Funding Opportunities Available for Hunger, Oral Health, and Small Libraries

Scholarships for Youth Addressing Hunger Issues
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger across the country. Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Students between the ages of five and 25 are eligible to apply. The winners receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a $5,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice in their local community. In addition, regional honorees receive a $1,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice. Applications may be submitted through December 5, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Official Rules and Factsheet, and to access the online application.

 Children’s Oral Health Initiatives Funded
AAPD Foundation: Access to Care Grants

The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) Foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives throughout the United States that provide Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The Foundation offers Access to Care Grants of up to $20,000 for initiatives that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to initiatives that support the age-one dental visit, emphasize care to patients up to age five, address the needs of specific underserved demographic groups, and incorporate systemic health, i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc. Online proposals must be submitted by December 20, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.

 Program Funds Small or Rural Libraries
Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries program supports projects that strengthen the ability of small or rural libraries and archives to serve their communities. Topics of interest include transforming school library practice, community memory, and digital inclusion. The application deadline is December 2, 2019.

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