Private Funder: Cracker Barrel Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Grants; Funding Focus: Education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: Regional; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $20,000 each; last year, the foundation distributed about $270,000 in grants; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: Special consideration is given to programs helping children & youth. The foundation supports programs for K-12 education, human services, cultural affairs and the environment. Nonprofit organizations with a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in the community are eligible to apply. Start with an LOI to firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth groups benefit. The foundation gave $2,000 to Great Explorations (http: greatexplorations.org ) St. Petersburg, FL, for a children’s museum and $20,000 to Sphinx Organization, Detroit, MI, to help get kids involved with music and the arts.