Private Funder: Sunderland Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Education, youth services, arts and culture and healthcare; Geographic Focus: Regional (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary (the foundation distributed $6.7 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The foundation focuses on youth services grants, most of it going to groups which provide essential services to youth and families. For example, TLC for Children and Families, Olathe, KS (www.kidstlc.org) received a $42,500 grant for a children/youth residential and custodial care program and the Child Saving Institute, Omaha, NE (www.childsaving.org), won a $100,000 grant for general support.
The foundation emphasizes funding brick & mortar projects such as building construction, renovation, repairs, and restoration. The foundation generally awards grants to larger, well-established nonprofits. Start-ups and small, grassroots organizations should seek funding elsewhere.
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