Private Grants

Pioneer Foundation Supports Science, Healthy Food

Funder: Pioneer Hi-Bred International Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 foundation grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $5,000 each (the foundation made $2.3 million in grants last year); Deadline: N...

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Youth Groups Can Take Advantage of In-Kind Donation of Sports Equipment

Schools and youth groups should take advantage of the opportunities offered by Leveling the Playing Field, which provides used sports equipment for recreation programs for youth ages 5-18 years old from disadvantaged areas. Deadline: Rolling. Nonprofit organizations offering organized sport, fitne...

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Foundation Supports Efforts for Women, Children

Funder: Chico's Charitable Giving; Opportunity: 2017 Women and Children Grants, Community Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education, children, health; Geographic Focus: National (where the store has a presence); Eligibility: Applications are reviewed in January, April, July and October. Summary: The wo...

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Restaurant Chain Grants go for Social Services, Education Youth

Private Funder: Cracker Barrel Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Grants; Funding Focus: Education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: Regional; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $20,000 each; last year, the foundation distributed about $266,000 in grants; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Special c...

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‘Women of Worth’ Competition to Open Soon

L'Oreal Paris will be seeking nominations for its 2017 Women of Worth awards program, an annual award designed to honor U.S. women for their inspiring volunteer achievements and outstanding commitment to community service. Deadline: TBA (last year's deadline was May 9). To be eligible, a nominee: ...

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Meadows Foundation Seeks Applications for Diversity, Women Grants

Private Funder: Open Meadows Foundation; Opportunity: Women and girls grants; Funding Focus: Minorities and diversity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (Groups that have had encountered obstacles in their search for funding are encouraged to apply); Funding: Multiple awards rangin...

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Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant Competition Now Open

The American Psychological Foundation opens its 2017 Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant competition. The program supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects to prevent injuries in children and adolescents. Deadline: Oct. 1. Specifically, the grant supports resea...

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State and Local Funding Roundup

Arizona and California The Western Growers Foundation promotes science, food safety and nutrition education in order to create healthy farms, individuals and communities. The foundation's School Garden Program provides support to start and maintain gardens in K-12 schools throughout California and ...

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Education, Arts Programs Can Win Support

Foundation: Wallace Foundation (formerly Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds); Opportunity: 2017 Program grants; Funding Focus: Education, arts and culture, after-school, student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities; Funding: Multiple awards ...

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Group Funds Housing, Support Services

Private Funder: Andersen Corporate Foundation (formerly The Bayport Foundation of Andersen Corporation); Opportunity: Andersen corporate giving; Funding Focus: Community, social, and support services, education and affordable housing; Geographic Focus: Where the company has operations, (Iowa, Minnes...

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Mizuho Favors Housing, Underserved

Private Funder: Mizuho Corporate Bank Americas Foundation (formerly The IBJ Foundation); Opportunity: 2017 program grants; Funding Focus: Community development, affordable housing, children and the underserved; Geographic Focus: California and New York; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, (the...

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Humanities Council Seeks Applications for Community Project Grants

The Florida Humanities Council seeks applications from Florida nonprofit organizations for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects that will benefit state residents.  Deadline: May 1. Mini-grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of single events, lectures or panel ...

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State and Local Funding News from Around the Nation

California Lucas Museum Seeks Home in LA: The board of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has announced that the museum will be built in Los Angeles's Exposition Park. Star Wars creator George Lucas's personal collection of fine and popular art, including ephemera related to the Star Wars franchise,...

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Arts, Theater Grants Now Available: Deadline July 15.

The Fleishhacker Foundation  is seeking applications from arts organizations for $10,000 grants open to organizations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Deadline: July 15. Through its Small Arts Grants program, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 to programs within a range of di...

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Foundation’s ‘Focused Acts of Caring Grants’ Now Open

Private Funder: Lennar Foundation; Opportunity: Focused Acts of Caring Grants; Funding Focus: Education, housing, disaster relief, children and youth, residential care and homelessness (priority is directed toward programs assisting the less fortunate); Geographic Focus: Geographic limits vary, so c...

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Foundation Favors Wellness Programs

Private Funder: COPIC Medical Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Health and medicine, children's health; Geographic Focus: Colorado and Nebraska; Eligibility: Nonprofits (educational groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $500,000 in grants last...

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Financial Foundation Favors Community Development

Private Funder: Bank of New York Mellon Foundation (formerly the Mellon Financial Corporation Fund); Opportunity: 2017 Charitable Giving Program; Funding Focus: Community development, the workforce and homelessness; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation...

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US-JF Foundation Provides Support for College Prep, Cross-Cultural Understanding

Private Funder: U.S.-Japan Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Pre-College Education Program; Funding Focus: Education and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: July 15 (letter of intent). Summary: The foundation funds projects in the United Stated and ...

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Kirby Favors Humanities, Health, Public Affairs

Private Funder: F.M. Kirby Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, health and medicine, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, welfare and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (schools and youth groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: The f...

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Retailer, Fish & Wildlife to Launch ‘Acres for America’

Funders: Nat'l Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Walmart Stores, Inc.; Opportunity: 2017 Acres for America; Funding Focus: Environment, conservation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: $35 million for multiple awards (at least a 1:1 match is required); Deadline: TB...

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Projects Can Win Davis Family Foundation Support

Private Funder: Davis Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, health and medicine, the arts; Geographic Focus: Maine; Eligibility: Nonprofits (educational groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: Varies; the foundation has distributed $47 million in grants; Deadlines:...

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Kauffman Foundation Supports Charter Schools

Private Funder: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Entrepreneurship grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made about $71 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Foundation grants supp...

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Center Seeks to Hike Student Success

The Brown Rudnick Center launches its 2017 Community Grant Program which distributes funding to inner-city educators who are improving classroom achievement. Deadline: Rolling. The awards recognize front-line workers within the educational system who often do not have a voice in funding decisions...

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Education and Youth are Foundation Priorities

Private Funder: George Rogers Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Mini Grants; Funding Focus: Community service, youth and education; Geographic Focus: North Carolina and South Carolina; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $2,500 each (multiple awards); Deadline: May 1. Summary: Funds aid nonprofit o...

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Unsung Heroes Competition Now Open

Private Funder: Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Opportunity: 2016 Unsung Heroes; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 educators (all applicants must full-time employees at accredited K-12 public or private school); Funding: The program ...

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Runyon Fellowship Award Competition Now Open

Foundation: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation; Opportunity: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Young scientists apply for the funding under the guidance of a sponsor (institutions receive the funding to host the fellow); Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: ...

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Foundation Supports K-12 Classroom Innovation

Funder: Braitmayer Foundation; Opportunity: K-12 Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $35,000 each over two years; Deadline: March 15. Summary: The foundation supports programs using innovative practices in K...

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Moss Foundation Education Competition Now Open, Sept. 30 Deadline

Private Funder: P. Buckley Moss Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Moss Foundation/Teacher Art Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-12 schools; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30. Summary: These grants support special educat...

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Fund Aids Grassroots Projects, Outdoor Recreation

Private Funder: Access Fund; Opportunity: 2017 Climbing Conservation Grant Program; Funding Focus: Local climbing access and conservation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Grassroots organizations, local climbing groups, organizations; governmental agencies that wish to sponsor or organize a...

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Conservation League to Open Grants Competition

Private Funder: Save-the-Redwoods League; Opportunity: 2017 Education Grants Program (http://tinyurl.com/zwrnodc); Funding Focus: Environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Up to $5,000 each; Deadline: TBD (the next round of grants is to open soon with an ...

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Funding Supports Recreational Safety

Foundation: BoatUS Foundation for Boat Safety & Clean Water; Opportunity: Grassroots Grants Program; Funding Focus: Environment, physical activity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, boating clubs and student groups; Funding: Multiple awards up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Rollin...

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Deluxe Corporation Focuses on Human Services, Art

Private Funder: Deluxe Corporation Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth, health and human services and arts/culture; Geographic Focus: National -- more specifically, where the company has locations; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, museums, social service program pr...

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Fund Seeks Applications for Healthcare Grants

Private Funder: Commonwealth Fund; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (it made about $19 million in grants last year); Deadline:  Rolling (Letter of Inquiry). Summary: The fund makes grants to improve the delive...

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New Funding Available for Domestic Violence Prevention Programs

Funder: Mary Kay Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program; Funding Focus: Women, children, crime, domestic violence, housing; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Domestic violence shelters with 501(c)(3) status offering emergency shelter; Funding: Approximately $3 m...

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Insurance Carrier Launches Its 2017 Giving Programs

The Mutual of America Foundation, the giving effort of the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, opens its 2017 Community Partnership Award competition, which honors outstanding education and social service programs. Deadline: April 1. The program annually provides up to 10 awards (up to $25,0...

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