Private Grants

Grants Available for American Indian, Achievement Projects

Private Funder: Archibald Bush Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Bush foundation grants; Funding Focus: Native Americans; Geographic Focus: Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; Eligibility: Nonprofits, scholars and tribal groups; Funding: Multiple awards from $10,000 to $200,000 each; Deadlin...

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Chico’s Supports Efforts for Women, Children

Funder: Chico's Charitable Giving; Opportunity: 2018 Women and Children Grants, Community Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education, children, health; Geographic Focus: National (where the store has a presence); Eligibility: Applications are reviewed in January, April, July and October. Summary: T...

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Foundation Favors Community Development

Private Funder: Bank of New York Mellon Foundation (formerly the Mellon Financial Corporation Fund); Opportunity: 2018 Charitable Giving Program; Funding Focus: Community development, the workforce and homelessness; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the founda...

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Youth 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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Health Care Groups Can Apply for Grants to Aid the Underserved

The VNA Foundation (doing business as Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago) seeks applications from organizations that address the needs of the medically underserved in the metropolitan Chicago region. Deadline: Sept. 20 (LOI). VNA was founded in 1890 as the Visiting Nurse Association of Chica...

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SSF Likes Programs for Disadvantaged, Poor, Children

Private Funder: State Street Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, disadvantaged children and human services; Geographic Focus: National-where the company has a presence; Eligibility: Nonprofits (faith-based groups are eligible if they provide services to the enti...

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Healthcare Foundation Issues 2018 Request for Proposals

The Montana Healthcare Foundation provides grants to community groups and nonprofits that work to improve health and reduce health disparities in Montana communities. Deadline: June 15. The foundation will award grants ranging between $10,000 and $50,000 for projects with a 12-24month time p...

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Grassroots Fund Provides Community Based Grants

Common Counsel's Grassroots Exchange Fund (GXF) is a rapid response small grants program designed to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations Deadline: Rolling GXF prioritizes grants to small community-based groups seeking to ...

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Science Grants Now Available From Rockwell Collins

Private Funder: Rockwell Collins Corporate Giving Program; Opportunity: 2018 program grants; Funding Focus: Youth, education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National, where the company has locations; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Grants generally total $2,500; Deadline: Rolling. ...

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Car Maker Likes Community Projects, Nonprofits

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...

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Foundation Aids Rural Efforts, Education, Youth

Private Funder: CHS Foundation, the giving arm of CHS Inc. (formerly Cenex Harvest States); Opportunity: 2018 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, rural youth leadership development, farm and agricultural safety, rural communities and university partnerships; Geographic Focus: National, ...

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Big Box Store, Fish & Wildlife to Launch ‘Acres for America’

Funders: Nat'l Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Walmart Stores, Inc.; Opportunity: 2018 Acres for America; Funding Focus: Environment, conservation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: $35 million for multiple awards (at least a 1:1 match is required); Deadline...

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Funders Help Build, Renovate Youth Sports Recreational Fields

Funders: Nat'l Football League (NFL) Youth Football Fund and the Local Initiatives Support Corp.; Opportunity: 2018 NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program; Funding Focus: Physical activity, youth, children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofits and middle/high school...

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Health Care Foundation Seeks LOIs for 2018 Grant Cycle

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, an affiliate of the Scranton Area Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people of the region, particularly those who are vulnerable and/or underserved. The foundation was established in 2011 following the sale ...

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Grants to Improve Education, Help Poor, Needy

The Thomas C. and Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation(formerly Thomas C. Sullivan Family Foundation, Inc.), a component fund of the Catholic Community Foundation, seeks applications from Cleveland-area Catholic and other nonprofit organizations for programs for the poor and needy. Deadline: July 15 (...

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Fund Offers Support to Preserve Natural Landscapes

The California Wildlands Grassroots Fund , a component fund of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment , support the efforts of activists to preserve California's wildlands. Deadline: May 15 (the foundation made about $6 million in awards last year). CWGF supports conservationi...

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Foundation Accepting Applications for Peace Center Fellowships

Each year, the Rotary Foundation selects up to a hundred professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of its peace centers. Deadline: May 31 (the foundation made about $226 million in awards last year). Through academic training, practice, and global networking op...

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Funder Helps Improve Mental Health, Aid Youth

Private Funder: American Psychiatric Foundation; Opportunity: Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Grant program; Funding Focus: Mental health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Funding: Up to 30 awards of $2,000 each; Deadline: May 31. Summary: F...

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Banks 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;...

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Fund Provides Rapid Response, Grassroots Grants

The Groundswell Fund supports a stronger, more effective U.S. movement for reproductive justice by mobilizing new funding and capacity building resources to grassroots organizing and policy change efforts led by low-income women, women of color, and transgender people. Deadline: Rolling. Grou...

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Support Goes for Public Lands Friends Groups

Foundation/Private Funder: National Environmental Education Foundation, in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.; Opportunity: Every Day Capacity Building Grants; Funding Focus: Environment, communities, volunteerism; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits in existe...

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Foundation Seeks Capacity-Building Proposals

The Alaska Community Foundation seeks applications from nonprofit organizations based in Alaska to support their capacity-building efforts. Deadline: Rolling (the foundation made $4.1 million in grants last year). Through its Strengthening Organizations grant program, the foundation supports p...

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Westinghouse Neighborhood Revitalization Funding Available

Private Funder: Westinghouse Electric Company; Opportunity: 2018 Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program; Funding Focus: Neighborhood revitalization, science and education; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards up to $5,000; Deadli...

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Store Chain Favors Community Aid, Hunger Relief

Private Funder: Jewel-Osco; Opportunity: Jewel-Osco Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Nutrition and hunger relief; Geographic Focus: Illinois and Indiana; Eligibility: Food pantries, soup kitchens and nonprofits (in the Jewel-Osco customer service area); Funding: Up to $2,500; Deadline: Rolling....

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Project Offers Grants to Increase School Breakfast Programs

The Eos Foundation provides start-up grant funds to Massachusetts schools and districts that seek to increase school breakfast participation to 80% or more via the free, After the Bell, Breakfast in the Classroom (ATB BIC) programming for low-income children in grades pre-K-12. Deadline: May ...

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Sol Hirsch Grants Open for Young Scientists

Private Funder: Nat'l Weather Assn. (NWA); Opportunity: 2018 Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grant; Funding Focus: Science and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 educators; Funding: Up to $750 for seven awards; Deadline: May 3. Summary: Grants encourage youth to become involved with...

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Voya Unsung Heroes Competition Now Open

Private Funder: Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Opportunity: 2018 Unsung Heroes; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 educators (all applicants must full-time employees at accredited K-12 public or private school); Funding: The prog...

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Grants Available for Mental Health, Wellness Research

Foundation: Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health; Opportunity: Research Grant Program; Funding Focus: Mental health, health care; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Researchers and investigators in conjunction with research institutions; Funding: Grants range from $2,500 to $15,00...

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National Children's Theater Grants to Open

Foundation: Children's Theater Foundation of America (CTFA); Opportunity: Aurand Harris Children's Theater Grants; Funding Focus: Children's Theater Grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Theaters & youth-performance groups; Funding: Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. D...

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JFNY Grants Help Spread Overseas Arts, Culture

Private Funder: Japan Foundation New York; Opportunity: Grants for Arts & Culture; Funding Focus: Education, performing arts and culture; Geographic Focus: Regional: the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, normally they range to $5,000 each; Deadl...

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Funder Seeks LOIs for Tumor Research Funding

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure, a national nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for research related to to advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of pediatric low-grade glioma (PLGA) tumors. Deadline: Rolling. It was founded in 2007 by a group of...

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Drug Store Chain Focuses on Community Health

Funder: Rite Aid Foundation; Geographic Focus: National, in communities in which Rite Aid operates; Program: Health and wellness grants; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Funding: Varies (the foundation has awarded over $16 million in grants to nonprofits); Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Appl...

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‘Little Giraffe’ Grants Improve Neonatal Health

Foundation: Little Giraffe Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Neonatal Research Initiative; Funding Focus: Children, health care, higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and hospitals; Funding: Multiple awards up to $10,000 ea...

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Foundation Seeks Applications for Wellness Partnerships

The Sand Hill Foundation seeks applications for The Wellness Partnership: Improving Systems for Youth Mental Health, a new grant program within its Health & Opportunity portfolio. It focuses on improving the coordination of Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI) efforts targeting yout...

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Foundation Supports Programs for Climate Change, Development

The High Stakes Foundation supports organizations in a range of categories, including climate change and economic development. Deadline: Sept. 1. Funding is restricted to Montana. The foundation's areas of grantmaking interest include the following: The Climate Change category focuses on c...

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