Finding $$$ in Your Own Backyard: Virginia

Virginia

The George J. & Effie L. Seay Foundation was established in 1957 to support and promote education human services programs provided by qualifying charitable organizations in Virginia. The Seay Foundation makes grants primarily for programs and projects designed to provide specific services or training. Requests for general operating grants will not be considered. Grants from the Seay Foundation are one year in duration. The deadline is Nov. 1.

Washington

The Catherine Holmes Wilkins Charitable Foundation was created in trust to provide charitable grants to qualified social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. Organizations must operate within or significantly affect the residents of the Greater Seattle region: Tacoma to Everett, Seattle, and the Eastside. The Humanitarian Services Grants go for programs providing immediate support to those in need with a particular emphasis on services for abused women and children. Average grant size ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Most grants are $5,000. Requests to assist with debt retirement or to correct an operating deficit will not be considered. The deadline is Oct. 9.

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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