The PaperSeed Foundation is currently accepting applications from emerging community-based organization for its educations grants. The grants will strengthen educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved and resource-lacking communities around the world.
The foundation believes every child, regardless of race, creed, or country, deserves quality education and the possibility of a strong future.
Foundation provides funds for capacity building, training, management support and projects that fall under the following categories:
- Deeper Learning for All: providing computers and books for libraries, creating school tutoring centers, funding for essential teacher training, life skills education, and specifically developed programs to keep girls in school, such as scholarships, reproductive health education and/or providing sanitary napkins.
- Creative Learning: starting or expanding programs in music, arts and sports.
- Cultural Awareness: ensuring the young people are aware of their own cultural heritage, and that of others.
- Environmental Education: starting or expanding programs that inform the next generation of the importance of the environment.
- Sound Structures: construction of classrooms, computer labs, libraries, school sanitary facilities, hand-washing stations and kitchens; solidifying existing structures with reinforced windows, ceilings and cement floors.
- Emerging community-based organization that have not previously received substantial international support and generally fund organizations with an annual budget below $150,000 USD.
- Applicants must be
- Local leaders who were born and raised in the communities they are seeking to transform.
- Involved in directly providing services to children and young people that strengthen education.
- Sustainable, long-lasting initiatives or projects that will create lasting impact after foundation ceases to be directly involved.
- Management Structure with established systems and processes that ensure responsible management of accounting and reporting.
- Grantees must have a holistic approach to children’s education and development that empowers children and young people to reach their full potential.
- Grantees must have innovation and creativity in solution-driven approaches that are effective in strengthening educational opportunities and achievement.
- The foundation does not fund, individuals; government entities; organizations or programs designed to influence legislation or elect public officials; organizations or programs solely intended to generate income or provide charity to individuals; academic or medical research; fundraising drives; or endowments.
Applicants can apply by forwarding their letters of inquiry (upto 3 pages maximum) to the Foundation via mail, fax or email on the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit education program.