Private Funder: Deluxe Corporation Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth, health and human services and arts/culture; Geographic Focus: National — more specifically, where the company has locations; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, museums, social service program providers; Funding: Awards vary — usually in the $10,000 to $20,000 range (the funder distributed $2.2 million in grants last year); Deadline: Oct. 1 (the next round opens in April).
Summary: Education and youth services are priorities for this funder. Organizations must secure support from other corporate funders and serve communities where Deluxe Corp. facilities are located. As part of its education effort, the foundation supports partnerships with business schools, K-12 after-school academic enrichment programs, and business education programs. Funding decisions are typically made within two or three months, officials tell us.
The foundation also encourages applications from youth organizations. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children won a $5,000 grant for programs to address the needs of children and youth. Grants application information can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/nh4pgu5
Info: Pamela Bridger, foundation and community affairs administrator, 651/787-5124, email@example.com