Private Grants

Flutie Competition for Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Grants to Open Soon

Private Funder: Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism grants; Funding Focus: Child autism; Geographic Focus: New England states, New York, New Jersey and California; Eligibility: Nonprofits and qualified schools which in turn provide services, family sup...

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Health Planning, Implementation Grants to be Available Soon

Private Funder: American Academy of Pediatrics; Opportunity: Community-based Child Health Initiatives (CATCH) grants; Funding Focus: Community-based child health initiatives; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $12,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open so...

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Foundation Favors Substance Abuse Recovery Initiatives

Private Funder: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Substance abuse treatment, alcoholism education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $100,000 in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling. S...

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Funding Trend: Initiative Combines Women’s Philanthropy, Donor Networks

In the ever changing philanthropic landscape, an exciting new trend is combining the growing number of women philanthropists with the increasing power of donor networks to substantially change the giving game. Women Moving Millions exemplifies these trends: the power of donor networks and the risi...

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Mental Health Research Projects Improve Mental Health

Funder: Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health; Opportunity: 2017 Group Therapy Research Projects; Funding Focus: Mental health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $2,500-$15,000 each; Deadline: Nov. 1. Summary: The foundation is seeking...

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Evergreen Foundation Seeks Applications From Mental Health Providers

The Evergreen Foundation offers competitive grants to help improve the lives of individuals in the seven western counties of North Carolina with mental health, developmental delay, or substance abuse issues. Deadline: May 31. Priority areas include agencies serving persons with behavioral health,...

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Economic Education Council Seeks Teaching Award Applications

The Council for Economic Education seeks applications for the New York metropolitan area Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award. Three awards will be made. Deadline: June 14. The award program is designed to promote economic education at the K–12 level by honoring effective teachers w...

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Open

Funders: National Dairy Council and the NFL Players Association; Opportunity: Fuel Up to Play 60; Funding Focus: Nutrition, physical activity, recreation, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools participating in the National School Lunch Program; Funding: Multiple awar...

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Children’s Foundation Seeks LOIs for Research Grants

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation is seeking Letters of Intent from investigators for basic science, clinical, population-epidemiologic and translational research on cardiomyopathies affecting children age 18 and younger. Deadline: June 14 (Letters of Intent). Grants of up to $50,000 will ...

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Child Welfare Efforts Get Boost from Burger Chain

Private Funder: In-N-Out Burger Foundation; Funding Focus: Child abuse; Geographic Focus: AZ, CA & NV; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants are typically between $2,000 and $20,000; Deadline: June 1. Summary: Grants support programs which assist children who have been victims of child abuse...

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Corning Has $4.6M for Culture, Community Services

Private Funder: Corning Incorporated Foundation (formerly Corning Glass Works Foundation); Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, culture and community services; Geographic Focus: Regional (where Corning has facilities); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation awarded $...

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Funder Promotes Education for Women’s Rights

The 2017 Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women competition supports projects promoting the well-being and future prospects of women and girls. Nonprofits can apply for a $100,000 grant. Deadline: May 31. A $100,000 grant will be awarded to an organization promoting education, health, economic ind...

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Foundation Invites Applications for Community Grants

The Oregon Community Foundation seeks applications for its Community Grants program, which provides $20,000 grants for capacity building and capital projects for organizations or programs that meet the needs of state residents. Deadline: July 15. Priority will be given to programs that create posi...

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Power Company Seeks Applications for Classroom Projects

  Power Company Seeks Applications for Classroom Projects American Electric Power is seeking applications from pre-K-12 teachers for classroom projects that will improve student achievement. Project must be conducted during the 2018-19 school year. Deadline: Feb. 23, 2018 Through the Teacher Vis...

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Family Foundation Seeks Applications for Youth Outdoor Ed Grants

The Gray Family Foundation's Environmental Education Program is accepting applications for grants that support overnight and residential outdoor school programs for 5th- and/or 6th-grade students. Deadline: TBA, the next round of funding is to open later this year. Last year's deadline was June 15....

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State and Local Funding Opportunities from Around the Nation

Arizona, California and Texas The Sundt Foundation funds activities and programs undertaken by nonprofits to improve quality of life for disadvantaged children in communities where Sundt has an established office (Phoenix, Tucson, AZ; Sacramento, San Diego, CA; and San Antonio, TX). Multiple awards...

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Foundation Seeks Applications to Enhance Donated-Technology Program

The Jared Polis Foundation is offering $1,500 mini-grants as part of its commitment to enhance technology-learning opportunities for children in Colorado. Deadline: Nov. 10. Through its partnership with the Community Computer Connection, computers donated by individuals and corporations are refurb...

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Store Grants Support Education, Health

Funder: Sears Holdings; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Children, veterans and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Although Sears has acquired Kmart, Sears continues to maintain the Kmart Fund for Kids. Focus areas ar...

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Educators Can Win STEM Awards from Power Company

Private Funders: Florida Power & Light (FPL); Opportunity: 2017 teacher grants; Funding Focus: STEM education, conservation and the environment; Geographic Focus: Florida; Eligibility: Public, private and charter school teachers at elementary, middle and high schools in FPL's service territory; ...

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Environmental Funds Go for Outdoor Projects

Greening Forward, a Denver-based environmental advocacy group, rolls out its funding program this year to provide grants to teams of youth volunteers (ages 5-25) for conservation projects, such as community beautification, recycling and waste reduction, Earth Day celebration/special events, environm...

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Fund Supports Nature-Learning Efforts

Funder: North Face; Opportunity: Explore Fund; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits and community organizations; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $2,500 each; Deadline: TBD (the next round of grants is to open early next year). Summary: Funding encourages outdoor youth pro...

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Chicken Processor Supports Projects for Agriculture, the Environment

Private Funder: Tyson Foods; Opportunity: Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National (in the 25 states where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Tyson, the Springdale, AR-based chicken processor, offers funding ...

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Now May be the Time to Diversify; Probe Private Giving

The intersection between the world of philanthropy and the federal funding stream is on the cusp of a dramatic change. President Trump has proposed substantial changes in federal funding, with dramatic cuts potentially on the horizon. For example, in Trump's budget request for FY 2018, which begin...

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Energy Foundation Funds Various Endeavors

Foundation: Sunoco Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: The foundation funds in the following three categories: Fueling Minds (education and job skills); Fueling the Planet (environmental stewardship/responsibility); and Fueling Communities (social services); Geographic Focus: The...

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Retail Chain National Giving Program Now Open

Foundation: Walmart Foundation; Program: National giving programs; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, environment, health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits (projects addressing education and at-risk youth are encouraged); Funding: Multiple awards of up to $250,000 each...

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Communication Foundation Favors Local Efforts

Private Funder: Verizon Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Literacy, education (science, technology, engineering, and math-STEM) and domestic violence; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools, educational institutions and nonprofits; Funding: The average grant h...

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US Private Philanthropy Hits Record, $373B

Donations from America's individuals, estates, foundations, and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion last year, setting a record for the second year in a row, according to Giving USA. That new peak in contributions is record-setting whether measured in current or inflation-adjusted dol...

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MDU Favors Social Services, Schools, Community Development

Funder: MDU Resources Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education and human services; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits, counties, cities, school districts or park districts; Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $2.2 milli...

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Grants Go to Education, Community Revitalization

Private Funder: Armstrong Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education and community development; Geographic Focus: National (where Armstrong has locations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiples awards (the foundation distributed about $1 million in grants last ye...

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Stores Support Education, Disaster Relief

Funder: Office Depot Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Child welfare, education, disaster relief and community organizing; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: TBD; Deadline: TBA. Summary: The current funding cycle is now closed. The funder supports...

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Grants Will Improve Delivery of Health Care

Private Funder: Commonwealth Fund; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling (Letter of Inquiry). Summary: Fund makes grants to improve the delivery of health care. The fund supports independent research ...

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Shubert Opens New Round of Fine Arts Grants

Private Funder: Shubert Foundation; Opportunity: Theater Grants Competition; Funding Focus: Live performing arts (children theater groups are eligible and encouraged to apply); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Recent grants range from $5,000 to $275,000; Deadline: Dec. 1...

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Youths, Education, Homeless Projects Supported by Financial Group

Private Funder: PNC Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, early childhood education, economic development and the homeless; Geographic Focus: National (where the bank has offices); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed about $51 million in grants ...

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If You Have an Awesome Idea, Apply for an Awesome Grant!

Funder: Awesome Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Project Grants; Funding Focus: Education and community development; Eligibility: Unrestricted (grants go for charitable or community projects); Funding: Multiple awards of $1,000 each; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The Awesome Foundation funds a range of ...

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Foundation Grants Support Youth Scholarships, Artist Mentoring

Private Funder: Nat'l YoungArts Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Artist Grants; Funding Focus: Children and youths; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Artists; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 13. Summary: The program helps emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-...

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