Grants Go to Education, Community Revitalization

Private Funder: Armstrong Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education and community development; Geographic Focus: National (where Armstrong has locations); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiples awards (the foundation distributed about $1 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Projects must improve the quality of life in communities where the company’s employees live and work or promote education reform. The foundation also awards four-year $2,500 college scholarships to high school juniors who are children of employees of Armstrong.

The program is administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The foundation awards $500 grants to nonprofit organizations with which employees of Armstrong volunteer at least 36 hours per year.

Armstrong has facilities across the country; check the website for locations: http://tinyurl.com/m7wp9g3  

Info: http://tinyurl.com/nhgwyj6 (website), 2500 Columbia Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603-4117; 717.397.0611.

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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