Foundation Funding

Car Company to Start Grantmaking May 1

The foundation has five funding categories: (1) education and literacy; (2) environmental conservation; (3) cross-cultural understanding; (4) social welfare; and (5) scientific research.

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Regional Representatives Oversee Grantmaking

JPMorgan Chase works with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting workforce readiness, financial capability, small business expansion and community development in the regions where it conducts business.

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Awards to Fund Boating Safety

With the spring and summer recreational season getting underway, nonprofits, boating clubs and student groups can apply for grants from the BoatUS Foundation for Boat Safety and Clean Water to educate the public about boating safety.

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Proposals Due in June

The foundation supports group programs for elders with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their family caregivers, as well as services for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

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Awards up to $5K Available

Applicants can choose from three funding areas: (1) youth and children development; (2) community development; and (3) health care.

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Intent Letters Due May 31

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.

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Grantmaking to Commence Aug. 1

The funds go for programs or research to promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K–12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in STEM.

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Applications Due in May, August

The popular foundation supports four types social science research. The 2018 deadlines are May 24 and Aug. 20, with awards ranging from $35,000 to $200,000 each.

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Banking Foundation Focuses on Financial Literacy

The foundation supports programs to ensure the economic vitality and quality of life in SunTrust communities. The company believes everyone deserves a chance to live a life unburdened by financial stress and experience the freedom that comes from financial independence.

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Nonprofit Employees to Attend Classes

The program supports community-based organizations wishing to send one or more employees to an approved class or course enhancing their job performance. Applicants must have a mission focusing on at least one of the following: affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals; economic (small business) development; financial literacy for low- and moderate-income people; and afterschool or extracurricular programming for low- and moderate-income children.

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Applicants Can Choose Between Eight Funding Categories

The eight areas of funding are: (1) hunger relief and healthy eating; (2) health and human services; (3) quality of life; (4) education; (5) community and economic development; (6) diversity and inclusion; (7) public safety; and (8) environmental sustainability.

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Foundation Accepts Intent Letters Anytime

Through three funding categories, the foundation focuses funding on problems plaguing the nation's low-income families.

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Rental Car Employees Take Lead in Grantmaking

The foundation’s philanthropic and community relations mission is to enhance the quality of life in communities with an Enterprise, Alamo or National car rental presence. The foundation primarily accepts requests for donations from Enterprise employees, thus nonprofits should reach out to these individuals well in advance of a deadline about submitting a grant. Employees may access the grant request link from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation space on the company intranet, The Hub.

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Underserved to Receive Pro Bono Financial Advice

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.

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Intent Letters Due Oct. 15

The foundations focus their grant programs on private higher and K-12 education, with a special focus on interfaith partnerships.

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Program Accepting Applications Through April 25

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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Middle School Students to Receive Guidance

The program offers pre-college scholarships for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. The ultimate goal is to provide the students with five years of guidance to ensure transition to higher education. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships and other learning enrichment opportunities.

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Foundation Empowers Those with Paralysis

The foundation empowers those with paralysis to lead engaged and fulfilling lives through sport and recreation and to prevent ski racing injuries through a shared commitment to proper safety practices. The program awards funds to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury to increase their participation in adaptive sports and recreational activities and improve their quality of life.

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Foundation Funds Patient Safety Initiatives

The program supports patient safety education and research. For the foundation’s giving, patient safety is defined as a healthcare discipline that minimizes the incidence and impact of adverse events by redesigning systems and processes using human factors principles to reduce errors.

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Awards up to $10,000 Available

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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Awards up to $100K to Ease Bereavement

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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Mayors Start Yearly Competition

The program supports neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in cities across the country.

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Applications Due April 18

The foundation funds groups using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to promote social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems. A recent grantee was the Student/Farmworker Alliance, a national network of students and youths organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshops in the fields.0

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Awards to Recognize Libraries

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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Grants to Create Environmental Stewards

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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Popular Foundation Starts 2018 Competitions

The following four grant programs offered by the foundation help improve the lives of people of all ages in communities with a Dollar General Store.

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Intent Letters Due by March 15

The foundation supports programs using innovative practices in K-12 education. Those offering curricular and school reform initiatives and professional development opportunities for minority teachers receive preference. The foundation’s grant cycle takes one full year from submission of a letter of inquiry to notification and may include a site visit.

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Foundation Sets February, March Deadlines

The foundation funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges. Specifically, the foundation is focusing on building a culture of health where communities work together to improve health for all.

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Foundation Proposals Due in May, August

The program will support research on reducing disparities in academic, behavioral, social and economic outcomes for youth. Applicants must propose research to increase understanding in the two focus areas: (1) programs, policies and practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and (2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways to benefit youth.

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Education Projects to Preserve History

The foundation funds programs to provide the skills necessary to preserve and restore collectible vehicles. The programs must provide hands-on education and the teaching of the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain vintage cars, trucks and boats. Those serving high school and college students receive preference.

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Foundation Accepting Proposals through April 30

The program supports domestic violence shelters. The funding may be used for operating budgets, with the exception of staff travel. Children's, family and faith-based agencies received several in previous grant rounds.

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Grants Support Network for School Improvements

The program supports NSIs, which are groups of secondary schools working in partnership with intermediary organizations. NSI’s goals are to significantly increase the number of minority and low-income students earning high school diplomas, enrolling in postsecondary institutions and earning credentials with labor-market value. Secondary school teams work collaboratively to identify, test and refine solutions targeting a problem and reach an aim common across the network.

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Grantees to Offer Recovery Services

The foundation’s mission is to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education.

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Applications Due in April, August, December

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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Letters of Intent Due in July

Grantees will conduct research to help meet the long-term and immediate health needs premature infants and identify causes of premature birth and ways to prevent it. Letters of inquiry should be no longer than four pages.

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