Private Grants

Brown Foundation Seeks Applications for Quality of Life Grants

The James Graham Brown Foundation seeks applications for its Quality of Life Core Organization Support program, which is designed to strengthen nonprofit organizations working to address key community needs in the metro Louisville region. Deadline: April 2; the foundation made $16 million in gr...

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Car Manufacturer’s Foundation Focuses on Children, Disabilities

Foundation: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF); Opportunity: Nat'l Grant Program (2018); Funding Focus: Disabilities, children and youth, higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits working toward full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society; F...

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‘Society’ Competition has new 2018 Deadline

Funder: Unitarian Universalist Assn. (UUA); Opportunity: Fund for a Just Society; Funding Focus: Education and 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 g...

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Retail Store Foundation Invites Applications for Regional Grants

Funder: Shopko Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Community Charitable Grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth, health; Geographic Focus: 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions; Eligibility: Schools, libraries, youth centers and 501(c)(3) nonprofits...

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Foundation Supports Range of Charities

Funder: Brinker International Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Arts, education and child welfare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary, the foundation makes about $3 million in grants each year; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: With a diverse...

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Bank Foundation Sets Priorities, Deadlines

Foundation: US Bank Foundation; Opportunity: Community Possible Grant Program; Funding Focus: Affordable housing, low-income family self-sufficiency, education, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National (the foundation provides funding in the 25 states with U.S. Bank branches; currently, the ...

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Car Maker Foundation Favors Education, Community Development

Private Funder: Nissan Foundation (NF); Opportunity: 2018 Nissan grants program; Funding Focus: Community development, education and the environment; Geographic Focus: Regional, where Nissan has corporate operations (California, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.); Eligibility: Nonprofi...

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Grassroots Fund Seeks 2018 Grow Grant Applications

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund seeks to energize and nurture long-term civic engagement through local initiatives that create and maintain healthy and environmentally sustainable communities. Deadline: March 15; the foundation made $263,000 in grants last year. The 2018 Grow Grant ...

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CF Likes Programs for Disadvantaged, Youth

Private Funder: Carl's Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, disabilities and healthcare (the foundation offers capital grants, limited budget support, start up/seed money and multi-year grants); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (programs for disadvantage...

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2018 NEA Classroom Achievement Grants Now Open

Private Funder: NEA Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Student Achievement Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Educators; Funding: Multiple $5,000 awards; Deadline: June 1. Summary: Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, trans...

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Kars4Kids Opens Small Grant Program

Kars4Kids is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of their communities. Deadline: Rolling; the foundation made $17 million in grants last year. The organization's Small Grant Program supports educational initiatives and youth development programs in North America with...

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Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Competition Now Open

Established by Nikon, Inc. as part of its hundredth anniversary celebration, the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship supports the next generation of visual content creators. Deadline: March 1. Academic scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to students to help foster their creative growth and enc...

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Group Foundation Seeks Applications for Therapy Projects

The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is dedicated to changing lives by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018. To that end, the foundation is seeking applications from res...

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Foundation Seeks Applications for Education, Animal Welfare Grants

The Emma Barnsley Foundation awards grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit organizations to assist in the prevention of cruelty to animals; aid their care and preserve the habitats in which they live. Deadline: Aug. 18; the foundation made about $100,000 in grants last year. The mission of the fo...

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Voya Competition STEM and Financial Literacy Grants Now Open

Private Funder: Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Opportunity: 2018 STEM grants; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made about $4.4 million in grants last year); Deadline: March 16. Summary: T...

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Community Programs Qualify for Public Safety Funding

Foundation: FM Global; Program: 2018 Fire Prevention Grant Program; Funding Focus: Fire safety and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools and governments; Funding: Varies, grants usually range from $3,000 to $5,000 each (the group made $4.4 million in grants last...

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Youth Programs

The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation (formerly Michigan Masonic Home Charitable Foundation) is accepting applications for its B.E.S.T community grant program. Deadline: March 15. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of programs or projects focused on the...

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Funding Available for Community, Faith Based Project

Funder: Blanche Davis Moore Foundation; Program: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, faith-based efforts, children and youth; Geographic Limits: Primarily Texas; Eligibility: Nonprofits, including faith-based institutions; Funding: Awards vary, up to $50,000 each (the foundation last ye...

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Funder Supports Preservation of Rare Recordings

Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program, administered by Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. Deadline: Feb. 9. Recordings nominated for...

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SE Supports Innovative Classroom Redesign

Steelcase Education helps schools, colleges, and universities create inspiring learning environments through research and innovation in furniture, tools, and technology. Deadline: Feb. 2. Steelcase Education's Active Learning Center Grant supports educators in 6-12 classrooms and higher educat...

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$26M for Rural Projects, Youth, Early Childhood Education

The Ford Family Foundation offers grants to small, rural communities for after-school programming and increasing access to health and dental services for children. The foundation distributed $33 million last year. Deadline: Rolling. To be eligible, organizations must be located in rural commun...

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Grocery Store Chain Helps in Hunger Relief, Environment

Private Funder: SuperValu Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Program grants; Funding Focus: Nutrition, healthcare & obesity; Geographic Focus: National with an emphasis on Minnesota and where it has operations; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Multiple awards, the foundation made $64...

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2018 Applications Sought for World of Children Grants

Private Funder: World of Children; Opportunity: 2018 annual grants; Funding Focus: Children, youth, health and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits which have a sustainable track record; Funding: Up to $50,000 each; Deadline: April 1. Summary: The World of Children awa...

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Thomas Foundation Supports Foster Care, Child Welfare Efforts

Funder: Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption; Opportunity: Wendy's Wonderful Kids Grants; Funding Focus: Children, youth, adoption; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public and private adoption agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $100,000 each; Deadline: Appli...

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Airline Foundation Rolls Out Community Grants Competition

Foundation: American Airlines Community Foundation (formerly America West Community Foundation); Opportunity: 2018 Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Children, health, and human services; Geographic Focus: Where the company has hubs (Charlotte, SC; Philadelphia; Phoenix; and Washington, DC); Eli...

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$526M Available for Programs to Help Underserved

Funder: Ford Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth and social justice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies by program, the foundation distributed $526 million in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Foundation supports an...

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Swinney Trust Supports Community Development, Education

Edward F. Swinney Trust supports charitable and public educational projects in the state of Missouri. Deadline: June 30. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by the end of October. Grants from the Foundation are one  year in duration. Grant requests for general operating support and...

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Palmer Supports Education, Youth Empowerment

Private Funder: Palmer Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 program grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth; Geographic Focus: Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic states; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made about $700,000 in awards last year); Deadline: Rolling. Summary: These grant...

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Service Programs Get Priority from Hendrickson Family Foundation

Private Funder: Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Education, human services, faith-based projects and health care; Geographic Focus: Illinois; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, last year the foundation made $516,000 in grants; Deadline: July ...

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Foundation Provides Grants to Ease Poverty

Funder: Herb Block Foundation; Opportunity: Encouraging Citizen Involvement and Pathways Out of Poverty; Funding Focus: Education, community engagement; Geographic Focus: National (Encouraging Citizen Involvement) and Regional (Pathways Out of Poverty); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, ...

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Alliance Underwrites Special Advocacy Projects

Private Funder: Drug Policy Alliance (DPA); Opportunities: Promoting Policy Change (PPC) and the Special Opportunities Fund (SOF); Funding Focus: Public safety, education and health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (TBA):Varies; Deadline: PPC (to be announced); the S...

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University Seeks Applications for Cross-Disciplinary Education Research

Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is accepting applications to the Overdeck Education Research Innovation Fund for cross-disciplinary education research projects involving quantitative data analysis. Deadline: Varies Through the fund, two-year gra...

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Grants Support Colleges, Education Projects

Private Funder: Spencer Foundation; Opportunity: Conference Grants for Advancing Education Research; Funding Focus: Education, youth and student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Colleges and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $50,000 each(the foundation distributed a...

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Foundation Underwrites Medical Research, Education

Funder: Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF); Opportunity: Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Children's advocacy; education; medical research; and the arts; Geographic Focus: National (priority given to New Jersey); Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies, last year grants ranged from $5,...

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Foundation Rolls Out 2018 Competition for Recreation

Private Funder: Finish Line Youth Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Funding: Awards range up to $75,000 each; Deadline: March 31. Summary: The philanthropic effort of the athletic apparel mer...

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