Private Grants

Support Goes for Programs to Reduce Diabetes and Hypertension

The Community Health Grants program, an initiative of the American Medical Association Foundation, supports innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Deadline: Dec. 20 (the foundation made about $900,000 in grants last year). Grants are pr...

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NFF Rolls Out Conservation, Stewardship Competition

Private Funder: Nat'l Forest Foundation; Opportunity: 2017-18 Matching Awards Program; Funding Focus: Environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (youth-student programs are encouraged to apply); Funding: Past awards ranged from $500 to more than $100,000 each, with most awar...

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Alliance Offers Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists, opens the 2017-18 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Deadline: Varies by state. Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in any one of 2...

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Toshiba Science Awards Now Open

Foundations: Toshiba and the Nat'l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA); Opportunity: ExploraVision Program; Funding Focus: Science education, youth (Funding supports student-led science projects); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 student-led teams, schools; Funding: Eight winners, up to ...

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Grants Support Private High Schools, Innovation

Private Funder: Edward Ford Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Private high schools and nonprofits; Funding: Varies(a match of at least one-to-one is required), the foundation made about $2.7 million in grants last year;...

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Health, Disabilities Projects are Favorites of Foundation

Private Funder: Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Children's health and education; Geographic Focus: National and international; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and faith-based groups; Funding: Awards range up to $13,000 each (most grants are one-...

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Companies Offer Disaster Relief Funding, Matching Support

After a series of three Category 4 hurricanes swept through the coastal U.S. this year, companies are offering matching gift programs to increase the donations made to the impacted areas. Grant seekers can tap into this funding to help in the recovery efforts. Guidelines vary, so it's best to c...

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Sustainability Grants Available from Beverage Foundation

Funder: Coca-Cola Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, teacher training programs, educational programs for minority students and global educat...

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Food Processor Underwrites Agriculture, Education Efforts

Private Funder: Tyson Foods; Opportunity: Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National (in the 24 states where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies (Tyson made about $1 million in awards last year); Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Tyson, the A...

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Louisville Institute Supports Sabbatical Research, Minorities

Private Funder: Louisville Institute; Opportunity: First Book Grant for Minority Scholars; Funding Focus: Christian faith and practice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $40,000 each; Deadline: Jan. 15. Summary: The Louisville Institute's Religious Institutions...

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Grocery Chain Supports Matching Program

Private Funder: Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation, Inc. (formerly Winn-Dixie Foundation, Inc.); Opportunity: 2017-18 Grants; Funding Focus: Hunger, education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: Regional (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tenness...

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Chatlos Foundation Supports Healthcare, Colleges, Social Services

The Chatlos Foundation, based in Longwood, FL, was founded by Bridgeport, CT builder and lumber man William Chatlos. The foundation's areas of interest are: high school education, Bible colleges/seminaries, faith-based efforts, healthcare, liberal arts colleges and social services. Deadline: Ro...

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Family Foundation Seeks Applications for Community Development, Faith-Based Grants

Private Funder: Fred Jones Family Foundation (formerly The Fred and Mary Eddy Jones Foundation); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Arts, education, community development and faith-based initiatives; Geographic Focus: Oklahoma; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants range up to $12...

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Funders Aid Faith-Based Efforts, Education

Funder: Maclellan Family Foundations (made up of the Maclellan Foundation, Christian Education Charitable Trust and the Robert L. and Kathrina H. Maclellan Foundation); Program: Annual faith-based grants; Funding Focus: Faith-based giving and education; Eligibility: Nonprofits must meet the foun...

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Trust Grants Available, Will Support Faith-Based Projects

Private Funder: Crowell Trust (also known as the Henry P. & Susan C. Crowell Trust); Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Education and Christian-based services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits which share the trust's evangelical focus, but not individual church congr...

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Foundation Underwrites Community and Economic Projects

Private Funder: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Opportunity: 2017-18 grants; Funding Focus: Public safety, juvenile justice and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed $257 million in grants last year; Deadline: Ro...

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Frost Foundation Favors Social Service Efforts

Private Funder: Frost Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 program grants; Funding Focus: Education, human service needs, youth and the environment; Geographic Focus: Louisiana and New Mexico; Eligibility: Nonprofits in those two states may apply (the foundation will consider requests for operating gra...

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Auto Maker Offers Classroom Kits for Dream Car Art Contest

Teachers can obtain free classroom art kids from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) to help their students design entries for the 2018 worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline: Jan. 31. Judging i...

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Funding Supports Productions for Middle and High School Students

Funding Supports Productions for Middle and High School Students Shakespeare in American Communities, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with ...

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Foundation Distributes Grants for Health, Community Development

Foundations: William Randolph Hearst Foundations (William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the Hearst Foundation Inc.); Opportunity:(1) Culture; (2) Education; (3) Health; and (4) Social Services; Funding Focus: Communities, health care, homelessness, hunger, family self-sufficiency, children, you...

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Author’s Foundation Provides Social Services Grants

Private Funder: Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Community services; Geographic Focus: Maine; Eligibility: Nonprofits (No applications will be considered from any organization without 501(c)(3) status, unless the applicant is a town, fire o...

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Criminal Justice Fellowships Now Available

Foundations: Open Society Foundations; Opportunity: Soros Justice Fellowships; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals; Funding: Multiple awards up to $120,000 each; Deadline: Dec. 6. Summary: The program supports outstanding individuals working to implement innovative projects that...

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Next Round of Science Awards in the Works

Private Funder: Siemens Westinghouse; Opportunity: 2018 Competition in Math, Science & Technology (STEM); Funding Focus: Science and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students and schools; Funding: Up to $100,000; Deadline: TBD (the competition is to open early next year). ...

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Rocketeers Invited to ‘Reach for the Sky’

The Team America Rocketry Challenge, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Assn. and the Nat'l Assn. of Rocketry, launches the 2018 design/fly teen competition. Deadline: Dec. 1. It is open to teams of 7ththrough 12thgrade students who design, build, and fly model rockets reaching a specific a...

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Early Childhood Education Grants Available

Private Funder: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Early childhood education, safety and health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Jan. 31. Summary: The foundation, the giving effort of the co-found...

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Science Awards Open for Teachers

Private Funders: Nat'l Science Teachers Assn. and Shell Oil Company; Opportunity: Shell Science Teaching Award; Funding Focus: Education, science, technology, engineering and mathematics; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Science teachers; Funding: $10,000 for one award; Deadline: Dec. 1...

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Family Foundation Seeking Applications for Small Grants

  The Clif Bar Family Foundation is seeking accepting applications for its Small Grants program to support a range of community and environmental programs. Deadline: Feb. 1. Through the program, the foundation will award general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specif...

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Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions

In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports projects to deepen the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. Deadline: March 1, 2018 (Letters of Inquiry); selected applicants w...

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Support Goes for Human Services, Leadership

The Glaser Progress Foundation aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations with a national focus and a strong history of success and recognized leadership within its field. Deadline: Rolling. Nonprofits are eligible. Awards vary. Focus areas i...

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Gardening Money Available to Schools, Students

Private Funders: Nat'l Gardening Assn. (NGA)/ Kidsgradening.org; Opportunity: Youth Garden Grants; Funding Focus: Children, education, nutrition awareness; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits;Funding: 25 awards up to $1,000 in cash and gardening equipment; Deadline: D...

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Dog Foundation Grants Support Health, Service Efforts

Private Funder: The Planet Dog Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Programs which support working/service dogs; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $7,500 each to applicants from in the United States; Deadline: TBA. Summary: Grants support dog ...

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DSF Seeks Applications for Underserved, DV Funding

Funder: Dr. Scholl Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Youth education, the underserved and domestic violence; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary (the foundation distributed about $5.7 million in grants last year); Deadline: March 1 ...

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Culture, Community Projects Can Win Support

Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation offers an array of support and focuses on major program areas including K-12 education and youth, arts and culture, community and civic services and health. It generally limits its funding to programs likely to produce change on a large scale basis, with a prio...

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TBS Voice Grants Focus on the Arts

Private Funder: Turner Broadcasting Systems; Opportunity: Turner Voice Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: This is TBS's signature corporate philanthropy program, which is focused on high school-aged you...

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Klingenstein Foundation Supports ADHD Research

The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation is seeking applications for its grants which it distributes to medical institutions for postdoctoral fellowships in child-adolescent ADHD and child-adolescent depression.  Deadline: TBA.  The foundation has launched an Access to Care Fellowshi...

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