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Abbott Laboratories Fund


The Abbott Laboratories Fund (The Fund) is an Illinois not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1951 by Abbott Laboratories. Abbott Laboratories provides the primary financial support of the Abbott Laboratories Fund. Currently the Fund provides support through cash grants to recipients who operate in the areas of health and welfare, education, culture, art, civic and public policy. The Fund generally gives preference to requests for one-time contributions and for programmatic and operating purposes. All Grant requests are accepted on-line and require the following information: Description of your organization's mission; Confirmation of current 501 (c) (3) U.S. Internal Revenue Service; Geographic area served; Description of the project(s) / programs(s) for which support is requested; Amount of money requested; Budget information; and List of corporations and foundations supporting the organization. Ongoing deadline.



Actuarial Foundation


The Actuarial Foundation - through its Advancing Student Achievement Mentoring program - awards monetary grants to schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools. Advancing Student Achievement is a grant program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students' interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student. Ongoing deadline.



Adidas America Inc.


Adidas corporate giving is provided selectively and focuses on the following areas of engagement: Sports within a social context; Kids and Youth; Education; Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports related); and Relief efforts. The Adidas Group supports projects which show sustainable benefits to the communities where they live and operate. Consideration is given to organizations which complement their corporate philosophy and the core values of the Adidas Group. They need to hold a recognized reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial management and project effectiveness. Corporate giving at the Adidas Group can take the form of: cash donations, donations in kind (products, equipment, services, and know-how) and corporate volunteering. Ongoing deadline.


AI for Accessibility Grant  
The AI for Accessibility program awards grants in areas that are vital for building a sustainable future, including employment (the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of people without - they see opportunities in using AI to help people develop more advanced skills in the workplace and evolve the culture around inclusive hiring), daily life (great opportunities in building modern solutions for people with disabilities by making software and devices smarter and more contextually relevant), and communication and connection (communication is fundamental to providing equal access to information and opportunities, lack of options excludes some from employment and society, and technology can create new possibilities regardless of how a person listens, speaks, or writes.) The following one-year grants are available: Azure compute credits: This is the fast track to get you up and running on Azure AI Service with grants of Azure compute credits worth $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 (depending on your project scope and needs). Azure compute credits Plus: In addition to Azure compute credits, these grants cover costs related to collecting or labeling data, developing models, or other engineering-related work. Applications are evaluated on their scientific merit, innovative use of AI technology, and potential for scalability. Ongoing Deadline.  

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant


This is a competitive grant program to educate students about math, science, technology, and engineering.  Before submitting your proposal please consider these objectives and make sure that your grant fulfills this mission. The following guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant: 1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator prior to receiving the grant; 2. One grant per teacher will be considered under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant funding.  (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS).  LEGO GRANTS: Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition; and 3. The grant proposal must include: a full one-page synopsis of project including how the project relates to the AIAA purpose, how the funds are to be used, and itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase; 4. Failure to complete any of the required information will result in the rejection of the proposal; 5. Grants are limited to a maximum of five Educator Associates per school. Requests may not be combined to purchase a single item in excess of $200. The purchases must be separate items (i.e. cannot be one $1,000 item) with the following restriction: The grant proposal must be accompanied by a full one-page synopsis of how the requested funds are to be used, and a separate itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase from each teacher requesting funds; 6. Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grant proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November; 7. Funds must be spent on the proposed items. The AIAA Foundation reserves the right not to reimburse items that were not on the original proposal, unless the item is no longer available and prior approval is given by the AIAA Staff Liaison; 8. Upon approval of the grant, a letter of commitment will be sent to the teacher. Reimbursement for items purchased after the grant approval will be made upon submission of receipts to AIAA Headquarters. A check will be mailed to the school within three weeks; 9. Funds must be used within six months of approval or the funds will revert back to the AIAA Foundation; and 10. Teachers are encouraged to send pictures of the purchased items in use by students as well as copies of any publicity involving the purchased items and related activities. The AIAA Foundation reserves the right to allow/disallow other items not listed above at the discretion of the Precollege Outreach Committee. Ongoing deadline.




Alcoa Foundation


In 2001, Alcoa Foundation will make $21 million in grants around the world. Communities where Alcoa has a presence are the primary focus of their grant making programs. The majority of their grants fit within one of the following areas: Conservation and Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children and Families; Global Education in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Business; Business and Community Partnerships, and Workforce Skills Today for Tomorrow. Ongoing deadline.



The Allen Foundation


Grant applications are accepted for efforts affecting health and nutrition. The Allen Foundation focuses on nutritional research, education and training to improve the health of children, young adults and mothers during pregnancy and after birth. Ongoing deadline.



Allstate Foundation


The Allstate Foundation awards program grants focusing on personal safety and security, neighborhood revitalization and financial planning and education. Examples of funded projects include: fire safety; child safety advocacy; structured after-school programs with initiatives safeguard against gangs and delinquency; automobile passenger safety; and anti-drinking and driving programs. Ongoing deadline.



America Healing


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launches a five-year, $75 million initiative called America Healing that aims to improve life outcomes for vulnerable children and their families by promoting racial healing and eliminating barriers to opportunities. During the first phase, 119 community-based organizations receive grants totaling $14.6 million to support efforts among racial and ethnic groups that increase opportunities for children in healthcare and other areas. Ongoing deadline.




American Eagle Foundation


The AE Foundation and its FREE initiative raises funds and enlists volunteers for projects that improve the quality of life where AE associates and customers live, work and play. Committed to giving back to the customers and communities who have contributed to their success, the AE Foundation funds teen and college student programs that contain one or more of the FREE values. AE supports communities in the following four ways: 1. Gift Card Donations for Events: AE donates a limited number of $25 gift cards to college and high school sponsored drug-free events that strive to keep teens and college students safe; 2. Financial Grants: Each year, the AE Foundation will allocate a limited amount of money to nonprofit, public charities with tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that fall within the scope of the mission statement; 3. Fundraising Card Programs: Schools and nonprofit organizations may use AE Gift Cards to help raise money for computer labs, school repairs, music programs, etc.; and 4. Eagle Salute Associate Volunteer Program: The American Eagle Outfitters EAGLE SALUTE Program is a global initiative designed to support their associates' volunteer efforts by providing a grant to the charitable organizations where they perform at least 25 hours of community service per calendar year. Ongoing deadline.




The American Family Life Insurance Company (AFLAC)


Aflac's philanthropic efforts in the community can be seen in four areas: health, education, youth, and the arts. From contributing to the John B. Amos Cancer Center to helping underwrite the creation of a new library, Aflac is a vital part of the Columbus, Georgia community. Aflac grants range from $1,500 to $2 million. Ongoing deadline.




American Honda Foundation


The American Honda Foundation reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of the Honda companies, which are characterized by the following: Dreamful (imaginative), Creative, Youthful, Foresightful (forward-thinking), Scientific, Humanistic, and Innovative. The American Honda Foundation provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to the following: Educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; gifted student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the fields of youth education and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques. Since its inception, the American Honda Foundation has provided more than 401 grants for more than $18.1 million. Ongoing deadline.




American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation


Support may be on the way for your classroom budget. As an AIAA Educator Associate, you're invited to apply for a Classroom Grant from the AIAA Foundation. Here's how it works. Are you a K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the answer is "yes," you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. You can use your grant for classroom demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software, graphing calculators, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can resist the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and other materials to help you make science, mathematics, and technology come alive in your classroom. Proposals are reviewed year round, 30 days before quarterly meetings held in January, March, June and September. Ongoing deadline.




AmeriDream Inc.


Through down payment assistance and community redevelopment programs, AmeriDream, Inc. expands affordable housing opportunities not only to first-time homebuyers but to all low- and moderate-income individuals and families who wish to achieve homeownership. Additionally, as a non-profit organization, AmeriDream works to promote the value of homeownership as a strong foundation that supports lasting communities and individual prosperity. Ongoing deadlines.




Amgen Foundation


The Amgen Foundation funds programs dedicated to providing patients, caregivers and health care practitioners with information, education and access. These programs are directed at patient empowerment and health care disparities/health inequalities. To date, the Foundation has contributed more than $140 million to nonprofit organizations across the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that align with the Foundation's mission. Ongoing deadline.




Anheuser-Busch Foundation


The Anheuser-Busch Foundation funds education, healthcare, youth/minority development, arts and environment programs in areas where the alcoholic beverage distributor operates. The foundation considers grants from $15,000 to more than $100,000. Anheuser owns breweries, as well as the Busch Gardens and Sea World Parks. Breweries are located in Fairfield & Los Angeles, CA; Fort Collins, CO; Jacksonville, FL; Cartersville, GA; St. Louis; Newark, NJ; Merrimack, NH; Baldwinsville, NY; Columbus, OH; Houston; and Williamsburg, VA. Theme parks are located in San Diego; Orlando & Tampa, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Williamsburg. Ongoing deadline.




Annenberg Foundation


The Annenberg Foundation provides support for projects within its grant-making interest areas of education and youth, arts and culture, civic and community, and health. The Foundation only considers organizations defined as a public charity and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Annenberg Foundation accepts letters of inquiry at all times during the year and there are no deadlines.  After review of the inquiry by Foundation staff, the applicant will be contacted within 6 to 8 weeks as to the status of the request.  Ongoing deadline.




Annie E. Casey Foundation


Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. In general, the grant making of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is limited to initiatives that have significant potential to demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery, and community supports for children and families. Most grantees have been invited by the Foundation to participate in these projects. Organizations wishing to send a proposal to the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than three typewritten pages describing the organization, its programs, the amount of funds requested, and a brief explanation of how the proposed work fits within the mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Ongoing deadline.




A. O. Smith Foundation


The A. O. Smith Foundation, founded in 1955, is a private, nonprofit organization that contributes to qualifying charitable, educational, scientific, literary, and civic organizations located primarily in communities where A. O. Smith Corporation has facilities. Support for the Foundation comes from the profits of A. O. Smith Corporation. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided nearly $20 million in financial support for worthwhile community programs and organizations. A. O. Smith Foundation contributions are aimed at: strengthening higher education throughout the country; promoting the civic, cultural, and social welfare of communities; and advancing medical research and improving local health services. Ongoing deadline.




Armstrong Foundation


In 1985, the Armstrong Foundation was formed to enhance the neighborhoods in which they live and work. Millions of dollars each year have been donated to community caring efforts. Today, the Foundation philanthropy takes many forms and is largely allocated to the causes their employees are passionate about. The primary objectives of the Armstrong Foundation Contributions Program are as follows: improve the quality of life in communities in which Armstrong employees live and work; support higher education as it relates to employees (meaning scholarships and higher education gift matching); provide emergency support to members of the Armstrong community in crises; and other appropriate initiatives as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors from time to time. Ongoing deadline.




Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation


The mission of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is to promote positive change in people's lives and to build and enhance the communities in which they live. The Foundation has an especially strong interest in supporting innovative endeavors leading to better circumstances for low-income youth and their families. The geographic focus of the Foundation includes Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina. Ongoing deadline.






AstraZeneca supports nonprofit health care organizations and programs across the US through a contributions program administered through the company's six regional business centers. In 2005, they provided almost $780 million in monetary and product donations. Awards vary. Ongoing deadline.




AT&T Foundation


The AT&T Foundation provides grants to organizations and programs that enrich the quality of life, with an emphasis on improving education, advancing community development, addressing vital community needs and enhancing unique cultural assets. The AT&T Foundation funds programs designed to: enhance education by integrating new technologies and increasing learning opportunities; improve economic development through technology and local initiatives; provide vital assistance to key community-based organizations; support cultural institutions that make a community unique; and advance the goals and meet the needs of diverse populations. Ongoing deadline.




Autodesk, Inc.


Autodesk plays an active role in the communities where employees live and work. Their Community Relations program, established in 1989, offers assistance to local nonprofit organizations that meet program criteria. Financial assistance and product grants are their way of giving back to the communities in which Autodesk employees live and work. In Fiscal Year 2004, Autodesk granted over US$500,000 in financial grants and over $350,000 in software products to qualifying nonprofits (the majority of monetary donations were made to Health & Human Services). To be considered for financial grants, organizations must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Community Relations Department is to support the communities where Autodesk employees live and work; therefore, they give preference to organizations that use grant money in communities where Autodesk has a business presence. Typical grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. They give all proposals equal consideration, provided they do not have strong political or religious affiliations, or have a core message or practice of discrimination. Ongoing deadline.




Bamford-Lahey Children's Foundation


The Bamford-Lahey Children's Foundation was established in July of 2000 for the purpose of conducting and supporting programs that will enhance the linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children.  At this time, the resources of the Foundation will target projects designed to enhance the language development of children who have difficulty learning their native language. Research suggests that from seven to fourteen percent of children in this country experience language-learning problems; many of them have no history of other contributing developmental problems.  Difficulty communicating with others can have devastating effects on the development of social and cognitive skills, as well as the development of self-esteem and general emotional well being. All too frequently preschool children with language-learning difficulties continue to have problems with both spoken and written language in the school years and are often described as "learning disabled."  Although considerable basic research has been carried out in the effort to understand the bases of language-learning problems, less research has been done to determine how such children might be helped to learn language.  The Foundation is interested in supporting programs that will have a near-term impact on the language learning of children with developmental language disorders. The Foundation will consider making one or two grants a year through other non-profit organizations (e.g., universities, hospitals, public schools) for projects that are directly related to its immediate objectives if indirect costs are not involved.  Proposals for this type of funding will only be considered for one-year projects where costs are under $20,000. Ongoing deadline.




Bank of America Foundation


At Bank of America, supporting educational initiatives in the communities where the company operates is as critical to the success of those communities as it is to the company. Education, more than any other cause or social service directly affects all aspects of economic prosperity and quality of life in every community. Bank of America communities, its citizens and the company all benefit from an educational system that sets high standards and outcomes in academic achievement. As a result, Bank of America supports education initiatives through the company's charitable giving arm, the Bank of America Foundation. Bank of America Foundation supports effective, broad-based, inclusive programs that serve a diverse population through local market-based educational efforts. Ongoing deadline.




Barnes & Noble


Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs, religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (K - 12). Barnes & Noble assess the merit of each request on an individual basis. Ongoing deadline.




Baseball Tomorrow Fund


The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association that was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment. BTF provides grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in both rural and urban communities. BTF awards an average of 30 grants per year totaling more than $1.5 million. The average grant amount is $51,000. Ongoing deadline.




The Baxter International Foundation


The Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Baxter International Inc., a global medical products and services company. Like Baxter, the foundation supports the development of better, more accessible care, delivered as economically as possible. The Baxter International Foundation funds initiatives that benefit the entire health field. These include projects that improve quality, cost-effectiveness, access or education, and may be designed as models for larger programs. Ongoing deadline.




Bereavement Support Services and Grief Counseling for Children, Teens and Youth Adults Grant


A Little HOPE, Inc. is a not-for-profit publicly supported charitable foundation, recognized by the IRS under 501 (c)(3), which grants funds to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens and young adults, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.  To be considered, email (no telephone calls):  name of your program, your website address, name of your executive director, name of the program director, and the location of your program.  No other information is needed or will be processed. Do not send letters of inquiry or any other materials unless they have been requested by A Little Hope. If your organization has previously sent an email request for consideration, it has been reviewed and is in their active files for future reference. There is no need for you to send it again. Please do not send it multiple times. If you have previously received a grant from them there is also no need to send a request for consideration.  Introductory e-mails are accepted year round.  Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.




BMW Group of North America


As one of the world's largest companies, the BMW Group believes they have a duty of social responsibility. To support this, they provide funding for charitable programs that seek to benefit society. They give highest consideration to those that focus on education, road safety and the environment. The company only makes grants to organizations that have been approved by the IRS as 501(c)(3) charities or 501(c)(9) organizations. Ongoing deadline.




Boeing Co.


The Boeing Company believes that the health of a community is measured by the well being of all its citizens. They recognize the importance of supporting basic needs as fundamental to the health of the community. They are further committed to helping communities move toward long-term well-being and self-sufficiency by addressing larger, underlying issues. Through focused programmatic opportunities, leadership, and collaboration, the Boeing Company will support current basic needs of the community, providing resources for nutritious food, clothing consistent with the climate, protective shelter with reasonable comfort and safety, and access to emergency medical treatment; and promote long-term well-being and self-sufficiency, supporting areas such as mentoring, economic independence, physical independence, and nutrition and fitness. The company contributions program welcomes applications in five major areas: education, health and human services, arts and culture, civic and environment. Boeing accepts applications for not only cash grants (see guidelines below for each area), but also for in-kind donations and services. Requests submitted after October each year are not considered until January of the following year. Ongoing deadline.




Bradley Foundation


The Bradley Foundation is a private, independent grant-making organization based in Milwaukee.  Its grants support research and educational projects, programs, and other activities that effectively further the Bradley brothers' philanthropic intent and honor their legacy. Bradley does not provide support for unspecified and undetailed overhead costs.  No funds will be authorized for fees payable to fundraising counsel.  Funding for endowments or deficit financing will be considered only under special conditions. The Foundation will: normally award grants only to organizations and institutions exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and publicly supported under Section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3); favor projects that are not normally financed by public tax funds; consider requests from religious organizations and institutions only when the resulting impact of the project is not primarily denominational; and, consider requests for building projects on rare occasions and, in such cases, grants will be limited to only a small fraction of the total project cost. Up to four Prizes of $250,000 each are awarded annually to innovative thinkers and practitioners whose achievements strengthen the legacy of the Bradley brothers and the ideas to which they were committed. Ongoing deadline.




Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund


Founded in 1952, the Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund proudly supports a wide variety of important charities in the United States, particularly in those markets it calls home. While contributions are made to nearly a hundred organizations each year, the Trust Fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting: 1) education, 2) environment and conservation, 3) childrens programs. Including national and local charities, the Trust Fund has donated more than $20 Million in the past 5 years. Ongoing deadline.




Brinker International


Giving back to the communities where they live and work is one of Brinker International's core values. With a diverse variety of local fund-raising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its restaurants contribute more than $3 million a year to a number of worthwhile charities. Brinker International's Charitable Committee must have the following information from organizations requesting donations: The exact amount requested and the specific purpose for the donation briefly summarized on 1-2 typewritten pages. The request should detail how the donations will be used; information about your organization, including proof of 501(c)(3) status and sources of funding; information, if any, concerning past or current involvement of Brinker International employees with the organization; and they may also ask for the organization's current Board of Directors, including their business and civic affiliations, as well as the organization's recent financial statements. Ongoing deadline.




Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Together on Diabetes


Together on Diabetes is a five-year, $100 million initiative that was launched in November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States by strengthening patient self-management education, community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization. In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's mission to reduce health disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes. Ongoing deadline.




Build-A-Bear  In-Kind Donations


The Build-A-Bear Foundation has donated more than $20 million in grants, partnerships, and in-kind donations and has donated more than 307,000 bears. Build-A-Bear focuses in-kind donations on organizations that help children facing and undergoing treatment for life-threatening or chronic illness, impacted by natural disasters, who have been removed from their home, are in foster care, are homeless, military children, children who have lost a family member, and/or underprivileged children. Recipient organizations must be a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as defined by IRS Code 501(c)(3) and must serve an area within 50 miles of a Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Ongoing deadline.




Build-A-Bear's Charitable Giving


The mission of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is to make life more bearable for children, families and pets in need of the kindness of others. Build-A-Bear Workshop partners with non-profit organizations (either 501(c)(3) organizations that support the health and wellness of children and families, the care and welfare of animals and the promotion of literacy and education for all. Ongoing deadline.




Campbell Soup Foundation Grants


The Campbell Soup Foundation focuses on 1) encouraging healthy living through nutrition education and physical activity, 2) increasing access to healthy food, and 3) nurturing neighborhoods by transforming the physical spaces where people live, learn, and play. The Campbell Soup Foundation has moved to an invitation-only grant process. They have two grant programs, focused on healthy school communities and the Community Impact Grants program. Grants are limited to nonprofit organizations which are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3). Proposals should meet the following criteria: 1) The organization’s work aligns with one (or more) of the three areas of focus. 2) The organization's work supports the mission to strengthen and empower healthy communities, and aligns with our philosophy around sustainable and systematic change. 3) The organization thinks strategically about assessing the impact of its work, with measurable goals and results. 4) The organization partners with others to work collaboratively within the community and to leverage additional support and funding sources. Preference is given to organizations working within a Collective Impact framework. 5) The organization displays strong and effective leadership both internally and externally in the community. 6) The organization incorporates input from community residents and beneficiaries into its work, and operates with equity in mind at all times. 7) The organization has engaged with Campbell employees in the past or demonstrates opportunities for future engagement. Ongoing deadline.




Captain Planet Foundation


The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects as its annual resources allow. All applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501, in order to be eligible for funding (this includes most schools and non-profit organizations). All projects must promote understanding of environmental issues; focus on hands-on involvement; involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary through high school); promote interaction and cooperation within the group; help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; include adult supervision; and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation (specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded). Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 - $2,500. Deadlines for submitting grant applications are June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31, annually.




Cardinal Health Foundation


The Cardinal Health Foundation was formed in 2001 as a focal point of Cardinal Health's community-relations efforts. The Foundation's initial funding resulted from the merger of Allegiance Corporation with Cardinal Health. Supported by the global resources of the Cardinal Health family of companies and more than 55,000 employees around the world, the Foundation's mission is to support employees' interests and to advance and fund programs that improve access to and delivery of health care services. The Foundation focuses their energy and resources on three primary program areas: employee volunteers and community involvement; healthy and livable communities; and health care partnerships. Specific themes derived from the company's values will guide Cardinal Health's support. They place greater focus on programs that fit the following criteria: improve the health, livability and vitality in communities where they have operations; utilize the core expertise of Cardinal Health, its employees and its partners to provide leadership and mobilize others; apply innovative solutions in collaboration with their businesses and/or other partners; offer opportunities for involvement by Cardinal Health employees; and demonstrate measurable results. Ongoing deadline.




Carls Foundation


The principal purpose and mission of the foundation is to support children's welfare efforts that emphasize healthcare facilities and programs and the prevention/ treatment of hearing impairment. The foundation was founded by Bill Carls, who created Numatics, a leading worldwide manufacturer of industrial air valves. Other focus areas include recreational, educational and welfare programs, especially for children who are disadvantaged, and preservation of natural areas, open space, historic buildings and areas having special natural beauty or significance. The Carls Foundation has no formal application for grant requests. A letter of inquiry is not required and phone calls are welcome. In the past, all grants have been made to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Ongoing deadline.




Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants


Andrew Carnegie's charge that the Corporation dedicate itself to the "advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding" has led it, over nearly 100 years of work, to support efforts to improve teaching and learning that have the potential to make a lasting and long-term contribution to the field of education. That history resonates throughout their current educational work in education, which is focused on three major areas: 1) advancing literacy: reading to learn, 2) urban school reform, and 3) teacher education reform. A theme that unites these subprograms is the overall goal of increasing access to quality education and a rich educational experience for all students that will prepare them for success in today's knowledge-based economy. Grants are usually awarded in the range of $750 - $250,000. Ongoing deadline.




Cartridges 4 Kids


Cartridges 4 Kids is a recognized leader in designing award-winning and unique environmentally smart fundraising programs. In 2000, they introduced the Cartridges 4 Kids Printer Cartridge and Cell-Phone Fundraising Program. This award-winning fundraising program encourages the community to recycle their empty printer cartridges and used cell-phones through the Cartridges 4 Kids Program. This in turn helps to generate much needed funds for the benefit of Schools and Non-profit Organizations and at the same time, reduces the amount of recyclable material that enters our landfills. Participation in the C4K Program is free, and there is absolutely no selling involved. The Cartridges 4 Kids Program pays top dollar - up to $10.00 for empty printer cartridges and up to $25.00 for cell phones. By participating in the program, your organization can expect to earn up to $1,500.00 in its first year alone! Ongoing deadline.




Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare


The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare strives to support proactive and innovative strategies that improve the quality of healthcare for low-income individuals and families. This is accomplished through an inspired philanthropic giving plan that seeks to promote efforts and activities that identify and address core causes of unequal access and treatment in healthcare. The Foundation's primary functions include: creating and supporting preventive initiatives; leveraging additional resources and revenues; and expanding healthcare services to the indigent and influencing public policy through non-partisan analysis or public discussions. Currently, Centene Corporation has health plans and business interests in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Eligible applicants must be Section 501(c)(3) public charities located in states where Centene Corporation conducts business. The Foundation favors collaborations that are inclusive of target populations and key initiatives and lead applicants cannot hold a service provider contract with any Centene subsidiary. Interested organizations should submit a 2-3 page letter of inquiry. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. Ongoing deadline.




Ceres Foundation


The Ceres Foundation has decided to focus on programs that aim to produce permanent improvements in peoples' lives by means of short-term interventions. Such programs address acute problems that block people's chances at critical moments in their lives. Interventions may take a few months, or even a few years, but in the end they enable beneficiaries to overcome the obstacles in their way, and to shift their lives onto promising paths. The Ceres Foundation will favor applicants who can best demonstrate a tangible, direct connection between the services their programs provide and the positive shifts that take place in individuals' lives. They will also give preference to organizations whose chances of success can be significantly increased by our support. None of these criteria are absolute, and they are still in the process of defining their niche. However, these criteria imply that they are now less likely to support programs that provide educational enrichment, services for the handicapped, or activity centers for children - all highly worthwhile endeavors, but not within their scope. In 2004, the Foundation funded 15 grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Ongoing deadline.




Charles Lafitte Foundation


The mission of the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is to provide for and support inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives.  To fulfill this mission the Foundation acts as grantmaker, innovator and volunteer for four main programs:  Education, Children's Advocacy, Medical Research & Issues and The Arts. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing deadline.




Chatlos Foundation


The Chatlos Foundation provides grants to organizations involved with social concerns. This encompasses secular community programs which provide direct services such as child welfare, vocational training, prison alternatives, concerns for the aged and disabled, and men, women and families in crisis. Grants range in size from $2,500 to $10,000. Ongoing deadline.




Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF)


Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF) are administered by the Georgia Child Care Council through a competitive bid process. In general, these funds pay for: 1) program improvements, and programs for children with disabilities for early childhood and school-age children, and 2) technical assistance, training, and the operation of child care resource and referral agencies. These funds are not awarded to buy land, buildings, or any equipment costing over $1,000. Approximately $6.5 million is available each year. Funded projects target low income, working families. Requests for Proposals (RFP) have been traditionally distributed in late winter or early spring and outline the services that will be purchased during the next federal fiscal year.




Child Welfare Foundation


The Child Welfare Foundation accept proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation's two basic purposes: to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society. The Foundations grants are awarded for one year. All grants must be completed between the period of January 1 - December 31 of the award year. In the past, grants have ranged from $1,500 to $70,000, and average approximately $22,000. Grants must have the potential of helping American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Deadlines are ongoing.




CHS Foundation


More than 75 years ago when the predecessors of CHS were formed, the organizations made a commitment to build a strong future for their producer-owners and communities they reached. Today the CHS Foundation continues to carry out that commitment by supporting education and leadership programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and rural America. The CHS Foundation grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. Examples include: leadership training opportunities, mentorship programs, professional development experiences and student fundraising efforts. Funds are awarded to campus-sanctioned club/organization that have an agricultural-related focus. Ongoing deadline.




Cigna Foundation


The Cigna Foundation believes that being a good corporate citizen means channeling their resources into programs that improve the quality of life for others. That's something they take very seriously; it's part of being "a business of caring." CIGNA and the CIGNA Foundation offer help in a number of ways... by providing grants and funds to qualified organizations, by sponsoring charitable causes and events and by simply contributing their time and energy wherever and whenever possible. The Foundation has identified four broad categories for grant consideration: Health and Human Services; Education; Community and Civic Affairs; and Culture and the Arts. Ongoing deadline.


Citi Foundation


The mission of the Citi Foundation is to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in lowincome communities around the world. They invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion; catalyze job opportunities for youth; and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant communities. The Citi Foundation supports efforts that break down silos and bring stakeholders together to develop and scale solutions to the most pressing challenges confronting low-income communities. Ongoing deadline.




Clark Youth Incentive Program


The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program was established with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as: names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors; objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic statement of financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions); commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or principle, school board); any relevant supporting documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like; timeframe; local evaluation process; and criteria for evaluating program effectiveness/success. Ongoing deadline.




Coca-Cola Foundation


The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the educational opportunities and support systems they need to become knowledgeable and productive citizens. Education is a fundamental means to help individuals reach their full potential. The Foundation, by committing its resources to education, can help to address society's greatest educational challenges and to provide quality learning opportunities. The Coca-Cola Foundation's focus on education continues a tradition of more than a century of corporate philanthropy. The Foundation's support of quality education is one way The Coca-Cola Company fulfills its responsibilities as a corporate citizen. The Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to countless problems that impede educational systems today, and it supports existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so broad, the Foundation's commitment is multifaceted. It offers support to public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, teacher-training programs, educational programs for minority students, and global educational programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes much of its efforts to partnership in three main areas: higher education, classroom teaching and learning, and global education. Ongoing deadline.




Colgate-Palmolive Starlight Children's Organization and Community Programs


Starlight Children's Foundation is a leading global health and education charity working to embrace, empower and enrich the lives of children from illness to wellness. Starlight provides ongoing support through programs both in and out of the hospital that: distract children from their pain; lessen the need for pain medication; help young people better understand and manage their illnesses; improve the health outcomes for sick children; and enrich the lives of more than 4.5 million children globally. During the past 23 years, Colgate-Palmolive: donated nearly $9 million; placed more than 1,350 Fun Centers and 22 PC Pal laptops in hospitals nationwide to offer fun and distraction for pediatric patients; sponsored 60 Great Escapes family activities; enabled teens to join Starlight's Starbright World online social network for seriously ill teens; and granted more than 1,600 wishes. Other community programs from Colgate-Palmoliver include "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures", the "Colgate Women's Games", and the "Make the U/Haz La U Hispanic Scholarship Fund." Ongoing deadline.




Commonwealth Fund


The Commonwealth Fund promotes high-performing healthcare systems that achieve improved access, quality and efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable individuals, including those with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities and the elderly. The fund awards grants to tax-exempt organizations and institutions and public agencies engaged in a range of fields including: healthcare quality improvement and efficiency; patient-centered coordinated care; quality of care for frail elders; state high performance health systems; and fellowship in minority health policy. For grants in amounts less than or equal to $50,000, the median award has been approximately $20,000. The Commonwealth Fund encourages and accepts unsolicited requests on an ongoing basis. Ongoing deadline.




Community Catalyst Grants


The Bank of America Foundation has three primary areas of giving: providing educational opportunities, building inclusive communities and promoting cultural outreach. It funds efforts that support issues such as: literacy, school readiness, economic education, teacher preparation, need-based and merit scholarships, work readiness, economic revitalization efforts, environmental awareness and urban planning, disaster relief, diversity and multicultural awareness, and arts education. Ongoing deadline.




Community Development Fund


Their mission is to promote the work of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Nationwide, over 1000 CDFIs serve economically distressed communities by providing credit, capital and financial services that are often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions. CDFIs have loaned and invested over billions in our nation's most distressed communities. Even better, their loans and investments have leveraged billions more dollars from the private sector for development activities in low wealth communities across the nation. Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 marks the 11th round of funding awarded by the CDFI Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has made more than $800 million in awards to community development organizations and financial institutions. Ongoing deadline.




Community Transportation Association


This program provides formula funding to states for the purpose of supporting public transportation in areas of less than 50,000 population. It is apportioned in proportion to each State's non-urbanized population. Funding may be used for capital, operating, State administration, and project administration expenses. Each state prepares an annual program of projects, which must provide for fair and equitable distribution of funds within the states, including Indian reservations, and must provide for maximum feasible coordination with transportation services assisted by other Federal sources. The goals of the nonurbanized formula program are: 1) to enhance the access of people in nonurbanized areas to health care, shopping, education, employment, pubic services, and recreation; 2) to assist in the maintenance, development, improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small urban areas; 3) to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in nonurbanized areas through the coordination of programs and services; 4) to assist in the development and support of intercity bus transportation; and 5) to provide for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurbanized transportation to the maximum extent feasible. Funds may be used for capital, operating, and administrative assistance to state agencies, local public bodies, and nonprofit organizations (including Indian tribes and groups), and operators of public transportation services. The state must use 15 percent of its annual apportionment to support intercity bus service, unless the Governor certifies that these needs of the state are adequately met. Projects to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Clean Air Act, or bicycle access projects, may be funded at 90 percent Federal match. The maximum FTA share for operating assistance is 50 percent of the net operating costs. Ongoing deadline.




Computers For Learning


The CFL program places computers in our classrooms and prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The program transfers excess Federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need. The CFL website connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with available Government computer equipment. Ongoing registration.




Computers for Youth Foundation


Computers for Youth (CYF) works directly with public schools to improve the home learning environments of their students. CFY begins with students in the sixth grade -- the earliest grade in middle school -- and expands to more senior grades in subsequent years. CFY uses an application and interview process to select schools with the following characteristics: strong leadership and a motivated, enthusiastic staff; commitment to connecting students' in-school and at-home learning and to increasing parent/family involvement; 75% or more students eligible for federally subsidized lunch; and resources available to support the project. CFY's Take IT Home program is designed to improve children's learning environment at home and to strengthen the school-home connection. The program has three goals: enhance the educational resources in children's homes, improve parent-child interaction around learning at home, and help teachers contribute to and take advantage of a stronger school-home connection. Ongoing deadline.




ConAgra Foods Foundation


Their mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ConAgra Foods employees work and live. They focus their resources in these areas: Arts and Culture; Civic and Community Betterment; Education; Health and Human Services; Hunger, Nutrition and Food Safety. ConAgra Foods is a multi-faceted company operating in many communities across the United States. Because of ConAgra Foods' major commitment to fighting child hunger in America, there is limited funding available for other new initiatives. Grant proposals will be accepted, however, from organizations meeting these criteria: organization must have IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status; organization must have been in existence for at least one year; organization or project must provide a solution for specific community needs; and organization must be well-managed, fiscally responsible and demonstrate success in meeting goals. To find out if your organization has a ConAgra Foods facility nearby, please consult your local phone directory or contact your Chamber of Commerce. Recent grants were awarded in the range of $25 0 $310,000, however, most awards are under $5,000. Proposals must be received by the last working day of January, April, July, and October.




ConocoPhillips Co.


Since Phillips Petroleum Co., now ConocoPhillips, entered the field of educational film series in 1976, it has produced high quality educational videos and teachers' guides in the subjects of math, science and environmental topics. These videos and guides are free and easily accessible to any public school in the country, including the states that are outside of ConocoPhillips' marketing area. The programs focus on critical classroom needs and not on forwarding ConocoPhillips' interests or promoting its products. Company acknowledgement will be limited to brief visual identification at the beginning or end of each program. Please note that video supplies are limited. Ongoing deadline.




Corning Inc. Foundation


The Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952, develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural, community and selected national organizations. Over the years, the Foundation has contributed more than $83,000,000 through its programs of giving. Resources are directed primarily toward initiatives, which improve the quality of life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Each year, the Foundation fulfills approximately 225 grants totaling some $2,250,000. Ongoing deadline.






Covidien, a healthcare device and supply company, accepts health grant requests under guidelines of its Partnership for Neighborhood Wellness. In general, requests should aim to fund local community health centers or clinics to enlarge their medical staff and add diagnostic tests and treatments or disease prevention and education initiatives; fund consumer education related to specific diseases or medical conditions; provide education and awareness, with emphasis on prevention; provide medical professionals with additional tools to address health needs; and raise money for capital campaigns for building clinics or healthcare facilities in impoverished communities. In addition, programs should directly benefit a community by increasing access to quality, affordable healthcare; benefit people suffering from a specific disease for which treatment options are not affordable or readily available; and support development of new approaches to prevention. Grants are made bi-annually. Ongoing deadline.




Cristina Foundation


National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives. NCF encourages corporations and individuals to donate surplus and used computers, software, peripherals and related business technology. NCF directs those donations to training and educational organizations. All donated equipment is distributed to these organizations FREE. Ongoing deadline.




CyberLearning Matching Grants


The mission of the CyberLearning Match Grant is to provide the highest quality education to all, especially the disadvantaged, at the lowest fee. They provide up to 50% matching grants to all eligible organizations including schools, colleges, non-profits, workforce development programs, banks, government agencies and corporations. Matching grants may be used to access their 1,000 plus high-quality online courses in IT (Information Technology- all levels and almost all topics), Management (Harvard ManageMentor modules) and TestPrep (Barrons SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT"). In addition, they provide follow up cash grants to the grantees to assist them in implementing holistic CyberLearning or TTCM (Teacher/Mentor-Technology-Courseware-Motivation) solutions that make a difference in the lives of their target populations. Grantees can use the follow up cash grants to improve teacher/mentor training as well as to acquire computers, software, access and motivational rewards for students and teachers. Ongoing deadline.




CVS Caremark Community Grants


An annual philanthropic initiative of CVS Caremark, the CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations working to help disabled individuals 21 and under lead full and independent lives, and to programs that help the uninsured receive quality health care. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for grants in the following funding areas: 1) Children with disabilities: Support for programs that serve individuals 21 and under and address any of the following: Health and Rehabilitation Services -- programs that help ensure children with disabilities develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible, including physical and occupational therapies, speech and hearing therapies, assistive technology, and recreational therapies; and programs that provide either physical activities or play opportunities for children to address the specific needs of the population served. 2) Public schools: Support for programs designed to include children with disabilities as full participants alongside their typically developing peers. 3) Health care for the uninsured and underserved: Support for programs working to help more uninsured people receive needed care and ensure that the care received is of high quality and delivered by providers who participate in accountable community healthcare programs. There is no age limit on proposed programs that create greater access to healthcare services. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or public schools located in states with CVS/pharmacy stores. Qualifying organizations are eligible for grants of up to $5,000. Ongoing deadline.




Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's primary interest is in funding projects that directly impact permanency through adoption of waiting children in the United States and Canada. Emphasis will be given to programs and projects on a national or regional basis that will help move children out of foster care and into adoptive homes. The Foundation is especially interested in addressing the permanency needs of children who are older, medically and/or emotionally challenged, from an ethnic minority and/or sibling groups who seek to be adopted together. The Foundation welcomes grant requests from U.S. and Canadian tax-exempt organizations. Preference will be given to applications that: propose innovative recruitment and adoption awareness efforts that are easily replicated on a national basis; develop successful methods for overcoming procedural, bureaucratic or financial obstacles to adoption; clearly delineate outcome measures; are cost effective; include partnerships with other organizations, corporations or foundations; and have significant potential to demonstrate innovative service delivery to adoptive families and adopted children. Ongoing deadline (deadlines are April 9, August 6, and November 5 annually).




Delta Air Lines Foundation


Delta supports programs that promote youth in three key areas: wellness, leadership development and cultural advocacy. Through financial means and support from their work force volunteers, Delta is preparing youth from many backgrounds and cultures to lead and enjoy the unprecedented opportunities of the 21st century. In the area of wellness, Delta funds programs that promote the health and well-being of youth. They aim to ensure a healthy start in life by supporting organizations that address some of society's most formidable youth and childhood diseases; in leadership development, Delta supports programs that help young people develop strong character, leadership skills and positive self-esteem, as well as programs teaching personal development, conflict resolution and team building; and in cultural advocacy, they promote organizations and programs that help us embrace our differences and enrich our understanding of diverse peoples and cultures. This entails a broad range of interests. They support developing country initiatives, diversity education, and cultural arts. To accomplish their mission, Delta commits over $16 million annually to four Signature Partners and other worthy organizations. Also, Delta supports and promotes employee volunteer efforts through their Community Partners program. With their contributions of time, talent and funding, they contribute to the well-being of the more than 300 communities they serve. In 2002, Delta awarded more than $3 million to various organizations, ranging from $2,000 to $1 million each. Ongoing deadline.




DENSO North America Foundation


The DENSO North America Foundation serves to extend DENSO Corporation's leadership in corporate citizenship by contributing to the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of higher education in engineering and related business programs through grant making to colleges and universities serving the North American educational community. The DENSO North America Foundation acts exclusively for charitable purposes on a centralized basis throughout North America by providing grants to institutions of higher learning for educational and/or scientific purposes, with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Funding is focused in two areas: Capital Campaigns for building campaigns including new projects, expansions and major maintenance, permanent installations and exhibits. Also includes purchase of equipment, classroom / lab sponsorships, including development of electronic educational / training systems. Project must be related to business or engineering support. Exclusions: contribution for leased buildings or equipment, administrative / startup costs, product development and patents; and Student Projects which provide support for university-sanctioned student competitions. Projects must be related to the advancement or understanding of business or engineering principles. Must represent a team effort. The foundation also provides grants through the Red Cross to aid persons and communities in distress due to the impact of natural disasters in North American locations where DENSO Corporation operates. Current assets are nearly $7 million. Ongoing deadline.




Digital Wish


Nonprofit Digital Wish, supported by organizations such as the Draper Richards Foundation and Flip Video, sponsors a classroom grants program designed to strengthen education through digital imaging and the power of visual learning. Digital Wish works with a variety of institutions to set up technology grant programs for local schools, and then matches every donation with an extra 2%-10% in funding. Digital Wish has set up a 30,000-member online community which has funded technology improvements to over 8,000 classrooms this year, impacting nearly 250,000 students nationwide. Applicants need to submit a description of the intended project and a budget. All teachers who submit a technology-based lesson plan on Digital Wish will be automatically entered to win as many as 43 different technology grants. Ongoing deadline.




Dircks Foundation


The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation focuses on programs and projects that provide opportunities to children and individuals who are physically, mentally or economically disadvantaged. The Foundation concentrates on small non-profit organizations that provide programs and projects that prevent or solve problems, rather than meet basic needs. Grants are awarded for one year only and typically range from $1,000 to $15,000. Recipients are required to report on the program that was funded and evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Grants are only awarded to organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.




DiscounTech-Cisco Networking Program


The DiscounTech-Cisco Networking Program allows nonprofit organizations to obtain Cisco's Internet Starter Kit Networking Bundles and other networking equipment. Your organization may be eligible to receive all equipment and hardware necessary to create a functioning network (only additional wiring may be required) and a 1-year technical support contract with Cisco's authorized technical support organization, SMARTNet. SMARTNet includes: major and minor maintenance releases of Cisco IOSSoftware via or media (upon request), registered access to, 24x7 access to Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) via phone, email or through, and SMARTnet 8x5xNext Business Day - Delivery of hardware replacement parts the next business day, provided that the request is received before 3 p.m. local time. Ongoing deadline.




Dollar General Community Initiatives


Dollar General's mission is "supporting literacy and youth development initiatives that promote self sufficiency" in their 25 state territory. Common areas of support include: adult education (adult literacy, GED, etc), mentoring, youth education programs, youth literacy programs and youth self-esteem programs. Potential applicants can submit a proposal by mail or online. The typical grant does not exceed $20,000. Ongoing deadline.




Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation


For more than 30 years, the Foundation has funded carefully selected grant requests that assist vulnerable children in the United States and across the globe. The Ross Foundation has compassion for all children, regardless of their circumstances.  However, the Foundation is most concerned with a young child who is vulnerable through no fault of his or her own.  The Foundation has a special interest in helping: the ill; physically disabled; injured; disfigured; mentally disabled; emotionally disturbed; little or no access to education; learning disabled; orphaned; vulnerable as a result of natural disaster or conflict; physically abused and neglected; poor-disadvantaged; or malnourished child. The Ross Foundation makes grants in the following categories: Equipment/Supplies; Emergency; Small Construction, Renovations, Building Purchase; Start-Up Expenses; and Specific Project Support. Sending a letter of inquiry through the foundation's website is the recommended first step. After reading each letter and determining that a project may be considered for funding, the foundation helps applicants file necessary information and supplies a general format for use in creating a full proposal. Ongoing deadline.




Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc.


Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, has built a successful business on the principles that one person can make a difference and that excellent people produce excellent results. In 1987, the company established the Dreyer's Foundation to give young people a better chance to achieve their potential. The mission of the Dreyer's Foundation is to promote family, school and community environments that build skills and foster talents in young people. Priority is given to programs/projects that: affect a significant number of young people, foster the concept that it is better to teach young people how to learn than to simply give them answers to their problems, and are unique and creative. The company's small grants program provided up to $1,000 and donates ice cream and gift certificates. Ongoing deadline.






DuPont supports programs and organizations that address social progress, economic success, and environmental excellence"all vital components of community sustainability. Specifically, in the area of social progress, DuPont supports programs that: increase access to opportunity; help children, youth, and families; and foster understanding among community members. In the area of economic success, DuPont is interested in programs that revitalize neighborhoods, help individuals achieve self-sufficiency, and enhance individuals' quality of life. Most corporate grants involve programs in the DuPont headquarters community of Wilmington, Del., and other communities where the company has a major presence. The committee reviews requests in the spring and fall (usually May and September). Ongoing deadline.




Dynegy Foundation


The Dynegy Foundation has created a new approach to fund children's charities and organizations. They have developed a line of products that provide children with value-oriented instruction while generating funds for children's charities. Projects in the areas of children's health, safety, or social, educational, and recreational needs are funded by Dynegy. All nonprofit children's charities are eligible. Ongoing deadline.




The Eaton Corporation


The company supports programs that reduce the physical, economic and psychological barriers to self-sufficiency for low-income individuals, families and communities. Funding is targeted to social and physical needs for life sustenance (food, clothing, and shelter) and empowerment (education, employment, etc.) Eaton supports K - 12 programs, particularly math and science programs. Deadline is ongoing.




Educational Foundation of America


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the environment, the crisis of human overpopulation and reproductive freedom, Native Americans, arts, education, medicine, and human services. Important characteristics considered by Educational Foundation of America (EFA) are an organization's record of achievement, intended broad impact, sound financial practices, increasing independence, and correspondence with EFA objectives. The Educational Foundation of America makes grants to qualifying non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status and those that are not private foundations as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. EFA provides grants for specific projects. It does not provide funds for endowment or endowed faculty chairs, building/capital programs, religious purposes, grants to individuals, annual fund-raising campaigns, indirect costs, overhead or general support. The Foundation prefers not to fund projects located outside the United States. Current funding is approximately $4 million per year with the average grant in the range of $5,000 to $50,000. Ongoing deadlines.




EDS Foundation


The EDS Foundation, philanthropic effort of the information technology company, provides grants from $5,000 to $50,000, with a focus on bridging the digital divide. Other endeavors, however, will be considered, including arts/culture, education and health/human services. In total, the foundation provides about 25 grants each year totaling more than $500,000. Ongoing deadline.




Eli Lilly Foundation


Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, organized in 1968, is a nonprofit corporation made possible by the profits of Eli Lilly and Company. It is the major source of the company's financial support for nonprofit organizations. The foundation is funded annually by the company based upon an average of consolidated income before taxes over the previous three years. The formula is designed to annually place Lilly among the top 10 most generous companies in the world. Eli Lilly and Company and its foundation direct the company's philanthropic efforts through product donations, matching gifts and discretionary gifts. Cash contributions from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation are strategically focused within two broad categories. Sixty percent of funds allocated for discretionary giving are directed to not-for-profit groups aligned with company interests. The remaining 40 percent is allocated for discretionary gifts in Indianapolis and several other communities where Lilly has a significant employee base. Requests for support are accepted throughout the year. Requests that fit within the areas of interest are reviewed two times a year. The qualifying requests received between January 1 and June 30 are reviewed in the third quarter and those that best meet the criteria are selected for payments that are made in the fourth quarter. Qualifying requests received between July 1 and December 31 are reviewed in the first quarter of the following year and those selected will receive payment in the second quarter. Ongoing deadline.




Elton John AIDS Foundation


The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) focuses on supporting community-based prevention programs, harm reduction programs, public education to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS, advocacy to improve AIDS-related public policy, and direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. Direct services include HIV/AIDS-related medical and mental health treatment, testing and counseling, food distribution, assisted living, social service coordination, and legal aid. EJAF grants are provided three times per year to projects and partnerships that fit within EJAF's targeted grant-making priority areas. EJAF accepts unsolicited grant proposals for consideration during its third grantmaking round of the year which occurs in the fall. Any charitable (not-for-profit) organization located in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America may apply. Only organizations within these geographical regions can be considered for funding. To apply, organizations must complete an online application that requests a summary description of the proposed program, proof of charitable status, and audited financial statements. The foundation awards grants three times a year--in February, July, and October. Ongoing deadline.




Everyday Young Hero


The Everyday Young Hero program highlights one outstanding youth a week that are making extraordinary contributions and commitments to service. Nominations must come from a parent, teacher, or other adult mentor; supporting material is recommended. The Everyday Young Hero award is open to those between the ages of 5-25.  Winners receive an announcement in YSA's weekly National Serving e-Briefing, a certificate and letter from YSA's President and CEO, a customized press release, local market media coverage, and publicity on the YSA's website, Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Ongoing deadline.




FedEx Global Community Relations Program


The mission of the FedEx Global Community Relations department is to actively support the communities they serve and strengthen their global reputation through strategic investment of their people, resources and network. Corporate resources include financial contributions, in-kind shipping services and volunteer services of employees. Written requests are accepted year-round and are generally reviewed within three weeks of receipt. FedEx prefers to contribute for specific program needs rather than for special events or capital campaigns. Core giving areas include emergency and disaster relief, pedestrian and child safety, critical community needs, education, health, and human services. Ongoing deadline.




Fender Music Foundation


The Fender Music Foundation makes the gift of music available to people across the country by providing resources for music education programs. The grants are awarded to schools, local music programs and national music programs across the United States. The intent of the proposed program must be music instruction, not music appreciation or entertainment. Participants/students cannot be professional or career musicians. The organization awards acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments and keyboards. No cash grants are awarded. Ongoing deadline.




Finish Line Youth Foundation


Established in October of 1998, the Finish Line Youth Foundation encourages Sport. Life. Style in America's youth. Finish Line believes providing funding and assistance for education, sports and exercise will consistently propel kids in the right direction. These athletic and wellness programs place importance on living a healthy lifestyle, bolstering their confidence and leadership skills, and teaching them the importance of teamwork. Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to enrich the communities in which it operates. Organizations interested in applying must meet the following standards: registered as a 501 (c) (3) tax status; primary focus on assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentration on athletics or wellness; and benefit communities from which the donations were generated or be located in the areas Finish Line serves. Requests for support must be submitted in writing on organization letterhead. Ongoing deadline.




First Responder Children's Foundation


First Responders Children's Foundation awards grants to individuals and to public safety agencies.  Grants to individuals support children who have endured financial hardship and whose first responder parents have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries in the line of duty.  Grants to public safety agencies support programs created and operated by first responders that impact children and the communities in which they live. First responders are paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, and employees directly supporting police and fire departments such as 911 dispatchers.  The brave medical personnel and staff of the emergency services of the hospitals and health facilities that are treating COVID-19 patients shall be deemed first responders for the purpose of being eligible for grants from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Ongoing Deadline.




Food Lion Charitable Foundation


The Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which Food Lion operates. Preference for funding is given to organizations or programs that involve Food Lion associates and are located in Food Lion's marketing territory. The Foundation considers requests from organizations that fall into three general categories: primary and secondary education; feeding the hungry; and local, charitable organizations. Contributions are considered for public charities with 501(c)(3) designations who: 1) have an active and responsible board of trustees; 2) exhibit ethical publicity methods and solicitation of funds; 3) provide for an appropriate audit to reveal income and disbursements in reasonable detail, and 4) can demonstrate long-term financial viability. Ongoing deadline.




Ford Motor Company Fund Grants


Shortly after Henry Ford began his enterprise in 1903, he said, "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." He was referring to the obligation of companies, not only to create good products for their customers, but also to share good works and goodwill. That is precisely the goal of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services - to support initiatives and institutions that enhance and improve opportunities for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates. The Ford Motor Company Fund awards grants in six areas: education, environment, public policy, health and social programs, civic affairs and community development, and arts and humanities. Ongoing deadline.




Ford Foundation's JustFilms Grant Program


These grants support documentary film projects that address urgent social issues. The foundation's goal is to expand the community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack funding, and help them to realize their visions and reach audiences. JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world. Initiative funds will be distributed through three distinct paths: partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance Institute, the Independent Television Service and the Tribeca Film Institute; collaboration with other Ford Foundation grant-making programs; and an ongoing open-application process that will help JustFilms stay attuned to fresh ideas. Through its grant making, the foundation supports innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. When making grants, the foundation thinks about long-term strategies, knowing that lasting social change requires decades of effort. And because its mission is broad and resources are limited, the foundation carefully targets support so it can be used most effectively and leverage the greatest amount of impact. The foundation has set aside $10 million a year over five years for the project. Ongoing deadline.




Fordham Street Foundation Grants


The Fordham Street Foundation supports efforts to close the gap in academic achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged youth. We seek to fund effective nonprofit organizations committed to giving all children access to innovative teaching strategies and experiences that lead to improved academic performance and personal success. By investing in quality education we can build a better future for all children. Eligibility includes tax-exempt organizations and Fordham is currently limiting its review and funding to grant proposals that target minority academic achievement. Ongoing deadline.




The FundingFactory


Since 1997, the FundingFactory has pioneered and leads the way in Fundraising Through Recycling. The FundingFactory has launched a unique Cell Phone Recycling Program. Collect and recycle empty printer cartridges to earn technology, sports and recreation equipment or even cash. This provides you with another way to capitalize on the fundraising-through-recycling concept. Simply collect used cell phones from parents and local business and you will earn points just like the printer cartridge program. Ongoing deadline.




Gardener's Supply Company


Gardener's Supply Company gives cash or products to gardening, sustainable agriculture, food, environmental and hunger-related causes. They require that all requests be in writing on the letterhead of your organization. Please limit your letter to just one page, and include your project or organization's mission and the specific donation request. Ongoing deadline.




GE Foundation


Committed to building a world where all children have the opportunity to learn and thrive, the GE Foundation focuses on improving access, equity and quality of education in targeted GE communities. The GE Foundation has launched the next phase of College Bound, the College Bound District Program, which focuses on systemic change and increased student achievement in targeted U.S. school districts. The program seeks to increase the number of college-ready students through a rigorous math and science curriculum, professional development for teachers and administrators, in-depth evaluation, strengthening of a district's management functions and the collaborative engagement of various district and community stakeholders. Ongoing deadline.




Gerber Foundation


The Foundation's mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve infant and young children nutrition, care and development from the first year before birth to three years of age. Programs should support a specific nutrition or health intervention and have defined outcome parameters. Generally, competitive requests will be focused on particular projects in furtherance of the Foundation's mission and goal of supporting nutrition or health-related interventions to improve infant health and development. Foundation grants are not typically ongoing. Supported projects should have beginnings and endings, reasonable periods during which measurable progress or outcomes are accomplished. The impact of Foundation funding should be detailed, so that the infusion of new or outside funding can be seen to have some positive influence on the progress or outcome of the Project.  Grants are limited to three years in length.  While there is no policy affecting the dollar amounts of Foundation grants, there are some practical considerations. Projects requiring small grants (generally under $50,000) are typically local in scope and impact, and therefore may not be within the scope of national funding initiatives. Large requests (greater than $1 million) may exceed available Foundation resources. Grant awards are approved in May and November. Initial letters of inquiry are accepted at any time but should be submitted no later than 5 months prior to these award dates.  For the May round submit letters prior to December 1; for the November round submit letters prior to June 1.  Ongoing deadline.






Georgia-Pacific believes that strong communities are good for business. Their core philosophy is anchored in a belief that for a business to survive and prosper, it must develop and use its capabilities to create sustainable value for both its customers and society. The purpose of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation is to help create and fund those programs and initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life within the communities where Georgia-Pacific employees live and work. They believe that self-reliance and economic fortitude are indispensable components of vibrant communities. The Foundation primarily invests their resources in four key areas that are essential to creating and sustaining strong communities: Education, Environment, Community Enrichment, and Entrepreneurship. Georgia-Pacific leverages these four key areas ("The Four Es") to impact communities. Ongoing deadline.




Gifts In Kind International


Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that help improve communities. Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that help improve communities. Ongoing deadline.




Gilead Foundation


Gilead considers grant requests from a broad range of organizations. Gilead provides grants primarily to non-profit organizations for activities related to the therapeutic areas in which Gilead has expertise - cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic angina. Grants are available to support various types of initiatives such as continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, scientific conferences, patient education programs, the development of health education materials and community activities. Ongoing deadline.




Good Sports


Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations. Ongoing deadline.




Google Grants


Google Grants provides eligible organizations with in-kind keyword advertising using Google AdWords so you can connect directly with your target audience. Through simple, short text ads that run on, thousands (or even millions) of people can learn about your organization online as they are searching for related information. When someone enters keywords (short phrases specifying a particular search query) into, ads targeted to those keywords appear alongside the search results. If your organization is a recognized 501(c)(3) whose mission and programs fit their eligibility requirements, they encourage you to apply. Your application is more likely to be successful if you have a basic understanding of the Google AdWords Program and the Google Grants program guidelines. You'll be asked to provide sample keywords, ad copy, and a brief statement about how your organization will benefit from participating in the Google Grants program. Google selects Google Grants recipients every quarter. You will know within six months or less whether or not you will receive a Google Grant award. Ongoing deadline.




Green Communities Initiative


A minimum of $1 million in grant funds is available to participants in the Green Communities Initiative (GCI) through an application process that is published on The Enterprise Foundation's website. Grants will be made for planning and implementation of green housing development projects with minimum numbers of homes or apartments available to low-income families and individuals. Individual grants are expected to be awarded in the range of $15,000 to $50,000. Deadlines are ongoing.




Green Foundation


Established in 1994, the Green Foundation is a private, non-operating foundation that awards grants for both operating and program support. The foundation's mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage growth, and ultimately effect positive change within those institutions that best reflect the foundation's core focus areas and the communities they serve. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in the following areas: arts; education; and health and scientific research. Most of the foundation's grant making is limited to institutions that serve the Los Angeles community; however, the foundation will consider institutions beyond this geographic boundary that have the potential to impact communities statewide or nationally. To be eligible for foundation funding, an applicant organization must be classified by the IRS as a public charity and tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.




Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Foundation


The Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sponsorship of educational events, seminars, and lecture series on topics such as human development and potential, business and management in order to foster positive change on personal, organizational, community and global levels. There are no maximum or minimum grant amounts. Awards vary by project. Ongoing deadline.




H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Program


Local Workforce Investment Boards are eligible to apply for this skills training program that provides a long term solution to domestic skill shortages in high skill and high technology occupations. Funds may be used for technical skills training for employed and unemployed American workers. Training must focus on occupations that are experiencing skills shortages in the domestic job market. Ongoing deadline.




Hanley Family Foundation, Inc. (HFF)


The Hanley Family Foundation, Inc. (HFF) was created to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. It is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt under Section 501(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each year it makes grants to organizations that are themselves tax exempt under Section 501(3) and that qualify as public charities as described in Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3). The Foundation Board reviews grant requests periodically. If your organization has a project that would further the stated corporate purpose of HFF, you may submit either a brief inquiry describing the project for preliminary screening or a full proposal for funding online. Ongoing deadline.




Harry Chapin Foundation


Harry Chapin believed the issue of world hunger was one that could be eradicated in a lifetime, and his tireless pursuit of that goal was obvious. The Harry Chapin Foundation exists to help concerned, private citizens get involved. The Foundation will focus its funding program in the following areas: community education programs to identify community needs and mobilize resources to meet them, fostering social and economic justice; arts in education programs and other approaches to educating young people to create a healthier and more peaceful world; agricultural programs that support the preservation of individually-owned farms and support for citizen organizations that promote equitable food production and distribution; and environmental programs that promote a safe and sustainable environment. Grants are made for a one- (1) year period. In some instances, grant renewals are considered but are never automatic. Grants are never awarded for more than three consecutive years. Grant sizes range from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $10,000. Ongoing deadline.




Hasbro Children's Foundation


The Hasbro Children's Foundation supports the development and/or expansion of programs for children. Please be aware that the Foundation supports direct service only - the act of one person helping another. The Foundation also awards grants only to tax exempt not-for-profit organizations. Hasbro Children's Foundation funds fully integrated universally accessible playgrounds only. Playgrounds must be disabled-friendly and open to the whole community. Priority will be given to economically disadvantaged areas for playground refurbishment and/or new construction. Grants for local model programs range from $500 - $35,000. In 1999, a total of 62 grants were awarded. Ongoing deadline.




Health Impact Project


A collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trust, the Health Impact Project is intended to encourage the use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to help decision-makers better assess proposed policies, projects, and programs with respect to their impact on health so that they may avoid adverse health consequences and costs and improve health. The program partners have issued a call for proposals to demonstrate the effectiveness of HIAs and promote their incorporation into local, state, tribal, and federal decision-making. Eligible applicant organizations include: state, tribal or local agencies; tax-exempt educational institutions; and publicly supported charitable organizations that are exempt from federal income tax as an organization described by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or its territories at the time of application. Up to fifteen demonstration projects will be awarded in this round of funding. Grants will range from $25,000 to $150,000 and must be completed within twenty-four months. Proposals for more than $150,000 may be considered under rare and exceptional circumstances. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; proposals may be submitted at any time. Ongoing deadline.




Healthcare Georgia Foundation


Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1999, the Foundation's mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Within this broad, statewide focus, the specific goals of the Foundation are to: protect and promote the health of individuals, families and communities; improve the availability, quality, appropriateness and financing of healthcare services; and integrate and coordinate efforts to improve health and healthcare services. Grant amounts are determined according to the project's scope and scale. The allocation of funds within a grant-approved budget is largely defined by the specific project work plan and objectives. Ongoing deadline.




HealthWell Foundation


The HealthWell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles; health insurance premiums; and other selected out-of-pocket health care costs. The HealthWell Foundation takes into account an individual's financial, medical, and insurance situation when determining who is eligible for assistance. Financial criteria are based on multiples of the federal poverty level, which takes into account a family's size. Families with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level may qualify. The foundation also considers the cost of living in a particular city or state. The Foundation asks for the patient's diagnosis, which must be verified by a physician signature, and the patient must receive treatment dispensed in the United States. Individuals covered by private insurance, employer-sponsored plans, Medicare or Medicaid may also be eligible. The Foundation grants assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to the extent that funding is available. Ongoing deadline.




Healthy Community Outreach Program


Awards will be granted to nonprofit organizations to support grassroots efforts which increase awareness on critical health initiatives through health walks, health fairs and health education outreach. Grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Please provide all levels of event sponsorships on your application. Nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status may apply for a grant, with the following exceptions: advertising; capital campaigns; grants or scholarships to individuals; multiyear requests; political causes and events; or religious organizations in support of their sacramental or theological functions. Ongoing deadline.




Hearst Foundation


The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address important issues within our major areas of interests " education, health, culture, and social service " and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. Within these areas, the Foundations generally provide endowment, program, and capital grant support. Private nonprofits with significant support from the philanthropic community are favored over those financed through government sources. Ongoing deadline.




Helping Outreach Programs to Expand Grant Program


The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $10,000 in funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates, produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit volunteers. Organizations and coalitions operating for at least 1 year that have not received federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and that have an annual operating budget of $50,000 or less may apply. All applicants must also have a history of serving crime victims. Ongoing deadline.




Herbalife Family Foundation


The Herbalife Family Foundation provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations around the world dedicated to improving the lives of children. The Herbalife Family Foundation welcomes the opportunity to consider making contributions to organizations and programs that: improve nutrition, support children and families, support children and families, provide early intervention, provide early intervention, correct problem behavior and enhance self-esteem, prevent substance abuse, prevent physical/emotional abuse, create better home environments, and promote physical/emotional health. Ongoing deadline.




Home Depot Community Impact grant


The Home Depot Foundation offers grant awards up to $5,000 to 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the community.  Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials or services and are required to be complete within six months of approval data.  Deadline:  Ongoing.




Hope For The Warriors


Hope For The Warriors works daily with post- 9/11 combat-wounded service members and veterans, their families, and families of the fallen to meet immediate financial needs. The program assists the service members, veterans and their families in two specific ways.  First, program coordinators will provide casework assistance and resource referrals that will assist the client both today and in the future.  Second, if the client meets the criteria, (directly related to a combat injury) financial support may be given to assist the family in the short term. Critical Care Coordination involves integrated case management on various levels engaging individual wounded service members, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and/or the warrior unit in which they are associated, medical professionals (if applicable), the Department of Defense and other nonprofit organizations. Lengthy hospital stays, inpatient treatment, delays in disability claims processing, loss of income and unexpected expenses create financial burdens for families. Originally designed to meet short-term needs in the days following an injury, the Critical Care Coordination program has expanded to assist post-9/11 combat-wounded and their families as they navigate through long-term recovery. Critical Care Coordination addresses needs that are a direct result of a service member's combat-related injury. Financial assistance is meant to help with essentials to daily living including: utilities, groceries, rent, mortgage, and rental deposits. Payment is always made to a third party. Applicants may apply for financial assistance only once a year. As a general rule, Hope For The Warriors does not approve requests for vehicle repairs, payments, or purchases. Ongoing deadline.




HSBC in the Community Foundation


HSBC recognizes its responsibility to be a vital and contributing member of the community. They embrace the principle that corporate citizenship is vital to the success of a company, and they believe that their employees and customers, and the towns and cities where they do business, should benefit from their commitment. HSBC established HSBC in the Community (USA) Inc., to carry out its mission with a philanthropic strategy focused primarily on two critical issues education and the environment. In line with Federal regulations, the Foundation can only make grants to organizations registered with the IRS as 501(C)(3) public charities. In addition, public schools and school districts or other government agencies are eligible to receive grants under IRS rules. Ongoing deadline.






IBM's philanthropic resources are allocated to specific projects and programs that fit within their targeted areas of interest. The overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by IBM, do not stem from unsolicited proposals, and involve multi-year commitments. Subsequent grants will grow out of these efforts after the current grants have run their course. While not encouraged, unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If your organization chooses to submit an unsolicited proposal, please note the following guidelines and address the requirements outlined. IBM does not make equipment donations or grants from corporate philanthropic funds to: individuals, political, labor, religious, or fraternal organizations or sports groups; fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or auctions; capital campaigns, construction and renovation projects; chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or nonprofit institutions; special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions; and organizations that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent with IBM's non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran. Nonprofit organizations or educational institutions wishing to submit unsolicited proposals to IBM should make an initial inquiry in the form of a two-page letter. In the event that the proposal is of interest to IBM, additional information will be requested. The letter should include the following information: brief statement fully describing the mission of the organization, the amount of money requested, and the purpose of the contribution; description of the problem you wish to address, the solution you propose, and how IBM technology, and IBM volunteers, if appropriate, will be incorporated; proposed project budget with all other anticipated sources of income; plans to measure and evaluate program results; copy of an IRS 501(c)(3) ruling or other documentation substantiating tax exemption status; and name, address and telephone number of the project contact person. Ongoing deadline.




Innovative Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants


The NEA Foundation provides $1,000-$3,000 grants to teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff in public schools, colleges, and universities for the purpose of engaging in high-quality professional development or implementing innovative ideas that raise student achievement. Eligible applicants may apply at any time and must follow the grant guidelines. Ongoing deadline.




Intel Model School Grants


The Intel Model School program can help schools more effectively integrate technology in the classroom. The program offers grants on equipment for qualifying schools and special purchase programs for teachers, students and parents in the North America region. Ongoing deadlines.




J. Burlow Campbell Foundation


The foundation awards grants to non-profits in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in the areas of education, the arts, youth development, and religion. Priority will be given to Georgia non-profits. For more information, call 404-658-9066. Ongoing deadline.




JM Foundation


The JM Foundation awards grants in the areas of health and rehabilitation and education and public policy research. Requests are reviewed within 1 month of receipt. The foundation's board members meet in May and October to review proposals and make funding decisions. Write to: Carl Helstrom, JM Foundation, 60 E 42nd St., Suite 1651, New York, NY 10165 for more information. Ongoing deadline.




John M. Lloyd Foundation


The John M. Lloyd Foundation amplifies its funding through flexibility in supporting novel, entrepreneurial projects that have a high likelihood of affecting social change with regard to HIV/AIDS. The Foundation prefers projects that have promise of making a significant impact and those which are new and innovative. The Foundation gives added preference to the development of programs that will significantly amplify the dollar amount of the grant. The grant limit of the Foundation is $20,000. Organizations may submit only one concept letter per year. The Foundation gives preference to organizations and projects that advocate for evidence-based policies, those that mobilize awareness and support for AIDS programs, and those that employ innovation to battle the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Ongoing deadline.




JPMorgan Chase


JPMorgan Chase's philanthropic goal is simple - be the catalyst to meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within the highest need neighborhoods and communities across the globe. In 2007, JPMorgan Chase gave more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of not-for-profit organizations around the world. They also support the individual interests of their employees through the Matching Gift and volunteer programs. Areas of interest include: community development (address issues related to poverty and social exclusion by building economic infrastructure, promoting self-sufficiency, and supporting efforts to narrow social inequities); education (ensure that all children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to high quality educational opportunities with a particular focus on K-12 public schools that help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be productive, engaged citizens); and arts and culture (increase community access to rich cultural resources that foster creativity, promote self-expression, celebrate diversity, and strengthen our environment). Ongoing deadline.




J-Serve Gamechanger Grants


J-SERVE is the International Day of Jewish Teen Service, when more than 10,000 students in 6th through 12th grades from across the globe come together to make a difference through hands-on projects fulfilling the Jewish values of caring, justice, and repairing the world. Gamechanger grants are open to all chapters worldwide. It provides an opportunity to plan an event designed to make a difference in your community, bring in new prospects and members, and pilot new program initiatives. Grants can range from $50 to $1,000* and will be evaluated on the following criteria: program content and quality; event environment (exciting location, how the event will look/feel, branding, hosting strategies); communication and outreach strategies; and engagement of prospects, current members, alumni, community members, and beyond. *Please note, grants of larger amounts (beyond $1,000) will be considered on an individual basis as funding permits. Grants should be applied for two weeks prior to your event. Ongoing Deadline.




KaBoom Playground Grants


KaBOOM! offers grants for a variety of play opportunities for kids of many age ranges. From traditional playgrounds, to STE(A)M and creative play products, to physical fitness-promoting Multi-sport Courts and Adventure Courses for older kids and teens, as well as temporary and permanent Play Everywhere installations bringing ways to play to spaces that are already part of a family's everyday routine.  This is approximately a $15,000 award which requires a matching contribution from the community.  Rolling submission deadline throughout the year.




Kellogg Foundation


The Food Systems and Rural Development area is one of the Foundation's four primary programming areas, and consists of two programming components. Both have their roots in rural America, but each has a different focus. Food Systems: For the nation's food system to function effectively, it must provide access to a safe and nutritious food supply for all segments of society. And to ensure continued food security, this same system must produce food in a manner that protects the environment, while adding economic and social value to rural and urban communities. Foundation-funded projects seek to achieve these and other goals as they build partnerships among non-profit organizations, consumers and producers. They also support relevant market and policy changes, and link higher education institutions to communities in ways that support a healthy, viable, and sustainable food system; and Rural Development: America's rural communities possess valuable assets. Prominent among them are hard-working people who understand and value the culture and environment of their native place. At the same time, they face significant challenges that include job loss; decline in personal income; the out-migration of young people; and continuing persistent poverty. The Foundation's Rural Development program helps local people capitalize on their strengths and develop new networks between individuals, communities, and organizations. Together, they can create partnerships to restore the vision and vigor of rural communities. Grants in the Food Systems and Rural Development programming area are made in three ways: general grants; grants made to support strategic initiatives; and clusters of grants. General grants are usually made to a single project and support overall Food Systems and Rural Development goals. The Foundation does not have not established (nor do they track) maximum or minimum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each specific project based on scope of work and expected outcomes. Ongoing deadline.




Kresge Foundation


The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion national foundation that builds stronger nonprofit organizations - catalyzing their growth, helping them connect with their stakeholders, and challenging them with grants that leverage greater support. The Foundation concentrates its programming on capital campaigns as a key opportunity for nonprofit growth. In 2005, the Foundation awarded 216 grants totaling $131,770,027 to organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Mexico. Their mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being of humanity. They believe that strong, sustainable, high-capacity organizations are positioned to achieve their missions and strengthen communities.  The Kresge Foundation uses challenge grants to provide endorsement, opportunity, and leverage. Its grantees find this challenge an important strategy in their plan for growth - an incentive for donors and volunteers, and a tool for tapping new resources. Ongoing deadline.




Kroger Co.

The Kroger Co. Foundation works to make a difference in the communities where we operate – across 35 states and the District of Columbia. We focus on supporting our communities’ needs today and finding solutions to help end hunger tomorrow. Working together, we will achieve meaningful change that transforms our communities. The Kroger Co. Foundation does not make grants to: Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression. Kroger supports other nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in communities. Kroger gives back to communities in these key focus areas: Zero Hunger | Zero Waste; Diversity & Inclusion; Health & Nutrition; and Stronger Communities. Ongoing Deadline.



Laura J. Niles Foundation


The Laura J. Niles Foundation encourages and supports efforts that offer learning and economic growth opportunities for the motivated poor. Of equal importance are charitable initiatives that foster life enrichment through canine and other types of animal companionship. The foundation has a particular interest in education, economic self-sufficiency and programs that alleviate unhealthy dependencies. With regard to animals, most notably dogs, the foundation's areas of concentration center around canine health research, animal protection & adoption, search & rescue training, human assistance and similar fields of interest. The majority of the Laura J. Niles Foundation's grant making is focused in the northeastern United States, although, occasionally, grants may be made in other regions of the country and/or abroad. All applicants must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants may range from a few thousand dollars up to $50,000. In unique circumstances, the Foundation does consider a more significant grant for a program having a major impact in one or more of its areas of interest. Of particular interest to the Foundation are organizations that promote partnerships and collaborative efforts among multiple groups and organizations. The Foundation encourages pilot initiatives that test new program models. Priority will be given to requests that show specific plans for funding beyond the present. The applicant must have an active board of directors with policy-making authority. The board should demonstrate competence in the sound financial management of the organization. Ongoing deadline.




Lego Foundation


The LEGO Foundation awards grants to projects that helps building a future in which learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. Through this grant, the LEGO Foundation wishes to systemically reach children aged 6-12 by improving opportunities for Learning through Play (LtP) with Technology (Creative Coding, Robotics, and Making / Tinkering). Ongoing deadline.




Levi Strauss Foundation


Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation act as catalysts for positive change in communities around the world by tackling critical social issues through strategic initiatives. Their strategic initiatives range from helping to start a community foundation in Australia that addresses the needs of indigenous people to starting a new organization " Project Change " that addresses institutional racism in the U.S. through collaborative partnerships that cross race, ethnic and gender boundaries, and address critical local community issues. For more than three decades, they have promoted the active, local involvement of their 16,700 worldwide employees. Through their grant making, they support and lead social change. Through their employee community involvement, they strive to reinvigorate civic engagement and rebuild a sense of community locally and globally. Ongoing deadline.




Liberty Mutual Foundation


Liberty Mutual has a long history of quietly supporting the community.  In 2003, they brought more structure to their effort by launching the Liberty Mutual Foundation.  The foundation's primary focus is education, and health and human services.  They also support mentoring programs, cultural organizations, and access to health care for low-income individuals.  The Liberty Mutual Foundation contributes the bulk of its funding to organizations or programs that serve the Greater Boston area where the company has its headquarters. The Liberty Mutual Group also supports organizations in other communities where they have employees and customers.  Ongoing deadline.




The Lisa Libraries


The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. Founded in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends to honor and memorialize children's book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. The Lisa Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many children who may never have owned a book before. In 2002, the Lisa Libraries contributed over 14,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country. Interested applicants should write to The Lisa Libraries and include the following: information (letter, brochures, news items) about your program; the number of children served; age range of children served; a breakdown of how the books would be used; most recent ruling on your tax exempt 501(c)(3) status; current annual budget; and a list of current funding sources. Book donation values vary depending on funding and need. Ongoing deadline.




Literacy Empowerment Foundation


The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes high quality, softcover books for Read Across America Day, National Drop Everything and Read Day, Children's Book Week, International Children's Book Day, and other Literacy Programs. Reading Resource Project books are 100 book sets. Any literacy based effort qualifies for these books. You do not have to be a school or teacher. Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Each 100 book set will contain a variety of at least 10 different titles. Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.88 per book ($88 per set of 100 books). Most sets are shipped within 2 weeks. Ongoing deadline.




Lowe's Foundation


The Lowe's Foundation supports their local communities and are dedicated to philanthropic efforts. They have revised their grant process and are now identifying projects by invitation only. There are no deadlines.




Lumina Foundation


Lumina Foundation firmly believes that education is the best way to help people achieve their potential and improve our nation's future. Therefore, they address issues that affect access and attainment in postsecondary education in the United States - particularly among traditionally underserved student groups. These students include 18- to 24-year-olds and adult students who face barriers to an education by virtue of their income, preparation or family background. Lumina Foundation supports the following types of endeavors, working diligently to ensure that all funded projects promote access, attainment and adult learning: research, activities, and innovative programs. Grants vary in size by their potential for impact. Direct-service grants to students and families tend to be relatively small, and those that affect entire systems tend to be larger. The median size of a typical grant is $75,000; the average size is about $200,000. The usual term for grants is one to three years, although exceptions sometimes apply to initiatives they sponsor. Ongoing deadline.




Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation


The Babcock Foundation's priority is to support nonprofits in the Southeastern United States that have track records for helping low-wealth people build assets and transform economic conditions in their communities. They look for the most promising work that advances the mission of moving people and places out of poverty, and that aligns with their belief in the responsibility and power of individuals to improve their own lives and act collectively to improve their communities. Throughout the southeastern region, people who live in low-wealth communities and individuals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors are forming creative and strategic partnerships to advance economic and social justice. The Foundation encourages promising partnerships, and invites groups who are already doing this work and meet the following description to contact them. They support grassroots groups and networks in low-wealth communities who are poised to expand their scale of impact. They also support statewide and regional organizations and networks that are achieving large-scale impact. They are interested in both new approaches and proven strategies. Ongoing deadline.




May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust


The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust was created in 1989 by May Smith to provide grants to organizations that serve the needs of children, the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged. The Trust makes grants to organizations that are recognized as 501(c)(3) public charities by the United States Internal Revenue Service, and to non-U.S. organizations that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status. The Charitable Trust provides support in the following areas: general operating support; capacity building; program support; equipment; and tuition assistance. In 2007, the Trust paid out grants totaling over $6,000,000, which were distributed as shown among the following program areas: Arts & Culture - 6%; Children & Youth - 8%; Community Development - 6%; Education - 43%; Health - 11%; Human Services - 21%; and International Development - 5%. The Charitable Trust has no proposal submission deadline, and proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Ongoing deadline.




McKesson Foundation


Giving back to the communities where they work and live is the goal of McKesson Community Relations Department and the McKesson Foundation. Together they work to support community agencies, employee volunteers and education. Healthcare for at-risk youth is the primary focus of our charitable giving. With some $4 million in annual grants, the McKesson Foundation would like to see that no child goes without the medicine or treatment they need. Ongoing deadline.




Medicaid Managed Care Program


Through the Medicaid Managed Care Program, a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) provides training and technical assistance to states, health plans, and consumer organizations to help strengthen publicly financed managed care. CHCS also provides a limited amount of grant funding to develop and promote best practices to build organizational capacity and improve the quality of health care for individuals enrolled in Medicaid or SCHIP managed care programs. Under a competitive review process, CHCS will fund selected proposals of up to $100,000 from state Medicaid and SCHIP agencies, health plans, consumer organizations, health services researchers, and policy analysts for best practice projects. These should identify or develop and test operationally relevant, innovative practices that address one or more of CHCS' key areas of interest. Areas of CHCS interest include: improving clinical quality for chronic conditions, especially in the areas of asthma, diabetes, and obesity; improving care coordination for children and adults with multiple chronic illnesses, including mental health and substance abuse; decreasing health disparities for minority populations; building new models of long-term care for Medicaid and dual eligible consumers; and creating performance-based purchasing strategies. Best Practices Grant proposals should be submitted through the online application. Ongoing deadline.




Medtronic Foundation


At Medtronic, their mission is to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. This mission extends to their grant making, where they give top priority to programs that support and empower people with chronic disease and those that serve socioeconomically disadvantaged people. The Foundation supports health programs in three areas: Patient Link partners with patient associations worldwide to educate, support and advocate on behalf of patients and their families; HeartRescue saves lives that would otherwise be lost to sudden cardiac arrest by supporting prevention, early defibrillation program, and survivor support programs in communities around the world; and Health in the Community supports programs that improve the health of socioeconomically disadvantaged people in communities. Only organizations with 501(c)(3) status (an IRS determination letter verifying that status is required with each application) are eligible for funding. Ongoing deadlines.




Merrill Lynch Foundation


Over the past 90 years, Merrill Lynch has helped millions of people become more self-reliant and better able to determine their futures as a result of both its financial services and philanthropic contributions. Through their support for education and financial literacy programs throughout the nation and across the globe, Merrill Lynch is helping young people leverage their education as a critical instrument for creating wealth and improving the quality of life in their communities and nations. The education of underserved children and youth in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership development, career planning and business awareness is Merrill Lynch's principal philanthropic focus. Merrill Lynch gives priority to specific innovative, sustainable programs and projects, rather than general operating support that serve the unmet educational needs and interests of an ethnically diverse population who have limited access to financial resources. Merrill Lynch makes charitable contributions through its branch offices, business units and subsidiaries, and through the Merrill Lynch Foundation. U.S. contributions are only made to IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. The overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by Merrill Lynch and do not originate from unsolicited proposals. However, Merrill Lynch does consider a very small number of unsolicited requests from nonprofit organizations, but funding is extremely limited. Ongoing deadline.




MetLife Foundation


The MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement.  The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities.  Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. Ongoing deadline.




Michael and Susan Dell Foundation


Established in 1999 with a gift from Michael and Susan Dell, the Foundation has an endowment of more than $1 billion. The Foundation believes a child's future begins with a healthy environment. A healthy environment includes access to educational opportunities and quality health care. In addition, safe and engaging after school programs, quality early childhood care services and primary needs such as food, clothing and environments that are free from abuse enable children to grow into successful and healthy adults. As parents and co-founders of the Foundation, Michael and Susan Dell place the utmost importance on the health and education of children. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation's mission is to fund initiatives that foster active minds, healthy bodies and a safe environment where children can thrive. The goal of MSDF is to improve the outcomes for children around the world in a measurable way. MSDF seeks to fund organizations and their projects or programs that meet this goal. The Foundation's aim is to work as a catalyst for enduring, systemic change. Using a collaborative approach, existing programs and organizations are sought that will serve as links that address unmet needs in five essential focus areas - health, education, safety, youth development and early childhood care. In addition, the Foundation selectively funds short-term projects that tend to have a positive and immediate effect on children. Ongoing deadline.




Microsoft Corporation


Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results from their giving efforts. They're excited about the opportunities ahead. Microsoft will share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with organizations and individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing technology skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs). Microsoft believes that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged individuals, they can partner to create social and economic opportunities that can change peoples' lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to remove the limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating technology illiteracy. Ongoing deadline.




Milagro Foundation


The Milagro Foundation was founded in 1998 to benefit underrepresented and underprivileged children around the world. Milagro serves children in the areas of education, arts, and health. Priority is given to programs that can prove to make a lasting impact on children (those that work with the children for two or more years) and programs or projects that show collaboration between and among more than one agency. The Milagro Foundation does not fund capital campaigns, scholarships, individual trips or tours, the production of video, music events, television or film, one time events, fund-raising or sporting events. Most grant amounts are between $2500 and $5000. The Board makes decisions on grants three times a year - February, June and October. Grant deadlines are usually at least two months prior to a Board meeting. Ongoing deadline.




Mission-Driven Grant Program


To carry out its family's philanthropic activities, Arthur Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, established The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. The foundation giving emphasizes youth development as it relates to six programmatic areas: 1) arts and culture; 2) young women and girls to enable them to understand their developing bodies, build meaningful relationships and make healthy, responsible life decisions; 3) education enhancement; 4) athletics and outdoor activities that are more than unstructured recreation; 5) environment especially moving young people from awareness into action; and 6) fostering understanding including prevention of violence. The Foundation limits its giving to identified geographic areas including the State of Georgia, with some emphasis in metro Atlanta. A particular focus of all grants is underserved youth populations defined from a socio-economic perspective. Award amounts vary. Ongoing deadline.




Mission Nutrition: Fruit and Veggie Grants for School


The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a super-foods company committed to bringing the health benefits of super-foods to every American. Together we have launched Mission Nutrition: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal of Mission Nutrition is to provide funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or buy lunch requires additional funds. Mission Nutrition grants can help you fill that gap. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. The application must be submitted by your district's food service director. Ongoing deadline.




Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation


The mission of the Foundation is to help young people with disabilities to maximize their potential and participation in society. The Foundation provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United States, giving preference to areas where their company facilities are located. Foundation sponsors three types of grant programs: National Grants: for programs of national scope and impact or for model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites; Matching Grants: to supplement cash, products and employee volunteer time donated by Mitsubishi Electric US companies in the communities; and Matching Gifts/Starfish Matches: to match individual employee donations to charitable organizations. Organizations meeting the Foundation's priorities and guidelines and interested in applying for a grant are requested first to submit a short concept paper (3-4 pages) for preliminary review. Concept papers may be submitted by mail or online. The concept paper should include the following elements: explanation of the need and objectives for the funds related to the goal of inclusion, description of the national impact of the project/organization, discussion of how the organization or initiative is innovative and/or builds on similar work being done in your field, plans for evaluation of project activities and dissemination of results, and budget summary. Concept papers may be submitted at any time and are reviewed throughout the year. Ongoing deadline.




Mix It Up Grants


You have a great idea for an activist project, but you need some money to make it go? Apply for a Mix It Up Grant! The Mix It Up Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities. Grants are limited to $250 and they can only give you one. They'll give preference to applications that clearly show: Youth leadership - i.e., projects created and carried out by youth activists; Collaborative efforts across social boundaries - i.e., different youth groups or clubs working together, or school-based clubs working with community-based organizations; and Continuing efforts to identify, cross or challenge social boundaries - i.e., the funded project isn't "the end" of the effort. Ongoing deadline.




Morgan Stanley Foundation


Through the Morgan Stanley Foundation and direct corporate contributions, Morgan Stanley Community Affairs provides over $10 million annually to create and deliver excellence in children's healthcare; invest in students and faculty to create access and opportunity in the financial services sector for members of underserved communities; and encourage, recognize and reward employee community engagement. Last year, the Foundation provided more than $50 million to non-profit organizations for a variety of programs. In addition, they invest in innovations in pediatric care, so that more children can get the healthy start they need for consistent and meaningful achievement in life. Ongoing deadline.




Motorola Foundation


The Motorola Foundation will double to $10 million its giving to U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs through its signature Innovation Generation grants program. Now in its fourth year, the program builds on President Barack Obama's "Educate to Innovate" campaign and federal initiatives like the Race to the Top Fund by incorporating funding, employee volunteers and intra-grantee collaboration to help boost American students' engagement in STEM. Innovation Generation Grants support programs that inspire and cultivate the next generation of inventors and innovators by making STEM accessible and relatable to students at any age. In 2009, the foundation provided $5 million in Innovation Generation Grants to organizations that engage U.S. pre-K-12 students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, and teachers in STEM programming. Minorities receive the majority of funding, with girl-centric programs a close second. Of the 2008 grantees, 43% serve African American students, 23% reach Hispanic youth and 35% reach girls. Priorities include: engaging students and teachers in innovative, hands-on ways; teaching innovation and creative problem-solving skills; focusing on girls and underrepresented minorities; and engaging Motorola employees as volunteers. Grants will be for one year of project work, starting after June. Nonprofits may apply, as well as schools and school districts. At least 25% of total grant dollars will support new programming that has been operating for less than two years and is not simply an expansion of an existing program. Ongoing deadline.




Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation


The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide. Grants range from $500 - $5,000. Youth orchestras, community schools of the arts, after school programs, and local schools are eligible to apply. Ongoing deadline.




NAMM Foundation


The nonprofit NAMM Foundation works to advance active, lifelong participation in music making by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs of the international music products industry. The organization has announced the availability of grants through its Wanna Play Fund to provide instruments to schools and community organizations that are expanding or reinstating music education programs as part of a core curriculum and/or that employ quality music teachers. Eligible applicants are public schools serving low-income students (percentage of free and reduced lunch data required); community organizations serving low-income students and students with special needs (community demographic information required); and schools and community programs that have made a commitment to hiring and retaining high-quality music teachers and providing standards-based, sequential learning in music. Online grant applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within thirty days of submission whether or not a grant will be awarded. Ongoing deadline.




The Nathan Cummings Foundation


The Foundation's commitment is to improve people's health and well being, especially those who confront barriers due to low- to moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and gender. They define health broadly and include within their expanded view the link between physical health and the economic, social, environmental and psychological factors that affect individuals, families, and communities. Special attention will be given to efforts that address the health disparities that exist between the rich and the poor, build bridges between the common concerns of disparate constituencies, and recognize the strategic importance of employing a variety of approaches (coalition building, research, litigation, to name a few) to produce institutional change. Priority attention will be given to efforts that are national in scope and efforts that have the potential of having a multi-state or statewide impact and can be replicated. The foundation's grant budget for 2002 is $20 million. Deadlines are ongoing.




National Alliance for Accessible Golf


With funding from the United States Golf Association, the National Alliance for Accessible Golf will, for the second year, administer the grant application process for organizations providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities. The alliance is particularly interested in applications that demonstrate a focus on the inclusion of people with disabilities in programs that involve those without disabilities, with the ultimate goal of enhancing their inclusion into the fabric of their community. Grants are available to support organizations that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf. The alliance places great emphasis on providing opportunities for participants to experience golf to the fullest extent possible. Programs should offer affordable and accessible opportunities for participants to experience golf both during scheduled programming and after programming is concluded. Grant awards rarely exceed $20,000 and typically comprise less than 30 percent of a program's cash operating costs. Applicants are expected to submit detailed information on other sources of revenue that will be used to support the program. The alliance will consider requests for funds to assist with costs for golf program expenses including golf course access, driving range access, golf instruction, standard and adaptive golf clubs and bags, adaptive teaching equipment, transportation of participants to and from programming, and inclusion activities. All grant recipients must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities such as public schools or municipalities. The alliance grant committee will review all completed grant applications received by the last day of each month in 2011. Ongoing deadline.




National Education Foundation (NEF) QZAB Match Grant for K-12 Schools


All public school districts with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced lunch are eligible to apply to NEF for the 10% matching grant that enable the eligible school districts to apply for $1 million to $30 million Federal QZAB zero-interest funds for facilities renovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technology and curriculum. Currently, $1.0 billion QZAB funds are available through state education departments. NEF has set aside $100 million for the QZAB matching grant program. The grants are given on a first-come, first served basis. Ongoing deadline.




National Education Foundation (NEF) STEM+ Academy Grant for K-12 Schools


All public school districts and Charter schools with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced lunch are eligible to apply for 50% - 100% matching grant to set up world-class STEM+ (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT, Business, Management) academies capable of advancing a student one grade level in a subject in 20-30 learning hours. The State University of New York (SUNY) will enable the grantees to set up the STEM+ Academy Total Solution System including Individualized learning, Stipends for teachers, Learning management system, Mentoring, Motivational rewards for students, teachers and parents, Teacher training and Tech support. Ongoing deadline.




National Education Foundation (NEF) Grants


All workforce development centers, community colleges, adult education programs, veterans groups and other organizations providing job skills training to disadvantaged populations, minorities and women are eligible to apply for 100% tuition scholarships. NEF provides 5,500 top-rated Web-based courses including 65 certifications in IT and Project Management.  The 5,000  IT (Information Technology) courses include the Digital Literacy course , 60 internationally recognized certifications in Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, Oracle, IT Security, Web Design, Networking, A+, Net+, Security+ etc. The 500 business and management courses and videos include personal development, project management, PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, business, management, systems engineering and business skills videos by experts. Optional 24/7 live mentoring is available. The State University of New York (SUNY) will provide course completion certificates. Ongoing deadline.




National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund


The Education and Job Training Assistance Fund is a fund established by The Allstate Foundation to channel small grants to survivors of domestic violence in order to achieve their educational and job related goals.  It is their hope that this fund will allow survivors greater independence over their financial lives and increase their options for their livelihood. Any adult survivor of domestic violence is eligible to receive funds.  However, a domestic violence survivor must work with a domestic violence shelter/program or domestic violence coalition to submit an application for this fund. Fundable expenses include: licensing fees (nursing, social work, etc.); books and supplies for school; job skills training (resume building, interview preparation, clothing, etc.); tuition; requirements for jobs (uniforms, tools, etc.); registration fees; temporary child care so that the applicant can attend school, take a class or look for employment; public transportation; or computer equipment or rental fees for computer time at a computer center. While this list is fairly inclusive, there may be circumstances where a survivor has job and/or education needs that are not on this list.  In these instances, agencies are encouraged to apply and clearly articulate how the need is related to education and job training. NNEDV will disburse grants up to $1,000 per application.  The same survivor may not apply for more than two grants in a calendar year. NNEDV will only accept Education and Job Training Direct Assistance Fund applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose core mission is to serve or represent victims of domestic violence. Eligible organizations that submit applications must provide core services that include 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, system advocacy, residential and nonresidential support groups, individual and group counseling, domestic violence training/technical assistance and domestic violence transitional housing. Eligible organizations include: domestic violence shelters; domestic violence transitional housing programs; domestic violence coalitions; and culturally specific domestic violence organizations. NNEDV will not accept applications from organizations whose core mission is not primarily focused on serving victims of domestic violence. Ongoing deadline.




New York Life Foundation - Nurturing the Children Initiative


It is human nature to protect and provide for those we hold most precious, and that's especially true when it comes to children. However, helping young people fulfill their potential and teaching them to be responsible, successful adults have become enormous challenges. In today's world, kids face a host of negative influences unknown by previous generations. Unfortunately, the safety net is tenuous for many children, and without intervention and guidance they face daunting obstacles. This was the motivation behind the New York Life Foundation's decision in 1998 to channel the majority of its resources toward organizations, programs and services aimed at helping young people. Called Nurturing the Children, this initiative specifically focuses on: Safe Places to Learn and Grow; Educational Enhancement; and Mentoring Children. Ongoing deadline.




NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram


The Cooper Institute, a non-profit organization, has joined forces with the National Football League to launch FITNESSGRAM into schools and after-school community organizations. This team effort has been created to promote physical activity and combat the obesity epidemic that is challenging our youth. Physical activity and fitness are not only important to improve health. Recent studies have indicated that physical activity and fitness levels are associated with improved academic outcomes, including academic performance, attendance and discipline (i.e. truancy, drugs, alcohol, and violence). PLAY 60 is the NFL's national youth health and fitness campaign, focused on making the next generation of kids the most active and healthy by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Ongoing deadline.




The Nick Traina Foundation


The Nick Traina Foundation (NTF) supports organizations involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of manic-depression, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy, and provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of health and mental illness. The NTF may give special consideration to proposals that address manic-depression in children and young adults.  Ongoing deadline.




Office Depot


Office Depot is proud to help a large number of local nonprofit organizations every year. To aid in the review of requests for corporate support, they have established the following criteria: The nonprofit organization must be aligned with Office Depot's mission to directly impact the health, education and welfare of children; Funds provided by Office Depot must directly assist children; The inquiring organization must provide background on the specific program and other funding sources; The organization must have an established track record of community advocacy and a clear direction for its future initiatives; The organization must have 501(c)(3) status; and The organization must provide a Federal Tax Identification Number. To request a monetary donation from Office Depot, please provide a brief description of your organization, your Federal Tax ID number, an explanation of what is being requested and the rationale based on their charitable giving guidelines. The request should be on your organization's letterhead. You must also provide a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter. Ongoing deadline.



Office of Elementary & Secondary Education  
OESE administers grants to state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and other education stakeholders to support state and local efforts to improve student achievement, educational equity, and access to educational opportunities for all students. Types of assistance include Formula Grants and Discretionary Grants: Formula grants:  Formula grant programs are noncompetitive awards based on a predetermined formula. These programs are sometimes referred to as state-administered programs. Discretionary grants: Discretionary grant programs award funds using a competitive process. The Department solicits applications and bases its review on legislative and regulatory requirements as well as published selection criteria established for a program. The review process enables the Department to determine which applications best address the program requirements and are, therefore, most worthy of funding. Ongoing deadlines.

OMNOVA Solutions Foundation


The endowed Foundation serves as the primary tool for reaching out to communities. The Foundation's highest giving priority is education because they want to help motivate future leaders and workers to gain the desire, knowledge and work-readiness skills required for corporations like theirs to succeed and maintain a competitive edge. OMNOVA Solutions Foundation grants have funded activities such as special math and science learning centers at local schools, reading programs and annual scholarships. In addition, the Foundation supports programs for economic development and activities related to improving the quality of life. Ongoing deadline.




Open Society Foundations' Youth Initiative


The Open Society Foundations' Youth Initiative is seeking proposals for up to $10,000 to develop and curate thematic pages on, a new online global youth portal and community. The Web site aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the world, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and evaluation. is a project of Demokratie & Dialog and was developed with initial support from the Open Society Foundations. The portal is designed to serve as a knowledge repository that connects youth policy actors across the globe. By providing public access to information, seeks to make a strategic contribution to evidence-based policy development and practice in the youth field. Potential themes for Web site pages include, but are not limited to, Participation and Citizenship, Activism and Volunteering, Children and Youth Rights, Global Drug Policy, Community Work, Research and Knowledge, Informal Learning, Environment and Sustainability, Multiculturalism and Minorities, and Justice. Proposals must outline how the theme will be addressed in all its aspects, how content will be produced on a regular basis, how and how many contributing authors and bloggers will be involved, and how users interested in the theme will be driven to and engaged at the site. Organizations seeking funding must be registered NGOs. Grants will not be made to individuals or for-profit entities. Proposals should not request more than $10,000 or exceed one year in length. Ongoing deadline.




O'Shaughnessy Foundation


Quality education lays the foundation for the success of children, families, communities, and our society as a whole. The I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation is concerned that too many schools lack sufficient resources; that students in high-poverty areas have lower achievement scores, higher drop-out rates, and lower rates of college graduation; that low-income families lack the resources to choose better schools; and that the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing. The Foundation has set its current funding interest to help address these critical matters of public concern. The Foundation is currently interested in making Board Grants to support high quality education that prepares students in disadvantaged communities for educational and life success. They fund organizations that: provide support networks; remove impediments to student success; are broadly supported by the community; and have a record of demonstrated success. The Foundation is especially interested in funding endeavors that are broad in scope, widespread in influence, high-impact, innovative, and replicable models. The Foundation does not limit itself to specific grant categories or program areas. It funds organizations that address needs and effectively solve problems using multiple approaches or multi-faceted solutions. Ongoing deadline.




Our Communities


Monsanto supports community projects that will promote the growth and prosperity of local communities where the company does business. Previously funded projects have focused on issues such as cultural enrichment, neighborhood development and improved human services. Monsanto manufacturing sites are located in Luling, Louisiana; Muscatine, Iowa; Augusta, Georgia; Idaho; and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Applicants must submit a preliminary funding request and Monsanto will subsequently invite qualified applicants to submit a full proposal. Ongoing deadline.




The Overbrook Foundation


The goal of the Foundation's Youth Program is to provide low-income adolescents and young adults with opportunities to develop leadership skills, practice active citizenship, and foster creativity. The Foundation supports programs that include a direct services component and/or leadership development activities that encourage collective action and advocacy, promote systemic social change, and build communication skills in young people. The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that meet Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) requirements as nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations or to qualified governmental units or agencies. A letter of inquiry, no more than 2 pages in length, must be submitted to begin the process. Ongoing deadline.


Patterson Foundation


Patterson Foundation is a private grant making foundation committed to investing in programs that strengthen communities by helping those most in need live healthy lives. The Foundation focuses its grants on human services and education programs related to oral health, animal health, and occupational and physical rehabilitation. While the Patterson Foundation operates like a corporate foundation, its funding has been for the most part from individuals associated with the company, rather than from Patterson Companies. The Foundation has a 12-member board consisting of individuals affiliated with Patterson Companies. The board typically meets three or four times each year to consider applications for funding. Annually between $500,000 and $800,000 are awarded to programs in North America that further the goals of the Foundation as stated in the Foundation's guidelines, which are periodically modified. Included in the annual awards are scholarships for dependents of Patterson Companies employees. The Foundation welcomes and encourages inquiries in advance of application. Ongoing deadline.




Pay It Forward Mini-Grants


Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a "pay it forward" focus - that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially - to be considered in the grant making process. Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available for projects on a one-time-only basis. Because funding is limited, projects requesting smaller amounts will be given priority. Knowing that teachers are incredibly busy and cannot always fit into grant deadline, they do accept mini-grant applications throughout the year.  All applications received by September 15th will be considered for first semester funding on or about October 1st of each school year.  Those received by February 15th will be considered for our second semester, March 1st funding. If you should miss their "deadline," please indicate if you wish to be considered for a mini-grant for the following semester. Ongoing deadline.




PepsiCo Foundation Grants


The PepsiCo Foundation seeks to foster healthy, vibrant, and self-sufficient communities worldwide through global partnerships that improve the quality of life across communities in areas of great need. Grants provide support in the areas of health, including food security and improved nutrition; environment, including water security, sustainable agriculture, and adaptive approaches to climate change; and education, including access to education and training for the underserved and women's empowerment. The Foundation aims to provide support to underserved regions across the globe. Registered nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3) organizations in the United States or the equivalent internationally) are eligible to apply. Requests of up to $100,000 are accepted through the Foundation's letter of interest application process. Letters of interest may be submitted year round. Ongoing deadline.




Pets in the Classroom Grants


Pre-K - 6th grade teachers in public and private schools are eligible to apply for grants to pay for placing small animals in the classroom. The initiative establishes healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in school classrooms across the country. These grants are intended to provide a means of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets. The seven (7) grant types include: (1) Rebate Grants in the amounts of $100 (for small animal or birds) or $150 (for reptiles or fish) for purchases at any pet store; (2) Sustaining Grant in the amount of $50 to maintain an existing classroom pet; (3) Petco Grant, which provides coupons for the live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petco; (4) Petsmart Grant, which provides coupons for a live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petsmart; (5) Pet Supermarket Grant, which provides coupons for a live animal and pet supplies purchased at Pet Supermarket; (6) Pet Supplies Plus Grant, which provides coupons for live animal and supplies purchased at Pet Supplies Plus Stores, and (7) Petland Discounts Grant, which provides coupons for live animal and supplies purchased at Petland Discounts Stores. Ongoing deadline.




Phelps Dodge Foundation


Each year the Phelps Dodge Foundation, Phelps Dodge Corporation and local operating facilities donate resources to charitable organizations in more than 30 communities across the globe. At the heart of their giving philosophy is a belief in the power of partnerships. At Phelps Dodge, community involvement is more than funding; it is lending their knowledge, business experience and the generosity of employee volunteers to community programs that work. The Phelps Dodge Foundation focus their support to address needs in the areas of education, safety and the environment because they represent important values to the company, allow them to put their expertise into practice, and reflect their commitment to excellent operating standards. They also support the arts and civic/community development because they believe in their role in helping communities thrive and promoting cultural diversity. Charitable grants from Phelps Dodge may be funded by the Corporation, the Phelps Dodge Foundation, or their subsidiary companies. Phelps Dodge invites qualified, nonprofit organizations to submit written proposals that respond to the community involvement priorities outlined in the giving theme guidelines. Ongoing deadlines.




Pollination Project 


The Pollination Project is accepting applications from social entrepreneurs looking to make their communities and world a better place. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to projects in the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability, justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as opposed to ongoing operational or program costs of a nonprofit organization, will be accepted. To be eligible, applicants must be a passionate, committed individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of the categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will not be considered. Ongoing deadline.




Plum Youth Grant


Are you a social entrepreneur, age 25 or under, who wants to see BIG change in the world? Did you recently create a sustainable project, program or organization? Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program? If you answered, "YES!" to all those questions, you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum TV and Do Something want to see you and your project reach the next level. Selected young social entrepreneurs from the U.S. will win $500 grants. One winner is chosen EVERY week! Ongoing deadline.




Powered By Service


Powered By Service is a bold new initiative to rebrand service and fundamentally change the role of youth in communities. Powered by Service is designed to get young people the world over involved in changing the most pressing problems facing them and their communities - whether it be preventing malaria, stopping the spread of HIV/AIDs, ending gang violence or increasing access to clean water. The goal of Powered By Service is to mobilize over 5,000,000 youth in a global call to service that will ultimately touch the lives of 50 million individuals. Young people all over the world can participant in Powered By Service. Participants have access to online toolkits and opportunities to apply for financial resources to support their projects. Grants will be awarded to exceptional service ideas so that youth are not only called to serve, but have the tools they need to create real change. The Corporation for National Community Service's Learn and Serve America, the United Nations Foundation, EarthEcho International and numerous organizations and individuals have contributed to the initiative to ensure it reaches youth both in the U.S. and abroad. Collectively, the partners have provided more than $1 million in funding for youth service initiatives. Ongoing deadline.




Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People


The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States or other countries who: are oppressed by poverty or social systems, want to take charge of their own lives, have organized or are organizing to do something about their own conditions, have decided that what they are going to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities, and will control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly. Ongoing deadline.




Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs


RxAssist provides health care providers with information on accessing more than 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers' patient assistance programs. These programs usually offer a limited supply of free prescription medication to eligible patients. Application forms are available on-line for the 40+ programs that allow their forms to be copied freely.




Public Welfare Foundation


The Public Welfare Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations, and to those working for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs. Funding is focused in eight program areas: criminal justice, disadvantaged elderly, disadvantaged youth, environment, health, population and reproductive health, community economic development and participation, and human rights and global security. They make awards eight times during the year. Ongoing deadline.




Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation


The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1) the assistance of orphaned children including the promotion of their adoption and 2) intervention in the lives of troubled youths as two areas of interest to which it expects to direct a portion of its funding each year.  Funding, however, is by no means limited to these areas.  The Foundation is actively seeking further areas of interest so potential applicants with services in other areas should not feel discouraged from applying or from bringing themselves to the attention of the Board.  The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation, as a relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time.   Therefore, they invite you to use this website to submit your application or make your organization known and to return to this website periodically for updated information. Grant size varies. Ongoing deadline.




Rapid Response/Special Opportunities Grant


Through the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities grant program the Drug Policy Alliance Network will provide $200,000 in strategically timed, project specific grants to organizations whose projects aim to achieve maximum impact in a short time.  Joint letters will be accepted. Proposals for the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended.  Grant decisions for proposals submitted by the first day of each month will be made within 4 to 6 weeks.  The maximum request is $25,000, though generally grant awards range from $10,000 to $15,000. Organizations may only submit one proposal within a six month timeframe. Only in exceptional circumstances will organizations receive two Rapid Response grants in a single year. Modest funds are available through the Rapid Response grants program to support drug policy reform efforts that seek to influence local, state and/or national legislation.  Requests for such funding are likely to be highly competitive given the limited amount of funds available. The Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program makes grants to organizations and projects focusing on one or more of the following activities: public education to raise awareness about the negative consequences of local, state and national drug policies; public education and advocacy around pressing issues; and polling leading to a larger community education and organizing strategy. Proposals are due by 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the first business day of the month. Ongoing deadline.




Recycle Forward


Digital Wish and CFK are offering Recycle Forward, an approach to getting new technology for preK-12 classrooms by collecting and recycling used electronics and ink cartridges for cash. Anyone can participate in Recycle Forward. Teachers may start their own collection and get their local community involved by approaching local businesses and reaching out to community members and parents. Ongoing deadline.




Reiman Foundation


The application or proposal need not adhere to any specific forms. They simply ask that the information it contains be specific enough to give a clear picture of your intended project, why you are proposing it, who will benefit from it, and how it will be administered. The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving on three main areas: Healthcare, Education, and Children. In order for them to review your proposal in a timely manner, please include the following information in whatever is appropriate on your agency's letterhead: the date of your application; brief description of project requesting funds; why a grant from the Reiman Foundation is needed; documentation of tax-exempt status; brief overview of your agency (including population you serve and your focus); contact person's name and contact information; and amount of funds being requested (if possible attach a "Wish List" with specific needs and the dollar amount associated with that need). Ongoing deadline.




Richard Lounsbery Foundation


The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas: science and technology components of key US policy issues; elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation. The Foundation generally provides seed money or partial support, rarely renews grants for continuing activities, does not normally fund endowments or laboratory research, and aims to achieve high impact by funding novel projects and forward-looking leaders. Ongoing deadline.




Rite Aid Foundation


The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping people in the communities Rite Aid serves lead happier, healthier lives. The Foundation supports specific programs of non-profit organizations that are classified and exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. They limit their funding to programs that focus on health and wellness in the communities in which Rite Aid operates. Grants are awarded for one year at a time, and no organization can receive a grant from the Foundation more than two years in a row. Organizations that receive two consecutive grants must wait 24 months to apply to the Foundation again. While The Rite Aid Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year, their committee reviews them as soon as possible after July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1. Their goal is to review and respond to all correctly submitted applications within 60 to 90 days of arrival in our office. Ongoing deadline.




Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America's most pressing health challenges. Funding opportunities are listed on their site. An FAQ about applying for their grants can be found here. Ongoing deadlines.




Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund


Rockwell Collins makes charitable contributions to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. The Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation makes grants for programs and initiatives. The Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund supports fundraising events and sponsorship opportunities. They prefer to support organizations and activities in the communities where their employees live and work. Their giving priorities include education and arts and culture with an emphasis in youth development. They believe by strengthening the quality of education and providing opportunities for youth involvement and leadership, they are helping students prepare for the future. Grants are usually awarded for approximately $5,000. Ongoing deadline.




Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant Program

The Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity Grant Program helps to support local nonprofit organizations and their work to serve diverse sectors and address racial disparities in healthcare, education, and food insecurity. Ongoing deadline.  



Safeco Community Grants


Safeco partners with non-profit organizations that promote neighborliness by bringing people together. Neighborliness is looking out for one another. It's sitting on the front porch - not the back porch. It's waving hello. It's bending down to tie the shoe of a 3-year-old. Neighborliness is the sum of all the everyday things we do that make our neighborhoods a great place to live and raise our children. And, neighborliness leads to safer more vibrant neighborhoods. Studies show that when neighbors know and watch out for each other, there are fewer incidents of crime and higher likelihood that people will work together toward a common goal, like creating a pocket park down the street or tackling tough issues that affect the neighborhood. Safeco funds programs focused on: improving and creating neighborhood parks and gathering spaces; neighborhood beautification and clean-up projects; volunteer projects in which community members identify and work together to build upon neighborhood strengths; and community festivals that attract diverse audiences. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing deadlines.




SAS Corporate Citizenship Program


SAS support is directed toward sustainable programs that help teens succeed in the classroom and graduate from high school. Organizations will be considered if they can show that their efforts have a long-term impact and affect significant numbers of people, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, disability, religious beliefs or income levels. SAS will consider financial and in-kind requests from organizations and institutions that meet the following criteria: have nonprofit tax exemption status under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3); have a responsible board of directors serving without compensation; show financial stability as evidenced by annual financial statements; employ ethical methods of publicity, promotion and solicitation of funds; raise funds without payment of commissions, street solicitations or mailing of unordered tickets; operate from a detailed annual budget; request funds for programs or operations with a minimal portion applied to overhead; and use in-kind donation to benefit organizational members or constituents. Ongoing deadline.




The Scaife Family Foundation


The Scaife Family Foundation grant awards will support and develop programs that strengthen families, address issues surrounding the health and welfare of women and children, promote animal welfare, and that demonstrate the beneficial interaction between humans and animals. Consideration may be given to organizations that encourage private conservation. The foundation will consider grants directed toward early intervention and prevention efforts in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. In 2000, funding totaled $7.7 million for 78 grants. Ongoing deadline.




Schepp Foundation


The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Applicants must either be currently enrolled or must have completed one year of undergraduate work at an accredited college or university. High school seniors are not eligible to apply. The Foundation also grants a small number of fellowship awards for independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage research that will improve the general welfare of mankind. Because funds for such grants are limited, interested applicants should inquire as to the availability of funding for fellowships in their chosen field of study. The maximum award is $8,500 and are based on financial need. Ongoing deadline.




Share Our Strength


Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch "Seamless Summer" Program; educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as "in-classroom" breakfast and "grab-n-go" breakfasts; increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Grants typically range from $5,000 - $10,000. Organizations that have received grants from Share Our Strength within the previous two years will be automatically notified of available grant opportunities. For all others, please submit a letter of inquiry. The letter should be no more than two pages (one page is preferred) and describe how your proposed program will help increase access to the programs outlined in our program priorities. Ongoing deadline.




ShopKo Charitable Giving


ShopKo believes they are as much a part of our communities as communities are a part of them. As part of their mission, they're deeply committed to supporting programs and services that benefit those in need. And they've identified key needs they feel they can support the most including: assisting people with disabilities, the underprivileged and the disadvantaged, strengthening family values, encouraging and supporting programs aimed at educating youth, and supporting the arts. The funding committee meets once a month to make funding decisions. Ongoing deadline.




Sight for Students


Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide eye care services. More than 50,000 children each year receive a free comprehensive exam and corrective lenses through Sight for Students. Ongoing deadline.




Singing for Change Charitable Foundation


Singing for Change... improving the quality of life for people and empowering individuals to make positive changes in their communities. Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems. Areas of interest include: Children and families (Grants are awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and protection of children and their families. Projects that foster self-esteem and self-sufficiency and that teach nonviolence and creative problem solving are most likely to be considered); The environment (Grants will be awarded to programs that promote environmental awareness and teach people methods of conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural resources. Efforts to protect individual species or animals are not usually funded by SFC); and Disenfranchised groups (SFC defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in our society because of their low levels of skill, education or income; people with AIDS, disabilities, and homeless people). Grants range in size from $500.00 to $10,000 and are made on an annual basis. Ongoing deadline.




Skoll Foundation Announces Guidelines for Social Sector Program


Through its Social Sector Program, the Skoll Foundation seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the development of 21st century infrastructure for social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and the social sector, both in the United States and internationally. Through this program, the foundation will support the development of knowledge, tools, vehicles, pathways, and networks that meet the needs of social entrepreneurs, philanthropy, and the global social sector for information, resources, connection, transparency, and accountability. Special emphasis will be placed on opportunities to support work that promotes understanding of, expands, or improves capital markets for social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship; advances knowledge and practices concerning social entrepreneurship and philanthropy; and enhances the accountability and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, or the social sector on a systemic level. To be considered for support through the program, an organization must have legal status to receive grant funds. Nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. must be classified as a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and not a private foundation, or must apply under a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Non-profit organizations based outside the U.S. will be asked to submit an organizational profile. For-profit organizations proposing to do charitable work will have to meet the IRS standards for expenditure responsibility. Requests for support are accepted year-round. Grants of $25,000 or less will be reviewed and approved on an ongoing basis. Larger grants will be approved by the Skoll Foundation board of directors at regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year.




Sony USA Foundation


Sony's company-wide philanthropic efforts reflect the diverse interests of our core businesses and focus on several distinct areas: arts education, arts and culture, health and human services, civic and community outreach, education, and volunteerism. Each operating company has its own philanthropic priorities and unique resources. While positive consideration is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency, the company also seeks to apply its financial, technological, and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce. Ongoing deadline.




South Arts Community and Organization Grants

South Arts is a non-profit regional arts organization that increases access to arts and culture by empowering communities, artists, and organizations. South Arts' covers a nine-state service area (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) and supports artists and organizations with various programs, grants, and fellowships. South Arts supports and celebrates artisty of their region, they believe in the power of art, and they offer resources to artist in order for them to take advantage of career-defining opportunities. They offer programs that increase access to the arts. Grant deadlines vary per grant, so if they've already been closed for the year, the site can be watched for updates for new opportunitites. Click on the titles of the grants that follow to be taken directly to that grant's page. Cross Sector Impact Grants: Offering matching awards of up to $15,00, Cross-Sector Impact Grants connect creative practices with other disciplines through impactful projects and public-facing events. Express Grants: Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less, the Express Grant program offers expedited awards of up to $2,000. Literary Arts Touring Grants: Offers awards of up to $2,500 to engage Southern writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry that reside outside of the presenting organization's state. Performing Arts Touring Grants: Offering awards of up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for other performing arts experiences, these grants support performances by southern artists living outside the presenter's state. Professional Development and Artist Planning Grants: Awards of up to $1,000 intended to strengthen program design, increase organizational capacity, or support the professional development needs of presenters in South Arts' nine-state service area (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). South Arts Resilience Fund: Grants of $30,000 - $100,000 to the most visionary and impactful arts and cultural organizations reimagining their work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainability Grants For Statewide and Multi-State Arts Service Organizations: In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations. Traditional Arts Touring Grants: Awards of up to $5,000 supporting artist honoraria and travel expenses, Traditional Arts Touring Grants support public exhibitions or performances of folk and traditional artists and folklorists.



Sports Equipment Grant


Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. Good Sports is accepting applications from organizations and schools for equipment, apparel, and footwear for a wide range of sports. Organizations that are approved will have access to equipment, apparel, and footwear inventory for a two-year period. During that time, organizations can make up to six separate donation requests - as long as need is well documented, donations will be granted. There is no need to resubmit a full application again during the two-year period.   To be eligible, applicants must directly serve youth between the ages of 3 and 18; serve youth in an economically disadvantaged area; be located in North America (the U.S. and Canada); and operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children. Schools must apply as a whole; applications for individual programs within a school will not be considered. Donation requests for short-term events such as sports camps and tournaments or to individual athletes will not be considered.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended, however, that organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed and shipped on time.




Stanley Black & Decker Citizenship Program


Stanley Black & Decker's commitment to communities goes back hundreds of years. They've long supported the institutions and organizations that have supported them, and pledge to maintain that commitment into the future. They were founded by men who helped establish, build, and grow their communities, and they've populated their company with people who share the idea that the vitality of their community is crucial to their success as a company. They've built homes around the world; helped students learn high-paying skills; rebuilt devastated cities; and strengthened communities in times of need. They partner with rigorously vetted, world-class local, national, and global organizations to affect positive change throughout the world. The Stanley Black & Decker Citizenship Program operates in two ways: Employee direct giving with a 100% matching gifts program; and directly supporting causes that adhere closely to their business operations and seek to better the world in the same or similar ways as Stanley Black & Decker itself. Specifically, company funds: affordable housing construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation; technical, vocational, mathematics, science, and engineering education; hospitals and select healthcare-related charities; and organizations with particularly compelling impact in areas where Stanley Black & Decker maintains a significant population of employees. Ongoing deadline.




Starbucks: Opportunity for Youth Grants


The Starbucks Foundation has a long history of investing in communities around the world through support of organizations working to create job and education opportunities. With its Opportunity for All initiative, The Starbucks Foundation has deepened its focus on three populations – Opportunity Youth, Veterans and military spouses, and refugee. In 2018, the foundation supported more than 47 programs and organizations with grants totaling $1.3 million. Additionally, Starbucks partners (employees) engage and volunteer to help those receiving each organization’s services become job-ready and develop a sense of purpose driven leadership to continue on the pathway of opportunity. Ongoing deadline.




Starr Foundation


The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded the American International family of insurance and financial services companies, now known as American International Group, Inc. Mr. Starr, a pioneer of globalization, set up his first insurance venture in Shanghai in 1919. He died in 1968 at the age of 76, leaving his estate to the Foundation. The Foundation currently has assets of approximately $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest private foundations in the United States. It makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public policy, culture and the environment. Grants range from $25,000 - $125,000. Ongoing deadline.




State Farm Companies Foundation


State Farm supports efforts to assure all children to have access to an education that will allow them to achieve their greatest potential and prepare them to be active participants in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. The foundation supports and makes grants available to K - 12 schools, colleges, and universities, awarding grants for academic achievement initiatives, after school programs, teacher excellence programs, and school-to-work success programs. Ongoing deadline.




Surdna Foundation


The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of environment, community revitalization, effective citizenry, the arts, and the nonprofit sector. Surdna generally follows a two-stage application process - letter of inquiry and full proposal. Because of the large number of requests Surdna receives and the amount of time it takes for an applicant to develop a full grant proposal, applicants are asked to send full proposals only when requested by a Foundation staff member. The first step for most applicants, therefore, is sending Surdna a letter of inquiry. Ongoing deadline.




Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants


These grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. Grants range from $500-$10,000 and support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy.  Ongoing deadline.




Tenet Healthcare Foundation


Tenet's hospitals, regions and divisions are actively involved in helping direct charitable giving in their communities by working with the Foundation to help ensure that charitable dollars are put to the best use.  Grants are issued in the following categories:  health and wellness, health education, human services, education, civic and community, and arts and humanities.  You can determine your organization's eligibility by taking their Online Grant Eligibility Quiz. As part of their grant-making efforts this year, they identified three important national issues in health care where they feel donations can make a real difference.  These issues are the nursing shortage that is affecting the delivery of health care, the challenge of providing medical needs of the uninsured, and the ongoing effort to improve the quality of care and patient safety at our nation's hospitals. Ongoing deadline.




Tiger Woods Foundation


The Tiger Woods Foundation grant-making process focuses on providing opportunities to children and families who are underserved. The following are approved programmatic areas for funding: education; youth development; parenting; and family health & welfare. The following general considerations must be adhered to in order to receive funding from the Tiger Woods Foundation: organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501 (c )3, not a 509 (a) private foundation; organizations must submit a recent audited financial statement and/or a completed IRS 990 form to be considered; organizations must have IRS qualifying public support of over $100,000 from the preceding year; grants are for one (1) year and are not automatically renewable for multiple years; and organizations are limited to one (1) grant application per calendar year. TWF will not provide more than 25% of an organization's general operating budget. Ongoing deadline.




TJX Foundation


The TJX Foundation, the giving effort of the discount clothing chain, focuses funding on programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged women, children and families in communities where it does business. Specific priority funding areas include: Domestic Violence Prevention (support targets immediate emergency services and shelter accommodations for victims and family members affected by abusive situations as well as programs that work to break the cycle of violence); Health (the foundation provides funding for early and comprehensive prenatal services and healthy baby education); and Social Services (disadvantaged children and families are the targets of this funding, with grants funding things like nutrition services, counseling and mental health). The foundation just began its new fiscal year, and the exact deadline dates aren't finalized. The deadlines coincide with the foundation's board meetings, which are held in March, June, September and January. Applications are due six weeks prior to a meeting. The exact deadlines will be posted under the frequently asked questions on the foundation's website. Ongoing deadline.




Toshiba America Foundation


The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and mathematics education for students in grades K thru 12. $5,000 is the maximum grant award. Ongoing deadline.




Toyota USA Foundation


The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. A high priority is placed on the following: systemic math and science programs which are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, "real world" classroom applications and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. In addition, eligible proposals are evaluated on: significance of need/problem, potential of program to improve the quality of the system, program's potential for long-term success, resourcefulness, scale of project within community or geographic region, and the ability to establish partnerships. Applying organizations must be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 and be located within and serve people in the U.S. Ongoing deadline.




UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation's (UHCCF) Medical Assistance Grants


The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) is now offering support to meet the needs of children nationwide with assistance grants for medical services not fully covered by health insurance. Parents and caretakers across the country will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for health care services that will help improve their children's health and quality of life. Examples of the types of medical services covered by UHCCF grants include: speech therapy, physical therapy and psychotherapy sessions; medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and eyeglasses; and orthodontia and dental treatments. To be eligible for UHCCF grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and be covered by a commercial health insurance plan. Ongoing deadline.






UnumProvident and its employees are an important part of the communities in which they live. As a company, they're at the forefront of United Way and other philanthropic giving programs. In fact, a cornerstone of The UnumProvident Commitment is the responsibility they have to communities, and last year alone gave $4.5 million to charitable groups in the U.S. and the U.K. in addition to the $896,000 of employee contributions to local organizations. One way in which they help support their communities is through their corporate giving program. They seek to partner with charitable organizations that primarily target four areas: disability, public education, health and wellness, and the arts and culture. Their charitable contributions are provided to the communities in which they are located by the local charitable contributions committee. Many of their employees volunteer and participate on boards, and special consideration is given to these organizations to recognize their employees' commitments. They discourage capital campaign and multi-year requests. Ongoing deadline.




UPS Foundation


The UPS Foundation will consider high impact philanthropic programs and projects from organizations recognized as tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Foundation focuses its support on national programs in the areas of: Human Welfare - including programs for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally disadvantaged, the physically or mentally challenged, and community development programs. Foundation dollars are put to use helping those struggling with systemic effects of illiteracy, hunger, poverty and homelessness; Educational Programs - including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects; and Major Initiatives - adult literacy and the distribution of prepared and perishable food. Ongoing deadlines.




U.S. Department of Justice - Helping Outreach Programs to Expand Grant Program


The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $5,000 in funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates, produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit volunteers. Established organizations and coalitions that do not receive federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and operate with $50,000 or less in annual funding. Eligible organizations and coalitions must be operating for at least 1 year. Ongoing deadline.




Verizon Foundation eGrants


Verizon Foundation invites the nonprofit community to become a part of this Internet opportunity by applying for an eGrant. Their mission is to provide an online philanthropic community network to support nonprofit organizations in the United States, and eGrants is one way Verizon wants to take you to the Internet highway by offering this exciting resource. Nonprofits can request an eGrant from Verizon Foundation, in the amount of $240, toward Internet access from the vendor of their choice. All you need to do is select an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and complete the application. Although the program targets smaller non-profits (those with annual budgets under $500,000) any 501(c)(3) organization may apply. Nonprofits that currently have Internet access are ineligible. In alignment with Verizon Foundation's funding priorities, they ask that applying nonprofits address one or more of those areas, which are: Literacy, Community Technology and work force development, and Domestic Violence solutions. It is important that your application highlights how Internet access will benefit the communities served and how partnerships will be developed. Ongoing deadline.




Victor Clark Youth Incentive Program


At the request of the family of the late Victor C. Clark, the ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program, with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as: names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors; objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic statement of financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions); commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or principle, school board); any relevant supporting documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like; and timeframe; local evaluation process; criteria for evaluating program effectiveness/success. Ongoing deadline.






Since their founding in 1901, Walgreen Co. and its employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good business. The Walgreen motto, "The Pharmacy America Trusts," reflects their belief in ethical business practices and their respect for the dedication of local volunteers in improving the quality of life in their community. As their company grows, and they bring their stores to new markets and new neighborhoods, they bring a tradition of supporting the health needs of their patients. Most Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits working in local Walgreen communities. A portion of the budget is reserved for select national organizations. Walgreens awards grants in the following program areas: Non-hospital based health agencies; Walgreens One-on-One tutorial programs in inner city neighborhoods where they operate; and a small share is reserved for eligible community and social service agencies that serve areas where Walgreens has a significant presence. Health is their major area of focus, and the largest share of their annual contributions budget is allocated to programs that address the health needs of their patients. Ongoing deadline.




Wallace Foundation


The Wallace Foundation supports and shares effective ideas and practices that expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all U.S. citizens. The foundation focuses on the following three areas: Education Leadership; Out-of-School Time Learning; and Building Appreciation and Demand for the Arts. Education Leadership is designed to strengthen educational leadership in ways that significantly improve student achievement. Out-of-School Time Learning will help selected cities make high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities available to many more children. Building Appreciation and Demand for the Arts centers around making the arts a part of many more people's lives by working with arts organizations, schools and other providers of arts education and experience to build both present and future arts audiences. Potential grantees may submit an inquiry by email briefly describing their project, organization, the estimated total for the project and the portion requiring funding to: Eligible applicants include nonprofits, schools and colleges and universities. Multiple awards will be granted ranging from $40,000 to more than $1 million each. Ongoing deadline.




Wal-Mart Foundation's National Giving Program


The Wal-Mart Foundation's National Giving Program awards $250,000 and above to non-profit organizations implementing programs at multiple sites across the country. The Foundation supports programs and initiatives that address the educational needs of under-served young people ages 12-25. Examples include programs focused on high school success, access and retention of first-generation college students, and adolescent literacy. Organizations eligible to seek funding must operate on a national scope through the existence of chapters or affiliates in a large number of states or possess a local focus, but seek funding to replicate program activities nationally. Ongoing deadline.




WellPoint Foundation


The WellPoint Foundation makes grants to nonprofits working to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that WellPoint, Inc. serves. Its priorities include prenatal health, senior health, cardiac health, diabetes, adult physical activity, childhood obesity and smoking cessation. Funding goes to direct services as well as to research and policy initiatives. The WellPoint Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the country, primarily serving communities in states where WellPoint, Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. The foundation does most of its giving through its Health Generations Initiative, which seeks to improve community health by supporting programs that have a positive, measurable impact on nine multi-generational health conditions. Specifically, the foundation's priority goals are to: increase prenatal care in the first trimester; reduce the number of low birth-weight babies; increase rates of adult influenza immunizations for those 65 and older; increase rates of adult pneumococcal immunization for those 65 and older; decrease the incidence of cardiac mortality in adults; decrease the prevalence of diabetes in adults; increase adult physical activity levels; reduce childhood obesity; and promote smoking cessation. In addition, WellPoint also offers Focused Giving, which supports: access to health care; decreasing health care disparities; promoting health education; improving outcomes for specific disease states; and improving non-health care-related quality of life. Ongoing deadline.




Wells Fargo Housing Foundation


The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation believes everyone deserves a decent, safe place to call home. Founded in 1993, the Foundation is committed to increasing low-income homeownership through the development of affordable housing, and to providing shelter and supportive services for homeless and disabled adult populations. Areas of interest include: homeownership (construction and home improvement opportunities), supportive housing, and transitional housing. Grants generally range from $5,000 - $10,000. Deadlines are ongoing.




Westinghouse Electric Co.


Westinghouse actively contributes to programs that benefit nonprofit organizations. The Charitable Giving Program is Westinghouse's principal foundation for the company's social investments. Areas of emphasis for this program are education, and civic and social pursuits. Within each area, Westinghouse encourages programs that help to meet the needs of populations such as the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, minorities, and people with disabilities. The Charitable Giving Advisory Board will evaluate proposals and make awards on a quarterly basis. Individual award amounts will be $5,000 and under. In addition, only two grants can be awarded to an organization over a five-year period. Ongoing deadline.




Whole Kids Foundation - Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools


In partnership with Whole Foods Market, the Whole Kids Foundation has announced that it is seeking to raise $2 million through its annual fall fundraising program for school-based programs, including school gardens, salad bars, and healthy eating education for teachers. One hundred percent of all proceeds raised will go directly to school programs designed to help children reach optimal health, strength, and nutrition through smart food choices. To date, the Whole Kids Foundation has funded nearly nine hundred school garden grants in partnership with FoodCorps and more than fifteen hundred salad bars with Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools. Public and private K-12 schools can apply for a salad bar grant online through the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools Web site. Any K-12 school district participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Schools currently awarded with the bronze status or above in the Healthier US School Challenge automatically qualify for a salad bar donation, with the stipulation that the school or district desires and can support a salad bar every day at lunchtime. Ongoing deadline.






Every week Wilbooks will donate at least 20,000 books to kindergarten through second grade children all across the country. The books are free and there is no charge for shipping and handling. All of the books being donated are printed in English. Applications can only be for one classroom and all applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis. So apply today to make your class eligible to receive Free Books from Wilbooks. Ongoing deadline.




World We Want Foundation


The World We Want Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities and around the world. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference through a range of social action activities, including community service projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to guide and advise the team. Ongoing deadline.







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