Gas Foundation Favors Youth, Health, Environment

Funder: Washington Gas; Program: Washington Gas Charitable Giving Program; Geographic Focus: Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland; Eligibility: Nonprofits and community groups; Funding Focus: Education, the environment and health; Funding: Grants range up to $50,000 each (multiple awards); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Minority, youth groups are encouraged to apply. Washington Gas supports nonprofit organizations in communities the company serves. The education category focuses on activities targeted toward youths in grades K-12. The environment category supports programs promoting cleaner air and water and protects the ecological system of the region. The health category gives priority to organizations striving to improve the health and well-being of individuals within the community.

Support is provided for specific programs rather than for general funding. Youth groups can benefit. The program supports the Latino Student Fund, which helps K-12 students of Hispanic descent get ready for college or a professional leadership path. The program also awarded grants to the Arts Council of Fairfax (VA) for partnerships with schools, artists and cultural community organizations.

Info:, Tracye Funn, office of Regional Public Policy, 800/752-7520, for questions about the opportunity.

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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