Oil Foundation Funds Various Endeavors

grantsFoundation: Sunoco Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: The foundation funds in the following three categories: Fueling Minds (education and job skills); Fueling the Planet (environmental stewardship/responsibility); and Fueling Communities (social services); Geographic Focus: The foundation funds in 23 states (and Washington, DC) where it has a presence (for more on the coverage area, please visit http://tinyurl.com/9ly4ebh); Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $1.7 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The foundation considers all types of efforts, including homelessness, housing, community development, seniors and education. The foundation won’t fund religious groups, research or athletic groups, as well as single-disease efforts. Youth groups have received funding in the past. A recent effort: Philadelphia Academies (www.academiesinc.org) received a $86,000 grant for a high school education program. The website is here: http://tinyurl.com/ote8fxk

Hunger Relief
The foundation was also a bigger support of Philabundance (http://www.philabundance.org/), an effort in Chester, PA, to provide funding for a supermarket-style food bank. It gave $500,000 for the effort. Philabundance is the region’s largest food bank and hunger relief organization. It became the first supermarket in the city in over a decade.

Info: www.sunoco.com/the-sunoco-foundation-grant; Ruth Clauser, president, raclauser@sunocoinc.com for questions.

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