Private Funder: Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times Media Group; Opportunity: 2016 Newman’s Own Awards; Funding Focus: Social services for military families, children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants up to $50,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the next round opens in January; last year’s deadline was April 29.
Summary: As we predicted, the 2015 competition opens in February with multiple grants available to volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting the nation’s military families (http://tinyurl.com/ogvxbrv). Eligible organizations must be comprised primarily of volunteers, and support active duty, Nat’l Guard, or reserve units or installations. The foundation has a history of supporting children’s programs. It awarded $4 million in grants to nonprofits providing nutrition education for children and families, as well as projects aimed at feeding hungry children, improving their health and/or reducing childhood obesity (www.newmansownfoundation.org).