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Playground Equipment Grants & Stimulus Guide

PlaygroundEquipment.com is Big on Play and Low on Price. Our motto is a way of life. Playground equipment is meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Engineering and raw material costs can prohibit some organizations from the opportunity to afford commercial grade play equipment. This is precisely the reason we encourage and provide a detailed and often updated list of ways to fund your playground purchase through local, state, and national grants. Contact your local playground representative for additional playground budgeting information.

 

National Grants

Build-A- Bear Foundation

Build-A- Bear
Additional Information
Deadline: March 31st
Award Amount: Varies
The mission of the Build-A-Bear Foundation is to provide a little more love to life by providing opportunities for children of all ages to better their communities and share their heart with others. Grant requests are received January 1st through March 31st. Requests received after the deadline will not be considered due to the high volume of applications. Applying organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) organization and live within fifty miles of a Build-A-Bear location. Build-A-Bear Foundation values programs that promote H.E.A.R.T. H.E.A.R.T is described as Help communities through volunteering, Experience the power of teamwork, Accept people's differences, Respect people and animals and Take the lead to drive a positive change. Organizations are encouraged to apply yearly until a grant is secured due to a high number of applications. Applications can be found and submitted electronically online through the Build-A-Bear Foundation website.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

United States Department of Agriculture
Additional Information
Deadline: August
Award Amount: $7,000
The number one nutrition-related problem in the US today is the societal problem to end childhood obesity as stated and addressed by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area Grant. This program is designed to target youth 2-19 and reduce obesity and overweight percentage, fostering a long-term effect. A successful proposal will include three successful components; research, education, and extension. In most cases, this is a matching grant. At least fifty percent of the grant funding is required to be matched by a non-federally grant sourced towards the purchase of equipment.
Additional Information
can be found on the on the funder's website.

Community Grants

PeyBack Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February
Award Amount: Varies
The PeyBack Foundation funds those communities Professional Football player Peyton Manning has lived and holds an interest in. Funding locations include Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee. The foundation has distributed more than seven million dollars in grants since 2002 to youth serving organizations. Applying organizations are required to be a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organizations to receive consideration. Interested organizations should refer to the website for an application and further instruction. Funding applications are due annually in February with funding distribution typically in May. The PeyBack Foundation seeks to fund those programs and projects that impact at-risk youth. Priority is given to those projects and programs that impact and enrich lives of youth outside the school day.

Community Grant

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $5,000-$25,000
Grassroots Community projects continue to be a focus of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. Funding is provided to those 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and public entities in communities with Lowe's stores and distribution centers. Primary funding areas include community improvement projects and public education, specifically K-12 education. All applicants wishing to apply through the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation are required to take an online eligibility quiz to ensure consideration. Although this ensures consideration of an organization's grant application it does not guarantee funding. Average funding requests fall between $5,000-$25,000 per organization. Although larger grant requests have been funded, they are rare seldom awarded. Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation does not fund individuals, churches or religious organizations, capital campaigns, private schools or institutional overhead. For more information on funding requests and grant guidelines please visit the foundation website.

Corporate Giving

Wells Fargo
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Through local corporate giving, the Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Grant works to strengthen communities by providing assistance to those organizations providing human service, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs. Applying organizations are required to be a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization as well as qualified tribal and government agencies, including schools. Wells Fargo is unable to fund individuals, advertising, labor activities or for profit entities. Applications are available online and are accepted on a rolling basis. Review of grant applications takes approximately sixty days and are reviewed locally. If funded, grant funds are typically received within thirty days of funding. Applicants are encouraged to reapply yearly if projects are not selected for funding upon application the first year.

Costco Wholesale Grants

Costco
Additional Information
Deadline: 3 Months Prior to Need
Award Amount: Varies
Thanks to the Costco Wholesale Grants, 501 (c)(3) organizations are able to apply for funding through grants focused on Youth, Education and Health and Human services. Organizations wishing to apply need to be located in close proximity to a Costco location. Examples of organizations not eligible for funding include individuals, religious organizations, individual or primary schools and government agencies. Grant applications are accepted through the year on a rolling deadline, but applicants are asked to allow at least ninety days for a determination prior to a need. Once completed, a grant application and cover letter should be emailed to the designated Costco recipient for review by the Charitable Contributions Committee. Grant applications can be found and downloaded on the Costco Wholesale Charitable Giving website.

Go Grants!

Phit America
Additional Information
Deadline: June 1
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Go Grants provide $1,000-$5,000 to support physical activity for youth ages 5-12 and must be willing to enroll in the Let's Move! Active Schools Program. Schools enrolled in this program are encouraged to participate in a minimum of sixty minutes of physical activity per day. This grant is meant to serve Public or charter schools only serving kindergarten through sixth grade students. Projects must also be new or implement additional physical activity. Preexisting programs will not be considered for funding. In addition, forty dollars per youth is the maximum number of funding per child that is allowable when applying for funding. For more information on funding guidelines or additional resources please refer to the "Guidelines" section. Grant applications are due June 1 with applicants being awarded funding by late July.

Local Community Grants

Hasboro Children’s Fund
Additional Information
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: Varies
Grants funded through the Hasboro Children's Fund focus on three principles including programs that provide hope to youth in need, play for youth that would not otherwise have access and the empowerment through service. The Hasboro Children's Fund provides local community grants to those communities where operating facilities are located. These locations include Los Angeles, CA; Renton, WA; and Rhode Island. Programs identified for priority funding include those that support and deliver programs for children in crisis, pediatric mental and physical services, hunger security, educational programs; quality out of school time programs and program that empower youth through service. Additional state-by-state requirements can be found on the website as the 2017 deadline approaches. Each state coordinates an annual application deadline.

National and Community Grants

Aetna Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: RFP due in April
Award Amount: Varies
The Aetna Foundation seeks to fund tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations through both solicited and unsolicited proposals. Aetna believes America faces a serious health crisis. These health crises have continued for generations and continued to rise as Americans adopt unhealthy behaviors and lifestyles. Due to this, the Aetna Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations with an emphasis in the area of nutrition and motion. Grantees are those that increase activities in communities where it currently may be limited. The Foundation seeks to fund those organizations that are fiscally strong and will not fund over 20% of an organizational budget. Additionally, 15% of an application budget cannot be designated towards indirect costs. Request for Proposals are due in April with notifications of applicant's progress to stage one in early May. Grants range depending on the size and scope of the project.

PNC Foundation Grant

PNC Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Support is given to organizations that that benefit health, education, quality of life, and provide services for low to moderate-income families and individuals. Applying organizations must be 501 (c)(3) organizations with preference given to those organizations with an early childhood and economic focus. Applying organizations must also be located within close proximity to a PNC banking location. An interactive map is available to identify locations where PNC has a strong presence. Grant applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling deadline. Funding requests will not be accepted for religious organizations or non-sectarian activities, agencies that receive funds through PNC United Way Allocations or annual funds of Colleges, Universities or Hospitals. All applications must be submitted online through the PNC Foundation website to be considered for the PNC Foundation Grant.

Academy of Dermatology


Additional Information
Deadline: November 25th
Award Amount: $8,000
Grants funded through the Shade Structure Program are awarded to applicants of public schools and nonprofit organizations serving youth eighteen and younger. Funding is intended to for the instillation of permanent shade structures for playgrounds, pools, and outside structures not protected from the sun. Applicants must be recommended by an American Academy of Dermatology Dermatologists during the application process. For a list of qualified Dermatologists, visit the website link. Applicants must also show a commitment to safe sun practices during the application process. Examples can be found on the American Academy of Dermatology website. Two color photos of the area to be shaded will need to be provided and uploaded to the application during the application process. Application grant cycles open yearly on September 1st with a closing date of November 25th. The Shade Structure Program is available for online submission only.

State Giving Program

Walmart Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: June 27th -July 1st & August 29th – September 2nd
Award Amount: $25,000-$200,000
The Walmart Foundation provides 501 (c)(3), public organizations access to grant opportunities in all fifty states. Grants range from $25,000-$200,000. The State Giving Program is available in all fifty states and award amounts vary by program and request. Applications are accepted during designated program cycles. State's are designated a specific application cycle, one and three or two and four. Please carefully refer to the link for more information regarding the applicable cycle. Applications should target the state a program will be based in rather than the state an organization is housed in should the locations be different. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program requires two impact statements per year for reporting purposes. These impact statements detail how the funding was used and what outcomes were achieved. Applicants awarded funds will be notified via mail, those not considered for funding will receive email correspondence.

Youth Development Grant

The Dekko Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Keeping with the interest of the foundation founder Mr. Dekko, geographic areas of interest include Limestone County, Alabama; Collier County, Florida; DeKalb, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Noble, Stuben, Whitley Counties, Indiana; Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, Union Counties, Iowa; Norman County, Minnesota. The Dekko Foundation funds projects or programs focused on developing healthy youth. Grants are categorized by early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and community development. Proposals are received on a rolling deadline; however, it is suggested to provide at least a ninety-day window prior to a funding need. Calls are welcomed by the Dekko Foundation during the application process to answer any questions the applicant may have. The grant application is observed as the first step in the relationship and a brief description of the project. A one-hundred word limit is placed on all applications.

Youth Foundation Finish Line

Finish Line
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: $5,000-$75,000
The Finish Line Foundation will consider funding those organizations that are non-profit, 503 (c)(3) organizations. Three grants are available categorized by the Programmatic Grant, Legacy Grant and Founder's Grant. Grant's range from $5,000- $75,000, varying by grant program. State funded organizations, public and private schools or institutions are not considered fundable organizations through the Finish Line Youth Foundation. Organizations providing opportunities for participation of young adults and youth are a funding priorities. Consideration is also given to those that provide a tangible impact given the number impacted. Those applying must be within twenty-five to one hundred miles of a Finish Line store. More details of qualifying programs are available on the Youth Foundation Finish Line website. Applications are received on a rolling deadline and reviewed quarterly. Deadlines include March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 30.


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State Grants


ALABAMA

Education & Youth Grant

The Daniel Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: June 1st, October 3rd, February 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Letters of Inquiry are open 501 (c)(3) organizations and due based upon the grant category wishing to be applied for. Community Needs applications are due June 1st, Youth and Education are due October 3rd and Arts, Culture, Community Asset & Health LOI's are due February 1st. Declination and letters of invitation are sent thirty days later. Full proposals are due the following month with award notifications sent one month later. Priority is given to organizations that have at minimum one full-time employee and a strong base of supporters. The applicant will also have been providing programs and services to the community for a minimum of two years. Startup programs are invited to apply through invitation only. Specific information on Letter of Inquiry requirements can be found on The Daniel Foundation website.

County Community Foundation

Central Alabama Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January 1st & July 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Multiple grants are awarded through Alabama by the Central Alabama Community Foundation and affiliates (AACF, ECCF, SACF). Counties served through the Central Alabama Community Foundation include Autauga, Elmore, Macon, Montgomery, Lowndes, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva, and Houston. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply with qualifying programs meeting striving to meet community needs and address problems and opportunities. Typically grants do not exceed $2,500 but occasionally reach $5,000, depending on the geographic area seeking funding. Each Foundation within the Central Alabama Community Foundation seeks to fund specific priorities projects. For more information regarding specific funding requirements, visit the Central Alabama Community Foundation website for county preferences. Organizations that receive funding are also required to submit program impacts and evaluations. Evaluations are due to the Foundation at six months and one year.

Foundation Grant

Alabama Power Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
Thanks to the Alabama Power Foundation, over $150 million has been invested into the community, serving various organizations. Focus areas include education, environment, arts and culture, health and human services and community life. Organizations wishing to apply for funding are required to be inside Alabama Power territory. The Foundation seeks to fund programs that could potentially be duplicated and evolves change within a community. Also, Alabama Power seeks to fund programs serving those having fewer opportunities or underserved populations. Applicants must submit applications directly through the website and inquiries can be addressed to a foundation representative. All application information will need to be gathered prior to the application process as the application does not save during the process. Critical components of the application include but are not limited to a project budget, the organizations most recent financial audit and program specific objectives and timelines should the project be funded.

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ALASKA

City of Homer Grant

The Homer Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February
Award Amount: Varies
The Homer Foundation is a non-profit organization seeking to strengthen the area of Homer through charitable and philanthropic giving. Through the city of Homer and Kachemak's annual earnings from respective endowment funds, the City of Homer's grant program is made possible. Several requirements are needed to be met in order to apply including serving the area of Homer for a minimum or three years. Additionally, an organization's facility must be located in Homer and primary programming must take place within Homer, serving the residence. The applying organization must also not receive local support from the Homer government in order to be eligible for the Homer Foundation Grant. Availability of funding varies by year, fluctuating as the endowment fund grows. Award recipients will be notified after the Foundation Trustees review proposals and propose recommendations. Award notifications are sent in April.

Steward Community Foundation Mini-Grant

The Alaska Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000
Many grants are awarded through the year by The Alaska Community Foundation, including the Steward Community Foundation Mini-Grant. Through this grant, non-profit organizations are able to apply for funding to assist with programming in the area of Steward and Moos Pass communities. Preference is given to organizations serving the community in the areas of health, education, community heritage, the arts, vulnerable populations, recreation, safety and community or economic development. Preference will also be given to those applicants having the ability to reach a large or diverse population. Applicants can seek grants for up to $1,000 for programming taking place within the designated territory. Grant applications are reviewed by the Foundation's Advisory Board the third Wednesday every month. Organizations wishing to apply can visit the Alaska Community Foundation website and electronically submit an application for funding approval.

Target Wellness Grant

Mat-Su Health Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $15,000
Targeting the health and well-being of Mat-Su residents, the Mat-Su Health Foundation Target Wellness Grant awards grants to non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations impacting the Mat-Su community. Priority funding is distributed to organizations demonstrating the ability to impact the community through programs that collaborate and empower others; implement creative solutions to problems; build on community strengths; and have defined and measurable improvements in health and wellness. Priority is also given to those organizations that serve low-income or disadvantaged communities. Funded programs and projects include capacity building, capitol projects on buildings and equipment, program costs and start-up costs. The Mat-Su Health Foundation funds requests on a priority tier level. Tier I is health related projects in the Mat-Su region; Tier II is health related projects outside the Mat-Su region; Tier III is non-health related projects that impact the community and Tier IV is a non-health related project in which the applicant is required to present a letter of endorsement.

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ARIZONA

D-Backs School Challenge

Arizona Diamondbacks
Additional Information
Deadline: September 30th
Award Amount: $5,000
The Arizona Diamondbacks in collaboration with the University of Phoenix offer a grant opportunity for K-12 schools to implement change in the classroom through various opportunities. Campus improvement grants allow provide safe environments while enhancing the opportunity for learning, sports and play. Qualifying organizations will receive $5,000 of a $100,000 grant. A panel comprised of University of Phoenix employees and Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation staff score grant application based on certain criteria. Criteria is briefly described as need, educational impact, innovation, sustainability and opportunity. The application calls for a description of why the program or project should be awarded in three thousand characters or less. Applications are electronically submitted and required to meet the deadline. Notification of award recipients will take place in early December using contact information given during the grant process.

Community Giving

APS
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st & September 1st
Award Amount: Varies
APS invites those non-profit organizations serving the community within its territory to apply through the Foundation. Organizations may apply once annually but must allow at least eight weeks for request processing. APS seeks to support those organizations placing an emphasis on civic and economic development, human services, environment, arts & culture, non-stem education and APS matching gift programs. APS will not accept unsolicited requests from start-up organizations or those whose ruling year has been granted by the IRS for less than three years. Applications must be electronically submitted, specifically using the designated program and operating budget templates. APS holds both a Spring and Fall grant cycle with award notifications sent three months after application deadline. Additional Information regarding the application process is available on the APS website.

Community Foundation Grant

Opus Community Foundation Grant
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $10,000
Through the Opus Community Foundation, qualified 501 (c)(3) organizations are encouraged to apply for funding in locations within close proximity to Opus Bank locations. The Opus Community Foundation seeks to fund organizations that continue with the Foundation's commitment to the community. Key areas of impact the Foundation continues to fund include affordable housing and community revitalization, education and financial literacy, community health and human services and the arts. Those organizations serving low to moderate income communities receive additional priority. Requests may be made up to $10,000. Although the cap of a grant is placed at $10,000 most grants are $5,000. The scope of a project and the resources available are all reviewed when awarding grant requests. Grants over $10,000 are awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors and through invitation only.

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ARKANSAS

Education and Lifelong Learning

The Assisi Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: August 18th, November 17th, February 16th
Award Amount:
The primary service area targeted by the Assisi Foundation is Crittenden County, Arkansas. Grant seekers wishing to apply through The Assisi Foundation must first register through the website as a new user to gain access to the online grant submission system. Applicants are then able to submit the chosen application for the specified grant. Grant support provided by the Foundation include program support, capacity building, technical assistance and operating support. Capital grants are also provided to improve an organization's assets. Preference is given to those organizations addressing a critical problem or need and can address the root cause of said problem. Additionally, those applicants having clearly stated goals, timelines, objectives and measurable outcomes will also receive preference. Additional preference is also given to those organizations that program can be replicated or are willing to partner or collaborate with other organizations. Applications are reviewed at Board of Director's meetings on a quarterly basis with application deadlines as August 18th, November 17th, and February 16th.

Rural Community Grant

Arkansas Rural Services
Additional Information
Deadline: August-March
Award Amount: $15,000 Matching
Incorporated towns and unincorporated rural areas with less than three thousand individuals are eligible to apply for this $15,000 matching grant through Arkansas Rural Services. This is a matching grant and matching funds must be available at the time of application. Matching funds may be in the form of in-kind labor, services or supplies. Applications are available yearly from August through March. Previous projects funded include parks and playground structures. For more information, visit the website or call 1.888.RURALAR.

Micro Grant

Entergy
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000
Priority for the Entergy Micro grants is placed on locations where Entergy employees live and work. Over fifty-four counties are included in Entergy territory. For a full list of the preferred funding area, please visit the website for a county listing. Entergy strives to give back to local communities through philanthropic support, providing support to low income individuals within the targeted service area and promoting volunteerism. Specifically, Entergy diligently works to fun early childhood education programs in Arkansas, believing every child should have access to an early education. Entergy will fun current 501 (c)(3) organizations, schools, hospitals, or religious organizations that hold a similar tax exempt status. All organizations should still meet preferred funding requirements. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but eight to twelve weeks should be allowed prior to a funding need.

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CALIFORNIA

Local Grantmaking

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: LOI’s accepted on a rolling basis
Award Amount: $15,000-$150,000
Serving five counties located in northern California, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation awards grants ranging from $15,000-$150,000, typically not exceeding twenty-five percent of the organizational budget. Northern California counties served include San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito, California. Focusing on the areas of arts, children and youth, conservation and science, food and shelter, as well as science and reproductive health, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation funds organizations that serve and are located within these five counties. Letter of Inquiries are accepted on a rolling basis while it is important to remember the foundation operates on a calendar-year budget. Project requests cannot be submitted as part of a capital improvement project, one-time event, and individual seeking the request or sponsorship request. For additional questions regarding funded programs, please refer to the FAQ's page.

Healthy Partnerships Grant

HealthTrust
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $25,000- $100,000
The three initiatives targeted through the HealthTrust include healthy living, healthy eating and healthy aging. Grants are funded through restricted funds designated for medically-related purposed, defined as the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease. HealthTrust prioritized projects that bolster health promotion and primary prevention efforts; include a system, practice, policy or environment change that have an impact beyond the grant period; includes as feasible sustainability plan; and follows best practices. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed within forty-five days. Funding may be requested as multi-year funding, so no limitations on funding requests are currently present. If invited for a full proposal, applications are due quarterly and should expect approximately three to five months for a funding decision.

Healthy Lifestyles Program Grant

California State PTA
Additional Information
Deadline: October 15th
Award Amount: $500- $2,000
Yearly, the Healthy Lifestyle Grants are available to California PTA's in good standing across the state. Healthy Lifestyle Grants are available to implement programs and projects that will improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Previous programs funded include exercise classes; walking and running programs; sun safety awareness; and health and fitness awareness weeks. Applicants will need to include a description of the anticipated program goals and outcomes, no more than three pages. This should include the number of students served, a project timeline, budget, additional funding and evaluation. Applications must be received in the California State PTA Office by close of business day October 15th. Postmarked applications will not be accepted. The California Scholarship and Award Committee will review all applications and notify all applicants of their status in January. Should applicants receive a grant, checks will be mailed in February.

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COLORADO

Edmund T. and Eleanor Quick Grant

Edmund T. and Eleanor Quick Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April & October
Award Amount: Varies
The Quick Foundation was established by Eleanor Quick in memory of her late husband Edmund T. Quick. From humble beginnings over $750,000 in grants have been awarded. Although there is no limit to funding requests, the foundation prefers to fund several programs that can have a meaningful impact rather than one program at a larger dollar amount. All applications should be received thirty days prior to the Foundation's Board meeting to ensure proper review and processing. Applications are to be kept to less than five pages, keeping information educational yet concise. A statement of purpose of the program, program timetable, additional funding sources and continued funding sources are all required supplemental documentation during the application process. Applications will be reviewed Semi Annually at the Board of Directors meetings in May and November. If not selected for funding in May, there is an opportunity for funding in November if funds are still available.

Just for Kids Grant

Just for Kids Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: October 7th
Award Amount: $10,000
JFK accepts grants yearly from public, private and non-profit organizations serving youth in the San Miguel Watershed (Telluride, Norwood, Redvale, Nucla, Naturita and Paradox). Funding priorities include programs or projects that allow a quality experience for youth; organizations that demonstrate effective collaborations; programs or projects that offer innovate solutions to problems involving youth; programs with measurable outcomes; timely, organized and well put together applications. Applications are due no later than October 7th. Grants will not be awarded to organizations seeking funding for programs or projects having already taken place. In order to complete an organization's application, a fifteen-minute interview with the JFK Board is required.

Youth Development

Daniels Fund
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
The Daniel Foundation focuses on eight priority funding areas in target communities in select geographical areas. Colorado was of significant value to founder Bill Daniels, as well as additional funding areas New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The Daniel Foundation understands that needs are unique and works to understand the individual needs of each grant request. Prior to funding, a Letter of Inquiry is required as well as a phone call with the Foundation to discuss the proposed program or project. This helps the Foundation to better understand the unique need of the organization and if the program/project is an appropriate fit for funding with the Daniel Foundation. Should the Foundation representative feel the organization is an appropriate fit for funding, the organization will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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CONNECTICUT

Financial Grant

Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: August 31st
Award Amount: $5,000
Grant applications are considered for the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation beginning July 1st every year and accepted no later than August 31st. The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation seeks to fund those organizations making a difference through programming and services provided to individuals and communities in which the bank has a large presence. Priority funding areas for The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation include programs that provide services to low-to moderate-income induvial and families; housing development support for low- to moderate-income housing; organizations that are committed to improving the quality of life for the community; and other organizations whose mission is determined to align with Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation's mission. Grant proposals should include a completed grant application as well as a cover letter introducing the organization including goals, proposed need to be met, and outcomes.

Health and Social Services Grants

The Fund for Greater Hartford
Additional Information
Deadline: December, March, June, September
Award Amount: Varies
Priority funding is distributed to organizations facilitating programming in the areas of art, community development, education, health and social services, secondary school scholarship aid and summer program grants. Information needed for the grant application includes but is not limited to evidence of need for the program; measurable outcomes; program activities; detail budget; timetable; evaluation plan and plan for future funding. Foundation staff may wish to visit the program or project location prior to awarding funding. All grant application should be emailed by 3 pm the evening of the deadline. Requests for funds will be processed within ninety days and all requests will receive correspondence via mail of program or project acceptance/denial.

LEGO Community Fund U.S. Grant

LEGO
Additional Information
Deadline: Solicited
Award Amount: $5,000
The LEGO Community Fund U.S. Grant supports programs in the U.S. with LEGO Group operations present. The LEGO Group seeks to serve disadvantaged or at-risk youth and asks for those wishing to be considered for proposals to submit information through their website. Proposals are through invitation, but the LEGO Group asks that those organizations serving programs or communities that meet the mentioned criteria and wish to be considered submit information through the foundation website. The Lego Community Fund U.S. supports 501 (c)(3) and 107 (c) organizations. Requesting organizations must serve youth in the area of creativity, problem solving or learning support.

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DELAWARE

21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children, Inc.

State of Delaware
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: $100 and up
The intent of the Delaware fund is through a public/private partnership to reach the special needs of at-risk youth in the community. The fund in intended to develop programs that help children find their strengths, improve a child's self-esteem and build hope in the child's future. Children that receive funding from state agencies and community program in Delaware are eligible for funding through the 21st Century Fund. Funding requests should be made on company or organization letterhead and submitted to the 21st Century Fund along with the grant application. Grants exceeding $100 will be presented before the Board of Directors for funding approval. Applicants will need to include what additional organizations were contacted for funding outside of the 21st Century Fund. Funding awarded to organizations are required to submit funding reports including a detailed list of expenses as well as receipts.

Bank of American Client Foundation Grant

Bank of American Client Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April 15th, September 15th
Award Amount: $1,900- $30,000
Preferential areas of interest for the Bank of America Client Foundation include arts, community, natural science, history preservation, education, and human services. Applications range in size from $1,900 to $30,000. The Foundation is restricted to funding nonprofit organizations but typically has not funded individual schools or childcare centers. Grants are accepted on a semi-annual basis, April 15th and September 15th. If the deadline falls on a weekend the deadline will be moved to the following business day. All applications and supplemental materials are due by 11:59 pm, no late submissions will be accepted.

Charitable Contributions Program

Santander Bank
Additional Information
Deadline: March 4th, June 30th, September 16th
Award Amount: Varies
Santander Bank provides grant funding in communities where customer's live and work. Programs are aimed at providing measurable programming efforts at low-to moderate-income families and children. Areas of focus for the Santander Bank grant funding include affordable housing, financial education, and economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Organizations wishing to apply will need to follow the online application steps, attaching a brief program narrative. The narrative should include program description, community needs addressed, the use of requested funds along with projected outcomes. A current and prior year organization budget will also need to be upload for full consideration. Grant applications are accepted three time per year with notifications announced two months after the grant deadline.

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Community Action Grant

Gannett Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February 28th & August 29th
Award Amount: $5,000-$10,000
The Community Action Grant through the Gannett Foundation prioritized education, neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged individuals, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. Priorities are placed on grass-roots educational programs serving at-risk youth in the metro area. Grants range from $5,000-$10,000 and are accepted twice per year. Grants must be post marked by the application deadline as late submissions will not be accepted, including email or hand delivery. To be eligible for full consideration, grant proposals must contain: a completed application; IRS determination letter; project budget; and a needs statement and sustainability statement of no more than three pages in length. The Foundation committee reviews all proposals one month after submission. Applicants should receive notice of funding within two to three months from application deadline.

Community Grants

Ober Kale
Additional Information
Deadline: August 1st
Award Amount: $15,000
Grants provided by Ober Kale have met the needs of the community by providing grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations, including schools, making a difference in the area of education and welfare. These grants have been provided to organizations providing programs to at-risk children and youth in the community. Examples of programs and projects funded through the grant include literacy programs, afterschool programs and mentoring programs. Grant applications are due August 1st, by mail or email. Grant applicants will be notified in early November if selected as a grant recipient. Due to the large number of applicants, those not chosen for a grant are not able to receive feedback as to why the program or project was not funded. Three grants are awarded annually by the Foundation.

Philip L. Graham Grant

Philip L. Graham Fund
Additional Information
Deadline: April 1st. August 1st, December 1st
Award Amount: Varies
The Philip L. Graham fund recognizes the importance of continued educational efforts to improve the educational landscape. Organizations that meet the needs of special segments of populations receive the highest priority. Three charter schools are awarded grants every year that show exemplary growth in student's achievement, strong school and board leadership, and parental involvement. Charter schools under operation for under three years will not be considered for an educational grant. The Foundation asks applicants to submit a Letter of Inquiry for those organizations interested in receiving a grant. LOI instructions will be available two months prior to the application deadline. Applicants will receive notification within thirty days of submitting LOI if invited to submit a full grant proposal.

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FLORIDA

Bank of American Client Foundation Grant

Bank of American Client Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April 15th, September 15th
Award Amount: $1,900- $30,000
Preferential areas of interest for the Bank of America Client Foundation include arts, community, natural science, history preservation, education, and human services. Applications range in size from $1,900 to $30,000. The Foundation is restricted to funding nonprofit organizations but typically has not funded individual schools or childcare centers. Grants are accepted on a semi-annual basis, April 15th and September 15th. If the deadline falls on a weekend the deadline will be moved to the following business day. All applications and supplemental materials are due by 11:59 pm, no late submissions will be accepted.

Grant

State of Florida American Legion
Additional Information
Deadline: May 1st
Award Amount: $500- $30,000
Proposals are accepted to the State of Florida to meet the purposes of the Children's & Youth Fund. Desired applicants will provide opportunities to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of children through new and innovative programs or established programs already meeting the above needs. For consideration grant packets should be completed in their entirety and be mailed to the legion office. Applying organizations should state the need for the proposed project or program, providing an impact statement or statement of need along with an overview of the proposed program or project. An introduction of the organization, along with goals and objectives, organization methodology and IRS determination letter should all be enclosed. Finally, a program description, evaluation, and budget should also be included. If an organization wishes, they may also include letters of support from the community or individuals. Applications are due May 1st with funding from August 1st- July 31st.

Grant Program

1st and 10 Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July
Award Amount: $1,500- $25,000
Chad and Robin Pennington created the 1st and 10 Foundation to build stronger communities by seeking to fund programming to improve the quality of life for youth. The foundation seeks to fun 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations. Applications will be evaluated under the criteria of program criteria and meeting the mission of the 1st and 10 Foundation. It is also evaluated how the program will be tracked and evaluated upon completion. Priority is given to those programs or projects that will provide a substantial outcome for the community after the grant period has ended. Although grants range from $1,500-$25,000 most grants are within the range from $1,500-$15,000.

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GEORGIA

Atlanta Braves Grant

Atlanta Braves Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: August 1st
Award Amount: $500-$10,000
Each year the Atlanta Braves award grants to qualifying organizations that provide opportunities for youth in the areas of education, health, and recreation. Grants are awarded in the amount of $500-$10,000 yearly. Multi year awards are not awarded. The Foundation seeks to fund 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations but is unable to fund schools, public or private. As part of the final determination process, representatives from the Board of Directors may make a site visit to determine if the funding request is in line with the Foundation's vision. All applications are due by August 1st, incomplete applications will be cause for removal from the grant process.

Lattner Family Grant

Lattner Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st & September 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Following in the footsteps of founder Forrest C. Lattner, the Lattner Family Foundation works to fund projects or programs that make a significant difference and encourage hope and personal responsibility. Priority areas of giving are designated by locations in which Trustees reside. Current funding locations include Rhode Island, Palm Beach County, Florida, Kansas, Texas, and Georgia. Priority areas of giving include four areas of focus: arts and humanities; education, environment, health & social services; and Christian organizations. Grant proposals must be mailed and received by the deadline. Organizations wishing to apply should include a brief statement of the organizations history; the purpose of the grant request; and the organization's mission statement. Award determination letters should be mailed within twelve weeks of the grant application deadline.

David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund

David, Helen and Maria Woodward Fund-Atlanta
Additional Information
Deadline: April 1st & September 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Program areas funded through the Woodward Fund include arts, culture and humanities; education; environment; health; human services; public society; and religion. The Fund seeks to grant funding to organizations and those working to make an impact in Georgia and states directly surrounding, although preference is giving to those working in Georgia. Funding priority is given to those making capital improvements and project grants with a special interest to schools and educational institutions. Applications for requests for funding are due semi-annually in April and September through an online submission. The Funding Board meets in May and October to award funding to qualified organizations. Those receiving funding will receive notification four to six weeks after the Funding Board approved requests. Applicants must wait two years before applying for additional funding, whether applications are approved or denied.

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HAWAII

Atherton Family Foundation Grant

Atherton Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: October 3rd
Award Amount: Varies
The Atherton Family Foundation funds programs and projects that positively benefit the citizen of Hawaii. Preferred areas of funding include arts, culture, and humanities; community development; education; environment; health; human service; spiritual development; and youth development. Applying organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or apply through a sponsor organization wishing to verify the purpose of the grant application. Grant proposals are to be submitted online beginning with a proposal narrative. The narrative should be concise and include a description of the applying organization; problem or opportunity; activities included; expected results; and a funding plan. In additional to the proposal narrative, the applying organization should also include the organization budget, income sheets, and list of board of directors. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis every year: January, April, July, and October.

Small Grant

The Bill Healy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December
Award Amount: $1,000- $25,000
The Bill Healy Foundation invites those organizations in Hawaii and Oregon focusing on programs and projects in the area of environmental education and health and the well-being of children to apply for the appropriate grant. During the first round review period, applicants must submit the grant consideration application for review by the Executive Committee. If additional interest exists in the proposed project or program, a request will be included with a grant application to continue the application process. Board members review proposals two weeks prior to scheduled board meetings to ensure the appropriate attention is given to each application. Those applications selected for funding may reapply every two years if the funding need still exists.

Waipahu Community Foundation

Bank of Hawaii
Additional Information
Deadline: 1st Friday in June, September, December, and March
Award Amount: $5,000
The intention of the Waipahu Community Foundation Grant is intended to allow every Waipahu youth to participate in cultural activities, education, and recreation programs. Funding priorities include elementary, intermediate, and high schools in Waipahu; programs and projects that combat juvenile delinquency including: recreation programs and activities; health related programs in Waipahu; and cultural programs in Waipahu to promote education. Applying organizations must be a nonprofit agency and be located in the 96797 zip code to be an eligible grant recipient. Grant applications are reviewed by the Foundation and awarded on the preference of: eligibility of the organization; purpose of the program or activity; accuracy and thoroughness of information provided by applicants; and need in the community for the proposed program. Grants are awarded annually or quarterly and organizations may reapply each year for funding through a new grant cycle.

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IDAHO

Community Giving Application

Umpqa Bank
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: $2,500-$10,000
Through a targeted focus on youth development and education, the Umpqa Bank Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations within the vicinity of local banking center. The Foundation looks for programming opportunities for preschool through grade twelve that allow youth to fulfill their educational experience, promote their wellbeing, and encourage them to reach their full potential. Through Community Giving Grants, quarterly grant applications are available to those organizations that fit within the priority funding guidelines. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis in December, March, June and September. Award notifications are sent two months following the chosen application deadline.

Grant Program

KLA Tencor Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
The KLA Tencor Foundation strives to impact people's lives and benefit the communities in which employees live and work. Funding preference areas include education programs and institutions with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), health and wellness, and local community and enrichment programs. Organizations are limited to one application per year if funds are not awarded during the first application period. Applying organizations should demonstrate a diverse board, active in the community, effective leadership and continued efficiency of administration. The KLA Tencor Foundation does not fund individual schools or home care centers. In order to apply, applicants are directed to a secondary system to create a unique username and password for the required online submission.

Rural Human and Social Services

The Steele-Reese Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December
Award Amount: $5,000-$50,000
Letters of Inquiry are accepted electronically and due December first for the western region of the Steele-Reese Foundation. Those asked to continue with the application process will receive information from the Foundation in early March with full applications being due in April. Preference is given to those organizations serving low-income or under-represented populations including the elderly, homeless, disabled, and children. Examples of previously funded programs include parks and civic improvement organizations. At this time, only proposals for organizations that serve rural communities are being accepted. A successful LOI should include organization mission and budget, proposed project summary including successful outcomes, and proposed budget. LOI inquiry worksheet is available on the foundation website to assist in composition prior to LOI submission.

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ILLINOIS

OPRFCF Community Grant

Oak Park River Forrest Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July 11
Award Amount: $10,000
Grant funding is available for nonprofit organizations in the Oak Park, River Forrest, Forrest Park community that have a common mission of impacting the well-being and sustainability of the community. Applying organizations may also serve the communities of Austin, Galewood, Berwyn, Cicero, Elmwood Park and Maywood if serving those communities and individuals that are low income residence and providing programs or projects that provide impact in the area of health. Preference is given to those projects or proposal that provide collaborative relationship and demonstrate a significant impact with high potential for sustainability in the community. A completed grant application as well as supplemental data including a proposal narrative (no more than four pages), line item budget, and time line for program implementation need to be electronically submitted before the application deadline. No paper submissions will be accepted.

Just Energy

Just Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Just Energy Foundation partners with local community organizations in communities it serves to help achieve the Foundation's social responsibility goals. The application is available online and reviewed by the foundation as allowable. Applicants should be prepared to provide an overview of the proposed program or project during the time of application. Additionally, the number of youth served/potential youth served through the program will also need to be provided. Outcomes will also need to be measured and tracked, being a reportable item on the grant application. Just Energy also seeks volunteer opportunities for their employees through the grant application. Award and declination letters are sent in a timely fashion in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community.

Youth Recreation Program

Roy J Carver Charitable Trust
Additional Information
Deadline: November 15th, February 15th, May 15th, August 15th,
Award Amount: $25,000
Thanks to the Roy J Carver Charitable Trust, through the Youth Recreation Program, youth in western Illinois have been receiving Foundation supported recreation projects since 1995. Priority counties in western Illinois include Rock Island and Mercer Counties. Grant requests will not exceed $25,000 or twenty-five percent of the total project cost. Before an application is considered for submission from an organization, at least fifty percent of the funding from an organization should be raised. Programs that also receive strong community support will be given higher consideration. A Letter of Inquiry is strongly encouraged as the first step in the grant process to ensure the applying organization and the Foundation's funding priorities align. If selected to move onto the next step in the application process, the Foundation will contact the organization for a full grant proposal.

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INDIANA

Community Investment Grants

Old National Bank Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January, March, June
Award Amount: $7,500
Seeking to partner with organizations in the communities it serves, the Old National Bank Foundation awards grants in the areas of Early Childhood Development, Adult Education, Economic Development, Financial Literacy and Workforce Development. To be considered for funding organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) or 509(a) organization designated in good standing by the IRS. Additionally, the Foundation wishes to fund those organizations within close vicinity to an Old National location. The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations that are fiscally sounds, mission driven, with strong leadership and a diverse board of directors. Community Investment Grants are intended for those organizations having never received funding from the foundation before. This grant proceeds through several steps. Stage one requires organizations to submit an initial application of interest to the Foundation. If continued interest exists on the part of the Foundation, an application to stage two will be extended to the applying organization within four to six weeks.

Foundation Grant

Pacers Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000-$10,000
The Indiana Pacers Foundation accepts proposals on a rolling deadline for programs that impact the youth of Indiana. The foundation seeks to fund those organizations that serve at-risk, vulnerable children, youth, and families. The Foundation places an emphasis on those programs targeting education activities and programs. Within the application, the applying organization will need to provide a brief overview of the prosed project or program as well as potential community impact. The complete grant proposal will be submitted to the foundation and reviewed at the next scheduled quarterly board meeting.

Just Energy

Just Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Just Energy Foundation partners with local community organizations in communities it serves to help achieve the foundation's social responsibility goals. The application is available online and reviewed by the foundation as allowable. Applicants should be prepared to provide an overview of the proposed program or project during the time of application. Additionally, the number of youth served/potential youth served through the program will also need to be provided. Outcomes will also need to be measured and tracked, being a reportable item on the grant application. Just Energy also seeks volunteer opportunities for their employees through the grant application. Award and declination letters are sent in a timely fashion in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community.

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IOWA

Black Hawk County Grant

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Additional Information
Deadline: April 1st & October 1st
Award Amount: Varies
The Black Hawk Community Foundation provides support through grant funding to organizations in the program areas of arts and culture; community betterment; education; environment; health; historic preservation; and human science. Funding requests will only be accepted for those programs being conducted in Black Hawk County and impacting the community members. Public and private school districts are eligible to apply for funding, with preference give to innovative, replicable projects with a focus on asset-building. The foundation seeks innovative, high impact programming that is easily replicable. All applications must be received online via the online application system. For the fall grant cycle, applications are due October first with an award notification in December.

Youth Recreation Program

Roy J Carver Charitable Trust
Additional Information
Deadline: November 15th, February 15th, May 15th, August 15th
Award Amount: $25,000
Thanks to the Roy J Carver Charitable Trust, through the Youth Recreation Program, youth in eastern Iowa have been receiving Foundation supported recreation projects since 1995. Priority counties in eastern Iowa include Muscatine, Louisa and Scott. Grant requests will not exceed $25,000 or twenty-five percent of the total project cost. Before an application is considered for submission from an organization, at least fifty percent of the funding from an organization should be raised. Programs that also receive strong community support will be given higher consideration. A Letter of Inquiry is strongly encouraged as the first step in the grant process to ensure the applying organization and the Foundation's funding priorities align. If selected to move onto the next step in the application process, the Foundation will contact the organization for a full grant proposal.

Powell Group Fund

Baton Rough Area Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January 15th & July 15th
Award Amount: Varies
The purpose of the Powell Group is to support nonprofit organizations and distribute funding to impact the community through projects that present the greatest opportunities. Grant applicants are asked to keep in mind that preference is given to applications that build on the strengths of an individual, organization and community. The Powell group designates a specific area for funding including: Baton Rouge, LA; Le Mars and Sioux City, IA; and Panama City Beach, FL. Organizations wishing to apply for funding through the Powell Group should submit a proposal no later than the application deadline. The proposal summary should include Organization information including IRS determination letter; project description no more than three sentences; target population and geographic region served. A full project narrative including list of additional funders with grant application and additional resources should be uploaded to the website no later than January 15th or July 15th for full proposal consideration.

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KANSAS

Foundation Grant

Parsons Area Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January 31st
Award Amount: Varies
The Parsons Area Community Foundation works to strengthen the community through providing annual grants to the community. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools and government organizations are all eligible for funding through the Area Community Fund. All areas of the community that provide development for community members are eligible to seek funding. Examples of previous projects funded include parks, festivals, and the arts. Funding preferences are given to those organizations with a well written grant proposal. The proposal should include: clearly stated factual evidence; a viable project and how it will address the needs of the community; clear means for measuring the success of the program; and a complete budget. Grant applications are accepted in January with award determination in April or May.

Healthy Habits for Life

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas awards grants of less than $1,000 to schools yearly across the state of Kansas, with the exception of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties. The Healthy Habit Grant was created to bring attention to the major health crisis in Kansas and across the nation of childhood obesity. School educators, family and consumer science teachers, physical education teachers, and other school administrators are encouraged to apply for this grant to implement changes into their school. The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations that will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, increase a child's physical activity, or learn healthy eating habits. Funding will be distributed by December and can be used for the next year.

Lattner Family Grant

Lattner Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st & September 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Following in the footsteps of founder Forrest C. Lattner, the Lattner Family Foundation works to fund projects or programs that make a significant difference and encourage hope and personal responsibility. Priority areas of giving are designated by locations in which Trustees reside. Current funding locations include Rhode Island, Palm Beach County, Florida, Kansas, Texas, and Georgia. Priority areas of giving include four areas of focus: arts and humanities; education, environment, health & social services; and Christian organizations. Grant proposals must be mailed and received by the deadline. Organizations wishing to apply should include a brief statement of the organizations history; the purpose of the grant request; and the organization's mission statement. Award determination letters should be mailed within twelve weeks of the grant application deadline.

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KENTUCKY

Community Investment Grants

Old National Bank Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January, March, June
Award Amount: $7,500
Seeking to partner with organizations in the communities it serves, the Old National Bank Foundation awards grants in the areas of Early Childhood Development, Adult Education, Economic Development, Financial Literacy and Workforce Development. To be considered for funding organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) or 509(a) organization designated in good standing by the IRS. Additionally, the Foundation wishes to fund those organizations within close vicinity to an Old National location. The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations that are fiscally sounds, mission driven, with strong leadership and a diverse board of directors. Community Investment Grants are intended for those organizations having never received funding from the Foundation before. This grant proceeds through several steps. Stage one requires organizations to submit an initial application of interest to the Foundation. If continued interest exists on the part of the Foundation, an application to stage two will be extended to the applying organization within four to six weeks.

Education

The Steele-Reese Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March
Award Amount: $5,000-$50,000
Applications are accepted electronically and due March first for the Appalachian Kentucky of the Steele-Reese Foundation. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the map of funded counties prior to applying. Preference is given to those organizations serving low-income or under-represented populations including the elderly, homeless, disabled, and children. The Foundation has recently moved to funding only early childhood education, elementary, and secondary schools. A decision will be made at a later date as to when community organizations will be able to apply again, but the focus at this time is on a critical need in the schools. The Foundation will review applications in late June, early July to award funding. Organizations will receive notification of funding in early August with funding distribution shortly after.

Humana Foundation Grant

Humana Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December 15th
Award Amount: Varies
Humana seeks to support the community through partnering with nonprofit organizations to work together to improve community health. Priority funding areas include healthy behaviors, healthy education and access to health services. Letters of Intent are accepted in December and will assist the Foundation Committee in identifying organizations to move on with full grant proposals. LOI's should be no more than two pages in length and include the target population served through the program or project. Also included should be qualitative data and outcomes from evaluations of previous projects. A successful LOI will also include a statement of how if funding should be received, how the organization and community would be positively impacted. The LOI should be no more than two pages, double spaced and in PDF format. All documents will be accepted from Humana from December 1st-December 15th.

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LOUISIANA

Humana Foundation Grant

Humana Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December 15th
Award Amount: Varies
Humana seeks to support the community through partnering with nonprofit organizations to work together to improve community health. Priority funding areas include healthy behaviors, healthy education and access to health services. Letters of Intent are accepted in December and will assist the Foundation Committee in identifying organizations to move on with full grant proposals. LOI's should be no more than two pages in length and include the target population served through the program or project. Also included should be qualitative data and outcomes from evaluations of previous projects. A successful LOI will also include a statement of how if funding should be received, how the organization and community would be positively impacted. The LOI should be no more than two pages, double spaced and in PDF format. All documents will be accepted from Humana from December 1st-December 15th.

Ourso Family Foundation Fund

Ourso Family Foundation Fund
Additional Information
Deadline: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, December 31st
Award Amount: Varies
The Ourso Family Foundation provides support to southern Louisiana counties. The Foundation prefers to fund programs that build on human initiative and service to mankind. Funding preferences are given to the program areas: education; healthcare; human services and religion. Organization information including most recent budget, list Board of Directors, and geographic region served. A narrative section should also be included and be no more than three pages in length. The narrative should include: a concise history of the organization; a detailed description of the project including measurable objectives; and a plan for continuing the project once funding ends. Proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis with notifications roughly two months following the application deadline.

Powell Group Fund

Baton Rough Area Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January 15th & July 15th
Award Amount: Varies
The purpose of the Powell Group is to support nonprofit organizations and distribute funding to impact the community through projects that present the greatest opportunities. Grant applicants are asked to keep in mind that preference is given to applications that build on the strengths of an individual, organization and community. The Powell group designates a specific area for funding including: Baton Rouge, LA; Le Mars and Sioux City, IA; and Panama City Beach, FL. Organizations wishing to apply for funding through the Powell Group should submit a proposal no later than the application deadline. The proposal summary should include Organization information including IRS determination letter; project description no more than three sentences; target population and geographic region served. A full project narrative including list of additional funders with grant application and additional resources should be uploaded to the website no later than January 15th or July 15th for full proposal consideration.

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MAINE

Healthy Communities Hannaford

Charitable Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
The mission of the Hannaford Charitable Foundation is to build healthy communities in the states Hannaford is located. The Hannaford Charitable Foundation choses to fund organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. Healthy Communities has three core areas of focus including: providing safe and stable access to food; a strong educational program to prepare youth to enter the workforce; programs focused on promoting healthy lifestyles. Preference is given to programs or projects that have the potential to impact a large number of customers within the defined region. In order to apply through the foundation an organization must: have an active board of trustees; exhibit ethical methods to solicit funds; provide an appropriate financial audit; demonstrate long term financial viability; and be a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts or New York.

Humana Foundation Grant

Humana Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December 15th
Award Amount: Varies
Humana seeks to support the community through partnering with nonprofit organizations to work together to improve community health. Priority funding areas include healthy behaviors, healthy education and access to health services. Letters of Intent are accepted in December and will assist the Foundation Committee in identifying organizations to move on with full grant proposals. LOI's should be no more than two pages in length and include the target population served through the program or project. Also included should be qualitative data and outcomes from evaluations of previous projects. A successful LOI will also include a statement of how if funding should be received, how the organization and community would be positively impacted. The LOI should be no more than two pages, double spaced and in PDF format. All documents will be accepted from Humana from December 1st-December 15th.

Maine Charity Foundation Fund

Maine Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: September 15th
Award Amount: $1,000-$10,000
The Maine Community Foundation will provide funding to organizations focusing programs on children birth to eighteen. Special attention will be paid to those working with low to moderate income families. Program priorities include: kindergarten preparation programs for children; prevent absenteeism; provide academic, cultural, and artistic opportunities for students after school or in the summer; develop healthy habits in youth; and promote career development. Preference is also given to those programs and projects that give youth a voice in the development of the program or project. All applications must be completed online and received by 11:59 pm on September 15th.

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MARYLAND

Charitable Contributions Program

Santander Bank
Additional Information
Deadline: March 4th, June 30th, September 16th
Award Amount: Varies
Santander Bank provides grant funding in communities where customer's live and work. Programs are aimed at providing measurable programming efforts at low to moderate income families and children. Areas of focus for the Santander Bank grant funding include affordable housing, financial education, and economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Organizations wishing to apply will need to follow the online application steps, attaching a brief program narrative. The narrative should include program description, community needs addressed, the use of requested funds along with projected outcomes. A current and prior year organization budget will also need to be upload for full consideration. Grant applications are accepted three time per year with notifications announced two months after the grant deadline.

Community Action Grant

Gannett Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February 28th & August 29th
Award Amount: $5,000-$10,000
The Community Action Grant through the Gannett Foundation prioritized education, neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged individuals, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. Priorities are placed on grass-roots educational programs serving at-risk youth in the metro area. Grants range from $5,000-$10,000 and are accepted twice per year. Grants must be post marked by the application deadline as late submissions will not be accepted, including email or hand delivery. To be eligible for full consideration, grant proposals must contain: a completed application; IRS determination letter; project budget; and a needs statement and sustainability statement of no more than three pages in length. The Foundation committee reviews all proposals one month after submission. Applicants should receive notice of funding within two to three months from application deadline.

Community Grants

Ober Kale
Additional Information
Deadline: August 1st
Award Amount: $15,000
Grants provided by Ober Kale have met the needs of the community by providing grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations, including schools, making a difference in the area of education and welfare. These grants have been provided to organizations providing programs to at-risk children and youth in the community. Examples of programs and projects funded through the grant include literacy programs, afterschool programs and mentoring programs. Grant applications are due August 1st, by mail or email. Grant applicants will be notified in early November if selected as a grant recipient. Due to the large number of applicants, those not chosen for a grant are not able to receive feedback as to why the program or project was not funded. Three grants are awarded annually by the Foundation.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Bruins Foundation Grant

Boston Bruins Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April 1st
Award Amount: Varies
The Boston Bruins Foundation begins accepting grants in January yearly with an application deadline of April 1st. Priority is given to those organizations seeking to better the lives of youth in the New England area. Organizations must be classified as a 501 (c)(3) agency and funding cannot be connected to funding salaries but more specifically related to program costs. Grant application packets must be completed to be considered and include: an IRS determination letter; Board of Directors and meeting schedule; current budget; most recent financial statement; and most recent 990. The Foundation asks that in order for your application to be received in a timely manner and processed, please return all materials three business days prior to the grant deadline.

Just Energy

Just Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Just Energy Foundation partners with local community organizations in communities it serves to help achieve the foundation's social responsibility goals. The application is available online and reviewed by the foundation as allowable. Applicants should be prepared to provide an overview of the proposed program or project during the time of application. Additionally, the number of youth served/potential youth served through the program will also need to be provided. Outcomes will also need to be measured and tracked, being a reportable item on the grant application. Just Energy also seeks volunteer opportunities for their employees through the grant application. Award and declination letters are sent in a timely fashion in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community.

Youth Council Grant Program

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: September 13th
Award Amount: Varies
With two grant cycles through the year, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation awards nearly $80,000 in funding to community organizations yearly. Youth Council programs work to support organizations that expand opportunities for youth through the tristate. The Youth Council targets youth 5-18 for programming opportunities in programs area categories including: after school recreation activities; music programs; mentoring; art programs; and job skills training. Prior to application submission it is strongly suggested to contact the Community Foundation to discuss the proposed program or project to discuss the alignment with the Foundation's mission. A full grant application can then be submitted with required program narrative after meeting with Foundation representative. Applications are due September 13th with award notifications being sent in November.

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MICHIGAN

Community Investment Grants

Old National Bank Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January, March, June
Award Amount: $7,500
Seeking to partner with organizations in the communities it serves, the Old National Bank Foundation awards grants in the areas of Early Childhood Development, Adult Education, Economic Development, Financial Literacy and Workforce Development. To be considered for funding organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) or 509(a) organization designated in good standing by the IRS. Additionally, the Foundation wishes to fund those organizations within close vicinity to an Old National location. The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations that are fiscally sounds, mission driven, with strong leadership and a diverse board of directors. Community Investment Grants are intended for those organizations having never received funding from the Foundation before. This grant proceeds through several steps. Stage one requires organizations to submit an initial application of interest to the Foundation. If continued interest exists on the part of the Foundation, an application to stage two will be extended to the applying organization within four to six weeks.

Health and Wellness

Detroit Lions Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December
Award Amount: Varies
The Detroit Lions gives back to the community through charitable grants given to those organizations making a difference in the community. Those organizations programming in the area of health, wellness, and development are identified as areas of priority. Applications are available in October and due in December to be considered for a Foundation Grant. Organizations must be within the Detroit Lions service area to be considered for a Health and Wellness Grant in coordination with Walgreens.

Just Energy

Just Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Just Energy Foundation partners with local community organizations in communities it serves to help achieve the Foundation's social responsibility goals. The application is available online and reviewed by the foundation as allowable. Applicants should be prepared to provide an overview of the proposed program or project during the time of application. Additionally, the number of youth served/potential youth served through the program will also need to be provided. Outcomes will also need to be measured and tracked, being a reportable item on the grant application. Just Energy also seeks volunteer opportunities for their employees through the grant application. Award and declination letters are sent in a timely fashion in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community.

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MINNESOTA

Operation Round Up

Runstone Electric Association Community Trust
Additional Information
Deadline: February 15th, May 9th, August 15th, November 14th
Award Amount: Varies
Operation Round Up Grants are available to nonprofit groups within the Runstone Electric Association Community area. Priority funding areas include community service, economic development, education and youth, environment and disaster relief. Organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Funding requests will be evaluated on the potential benefit to the area residents and the entire community; the level of community support for the program or project; administrative capability of the organization to deliver quality service or program; and results that are predictable and can be evaluated. In order to be considered, applicants must turn in a completed application including a detailed budget and IRS determination letter.

Children Youth and Families

Northland Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July 1st, October 1st, January 1st, April 1st
Award Amount: $1,000- $5,000
The Northland Foundation funds programs that deliver: positive interactions between caring adults; early childhood and education programs; safe activities for youth in and out of school; parenting and grant parenting support; promotion of diversity; youth leadership, civic involvement, and volunteerism. The Northland Foundation accepts grant application quarterly and reviews grants every three months for requests of $5,000. A new online application system has been developed for the small grant request system. All requests must be submitted online by the deadline to be considered during the grant cycle. If applications are not received by the deadline the will be rolled over to the next grant cycle.

The Riley Foundation

The Riley Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: November 15th, February 15th, May 15th, August 15th
Award Amount: Varies
Meridian and Luaderdale Counties are served through The Riley Foundation grant. Applying organizations should be 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and supporting organizations. It is also a preference from the Riley Foundation that in addition to seeking funds from other organizations that the applying organization also provide financial backing to the proposed program or project. The Foundation seeks to fund organizations with programs or projects in the area of healthcare, education, betterment of cultural, environmental and economic conditions. Applications are accepted quarterly with due dates of November 15th, February 15th, May 15th and August 15th. Applications are reviewed at the quarterly Board Meetings two months following the application deadlines.

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MISSISSIPPI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, grant funds are available to community organizations that qualify. Programs or projects requesting funding should be located in Mississippi and benefit the residents of the state. Applying organizations should be a qualifying 501 (c)(3) organization and not a private foundation. Letters of Inquiry are accepted as the initial step in the process to determine if the proposed project or program meet Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi's funding guideline's. Upon receipt of the organization's LOI the Foundation will reply with either a request for
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, a request for a full grant proposal, or a letter informing that the foundation has chosen not to support the project. Letters of Intent are accepted on a rolling basis.

Community Action Grant

Gannett Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February 28th & August 29th
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000
The Community Action Grant through the Gannett Foundation prioritized education, neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged individuals, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. Priorities are placed on grass-roots educational programs serving at-risk youth in the metro area. Grants range from $1,000-$5,000and are accepted twice per year. Grants must be post marked by the application deadline as late submissions will not be accepted, including email or hand delivery. To be eligible for full consideration, grant proposals must contain: a completed application; IRS determination letter; project budget; and a needs statement and sustainability statement of no more than three pages in length. The Foundation committee reviews all proposals one month after submission. Applicants should receive notice of funding within two to three months from application deadline.

Corporate Giving

Wells Fargo
Additional Information
Deadline: August 1
Award Amount: Various
Wells Fargo supports communities where employees live and work. Mississippi Counties supported through Wells Fargo include Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties in Jackson and Central Mississippi and Forrest, Harrison, Jackson and Lamar Counties in South Mississippi. Wells Fargo supports funding in two primary areas Community Development and Education. Primary areas of service include low to moderate income individuals. Wells Fargo is proud to support qualified 501 (c)(3) agencies, including tribal agencies, government organizations and schools. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis but should be received no later than August 1st.

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MISSOURI

American Century Investment

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April & October
Award Amount: $5,000-$25,000
Preference is given to communities where American Century Investment employees live and work including Kansas City, MO; Mountain View, CA; and New York, NY. Preference is given to those organizations that continually show successful programming and volunteer involvement exists for American Century employees. Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations are invited to apply for funding. American Century Investment awards twenty-three grants through the year in the area of education, early childhood development, economic development, and health. Refer to the American Century Investment website for a detailed list of specific grants available.

Cardinals Care

St. Louis Cardinals Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March & August
Award Amount: $1,000-$3,000
The Cardinals Care Grant is available to assist in purchasing tangible items to assist in youth development. Moving forward, all grants will range from $1,000-$3,000 and be used to purchase tangible items and special supplies or purchases. Qualifying organizations will: serve youth twenty and younger; operate in "Cardinals Country"; be a 501(c)(3) organization for at least one year; have an operating budget under $2,000,000; and administration/ fundraising expenses do not exceed thirty percent of the organizational budget. The Foundation observes two grant cycles per year, in March and August with fund distributions in April and September. Organizations are only eligible to apply for funding once per year.

Humana Foundation

Humana Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December 15th
Award Amount: Varies
Humana seeks to support the community through partnering with nonprofit organizations to work together to improve community health. Priority funding areas include healthy behaviors, healthy education and access to health services. Letters of Inquiry are accepted in December and will assist the Foundation Committee in identifying organizations to move on with full grant proposals. LOI's should be no more than two pages in length and include the target population served through the program or project. Also included should be qualitative data and outcomes from evaluations of previous projects. A successful LOI will also include a statement of how if funding should be received, how the organization and community would be positively impacted. The LOI should be no more than two pages, double spaced and in PDF format. All documents will be accepted from Humana from December 1st-December 15th.

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MONTANA

Community Works

Northwest Energy
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Northwest Energy Community accepts proposals for funding from all qualified nonprofit agencies serving the community in the area of education, health and human services, civic and community, culture and arts, and resource conservation. The foundation seeks a wide range of organizations and programming to partner with, making the greatest impact in the community. Requests for the purchase of equipment and physical improvements are favored over requests for general operating funds. The level of support received from Northwest Energy and other organizations is one factor considered when reviewing the organizations application for funding. Northwest Energy prefers not to be the sole funder of a project. Applications are reviewed as received and organizations should expect a determination letter within twelve weeks or quarterly.

Rapid Response Grant Montana

Healthcare Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March, June, October
Award Amount: $10,000-$50,000
The Montana Healthcare Foundation accepts proposals two to three time per year for grants ranging from $10,000-$50,000. Grants can be broken down into one to two year cycles. If chosen for one year of funding, grants range from a minimum of $10,000-$25,000 and if selected for a two-year program grants range from $25,000-$50,000. Tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations, tribal, state, and local government agencies are all priority funding agencies the Montana Healthcare Foundation seeks to partner with. Grants will only be awarded to those organizations seeking to serve those organizations whose primary focus is serving the American Indian population in Montana. Selection criteria for award is based on importance of award issue to be addressed, need, sustainability, creating partnerships, focus on at-risk populations, solutions exist, workability in Montana exists, feasibility and scale, contribution to a diverse grantee portfolio, and involving stakeholders and community members.

Rural Human and Social Services

The Steele-Reese Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December
Award Amount: $5,000-$50,000
Letters of Inquiry are accepted electronically and due December first for the western region of the Steele-Reese Foundation. Those asked to continue with the application process will receive information from the foundation in early March with full applications being due in April. Preference is given to those organizations serving low-income or under-represented populations including the elderly, homeless, disabled, and children. Examples of previously funded programs include parks and civic improvement organizations. At this time, only proposals for organizations that serve rural communities are being accepted. A successful LOI should include organization mission and budget, proposed project summary including successful outcomes, and proposed budget. LOI inquiry worksheet is available on the foundation website to assist in composition prior to LOI submission.

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NEBRASKA

Competitive Grant

Fremont Area Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April, July, October, January
Award Amount: $1,500- $50,000
The Freemont Area Community Foundation's mission is to support activities that provide educational, health and recreation, social services, or arts support to the community. Fremont, Nebraska and surround area are target populations served through the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Grants outside this area are considered on an individual funding basis. Eligible organizations are 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, school, or government entity. Competitive grants are accepted four times per year in April, July, October and January. Grants must be received by 5 pm to be considered for the current deadline. Applications not received by 5pm will be moved to the next funding cycle.

Community Works

Northwest Energy
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Northwest Energy Community accepts proposals for funding from all qualified nonprofit agencies serving the community in the area of education, health and human services, civic and community, culture and arts, and resource conservation. The Foundation seeks a wide range of organizations and programming to partner with, making the greatest impact in the community. Requests for the purchase of equipment and physical improvements are favored over requests for general operating funds. The level of support received from Northwest Energy and other organizations is one factor considered when reviewing the organizations application for funding. Northwest Energy prefers not to be the sole funder of a project. Applications are reviewed as received and organizations should expect a determination letter within twelve weeks or quarterly.

Foundation Grant

The Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation
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Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Striving to help nonprofit organizations make a difference in the lives of others, the Ethel S. Abbot Charitable Foundation awards grants in Lincoln, Omaha, and Western Nebraska. The Foundation looks for those organizations with a diverse area of focus such as education, the arts, the environment, the disadvantaged, human services, sports and wellness. Government agencies and 501 (c)(3) organizations are invited to apply for funding through the year. Grant interest forms can be emailed directly to the foundation office along with any additional material explaining the organization or program/project. The Foundation will respond the organization if a further interest exists to continue funding the proposed project. A grant application will need to be filled out in full along with all supplemental material if invited to continue with the process. It is requested that the grant application be submitted within thirty days of receipt. The grant request amount cannot exceed the amount requested on the grant interest form.

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NEVADA

Community Grant

Dermody Properties Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: August
Award Amount: $500-$3,000
The Dermody Properties Foundation focuses on giving in the area of arts, education, and making a difference for families. Additional areas of giving include children, the elderly, the disabled, substance abuse prevention programs and programs that serve the homeless. Grant applications can be obtained by calling the Foundation office. When applying, organizations will need to include a completed one-page grant request; IRS verification 501 (c)(3) letter; list of Board of Directors; and current operating budget. Grants range from $500-$3,000. Applications are mailed in July and organizations wishing to apply must return a fully completed grant application by mid-August. The Foundation Administrator will initially review all applications and then forward applications on the Board of Directors. Applications will be approved for funding at the November board meeting.

Education

Cathay Bank Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: $1,000- $10,000
Educational focus grants are available to qualifying 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Preference is given to programs or projects focusing on effective mentor programs for at-risk youth, innovative programs that offer assistance to low to moderate income youth, and entrepreneurship programs for underserved youth. Priority is given to organizations serving: low to moderate youth; displaying leadership and vision in the community; tangible benefit to the communities served; financially and administratively stable; and have the ability to align with other community partners in the community. Organizations wishing to apply must first submit a Letter of Inquiry. Once the LOI is reviewed, it will be determined if the organization is eligible to proceed with the full application. If selected, the organization should complete the full grant proposal along with organizational budget and submit to the grant committee for review.

Nevada Energy Grant

Nevada Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $5,000- $25,000
The Nevada Energy Foundation seeks to partner with local 501 (c)(3) organizations that provide quality programs serving a substantial audience and producing quality outcomes. The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations that serve diverse populations and encompass the underserved demographic. Education and Youth grants may have support provided in one of the following ways: scholarships; youth mentoring programs; minority enrichment programs; life skills; innovative teaching practices to increase student performance; and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. All eligible grants are given full consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis every sixty days. The foundation can choose to authorize immediate funding or request further information from the organization before approving or declining an application. Before starting the application process, refer to the website for a full list of required documentation, including most recent organizational budget.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

Foundation Grant

The Edwin S Webster Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: May & November
Award Amount: $10,000- $25,000
Preference is given to organizations that are well known in the community and make a difference in the area of health, education, youth agencies, cultural activities, and those creating program opportunities to address the needs of minorities. Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply for funding. Organizations categorized as private are not eligible for funding through the Webster Foundation. The foundation holds two application rounds per year, in May and November. The foundation meets to award grants in June and December with award notifications being sent to grant recipients shortly following the respective meetings.

Healthy Communities

Hannaford Charitable Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
The mission of the Hannaford Charitable Foundation is to build healthy communities in the states Hannaford is located. The Hannaford Charitable Foundation choses to fund organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. Healthy Communities has three core areas of focus including: providing safe and stable access to food; a strong educational program to prepare youth to enter the workforce; programs focused on promoting healthy lifestyles. Preference is given to programs or projects that have the potential to impact a large number of customers within the defined region. In order to apply through the foundation an organization must: have an active board of trustees; exhibit ethical methods to solicit funds; provide an appropriate financial audit; demonstrate long term financial viability; and be a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts or New York.

Grant Program

KLA Tencor Foundation
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Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
The KLA Tencor Foundation strives to impact people's lives and benefit the communities in which employees live and work. Funding preference areas include education programs and institutions with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), health and wellness, and local community and enrichment programs. Organizations are limited to one application per year if funds are not awarded during the first application period. Applying organizations should demonstrate a diverse board, active in the community, effective leadership and continued efficiency of administration. The KLA Tencor Foundation does not fund individual schools or home care centers. In order to apply, applicants are directed to a secondary system to create a unique username and password for the required online submission.

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NEW JERSEY

Foundation Grant

Robert & Joan Dircks Foundation
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Deadline: January, March, May, August, November
Award Amount: $1,000-$15,000
The Robert & Joan Dircks Foundation focuses giving on opportunities to children and individuals that are physically, mentally, or emotionally disadvantaged. Small nonprofit organizations that focus efforts in New Jersey are preferred to be partner organizations. Programs that strive to solve or prevent a need rather than meet basic needs are more likely to be funded. Applicants will first fill out a grant request with applying organization information. This will serve as a Letter of Inquiry and help Board Members determine if the applying organization is a good fit and funding priority. The applying organization will receive notification within one week if chosen to move on with a full grant proposal. If proposal is denied, applicants must wait at least one year before reapplying. Trustee's meet five times per year to fund applications, in January, March, May, August and November.

Healthcare Grant

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000-$25,000
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has a targeted funding priority area. The foundation will consider application from eligible 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations. At this time, the Foundation does not award funding to government or private agencies. Priority funding is awarded in health and wellness targeted areas of: vulnerable underserved populations of the Newark, NJ community; at-risk families and individuals in the Metrowest Jewish community; clinical research that may have a direct impact on said populations; and promotion of "humanism in medicine" for direct impact on patient care. Grant proposals should state and clearly define the target population and be in line with the foundation's mission of serving the underserved populations. Sustainability also needs to be identified through the grant proposal as this is an important component in the funding process. Grant requests under $25,000 will be accepted on a rolling deadline. Applications will be presented before the Foundation at quarterly board meetings for approval.

Mini-Grant Program

Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
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Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $2,500
The Mini-Grant program is intended for smaller scale programs that align with the interests of the Salem Health & Wellness Foundation. All applying organizations must be 501 (c)(3) organizations or public agencies having been in existence for at least two years. Organizations must also be located in Salem County, NJ to be considered for funding. Priority areas of funding include healthy eating, active lifestyles, teen pregnancy prevention and reducing childhood obesity. Grant requests can be made for up to $2,500 but only one grant will be awarded per year. Awards can be made for multiple years but an application will need to be turned in each year. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed approximately every thirty days. If funding is received, a final grant report is due no more than forth five days from the end of the program or project.

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NEW MEXICO

Education Transformation & Early Childhood Development

McCune Charitable Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: September
Award Amount: Varies
Five key funding points have been identified by the McCune Charitable Foundation when applying for the Education Transformation & Early Childhood Development Grant. Qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, public schools and government agencies are all encouraged to apply through the McCune Charitable Foundation. Innovative early childhood programs including home visitation programs that increase the development of early child learning opportunities. Locally designed approaches specifically designed for New Mexico students as a responsive effort to engage students. Reform infrastructure development for a broad spectrum use. After school and in-school supplemental programming will be considered for funding if it meets other guidelines as outlined. For more information on if a proposed program or organization meets the McCune Charitable Foundation's giving guidelines, please visit the website directly and follow the Foundation Priorities link.

Healthy Kids Healthy Families

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Additional Information
Deadline: September
Award Amount: Varies
Healthy Kids Healthy Families has a growing commitment to children's health and well-being in New Mexico. The HKHF program partners with local nonprofit agencies to provide sustainable and measurable programming opportunities in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and supporting safe environments. In order to apply, organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) organization, serve youth and families in New Mexico, and have measurable and attainable outcomes. Award determination is made in November with organizations being notified in November/December. Those organizations wishing to apply for BCBS funding through other states must fill out a separate grant application.

New Mexico Children’s Grants

New Mexico Children’s Foundation
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Deadline: April
Award Amount: $1,000- $6,000
Thanks to the grant making capabilities of the New Mexico Children's Foundation, organizations meeting the needs of youth in New Mexico are able to apply for priority funding needs. Nonprofit organizations with total operating budgets under $300,000 are invited to apply for funding. Grants funded through the Children's Foundation are usually not greater than $6,000 and organizations are asked to sit out on funding for a year after being funded for three consecutive years. Successful proposals will include: a project narrative no longer than two pages describing the goals of the project; a statement of need; collaboration with other organizations; start and end dates; and number and characteristics of youth served. Grant applications should be postmarked by April to be considered for funding. The Grant's Committee of the Foundation will meet in May to review all applications and make recommendations for approval at the foundation's June Board Meeting.

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NEW YORK

American Century Investment

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April & October
Award Amount: $5,000-$25,000
Preference is given to communities where American Century Investment employees live and work including Kansas City, MO; Mountain View, CA; and New York, NY. Preference is given to those organizations that continually show successful programming and volunteer involvement exists for American Century employees. Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations are invited to apply for funding. American Century Investment awards twenty-three grants through the year in the area of education, early childhood development, economic development, and health. Refer to the American Century Investment website for a detailed list of specific grants available.

Just Energy

Just Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Just Energy Foundation partners with local organizations in communities it serves to help achieve the foundation's social responsibility goals. The application is available online and reviewed by the Foundation as allowable. Applicants should be prepared to provide an overview of the proposed program or project during the time of application. Additionally, the number of youth served/potential youth served through the program will also need to be provided. Outcomes will also need to be measured and tracked, being a reportable item on the grant application. Just Energy also seeks volunteer opportunities for their employees through the grant application. Award and declination letters are sent in a timely fashion in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community.

The Bender Family Grant

The Bender Family Foundation
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Deadline: March
Award Amount: $5,000-$10,000
Priority funding is awarded to the city of Albany, but funding will also be considered within a sixty-mile radius of the New York State capitol building in Albany. Funding preference is giving to programs support in the areas of arts, culture, education, history and environment. Grant requests are accepted to meet the needs of capital campaigns and expenditures. Foundation Trustee's will review the initial grant request, potentially requesting a site visit if the Foundation is unfamiliar with the organization's work. If a site visit is requested, promotional material, annual reports and other materials may be requested. Once the pre-application is determined to be in line with the Foundation's giving priorities, the organization is invited to continue with the grant process. All applications are reviewed after the deadline, typically in late March and early April.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Child Care Grant

The Duke Endowment
Additional Information
Deadline: December 15th and June 15th
Award Amount: Varies
The Duke Endowment invites those child care organizations to apply working in prevention and early intervention for at-risk youth or out of home care. The Duke Endowment seeks to fund prevention and evidence-based education programs that can be replicated. Also, the Foundation seeks to fund programs that help the child welfare system offer a variety of services during and after care. Funding is divided into three categories: replicating success; strengthening organizations; and advancing innovations. Replicated success programs show the value placed on proved programs and effective practices. This type of grant recipient has a control group and distributes pre-and post-tests. Strengthening organizations supports the infrastructure of an organization. Funding priorities are with those that show promise for long term growth. Advanced innovation grants invest in projects that advance innovation what few others exist. The pre application process is due December 15th and June 15th. Thirty days after submission of the pre application, applicants should expect to hear if they have been invited to continue with the funding proposal.

Hometown Huddle Grant

Carolina Panthers
Additional Information
Deadline: September
Award Amount: $5,000
The Carolina Panthers will award Play 60 Grants to service organizations across North and South Carolina to support youth health and wellness programs. Grant distribution includes funding for the refurbishment of playground equipment or new physical education equipment. Schools and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agencies are eligible to apply for the Hometown Huddle Grant. Applicants will need to provide the grant application summary signed by the organization's Executive Director, a complete grant narrative, and complete project budget narrative. Grant requests will be made beginning in September each year. Applicants will be notified in late September if applications have been approved or declined with fund distribution beginning in October.

Health and Fitness

Bobcats Charitable Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December
Award Amount: Varies
As a continued supplement to the community relations department for the Charlotte Bobcats, the Bobcats Charitable Foundation partners with youth serving organizations to expand and continue serving youth in the community. The targeted Health and Fitness Grant works to impact youth in recreation sports, specifically basketball. Equally as important, the Foundation also supports the development of healthy lifestyles through proper nutrition, exercise, and lifestyles choices. Funding guidelines include: programs serving at-risk youth; 501 (c)(3) for at least one year; seeking funds administered to children or families; have 2-3 year's operating history; and operating within the targeted geographic location. Grants are awarded on an annual basis in December. Submitting an application does not necessarily ensure funding.

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NORTH DAKOTA

The Bush Prize for Community Innovation

Bush Foundation
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Deadline: Spring
Award Amount: Up to $500,000
The Bush Prize for Community lnnovation seeks organizations that support innovative projects and have a proven track record of implementing successful projects. The awarded grant is up to twenty-five percent of the of the organization's previous year's budget, up to $500,000. Applying agencies must be 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations such as public charities or government agencies. Selection criteria is based on, but not limited to: innovative solutions making a difference; ability of the organization to be collaborative, inclusive and resourceful; and the ability of the project to inspire others. Additional considerations of the application include the size of the applying agency, size of the community, demographic of community served and type of issue addressed. Applications will initially be reviewed followed by an in-person interview and reference check. Grant finalists will be notified in June.

Statewide Greatest Needs

North Dakota Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July
Award Amount: $5,000
The North Dakota Community Foundation awards funding to qualified 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations. All Statewide Need Grants do not exceed $5,000 and only one request per year is accepted. When reviewing grant application, the board considers the following priority areas when allocating funding: allocating various regions through the state and emphasis placed on organizations that have limited access to other sources of funding. Low funding priorities are placed on projects with a high level of government support, national organizations, or significant fundraising efforts. Grant applications can be obtained online and must be received by July 31st in order to be considered for funding. Late applications will not be received for funding.

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OHIO

Dorthea Haus Ross

Dorthea Haus Ross Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $25,000- $50,000
Partnering with public charities, The Ross Foundation works to fund programs in the areas of trafficked and exploited children; displaced children; children with disabilities; and programs that enable entrepreneurs to build a foundation for families. Organizations typically funded have proven a measurable impact; have a sustainable impact; provide a cost effective program; and provide community based solutions. Previously funded programs and projects include one's with supporting organizations that have a sustainable funding model; have a proven track record with a meaningful experience; and are positioned to expand the number of youth served. Grants are generally made to impact a large group of children rather than a small concentrated group. Grants range between $25,000 and $50,000, but occasionally grants are awarded in both larger and smaller amounts at the discretion of the Foundation Director.

Just Energy

Just Energy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Just Energy Foundation partners with local community organizations in communities it serves to help achieve the foundation's social responsibility goals. The application is available online and reviewed by the Foundation as allowable. Applicants should be prepared to provide an overview of the proposed program or project during the time of application. Additionally, the number of youth served/potential youth served through the program will also need to be provided. Outcomes will also need to be measured and tracked, being a reportable item on the grant application. Just Energy also seeks volunteer opportunities for their employees through the grant application. Award and declination letters are sent in a timely fashion in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community.

The Hersey Foundation Grants

Hershey Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: LOI due December 1st and June 1st
Award Amount: Varies
The Hershey Foundation supports tax exempt, 501 c (3) organizations impacting youth in Northeast Ohio. Special attention is given to projects that are unique and creative. Priority attention is given to programs that include creative educational programs for youth, arts and culture and science programs for youth and early childhood education programs. Funding is provided for special projects, equipment that directly impacts children, capital campaigns and endowment campaigns. The Hershey's Foundation meets twice per year to approve grants. Letter of Inquiry (LOI's) are to be submitted by December 1st and June 1st yearly. If selected, full proposals will need to meet a proposal deadline of January 15th or July 15th. Foundation recipients will be notified twice per year in March and September.

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OKLAHOMA

Community Grant

Cherokee Strip Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: August
Award Amount: $1,000- $10,000
Proposals are welcome from 501 (c)(3) organizations in the Cherokee Strip Region including Enid and Northwest Oklahoma. The foundation seeks to fund special projects, innovative projects, and equipment. A Letter of Intent should be submitted for those organizations interested in applying, with no more than two pages in length. LOI's should contain an introduction to the organization and how the program will align with the mission; a brief outline of the need for the program; purpose of the grant; amount requested; and simplified program budget. The review committee will seek to find programs that propose practical solutions; could not be supported with other sources of support; and exhibits likelihood for future funding. After grant funding is received, it is preferred if the receiving organization does not apply for funding the year directly after to allow other organizations the ability to receive funding and a chance for sustainability.

Hardesty Family Grant

Hardesty Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April & September
Award Amount: Varies
The Hardesty Family Foundation provides 501 (c)(3) organizations in Oklahoma the opportunity to apply for funding opportunities. Examples of qualifying organizations include libraries, primary/secondary schools, universities, civic & community centers, and health and wellness organizations. The regional area of focus is targeted towards Tulsa; however, occasionally grants are awarded outside Tulsa at the discretion of the Foundation Director. Approved applications will receive award letters ten days after the Board of Directors meeting. The foundation reserves the right to approve proposals at amounts less than requested or potentially decline grant requests. Organizations are invited to apply at a later time if applications are declined.

Wellness Initiative

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: October
Award Amount: Varies
The Wellness Initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation supports organizations in developing innovative community-based programs to engage community members of all ages, encourage a daily exercise program, healthy eating habits and wellness activities. Local nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations providing direct services to local residents are encouraged to apply for the Wellness Initiative Grant. Applicants must have a governing board based in Oklahoma County to meet eligibility requirements. Areas of priority funding include: new demographics having previously unhealthy lifestyles or habits, not participating in exercise; program or project targets individuals at risk for health problems; and can be adaptable through the community. Organizations wishing to apply should fill out a Request for Proposal online. Those then chose to continue with the application process will gain access to the full grant application and move onto the full application.

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OREGON

Juan Young Grant

The Juan Young Trust
Additional Information
Deadline: December, March, June, September
Award Amount: Varies
The Juan Young Grant awards funding for those organizations serving youth under twenty-one. Priority funding is identified in the areas of health, education, and welfare of children. Grants are awarded to organizations providing services to the Oregon area, with preference given to the Portland region. Qualifying organizations are those considered to be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded for a limited time, typically funding is secured for one or two years. Grant applications are due quarterly in December, March, June and September. Review and award of grants usually takes approximately two months at which time determination letters are mailed. Grant applications may be submitted at any time, but will only be reviewed at the next quarterly review meeting. Applications are to be kept to a two-page maximum and delivered to The Juan Young Trust Office.

Small Grant

The Bill Healy Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: December
Award Amount: $1,000- $25,000
The Bill Healy Foundation invites those organizations in Hawaii and Oregon focusing on programs and projects in the area of environmental education and health and the well-being of children to apply for the appropriate grant. During the first round review period, applicants must submit the grant consideration application for review by the Executive Committee. If additional interest exists in the proposed project or program, a request will be included with a grant application to continue the application process. Board members review proposals two weeks prior to scheduled board meetings to ensure the appropriate attention is given to each application. Those applications selected for funding may reapply every two years if the funding need still exists.

Community Giving Application

Umpqa Bank
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: $2,500-$10,000
Through a targeted focus on youth development and education, the Umpqa Bank Foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations within the vicinity of local banking center. The foundation looks for programming opportunities for preschool through grade twelve that allow youth to fulfill their educational experience, promote their wellbeing, and encourage them to reach their full potential. Through Community Giving Grants, quarterly grant applications are available to those organizations that fit within the priority funding guidelines. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis in December, March, June and September. Award notifications are sent two months following the chosen application deadline.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Children, Youth & Families

The Heinz Endowment
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st & August 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Through the Children, Youth & Families Grant, The Heinz endowment seeks to fund those programs primarily in southwestern Pennsylvania. Organizations are required to be a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization located in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A priority area within the Children, Youth & Families grant is serving low-income or disadvantaged youth or families. Successful applicants will meet the challenges outlined on the Children, Youth & Families page and address these through the grant application. Applicants are required to create an online profile and pass a short eligibility quiz prior to beginning a grant application. Those applications that are under consideration from the review board should expect to receive calls or site visits from committee members.

Level I Grant

Partnership for Better Health
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $2,000- $25,000
Thanks to the Partnership for Better Health, grants are available to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations for capital costs, emergency expenses, programmatic needs, or demonstrations. Organizations must be within a specific geographic region, serving Cumberland, Perry, Adams and Franklin Counties. Funding priorities include promotion and service to ensure healthy youth development; promotion of healthy community design and land use; foster nutrition, physical activity and tobacco cessation programs. The Foundation prefers to fund organizations that advance evidence-based programs and best practices with a strong record of success; Promote collaborations that leverage and strategically coordinate resources to meet a common goal; strengthen the capacity of community organizations and serve vulnerable populations; and use program evaluation tools and demonstrate outcomes to guide continual change. A Letter of Inquiry can be submitted through the new online system to initially gauge an organization's fit with a chosen grant. LOI's are responded to within five weeks and those invited to continue with the grant cycle will receive
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on the application process.

Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Pottstown

Area Health & Wellness Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February & August
Award Amount: Varies
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation serves Pottstown and the ten mile surrounding radius. Nonprofit organizations that meet the priority funding areas are invited to apply through the foundation to strength their organization's project or program. Current priority areas of funding include activities and programs in public and private schools to reduce obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles; improve parks, programming and the build environment to increase access to physical activity; and create and promote social networks to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Letters of Intent are due in February and August. Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with Foundation representatives prior to submission of LOI to discuss program specifics. If selected to move forward with a full proposal, organizations will have approximately three weeks after notification to return full grant applications.

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RHODE ISLAND

Blue Angel Community Health Grant Blue

Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Additional Information
Deadline: August
Award Amount: $8,000- $30,000
The main focus of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is to increase services provided to help fight childhood obesity. Funding is available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations implementing projects to collect data regarding the state of children's weight; increasing access for children to safe spaces; and support local community based organizations that support and provide education, physical activity, and healthy weight for children and families. Preference will be shown to applicants that demonstrate innovative programming, increase capacity, or demonstrate new strategies to support a child's healthy body weight; evidence-based intervention or prevention initiatives; collaborations with one or more agencies. Letters of Intent should be received by August 5th. Those invited for a full proposal will have thirty days to complete the full proposal. Grant determination letters will be mailed in December will funds being mailed in January.

Foundation Grant

The Champlin Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: April Award
Award Amount: Varies
The Champlin Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations serving the communities of Rhode Island, traditionally for an organization's capital needs. This includes equipment, construction, and renovations. An important element when applying through The Champlin Foundation is to ensure capital funding is being used for equipment and facilities that are being used for "hands-on" purposes. The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals from schools but does accept a variety of grant applications, including in areas such as youth fitness and social services. Applicants are accepted March 1st - April 30th. Proposals are researched by the Executive Committee and prepared for the annual meeting in mid-November. Notice of funding will be sent after the annual meeting in November with funds being distributed in December.

Lattner Family Grant

Lattner Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st & September 1st
Award Amount: Varies
Following in the footsteps of founder Forrest C. Lattner, the Lattner Family Foundation works to fund projects or programs that make a significant difference and encourage hope and personal responsibility. Priority areas of giving are designated by locations in which Trustees reside. Current funding locations include Rhode Island, Palm Beach County, Florida, Kansas, Texas, and Georgia. Priority areas of giving include four areas of focus: arts and humanities; education, environment, health & social services; and Christian organizations. Grant proposals must be mailed and received by the deadline. Organizations wishing to apply should include a brief statement of the organizations history; the purpose of the grant request; and the organization's mission statement. Award determination letters should be mailed within twelve weeks of the grant application deadline.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Foundation Grant

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Additional Information
Deadline: August
Award Amount: Varies
Unsolicited requests are not accepted through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, but instead Letters of Inquiry are accepted beginning in July through August. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies, government agencies, or schools serving families or individuals in South Carolina are eligible to apply for a Foundation grant through BCBS of South Carolina. Only one Letter of Inquiry from an organization will be accepted per grant cycle. Letters of Intent should include the target population and number of insured in area; proposed project and anticipated results; overview of project activities and outcome measurements; and specific project budget. After submission, LOI's are reviewed within about two weeks and applicants will be notified if chosen to submit a grant application. Grant proposals will be reviewed by the BCBS Foundation committee and may choose to award the full or partial requested amount.

Foundation Grant

Coastal Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Varies Award Amount: $2,500- $125,000 Foundation grants are available for various regions in South Carolina. Funding preferences vary from education and human services to agriculture. With more than $217 million in grant distribution, the Costal Community Foundation has a grant to meet the needs of every organization. Application deadlines vary by the individual needs of the organization. Refer to the Costal Community Foundation website for specifics regarding grant applications and deadlines.

Hometown Huddle Grant

Carolina Panthers
Additional Information
Deadline: September
Award Amount: $5,000
The Carolina Panthers will award Play 60 Grants to service organizations across North and South Carolina to support youth health and wellness programs. Grant distribution includes funding for the refurbishment of playground equipment or new physical education equipment. Schools and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agencies are eligible to apply for the Hometown Huddle Grant. Applicants will need to provide the grant application summary signed by the organization's Executive Director, a complete grant narrative, and complete project budget narrative. Grant requests will be made beginning in September each year. Applicants will be notified in late September if applications have been approved or declined with fund distribution beginning in October.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Education Grant

John T. Vucurevich Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
The John T. Vucurevich Foundation funds requests within the state of South Dakota, with preference given to the region of western South Dakota, specifically the Black Hills region. Organizations must be a 501 (c)(3) non-private organization. Government agencies and schools will also be considered for grant funds through the Foundation. The Foundation supports innovative approaches to improve educational outcomes aligned with out of school time programs, grade level achievement and school readiness and attendance. Letters of Inquiry are typically two to three pages and accepted and should include and summary of the organizations mission, description of the proposal, tax ID number and contact information. LOI's are reviewed bi-monthly and immediately following review organizations will be notified of approval for full grant proposal. Grant proposals are accepted quarterly through the year in March, June, September and December.

Grants

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March
Award Amount: $7,500
Eligible nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations including schools and government agencies are eligible to apply for funding through the Black Hills Area Community Foundation. The specified geographic giving area includes the Black Hills Area and counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakote, Pennington, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Perkins, and Zeibach. Request can support a variety of projects including support projects, programs, capital projects and general operating costs. Projects can be applied for in the area of arts and culture; environment and conservation; education; youth and children; social services; and community and economic development. The following criteria will be evaluated when reviewing the grant proposal: the ability to improve the quality of life and strengthen the community; how the project and organization respond to a community need; and how the organization maximizes resources through collaboration or shared learning.

The Bush Prize for Community Innovation

Bush Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Spring
Award Amount: Up to $500,000
The Bush Prize for Community lnnovation seeks organizations that support innovative projects and have a proven track record of implementing successful projects. The awarded grant is up to twenty-five percent of the of the organization's previous year's budget, up to $500,000. Applying agencies must be 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations such as public charities or government agencies. Selection criteria is based on, but not limited to: innovative solutions making a difference; ability of the organization to be collaborative, inclusive and resourceful; and the ability of the project to inspire others. Additional considerations of the application include the size of the applying agency, size of the community, demographic of community served and type of issue addressed. Applications will initially be reviewed followed by an in-person interview and reference check. Grant finalists will be notified in June.

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TENNESSEE

Grant Program

1st and 10 Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July
Award Amount: $1,500- $25,000
Chad and Robin Pennington created the 1st and 10 Foundation to build stronger communities by seeking to fund programming to improve the quality of life through Southern West Virginia and East Tennessee. The Foundation seeks to fun 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations. Applications will be evaluated under the criteria of program criteria and meeting the mission of the 1st and 10 Foundation. It is also evaluated how the program will be tracked and evaluated. Priority is given to those programs or projects that will provide a substantial outcome for the community after the grant period has ended. Although grants range from $1,500-$25,000 most grants are within the range from $1,500-$15,000.

Grants

East Tennessee Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
A broad competitive grant making process with funding areas that include arts & culture, community development, and at-risk youth has been developed in the foundation's twenty-five East Tennessee counties. The East Tennessee Foundation seeks to fund those organizations who's program or project align with the foundation's mission. Requests for Letter's of Inquiry will be accepted yearly online. Additionally, a technical assistance workshop will be conducted to assist in the LOI process. If invited for a full grant proposal, the organization will be contacted by committee members and have the opportunity to attend another workshop and meet with committee members.

Health & Well Being

The HCA Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March, June, September, December
Award Amount: Varies
The mission of the HCA Foundation is to is to promote health and well-being, support childhood and youth development and foster the arts in Middle Tennessee. HCA seeks to support nonprofit organizations meeting the needs in their communities through the outlined priority funding areas. The highest priority as stated by the foundation is health and well-being, funding programs that support physical wellness. The second highest area of priority funding is childhood and youth development. Programs include engaging youth in promoting positive growth and development. Organizations are strongly encouraged to consider measurable outcomes and include such outcomes in the grant applications. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the HCA Foundation Board. Notifications of award will be send after the Foundation Board meeting corresponding with the application deadline.

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TEXAS

Dallas County Grant

Esping Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: LOI’s due February 15th and July 15th
Award Amount: Varies
The Esping Family Foundation serves those organizations in Dallas County focusing in the area of improving educational outcomes of Texas youth, programs that serve children and families and youth development programs. The foundation seeks to find those wishing to serve underserved individuals and communities. Priority will also be given to those programs that show innovation when addressing an issue, collaborate with other organizations, and programs or projects where the foundation's support will be vital or catalytic to a proposed project or program. The Esping Family Foundation accepts electronic Letters of Inquiry twice per year. LOI's are due February 15th and July 15th yearly, with a Spring and Fall grant cycle. If requested to continue with the second step of the grant process, all notifications will be made by March 1st or September 1st.

Educational Institutions

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation has five areas of giving: educational institutions; health sciences and social services; community; religion; and arts and humanities. Preference is given to those organizations applying from the Greater Houston Area or the State of Texas. All applications should be in written form, mailed and addressed to the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation. It is encouraged to not contact the foundation board prior to grant distribution to lobby in favor of an organization's grant proposal. Proposal's should contain an organization's financial audit; specific need for the program along with population served; overall cost of the program; and future funding plans as well as potential pledged amounts. All applications should be mailed to the foundation for review.

Foundation Grant Program

Amarillo Area Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st and July 1st
Award Amount: $2,500- $20,000
Each year, the Amarillo Area Foundation accepts proposals for Texas twenty-six most northern counties in Texas. Priority funding areas for the foundation grant include education, human services, health and poverty. A workshop will he held to assist in the grant preparation process through the foundation and organizations wishing to apply are encouraged to attend. Each year a high number of applications are received. Due to this, only one application per organization per year are accepted. Applications will be carefully reviewed by the committee and notifications will be sent of those organizations funded through the foundation. Once submitted and declined, an organization will not have the opportunity to resubmit a proposal.

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UTAH

Education Grants

Applied Materials Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: January 15th & June 15th
Award Amount: Varies
Applied Materials Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, arts, culture, civic engagement, and environment in areas where Applied Materials does business. Education grants are available to enhance educational outcomes specifically for underserved students. Priority areas of funding for the Applied Materials Foundation include contribution to a vibrant arts sector; providing basic needs to those less fortunate; and promoting environmental awareness. Applied Materials focuses on funding organizations with which employees can volunteer or partner; other nonprofits groups can partner to make a valuable and sustainable program; innovative and educational needs are met through programming; and students K-12 are benefitted through the project/program. Grants are reviewed semi-annually with application deadlines of January 15th and June 15th. Applicants will receive funding responses from the foundation in March and August.

Education Grant

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March 15th
Award Amount: $2,000-$10,000
Nonprofit organizations residing in the territory served by Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming, Southeastern Idaho) are encouraged to apply for educational grants. Eligible organizations, public and private, serve youth early childhood through university level. Successful grant applicants will include a strategic, long term orientation; why the proposed project is superior to other to other outcomes; the probability that the project will deliver high impact and sustainable benefits. The grant application should include application, letter of request and executive request,
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on request, program/project budget, 501 (c) (3) determination letter. Education Grant applications are due by March 15th, delivered in person and printed on standard size paper.

Foundation Grant

R. Harold Burton Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: February & July
Award Amount: Varies
Striving to continue his legacy of service, the R. Harold Burton Foundation supports programs or projects in the areas of education, science, literacy, and health concentrated in the greater Salt Lake Metropolitan Area. The Foundation requests a specific format be followed when applying. Applications should be kept brief and concise, containing only pertinent information that is deemed most important for funding. A detailed program proposal of not more than two paragraphs should be included as part of the application. A specific grant request should be proposed, as well as additional grant funding received from other sources or quotes from additional vending sources. Examples of appropriate grant formatting is available from the Foundation website. After application submission, organizations may call the foundation to schedule an appointment to review the organization's proposal. No calls will be accepted before the application deadline.

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VERMONT

Early Childhood Education Grant The

A.D. Henderson Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
The A.D. Henderson Foundation serves the state of Vermont in the area of Early Childhood Education to improve the lives of children, birth to five. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to apply for those organizations making a difference in their community through effective programming. Organizations wishing to apply through the foundation must contact the Executive Director prior to formal submission to discuss project/program funding ideas. Should the project/program be a match to the Foundation's funding priorities, the Executive Director will request to meet with the organization to discuss the program further. The Director will then work with the organization to prepare the proposal and provide the application material. The Grant Review Committee reviews applications quarterly and organizations should apply at least six monthly prior to a funding need.

Foundation Grant

National Life Group Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Since 2006 the National Life Group Foundation group has been serving communities where it's employees live and work, including Vermont and Dallas, TX. Nonprofit and educational institutions are invited to apply for funding to make a difference in their programming opportunities. National Life Group believes in making a substantial difference in the community and although grants range up to $5,000, programs are rarely fully funded. Priority is given to proposals that are well planned and address an underlying issue or need; have an existing support system or base for the organization; and have a committed and skilled leadership team. National Life typically does not fund endowments, daycare facilities, and religious organizations. Applications are accepted through the year; however, funds are not always available in the fourth quarter and eligible programs will be considered for the next funding year.

Health and Welfare

The Agnes M. Lindsey Trust
Additional Information
Deadline: Monthly
Award Amount: $1,000- $5,000
Thanks to the Agnes M. Lindsey Trust, nonprofit organizations with projects that benefit those with special needs including blind, deaf, learning disabled, elderly, children's homes, youth organizations, family service organizations, homeless shelters, and foodbanks. If prior funding has not been received from The Agnes M. Lindsey Trust, it is recommended to first submit a Letter of Inquiry. The LOI should be one to two pages in length and contain the mission of the organization; a brief history; an explanation of need for support; and project budget. Full program proposals may also be submitted containing
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, including an organizations financial information for the last two years; a budget for capital expenditures; estimated quotes obtained; and the organization's 501 (c)(3) determination letter. Requests are reviewed monthly, more often if required.

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VIRGINIA

Home Office Grant

Carmax Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: October
Award Amount: Varies
The Carmax Home Office Grant supports those organizations in the Greater Richmond Area including Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, or the City of Richmond. Supported programs should include the promotion of educational opportunities in for children, youth leadership or healthy living and show a demonstrable need for the program based on the demand and population served by the program. Programs are supported in the areas of dropout prevention, school readiness programs, special needs education and support for students with special needs. Youth sports, leadership recreation, obesity prevention, healthy lifestyles and camps are all fundable programs and initiatives. Initial requests are to be submitted between September and October with notification of invitation to submit full proposal in January.

Community Grant Seed & Program Funding

Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July
Award Amount: Varies
Thanks to generous donors, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is able to award many grants throughout the year due to unrestricted funding. These can be in the form of special interest grants or facility improvement funding. The Foundation seeks to fund organizations in the area of the Hampton Roads community including Chesapeake, Eastern Shore of Virginia, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Individual program areas include art and culture, education, environment, health and human services. Each individual program area may have specific criteria or varying application deadlines to carefully consider during the application process. Successful candidates will have a strong history of financial management; have a strong proven effective program through research; and include effective evaluation instruments to ensure long-term program outcomes.

Youth, Children & Families

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: March 1st, July 1st, November 1st
Award Amount: Varies
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation's Youth, Children & Families grant prefers to fund programs such as youth development and academic programs; positive mentor relationship building programs with an adult to make a connection to the community; safe space development for youth regardless of income, race or gender. The Foundation serves organizations within the Arlington, Fairfax Counties and Cities of Falls Church and Virginia. Collaborations between nonprofit organizations and schools are highly preferred as it is believed they are in the best interest of the youth. The Foundation recognizes three funding cycles per year and only accepts one application per twelve months. Applications are due by 5 pm the evening of the application deadline.

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WASHINGTON

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Office

of Superintendent and Public Instruction
Additional Information
Deadline: May
Award Amount: $100,000-$400,000
Through 21st Century CCLC Grants, funding is available to increase opportunities for youth in the areas of before-and after-school, weekend and/or summer school opportunities for children in high poverty communities, youth development activities and recreation to enhance the program's academic component. Organizations eligible to apply include city or county government agencies, local school districts, Title I schools and non-profit agencies, faith and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education and for-profit corporations. The goal of the CCLC program is to offer students a variety of services including youth development activities, drug prevention programs, art and recreation programs, and character education programs that are designed to reinforce the academic program and participants. Specific data and performance indicators are expected to be reported after implementation of the grant should it be awarded. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a Binders' Conference for guidance on building and submitting one's organization proposal.

Foundation Grant

The Glaser Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Varies
Award Amount: $500-$50,000
Since the Foundation's inception in 1952, the Foundation has focused on provided funding to programs promoting services to children, elderly, disabled, community agencies assisting in educational development, medical services and the arts. The Foundation awards programming efforts in King County and surrounding areas. Applications are accepted for programs or projects in the areas of education/vocational training, health issues, services to the elderly, services to children with disabilities, and services to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications are accepted through the year with deadlines varying for specific grants. The review committee may take up to nine months to award and disburse grants. After participating in the eligibility quiz, an organization may then apply for funding should the organization meet the funding criteria.

Multicare Community Partnership Fund

Multicare
Additional Information
Deadline: April
Award Amount: Varies
The mission of the Multicare Community Partnership Fund is to partner with organizations that provide a healthy and healing future for the community. Funding focuses on building partnerships to advance initiatives, programs or projects that improve our community. Activities that support health improvement, economic well-being, education, and other activities that committee determines as health related activities are all grant funding priorities. Non-profit organizations in Pierce, King, Thurston, and Kitsap counties are all regional funding priorities. When reviewing grant applications, preference will be given to those projects addressing an important need in the community; providing a significant and measurable impact; those project supporting Muilticare's mission. Grants can be selected for a one or two-year disbursement. Applications must be submitted electronically and are available online.

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WEST VIRGINIA

Barbour County Grant Application

Barbour County Community Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: October 1st- November 30th
Award Amount: Varies
Grant requests to Barbour County to meet the needs of the community in the areas of arts and culture; health and human services; recreation; education; and youth and community services. Grants from non-profit agencies as well as individuals will be reviewed by the Community Foundation. Priority is placed on emerging needs in the community and project seed money; capitol and equipment needs; and matching funds to provide leverage for additional funding needs. In addition to applications, a letter of support is also required from applying organization's Executive Director. A detailed letter describing the project is also needed. Grants are awarded annually with applications postmark deadline by November 30th. Grant recipients will be notified in January after the foundation's board meeting.

Education

The Ross Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Semiannually
Award Amount: Varies
The Ross Foundation believes in the importance of education, more specifically early childhood education. Initiatives that enrich a child's experiences in and outside the classroom are fundable opportunities for an organization. Additional key areas of funding include community development, arts/culture, disabilities or animals. Programs or projects must take place in Doddridge, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, or Wood Counties, WV. The Foundation does not have a maximum amount that may be requested per year; however, an organization may not be funded three years consecutively. Applications are reviewed semiannually, April and October. Decisions are made within two months following application deadlines.

Highmark Foundation Grant

Highmark Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Quarterly
Award Amount: Varies
Requests for Proposals and Invitations are accepted from those organizations believed to have a strong impact on the community. The Foundation focuses broadly in the area of health, targeting chronic disease, healthy communities, family health and service delivery system. Ideally, Highmark seeks organizations that partner with collaborative funders and projects that can be easily duplicated. Previous grant recipients include government organizations, health centers and community organizations that improve community health. A description of the proposed project, including community impact and importance should be included on the grant application. Applications should demonstrate sustainable ways to solve health problems establish a broad community impact. Request for Proposals are accepted and reviewed quarterly.

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WISCONSIN

Foundation Grant

Green Bay Packers Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July
Award Amount: $1,500-$7,000
The Green Bay Packers Foundation serves the 501 (c)(3) organizations in the state of Wisconsin having been in operation for more than two years. The Foundation funds organizations and projects with like-minded goals including perpetuating a community environment that promotes family and the value of athletics; contributing the play and fan welfare; ensures the safety and education of children; and/or prevents cruelty to animals. The Foundation prefers to fund projects that fit within the organization's goals and typically does not fund capital campaigns, endowments or fundraising events. Grant applications are available March 1st and must be electronically submitted by July 1st. During the grant review period from August- October, trustee committee members may contact applicants with further questions regarding the project proposal. All award and declination letters are sent in November with funds being distributed in December.

Milwaukee Healthy Children’s Initiative

Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: June 1st
Award Amount: $15,000
Designed to award larger grants and funding to organizations serving children in Milwaukee, WI through programming efforts, the Milwaukee Healthy Children's Initiative was established in 1993 through the Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation. The Foundation strives to keep children free from disease and disability and offer children the best opportunity to thrive in their educational, family, social and community environment. Overall, the Foundation is looking for programs that bring about community change. Four types of programs receive funding including prevention programs, positive youth activities, strengthening families and research. General operating support is also provided to qualifying organizations. Five to ten grants are awarded per year of approximately $15,000. Letters of Inquiry are due June 1st via the online request system. If invited, the final grant application is due in August with awards made in November.

Monogram Grant

Monogram Loves Kids Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: July 29th
Award Amount: $500-$10,000
Monogram Foods is proud to give back and support those communities in which Monogram does business. The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation is committed to supporting organizations and programs that focus on a vital community need and support children and families. Grants are awarded to qualifying agencies within seventy-five miles of a Monogram Foods manufacturing facility. Prior to the application process, applicants are asked to consider how the project is centered on families and children; how it benefits the community; and is the project clearly defined. All criteria will be taken into consideration by the Communications Committee when reaching a decision on grant funding requests. Grants range from $500-$10,000 and may be awarded in full or partial requests. Proposals are due by 5 PM July 29th. No late requests will be accepted.

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WYOMING

Community Development Grant

First Interstate Bank Foundation
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
Services provided to low to moderate income individuals are a priority funding area for the Frist Interstate Bank Foundation. The Foundation works collaboratively with local Frist Interstate Bank locations to determine organizations and programs eligible for priority funding. The Foundation considers locations with a strong impact in areas served through Wyoming (Montana and Western South Dakota). In order to apply, applicants must first send a Letter of Inquire along with the grant application to the local First Interstate Bank location. Those grant requests over $1,000 will require additional information including staff information, financials and two most recent tax returns. The local First Interstate Bank location will review applications and those fitting within the funding guidelines will receive an award or declination letter. Additionally, the application will continue on to the Foundation and the additional award and declination letters will be sent out.

Competitive Grant

Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
Additional Information
Deadline: October
Award Amount: Varies
Serving Tenton County, Wyoming, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole provides support to organizations addressing needs in the community. 501 (c)(3) organizations including schools, religious organizations and government agencies are eligible to apply. All organizations previously receiving funding must be current on all reporting measures in order to apply for a new grant cycle. The Foundation seeks to fund programs that address projects that strengthen the arts, environment, social services, education, recreation, animal and civic engagement areas. The Foundation will support programs and projects that include requests for programs, capital projects, equipment purchases, general operating expenses or pilot projects. A successful grant application will include a clear and compelling community need; well-developed program that that addresses the stated need; a reasonable, detailed project budget. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Foundation for further instruction.

Youth Development

Daniels Fund
Additional Information
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Varies
The Daniel Foundation focuses on eight priority funding areas in target communities in select geographical areas. Wyoming was of significant value to founder Bill Daniels, as well as additional funding areas New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. The Daniel Foundation understands that needs are unique and works to understand the individual needs of each grant request. Prior to funding, a Letter of Inquiry is required as well as a phone call with the Foundation to discuss the proposed program or project. This helps the Foundation to better understand the unique need of the organization and if the program/project is an appropriate fit for funding with the Daniel Foundation. Should the Foundation representative feel the organization is an appropriate fit for funding, the organization will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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