The State Farm Foundation – Service Learning Grants

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Subject: Youth Development, Education, Higher Education, Safety, Community Development, Youth in the Economy, Arts, Health, Environmental Education
Deadline: May 1, 2015

The State Farm Service Learning grant program offers funding opportunities in six different categories. These categories are listed below.

  • "Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap
    Every 26 seconds, a child drops out of school. By developing innovative strategies for empowering students to care about and take control of their education, our grantees hope to reduce and eliminate this crisis.
  • Economic Empowerment and Financial Literacy
    The need for a greater understanding of finance is clearer than ever in light of the ongoing financial crisis. Equipping students with the skills they need to be successful and informed about their current and future finances is the vision of our financial literacy grantees.
  • Community Safety and Justice
    The issues of community safety have received unprecedented attention in the wake of school shootings such as at Sandy Hook Elementary and Virginia Tech and hurricanes such as Katrina and Sandy. As these diverse yet equally exigent disasters unfold, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board recognizes the importance of keeping our communities safe from natural disasters, social issues, and acts of violence.
  • Health & Wellness
    From global climate change and environmental education to wildlife conservation and land preservation, our grantees create and implement powerful service-learning projects that improve both our local and global environment. To learn more about this issue area, please visit our projects area.
  • Environmental Responsibility
    From global climate change and environmental education to wildlife conservation and land preservation, our grantees create and implement powerful service-learning projects that improve both our local and global environment.
  • Arts and Culture
    The arts is multifaceted and an interdisciplinary form of expression,the general perception is that arts is not a necessity. Yet, at schools, where youth spend the most time when away from home, it is crucial for subjects such as art to be taught. If not, art organizations in the community require financing. According to Edutopia, the case for arts sponsors various aspects American parents desire for their children: “academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement and equitable opportunity.” The related impacts to art demonstrates the potential art education can create for youth and the community."

Funder: The State Farm Foundation
Eligibility: "All non-profit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) or another tax-exempt portion of the IRS code are eligible for funding to the extent that they collaborate with and engage K-12 public school curriculum and achievement as part of the grant. Eligible projects MUST be implemented in the 50 U.S. states, or the 3 Canadian provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, or Ontario.  Additionally, all monetary benefits should stay in the U.S. or 3 Canadian provinces. Additionally, eligible organizations include, but are not limited to: Public K-12 schools and school districts, public charter schools, colleges and universities, governmental organizations, other non-profit organizations"
Amount: $25,000 - $100,000
Contact: Link.