Applications Sought for Financial Literacy, Education Projects

Private Funder: BBVA Compass Foundation (formerly Compass Bank Foundation); Opportunity: Community Giving grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: Communities where BBVA Compass Bank has a presence (AL, AZ, CO, FL, NM, NY, PR, and TX); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation has $1.5 billion in assets and distributed $5.5 million in grants last year;

Deadline: Sept. 30.

Summary: It supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves. Education or leadership development programs have been funded by the foundation in the past.  Projects must provide capacity building to organizations serving minority segments, especially targeted at low-income populations.

Info: (NOFA) or 800/266-7277.

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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