Private Funder: Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, children and the disadvantaged; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 (last year it distributed about $500,000 in grants); Deadline: Rolling (the trustees review applications five times a year, January, March, May, August and November).
Summary: Grants support smaller nonprofit organizations. These grants focus grants on programs and projects that provide opportunities to children and individuals who are physically, mentally or economically disadvantaged. The foundation concentrates on small nonprofit organizations that provide programs and projects that prevent or solve problems, rather than meet basic needs. Online submissions only. The foundation website is at: www.dircksfoundation.org/guidelines.html
Info: Carolyn Dircks Van Riper, 610/925-3713, 978/449-0072, or email at email@example.com for any questions about the grants.