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To ensure WVPASS carries out its mission to "...support West Virginia communities by providing them with training, technical support and resources for youth and community development,"  we are committed to providing  the latest grant opportunities available to West Virginia communities. 

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Community

Citizens' Institute on Rural Design
The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) provides rural communities throughout the United States access to the resources they need to convert their own good ideas into reality. CIRD is offering competitive funding to as many as six small towns or rural communities to host an intensive, two-and-a-half day community workshop to help build their capacity to solve their design challenges. CIRD’s contribution includes a $10,000 stipend and in-kind technical assistance and design expertise valued at $35,000. Support is provided for rural communities with a population of 50,000 or under.

Application Deadline:  January 12, 2016.  http://www.rural-design.org/

 

Youth Service America: Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
The Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America (YSA) are looking for 125 of the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $400.00 are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger. Young people in the United States, ages five to 25, are eligible to apply. Funded projects should take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17, 2016.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016.  http://www.ysa.org/sodexoyouth

 

NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2016 and June 2017. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community's chosen book or poet. Activities focus on one book or poet from the NEA Big Read library. Applicant organizations for NEA Big Read must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include organizations such as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Note: K–12 schools, school districts, boards of education, or other school governing bodies, whether public or private, are not eligible applicants, but may partner with eligible applicants. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $20,000.

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2016.  http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php

 

Build-A-Bear Foundation
The mission of the Build-A-Bear Foundation is to add a little more to life by providing opportunities for children of all ages to better their communities and share their heart with others. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom located within 50 miles of a Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Grants are provided for programs that promote the values of H.E.A.R.T.: H - Help communities through volunteering; E - Experience the power of teamwork; A - Accept people's unique differences; R - Respect people and animals; and T - Take the lead to drive positive change.

Applications accepted from January 1 through March 31, 2016.

http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/workshop/Charitable%20Donations/3100023/10500018

 

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, sponsored by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, recognize excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. These programs offer high-quality and intensive instruction on weekends, afternoons, and summer vacations, providing a safe and productive space for young people in the hours when they are often the most vulnerable. Twelve winners will receive a $10,000 award and an invitation to accept their award at a White House ceremony. Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, schools and universities, arts centers, community service organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to apply. Eligible programs must have been in operation for a minimum of five years.

Application Deadline:  February 2, 2016.   http://www.nahyp.org/

 

Surdna Foundation: Strong Local Economies Program
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation's Strong Local Economies Program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs. The Foundation aims to create opportunities for upward economic mobility among communities that have experienced historical economic barriers, including low-income people, communities of color, women, and immigrants. The three main categories of work in this program area include the following: Business Development and Acceleration, Equitable Economic Development, and Job Quality and Career Pathways.

Nonprofit organizations may submit online letters of inquiry at any time.

http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/strong-local-economies.html

 

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable children in the United States and around the world. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that offer direct aid to children in need, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused, or malnourished as well as children who have limited access to education. Most grants are one-time awards in the range of $1,000 to $15,000. Grants can support charities outside of the United States; however, non-U.S. charities must partner with U.S.-based organizations.

Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.   http://www.dhrossfoundation.org/
 

Do Something Disaster Grants
Do Something.org, the largest national organization in the United States dedicated to empowering youth and social change, provides the tools and resources for youth to convert their ideas and energy into positive action.  Do Something and the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation have teamed up to offer Disaster Grants to young people across the U.S. and Canada. Grants fund project ideas and existing projects that assist people in emergency situations - everything from disaster preparedness to first responders to people working hard to rebuild years later. Each week the program makes a $500 grant to a youth (25 years old or younger) to implement a project that helps people deal with emergencies.

Online applications may be submitted throughout the year.
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/disaster
 

JPMorgan Chase
In the past, JPMorgan Chase has given more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of not-for-profit organizations around the world. The company's three areas of interest are: community development -- encourage, sustain, and develop economic self-reliance; education -- give young people the educational opportunities to help them succeed in life; and arts and culture -- enrich communities with sponsorships and events that foster creativity and self-expression. The grant-application process begins with the submission of a simple-to-use online questionnaire.

Deadline: Ongoing. http://www.jpmorganchase.com/cm/cs?pagename=Chase/Href&urlname=jpmc/community/grants
 

ING Foundation
The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of ING in the Americas.  The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources.  ING focuses on three primary areas:  financial literacy; education for youth; and diversity.  The ING Foundation supports 501c3 non-profit organizations providing unique programming and/or community, outreach initiatives directed toward our primary areas of focus; broad, strategic partnership opportunities that leverage our commitment to empowerment and focus on improving the lives of individuals in underserved communities across the country; and smaller, local programs and initiatives in key markets where their employees and customers live and work and where they have a large corporate presence.

Ongoing deadline.
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/stellent2/groups/corporate/documents/companylobinformation/5079896.pdf
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/
 

Guitar Center Music Foundation
The Guitar Center Music Foundation accepts electronic grant applications throughout the year from 501c3 or governmental organizations.  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.

Deadline:  Ongoing. 
Application and information:
http://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info 
 

Microsoft Software Grants
All nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that hold charitable status are eligible to participate in this program.  Eligible organizations operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to, the following.
• Providing relief to the poor
• Advancing education
• Improving social welfare
• Preserving culture
• Preserving or restoring the environment

Deadline:  Ongoing http://www.microsoft.com/About/CorporateCitizenship/CommunityInvestment/NGO/en/us/softwareGrants.mspx

 

Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Ben & Jerry's Foundation provides support to nonprofit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States that facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The Foundation doesn't prioritize any particular issue area for funding; the focus is on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change in any number of areas. Grant applicants need to demonstrate that their projects will lead to societal, institutional, and/or environmental change; will address the root causes of social or environmental problems; and will lead to new ways of thinking and acting.

Requests are accepted throughout the year.   http://www.benjerry.com/foundation/guidelines.html 
 

Singing for Change (SFC) Charitable Foundation
Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems.  SFC areas of interest include: Children and families; The environment & Disenfranchised groups.  Grants range in size from $500 to $10,000 and are made on an annual basis.

Application Deadline:  Proposals are by invitation only.  If you think your project fits the foundation's guidelines, please submit a one-page letter of interest describing your organization and your project.  http://www.margaritaville.com/index.php?page=sfcprop

 

State Farm Companies Grants Program
The State Farm Companies Grants Program is committed to meeting the needs of company communities in the U.S. and Canada.  Support is provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies working in the areas of safety, community development, and education The Safe Neighbors category focuses on roadway safety, protecting homes, disaster preparedness, and personal financial security.  The Strong Neighborhoods category focuses on affordable housing, homeownership, and sustainable communities.  The K-12 Public Schools category focuses on teacher quality, service learning programs, and educational reform.

Grant requests are accepted at any time.   http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grants/cogrants.as

 

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  Education

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, sponsored by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, recognize excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. These programs offer high-quality and intensive instruction on weekends, afternoons, and summer vacations, providing a safe and productive space for young people in the hours when they are often the most vulnerable. Twelve winners will receive a $10,000 award and an invitation to accept their award at a White House ceremony. Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, schools and universities, arts centers, community service organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to apply. Eligible programs must have been in operation for a minimum of five years.

Application Deadline:  February 2, 2016.   http://www.nahyp.org/

 

JPMorgan Chase
In the past, JPMorgan Chase has given more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of not-for-profit organizations around the world. The company's three areas of interest are: community development -- encourage, sustain, and develop economic self-reliance; education -- give young people the educational opportunities to help them succeed in life; and arts and culture -- enrich communities with sponsorships and events that foster creativity and self-expression. The grant-application process begins with the submission of a simple-to-use online questionnaire.

Deadline: Ongoing.

http://www.jpmorganchase.com/cm/cs?pagename=Chase/Href&urlname=jpmc/community/grants

 

Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education throughout the country by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.  The Foundation places priority on systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real-world" classroom applications, and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which 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.  Grants are made to colleges and universities, vocational and trade schools and nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. K-12 public and private schools are not eligi
ble to apply.

Requests may be submitted at any time.
http://www.toyota.com/about/our_commitment/philanthropy/education/toyota_usa/
 

ING Foundation
The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of ING in the Americas.  The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources.  ING focuses on three primary areas:  financial literacy; education for youth; and diversity.  The ING Foundation supports 501c3 non-profit organizations providing unique programming and/or community, outreach initiatives directed toward our primary areas of focus; broad, strategic partnership opportunities that leverage our commitment to empowerment and focus on improving the lives of individuals in underserved communities across the country; and smaller, local programs and initiatives in key markets where their employees and customers live and work and where they have a large corporate presence.

Ongoing deadline.
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/stellent2/groups/corporate/documents/companylobinformation/5079896.pdf
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/

 

Guitar Center Music Foundation
The Guitar Center Music Foundation's mission is to support nonprofit music programs across America that offer instruction so that more people can experience the joys of making music. The Foundation accepts grant applications from music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs that teach people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music.

Online applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed three times per year.

All applicants will be notified by mail.
http://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info
 

Actuarial Foundation: Advancing Student Achievement Funds for Mathematics Mentoring
Advancing Student Achievement, an initiative of the Actuarial Foundation, awards grants to schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada for programs that involve actuaries in the teaching of mathematics. The initiative brings together actuaries and educators in local classrooms (grades 4-12) with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students' interest in math. Applicants for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that create a "love of math" in each student. The Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom.

Applications may be submitted at any time. http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/for_teachers.shtml

 

Coryell Family Foundation
The Coryell Family Foundation was incorporated in 2000 to grant support to charitable, literary, scientific and educational based organizations. The Foundation will support the following types of organizations: affecting change in the lives of the disadvantaged; support the disadvantaged; and assist in the support of medical recovery. The Foundation has not established maximum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each specific project based on the scope of the work proposed.

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.coryellfamily.com/index.cfm
 

Bonnie Plants: 3rd Grade Cabbage Program
Third-grade teachers or FFA advisors may register to receive free cabbages for their students to help children learn to love gardening while they learn about nature.
Deadline:  Following registration registrants are contacted by the company.
http://www.bonnieplants.com/3rdGradeCabbageProgram/tabid/58/Default.aspx
 

State Farm Companies Grants Program
The State Farm Companies Grants Program is committed to meeting the needs of company communities in the U.S. and Canada.  Support is provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies working in the areas of safety, community development, and education The Safe Neighbors category focuses on roadway safety, protecting homes, disaster preparedness, and personal financial security.  The Strong Neighborhoods category focuses on affordable housing, homeownership, and sustainable communities. The K-12 Public Schools category focuses on teacher quality, service learning programs, and educational reform.  

Grant requests are accepted at any time.
http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grants/cogrants.as

 

The American Family Life Insurance Company (AFLAC)
AFLAC's philanthropic efforts in the community can be seen in four areas: health, education, youth, and the arts. From contributing to the John B. Amos Cancer Center to helping underwrite the creation of a new library.  AFLAC grants range from $1,500 to $2 million.
 

Ongoing deadline. http://www.aflac.com/us/en/aboutaflac/communityinvolvement.aspx

 

National SMART Grant

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language are eligible to receive an additional grant of up to $4,000 a year. Secretary of Education recently said that they have awarded less than half of the funds allocated to these grant.  The student must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. 

Ongoing. 

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/SmartGrants.jsp

 

Free Classroom Materials from Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials to people working with youth that promote respect and appreciation for diversity in the classroom and beyond. Free materials include VHS videos, DVDs, a magazine subscription, and posters available to K-12 classroom teachers, school librarians, school counselors, school administrators, professors of education, leaders of home school networks, youth directors at houses of worship, and employees of youth-serving non-profit organizations.  Their magazine and curriculum kits have earned Oscar nominations, an Academy Award, and more than a dozen honors from the Association of Educational Publishers.

Ongoing deadline.   http://www.tolerance.org/teach/resources/index.jsp


Airborne Teacher Trust Fund
The Airborne Teacher Trust Fund invites elementary and middle school teachers from public and private schools throughout the country to submit proposals for art and music programs that their schools are unable to fund. A panel of judges will then review and select proposals quarterly, and awards will be announced monthly. Teachers and their schools will receive grants from $200 to $10,000 to be used to implement their programs. At the conclusion of a program, the selected teacher/s will supply Airborne with a recap, which will then be posted on their website. Ongoing deadline.  http://www.airbornetrust.com/

 

Actuarial Foundation
The Actuarial Foundation through its Advancing Student Achievement Mentoring program awards monetary grants to schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools.  Advancing Student Achievement is a grant program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students' interest and achievement in math.  The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student.  

Ongoing deadline.   http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/for_teachers.shtml

 

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Healthy Start

Youth Service America: Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
The Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America (YSA) are looking for 125 of the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $400.00 are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger. Young people in the United States, ages five to 25, are eligible to apply. Funded projects should take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17, 2016.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016.  http://www.ysa.org/sodexoyouth

 

Saucony Run for Good Foundation
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for youth. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016.   http://www.saucony.com/en/runforgood/

 

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation

The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable children in the United States and around the world. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that offer direct aid to children in need, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused, or malnourished as well as children who have limited access to education. Most grants are one-time awards in the range of $1,000 to $15,000. Grants can support charities outside of the United States; however, non-U.S. charities must partner with U.S.-based organizations.
Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.   http://www.dhrossfoundation.org/

 

Do Something Disaster Grants
Do Something.org, the largest national organization in the United States dedicated to empowering youth and social change, provides the tools and resources for youth to convert their ideas and energy into positive action.  Do Something and the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation have teamed up to offer Disaster Grants to young people across the U.S. and Canada. Grants fund project ideas and existing projects that assist people in emergency situations - everything from disaster preparedness to first responders to people working hard to rebuild years later. Each week the program makes a $500 grant to a youth (25 years old or younger) to implement a project that helps people deal with emergencies.

Online applications may be submitted throughout the year.
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/disaster

 

Elton John AIDS Foundation
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) focuses on supporting community-based prevention programs, harm reduction programs, public education to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS, advocacy to improve AIDS-related public policy, and direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. Direct services include HIV/AIDS-related medical and mental health treatment, testing and counseling, food distribution, assisted living, social service coordination, and legal aid. EJAF grants are provided three times per year to projects and partnerships that fit within EJAF's targeted grant-making priority areas. Any charitable (not-for-profit) organization located in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America may apply. To apply, organizations must complete an online application that requests a summary description of the proposed program, proof of charitable status, and audited financial statements. The foundation awards grants three times a year--in February, July, and October.

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.ejaf.org/pages/grants/areas.html 
 

Hearst Foundation
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address important issues within our major areas of interests - education, health, culture, and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. Within these areas, the Foundations generally provide endowment, program, and capital grant support. Private nonprofits with significant support from the philanthropic community are favored over those financed through government sources.

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.hearstfdn.org/fp_home.html 
 

JPMorgan Chase
In the past, JPMorgan Chase has given more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of not-for-profit organizations around the world. The company's three areas of interest are: community development -- encourage, sustain, and develop economic self-reliance; education -- give young people the educational opportunities to help them succeed in life; and arts and culture -- enrich communities with sponsorships and events that foster creativity and self-expression. The grant-application process begins with the submission of a simple-to-use online questionnaire.

Deadline:  Ongoing.

http://www.jpmorganchase.com/cm/cs?pagename=Chase/Href&urlname=jpmc/community/grants

 

Guitar Center Music Foundation
The Guitar Center Music Foundation's mission is to support nonprofit music programs across America that offer instruction so that more people can experience the joys of making music. The Foundation accepts grant applications from music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs that teach people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music.

Online applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed three times per year.

All applicants will be notified by mail.
http://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

 

Bonnie Plants: 3rd Grade Cabbage Program
Third-grade teachers or FFA advisors may register to receive free cabbages for their students to help children learn to love gardening while they learn about nature.
Deadline:  Following registration registrants are contacted by the company.
http://www.bonnieplants.com/3rdGradeCabbageProgram/tabid/58/Default.aspx

 

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation seeks to advance the well-being of children worldwide who are sick, handicapped, injured, orphaned, or otherwise vulnerable.  The Foundation provides grants to organizations that benefit children up to 18 years of age through programs of direct service or medical research.  Nonprofit organizations and NGOs throughout the world are eligible to apply, except in countries that are unstable due to war, or where grants are restricted by the U.S. government.

Online letters of inquiry are accepted at any time.  http://www.dhrossfoundation.org/ 
 

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Literacy

Wish You Well Foundation Funding
The Wish You Well Foundation's mission is “supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” Past grantees include book drives, one-on-one tutorial programs, and parental support programs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000.

Deadline: Rolling.   http://www.wishyouwellfoundation.org/apply-for-funding/

 

Coryell Family Foundation
The Coryell Family Foundation was incorporated in 2000 to grant support to charitable, literary, scientific and educational based organizations. The Foundation will support the following types of organizations: affecting change in the lives of the disadvantaged; support the disadvantaged; and assist in the support of medical recovery. The Foundation has not established maximum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each specific project based on the scope of the work proposed.

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.coryellfamily.com/index.cfm

 

Reading Resource Project - Free Books for Literacy Program
The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that distributes books FREE of charge for literacy programs.  Recipients pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, $0.65 per book.  Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set.  There will not be more than four copies of the same book in any set.  Reading levels are available for Pre-K through 2nd Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability.  Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis.
 

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.lefbooks.org/reading_resource_project/
 

Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs, religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (K - 12). Barnes & Noble assess the merit of each request on an individual basis.
Ongoing deadline
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html

 

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Mentoring

Actuarial Foundation
The Actuarial Foundation through its Advancing Student Achievement Mentoring program awards monetary grants to schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada.   The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools. Advancing Student Achievement is a grant program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student.  

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/grant/what.html

 

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Non-profit

Build-A-Bear Foundation
The mission of the Build-A-Bear Foundation is to add a little more to life by providing opportunities for children of all ages to better their communities and share their heart with others. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom located within 50 miles of a Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Grants are provided for programs that promote the values of H.E.A.R.T.: H - Help communities through volunteering; E - Experience the power of teamwork; A - Accept people's unique differences; R - Respect people and animals; and T - Take the lead to drive positive change.

Applications accepted from January 1 through March 31, 2016.

http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/workshop/Charitable%20Donations/3100023/10500018

 

NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2016 and June 2017. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community's chosen book or poet. Activities focus on one book or poet from the NEA Big Read library. Applicant organizations for NEA Big Read must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include organizations such as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Note: K–12 schools, school districts, boards of education, or other school governing bodies, whether public or private, are not eligible applicants, but may partner with eligible applicants. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $20,000.

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2016.  http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php

 

Saucony Run for Good Foundation
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for youth. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. Priority will be given to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016.   http://www.saucony.com/en/runforgood/

 

Surdna Foundation: Strong Local Economies Program
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation's Strong Local Economies Program supports the development of robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of businesses and access to quality jobs. The Foundation aims to create opportunities for upward economic mobility among communities that have experienced historical economic barriers, including low-income people, communities of color, women, and immigrants. The three main categories of work in this program area include the following: Business Development and Acceleration, Equitable Economic Development, and Job Quality and Career Pathways.

Nonprofit organizations may submit online letters of inquiry at any time.

http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/strong-local-economies.html

 

Chesapeake Energy Corporate Giving Program
The Chesapeake Energy Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life and stimulate the economy in the company's operating areas in Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Grants are provided in the following areas: arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, and social services. Grant and sponsorship requests may be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Ongoing:  http://www.chk.com/Community/Corporate-Giving/Pages/Giving-Guidelines.aspx
 

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable children in the United States and around the world. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that offer direct aid to children in need, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused, or malnourished as well as children who have limited access to education. Most grants are one-time awards in the range of $1,000 to $15,000. Grants can support charities outside of the United States; however, non-U.S. charities must partner with U.S.-based organizations.
Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.   http://www.dhrossfoundation.org/

 

JPMorgan Chase
In the past, JPMorgan Chase has given more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of not-for-profit organizations around the world. The company's three areas of interest are: community development -- encourage, sustain, and develop economic self-reliance; education -- give young people the educational opportunities to help them succeed in life; and arts and culture -- enrich communities with sponsorships and events that foster creativity and self-expression. The grant-application process begins with the submission of a simple-to-use online questionnaire.

Deadline: Ongoing. http://www.jpmorganchase.com/cm/cs?pagename=Chase/Href&urlname=jpmc/community/grants

 

Microsoft Software Grants
All nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that hold charitable status are eligible to participate in this program.  Eligible organizations operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to, the following.
• Providing relief to the poor
• Advancing education
• Improving social welfare
• Preserving culture
• Preserving or restoring the environment
http://www.microsoft.com/About/CorporateCitizenship/CommunityInvestment/NGO/en/us/softwareGrants.mspx

Deadline:  None

 

Draper Richards Foundation
The Draper Richards Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding to start new nonprofit organizations through the Draper Richards Fellowships. Up to six fellowships are awarded annually for projects which demonstrate innovative ways to solve existing social problems.  Funded projects, which must have national or global reach, can address a variety of public service areas. Experienced, dedicated social entrepreneurs with a developed idea for a nonprofit organization in the United States are eligible to apply for up to $100,000 annually for three years.

Brief proposals are accepted throughout the year.   http://www.draperrichards.org/process/
 

Hearst Foundation
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address important issues within our major areas of interests - education, health, culture, and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. Within these areas, the Foundations generally provide endowment, program, and capital grant support. Private nonprofits with significant support from the philanthropic community are favored over those financed through government sources.

Ongoing deadline.  http://www.hearstfdn.org/fp_home.html 

 

Guitar Center Music Foundation
The Guitar Center Music Foundation accepts electronic grant applications throughout the year from 501c3 or governmental organizations.  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.

Deadline:  Ongoing. 
Application and information: http://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info 
 

Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education throughout the country by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.  The Foundation places priority on systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real-world" classroom applications, and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which 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.  Grants are made to colleges and universities, vocational and trade schools and nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. K-12 public and private schools are not eligible to apply.

Requests may be submitted at any time.
http://www.toyota.com/about/our_commitment/philanthropy/education/toyota_usa/

 

Singing for Change (SFC) Charitable Foundation
Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems.  SFC areas of interest include: Children and families; The environment & Disenfranchised groups.  Grants range in size from $500 to $10,000 and are made on an annual basis.
 

Application Deadline:  Proposals are by invitation only.  If you think your project fits the foundation's guidelines, please submit a one-page letter of interest describing your organization and your project.  http://www.margaritaville.com/index.php?page=sfcprop

 

State Farm Companies Grants Program
The State Farm Companies Grants Program is committed to meeting the needs of company communities in the U.S. and Canada.  Support is provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies working in the areas of safety, community development, and education The Safe Neighbors category focuses on roadway safety, protecting homes, disaster preparedness, and personal financial security. The Strong Neighborhoods category focuses on affordable housing, homeownership, and sustainable communities. The K-12 Public Schools category focuses on teacher quality, service learning programs, and educational reform.

Grant requests are accepted at any time.
http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grants/cogrants.asp

 

Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs, religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (K - 12). Barnes & Noble assess the merit of each request on an individual basis. 
       

Ongoing deadline.
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html

 

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