Foundation Funding

Music Programs to Receive Support

The program supports sustainable stringed instrument music programs through grants for the purchase of high-quality instruments. It also seeks t strengthens community support for music education by inspiring local philanthropy and deeper, long-lasting connections with music programs.

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Early Childhood Process Starts with Letter of Intent

Through its three funding programs, the foundation supports projects with the potential to significantly enhance the quality of life of children from birth to age 5. Early childhood welfare funding supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that provide environments that ensure all children thrive.

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Foundation Sets Final Deadline for Affordable Care Analysis

The program supports innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). Those focusing on ACA’s outcomes/impacts on the following issues receive preference: financial security and family economic well-being; labor market outcomes; public program participation; family and children’s outcomes; immigrant outcomes; and effects on politics, political culture and public policy.

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$250K Awards to Fund Gastric, Stomach Cancer Research

The program supports research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies. Applicants must propose research to improve the understanding of the biology of these diseases. Pre-clinical research and basic mechanistic, genetic and epidemiologic studies are eligible for support.

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Awards to Recognize Urban Excellence

Foundation: Bruner Foundation; Opportunity: Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence; Funding Focus: Community development, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: State, local and tribal governments and 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the contiguous Un...

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Breast Cancer Applications Due Dec. 14

The foundation seeks to improve the standard of care for breast disease patients by supporting medical and patient education, advancing breast disease research, diagnosis and treatment technologies and offering programs and services to medical professionals and their patients.

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Grantees to Close Education Achievement Gaps

The foundation seeks to close the achievement/opportunity gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. About 11% of Stage 1 applications result in funding.

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Letters of Intent Due Jan. 31 for Music Programs

The program supports musical instrument instruction programs in needy communities. The awards can be grants or product donations to assist the development and growth of these programs. The foundation believes accessible music education can positively affect social change and foster better citizens of the world.

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Student ‘Spirit’ Applications Expected by Nov. 6

These awards honor U.S. middle and high school students who volunteer in their communities or abroad. Awardees are selected at the local, state and national levels. Local honorees will be selected by school principals or local nonprofits. In February, two local honorees from each state will be chosen as state awardees. A national committee will select national honorees from the state selections.

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Scholarship Applications Accepted through Nov. 20

These undergraduate scholarships are intended to cover a significant share of a student's educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, books and fees. Applicants may choose any area of study. Those receiving scholarships will receive personal assistance on applying for student aid and weathering the transition from high school to higher education.

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Restoration Foundation Sets Deadlines

The foundation funds programs to provide the skills necessary to preserve and restore collectible vehicles. The programs must provide hands-on education and the teaching of the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain vintage cars, trucks and boats. Those serving high school and college students receive preference.

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Mini-Grants to Promote Literacy

The foundation encourages literacy and creativity in schools through these mini-grants. Programs relating to the work of Keats, author of The Snowy Day, a groundbreaking children's book, are welcome but not required. Multicultural programs and those focusing on minorities and at-risk youth do well with this funding.

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Fellowship Submissions Due Oct. 22

The program supports outstanding individuals working to implement innovative projects that advance reform and spur debate on a range of criminal justice issues. These fellowships are part of a larger effort to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies that rely too much on incarceration and harsh punishment.

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Paralyzed Veterans Competition Underway

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation seeks applications for its 2019 Spinal Cord Research and Education Grants competition, with multiple awards up to $150,000 each expected to be awarded.

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Foundation Funds Children’s Programs

The Build-A-Bear Foundation focuses giving efforts on the well-being of children. It provides funding to the following types of programs: health care; natural disasters; housing; foster care; homeless; and companion animals.

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Public to Receive Education on Aquatic Environments

The foundation supports research and education related to aquatic environments. Funding priorities include enriching mankind’s understanding of aquatic environments and encouraging sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems.

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Patient Safety Online Process to Start Jan. 8

The program supports clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety projects. Areas of research interest include studies on increasing patient safety, improving patient outcomes and decreasing incidence or severity of complications, morbidity or mortality

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Auto Maker’s Foundation Sets 2019 Deadlines

The foundation supports K-12 education with a specific focus on STEM subjects, in addition to the environment. Job training and literacy proposals also will be considered. The aim is to reward programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives.

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Nonprofits Strengthening Communities Can Apply

The foundation, the giving effort of a Nebraska-based company providing website and marketing solutions, supports nonprofits committed to strengthening their communities. In general, it considers program support for organizations that explicitly state their intended impact, have a proven record of accomplishing their goals and demonstrate financial stability.

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Grocery Chain Offers Nine Broad Funding Categories

The foundation encourages applicants to attract an Albertsons employee sponsor. On the online application, applicants will be asked if they have a sponsor and then offered the opportunity to provide their name. The foundation will contact that employee to learn more about the applicant’s work before the application is considered.

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STEM Inquiries Accepted through Feb. 1

The program supports education programs that inspire students to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and increase engagement in STEM careers.

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Gardens to Benefit K-12 Schools

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the program provides grants to support a new or existing edible garden at a K-12 school or nonprofit. A webinar will be held on Oct. 4 for potential applicants.

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Toolbox Submissions Due Sept. 28

These funds support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools, with priority going to projects providing basic necessities and permanent impact, such as facility enhancement and landscaping/cleanup. Projects with parent involvement and other community partners are encouraged. Sample project ideas include: reading and vegetable gardens; physical fitness areas; school nature trails; parent involvement centers; peer tutoring centers; and rotating student art exhibits.

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Gift Card Awards to Improve Communities

The program supports the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications and weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools and other similar facilities. The ultimate goal is to improve communities where Home Depot has a presence.

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Competition to Advance Construction Materials

The program supports research to improve concrete materials, construction and structures. The CRC will make funding decisions. Those with industry partners and offering project cost sharing funds receive preference.

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Final 2018 Cancer Proposals Due Dec. 31

The foundation funds research to identify new treatments or cures for cancer. Priority proposals are those at least a year in duration and potentially leading to new cancer approaches. The foundation hopes its early stage funding will lead to future funding from a government source.

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Foundation Accepting Submissions through Sept. 30

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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Communities to Receive Assistance to Dispose of Opioids

The foundation, the giving arm of the pharmaceutical company, focuses its giving on ending the opioid drug epidemic. This program provides organizations with access to drug deactivation pouch or packet resources that enable community members to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs in a safe and effective manner. The deactivation resources allow for local, on-site disposal and can be distributed to other organizations, individuals or households.

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Competition to Get Underway Nov. 30

The program supports high quality, public skateparks in low-income areas. Only organizations seeking to build free, public skateparks in low-income communities may apply for a grant.

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Biotech Company Supports Science Education

The biotechnology company’s foundation is committed to raising the value of science literacy on a national and local level.

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Good Neighbor Proposals Must be Submitted by Oct. 31

The foundation’s funding builds safer, stronger and better educated communities through three areas: (1) safety (auto safety, teen driving education, fire prevention and disaster preparedness and recovery); (2) education (teacher development, service-learning and education reform); and (3) community development (affordable housing, job training, small business development, financial literacy and first-time homeownership).

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Communities to Receive ‘Culture’ Funding

The annual prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Communities must select primary and alternate contacts for their application.

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Foundation to Support Seniors Aging in Place

The foundation supports programs to enhance the quality of life for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who have chosen to age in place. Grantees may use the funding to provide respite care, short-term home care and to help those with limited financial means to age in place.

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Eco Submissions Due Jan. 15

The grants seek to build the next generation of environmental stewards and change-agents. These grants will only support direct project costs. Support for t-shirts, staff salaries, field trips, scholarships, beautification/ landscaping will not be considered.

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Partners to Reduce Inequality in Youth Outcomes

The program supports sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofits in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. The applicants will need to address four goals: (1) building a sustained institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit serving youths; (2) pursuing a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes; (3) creating institutional change to value the partnership and its work; and (4) developing the capacity of the partners to collaborate and use research evidence.

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