Education Grant News

Selected education grants and philanthropy news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

A Social Entrepreneur Explores Africa's Future

An article focuses on a lecture given by Dr. Wendy Luhabe of South Africa at North-West University. Dr. Luhabe is an entrepreneur who focuses on the empowerment of women. The lecture is discussing...more

Stockton California Gets $12 Million for Cradle-to-College Services

California Governor Jerry Brown's office has awarded two grants to the city of Stockton, one for $12 million, that will be used over the next six years to support "cradle-to-college" services for...more

Career Institute Helps San Bernardino County Young People Plan for the Future
Foundation: The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Career Institute helps young adults in San Bernardino County find jobs or training. The organization identifies and pays for short-term occupational training, works with youths on work readiness,...more

Florida Teen Uses Grant to Improve Nutrition for Foster Kids

Fresh vegetables are the aim of a 17-year-old high school student in Boca Raton. Thoughtful Isaac Leifert has come up with an idea to provide fresh foods to a to SOS Children's Foster Care Village....more

Obama Administration Details Plans for Prisoner Pell Grants, Other Reentry Measures

The Obama administration recently created the Second Chance Pell Grant program, which will give 12,000 inmates Pell grants to support their future education endeavors. This initiative is hoping to...more

College/Graduate Students and Young Professionals Increasingly Entrepreneurial

Barbara Hou, a PhD candidate at Harvard University, studies startups and teaches classes about entrepreneurship. In this interview, Hou describes her research and personal experiences with...more

Upskilling and Transformation Take Center Stage at Philanthropy Conference

The leaders of the philanthropy community met on June 1-2 in Orlando in order to discuss the role that community colleges fill in providing skills that are required for jobs that need more than a...more

Innovative Approach of Job Preparation in High School

In an innovative turn on vocational training a set of under-performing high schools are implementing specific classes into in order to assist students in getting jobs when they graduate. In...more

Mentoring grants could bring $1.6M to Read to Succeed
Foundation: AARP Foundation

A volunteer tutoring program called, Read to Succeed Buffalo, is a program designed to boost children s literacy skills. The program matches children from Buffalo Public Schools with volunteers that...more

A First: Pell Grants For High School Students Who Take College Classes
Foundation: Gates Foundation

A new idea on the horizon, is Pell grant money being awarded to high school students dual enrolling in college classes. The idea behind this, is that if high school students are given access to money...more






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Google Awards Kiva $3 Million for Global Impact Initiative

Google Awards Kiva $3 Million for Global Impact Initiative
Kiva, the leading online “microfinance” for good that enables individuals lend as little as $25 to...



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