Foundation Favors Social Service Efforts

grants2Private Funder: Frost Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 program grants; Funding Focus: Education, human service needs, youth and the environment; Geographic Focus: Louisiana and New Mexico; Eligibility: Nonprofits in those two states may apply (the foundation will consider requests for operating grants; start with a one-page summary); Funding: Awards vary; the foundation distributed about $1.2 million in grants last year; Deadline: June 1.

Summary: The foundation’s efforts are directed primarily to support exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries. Priority is given to programs that have the potential for wider service or educational exposure than an individual community. The foundation encourages collaborations, mergers and the formation of alliances among agencies within the community to reduce duplication of effort. The partnerships should also promote the most effective use of funds.

Schools can benefit. For example, the foundation recently gave a $130,000 grant to the Rio Grande School, Santa Fe, NM, for general K-12 support and $15,000 to the Santa Fe School for the Arts for a K-12 arts education program.

Info:  Mary Amelia Whited-Howell, president, 505/986-0208,; or 511 Armijo St., Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2899.

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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