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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and/or retailers. Descriptions regarding specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.
This program helps communities prepare for future impacts associated with rising sea levels, water quantity, and forest quality and conservation. The program places special emphasis on inclusion and helping traditionally underserved, low- and moderate-income communities build capacity for resiliency planning and investments in “greener” infrastructure.
The foundation funds children's programs affecting large geographic areas -- usually in more than one state. Proposals must contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children.
Developed with the Institute of Play, the fellowship program offers professional development for middle and high school American history teachers in the four states. The program aims to use the power of games, play, and digital tools to transform both teacher practice and student engagement. In the long term, it may also provide a new disciplinary resource for university-based teacher preparation.
The foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service. The foundation’s community service program funds partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations to provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.
The foundation supports youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs. The programs and camps must be community-based and teach active lifestyle and team-building skills. Priority goes to nonprofits providing opportunities for children and young adults age 18 and under and direct services to individuals with tangible results.
Safe Places to Play transforms abandoned courts, empty schoolyards and vacant lots into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids. The foundation awards grants three times a year to underserved communities to help cover the costs of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing and enhancement.
The program supports new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects or social ventures to generate new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities.
The foundation supports K-12 education with a specific focus on STEM subjects, in addition to the environment. Job training and literacy proposals also will be considered.
The program supports clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety projects.
The foundation supports research and education related to aquatic environments.
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA provides funding for emerging artists in theater, dance and film, with grants ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 each.
The Banfield Charitable Trust offers grants for programs helping avoid surrender or separation of companion pets from families.
The program supports efforts that develop gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research in this area. Grantees can use the funds for research, pilot projects, research-based programs and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.
The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Nationwide has a presence. Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in its community and awards grants that support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs, crisis stabilization, personal and family empowerment and community enrichment.
The Gerber Foundation funds research projects seeking to improve nutrition, healthcare and reduce environmental hazards of infants and young children from a year before birth to 3-years of age. Foundation grants are not typically ongoing. Supported projects should have beginnings and endings and reasonable periods during which measurable progress or outcomes are accomplished.
The foundation awards grants to nonprofits for pro bono financial advice and community outreach activities. The grants have supported programs helping many diverse groups, including active military members and wounded veterans, people with cancer, seniors and family caregivers, domestic violence survivors and low-income families.
These funds support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools, with priority going to projects providing basic necessities and permanent impact, such as facility enhancement and landscaping/cleanup. Projects with parent involvement and other community partners are encouraged. Sample project ideas include: reading and vegetable gardens; physical fitness areas; school nature trails; parent involvement centers; peer tutoring centers; and rotating student art exhibits.
The foundation focuses funding on programs that address problems plaguing the nation's low-income families, specifically justice and worker’s rights issues.
Through its three funding programs, the foundation fosters sustainable communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures. The programs seek to dismantle the structural barriers that limit opportunity for many, helping to create communities that are prosperous, culturally enriching and sustainable.
The program supports the development and repair of veterans housing. The grants go for new construction, rehab or repair, single-family or multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing. Grants are awarded solely for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans. The program doesn’t provide funding for furnishings, rental subsidies or tenant services.
The program increases public access to live performing arts. ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. It aims to develop and deepen relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. The supported tours include performances as well as community engagement activities that enhance the performance experience, and offer meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community.
The program supports nonprofits in creating affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income people. The grant program focuses on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education and foreclosure prevention activities.
The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). Those focusing on ACA’s outcomes/impacts on the following issues receive preference: financial security and family economic well-being; labor market outcomes; public program participation; family and children’s outcomes; immigrant outcomes; effects on politics, political culture and public policy; and outcomes for underserved groups.