community innovation, its sustainability and its use of technology in a way that makes good sense and is attuned to the needs of […] (continue)

Kellogg Foundation Accepting Applications for Rural People, Rural Policy Initiative

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (www.wkkf.org) Rural People, Rural Policy (www.wkkf.org/rprp/) is a new multi-year national initiative designed to energize and equip rural organizations and networks to shape policy that will improve the lives of rural people and the vitality of rural communities. Complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions are available from the WKKF Rural People, Rural Policy Web site. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2006. Or to read more about this grant, click on the link below. (continue)

Grassroots Exchange Fund Accepting Applications for 2006

The Common Counsel Foundation’s (commoncounsel.org) Grassroots Exchange Fund (formerly the Grantee Exchange Fund) provides discretionary small grants to build bridges between grassroots organizations throughout the United States. The fund was established to encourage social change organizations to seek technical assistance from one another, and to help build regional and national networks among organizations. GXF prioritizes grants to small community- based groups seeking to meet face-to-face with other grassroots organizations, to build collaborative campaigns, and to benefit from technical assistance opportunities. GXF awards grants averaging $300-$800 […] (continue)

YouthActionNet to Help Fund Youth-Led Social Change

YouthActionNet (www.youthactionnet.org) will present awards to youth leaders and emerging projects that promote social change and connect youth with local communities. The YouthActionNet Awards are supported by Make a Connection, a global initiative of the International Youth Foundation (www.iyfnet.org)and Nokia (www.nokia.com). To be eligible for an award, youth-led projects should have clearly defined goals and the potential for growth or further replication. Final selections are made following a peer-review process in which previous award winners select the next round of awardees. Award recipients will receive […] (continue)

Coming Soon: Changemakers Award Competition on "How to Improve Health for All"

Beginning March 1, the Ashoka Changemakers program (www.changemakers.net) will host a global competition for the best solutions on “How to Improve Health for All” that emphasize collaborative partnerships between citizen-sector, business, and government organizations. Participants will be encouraged to submit the most innovative and cost-effective solutions that can be widely replicated and are financially sustainable. The Changemakers Innovation Awards series is based on a unique “open source” format where participants compete by entering the best solutions to pressing social issues while collaborating to advance current […] (continue)

Civic Ventures Launches Purpose Prize in Support of Older Social Innovators

Civic Ventures (www.civicventures.org), a nonprofit think tank, has announced that nominations are open for the Purpose Prize, five $100,000 investments in Americans over the age of sixty who are combining their passion, creativity, experience, and entrepreneurial skills to tackle issues of social significance. The program will also honor sixty semi-finalists (“60 at 60+”) for their social innovations. The winners will be effective and action-oriented innovators who have launched this work after their 50th birthday. They may be working in nonprofits, government, or for-profit organizations devoted […] (continue)

National Teach-In Mini-Grants Available for Peer Teaching About American Issues

Youth for Justice (www.youthforjustice.org), a national law-related education consortium funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the United States Department of Justice (ojjdp.ncjrs.org), is inviting one hundred middle and high school classes across the United States to teach others about the fundamental ideas of American democracy through the Third Annual National Teach-In celebration of National & Global Youth Service Day (www.ysa.org/nysd) and National Law Day. The first one hundred classes to register will receive a mini-grant of $200, which may be […] (continue)

Nonviolent Peaceforce Seeking Field Staff for its Team in Sri Lanka

Nonviolent Peaceforce is an international NGO with over 90 member organizations from around the world. In partnership with local groups, their field team members apply nonviolent strategies to protect human rights, deter violence, and help create space for local peacemakers to carry out their work. The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to nonviolent intervention. They are currently seeking candidates to refill and expand the deployment of peace workers in Sri Lanka. The minimum length of service […] (continue)

Alexia Foundation for World Peace Invites Applications for Professional and Student Photography Awards

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace (www.alexiafoundation.org) is dedicated to helping professional and student photographers produce photographs that promote world peace and cultural understanding. The foundation is accepting applications for the following programs: 1. Professional Grant: The Alexia Foundation offers the Professional Grant to enable a photographer to have the financial ability to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. The recipient of the grant will receive $15,000 for the production of the proposed project. […] (continue)