State and Local Funding Roundup From Around the Nation

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The Alaska Community Foundation supports organizations working throughout Alaska to eliminate child abuse and neglect. Awards vary; Last year, the foundation distributed awards for up to $10,000 are available for community-based discussions to generate engagement in local prevention. Deadlines vary by program. For example, Mini-Grants from the Seward Community Foundation are available throughout the year. These are a quick method to assist nonprofit organizations and projects in the Seward/Moose Pass communities.

Info: http://alaskacf.org/grants-overview

Arizona

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides Project Grants, General Operating Support Grants, Arts Learning Project Grants and the Arts Link to Tourism and the Economy Grants to organizations and schools. Grants support arts activities in urban centers and rural communities, preserve the traditions of Arizona’s ethnic communities, support arts education and connect the arts to other areas of learning. The program has rolling deadlines.

Info: http://www.azarts.gov

California

The California Historical Society is accepting nominations from authors for the 2015 California Historical Society Book Award, which honors a book-length manuscript that deepens public understanding of some aspect of the state’s history. A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the author(s) of a manuscript that makes an important contribution to California historical scholarship and adheres to high scholarly standards while being lively and engaging to general readers. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, other genres will be considered, including biographies, collections of letters or essays, photographic or artistic studies, creative nonfiction, and other ways of informing the mind and engaging the imagination in an understanding of California’s past. Deadline: May 1.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/pjht8cr

 

Colorado

The Bohemian Foundation administers two grantmaking programs: the Pharos Fund and the Community Event Fund. To be eligible for either program, organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits and provide services in the Poudre School District boundary area. The foundation also oversees a Special Project grants fund, which is initiated solely by the foundation. Deadlines and funding varies.

Info: www.bohemianfoundation.org  

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The Colorado Health Foundation’s Healthy Schools program expands the number of public schools and preschools with health and nutrition education, physical education, healthy food in cafeterias and vending machines, opportunities for physical activity and health care services. Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies located in Colorado are eligible to apply. The deadline is June 15.

Info: www.coloradohealth.org/apply.aspx

Florida

The goal of the Able Trust’s Agency Grants Program is to support nonprofit organizations in the state assisting individuals with disabilities to gain competitive employment. The trust is committed to providing grants to organizations serving different disability populations in both Florida’s urban and rural areas. Grants are provided in the areas of placement services, supported employment, vocational training, school-to-work transition, employment research, pre-vocational training, disability awareness and other programs directly employing persons with disabilities. Rolling deadlines.

Info: www.abletrust.org

Hawaii & Oregon

The Bill Healy Foundation supports projects in the states of Oregon and Hawaii focusing on Environmental Conservation and The Well Being of Children. Awards up to $75,000 each are available. The deadline for Hawaii is June 3; the Oregon deadline is Dec. 11.

Info: www.billhealyfoundation.org

Illinois

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund considers requests from nonprofits with offices within the city of Chicago. The fund reviews applications from civic and community–based organizations working to improve the city and its neighborhoods. The fund currently makes annual, grants within four major program categories: civic and community, culture, education and health and human services. It offers both project support and general operating assistance; awards average about $15,000. Rolling deadlines.

Info: www.albertpickjrfund.org

Mississippi

The mission of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is to improve the health and wellness of the residents of Mississippi. Specifically, the foundation funds programs focusing on improving health, fitness, and child well-being. Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations located in Mississippi are eligible to apply. Deadlines are rolling

Info: www.healthiermississippi.org/index.php

Northeast

The Citizens Bank Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company does business in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The foundation supports programs which encourage the development of innovative responses to basic human needs, enhance affordable housing, provide community-based services targeted to low- and moderate-income families and children. Rolling deadlines.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cd-pubs-4102  

Pennsylvania

Grants from the Heinz Endowments support several program areas, including children, youth & families and education. While most grants go to organizations and programs in southwestern Pennsylvania, national organizations are considered. Grantees include Allegheny Youth Development, Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, Homewood Children’s Village, and Every Child, Inc. Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline is Aug. 1.

Info: www.heinz.org

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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