Foundation aids Science, Research Projects

JTFFoundation: 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 ( Chattanooga, TN, for unrestricted support and made an operating grant last year to the Greensboro Day School ( Greensboro, NC.

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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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