MLB Grants Aid Youth Programs

kids playing baseballPrivate Funders: Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Assn; Opportunity: 2017 Baseball Tomorrow Fund; Funding Focus: Recreation (support goes for youth baseball and softball); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards, $39,000 average (Generally, at least 50% of the total cost of the project should be committed by other sources of funding; the higher the ratio of matching funds, the better); Deadline: Oct. 1. Continue reading

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Awards Support Innovative Health Services Programs

Funder: Premier Healthcare Alliance; Program: Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Winner receives a $100,000 award and five other semi-finalists receive $24,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the next round of funding is to open later this year. Continue reading

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Foundation Supports Art Projects, Innovation

Private 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: TBA, the next round is to open later this year. Continue reading

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Foundation Favors Art, Fellowships

Private Funder: Dedalus Foundation; Opportunity: Dissertation Fellowship; Funding Focus: Arts & education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Fellows; Funding: Maximum award $20,000 (the foundation made about $600,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Dec. 1. Continue reading

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Cummings Foundation Supports Healthcare, Culture, the Art

Funder: Nathan Cummings Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Arts and culture, environment, health, social/economic justice; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $275,000 each; Deadline: Rolling (LOI). Continue reading

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Wellness Initiatives, Child Dental Care, Can Win Support

The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation supports efforts to improve the oral health of Wisconsin children and families by providing grants to community-based, nonprofit oral health promotion programs throughout the state.

Deadline: July 31. Continue reading

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Foundation Seeks to Prevent Pre-Term Births

Foundation: March of Dimes Foundation; Program: Research Grants; Funding Focus: Health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: TBA (the next round is to open soon). Continue reading

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New Earth Foundation Supports Youth, Conservation Projects

Foundation: New Earth Foundation; Program: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth development, the environment; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Feb. 1 (letter of inquiry). Continue reading

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Cox Grants Favor the Environment, Health

Private Funder: James M. Cox Foundation; Opportunity: James M. Cox Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Education, children, the environment and health; Geographic Focus: In the 40 states where Cox Enterprises does business; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards, generally in the $2,000 to $5,000 range; Deadline: Oct. 15. Continue reading

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Grants Support Emergency Literacy Efforts

Purpose: Funding directs emergency support to pre-K-12 student libraries.

Private Funders: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Nat’l Education Assn. and the American Library Assn.; Opportunity: Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund; Funding Focus: Education, literacy and disaster relief; Geographic Focus: Regional (where the company has operations; it has stores in 40 states); Eligibility: Schools & nonprofits; Funding: Up to $50,000; Deadline: rolling. Continue reading

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