Research & Funding for Love and Logic Programs

Curriculum Research
Effects of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent
Funding Resources

Dr. Charles Fay conducted studies on the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® curriculum and the 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom® curriculum. Although there has been limited empirical research conducted on these programs, the studies do show evidence that support using Love and Logic techniques. View the studies below to learn more. Love and Logic does not currently have any studies published in academic journals, however, it is a project that is currently under review.

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Finding Funding for Love and Logic Programs
For schools, individuals and organizations who are excited to bring in a Love and Logic Speaker or purchase Love and Logic curriculum or materials but are struggling with budgets to pay for such things...

"Would you like to hear what some schools/organizations have tried?"

Some schools or agencies try:

The Community Route

  • Partner with other districts/orgs/human service agencies and split the cost
  • Partner with a local church, private school or daycare
  • PTA's, parent groups and Booster clubs (get them to use or raise funds)
  • Civic Organizations - Rotary, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Elk's Lodge etc. Many of them fund scholarships "But what about helping the school become more effective so more kids can go to college?"
  • School puts on a fundraiser of its own


The Business Route

  • Get a local business to sponsor the day: "State Farm Cares About Our Schools" Day.
  • Are there local business who constantly hit you up to do fundraisers (sell our coupon books, save your receipts and we'll give a % to the school etc?) Those businesses are great candidates.
  • Fast food and restaurant chains, grocery stores, soft drink companies, banks, insurance offices, real estate groups - any businesses which might benefit from the positive PR of helping the school.
  • PTA's, parent groups and Booster clubs (are some of the members affiliated with a business such as one above).
    Remember you may not come up with the entire amount from one source.


The Grant Route

  • Use Title 1 funds
  • Use staff development funds
  • Seek state grants (some sites and links below)
  • Seek federal grants (some sites and links below – these are the toughest)
  • Seek private grants (some sites and links below)


Grant/Rationale Categories:
Positive Behavior Support
At-risk Youth
Professional Development
Character Education
Special Education
Violence Prevention
Positive Behavior Support
Teacher Effectiveness
Safe Schools
Drug-free schools
United Way's "Helping Kids Succeed" Initiative
Walton Family Foundation "Improve existing schools" Initiative
Charter School Training initiatives

Some places for grant leads (some require subscriptions):

Foundation Search (subscription required)

BIG Online (subscription required)

Foundation Center (Non-profit, some free resources)

Grant how-to (subscription required)

*Some schools and organizations contract with a professional grant-writer who has subscriptions to all the best databases. They can often find niche grants that not everyone knows about.

Some Tips from a Successful Grant-writer:
Writing grants can be intimidating, but just like so many other things, once you get going, you'll find you can do it!

  1. Find a good match.
    Look for funders who have given to like causes/organizations in the past. Be sure that you meet their criteria. (In many cases, you must represent a school or a non-profit organization. For-profits are excluded from many grants.)
  2. Make contact.
    If allowed, call the funder's contact person and introduce yourself. Ask questions and let them know you'll be sending a request.
  3. Follow the directions carefully.
    Be sure to follow the submission guidelines, especially the length of the proposal (many funders automatically disqualify proposals over the max length), the due dates (failing to follow this one will get you automatically ruled out) and the "what to include" (some ask for financial information, ALL ask for contact information).
  4. Tell your story.
    Briefly include a compelling "why". Some solid grant rationales are included above. It helps those reading the grant to know what is unique about your school, organization or situation.
  5. Be neat and organized.
    Enough said.
  6. Follow up.
    Contact the funding agency once again (if allowed) and make sure they received all they need. Make yourself available if they have more questions. Say "thank you."


Common Grant Applications (mostly statewide)

Good Luck! Please let us know if we can help you demonstrate the value of Love and Logic programs to funders/decision-makers. It would be our pleasure to help.

All Our Best,
The Love and Logic Team

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General Resources

  • Annenberg Media
    1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite #302
    Washington, DC 20004
    (202) 783-0500


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Federal Resources

  • Federal Information Centers: located in 21 cities throughout the United States. Check your local telephone directory under federal government listings.

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  • Wells Fargo Foundation
    345 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94163
    (415) 396-3247

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Reference Journals / Newsletters / Pamphlets

  • Aid for Education
    CD Publications
    8204 Fenton Street
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    (800) 666-6380
  • Catalog of Federal Education Assistance Programs
    Superintendent of Documents
    U.S. Government Printing Office
    Washington, DC 20402
  • Foundation Reporter: Lists grant recipients and funding organizations
    The Taft Group
    835 Penobscot Bldg.
    Detroit, MI 48226-4094
    (800) 877-TAFT
  • Education Funding News
    4301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 875
    Arlington, VA 22030
    (800) 876-0226
  • Federal Education Grants Directory
    Government Publications
    1025 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 1012
    Washington, DC 20036
  • The Grant Advisor
    PO Box 520
    Linden, VA 22642
    (703) 646-1520
  • Grantwriter's Newsletter of Funding Resources
    617 Wright Avenue
    Terrytown, LA 70056
  • Seeking Foundation Funds
    The National Public Relations Council of Health and Welfare Services, Inc.
    815 Second Ave.
    New York, NY 10017

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Reference Articles

  • About Foundations: How to Find the Facts You Need and Get a Grant
    The Foundation Center
    312 Sutter Street, Room 312
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    (415) 397-0902

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Reference Books

  • The Abingdon Guide to Funding Ministry : An Innovative Sourcebook for Church Leaders 1995
    Donald W. Joiner (Editor), Norma Wimberly (Editor), Norma Wimberley (Editor)
  • The Basic Handbook of Grants Management
    Robert Lefferts
  • The Big Book of Library Grant Money, 1996-97 : Profiles of 1471 Private and Corporate Foundations and Direct Corporate Givers Receptive to Library Grants
    Taft Group
  • The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant:: How to Turn Your Ideas into Dollars
    Laurie Blum
  • The Complete Guide to planned Giving: Everything You Need to Compete Successfully for Major Gifts
    Debra Ashton
  • Directory of Social Service Grants: A Reference Directory Listing Social Service, Child Welfare, Family Service, and Related Grants
    Richard M. Eckstein (Editor)
  • Effective Corporate Fundraising
    W. Grant Brownrigg
  • Enterprise in the Nonprofit Sector
    James C. Crimmins & Mary Keil
  • Foundation Fundamentals
    Carol M. Kurzig
  • Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development 1998: A Guide to Current Sources for Local Programs and Projects (Serial)
    Oryx Press
  • The Fundraising Formula
    Katie Kraatz & Julie Haynes
  • Fund-Raising, Grants Management
    Charlotte Georgi & Terry Fate
  • Getting funded; A complete guide to proposal writing
    Mary S. Hall
  • Getting a Grant: How to Write Successful Grant Proposals (A Spectrum Book)
    Robert Lefferts
  • Getting a Grant in the 1980's: How to write successful grant proposals
    Robert Lefferts
  • Getting Grants
    Craig W. Smith
  • Government Contracts: Proposalmanship and winning strategies
    Herman Holtz
  • Grant Money & How To Get It
    Richard W. Boss
  • Grant Proposals That Succeeded
    Virginia White (ed)
  • Grants
    Virginia White
  • Grants for Libraries: A Guide to Public and Private Funding Programs and Proposal Writing Techniques
    Emmett Corry
  • Grantsmanship
    Armand Lauffer
  • Grants for Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Funding and Grant Writing
    Eleanor Gilpatrick
  • Guidelines for Preparing Proposals: A manual on how to organize winning proposals for grants, venture capital, R & D projects, other proposals
    Roy Meador
  • Guidelines for Preparing the Research Proposal
    John H. Behling
  • The "How to" Grants Manual: Successful techniques for obtaining public and private grants
    David G. Bauer
  • How to Prepare a Research Proposal: Guidelines for Funding and Dissertations in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    David R. Krathwohl
  • The Humanities Guide Annual Register of Grant Support 1998 : A Directory of Funding Sources Annual
    R. R. Bowker
  • National Guide to Funding for Children, Youth & Families (3rd Ed)
    James E. Baumgartner (Editor)
  • Plain Talk About Grants
    Robert E. Geller
  • Proposal Preparation
    Rodney D. Stewart
  • Proposals That Work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals
    Lawrence F. Locke
  • Successful Grant Writing : Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals
    Laura N. Gitlin, Kevin J. Lyons
  • Winning Grants Step by Step: Support Centers of America's Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals
    Mim Carlson
  • Writing That Research Proposal
    Victor Campbell (Et al)
  • Writing a Successful Grant Application
    Liane Reif-Lehrer

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