Private Grants

Crayola Creative Leadership Grants Support School-Based Art

Funders: Crayola (formerly Binney & Smith, Inc. Corporate Giving Program) & the Nat'l Assn. of Elementary School Principals (NAESP); Opportunity: 2019 Creative Leadership Grant; Funding Focus: Education, leadership and the arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Elementary school principals who are members of NAESP;

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Writer’s Foundation Provides Literacy Grants

Foundation: Nora Roberts Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Literacy (primary focus), children, arts and culture;

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State and Local Funding Opportunities From Around the Nation

The Phoenix Suns Charities, the giving arm of the NBA basketball team, supports nonprofits in the state whose programs focus on children and families.

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National ‘Big Read’ Literacy Competition Now Open

Funders: Nat'l Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest; Opportunity: 2019 Big Read; Funding Focus: Literacy; Geographic Focus: National;

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Faith-Based Grant-Seekers Beware: New Tax Codes, Increased Competition Create Challenges

From shifting tax codes to changing regulations to the increased competition for donors and volunteers, today’s faith-based grant-seekers have a lot on their plates. And, the new tax reform law passed by Congress last year has upended charitable giving.

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Grants Available, Will Support Faith-Based Projects

Private Funder: Crowell Trust (also known as the Henry P. & Susan C. Crowell Trust); Opportunity: 2018 grants; Funding Focus: Education and Christian-based services; Geographic Focus: National;

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Store Chain Supports Matching Program

Private Funder: Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation Inc. (formerly Winn-Dixie Foundation, Inc.); Opportunity: Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Hunger, education, children and youth;

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Forest Foundation Rolls Out Conservation, Stewardship Competition

Private Funder: Nat'l Forest Foundation; Opportunity: Matching Awards Program; Funding Focus: Environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (youth-student programs are encouraged to apply);

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Five Star Restoration Grants Support Environmental Projects

Private Funder: Nat'l Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF); Opportunity: Five Star Restoration Grant Program; Funding Focus: Environment and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and community groups;

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Scholars Can Now Apply for Start-Up Grants

Funder: Bezos Family Foundation; Opportunity: Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute; Funding Focus: Service Learning; Geographic Focus: National;

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Foundation Grants Support Private High Schools, Innovation

Private Funder: Edward Ford Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Private high schools and nonprofits; Funding: Varies(a match of at least one-to-one is required), the foundation made about $2.7 million in grants last year;

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New 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: Jan. 18.

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Foundation Seeking Applications for School Nutrition Grants

The Eos Foundation is seeking applications for After the Bell (ATB), Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program, which aims to combat childhood hunger and improve student learning.

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Endowment Seeks Applications for Child Care Grants

The Duke Endowment is inviting applications for Child Care Grant, which focuses on improving the delivery of child care services that focus on replicating evidence-based programs that build North Carolina and South Carolina’s capacity to implement evidence-based models.

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Foundation Awards Support Education, Planning

Foundation: Barr Foundation; Opportunity: Engage New England: Doing High School Differently Grants (Cohort 3); Funding Focus: Education, higher innovation, technology; Geographic Focus: Regional; Eligibility: New England school districts and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple planning grants up to $...

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Faith-Based Grant-Seekers Beware: New Tax Codes, Increased Competition Create Challenges

From shifting tax codes to changing regulations to the increased competition for donors and volunteers, today’s faith-based grant-seekers have a lot on their plates. And, the new tax reform law passed by Congress last year has upended charitable giving.

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Grants Available from Beverage Foundation

Funder: Coca-Cola Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, teacher training programs, educational programs for minority students and global educational programs; Funding: Varies; (last year it distributed about $72 million in grants); Deadline: Rolling. Applications are reviewed quarterly.

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Foundation Seeks Applications for Community Development, Faith-Based Grants

Private Funder: Fred Jones Family Foundation (formerly The Fred and Mary Eddy Jones Foundation); Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Arts, education, community development and faith-based initiatives;

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Funder Offers Early Childhood Education Grants; Jan 31 Deadline

Private Funder: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Early childhood education, safety and health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Jan. 31 (LOI).

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SHK Foundation Seeks Applications for Scholarly Art Projects

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is seeking applications from U.S. nonprofit organizations for scholarly projects designed to enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

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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, the next round is to open soon. Summary: Tyson, the Springdale, AR...

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Institute Supports Sabbatical Research, Minorities

Private Funder: Louisville Institute; Opportunity: First Book Grant for Minority Scholars; Funding Focus: Christian faith and practice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $40,000 each; Deadline: Jan. 15.

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Vodafone Americas Grants Support Community Development, Technology

Private Funder: Vodafone Americas Foundation (formerly Vodafone-US Foundation); Opportunity: Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project; Funding Focus: Education, health, technology, environment, economic development;

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Lokoff Child Care Foundation Awards Now Available

Foundation: Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation; Opportunity: Tylenol Nat'l Child Care Teacher Awards; Funding Focus: Education, childcare; Geographic Focus: National;

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Hiking Society National Competition Support Conservation

Private Funder: American Hiking Society; Opportunity: 2019 Nat'l Trails Fund; Funding Focus: Outdoors, physical activity, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits focusing on protecting foot trails;

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Voice Grants Focus on the Arts

Private Funder: Turner Broadcasting Systems; Opportunity: Turner Voice Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

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RHD Seeks Applications for Arts, Civic Engagement Grants, $4.7M Available

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, launches a competition to provide general operating support to Chicago-area arts and cultural organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or less. The Driehaus Foundation made $6.4 million in grants last year.

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Neighborhood Catalyzing Grants Now Open; Feb. 27 Deadline

ArtsWave (formerly Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts) supports the work of arts organizations re-making neighborhoods in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana metro region. The institute distributed $10 million in grants last year.

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Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions

In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports projects to deepen the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Letters of Inquiry); selected applicants will ...

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GFF 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.

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Blandin Opens Education Grants Program, Millions Available

The Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids, MI, seeks applications from Itasca-area high school students for its Education Grants postsecondary scholarship program for the 2019-20 school year.

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Grant Seekers Beware: State Regulations over Charities, Fundraising Can Widely Vary

As fundraising has evolved into a nationwide approach, grant seekers need to be aware that the regulation of nonprofits can vary dramatically from state to state.

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Funding Supports Productions to Explore Issues in Juvenile Justice

Shakespeare in American Communities, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare's plays. Deadlines...

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Annenberg Favors Cultural, Major Community Projects

Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation offers an array of support and focuses on major program areas including K-12 education and youth, arts and culture, community and civic services and health.

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Health Foundation Supports ADHD Research

The Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation is seeking applications for its grants which it distributes to medical institutions for postdoctoral fellowships in child-adolescent ADHD and child-adolescent depression.  Deadline: TBA; the foundation made about $280,000 in grants last year.  ...

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