Education Projects Can Win Davis Family Foundation Support

schoolPrivate Funder: Davis Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Education, health and medicine, the arts; Geographic Focus: Maine; Eligibility: Nonprofits (educational groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: Varies; the foundation has distributed $47 million in grants; Deadlines: May 10, Aug. 10 and Nov. 10.

Summary: In the education category, grants are provided to higher education institutions as well as other educational organizations whose purpose is to promote systemic change in K-12 classroom instruction or provide innovative programs to improve education. The medical category focuses on hospitals, clinics, and medical research organizations. Grants are also provided to health organizations for programs designed to increase the effectiveness of medical care. In the cultural/arts category the emphasis is on organizations that promote music, theater, drama, history, literature, the arts, or other similar cultural activities.

Info: www.davisfoundations.org; 30 Forest Falls Dr., Suite 5, Yarmouth, ME 04096, 207/846-9132.

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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