Opportunities are ordered by deadline. Rolling applications are listed at the bottom of the page.
Sun Life Rising Star Awards
June 7, 2013
The Sun Life Rising Star Award provides financial resources to students and nonprofit organizations in large urban school districts that are committed to encouraging under-served youth to continue their education as a means to achieve life-long financial wellness. This year, the program will award grants and scholarships in seven markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville and South Florida. Students may be nominated only through their supporting nonprofit organization.
Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant
June 10, 2013
The 2013 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Apply now for the opportunity to receive a grant for your school. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.
Saucony Run for Good Foundation
June 13, 2013
Eligible applicants are programs whose participants are 18 years of age or less, have 501(c)(3) status, and can demonstrate their program positively impacts the lives of participants through their increased participation in running. Funding is available for items such as supplies, awards, equipment, running shoes, and healthy snacks.
2013 Second Chance Act Juvenile Reentry Program
June 17, 2013
This program promotes public safety by helping ensure that youth make successful transitions from secure confinement facilities to the community.
Action for Healthy Kids District Breakfast Grant
June 21, 2013
With generous funding from Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Breakfast to School Wellness Partnership grant opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year. School districts will be awarded funds that will range from $12,600 to $25,200 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school nutrition expertise. We'll provide districts with management expertise and support to develop strong alternative and universal breakfast programs to increase breakfast participation in 10-20 schools districtwide. Letters of intent are due June 21, 2013.
BE BIG Fund
June 23, 2013
If you have a BIG Idea that demonstrates Clifford's BIG Ideas, let us know! The BE BIG Fund can help bring YOUR winning idea to life with the help of Scholastic, HandsOn Network and, of course, Clifford! The 5th Annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest is open NOW! Enter now for the chance to bring your BIG Idea to life with a $5,000 community grant. Other prizes consist of 5 $1,000 first prize grants. Remember, it only takes a little to BE BIG!
June 28, 2013
The LibertyGives Foundation supports causes benefiting underprivileged and at-risk youth in Colorado, focused on proactive and preventative services. LibertyGives is currently accepting proposals for funding from $1,000 to $150,000 from public charitable organizations focused on this theme. To be eligible, charities must provide the funded services, be based in Colorado and be organized pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
Street Outreach Program
June 28, 2013
Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit. In addition, such youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs. Since 1996, SOP has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave.
Healthy Lifestyles Grant: Energy Balance 101
June 28, 2013
This fall's Healthy Lifestyles Energy Balance 101 Grant focuses on an everyday healthy lifestyle practice known as energy balance. Energy balance is simply finding a balance between the calories we consume and the calories we burn. National PTA will award 25 Healthy Lifestyles Energy Balance 101 Grants of $2,000 each to local PTAs for family education events targeting grades PreK-5 (or schools with grades K-5 such as Pre-K- 8/Pre-K-12). Title I schools are strongly encouraged to apply.
AAPT: Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching
July 1, 2013
The American Association of Physics Teachers Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching. Activities can include but are not limited to the development and distribution of innovative apparatuses for physics teaching; traveling exhibits of apparatuses; and local workshops. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: AAPT members.
William T. Grant Scholars Program
July 8, 2013
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.
Basic Center Program
July 22, 2013
The Basic Center Program establishes, or strengthens, community-based programs that provide emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care to runaway and homeless youth and their families in an effort to keep them from ending up the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems.
Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
August 19, 2013
Dates of Pre-Application Webinars: May 30, 2013 and June 4, 2013; Date of Pre-Application Teleconference: June 27, 2013
Under the PROMISE program, funds will be provided to states to develop model demonstration projects that promote positive educational and employment outcomes for children who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their families, with the goal of achieving long-term reductions in child recipients' reliance on SSI.
American Educational Research Association
September 1, 2013
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the American Educational Research Association has announced the continuation of the AERA Grants program, which provides small grants and training for researchers conducting studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods, including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and NSF. Support is available in two categories.
3M’s Community Giving consists of gifts by 3M and the 3M Foundation, donated product and volunteerism by employees and retirees. Most giving is initiated through a Request for Proposal process that allows us to focus our giving and maximize results. Giving areas include: K-12 Education, High Education, Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture, and Environment.
4Imprint – One By One
Each business day we give a worthy organization $500 in promotional products to spread the word, recruit volunteers, thank donors, offer comfort to someone in need or in some other way turns one thing into something much more. If you are employed by, or serve on the Board of Directors of a 501(c)3 charity, religious organization or accredited school, and are working hard to make a difference in your community, we want to help.
Adopt-A-Classroom Educational Grants
Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom Website can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation. Once adopted, teachers will receive up to $500 worth of credit to purchase items that enrich the learning environment, including classroom technology.
We focus our grant making on issues that improve health and the health care system in three areas: Obesity, Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity, and Integrated Health Care. We award grants through our two processes: Regional and National. Our regional grants support efforts to improve people’s health, wellness and access to high-quality health care in the cities and states that form our priority funding communities.Our national grants support research, programs and policy analysis that have implications to improve people’s health, wellness and access to high-quality health care across the United States.
Albertson’s Community Partner’s Grants
Albertson’s is committed to being a good neighbor. They aim to improve communities by giving back to the neighborhoods where they live and work. Their donations provide funding in the following areas: Hunger Relief Youth & Education Health & Nutrition Environmental Stewardship. Albertson’s primarily funds communities where they have store locations.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. Though founded in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan Jr., then-President and CEO of General Motors, the Foundation is an independent entity and has no formal relationship with the General Motors Corporation.
American Express Foundation Educational Grants
Giving on a national and international basis, including in Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, with emphasis on Phoenix, AZ, South FL, New York, NY, Greensboro, NC, and Salt Lake City, UT to support organizations involved with arts and culture, disaster relief, human services, community development, and civic affairs. No grants to individuals (except for employee-related scholarships), or for fund raising, goodwill advertising, souvenir journals, or dinner programs, travel, books, magazines, or articles in professional journals, endowments or capital campaigns, traveling exhibitions, or sports sponsorships and no support for discriminatory organizations, religious organizations not of direct benefit to the entire community, or political organizations.
American Honda Foundation
With the mission to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits, the American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. The America Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.
Bank of America Foundation Educational Grants
Working in partnership with community leaders, Bank of America's local market leadership directs the majority of our giving through local grants that address pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of communities across our global footprint. In addition, B of A partners with national organizations such as the United Way of America and Habitat for Humanity International to direct resources to local communities. Through their signature philanthropic program, the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative®, B of A enhances nonprofits' ability to serve more individuals and families in need and develop nonprofit visionaries, local heroes, and students as the community leaders of today and tomorrow.
Bank of the West Foundation Grants
The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of communities by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Bank of the West will consider requests for charitable investments from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories: Community and Economic Development, Education and Job Training, Health and Human Care, & Civic and Cultural.
Barnes and Noble Grants
Barnes and Noble booksellers is considering requests for grants from nonprofit organizations that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12). Applicants must have a plan for promoting the grants program with Barnes and Noble and must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming.
Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant
The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment.
Bayer USA Foundation – Community Health and Development Grants
The Bayer USA Foundation supports programs that enhance the quality of life, provide unique and enriching opportunities that connect diverse groups, and ensure preparedness for tomorrow's leaders. The Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations focused on health and human services, education and workforce development, environment and sustainability, and/or arts and culture. Participants may submit proposals all year, but applications are typically reviewed in January and September.
The Be Heard School Grant recognizes the importance of hearing and being heard in the classroom. Voice amplification is an effective, affordable, and measurable tool for improving teaching and learning for all students in all subjects. Research has also shown that classroom voice amplification can dramatically reduce special education referrals (up to 40%).
Ben & Jerry's Foundation - The National Grassroots Grant Campaign
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots community organizations throughout the United States and in Vermont, working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The Employee Advisory Committee meets nine times a year to review proposals. There is no deadline for applying.
Best Buy Teach 15 Award
The Teach@15 Award program helps schools serving any grades 7-12 meet their technology needs. Teens (age 13-18) who are registered members on at15.com ("Members") can nominate their schools (depending on eligibility) to win a Teach@15 Award. Teen members can vote once a day for 15 days for one nomination. Every 15 days, Best Buy will award 3 schools with Best Buy Gift Cards based on member votes. The school with the most votes will win $1,500, second most votes wins $1,000 and third most votes wins $500.
Beyond Words: the Dollar General School Library Relief Fund
Deadline: Submit report within one year of disaster
Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Education Association (NEA), is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General. The fund will provide grants to public schools whose school library program has been affected by a disaster. Grants are to replace or supplement books, media and/or library equipment in the school library setting.
BNSF Foundation Educational Grants
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation provides support to educational institutions and health and human services which have 501(c)(3) tax exemption status.
Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation: Grants to Help Inner-City Educators
The purposes of the Community Grant Program are to simultaneously (1) encourage those involved broadly with the Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest to actively think about the educational needs in the communities of Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence and Washington, D.C.; (2) recognize, encourage and collaborate with the front-line workers within the educational system who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and (3) provide funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs which will make an improvement in inner city education in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence and Washington, D.C. within a year of the grant award. (Grant requests to fund an organization that is outside the city limits of one of the eligible cities will not be considered.) The Foundation shall generally consider grant applications monthly and award grants in an amount totaling not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) in any one month.
Build-A-Bear Hugs Foundation
The mission of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is to make life more bearable for children, families and pets in need of the kindness of others. Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation will make grants to qualified non-profit organizations (either 501(c)(3) organizations or registered Canadian charities) that support the health and wellness of children and families, the care and welfare of animals and the promotion of literacy and education for all.
Campbell's Labels for Education
For more than 38 years, Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal. Today, over 60,000 schools and organizations are registered with Labels for Education, benefiting more than 42 million students. Over the years, they have been able to provide more than $114 million in merchandise to America's schools.
Charles Lafitte Foundation
The mission of the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is to provide for and support inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. To fulfill this mission, the Foundation acts as grantmaker, innovator and volunteer for four main programs: Education, Children's Advocacy, Medical Research & Issues, and The Arts.
The Charlotte Martin Foundation Youth Grants
The Charlotte Martin Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat. Athletics include a wide range of individual and team sports, with an emphasis on the value of sports for lifelong participation. Funds support sports programs, facilities, equipment and after school programs, with a focus on ages 8-15. The Foundation accepts applications, reviews proposals and makes funding decisions on an ongoing basis.
Children & Youth Grants
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust funds 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services to disadvantaged children and youth.
Cisco Systems Foundation Educational Grants
Giving in the U.S., with emphasis on San Jose, CA to support programs designed to improve access to basic human needs, education, and economic opportunity. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to address underserved communities; and provide solutions that utilizes the power of the internet and communications technology.
Citi Foundation Grants
The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of individuals, families, and communities in the areas where we work so that they can improve their standard of living. The Citi Foundation provides grant support for programs that are aligned with our priority focus areas, promote collaboration and effective use of philanthropic resources, engage our employees, and demonstrate impact and positive outcomes. We are particularly interested in supporting program innovations in the following priority focus areas: Microfinance, Enterprise Development, U.S. College Success, Youth Education and Livelihood, Financial Capability and Asset Building, and Neighborhood Revitalization.
Classics for Kids Foundation
School music programs and especially strings programs have been a primary target for budget cuts across the country. Classics for Kids Foundation was founded in 1997 in response to those funding concerns. CFKF strengthens music programs through matching grants and mentoring. Ultimately, CFKF strives to give every child access to a stringed instrument.
ClassWish is a nonprofit organization that empowers parents, teachers and after-school educators to make positive change in kids’ lives by getting help to provide them with the classroom supplies they need. Parents, teachers or after-school program providers create an online wish list of classroom supplies they need to support kids’ learning activities. Supporters make tax deductible contributions, and ClassWish purchases the supplies and sends them to the school.
Community Grant Program
The Community Grant Program is premised on the belief that those involved on the front lines of the educational system often have unique insight into small but significant needs or innovations that are often overlooked. Front-line education workers in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence and Washington, D.C., may apply for grants from Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest to fully fund a specific, one-time future education-related need or idea that promises to improve inner-city education. Applications must address the need or idea within one year of the grant award and support initiatives within city boundaries. The Foundation generally considers grant applications monthly and awards grants in amounts totaling no more than $2,000 in any one month.
Community Support Grants
The Coca-Cola Foundation provides grants to a wide variety of 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on children, education, and/or health.
Costco Wholesale Grants
Costco Wholesale offers funding for 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on children, education, and/or health.
Cyberlearning: Transforming Education
Cyberlearning awards will be made in three research categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploratory (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration and Deployment (INDP). The Cyberlearning program will also support small Capacity-Building Projects (CAP) and a Cyberlearning Resource Center (CRC).
DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This year camps will take place at various dates throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and St. Louis, MO. Maximum award: free attendance to camp. Eligibility: girls grades 9-11 in the 2010-2011 school year and at least age 13 at time of application, with the exception of the Fargo, ND and Las Colinas, TX locations, where eligibility is restricted to grades 7-10 and 8-11, respectively.
Digital Wish Grants Digital Wish offers 43 different grants for digital camera hardware and software for your classroom. To apply, register your classroom at Digital Wish. You will be automatically entered to win a myriad of different technology grants, plus your class story will be publicly posted so that potential donors can make a contribution to your classroom. Then, Login and enter a lesson plan. Every lesson plan you enter will be automatically added to your class profile. All teachers who submit a lesson plan on Digital Wish will be automatically entered to win a Mobile Digital Camera Lab plus as many as 43 technology grants. Grants will be awarded on the 28th of every calendar month.
Do Something Seed Grants
Are you working to start a community action project or program with your friends? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? A $500 Do Something Seed Grant is given out every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand and grow your impact.
Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream Educational Grants
The Foundation makes small grants ($1,000 or less) and donates ice cream products and gift certificates/auction items to bonafide nonprofit organizations for events. These proposals are reviewed on a monthly basis. Giving primarily in the East Bay, Oakland, and Pleasanton CA, area to support programs designed to promote family, school, and community environments that build skills and foster talents in young people. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to affect a significant number of young people; foster the concept that it is better to teach young people how to learn than to simply give them answers to their problems; and programs that are unique and creative.
Do Something Seed Grant
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Do Something Seed Grant. We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.
Earthwatch: Education Fellowships
As an educator fellow, you'll spend 1-2 weeks on an Earthwatch expedition alongside other teachers led by prominent field researchers. You will develop your skills and understanding around environmental concerns so that you are better able to pass on that knowledge to your students. The goal of this fellowship is to prepare you to return to your and community with greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
The Eisner Foundation
The Eisner Foundation believes in identifying and partnering with high-quality non-profit organizations. As a result, we think that we are investing in those organizations, and it is therefore not always necessary to insist our funding only be utilized for special programs and new initiatives, as many foundations mandate. Individual charities worthy of our support are to be trusted and encouraged to allocate their funding in the most effective and results-producing way possible. Therefore, we are primarily a funder that provides general operating support to our partners, but we will consider proposals for funding capital campaigns, capacity building, and programs—new, expanding, or existing.
Everyday Heroes Award
Youth Service America (YSA) features an Everyday Young Hero each week in the National Service Briefing. Each Everyday Young Hero selected receives certificate and award letter, is featured in National Service Briefing, is featured on YSA’s websites, receives customized press release for local media, and is eligible for recognition as a YSA Service Star. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Farrell Family Foundation
While giving can be easy, responsible giving is more challenging. The Farrell Family Foundation (FFF) is determined to make each gift with a sense of purpose and with the clear expectation of measurable outcomes. The preferred method of making major gifts is through "matching funds," as it encourages the receiving non-profit organization to work harder to solicit other gifts, while inspiring greater confidence in other donors. Funding focuses on: education with an emphasis on technology, healthy and human welfare, and the arts.
The Fender Music Foundation Grants
The Fender Music Foundation accepts information from grant candidates through its Grant Candidate Form. Qualifying applicants are established, ongoing and sustainable music programs in the United States, which provide music instruction for people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. The intent of the program must be music instruction, not music appreciation or entertainment, and the participants/students cannot be professional or career musicians. Almost all of the selected programs, to which we award grants, fall into the following categories: In-school music classes, in which the students make music; After-school music programs that are not run by the school; Music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music
Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to organizations that youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged and special needs children.
Fruit Tree 101
As featured on The Today Show, “Fruit Tree 101” is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. Not only do our schoolyard fruit orchards help the environment, but they give your teacher an excuse to hold class outside when it’s time for science lessons!
Fund for Teachers: Grants
The Fund for Teachers The Fund for Teachers provides funds for direct grants to teachers to support summer learning opportunities of their own design. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made.
General Mills Twin Cities Grant Program
These grants focus on the communities in the Twin Cities area and their surrounding areas (up to 50 miles from the General Mills facility in each community) in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services, education, and arts and culture. In Minnesota, the General Mills Foundation supports K-12 education in the seven-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Giving Back to Our Schools – Apperson Educational Products
Would you like to do something special for your school or classroom but do not have the funds to do it? Apperson is here to help! We created a program that lets teachers and faculty members nominate a school to win up to $1500! All you have to do is get as many votes as you can for your school!
Good Sports distributes sports equipment, footwear, and apparel to community organizations offering programs to disadvantaged youth helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles. Through innovative partnerships with sporting-goods manufacturers, corporate donors and individual funders, GS is able to provide disadvantaged youth with the equipment they need to participate.
Grantmakers in Health State Grant Writing Assistance Fund
Grantmakers in Health, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is making available grant writing support to help states implement the Affordable Care Act. The GIH State Grant Writing Assistance Fund will provide up to $30,000 to foundations that are interested in offering grant writing support to state and county government agencies. This RFP includes a revised matching rate of 2:1 (the fund will match two dollars for every dollar requested). Previous awardees are eligible to reapply. Please review the complete proposal request before submitting an application.
Grants for Gardens (Annie's Homegrown)
Annie's Homegrown offers up to $250 to community gardens, school gardens, and other educational programs that connect children directly to gardening. Funds may be used to buy gardening tools, seeds, or other needed supplies. Eligible applicants include K-12 schools and nonprofits.
GTECH After School Advantage Program
The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a national community investment program, which provides non-profit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying our knowledge and expertise to this type of program GTECH hopes to increase children's interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today's job market.
Health and Wellness Grants
July 1, October 1, January 1, April 1
The Rite Aid Foundation is offering funding to programs that focus on health and wellness in the communities in which Rite Aid operates. The Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year and reviews them as soon as possible after July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1.
Healthy Living School Grants
Cabot Creamery, a cooperative of dairy farmers throughout Vermont and New England, invites you to participate in their school grant program. They would like to see matching funds or in-kind contributions from another sponsor (such as parent groups or a community organization or cooperative) and to get a feel for what your program is all about before sending the check. If approved, the funds can be used for almost anything associated with your program, including: supplies for exhibits, healthy snacks, printed materials, or whatever your project needs. Here are some examples of the kinds of programs that would be eligible for these grants: Wellness Fairs, Workshops for Coaches/Students/Parents, Promoting Healthy Food Choices in Schools.
H.J. Heinz Foundation Grants
The Heinz Foundation provides funding to 501(c)(3) organizations that work in the areas of nutrition, children and families, healthy children and families, and/or quality of life.
The Helena Rubinstein Foundation
The Helena Rubinstein Foundation supports programs in education, community services, arts/arts in education, and health, with a special interest in programs that benefit women and children and assist disadvantaged communities. Grants are mainly allocated to organizations in New York City. Although general operating grants are made, the Foundation prefers to support specific programs in the following areas: Education, Community Services, Arts/Arts in Education, Health.
Henry E. Niles Foundation Grants
The Niles Foundation provides funding for 501(c)(3) organizations that work in the areas of education, public health, and economic self-sufficiency.
The Hewlett Foundation
The Hewlett Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area. The Foundation’s grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes. The Foundation funds organizations working in the areas identified above, based on specific goals and strategies outlined by the programs. Almost all grants are awarded to organizations identified by the Foundation.
iLoveSchools.com is a free donor-matching service for education! School teachers build WishLists of equipment, materials and supplies; anything they need for their classroom. Donors locate teachers through our WishList search and offer their donations of new or used items or the cost of the teacher's WishList. Each year the average teacher spends over $659 from their own pocket to buy classroom materials for America's kids. To help alleviate this burden iLoveSchools.com acts as a matchmaking service between donor and teacher. These are not monetary grants, but donations of school supplies.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation partners with educational organizations and institutions that share our commitment to enabling exceptionally promising lower-income students to reach their full potential. Through strategically targeted grants, the Foundation works to expand educational opportunities for thousands of remarkable students whose families, schools, and communities need additional resources to help these students fulfill their promise.
Hunger Relief; Ending hunger in our local communities is core to our charitable mission. We support organizations providing comprehensive hunger relief programming and food distribution.
Health and Nutrition; We fund organizations promoting nutrition education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet.
Environmental Stewardship; Jewel-Osco is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable operations and will support local efforts towards sustainability.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Strategic focus for education funding is to ensure that all children, particularly those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to high quality educational opportunities. Particular focus is on K-12 public schools that help children to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be productive, engaged students.
Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation
The Mission of the Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation is to conserve and enhance our environment, create educational opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, and support the health, cultural, and civic life of the residents of Orange and Marin County, California.
K-12 Teacher Grant Program
The Kids in Need Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged schoolchildren and underfunded teachers, has announced the second year of a teacher grants program sponsored by Elmer's Products. K-12 teachers across the United States are eligible to apply for one of approximately two hundred and fifty Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit grants. Grants will range from $100 to $500 for projects to be completed during the 2012-2013 school year.
The LEGO Children's Fund Grants
January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15
The LEGO Children's Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. Focus areas include: early childhood education and development; technology and communication projects; and sport or athletic programs that concentrate on under-served youth. Priority is given to programs in communities where Lego operates with a special focus given to organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
The Libri Foundation
January 23rd and May 15th
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program. Only libraries within the 50 states are eligible to apply. The Libri Foundation does not offer grants to libraries outside of the United States. Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. Please note: Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000.
The LEGO Foundation
The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. They give priority consideration to programs that both meet their goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by their employees. Grants are awarded for amounts between $500 and $5000 quarterly.
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund’s interests include programs making valuable contributions in a variety of fields: Children and Youth, Civic Affairs, Civil and Human Rights, Education, Environmental Affairs, Health, Jewish Affairs, Literacy, Organizational Development, Population, Social and Human Services, Sports and Recreation. In general, the Fund places highest priority on projects that have an impact on the San Francisco area.
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 to organizations nationally that support public education, community improvement projects, and home safety initiatives.
MetLife Foundation supports projects to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. The Healthy Habits program seeks to increase the role of pediatricians and family physicians in addressing childhood obesity through outreach activities and development of educational materials in local communities.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with other foundations and support collaborations that are directly inspiring these children to hope and dream; enabling their potential to emerge and grow through quality education; encouraging positive behaviors and providing access to basic health care and services for life-long vitality; and fostering stable family environments in which they can thrive.
Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This years camps will take place at various dates throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and St. Louis, MO. Maximum Award: Free attendance to camp.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
MEAF provides National Grants for innovative model projects of national scope focused on its mission of empowering youth with disabilities to lead productive lives through increased employment. Nonprofit organizations can review MEAF's priorities & guidelines and take an eligibility quiz to see if they qualify to apply for a MEAF National Grant.
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Educational Grants
Grants given to support K-12 music education on a nationwide basis. Through the Melody Program, the Foundation will provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12 school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments and materials. The Special Projects Program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to community schools of the arts, after school programs, and youth orchestras.
The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Their goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. They have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why they have awarded more than $8.5 million to fund nearly 4,000 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build their knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education we invite all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants
New Preventive Benefits That May Help Medicare Beneficiaries Stay Healthy
It's 2012, and to help people fulfill their New Year's resolutions to lead healthier lives, the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy; A Project of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., wants to remind Medicare beneficiaries of the new and existing preventive services that are available to them at no cost. Due to the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added five new preventive benefits to its roster of free services for Medicare beneficiaries. The new preventive services include, annual depression screening, intensive obesity screening and behavioral counseling, annual cardiovascular screening, annual alcohol misuse screening, and std/sti screening.
Obesity Prevention Grant Program
February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
Learning more about the underlying causes of obesity can inform and shape effective population-based health and wellness programs. The Aetna Foundation wants to understand the contributors to obesity, particularly among minority populations, and what supports and sustains better choices that can stave off overeating and reduce inactivity. Grant-making in this area focuses on initiatives that create a better understanding of the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Examples of grants we would support include projects and/or studies that identify causes of obesity and potential best practices for addressing obesity. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted in quarterly cycles.
The Office Depot Foundation
The Foundation’s funding focus includes: Making a difference in children’s lives (to support activities that serve, teach and inspire children, youth and families). Building Communities (to support civic organizations and activities that serve the needs of our community). Disaster relief (to support disaster relief efforts of recognized national, regional and local agencies, and to provide disaster relief to Office Depot associates who have experienced catastrophic loss.
Operation Green Plant
America the Beautiful Fund is offering grants of FREE SEEDS! to community groups striving to better our world through gardening. Grow fresh nutritious food for the hungry. Teach children about the wonders of nature in a habitat garden. Beautify parks, roadways and neighborhoods. Plant the Seeds that Grow Hope and promote healthy living, environmental stewardship and community pride! There are a thousand ways to improve your community’s quality of life through gardening!
Pepsi Refresh Grant
Pepsi Co is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Categories are health, arts & culture, food & shelter, the planet, neighborhoods, and education. There is a rolling deadline for applications.
Last Dollar Scholarship
The Last Dollar Scholarship is a need-based "gap-filling" award. It is awarded when a family's expected family contribution (EFC) and financial aid package total are less than the cost of attendance; resulting in unmet financial need. Through the Philadelphia Education Fund, the Philadelphia Scholars Program administers Last Dollar Scholarships to high school graduates of our College Access Program and partner high schools who have a documented unmet need between $200 and $4,000 during an academic year.
Project Learning Tree Greenworks! Pollinator Garden Grants
GreenWorks! grants engage PLT educators and their students with their local community in "learning-by-doing" environmental projects. Student leadership, service-learning, and community participation are the cornerstones to GreenWorks! projects. These grassroots action projects enable schools and youth organizations across the country to make a positive impact on their communities.
Prudential Foundation Grants
Each year, The Prudential Foundation invests over $25 million in grants in efforts that support the revitalization of communities and support Prudential employees' community engagement efforts. Prudential focuses on workforce training and placing programs, education support and reform, and arts and civic infrastructure programs.
RGK Foundation Awards
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. Within community, the foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology.
Rite Aid Foundation
(January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15)
Do you have a RiteAid in your community? The Rite Aid Foundation is offering funding to nonprofit organizations that focus on children's health and wellness in the communities they operate within.
The Safeway Foundation Educational Grants
The Safeway Foundation funds nonprofit organizations that strengthen the communities we serve. We consider applications in the following areas: Health and Human Services, Hunger Relief, Education, and Helping People with Disabilities. We actively seek out organizations that are working with the community and making an impact for our shoppers.
Salad Bars 2 Schools
Any K-12 school district participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Districts applying for more than one salad bar will fill out one application stating how many bars they need. Single -school districts or other independent schools will fill out a school application for a single salad bar. Schools currently awarded with Bronze status or above in the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) automatically qualify for a salad bar donation, with the stipulation that the school or district desires and can support a salad bar every day in school lunch.
Sara Lee Foundation
The Sara Lee Foundation places funding priority on grants to nonprofits that create collaborative and innovative initiatives focused on fighting hunger. Food insecurity is a critical issue and significant consideration is given to programs that focus on food recovery, increased access to fresh produce and protein, meal programs when schools are not in session (as for many students, school lunch is their only meal of the day), and hunger awareness. Nutrition and nutrition education is also of significant interest, particularly in programs that distribute food provided by the government, so that information is available on how to prepare the food in healthy and nutritious ways.
The Schumann Fund: Early Childhood Development
Supports efforts to heighten the chances of academic and social successes for young children, especially the urban poor, by supporting programs and policies that provide good quality early childhood education and care to children from birth to eight years old.Application deadlines are quarterly: January 15, April 15, July 29, October 15.
The Seybert Foundation
The Seybert Foundation supports organizations working to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and youth in the City of Philadelphia. Our grants generally range between $2,000 and $5,000 and are made in the form of General Operating Support to those organizations whose missions align with that of the Foundation. Due-dates are March 15th and September 15th.
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Our Teacher Innovation Grants provide individual teachers with the extra resources needed to create new and exciting teaching methods and learning experiences for their students. Teachers can apply individually (up to $500) or collaboratively (up to $1,000) to purchase equipment, materials, or other needs that are not part of the regular school budget.
Singing for Change
Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems. Grants are awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and protection of children and their families. Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive. Projects that foster self-esteem and that teach nonviolence and creative problem solving are most likely to be considered.
Target Store Grants
Target stores provide grants to K-12 schools and other nonprofit organizations to bring art and cultural experiences to schools, support educational field trips, and provide early childhood reading programs. It's part of our commitment to give 5% of our income to the communities we serve- more than $3 million each week.
Toshiba America Foundation
Do you teach 6-12 science or math? Do you have a wish list of instructional equipment that will make learning more exciting for your students? If the answer is yes to these questions, Toshiba America Foundation would like to hear from you. Grade 6-12 applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grants requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. Applications for grants of more than $5,00 are due August 1st and February 1st each year.
Toyota U.S.A Foundation
The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education in America by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science.
Grants are provided to colleges and universities as well as to nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. The foundation places priority on programs that are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approaches; creative programs that develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success and relatively low duplication of effort.
Verizon Literacy Grants
One of the goals of the Verizon Foundation is to improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in the 21st Century. The Verizon Foundation has a long history of supporting quality educational resources and literacy programs with a focus on preparing children to be successful; enabling teachers, parents and caregivers to help children learn; and educating adults so they are prepared to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities.
VSP: Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eye care services. There are five basic qualifications a child must meet in order to receive a Sight for Students gift certificate: family income is no more than 200 percent of federal poverty level; child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance; child is 18 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school; child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number; and child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.
Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation
The Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation was formed in 1977 by F. Wayne Valley and his wife, Gladys Valley, to provide financial assistance for various charitable organizations of particular interest to them, principally in the East Bay Area of California. Since Wayne Valley’s death in October 1986, and Gladys Valley’s death in May 1998, the Foundation has been considered a major philanthropic institution.
WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas. You can apply for a grant, by visiting www.waystohelp.org and for any issue area, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Apply for a Grant" under the heading "Participate with WaysToHelp". Applications are short - just 5,000 words or less - and should summarize: how the project will involve others, who it will help, what effect it's expected to have, when it will start and how the funds will be used. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.
W.K. Kellogg Healthy Kids Grant
The Kellogg Foundation offers funding to organizations that promote healthy lifestyles for children.
Walmart Store and Sam's Club Giving Program
Walmart and Sam's Club offers grants to government agencies, schools, and 501(c)(3) organizations that promote healthy lifestyles.
Wells Fargo Corporate Grants
Wells Fargo has grants available in Community Development, Education, and Human Services.