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300000 to Make a Documentary Film

The primary focus of funding is independent documentary film. Grant awards for production typically range from $50,000 to $300,000 and provide partial support for documentary series and individual independent films. The gift funds are awarded both nationally and internationally. Contact: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 1100, Chicago, IL 60603-5285; (312) 726-8000; Fax: (312) 920-6258

Visit: www.macfound.org

100000 Grants for Songwriters

The grant funds are provided to preserve and enhance the legacy of Johnny Mercer as well as providing educational programs for music appreciation, assisting in the development of songwriters, and enhance the general appreciation of American popular music. Grants are awarded nationwide. Contact: The Johnny Mercer Foundation, c/o Prager and Fenton, 675 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017; (212) 382-2790. Application Address: The John Mercer Foundation, 234 W. 44th St., Ste. 901, New York, NY 10036; (212) 835-2299

Visit: www.johnnymercerfoundation.org/

Grants to Aid Victims of Violence

The New England Patriots’ R.O.S.E. Award offers a cash award to a female victim of violent crime who is working to overcome her adversities. The award is meant to help her continue in her journey toward regaining her self-esteem and rebuilding her life. Cash awards vary according to funding availability. Contact: The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc., (formerly Ryka Rose Foundation), 175 Federal St., Ste. 455, Boston, MA 02110; (617) 482-5400; Fax: (617) 482-3443

Visit: www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net.

500000 to Be Creative

The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $500,000 to the recipient, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years. This is a national and international award. Contact: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 1100, Chicago, IL 60603-5285; (312) 726-8000; Fax: (312) 920-6258

Visit: www.macfound.org

Achievement Award + Cash Award for Charity

The Heinz Family Foundation R.O.S.E. Achievement Award recognizes a woman survivor of violence for her work and achievements in the area of ending violence against women. The recipient’s choice of nonprofit organization receives the cash award. Contact: The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc., (formerly Ryka Rose Foundation), 175 Federal St., Ste. 455, Boston, MA 02110; (617) 482-5400; Fax: (617) 482-3443

Visit: www.rosefund.org

Grants to Aid Victims of Violence

The New England Patriots’ R.O.S.E. Award offers a cash award to a female victim of violent crime who is working to overcome her adversities. The award is meant to help her continue in her journey toward regaining her self-esteem and rebuilding her life. Cash awards vary according to funding availability. Contact: The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc., (formerly Ryka Rose Foundation), 175 Federal St., Ste. 455, Boston, MA 02110; (617) 482-5400; Fax: (617) 482-3443

Visit: www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net

85 For A Year of Business Training for Women

Women with the desire to start or expand their own businesses can look to Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, Inc. (WEB) for the knowledge and resources needed to succeed. Elements of their Business Skills Training Course include financing strategies, business skills education, internet and computer use, community networking, government certification, and legal and tax requirements. Participants receive mentoring, business consultations, and additional resource referrals as part of the package. Applicants are prescreened to ensure that they have both a viable business idea and the entrepreneurial spirit necessary for success. Participants must attend 12 weeks of training, write a business plan, and intend to start a business before or within nine months after training is completed. For a year, graduates receive free technical assistance, resources, and support from staff and WEB’s extensive network of volunteers. WEB also helps clients finance their ventures – assisting in the preparation of loan application packages for loans up to $250,000 and finding an appropriate lender. Cost for the full program – only $85 to $325, depending on income. Contact: WEB, Inc., 1118 Light St., Ste 202, Baltimore, MD 21230, 410-727-4921

Visit: www.webinc.org/

Truck Stop Employees Get 2500 to Go to School

The Bill Moon Scholarship offers twelve $2,500 scholarships to truck stop industry employees or their dependents in memory of truck stop industry founding father, Bill Moon. Students who plan on enrolling on a full-time basis in postsecondary studies at an accredited school are eligible. Contact: The NATSO Foundation, 1199 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 801, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 549-2100; Fax: (703) 684-9667

Visit: www.natsofoundation.org

Achievement Award + Cash Award for Charity

The Heinz Family Foundation R.O.S.E. Achievement Award recognizes a woman survivor of violence for her work and achievements in the area of ending violence against women. The recipient’s choice of nonprofit organization receives the cash award. Contact: The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc., (formerly Ryka Rose Foundation), 175 Federal St., Ste. 455, Boston, MA 02110; (617) 482-5400; Fax: (617) 482-3443

Visit: rosefund@ici.net.