Grants go for Social Services, Education Youth

Cracker Barrel Foundation

Cracker Barrel Foundation

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

Youth groups benefit. The foundation gave $2,000 to Great Explorations (http: ) 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.

Info: http: oc2zps7; Penny Carroll, foundation secretary, 615 443-5533 or

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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