The Rockefeller Foundation provides a range of grants to promote health, better child nutrition and wellness. The foundation made about $150 million in grants last year.
Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that fit within one of the following four core issue areas: health; advancing ecosystems; securing livelihoods; and transforming cities, including embracing urbanization to catalyze equity. Unsolicited funding inquiries must be sent through the foundation’s online inquiry process.
Youth and education programs have won in the past.
The Los Angeles Communities for Teaching Excellence recently won a grant to improve teacher evaluations. And, the New York Public Library – Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (www.nypl.org) won a $200,000 grant to develop curriculum that uses Hip-Hop as a lens to teach New York City students the history of public policy and its social impacts as well as the role that young New Yorkers have played in cultural innovation. Also, the U. of Arkansas Community College Morrilton won a grant to continue the Conway County School Counts program that provides financial aid for disadvantaged high school students who want to pursue a degree in higher education.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/ooj8ql4 (website).