Social Service Programs Are Claneil Foundation Priority

Private Funder: Claneil Foundation; Opportunity: Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, health, hunger and nutrition; Geographic Focus: Organizations located in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding (estimated): Grants range to $100,000 each (the foundation distributed $2.5 million in grants last year); Deadline: June 1.

Summary: The foundation provides general operating and program support. Its emerging Critical Issue Fund ( supports efforts related to the prevention, reduction and the recovery of wasted food. The Foundation is particularly interested in cutting-edge approaches that are timely, demonstrate potential for significant impact and can serve as a model for others.

Other Funding

Eligible organizations for the Community Fund should be located and/or serve constituents in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. Under the education category, funding supports programs that prepare youth for academic success or employment. Health and human services grants support the promotion of family health, stability and overall well-being. Of particular interest are programs that focus on maternal and child health and youth development. A letter of intent will be required for organizations that have not been funded in the past year. The deadline for that competition is Dec. 1.

Info:  (NOFA); for questions about this funding competition; Mailee Walker, executive director, 610/941-1131.

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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