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Food Processor Supports Projects for Nutrition, Community Development

Private Funder: Tyson Foods; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Community development, hunger; Geographic Focus: National (in the 25 states where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open soon. Summary: Tyson, the Springdale, AR...

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Transmission Company Seeks Applications for Classroom Projects

The 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 2019-20 school year. Deadline: Feb. 22, 2019 (the foundation distributed about $7.4 million in grants last year) Through ...

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Corporation Offers College-Prep, Emergency Money

Funder: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation; Opportunity: 2015 DASH Grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth; Geographic Focus: Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin; Eligibility: Colleges and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards: Deadline: Sept. 3. Summary: Program helps disadvantaged studen...

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(K-12 Education) Nat'l Education Assn. Provides Instruction Grants

 Private Funder: Nat'l Education Assn. (NEA);Opportunity: 2011 Student Achievement Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 classroom instruction; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 school teachers, public school education support professionals, or faculty. Applicants do not have to be NEA member...

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(YOUTH) Gap Foundation Offers Community Funding

Private Funder: Gap Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 employee-company funding programs; Funding Focus: Youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $50,000 each; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: For nearly three decades the Gap Foundation—the charitable arm of clothier Gap I...

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(UNDERSERVED) Knight Foundation Offers Connectivity Funding

Foundation: John S. & James L. Knight Foundation and the Federal Communications Commission; Opportunity: Apps for Communities Challenge; Funding Focus: Low-income, families, rural, elderly, disabled, minorities, tribes; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Applicants must provide either a fu...

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(EDUCATION) Walton Family Foundation Provides Funding for Charter School Startup Grants

Private Funder: Walton Family Foundation (WFF); Opportunity: Walton Family Foundation Startup Grants; Funding Focus: K-12education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Up to $250,000 each; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The Walton Family Foundation Startup grant p...

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(MINORITIES) Lilly Endowment Provides Support for Faith-Based Efforts

Private Funder:  Lilly Endowment; Opportunity: 2011 National Clergy Renewal Program; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Congregations in any of 49 states may apply (see PGA Exclusive Insider's Tip below); Funding: Awards range up to $50,000 each; Deadline: May 12...

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(OBESITY) Aetna Offers Range of Grants

Private Funder: Aetna Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 program grants; Funding Focus: Obesity, healthcare and equity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grant amounts vary based on the quality and quantity of applications received. Regional grant awards generally range from $...

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(FUNDING TIPS) Tax Bill Extends IRA Transfer Waiver

The massive tax/unemployment insurance extension bill passed by Congress provides some good news for nonprofits and grant-seekers looking to make a year-end drive for donations. The bill allows individuals to transfer tax-free up to $100,000 per year from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) ...

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