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UPCOMING GRANT DEADLINES
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Dr. Scholl Foundation
The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today's world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion. Grants are made annually after an extensive review by the staff and all the directors of the Dr. Scholl Foundation. Applications for grants are considered in the following areas: Private education, including elementary, secondary, college and university level; and Programs for children, developmentally disabled, senior citizens, civic and cultural institutions, social service agencies, hospitals and health care, environmental organizations and religious institutions. These general categories are not intended to limit the interest of the foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. The Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to valid Internal Revenue Service 501(C)3 organizations. Non-U.S. applicants without a 501(C) 3 must complete a notarized affidavit. Applications can be submitted between November 1 and March 1. All applications are acknowledged. Prospective grantees are notified in November and, if approved, grant payments are made in December. The application form and instructions are available by written request on organization letterhead only. Applications must be received by March 1, annually.
Textron Charitable Trust
The Textron Charitable Trust, the philanthropic effort of the multi-industry company, focuses giving in areas of operation on two categories—Workforce Development/Education (WD/E) and Healthy Families/Vibrant Communities (HF/VC). Under WD/E, funds go for job training/employment development, enrichment/mentoring programs for youth, and college/university support. Under HF/VC, grants go to arts/culture, community revitalization, and health and human service organizations (food pantries, homeless shelters, health education and services for low-income residents). March 1, 2007 is the application deadline.
NEC Foundation of America makes cash grants to nonprofit organizations in support of the development, application and use of technology by and for people with disabilities. Eligible proposals must demonstrate national reach and impact. One-page preliminary proposals of 100 words or less can be sent in advance of a formal proposal. A preliminary proposal must include the amount requested, purpose of grant and how the project matches the funding interests of NEC Foundation. Preliminary proposals may be submitted on-line. Formal proposals must be submitted on the requesting organization's letterhead, complete with sender's phone number and Email address and organization's web site URL. NEC Foundation of America makes grants twice a year: March 1 and September 1.
Christopher Reeve Foundation to Accept Applications for Quality of Life Grants Program
The Christopher Reeve Foundation's Quality of Life Grants Program offers grants to nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of persons living with paralysis (particularly spinal-cord injury), their families, and caregivers.
Funding is awarded in thirteen categories, including accessibility, advocacy, arts, assistive technology, children, counseling, education, employment, health promotion, independent living, practical service, sports and recreation, and therapeutic riding. Except for the health promotion category, the primary focus of the Quality of Life grants is paralysis caused by spinal-cord injury. To qualify for funding, a nonprofit organization does not have to exclusively serve people with spinal cord injuries; however, at least a portion of the population served must have spinal-cord injuries. The health promotion category provides funding to nonprofit organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal-cord injuries and/or other injuries, diseases, and birth conditions, including, but not limited to, stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, etc. Health promotion grants are intended for programmatic activities and not solely for the purchase of equipment for use by individuals. Health promotion grants also cannot fund advocacy or food. Funding is awarded in amounts of up to $25,000 per grant. Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) status. The program accepts applications from organizations based outside the U.S., although priority is given to those with an international scope (i.e., projects that serve people living in more than one country). Please note that the program does not make grants to individuals.
The online application submission period for the first cycle in 2006 opens January 3, 2006. Applications are accepted March 1 (and October 1), annually.
American Young Ambassadors
The American Young Ambassadors is an unprecedented global leadership program for 30 exceptional high school students, ages 15-18, recognized for the work they have accomplished in their communities. The youth selected for this program are of significant accomplishment academically, athletically or through public service efforts in their community. They will represent the United States as Young Ambassadors-at-large at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. By combining the dynamics of leadership, service and learning, the American Young Ambassadors put forth to the world this country’s greatest asset – our youth. March 3, 2008 is the application deadline.
2008 Training Grant Application
State agencies (SA) that administer the National School Lunch Program and/or the Child and Adult Care Food Program are eligible to apply for a Team Nutrition (TN) Training Grant. Each State may submit only one application on behalf of all interested Child Nutrition State agencies within that State. States may apply individually, as a coalition within a State, or may establish a network and apply as a coalition of States. Up to $4 million is anticipated in Fiscal Year 2008 for TN Training Grants, contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds. The funding period will be from September 30, 2008, through September 30, 2010. The maximum amount of funding awarded to an individual State or a coalition within a State will be $200,000; up to $350,000 for a coalition of two or more different States. Letters of intent to apply must be received by March 3, 2008. Full applications are due by 5:00 pm EDT April 14, 2008.
Special Improvement Project (SIP)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications for special improvement projects, which further the national child support mission, vision, and goals. The purpose and objective of this program is to fund a number of special improvement projects, which ensure that all children receive financial and medical support from their parents and which strengthen the ability of the nation's child support programs to collect support on behalf of children and families. OCSE is looking for innovative projects that promote some of the basic themes of the national strategic plan in that child support should be a reliable source of income for families; and that child support agencies should use early prevention strategies to help build a culture of compliance in which parents will support their children voluntarily and reliably. OCSE invites applications for partnerships with entities such as courts and/or tribunals and faith-based and community organizations, which have the ability to address the needs of harder-to-serve populations, such as low-income non-custodial parents and culturally diverse populations. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, approximately $800,000 is available for all priority areas. A non-Federal match is not required. Only two awards are expected to be granted at approximately $100,000 each per budget period. Projects will be funded for 36-months with three 12-month budget periods. Applications are due March 3, 2008.
Special Improvement Project (SIP)
The purpose of this program is to fund a number of special improvement projects, which further the national child support mission to ensure that all children receive financial and medical support from their parents and which strengthen the ability of the nation's child support programs to collect support on behalf of children and families. The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is looking for innovative projects that promote some of the basic themes of the national strategic plan in that child support should be a reliable source of income for families; and that child support agencies should use early prevention strategies to help build a culture of compliance in which parents will support their children voluntarily and reliably. OCSE invites applications for partnerships with entities such as courts and/or tribunals and faith-based and community organizations, which have the ability to address the needs of harder-to-serve populations, such as low-income non-custodial parents and culturally diverse populations. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, approximately $800,000 is available for all priority areas. A non-Federal match is not required. March 4, 2008 is the application deadline.
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
This program supports the screening of all newborn infants in the US for hearing loss with timely and appropriate follow up services for infants who do not pass the initial newborn hearing screen. Grants will be used to promote 1) universal hearing screening of all infants born in the US prior to hospital discharge and screening of out of hospital births by one month of age and 2) confirmation of normal hearing/hearing loss before three months of age and entry into a program of early intervention before six months of age with linkage to a medical home and family to family support programs. The focus of these grants is the reduction of loss to follow up. $1.8 million is available to fund approximately 12 projects. March 5, 2008 is the application deadline.
American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) Shade Structure Program
The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) Shade Structure Program are grant awards ($8,000 each) for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. The Academy also provides a permanent sign to be displaye d near the shade structure promoting the importance of sun safety. The Academy receives support for this program from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company. The Shade Structure Program is open to non-profit organizations or educational institutions that serve children and teenagers, ages 18 and younger. The deadline for grant applications is Wednesday, March 5, 2008.
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program
The purpose of this program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists. Eligible applicants include LEAs in which at least 20 percent of the students served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line based on the most recent satisfactory data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 80 awards will be granted in a range of $30,000 - $500,000 each. March 7, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program
The purpose of the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks program is to provide grants to public housing authorities (PHAs) to: update and expand existing Neighborhood Networks community technology centers; or establish new Neighborhood Networks centers. Only public housing authorities are eligible to apply for this funding category. March 14, 2008 is the application deadline.
Cable Positive - Tony Cox Community Fund
Cable Positive will mobilize the talents, resources, access and influence of the cable and telecommunications industry to raise HIV/AIDS awareness; support HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care; and strive to end stigma by creating a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV or AIDS. Eligible local community outreach projects include, but are not limited to: World AIDS Day (December 1) and National HIV Testing Day (June 27) events, AIDS Rides/Walks, other joint efforts between AIDS Service Organizations and local cable operators, etc. Funding is also available for production costs of HIV/AIDS-related programs and PSAs. Grants will be awarded up to $7,000. In order to be considered for a Tony Cox Community Fund grant you must partner with a cable system. March 14, 2008 is the application deadline.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
The ELA Foundation has a vision of “Changing the Face of Disability on the Planet”. They accomplish this through their grant and scholarship programs. The ELA Foundation grant funds for established programs in the areas of arts and advocacy to nonprofit US 501(c)(3) organizations, which are led by or support adults with disabilities who are 22 or older. They encourage distinctive, cutting edge programs that impact the lives of people with disabilities by changing the face of disability in a community. Program grants from the ELA Foundation range from $1,000 to $5,000 and must demonstrate support by other foundations, corporations and individuals in the local community. Funds that are granted from the ELA Foundation must be spent on the purpose for which the grant was written. In the Arts, the ELA Foundation supports programs that support professional artists with disabilities or encourage a professional environment while enhancing creativity among people with disabilities who are not professional artists themselves. In Advocacy, the Foundation supports programs that promote change in legislation, or provide education that will enhance knowledge and action to create laws and policies that will result in better lives for people with disabilities. Applications must be submitted by March 15 for the May 1 deadline or September 15 for the November 1 deadline (annually).
The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative
Eligible programs must have a strong focus on remedial reading or a tutoring component. The organizational budget limit to be eligible is currently set at $95,000 annually. The community where the organization is located must be an underserved community. It is not enough to have a certain number of families within a community that are underserved to qualify. The population where the organization is located must be under 50,000. Book Bag programs, gifts and give-a-ways, events or book club requests will not be granted through this program. AlsoSchool Districts, Lead Agencies or umbrella agencies may not apply for donations. Each site within group agencies or districts must apply for the donations separately. The books that are available through this program are appropriate for ages 0 to young adult. The books have hard and soft covers. Currently all the books in this program are available in English only. March 15 (and October 15), annually, is the application deadline.
Assets for Independence
Assets for Independence (AFI) provides five-year grants to organizations and agencies that enable low-income individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency by accumulating economic assets. Grantees provide financial literacy training to participants and help them save earned income in special matched bank accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). IDAs enable low-income and low-wealth families to accumulate savings for long-term assets such as a home, a business, or higher education and training. Eligible grantees include community-based nonprofits and State, local and Tribal government agencies and others, such as community development financial institutions and credit unions. A total of $18 million is available to fund 50 – 60 awards. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. EST on March 15, June 15, and November 1 annually.
‘EMSC Targeted Issue Grants
Targeted Issue Demonstration Grants are intended to meet HRSA/MCHB priorities of improving the health infrastructure and systems of care as well as assuring quality of care. Applications should address specific needs in the field of pediatric emergency care that transcend state boundaries. Typically the projects result in a new product or resource or the demonstration of the effectiveness of a model system component or service of value to the nation. Objectives must meet a demonstrable need, and methodologies and strategies for achieving the objectives must be realistic, appropriate, and scientifically sound. Each application must contain an evaluation plan that contains measurable outcomes and clearly defined time frames for conducting the evaluation. $2 million is available to fund an estimated five projects. Applications are due March 17, 2008.
Christopher Columbus Awards
The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science and technology program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem. Four finalist teams and their coaches will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend National Championship Week and compete for valuable US savings bonds plus a $200 development grant to further refine their idea. Entries must be postmarked by Monday, March 17, 2008.
The Beveridge Family Teaching Prize (K-12)
Established in 1995, this prize honors the Beveridge family’s longstanding commitment to the American Historical Association and K-12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The prize will be awarded on a two-year cycle rotation: in even-numbered years, to an individual; in odd-numbered years, to a group. The 2008 prize will be awarded to an individual either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to an entire field. The prize carries a $1500 cash award (plus travel expenses to the annual meeting) and will be awarded at the annual meeting in January 2009 in New York. Each letter of nomination must include the name and address of the nominated individual. After receipt of this nomination letter, this individual will be contacted and asked to submit the following electronically or by mail: vita (no more than 3 pages) of the individual, an essay of no more than five pages in length describing the contribution or product, discussing the achievement or innovation in approach, development, and impact and summarizing the historical scholarship utilized. Up to ten pages of appropriate supporting materials can be included (i.e. letters of support and course materials, excerpts from a text book, or other evidence of contribution). The deadline for the letter of nomination is March 17, 2008.
Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for the Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) program. The purpose of these grants is to expand the availability of comprehensive, high quality residential treatment, recovery support, and family services for pregnant and postpartum women (postpartum refers to the period after childbirth up to 12 months) who suffer from alcohol and other drug problems, and their minor children impacted by perinatal and environmental effects of maternal substance use and abuse. In addition, grantees are encouraged to include fathers of the children, partners of the women, and other extended family members of the women and children in treatment in the target population when their inclusion in non-residential treatment services is deemed appropriate and beneficial. Nearly $8 million is available to fund an estimated 16 programs. Each program can request up to $500,000 each for up to 3 years. March 18, 2008 is the application deadline.
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
The primary purpose of this grant is to help small rural hospitals meet the costs of implementing data systems required to meet the requirements of the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS). Funding for this program was first provided by the Labor/HHS Appropriations Act for FY2002 in which conference report language expanded the purpose of this grant program to also help small rural hospitals comply with provisions of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPPA) of 1996, to reduce medical errors and support quality improvement. All small rural hospitals located in the United States and the territories, including faith-based hospitals, are eligible for funding. All designated critical access hospitals are also eligible. Eligible hospitals must submit an application to their State Office of Rural Health which describes their need, and intended use and expenditure of grant funds. In turn the SORH will prepare and submit a single grant application to HRSA on behalf of all hospital applicants. Nearly $15 million is available to fund approximately 46 projects. Projects will be funded for up to five years. Applications must be received by March 18, 2008 (8:00 pm EST).
‘Informal Science Education
The ISE program invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences designed to increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as projects that advance knowledge and practice of informal science education. Projects may target either public audiences or professionals whose work directly affects informal STEM learning. ISE projects are expected to demonstrate strategic impact, innovation, and collaboration. $25 million is available to fund approximately 50 projects. A letter of intent is required and due by March 20, 2008. The full proposal is due June 19, 2008.
Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant
The purpose of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant (SHCPQI) is to assist rural providers with the implementation of quality improvement strategies, while improving patient care and chronic disease outcomes. Rural public, rural non-profit, or other providers of healthcare services, such as a critical access hospital or rural health clinics are eligible to apply. Approximately 60 grants will be awarded at an average of $50,000 each. Applications must be received by March 20, 2008 (8:00 pm EST).
‘Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
This program supports the screening of all newborn infants in the US for hearing loss with timely and appropriate follow-up services for infants who do not pass the initial newborn hearing screen. Grants will be used to promote universal hearing screening of all infants born in the US prior to hospital discharge and screening of out of hospital births by one month of age; confirmation of normal hearing/hearing loss before 3 months of age and entry into a program of early intervention before 6 months of age with linkage to a medical home and a family to family support program. The focus of these grants is the reduction of loss to follow-up. Nearly $2 million is available to fund an estimated 12 projects.
Emergency Medical Services for Children: Network Development Demonstration Project
Demonstrate the value of a network designed to be the platform from which to conduct investigations on the efficacy of treatments, transport, and care responses including those preceding the arrival of children to hospital emergency departments; overcome present difficulties in assessing efficacy and quality of care and ensuring accountability in State EMSC Programs that derive from the relatively small incidence of rates of pediatric emergency events; and be utilized as a means to conduct observational and randomized studies on a variety issues related to EMSC, including processes involved in transferring research results to treatment settings. State governments and accredited schools of medicine are eligible to apply. Approximately $3.7 million is available to fund an estimated four projects. Projects will be funded for up to three years. Applications must be received by March 21, 2008 (8:00 pm EST).
Grants for School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs
Through the Grants for School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs, the Department awards grants to local
educational agencies (LEAs) and other public and private entities to develop and implement, or expand, school-based drug-testing programs for students. An estimated 85 awards will be granted in a range of $100,000 - $200,000 each. March 21, 2008 is the deadline for transmittal of applications.
Rosenberg Fund for Children
The Rosenberg Fund for Children provides for the educational and emotional needs of children of targeted progressive activists, and youth who are targeted activists themselves. In most instances, professionals and institutions directly receive the grants to provide services at no or reduced cost to beneficiaries. The RFC funds institutions and individual providers who support their values. Subject to their financial ability, the RFC will fund such things as: counseling; school tuition; camp tuition; cultural lessons; after-school programs; prison visits; educational or therapeutic travel; and post high-school books and supplies for college or other educational training. Applications may be submitted by parents, custodians, and guardians to benefit children in the United States whose parents' pursuit of progressive values has left them unable to fully provide for that child as a result of being targeted as outlined above. The young adult children 18 years or older of targeted activists may submit applications on their own behalf. Grants will be awarded up to $3,000. Applications are considered twice each year. The deadline for applications for Spring grants is March 21st and for Fall grants is October 13th, each year.
‘Carol M. White Physical Education Program
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting State standards. More than $33 million is available to fund an estimated 112 projects. March 24, 2008 is the deadline.
Assets for Independence (AFI) Projects
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), will accept applications for grants to establish and administer Assets for Independence (AFI) projects. Grantees provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become economically self-sufficient for the long-term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDA), in which participants save earned income for the purchase of a home, for business capitalization, or to attend higher education or training. Applications will be screened and evaluated as indicated in this announcement. Unsuccessful applicants may submit new applications in any succeeding application cycle. Application due dates are January 15 and March 25 in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for the Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand substance abuse treatment and/or outreach/pretreatment services in conjunction with HIV/AIDS services in African American, Latino/Hispanic, and/or other racial or ethnic communities highly affected by the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Nearly $20 million is available to fund up to 50 projects. Projects will be funded for a period of up to 5 years. March 27, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Inviting Applications for Rural Business Opportunity Grants
The Rural Development State Offices administer the RBOG program on behalf of USDA Rural Development at the State level. The primary objective of the program is to improve the economic conditions of rural areas. Assistance provided to rural areas under this program may include technical assistance for business development and economic development planning. To ensure that a broad range of communities have the opportunity to benefit from the program, no grant will exceed $50,000, unless it is a multi-State project where funds may not exceed $150,000. The deadline for the receipt of applications in the Rural Development State Office is March 31, 2008.
‘Partnerships in Character Education Program
The purpose of this grant is to design and implement character education programs that can be integrated into classroom instruction and that are consistent with State academic content standards. Such programs may be carried out in conjunction with other educational reform efforts, and must take into consideration the views of parents, students, students with disabilities (including those with mental or physical disabilities), and other members of the community, including members of private, nonprofit organizations or entities, including faith-based organizations and community organizations. Two grants will be awarded in a range of $250,000 - $750,000 each. March 31, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Strengthen and Improve the Nation’s Public Health Capacity through National, Non-Profit, Professional Public Health Organizations to Increase Health Protection and Health Equity
The primary purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to fund organizations that will provide technical assistance to states and local governments and other entities including nontraditional partners (partners that do not usually have public health as their primary mission and goal, but will have areas of common or overlapping interest that includes public health, such as, but not limited to, education organizations, healthcare organizations, faith-based/community organizations and other federal or tribal agencies) to strengthen the nation’s public health capacity by improving the quality and performance of public health practice, public health systems, public health data and data systems, and the public health workforce. Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are: organizations with non-profit status (other than institutions of higher education; public health membership (i.e., state/territorial or local public health officials or specialized professionals, local boards of health across the United States and its territories, networks of public health institutes across the United States, public health professionals and students) that must have provided information, education, publications, and networking forums to Governors and their staff, to state legislatures, relevant legislative committees and their staff; that have supported state health programs, including State and territorial health officials, State Medicaid officials, State employee health benefit directors, State health insurance officials, public health educators etc. Ten projects will be funded in a range of $250,000 - $27,000,000 each. April 1, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Minority SA/HIV Prevention Initiative
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for Prevention of Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Subpopulations (Short Title: Minority SA/HIV Prevention Initiative) cooperative agreements. The purpose of this program is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science substance abuse and HIV prevention services. Specifically, the program aims to engage community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among at-risk racial/ethnic minority subpopulations that are described below. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the number of people infected with HIV in the United States ranges from 800,000 to 900,000. The HIV/AIDS sub-epidemics not only vary by region and community but also by population, risk behavior, and geography. Elimination of such disparities among certain racial and ethnic groups, particularly African American and Hispanic populations, remains a challenge. Eligible applicants are community-level domestic public and private nonprofit entities. For example, non-profit community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations, local governments, tribal governments, tribal organizations and tribal urban Indian entities are eligible to apply. Since the purpose of this RFA is to expand the capacity of community-level domestic public and private non-profit entities, State government agencies and national organizations are not eligible to apply. Eligibility is limited to applicants from geographic areas with high AIDS case rates. Nearly $18 million is available to fund an estimated 46 projects. April 1, 2008 is the deadline.
Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation
The grants program supports dance and certain other national, state and local organizations that provide essential services to the field. The grants program is open to application from non-profit organizations, which qualify under the guidelines and criteria, established by the Trustees. Grants are for general operating support, programs and special projects. The Foundation will fund: not-for profit, IRS tax-exempt, national, regional, state and local dance service and certain other organizations (e.g., festivals, councils, alliances, associations, guilds, art centers) whose programs and activities have a broad and significant impact on the field; unusual and imaginative efforts which clearly demonstrate and promote the value of the art form in all of its manifestations -- ballet, modern, avant-garde, ethnic, show-dance, jazz, tap; programs or projects which bring together different interest groups to share information, strengthen management practices, solve common problems, and improve communications; and special pilot projects which meet clearly identified and unmet needs, and which have the potential to provide a model for the field. The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation will consider requests for program, project and general operating support only. It does not provide in-kind, technical or consulting assistance to the field. Please keep in mind that the resources are limited and that the majority of grants range from $500 to $1,000. April 1 (annually) is the deadline.
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association that was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. During the 1999 World Series, Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Players Association Executive Director Donald Fehr and the Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr. were on hand to introduce this new grant program for youth baseball and softball. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment. BTF provides grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in both rural and urban communities. BTF awards an average of 30 grants per year totaling more than $1.5 million. The average grant amount is $51,000. April 1, 2008 is the application deadline.
WIC Special Project Grant Program
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) expects to have approximately $500,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2008 funds available for Special Project Grants to WIC State agencies. Grant funds will be available only to the 90 WIC State agencies responsible for administering WIC in the States, Territories, and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs). There are two types of WIC Special Project Grants: Full Grants and Concept Paper Development Grants. This RFA (Application A) is for Full Grants only. A separate RFA (Application B) is available for States planning to submit a proposal for developing a concept paper as a basis for applying for a Full Grant using FY 2009 funds, pending availability of funds. FNS anticipates making one to two Full Grant awards in FY 2008, ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 each, depending on the number and quality of applications and requested budget amounts. April 3, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Rural Cooperative Development Grant
USDA Rural Development announces the availability of approximately $4.4 million in competitive grant funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) Program. The primary objective of the RCDG program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Grant funds are provided for the establishment and operation of Centers that have the expertise or who can contract out for the expertise to assist individuals or entities in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of cooperative businesses. The maximum award per grant is $200,000 and matching funds are required. Approximately 22 grants are expected to be awarded. April 8, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity for Drug Courts
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year 2008 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Adult Drug Courts. The purpose of the program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in “problem solving” courts which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to adult defendants/offenders. Priority for the use of the funding should be given to addressing gaps in the continuum of treatment. Grantees will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Treatment Drug Courts use regular appearances of the client before a judge in order to monitor compliance with court ordered conditions and substance abuse treatment. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest. $5.4 million is available to fund an estimated 18 projects (a maximum of $300,000 each). The application deadline is April 10, 2008.
‘Remote Community Alert Systems Program
The Remote Community Alert Systems Program represents an National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/NWS) effort to provide for outdoor alerting technologies in remote communities effectively underserved by commercial mobile service for the purpose of enabling residents of those communities to receive emergency messages. These activities will engage the private sector, academia, and States in opportunities and technologies to further disseminate emergency messages. This program is a contributing element of the Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act. NOAA's program is designed to complement other agency contributions to that national effort. The Federal Communications Commission has defined a remote area to consist of a county with a population density of 100 persons per square mile or less, based on the most recently available Census data. Also, commercial mobile service means those services that are required to provide E911 services in accordance with Section 20.18 of the Commission’s rules. Effectively underserved identifies remote communities that do not receive commercial mobile service as demonstrated by coverage maps, technical analyses, field tests, or any other reasonable means. Eligible applicants are States and Tribal Communities. 50 projects will be awarded funding in a range of $50,000 - $250,000 each. April 11, 2008 is the application deadline.
The BR!CK Award celebrates young people making our world better. BR!CK Award winners aren't just the leaders of tomorrow. They are the leaders of today. The BR!CK Award accepts applications from citizens and permanent residents of the Unites States and Canada. All BR!CK Award winners have a shot at US$25,000, international recognition, televised glory, and pro bono legal services. By celebrating and spotlighting young stars of social change, the BR!CK Award creates a whole new breed of role models who aren't famous for what they wear (or don't) or who they date. Think you have what it takes to be a BR!CK Award winner? Know someone who does? The 2008 application is now available. April 12, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program
The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is specifically designed to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America through the use of advanced telecommunications technologies. In the Grant Program, the focus is on funding end-user equipment that operates via telecommunications to connect students and teachers or medical providers and patients in separate rural locations. $24.7 million is available to fund approximately 75 projects. April 14, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘FY 2008 Team Nutrition Training Program Grant
The purpose of this grant is to assist State agencies to expand and enhance training programs that incorporate and implement the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in school meal programs and meals served under other child nutrition programs. States must apply Team Nutrition’s three behavior-focused strategies in their proposals: Provide training and technical assistance to child nutrition foodservice professionals to enable them to prepare and serve nutritious meals that appeal to students. Provide fun and interactive nutrition education for children, teachers, parents and others caregivers. Build school and community support for creating healthy school environments that are conducive to healthy eating and physical activity. Up to $4 million is anticipated in Fiscal Year 2008 for TN Training Grants. Through this competitive grants process, TN Training Grants will be funded for the period September 30, 2008- September 30, 2010. Funding will range from: a minimum of $50,000 up to $200,000 for an individual State or a coalition within a State; and up to $350,000 for a coalition of 2 or more different States. An estimated 50 projects will be funded. April 14, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Full-Service Community Schools Program
The Fund for Improvement of Education (FIE) supports nationally significant programs to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education at the State and local levels and help all children meet challenging academic content and achievement standards. The Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program, which is authorized by FIE, encourages coordination of educational, developmental, family, health, and other services through partnerships between (1) public elementary and secondary schools and (2) community-based organizations and public or private entities. This collaboration will provide comprehensive educational, social, and health services for students, families, and communities. Eligible applicants under this competition are consortia consisting of a local educational agency and one or more community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, or other public or private entities. Eight grants will be awarded at a maximum of $500,000 each. A letter of intent should be submitted by March 17, 2008; April 15, 2008 is the application deadline.
The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the quality of life, health and welfare of America’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. The interactive entertainment industry supports geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth of all races and denominations and both genders. The ESA Foundation is limited in the number of projects that we can support. To receive funding, an organization making a grant request must meet the following criteria: be tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code; seek funding for a specific project or program that is or will be in two or more states and serves youths ages 7-18; and provide youth programs in one or more of the following areas: Skills & Personal Development, General Health & Welfare, Risk Behavior Prevention, Education, or Multimedia arts/ technology related or applied. April 15 (annually) is the deadline for projects starting in the upcoming calendar year.
Pay It Forward Mini-Grants
Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a “pay it forward” focus – that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially – to be considered in the grant making process. Grant applications are reviewed and considered by a Selection Committee three times a year. Selection Committee members will score the applications based on: adherence to the Pay It Forward concept (explaining how the project’s benefits will multiply exponentially); educational benefit to students/teachers; integration of proposed project with school curriculum; and number of people impacted. Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available for projects on a one-time-only basis. Application deadlines are October 15, January 15, and April 15 of each year.
The Libri Foundation was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality, hardcover children's books they could not otherwise afford to buy. Since October 1990, the Foundation has donated over $2,800,000 worth of new children's books to more than 2,200 libraries in 48 states. The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books which stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, and expand their horizons. For many children in rural areas, the local public library is often their primary source of reading material. Many rural schools either have no library or the library is inadequate to meet the needs of the students. At a time when more and more children and their parents and teachers are using the public library, these same libraries are facing increasing financial hardships and are unable to buy the books their young readers need. The Foundation works with the library's Friends of the Library or other local organizations because we believe in community involvement and want to encourage and reward local support of libraries. The Friends, or other local sponsors, can contribute from $50 to $350 which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books through the Foundation's Books for Children program. The local librarian, familiar with the needs of the library and the community, selects the books the library will receive from the Foundation's 700-title booklist, which has been highly praised by participating librarians for the quality and variety of fiction and nonfiction titles offered. The majority of books have been published within the last three years, but old favorites are also offered. All of the books have been highly recommended by recognized authorities in the library and education fields. The books donated through the Books for Children program are used for storytelling; toddler, preschool, and after-school programs; summer reading programs; "book buddy" programs in which older children read to younger children; holiday programs; teacher check-out and curriculum support; early childhood development programs; school projects and to just provide children with a "good read." The Foundation awards grants three times a year. Application deadlines are: (postmarked by) January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th. Grants are awarded January 31st, April 30th, and August 31st.
‘Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Targeted Areas of Need
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year 2008 Targeted Capacity Expansion grants. This program is designed to address gaps in treatment capacity by supporting rapid and strategic responses to demands for substance abuse (including alcohol and drug) treatment services in communities with serious, emerging drug problems as well as communities with innovative solutions to unmet needs. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance the community’s ability to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and community-based response to a targeted, well-documented substance abuse treatment capacity problem and/or improve the quality and intensity of services. $7 million is available to fund an estimated 14 projects. Each project will be funded at an average of $400,000 each. April 18, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention
The purpose of this program is to build on the foundation of prior suicide prevention efforts in order to support states and tribes in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. Such efforts must involve public/private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations. Eligibility for SAMHSA's State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program is limited to: 1. States. 2. Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal organizations (as defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act), or urban Indian organizations (as defined in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act) that are actively involved in the development and continuation of a tribal youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategy. 3. Public or private non-profit organizations designated by a State, federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, or urban Indian organization, to develop or direct the State/tribal-sponsored youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategy. $9 million is available for 18 grants of up to $500,000 each. April 22, 2008 is the application deadline.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program to foster inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams composed of high school students, teachers and mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to $10,000 support each team's efforts. InvenTeams are encouraged to work with community partners, specifically the potential beneficiaries of their invention. April 25, 2008 is the application deadline.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities and its global network of local RMHC Chapters have dedicated hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and program services toward making an immediate, positive impact on children who need it most. Giving grants to other nonprofit organizations that benefit children extends the RMHC global reach, improving the well being of children worldwide. The recipient of any grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities must use the funds awarded for the specific purpose of the original intent. RMHC requires detailed accounting of all funds awarded as part of the follow-up report that must be submitted one year after receipt of the grant. To be considered for funding, an applicant must be designated a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization. U.S. charities must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter on file with the Internal Revenue Service. The RMHC Board of Trustees is most interested in national or international organizations that have a specific program related to children’s health and well being, however programs local in scope may request funding from their local RMHC. Letters of inquiry must be submitted 90 days before a Board meeting. The deadline for 2008 Letters of Inquiry: are April 28, 2008 (to be eligible for the July 2008 Board Meeting) and September 8, 2008 (to be eligible for the December 2008 Board Meeting). After reviewing letters of inquiry, the RMHC staff and management grant review committee will invite organizations whose objectives most closely match the mission of RMHC to submit a formal grant proposal. You will be notified of the grant review committee’s decision within 30 days of their meeting.
ING Unsung Heroes program
For more than 10 years, and with over $2.8 million in awarded grants, the ING Unsung Heroes program has proven to be an A+ program with educators. Awards will be given to K-12 educators pioneering in new methods and techniques that improve student learning. The program’s “alumni” have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Applications for the 2008 awards are now available. The application deadline is April 30, 2008.
‘Go Overboard Challenge Grant
Burton Snowboards and Girl Overboard author Justina Chen Headley, in partnership with Youth Venture, are co-sponsoring the Go Overboard Challenge Grant to find the best youth-led ideas to change the world. Commit to a cause you're already passionate about-whether it's saving the environment, ending world hunger, or protecting endangered species. So think about a problem and figure out a solution! Then tell them how you, your club, your team, or your entire school will Go Overboard. The best ideas will win one of the many Go Overboard Challenge Grants of up to $1,000 each. So get ready to change the world with your plans. Youth ages 16-20 are eligible to submit their ideas. May 1, 2008 is the deadline.
NEH challenge grants help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Awards are made to museums, public libraries, colleges, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, public television and radio stations, universities, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit entities. Challenge grants most commonly augment or establish endowments that support humanities activities in education, public programming, scholarly research, and preservation. Institutions may use the income from invested funds to meet ongoing humanities-related costs. Examples include: faculty and staff positions, fellowships, lecture or exhibition series, visiting scholars or consultants, publishing subventions, maintenance of facilities, faculty and staff development, acquisitions, and preservation or conservation programs. Where clearly related to improvements in the humanities, direct expenditures from challenge grant awards are allowable. Such expenditures, however, must be for items that have inherent longevity such as: materials that enhance library or museum collections, construction or renovation of facilities, equipment, and fund-raising costs (totaling no more than ten percent of grant funds). Direct grant funds may also be used for bridging support, where the challenge grant provides for endowment income to meet the same expenses in the future. Bridging funds up to the equivalent amount of projected endowment income may be used to cover expenses during the grant period while the endowment is being established. The application deadline is May 1, 2008.
‘Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. The Awards recognize highly qualified K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Since 1983, more than 3,700 outstanding teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals. Nominate outstanding teachers for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching! This award honors exemplary K–12 mathematics and science teachers for their contributions to improving teaching and learning. Recipients of the award receive the following: a citation signed by the President of the United States; a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a weeklong series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; gifts from program sponsors from around the country; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. The application deadline for elementary school teachers is May 1, 2008. (Secondary school teachers are eligible to apply in 2009.)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s National Projects Fund
The Fund for National Projects supports projects that: strengthen the national infrastructure of the dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields; or improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in dance, jazz and theatre. During a two-year pilot phase, the Fund will award a total of up to $1 million in grants to support key national projects in the dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields. Grants will range from $60,000 to $200,000 and cannot exceed 40% of a project’s total cost. National projects engage a broad national constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field. Organizations are encouraged to submit letters of inquiry for projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields, or that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in dance, jazz and theatre, such as: research projects assessing the national health of arts groups or of individual artists; special national convenings for entire performing arts fields (beyond traditional national annual conferences); or special projects that address unique circumstances that affect an entire field. Highest priority will be given to projects that improve the health of the Arts Program's priority performing arts fields and do not duplicate ongoing efforts or existing services. Interested organizations should submit a letter of inquiry to the Arts Program of no more than 3 pages, outlining the project and articulating its impact on the dance, jazz, presenting or theatre field. A brief history of the organization(s) involved should also be attached. Deadlines for letters of inquiry are November 1 and May 1, with full proposal deadlines (upon invitation) due no later than December 1 and June 1, respectively.
The intent of the foundation is to support small, community-based organizations working to build bridges between groups of people that differ with respect to age, race, gender, economic resources, and physical or mental ability. A further objective is to fund projects that actively promote social, economic and environmental justice. In recent years, the foundation has made it a top priority to support programs that encourage young people to broaden their experience and contribute to society. Projects that are initiated by young people and those that address the needs of minority and low-income youth are of particular interest to BridgeBuilders. The foundation funds projects throughout the United States; however, it has historically concentrated its giving in Western Pennsylvania. BridgeBuilders does not make grants to individuals, colleges and universities, hospitals, endowments, or capital campaigns. Average annual distributions range from $40,000 to $50,000. Individual grants are typically $2,000 to $5,000. June 1 (and November 1), annually, is the deadline date.
Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants
The Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted here also must be present. This category, as an essential component of the Arts Endowment's goal of providing wide access to artistic excellence, supports local projects that can have significant effects within communities. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Partnerships can be valuable to the success of these projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project. These Fast-Track Review Grants: extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations; are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below; are for $10,000 each; and receive an expedited application review. Organizations will be notified whether they have been recommended for a grant approximately six months after they apply; projects may start shortly thereafter. June 2, 2008 is the application deadline.
NEA Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing leadership in arts education by inspiring all young Americans through rich arts experiences. A high quality education in the arts opens a critical gateway to a lifetime of appreciation and engagement. For two reasons, learning in the arts is an indispensable part of American education: 1) children celebrate and participate in their cultural inheritance, and 2) academic and social maturity follow directly from arts education experiences. The Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth category offers funding for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art. Funded projects apply national or state arts education standards. All projects submitted to the Learning in the Arts category must include: Experience: Students and their teachers will have the chance to experience exemplary works of art -- in live form where possible. Study: Through the guidance of teachers, teaching artists, and cultural organizations, students will study works of art in order to understand the cultural and social context from which they come, and to appreciate the technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each work. Where appropriate, study will include the acquisition of skills relevant to practicing the art form. Performance: Informed by their experience and study, students will create artwork. In the case of literature, the primary creative activities will be writing and/or recitation. Assessment: Students will be assessed according to national or state arts education standards. Where appropriate, projects will employ multiple forms of assessment including pre- and post-testing. Organizations must provide curriculum frameworks and carefully designed evaluations to assess every child's progress in achieving proficiency in the arts. In this category, the Arts Endowment hopes to call attention to projects that recognize and cultivate best practices in the field of arts education for children and youth. Learning in the Arts projects may take place in school-based or community-based settings and should focus on children and youth in the general age range of 5 through 18 years. June 9, 2008 is the application deadline.
‘Saucony Run For Good Program
The Saucony Run For Good Program encourages active and healthy lifestyles in children and offers grants to communities and non-profit organizations that initiate and support running and fitness programs for kids. 501(c)3 youth organizations with programs that increase participation in running in order to positively impact the lives of participants are eligible to apply. June 13, 2008 is the application deadline.
Open Meadows Foundation
The Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization which funds projects designed and implemented by women and girls; projects which have limited financial access reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of our society and promoting the empowerment of women and girls as well as and projects for social change that have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. It offers grants of up to $2,000 to projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; promote the empowerment and well being of women and girls; reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of our society; promote social change; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000. Applications should be postmarked by August 15 (and February 15) annually.
‘WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others
The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others® nationally supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Grants are provided to organizations serving women and/or children in the United States and Puerto Rico. Specific projects and programs addressing health and social service needs are their priority. The Foundation recognizes the value of new programs created to respond to changing needs and will consider funding projects of an original or pioneering nature within an existing organization. To qualify for funding, an organization must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and be qualified to receive deductible charitable contributions. Organizations must be at least three years old. Preference will be given to organizations with an operating budget of $3 million or less, those not dependent on government grants and those with greater organizational program costs than personnel costs. September 9, 2008 is the application deadline.
SAMHSA Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants
The purpose of the Conference Grant program is to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment fields and to integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible. SAMHSA Centers will provide partial support for planned meetings and conferences. The maximum grant award is $50,000. Indirect costs are not allowed under this program. Each of SAMHSA’s three Centers expects to make approximately $75,000 per year available for FY 2006 and beyond, for a total of $225,000 per year. Each Center expects to make two to three awards per year for a total of six to nine awards per year. Actual awards will depend on the availability of funds. All awards will be for a maximum project period of 12 months. Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. October 31 (and January 31), annually, is the deadline.
Ongoing Funding Opportunities
Abbott Laboratories Fund
The Abbott Laboratories Fund (The Fund) is an Illinois not–for–profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1951 by Abbott Laboratories. Abbott Laboratories provides the primary financial support of the Abbott Laboratories Fund. Currently the Fund provides support through cash grants to recipients who operate in the areas of health and welfare, education, culture, art, civic and public policy. The Fund generally gives preference to requests for one–time contributions and for programmatic and operating purposes. All Grant requests are accepted on–line and require the following information: Description of your organization's mission; Confirmation of current 501 (c) (3) U.S. Internal Revenue Service; Geographic area served; Description of the project(s) / programs(s) for which support is requested; Amount of money requested; Budget information; and List of corporations and foundations supporting the organization. Ongoing deadline.
The Actuarial Foundation – through its Advancing Student Achievement Mentoring program – awards monetary grants to schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools. Advancing Student Achievement is a grant program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a “love of math” in each student. Ongoing deadline.
Adidas America Inc.
Adidas corporate giving is provided selectively and focuses on the following areas of engagement: Sports within a social context; Kids and Youth; Education; Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports related); and Relief efforts. The Adidas Group supports projects which show sustainable benefits to the communities
where they live and operate. Consideration is given to organizations which complement their corporate philosophy and the core values of the Adidas Group. They need to hold a recognized reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial management and project effectiveness. Corporate giving at the Adidas Group can take the form of: cash donations, donations in kind (products, equipment, services, and know-how) and corporate volunteering. Ongoing deadline.
AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant
This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Before submitting your proposal please consider these objectives and make sure that your grant fulfills this mission. The following guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant: 1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator prior to receiving the grant; 2. One grant per teacher will be considered under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant funding. (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS). LEGO GRANTS: Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition; and 3. The grant proposal must include: a full one-page synopsis of project including how the project relates to the AIAA purpose, how the funds are to be used, and itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase; 4. Failure to complete any of the required information will result in the rejection of the proposal; 5. Grants are limited to a maximum of five Educator Associates per school. Requests may not be combined to purchase a single item in excess of $200. The purchases must be separate items (i.e. cannot be one $1,000 item) with the following restriction: The grant proposal must be accompanied by a full one-page synopsis of how the requested funds are to be used, and a separate itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase from each teacher requesting funds; 6. Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November; 7. Funds must be spent on the proposed items. The AIAA Foundation reserves the right not to reimburse items that were not on the original proposal, unless the item is no longer available and prior approval is given by the AIAA Staff Liaison; 8. Upon approval of the grant, a letter of commitment will be sent to the teacher. Reimbursement for items purchased after the grant approval will be made upon submission of receipts to AIAA Headquarters. A check will be mailed to the school within three weeks; 9. Funds must be used within six months of approval or the funds will revert back to the AIAA Foundation; and 10. Teachers are encouraged to send pictures of the purchased items in use by students as well as copies of any publicity involving the purchased items and related activities. The AIAA Foundation reserves the right to allow/disallow other items not listed above at the discretion of the Precollege Outreach Committee. Ongoing deadline.
Airborne Teacher Trust Fund
The Airborne Teacher Trust Fund invites elementary and middle school teachers from public and private schools throughout the country to submit proposals for art and music programs that their schools are unable to fund. A panel of judges will then review and select proposals quarterly, and awards will be announced monthly. Teachers and their schools will receive grants from $200 to $10,000 to be used to implement their programs. At the conclusion of a program, the selected teacher(s) will supply Airborne with a recap, which will then be posted on their website. Ongoing deadline.
In 2001, Alcoa Foundation will make $21 million in grants around the world. Communities where Alcoa has a presence are the primary focus of our grantmaking programs. The majority of our grants fit within one of the following areas: Conservation and Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children and Families; Global Education in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Business; Business and Community Partnerships, and Workforce Skills Today for Tomorrow. Ongoing deadline.
The Allen Foundation
Grant applications are accepted for efforts affecting health and nutrition. The Allen Foundation focuses on nutritional research, education and training to improve the health of children, young adults and mothers during pregnancy and after birth. Ongoing deadline.
The Allstate Foundation awards program grants focusing on personal safety and security, neighborhood revitalization and financial planning and education. Examples of funded projects include: fire safety; child safety advocacy; structured after-school programs with initiatives safeguard against gangs and delinquency; automobile passenger safety; and anti-drinking and driving programs. Ongoing deadline.
A.L. Mailman Family Foundation
The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation focuses on improving the systems and policies that impact very young children and their families. As a small national foundation with a broad vision of quality early care and education they aim to be strategic and catalytic with their dollars. Thier goal is to promote the building of sustainable systems that provide access to high quality early learning experiences for all children. They attempt to effect system-wide change by encouraging responsive public policies. The Foundation funds the creation and dissemination of curricula, materials or tools that promote quality. They fund advocacy and strategic communication to inform and build public will. They fund applied research designed to inform policy and improve practice. Finally, they support funder collaboratives to expand their learning and broaden their sphere of influence. The Foundation seeks to support children in the context of their families and communities. Quality care and education embraces the values of family support, cultural competence and sensitivity to the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the child. The A. L. Mailman Family Foundation strives to ensure that parents, caregivers, and teachers have the knowledge and support they need and that every child is nurtured by informed, skilled and caring adults. Most grants are funded in a range of $25,000 to $35,000. Ongoing deadline.
American Eagle Foundation
The AE Foundation and its FREE initiative raises funds and enlists volunteers for projects that improve the quality of life where AE associates and customers live, work and play. Committed to giving back to the customers and communities who have contributed to their success, the AE Foundation funds teen and college student programs that contain one or more of the FREE values. AE supports communities in the following four ways: 1. Gift Card Donations for Events: AE donates a limited number of $25 gift cards to college and high school sponsored drug-free events that strive to keep teens and college students safe; 2. Financial Grants: Each year, the AE Foundation will allocate a limited amount of money to nonprofit, public charities with tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that fall within the scope of the mission statement; 3. Fundraising Card Programs: Schools and nonprofit organizations may use AE Gift Cards to help raise money for computer labs, school repairs, music programs, etc.; and 4. Eagle Salute Associate Volunteer Program: The American Eagle Outfitters EAGLE SALUTE Program is a global initiative designed to support their associates' volunteer efforts by providing a grant to the charitable organizations where they perform at least 25 hours of community service per calendar year. Ongoing deadline.
The American Family Life Insurance Company (AFLAC)
Aflac's philanthropic efforts in the community can be seen in four areas: health, education, youth, and the arts. From contributing to the John B. Amos Cancer Center to helping underwrite the creation of a new library, Aflac is a vital part of the Columbus, Georgia community. Aflac grants range from $1,500 to $2 million. Ongoing deadline.
American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of the Honda companies, which are characterized by the following: Dreamful (imaginative), Creative, Youthful, Foresightful (forward-thinking), Scientific, Humanistic, Innovative. The American Honda Foundation provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to the following: Educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the fields of youth education and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques. Since its inception, the American Honda Foundation has provided more than 401 grants for more than $18.1 million. Ongoing deadline.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation
Support may be on the way for your classroom budget. As an AIAA Educator Associate, you’re invited to apply for a Classroom Grant from the AIAA Foundation. Here’s how it works. Are you a K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. You can use your grant for classroom demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software, graphing calculators, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to help you make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in your classroom. Proposals are reviewed year round, 30 days before quarterly meetings held in January, March, June and September. Ongoing deadline.
American Legacy Small Innovative Grants
Grants made by the American Legacy Foundation will further its goal of creating tobacco-free generations. At the heart of Legacy's grant program is the effort to identify new and improved ways to develop effective tobacco control programs. Awards issued for innovative grants and research demonstration projects (“grants”) must address one or more of Legacy’s Goals to reduce youth tobacco use; reduce exposure to second-hand smoke among all ages and populations; or increase successful quit rates among all ages and populations. Legacy expects to issue nonrenewable grants in the range of $20,000 to $100,000 per year. Ongoing deadline.
Through down payment assistance and community redevelopment programs, AmeriDream, Inc. expands affordable housing opportunities not only to first-time homebuyers but to all low- and moderate-income individuals and families who wish to achieve homeownership. Additionally, as a non-profit organization, AmeriDream works to promote the value of homeownership as a strong foundation that supports lasting communities and individual prosperity. Ongoing deadlines.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation funds education, healthcare, youth/minority development, arts and environment programs in areas where the alcoholic beverage distributor operates. The foundation considers grants from $15,000 to more than $100,000. Anheuser owns breweries, as well as the Busch Gardens and Sea World Parks. Breweries are located in Fairfield & Los Angeles, CA; Fort Collins, CO; Jacksonville, FL; Cartersville, GA; St. Louis; Newark, NJ; Merrimack, NH; Baldwinsville, NY; Columbus, OH; Houston; and Williamsburg, VA. Theme parks are located in San Diego; Orlando & Tampa, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Williamsburg. Ongoing deadline.
The Annenberg Foundation provides support for projects within its grant-making interest areas of education and youth, arts and culture, civic and community, and health. The Foundation only considers organizations defined as a public charity and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Annenberg Foundation accepts letters of inquiry at all times during the year and there are no deadlines. After review of the inquiry by Foundation staff, the applicant will be contacted within 6 to 8 weeks as to the status of the request. Ongoing deadline.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. In general, the grant making of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is limited to initiatives that have significant potential to demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery, and community supports for children and families. Most grantees have been invited by the Foundation to participate in these projects. Organizations wishing to send a proposal to the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than three typewritten pages describing the organization, its programs, the amount of funds requested, and a brief explanation of how the proposed work fits within the mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Ongoing deadline.
A. O. Smith Foundation
The A. O. Smith Foundation, founded in 1955, is a private, nonprofit organization that contributes to qualifying charitable, educational, scientific, literary, and civic organizations located primarily in communities where A. O. Smith Corporation has facilities. Support for the Foundation comes from the profits of A. O. Smith Corporation. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided nearly $20 million in financial support for worthwhile community programs and organizations. A. O. Smith Foundation contributions are aimed at: strengthening higher education throughout the country; promoting the civic, cultural, and social welfare of communities; and advancing medical research and improving local health services. Ongoing deadline.
In 1985, the Armstrong Foundation was formed to enhance the neighborhoods in which they live and work. Millions of dollars each year have been donated to community caring efforts. Today, the Foundation philanthropy takes many forms and is largely allocated to the causes their employees are passionate about. The primary objectives of the Armstrong Foundation Contributions Program are as follows: improve the quality of life in communities in which Armstrong employees live and work; support higher education as it relates to employees (meaning scholarships and higher education gift matching); provide emergency support to members of the Armstrong community in crises; and other appropriate initiatives as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors from time to time. Ongoing deadline.
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The mission of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is to promote positive change in people’s lives and to build and enhance the communities in which they live. The Foundation has an especially strong interest in supporting innovative endeavors leading to better circumstances for low-income youth and their families. The geographic focus of the Foundation includes Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina. Ongoing deadline.
AstraZeneca supports nonprofit health care organizations and programs across the US through a contributions program administered through the company’s six regional business centers. In 2005, we provided almost $780 million in monetary and product donations. Awards vary. Ongoing deadline.
The AT&T Foundation provides grants to organizations and programs that enrich the quality of life, with an emphasis on improving education, advancing community development, addressing vital community needs and enhancing unique cultural assets. The AT&T Foundation funds programs designed to: enhance education by integrating new technologies and increasing learning opportunities; improve economic development through technology and local initiatives; provide vital assistance to key community-based organizations; support cultural institutions that make a community unique; and advance the goals and meet the needs of diverse populations. Ongoing deadline.
Autodesk plays an active role in the communities where employees live and work. Their Community Relations program, established in 1989, offers assistance to local nonprofit organizations that meet program criteria. Financial assistance and product grants are their way of giving back to the communities in which Autodesk® employees live and work. In Fiscal Year 2004, Autodesk granted over US$500,000 in financial grants and over $350,000 in software products to qualifying nonprofits (the majority of monetary donations were made to Health & Human Services). To be considered for financial grants, organizations must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Community Relations Department is to support the communities where Autodesk employees live and work; therefore, they give preference to organizations that use grant money in communities where Autodesk® has a business presence. Typical grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. They give all proposals equal consideration, provided they do not have strong political or religious affiliations, or have a core message or practice of discrimination. Ongoing deadline.
Bamford-Lahey Children’s Foundation
The Bamford-Lahey Children’s Foundation was established in July of 2000 for the purpose of conducting and supporting programs that will enhance the linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. At this time, the resources of the Foundation will target projects designed to enhance the language development of children who have difficulty learning their native language. Research suggests that from seven to fourteen percent of children in this country experience language-learning problems; many of them have no history of other contributing developmental problems. Difficulty communicating with others can have devastating effects on the development of social and cognitive skills, as well as the development of self-esteem and general emotional well being. All too frequently preschool children with language-learning difficulties continue to have problems with both spoken and written language in the school years and are often described as ‘learning disabled.’ Although considerable basic research has been carried out in the effort to understand the bases of language-learning problems, less research has been done to determine how such children might be helped to learn language. The Foundation is interested in supporting programs that will have a near-term impact on the language learning of children with developmental language disorders. The Foundation will consider making one or two grants a year through other non-profit organizations (e.g., universities, hospitals, public schools) for projects that are directly related to its immediate objectives if indirect costs are not involved. Proposals for this type of funding will only be considered for one-year projects where costs are under $20,000. Ongoing deadline.
Bank of America Foundation
At Bank of America, supporting educational initiatives in the communities where the company operates is as critical to the success of those communities as it is to the company. Education, more than any other cause or social service directly affects all aspects of economic prosperity and quality of life in every community. Bank of America communities, its citizens and the company all benefit from an educational system that sets high standards and outcomes in academic achievement. As a result, Bank of America supports education initiatives through the company's charitable giving arm, the Bank of America Foundation. Bank of America Foundation supports effective, broad-based, inclusive programs that serve a diverse population through local market-based educational efforts.
Bank One Corporate Contributions
Bank One Corporate Contributions philosophy is to "think globally but act locally." While contributions strategy and policy are determined on a centralized basis for the entire corporation, contribution decisions and implementation are carried out autonomously at the local level. This ensures that decisions are responsive to both local needs and opportunities. Central to their history and culture is the principle of working to improve the communities they serve. To maximize the impact of their contributions, they concentrate on issues where they, as a financial services institution, can build capacity and have the greatest long-term effect, particularly in the areas of Community Development, Civic Leadership and the Arts, Education and Human Services. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing deadline.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs, religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (K - 12). Barnes & Noble assess the merit of each request on an individual basis. Ongoing deadline.
The Baxter International Foundation
The Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Baxter International Inc., a global medical products and services company. Like Baxter, the foundation supports the development of better, more accessible care, delivered as economically as possible. The Baxter International Foundation funds initiatives that benefit the entire health field. These include projects that improve quality, cost-effectiveness, access or education, and may be designed as models for larger programs. Ongoing deadline.
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. Although the Ben & Jerry's Foundation doesn't prioritize any particular issue area for funding, they do focus on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change in any number of areas. The Foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are organizing for systemic social change. They support programs and projects that are examples of creative problem-solving. Grant applicants need to demonstrate that their projects will lead to societal, institutional and/or environmental change; address the root causes of social or environmental problems; and lead to new ways of thinking and acting. Projects must help ameliorate an unjust or destructive situation by empowering constituents; facilitate leadership development and strengthen the self-empowerment efforts of those who have traditionally been disenfranchised in our society; and support movement building and collective action. Applicants should develop a plan for long-term viability; articulate a clear analysis of the underlying causes of the problem; and outline specific goals and strategies of their organizing campaign or program. Awards are granted ranging from $1,001 - $15,000. Ongoing deadline.
Best Buy Recycling Grant
Best Buy now offers grants to help increase the recycling opportunities available in communities across the country. Grants will range from $500 to $1,500, depending on the size of and scope of the program hosted by nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, or public-private partnerships. Priority for funding will be given to not-for-profit groups, but any organization or group is welcome to apply. Organizations can provide reuse or recycling events. Best Buy will offer Gift Cards, cash or a combination of both to assist organizations in providing opportunities for environmentally responsible recycling. Ongoing deadline.
BJ’s Charitable Foundation
Established in 2004 with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities BJ’s serves, BJ’s Charitable Foundation’s mission is the enhancement and enrichment of community programs that primarily benefit children and families. The majority of BJ’s Charitable Foundation giving is focused on organizations that: promote the safety, security and well-being of children and families; support education and health programs; provide community service opportunities; and aid in hunger and disaster relief. All funding requests must meet the following criteria: the proposal must be from an organization that is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and recognized as a “public charity” by the IRS; the program must align with BJ’s Charitable Foundation’s mission of supporting children and families in the specific areas of safety, security and well-being, education, health, community, hunger/homelessness and disaster relief; and the program must positively impact communities where BJ’s Clubs are located. Ongoing deadline.
At Blockbuster, they are committed to supporting the communities that their members and employees call home. They do this through outreach programs and partnerships designed to deliver measurable, positive results -- on both national and local levels. Wherever possible, they incorporate cash contributions with volunteerism and in-kind donations to achieve maximum impact. At Blockbuster, their community relations activities are designed to utilize corporate and employee resources and talents to benefit the communities they serve by supporting organizations which impact children/families, reflect a film/video focus or fulfill specific company operating objectives related to diversity and employment. In order to better evaluate the many contribution requests the company receives each day, Blockbuster has established formal giving guidelines. The company will consider requests from non-profit organizations that meet one or more of the following requirements: project has film/video industry focus, project impacts children/families, project supports a particular Blockbuster business objective, i.e., employment, and project has clearly defined and measurable goals. Ongoing deadline.
BMW Group of North America
As one of the world's largest companies, the BMW Group believes they have a duty of social responsibility. To support this, they provide funding for charitable programs that seek to benefit society. They give highest consideration to those that focus on education, road safety and the environment. The company only makes grants to organizations that have been approved by the IRS as 501(c)(3) charities or 501(c)(9) organizations. Ongoing deadline.
The Boeing Company believes that the health of a community is measured by the well being of all its citizens. They recognize the importance of supporting basic needs as fundamental to the health of the community. They are further committed to helping communities move toward long-term well-being and self-sufficiency by addressing larger, underlying issues. Through focused programmatic opportunities, leadership, and collaboration, the Boeing Company will support current basic needs of the community, providing resources for nutritious food, clothing consistent with the climate, protective shelter with reasonable comfort and safety, and access to emergency medical treatment; and promote long-term well-being and self-sufficiency, supporting areas such as mentoring, economic independence, physical independence, and nutrition and fitness. The company contributions program welcomes applications in five major areas: education, health and human services, arts and culture, civic and environment. Boeing accepts applications for not only cash grants (see guidelines below for each area), but also for in-kind donations and services. Requests submitted after October each year are not considered until January of the following year. Ongoing deadline.
Breaking Down Barriers to Assistive Technology Grant
Premier Assistive Technology, Inc. is committed to providing you the most effective and affordable assistive technology products available in the world today. They established this grant program in 2002 to help bridge the gap between education budgets and the need for educational organizations to deploy sufficient resources to serve the needs and requirements of special education programs. They fully appreciate the significant budget pressures that all institutions experience and this grant program will help to act as a catalyst to solidify your special education and/or assistive technology programs. Above all else, this program is meant to promote literacy everywhere in your organization, not just isolated groups or departments. In this spirit, the lowest level of grant awarded is for an entire district. (Grants to individuals, single departments or "for profit" companies are not awarded). This grant will give you the right to install the suite of software on every PC in your organization. After the grant period has expired (all or part of a school year), there will be an optional, but very nominal maintenance fee (a fraction of the total grant value) that you can pay to entitle you to future product releases, technical support, company communications, etc. Ongoing deadline.
Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund
Founded in 1952, the Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund proudly supports a wide variety of important charities in the United States, particularly in those markets it calls home. While contributions are made to nearly a hundred organizations each year, the Trust Fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting: 1) education, 2) environment and conservation, 3) childrens programs. Including national and local charities, the Trust Fund has donated more than $20 Million in the past 5 years. Ongoing deadline.
Giving back to the communities where they live and work is one of Brinker International's core values. With a diverse variety of local fund-raising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its restaurants contribute more than $3 million a year to a number of worthwhile charities. Brinker International's Charitable Committee must have the following information from organizations requesting donations: The exact amount requested and the specific purpose for the donation briefly summarized on 1-2 typewritten pages. The request should detail how the donations will be used; information about your organization, including proof of 501(c)(3) status and sources of funding; information, if any, concerning past or current involvement of Brinker International employees with the organization; and they may also ask for the organization's current Board of Directors, including their business and civic affiliations, as well as the organization's recent financial statements. Ongoing deadline.
Build-A-Bear Champ Children's Health and Wellness Grant Program
Build-A-Bear Workshop® guests often ask for help in supporting causes of great importance to their families. In 2003 the Build-A-Bear grant program began with support to children's cancer causes and quickly grew to include juvenile diabetes and autism. The Champ children's health and wellness grant program supports these important causes and many more! Champ is a special furry friend that gives back – examples of 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations that these grants support include: childhood disease research foundations; organizations that promote child safety; and charities that serve children with special needs. Letters of inquiry may be submitted any time. The Foundation’s staff will notify applicants within four weeks to discuss next steps in the grant process. Ongoing deadline.
Calvert Foundation makes loans to community development organizations that focus on affordable housing, small business, microcredit and other community development. Calvert Foundation lends to community development financial institutions (CDFI), and other organizations, including community development corporations, community loan funds, community banks and credit unions, social enterprises and micro finance institutions. Ongoing deadline.
Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects as its annual resources allow. All applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501, in order to be eligible for funding (this includes most schools and non-profit organizations). All projects must promote understanding of environmental issues; focus on hands-on involvement; involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); promote interaction and cooperation within the group; help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; include adult supervision; and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded). Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 - $2,500. Deadlines for submitting grant applications are June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31, annually.
Cardinal Health Foundation
The Cardinal Health Foundation was formed in 2001 as a focal point of Cardinal Health’s community-relations efforts. The Foundation’s initial funding resulted from the merger of Allegiance Corporation with Cardinal Health. Supported by the global resources of the Cardinal Health family of companies and more than 55,000 employees around the world, the Foundation’s mission is to support employees’ interests and to advance and fund programs that improve access to and delivery of health care services. The Foundation focuses their energy and resources on three primary program areas: employee volunteers and community involvement; healthy and livable communities; and health care partnerships. Specific themes derived from the company’s values will guide Cardinal Health's support. They place greater focus on programs that fit the following criteria: improve the health, livability and vitality in communities where they have operations; utilize the core expertise of Cardinal Health, its employees and its partners to provide leadership and mobilize others; apply innovative solutions in collaboration with their businesses and/or other partners; offer opportunities for involvement by Cardinal Health employees; and demonstrate measurable results. Ongoing deadline.
The principal purpose and mission of the foundation is to support children's welfare efforts that emphasize healthcare facilities and programs and the prevention/ treatment of hearing impairment. The foundation was founded by Bill Carls, who created Numatics, a leading worldwide manufacturer of industrial air valves. Other focus areas include recreational, educational and welfare programs, especially for children who are disadvantaged, and preservation of natural areas, open space, historic buildings and areas having special natural beauty or significance. The Carls Foundation has no formal application for grant requests. A letter of inquiry is not required and phone calls are welcome. In the past, all grants have been made to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Ongoing deadline.
Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants
Andrew Carnegie’s charge that the Corporation dedicate itself to the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding” has led it, over nearly 100 years of work, to support efforts to improve teaching and learning that have the potential to make a lasting and long-term contribution to the field of education. That history resonates throughout their current educational work in education, which is focused on three major areas: 1) advancing literacy: reading to learn, 2) urban school reform, and 3) teacher education reform. A theme that unites these subprograms is the overall goal of increasing access to quality education and a rich educational experience for all students that will prepare them for success in today’s knowledge-based economy. Grants are usually awarded in the range of $750 - $250,000. Ongoing deadline.
Cartridges 4 Kids
Cartridges 4 Kids™ is a recognized leader in designing award-winning and unique environmentally smart fundraising programs. In 2000, they introduced the Cartridges 4 Kids Printer Cartridge and Cell-Phone Fundraising Program™. This award-winning fundraising program encourages the community to recycle their empty printer cartridges and used cell-phones through the Cartridges 4 Kids Program™. This in turn helps to generate much needed funds for the benefit of Schools and Non-profit Organizations and at the same time, reduces the amount of recyclable material that enters our landfills. Participation in the C4K Program is free, and there is absolutely no selling involved. The Cartridges 4 Kids Program pays top dollar - up to $10.00 for empty printer cartridges and up to $25.00 for cell phones. By participating in the program, your organization can expect to earn up to $1,500.00 in its first year alone! Ongoing deadline.
The Ceres Foundation has decided to focus on programs that aim to produce permanent improvements in peoples' lives by means of short-term interventions. Such programs address acute problems that block people's chances at critical moments in their lives. Interventions may take a few months, or even a few years, but in the end they enable beneficiaries to overcome the obstacles in their way, and to shift their lives onto promising paths. The Ceres Foundation will favor applicants who can best demonstrate a tangible, direct connection between the services their programs provide and the positive shifts that take place in individuals' lives. They will also give preference to organizations whose chances of success can be significantly increased by our support. None of these criteria are absolute, and they are still in the process of defining their niche. However, these criteria imply that they are now less likely to support programs that provide educational enrichment, services for the handicapped, or activity centers for children — all highly worthwhile endeavors, but not within their scope. In 2004, the Foundation funded 15 grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Ongoing deadline.
Charles Lafitte Foundation
The mission of the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is to provide for and support inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. To fulfill this mission the Foundation acts as grantmaker, innovator and volunteer for four main programs: Education, Children’s Advocacy, Medical Research & Issues and The Arts. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing deadline.
The Chatlos Foundation provides grants to organizations involved with social concerns. This encompasses secular community programs which provide direct services such as child welfare, vocational training, prison alternatives, concerns for the aged and disabled, and men, women and families in crisis. Grants range in size from $2,500 to $10,000. Ongoing deadline.
Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF)
Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF) are administered by the Georgia Child Care Council through a competitive bid process. In general, these funds pay for: 1) program improvements, and programs for children with disabilities for early childhood and school-age children, and 2) technical assistance, training, and the operation of child care resource and referral agencies. These funds are not awarded to buy land, buildings, or any equipment costing over $1,000. Approximately $6.5 million is available each year. Funded projects target low income, working families. Requests for Proposals (RFP) have been traditionally distributed in late winter or early spring and outline the services that will be purchased during the next federal fiscal year.
Child Welfare Foundation
The Child Welfare Foundation accept proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. The Foundations grants are awarded for one year. All grants must be completed between the period of January 1 - December 31 of the award year. In the past, grants have ranged from $1,500 to $70,000, and average approximately $22,000. Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Deadlines are ongoing.
The Chiron Foundation supports organizations engaged in disease prevention and treatment, patient education, health policy dialogue and advocacy on behalf of those with serious medical needs. Emphasis is given to the areas of cancer, infectious disease, vaccines and immunization services, and blood safety. Four imperatives guide our healthcare giving: Accelerating progress toward the prevention and cure or successful management of cancer through research, education, early detection and public-policy debate; Ensuring the availability and safety of the blood supply and promoting the highest standards of care for blood donors and recipients; Combating infectious disease through prevention-related programs, educational efforts, and therapeutics targeting at-risk populations, with emphasis on the special needs of children and families; and Supporting initiatives in the international medical community to provide vaccines and immunization services to protect at-risk populations, especially children, against the devastation of crippling and lethal diseases. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Ongoing deadline.
The Cigna Foundation believes that being a good corporate citizen means channeling their resources into programs that improve the quality of life for others. That's something they take very seriously; it's part of being "a business of caring." CIGNA and the CIGNA Foundation offer help in a number of ways... by providing grants and funds to qualified organizations, by sponsoring charitable causes and events and by simply contributing our time and energy wherever and whenever possible. The Foundation has identified four broad categories for grant consideration: Health and Human Services; Education; Community and Civic Affairs; and Culture and the Arts. Ongoing deadline.
Cingular supports community-based programs and organizations that address educational, cultural, and social issues affecting the quality of life in the communities in which Cingular employees work and live. Their commitment to community is aligned with the same spirit that drives their dedication to helping customers determine which products and services best meet their needs. They try to support their communities in ways that help them enhance their unique characteristics, stimulate innovation, and provide local solutions to meet critical needs. Cingular’s employees are a key element in their community relations. Cingular’s heritage of community service is encouraged throughout their company as it enhances their employees' morale and strengthens their skills, as well as serves vital needs in the community. Cingular’s philanthropic endeavors include: assisting victims of domestic abuse; helping in times of disaster; and offering financial support to several national organizations and many local non-profits in their communities, as well as encouraging their employees to volunteer with these organizations. Ongoing deadlines.
Citigroup’s and the Citigroup Foundation’s giving in 2003 totaled $88.8 million to organizations in more than 80 countries. Over the last three years, the Foundation’s international grantmaking increased steadily, from $13.1 million in 2001 to $15.7 million in 2003. Working with a global network of colleagues and partners, the Foundation gives grants focused in three main areas: Financial Education, Educating the Next Generation, and Building Communities and Entrepreneurs. Ongoing deadline.
Clark Youth Incentive Program
The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program was established with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as: names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors; objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic statement of financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions); commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or principle, school board); any relevant supporting documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like; timeframe; local evaluation process; and criteria for evaluating program effectiveness/success. Ongoing deadline.
The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the educational opportunities and support systems they need to become knowledgeable and productive citizens. Education is a fundamental means to help individuals reach their full potential. The Foundation, by committing its resources to education, can help to address society's greatest educational challenges and to provide quality learning opportunities. The Coca-Cola Foundation's focus on education continues a tradition of more than a century of corporate philanthropy. The Foundation's support of quality education is one way The Coca-Cola Company fulfills its responsibilities as a corporate citizen. The Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to countless problems that impede educational systems today, and it supports existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so broad, the Foundation's commitment is multifaceted. It offers support to public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, teacher-training programs, educational programs for minority students, and global educational programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes much of its efforts to partnership in three main areas: higher education, classroom teaching and learning, and global education. Ongoing deadline.
Colgate Youth For America
Since 1972, the Colgate Youth for America Program has recognized outstanding community service projects by local clubs and troops of six major youth organizations across the United States: Girl Scouts of the USA, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Incorporated, Camp Fire Boys and Girls, and National 4-H Council. Winning projects have focused on such programs as environmental preservation, adult literacy, community restoration, food and clothing donation programs, foster care, senior citizen outreach and substance abuse prevention. With more than 300 winners selected annually, over $5.5 million has been awarded to local clubs and troops in the program's 29-year history. Ongoing deadline.
Comcast provides financial support to the organizations that make their communities stronger. They’re most excited by literacy, volunteerism, and youth leadership programs. They have also established the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program for outstanding youth in theri communities, recognizing them for their achievements by helping them pay for a college education, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential. Comcast is intent on finding organizations and programs that can show that they really do make a difference. (In other words: they’re all about results.) Organizations receiving support from The Comcast Foundation are proactively identified by theirlocal Comcast systems or are part of their national programs such as Comcast Cares Day. Their primary focus is in funding diversity-oriented programs that address literacy, volunteerism and youth leadership development. Only 501(c)(3) organizations operating within Comcast communities will be considered. Ongoing deadline.
Community-Based Technology Centers
Microsoft believes that everyone has potential. Sometimes people just need the resources to realize it.
Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results from their giving efforts. They're excited about the opportunities ahead and share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with organizations and individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft® Unlimited Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing technology skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs). Microsoft believes that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged individuals, they can partner to create social and economic opportunities that can change peoples' lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to remove the limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating technology illiteracy. Ongoing deadline.
Community Catalyst Grants
The Bank of America Foundation has three primary areas of giving: providing educational opportunities, building inclusive communities and promoting cultural outreach. It funds efforts that support issues such as: literacy, school readiness, economic education, teacher preparation, need-based and merit scholarships, work readiness, economic revitalization efforts, environmental awareness and urban planning, disaster relief, diversity and multicultural awareness, and arts education. Ongoing deadline.
Community Development Fund
Their mission is to promote the work of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Nationwide, over 1000 CDFIs serve economically distressed communities by providing credit, capital and financial services that are often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions. CDFIs have loaned and invested over billions in our nation’s most distressed communities. Even better, their loans and investments have leveraged billions more dollars from the private sector for development activities in low wealth communities across the nation. Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 marks the 11th round of funding awarded by the CDFI Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has made more than $800 million in awards to community development organizations and financial institutions. Ongoing deadline.
Community Transportation Association
This program provides formula funding to states for the purpose of supporting public transportation in areas of less than 50,000 population. It is apportioned in proportion to each State’s non-urbanized population. Funding may be used for capital, operating, State administration, and project administration expenses. Each state prepares an annual program of projects, which must provide for fair and equitable distribution of funds within the states, including Indian reservations, and must provide for maximum feasible coordination with transportation services assisted by other Federal sources. The goals of the nonurbanized formula program are: 1) to enhance the access of people in nonurbanized areas to health care, shopping, education, employment, pubic services, and recreation; 2) to assist in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small urban areas; 3) to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in nonurbanized areas through the coordination of programs and services; 4) to assist in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; and 5) to provide for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurbanized transportation to the maximum extent feasible. Funds may be used for capital, operating, and administrative assistance to state agencies, local public bodies, and nonprofit organizations (including Indian tribes and groups), and operators of public transportation services. The state must use 15 percent of its annual apportionment to support intercity bus service, unless the Governor certifies that these needs of the state are adequately met. Projects to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Clean Air Act, or bicycle access projects, may be funded at 90 percent Federal match. The maximum FTA share for operating assistance is 50 percent of the net operating costs. Ongoing deadline.
Computers For Learning
The CFL program places computers in our classrooms and prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The program transfers excess Federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need. The CFL website connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with available Government computer equipment. Ongoing registration.
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Their mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ConAgra Foods employees work and live. They focus their resources in these areas: Arts and Culture; Civic and Community Betterment; Education; Health and Human Services; Hunger, Nutrition and Food Safety. ConAgra Foods is a multi-faceted company operating in many communities across the United States. Because of ConAgra Foods' major commitment to fighting child hunger in America, there is limited funding available for other new initiatives. Grant proposals will be accepted, however, from organizations meeting these criteria: organization must have IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status; organization must have been in existence for at least one year; organization or project must provide a solution for specific community needs; and organization must be well-managed, fiscally responsible and demonstrate success in meeting goals. To find out if your organization has a ConAgra Foods facility nearby, please consult your local phone directory or contact your Chamber of Commerce. Recent grants were awarded in the range of $25 0 $310,000, however, most awards are under $5,000. Proposals must be received by the last working day of January, April, July, and October.
Since Phillips Petroleum Co., now ConocoPhillips, entered the field of educational film series in 1976, it has produced high quality educational videos and teachers’ guides in the subjects of math, science and environmental topics. These videos and guides are free and easily accessible to any public school in the country, including the states that are outside of ConocoPhillips' marketing area. The programs focus on critical classroom needs and not on forwarding ConocoPhillips' interests or promoting its products. Company acknowledgement will be limited to brief visual identification at the beginning or end of each program. Please note that video supplies are limited. Ongoing deadline.
Corning Inc. Foundation
The Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952, develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural, community and selected national organizations. Over the years, the Foundation has contributed more than $83,000,000 through its programs of giving. Resources are directed primarily toward initiatives, which improve the quality of life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Each year, the Foundation fulfills approximately 225 grants totaling some $2,250,000. Ongoing deadline.
Coryell Family Foundation
The Coryell Family Foundation was incorporated in 2000 to grant support to charitable, literary, scientific and educational based organizations. The Foundation will support the following types of organizations: affecting change in the lives of the disadvantaged; support the disadvantaged; and assist in the support of medical recovery. The Foundation has not established maximum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each specific project based on the scope of the work proposed. Ongoing deadline.
National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives. NCF encourages corporations and individuals to donate surplus and used computers, software, peripherals and related business technology. NCF directs those donations to training and educational organizations. All donated equipment is distributed to these organizations FREE. Ongoing deadline.
CyberLearning Matching Grants
The mission of the CyberLearning Match Grant is to provide the highest quality education to all, especially the disadvantaged, at the lowest fee. They provide up to 50% matching grants to all eligible organizations including schools, colleges, non-profits, workforce development programs, banks, government agencies and corporations. Matching grants may be used to access their 1,000 plus high-quality online courses in IT (Information Technology- all levels and almost all topics), Management (Harvard ManageMentor modules) and TestPrep (Barrons SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT…). In addition, they provide follow up cash grants to the grantees to assist them in implementing holistic CyberLearning or TTCM (Teacher/Mentor-Technology-Courseware-Motivation) solutions that make a difference in the lives of their target populations. Grantees can use the follow up cash grants to improve teacher/mentor training as well as to acquire computers, software, access and motivational rewards for students and teachers. Ongoing deadline.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s primary interest is in funding projects that directly impact permanency through adoption of waiting children in the United States and Canada. Emphasis will be given to programs and projects on a national or regional basis that will help move children out of foster care and into adoptive homes. The Foundation is especially interested in addressing the permanency needs of children who are older, medically and/or emotionally challenged, from an ethnic minority and/or sibling groups who seek to be adopted together. The Foundation welcomes grant requests from U.S. and Canadian tax-exempt organizations. Preference will be given to applications that: propose innovative recruitment and adoption awareness efforts that are easily replicated on a national basis; develop successful methods for overcoming procedural, bureaucratic or financial obstacles to adoption; clearly delineate outcome measures; are cost effective; include partnerships with other organizations, corporations or foundations; and have significant potential to demonstrate innovative service delivery to adoptive families and adopted children. Ongoing deadline (deadlines are April 9, August 6, and November 5 annually).
Delta Air Lines Foundation
Delta supports programs that promote youth in three key areas: wellness, leadership development and cultural advocacy. Through financial means and support from their work force volunteers, Delta is preparing youth from many backgrounds and cultures to lead and enjoy the unprecedented opportunities of the 21st century. In the area of wellness, Delta funds programs that promote the health and well-being of youth. They aim to ensure a healthy start in life by supporting organizations that address some of society’s most formidable youth and childhood diseases; in leadership development, Delta supports programs that help young people develop strong character, leadership skills and positive self-esteem, as well as programs teaching personal development, conflict resolution and team building; and in cultural advocacy, they promote organizations and programs that help us embrace our differences and enrich our understanding of diverse peoples and cultures. This entails a broad range of interests. They support developing country initiatives, diversity education, and cultural arts. To accomplish their mission, Delta commits over $16 million annually to four Signature Partners and other worthy organizations. Also, Delta supports and promotes employee volunteer efforts through their Community Partners program. With their contributions of time, talent and funding, they contribute to the well-being of the more than 300 communities they serve. In 2002, Delta awarded more than $3 million to various organizations, ranging from $2,000 to $1 million each. Ongoing deadline.
DENSO North America Foundation
The DENSO North America Foundation serves to extend DENSO Corporation's leadership in corporate citizenship by contributing to the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of higher education in engineering and related business programs through grant making to colleges and universities serving the North American educational community. The DENSO North America Foundation acts exclusively for charitable purposes on a centralized basis throughout North America by providing grants to institutions of higher learning for educational and/or scientific purposes, with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Funding is focused in two areas: Capital Campaigns for building campaigns including new projects, expansions and major maintenance, permanent installations and exhibits. Also includes purchase of equipment, classroom / lab sponsorships, including development of electronic educational / training systems. Project must be related to business or engineering support. Exclusions: contribution for leased buildings or equipment, administrative / startup costs, product development and patents; and Student Projects which provide support for university-sanctioned student competitions. Projects must be related to the advancement or understanding of business or engineering principles. Must represent a team effort. The foundation also provides grants through the Red Cross to aid persons and communities in distress due to the impact of natural disasters in North American locations where DENSO Corporation operates. Current assets are nearly $7 million. Ongoing deadline.
DiscounTech-Cisco Networking Program
The DiscounTech-Cisco Networking Program allows nonprofit organizations to obtain Cisco's Internet Starter Kit Networking Bundles and other networking equipment. Your organization may be eligible to receive all equipment and hardware necessary to create a functioning network (only additional wiring may be required) and a 1-year technical support contract with Cisco’s authorized technical support organization, SMARTNet. SMARTNet includes: major and minor maintenance releases of Cisco IOS® Software via Cisco.com or media (upon request), registered access to Cisco.com, 24x7 access to Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) via phone, email or through Cisco.com, and SMARTnet 8x5xNext Business Day - Delivery of hardware replacement parts the next business day, provided that the request is received before 3 p.m. local time. Ongoing deadline.
Dollar General Community Initiatives
Dollar General’s mission is “supporting literacy and youth development initiatives that promote self sufficiency” in their 25 state territory. Common areas of support include: adult education (adult literacy, GED, etc), mentoring, youth education programs, youth literacy programs and youth self-esteem programs. Potential applicants can submit a proposal by mail or online. The typical grant does not exceed $20,000. Ongoing deadline.
Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc.
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, has built a successful business on the principles that one person can make a difference and that excellent people produce excellent results. In 1987, the company established the Dreyer's Foundation to give young people a better chance to achieve their potential. The mission of the Dreyer's Foundation is to promote family, school and community environments that build skills and foster talents in young people. Priority is given to programs/projects that: affect a significant number of young people, foster the concept that it is better to teach young people how to learn than to simply give them answers to their problems, and are unique and creative. The company’s small grants program provided up to $1,000 and donates ice cream and gift certificates. Ongoing deadline.
The Dynegy Foundation has created a new approach to fund children's charities and organizations. They have developed a line of products that provide children with value-oriented instruction while generating funds for children's charities. Projects in the areas of children’s health, safety, or social, educational, and recreational needs are funded by Dynegy. All nonprofit children’s charities are eligible. Ongoing deadline.
The Eaton Corporation
The company supports programs that reduce the physical, economic and psychological barriers to self-sufficiency for low-income individuals, families and communities. Funding is targeted to social and physical needs for life sustenance (food, clothing, and shelter) and empowerment (education, employment, etc.) Eaton supports K – 12 programs, particularly math and science programs. Deadline is ongoing.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
For three decades, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has sought to improve the lives of people in poverty. It currently focuses on advancing opportunities for low-income youth (ages 9 to 24) in the United States. In 2000, it transformed its grantmaking to provide growth and capacity-building capital to exemplary organizations that have evidence of the effectiveness of their youth services. It believes that significant and long-term investments in proven organizations with growth potential are a highly efficient and effective way to meet urgent needs. The Foundation’s aim is to help develop and expand a pool of organizations that can serve thousands more low-income youth each year with proven programs. Its investments are designed to help youth-serving nonprofits achieve organizational sustainability on a significant scale. Achieving sustainability requires succeeding in three critical areas: organizational strength, financial viability, and program quality and evaluation. The Foundation funds organizations that help young people: 1. Improve their educational skills and academic achievement; 2. Prepare for the world of work and make the transition to employment and economic independence; and/or 3. Avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug abuse, violence, and teen pregnancy. Although the Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications, it invites organizations that think they may qualify for support to complete the Foundation’s online Youth Organizations Survey Form. Ongoing deadline.
Educational Foundation of America
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the environment, the crisis of human overpopulation and reproductive freedom, Native Americans, arts, education, medicine, and human services. Important characteristics considered by Educational Foundation of America (EFA) are an organization's record of achievement, intended broad impact, sound financial practices, increasing independence, and correspondence with EFA objectives. The Educational Foundation of America makes grants to qualifying non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status and those that are not private foundations as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. EFA provides grants for specific projects. It does not provide funds for endowment or endowed faculty chairs, building/capital programs, religious purposes, grants to individuals, annual fund-raising campaigns, indirect costs, overhead or general support. The Foundation prefers not to fund projects located outside the United States. Current funding is approximately $4 million per year with the average grant in the range of $5,000 to $50,000. Ongoing deadlines.
The EDS Foundation, philanthropic effort of the information technology company, provides grants from $5,000 to $50,000, with a focus on bridging the digital divide. Other endeavors, however, will be considered, including arts/culture, education and health/human services. In total, the foundation provides about 25 grants each year totaling more than $500,000. Ongoing deadline.
Eli Lilly Foundation
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, organized in 1968, is a nonprofit corporation made possible by the profits of Eli Lilly and Company. It is the major source of the company's financial support for nonprofit organizations. The foundation is funded annually by the company based upon an average of consolidated income before taxes over the previous three years. The formula is designed to annually place Lilly among the top 10 most generous companies in the world. Eli Lilly and Company and its foundation direct the company's philanthropic efforts through product donations, matching gifts and discretionary gifts. Cash contributions from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation are strategically focused within two broad categories. Sixty percent of funds allocated for discretionary giving is directed to not-for-profit groups aligned with company interests. The remaining 40 percent is allocated for discretionary gifts in Indianapolis and several other communities where Lilly has a significant employee base. Requests for support are accepted throughout the year. Requests that fit within the areas of interest are reviewed two times a year. The qualifying requests received between January 1 and June 30 are reviewed in the third quarter and those that best meet the criteria are selected for payments that are made in the fourth quarter. Qualifying requests received between July 1 and December 31 are reviewed in the first quarter of the following year and those selected will receive payment in the second quarter. Ongoing deadline.
F.B. Heron Foundation
The F.B. Heron Foundation is a private, grant making institution dedicated to supporting organizations with a track record of building wealth within low-income communities. The Foundation was created in 1992 with the mission of helping people and communities to help themselves. Towards this end, the Foundation provides grants to and investments in organizations that promote the following five wealth creation strategies for low-income families in urban and rural communities in the U.S.: advancing home ownership; supporting enterprise development; reducing the barriers to full participation in the economy by providing quality child care; employing comprehensive community development approaches with a strong focus on the wealth-creation strategies; and increasing access to capital. Believing that successful efforts reflect the needs and strengths of the people that they serve, the Foundation prefers to support community-based organizations that demonstrate tangible results. Most grants range from $25,000 to $50,000. There is no deadline for a 2 – 3 page letter of inquiry. If interested, the Foundation will contact organizations for a full proposal.
FedEx Global Community Relations Program
The mission of the FedEx Global Community Relations department is to actively support the communities they serve and strengthen their global reputation through strategic investment of their people, resources and network. Corporate resources include financial contributions, in-kind shipping services and volunteer services of employees. Written requests are accepted year-round and are generally reviewed within three weeks of receipt. FedEx prefers to contribute for specific program needs rather than for special events or capital campaigns. Core giving areas include emergency and disaster relief, pedestrian and child safety, critical community needs, education, health, and human services. Ongoing deadline.
First Responder Institute – Tums Grant-in-Aid Program
The mission of the GSK/Tums Grant Program is to assist fire departments-in-need secure essential equipment. Through the generous donation of GSK/Tums and partnerships with Firefighter Combat Challenge sponsors and their "Combat Cash" program, qualifying fire departments are able to acquire needed equipment through matching grants. To qualify, the applying organization must be a bona fide fire department with 501 (c)(3) status, show a legitimate need for the requested equipment, and a documented inability to purchase requested equipment because of funding shortfalls. Further, the organization must establish the ability to obtain additional funding to match or exceed the amount requested as a requirement of obtaining grant money. Applications will NOT be considered without matching funds that at least equal the amount requested. Grant awards will not exceed $10,000. Ongoing deadlines.
Finish Line Youth Foundation
Established in October of 1998, the Finish Line Youth Foundation encourages Sport.Life.Style in America's youth. Finish Line believes providing funding and assistance for education, sports and exercise will consistently propel kids in the right direction. These athletic and wellness programs place importance on living a healthy lifestyle, bolstering their confidence and leadership skills, and teaching them the importance of teamwork. Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to enrich the communities in which it operates. Organizations interested in applying must meet the following standards: registered as a 501 (c) (3) tax status; primary focus on assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentration on athletics or wellness; and benefit communities from which the donations were generated or be located in the areas Finish Line serves. Requests for support must be submitted in writing on organization letterhead. Ongoing deadline.
Food Lion Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which Food Lion operates. Preference for funding is given to organizations or programs that involve Food Lion associates and are located in Food Lion's marketing territory. The Foundation considers requests from organizations that fall into three general categories: primary and secondary education; feeding the hungry; and local, charitable organizations. Contributions are considered for public charities with 501(c)(3) designations who: 1) have an active and responsible board of trustees; 2) exhibit ethical publicity methods and solicitation of funds; 3) provide for an appropriate audit to reveal income and disbursements in reasonable detail, and 4) can demonstrate long-term financial viability. Ongoing deadline.
Ford Motor Company Fund Grants
Shortly after Henry Ford began his enterprise in 1903, he said, "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." He was referring to the obligation of companies, not only to create good products for their customers, but also to share good works and goodwill. That is precisely the goal of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services—to support initiatives and institutions that enhance and improve opportunities for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates. The Ford Motor Company Fund awards grants in six areas: education, environment, public policy, health and social programs, civic affairs and community development, and arts and humanities. Ongoing deadline.
The Products for Learning program is Fujifilm's way of rewarding individual educators who understand the value of integrating imaging and information technology into everyday classroom lessons. Fujifilm's Products for Learning Web site provides lesson plans that teachers may integrate into curriculum to inspire students to reach new levels of creative expression and communication. Teachers are encouraged to modify the lesson plans so they more closely align with curriculum, standards, and learning objectives. They may adapt the lesson plans for grade level, discipline, and diverse populations. Teachers also have the option of submitting an original lesson plan. Fujifilm is looking for lesson plans that have educational merit and clearly demonstrate the creative integration of imaging and information technology into teaching and learning. To apply for a product donation, teachers must submit an online application outlining why they should receive a product donation. Product donations are determined by creativity demonstrated by teachers in their response to the application question that pertains to the learning objectives, product availability, and need. Ongoing deadline.
Since 1997, the FundingFactory™ has pioneered and lead the way in Fundraising Through Recycling. The FundingFactory has launched a unique Cell Phone Recycling Program. Collect and recycle empty printer cartridges to earn technology, sports and recreation equipment or even cash. This provides you with another way to capitalize on the fundraising-through-recycling concept. Simply collect used cell phones from parents and local business and you will earn points just like the printer cartridge program. Ongoing deadline.
GameStop Youth Grants
Do Something and GameStop are putting the fun back in funding by giving you the big bucks ($500) to get things going in your neighborhood. GameStop youth grants are available for anyone in the U.S. or Canada, 25 or under, who has a great idea for a community action project. They could fund your bright idea! GameStop grants are given out weekly. Check out some of the 2006 winners and then take that inspiration and think up your own incredible project. Ongoing deadline.
Gardenburger Event Sponsorship
Gardenburger is built on the idea of good corporate citizenship. They make meatless products that are good for people and the environment, and they regularly look for ways to help good causes. If you'd like them to support your event or organization, please download their application from their website and send it to them with a cover letter on your organization's letterhead. Your cover letter should provide additional information about your organization, its mission and work, the event that you plan to hold, and how you would like Gardenburger to help. They make their decisions based on the fit between your organization/event and their company's values and prefer to help with product donations, coupons, or Gardenburger signs and logos. Ongoing deadline.
Gardener’s Supply Company
Gardener’s Supply Company gives cash or products to gardening, sustainable agriculture, food, environmental and hunger-related causes. They require that all requests be in writing on the letterhead of your organization. Please limit your letter to just one page, and include your project or organization's mission and the specific donation request. Ongoing deadline.
Committed to building a world where all children have the opportunity to learn and thrive, the GE Foundation focuses on improving access, equity and quality of education in targeted GE communities. The GE Foundation has launched the next phase of College Bound, the College Bound District Program, which focuses on systemic change and increased student achievement in targeted U.S. school districts. The program seeks to increase the number of college-ready students through a rigorous math and science curriculum, professional development for teachers and administrators, in-depth evaluation, strengthening of a district’s management functions and the collaborative engagement of various district and community stakeholders. Ongoing deadline.
The Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve infant and young children nutrition, care and development from the first year before birth to three years of age. Programs should support a specific nutrition or health intervention and have defined outcome parameters. Generally, competitive requests will be focused on particular projects in furtherance of the Foundation’s mission and goal of supporting nutrition or health-related interventions to improve infant health and development. Foundation grants are not typically ongoing. Supported projects should have beginnings and endings, reasonable periods during which measurable progress or outcomes are accomplished. The impact of Foundation funding should be detailed, so that the infusion of new or outside funding can be seen to have some positive influence on the progress or outcome of the project. Grants are limited to three years in length. While there is no policy affecting the dollar amounts of Foundation grants, there are some practical considerations. Projects requiring small grants (generally under $50,000) are typically local in scope and impact, and therefore may not be within the scope of national funding initiatives. Large requests (greater than $1 million) may exceed available Foundation resources. Grant awards are approved in May and November. Initial letters of inquiry are accepted at any time but should be submitted no later than 5 months prior to these award dates. For the May round submit letters prior to December 1; for the November round submit letters prior to June 1. Ongoing deadline.
Gifts In Kind International
Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that help improve communities. Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that help improve communities. Ongoing deadline.
Good Grades, Free Video Rentals
Blockbuster rewards students for hard work in school by giving free rentals for good grades. Students in grades K – 8 who have an A or a B average on their report card can present their report card at their neighborhood Blockbuster store to receive a free BLOCKBUSTER video rental. If you have questions regarding this program, contact the company’s regional office nearest your community. A list of regional offices can be found on this website link.
Google Grants provides eligible organizations with in-kind keyword advertising using Google AdWords so you can connect directly with your target audience. Through simple, short text ads that run on Google.com, thousands (or even millions) of people can learn about your organization online as they are searching for related information. When someone enters keywords (short phrases specifying a particular search query) into Google.com, ads targeted to those keywords appear alongside the search results. If your organization is a recognized 501(c)(3) whose mission and programs fit their eligibility requirements, they encourage you to apply. Your application is more likely to be successful if you have a basic understanding of the Google AdWords Program and the Google Grants program guidelines. You'll be asked to provide sample keywords, ad copy, and a brief statement about how your organization will benefit from participating in the Google Grants program. Google selects Google Grants recipients every quarter. You will know within six months or less whether or not you will receive a Google Grant award. Ongoing deadline.
The Goodrich Foundation, Inc.
The Goodrich Corporation Foundation was formed in 1988. The Foundation's principal was established through a contribution by Goodrich Corporation. The Foundation provides support to charitable organizations serving the needs of the public in Goodrich Corporation's United States headquarters and plant communities, to selected educational institutions, and to selected national groups. The Foundation makes charitable grants in four categories: Education; Arts and Culture; Civic and Community; Health and Human Services/United Way. Charitable contributions are made only to organizations defined as "tax exempt" under Section 501 (c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation will generally allocate its annual charitable giving according to the following percentages: Education: 30% - 40%; Arts and Culture: 15% - 25%; Civic and Community: 15% - 25%; and Health and Human Services/United Way: 20% - 30%. Preference shall be accorded requests for projects or programs in areas having a significant number of employees, employees serving on boards of charitable organizations or other noticeable Goodrich Corporation presence. Ongoing deadline.
Green Communities Initiative
A minimum of $1 million in grant funds is available to participants in the Green Communities Initiative (GCI) through an application process that is published on The Enterprise Foundation’s website. Grants will be made for planning and implementation of green housing development projects with minimum numbers of homes or apartments available to low-income families and individuals. Individual grants are expected to be awarded in the range of $15,000 to $50,000. Deadlines are ongoing.
Established in 1994, the Green Foundation is a private, non-operating foundation that awards grants for both operating and program support. The foundation's mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage growth, and ultimately effect positive change within those institutions that best reflect the foundation's core focus areas and the communities they serve. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in the following areas: arts; education; and health and scientific research. Most of the foundation's grantmaking is limited to institutions that serve the Los Angeles community; however, the foundation will consider institutions beyond this geographic boundary that have the potential to impact communities statewide or nationally. To be eligible for foundation funding, an applicant organization must be classified by the IRS as a public charity and tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Foundation
The Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sponsorship of educational events, seminars, and lecture series on topics such as human development and potential, business and management in order to foster positive change on personal, organizational, community and global levels. There are no maximum or minimum grant amounts. Awards vary by project. Ongoing deadline.
GTECH’s After School Advantage Program
The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a national community investment program, which provides non-profit community agencies with state-of-the-art computer labs. These Computer Centers are designed to provide inner-city children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying their knowledge and expertise to this type of program, GTECH hopes to increase children's interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today's job market. GTECH will donate up to $15,000 in state-of-the-art computers, on-line technology, computer software and volunteer hours to each after-school program in inner-city communities where the Company's offices are located nationwide. Ongoing deadline.
H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Program
Local Workforce Investment Boards are eligible to apply for this skills training program that provides a long term solution to domestic skill shortages in high skill and high technology occupations. Funds may be used for technical skills training for employed and unemployed American workers. Training must focus on occupations that are experiencing skills shortages in the domestic job market. Ongoing deadline.
Harry Chapin FoundationHarry Chapin believed the issue of world hunger was one that could be eradicated in a lifetime, and his tireless pursuit of that goal was obvious. The Harry Chapin Foundation exists to help concerned, private citizens get involved. The Foundation will focus its funding program in the following areas: community education programs to identify community needs and mobilize resources to meet them, fostering social and economic justice; arts in education programs and other approaches to educating young people to create a healthier and more peaceful world; agricultural programs that support the preservation of individually-owned farms and support for citizen organizations that promote equitable food production and distribution; and environmental programs that promote a safe and sustainable environment. Grants are made for a one- (1) year period. In some instances, grant renewals are considered but are never automatic. Grants are never awarded for more than three consecutive years. Grant sizes range from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $10,000. Ongoing deadline.
Hasbro Children’s Foundation
The Hasbro Children's Foundation supports the development and/or expansion of programs for children. Please be aware that the Foundation supports direct service only - the act of one person helping another. The Foundation also awards grants only to tax exempt not-for-profit organizations. Hasbro Children's Foundation funds fully integrated universally accessible playgrounds only. Playgrounds must be disabled-friendly and open to the whole community. Priority will be given to economically disadvantaged areas for playground refurbishment and/or new construction. Grants for local model programs range from $500 - $35,000. In 1999, a total of 62 grants were awarded. Ongoing deadline.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1999, the Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Within this broad, statewide focus, the specific goals of the Foundation are to: protect and promote the health of individuals, families and communities; improve the availability, quality, appropriateness and financing of healthcare services; and integrate and coordinate efforts to improve health and healthcare services. Grant amounts are determined according to the project’s scope and scale. The allocation of funds within a grant-approved budget is largely defined by the specific project work plan and objectives. Ongoing deadline.
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles; health insurance premiums; and other selected out-of-pocket health care costs. The HealthWell Foundation® takes into account an individual's financial, medical, and insurance situation when determining who is eligible for assistance. Financial criteria are based on multiples of the federal poverty level, which takes into account a family’s size. Families with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level may qualify. The foundation also considers the cost of living in a particular city or state. The Foundation asks for the patient's diagnosis, which must be verified by a physician signature, and the patient must receive treatment dispensed in the United States. Individuals covered by private insurance, employer-sponsored plans, Medicare or Medicaid may also be eligible. The Foundation grants assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to the extent that funding is available. Ongoing deadline.
Helping Outreach Programs to Expand Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $10,000 in funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates, produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit volunteers. Organizations and coalitions operating for at least 1 year that have not received federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and that have an annual operating budget of $50,000 or less may apply. All applicants must also have a history of serving crime victims. Ongoing deadline.
Herbalife Family Foundation
The Herbalife Family Foundation provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations around the world dedicated to improving the lives of children. The Herbalife Family Foundation welcomes the opportunity to consider making contributions to organizations and programs that: improve nutrition, support children and families, support children and families, provide early intervention, provide early intervention, correct problem behavior and enhance self-esteem, prevent substance abuse, prevent physical/emotional abuse, create better home environments, and promote physical/emotional health. Ongoing deadline.
Hollywood Video is dedicated to helping educational institutions make learning a fun and exciting adventure. Free rental certificates are a great way to encourage and reward students. The Spotlighting Students program provides K-12 schools 100 Shooting Star Achievement Awards. These awards may be redeemed at any Hollywood Video for a free rental of any New Release, DVD, Game, or Hollywood Film Library® movie. Teachers and coaches may use the Spotlight on Students coupons to encourage and reward their students. Here are some ideas for spotlighting students: rewards for academic excellence in the classroom, rewards for athletic team members, school carnival raffles, and graduation, homecoming, or prom parties. The Spotlighting Teachers program provides K-12 schools with 100 Spotlight on Education Coupons for the faculty. Teachers may redeem coupons for Hollywood Film Library® titles, which can be used as instructional aids in the classroom. These coupons, honored at all Hollywood Video stores, are for classroom purposes only, not personal use. Ongoing deadline.
The Home Depot is committed to giving back to the communities where its associates and customers live and work. To make a significant impact, they concentrate our efforts on affordable housing, at-risk youth, the environment, and disaster preparedness and relief. Grant proposals are accepted throughout the year but annual plans are formulated each winter for major projects. *Please click on “Community Involvement” on the company’s home page for further information.
They focus on programs that enhance economic education, strengthen consumer education and prepare students and adults to be financially responsible. In addition to funding financial and economic education programs, Household has a Support of Higher Education program, in which they award grants to colleges and universities. As a financial services company, they take particular interest in the economic vitality and physical rehabilitation of key communities around the nation. They give priority funding to programs that focus on one or more of the following: helping people develop basic skills and job training, stabilizing or improving housing, revitalizing, neighborhoods, and diversity. Ongoing deadline.
HSBC in the Community Foundation
HSBC recognizes its responsibility to be a vital and contributing member of the community. They embrace the principle that corporate citizenship is vital to the success of a company, and they believe that their employees and customers, and the towns and cities where they do business, should benefit from their commitment. HSBC established HSBC in the Community (USA) Inc., to carry out its mission with a philanthropic strategy focused primarily on two critical issues education and the environment. In line with Federal regulations, the Foundation can only make grants to organizations registered with the IRS as 501(C)(3) public charities. In addition, public schools and school districts or other government agencies are eligible to receive grants under IRS rules. Ongoing deadline.
IBM's philanthropic resources are allocated to specific projects and programs that fit within their targeted areas of interest. The overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by IBM, do not stem from unsolicited proposals, and involve multi-year commitments. Subsequent grants will grow out of these efforts after the current grants have run their course. While not encouraged, unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If your organization chooses to submit an unsolicited proposal, please note the following guidelines and address the requirements outlined. IBM does not make equipment donations or grants from corporate philanthropic funds to: individuals, political, labor, religious, or fraternal organizations or sports groups; fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or auctions; capital campaigns, construction and renovation projects; chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or nonprofit institutions; special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions; and organizations that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent with IBM’s non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran. Nonprofit organizations or educational institutions wishing to submit unsolicited proposals to IBM should make an initial inquiry in the form of a two-page letter. In the event that the proposal is of interest to IBM, additional information will be requested. The letter should include the following information: brief statement fully describing the mission of the organization, the amount of money requested, and the purpose of the contribution; description of the problem you wish to address, the solution you propose, and how IBM technology, and IBM volunteers, if appropriate, will be incorporated; proposed project budget with all other anticipated sources of income; plans to measure and evaluate program results; copy of an IRS 501(c)(3) ruling or other documentation substantiating tax exemption status; and name, address and telephone number of the project contact person. Ongoing deadline.
IndiVisual/Hewlett-Packard Read for Life Grant
HP has teamed up with IndiVisual Learning to offer a one-to-one wireless mobile reading lab solution. Your school may be awarded with a wireless reading lab complete with 5 Hewlett-Packard laptops and 3 years unlimited student use of the IndiVisual Reading program ($25,000 value). The mobile reading lab provides schools with IndiVisual's reading intervention solution that develops lifelong skills for underachieving students and can be delivered throughout the school day to different students and in different environments. This solution dramatically increases teacher' productivity and effectiveness by offering each student individualized instruction. IndiVisual Reading requires no in-service training and automates all vital record keeping, including student progress reports. Ongoing deadline.
Innovative Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants
The NEA Foundation provides $1,000-$3,000 grants to teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff in public schools, colleges, and universities for the purpose of engaging in high-quality professional development or implementing innovative ideas that raise student achievement. Eligible applicants may apply at any time and must follow the grant guidelines. Ongoing deadline.
Intel Model School Grants
The Intel® Model School program can help schools more effectively integrate technology in the classroom. The program offers grants on equipment for qualifying schools and special purchase programs for teachers, students and parents in the North America region. Ongoing deadlines.
J. Burlow Campbell Foundation
The foundation awards grants to non-profits in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in the areas of education, the arts, youth development, and religion. Priority will be given to Georgia non-profits. For more information, call 404-658-9066. Ongoing deadline.
The Janus Foundation's approach to funding is unique, and they hope that their efforts make a substantive difference that goes beyond the simple act of making a financial contribution. The Foundation looks to develop partnerships with nonprofit organizations that are innovative, visionary, and forward-thinking in their approach to reaching those they serve. Janus believes that by funding organizations that embrace these qualities, they can assist nonprofits that have the structure, the vision and the commitment to operate successfully in both the short and long term. Ultimately, this will give their nonprofit partners the support they need to make a long-lasting impact on the lives of the people they help. While they recognize there are many diverse nonprofit organizations providing invaluable services to the community, the Janus Foundation has elected to focus on the three following giving areas: at-risk youth through education; community service and volunteerism; and cultural institutions in the Denver Metro area. Please note that the Janus Foundation accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. for the first two giving areas. The third giving area only applies to cultural institutions that operate in the Denver, CO metro area. The Foundation attempts to provide funding to nonprofits when they need it most. Therefore, the grant selection committee meets each month to evaluate all proposals, and there is no deadline for submission. Janus typically responds to all proposals within 90 days of receiving them. Ongoing deadline.
The Jenesis Group offers grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations focusing on youth development, education, and social entrepreneurship. The Foundation invests in grass roots organizations that work to empower disadvantaged and/or at-risk youth to become productive citizens in society. Priority is given to programs that are preventative in approach and that provide comprehensive and long-term solutions to the challenges facing youth today. The Jenesis Group primarily invests in results-oriented organizations with annual budgets or $500,000 or less that build self-esteem and foster self-reliance, emphasize literacy and academic excellence, offer leadership training and development, utilize mentoring strategies, teach career readiness and/or life skills, prevent juvenile delinquency, and/or develop entrepreneurial skills. Letters of inquiry are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. The Jenesis Group will solicit a full proposal, if interested.
The JM Foundation awards grants in the areas of health and rehabilitation and education and public policy research. Requests are reviewed within 1 month of receipt. The foundation’s board members meet in May and October to review proposals and make funding decisions. Write to: Carl Helstrom, JM Foundation, 60 E 42nd St., Suite 1651, New York, NY 10165 for more information. Ongoing deadline.
John M. Lloyd Foundation
The John M. Lloyd Foundation amplifies its funding through flexibility in supporting novel, entrepreneurial projects that have a high likelihood of affecting social change with regard to HIV/AIDS. The Foundation prefers projects that have promise of making a significant impact and those which are new and innovative. The Foundation gives added preference to the development of programs that will significantly amplify the dollar amount of the grant. The grant limit of the Foundation is $20,000. Organizations may submit only one concept letter per year. The Foundation gives preference to organizations and projects that advocate for evidence-based policies, those that mobilize awareness and support for AIDS programs, and those that employ innovation to battle the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Ongoing deadline.
Kaboom Playground Opportunities
Thanks to the generosity of their many Funding Partners there are ongoing opportunities to build new, safe playgrounds across the continent. They are currently doing outreach to locate potential Community Partners in cities and towns all across North America for playgrounds to be built in 2005. Ideal Community Partners are usually child-serving, non-profit organizations but could be community development organizations, neighborhood coalitions, charter schools, or any organization that can mobilize a volunteer force and is in need of a playground. When a Community Partner is selected they will: receive 2 months of step-by-step guidance from a KaBOOM! Project Manager on planning and building a playground, receive a 4 book Tool Kit to help you plan your perfect playground from start to finish, benefit from a community building experience, work with a KaBOOM! Project Manager to develop a maintenance plan for the care of your new playground, acquire the skills needed to undertake future community projects on your own, and build an amazing playground with the help of 200 volunteers, all in ONE DAY! Ideal Community Partner candidates will serve children from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds; own and provide land for the playground (at least a 50’ x 50’ space is ideal); agree to own, insure and maintain the playground for the lifetime of the playground; are able to raise and contribute up to $10,000 cash towards the cost of equipment; provide food, water, and restroom facilities for the volunteers on build day; recruit 15 parent, community and staff volunteers to participate in planning committees; recruit 50 – 100 parent and community volunteers to help build the playground in one day; and demonstrate enthusiasm, excitement and commitment to planning a community revitalization project. Ongoing deadline, however, projects are funded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Food Systems and Rural Development area is one of the Foundation's four primary programming areas, and consists of two programming components. Both have their roots in rural America, but each has a different focus. Food Systems: For the nation's food system to function effectively, it must provide access to a safe and nutritious food supply for all segments of society. And to ensure continued food security, this same system must produce food in a manner that protects the environment, while adding economic and social value to rural and urban communities. Foundation-funded projects seek to achieve these and other goals as they build partnerships among non-profit organizations, consumers and producers. They also support relevant market and policy changes, and link higher education institutions to communities in ways that support a healthy, viable, and sustainable food system; and Rural Development: America's rural communities possess valuable assets. Prominent among them are hard-working people who understand and value the culture and environment of their native place. At the same time, they face significant challenges that include job loss; decline in personal income; the out-migration of young people; and continuing persistent poverty. The Foundation's Rural Development program helps local people capitalize on their strengths and develop new networks between individuals, communities, and organizations. Together, they can create partnerships to restore the vision and vigor of rural communities. Grants in the Food Systems and Rural Development programming area are made in three ways: general grants; grants made to support strategic initiatives; and clusters of grants. General grants are usually made to a single project and support overall Food Systems and Rural Development goals. The Foundation does not have not established (nor do they track) maximum or minimum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each specific project based on scope of work and expected outcomes. Ongoing deadline.
Kraft Foods Corporation
For more than 20 years, Kraft has been committed to ending hunger in America, as part of the Kraft Community Nutrition Program. Through two signature initiatives, The Kraft Food Rescue Initiative and The Kraft Seafood Initiative, Kraft has awarded 320 grants totaling more than $17 million to hunger organizations in more than 45 states. All this adds up to more than 443 million servings of nutritious food going to the hungry. The Kraft Food Rescue Initiative seeks and supports programs that allow hunger organizations to feed more people by building a food bank's infrastructure with refrigeration, transportation or other necessary equipment. The goal is to develop the capacity of food banks to collect and distribute larger volumes of highly nutritious fruit and vegetables and/or prepared and perishable food. Ongoing deadline.
The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion national foundation that builds stronger nonprofit organizations—catalyzing their growth, helping them connect with their stakeholders, and challenging them with grants that leverage greater support. The Foundation concentrates its programming on capital campaigns as a key opportunity for nonprofit growth. In 2005, the Foundation awarded 216 grants totaling $131,770,027 to organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Mexico. Their mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being of humanity. They believe that strong, sustainable, high-capacity organizations are positioned to achieve their missions and strengthen communities. The Kresge Foundation uses challenge grants to provide endorsement, opportunity, and leverage. Its grantees find this challenge an important strategy in their plan for growth—an incentive for donors and volunteers, and a tool for tapping new resources. Ongoing deadline.
The Kroger Co. contributed nearly $126 million to local communities and non-profit organizations in 2004 as part of its “Neighbor to Neighbor” charitable giving program. These contributions – which averaged $10 million per month – included donations made by Kroger customers and associates, the Company’s three foundations, associates, and funds raised through in-store events and promotions. More than 25,000 local schools, hunger relief agencies, youth programs and non-profit organizations in communities where Kroger operates stores or manufacturing facilities received financial support from the Company. Kroger focuses its charitable giving in several key areas: hunger relief; K-12 education; grassroots service organizations; and women’s health. In addition, Kroger supports organizations that promote the advancement of women and minorities, and the Salvation Army and American Red Cross. Funding is limited to those areas where Kroger has operations (www.kroger.com for a complete list of locations). Ongoing deadline.
Laura J. Niles Foundation
The Laura J. Niles Foundation encourages and supports efforts that offer learning and economic growth opportunities for the motivated poor. Of equal importance are charitable initiatives that foster life enrichment through canine and other types of animal companionship. The foundation has a particular interest in education, economic self-sufficiency and programs that alleviate unhealthy dependencies. With regard to animals, most notably dogs, the foundation's areas of concentration center around canine health research, animal protection & adoption, search & rescue training, human assistance and similar fields of interest. The majority of the Laura J. Niles Foundation's grant making is focused in the northeastern United States, although, occasionally, grants may be made in other regions of the country and/or abroad.
All applicants must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants may range from a few thousand dollars up to $50,000. In unique circumstances, the Foundation does consider a more significant grant for a program having a major impact in one or more of its areas of interest. Of particular interest to the Foundation are organizations that promote partnerships and collaborative efforts among multiple groups and organizations. The Foundation encourages pilot initiatives that test new program models.
Priority will be given to requests that show specific plans for funding beyond the present. The applicant must have an active board of directors with policy-making authority. The board should demonstrate competence in the sound financial management of the organization. Ongoing deadline.
Lego Children’s Fund
The LEGO Group is committed to helping children develop their creativity and learning skills through constructive play. The LEGO Children's Fund extends this commitment to local and national organizations that support innovative projects and programming to cultivate and celebrate a child's exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving in all forms. The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. They will give priority consideration to programs that both meet their goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by their employees. The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 § 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of support: early childhood education and development; technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities; and sport or athletic programs that concentrate on under-served youth. There are no restrictions on grant amounts up to the quarterly allocation. Typical awards, however are between $500 and USD $5,000. Ongoing deadline.
Levi Strauss Foundation
Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation act as catalysts for positive change in communities around the world by tackling critical social issues through strategic initiatives. Their strategic initiatives range from helping to start a community foundation in Australia that addresses the needs of indigenous people to starting a new organization — Project Change — that addresses institutional racism in the U.S. through collaborative partnerships that cross race, ethnic and gender boundaries, and address critical local community issues. For more than three decades, they have promoted the active, local involvement of our 16,700 worldwide employees. Through our grantmaking, they support and lead social change. Through their employee community involvement, they strive to reinvigorate civic engagement and rebuild a sense of community locally and globally. Ongoing deadline.
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Liberty Mutual has a long history of quietly supporting the community. In 2003, they brought more structure to their effort by launching the Liberty Mutual Foundation. The foundation’s primary focus is education, and health and human services. They also support mentoring programs, cultural organizations, and access to health care for low-income individuals. The Liberty Mutual Foundation contributes the bulk of its funding to organizations or programs that serve the Greater Boston area where the company has its headquarters. The Liberty Mutual Group also supports organizations in other communities where they have employees and customers. Ongoing deadline.
The Lisa Libraries
The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. Founded in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends to honor and memorialize children's book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. The Lisa Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many children who may never have owned a book before. In 2002, the Lisa Libraries contributed over 14,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country. Interested applicants should write to The Lisa Libraries and include the following: information (letter, brochures, news items) about your program; the number of children served; age range of children served; a breakdown of how the books would be used; most recent ruling on your tax exempt 501(c)(3) status; current annual budget; and a list of current funding sources. Book donation values vary depending on funding and need. Ongoing deadline.
Literacy Empowerment Foundation
The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes books FREE of charge for Read Across America Day and other literacy programs. Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.65 per book ($65 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set. There will not be more than four copies of the same book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project's needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill. Ongoing deadline.
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation supports projects that enhance the natural environment and/or increase community involvement - including playground renovations. It is recommended that you contact the manager at your local Lowe's store prior to submitting a formal proposal to the Foundation. There are no deadlines.
Lumina Foundation firmly believes that education is the best way to help people achieve their potential and improve our nation’s future. Therefore, we address issues that affect access and attainmentin postsecondary education in the United States – particularly among traditionally underserved student groups. These students include 18- to 24-year-olds and adult students who face barriers to an education by virtue of their income, preparation or family background. Lumina Foundation supports the following types of endeavors, working diligently to ensure that all funded projects promote access, attainment and adult learning: research, activities, and innovative programs. Grants vary in size by their potential for impact. Direct-service grants to students and families tend to be relatively small, and those that affect entire systems tend to be larger. The median size of a typical grant is $75,000; the average size is about $200,000. The usual term for grants is one to three years, although exceptions sometimes apply to initiatives we sponsor. Ongoing deadline.
MAC AIDS Fund
Established in 1994 by M·A·C Cosmetics, the M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its first VIVA GLAM lipstick that same year, M·A·C decided that every cent of the selling price of the VIVA GLAM lipsticks would go to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. With a total of four VIVA GLAM lipsticks now sold worldwide, and through the annual Kids Helping Kids Card Program, M·A·C Cosmetics has provided over $30 million to date for the M·A·C AIDS Fund. The M·A·C AIDS Fund is the heart and soul of the company -- with its employees giving their time, energy and talent to help those affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide. The foundation provides funding to non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and programs for basic needs, such as food, clothing, housing or shelter (short-term or transitional); direct services related to healthcare, social services, transportation (for medical visits, outpatient visits and other social services), and health-related recreational activities, and programs that bring HIV/AIDS education, awareness and prevention to public attention. Ongoing deadline.
MacTreasures Educational site is your source for Apple(tm) software and hardware Treasures from your old Apple II's or your faster than fast, G4's. This site will match your school to hardware donors as well as sell Apple/Macintosh software that you may not find elsewhere. Ongoing deadline.
Educators and schools are asked to submit a detailed proposal of how they would incorporate Studyworks into their curriculum and classes. The product grant includes 25 seats of Studyworks and additional copies of the program for the media center. Ongoing deadline.
May Department Stores Company Foundation
The May Department Stores Company Foundation's activities are a reflection of our commitment to the communities in which they operate. They support a wide range of organizations that meet basic human needs for food, shelter and health, offer educational opportunities, that enhance local cultural life, and strengthen our communities and make them more desirable places to live and to work. In fiscal 2000, the Foundation contributed $15.2 million to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations, primarily in the communities where they operate. Ongoing deadline.
The purpose of The McKenzie Foundation is to encourage and support non-profit programs primarily in the areas of education, health, human services, and cultural and environmental concerns. Faced with the task of translating these broad-reaching goals into a more focused set of grant guidelines, the Board has selected four initiatives that will shape its grant making for the next few years: early childhood development, education, the environment, and arts and culture. The Foundation has chosen these four initiatives for its initial years of grant making because of its fundamental belief that assisting families is one of the most effective and lasting ways to strengthen communities. The McKenzie Foundation supports opportunities and experiences that enrich learning for all ages. Special consideration will be given to charitable efforts that inspire excellence and encourage personal development. Nearly $500,000 was awarded in 2002, ranging in size from $600 - $60,000. Ongoing deadline.
Giving back to the communities where they work and live is the goal of McKesson Community Relations Department and the McKesson Foundation. Together we work to support community agencies, employee volunteers and education. Healthcare for at-risk youth is the primary focus of our charitable giving. With some $4 million in annual grants, the McKesson Foundation would like to see that no child goes without the medicine or treatment they need. Ongoing deadline.
Medicaid Managed Care Program
Through the Medicaid Managed Care Program, a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) provides training and technical assistance to states, health plans, and consumer organizations to help strengthen publicly financed managed care. CHCS also provides a limited amount of grant funding to develop and promote best practices to build organizational capacity and improve the quality of health care for individuals enrolled in Medicaid or SCHIP managed care programs. Under a competitive review process, CHCS will fund selected proposals of up to $100,000 from state Medicaid and SCHIP agencies, health plans, consumer organizations, health services researchers, and policy analysts for best practice projects. These should identify or develop and test operationally relevant, innovative practices that address one or more of CHCS' key areas of interest. Areas of CHCS interest include: improving clinical quality for chronic conditions, especially in the areas of asthma, diabetes, and obesity; improving care coordination for children and adults with multiple chronic illnesses, including mental health and substance abuse; decreasing health disparities for minority populations; building new models of long-term care for Medicaid and dual eligible consumers; and creating performance-based purchasing strategies. Best Practices Grant proposals should be submitted through the online application. Ongoing deadline.
At Medtronic, their mission is to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. This mission extends to their grant making, where they give top priority to programs that support and empower people with chronic disease and those that serve socioeconomically disadvantaged people. The Foundation supports health programs in three areas: Patient Link partners with patient associations worldwide to educate, support and advocate on behalf of patients and their families; HeartRescue saves lives that would otherwise be lost to sudden cardiac arrest by supporting prevention, early defibrillation program, and survivor support programs in communities around the world; and Health in the Community supports programs that improve the health of socioeconomically disadvantaged people in communities. Only organizations with 501(c)(3) status (an IRS determination letter verifying that status is required with each application) are eligible for funding. Ongoing deadlines.
Merrill Lynch Foundation
Over the past 90 years, Merrill Lynch has helped millions of people become more self-reliant and better able to determine their futures as a result of both its financial services and philanthropic contributions. Through their support for education and financial literacy programs throughout the nation and across the globe, Merrill Lynch is helping young people leverage their education as a critical instrument for creating wealth and improving the quality of life in their communities and nations. The education of underserved children and youth in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership development, career planning and business awareness is Merrill Lynch’s principal philanthropic focus. Merrill Lynch gives priority to specific innovative, sustainable programs and projects, rather than general operating support that serve the unmet educational needs and interests of an ethnically diverse population who have limited access to financial resources. Merrill Lynch makes charitable contributions through its branch offices, business units and subsidiaries, and through the Merrill Lynch Foundation. U.S. contributions are only made to IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. The overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by Merrill Lynch and do not originate from unsolicited proposals. However, Merrill Lynch does consider a very small number of unsolicited requests from nonprofit organizations, but funding is extremely limited. Ongoing deadline.
The Metropolitan Life Foundation
The Metropolitan Life Foundation was established for the purpose of supporting various educational, health and welfare, and civic and cultural organizations. The primary objective of the Foundation is to assist tax-exempt organizations through a program of financial support, particularly in the communities in which MetLife has a major presence. Our goals are to strengthen communities, promote good health and improve education. The Foundation makes grants nationally in the areas of heath, education, culture, civic affairs, and social investment programs. In 2000, the Metropolitan Life Foundation awarded 253 grants totaling $13.1 million. On-going deadline.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Established in 1999 with a gift from Michael and Susan Dell, the Foundation has an endowment of more than $1 billion. The Foundation believes a child’s future begins with a healthy environment. A healthy environment includes access to educational opportunities and quality health care. In addition, safe and engaging after school programs, quality early childhood care services and primary needs such as food, clothing and environments that are free from abuse enable children to grow into successful and healthy adults. As parents and co-founders of the Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell place the utmost importance on the health and education of children. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that foster active minds, healthy bodies and a safe environment where children can thrive. The goal of MSDF is to improve the outcomes for children around the world in a measurable way. MSDF seeks to fund organizations and their projects or programs that meet this goal. The Foundation’s aim is to work as a catalyst for enduring, systemic change. Using a collaborative approach, existing programs and organizations are sought that will serve as links that address unmet needs in five essential focus areas – health, education, safety, youth development and early childhood care. In addition, the Foundation selectively funds short-term projects that tend to have a positive and immediate effect on children. Ongoing deadline.
Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results from their giving efforts. They're excited about the opportunities ahead. Microsoft will share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with organizations and individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft® Unlimited Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing technology skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs). Microsoft believes that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged individuals, they can partner to create social and economic opportunities that can change peoples' lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to remove the limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating technology illiteracy. Ongoing deadline.
The Milagro Foundation was founded in 1998 to benefit underrepresented and underprivileged children around the world. Milagro serves children in the areas of education, arts, and health. Priority is given to programs that can prove to make a lasting impact on children (those that work with the children for two or more years) and programs or projects that show collaboration between and among more than one agency. The Milagro Foundation does not fund capital campaigns, scholarships, individual trips or tours, the production of video, music events, television or film, one time events, fund-raising or sporting events. Most grant amounts are between $2500 and $5000. The Board makes decisions on grants three times a year–February, June and October. Grant deadlines are usually at least two months prior to a Board meeting. Ongoing deadline.
Mission-Driven Grant Program
To carry out its family's philanthropic activities, Arthur Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, established The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. The foundation giving emphasizes youth development as it relates to six programmatic areas: 1) arts and culture; 2) young women and girls to enable them to understand their developing bodies, build meaningful relationships and make healthy, responsible life decisions; 3) education enhancement; 4) athletics and outdoor activities that are more than unstructured recreation; 5) environment especially moving young people from awareness into action; and 6) fostering understanding including prevention of violence. The Foundation limits its giving to identified geographic areas including the State of Georgia, with some emphasis in metro Atlanta. A particular focus of all grants is underserved youth populations defined from a socio-economic perspective. Award amounts vary. Ongoing deadline.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
The mission of the Foundation is to help young people with disabilities to maximize their potential and participation in society. The Foundation provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United States, giving preference to areas where their company facilities are located. Foundation sponsors three types of grant programs: National Grants: for programs of national scope and impact or for model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites; Matching Grants: to supplement cash, products and employee volunteer time donated by Mitsubishi Electric US companies in the communities; and Matching Gifts/Starfish Matches: to match individual employee donations to charitable organizations. Organizations meeting the Foundation's priorities and guidelines and interested in applying for a grant are requested first to submit a short concept paper (3-4 pages) for preliminary review. Concept papers may be submitted by mail or online. The concept paper should include the following elements: explanation of the need and objectives for the funds related to the goal of inclusion, description of the national impact of the project/organization, discussion of how the organization or initiative is innovative and/or builds on similar work being done in your field, plans for evaluation of project activities and dissemination of results, and budget summary. Concept papers may be submitted at any time and are reviewed throughout the year. Ongoing deadline.
Mix It Up Grants
You have a great idea for an activist project, but you need some money to make it go? Apply for a Mix It Up Grant! The Mix It Up Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Grants are limited to $250 and they can only give you one. They'll give preference to applications that clearly show: Youth leadership — i.e., projects created and carried out by youth activists; Collaborative efforts across social boundaries — i.e., different youth groups or clubs working together, or school-based clubs working with community-based organizations; and Continuing efforts to identify, cross or challenge social boundaries — i.e., the funded project isn't "the end" of the effort. Ongoing deadline.
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Through the Morgan Stanley Foundation and direct corporate contributions, Morgan Stanley Community Affairs
provides over $10 million annually to create and deliver excellence in children’s healthcare; invest in students and faculty to create access and opportunity in the financial services sector for members of underserved communities; and encourage, recognize and reward employee community engagement. Last year, the Foundation provided more than $50 million to non-profit organizations for a variety of programs. In addition, they invest in innovations in pediatric care, so that more children can get the healthy start they need for consistent and meaningful achievement in life. Ongoing deadline.
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide. Grants range from $500 - $5,000. Youth orchestras, community schools of the arts, after school programs, and local schools are eligible to apply. Ongoing deadline.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Foundation’s commitment is to improve people’s health and well being, especially those who confront barriers due to low- to moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and gender. They define health broadly and include within their expanded view the link between physical health and the economic, social, environmental and psychological factors that affect individuals, families, and communities. Special attention will be given to efforts that address the health disparities that exist between the rich and the poor, build bridges between the common concerns of disparate constituencies, and recognize the strategic importance of employing a variety of approaches (coalition building, research, litigation, to name a few) to produce institutional change. Priority attention will be given to efforts that are national in scope and efforts that have the potential of having a multi-state or statewide impact and can be replicated. The foundation’s grant budget for 2002 is $20 million. Deadlines are ongoing.
National Youth Development Information Center
The National Youth Development Information Center has a variety of valuable information relating to funding opportunities for youth development programs including: listing of national foundations, community and/or family foundations and federally supported youth programs. They have also compiled a list of corporations who have a history of supporting local youth development programs. This website contains links to these corporations’ web sites.
The NEA Foundation’s Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. The grant amount is $5,000. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. Ongoing deadline.
New York Life Foundation – Nurturing the Children Initiative
It is human nature to protect and provide for those we hold most precious, and that's especially true when it comes to children. However, helping young people fulfill their potential and teaching them to be responsible, successful adults have become enormous challenges. In today's world, kids face a host of negative influences unknown by previous generations. Unfortunately, the safety net is tenuous for many children, and without intervention and guidance they face daunting obstacles. This was the motivation behind the New York Life Foundation's decision in 1998 to channel the majority of its resources toward organizations, programs and services aimed at helping young people.
Called Nurturing the Children, this initiative specifically focuses on: Safe Places to Learn and Grow; Educational Enhancement; and Mentoring Children. Ongoing deadline.
The Nick Traina Foundation
The Nick Traina Foundation (NTF) supports organizations involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of manic-depression, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy, and provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of health and mental illness. The NTF may give special consideration to proposals that address manic-depression in children and young adults. Ongoing deadline.
Nike’s Bowerman Track Renovation Program
The Bowerman Track Renovation Program provides matching cash grants to community-based, youth-oriented organizations that seek to refurbish or construct running tracks. The program distributes approximately $200,000 in matching grants each year. This ten-year, $2 million program, administered by Nike's Community Affairs department, provides matching funds of up to $50,000 to youth-oriented nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world. Organizations applying for the grant must demonstrate a need for running track refurbishment or construction, provide track access to neighboring communities, and Bowerman Track Renovation Program funds must be matched in some amount by other contributors by an agreed upon deadline. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis through May 31, 2009.
Office Depot is proud to help a large number of local nonprofit organizations every year. To aid in the review of requests for corporate support, we have established the following criteria: The nonprofit organization must be aligned with Office Depot's mission to directly impact the health, education and welfare of children; Funds provided by Office Depot must directly assist children; The inquiring organization must provide background on the specific program and other funding sources; The organization must have an established track record of community advocacy and a clear direction for its future initiatives; The organization must have 501(c)(3) status; and The organization must provide a Federal Tax Identification Number. To request a monetary donation from Office Depot, please provide a brief description of your organization, your Federal Tax ID number, an explanation of what is being requested and the rationale based on our charitable giving guidelines. The request should be on your organization's letterhead. You must also provide a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter. Ongoing deadline.
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
The endowed Foundation serves as the primary tool for reaching out to communities. The Foundation’s highest giving priority is education because they want to help motivate future leaders and workers to gain the desire, knowledge and work-readiness skills required for corporations like theirs to succeed and maintain a competitive edge. OMNOVA Solutions Foundation grants have funded activities such as special math and science learning centers at local schools, reading programs and annual scholarships. In addition, the Foundation supports programs for economic development and activities related to improving the quality of life. Ongoing deadline.
Quality education lays the foundation for the success of children, families, communities, and our society as a whole. The I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation is concerned that too many schools lack sufficient resources; that students in high-poverty areas have lower achievement scores, higher drop-out rates, and lower rates of college graduation; that low-income families lack the resources to choose better schools; and that the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing. The Foundation has set its current funding interest to help address these critical matters of public concern. The Foundation is currently interested in making Board Grants to support high quality education that prepares students in disadvantaged communities for educational and life success. They fund organizations that: provide support networks; remove impediments to student success; are broadly supported by the community; and have a record of demonstrated success. The Foundation is especially interested in funding endeavors that are broad in scope, widespread in influence, high-impact, innovative, and replicable models. The Foundation does not limit itself to specific grant categories or program areas. It funds organizations that address needs and effectively solve problems using multiple approaches or multi-faceted solutions. Ongoing deadline.
Monsanto supports community projects that will promote the growth and prosperity of local communities where the company does business. Previously funded projects have focused on issues such as cultural enrichment, neighborhood development and improved human services. Monsanto manufacturing sites are located in Luling, Louisiana; Muscatine, Iowa; Augusta, Georgia; Idaho; and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Applicants must submit a preliminary funding request and Monsanto will subsequently invite qualified applicants to submit a full proposal.
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and the International Paper Foundation, and National Geographic Explorer classroom magazine have announced an Outdoor Classroom Grant Program to fund outdoor learning environments for K-12 public schools around the United States. Outdoor classrooms provide students with the hands-on opportunity to learn about natural resources through science education. Ranging from flower, vegetable, and butterfly gardens to small ponds, nature trails, or bird sanctuaries, outdoor classrooms can vary in complexity based on a school's available resources. More elaborate outdoor learning environments may include a laboratory for testing water and soil quality, a greenhouse, wetlands, an arboretum, or a shelter. This school year, the Outdoor Classroom Grant Program will award grants up to $2,000 to at least one hundred schools. In some cases, grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. The grants can be used to build a new outdoor classroom or to enhance a current outdoor classroom at the school.
The program only considers outdoor classroom proposals. All K-12 public schools in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) are welcome to apply. Grants will be reviewed three times a year. Ongoing deadline.
The Overbrook Foundation
The goal of the Foundation's Youth Program is to provide low-income adolescents and young adults with opportunities to develop leadership skills, practice active citizenship, and foster creativity. The Foundation supports programs that include a direct services component and/or leadership development activities that encourage collective action and advocacy, promote systemic social change, and build communication skills in young people. The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that meet Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) requirements as nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations or to qualified governmental units or agencies. A letter of inquiry, no more than 2 pages in length, must be submitted to begin the process. Ongoing deadline.
Palm Handheld Devices
Palm, Inc. will help non-profit organizations serve community needs through donating Palm handhelds. They award this equipment monthly throughout the year.
Pay It Forward Foundation – Mini-Grant Project
Pay it Forward mini-grants are designed to fund service oriented projects identified by children as those they would like to address to benefit the youths' school, neighborhood, or greater community. Each month of the school year (September-June), grant applications are reviewed and considered by a selection Committee comprised of community leaders and prominent educators. Each month the Foundation will allocate a sum of money for funding the mini-grant program. The dollar amount may change from month to month. The committee is solely responsible for determining which K-12 projects to fund. Note: The Program grants are limited to $500. Because funding is limited, projects requesting smaller amounts will be given priority. Ongoing deadline (September – June).
Payless ShoeSource Foundation
The Payless ShoeSource Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where our associates and customers live. Through the Foundation, they support programs that achieve measurable results in these communities. Smaller grant requests (under $5,000) are considered each month. Requests must include name, address and phone number of organization and contact person; brief explanation of the organization; explanation of how the proposed funding would be used and the results to be accomplished; and copy of the IRS tax-exempt certification. Larger grant requests (over $5,000) are reviewed on a quarterly basis. These larger requests should include the information listed previously, plus a list of the organization's officers and directors along with the names and qualifications of those managing the program or project to be funded; financial statement for the most recent fiscal year; budgets for the proposed funding year showing anticipated expenses and income sources; and a representative donors' list showing who has contributed to the program or project with amounts indicated. This information is confidential and will be used for the grant-making decision only. Ongoing deadline.
Paymentech Corporate Giving
Each quarter, Paymentech reviews requests for funding from eligible 501 c(3) nonprofit organizations that provide needed services in the areas of Education and Health and Human Services. Preference for funding is given to organizations whose work impacts the citizens of those areas in which Paymentech offices are located. Generally, fund contributions will be distributed as cash grants with a maximum annual gift of $5,000 per organization. (Requests for larger donations may be made by special application.) Ongoing deadline.
Phelps Dodge Foundation
Each year the Phelps Dodge Foundation, Phelps Dodge Corporation and local operating facilities donate resources to charitable organizations in more than 30 communities across the globe. At the heart of their giving philosophy is a belief in the power of partnerships. At Phelps Dodge, community involvement is more than funding; it is lending their knowledge, business experience and the generosity of employee volunteers to community programs that work. The Phelps Dodge Foundation focus their support to address needs in the areas of education, safety and the environment because they represent important values to the company, allow them to put their expertise into practice, and reflect their commitment to excellent operating standards. They also support the arts and civic/community development because they believe in their role in helping communities thrive and promoting cultural diversity. Charitable grants from Phelps Dodge may be funded by the Corporation, the Phelps Dodge Foundation, or their subsidiary companies. Phelps Dodge invites qualified, nonprofit organizations to submit written proposals that respond to the community involvement priorities outlined in the giving theme guidelines. Ongoing deadlines.
Plum Youth Grant
Are you a social entrepreneur, age 25 or under, who wants to see BIG change in the world? Did you recently create a sustainable project, program or organization? Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program? If you answered, "YES!" to all those questions, you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum TV and Do Something want to see you and your project reach the next level. Selected young social entrepreneurs from the U.S. will win $500 grants. One winner is chosen EVERY week! Ongoing deadline.
Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States or other countries who: are oppressed by poverty or social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, have organized or are organizing to do something about their own conditions, have decided that what they are going to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities, and will control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly. Ongoing deadline.
Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
RxAssist provides health care providers with information on accessing more than 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers’ patient assistance programs. These programs usually offer a limited supply of free prescription medication to eligible patients. Application forms are available on-line for the 40+ programs that allow their forms to be copied freely.
Project HOPE (Helping Outreach Programs to Expand)
Funds are available to develop programs and coalitions designed to help crime victims, including child abuse victims. Fundable activities include outreach programs and advocacy training. Ongoing deadline.
Public Welfare Foundation
The Public Welfare Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations, and to those working for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs. Funding is focused in eight program areas: criminal justice, disadvantaged elderly, disadvantaged youth, environment, health, population and reproductive health, community economic development and participation, and human rights and global security. They make awards eight times during the year. Ongoing deadline.
RadioShack’s Neighborhood Answers Grant Program
The RadioShack Neighborhood Answers Grant program is designed to offer answers -- answers that bring community impact through programs or projects conducted by local nonprofit organizations. The program currently focuses on two areas: prevention of family violence/abuse and/or child abduction. To be considered for a Neighborhood Answers Grant, an organization must: be a tax exempt nonprofit designated as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service; offer solutions to help prevent family violence/abuse and/or child abduction; directly impact or benefit, through programs and/or services, a RadioShack community; and limit grant requests to $500 or less in value. Ongoing deadline.
Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation
The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1) the assistance of orphaned children including the promotion of their adoption and 2) intervention in the lives of troubled youths as two areas of interest to which it expects to direct a portion of its funding each year. Funding, however, is by no means limited to these areas. The Foundation is actively seeking further areas of interest so potential applicants with services in other areas should not feel discouraged from applying or from bringing themselves to the attention of the Board. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation, as a relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time. Therefore, they invite you to use this website to submit your application or make your organization known and to return to this website periodically for updated information. Grant size varies. Ongoing deadline.
Reading Resource Project
The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes books FREE of charge for literacy programs. Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.65 per book ($65 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set. There will not be more than four copies of the same book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project's needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill. Ongoing deadline.
The application or proposal need not adhere to any specific forms. They simply ask that the information it contains be specific enough to give a clear picture of your intended project, why you are proposing it, who will benefit from it, and how it will be administered. The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving on three main areas: Healthcare, Education, and Children. In order for them to review your proposal in a timely manner, please include the following information in whatever is appropriate on your agency's letterhead: the date of your application; brief description of project requesting funds; why a grant from the Reiman Foundation is needed; documentation of tax-exempt status; brief overview of your agency (including population you serve and your focus); contact person's name and contact information; and amount of funds being requested (if possible attach a "Wish List" with specific needs and the dollar amount associated with that need). Ongoing deadline.
The Foundation's primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading), after-school tutoring and enrichment, integrating technology into curriculum, teacher development, and higher education. The Foundation is particularly interested in programs that raise literacy levels and programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. Within the community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services programs, youth development programs, community improvement programs, and cultural arts programs. Human service programs of current interest to the Foundation include early childhood development, parenting education, domestic violence, and child abuse prevention. The Foundation supports youth development programs that work to build character, leadership and social skills. The Foundation is interested in supporting community improvement projects that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism. Cultural arts programs supported by the Foundation are typically educational outreach activities for youth. The Foundation's current interests in the area of medicine/health are programs that promote the health and well-being of children and families and, on a more limited basis, medical research programs. Most grants are under $25,000. Ongoing deadline.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Faith in Action
Faith in Action programs bring together religious congregations of all faiths, and other community organizations such as hospices, clinics, and hospitals, in a common mission to provide volunteer care to their neighbors in need. Faith in Action is an interfaith volunteer caregiving program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which makes grants to local groups representing many faiths who volunteer to work together to care for their neighbors who have long-term illnesses or disabilities. The Foundation has committed $100 million to expand the Faith in Action national movement. Faith in Action offers start-up grants up to $35,000 for a 30-month period to help communities organize new coalitions for volunteer caregiving. Ongoing deadlines.
Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund
Rockwell Collins makes charitable contributions to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. The Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation makes grants for programs and initiatives. The Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund supports fundraising events and sponsorship opportunities. They prefer to support organizations and activities in the communities where their employees live and work. Their giving priorities include education and arts and culture with an emphasis in youth development. They believe by strengthening the quality of education and providing opportunities for youth involvement and leadership, they are helping students prepare for the future. Grants are usually awarded for approximately $5,000. Ongoing deadline.
Rohm and Hass Company Contributions Program
Rohm and Haas Responsible Neighbor Community Programs work to advance the economic, social and environmental quality of life in the communities where they operate and where their employees live through giving, volunteerism and community dialogue. Responsible Neighbor Community Programs promote science, technology and mathematics education; environmental and safety concerns. Rohm and Haas maintains a decentralized contributions program, through which specific donations and initiatives are determined by regional needs and cultures. In keeping with the company’s overall giving missions and values, Rohm and Haas contributions around the world demonstrate the company's commitment to education, preservation and improvement of the environment and social and economic sustainability. Rohm and Haas Company focuses their support in five key philanthropic categories: including Education, Environment, Civic and Community, Health and Human Services and Arts and Culture. Ongoing deadline.
Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation
Rosie O'Donnell established her For All Kids Foundation, Inc. in 1997 to provide financial support to nonprofit programs serving economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has helped thousands of children across the country through grant awards to child care, after-school, education and other essential programs. The foundation's main focus is center-based child care, and first priority is given to programs serving low-income, urban areas, where many families struggle to find quality child care and early childhood education programs. Grants are only awarded to organizations with IRS §501(c)(3) classification as described in §509(a). Organizations applying for funds should submit a letter of intent of no more than three typewritten pages. Rosie's For All Kids Foundation encourages organizations to focus on a specific program and/or project when requesting assistance. Ongoing deadline.
Safeco Community Grants
Safeco partners with non-profit organizations that promote neighborliness by bringing people together. Neighborliness is looking out for one another. It's sitting on the front porch – not the back porch. It's waving hello. It's bending down to tie the shoe of a 3-year-old. Neighborliness is the sum of all the everyday things we do that make our neighborhoods a great place to live and raise our children. And, neighborliness leads to safer more vibrant neighborhoods. Studies show that when neighbors know and watch out for each other, there is less incident of crime and higher likelihood that people will work together toward a common goal, like creating a pocket park down the street or tackling tough issues that affect the neighborhood. Safeco funds programs focused on: improving and creating neighborhood parks and gathering spaces; neighborhood beautification and clean-up projects; volunteer projects in which community members identify and work together to build upon neighborhood strengths; and community festivals that attract diverse audiences. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing deadlines.
The Scaife Family Foundation
The Scaife Family Foundation grant awards will support and develop programs that strengthen families, address issues surrounding the health and welfare of women and children, promote animal welfare, and that demonstrate the beneficial interaction between humans and animals. Consideration may be given to organizations that encourage private conservation. The foundation will consider grants directed toward early intervention and prevention efforts in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. In 2000, funding totaled $7.7 million for 78 grants. Ongoing deadline.
The Searle Patients in Need Foundation
The foundation will provide free medication for the indigent. Physicians should request information on getting the prescription medications and program requirements. For more information, call (800) 542-2526. Ongoing deadline.
Service Clubs’ Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
On July 2, 2001, President Bush announced that four prominent service organizations – Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Rotary – will work cooperatively with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to enroll one million Big Brothers and Big Sisters (volunteer adult mentors) over the next five years. According to independent research, volunteer adult mentors who work with Big Brothers Big Sisters help children make significant academic progress and overcome other challenges they may face such as violence, drug or alcohol abuse. On a local level, if you have not already contacted your local service clubs to recruit adult volunteers, seriously consider the possibility. Their support will not only provide adult mentors, it will also strengthen your organization’s efforts in developing additional partnerships with these vital service organizations. Ongoing deadline.
ShopKo Charitable Giving
ShopKo believes they are as much a part of our communities as communities are a part of them. As part of their mission, they're deeply committed to supporting programs and services that benefit those in need. And they've identified key needs they feel they can support the most including: assisting people with disabilities, the underprivileged and the disadvantaged, strengthening family values, encouraging and supporting programs aimed at educating youth, and supporting the arts. The funding committee meets once a month to make funding decisions. Ongoing deadline.
Singing for Change Charitable Foundation
Singing for Change... improving the quality of life for people and empowering individuals to make positive changes in their communities. Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems. Areas of interest include: Children and families (Grants are awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and protection of children and their families. Projects that foster self-esteem and self-sufficiency and that teach nonviolence and creative problem solving are most likely to be considered); The environment (Grants will be awarded to programs that promote environmental awareness and teach people methods of conservation, protection and the responsible use of naturalresources. Efforts to protect individual species or animals are not usually funded by SFC); and Disenfranchised groups (SFC defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in our society because of their low levels of skill, education or income; people with AIDS, disabilities, and homeless people). Grants range in size from $500.00 to $10,000 and are made on an annual basis. Ongoing deadline.
Skoll Foundation Announces Guidelines for Social Sector Program
Through its Social Sector Program, the Skoll Foundation seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the development of 21st century infrastructure for social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and the social sector, both in the United States and internationally. Through this program, the foundation will support the development of knowledge, tools, vehicles, pathways, and networks that meet the needs of social entrepreneurs, philanthropy, and the global social sector for information, resources, connection, transparency, and accountability. Special emphasis will be placed on opportunities to support work that promotes understanding of, expands, or improves capital markets for social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship; advances knowledge and practices concerning social entrepreneurship and philanthropy; and enhances the accountability and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, or the social sector on a systemic level. To be considered for support through the program, an organization must have legal status to receive grant funds. Nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. must be classified as a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and not a private foundation, or must apply under a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Non-profit organizations based outside the U.S. will be asked to submit an organizational profile. For-profit organizations proposing to do charitable work will have to meet the IRS standards for expenditure responsibility. Requests for support are accepted year-round. Grants of $25,000 or less will be reviewed and approved on an ongoing basis. Larger grants will be approved by the Skoll Foundation board of directors at regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year.
Established in 1989, the Sprint Foundation extends Sprint's corporate core value to serve the charitable and civic needs of thier communities and has donated approximately $70 million, making a difference community by community. Through direct grants and a matching gift program for Sprint employees and retirees, the Foundation supports Sprint's commitment to championing communities and the active participation of its employees in charitable endeavors. The Foundation is committed to sharing Sprint's resources to build nurturing relationships with all of thier communities – and a better future for us all. Areas of interest include: education, arts and culture, youth development, disability, and community investment. The Foundation makes tax-deductible grants only to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that are not classified as private foundations and otherwise qualify as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.
The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded the American International family of insurance and financial services companies, now known as American International Group, Inc. Mr. Starr, a pioneer of globalization, set up his first insurance venture in Shanghai in 1919. He died in 1968 at the age of 76, leaving his estate to the Foundation. The Foundation currently has assets of approximately $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest private foundations in the United States. It makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public policy, culture and the environment. Grants range from $25,000 - $125,000. Ongoing deadline.
Staples Foundation for Learning
The mission of Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Eligible organizations must have a nonprofit tax-exempt classification under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and align with Staples Foundation for Learning's mission and give focus on job skills and education. Grant decisions will be made on a quarterly basis. Ongoing deadline.
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Farm supports efforts to assure all children to have access to an education that will allow them to achieve their greatest potential and prepare them to be active participants in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. The foundation supports and makes grants available to k – 12 schools, colleges, and universities, awarding grants for academic achievement initiatives, after school programs, teacher excellence programs, and school-to-work success programs. Ongoing deadline.
Stonyfield Farm’s Profits for the Planet Program
Profits for the Planet (PFP) puts Stonyfield's guiding principle of corporate social responsibility into action. Each year, 10% of the company's profits are given to efforts that help protect and restore the environment. By directing financial support to those programs that affect positive and meaningful change, PFP embodies the spirit of the company's environmental and educational missions. Projects which meet the following criteria will receive the highest priority for funding: protect and restore the planet; generate measurable results (i.e. natural resources saved, people educated); and promote Stonyfield Farm via sampling opportunities, collateral, media relations. Ongoing deadline.
Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. The grant amount is $5,000 and may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. Grants will fund activities for twelve months from the date of the award. Please give careful attention to the timeline of your grant. Applications that include activities scheduled prior to the date of notification will not be considered. Ongoing deadline (February 1, June 1, and October 15).
Contributions made by the Sunbeam Corporation are paid primarily in cash and also in Sunbeam products donated at retail cost and therefore are to be invested in projects that result in the most effective use of our resources. The Sunbeam Corporation is particularly interested in funding areas of family services, general health, community and civic affairs, art and culture and the environment and conservation efforts. Preliminary correspondence briefly describing the organization or project is encouraged. The organization should submit a formal request for consideration. All requests should be made in the form of a letter. Ongoing deadline.
The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of environment, community revitalization, effective citizenry, the arts, and the nonprofit sector. Surdna generally follows a two-stage application process - letter of inquiry and full proposal. Because of the large number of requests Surdna receives and the amount of time it takes for an applicant to develop a full grant proposal, applicants are asked to send full proposals only when requested by a Foundation staff member. The first step for most applicants, therefore, is sending Surdna a letter of inquiry. Ongoing deadline.
The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals. By making grants to other charitable organizations (designated as IRS 501c3 non-profit organizations) the Foundation seeks to fund programs that directly impact the lives of individuals. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1) the assistance of orphaned children including the promotion of their adoption and 2) intervention in the lives of troubled youths as two areas of interest to which it expects to direct a portion of its funding each year. Funding, however, is by no means limited to these areas. The Foundation is actively seeking further areas of interest so potential applicants with services in other areas should not feel discouraged from applying or from bringing themselves to the attention of the Board. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation, as a relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time. Ongoing deadline.
Symbol Technologies, Inc. Community Grants
Symbol Technologies, Inc. awards two types of grants: Community and Diversity Grants. Through their grants program, Symbol funds innovative educational programs in academic institutions and community organizations with special consideration given to programs that promote Math, Science, Engineering and Technology. The Diversity Grants must target one or more of the following under-represented groups: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, People with Disabilities, Gays and Lesbians, Asian Americans, Women and Indigenous/Native populations. Organizations must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for funding: must have tax exemption under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) or be a publicly funded academic institution. All non-profit 501(c)(3) charities will be validated via www.guidestar.org; and qualified educational institutions and organizations may re-apply for funding up to three years, and then there must be at least a two-year gap before being reconsidered for funding. Repeat applicants are not automatically funded each year; they must re-apply each fiscal year. Ongoing deadline.
Teach America Program
The Gateway Foundation is seeking to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to enhance student learning though effective use of technology. It intends to offer $7.6 million in online technology training to up to 75,000 teachers through a five-year period. The foundation awards online training subscriptions to schools, school districts and other educational institutions. Grant recipients will have unlimited access, for 12 months, to more than 250 online instructor-led courses or self-tutorials. Courses range from Web publishing and word processing to exploring the Internet. Potential applicants must meet the following criteria: be a non-profit K-12 school, other non-profit educational institution, or a teacher affiliated with one of these institutions; demonstrate a need for technology training; submit a brief plan for using technology to enhance classroom instructions; and complete an online evaluation of Teach America! upon conclusion of the 12-month grant. Ongoing deadline.
If your nonprofit organization needs more computers but your budget is tight -- TechSoup Stock has a solution. Thier pioneering Recycled Computer Initiative gives nonprofits nationwide a chance to get high-quality refurbished computer systems at a discount. The first nationwide refurbishing program geared strictly to nonprofits, RCI also provides an environmentally friendly alternative to used equipment disposal. TechSoup Stock offers only high-quality computers formerly used by large corporations. These are machines that are typically phased out after two to three years of use and are in very good condition. Each one is loaded with a new operating system and comes with a 90-day swap warranty. To qualify for the RCI program, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit with an annual budget of less than $20 million. Ongoing deadline.
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Tenet’s hospitals, regions and divisions are actively involved in helping direct charitable giving in their communities by working with the Foundation to help ensure that charitable dollars are put to the best use. Grants are issued in the following categories: health and wellness, health education, human services, education, civic and community, and arts and humanities. You can determine your organization’s eligibility by taking their Online Grant Eligibility Quiz. As part of their grant-making efforts this year, they identified three important national issues in health care where they feel donations can make a real difference. These issues are the nursing shortage that is affecting the delivery of health care, the challenge of providing medical needs of the uninsured, and the ongoing effort to improve the quality of care and patient safety at our nation’s hospitals. Ongoing deadline.
Tiger Woods Foundation
The Tiger Woods Foundation grant-making process focuses on providing opportunities to children and families who are underserved. The following are approved programmatic areas for funding: education; youth development; parenting; and family health & welfare. The following general considerations must be adhered to in order to receive funding from the Tiger Woods Foundation: organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501 (c )3, not a 509 (a) private foundation; organizations must submit a recent audited financial statement and/or a completed IRS 990 form to be considered; organizations must have IRS qualifying public support of over $100,000 from the preceding year; grants are for one (1) year and are not automatically renewable for multiple years; and organizations are limited to one (1) grant application per calendar year. TWF will not provide more than 25% of an organization's general operating budget. Ongoing deadline.
Toshiba America Foundation
The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and mathematics education for students in grades K thru 12. $5,000 is the maximum grant award. Ongoing deadline.
Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. A high priority is placed on the following: systemic math and science programs which are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, "real world" classroom applications and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. In addition, eligible proposals are evaluated on: significance of need/problem, potential of program to improve the quality of the system, program's potential for long-term success, resourcefulness, scale of project within community or geographic region, and the ability to establish partnerships. Applying organizations must be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 and be located within and serve people in the U.S. Ongoing deadline.
Turner Broadcasting System
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. accepts grant proposals throughout the year that focus on education for at-risk middle school students, the environment and arts and culture organizations.
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s (UHCCF) Medical Assistance Grants
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is now offering support to meet the needs of children nationwide with assistance grants for medical services not fully covered by health insurance. Parents and caretakers across the country will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for health care services that will help improve their children’s health and quality of life. Examples of the types of medical services covered by UHCCF grants include: speech therapy, physical therapy and psychotherapy sessions; medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and eyeglasses; and orthodontia and dental treatments. To be eligible for UHCCF grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and be covered by a commercial health insurance plan. Ongoing deadline.
UnumProvident and its employees are an important part of the communities in which they live. As a company, they're at the forefront of United Way and other philanthropic giving programs. In fact, a cornerstone of The UnumProvident Commitment is the responsibility they have to communities, and last year alone gave $4.5 million to charitable groups in the U.S. and the U.K. in addition to the $896,000 of employee contributions to local organizations. One way in which they help support their communities is through their corporate giving program. They seek to partner with charitable organizations that primarily target four areas: disability, public education, health and wellness, and the arts and culture. Their charitable contributions are provided to the communities in which they are located by the local charitable contributions committee. Many of their employees volunteer and participate on boards, and special consideration is given to these organizations to recognize our employees’ commitments. They discourage capital campaign and multi-year requests. Ongoing deadline.
The UPS Foundation will consider high impact philanthropic programs and projects from organizations recognized as tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Foundation focuses its support on national programs in the areas of: Human Welfare - including programs for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally disadvantaged, the physically or mentally challenged, and community development programs. Foundation dollars are put to use helping those struggling with systemic effects of illiteracy, hunger, poverty and homelessness; Educational Programs - including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects; and Major Initiatives - adult literacy and the distribution of prepared and perishable food. Ongoing deadlines.
U.S. Department of Justice – Helping Outreach Programs to Expand Grant Program
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $5,000 in funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates, produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit volunteers. Established organizations and coalitions that do not receive federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and operate with $50,000 or less in annual funding. Eligible organizations and coalitions must be operating for at least 1 year. Ongoing deadline.
Verizon Foundation – eGrants
Verizon Foundation invites the nonprofit community to become a part of this Internet opportunity by applying for an eGrant. Their mission is to provide an online philanthropic community network to support nonprofit organizations in the United States, and eGrants is one way Verizon wants to take you to the Internet highway by offering this exciting resource. Nonprofits can request an eGrant from Verizon Foundation, in the amount of $240, toward Internet access from the vendor of their choice. All you need to do is select an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and complete the application. Although the program targets smaller non-profits (those with annual budgets under $500,000) any 501(c)(3) organization may apply. Nonprofits that currently have Internet access are ineligible. In alignment with Verizon Foundation's funding priorities, they ask that applying nonprofits address one or more of those areas, which are: Literacy, Community Technology and work force development, and Domestic Violence solutions. It is important that your application highlights how Internet access will benefit the communities served and how partnerships will be developed. Ongoing deadline.
Victor Clark Youth Incentive Program
At the request of the family of the late Victor C. Clark, the ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program, with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as: names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors; objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic statement of financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions); commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or principle, school board); any relevant supporting documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like; and timeframe; local evaluation process; criteria for evaluating program effectiveness/success. Ongoing deadline.
The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. They provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas (Primary Focus Areas: Education and Community Development; Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services and Arts and Culture). Their mission is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference where they have banking institutions. To be considered for grant funding, organizations must: have a non-profit tax-exempt classification under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; be located or provide service in Wachovia’s markets; have broad community support and address specific community needs; demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability; and align with one or more of the Foundation’s focus areas. Ongoing deadline.
Since their founding in 1901, Walgreen Co. and its employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good business. The Walgreen motto, "The Pharmacy America Trusts," reflects their belief in ethical business practices and their respect for the dedication of local volunteers in improving the quality of life in their community. As their company grows, and they bring their stores to new markets and new neighborhoods, they bring a tradition of supporting the health needs of their patients. Most Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits working in local Walgreen communities. A portion of the budget is reserved for select national organizations. Walgreens awards grants in the following program areas: Non-hospital based health agencies; Walgreens One-on-One tutorial programs in inner city neighborhoods where they operate; and a small share is reserved for eligible community and social service agencies that serve areas where Walgreens has a significant presence. Health is their major area of focus, and the largest share of their annual contributions budget is allocated to programs that address the health needs of their patients. Ongoing deadline.
Washington Mutual is happy to partner with nonprofit organizations by investing in their efforts to build stronger communities. Washington Mutual awards millions of dollars in cash grants each year to support K-12 public education, financial education and affordable housing and community development. To help strengthen communities, Washington Mutual also sponsors a wide variety of fairs, festivals and other events where they have financial centers. In addition, Washington Mutual sometimes has office furniture and equipment available to donate to our nonprofit partners. Because inventory levels fluctuate throughout the year, donations are contingent on availability. Ongoing deadline.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Since the Foundation was established in 1930, its United States programming has centered on health, education, and agriculture. These primary interests continue today, although others have been added or are emerging. Each programming area has a goal that guides the Foundation staff, Board of Trustees, and advisers in grantmaking decisions. Over time, the Foundation may adjust or redirect its grantmaking based on the changing needs of society. Grants are currently made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and Volunteerism. Ongoing deadline.
The Waitt Family Foundation
The Waitt Family Foundation helps build strong communities. They believe strong communities build strong families. Community building represents the core of their work and involves partnering with a handful of selected partner communities across the country to help create comprehensive change and break the cycle of marginalization. They are acutely aware of the history of community building, the magnitude of its current challenges, and the role and size of our resources in its future. With this perspective they have crafted a loose framework for their engagement with partner communities. Communities The Waitt Family Foundation chooses to partner with tend to: have a strong leadership group and an emerging track record of successes; have strong mechanisms for incorporating residents' input; and low wealth and marginalized. The Foundation focuses on: comprehensive and systemic community solutions as articulated by the residents; the past, present and future contexts to truly understand the community issues and assets; creative uses of technology to maximize the impact of resident efforts; active listening, facilitation and engagement; and the power of communication to change beliefs and catalyze action. Ongoing deadline.
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation believes everyone deserves a decent, safe place to call home. Founded in 1993, the Foundation is committed to increasing low-income homeownership through the development of affordable housing, and to providing shelter and supportive services for homeless and disabled adult populations. Areas of interest include: homeownership (construction and home improvement opportunities), supportive housing, and transitional housing. Grants generally range from $5,000 - $10,000. Deadlines are ongoing.
‘Westinghouse Electric Co.
Westinghouse actively contributes to programs that benefit nonprofit organizations. The Charitable Giving Program is Westinghouse's principal foundation for the company's social investments. Areas of emphasis for this program are education, and civic and social pursuits. Within each area, Westinghouse encourages programs that help to meet the needs of populations such as the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, minorities, and people with disabilities. The Charitable Giving Advisory Board will evaluate proposals and make awards on a quarterly basis. Individual award amounts will be $5,000 and under. In addition, only two grants can be awarded to an organization over a five-year period. Ongoing deadline.
Every week Wilbooks will donate at least 20,000 books to kindergarten through second grade children all across the country. The books are free and there is no charge for shipping and handling. All of the books being donated are printed in English. Applications can only be for one classroom and all applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis. So apply today to make your class eligible to receive Free Books from Wilbooks. Ongoing deadline.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is seeking to improve access to health care for underserved persons in urban and rural communities. The foundation funds medical centers, regional hospitals, and specialized medical institutions. Organizations east of the Mississippi call (212) 586-5405; west of the Mississippi call (415) 543-0400 for further information. Ongoing deadlines.
Xerox FreeColorPrinters Program
The Xerox FreeColorPrinters program empowers all your efforts with the impact of color that gets you noticed. Thousands of small businesses, schools, religious institutions, and non-profit organizations have already benefited from adding Xerox color for free. Why wait? To qualify, organizations must be based in the United States. All organizations must have more than one employee, print and/or copy between 2,000–4,000 pages per month, and must be able to use a credit card for supplies purchases. Ongoing deadline.
ADDITIONAL WEBSITE RESOURCES
Centers for Disease Control
Funding for health related projects could be found here.
Gifts In Kind International
GIKI receives donations from companies throughout the country and then distributes these goods to nonprofit organizations that join Gifts in Kind.
This educational site has links to help teachers, students and parents find quality educational resources.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
This site will provide general information to help further youth development.
Federal Support to Communities Initiative
This interagency database includes more than 100 federal grant and loan programs for after school initiatives.
First Gov (United States Federal Government)
This is the World Wide Web information hub for the United States Federal Government. Any questions on the government can be found here.
Grant Makers for Children, Youth and Families
Grant Makers for Children, Youth & Families serves as a reference point for those seeking relationships with funders concerned with children, youth, and families.
National Association of Community Health Centers
Information can be obtained on increasing health care and medical needs for underserved communities.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
This is an excellent source for information on disabilities and disability-related issues.
National Congress for Community Economic Development
This is an excellent resource regarding funding for a variety of types community based projects.
U.S. Department of Education
Listings about funding from the Department of Education are available at this site. Examples of grant programs include: Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Even Start Family Literacy.
U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
This site lists funding opportunities from the Health Resources and Services Administration. You can also find their publication HRSA Grants Review.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Examples of funding opportunities described include: Youthbuild Program, Drug Elimination Grants (for Housing Authorities) and Community Development Block Grants.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This site lists funding opportunities from the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This site lists funding opportunities from many federal agencies.