Hardware Chain Opens 2016 Community, Home Improvement Grants

Foundation: Home Depot Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Community Impact Grants Program; Funding Focus: Veterans, community services, housing, homeless; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public schools, 501(c)(3) nonprofits and public agencies (nonprofit organizations in existence for less than one year are not eligible); Funding: Multiple $5,000 awards (grants are provided in the form of Home Depot gift cards); Deadline: Dec. 31.

Summary: School-based projects are eligible for community improvement funding. The CIGP program funds projects that help military veterans stay in their homes. Priority is given to proposals that specifically identify projects for veterans and will include housing repairs, modifications and weatherization work. Proposals will also be considered for: repairs, refurbishments and modifications to low-income and transitional veterans’ housing or community facilities — such as schools, community centers and senior centers).

Info: http://tinyurl.com/6vrjyzo (NOFA); for questions, small_grants@homedepot.com (Community Impact Grants).

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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