Private Grants

Recreational Equipment Store Chain Funds Sports, Environment Programs

Private Funder: Dick's Sporting Goods; Opportunities: Community Program (2018); Funding Focus: Environment, physical activity, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National (communities must be close to a Dick's Sporting Goods location); Eligibility: Nonprofits, youth sports teams and leagues, youth o...

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Dairy Council and NFLPA Play 60 Grants to Open

Funders: National Dairy Council and the NFL Players Association; Opportunity: Fuel Up to Play 60; Funding Focus: Nutrition, physical activity, recreation, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 schools participating in the National...

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SF Opens New Round of Fine Arts Grants

Private Funder: Shubert Foundation; Opportunity: Theater Grants Competition; Funding Focus: Live performing arts (children theater groups are eligible and encouraged to apply); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Recent grants range from $5,000 to $275,000 (the foundation d...

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Funding Goes for Arts, Jazz Projects

Private Funder: Chamber Music America; Opportunity: Residency Partnership Program; Funding Focus: Music; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Ensembles, interactive classroom programs, libraries, social service organizations, youth clubs, local cultural centers, and K-12 public and private schoo...

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Education, Homeless Projects Supported by Financial Group

Private Funder: PNC Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Youth, early childhood education, economic development and the homeless; Geographic Focus: National (where the bank has offices); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed about $49 million in grants ...

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Grants Enhance Social Service Programs, the Arts

The Georgia Power Charitable Giving Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and programs throughout Georgia that seek to improve the quality of life for the state's residents. Deadline: Rolling (grant requests greater than $25,000 are reviewed in May, August, and December). Giving cate...

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Grantseekers Must Adapt to New FASB Standards

It’s crucial for grantseekers and nonprofits to understand what goes into financial statements and how to properly report finances. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has released improved standards for nonprofit financial statement presentation. It was first released in 2016, ca...

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Fund Seeks Applications Science Education Grants

Funder: Monsanto Fund; Opportunity: 2018 Math & Science Education K-12 fund; Funding Focus: Education, nutrition and rural development; Geographic Focus: Regional (eligible organizations must be located within approximately 30 miles of a Monsanto site); Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Fundi...

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Musician’s Foundation Favors the Arts, Culture

Funder: The Ray Charles Foundation (formerly Robinson Foundation for Hearing Disorders); Opportunity: 2018 Grants; Funding Focus: Education, hearing disorders, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits;

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SHF Seeks Applications for Oral Health, Wellness Grants

The Sisters Health Foundation seeks applications for its Responsive Grants Program, which supports efforts that promote oral health, healthy lifestyles, and health equity in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Deadline: Aug. 29. Established in 1996, the foundation expands the health ministry of the Congregation ...

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Health Research Projects Improve Mental Health

Funder: Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health; Opportunity: 2018 Group Therapy Research Projects; Funding Focus: Mental health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $2,500-$15,000 each; Deadline: Nov. 1. Summary: The foundation is seeking...

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Mott Foundation Application Cycle Now Open

Foundation: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Homelessness, the environment, and the underserved; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $129 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Rolling. Summary: T...

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Flinn Underwrites Mental and Behavioral Health Programs for Children, Youths

The Ethel & James Flinn Foundation seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations for programs that provide mental health care and services for children, youths, adolescents, and young people in southeast Michigan. Deadline: TBA (the foundation made about $2.3 million in grants last year). Two-y...

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State and Local Funding Opportunities from Around the Nation

Arizona, California and Texas The Sundt Foundation funds activities and programs undertaken by nonprofits to improve quality of life for disadvantaged children in communities where Sundt has an established office (Phoenix, Tucson, AZ; Sacramento, San Diego, CA; and San Antonio, TX). Multiple awards...

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2018 Domestic Hunger Grants Available

Funder: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); Program: Domestic Hunger Program; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (priority given to programs feeding women and children living in poverty); Funding: Multiple awards up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Aug. 13. Summary: Applicatio...

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Grants Support Healthcare, Needs of Seniors

The National Lutheran program Impact1890 provides grants to nonprofit organizations, including congregations and community-based programs, which address the critical needs of seniors in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Deadline: Aug. 15 (the foundation made about $1 million in gran...

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Funder Supports Minority Empowerment Efforts

The Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities. Deadline: Rolling. Third Wave's Mobilize Power Fund provides grants for urgent organizing and activism led by young ...

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Eco-friendly Funds Go for Outdoor Projects

Greening Forward, a Denver-based environmental advocacy group, rolls out its funding program this year to provide grants to teams of youth volunteers (ages 5-25) for conservation projects, such as community beautification, recycling and waste reduction, Earth Day celebration/special events, environm...

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Animal Protection Groups Can Obtain Support

Private Funder: Petco Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Animal Welfare Grants; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $15.4 million in grants last year); Deadline: Sept. 28. Summary: The foundation provides grants to animal welfare organizations perfor...

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Foundation Favors Social Services, Community Development

Funder: MDU Resources Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Education and human services; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits, counties, cities, school districts or park districts; Funding: Varies; the foundation made about $1.8 m...

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Clothier Supports Nature-Learning Efforts

Funder: North Face; Opportunity: Explore Fund; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits and community organizations; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $2,500 each; Deadline: TBD (the next round of grants is to open early next year). Summary: Funding encourages outdoor youth...

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Foundation Seeks Applications for Outdoor Ed Grants

The Gray Family Foundation's Launching an Outdoor School Program is accepting applications for grants that support overnight and residential outdoor school programs for 5th- and/or 6th-grade students. Deadline: Oct. 1 Grants will be awarded to Oregon-based programs that provide students with an...

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Energy Foundation Funds Various Endeavors

Foundation: Sunoco Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Education and job skills; Geographic Focus: The foundation funds in 23 states and Washington, DC where it has a presence (for more on the coverage area; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundatio...

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2018 Round of Funding for Bikeways, Trails, Paths Now Open

Funder: Bikes Belong; Opportunity:PeopleForBikes (PFB) Community Grants; Funding Focus: Obesity, environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Community partnerships, with a 501(c) (3) nonprofit or city/county governments; Funding: Awards of $5,000 to $10,000 each; Deadline: July 23 Summary...

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Why Not Tap into Employee-Directed Giving? (Chart)

Company Max Match Match Ratio What it Funds BP (British Petroleum) $5,000 1:1 Educational institutions (K-12 included); health and human se...

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Why Not Tap into Employee-Directed Giving?

Smart grant-seekers can take advantage of a growing trend in the world of philanthropy, matching gifts or employee-directed giving. Unfortunately, this is free money that nonprofits often overlook. The popularity of workplace giving is clearly on the upswing. Studies show that 65% of large compa...

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Wellness Planning, Implementation Grants Available

Private Funder: American Academy of Pediatrics; Opportunity: Community-based Child Health Initiatives (CATCH) grants; Funding Focus: Community-based child health initiatives; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $12,000 each (the academy made about $2.5 million in gran...

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Grants Promote Environmental Initiatives, Conservation

The mission of the Virginia Environmental Endowment is to improve the quality of the environment by using its capital to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy. Deadline: Varies by program. The endowment prov...

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Power Company Seeks Applications for STEM-Based Projects

FirstEnergy supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and has opened the 2018 competition for its STEM grants program. Deadline: Sept. 21. Through the program, grants of up to $1,000 will be awarde...

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Food Processor Supports Projects for Nutrition, Community Development

Private Funder: Tyson Foods; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Community development, hunger; Geographic Focus: National (in the 25 states where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: TBA. Summary: Tyson, the Springdale, AR-based chicken processor, of...

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Competition for Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Grants to Open Soon

Private Funder: Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism grants; Funding Focus: Child autism; Geographic Focus: New England states, New York, New Jersey and California; Eligibility: Nonprofits and qualified schools which in turn provide services, famil...

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Sears Grants Support Education, Health

Funder: Sears Holdings; Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Children, veterans and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Summary: Although Sears has acquired Kmart, Sears continues to maintain the Kmart Fund for Kids. Focus area...

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Transmission Company Seeks Applications for Classroom Projects

The American Electric Power is seeking applications from pre-K-12 teachers for classroom projects that will improve student achievement. Project must be conducted during the 2019-20 school year. Deadline: Feb. 22, 2019 (the foundation distributed about $7.4 million in grants last year) Through ...

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Foundation Grants Support Scholarships, Artist Mentoring

Private Funder: Nat'l YoungArts Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Artist Grants; Funding Focus: Children and youths; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Artists; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 12. Summary: The program helps emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades...

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Funding Available for Education, Community Revitalization

Private Funder: Armstrong World Industries Foundation (formerly Armstrong Foundation); Opportunity: 2018 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education and community development; Geographic Focus: National (where Armstrong has locations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiples awards (the foun...

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