Private Grants

Teachers, Schools Can Apply for NEA Funding

Private Funder: National Education Association Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Learning & Leadership Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Educators; Funding: Multiple $5,000 awards; Deadline: Oct. 15. Summary: The Learning & Leadership Grants aid pub...

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School Projects Can Apply for Hershey Foundation Support

Funder: Hershey Foundation; Funding Focus: Education (priority is given to: alternative educational programs for children of all ages; arts, cultural and science programs for children, and early childhood education programs); Geographic Focus: Northeast Ohio; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to ...

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Forum Seeks Entries for Teen Travel Writing Scholarships

The Family Travel Forum and the Society of American Travel Writers seek applications from teens for a scholarship program that's designed to encourage them to share their travel experiences in words and images. Deadline: July 14. The 10th annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship is available to juni...

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Bush Foundation to Open Reading Grants Competition

Funder: Laura Bush Foundation (LBF) for America's Libraries; Opportunity: LBF Grants; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools with at least 85% of their student body eligible for free or reduced-price lunches (Preference is given to schools ...

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$35.5M Available for Teen Arts Programs

Private Funder: Surdna Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Thriving Cultures Grants-Teens' Artistic and Cultural Advancement; Funding Focus: Education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Varies, generally in the $35,000 to $80,000 range (the foundation m...

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Environmental Education, Service-Learning Grants Now Open

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 $1,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30. Summar...

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Auto Maker’s Foundation Supports Literacy, Education

Foundation: Mazda Foundation; Opportunity: Mazda Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Literacy, education, youth, environment and social services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: July 1. Summary: The foundation supports an array of nonprofits th...

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Foundation Grants to Aid K-12 Education

Private Funder: P. Buckley Moss Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Moss Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-12 schools; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30. Summary: These grants support special education projects...

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Funding Helps Distressed Children

Funder: A Little Hope; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Child bereavement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling (LOI). Summary: Founded in 2002 as a response to the World Trade Center collapse, the foundation's mission is to help grieving c...

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Childhood Education Supports Efforts for Safety, Development

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: Rolling. Summary: The foundation, the giving effort of the co-founder ...

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Energy Company Supports Community, Education Grants

Private Funder: Chesapeake Energy; Opportunity: 2017 Corporate Giving Program; Funding Focus: STEM education, environment, emergency and disaster response; Geographic Focus: Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyom...

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K-12 Projects, Child Welfare are Funder Favorites

Funder: Amway; Opportunity: One by One Campaign for Children; Funding Focus: Education and child welfare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary; Deadline: Nov. 1. Summary: Through One by One, Amway supports programs designed to have a direct, real, and lasting i...

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Youth, STEM Grants Now Available from Car Maker

Private Funder: American Honda Foundation (AHF); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Youth education and scientific education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Educational institutions, including K-12, college and universities, community colleges and trade schools are eligible, as...

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Scholarships, Education are Grant Foundation’s Focus

Foundation: William T. Grant Foundation; Opportunity: Scholar Grants; Funding Focus: Children, youth, minorities, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: July 6. Summary: The foundation supports research on reducing disparities in academic...

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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 to $...

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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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Funding Available for Intellectual, Developmental, Physical Disabilities Programs

The AWS Foundation provides grants to improve the delivery of services to those with enduring intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Projects should help those receiving services to live as independently as possible. Deadline: Varies. The awards go to organizations in northeast Ind...

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Funder 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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Foundation Seeks Applications for Oral Health, Wellness Grants

The Sisters Health Foundation seeks applications for its Responsive Grants Program, which supports efforts that promote oral health, healthy lifestyles, and health equity in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Deadline: July 19. Established in 1996, the foundation expands the health ministry of the Congregation...

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Transportation Company Provides Public Safety Grants

Private Funder: CSX Corporation; Opportunity: 2017 CSX Corporation Contributions Program; Funding Focus: Healthcare, public safety, transportation, child welfare; Geographic Focus: Regional; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The foundation supports nonprofit orga...

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2017 Round of Funding for Bikeways, Trails, Paths Coming Soon

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 21 (letter...

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Grants Encourage Outdoor Play, Youth 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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Funder Opens Grants for Small, Rural Communities

The Ford Family Foundation offers grants to small, rural communities for after-school programming and increasing access to health and dental services for children. Deadline: Rolling. To be eligible, organizations must be located in rural communities with less than 30,000 in population not adjacent...

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Grants to Aid Pre-K-6 STEM Instruction Available: Deadline, Nov. 3

Funders: The Edward G. Begle Fund and the Nat'l Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Opportunity: Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades Pre-K-6 level who are members ...

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Classroom Projects Can Win Community Impact Cash Grants

Private Funder: The Cisco Foundation; Opportunity: Community Impact Cash Grants; Funding Focus: Education, community service and the underserved; Geographic Focus: National (where Cisco has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $75,000 each for first time applicants (the foundation di...

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Information Science Teacher Award Competition Now Open

Funders: Assn. for Information Science and Technology and Thomson Reuters; Opportunity: 2017 Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award; Funding Focus: Education, science; Eligibility: Science teachers; Funding: $1,000 and $500 towards travel to attend the ASIS&T annual meetin...

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Funding for Education, Alternative Lifestyles Available Through Pride Foundation

Private Funder: The Pride Foundation; Opportunity: Community Grants Program; Funding Focus: Health, education, community development and the underserved; Geographic Focus: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $5,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the competi...

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Classroom Instruction Gets Funding Boost

Private Funder: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI); Opportunity: 2017 Affiliate School Program; Funding Focus: Education and American history; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies (the program is partially funded by a Nat'l Endowment for the Humanities gr...

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Private Funding Supports Projects for Gays, Lesbians

Private Funder: Gay and Lesbian Medical Assn. (Lesbian Health Fund); Opportunity: GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality; Funding Focus: Healthcare& lesbian health issues; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants up to $10,000 each; Deadline: TBA(...

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Recreation, Youth Sports Can Win Nike Grants

Funder: Nike; Opportunity: N7 Fund; Funding Focus: Youth and recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards up to $10,000 each; Deadline: TBD, last year's deadline was Nov. 15. Summary: Grants support Native American youth programs. The N7 Fund offers grants to non...

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Funder Aims to Improve Boating Ed, Safety

Private Funder: BoatU.S. Foundation; Opportunity: Grassroots Grants Program; Funding Focus: Education and the environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $10,000 each (the foundation made about $1 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling. Summary: The fou...

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Schools Can Win Funding from Humanities Mini-Grant Program

Maryland Humanities  supports public programming with the humanities at its heart — aiding organizations which explore innovative programs that spark dialogue, engage new audiences, and stimulate the thoughtful exchange of ideas. Deadline: July 1. MD Humanities is accepting applications from Maryl...

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Kids Foundation Seeks Applications

The Kelly for Kids Foundation was established in 1987 by former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly to support organizations that assist children in the western New York State region. Since its inception, the foundation has raised nearly $5 million. Deadline: Oct. 23. Through its Community Grants...

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GOP Health Plan Would Allow Insurers to Charge More for Pre-Existing Conditions

The revised House Republican health care bill — the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — would allow insurance companies to charge substantially more to sicker enrollees, potentially pricing those with serious pre-existing conditions out of the market, analysts say. A Center for Health Policy-Brooking...

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LISC Issues $100M in Bonds to Aid Low-Income Communities

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is issuing $100 million in general obligation bonds to help accelerate its work around economic opportunity and drive investment capital into underserved urban and rural communities across the country. LISC is a national nonprofit and one of the nati...

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