Private Grants

Georgia Announces $1.5M in Grants to Support WIOA Partnerships

The Georgia Dept. of Economic Development distributes $1.5 million in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to support the development of sector partnerships in six workforce regions in the state The awards are part of a $3 million competitive grant program to build sector partner...

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EHT Foundation Recognizes Experimental Exhibitions

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Exhibition Award supports thematic exhibitions of unconventional contemporary art or architecture. Awards of up to $150,000 are made every other year

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Foundation Funds Performing Arts, Dance Projects

Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation supports the performing arts and makes grants to encourage innovative projects that push the envelope of dance as an art form.

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State and Local Funding Opportunities from Around the Nation

Alaska The Artists in Schools program is supported by the Anchorage Rasmuson, the state of Alaska and the Nat'l Endowment for the Arts. Artists in Schools (AIS) residencies should provide arts experiences and training for students, teachers, and the greater community. Beyond having great value in a...

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Fidelity Foundation Underwrites Arts, Culture Programs

Private Funder: Fidelity Foundation (the giving arm of Fidelity Investments); Opportunity: Fidelity Cares; Funding Focus: Community development, arts/culture and education; Geographic Focus: National (where it has location; Eligibility: Nonprofits near Fidelity Investment's major corporate locations...

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Nonprofit Likes Nutrition Programs

The foundation made about $1.5 million in grants last year

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Therapy Research Association Offers Multiple Awards

Private Funder: American Physical Therapy Association; Opportunity: Catalyst Grants; Funding Focus: Health, higher education;

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Fund Seeks Applications for Homelessness Prevention Grants

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is seeking applications for grants that will support projects that address the problems faced by homeless individuals.

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CUB Grants Promote Urban Conservation, Education

An initiative of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the grants encourage community organizations, educators and youth to host neighborhood events that introduce the public to birds found in urban areas.

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Committee FY 2018 Spending Bill Would Cut WIOA, Workforce Programs

We are hosting a webinar on WIOA: Using the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Get the Funding You Need. To register, go to: https://goo.gl/4yKwfi

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Sunderland Foundation Favors Arts, Culture, Healthcare

The foundation focuses on youth services grants, most of it going to groups which provide essential services to youth and families. For example, TLC for Children and Families, Olathe, KS (www.kidstlc.org) received a $42,500 grant for a children/youth residential and custodial care program

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Grocery Store Chain Teams Up for School Grants

Funders: Whole Kids Foundation, a giving effort of Whole Foods Market and FoodCorps;

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Venture Fund Looks for PreK-12 Learning Initiative Proposals

NewSchools Venture Fund offers grants to support entrepreneurs and teams of educators who want to reimagine learning and improve student achievement.

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Applications Sought for K-12 Science Education Grants

Summary: These grants support projects that inspire and nurture students' interest in math and/or science, offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning in math and science and foster student achievement in math and/or science.

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Rental Car Foundation Assists Family Services, Workforce Projects

Funder: Enterprise Holdings Foundation (formerly Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation); Opportunity: Community Grants;

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Bank Foundation Provides Support for Education, Job Development

Private Funder: KeyBank Foundation (formerly Key Foundation); Opportunity: Foundation grants

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Computer Company Favors Workforce Development Projects

Computer Company Favors Workforce Development Projects

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Motorcycle Foundation Favors Community Revitalization, Veteran Initiatives

Private Funder: Harley-Davidson Foundation; Opportunity: 2017-18 foundation grants;

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Awards Recognize Empowerment Projects

Private Funder: American Assn. of University Women (AAUW); Opportunity: Community Action Grants; Funding Focus: Education, women and girls; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: AAUW organizations, individuals and local community-based nonprofit organizations; Funding: Multiple awards ranging fro...

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Society Provides K-12 Teachers with Pet-Friendly Scholarships

Private Funder: Humane Society of the United States; Opportunity: 2018 National Humane Teacher Award; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 teachers; Funding: Recognition and a HS scholarship; Deadline: (TBA) last year's deadline was Feb. 15. Summary: The awar...

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Nordstrom Assists Nonprofits, Children, Youth

Foundation: Nordstrom; Opportunity: Nordstrom Grant Program; Geographic Focus: National (applicants must have a Nordstrom in their community to apply; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: Oct. 1. Summary: The majority of the high-end retailer's contributions focus on program...

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Patience, Fundraising Plan Will Help Shake the Money Tree

Patience, Fundraising Plan Will Help Shake the Money Tree

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Foundation Grants Aid Community Projects, Child Well-Being

Private Funder: CIGNA Foundation; Opportunity: World of Difference Grants; Funding Focus: Health and children

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Grant Seekers Must First Answer the Question: ‘Who Are You?’

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising and the giving universe. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage.

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Rockefeller Fund Grants Address Criminal Justice Youth

The David Rockefeller Fund provides a wide range of support, including funding through the Criminal Justice Program which focuses on supporting bold new ideas and policy proposals and initiatives for transforming detention/incarceration policy.

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Conservation Campaigns Get Funding Support

Funder: Temper of the Times Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants generally range from $5,000 to $15,000; Deadline: Dec. 15, letter of inquiry. Summary: The foundation funds advertising designed t...

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Roberts Foundation Provides Literacy Grants

Foundation: Nora Roberts Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Literacy (primary focus), children, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National (emphasis on MD; some emphasis also on NY and WV); Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary, the foundation distributed $2...

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Lawrence Human Services Project Grants Can Support Schools

Funder: Lawrence Foundation; Opportunities: Environmental & Human Services Grants; Funding Focus: Environment, human services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, public schools and libraries; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each; Deadline: Nov....

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When Searching for Operating Funding, Keep a Narrow Focus

For successful operating support fundraising, you need to know exactly what kind of an organization you think you are and what type of funder will support you.

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Store Chain Literacy Competition Helps Improve Youth Reading Skills

Private Funder: Dollar General Literacy Foundation; Opportunity: Dollar General Literacy Foundation 2017-18 Youth Literacy Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: Regional (in the 40 states where the store has locations); Eligibility: Schools & nonprofits; Funding: Up to $4,000 each;...

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Literacy Projects Eligible for ProLiteracy Support

Private Funder: ProLiteracy; Opportunity: Nat'l Book Fund; Funding Focus: Literacy, education, higher education, low-income families; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Adult basic education and literacy programs; Funding: Multiple awards of New Readers Press books and other educational resour...

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Important Children and Youth Related Research

Homeless Youth Likely Human Trafficking Victim: Nearly a fifth of homeless youth in the United States and Canada are victims of trafficking, reports from the University of Pennsylvania and Loyola University New Orleans find. Based on interviews with 911 homeless youth between the ages of 17 and 25 in 13 cities, researchers at Penn's Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research and Loyola's Modern Slavery Research Project found that a combined 19.4% of those interviewed were victims of trafficking.

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Spending Panel Reduces DoEd FY 2018 Funding Cuts Sought by Trump

The bill maintains funding for Preschool Development Grants at $250 million, the same as the FY 2017 enacted level. These are the successor to the Obama administration's Race to the Top (R2T) grants, which were widely popular with both the states and appropriators.

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Foundation Report: Don’t Backtrack on Gains for Children

Expanded access to healthcare and new tools -- such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) -- have improved the well-being of children, according to the latest 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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Funder Invites Applications for 2017 Housing, Family Grants

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, is accepting applications to its 2017 Housing for Everyone grant competition.

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