Grants To Individuals

100000 or MORE to Promote Open Societies

The Open Society Institute offers grants to individuals both nationally and internationally. Grants are typically up to $100,000 but may be higher. The awards can be used to promote open societies by supporting an array of activities dealing with educational, social, legal, and health care reform, and by encouraging alternative approaches to complex and controversial issues. Grants are national. Contact: Open Society Institute, 400 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019; (212) 548-0600; Fax: (212) 548-4600

Visit: www.soros.org

Money to Fix Up Your Home After a Disaster

Called Federal Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households and referred to as Program #96.048 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides grants to individuals and households affected by a disaster to enable them to address their disaster-related housing needs. The money can be used for the following: 1) Temporary Housing, 2) Repair, 3) Replacement, and 4) Permanent Housing Construction. Assistance not used for the specified purpose will be required to be returned. Contact Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20528, 202- 282-8000

Visit: www.dhs.gov

Up to 1000 to Help Pay for Your Tuition and Books

The Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation provides educational grants to individuals and institutions for educational purposes and to assist in paying for tuition and books. Grants range from $100 up to $1,000. Contact: Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation, Inc., 8815 Wesleyan Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-1171; (317) 876-1913; Fax: (317) 876-1057

Visit: www.aepi.org

Money for Italian Americans

The Italian-American Community Services Agency awards grants to Italian-Americans in financial need and indigent individuals, including senior citizens. It had a total of $15,690 for grants to individuals. Contact: Italian-American Community Services Agency (formerly Italian Welfare Agency, Inc. ), 678 Green St., San Francisco, CA 94133-3896. Phone: 415-362-6423; website

Visit: italiancommunityservices.org/index.htm