Notes from ICVS
Notes from CNCS
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
The Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, public schools, and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities; planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities; and development of community parks or green spaces. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Requests will be accepted from April 4 through October 31, 2011. Visit the Home Depot website to submit an online application.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 35 states. Currently the Foundation is accepting grant requests through the following two programs: Back to School Literacy Grants of up to $5,000 support school libraries and media centers in meeting some of the financial challenges they face in implementing literacy programs. Youth Literacy Grants of up to $3,000 support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Online applications for both programs must be submitted by May 18, 2011. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines for each of the programs.