Category Archives: Foundation Highlight

Drug Maker’s Foundation Favors Health, STEM Education Projects

Funder: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (formerly The Bristol-Myers Fund); Opportunity: Community grants; Funding Focus: Mental health, K-12 science education, veterans and diabetes prevention; Geographic Focus: National (where the company has a presence); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

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Foundation Offers Capital Support, Aid for Child Welfare

The Gates Family Foundation provides support to Colorado nonprofit organizations that have meaningful impact and enhance the quality of life for those visiting, working and living in the state. Deadline: Oct. 1.

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‘Helping Hands’ Funding Assists the Disadvantaged, Youth

Private Funder: Jewish Helping Hands; Opportunity: Tikkun Olam Grant; Funding Focus: Underserved and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple grants up to $5,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 12 (initial inquiry) and Dec. 11 (full application).

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Kresge Foundation Accepting Applications for Healthy Places Grants

Funder: Kresge Foundation; Opportunity: Developing Healthy Places; Funding Focus: Health, community health; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards, funding varies (the foundation made $139 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

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Funder Aids Tennis Programs for Underserved, Youth

Foundation: U.S. Tennis Assn. (USTA); Opportunity: USTA Serves; Funding Focus: Youth and recreation; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits which are USTA members; Funding: $5,000 to $50,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 1.

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Foundation Report: Don’t Backtrack on Gains for Children

Expanded access to healthcare and new tools — such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) — have improved the well-being of children, according to the latest 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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Funder Makes Community, Minority Projects a Priority

Private Funder: Union Pacific Foundation; Opportunity: 2018 Community-Based Grants Program; Funding Focus: Education and minorities; Geographic Focus: Giving on a national basis with emphasis on AR, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, NV, … Continue reading

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Alternate Lifestyle Projects Can Win Aid

Private Funder: David Bohnett Foundation; Opportunity: LGBT Community Grants (2016); Funding Focus: Minorities, youth and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation distributed $5.2 million last year); Deadline: July 31.

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MRG Aids Projects for LGBT Youth, Social Justice

Private Funder: MRG Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 General Fund Grants; Funding Focus: Youth, social justice and LGBT issues Geographic Focus: Oregon; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.

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Wellness, Community Service Grants are Priorities for Health Foundation

Private Funder: Anthem Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Health & community services; Geographic Focus: The 25 states where it has a presence (see below); Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, governments and faith-based groups; Funding: Varies (the foundation made $12 million in … Continue reading

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