October 2008
Internet Prospector

Corporations/Foundations

CONTENTS:


PRODUCE FOR KIDS: SCHOOL-BASED HEALTHY EATING CAMPAIGN

Get your carrot costume ready early this month. The organization, Produce for Kids, is inviting classrooms throughout the U.S. to produce plays about produce (fruits and vegetables). All classrooms entering the competition will receive coupons and discounts for fresh produce, sample lesson plans for fun fruit and veggie activities and other goodies for the classroom.

Three grand prize winners will receive a classroom party toolkit and a $500 mini-grant to promote school-based health and wellness. Winners will be highlighted on the Produce for Kids Web site.

Deadline: November 1, 2008

http://www.produceforkids.org/teachers/contest.html


"WE THE PEOPLE" BOOKSHELF PROJECT

Ready, set, READ! The “We the People” Bookshelf Project is underway. This year’s theme, “Picturing America,” explores the premise that a nation’s literature, as well as its visual art, can be a window into its character, ideals and aspirations. The project is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA).

In spring 2009, NEH and ALA will select 4,000 libraries to receive 17 books for young readers, plus three works in Spanish translation, as well as bonus materials for young readers in their communities. Public and school (K-12) libraries are invited to apply online.

Deadline: January 30, 2009

http://www.neh.gov/news/archive/20080902.html


BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Mary Byron Foundation created the Celebrating Solutions Awards to showcase local innovations that demonstrate promise for breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Programs are selected that can serve as models for the nation. Cash awards of $10,000 are offered in recognition of pioneering efforts. Grants are for applauding current successful programs, rather than for future projects. Both the nominated program and the institution must have been in operation for at least three years. Organizations may nominate themselves for the award, but you’ll need to hurry to meet the deadline.

Deadline: October 17, 2008

http://www.marybyronfoundation.org/work_solutions.html


TOP HISPANICS IN TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS

The Web site, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Online, names the “50 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and Business.” Mini-profiles and photos are available for this impressive group of engineers, scientists and executives.

http://www.hispanicengineer.com/Editorial/Power%20Hitters.shtml


HISPANIC BUSINESS 500 DIRECTORY

The Hispanic Business 500 Directory can be sorted by year, state, city, and by the name or type of business. You’ll find CEOs, rankings and revenues, as well as links to each company’s Web site. Search all lists, past and present, from 2001 through 2008, free of charge. On this page you’ll also find links to several other lists, reports and articles by HispanicBusiness.com.

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/rankings/


2008 TOP HISPANIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Some of these Top 25 Hispanic/Latino-oriented nonprofit organizations may be new to you. Scroll down the blank page to find the article.

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/rankings/non_profit/2008/8/13/hispanic_business_magazines_2008_top_nonprofit.htm


KNIGHT NEWS CHALLENGE: DIGITAL MEDIA EXPERIMENTS

“You invent it, we fund it!” The Knight News Challenge is a world wide contest for innovative ideas using digital experiments to transform community news and information exchange. The Knight Foundation will be giving away about $5 million in 2009 for the development and distribution of neighborhood and community-focused projects, services and programs. Entries submitted must:

  • Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base
  • Serve the public interest
  • Benefit one or more specific geographic communities

Deadline: November 1, 2008

http://www.newschallenge.org/


Beverly Goodwin


 
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