Private Grants

Coming Soon: Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Awards

Foundation: Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation; Opportunity: Tylenol Nat'l Child Care Teacher Awards; Funding Focus: Education, childcare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Childcare teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia (applicants must be full-time childcare teacher...

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Drucker Innovation Awards Now Open; May 12 Deadline

Private Funder: Peter Drucker Foundation; Opportunity: Nonprofit Innovation Award; Funding Focus: Innovation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (estimated): Winning organization receives a $100,000 grant, while the two runners-up receive $7,000 and $5,000 grants; Deadline:...

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Store Chain Launches Youth, Education Grants

Foundation: Ross Stores Foundation; Opportunity: Supporting Our Communities Grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits within 25 miles of a Ross store; Funding: Multiple awards up to $500 each; Deadline: None. Summary: Ross stores reward nonprofits that are preparing toda...

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FNDI Offers Food, Nutrition Grants

Funder: First Nations Development Institute (FNDI); Opportunity: 2017 Native Youth and Culture Fund; Funding Focus: Food systems, food insecurity, nutrition and food deserts in native communities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Tribes, nonprofit tribal organizations and community-based gro...

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Funder Rolls Out 2017 Seed Grant Competition

Private Funder: Sparkplug Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Music, education & teaching and grassroots organizing; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Maximum award: $10,000; Deadline May 5. Summary: Grants go only for seed money or to la...

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AV Davis Favors Faith-Based Efforts

Funder: Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Opportunities: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Higher education, educational media, interfaith leadership & religious literacy; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Private colleges, universities, schools and nonprofits; Funding: $9.7 million for mu...

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Brookdale Foundation Group Aids Grandparents, Foster Youth

The Brookdale Foundation Group's Relatives as Parents Program provides support for the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents. Deadline: June 15. The foundation works to ad...

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Sisters of Charity Foundation Opens Competition for Caritas Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works to address the root causes and effects of poverty in South Carolina. Deadline: Oct. 3. The foundation's Caritas Grants provide support to nonprofit organizations and faith-based agencies based in the state that offer outreach services in o...

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Funder Offers Children Bereavement Grants

Funders: National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) and the New York Life Foundation; Opportunity: Grief Reach; Funding Focus: Bereavement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Funding: $750,000 will be available for 22 awards; Deadline: Aug. 7. Summary: These gran...

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GP Supports Education, Environment, Community Projects

Funder: Georgia-Pacific (GP) Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, entrepreneurship and community enrichment; Geographic Focus: Communities with Georgia-Pacific facilities (for a list of the 30 states with facilities, please visit http://tinyurl.com/...

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Roundup of State and Local Funding Opportunities

Alaska The Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) supports a number of grantmaking programs that advance Alaska Native priorities for protecting their land and sustaining their ways of life. The foundation's grantmaking priorities include: education, youth, climate change; food security; sustainable ...

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Bush Foundation Offers Bush Prize for Community Innovation

The Bush Prize for Community Innovation honors innovative nonprofit organizations and government entities with a track record of making great ideas happen in the regions the Bush Foundation serves. Deadline: April 27 Organizations serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native na...

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Insurer Wants Teachers to ‘Dream Big’

Funder: Farmers Insurance; Opportunity: 2017 Dream Big Teacher Challenge; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 teachers; Funding: Up tosix $100,000 awards; Deadline: December 18. Summary: This is a separate funding program from the insurance company's "...

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Educators Can Win Support for Prep Programs

Funder: Longview Foundation; Opportunity: Teacher Preparation Grants (2017); Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c) (3) nonprofits; Funding: Awards up to $30,000 each; Deadline: June 6. Summary: Grants help teachers and their students to effectively engage wi...

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Dow Jones News Fund Rewards High School Teaching Excellence

Private Funder: Dow Jones News Fund; Opportunity: 2017 DJNF High School Journalism Teacher of the Year award; Funding Focus: Journalism and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: High school journalism teachers; Funding: A laptop computer; travel and lodging expenses to attend a seminar...

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High School Teachers Can Apply for Pathway to Financial Success Grants

Discover Financial Services offers the Pathway to Financial Success grants competition that distributes funding to programs helping high school teachers better instruct their students into becoming more financially responsible. Deadline: Rolling. Awards vary. Eligibility is limited to public high ...

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Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants to Open Soon

Funder: Lowe's Charitable & Educational Foundation (LCEF); Opportunity: Toolbox for Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education, children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public K-12 schools and school districts; Funding: Awards ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 each (a majority of grants ...

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Youth Outdoor Projects Eligible for Clothing Foundation Funding

Private Funder: Patagonia; Opportunity: 2017 Environmental Grants Program; Funding Focus: Education, environment, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: A typical grant is $12,000; Deadline: Aug. 31 (https://goo.gl/qGRscs).   Summary: The company's ...

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Sea Park Favors Conservation Education Projects

Private Funder: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund; Opportunity: Conservation Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, conservation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, governments and colleges; Funding: Multiple awards from $5,000 to $25,000 ea...

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NJAHPERD Seeks Applications for School Health, Recreation Programs

The New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance offers grants to support quality program development in health, physical education, recreation, and dance in New Jersey's public schools, colleges, and universities. Deadline: Sept. 30. NJAHPERD's mini-grant provides ...

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Social Service Programs are Claneil Foundation Priority

Private Funder: Claneil Foundation; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, health, hunger and nutrition; Geographic Focus: Organizations located in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (estimated): Grants range to $100,000 each (the foundatio...

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Store Chain Favors Human Services Efforts

Private Funder: Safeway and Safeway Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 national grants; Funding Focus: Hunger relief, education, health and human services, and people with special needs; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies across programs -- first-time funded organization...

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CWB Underwrites Senior, Community Development Projects

Funder: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, seniors and economic development; Geographic Focus: WV& PA; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $17 million in awards last year). Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The foundati...

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Youth, Arts Are Bank Foundation Priorities

Private Funder: Santander Bank Foundation; Opportunity: Annual Grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth, arts, children, human services; Geographic Focus: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Fund...

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NASSP Awards Competition to Open Soon

Private Funders: Prudential Financial Inc. and the Nat'l Assn. of Secondary School Principals; Opportunity: 2017-18 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; Funding Focus: Community service and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Middle and high school students; Funding: Up to $5,000 e...

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Big Box Chain Launches State Grantmaking Effort

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 least $25,000 each were awarded in the past; Deadli...

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Household Cleaning Company Rolls Out 2017 Giving Efforts, Likes Ed Projects

Private Funder: Clorox Foundation; Opportunity: 2017-18 program grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth; Geographic Focus: CA, IL, KY, MD & VA; Eligibility: Nonprofits: Funding: Varies (the foundation distributed $5 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Oct. 1 and Jan. 1. Summary: The Clo...

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Private Funding for Childcare Efforts Now Available

Private Funder: First Children's Finance; Funding Focus: Childcare and early childhood education; Geographic Focus: Regional (IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, SD & TX); Eligibility: Childcare providers, childcare centers and early childhood education centers; Funding: Up to $125,000; Deadline: Rolling. ...

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Foundation to Roll Out 2017 Grantmaking

Funder: Best Buy Foundation; Opportunity: Best Buy Community Grants Program; Funding Focus: Youth, education, technology; Geographic Focus: National (applicants must have a Best Buy store within 50 miles of them); Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools serving a diverse population of young teens in the...

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Funder Offers Youth Physical Education Grants

Funder: Road Runners Club of America (RRCA); Program: Kids Run the Nation Fund; Funding Focus: Youth, physical education, recreation; Eligibility: Schools, nonprofits (parent booster clubs & PTAs are also eligible) and running clubs; Funding: Multiple grants of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: Oct. ...

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Store Chain Assists Nonprofits, Children, Youth

Foundation: Nordstrom; Opportunity: Nordstrom Grant Program; Geographic Focus: National (applicants must have a Nordstrom in their community to apply; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: Oct. 1. Summary: The majority of the high-end retailer's contributions focus on program...

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Herb Garden Grants Available

The Herb Society of America is inviting applications from teachers in grades 3 through 6 for its 2017-18 Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant. Deadline: Oct. 1. The society will award up to four $200 grants to public or private school teachers to establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden. Th...

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Service Focuses on Underserved, Neighborhoods

Private Funder: UPS Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Grants; Funding Focus: Community development and the underserved; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, last year, the foundation distributed more than $43 million in grants (grant-making is locally driven); Deadline: ...

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Singer’s Foundation Offers AIDS Prevention Grants

Funder: Elton John AIDS Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Focus: HIV/AIDS, and direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants of up to $50,000 each; Deadline: June 15. Summary: The foundation offers funding that enhances HIV awareness, s...

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AAHD Seeks Applications for 2017-2018 Scholarships

The American Association on Health and Disability is seeking applications for its 2017-18 Scholarship Program, which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Deadline: Nov. 15 Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of ...

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