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We encourage you to visit the Peaceful Playgrounds Grants page of our website for grant writing materials and templates.

newsletter grantsFree Webinar - Grant Writing For Beginners
Grant writing is not about writing a grant, but about selling a story. Good grant writers follow a proven formula that results in successful funding and "most importantly" grant implementation.

"Grant Writing for beginners" will cover:
*The do's and don'ts of grant writing.
*Critical elements necessary for getting your grant funded.
*Strategies and support provided by Peaceful Playgrounds in your grant writing efforts.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear practical advice from an experienced and successful grant writer.  Dr. Bossenmeyer's grant writing has secured more than $10 Million in funded educational grants.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 10:00 AM PST - Free registration for this date!

Download the Peaceful Playgrounds Grant Writing Template.
General Mills Foundation: Champions for Healthy Kids
General Mills Grant
The General Mills Foundation Champions for Healthy Kids grant program encourages communities in the United States to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people, ages 2-20. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies working with communities that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of sustainable impact on young people's nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs.

Maximum award: $10,000.

Deadline: January 15, 2010.
Nickelodeon's The Big Green Grants

Nick's Big Green Grants

Green Grants
This program is a unique funding initiative that teams up kids and adults to help bring resources to their community. Each Green Grant will provide up to $5,000 for resources to schools and community-based organizations to support environmentally-friendly projects that educate and inspire kids to (1) take care of the environment; (2) be active and live healthier; and/or (3) engage in community service.

Happy Greening and thank you for being part of The Big Green Help!

(1) Review the Program Overview (PDF)(2) Download and/or print the Green Grant Application
Green Grant Application (PDF)(3) Complete the Application (Typed Applications ONLY)(4) Scan and/or attach the required documents to your application.(5) Mail your completed application to:
Nickelodeon Public Affairs
1515 Broadway, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Nickelodeon's Big Green Grants Program

Or, email your completed application to: [email protected]

Coca-Cola Foundation Grant
Coke Grants
The Coca-Cola Company and the Coca-Cola Foundation aim to make a greater impact on the communities Coca-Cola serves around the world by being responsive to the citizenship priorities of the communities in which we live and work. The Coca-Cola Company and Foundation are interested in funding organizations in these areas: Water stewardship, Healthy active lifestyles, Community recycling, and Education.

Award amount varies. Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) status.

Deadline: Rolling

Please contact the Coca-Cola Company and Foundation for more information and funding opportunity:
Coca-Cola Grant

Use this grant to fund Peaceful Playgrounds or the We Count Pedometers School Walking Program.
VERIZON Education Grants
VERIZON FOUNDATION Verizon Foundation Education and Health Grants
Non-profit organizations, schools (elementary or secondary) and government-funded programs are eligible to apply for funding from the Verizon Foundation.  Grants are awarded to advance literacy and educational achievement, promote health and safety, and prevent domestic violence.  The foundation reviews unsolicited proposals annually from January 1st to October 31st.  Funding decisions are made within 90 days of the grant application.  For more information and to apply, click here.
  United Health Heroes Grant
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UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America are offering the UnitedHealth HEROES service-learning grant program for youth-led community education projects in selected U.S. states. These grants of up to $1,000 support teachers, service-learning coordinators, and students in the health professions to implement service-learning projects around childhood obesity and to engage children and youth ages 5 to 25 as volunteers.

Use this grant to fund Peaceful Playgrounds.

* Applications Available: August 1
* Application Deadline: October 22
* Notification: late 2009

United Health Heroes Grant. Check Eligibility.
NFL Network - Keep Gym In School

Want NFL Network's Keep Gym in School to help your school's physical education program? Click Here to nominate your school for the national grant competition where deserving schools can win $1,000 grants to refurbish facilities, provide athletic equipment, or support PE teachers. Anyone can nominate a school, so tell us who you think deserves a Keep Gym in School Grant. Good Luck!

Keep Gym In School: Nominate your School!
Announcing Peaceful Playgrounds
"Learn to Play" U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway

Giveaway on the Peaceful Playgrounds WebsitePeaceful Playgrounds, Inc. has announced their new "Learn to Play" U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway Program. Enter today to win the geographically and proportionally accurate educational stencil which is Peaceful Playground's best selling playground stencil.

A winner will be selected each quarter and no purchase is necessary to win. Enroll your school today by signing up for the U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway on the Peaceful Playgrounds Website.
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Youth Garden Grants
Youth Garden Grants Program

The National Gardening Association (NGA) announced that the Home Depot is returning as the Youth Garden Grants sponsor for 2010. NGA annually awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs across the United States. Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of three and 18 years.
We hope that you will find this grant information helpful. Please don't forget to visit the Peaceful Playgrounds Website for more grant information.
Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc.
951-245-6970  Fax 951-245-6956
17975 Collier Ave. Unit 5
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
[email protected]
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