Foundation: John Templeton Foundation; Opportunity: Core Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Seniors; Geographic Focus: Youth, education and science; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed $105 million in grants last year; Deadline: April 15, the online application process opens Feb. 2 (LOI).
Summary: The foundation has made a strong commitment to identifying and nurturing young people who demonstrate exceptional talent in mathematics and science. Priority also goes to institutions in partnership with world-class researchers or project leaders for forward-thinking projects that address math, science, philosophy, economics, nurturing gifted and talented people, and advancing genetics. Schools have benefited. The foundation made a $3,250 grant to the Girls Preparatory School (www.gps.edu) Chattanooga, TN, for unrestricted support and made an operating grant last year to the Greensboro Day School (www.greensboroday.org) Greensboro, NC.