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The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic Literacy
Projects for Youth and the General Public

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The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

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Grants starting at $3,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that will raise national awareness of the need for economic education. Funding is intended for programs that engage youth and the general public in economic education or create a demand for greater economic literacy.

Areas of Focus:

- The application of new strategies for teaching economics including online and web-based instruction is of interest to the Foundation.
- Projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding more often and/or more effectively are of specific interest.
- Programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth and/or young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system are very important to the Foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173515

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation makes grants of various sizes. The average grant is approximately $22,000, however grants as small as $3,500 and as large as $150,000 have been made.

Term of Contract:

Occasionally, multi-year grants are made for larger projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation may only support non-profit 501(c) (3)organizations.

The Foundation does not support programs outside of the United States.

The Foundation will not support overhead or indirect costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Please note, the Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations, learned institutions, universities, colleges, and government sources.

Applications are due by September 15 for review in November/December, or by February 15 for review in May/June.

The Foundation does not use a specific application form. Instead, applicants should develop a proposal of no more than 10 pages using the "criteria for evaluation" as a guideline:

Applicants should include, along with the proposal: (1) a copy of the IRS designation letter, (2) a list of their Board of Directors, (3) their most recent audit statement, and (4) an annual budget.

Those proposing projects should examine the compendium of existing economic education materials and programs cataloged in the Kazanjian Economic Education Reviews ( before completing an application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All applications should be sent to:

The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 300 Dallas
PA 18612-0330

Dr. Michael MacDowell, Managing Director
Phone: (570) 675-7074
Fax: (570) 675-8436

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