Private Grants

WIOA Continues to Remake Funding for Job Training Programs

Grant seekers should be aware of the new funding opportunities that have been sparked by the evolution of new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is reshaping the workforce development landscape. Signed into law (Pub. L. 113-128) by President Obama on July 22, 2014, it continues ...

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Kinsman Support Goes for Historic Preservation and Wildlife Rehabilitation

The Kinsman Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Oregon and southern Washington to support education, historic preservation and other conservation efforts. Deadline: Rolling (it made about $1.2 million in grants last year). The Historic Preservation and Native Wildlife Rehabili...

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New FASB Standards Creates Challenges to Telling Your Financial Story

These days it’s crucial for a nonprofits to understand what goes into financial statements and how to properly report finances. Writing reports is an essential part of the job for many of us – but writing effective, clear and concise reports that convey the key issues is a challenge. Th...

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Hardware Chain’s Popular Education Funding Competition Available

Grants are available for a variety of school improvement projects. Critical need projects over $25,000 are considered on a case-by-case basis. The foundation, the primary giving effort of the home improvement company, provides funding for school improvement programs.

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American Forest Foundation Opens Competition for Outdoor Grants

Funder: American Forest Foundation's Project Learning Tree; Opportunity: GreenWorks grants; Funding Focus: Youth, education and the environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations; Funding: Multiple awards, up to $3,000 each(it made about $1.4 million i...

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Foundation Grants Favor the Environment, Health

Private Funder: James M. Cox Foundation; Opportunity: James M. Cox Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Education, children, the environment and health; Geographic Focus: In the 40 states where Cox Enterprises does business; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards, generally in the $2,000 to ...

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Awards Encourage Better Student Achievement

The American School Board Journal & Sodexo School Services offer the Magna Awards, which are made to outstanding K-12 school programs that showcase school district leadership, creativity, and commitment to student achievement. The competition is to open soon. The funds are available nationally;...

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Dedalus Foundation Favors Art, Fellowships

Private Funder: Dedalus Foundation; Opportunity: Dissertation Fellowship; Funding Focus: Arts & education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Fellows; Funding: Maximum award $20,000 (the foundation made about $524,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Dec. 3. Summary: The Dedalus Foundation...

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Foundation Seeks Applications for Stewardship & Mitigation Fund

The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is accepting applications for the Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund. The fund's goal is to mitigate past pollution runoff by supporting community-based efforts designed to protect or improve the water quality of Puget Sound. Deadli...

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BBVA Favors Financial Literacy, Education Projects

Private Funder: BBVA Compass Foundation (formerly Compass Bank Foundation); Opportunity: Community Giving grants;

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‘Just Society’ Competition Now Open: Sept. 15 Deadline

Funder: Unitarian Universalist Assn. (UUA); Opportunity: Fund for a Just Society; Funding Focus: Social justice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations (grants are made to non-Unitarian Universalist groups); Funding: Awards range up to $15,000 each (most grants range betwee...

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Foundation Aids Community Development, Health

The Kansas Health Foundation is seeking applications for its Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative. Deadline: Sept. 17 (the foundation made $19 million in grants last year). The initiative supports efforts aligned with the KHF goal of reducing health disparities among Kansans. The program is focus...

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CK Foundation Uses Grants to Promote Economic Literacy

As part of the effort to broaden the understanding of modern day economic system, the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation offers grants to help improve financial literacy, especially for disadvantaged children and youths. Deadline: Sept. 15. The foundation provides grants for programs with na...

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Pop Up Grants Promote Social Justice Through Media

The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to help organizations and individuals leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Deadline: Rolling Pop Up Rapid Response Grants are designed to help organizations ...

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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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Scholarships Offered for Students With Disabilities

The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and to identify effective intervention strategies. Deadline: Nov. 15. The AAHD Scholarship Program supports students wi...

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Foundation Seeks Applications for $322M in Grants, Awards

Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Low-income families, children, youths; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: multiple awards up to $500,000 each (the foundation distributed $322 million last year); Deadline: Rollin...

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Community Programs, Social Justice are Funder’s Favorites

Private Funder: Haymarket People's Fund; Opportunity: Foundation Sustaining Grants; Funding Focus: Social justice, civic engagement, youths; Geographic Focus: New England; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000 each; Deadline: TBD. Summary: The fund supports community...

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Environmental, Conservation Awards Available from Capt. Planet

Foundation: Captain Planet Foundation; Opportunity: Environmental Small Grants; Funding Focus: Environment and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $2,500 each; Deadlines: Jan. 15 (2019).  Summary: The foundation funds and supports...

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Groups Can Apply for Community Development Grants

The Fund for Southern Communities supports nonprofit organizations working to create sustainable communities. Deadline: Sept. 7. The Fund provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to progressive grassroots groups in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina that address social change issues, such as w...

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Warehouse Store Chain Underwrite Social Service Programs

Private Funder: Costco Wholesale; Opportunities: Costco Warehouse Donations and Regional Office Donations; Funding Focus: Children, youths, education, health/human services; Geographic Focus: National (communities with Costco stores; for location information: http://tinyurl.com/bndas8g); Eligibility...

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CF Grants Will Improve Delivery of Health Care

CF Grants Will Improve Delivery of Health Care

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Must Nonprofits, Grant-seekers Adapt to new Accounting Standards?

Dear Grant Guru: We have heard a lot about the new accounting standards for nonprofits. We are a small nonprofit organization, but we do an annual audit of our financial records. Will these new accounting standards apply to us or are we small enough to be exempt?

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Smithers Foundation Favors Substance Abuse Recovery Initiatives

Private Funder: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Substance abuse treatment, alcoholism education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $300,000 in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling. S...

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Trust Provides Support for getting Pets into the Classroom

Private Funder: Pet Care Trust; Opportunity: Pets in the Classroom Grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-6 teachers in public and private schools; Funding: Multiple grants up to $125; Deadline: TBA (the next round is to open soon). Summary: Grants pay for placing small animals...

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Soccer Grants Encourage Outdoor Play, Recreation

Private Funder: U.S. Soccer Foundation; Opportunity: Annual Grants; Funding Focus: Physical activity, nutrition, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Community organizations, schools and municipalities offering soccer opportunities to youth (including nonprofit soccer programs);...

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Bank Funds Available for Community Development, Neighborhood Revitalization

Private Funder: Wells Fargo Bank; Opportunity: The Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program; Funding Focus: Community development, education, homelessness and housing; Geographic Focus: National (where the bank has operations); Eligibility: nonprofits, community groups; Funding: Awards vary; las...

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Health Foundation Seeks Applications for Healthy Eating Program

The Health Foundation of South Florida is accepting applications for its Evidence-Based & Innovative Programs in Children's Settings program. It supports organizations working to implement evidence-based and innovative programs aimed at increasing children's nutrition knowledge Deadline: Rollin...

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Arts, Health Are Bank Foundation Priorities

Private Funder: Santander Bank Foundation; Opportunity: Annual Grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth, arts, children, human services; Geographic Focus: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Fund...

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New Strategies in Grant-Seeking: Women's Funding

CD Publications is holding an Aug. 1 webinar to examine the power of new donor networks which are changing the philanthropic landscape of the 21st century. This important, information-filled session will focus on how to find funding from foundations run by women – especially those specifically funding programs supporting women and girls.

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NEF Supports Environment, Conservation Projects

Foundation: New Earth Foundation; Program: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth development, the environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Feb. 1 (letter of inquiry). Summary: Funding supports education and environmental pro...

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State and Local Funding Roundup from Around the Country

California The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) promotes ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by offering advocacy, resources, and connections for folk artists and traditional artists. ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program seeks to strengthen the folk and tr...

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WT Grant Foundation Funds Scholarships, Education

Foundation: William T. Grant Foundation; Opportunity: Scholar Grants; Funding Focus: Children, youth, minorities, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: TBA. Summary: The foundation supports research on reducing disparities in academic, b...

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Lilly Fellowships Offered to Educators by Funder

The Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program supports lifelong learning among Indiana educators by enabling them to pursue dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, expand existing talents, and develop new ones. Deadline: Sept. 4 (it made about $459 million in grants last yea...

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Spencer Foundation Underwrites Education Projects

Private Funder: Spencer Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth and student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools, colleges and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $50,000 each; Deadline: varies. Summary: The foundation has launched...

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