Norfolk Southern Foundation Grants to Launch

NorfolkSouthernFunder: Norfolk Southern Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Grants programs; Funding Focus: Children, education and the arts; Geographic Focus: National (where the railroad has operations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; the foundation made $12 million in grants last year; Deadline: Applications accepted between July 15 and Sept. 30.

Summary: The foundation supports nonprofit organizations enhancing the quality of life for the residents within the region served by Norfolk Southern, primarily in the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern United States. The foundation offers grants in four principal areas: educational programs; community enrichment focusing on cultural and artistic organizations; health and human services (primarily food banks, homeless programs and free clinics) that support basic needs; and environmental programs. Education programs have been supported in the past; the foundation gave $15,000 to Young Audiences of Virginia, located in Norfolk, VA, for a K-12 arts education program. Applicants must use a web-based form to process their requests.

Info: Katheryn Fletcher, executive director, 757/629-2881; katie.fletcher@nscorp.com or http://tinyurl.com/cd-pubs-a001g

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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