Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko are constantly on the lookout for good opportunities offering vigorous funding streams. Regularly, our site will highlight a foundation or federal agency which may fall under the radar, but provides funding that can help you achieve your programming goals.
Over the past few weeks, we highlighted the MAC AIDS Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics for Grades Pre-K–5 grants, the National Forest Foundation, Whole Foods Markets, Dedalus Foundation and the Best Buy Foundation.
This week, we want to talk about the giving efforts of the Dr. Scholl Foundation, established by Dr. William M. Scholl in 1947 as the giving arm of the company selling over-the-counter foot remedies.
Deadline: March 1 (all applications are acknowledged). Funding: Awards vary (the foundation distributed about $6.6 million in grants last year).
It has awarded more than $250 million since 1980 in charitable grants. Grants are made annually. Focus areas include programs for children, developmentally disabled, civic and cultural institutions, social service agencies, hospitals and healthcare, environmental organizations and religious institutions.
Youth/children programs have benefited. The foundation gave $5,000 to Rainbows for All Children Itasca, IL, for a children’s bereavement program and $10,000 to Environmental Learning for Kids, Denver, CO, for operating support. The website is at:
Contact: Pamela Scholl, foundation president, 847/559-7430; Dr. Scholl Foundation, 1033 Skokie Blvd., Suite 230, Northbrook, IL., 60062.