Direct Grants

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Urban Arts Fund (UAF)

The UAF is a graffiti prevention and youth development program which facilitates the creation of new murals in areas which are perpetually vandalized throughout the City and County of Denver. The purpose of UAF is to provide access to positive, creative experiences for youth and to transform dilapidated areas into well-tended and active community gathering spaces. Funding amounts range from $500 – $5,000 for artists or organizations who are able to serve as mentors to youth through the creation of a new mural, facilitation of educational programming, or both.

North Metro Arts Alliance

Donors Choose

Donors Choose raises money for public school teachers who post classroom project needs ranging from pencils to microscopes. Donors can search the site for projects that appeal to them. More than 150,000 teachers from 51,000 public schools have raised nearly $200 million to help more than 9 million students!

McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.

Target Field Trip Grants

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, Target launched Field Trip Grants in 2007. Since then, they’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip.

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