Foundation: Wallace Foundation (formerly Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds); Opportunity: 2016 Program grants; Funding Focus: Education, arts and culture, after-school, student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $40,000 to more than $1 million (the foundation distributed about $60 million in grants last year); Deadline: Inquiry e-mails accepted year round.
Summary: The foundation supports after-school activities and arts programs. The foundation also supports innovative projects in three areas: (1) Education Leadership: to significantly improve student achievement; (2) Out-of-School Time Learning: to make these learning opportunities available to more children; (3) Building Appreciation & Demand for the Arts: to build arts audiences. Potential grantees are encouraged to submit an e-mail briefly describing their project, organization, funding estimate to: email@example.com
The foundation recently gave $1.5 million to the Big Thought (www.bigthought.org) Dallas, TX, for a K-12 arts education program and $175,000 to Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC, for a program to share information on afterschool policy changes.