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Funder Underwrites Senior, Community Development Projects

Funder: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Education, seniors and economic development; Geographic Focus: WV& PA; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $15.9 million in awards last year). Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The fou...

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(EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION) Andrew Family Foundation Offers Literacy Grants

Private Funder: Andrew Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 Opportunity Knocks literacy grants; Funding Focus: Early childhood literacy; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (the foundation has a detailed list of eligibility requirements, see below); Funding: $250,000 for multiple awa...

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(TECHNOLOGY) Microsoft Corporation Offers In-Kind Donations

Funder: Microsoft; Opportunity: 2011 Citizenship Tools grants; Funding Focus: Education and technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Last year, the company donated more than $61 million in cash and $273 million in software to nonprofit organizations throughout the wo...

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(ARTS) Doris Duke Foundation Offers Community Grants

Funder: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF); Opportunity: Fund for Nat'l Projects; Funding Focus: Arts & culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofits with a national focus; Funding: $1 million with awards range from $60,000 to $200,000 (grants can fund up to 40% of...

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(EDUCATION) Surdna Foundation Offers Education, Capacity Building Funding

Private Funder: Surdna Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 Thriving Cultures grants; Funding Focus: Education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Varies by program; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The Surdna Foundation launched the new Thriving Cultures gra...

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(PUBLIC SAFETY) Open Society Institute Offers Range of Funding

Private Funder: Open Society Institute (OSI); Opportunity: 2011 program grants (Open Society Fellowships); Funding Focus: Public safety and community development; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies;Deadline: Rolling (Proposals received by Aug. 1, 2011 will be evalua...

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Good news! We've significantly upgraded our search engine to help you better mine the wealth of stories and grant opportunities in our extensive news database.. Now you can search by date, topic, key word or headline--and even across multiple publications at once--virtually anyway you choose.  ...

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(TECH) AT&T Offers Aspire Grants for Education Projects

Private Funder: AT&T Foundation; Opportunity: AT&T Aspire grants; Funding Focus: Education and technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools; Funding: AT&T has set aside $100 million for this initiative; Deadline: Rolling. Summary:  The AT&T Foundation, giving ar...

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(OUTDOORS) Ardia Environmental Foundation Provides Education Grants

Private Funder: Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 program grants; Funding Focus: Environment & education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and others (the only restriction is that individuals are barred from funding)...

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(FUNDING TIPS) Guru Offers Sources of Funding for Literacy, Disabilities Programs

Dear Grant Guru: "We are looking for funding for our programs. What we need most (right now) are grants for operational costs. We need laptops, projector screens, microphones, website development ...and funding to build our staff ... If you know of any resources to help us build our organization, pl...

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