Private Grants

Grocery Chain Favors Human Services Efforts

Private Funder: Safeway and Safeway Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 national grants; Funding Focus: Hunger relief, education, health and human services, and people with special needs; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies across programs -- first-time funded organiza...

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Open Meadows Supports Projects for Women, Diversity

Private Funder: Open Meadows Foundation; Opportunity: Women and girls grants; Funding Focus: Minorities and diversity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (Groups that have had encountered obstacles in their search for funding are encouraged to apply); Funding: Multiple awards ran...

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Grantseekers Must Adapt to New FASB Standards

It’s crucial for grantseekers and nonprofits to understand what goes into financial statements and how to properly report finances. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has released improved standards for nonprofit financial statement presentation. It was first released in 2016, ca...

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Applications Sought for ACA Research , Well-Being

Foundation: Russell Sage Foundation; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, minorities, low-income families; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Universities, nonprofits and researchers; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $35,000 to $150,000 each (it made about $5 mill...

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Education Funding Available for K-12 STEM Projects

Private Funder: Vernier Software & Technology; Opportunity: Vernier 2019 Engineering Contest; Funding Focus: Science education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 and college science teachers; Funding: Three prizes valued at up to $5,500 each; Deadline: Feb. 15 (2019). Summary: Th...

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Association Seeks Applications for School Health, Recreation Programs

The New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance offers grants to support quality program development in health, physical education, recreation, and dance in New Jersey's public schools, colleges, and universities. Deadline: Sept. 30. NJAHPERD's mini-grant provid...

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Club Offers Youth Physical Education Grants

Funder: Road Runners Club of America (RRCA); Program: Kids Run the Nation Fund; Funding Focus: Youth, physical education, recreation; Eligibility: Schools, nonprofits (parent booster clubs & PTAs are also eligible) and running clubs; Funding: Multiple grants of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: A...

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Funder Offers Schools a Chance to Win Cabbages, Scholarships

Funder: Bonnie Plants; Geographic Focus: National; Program: 2018 3rd-Grade Cabbage Program; Eligibility: Schools, 3rd grade classroom teachers (teachers from Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible); Funding: Free cabbage plants, $1,000 scholarships; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Bonnie Plants delive...

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L2L Innovation Awards Supports Nonprofit Engagement

Private Funder: Leader to Leader Institute(formerly the Peter Drucker Foundation); Opportunity: Nonprofit Innovation Award; Funding Focus: Innovation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (estimated): Winning organization receives a $100,000 grant, while the two runners-u...

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Delivery Service Focuses on Underserved, Neighborhoods

Private Funder: UPS Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Grants; Funding Focus: Community development and the underserved; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, last year, the foundation distributed more than $46 million in grants (grant-making is locally driven); Deadli...

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Fund Aids Organizations Serving Domestic Violence Survivors

The Allstate Foundation is inviting U.S. nonprofit organizations that address domestic violence to join the annual Purple Purse Challenge. Deadline: Aug. 1, (the foundation made $25 million in awards last year). This competition gives nonprofits that offer financial empowerment services to do...

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Entertainer’s Foundation Offers AIDS Prevention Grants

Funder: Elton John AIDS Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Focus: HIV/AIDS, and direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants of up to $50,000 each (the foundation made $10 million in grants last year); Deadline: TBA. Summary: The fo...

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Roundup of State and Local Funding Opportunities

Alaska The Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) supports a number of grantmaking programs that advance Alaska Native priorities for protecting their land and sustaining their ways of life. The foundation's grantmaking priorities include: education, youth, climate change; food security; sustaina...

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Park Favors Conservation Education Projects

Private Funder: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund; Opportunity: Conservation Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, conservation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, governments and colleges; Funding: Multiple awards from $5,000 to $25,00...

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Herb Society Opens Garden Grants Competition

The Herb Society of America is inviting applications from teachers in grades 3 through 6 for its 2017-18 Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant. Deadline: Oct. 1. The society will award up to four $200 grants to public or private school teachers to establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden....

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Legion Underwrites Child Education Efforts

Funder: American Legion Child Welfare Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Children, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits focusing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children; Funding: Multiple awards in the $35,000 ...

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Support Available for Oral Health Projects

The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state. Deadline: July 31. The foundation's Annual Grant Program offers support to initia...

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Funding Promotes Grants for Bikeways, Trails, Paths

Funder: Bikes Belong; Opportunity: PeopleForBikes (PFB) Community Grants; Funding Focus: Obesity, environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Community partnerships, with a 501(c) (3) nonprofit or city/county governments; Funding: Awards of $5,000 to $10,000 each; Deadline: July 23 (le...

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DuPont Pioneer Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Awards Available

The National Science Teachers Association is seeking applications for its DuPont Pioneer Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award. Deadline: Dec. 17. The annual award recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of agricultural science education. A single grant of $3,500 will be...

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Foundation Seeks to Increase Economic Opportunities for Women and Girls

The Boulware Foundation awards grants of up to $10,000 in support of projects or programs aligned with the foundation's areas of interest, including financial literacy education, workforce and vocational skill development, microfinance, and entrepreneurship. Deadline: Rolling (LOI). Women and ...

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Foundation Aids Research Into Inequality, Young People

Foundation: William T. Grant Foundation; Opportunity: Reducing Inequality; Funding Focus: Children, youth, minorities, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards (the foundation made $12.1 million in grants last year); Deadline: Aug. 1. Summary: The ...

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Dodge Underwrites Social, Environmental Programs

Private Funder: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, cultural, social and environmental programs; Geographic: A focus on New Jersey; Eligibility: Community-based groups and nonprofits (current grantees only); Funding: Up to $25,000 each (...

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Funding for Childcare Efforts Now Available

Private Funder: First Children's Finance; Funding Focus: Childcare and early childhoodeducation; Geographic Focus: Regional (IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, SD & TX); Eligibility: Childcare providers, childcare centers and early childhood education centers; Funding: Up to $125,000; Deadline: Rolling...

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Retail Chain Launches Youth, Education Grants

Foundation: Ross Stores Foundation; Opportunity: Supporting Our Communities Grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits within 25 miles of a Ross store; Funding: Multiple awards up to $500 each (the foundation made $1.7 million in awards last year); Deadline: None. Sum...

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Spirit Awards Competition to Open Soon

Private Funders: Prudential Financial Inc. and the Nat'l Assn. of Secondary School Principals; Opportunity: 2018-19 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; Funding Focus: Community service and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Middle and high school students; Funding:  Up to $5...

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Place-Based Project Grants Now Available

The Kresge Foundation and A Blade of Grass provide funding for creative placemaking -- arts engagement, cultural planning and design which contribute to improved quality of life in local communities. Kresge's Local Systems program accepts applications at any time. The program supports citywide ...

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Foundation Seeks Applications for Community Grants

The Oregon Community Foundation seeks applications for its Community Grants program, which provides $20,000 grants for capacity building and capital projects for organizations or programs that meet the needs of state residents. Deadline: July 15 (the foundation made about $90 million in awards ...

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Service Programs are Claneil Foundation Priority

Private Funder: Claneil Foundation; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, health, hunger and nutrition; Geographic Focus: Organizations located in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (estimated): Grants range to $100,000 each (the found...

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Funder to Roll Out Fall 2018 Seed Grant Competition

Private Funder: Sparkplug Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Music, education & teaching and grassroots organizing; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Maximum award: $10,000 (the foundation made $8 million in awards last year); Deadline...

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Toolbox for Education Grants to Open Soon

Funder: Lowe's Charitable & Educational Foundation (LCEF); Opportunity: Toolbox for Education Grants; Funding Focus: Education, children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public K-12 schools and school districts; Funding: Awards ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 each (a majority of gra...

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Teachers Can Apply for Pathway to Financial Success Grants

Discover Financial Services offers the Pathway to Financial Success grants competition that distributes funding to programs helping high school teachers better instruct their students into becoming more financially responsible. Deadline: Rolling. Awards vary. Eligibility is limited to public h...

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Grants Seek to Alleviate Drug, Substance Abuse

Funder: AmerisourceBergen Foundation; Opportunity: Opioid Resource Grant Program; Funding Focus: Health, substance abuse; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $100,000 each (the foundation made $1.1 million in awards last year); Deadline: July 31 ...

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Grants Help in Preservation of Arts, Culture

Funder: Samuel H. Cress Foundation; Program: Conservation Grants Program and History of Arts Grants Program; Funding Focus: Arts, culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $12,000 to $98,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 1. Summary: Through its ...

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Funder Aids Assistive Tech Efforts

Funder: Robbie Foundation; Opportunity: Adaptive Equipment/Assistive Technology/ Therapy Treatment Program; Funding Focus: Children, disabilities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadlines: July 5 and Oct. 5. Summary: The ATT program supports ...

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Kresge Seeks Applications for Arts & Culture Grants

Foundation: Kresge Foundation; Opportunity: Arts and Culture Program -- Harvesting Leading Practices; Funding Focus: Arts/culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools, governments, colleges, human service agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards (the foundation ga...

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