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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 Arizona. The grants of up to $1,500 are to be used for supplies needed to create or sustain a fruit and/or vegetable garden. Schools that support nutrition education through edible gardening projects are eligible to apply. Deadlines vary by program. Info: Colorado The Colorado Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Coloradans. Focus areas include: the Healthy Living category focuses on providing the residents of the state with access to nutritious food/physical activity; Health Coverage category works to increase the number of children and adults who have adequate health coverage and the Health Care category supports programs that provide integrated care by medical, dental, and mental health providers; promote evidence-based care for chronic disease; and increase the number of health care professionals who treat underserved residents and children. Funding varies; rolling deadlines. Info: Georgia The Georgia Natural Gas Corporate Giving Program supports a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the communities throughout the state. Grantmaking areas of interest include the following: children and youth, education, seniors, energy assistance for consumers in need, environment and sustainability, and meaningful educational and cultural opportunities for the entire community. Funding requests may be submitted throughout the year. Info:    Hawaii The Atherton Family Foundation makes grants for programs and projects that benefit the people of Hawaii. The fields of greatest interest are arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human services; spiritual development; and youth development. Schools are eligible under certain circumstances. The maximum grant for a major capital project is $200,000, normally paid out over three years. The deadline is Oct. 2. Info: Illinois Established in 1934, the Barker Welfare Foundation makes grants to qualified nonprofit organizations whose initiatives improve the quality of life, with an emphasis on strengthening youth and families, reflecting the philosophy of Catherine B. Hickox, the founder. Consideration will be given to applications from institutions and agencies operating in the field of health, welfare, education, cultural activities and civic affairs, primarily serving the underserved. Deadline: Aug. 1 (letter of inquiry). Funding varies. Info:  Iowa Organized in 1982, the Clarinda Foundation's purpose is to nurture charitable giving, enrich quality of life and promote a sense of community in the Clarinda area. This year, the foundation is offering a series of scholarships to graduating high school seniors, including the Vernon J. Baker Educators' Scholarship. Deadline is TBA; the next round opens April 1. Info:   Kentucky The Blue Grass Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation supporting organizations in central, southeastern and much of eastern Kentucky. Grants focus on education: learning opportunities for at–risk children and adults; academic success; early childhood education; family literacy; English as a second language (ESL); and afterschool enrichment programs. Community Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 and are open to 501(c)(3) agencies serving Anderson, Bourbon, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford counties. Deadlines vary. Info:     Multi-State The Anthem Foundation supports the company's commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem serves in 24 states. The foundation seeks to promote healthy behaviors, health-risk prevention, and healthy environments by supporting public health-related issues that impact key health conditions and systems. The focus is on organizations that address the following five areas: cardiac mortality, cancer prevention and smoking cessation, maternal and newborn health, diabetes prevention and management, and childhood and elderly obesity. Nonprofit organizations that serve company communities are eligible to apply. Awards vary; Deadline: Sept. 1. Info: New England The Davis Educational Foundation seeks to strengthen the undergraduate performance of institutions of higher education in the six New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Consortia are eligible. Grants are to assist institutions in supporting more effective teaching and learning and/or controlling costs. Preference is given to projects aimed at strengthening the general education core of the undergraduate experience. Funding: up to $300,000; the deadline is Sept. 29 ( Info: North Carolina The Golden LEAF Foundation supports projects that bolster North Carolina's long-term economy, especially in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities. The foundation's Open Grants Program promotes projects which develop economic strength in the targeted communities. Priority is given to projects in the areas of agriculture, job creation and retention, education and workforce preparedness. Grant requests are reviewed throughout the year. Funding varies. Info...

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