In Dulci Jubilo provides grants to schools and community organizations working with youth. The IDJ Board of Directors is committed to supporting projects that enhance the educational experience of all children, with a particular interest in projects that address the achievement gap. This may include academic projects, as well as projects in a variety of fields, including the arts, physical education, health, environmental education, conflict resolution, and ethics. While many of IDJ’s funded projects take place in the schools, the board will consider worthwhile proposals from community groups working with youth outside of the schools. Fundable projects engaging learning experiences for young people and their families during and after school. In Dulci Jubilo, Inc. encourages proposals for school-wide or community-wide projects. Projects are funded for one year.
The Grant winners were selected by the IDJ Board. A total of 10 Grants were awarded, and a brief summary of each winner is available.
Applications must be submitted via U.S mail ONLY. Please review the In Dulci Jubilo grant criteria before submitting a proposal. All recipients of approved grants must submit a final written report by the end of the funding cycle to In Dulci Jubilo regarding the results of their projects in order to be reconsidered for grants. Recipients may also be asked to present their projects to the Board of Directors.
The board will use the following criteria in evaluating proposals for funding:
- Grant application deadline is met.
- Grant application is typed.
- Correct grant application form is submitted (i.e. applicant is not using the form from a previous year).
- Grant application is properly filled out, dated, and includes the required signatures of the applicant, principal, and executive director. Printed names are legible.
- No additional materials/documents are to be included (such as brochures, photographs, calendars, videos, or other printed materials).
- Grant proposal indicates an understanding of IDJ’s mission and its interest in addressing the achievement gap in meaningful ways.
- Proposal indicates the number of youth who will be served by the project.
- Proposed project focuses on one or more of the following areas: creative arts; math and science; critical thinking skills; reading and writing; music; the humanities; ethics; community building; conflict resolution; environmental appreciation and responsibility.
- Proposed project seeks to spark the love of learning in young people.
- Proposed project demonstrates innovative and/or creative approaches to learning.
- Proposed project supports efforts to enliven and improve the educational experience of all students.
- Proposed project enhances students’ feelings of self-worth and an appreciation and recognition of worth in others.
- Proposed project does not include classroom teacher salaries or pay for salaries of staff to replace existing classroom teacher time. IDJ grants to schools are intended to provide additional support for special projects that enrich the school or classroom environment.
- If applicants have received a grant from IDJ in the past, and whether they are up-to-date on all reporting requirements.