Program Funding Ideas
Character Education, Multicultural Education, and Funds to Stop Racism and Hate
The Bully Free® Program compliments other programs such as character education and multicultural education. It also addresses the mistreatment of all individuals. It promotes the Golden Rule – treat others the way you want to be treated. Therefore, schools have used these funds to fund the Bully Free® Program and training.
Donations from Individuals (Income tax deduction)
Enlist the financial support of individuals in your community in order to purchase the Bully Free® Program or its materials for each school. Sometimes, such individuals donate Bully Free® Program materials to the school. They may even want to donate materials in a child's name. If they itemize, they can claim the full amount.
Business partners are another source of funds. Veterans' organizations, civic clubs, professors at colleges, supermarkets like Kroger and Food Lion, larger restaurant owners, real estate company owners, law firms and banks, medical facilities, doctors and dentists, telephone and utility companies, Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's, and others as well as other department stores - even funeral homes may be eager to assist with the funding. Find out what major businesses are located in your area by checking the Yellow Pages. Start contacting them. Speak to the owner or president if possible since they are the decision makers.
Contact your local civic organizations, such as Rotary and Kiwanis and others, to ask for financial help to buy the Bully Free® Program materials for every classroom. Many business leaders would really like to see their dollars at work. If they truly want peace in their community, this is a way to start!
Parent/ Teacher Organizations
PTO's or PTA's have often funded portions of The Bully Free® Program and/or paid Dr. Beanes’s speaking fees and travel expenses. They are often willing to raise funds.
Write a grant proposal through a non-profit foundation. You may have a local community foundation. If not, contact some of the larger ones - Gates, Kaiser, Packard, State Farm, and others. For more information, please visit http://www.foundations.org.
Churches and Faith-based Organizations
Some churches and faith-based organizations have funded the Bully Free® Program and training in school districts.
City and County Funds
Seek assistance from your local government. Bullying is a community problem. It occurs everywhere. By assisting the schools, your government can make their community safer and more peaceful.
Safe and Drug-free School Funds
Check with your county or school district SADF coordinator, or contact email@example.com for more information.
Special Education Funds
Check with your Special Education Director to determine if there are funds that could be used. Students are often bullied and anti-bullying programs can help promote their inclusion – acceptance and sense of belonging.