Education, Disabilities Projects are Favorites of Foundation

Private Funder: Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation grants; Funding Focus: Children’s health and education; Geographic Focus: National and international; Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and faith-based groups; Funding: Awards range up to $13,000 each (most grants are one-time awards); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: These grants support nonprofits serving vulnerable children. Schools can benefit from these grants. The foundation recently awarded grants to support an arts and music program for a school benefiting learning disabled children in Rochester, NY, and to purchase a hearing aid analyzer for a hearing-impaired school children in Massachusetts.

The foundation provides grants to organizations offering direct aid to underserved children. The following categories are eligible: project support, equipment/supplies, construction, renovation, building purchase and start-up expenses.  

Info:; Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation, Attn: Wayne Cook, foundation executive,; 1036 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620; phone, 585/473-6006.

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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