Science, Neighborhood Revitalization Funding Available

Private Funder: Westinghouse Electric Company; Opportunity: 2016 Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program; Funding Focus: Neighborhood revitalization, science and education; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards up to $5,000; Deadline: Rolling, see below.

Summary: Westinghouse support three categories of funding efforts: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education; environmental sustainability and community vitality

The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program replaced the Westinghouse Foundation years ago and is the main funding entity to support nonprofit 501(c)-3 organizations. Organizations that received a Westinghouse Charitable Giving Grant in 2015 cannot apply for another grant until 2017. Organizations can only receive funding once over a three-year-period.    

Deadlines: The advisory board reviews proposals two times each Westinghouse fiscal year (FY) – April 1 to March 31.


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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