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Welcome to the Extension Grants information page!

Sources of external funding have become increasingly important in funding our programs, and we are here to offer help in targeting the best grant opportunities to fit your needs.

Each quarter, Laura Waters, Extension Grant Coordinator, will be publishing an Extension Grant E-news which will include a "Grant Announcement" section with upcoming grant opportunities. Monthly emails will also be sent out featuring upcoming grant opportunities. We will continue to have resources available here on our website.

Extension Resources:
Extension Grant E-news (Fall 2012): Extension Grants e-News provides readers with information on current and reoccuring grant announcements, Extension grant success stories, and grant tips. Editions are published quarterly. (Archives are available in the bottom right hand corner of this page.)
Grant Reporting Resources:
FY 2009-2010 Extension Grant Development Report

FY 2008-2009 Extension Grant Development Newsletter

FY 2008-2009 Extension Grant Development Report

Ongoing Grant Opportunities:
The Captain Planet Foundation supports hands on environmental education projects in amounts from $500 to $2500. Rolling deadline.
The Walmart Foundation is committed to serve the communities that it is stationed in through giving. Contact Community Relations at your local Walmart for an application.
Seeds for Education gives money for educational gardens.
Dollar General community youth literacy grant for $2500 or less.
Mix It Up offers $500 for youth-led projects that advocate social change.
Georgia Community Foundations offer funding to local communities
Grant Search Engines:
Foundation Center has a wealth of resources for fundraising lists announcements from the federal government links to departments for the state of Georgia
Youth Service America links to available youth grants
ServeNet grants for service related projects
Grantsalert is a search engine for education grants
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Grant Programs
Foundations that Grant to Youth Development Matrix

Classes on grant writing are available at Extension Winter School or through scheduling your own training session.

The Georgia 4-H Foundation is excited to be a part of eBay's Project Mission Fish. Items can be sold to benefit GA 4-H by choosing to donate the proceeds of a listed item to our non-profit.



Athens-Clarke County 4-H Robotics Club Project Fair

Funding from the JC Penny Foundation helped to start a 4-H Robotics Club in Athens Clarke County last school year. The 4-H Robotics Club members displayed their projects at a fair for their families in May. Members gained an understanding of simple mechanical devices like levers, wheels, and the inclined plane and used this knowledge to create their robots.

The 4-H Robotics Club members also gained an appreciation for the complexities of design and engineering, and learned how they too could communicate and think like engineers. They started with simple projects, and went on to improve or change their designs. These 4-H’ers should be commended for their willingness to get hands- on and stick with it! They often had to find new solutions to problems and make things work, but their end result was worth it!

The Robotics Club Fair was a success with some family members traveling in from as far as California to see the projects. Next school year, we plan to utilize the funding to start a First Lego League Robotics Team. This year, the club will meet on Sundays and be open to additional 4-H’ers.


Extension Grant Training Resources:
Grant Writing: The Basics- power point presentation
Grant Writing: Getting Specific- printable curriculum to be facillitated by the Grant Coordinator
Grant Writing Quick Tips Newsletter
External Funding Template - This template is a resource for agents to build support for funding needs. Filling out the template provides an immediate resource for grant applications.
Program Logic Model
The Foundation Center: Proposal Writing Online Short Course
Grant Samples Available Upon Request
Grant E-news Archives
Laura Waters, Grant Coordinator
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