Private Grants

Rural Funder Offers Community, Regional Support

The Appalachian Community Fund provides grants to groups for community organizing and social change in the central region of Appalachia--East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and all of West Virginia.

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Foundation Provides Employee Directed Community Grants

Private Funder: General Mills Foundation; Opportunity: Hometown Giving; Funding Focus: Nutrition, physical fitness and hunger;

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Foundation Supports Quality of Life Efforts

The First Horizon Foundation (formerly the First Tennessee Foundation) provides support to nonprofit organizations located in communities served by the bank throughout the state of Tennessee, focusing on community development

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Store Chain Seeks Community Grant Applications

Foundation: Walmart Foundation; Program: Community Grants; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, environment, health; Geographic Focus: National;

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To Shred or Not to Shred, When is it Safe to Destroy that Important Document?

On top of the constant drumbeat of fundraising, nonprofits have to also navigate through an increasingly complex world of legal and regulatory constraints. Even in these digital times, it’s important to when you can destroy critical documents.

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Funder Accepting Applications for Neighborhood, Community Grants

The Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition in Portland, OR, in partnership with the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, is accepting applications for its Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Deadline: Nov. 13. Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded for projects designed to increase the number and div...

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Garden Grants Support Youth Activities, Education

Private Funders: Nat'l Gardening Assn. (NGA) and Bonnie Plants; Opportunity: Youth Garden Grants;

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Foundation Underwrites Efforts to Help Underserved

Private Funder: Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation; Opportunity: 2019 Innovative Youth grants; Funding Focus: Youth;

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Grants for Literacy, Libraries Now Open: Feb. 1 Deadline

Private Funders: American Assn. of School Librarians

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States Take Lead in Workforce Initiatives, Career Pathway Development

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) remodeled the workforce development system, creating opportunities for more effective and inclusive workforce initiatives by encouraging states to take the lead in improving approaches to career pathways.

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Grants Support Community Development, Rural Arts

The Laura Jane Musser Fund seeks applications for grants to encourage collaborative community development in underserved rural areas in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as select counties in Texas.

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Applications Accepted for PSEG Neighborhood Partners Programs

The PSEG Foundation, the charitable arm of the Public Service Enterprise Group, is accepting proposals from nonprofits for its Neighborhood Partners Program.

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Company Favors Workforce Development Projects

Foundation: IBM; Opportunity: Corporate grants; Funding Focus: Community development, education, health, language and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility:Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation made about $20 million in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: IBM maintains a ...

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Foundation Provides Support for Education, Job Development

These funds support nonprofit organizations that foster economic self-sufficiency and financial education.

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Psychological Foundation Seeking Applications for Trauma Research

The American Psychological Foundation is seeking applications for its APF Trauma Psychology Grant. Through the annual program, one grant of up to $3,500 will be awarded to support innovative work to alleviate trauma. Deadline: Feb. 15 (the foundation distributed about $757,000 in grants last year)....

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Partners Help Build, Renovate Youth Sports Recreational Fields

The program provides financial and technical assistance to nonprofits working to improve youth football fields in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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Fund Grants Address Criminal Justice Projects

David Rockefeller Fund provides a wide range of support, including funding through the Criminal Justice Program which focuses on supporting bold new ideas and policy proposals and initiatives for transforming detention/incarceration policy.

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Foundation Recognizes Experimental Exhibitions

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Exhibition Award supports thematic exhibitions of unconventional contemporary art or architecture. Awards of up to $150,000 are made every other year. Exploration of all forms of visual art from 1960 to the present are encouraged and proposed presentations are elig...

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Charitable Fund Seeks Applications for Homelessness Prevention Grants

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is seeking applications for grants that will support projects that address the problems faced by homeless individuals. Deadlines: Nov. 15, March 15 and July 15 (Letter of Inquiry); the foundation distributed $7 million in grants last year. The fund will award...

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Research Association Offers Multiple Wellness Awards

Private Funder: American Physical Therapy Association; Opportunity: Catalyst Grants; Funding Focus: Health, higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Individuals (applicants must be APTA members); Funding: Multiple awards up to $15,000 each (the foundation distributed about $1.3 &nb...

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State and Local Funding Opportunities from Around the Nation

Alaska The Artists in Schools program is supported by the Anchorage Rasmuson, the state of Alaska and the Nat'l Endowment for the Arts. Artists in Schools (AIS) residencies should provide arts experiences and training for students, teachers, and the greater community. Beyond having great value in a...

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Grants Can Support Human Services Projects

Funder: Lawrence Foundation; Opportunities: Environmental & Human Services Grants; Funding Focus: Environment, human services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility:501(c)(3) nonprofits, public schools and libraries; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each; Deadline: Nov. ...

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Puffin Supports Fine Arts, Video/Film

Private Funder: Puffin Foundation; Opportunity: Artist Grants; Funding Focus: Music, photography, & theater; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Artists/nonprofits; Funding: Up to $2,500 each (the foundation distributed about $200,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Dec. 8. Summary: Grants...

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Funder Underwrites Nutrition Programs, Education, Training

Allen Foundation; Opportunity: Nutrition grants; Funding Focus: Nutrition; Geographic Focus: National;

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CIGNA Grants Aid Community Projects, Wellness

Private Funder: CIGNA Foundation; Opportunity: World of Difference Grants; Funding Focus: Health and children

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Grants Promote Urban Conservation, Education

Private Funder: Celebrate Urban Birds; Opportunity: 2018 Mini-Grant Program; Funding Focus: Education, bird-watching and the environment;

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Outdoor Efforts Get Funding Support

Funder: Temper of the Times Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants generally range from $5,000 to $15,000; Deadline: Dec. 15, letter of inquiry. Summary: The foundation funds advertising designed t...

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Dollar Store Chain Literacy Competition Helps Improve Reading Skills

Private Funder: Dollar General Literacy Foundation; Opportunity: Dollar General Literacy Foundation 2019 Literacy Grants;

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Venture Fund Looks for PreK-12 Learning Initiative Proposals

NewSchools Venture Fund offers grants to support entrepreneurs and teams of educators who want to reimagine learning and improve student achievement.

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Fund Supports Integrated Music/Math Instruction, Innovation

Esther Mendlesohn Fund and the Nat'l Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Opportunity: 2018 Using Mathematics to Teach Music;

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HS Provides K-12 Teachers with Pet-Friendly Scholarships

Private Funder: Humane Society of the United States; Opportunity: 2019 National Humane Teacher Award; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility:K-12 teachers; Funding: Recognition and a HS scholarship; Deadline: (TBA) last year's deadline was Feb. 15. Summary: The award...

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How To Avoid Nonprofit Legal Pitfalls And Remain Sustainable

Leading a nonprofit has never been an easy task – managing the drumbeat of constant fundraising demands, for example – but new headwinds have emerged as charities need to navigate an increasingly complex world of legal and regulatory constraints. Regulators at the state level are increasingly scrutinizing fundraising and overhead costs, and they are prosecuting charities and their fundraisers for solicitation fraud. So what strategies and best practices should your nonprofit follow to avoid potential pitfalls and legal scrutiny? CD Publications has the answer with a new webinar designed to help nonprofits steer through the multiple legal challenges they face.

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Program Helps Seniors to Age in Place

Foundation: Jean Griswold Foundation (formerly the Griswold Cares Foundation); Opportunity: 2018 Jean Griswold Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Seniors, disabilities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $2,000 each (higher amounts may be considered, h...

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Oak Foundation Aids Homelessness Projects, K-12 Education

The Oak Foundation supports a wide range of programs, including those which help children, youths and the homeless. Oak Foundation focuses on providing seed or catalyst funding to facilitate affordable housing development and preservation of existing affordable housing. It favors projects demonstrating a direct access route for homeless people into the housing produced.

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Neighbors Coalition Opens Applications for Community Grants

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded for projects designed to increase the number and diversity of people who are involved and engaged in their communities and neighborhoods

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