Bank Favors Housing, Underserved

RGK Foundation logoPrivate Funder: Mizuho Corporate Bank Americas Foundation (formerly The IBJ Foundation); Opportunity: 2016 program grants; Funding Focus: Community development, affordable housing, children and the underserved; Geographic Focus: California and New York; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, (the foundation distributed $770,000 in grants last year); Deadline: July 1.

Summary: Economically distressed areas are a priority. Mizuho supports charitable organizations and community development programs to sustain and revitalize economically-distressed urban communities and assist families with children who live in these neighborhoods. The foundation is particularly interested in capacity-building efforts to improve the ability of organizations to provide needed services, such as education and workforce training.

Info:; 212/282-4192, Lesley Palmer, executive director,

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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