Applications Sought for Affordable Housing, Human Services Grants

weyerhaeuser-companyPrivate Funder: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation Giving Fund Grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth development and housing; Geographic Focus: National where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits, governments and colleges; Funding: Awards vary; Deadline: TBA, last year’s deadline was Aug. 31.

Summary: The foundation focuses it’s giving on: affordable housing; K-12 education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services, civic and cultural growth. Serve a broad range of community residents; meet an important community need within our key areas of focus; Show strong support from community leaders and other funders; are sustainable and managed competently with a history of accountability, results, cost-effectiveness, strong leadership and innovation and provide a significant and measurable impact on quality of life.

Projects should be sustainable over time and should meet the needs of a broad population vs. individuals or selected groups. Weyerhaeuser employee engagement is a priority for the company, so be sure to cultivate any company connections you or your organization may already have.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/koqpelo ; Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, P.O. Box 9777, CH 3E22, Federal Way, WA 98063-9777, phone: 253/924-3159, fax: 253/924-3658.

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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