Deluxe Corporation Focuses on Human Services, Art

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:

Info: Pamela Bridger, foundation and community affairs administrator, 651/787-5124,

About Frank Klimko

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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