Harpo Foundation Supports Art Projects, Innovation

Grants_ImagePrivate Funder: Harpo Foundation (no connection to Harpo Productions); Opportunity: New Work Project Grants; Funding Focus: Arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple $10,000 awards; Deadline: June 30. Continue reading

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Fast Food Chain Helps Teens become College/Career-Ready

TBFFT-RGB-StandardFoundation: Taco Bell Foundation for Teens (TBFT); Opportunity: Live Más Scholarship; Funding Focus: Education, career training and dropout prevention; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students; Funding: $1 million for 220 awards; Deadline: July 25. Continue reading

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Moss Foundation Grants to Aid K-12 Education

grantsPrivate Funder: P. Buckley Moss Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Moss Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-K-12 schools; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 30. Continue reading

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Foundation Assists Family Services, Workforce Projects

Funder: Enterprise Holdings Foundation (formerly Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation); Opportunity: Community Grants; Funding Focus: Family services, workforce, human services, health care, community services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Awards average $2.500 to $5,000 each (the foundation distributed $22 million in grants last year; Deadline: TBA, the next round opens later this year, last year’s Winter Cycle deadline was Feb. 4. Continue reading

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Power Company Supports Community, Education Grants

Chesapeake_Energy_LogoPrivate Funder: Chesapeake Energy; Opportunity: 2016 Corporate Giving Program; Funding Focus: STEM education, environment, emergency and disaster response; Geographic Focus: Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the company last year distributed about $25 million in grants; Deadline: Rolling. Continue reading

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Achievement, Scholarship are Grant Foundation’s Focus

WTGFoundationlogoFoundation: William T. Grant Foundation; Opportunity: Scholar Grants; Funding Focus: Children, youth, minorities, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: July 6.

Summary: The foundation supports research on reducing disparities in academic, behavioral, social and economic outcomes for youth. The foundation will give priority to proposals related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic and language backgrounds. The Scholar Grants are a career development program for promising early-career researchers with interests in reducing inequality or understanding the use of research evidence. Continue reading

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American Legion Underwrites Child Education Efforts

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Funder: American Legion Child Welfare Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Children, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits focusing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children; Funding: Multiple awards in the $35,000 to $50,000 range; Deadline: July 15. Continue reading

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Pre-K Childhood Education Supports Efforts for Safety, Development

Early Childhood EducationPrivate Funder: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Early childhood education, safety and health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The foundation, the giving effort of the co-founder of Creative Playthings, supports innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Continue reading

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$2.6M goes for Child Obesity Research

RWJFFunder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF); Opportunity: Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity (Round 10 Grants and New Connections Grants); Funding Focus: Health care, children and youth, obesity; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and colleges; Funding: Round 10: $2.6 million for multiple awards up to $190,000 each; Deadline: Aug. 3.

Summary: The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies to promote healthy eating among children. The goal is to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Nonprofits get preference. Continue reading

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$35M Available for Teen Arts Program

grantsPrivate Funder: Surdna Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Thriving Cultures Grants-Teens’ Artistic and Cultural Advancement; Funding Focus: Education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Varies, generally in the $35,000 to $80,000 range (the foundation made $34.6 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: These grants support education and arts opportunities for teens. The foundation supports projects helping teens from many cultures contribute to the evolution of new art forms. Continue reading

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