Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 UAB Grant Program

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Diverse and Detailed Applications Applauded

The 2017 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Application closed on Friday, March 31st. This year we received 121 completed applications, many of which were creative, in-depth, and ambitious, making the selection of winners very difficult.

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” – Pat Riley

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete an application. You are all winners for your efforts to help end bullying, and empowering students to be leaders in your schools and communities. They are our future.

2017 United Against Bullying Grant Winners

Banning Unified SD, California
Barren County SD 21, Kentucky
Beekman Charter School, Louisiana
Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, Fallsburg Central SD, New York
Blenheim Bus Lines, Ontario
Cahokia Unit SD 187, Illinois
Carlinville Community Unit School District #1, Illinois
Chadwick R-1 SD, Missouri
Charlotte Mecklenburg County SD, North Carolina
Cottage Grove Middle School, South Washington County Schools, Minnesota
Fordland R-III SD, Missouri
Green Forest SD, Arkansas
Helen Keller Junior High School, Schaumburg SD 54, Illinois
High Mount SD 116, Illinois
Highland Central SD, New York
International Bullying Prevention Association, Michigan
Midway R-1 SD, Missouri
Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School, Minnesota
PeaceMaker Minnesota, Minnesota
Rachel's Challenge, Colorado
Reach Child and Youth Development Society, British Columbia
Sit With Us, Inc., California
Smithtown High School East, Smithtown Central SD, New York
St. Louis Public SD, Missouri
Stand Strong USA Inc., DBA Be Strong, Florida
Stevens Point Area SD, Wisconsin
Tackan Elementary School, Smithtown Central SD, New York
Tarkio R-I SD, Missouri
Uvalde Consolidated Independent SD, Texas
Vallo Transportation Ltd., New York
Washington Middle School, SD of Washington, Missouri
Wayne County SD, North Carolina
Worthington City Schools, Ohio
Wynford Elementary School, Wynford Local Schools, Ohio
Zadok Casey Middle School, Illinois

Free Resources Available

There are many free resources/programs on our website that educators, transportation departments, administrators, and parents can use to help end bullying and empower the 160,000 students who skip school every day because they are afraid of being bullied. It all starts with a conversation.

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Grant Announcements Coming Soon


This year the annual United Against Bullying Grant Program was open from January 9 through March 31st, 2017. It was very exciting for us to watch a flurry of applications arrive during the last week.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

We know that administrators, teachers, counsellors, and non-profits are busy and we thank each and every person who made the time to consider an anti-bullying or kindness initiative for their community. Every child benefits from your focus on this problem, whether you are awarded funding this year, or not. You have started new conversations to help stop bullying and empower youth. Your actions will cause positive ripple effects.

The Grant Committee has begun reviewing applications. Winners will be notified the week of April 18-21 and publicized on Monday, April 24th. Stay tuned for the exciting announcement! We wish good success to everyone’s efforts to keep young people safe.

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Congratulations to the 2016 United Against Bullying Grant Program Winners

The Real Winners Are the Kids

Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program. This year Safe Fleet donated $55,000 to applicants who presented the best strategies to stop bullying and inspire kindness in their communities. Over 100 applications were received from school districts, school transportation departments, and non-profit organizations.

Many proposals were well-detailed and very inspiring, making the selections difficult. They included the creation of new anti-bullying awareness and kindness projects, expansion of existing programs, positive behavior recognition, character building, school bus driver training, and purchasing school bus equipment to help reduce bullying incidents.

Thank you to everyone who applied for a grant. United by the cause, we applaud every community for every action taken to keep kids safe and happy.

As one previous Grant winner told us, “The greatest effect of all from their program is the students themselves. We are rewarded knowing that these kids are socially and emotionally empowered.”

2016 United Against Bullying Grant Program Winners

Anglophone South SD
Brainerd ISD
Connellsville Area SD
Crossroads Youth Center’s Unite Against Bullying ME Project
Duncan Public Schools
Florence ISD
Flowing Wells Unified SD #8
Fulton County Schools
Isle of Wight County Schools
KWRL Transportation Cooperative
Lafayette County SD
Leon County Schools
Lewiston-Porter CSD
Maryvale Union Free SD
Norristown Area SD
Palmer River Elementary School
Plum Borough SD
Prince George’s County Public Schools
Round Valley Schools USD #10
Shanksville-Stonycreek SD
Somerset Independent SD 536
St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division
Stafford Township SD
Stepping Stones Mental Health and   Counseling Inc.
Three Village CSD
Weller Health Education Center

The United Against Bullying Grant Program is an annual initiative. Kids have the right to be safe and happy. We encourage everyone working with young people to submit a grant application next year. United by the cause we can create change in our society.


The United Against Bullying Grant Program Enables Change

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Safe Fleet and its brands invite you to apply for a United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant to empower young people in your community to end bullying. The Grant Program is open to all school districts and organizations working with students in the United States and Canada. The application process is open from Monday, January 9, 2017 until Friday, March 31st, 2017.

The sole purpose of the annual Grant Program and all UAB campaigns is to start conversations on kindness and bullying, to empower students to stand up to abusive behavior, and to end bullying. We recognise that by working together, by making funds available to you for kindness and anti-bullying programs, we can reach many more students. One in three or four children will be negatively impacted by bullying. This is a reality for kids today and one that we all have the power to influence with our actions.

The annual UAB Grant Program will award a total of $50,000 to the most inspired and detailed proposals for a new anti-bullying or kindness initiative, to enhance or expand an existing program, or to purchase equipment to help address bullying and ensure the safety of students on the school bus.

We Want to Team Up with You

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From interviews of previous grant winners we have heard of amazing changes in the school community simply by encouraging students to watch for acts of kindness and rewarding those actions. Young students are happy with prizes of pencils, rubber balls and bracelets, lanyards, etc. The older students of one school negotiated homework passes and extra time on recess for their prizes. A school-wide program of this kind involves teachers, administrators, and students. This particular school also involved the families, local businesses and legislators by listing volunteer opportunities in their monthly Character Calendar. For inspiration, read the full story on the STARS Program on our blog at

Rules and Regulations

1. Who can apply?

Applicants must be located in Canada or the United States and have an official registered business entity or present an exception with full disclosure of funding requirements.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase from Safe Fleet or its brands will not increase your odds of winning.

To be eligible for funding, the applicant must fill in and submit the official Grant Application Form, presenting a description of an anti-bullying program or project. The presented program/project should be original and created by the organization/applicant.  

By applying for the Grant, you are giving Safe Fleet 100% permission to use all information provided on the application form for all marketing purposes.

Limit – one (1) application form per organization/business entity.

2. When can I apply?

The Grant contest begins on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12:01AM EST. The official 2017 UAB Grant Application Form must be submitted on-line no later than 11:59PM EST on Friday, March 31, 2017. No other method of entry will be accepted.

3. How to apply?

To get started, click the “Apply Now!” button on the right. You will be redirected to the page with the official UAB Grant Application Form. Fill in all the fields on the application form to qualify and submit it for review.

Safe Fleet reserves the right to approve or deny an application.

4. The winners

Grant dollar amounts will be awarded at Safe Fleet’s discretion. Based on the volume of applications, some applications may not receive grant money.

Final decisions on grant recipients will be made by a review panel. Decisions of the judges will be final and binding in all respects.

Successful grant recipients will be notified via email.

The winners will be announced April 24, 2017 on the United Against Bullying site (Grant page).

By participating, 2017 Grant Program applicants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Grant Rules and Regulations; (2) release Safe Fleet and its brands from all and all liability in connection with this Grant.

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“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela

The review committee encourages you to put as much detail as possible into explaining the program you envision for the children who will be impacted by this grant. The details will illustrate how well thought out and feasible the success of the proposed initiative. You can download the PDF working version of the application to work on over time, but please note that only the official online UAB Grant Application Form will be accepted as an entry. Good luck to all applicants and thank you for joining us to end bullying.

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to share your anti-bullying or kindness stories, please email

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Event Calendar

Every year we hold special events to spark conversations about bullying, promote acceptance, diversity, and positive steps to reduce abusive behaviors. We organize Pink Shirt Day, support October National Bullying Prevention Month, host social media contests, and more.

Find an anti-bullying event in your area:

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UAB Grant

Funding for anti-bullying education and awareness programs

January 9-April 24, 2017

Canada and the USA

UAB Grant Winners

Pink Shirt Day Raise awareness for anti-bullying and kindness February 22, 2017 Canada, the USA, and beyond Pink Shirt Day Blog Post
Cycling For Diversity An annual ride to encourage intercultural relationships by educating sutdents and community on the benefits of diversity May 25 - 26, 2017 New Westminster, Surrey/Cloverdale, Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and Mission to come
Coloring Contest and Poster Contest Coloring Contest for elementary students and Poster Contest for middle and high school students August 1 – October 31, 2017 Canada and the USA to come
October National Bullying Prevention Month Raise awareness for anti-bullying and kindness October 1 – October 31, 2017 USA, Canada, and beyond to come

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Resources for Change

During the three months the Grant Program was open, we featured an anti-bullying organization weekly on social media, AKA Resource Tuesdays. We have summarized these programs for your reference.