MOAPPP Announcements

You are invited to become a Let's Talk Month 2007 Partner!

Let's Talk Month is only two months away so we are encouraging you to start planning now for an activity during the month of October to promote LTM's key message that parents must be their children's primary sexual health educators. For more information about what it means to be a LTM partner as well as how to sign up, visit MOAPPP's website.

Other Announcements

Join Minnesota Teens for AIDS Prevention (MN-TAP) for the 2007-2008 School Year

The Minnesota AIDS Project is looking for interested youth, ages 13-18, to apply to become a MN-TAP member for the '07-08 school year. MN-TAP members work with fellow teens to influence their awareness and knowledge about policies affecting adolescent sexual health and to engage them as community leaders. For more information about how you can get involved, please contact Kate Nelson at 612-373-9162 or kate.nelson@mnaidsproject.org. Additional information is available from the event flyer. (PDF)


Co-Parent Court Proposed for Hennepin County

Under the direction of Presiding Judge Bruce Peterson, Hennepin County Family Court is developing plans for “Co-Parent Court” to improve services to unmarried parents and their children. Planning efforts have now reached a point where the Court is ready to develop more specific plans for Co-Parent Court and seek funding for a three-year pilot project. The Court is asking interested organizations to respond to a Solicitation of Interest by September 7, 2007. A question and answer session will be held on August 10, 2007 at noon at the Family Justice Center in Room 172.


MDH Report Released: Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota, July 2007

The Minnesota Department of Health announced the release of the state's first-ever report on the estimated economic impact of rape and other forms of sexual assault. The report estimates costs of almost $8 billion in 2005, including medical and mental health care for victims, lost work and other quality of life issues, victim services and criminal justice costs. To download a copy of the news release, visit www.health.state.mn.us.


Sexual Violence Prevention Network Sets Meeting Dates

Sexual Violence Prevention Network, co-hosted by the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), the MN Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the MN Department of Health (MDH), is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration. Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is welcome to attend. The meetings are held quarterly, on Fridays, at various locations around the state, free of charge. The next meeting is August 17, 2007.

In the News

No Further Decline in Rate of Sexually Active Teens Since 2001

The decline in the percentage of teenagers having sexual intercourse has stalled after reaching a plateau in 2001, according to a new analysis of data from a nationwide Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey. To read the full article, visit The Washington Post.


House Passes Spending Bill That Increases Abstinence Only Until Marriage Program Funding

The House recently voted to approve a $27.8 million increase in funding for Community Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) programs. Comprehensive sex education advocates have expressed disappointment with the House decision to increase funding for programs that have not shown effectiveness in adolescent sexual health outcomes. Advocates plan to continue work to remedy this decision. The bill has not yet been acted on in the Senate. Visit www.advocatesforyouth.org to read a press release from Advocates for Youth. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


House Passes Bill Reauthorizing Title V with Important Modifications

Last week the House voted to reauthorize Title V for two additional years. Historically a source of federal funding for states to operate abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, this reauthorization includes several modifications allowing for increasing states' flexibility in funding. If adopted by the Senate and signed by the President, these modifications would provide the first federal funding stream for comprehensive sex education programs in the nation's history. To read more about the state flexibility provisions, visit www.siecus.org.


Chlamydia Common Among Young Women and Men

A recent nationally representative survey of 6,632 people ages 14-39 found a significant number had chlamydia. Based on samples taken between 1999 and 2002, researchers estimated 2.2 percent of Americans within that age group had chlamydia infection and 0.24 percent had gonorrhea. For more detailed information, please visit www.cdcnpin.org


New Test for Cervical Cancer

Experts are hopeful that an inexpensive testing procedure for cervical cancer can save the lives of many thousands of women annually in developing nations. Please visit www.cdcnpin.org for more information.


Gardasil Adopted by Vaccines for Children Program

Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil has been adopted by all 55 of the CDC's Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program immunization projects. Gardasil will be available through all VFC programs in all 50 states. VFC provides no-cost immunizations to children ages nine to 18 covered by Medicaid, Alaskan Native and American Indian children, and some uninsured and underinsured children. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


Federal Report on Adolescent Sexual Health

The teen birth rate in the U.S. reached a record low in 2005, and condom use among high school students increased, according to a report recently released by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. In addition, fewer high school students reported having sexual intercourse compared to data from 1991. The full report is available online at http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/index.asp.


Barr Laboratories' Plan B Sales Double After FDA Authorization for Nonprescription Sales

Sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B, which can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after intercourse, have increased from about $40 million annually to an expected $80 million for 2007, according to the drug's maker Barr Laboratories. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


Former Surgeon General Carmona Says Bush Administration Blocked Him From Speaking About Stem Cell Research, Sex Education, Emergency Contraception

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona said the Bush administration routinely blocked him from speaking out or issuing reports on human embryonic stem cell research, abstinence-only sex education, emergency contraception and other sensitive public health issues while he was serving in the position. Carmona went on to say, "The problem with this approach is that in public health, as in a democracy, there is nothing worse than ignoring science or marginalizing the voice of science for reasons driven by changing political winds." For more information, please visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


Parents get a 'C'

When it comes to understanding the realties of teen sexuality, young people give adults an average grade of "C," according to the 9th Annual Teen Report Card from the Uhlich Children's Advantage Network (UCAN). UCAN surveys more than 1,000 teens aged 12-19 annually, asking them to give "A" through "F" grades to the adults in their lives; specifically how teens view adult "performance" on a number of issues, from honesty to leadership to sex. Visit www.ucanchicago.org to read the full report.


New Resources and Research

New Fast Facts from Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network announced the release of three new fact sheets on the following topics in adolescent health:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (PDF)
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education(PDF)
  • Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs (PDF)

New Series from Healthy Teen Network Highlights the Health and Well-Being of Adolescent Males

Healthy Teen Network recently released three new fact sheets in the Fast Facts series that focus on the health and well-being of adolescent males. The new fact sheets contain data, resources and references on the unique needs of young fathers, the impact of early abuse on male sexual and reproductive health and the sexual and reproductive health needs of young men. Find the fact sheets at www.healthyteennetwork.org.


New Publications from Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth announced the release of three new publications on the following topics in adolescent health:

  • The Facts: The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color
  • The Facts: Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention
  • Policy Brief: HIV Prevention Act of 2007

Report on What Works to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & STIs from Advocates for Youth

This report, Science and Success: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections from Advocates for Youth, provides an at-a-glance look and overview of existing research on programs proven effective by rigorous evaluation.


National Campaign Releases Effective and Promising Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs for Latino Youth

Even though the teen pregnancy and birth rate among Latinos has declined, it is still the case that one in two Latina teens (51%) gets pregnant at least once before age 20—nearly twice the national average. This publication details six programs that have been shown through careful evaluation to either delay sex, improve contraceptive use or reduce teen pregnancy. This list of programs is a starting point for those interested in helping Latino teens avoid too-early pregnancy and parenthood. To read a full copy of the report, visit www.teenpregnancy.org (PDF)


New Fatherhood Blueprint and Action Plan Released

Fathers to the Forefront: Increasing healthy father involvement with children, families and communities - a five year plan to strengthen Minnesota families is now available online at www.mnfathers.org. (PDF) This action plan seeks to engage all fathers - especially fathers who are facing multiple barriers - so that they may become healthy assets for the development of their children, their families and their communities. The plan aims to increase levels of healthy father involvement throughout Minnesota by working in tandem with organizations that support healthy families, women and children.


Helping Fathers Plan for the Birth of a Child

The National Fatherhood Initiative provides some tips on how to prepare to welcome a new baby to the family. To view the tips, visit www.fatherhood.org.


REAL Men: HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Boys

The authors of this study tested the efficacy of an intervention among adolescent boys ages 11-14 to promote the delay of sexual intercourse, condom use among those already sexually active and communication on sexuality between fathers (or father figures) and sons. The researchers concluded that fathers can serve as important educators on HIV prevention and sexuality for their sons. Read the article at REAL Men: A Group-Randomized Trial of an HIV Prevention Intervention for Adolescent Boys.


Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures

CDC has released this new guide for youth serving agencies on how to create a safer environment for youth, employees and volunteers so that youth can grow, learn, and have fun. Part of creating a safe environment is making sure that youth are not harmed in any way while participating in organization-sponsored activities. The guide identifies six key components of child sexual abuse prevention for organizations and defines prevention goals and critical strategies for each component.


Updated Fact Sheet: Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Young Adults

The 2007 Fact Sheet on Reproductive Health: Adolescents and Young Adults contains the most recent available data on the reproductive health of adolescents and young adults (ages 13-24). The updated fact sheet, produced by the National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC), highlights key findings and trends in topics including pregnancy rates and pregnancy outcomes, births to unmarried females, sexual intercourse experience, risky sexual behaviors, use of condoms and birth-control pills, chlamydia and gonorrhea rates and reported cases of HIV and AIDS. The fact sheet is available at nahic.ucsf.edu. (PDF)


New CDC Website for GLBTQ Youth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the launch of its first website dedicated to the health of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations. This website is intended to inform and educate on the specific health issues of GLBTQ persons, including GLBTQ youth. Visit the website at www.cdc.gov.


HPV Goes Away in Most Young Women

While young women are commonly infected with the human papillomavirus after becoming sexually active, most quickly clear the infection according to a study led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute. For more information, visit The Natural History of Human Papillomavirus Infection and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Among Young Women in the Guanacaste Cohort Shortly After Initiation of Sexual Life in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(7),494-502).


MOAPPP Events

August 14, 2007
Minnesota Reproductive Health Update

University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
Fee:$100 Non-profit / $115 For-profit

This training provides the latest in contraceptive information and STD/HIV treatment and prevention. Specialists in the field will address a range of topics including contraceptive technologies, HIV & STDs in Minnesota, HPV and adolescent health. This workshop is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, clinicians, health educators and other health care providers who want current information on reproductive health issues. For more information and to register for this event, go to www.hcet.org.


September 26, 2007
Clarifying the Message: Advocating for Change

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
Free Event sponsored by the Sex Ed for Life Coalition

Free Event Sponsored by the Sexuality Education for Life Coalition

Building public and political will for responsible sex education is a key strategy for supporting the health of adolescents in Minnesota. Attend this Sex Ed for Life workshop to learn how what we say makes a difference. Learn more about how to frame the needs of adolescents in our communities in a way that promotes science based public policies. To RSVP for this event, please respond to Amy Kodet, MOAPPP Policy Intern at publicpolicyintern@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x17. To learn more about the Coalition and to become a member, visit www.sexedforlife.org.


October 4, 2007
How do I TALK to my kids about the BIRDS and the BEES?

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Ridgedale Hennepin County Library
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
Free Admission

Robie H. Harris, educator and award-winning author of It's NOT the Stork! It's So Amazing! and It's Perfectly Normal, will present age appropriate recommendations on how parents can accurately and comfortably discuss nearly every question about birth, babies, bodies, families and healthy sexuality. For parents of children from toddlers to teens! There will be time for questions and answers and for book signing with the author. Contact jocelyn@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x19 with questions or see the event flyer. (PDF)


October 5, 2007
It's Not the Kids! It's Us! Whose Responsibility Is It to Educate Our Kids and Teens About Sexual Health?

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Avenue, Minneapolis
Fee: $15, includes lunch

The "who, what, when, where and why" of sharing sexual health information with our young people continues to be controversial in this country and can wear down even the most committed health educator. Enjoy an informal lunch conversation with award-winning and internationally acclaimed children and teen sexual health book author Robie Harris. Her comments will inspire and renew participants' energy and commitment to the important work of sexual health education. For more information about this event, see the flyer (PDF) or contact jocelyn@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x19.


October 13, 2007
Macy's Shop For A Cause (MOAPPP) Day!

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
All Macy's Department Stores

Purchase a shopping pass for $5 from MOAPPP to Macy's Shop For A Cause Day on Saturday, October 13. Your pass will make you eligible to receive savings of 10-20% off of most of your Macy's purchases all day. MOAPPP keeps 100% of the proceeds from the shopping passes it sells. This is a great opportunity to support MOAPPP while getting a jump-start on your holiday shopping at great discounts. For more information, see the event flyer (PDF) and shopping pass donation form (PDF).

For questions, contact lisa@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x16.


November 13-14, 2007
It's That Easy! The Caring Adult's Guide to Talking With Kids About Sex and Relationships

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA, Minneapolis

This training is for professionals who work with or have access to parents with children ages birth to 18. It offers tools and techniques to help parents share age-appropriate sexual health information with their children. The training includes topics such as attachment, parent-child connectedness, brain development, how to engage parents in identifying and sharing family values on sexuality and healthy relationships, and the influence of media and popular culture. Participants receive the It's that easy curriculum and activities/tool box with the expectation that they facilitate the It's that easy workshops with parents in their community settings. For more information, please see the event flyer (PDF) or contact jocelyn@moappp.org, 651-644-1447 x19.


Other Events

August 9, 2007
Bridges Out of Poverty: A Training for Professionals who Work with People Living in Poverty

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota Correctional Facility, Red Wing
Fee: $30, includes lunch.

This one-day workshop focuses on generational poverty and provides examples of hidden rules among classes, explains how economic realities affect patterns of living, and provides strategies for improving outcomes for people living in poverty. If your school, business, agency or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their strengths and challenges will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success. This event is sponsored by Goodhue County Social Services and Kids Count Abused Children's Program. For more information, contact Dayle at 651-385-3232 or by e-mail at Dayle.charnecki@co.goodhue.mn.us.


August 11, 2007
Minnesota Festival for Fathers & Families

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
North Commons Park
1801 James Avenue North, Minneapolis

Join the 17th annual celebration of fatherhood at the Minnesota Festival for Fathers & Families. The carnival-like event includes dozens of free activities: hot dog lunch, t-shirts for dads, petting zoo, moon bounce, pony rides, live dancers and entertainers, family photographs, door prizes and much more! Plus, many of Minnesota's social service and family service organizations will have informational exhibit tables on display. To download a festival flyer for more details, visit www.mnfathers.org or call 651-222-7432.


August 11, 2007
Latino Family Resource Fair

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Midtown Farmer's Market, East Lake Street and 22nd Avenue, Minneapolis

The Latino Family Resource Fair (La Feria) will celebrate its 13th year as a recognized and reputable tradition within the Minneapolis community. La Oportunidad, Metropolitan Health Plan and the Midtown Farmers' Market are pleased to once again host this fun and informative event for Latino families living in the Minneapolis community and the greater metropolitan area. At La Feria this year, special focus will be placed on educational resources. La Feria is free, open to the public and offers something for family members of all ages. For more information, contact Haley Buenzli at 612-872-6165 or haleyb@oportunidad.org.


August 17, 2007
Families Linked Together Have A Stronger Voice - Las Familias Unidas Tienen Una Voz Más Fuerte

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Family & Children's Service
4123 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Learn how to engage parents and bring families together to increase the health, safety and success of their children. The session will address how to facilitate monthly gatherings to connect and involve parents in their community; expand your relationship-building strategies; develop working partnerships and collaborations; and build on community assets and family strengths. The session will be held in Spanish. For more information, contact jonna.cardena@fcsmn.org.


August 22, 2007
HIV/AIDS Starter Facts Course

9:00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
American Red Cross - Twin Cities Area Chapter
1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis
Fee: $20

This course helps develop a factual knowledge base about HIV and AIDS. Topics include: Components of the immune system; conditions necessary for infections to occur; the difference between HIV, HIV infection and AIDS; recognizing accurate HIV/AIDS information. For more details, visit www.storeemplsredcross.org.


August 23- 25, 2007
Basic HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Instructor Course

9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday
9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. on Saturday
American Red Cross - Twin Cities Area Chapter
1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis
Fee: $150

This basic course combines HIV/AIDS education and facilitation skills. You'll study HIV prevention as well as attitudes, values and beliefs as you train to share information and teach the skills needed to reduce the risk of HIV infection. Participants must be at least 17 years old. Prerequisite class: HIV/AIDS Starter Facts. For more details, visit www.storemplsredcross.org. Scholarships are available for those who qualify; please contact Neville Ansley, at 612-252-1018 for further information. CEUs available.


August 23, 2007
An Introduction to the Plain Talk Approach to Teen Pregnancy & Teen HIV/STD Prevention

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
First in a series of three webcasts

Concern for America's at-risk, sexually active youth prompted the Annie E. Casey Foundation to develop Plain Talk - a unique approach to the prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Hablando Claro is the program name used in the Spanish-speaking sites. Designed to familiarize local health departments with the Plain Talk/Hablando Claro program, this interactive first session will give the audience an overview of the National Association of County and City Health Officials' activities around promoting Plain Talk/Hablando Claro to local health departments, as well as an introduction to the program and the research on its effectiveness. For more information, contact Tasha Toby at ttoby@naccho.org or Maria Rishoi at mrishoi@naccho.org.


September 17, 2007
The Teen Brain - A Workshop with Dr. David Walsh

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul - Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

"The Teen Brain" examines the changes in the adolescent brain and offers parents and practitioners guidance on how to use this information to understand, communicate with and stay connected to young people. Dr. David Walsh, president and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family, has emerged as one of the world's leading authorities on parenting, family life and the impact of media on children and teens. "The Teen Brain" is offered as a stand-alone workshop or as part of the 2007 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference. For more information, go to Teen Brain Registration.


September 17 - November 12, 2007
Introduction to Infant Mental Health - Online Course

This online course offered by the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), University of Minnesota, is designed for professionals interested in the field of infant mental health and intervention with infants, toddlers and their parents. Readings, video and observational tasks are included to familiarize participants with the foundations of infant mental health and direct work with infants and parents. While not a clinical class, this course attempts to introduce the role and function of the infant mental health specialist and the use of relationship and reflection in work with families. More information is available at education.umn.edu.


September 25 - November 15, 2007
Fall Fatherhood Seminars: Working with Never-Married Families

Workshop dates and locations:
Marshall, September 25, 2007
Duluth/Proctor, October 2, 2007
Minneapolis, October 16, 2007
Moorhead, October 23, 2007
Bemidji, October 24, 2007
Hutchinson, November 1, 2007
Rochester, November 14, 2007
Saint Cloud, November 15, 2007

Join Minnesota Fathers and Families Network (MFFN) and the University of Minnesota Extension for one of eight sessions across Minnesota titled "Counting and Serving Never-Married Families." Learn key statistics and recent research about never-married parents; gain a better understanding of the national "fragile families" research, with a focus on fatherhood; learn about themes impacting never-married parents including relationship issues, co-parenting styles, and support for children; share concrete ideas for supporting unmarried parents in local program delivery; and network with other community professionals on topics of fatherhood and family development. Details are available at www.mnfathers.org or by calling MFFN at 651-222-7432.


October 2, 2007
Through-u-Families Become MediaWise Professional Training

8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
Fee: $50, includes training, materials, lunch and snacks

The MediaWise program provides training and resources to early childhood providers and family service professionals who in turn educate parents about the power and impact of media (including video games, the Internet and television) in shaping norms, attitudes and behaviors. At this training, you will receive up-to-date research and information about the impact of media on brain development, childhood obesity, school readiness, school performance, bullying, youth violence, and other child health and development issues; the newly-revised MediaWise training kit, specially tailored for Early Childhood; training to prepare you to present these materials to other professionals and to families. CEUs and nursing contact hours are available. Register online at www.mediafamily.org or call 612-672-5437.


October 10-11, 2007
33rd Annual Program Sharing Conference on Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud

Program Sharing is Minnesota's premier conference showcasing effective prevention programs, practices and strategies around the issues of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and related violence (ATOD). This conference highlights evidence-based prevention principles in the domains of planning and evaluation, education and skill development, community organization, public and organizational policy and professional growth and responsibility. To register, please visit www.emprc.org.


November 14-17, 2007
Healthy Teen Network 2007 National Conference
On Their Turf: Creative Ways of Supporting Teens & Young Families

Baltimore, Maryland

Each year, Healthy Teen Network's conference attracts more than 600 professionals who work on behalf of adolescents and their children to reduce teen pregnancy, promote beneficial decisions regarding sexuality and reproductive issues, ensure healthy pregnancies and support teen parents to raise healthy children. For more information, please visit the 2007 Conference Home page.


January 14 - 15, 2008
Minnesota Fatherhood Summit

Join the Minnesota Fathers & Families Network for their 5th annual winter conference. The conference is geared toward family service professionals, educators, social service workers, public policy makers, and other fatherhood advocates. More details coming in late 2007. Contact MFFN with questions at info@mnfathers.org or 651-222-7432.


Funding Opportunities

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Please Note: All deadlines are subject to change. Please verify dates with the funder before submitting a proposal.

McKnight Foundation - Children and Families

The McKnight Foundation works to provide children and families with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary for children to thrive and transition successfully to adulthood. The Foundation works on three levels: respond to community needs; help stakeholders work together more effectively; change systems and public policy.

For more information, visit www.mcknight.org.
Deadline: August 15, 2007, Letters of Inquiry


Minnesota Department of Human Services/Office of Economic Opportunity - Runaway and Homeless Youth Act RFP

There is $1 million available in funding for the 2008-2009 biennium to be used for street outreach, drop-in centers, emergency shelters and transitional living programs and supportive housing for runaway youth, homeless youth and youth at-risk of homelessness. Funding is anticipated to be awarded for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.

For more information, contact contact Beth Holger at 651-431-3823 or Beth.Holger@state.mn.us.
Deadline: August 17, 2007


Travelers Foundation - Education Community Grants

The Travelers Foundation seeks to create social and economic opportunities in order to educate underserved populations. The Foundation is interested in funding programs that prepare young people for academic learning through age-appropriate, structured, academic preparatory activities, and programs that strengthen youth academic skills as well as programs that address barriers to learning.

For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
Deadline: August 30, 2007


Saint Paul - Ramsey County Department of Public Health - Maternal and Child Health Grants

SPRCDPH intends to sub-contract up to $710,000 to Ramsey County agencies for calendar years 2008-2009 for projects to improve pregnancy outcomes for low-income, high-risk women, and to improve adolescent health.

For more information, visit www.co.ramsey.mn.us. (PDF)
Deadline: August 31, 2007


Allianz Foundation for North America – Youth and Family Development Grants

The Allianz Foundation is interested in funding programs that: empower people to be self-sufficient and empower people to reach their full potential. Grants typically range from $5,000 – $15,000.

For more information, visit www.allianzlife.com.
Deadline: September 1, 2007


Ripley Memorial Foundation

Funding is provided for direct service programs focused on teen pregnancy prevention. To be eligible for consideration for a grant, programs must provide direct services; demonstrate teen pregnancy prevention as a primary objective; include a process for evaluating the program's effectiveness; serve youth (up to 19 years of age) and operate within Hennepin or Ramsey counties. Priority is given to programs employing best practices in teen pregnancy prevention and serving populations experiencing the highest rates of teen pregnancy.

For more information, visit www.ripleymemorial.org.
Deadline: September 1, 2007


Saunders Family Foundation

The Saunders Family Foundation believes in responding to the needs of the community in a way that can affect change and ameliorate a problem. The goals are to help others become self-sufficient and to reach their full potential. This foundation funds Twin Cities metro area organizations only.

For more information, contact W.B. Saunders at bsaunders@worldnet.att.net.
Deadline: September 1, 2007, Letter of Inquiry


Frederick & Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Foundation

The Frederick & Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Foundation is looking to change lives through innovative programs that affect today's adolescents. We are interested in creative programs aimed at adolescent education and healing. The Foundation will consider programs that fit into one or more of the following program areas: Adolescent Mental Health; Youth Conservation Education; Service Learning and Innovative Teaching Techniques.

For more information, visit www.fmwfoundation.org.
Deadline: September 1, 2007, Letter of Inquiry


Cable Positive - Tony Cox Community Fund HIV/AIDS Grants

Cable Positive is accepting applications for its Tony Cox Community Fund grant program. The purpose of the program is to encourage community-based AIDS organizations and cable outlets to partner in joint community outreach efforts, or to produce and distribute locally focused HIV/AIDS-related programs and public services announcements.

For more information, visit www.cablepositive.org.
Deadline: September 14, 2007


Ecolab Foundation and Corporation - Youth and Education Grants

Ecolab invests in organizations that help prepare children to grow up as contributing members of society. Its efforts aid programs for learning readiness, and for mentoring troubled youth and students eager to learn about career opportunities in the business world. Ecolab also provides enrichment programs that enhance learning at all levels for its future employee population. To qualify for a grant, the organization must deliver its services in the metro St. Paul area.

For more information, visit www.ecolab.com.
Deadline: September 21, 2007


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Inkind

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Other Resources

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