Budget Amounts and Restrictions
The foundation is interested in supporting activities that have other sources of funding and can demonstrate sustainability beyond the grant period.
Most grants will be between $15,000 and $30,000. Given the current economic climate, the Longview Foundation expects to make fewer grants at the top of this range in 2013.
The Longview Foundation does not fund:
• Projects that reach small numbers of students and teachers,
• Individual PK-12 schools,
• International travel
• Projects outside the United States or
• Project work linked to a specific country
• Overhead/indirect costs above 10%
• For-profit entities
• Private foundations
As a small foundation, the Longview Foundation must focus its resources in order to have impact. In 2013, the foundation will focus on the following strategies:
A. State Coalitions for International Education
Since 2003, the Longview Foundation has supported state level activities designed to stimulate state policy and program initiatives by engaging high-level business leaders, policymakers, and the public in activities that assess the state’s relationship to other parts of the world, examine the implications for education policy, and implement appropriate reforms.
The following kinds of grants will be available by invitation only to State and Local Partnerships:
Partnerships may include developing curriculum or resources to: integrate international content into teacher education, infuse global knowledge and skills into revised standards and assessments that align to the common core, and to develop alternative certification for world language teachers and other issues.
Grants in this category are only made by invitation through a Request for Proposals to a subset of states active in the States Network on International Education in the Schools. For information about the Network, please contact the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B. Internationalizing Teacher Preparation
The foundation will support efforts to expand teachers’ global knowledge and skills. Preference will be given to those teacher preparation institutions that are connected to state or citywide changes in order to have a more systemic effect and to those using online courses for pre-service education or professional development.
Proposed projects are reviewed with particular attention to:
• How well they will help teachers learn to teach the global dimensions of their subject matter and develop intercultural skills
• The number of teacher preparation candidates they will reach
• Partnerships and collaborative activities between institutions to further ensure impact and sustainability
• Plans to assess the impact of strategies on future teachers’ ability to integrate global knowledge and skills into their teaching practice
• The level of leadership and financial support for continuation of activities beyond the grant period to assure sustainability
• How they fit into institutional plans to internationalize teacher education
• Participation of both the College of Education and the College Arts and Sciences
• Clear commitments to work with the relevant state education agency and/or local school districts to further the impact and sustainability of the initiative
• Dissemination plans to encourage replication at other institutions. Please see below for information about submitting a funding inquiry for this grant category.
• Availability of findings to the broader global education field
C. Innovations in International Education
This program supports strategic, field-building activities that help address gaps in knowledge or capacity. Projects will also be reviewed for their potential to have a broad impact and remain sustainable beyond the grant period. The foundation is particularly interested in the following areas:
• Promoting integration of international content into professional development, resource development and assessment within the implementation of the Common Core Standards
• Bringing international knowledge and skills to out-of-school time programming
• Including international children’s literature in literacy building initiatives
Please see below for information about submitting a funding inquiry for this grant category.
Letter of Inquiry and Proposal Deadlines
Spring Grant Cycle
1. Letters of inquiry in the Internationalizing Teacher Preparation and Innovations in International Education categories are due January 16, 2013 for the spring consideration. Please use the form below.
2. The foundation will review inquiries and contact organizations to invite proposals by February 14, 2013 for the spring grant cycle.
3. The deadline for proposals invited for the spring grant cycle is March 12, 2013.
4. The foundation will announce funding decisions in early May 2013 for the Spring Grant Cycle.
Please note: State proposals are invited through a separate Request for Proposals to the States Network on International Education in the Schools and are due February 28, 2013.
Fall Grant Cycle
1. Letters of inquiry in the Internationalizing Teacher Preparation and Innovations in International Education categories are due June 12, 2013 for the fall grant cycle. Please use the form below.
2. The foundation will review inquiries and contact organizations to invite proposals by July 12, 2013 for the fall grant cycle.
3. The deadline for proposals invited for the fall grant cycle is September 10, 2013.
4. The foundation will announce funding decisions in early November 2013 for the Fall Grant Cycle.
Click here to download the Funding Inquiry form.
For more information, please contact globaled at longviewfdn.org.