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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

Food Lion Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening and enriching the lives of people in the communities served by Food Lion stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and
West Virginia. Currently, the Foundation considers grant requests ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 from Feeding America member agencies and United Way agencies that provide food for the hungry. Preference is given to organizations with programs that involve Food Lion associates.

Deadline:  September 15, 2014.  http://charitablefoundation.foodlion.org/

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships across the United States that are helping people live healthier lives. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For the purposes of this prize, "a community" is defined as one of the following: town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties).

Application Deadline:  September 17, 2014. http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/roadmaps/prize/

 

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. Approximately 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities. The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014.
http://www.mlbcommunity.org/programs/baseball_tomorrow_fund.jsp?content=overview
 

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

FirstEnergy STEM Classroom Grants
FirstEnergy STEM Classroom Grants provide support to educators at pre-K-12 schools and youth groups in communities served by the company in Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Grants of up to $500 are available for creative classroom projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Resources requested should be integral components of a well-planned classroom project/lesson plan, and important to its success. Grants may be used to compensate experts who come to work with students, but not to pay teachers or staff.

Application Deadline:  September 19, 2014.

https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/fecorp/community/education/educational_grants.html

 

Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Fund
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States.  The Kids Run the Nation Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program.  Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc.  Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded running programs should offer more than just one-time events.

Application Deadline:  October 1, 2014. .

http://www.rrca.org/programs/kids-run-the-nation-fund/

 

Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program
Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.The Foundation's School Garden Grant Program provides support for edible gardens at schools serving any grade K-12. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools and nonprofit organizations working at schools in the U.S. and Canada. Consideration is given to new or existing garden projects at any stage of development - planning, construction, or operation, that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Applications may be submitted:  September 1 - October 31, 2014.

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/programs/school-garden-grant-program

 

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

Food Lion Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening and enriching the lives of people in the communities served by Food Lion stores in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and
West Virginia. Currently, the Foundation considers grant requests ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 from Feeding America member agencies and United Way agencies that provide food for the hungry. Preference is given to organizations with programs that involve Food Lion associates.

Deadline:  September 15, 2014.  http://charitablefoundation.foodlion.org/

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships across the United States that are helping people live healthier lives. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For the purposes of this prize, "a community" is defined as one of the following: town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region (such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties).

Application Deadline:  September 17, 2014. http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/roadmaps/prize/

 

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. Approximately 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities. The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014.
http://www.mlbcommunity.org/programs/baseball_tomorrow_fund.jsp?content=overview

 

Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Fund
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States. The Kids Run the Nation Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded running programs should offer more than just one-time events.

Application Deadline:  October 1, 2014. .

http://www.rrca.org/programs/kids-run-the-nation-fund/

 

USTA Serves  (Grants Promote Tennis Programs for Children and People with Disabilities)
The mission of USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, is to promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Grants are provided to tennis programs for underserved youth, ages 5-18, that include an educational component. Support is also available for tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component. Nonprofit organizations that are USTA members are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:  October 17, 2014.

http://www.ustaserves.com/grants_scholarships/grants_overview_/?intloc=headernavsub

 

Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program
Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.The Foundation's School Garden Grant Program provides support for edible gardens at schools serving any grade K-12. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools and nonprofit organizations working at schools in the U.S. and Canada. Consideration is given to new or existing garden projects at any stage of development - planning, construction, or operation, that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Applications may be submitted:  September 1 - October 31, 2014.

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/schools/programs/school-garden-grant-program

 

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

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

AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program
The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports grassroots public health projects that encourage health education in communities across the nation. In 2014, grants will be awarded in the Prescription Medication Safety category. Funded projects should provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for children and youth ages 2 to 21. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies that have been in existence for at least one year and that have an annual operating budget of $2 million or less are eligible to apply.  The proposed project must involve a partnership with a medical organization.

Application deadline:  September 12, 2014.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/public-health/healthy-living-grants.page

 

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. Approximately 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Grants are intended to provide funding for incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities. The funds may be used to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014.
http://www.mlbcommunity.org/programs/baseball_tomorrow_fund.jsp?content=overview

 

Road Runners Club of America: Kids Run the Nation Fund
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States.  The Kids Run the Nation Fund, an initiative of the RRCA, supports nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program.  Grants of $500 to $1,000 are provided to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations such as parent booster clubs, PTAs, etc.  Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are also eligible to apply. Since the goal of the grant program is to have kids running at least once a week for multiple weeks, funded running programs should offer more than just one-time events.

Online application available August 1, 2014Application Deadline:  October 1, 2014. .

http://www.rrca.org/programs/kids-run-the-nation-fund/

 

Dedalus Foundation: Institutional Initiatives
The Dedalus Foundation was founded to foster the public understanding of modern art and modernism in the arts. The Foundation’s Institutional Initiatives program supports arts education, scholarly research, publications, conservation and restoration, and exhibitions by museums, educational institutions, and other nonprofit arts organizations throughout the United States that focus on modern art. Grants rarely exceed $25,000, with the majority being between $10,000 and $15,000.

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2014.  http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/institutional

 

USTA Serves  (Grants Promote Tennis Programs for Children and People with Disabilities)
The mission of USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, is to promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Grants are provided to tennis programs for underserved youth, ages 5-18, that include an educational component. Support is also available for tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life skills component. Nonprofit organizations that are USTA members are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:  October 17, 2014.

http://www.ustaserves.com/grants_scholarships/grants_overview_/?intloc=headernavsub

 

Best Buy Foundation
The Best Buy Foundation is dedicated to providing underserved teens with access to technology to build 21st century skills and bridge the digital divide. The Foundation’s National Partnership program supports nonprofit organizations that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage them in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies. The overall goal is to provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills to better prepare them for future education and career success. National organizations with a demonstrated track record for building skill proficiency in technology through out-of-school time programs are invited to apply.
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2014.

http://corporate.bestbuy.com/best-buy-foundation-national-partnership-request-for-proposals/

 

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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