Private Grants

CLF Favors Education; Medical Research

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 $5,000 ...

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Magna 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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Bank Launches Competition to Support Families, Housing

Foundation: TD Charitable Foundation (a philanthropic effort of TD Bank); Opportunity: 2016 Housing for Everyone Grants; Funding Focus: Housing, low-income, families; Geographic Focus: Communities with TD Banks in CT, DE, DC, FL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, VT and VA; Eligibility: Nonpro...

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Arts, Education Grants Offered by Capitol Hill Foundation

Funder: Capitol Hill Community Foundation; Opportunity: Fall/Spring Grants; Funding Focus: Education, social services, arts & neighborhood beautification.; Geographic Focus: District of Columbia; Eligibility: Independent school districts, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations an...

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Teaching Fellowships Offered to Educators by Lilly

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. 1. The program funds opportunities for intenti...

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AAHD 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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Store Chain Offers Grants for Field Trips, Education

Foundation: Target Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Field Trip Grants; Funding Focus: Children, arts, literacy, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, libraries and public agencies; Funding: Up to $700 each; Deadline: runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 (2017 Field ...

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Bancroft Foundation Seeks Applications for ‘Dare to Dream’ Grants

The Ann Bancroft Foundation opens the 2017 competition for a pair 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, connecting th...

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Transportation Foundation Grants to Launch

Funder: Norfolk Southern Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Grants programs; Funding Focus: Children, education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National (where the railroad has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the foundation made $12 million in grants last year; Deadline: Applicatio...

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Support Aids Youth-Led Community Service Projects

Youth Service America and Disney are teaming up this summer to inspire kids and families to make a positive impact in their communities through the Disney Be Inspired Summer of Service campaign. Deadline: Sept. 30 (applications). Children and teens, ages 5 to18, can apply for a $500 Disney Be Ins...

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Health Planning, Implementation Grants now Available

Private Funder: American Academy of Pediatrics; Opportunity: Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program; Funding Focus: Community-based child health initiatives; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $10,000 each; Deadline: July 31. Summary: The grants help docto...

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WK Kellogg Foundation Seeks Applications for Community Awards

Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Low-income families, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: multiple awards up to $500,000 each (the foundation distributed $260 million last year); Deadline: Rolling...

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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grants Support Social Services, Wellness

Funder: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; Opportunity: Quality of Life Grants Program; Funding Focus: Social services, healthcare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, state governments, school districts and recognized tribal entities; Funding: Up to $25,000 each; Deadline: Au...

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Funds Support Senior Services, Critical Needs

Funder: National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS); Program: Seniors, aging; Geographic Focus: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: Aug. 15. Summary: Grants provide seniors with a variety of lifestyle, resi...

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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: Aug. 1. The Historic Preservation and Restoration grant category supports the preservation, rehabilitation, res...

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Allstate Offers Funds to End Domestic Abuse

Private Funder: The Allstate Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 domestic violence grants; Funding Focus: Domestic violence, women & children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Since 2005, the coalition has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to aid survivors of domest...

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GOP Kansas Lawmakers Roll Back Tax Cuts, Override Brown’s Veto

The Republican-dominated Kansas state legislature rolled back the deep tax cuts it approved seven years ago, overriding Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) veto and repudiating the conservative tax-cutting philosophy it represented. The vote followed years of frustration about the damaging impacts of tax cut...

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Grants Aid Troops, Veterans, Families

Private Funder: Navy Seal Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Social service, children and families; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: July 31. Summary: Organizations must provide social services programs to active-duty ...

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Teen Programs, Social Justice are Funder’s Favorites

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

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Grants Help Innovative STEM Classroom Projects

Private Funders: PASCO and the Nat'l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA); Opportunity: 2017 Pasco STEM Educator Awards; Funding Focus: Science and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools & science teachers; Funding: Winners receive up to $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend th...

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Group Favors Science, Classroom Efforts

Private Funder: Earthwatch Institute; Opportunity: 2017 Education Fellowship Program; Funding Focus: Education and science; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and teachers; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Elementary, middle and high school educators are eligible to apply ...

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Store Warehouse Chain Underwrites Youth, Social Service Programs

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

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Cummings Foundation Supports Healthcare, Culture, the Arts

Funder: Nathan Cummings Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Arts and culture, environment, health, social/economic justice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $275,000 each; Deadline: Rolling (LOI). Summary: The foundat...

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Awards Support Innovative Health Services Programs

Funder: Premier Healthcare Alliance; Program: Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Winner receives a $100,000 award and five other semi-finalists receive $24,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the next round of funding is to open later this year. ...

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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 $600,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Dec. 1. Summary: The Dedalus Foundation...

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Foundation Supports Art Projects, Innovation

Private Funder: Harpo Foundation (no connection to Harpo Productions); Opportunity: New Work Project Grants; Funding Focus: Arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple $10,000 awards; Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open later this year. Summary: Grants support ...

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MLB Grants Aid Youth Programs

Private Funders: Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Assn; Opportunity: 2017 Baseball Tomorrow Fund; Funding Focus: Recreation (support goes for youth baseball and softball); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards, $39,000 average (Gener...

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Foundation Seeks to Prevent Pre-Term Births

Foundation: March of Dimes Foundation; Program: Research Grants; Funding Focus: Health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: TBA (the next round is to open soon). Summary:  The foundation supports research projects on a broad range of areas relat...

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Dept. Names 45 Green Ribbon Schools for 2017

The Education Dept. (DoEd) names the 2017 DoEd Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Awardees, which includes 45 schools, nine districts, and nine postsecondary institutions recognized for reducing their environmental footprint and utility costs, DoEd said. The honorees were named from a poo...

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Wellness Initiatives, Child Dental Care, Can Win Support

The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation supports efforts to improve the oral health of Wisconsin children and families by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state. Deadline: July 31. The Foundation's Annual Grant Program offers support ...

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Trump’s Proposed TANF Cut Would Hurt Children, Families, Experts Say

President Trump's proposed $2.2 billion cut to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in 2018 would reduce states' federal TANF funds by 10% to 18% and over the next decade, the TANF cut would total $22 billion, experts said. Moreover, states have great flexibility to spend TANF...

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DoEd Releases ‘Condition of Education’ Report

The Education Dept. (DoEd) releases the 2017 Condition of Education report which looks at a range of risk factors making up a picture of K-12 education in the country. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor...

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USDA Rolls Back School Lunch Room Nutrition Standards

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue rolls back new health food school cafeteria regulations, which means that schools won't have to cut more salt from meals just yet, and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains. The USDA move partially rolls back rules championed by former First Lady Mic...

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Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request Slashes Funding for Education, Children Programs

President Trump's FY 2018 $4.1 trillion budget makes unprecedented cuts to education and child welfare programs, eliminating some programs that have good track records and are generally well-liked by congressional appropriators. The budget includes roughly $2.5 trillion in cuts to entitlement prog...

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With FY 2017 Budget Finished, Congress Turns to FY 2018 Appropriations

Congressional appropriators will soon launch hearings on the federal budget for FY 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, after Congress successfully passed a spending bill for the current fiscal year which did not include deep cuts for domestic programs. The House Budget Committee was previously expected t...

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