Private Funder: Clorox Foundation; Opportunity: 2017-18 program grants; Funding Focus: Education and youth; Geographic Focus: CA, IL, KY, MD & VA; Eligibility: Nonprofits: Funding: Varies (the foundation distributed $5 million in grants last year); Deadlines: Oct. 1 and Jan. 1.
Summary: The Clorox Foundation, the giving arm the cleaning-products manufacturer, provides funding for academic development, mentoring and job readiness for youths in communities where it has operations. Specifically, the funding is designed to improve the academic performance of children, especially through strategies which foster reform within the public schools; prepare youth for work and community leadership. Goals are: (1) prepare youth for the world of work and for community leadership; (2) promote positive relationships among youth from diverse cultural and ethnic groups; and (3) improve the academic performance.
The proposal must meet the foundation’s geographic focus and address one of the focus areas, such as education or youth development. The foundation offers grants primarily in its headquarters community of Oakland, CA, but Clorox manufacturing plants operate small giving programs in their local communities.
Info: https://goo.gl/0sibQk (website) or 510/271-7000.