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KFF Underwrites Programs for Homeless Youths

Private Funder: Kopp Family Foundation (formerly Caring and Sharing Foundation); Opportunity: 2018 Grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth development and the elderly; Geographic Focus: Primarily in Minnesota; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (it made $1 million in grants last year);

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AB Foundation Seeks Applications for ‘Dare to Dream’ Grants; Oct. 1 Deadline

The Ann Bancroft Foundation opens the 2018 competition for a pair of funding programs intended to help disadvantage girls and connect them with positive adult mentors. Deadline: Oct. 1. Since 1997, ABF has awarded Dare to Dream and Let Me Play grants to more than 3,000 Minnesota girls, connec...

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Bush Foundation Offers Bush Prize for Community Innovation

The Bush Foundation Ecosystem grants provide general operating support to help sustain organizations that create unique and significant value for their communities. Deadline: May 24; the foundation made $35 million in grants last year. Organizations serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakot...

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NSTA Challenge Science Essay Contest to Open Soon

Private Funders: DuPont and the Nat'l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA); Opportunity: 2016 DuPont Challenge; Funding Focus: Science education, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students (Grades K-12) teachers and schools; Funding (estimate): TBA; Deadline: TBA, last year's deadline was Mar...

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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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(EDUCATION) Gilder Lehrman Offers Grants/Fellowships

Private Funder: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI); Opportunity: 2011 Affiliate School Program; Funding Focus: Education and American history; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies (the program is funded by a "We the People" Challenge Grant from the Nation...

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(SERVICES) MacArthur Foundation Offers Range of Grants

Private Funder: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;Opportunity: 2011 Juvenile Justice grants; Funding Focus: Public safety, juvenile justice and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: In 2011, the grant budget for this program area is $18 million;Deadline: ...

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(UNDERSERVED) United States Institute of Peace Provides Capacity Building Funds

Private Funder: United States Institute of Peace (USIP); Opportunity: 2011 Annual Grant Competition; Funding Focus: Underserved, social justice and peace-building; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Oct. 3 Summary: The Annual Grant Program increases the ...

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(PUBLIC SAFETY) Marisla Foundation

Deadline: Oct. 15. The Marisla Foundation was established in 1986 as a private, non-operating charitable institution which funds a range of human services, domestic violence and environmental programs. The objective of the Human Services Program is to assist women, primarily regarding their physi...

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(EDUCATION) Western Union Foundation Provides Range of Grants

Private Funder: Western Union Foundation (formerly the First Data Western Union Foundation); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, disaster relief and the underserved; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Since 2000, the foundation has awarded more than $...

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