Private Funder: Davis Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, health and medicine, the arts; Geographic Focus: Maine; Eligibility: Nonprofits (educational groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: Varies; the foundation has distributed $47 million in grants; Deadlines: May 15 and Sept. 29.
Summary: In the education category, grants are provided to higher education institutions as well as other educational organizations whose purpose is to promote systemic change in K-12 classroom instruction or provide innovative programs to improve education. The medical category focuses on hospitals, clinics, and medical research organizations. Grants are also provided to health organizations for programs designed to increase the effectiveness of medical care. In the cultural/arts category the emphasis is on organizations that promote music, theater, drama, history, literature, the arts, or other similar cultural activities.
Info: www.davisfoundations.org; 30 Forest Falls Dr., Suite 5, Yarmouth, ME 04096, 207/846-9132.