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Deadline: 09/30/2014
Grants to USA non-profit organizations for scientific, educational or charitable projects that encourage, promote and educate as to the causes and cures for diseases and disabilities of the sight and hearing impaired. Programs and organizations may advance social educational and academic programs...
Deadline: 09/30/2014
Grants of up to $2,500 to Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas classroom teachers to improve the quality of life and education for children grades PreK-8 at Title One schools and other schools in need in the Metro Memphis area. The grants will enable teachers to implement original and creative...
Deadline: 10/01/2014
Grants of up to $32,000 are available to Tennessee municipalities and others to purchase equipment necessary to collect uncontaminated used oil from people who have removed oil from light duty motor vehicles, farm equipment, or small utility engines. Eligible purchases include such items as...
Deadline: 10/01/2014
Grants of $1,000 to USA elementary and middle schools and non-profit organizations to implement a before-school physical activity program intended to help get kids moving in a fun way and wake up their bodies for a day of learning. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis...

About the Author: Libby Hikind

Libby Hikind is the founder of GrantWatch.com. Libby Hikind, first published NYC GrantWatch in 1999 as a weekly non-profit newsletter. She stopped publication in 2001, to run for City Council where she felt she could bring more funding dollars to NYC. After only winning the Democratic Primary election, she returned to teaching public school and continued her grant writing efforts on behalf of the non-profit community. Since retirement, Libby has worked to build GrantWatch.com. On a daily basis, Libby contacts grants' program managers, reviews numerous publications and adds new grants to the website.

Libby is also the president of PGWHC, Inc., a grant writing/development consulting firm that provides organizations with a means to develop new areas of funding in: education, disabilities, early childhood, special education, social services, employment, job training, youth, health, safety, entitlements, substance abuse, homelessness, environment, parenting, etc.

PGWHC, Inc, Professional Grant Writers & Health Consultants was first established in 1994, to provide the following services:

  • Locating available federal, state, local and foundation grants and contracts.
  • Completing needs assessments.
  • Researching literature for best practices.
  • Developing proposal plan.
  • Writing proposal narratives and developing budgets.
  • Negotiating budgets with grant officers.
  • Monitoring quality assurance, evaluating programs, preparing evaluation reports.
  • Broadening client base and increasing organizational capacity.
  • Representing organizations at significant meetings.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Professional development for organization staff.
  • Developing special projects and preparing special events.
  • Planning, organizing and facilitating conferences.
  • Marketing programs and developing organizational mail plan.
  • Developing text and graphic design for brochures and public relations materials.
  • Writing job postings and letters.
  • Preparing minutes from board meetings, writing board resolutions.
  • Preparing press releases and networking with the press for news coverage.

Libby Hikind has obtained more than 11 million in grant funding dollars. The most notable are:

Child Health Plus of Staten Island, NYS Early Intervention Center in Queens, Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Brooklyn, Parent to Parent Resource Center for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Caregiver Support for Family Members of Alzheimer's Patients, EDWAA, JTPA, and Community Youth Development.

PGWHC's clients includes hospitals, universities, schools, preschools, community based organizations and neighborhood coalitions.

Libby Hikind, has written both literacy and social studies NYC Department of Education school curriculum, scored the New York State English Language Arts and Math exams, participated in peer review committees for the United States Department of Education, authored four children's picture books, ran a successful primary election campaign for NYC City Council, served as a team leader for FEMA's Project Liberty and taught NYC Public School students for 29 1/2 years.

To contact Libby, please go to our contact page


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Deadline: 09/22/2014
Grants to Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin non-profit organizations and accredited educational institutions offering programs that address one of the following community areas of focus:...
Deadline: 09/30/2014
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA educators to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programming in grades pre-K through 12. The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool within the school day using the arts in...
Deadline: 09/30/2014
Grants to USA non-profit charitable organizations whose principal purposes involve the medical, educational, economic, social and general welfare of people in the USA and worldwide. A special emphasis is placed on benefiting the health and wellness of children and young adults and on increasing...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to USA organizations engaged in charitable works in the fields of education and teacher training, medicine (with a special emphasis on hearing and cardiology), and promoting entrepreneurial skills to explore and develop creative, scalable, and sustainable solutions to critical social...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to USA non-profits that work in the areas of education, arts, social services, youth, health, and the environment. While grants will be made throughout the USA, priority may be given to non-profits benefiting communities in Wisconsin and California. The Foundation's goals are to make...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to USA classroom teachers to support pets or aquariums in Pre-K through 8th grade classrooms for the purpose of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. Only small animals that reside in the classroom are eligible for this program. Applicants may choose from...


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