Finding $$$ in Your Own Backyard: Connecticut

Connecticut

The Frederick W. Marzahl Memorial Fund was established in 1974 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations in Woodbury. Preference is given to charitable organizations that serve the people of Woodbury. Grants from the Marzahl Memorial Fund are one year in duration. Applicants will not be awarded a grant for more than three consecutive years. Funding varies; deadline: Nov. 1.

Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon & Washington

The purpose of the Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project, administered by the Endangered Language Fund, is to revitalize and perpetuate the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Support is provided for Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study by Native language students; and research efforts to document and record a Native language for future preservation and education. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and require a one-to-one match. The next round of funding is to open later this year; last year’s deadline was Oct. 15.

Contact: baldwidw@miamioh.edu

Louisiana

The Greater New Orleans Foundation offers a range of funding for community groups. For example, the Norco Community Fund seeks to improve the quality of lives for people in Norco. Focus areas are: arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, human services, health care, community building, and youth development. That program will offer new grants in the fall. The McClure Fund supports the emergency bricks & mortar projects (e.g., repairs, replacements, and additions to facilities) of eligible United Way partner agencies. Awards vary; deadlines vary by program.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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