10 Grants to Celebrate National Children’s Day

National Children’s Day is on June 12. And, in recognition of the day, GrantWatch will be sharing some of the top grants available for programs for children below. These grants include funding for programs focused on health, education, mental health, safety, etc.

There are 2.2 billion children in the world and 73 million children in the U.S. alone. Many of these children lack the resources needed to live both a healthy and safe life. Whether it is homelessness, hunger, lack of education, violence, or health issues these children face, it is important to get the organizations and individuals the help they need to contribute to the well-being of all children in need.

COVID-19 has also made many of these problems worse for children, specifically in education. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), more than one billion children are at risk of falling behind in school due to the pandemic. Many children have also been struggling with food insecurity and nutrition issues since the pandemic started. UNICEF notes that “370 million children may have missed nutritious school meals” due to COVID-19.

10 Grants for National Children’s Day

  1. Firstly, there are grants to nonprofits for research that benefits youth throughout the country. Funding may go to studies in a broad range of fields and disciplines that reveal strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people ages 5-25.
  2. There are also grants to nonprofits for programs to promote educational success for disadvantaged children.
  3. In addition, there are grants of up to $50,000 to nonprofits for programs that benefit children and the communities in which they live. Funding is to support programs and projects that address the needs of vulnerable children, ensuring their safety, care, and education.
  4. In-kind donations are available to nonprofits, groups, municipalities, and schools to create community play spaces for children and youth.
  5. Grants are also open to nonprofits and K-12 schools to equip music programs with musical instruments. The purpose of this program is to give children nationwide the opportunity to play high-quality stringed instruments.
  6. Funding is available for nonprofits for research projects on topics related to children’s welfare and parenting. Focus areas include parenting practices and education, early childhood education and play, and early childhood welfare.
  7. There are also In-kind grants of new children’s books to libraries in rural areas. Recipients will be able to choose the most appropriate books for their community from a list of over 500 high-quality hardcover children’s books
  8. Additionally, there are grants to youth athletic organizations to enhance youth in sports programs.
  9. Grants are also available to schools to improve access to healthy and nutritious food. The purpose of this program is to promote the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in schools by providing schools with salad bars.
  10. Finally, in-kind support is available to U.S. schools for recreational activities. The support is to implement a bicycle riding program in an elementary school. 

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Looking for similar grants? Check out GrantWatch’s entire category of children’s grants. This category includes more than 1,200 grants for programs that support children in need.

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