Love Life Honor Peace

The GrantWatch family is with you, London!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their friends, families and everyone affected by yesterday's attack in London. World leaders offer condolences and support. Big Ben has been lit up in red to honor the victims. The lights of the Eiffel Tower have been turned off in solidarity as the world mourns a shocking loss. The United States has offered Prime Minister, Theresa May our full support. 

Libby Hikind, CEO of GrantWatch.com has designed a replacement for the peace sign of the seventies.  Libby's vision includes doves of all nationalities, carrying olive branches with hearts and a full surrender flag. The design inspires an embrace of life, love and peace around the world.

Not all peoples are raised to love life and honor peace. Your organization and community can make the difference and become peace ambassadors. 

GrantWatch will be printing Love Life, Honor Peace shirts and will make them available to nonprofits to purchase in bulk. Nonprofits will be able to sell them and use the funds for community activities that promote peace and safety.  They will also be available as perks for crowdfunders on Uhelpfund.com.

Send an email demonstrating your interest in these shirts to HonorPeace@GrantWatch.com and or comment below.  Share it out.

These horrific and devastating incidents remind us how fragile life can be. We live in a beautiful, yet often scary world. In just a moment, everything can change. This is why it is so important to be familiar with the security initiatives, procedures and resources of your local area. It is also crucial to have a safety plan in place for emergencies that tells your family know you are ok.

We have no way of knowing when emergencies will arrive and how they will affect us. The best thing we can do for ourselves and each other is to find love in our hearts, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Your organization should plan, practice and prepare for emergency situations with security and safety grants listed on GrantWatch.com


GrantWatch Security and Safety Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies,IHEs, and Individuals for Research on School Safety

Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, IHEs, and certain qualified individuals for research that will inform enhancements to school safety. 

Deadline: 3/30/17

Grants to Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies for the Purchase of Professional Police Dogs

Grants to Arizona law enforcement agencies for acquiring skilled and efficient police dogs.

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Vermont Nonprofits and Schools for Community Development, Disaster Relief, and Economic Security

Grants ranging from $100 to $750 to Vermont nonprofit organizations and public schools to benefit communities primarily within the funding source’s service area.

Deadline: 3/31/17

Raise Money on Uhelpfund for Nonprofits, Small Businesses, Start-ups, Inventions, and Disaster Relief throughout the USA, Canada, and International Communities

Uhelpfund is used to raise money while applying for grants. The 30-day crowdfunding strategy will empower you to utilize your "crowd", social media and email contacts to ask for contributions, and to ask contributors to forward your campaign to their "crowd". https://www.uhelpfund.com/

Deadline: Ongoing

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BUILDING a Better Future with Environmental Grants

GrantWatch.com proudly plays an integral role in building a healthier, stronger tomorrow. The environmental grants and sustainability grants posted, support farming, gardening, clean air, clean water and a variety of other vital initiatives to create a healthier tomorrow (see below for grants). 

Human beings are spending an unprecedented amount of time indoors. The long-term effects and health risks associated with poor ventilation, mold, dampness, and other unhealthy conditions is a source of intense research and development. 

National Geographic has made hopeful discoveries in this area. This research, part of the Urban Expeditions series has discovered green construction methods that will better both mankind and the buidings in which we spend 90% of our lives within. With eager participation, carefully executed research and alysis, National Geographic has discovered ways in which buildings may actually improve our health! 

Before he became a public health researcher at Harvard, Joseph Allen investigated hundreds of “sick buildings” as a consultant for owners who complained about illness in workers or residents from mold, dampness, and other unhealthy conditions.

The green building movement—which has been growing over the past few decades—has gradually expanded from a focus on reducing water and energy usage to a holistic approach that incorporates how buildings affect the people in them.

The wide-ranging efforts include improving indoor air quality and even increasing activity levels of building occupants. Allen and colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have defined nine foundations for healthier buildings, such as better water quality, reducing noise, regulating temperature, and maximizing light.

In fact, Allen’s group has even coined a new term for this work: buildingomics. The idea is derived from genomics—in the same way that a person is more than individual genes, a building is more than the sum of its parts. “We’re trying to change how people think about buildings,” he says.

The green building movement has improved the quality and secured health benefits of structures by implementing a few fascinating factors. The air we breathe, natural light, active design, bringing the outdoors in (biophilia, the practice of incorporating natural elements and plants to improve air quality) and building for resilience has proven successul in creating a healthier environment for humans. GrantWatch.com lists several grants in support of the environment, sustainability and green initiatives that secure a healthier future for our planet.

Environment Grants on GrantWatch.com

Grants to PreK-12 Schools, Nonprofits, and Agencies for Youth Environmental Education

Grants of $500 to preK-12 schools, government agencies, and nonprofit community organizations that provide youth educational services to establish sites for environmental and wildlife education. 

Deadline: 5/31/17

Grants to Multiple USA States and Ontario Nonprofits and Agencies for Environmental Program

Grants to Ontario and USA charitable, educational, and governmental organizations in the Great Lakes region for programs and projects that promote environmental sustainability. 

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States to Mitigate the Environmental Impact of Humans

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible states for activities that mitigate the environmental impact of humans on the planet. 

Deadline: 3/31/17

What do you think of the green building movement ("buildingomics")? Have you participated in any efforts to improve the environment?

Please sare your story and leave a comment below!

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Grants for the Classroom

Publicly funded schools don't have the budgets to bring sufficient creativity to the classroom. Applying for and being awarded a classroom grant has the power to reinvigorate the mindsets of teachers, giving them a fresh perspective on how valuable their work is and inspiring them to grow and learn alongside their students.

GrantWatch.com proudly lists hundreds of grants for children, serving a wide variety of school, community and health related initiatives. If you operate or volunteer for a nonprofit that supports the mental, physical or emotional health of children in your community, be sure to search the available grants in support of your cause. 

Current GrantWatch listings include exciting and interesting opportunities for both teachers and students. Classroom grants provide creative tools for teaching children to learn about responsibility, the environment and social issues. Our grant listings support youth-led community service, promote arts & science programs for deaf students and award fellowships to students thriving in theater arts, just to name a few. 

These innovative methods to get students excited about learning and engaged in their lessons is also a wonderful gift for teachers.

Take a quick look at a few of these new initiatives GrantWatch.com classroom grants can achieve. Be sure to share with your favorite teachers, educators and students!

Grants to USA Individuals and Groups for Youth-Led Community Service Projects

Grants of $200 and grants of up to $400 for USA individuals and community, school, and nonprofit groups for youth-led community service projects. 

Deadline: 3/31/17

Grants to USA and Canada Deaf Students to Attend Extracurricular Arts and Science Programs

Grants to USA, territories and Canada children who are deaf or hard of hearing to attend after-school, summer, and weekend arts and sciences programming.  

Deadline: 3/31/17

Scholarships and Fellowships to USA Students and Individuals for Professional Training in the Theater Arts

Scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 to USA students and individual artists, including actors, directors, and designers, for professional training, mentorships, and creative and artistic advancement in the theater arts. 

Deadline: 3/31/17

 

 

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GrantWatch Weekly Forecast: Wacky Weather and Wonderful Grants

Welcome to the GrantWatch Weekly Forecast!

Gather supplies and get comfortable as we prepare for some wacky weather. The pressure of Winter Storm Stella is affecting every region of the U.S. this week. Here are some predictions to best prepare for the unseasonably warm or snowy skies in your neck of the woods. 

We've thrown in a few great environment and climate grants, to boot! 

A nor'easter will bring heavy snow and wind to parts of the Northeast early this week.

Cold temperatures will remain in place in the East for much of the week.

Record-warm temperatures are possible in parts of the West, while the Northwest remains wet.

Monday evening into Tuesday evening, Winter Storm Stella may undergo "bombogenesis" – an ominous-sounding term frequently used in the winter to describe powerful low-pressure systems that intensify rapidly. –Weather.com

Whether you're in the warming winds of California, unseasonably snowy and storm bound New York or Washington DC, prepare for some wacky weather this week. Newscasters are advising residents in the Northeast to stay indoors. Flights are canceled as airports prepare for the storm. Schools and colleges are closed.

Make the most of your time stuck inside! Search current grant listings on www.GrantWatch.com or start a www.Uhelpfund.com crowdfunding campaign. Here's a look at some of our featured environment grants, aimed to improve the environment by addressing climate change, raising climate change awareness and integrating environmental lesson plans for students. 

Climate & Environment Grants

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits to Improve the Environment by Addressing Climate Change and Sustainability

Grants to Maryland nonprofits for programs that will improve the local environment. 

Deadline: 04/21/17

Grants to Kansas K-12 Teachers for Projects and Lesson Plans on Climate Change

Deadline: 04/04/17

Grants to Montana Nonprofits for Social Justice, Environment, and Economic Development

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations that are working to promote social justice, combat climate change, and strengthen the economy. Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to the deadline. 

Deadline: 4/01/17

Grants to Ontario Organizations and Businesses to Expand the Agriculture-Based Food and Bioproducts Market

Grants to Ontario nonprofits and teams of organizations, including for-profits, nonprofits, and research institutions, to promote the agriculture business sector. 

Deadline:  4/20/17

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Branding Your Nonprofit

Establishing your brand, whether that brand is a company, foundation, nonprofit or small business, is absolutely vital to securing continued success. Most nonprofits have a distinct, niche audience, as they are dedicated to a specific cause or mission. Promote the positive actions and aspirations of your nonprofit to online and offline networks to ensure your audience is engaged and inspired. Efforts and accomplishments of community service, healthcare, education, preservation or other socially relevant missions should be shared on social media channels and through email marketing campaigns.

 

"Build positive brand recognition with online presence and community outreach programs that foster an actively involved supporter base! Streamline your efforts and prepare to be impressed with the great power of branding for your nonprofit."Libby Hikind, Founder & CEO of GrantWatch.com

Branding for Nonprofits :  Developing Identity with IntegrityStrengthen the image of your nonprofit with positive social impact to secure the loyalty and word-of-mouth publicity among your audience. For instance, sending out an email marketing campaign announcing, "We have raised $5,000 for Families in Transition" will create a positive association with your brand. When receivers next hear the name of your nonprofit, they will instinctively feel an appreciation and be more likely to engage in the announcement. This helps to build a stronger, more engaged and larger network that will help to build up a larger community of followers for your cause and nonprofit.  

Supporters who are engaged and impressed with the work of your nonprofit are also far more likely to share your brand with their friends and family. >Click to Tweet<

Social media and email marketing is a great way to increase reach, build online and industry authority, publicize accomplishments, attract new supporters, publicize fundraising events or even host a contest! People who support your cause but haven't yet been able to volunteer will learn about your initiatives and remain motivated to become an active participant. This is how branding your nonprofit helps to convert online followers to real life supporters.                 The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing

When your network connections see and share your social media posts of positive accomplishment, they become an advocate of your organization. Email marketing campaigns should highlight the noteworthy, memorable accomplishments of your charity to build brand value and secure lasting, loyalty driven relationships with connections. These branding methods strengthen your network and open new doors of opportunity for your nonprofit.

Start by creating a Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Page for your nonprofit. Begin using these channels to post about your events, the people or communities you've helped and the founding mission of your charity. Then, sign up for an email marketing account on Constant Contact. When you send out an announcement, Constant Contact will analyze data for you that will let you know when your audience is most likely to open your emails and who is engaging with the content. The responses you receive on social media and to email marketing will help you to better understand your audience and build your nonprofit brand. 

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What Every Nonprofit Can Learn from the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

The Street Painting Festival is a stellar example of nonprofit success. This year, 2017 marked the 23rd annual Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth, FL.

"The Street Painting Festival and its committee work in partnership with the City of Lake Worth, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the LULA Arts District, creating an event that today serves as an inspiration and model for similar events throughout the United States and abroad." – Street Painting Festival 501(c)(3)

With over 600 artists, main stage music, food court and beverage tents, the award-winning 2 day event is the largest free festival of its kind. It also sets the perfect example of nonprofit organization success. Art enthusiasts from around the world gathered as artists transformed downtown Lake Worth into a pop-up art gallery. The Street Painting Festival springs asphalt to life with traditional, 3D and textured creations. Downtown Lake Worth is brightened by 280 chalk drawings between Federal Highway and H Street and between First Avenue South and Second Avenue North.

The first Street Painting Festival was organized in 1995 by a group of Lake Worth residents, led by Erin Allen and Maryanne Webber. Over 20 years later, Webber remains a dedicated volunteer chairperson and artist coordinator on the Street Painting Festival committee. Each year the Street Painting Festival partners with another charity to give back to the community. In 2017, the Street Painting Festival partners with Wheels for Kids 501(c)(3), providing custom wheel chairs for children with special needs who can neither purchase them nor qualify for public or charitable funding.

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 The popular event creates a positive presence in the community, while raising funds that support socially responsible causes. The free festival is supported by the nonprofit and attracts more attendees every year. The method of partnering with a new nonprofit each year is an exceptional way of optimizing the event publicity. By supporting positive ventures like Wheels for Kids, the Street Painting Festival 501(c)(3) is exposed to a greater audience and empowered to accomplish more in the community.

Do you currently network with a group of artists or volunteer for a nonprofit organization in your community? Consider organizing a Street Painting Festival or other creative event in your hometown! This is a great way to unite communities and benefit worthy causes. 

Current Arts & Culture Grants on GrantWatch: 

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies for Arts Activities in Underserved Communities

Grants of $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, local education agencies, and tribes for projects that expand arts opportunities for underserved populations.  Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Artists for the Production of Live Theater Shows Using Puppets

Grants ranging between $3,000 and $7,000 to USA nonprofits and artists for projects to develop creative performances using puppets.  Deadline: 9/11/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Postsecondary Journalism Educator for Contributions to the Field

Award to a USA, Canada, or International postsecondary-level journalism educator to recognize exemplary teaching ability, journalism education, and contributions to maintaining high standards within the profession. Deadline: 3/20/17

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Find Your Next Grant

You will find many grant options when researching GrantWatch.com. From the variety of grantor’s, search tools and save features, you will discover a variety of resources to help you find the perfect grant. Our grant detail pages display in presentation quality, making them easy to read and review with your group. 

Each grant listing outlines the specific eligibility parameters of that grant; geographic focus, estimated size, pre-application information, summary, funding source contacts and URLs for grant applications (RFPs). Our grant search engine is also optimized for user friendly navigation, with the ability to search for grants by category, location, funding source, grant type, grant ID or keyword.

Let's start your GrantWatch search!

Search by Category

Each category has been carefully selected in accordance to the type of grants offered by each funding source.  We cross categorize to cover every aspect of the grants' eligibility. When you go to GrantWatch.com, more than 50 categories are displayed on the right side of your screen. 

*CTRL F on your category page may help you quickly identify grants with a specific keyword.

For example, if you were in the Preservation category, clicked CTRL F and entered the word "historical", you would easily find the historical preservation grants. Don't forget to turn the page, and do it again, because there are many.

Grant categories cover a wide range of special interests and humanitarian causes, including Arts & Culture, Mental HealthTechnology and many more. 

Arts & Culture Grant:

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, and Agencies for Arts Activities in Underserved Communities

Deadline: 5/4/17

Mental Health Grant:

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Psychology Research that Solves Social Problems

Deadline: 4/1/17

Technology Grant:

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Student Teams for Running Online Advertising Campaigns

Deadline: 4/12/17

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Search by Location

Utilize each search tool at Grantwatch.com to cut down your research time.  Go to “choose your location” and set your homepage to your state. We also list Canada, Israel and various International grants. 

Grants to USA, Central and Eastern Europe, and South Africa Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote a Healthy Civil Society

Deadline: Ongoing

Search by Keyword

Our keyword feature is a fantastic way to optimize your grant search, and is only available to paid subscribers. This function looks for matching words contained in the grant listing. To search by keyword, go to "Advanced Search" under "Search for a Grant," and type the word or phrase you wish to search. 

*Do not combine your search by categories with your search for keywords – it will narrow the search and you will miss some grants.

Search by Grant ID

Each grant posting contains a specific GrantWatch.com grant ID #, making it easy for users to conveniently store, save and reference listings. Go to "Advanced Search" under "Search for a Grant" and type the number in the GrantWatch ID field. Click "Go" to pull up that particular grant listing. If you want to save the grant by the title, copy the URL, found at the top of the webpage, and paste it into an Excel or Word document. The link will take you directly to the grant listing. 

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Healthy Children Play Outside

GrantWatch.com lists over 700 grants for children, in support of their healthy growth and development. Our children's health grants promote initiatives that increase outdoor activity and improve quality of life for our youth. Recent studies reveal shocking statistics that children are getting less exercise playing outside than ever before. This alarming report concerns parents and teachers in communities across the nation, who have good reason for their concern. Nature is vital to the health and happiness of all humans. Recent studies in psychology and physical health reveal that while time outdoors is beneficial at every stage of life, it is most crucial for developing children. Playing outside and being engaged in nature allows kids to absorb Vitamin D, develop social skills and get exercise.

"70% of mothers recall spending time outdoors every day as children, while only 31% of their children do."  –National Geographic 

"The average American boy or girl spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen."  –NWF

Let's take a look at some of our grants for children. Be sure to share these grants with friends, teachers and nonprofits in your area. Help to foster health and wellness for future generations. 

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In-Kind Grants to Nonprofits, Schools, and Municipalities to Create Outside Play Areas

Grants to design and build playgrounds and play areas for children. Funding source will facilitate and support organizations in developing and building a playground.  

Deadline:  Ongoing

Grants to USA K-12 Schools to Increase Physical Activity and Promote Nutrition for Students

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA K-12 schools for programs and initiatives that increase student engagement in physical activity and that promote healthy eating habits for students.  Deadline:  4/7/17

Grants to USA K-12 Schools for Programs that Provide Students with a Healthy Breakfast

Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to USA K-12 schools to create or expand their breakfast programs. Funding is intended to promote an increase in breakfast participation among students.  Deadline:  4/7/17

Browse more sports and recreation grants

The National Wildlife Federation outlines these health benefits that children receive from outdoor playgrounds and play areas:

Body

  • Simply spending time outdoors raises levels of Vitamin D, helping protect children from future bone problems, heart disease, diabetes and other health issues.

Mind

  • Statistics show a high correlation rate between time spent in natural settings and reduced ADHD symptoms in children.
  • Schools who have implemented environmental education programs achieve higher average scores on standardized tests in math, reading, writing and listening.

For children to be physically fit, socially adept and strong in mind, they must experience time playing outside. This simple truth presents a challenge for communities in need of outdoor play areas, children's health and fitness programs. GrantWatch.com children's grants support the building of outdoor playgrounds to increase the amount of time and frequency kids are spending outside. Additionally, our sports and recreation grants support the development of healthy eating and exercise habits for K-12 students.

Are you involved with a nonprofit or school that works to improve the physical and spiritual health of children? Is there a mission in your community to build an outdoor playground or launch a fitness program for the local kids? GrantWatch.com grants have the power to enrich the lives of children in your neighborhood. Share this post to spread the word. Let's get our kids spending more time outside, developing healthy minds and bodies.

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Presidents’ Day Historical Quirks

Happy Presidents' Day!

While you may shake your head at unconventional tweeting, what would you think about John Quincy Adams who took full advantage of the White House's proximity to the Potomac River by wading through the river nude almost daily at 5:00 a.m.? Or Warren Harding who really liked to gamble, and in one poker game bet the White House china collection and lost it all, in one hand. How about a President Herbert Hoover who spoke Mandarin Chinese fluently with his family and would speak Chinese around the White House to prevent others from understanding them?

Ulysses S. Grant

Imagine the news feeds of today if a sitting president (as was the case with Ulysses S. Grant), was locked up and fined $20 for a speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast?

We remember Ulysses S. Grant and all our past presidents today with honor for their considerable accomplishments.

While Donald Trump is the oldest president in history to take office (age 70), Ulysses S. Grant was then the youngest president of his time, elected for a first term at the age 46.

He is celebrated as a war hero and recognized for stabilizing the nation during the turbulent Reconstruction period. Sound familiar about the daily turbulence of present day, USA? 

Yet, we cannot grant homage to this historical figure without raising a brow at his equestrian indiscretion.

Are these presidential tidbits of interest to you? Are you a history buff? 

Browse a plethora of historical grants available to nonprofits, students and groups to further knowledge and preservation of history on GrantWatch.com.

Grants to Mississippi Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Culture, Heritage, and Tourism Promotion

Grants of up to $24,500 Mississippi nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of the Mississippi Delta region.  Deadline: 3/20/2017

Interested in learning more about Ulysses S. Grant's home state of Ohio?

Grants to Richland County, Ohio K-12 Teachers for Projects in Music, Literature, Writing, and History

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to Richland County, Ohio K-12 teachers for projects in music, literature appreciation, writing, or Ohio history.  Deadline: 4/13/17

The history of the fine and lockup:

From a very young age, Ulysses S. Grant showed great aptitude in horsemanship. Following the expressed dis-interest in working at the family tannery business, he was sent to West Point at the age of 17. Grant had a strong understanding of geology and mathematics, yet struggled in other areas and received several demerits for sloppy dressing. He graduated in 1843, the 21st of 39 West Point graduates. Throughout youth and into his adulthood, Grant continued to excel in horsemanship. 

Are you a horse-lover, too? 

Contest for USA Animal Welfare Organizations for Events that Raise Awareness of Homeless Horses 

Contest to win up to $25,000 for USA equine rescues and sanctuaries that hold community events between April 21-26, 2017. The events can be geared toward education, training, or family-friendly fun, and are intended to raise awareness of the plight of homeless horses. Deadline: 4/1/2017

Memoirs from William West, the officer who cited our 18th president for equestrian speeding: 

West caught Grant’s buggy booking it at “a furious pace” past the corner of M and 13th Streets. America’s top elected official was almost immediately pulled over. 

“Mister President,” said West, “I want to tell you that you were violating the law by driving at reckless speed. Your fast driving, sir, has set the example for a lot of other gentlemen. It is endangering the lives of the people who have to cross the street in this locality. Only this evening a lady was knocked down by one of the racing teams.” Duly reprimanded, Grant apologized and promised that it wouldn’t happen again. 

Less than twenty-four hours later, it did. 

West again caught the Commander in Chief flying at breakneck speed over the same stretch of road. “Do you think, officer, that I was violating the speed laws?” asked Grant.

“I certainly do, Mr. President,” replied West. After reminding Grant of his broken vow, he added, “I am very sorry, Mr. President, to have to do it, for you are the nation’s chief executive, but my duty is plain, sir: I shall have to place you under arrest!”

Grant's exact response has been lost to history—though many claim that he reacted admirably, encouraging West to “Do your duty, my good man.” West escorted him to the police station, where the leader who had helped win the Civil War was swiftly booked and fined.   

Fortunately, there were no hard feelings on either man's part. A fellow horse-lover, West ultimately befriended the president. The pair would often get together and, during one of their many chats, the lawman made an awkward admission: before joining the force, he’d been a speed demon himself.  –Mental Floss

Happy Presidents' Day from the GrantWatch.com family!

Remember to ride and drive safely. 

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Make Your Mark Through the ARTS

Do you or your organization dabble in the arts? GrantWatch.com lists grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, graphic, arts programming, local arts events, and arts education. We also list grants for film, media and design. GrantWatch.com is the grant search that gets results

During my Fine Arts Minor at Brooklyn College, I was intrigued by Cubism. In my art history textbook, the piece I interpreted and painted (see above) only appeared in gray scale and the internet had not yet been born. Yet, I saw the color within the lines. 

Throughout my teaching career, I used Cubism to help students overcome the fear of the empty page with the ability to explore everything in terms of planes and angles using rulers, shades and tints. New grants are awarded regularly to those who are looking to overcome these fears and color within the lines. 

If you’re an artist – whether visual artist, arts educator, performing artist, a musical artist, a writer, or a digital artist – and want to make your mark on the world, find the grant you need to achieve your dream on GrantWatch.com!

Hundreds of years from now, a student could be studying YOUR work. Who knows what your period’s name will be? Millenism or DigitalDots?  

This is the original painted in 1909 by Pablo Picasso, Woman and Pears Fernande Olivier. According to the Met Museum, "Cubism was one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. It was created by Pablo Picasso  (Spanish, 1881–1973) and Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963) in Paris between 1907 and 1914. The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should reflect nature…So they reduced and fractured objects into geometric forms, and then realigned these within a shallow, relieflike space. They also used multiple or contrasting vantage points."

Today, you can visit MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art, The MET and many other museums around the world to see some of the original works from and inspired by this period.

If you’re an arts nonprofit, educational facility or enthusiast of the arts, be sure to browse the art grants on GrantWatch.com. We list a variety of grants for the artistic and cultural enrichment of students and communities.

Make your mark with grants for the arts. Unlock your potential or help a friend or family member discover their own creative abilities today!

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