Foundation Funding

Nonprofits Can Apply for Awards up to $100K

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. Early childhood welfare funding supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that provide environments that ensure all children thrive. Early childhood education and play grants improve the quality of early childhood teaching and learning through the development of resources and learning environments. Parenting education grantees teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet.

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Studies to Develop Congenital Heart Procedures

The program supports research focused on clinical pediatric cardiology, basic science, and the advancement of surgical techniques. Specifically, new research will be funded in the areas of molecular genetics/biochemistry, devices/procedural research (catheterization and surgical) and long-term care of children with congenital heart defects as they become adults.

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Electronics Company Starts Grantmaking

Grantees provide teens (ages 13-18) with opportunities to develop 21st Century technology skills to inspire future education and career choices. Examples of program activities include: computer programming; digital imaging; music production; robotics; gaming; and mobile app development.

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Foundation Expands ‘Healthy’ Giving

The foundation, the giving arm of the insurance company, recognizes that individual health is rooted in the community. By increasing the opportunities to make healthy choices, the foundation believes it empowers whole communities to lead healthier lives.

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Applicants Can Apply for Grants through May 22

The program advances the foundation’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. The Reach Grant seeks to remove one of these barriers by providing support for important pre-clinical projects that are necessary to move a study from the pre-clinical arena into a clinical trial. Thus, the goal of this award is to support selected “late translational” studies needed to ultimately initiate a clinical trial. Preference will be given to those research projects which, if funded, will likely result in the initiation of a clinical trial two to three years from the start of the project.

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Centers to Enhance Operations

The program will support childhood bereavement nonprofits in improving operations. Applicants must offer operation improvement goals that are achievable in a year and fit into at least one of the following categories: (1) planning activities; (2) staff/board development; (3) strategic relationships/collaboration; (4) internal operations; and (5) technology improvements.

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Foundation Sets Final 2017 Deadline

The program supports research projects on sustainable solid waste management practices. Topics include: waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products; strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses; and landfilling.

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Partnership to Promote Resiliency

This program helps communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, water quantity and quality and forest conservation. The program places special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally underserved, low- and moderate-income communities build capacity for resiliency planning and investments in “greener” infrastructure.

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Grants to Support Environmental Projects

The foundation funds hands-on, environmental projects for children and youth. The objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

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Upcoming Deadlines Set for Running Foundation

The foundation, the philanthropic effort of the athletic shoe manufacturer, focuses on reducing children’s obesity through running. Its funding initiative supports running programs that encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children.

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Literacy Submissions Due May 18

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation seeks applications for its Youth Literacy Grants, which provide funding to schools, public libraries and nonprofits to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.

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Application Window to Open May 1

The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Nationwide has a presence. Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in its community and awards grants that support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs, crisis stabilization, personal and family empowerment and community enrichment.

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Teachers to Incorporate Innovative Ideas

K-5 grade teachers apply on-line for these grants to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. With the grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.

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Grants Due June 14

The program supports high quality, public skateparks in low-income areas. Only organizations seeking to build free, public skateparks in low-income communities may apply for a grant.

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Foundation Readies for Two Upcoming Competitions

The foundation provides grants in four funding categories where it has a presence. The foundation considers requests for capital campaigns (building construction/ renovation or equipment); and special projects (program expansion or capacity-building efforts).

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Opportunities to Offer Grants, Scholarships

The foundation provides funding to K-12 educators for classroom innovations. The Academic Enrichment funding goes for in-class and extracurricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of pre-K-2 grade students from low-income households. Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers to develop groundbreaking collaborative K-12 classroom instruction.

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Research to Promote Wellness

The foundation supports research on the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities to impact the health and wellness of people. The program seeks to develop new ideas that have strong potential to bridge gaps in the understanding of horse-human interactions. Through the foundation, the foundation wants to stimulate exploration, encourage the testing of hypotheses and generate preliminary data that will open new pathways for future research.

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Discount Chain to Encourage Confidence

Ross stores reward nonprofits that are preparing today’s youths for a bright tomorrow through building competence, confidence and character in these young people, as well as providing academic achievement and life skills.

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Retailer Sets Two Deadlines

Foundation: Walmart Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 State Giving Program; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, environment, health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving states or regions; Funding: Multiple awards of at l...

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Applications Accepted in March, September

The foundation supports efforts to improve the lives of low-income families. In its 65 years of existence, the foundation has made grants in excess of $130 million to more than 650 agencies and institutions.

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Hearst Offers Two Funding Entities

The foundations support well-established nonprofits addressing significant issues within the four funding categories -- culture, education, health and social service. In each area of funding, the foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.

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Banking Chain Gives to Education, Development

The foundation, the giving arm of the banking chain, funds early childhood education and economic development. The foundation is particularly interested in early education initiatives that serve low-and moderate-income children (birth through age five), their teachers and families.

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Veterans Programs Can Apply for Funding

These awards fund creative ideas to improve the quality of life for service members and their families facing the stress of long deployments and separation and the long-term effects associated with service.

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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 other’s 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 worker’s 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 program’s 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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