Cleaning Company Rolls Out 2016 Giving Efforts, Likes Ed Projects

Private Funder: Clorox Foundation; Opportunity: 2016-17 program grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth; Geographic Focus: CA, IL, KY, MD & VA; Eligibility: Nonprofits: Funding: Varies; Deadlines: Oct. 1 and Jan. 1.

Summary: The Clorox Foundation, the giving arm the cleaning-products manufacturer, provides funding for academic development, mentoring and job readiness for youths in communities where it has operations. Specifically, the funding is designed to improve the academic performance of children, especially through strategies which foster reform within the public schools; prepare youth for work and community leadership. Goals are: (1) prepare youth for the world of work and for community leadership; (2) promote positive relationships among youth from diverse cultural and ethnic groups; and (3) improve the academic performance.

The proposal must meet the foundation’s geographic focus and address one of the focus areas, such as education or youth development. The foundation offers grants primarily in its headquarters community of Oakland, CA, but Clorox manufacturing plants operate small giving programs in their local communities.

Info:; 510/271-7000.

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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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