Foundation Funding

$100K Planning Grants to Focus on Climate Change

Kresge’s Health and Environment Programs have developed a new comprehensive grantmaking initiative to reduce health inequities and accelerate action on climate change.

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Teachers to Lead Competency Projects

The program supports projects fostering social and emotional competencies in students in grades pre-K-12. The funding can be used for a new initiative or to expand or continue an existing project. The focuses on educators as key catalysts in supporting all students and changing schools.

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Intermediaries to Increase Higher Education Success

The program supports organizations focused on increasing student success in education after high school. The applicants must have a track record of working across multiple colleges and universities serving a significant number of low-income students and students of color. Additionally, these organizations must demonstrate commitment and experience in reducing college success disparities by race and income; promoting continuous learning and improvement through the use of data; and identifying, implementing, and evaluating significant campus-level changes in policy and practice.

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Foundation to Address Discrimination

The foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged. Through the ECI program, the foundation seeks to help ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Proposals may focus on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates.

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Walmart Start 2019 Grantmaking

Through the Community Grant Program, Walmart associates support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Applications must be completed in full and submitted online to be considered. Management at the facility to which an application is applying will review the application and make initial funding recommendations on all submitted requests. Organizations will be notified of any decision via e-mail.

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Cooke Scholar Proposals Due March 14

The program offers pre-college scholarships for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. The ultimate goal is to provide the students with five years of guidance to ensure transition to higher education. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships and other learning enrichment opportunities.

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Dollar General Starts Annual Literacy Competitions

Grant funding may be used for the following: implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs.

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Letters of Intent to Start Spinal Cord Grantmaking

The foundation is the largest private funder of spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, and clinical training. This program seeks to identify critical gaps in the psychosocial field and then develop interventions to address them. The overall goal is to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with SCI. Applicants can apply for research, postdoctoral fellowship to pilot and demonstration project grants.

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Final ‘Integration’ Deadlines Set for May, August

The program supports research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Because of limitations in government statistics, researchers must curate and analyze data from both public and private sources and collect their own data to measure the progress of the foreign-born and their children.

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Environment, Human Services Projects to Apply for Grants

The foundation provides grants to support environmental and human services programs. However, it may consider other types of requests. Both program and operating grants are available. Grants are awarded twice a year.

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Foundation Provides 2019 Details

(Deadlines: April 1, April 30 and May 31) The Princess Grace Foundation-USA provides funding for emerging artists in theater, dance and film, with grants ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 each. Theater funds go for scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. Grants are awarded based on the qua...

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Pre-Application Deadline Set for Popular Program

The foundation funds groups using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to promote social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems.

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Conservation Proposals Due April 30

The fund supports wildlife research and conservation education. Applicants must propose projects that have broad community support and are based on sound scientific and conservation principles.

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Popular Foundation to Start Grantmaking on May 1

The foundation funds children's programs affecting large geographic areas -- usually in more than one state. Proposals must contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children.

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Boating Safety Inquiries Accepted Anytime

With the spring and summer recreational season getting underway, nonprofits, boating clubs and student groups can apply for grants from the BoatUS Foundation for Boat Safety and Clean Water to educate the public about boating safety.

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NFL, Nonprofit Join Forces on Football Competition

The program provides financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local football fields. The funding must be used for capital improvement projects. Applicants must be located within an NFL target market. The program offers two levels of funding available: (1) general field support, including irrigation, bleachers and lights; and (2) field surface grants.

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Automaker’s Foundation Sets 2019 Deadlines

The foundation, the philanthropic effort of the automobile company, focuses its giving primarily on children and young adult education and workforce programs.

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Soccer Foundation Offers 2019 Deadlines

Safe Places to Play transforms abandoned courts, empty schoolyards and vacant lots into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids. The foundation awards grants three times a year to underserved communities to help cover the costs of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing and enhancement.

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Researchers to Develop Aneurysm Therapies

The program supports research to advance medical care for those affected by aneurysm and other vascular malformations of the brain. The goal is to develop novel therapies, clinical management and recovery for adult and pediatric patients.

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Multiple Studies to Focus on Anorexia

The program supports research to understand the biology underlying the psychiatric disease anorexia nervosa, with the goal of accelerating progress toward prevention and treatment. The foundation encourages approaches incorporating neurobiology with an up-to-date understanding of the symptoms and dysfunction associated with anorexia nervosa.

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Foundation to Award Climate Change Funding

The program supports research to improve community health and well-being and advance health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Applicants can focus on one or more of a range of determinants of health including: air quality; energy sources; transportation or mobility design; food and water systems; housing; and health systems. Proposals should specify the determinants of health and the expected impact on health and well-being.

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Nonprofits Can Apply for Massage Awards

The foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service. The foundation’s community service program funds partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations to provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.

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Learning Disabilities Proposals Due April 15

The foundation provides grants to projects meeting an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities.

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Foundation Starts ‘Signature’ Employment Grantmaking

The program supports new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects or social ventures to generate new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given to interventions overcoming specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance or advancing competitive employment in a cost-effective manner. Signature Grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities, unless there is a significant scale, scope or replicable component.

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Low-Income Children to Receive Swimming Lessons

The program funds swim lessons for children in their local communities. Funding will be provided to programs directly benefiting children who would not otherwise receive the opportunity to learn to swim.

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Educators Can Apply for Awards through April 15

The foundation provides funding to K-12 educators for classroom innovations. The Academic Enrichment funding goes for in-class and extracurricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of pre-K-2 grade students from low-income households. Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers to develop groundbreaking collaborative K-12 classroom instruction.

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Veteran Housing Proposals Due in April, July

The program supports the development and repair of veterans housing. The grants go for new construction, rehab or repair, single-family or multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing. Grants are awarded solely for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans. The program doesn’t provide funding for furnishings, rental subsidies or tenant services. Priority will be given to “large cities” defined as populations over 300,000 people.

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Housing Counseling Grantmaking Starts Feb. 1

The program supports nonprofits in creating affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income people. The grant program focuses on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education and foreclosure prevention activities.

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Individuals with Disabilities to Participate in Adaptive Sports

The foundation empowers those with paralysis to lead engaged and fulfilling lives through sport and recreation and to prevent ski racing injuries through a shared commitment to proper safety practices. The program awards funds to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury to increase their participation in adaptive sports and recreational activities and improve their quality of life.

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Electronics Company Sets 2019 Deadline

The Toshiba America Foundation seeks proposals from teachers for $1,000 awards through its Grants for Grades K-5 Program. K-5 teachers apply online for these grants to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. With the grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.

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Health Care Workers Vie for Funding

The program supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education. The annual scholars program identifies and nurtures the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Scholars must implement new educational innovations at their home institutions and participate in career-development activities.

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$50K Awards to Nurture Gifted Students

The program supports efforts to develop gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research in this area. Grantees can use the funds for research, pilot projects, research-based programs and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.

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Students to Understand Role of Materials

The program supports hands-on, curriculum-based K-12 projects to enhance student awareness of the materials around them. The purpose is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role materials scientists play in society.

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Foundation Implements Online Application Process for 2019

Through its grant programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects promoting the appreciation, interpretation, preservation study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. The Conservation Grants Program supports the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, and international conferences and symposia. The History of Art program supports scholarly projects enhancing the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

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Foundation Outlines 2019 Grantmaking

The foundation funds drug discovery and development programs in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. The Drug Discovery Program supports preclinical and clinical studies to develop new and enhanced Alzheimer’s drugs. A major focus is on using repurposed or repositioned drugs. For the competition, repurposed refers to existing drugs approved for other diseases and conditions, and repositioned refers to existing drugs that have entered clinical trials for other indications and have not yet been approved.

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