Foundation Funding

AIDS Grantmaking to Commence May 1

The foundation focuses funding on HIV and AIDS program targeting certain populations, including gay and bisexual men and transgender people, black women and men, those with substance abuse and the incarcerated.

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Foundation Sets 2017 Giving Deadlines

The foundation funds research to identify new treatments or cures for cancer. Priority proposals are those at least a year in duration and potentially leading to new cancer approaches. The foundation hopes its early stage funding will lead to future funding from a government source.

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Pre-College Letters Due in July, December

The foundation supports education projects assisting K-12 American and Japanese students in learning about each otherís society, culture and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern. The pre-college program funds professional development projects to train U.S teachers to teach about Japan and Japanese teachers to teach about the United States. In addition, the foundation funds school-based projects, developing top quality curriculum materials on America or Japan for educational audiences in the other country, connecting schools and classrooms in the US and Japan and improving instruction in the Japanese language.

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Grants Reward Justice, Workforce Initiatives

The foundation focuses funding on programs that address problems plaguing the nation's low-income families, specifically justice and workerís rights issues.

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Foundation in Midst of 2017 Giving Season

These funds support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools, with priority going to projects providing basic necessities and permanent impact, such as facility enhancement and landscaping/cleanup. Projects with parent involvement and other community partners are encouraged. Sample project ideas include: reading and vegetable gardens; physical fitness areas; school nature trails; parent involvement centers; peer tutoring centers; and rotating student art exhibits.

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Foundation to Make $5K Awards

The foundation focuses giving on K-12 programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of children and youth. Priority is given to efforts that focus on science, math and music, including tutoring; and arts education programs. Applicants can expect a funding decision within 90 days of submission.

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Company Accepts Letters of Intent

Tyson provides grants for nonprofits in areas where it has operations and focusing on hunger relief, health and human services, education, community development and the environment. Tyson Foods uses an online submission system.

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Projects to Raise Awareness of Options

The program supports the development and implementation of projects and programs designed to help raise awareness of breast reconstruction surgery options. Those seeking ideas on winning efforts can take a look at the list of past awardees on the programís website.

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PR Proposals Due March 17

The program honors outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign or an innovative partnership in the community.

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Financial Planning Grants Available

The foundation awards grants to nonprofits for pro bono financial advice and community outreach activities. The proposed programs must provide one-on-one sessions between underserved populations and pro bono financial planners and practitioners. The focus is on helping underserved populations take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community to people in need. Priority goes to large projects that can replicated and sustained after FFP funding ends, and that target disadvantaged, underserved or special need populations.

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Popular Creative Placemaking Competition Underway

The program is part of the "creative placemaking" movement. The creative placemaking concept focuses on forming partnerships among public, private, nonprofit and community sectors to strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities. The National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town (CFDA Number: 45.024) is a federal funding program based on the concept, while the Kresge Foundation also offers an opportunity.

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Partnership Starts Community Development Competition

The program supports neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in cities across the country.

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Funder Sets 2017 Competitions

The foundation supports HIV/AIDS nonprofits providing care and direct services and education and conducting research. Priority goes to applicants in locations with a scarcity of available funding and those seeking seed money for new projects, programs or structures and innovative ideas for meeting standard needs.

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Studies to Delve into Race, Immigration

The foundation supports social science research on multiple issues, including social inequality, race, immigration and the workforce.

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Teachers to Develop Global Plans

The fellowship program offers educators 12 months of professional development opportunities to cultivate global competence skills and build global lesson plans. Fellows receive support from NEA Foundation staff, partners and other field experts.

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Fellows to Conduct Innovative Research

Fellows use these funds to hone their skills while conducting innovative cancer research with mentors at top universities and center. Applicants can propose to research various types of cancer research, including causes, therapies and prevention.

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Teachers to Incorporate Art into Curriculum

The program promotes the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways. Teachers with new or evolving programs integrating the arts into educational programming can apply. Proposed projects must serve all children in the classroom, including those with no trouble learning in a general education setting.

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Foundation to Make $35K Grants

The foundation supports programs using innovative practices in K-12 education. Those offering curricular and school reform initiatives and professional development opportunities for minority teachers receive preference. The foundationís grant cycle takes one full year from submission of a Letter of Inquiry to notification and may include a site visit.

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Submissions Due in February, March

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks submission for four funding programs, with deadlines in February and March. RWJF, the nationís largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of Americaís most pressing health challenges. Specifically, the foundation is focusing on building a culture of health where communities work together to improve health for all.

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Foundation Starts ĎSignatureí Grantmaking

These grants fund cutting-edge solutions and social ventures that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Projects must be collaborative, serve a large geographic area and include multiple funding partners and stakeholders.

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Application Packages Being Prepared for Release

These funds will focus on improving the rates of flu vaccinations of patients age 65 and older during the 2017-18 influenza season (September 2017 through March 2018).

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Initial Proposals Due in July

The program supports post-9/11 wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and the communities, caregivers, and care providers who support them.

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Projects to Improve Childrenís Health

The Gerber Foundation funds research projects seeking to improve nutrition, healthcare and reduce environmental hazards of infants and young children from a year before birth to 3-years of age. Foundation grants are not typically ongoing. Supported projects should have beginnings and endings and reasonable periods during which measurable progress or outcomes are accomplished.

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Foundation Provides 2017 Details

Grantees will conduct research to help meet the long-term and immediate health needs premature infants and identify causes of premature birth and ways to prevent it. Letters of inquiry should be no longer than four pages.

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Foundation Accepts Proposals in April, September

The foundation empowers those with paralysis to lead engaged and fulfilling lives through sport and recreation and to prevent ski racing injuries through a shared commitment to proper safety practices. The program awards funds to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury to increase their participation in adaptive sports and recreational activities and improve their quality of life.

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Funder Prepares for 2017 Giving

Private Funder: Banfield Foundation; Opportunity: Pet Advocacy Grants; Funding Focus: Low-income families, homeless, seniors; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants ranging from 3,000 to $30,000 each (The trust will not ...

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Children to Benefit from Foundation Giving

Through its three funding programs, the foundation supports projects with the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life of children from birth to age five.

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Research to Uncover Benefits of Group Therapy

The foundation supports research on the effectiveness of group psychotherapy. Grant funding can be used to support the basic costs of research. Grant monies are awarded with an expected completion of the project in one year as follows: 50 percent upon grant approval; 40 percent upon submission of a six-month progress report; and the final 10 percent upon receipt of a post project report.

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Foundation Sets 2017 Deadlines

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA provides funding for emerging artists in theater, dance and film, with grants ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 each.

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Grants to Support Gifted Children Initiatives

The program supports efforts that develop gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research in this area. Grantees can use the funds for research, pilot projects, research-based programs and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.

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Foundation Readies for 2017

The program educates young women about healthy reproduction, with a special focus on those who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health.

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Program to Award Grants through July

The programs support research to expand the evidence base needed to build a culture of health. These studies will focus on population health, well-being and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.

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Foundation to Promote Peace

he foundationís grantmaking brings understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection, and treatment. The overall goal of the program is promote understanding between people through caring and sharing that leads to world peace.

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Software to Revolutionize Workforce

Grantees will help transform research into software to help improve science and engineering education. The program is part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), which promotes the creation of software to help solve the many complex problems facing science and society.

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Organization Sets 2017 Grant Criteria

Grantees receive professional consulting services. A team of five-to-six business professionals volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in the selected metro areas strengthen their organizations. The team offers tools to improve program delivery and secure more funding. The services are valued at $45,000.

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