Lennar Foundation Grants Now Open

lennar_logo_1196Private Funder: Lennar Foundation; Opportunity: Focused Acts of Caring Grants; Funding Focus: Education, housing, disaster relief, children and youth, residential care and homelessness (priority is directed toward programs assisting the less fortunate); Geographic Focus: Geographic limits vary, so check the website; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $500,000 (the foundation distributed $1.5 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: These private grants help children and families in need. The Lennar Foundation sponsors grants in communities where homebuilder Lennar Corp. has operations. The primary mission of the foundation is to fund organizations that assist disadvantaged people and support programs for children and the homeless.

For example, the foundation gave $20,000 to the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, which offers classes to homeless children, and $540,000 to Hillview Acres Children’s Home, Chino, CA, for general support. Each year, Lennar Corp. donates 1% of after-tax net profit to the Lennar Foundation — which then gives at least 50% in philanthropic efforts.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/k9fejmj; Marshall Ames, president, 305/229-6400, fax: 305/228-8383, marshall.ames@lennar.com

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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