Big Box Chain Launches State Grantmaking Effort

walmart logoFoundation: Walmart Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 State Giving Program; Funding Focus: Education, workforce, environment, health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving states or regions; Funding: Multiple awards of at least $25,000 each were awarded in the past; Deadlines: May 12 and Aug. 11. Continue reading

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Software Maker Grants Help Community Projects

Funder: Microsoft Corp.; Program: 2017 Corporate Citizenship grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling. Continue reading

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NASSP Awards Competition to Open Soon

Private Funders: Prudential Financial Inc. and the Nat’l Assn. of Secondary School Principals; Opportunity: 2016-17 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; Funding Focus: Community service and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Middle and high school students; Funding: Up to $5,000 each (multiple awards); Deadline: TBA, the next round is to open later this year; Last year’s deadline: Nov. 8. Continue reading

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Youth, Arts Are Bank Foundation Priorities

Private Funder: Santander Bank Foundation; Opportunity: Annual Grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth, arts, children, human services; Geographic Focus: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: Sept. 8 (the last deadline for 2017). Continue reading

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Children’s Hospital Hit With Fines Over Lack of Cyber Security

The Health and Human Services Dept. has fined the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas $3.2 million for its lack of cybersecurity that exposed the private data of thousands of its pediatric patients, the department said.

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) assessed the penalty under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Children’s is a pediatric hospital in Dallas, Texas, and is part of Children’s Health, the seventh largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. Continue reading

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ACF Releases New Child Abuse, Neglect Data

New federal data on child abuse and neglect was released by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies.

The report shows an increase from FY 2014 to 2015 in three key areas: numbers of referrals to CPS agencies alleging maltreatment (4.7%), number of referrals that CPS agencies accepted for investigation or alternative response (3.4%), and number of children who were the subject of an investigation or alternative response (3.0%). Continue reading

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Foundation to Roll Out 2017 Grantmaking

Funder: Best Buy Foundation; Opportunity: Best Buy Community Grants Program; Funding Focus: Youth, education, technology; Geographic Focus: National (applicants must have a Best Buy store within 50 miles of them); Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools serving a diverse population of young teens in the areas of learning, life skills, leadership or relationship development; Funding: Varies, the foundation made $4.1 million in grants last year; Deadline: TBA, last year’s deadline was July 1. Continue reading

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New ACA Rules Would Reduce Coverage, Raise Consumer Costs

The Trump administration issues new rules for families and children who receive insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges that will make it harder to enroll, increase out-of-pocket costs and reduce federal subsidies, experts said.

The rules, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), would become effective for the 2018 calendar year and would not impact the way health care is delivered this year. Continue reading

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US-JF Foundation Provides Support for College Prep, Cross-Cultural Understanding

Private Funder: U.S.-Japan Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Pre-College Education Program; Funding Focus: Education and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: July 15 (letter of intent). Continue reading

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Group Funds Housing, Support Services

Private Funder: Andersen Corporate Foundation (formerly The Bayport Foundation of Andersen Corporation); Opportunity: Andersen corporate giving; Funding Focus: Community, social, and support services, education and affordable housing; Geographic Focus: Where the company has operations, (Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $100,000 each (the foundation distributed about $2.1 million in grants last year); Deadlines: June 15 and Nov. 15 (LOI). Continue reading

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