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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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Carol M. White Physical Education Program
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards and design projects to help students meet its state’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities. 

Deadline: May 20, 2016.  http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/index.html

 

KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge
The Play Everywhere Challenge, administered by KaBOOM!, is a national competition that will support innovative, replicable ideas that make play available and fun for kids and families. The Challenge is looking for creative solutions to make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places – sidewalks, vacant lots, bus stops, open streets, etc. The Challenge is open to U.S. nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, individuals, and governments with a great idea that will help ensure that kids and families get the active play they need to thrive. However, prize funds can only be paid to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools, so finalists not falling under these categories will be asked to identify a qualifying entity as a partner or fiscal sponsor. Finalist and challenge winners will be offered coaching from experts along with $500 to refine their ideas. Winning ideas will receive a share of $1 million; prize amounts will fall within the following ranges: Small Scale ($500-$5,000), Medium Scale ($5,001-$25,000), and Large Scale ($25,001-$50,000).

Application period open through May 31, 2016.  https://playeverywhere.kaboom.org/

 

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc.'s Library Grant Program

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation annually awards grants to rural, urban, public, and school libraries and agencies that serve children who are economically or socially at risk, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. Funds are earmarked for purchasing books for young people and are not intended for administrative or operational use. To be eligible, an applicant must be a school library, public library, or a nontraditional library located in the United States, its territories, or commonwealths. Nontraditional libraries are defined as qualified nonprofit organizations that have lending libraries where children up to age 18 may check out fiction and nonfiction books. Examples of such organizations include youth or family resource centers, detention centers, organizations serving young people with mental or physical health challenges, and more.

Deadline: May 31, 2016.  http://www.loislenskicovey.org/index.html

 

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge
The Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge offers an opportunity for small and mid-sized U.S. cities and counties, as well as federally recognized tribes, to compete over the course of several years to develop practical, evidence-based strategies to improve measurable health outcomes and promote health and wellness, equity, and social interaction. The Challenge supports communities in their collaborative efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play, and pray. The Challenge has two phases: Phase One includes the submittal of applications by cities, counties, and tribes and the subsequent selection of finalists for Phase Two. At the beginning of Phase Two, all finalists will receive a community seed grant of $10,000 to help move their programs forward. In addition, one grand prize and four runners up prizes will be awarded in each tier at the end of Phase Two. (Tier One includes communities with populations of 65,000 to 250,000 and Tier Two includes communities with populations of 250,001 to 600,000.)

Application Deadline - Phase One: May 31, 2016.  http://www.healthiestcities.org/

 

Aetna Foundation: Cultivating Healthy Communities
The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting healthy eating and active living, strengthening health equity, and advancing innovations that make it possible for people to have more healthy days. The Foundation's Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program is intended to help local communities in the continental U. S. to become healthier places to live, with emphasis on projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations and government agencies committed to improving results in up to two of the following five domains: Healthy Behaviors, Community Safety, Built Environment, Social/Economic Factors, and Environmental Exposures. Applicants can request either $50,000 or $100,000 for projects lasting between 18 and 24 months. Organizations with annual operating budgets below $250,000 are not eligible to apply.

Stage 1 Application Deadline: April 15, 2016.

Stage 2 Applications Deadline: June 10, 2016.

https://www.aetna-foundation.org/grants-partnerships/grants/cultivating-healthy-communities-rfp.html

 

Tony Hawk Foundation
The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skateparks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built from concrete by experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the design process. Grants of $1,000 to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations and state or local agencies, including public school systems and public projects. Requests are reviewed two times per year.

Applications accepted:  May 3 - June 15, 2016. 

http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/grant-application/

 

Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment: Consumer Financial Education Fund

The mission of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is to support grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers, and public health. The Foundation’s Consumer Financial Education Fund supports projects that relate to consumer financial education, with an emphasis on issues related to large financial institutions, basic banking, access to financial services, retail banking accounts, and underbanked or vulnerable populations. Nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. are eligible to apply for grants of up to $100,000. Within the overall framework of educating consumers about financial issues and increasing consumer financial literacy, eligible projects must specifically relate to teaching consumers how to manage their finances to avoid overdraft fees. Funded projects may be regional, statewide, or national in scope.

Online letters of inquiry due April 8, 2016; full proposals must be submitted by June 24, 2016.

http://rosefdn.org/consumer-financial-education-fund

 

The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program
The Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income or transitional veteran’s housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income or transitional veteran’s housing or community facilities; engaging veterans as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair, and improvement of homes and other properties serving veterans; and planting trees or community gardens or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Priority will be given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

Requests will be accepted through December 31, 2016.  http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grant

 

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

Carol M. White Physical Education Program
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards and design projects to help students meet its state’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities. 

Deadline: May 20, 2016.  http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/index.html

 

Kids in the Game Go! Grants
Go! Grants are awarded to elementary schools to support physical activities before, during, and after school. Grants are intended to fund gear and equipment for new classroom and playground programs. Proposed projects must be new or provide an increase in already existing activities. Projects should designate a specific target population such as special needs students, students with health issues, or students in a specific grade. Grants are not intended to provide support for current school programs. Eligible applicants are elementary schools serving grades 5 through 12 enrolled or willing to enroll in the Let’s Move! Active Schools program, schools with little or no organized physical activity, and public and charter schools.

Deadline: June 1, 2016.  (Applications must be submitted online.)  http://www.phitamerica.org/Kids_in_the_Game.htm

 

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

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation is dedicated to supporting promising initiatives that achieve measurable impact and facilitate real change in oral healthcare. The Foundation is offering grants of up to $25,000 for innovative, sustainable, scalable projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare for those in need. Funded projects should not only improve access to oral care in their immediate area, but also have the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country. Applications are accepted from dental organizations, dental schools, universities, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations for programs located in the United States and its territories. (The Foundation is also offering one Foundation/Dental Lifeline Network Grant of up to $25,000 for a project specifically related to providing access to dentistry for individuals with disabilities, or those who are elderly or medically compromised.)

Application Deadline:  May 25, 2016.  https://www.dentaltradealliance.org/foundation/grants

 

KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge
The Play Everywhere Challenge, administered by KaBOOM!, is a national competition that will support innovative, replicable ideas that make play available and fun for kids and families. The Challenge is looking for creative solutions to make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places – sidewalks, vacant lots, bus stops, open streets, etc. The Challenge is open to U.S. nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, individuals, and governments with a great idea that will help ensure that kids and families get the active play they need to thrive. However, prize funds can only be paid to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools, so finalists not falling under these categories will be asked to identify a qualifying entity as a partner or fiscal sponsor. Finalist and challenge winners will be offered coaching from experts along with $500 to refine their ideas. Winning ideas will receive a share of $1 million; prize amounts will fall within the following ranges: Small Scale ($500-$5,000), Medium Scale ($5,001-$25,000), and Large Scale ($25,001-$50,000).

Application period open through May 31, 2016.  https://playeverywhere.kaboom.org/

 

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge
The Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge offers an opportunity for small and mid-sized U.S. cities and counties, as well as federally recognized tribes, to compete over the course of several years to develop practical, evidence-based strategies to improve measurable health outcomes and promote health and wellness, equity, and social interaction. The Challenge supports communities in their collaborative efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play, and pray. The Challenge has two phases: Phase One includes the submittal of applications by cities, counties, and tribes and the subsequent selection of finalists for Phase Two. At the beginning of Phase Two, all finalists will receive a community seed grant of $10,000 to help move their programs forward. In addition, one grand prize and four runners up prizes will be awarded in each tier at the end of Phase Two. (Tier One includes communities with populations of 65,000 to 250,000 and Tier Two includes communities with populations of 250,001 to 600,000.)

Application Deadline - Phase One: May 31, 2016.  http://www.healthiestcities.org/

 

Tony Hawk Foundation
The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skateparks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built from concrete by experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the design process. Grants of $1,000 to $25,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations and state or local agencies, including public school systems and public projects. Requests are reviewed two times per year.

Applications accepted:  May 3 - June 15, 2016. 

http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/grant-application/

 

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

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries that offer literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 43 states. Currently the Foundation is accepting grant requests through the following programs: Adult Literacy Grants support nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance. Family Literacy Grants support family literacy service providers that combine parent and youth literacy instruction. Summer Reading Grants help nonprofit organizations and libraries with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs for students who are below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities. Online applications for the three programs described above must be submitted by February 25, 2016. In addition, Youth Literacy Grants support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.

Application Deadline:  May 19, 2016.   http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx

 

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

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation is dedicated to supporting promising initiatives that achieve measurable impact and facilitate real change in oral healthcare. The Foundation is offering grants of up to $25,000 for innovative, sustainable, scalable projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare for those in need. Funded projects should not only improve access to oral care in their immediate area, but also have the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country. Applications are accepted from dental organizations, dental schools, universities, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations for programs located in the United States and its territories. (The Foundation is also offering one Foundation/Dental Lifeline Network Grant of up to $25,000 for a project specifically related to providing access to dentistry for individuals with disabilities, or those who are elderly or medically compromised.)

Application Deadline:  May 25, 2016.  https://www.dentaltradealliance.org/foundation/grants

 

Aetna Foundation: Cultivating Healthy Communities
The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting healthy eating and active living, strengthening health equity, and advancing innovations that make it possible for people to have more healthy days. The Foundation's Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program is intended to help local communities in the continental U. S. to become healthier places to live, with emphasis on projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations and government agencies committed to improving results in up to two of the following five domains: Healthy Behaviors, Community Safety, Built Environment, Social/Economic Factors, and Environmental Exposures. Applicants can request either $50,000 or $100,000 for projects lasting between 18 and 24 months. Organizations with annual operating budgets below $250,000 are not eligible to apply.

Stage 1 Application Deadline: April 15, 2016.

Stage 2 Applications Deadline: June 10, 2016.

https://www.aetna-foundation.org/grants-partnerships/grants/cultivating-healthy-communities-rfp.html

 

The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program
The Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income or transitional veteran’s housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income or transitional veteran’s housing or community facilities; engaging veterans as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair, and improvement of homes and other properties serving veterans; and planting trees or community gardens or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Priority will be given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

Requests will be accepted through December 31, 2016.  http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grant

 

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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