Roberts Foundation Provides Literacy Grants

Foundation: Nora Roberts Foundation; Opportunity: Program Grants; Funding Focus: Literacy (primary focus), children, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National (emphasis on MD; some emphasis also on NY and WV); Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary, the foundation distributed $2.2 million in grants last year; Deadline: None.

Summary: The Nora Roberts Foundation primarily supports literacy but will consider programs focused on children and arts. Local organizations receive priority in funding. Current grantees include ProLiteracy, ($100,000) which champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, and the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, Hagerstown, MD.

Info: http://norarobertsfoundation.org (for additional information).

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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