Foundation Funding

Research to Investigate Immigration, Integration

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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Grants up to $25K Each to Advance Poverty Alleviation Methods

The program helps needy young people and adults gain a quality education. For projects serving youth, the foundation seeks proposals to improve student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.

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Popular Competition to Focus on Affordable Housing

This year’s competition will fund programs providing access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, the disabled, women and youth. The competition will also develop and maintain programs to educate and assist individuals in finding permanent or transitional housing opportunities meeting their needs.

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Foundation Rewards Motivated Nonprofit Staff

Nonprofits, governments and schools that have attracted local Allstate agency owners, staff and employees as volunteers are eligible for grants up to $1,000 through the company’s Helping Hands Grants.

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Early Childhood Letters of Intent Due Sept. 30

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 five. Early childhood welfare funding supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that provide environments that ensure all children thrive. Early childhood education and play grants improve the quality of early childhood teaching and learning through the development of resources and learning environments. Parenting education grantees teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet.

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Insurance Company Focuses Giving on Children, Youths

Through its foundation, insurance company Liberty Mutual invests much of its funding in youth. Priority is given to programs serving children and teenagers. The foundation has two funding programs: (1) education; and (2) health and human services. The education program gives priority to educational efforts encouraging disadvantaged youth to excel academically and creating opportunities for life-long success through learning. The health and human services effort favors organizations and programs committed to improving the quality of life and safety in communities.

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Awards to Support Psychotherapy Investigations

The program supports research on combining psychotherapy and psychoactive medications where medication is an adjunct to psychotherapy and not the primary intervention.

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Autism Investigators Must Send Inquiry Letter by Aug. 6

The program improves the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. Grants are intended to invest in the next generation of top autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists interested in autism research and facilitating their transition to an independent research career.

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Studies to Improve Child Health through Nutritious Drinks

For this competition, the funding will support research to gather insights on improving the health and well-being of children through nutritious foods and beverages.

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Suicide Foundation Accepting Applications for Seven Initiatives

The foundation provides research grants to improve understanding of the causes of suicide and factors related to suicide risk and to test treatments and other interventions designed to prevent suicide.

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Letters of Intent Due Oct. 15 for Education-Related Funds

The foundations focus their grant programs on private higher and K-12 education, with a special focus on interfaith partnerships.

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Awards up to $600K to Develop Alzheimer’s Drugs

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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Outdoor Concert Competition Starts

The program empowers communities to transform neglected outdoor spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life. Grantees will present music series in these spaces that involve. Generally, a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts must be presented over 10 consecutive weeks.

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Educators to Pursue Career Enhancements

The foundation supports partnership between public school educators and key partners to ensure student achievement. The Learning & Leadership program funds high-quality professional development experiences for public school teachers, such as summer institutes or action research, and group projects related to collegial study, including study groups, lesson study or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

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Letters of Intent Due Aug. 31

The foundation supports HIV/AIDS nonprofits providing care and direct services and education and conducting research. Priority goes to applicants in locations with a scarcity of available funding and those seeking seed money for new projects, programs or structures and innovative ideas for meeting standard needs.

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Foundation Expands Grantmaking

The foundation supports programs to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative prevention programs, eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and support direct HIV-related care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Education Deadlines Are in August, December

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.

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Music Programs to Benefit Needy

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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Applications Due June 15

The foundation, started by New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick, provides coaching, mentorship and financial assistance to football and lacrosse programs. The foundation seeks to instill a love of sports, coaching, and team-building through its grants.

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Awards to Recognize Sports Efforts

The program recognizes sports teams, athletes and community-based organizations using sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.

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Nutrition Company Protects Environments, Communities

The program has the following focus areas to (1) to protect earth's beauty and bounty; (2) create a robust, healthy food system; (3) increase opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) reduce environmental health hazards; and (5) build stronger communities. Preferences include those offering clearly defined objectives and viable plans and operating at the community level with strong community ties.

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Foundation to Empower Young Women

The program seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding sexual and reproductive health, including comprehensive and unbiased information on contraception and pregnancy termination.

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Letters of Intent Due Sept. 28

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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New Foundation Focuses on Women Empowerment

This new family foundation seeks to increase economic opportunities for women and girls. The funding categories are: (1) financial literacy; (2) workforce development; (3) microfinance; (4) entrepreneurship; and (5) leadership skills. Women and girls must be the targeted beneficiary population for any proposed project.

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Researchers to Study Policies, Practices

The program builds the evidence base for policies contributing to a Culture of Health. The foundation seeks to learn how national, state, or local policies promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families and communities, as well as what enabling factors promote the adoption and spread of good policies.

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Teachers to Incorporate Mathematics Techniques

The grantees will incorporate middle and high school classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups in mathematics that have previous records of underachievement. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.

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Youths Can Complete Service Projects

The program provides microgrants in varying to help children and youths to complete service projects in their communities. Examples include turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens ready their homes for the winter.

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Digital Submissions Due June 25

The program supports projects focused on improving the digital infrastructure for civil society and helping social sector practitioners and policy makers use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively. The initiative supports better data-informed decision-making in philanthropy and the social sector and facilitates research and innovation to ensure digital resources in civil society are used properly.

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Teachers to Vie for Classroom Grants

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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Foundation Sets Final 2018 Deadline

The program supports development and repair of veterans housing. 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.

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$30K Awards to Increase Nonprofit Achievements

The initiative dedicated to building the practice of listening to the people served by nonprofits. Grantees will join forces with funders to obtain feedback from those benefiting from grants, services and products. Listen for Good is focused on broadly applying the Net Promoter System, which has been used widely in customer feedback circles, to the nonprofit beneficiary context.

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Popular Program Accepting Applications

The program advances the foundation’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. The Reach Grant seeks to remove one of these barriers by providing support for important pre-clinical projects that are necessary to move a study from the pre-clinical arena into a clinical trial. Thus, the goal of this award is to support selected “late translational” studies needed to ultimately initiate a clinical trial. Preference will be given to those research projects which, if funded, will likely result in the initiation of a clinical trial two to three years from the start of the project.

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Research to Enhance Medical Knowledge

The program supports small, short-term studies with promise for improving medical knowledge in cardiovascular disease, leading female cancers, the role of hormones in disease and stage-of-life health issues, such as pregnancy and menopause and diseases disproportionately affecting women.

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Conservation Grant Proposals Due Oct. 1

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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Teachers Must Apply by Sept. 30

Teachers with new or evolving programs integrating the arts into educational programming can apply. Proposed projects must serve all children in the classroom, including those with no trouble learning in a general education setting.

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