2.11.2013

LEGO Children’s Fund – $500 to $5,000

Application deadline: Four grant rounds per year (January, April, July & October). Applicants must complete an online eligibility quiz and invited to submit an application. The LEGO Children’s Fund provides quarterly grants for early childhood education & development programs that are directly related to creativity and technology & communication projects that advance learning opportunities.

Current Funding Opportunities:

The LEGO Children’s Fund supports innovative projects and programming that cultivate and celebrate a child’s exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving in all forms. The fund provides quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization.

  • Grant applications will be considered from qualified organizations located anywhere within the United States. Priority consideration is given to programs that both meet the foundation’s goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by Lego employees. Special consideration is given to applications from the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area.
  • Grants are awarded to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 § 170 (C).
  • There are no restrictions on grant amounts up to the quarterly allocation. Typical awards are between USD $500 and USD $5,000. The current average grant approved is approximately $3,000.
  • Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Interested parties must complete an eligibility quiz, be approved and invited to submit a grant proposal. The two-part application includes both online submission and mail in submission forms (see Application Procedures)
  • Eligibility quiz must be taken between the 1st and 28th day of the month just prior to the application deadline (e.g., in December for the January round). Grant applications must be post-marked by the 15th of January, April, July or October of each year.

Recent Awards:

  • Immaculate Heart Central Junior/Senior High School – To support a new course in technology literacy and multimedia creativity by enhancing its studio graphic/video arts workstations, enabling students to complete works of art that will be displayed in school and local community shows and performances.
  • Deep River Public Library – To help implement an early literacy workstation and support baby signing classes.

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