Private Grants Alert

State and Local Funding Briefs

Arkansas

Through its grants, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation seeks to seed efforts that improve the quality of life for all Arkansans and promote positive, systemic change. The foundation uses its resources to build and sustain strong communities by supporting and strengthening the organizations that serve them. Open to nonprofits, governments and schools. Deadlines, rolling, but funding decisions are made quarterly. Awards vary.

Info: www.wrfoundation.org/grants.

Arizona

The Phoenix Suns Charities, the giving arm of the basketball team, supports nonprofit organizations throughout the state whose programs focus on helping children and families. Priority is given to organizations that address the special needs of disadvantaged, disabled, minority, and at risk youth; encourage students to succeed in school and to develop quality career interests and develop leadership skills in youth. Program grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. (One Playmaker Award of $100,000 that can be used for capital or program expenses is also provided annually.) The application deadline is April 2.

Info: www.nba.com/suns/charities/grants.html.

Arizona & Indiana

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants support programs that assist disabled adults and/or children, as well as women, youth and families. The trust is specifically interested in projects that improve the well being of and future opportunities for children, youth and their families. This also includes programs that provide health and educational services.

Info: www.ninapulliamtrust.org/pdf/2012_guidelines.pdf.

California

The California Consumer Protection Foundation is administering one active fund - the Telecommunications Consumer Education Fund - which supports the efforts of community-based organizations to ensure that Californians become better consumers of wireless telecom services. The Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that effectively educate consumers on the prevention and amelioration of abusive practices in wireless telecom services. The upcoming application deadline is May 1

Info: http://consumerfdn.org/.

Maine

The John T. Gorman Foundation is to improve the lives of disadvantaged and underserved Maine residents. The Foundation's Critical Support Grants fund nonprofit organizations throughout the state that work to ensure that low-income Maine residents have access to quality services. Eligible organizations include those that work to ensure that economic, educational, health, mental health, housing, energy, transportation, and other related needs of low-income residents are being met. The application deadline is March 30. Awards vary.

Info: www.jtgfoundation.org.

Minnesota

The Delta Dental of Minnesota Philanthropy Program supports projects that promote oral health and educational initiatives. The company provides grants, averaging $2,000 to $15,000 and up to $55,000, to nonprofit organizations that address targeted community needs. The Children category encourages access to health services for underserved, low-income, and at-risk children. The Education category supports institutions and initiatives that strengthen the communities the company serves. The Community category focuses on improving the overall health and vitality of company communities. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is April 30.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cdpubs-02302b.

Multi-State

The Maki Foundation supports environmental protection projects in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are generally provided to small local and regional grassroots organizations working to educate the public about the needs to protect public lands and rivers from environmental threats such as poorly planned water projects. The application deadline is May 1.

Info: www.makifoundation.org.

New York

The New York State Health Foundation Special Projects Fund supports programs that fit the foundation's mission but are outside the three priority areas. While projects that have impact within one organization or community are eligible, priority is given to initiatives that have a large-scale statewide or region-wide impact on New York State's health care system. Special Projects Fund grants are one-time, non-renewable funding opportunities. Grants range about $250,000 each. Deadline: April 27 (letter of inquiry).

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cd-pubs-xs1s.

Oregon

The Oregon Parks Foundation Fund, administered by the Oregon Community Foundation, supports nonprofit organizations and public agencies that improve outdoor recreation. Grants are provided to community, district, county, and regional level organizations for the acquisition, preservation, and improvement of land and other property for public parks. Community outdoor recreation and education programs -- such as outdoor classrooms -- are also supported. Grants generally range from $1,500 to $5,000. The application deadline is April 15.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cdpubs-0442b

Login to read the full story or Subscribe now!