State and Local Funding Opportunities from Around the Nation
Arizona, California and Texas
The Sundt Foundation funds activities and programs undertaken by nonprofits to improve quality of life for disadvantaged children in communities where Sundt has an established office (Phoenix, Tucson, AZ; Sacramento, San Diego, CA; and San Antonio, TX). Multiple awards of $1,000-$10,000 are available. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline is Sept. 15.
The Shasta Regional Community Foundation provides support to Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity county organizations in the areas of arts and culture, children, youth and education, community vitality, environment, health care, recreation, and social services. Grants primarily go to purchase equipment or building-related projects. Grant opportunities are made for small and large projects in each county. Grants from The McConnell Fund are awarded in the areas of arts and culture, children, youth and education. Grants primarily fund purchases of equipment or building-related projects. Deadlines vary; awards range to $50,000.
The Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation (http://tinyurl.com/l2e2xtz) is accepting applications from foster care organizations in Hawaii looking to increase capacity to deliver services to foster children and their families. The grants, administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation, up to $40,000 in support of projects designed to increase the capacity of grantee organizations, their programs, or their service-delivery systems. Capacity-building efforts may address governance, leadership or strategic relationships. Nonprofits are eligible; the deadline is Sept. 15.
The Freeport Community Foundation offers John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund grants to non-profit organizations with educational, prevention and treatment of substance abuse programs for youth. The programs should present innovating, creative, and practical approaches in dealing with the education, prevention, or treatment of youth substance abuse. Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations serving youth in Freeport, IL are eligible to apply. Deadline is June 1.
Kansas and Missouri
The Kansas Health Foundation’s Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative replaces the Recognition Grant Program, to fund efforts that align with the KHF goal of reducing health disparities. Previous winners include the Latino Youth Outreach Project, Fundamentals of Healthy Families, Get Out and Get Fit!, and End Zone – After School Program. Multiple awards of up to $25,000 will be granted to selected applicants. Nonprofit organizations located in Kansas or within Jackson, Jasper or Newton counties in Missouri are eligible to apply. Deadline is Sept. 15.
The Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation is interested in funding initiatives addressing important problems confronting the state’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The foundation is committed to making grants that can make a real difference in the way the justice system operates. Awards vary, up to $73,500 each. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2018.
The Dekko Foundation focuses on projects supporting the healthy development of children from birth to age 18. Specific grant making areas of interest include early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence and community. Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Applicants must be located in one of the following areas: Limestone County, AL; Collier County, FL (applications by invitation only); DeKalb, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley Counties, IN; Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, and Union Counties, IA; and Ada, MN. The foundation has rolling deadlines.
The Anthem Foundation (formerly the WellPoint Foundation) supports programs that promote healthy behaviors, health-risk prevention, and healthy environments. Priority goes to projects that can demonstrate measurable results. WellPoint funding programs in the 25 states where it operates. Maternal and newborn health and childhood obesity are foundation priorities. For example, a physical fitness initiative that increases physical activity or improves diet in general as a key goal is less likely to be favored than an initiative that increases physical activity or improves diet as a specific means to reduce BMI for a target population. Deadline: Sept. 1 (https://goo.gl/bmLHMZ)
The Ridgecliff Foundation supports programs addressing the mental health needs, including substance abuse, of children and families living in Northeast Ohio. Emphasis is placed on programs affecting children and families, early diagnosis, prevention, dual diagnosis (co-morbidity) and minority populations. The foundation’s grant-making is limited to the counties of: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit and Trumbull. Deadline: Sept. 30; awards up to $60,000 each.
The James F. and Marion Miller Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for projects that advance the arts or K-12 education in Oregon. The foundation supports projects that promote program enhancement and audience development, build financial capacity, and/or strengthen an organization’s financial planning and business models. The foundation supports efforts of organizations to strengthen or lift the level of student achievement and success. Priority will be given to organizations whose basic mission is in arts or education, as opposed to projects that are related to arts or education from organizations whose primary mission is in other fields. Rolling deadlines: in general, the trustees meet in March, June, September and December, with grant deadlines set approximately six weeks before the board meetings.
The William Penn Foundation works in Greater Philadelphia to promote a better early care and education system, more effective and equitable public education policies, and the coordination of quality development opportunities for older youth. The foundation’s main funding priorities are school readiness, public education, and youth development. Up to $10 million each. Eligible organizations include nonprofits and religious organizations that benefit the larger community. Government agencies are generally not funded. The foundation has rolling deadlines.
The Meemic Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Michigan-based Meemic Insurance Company, supports education projects in Wisconsin and Michigan. The grant program is designed to fund innovative programs, events, or projects with the potential to significantly enhance students’ classroom experiences. Multiple awards of $1,000 will be granted to select applicants. Deadlines vary by program and state; the final deadline for all applications this year is Dec. 31.