State and Local Funding Opportunities From Around the Nation

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Round-up of nationwide funding opportunities from around the nation.

California

The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values awards grants in support of education projects and initiatives that instill an ecological ethic in the individual and communities and that encourage grassroots environmental action. One-year grants of up to $5,000 are available for environmental projects in Northern California, the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. Projects can involve environmental and conservation efforts, eco-spirituality, grassroots action, environmental education, capacity building, citizen participation, collaboration, land acquisition, and/or planning and training. Climate change programs at the community level are also encouraged. Deadline: Feb. 15.

Info: https://goo.gl/hlYQDa

Connecticut

The Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust was established to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services and health care programming for underserved populations living in New Haven, CT. Special preference is given to charitable organizations focusing on the arts or youth-related programming. Grant requests for capital projects will not be considered. The deadline is June 15. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by letter within three months after the proposal deadline.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/b7t99rf

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The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund was established in 1936 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The Palmer Fund specifically serves the people of New London, CT. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by letter within 3 to 4 months after the proposal deadline. Applicant organizations must serve the people of New London. The majority of grants from the Palmer Fund are a year in duration. On occasion, multi-year support is awarded. Awards vary. Deadline: Nov. 15.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/ml59dfh

Georgia

The Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation provides support for charitable organizations serving infirmed, deserving, and aged ministers; economically disadvantaged and deserving children; or orphans and orphanages. The foundation also provides financial aid to the sick and infirm receiving medical treatment in any hospital or clinic in the state of Georgia. Funding varies; the deadline is June. 1.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/bckwm73   

Illinois

The Alfred Bersted Foundation was established to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The foundation specifically serves nonprofits in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, & McHenry counties in Illinois. Funding varies. Colleges and churches are not eligible. The deadline is June 15.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/azeujzu  

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The Dewan Foundation supports organizations providing direct services to the impoverished. Faith-based organizations are a focus of grant-making. Self-help projects aimed at transforming lives are of special interest. Grants focus primarily on organizations’ operating programs providing services within Chicago and the surrounding area. Grants are generally $2,500 or less; rolling deadlines.

Info: www.dewanfoundation.org  

Massachusetts

The Alfred E. Chase Charity Foundation was established to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the people of the city of Lynn and the North Shore of Massachusetts. Funding varies. The deadline is May 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions before June 30.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/bh5u6gm  

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Michigan

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Michigan residents. The Foundation’s current Request for Proposals (RFP), “Community Health Matching Program,” provides grants to nonprofit community organizations throughout the state. Projects must address the needs of uninsured patients, including uninsured children. Grants of $25,000 each will be provided; a local match will be determined at the time of the award. Rolling deadlines.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/CDP0215qc  

Multi-State

(AZ, AR, CA, FL, IL, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ, OH, PA, RI, TN, TX & WI)

Pentair Foundation, charity arm of the tool manufacturer, provides funding for education and community initiatives where it has operations. Education funds go for school-to-work, alternative education and arts education initiatives. Community grants go for job training, entrepreneurial training, at-risk youth, healthcare and disabilities. The deadlines for 2017 are to be determined and will be posted on the website soon.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/cdpubs77-020  

Texas

The David and Betty Sacks Foundation annually distributes grants to a select group of charities and then makes an additional round of awards to nonprofits for the performing arts, the fine arts and educational purposes, with the balance to be distributed for general charitable purposes; including religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes. In addition, grants may be awarded to support sport competitions. Only IRS defined amateur sports organizations may request support for equipment or facilities. Grant decisions are generally made before the end of August. The average grant size is $1,000; Deadline: Feb. 1.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/lf6xf76

Washington

The Fred & Gretel Biel Charitable Trust supports quality K-12 education, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to organizations that provide food and clothing to low-income individuals and families. Consideration is also given to organizations that serve the economically disadvantaged through the provision of housing, legal assistance, or day care services. The Biel Charitable Trust typically supports organizations serving the people of King and Snohomish Counties in the Puget Sound region of Washington. Occasionally grants will be made out side of the Puget Sound area. Deadline:  May 1. Grant requests for specific programs are encouraged but requests for general operating support also will be considered. A typical grant is $2,500. Requests to assist with debt retirement or to correct an operating deficit will not be considered. Multi-year grants are not considered.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/mcxmx4a (website).

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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