Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources to help
centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured here
is a funding opportunity from Jenny's
2005, Jenny Jones, the former talk show host, established Jenny's
Heroes, through which she gives $2 million of her own money to individuals
wanting to make a difference in their local communities.
Areas: Jenny's Heroes provides grants up to $25,000 to fund
projects that promise long-term benefits. The foundation has made
grants that have been used to purchase library books, school computers,
firefighting gear, nursing home upgrades, sports equipment, free
dental services, wheelchairs, and coats for children in domestic
violence shelters. Jenny's Heroes seeks projects for which the foundation
can purchase, repair, upgrade, provide equipment, or otherwise make
improvements to benefit the community.
about some of the projects
already funded by Jenny's Heroes, including the Neighborhood
Networks Smith-Keys Computer Learning Center in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must agree to a background
check if selected.
Amount: The foundation does not provide cash. The total cost
of the project cannot exceed $25,000.
Process: Complete the brief online
application form to apply. Be specific about what you plan to
do and indicate how many people will be helped. Your description
cannot exceed more than 600 characters.
For more information, visit the Jenny's
Heroes Web site.