Featured Grants

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*Please note: Each week, CNE finds three grants that are publicly available on the web and publishes them to this page for viewers to see.  CNE is not the grant awarding institution for these grants- for questions, please navigate to the websites for the foundations and companies offering these grant opportunities.

Grants with deadlines (chronologically)

  • Mon, 12/01/2014

    Funding to organizations with projects that will have measurable results to improve the environment. 

  • Mon, 12/15/2014

    Funding to organizations with a focus on vocational/technical education, local capital campaigns, or community giving within Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta counties.

  • Mon, 12/15/2014

    Funding for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within the community.

  • Wed, 12/31/2014

    The Nelson County Community Fund was created by the Nelson County Advisory Committee (NCAC) to award annual grants to especially imaginative and collaborative approaches to solving community needs in Nelson County.  Categories of support include human services, education, environment, health, community needs and development.

  • Wed, 12/31/2014

    Funding to organizations that help animals, particularly senior companion animals.

  • Wed, 12/31/2014

    Funding for projects that exemplify an area of historic preservation, education, or patriotism.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding opportunities for organizations that assistance for people who are incapable of supporting themselves due to accident, disease, or old age.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that support access to exercise, physical activity and nutritional education programs, programs that motivate behavior modification, and programs that encourage lifestyle/behavioral changes.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding for organizations working on projects exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, as well as for testing for public safety, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Special consideration will be given to organizations that aid the indigent.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that provide food, shelter and prevention programs and emergency services.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that promote the relief of suffering and other charitable purposes - for example, for the victims of floods and disasters, or for the care of the sick, feeble, helpless, and orphans.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that operate in the areas of education, health, human services, and religion.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities and around the world.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding opportunities for organizations that support the care and protection of animals, preservation of natural resources, and the health and welfare of human beings.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that seek to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support economic development in communities. Priority is given to community development initiatives that strategically promote the growth of targeted low-and moderate-income communities and/or provide services to these communities.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that help vulnerable populations gain access to the social, political and cultural institutions that govern their rights. Requests are accepted in categories such as project planning and support; general support; and endowments.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that engage in medical, psychiatric, or psychological research and must not be associated with a particular religion. Preference may be given to research related to dementia, autism, or Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding for organizations that support access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, utilization of water for production and or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that operate in the areas of education, health, human services, and religion. The Foundation a history of supporting organizations in Central Virginia.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support the care and protection of animals, preservation of natural resources, and the health and welfare of human beings.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding for organizations that are focused on improving the health of low-income and vulnerable populations.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that operate in a variety of areas, including arts, education, environment, health, and human services.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that promote the education of young people, the support and maintenance of churches, and the improvement or relief from disease of needy persons.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to support policies that ensure equal access to all media platforms, promotes social justice content in media and fosters documentary films that explore the social justice issues on which the Foundation focuses. 

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that seek to build economic security for vulnerable children and their families through sustained income and asset accumulation.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that work to reduce carbon emissions by advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy and by reducing power generation from conventional coal-powered plants.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that seek to foster a better public understanding of the increasingly scientific and technological environment in which we live.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support the care and well-being of animals, adolescent intervention programs, epilepsy education and research, and programs for the home care of the terminally ill. 

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that operate in the areas of education and entrepreneurship. The Foundation looks for ways to advance promising national programs and to leverage additional funding and resources in these two areas of interest.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support individuals who are in genuine need of financial assistance and for whom public welfare or assistance is either inadequate or unavailable.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to Saudi and U.S. non-governmental and community organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations or qualified individuals who propose to work together to develop or expand educational, professional and cultural exchange activities and promote dialogue and partnership between the people of the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that are engaged in community outreach and educational programs that uniquely serve children and adults in the community.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that provide impactful programs and services through collaborative models in areas of the arts, animal welfare, the environment, education, and military veterans. 

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support sustainable agriculture, environmental education, or environmental health. 

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to nonprofits that want to build systems that engage and use the intelligence of the communities being served to build the effectiveness of their organizations.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support higher education and university STEM programs, as well as those benefiting grades K-12 (approximately ages 6 to 18), with particular emphasis on: STEM teacher training and professional development.

  • Thu, 01/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that focus on either educational activities targeted toward youths, programs that promote cleaner air and water and aim to protect and preserve the ecological system of the metropolican region, or health organizations that strive to improve the health and well-being of individuals within the community. 

     

  • Mon, 01/05/2015

    Funding to organizations with a new idea or outreach initiative that supports the church's mission.

  • Fri, 01/16/2015

    Funding to programs that advance environmental literacy for students and teachers in the Chesapeake Bay region.

  • Fri, 01/23/2015

    Funding for programs focused on school readiness, self sufficiency and community health.

  • Wed, 01/28/2015

    Funding in support of  developing community-wide reading programs. 

  • Sat, 01/31/2015

    Funding to organizations that provide the most benefit to humanity such as hospitals and educational institutions. Preference may be given to programs involving youth, health care, the community, or education. 

     

  • Sun, 02/01/2015

    Funding to support access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, utilization of water for production and or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry.

  • Sun, 02/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that work to reduce carbon emissions by advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy and by reducing power generation from conventional coal-powered plants.

  • Sun, 02/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that are engaged in community outreach and educational programs that uniquely serve children and adults in the community. Grants are awarded based on the type of grant request, operational, program, or capital, and on the size of the operating budget of applicant organizations.

  • Sun, 02/01/2015

    Funding to support economic opportunity and civic engagement by educating students to succeed in a changing world. Ultimately, the program is designed to provide all students with access to rigorous, relevant, and innovative educational opportunities.

  • Sun, 02/01/2015

    Funding to organizations that support disadvantaged youth, needs of the disabled, environmental concerns, and arts and the humanities. 

  • Sun, 02/01/2015

    Funding to organizations with programs focused on hunger relief and healthy eating, career opportunities, or the unmet needs of low-income populations. 

  • Sun, 02/15/2015

    Funding to organizations that support educational projects and programs with a focus on agricultural and forestry enterprises in the region.

  • Mon, 02/16/2015

    Funding for Organizations that generally examine new methods for preventing child abuse and neglect which complement or depart from traditional models. The foundation is particularly interested in models that involve larger community-based efforts that seek to improve overall conditions for families with young children, particularly those at high-risk for abuse and neglect.

  • Sun, 03/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that promote education and arts in their communities. The foundation assists with funding of these specific projects and provides and encourages seed funding for new initiatives.

  • Sun, 03/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that increase liter abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, increase community recycling awareness, and support research and innovation.

  • Sun, 03/01/2015

    Funding to support projects that focus on environmental sustainability

  • Thu, 03/19/2015

    Funding to support organizations and programs with religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

  • Thu, 03/19/2015

    Funding to support organizations that provide affordable housing to people in need.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support  leaders who recognize that children are the world’s most important asset.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that operate in the areas of education and health

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences. In particular, the Foundation will prioritize projects which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting impression. Funding consideration will also be given to select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that assist the visually impaired, and underprivileged individuals in need of hospital and medical care. The Trust distributes 28 grants per year that have an average value of $1,000 to $3,000, mainly in the Charlottesville and Albemarle areas.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that are looking to start programs that deal with arts, culture, and humanities.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support high-performing human-services organizations demonstrate the ways different resources and promising approaches can add capacity, enhance performance and increase resilience.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support nonprofits which operate in the fields of jazz, contemporary dance, theatre and related interdisciplinary work.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support animal welfare and advocacy

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support programs that focuse on civic and community activities that improve the area in which the nonprofit is based.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support d organizations that have programs that promote health and well being. Examples of proposals include Programs that promote basic health and human needs such as healthcare, housing and food, as well as higher levels of mental and physical wellness. Grants are awarded based on the type of grant request, operational, program, or capital, and on the size of the operating budget of applicant organizations.

  • Wed, 04/01/2015

    Funding to support economic security for vulnerable children and their families through sustained income and asset accumulation.

  • Fri, 05/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that provide affordable housing to people in need.

  • Fri, 05/01/2015

    Funding to support organizations that focus on sustainable environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.

  • Fri, 05/01/2015

    Funding to support local and national initiatives that look to improve the health of the nation through research, education and treatment, primarily working with hospitals and healthcare facilities.

  • Thu, 05/28/2015

    Funding to projects that serve youth ages 7-18 and that provide programs that utilize technology and/or computer and video games to educate youth.

  • Wed, 07/01/2015

    Funding for organizations with programs that promote education and literacy, environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, or scientific research. 

Open deadline grants (alphabetically)

  • Open

    Funding to support the development of natural resource policies and programs that give poor communities more control over these resources and a stronger voice in decision making on land use and development. It focuses its efforts on poor rural communities, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities and women, in particular.

  • Open

    Funding to support the work of umbrella organizations and human-services networks that are leading efforts to improve members’ effectiveness.

  • Open

    Funding to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one.

  • Open

    Funding to support the provision of computer centers for minority and at-risk children

  • Open

    Allstate funds nonprofit organizations in three focus areas, which are broken down into specific program goals.  These focus areas include: safe and vital communities, economic empowerment, and tolerance, inclusion, and diversity.  Grant requests must be for single year requests.

  • Open

    Funding to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Environmental projects, job training, and literacy programs also will be considered.

  • Open

    The American Legacy Foundation has given out over $150 million in grants to reduce tobacco use among youth. National and grassroots programs are supported. Community-based efforts and new and better tobacco control programs are encouraged, including Small Innovative Grants and Research Demonstration Projects.

  • Open

    Funding to support Higher Education and Scholarship; Scholarly Communications and Information Technology; Art History, Conservation, and Museums; Performing Arts; and Conservation and the Environment.

  • Open

    Seeks to assist organizations whose work can help alleviate animal suffering and/or raise public consciousness toward giving animals the respect they need and deserve.

  • Open

    The Archer Daniels Midland ADM Cares program supports safe, responsible, and environmentally sound agricultural practices in critical growing regions in North America, South America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. The program provides grant support in the following focus areas: health and safety programs for farm workers and children who live on farms, responsible use of agricultural chemicals, sustainable farming practices, and rehabilitation and preservation of environmentally sensitive lands. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the ADM Cares website to learn more about the program.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations preparing society for an aging population. Focus on strategic initiatives building upon aging trends, research and program innovation.

  • Open

    Supports local and regional nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or education (K-12). Applicants must be located in the communities where company stores are located and should serve the greater good of the local community or region. A plan for promoting the program with Barnes & Noble should be included in the proposal, and the organization must be willing to work with the local store or stores on in-store programming. Barnes and Noble also provides limited support to national nonprofit organizations that focus on the company’s grantmaking priorities. In addition, eligible applicants may apply for support through a literary-based sponsorship program. Does not award grants.

  • Open

    The Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation is committed to improving communities and impacting lives by supporting programs throughout the United States that address the needs of children and families, animals, and the environment. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000, with an average of $2,500. Build-A-Bear Workshop also provides gift certificate donations to schools and nonprofit organizations that address the company's priorities. Requests for either program may be submitted at any time.

  • Open

    Supports local animal shelters and stray pet rescue and rehabilitation organizations across the country.  Grants are made quarterly and vary in size from $1,000- $10,000.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations serving children and youth in the community.

  • Open

    The Cameron Foundation provides technical assistance grants on a rolling basis to local nonprofits. Up to $15,000 to each applicant is available for use in building the operational effectiveness of the organization.

  • Open

    Supports nonprofit organizations that focus on children's issues: childhood disease research foundations, organizations that promote child safety, and charities that serve children with special needs.

  • Open

    Funding to support bible colleges and seminaries, religious causes, liberal arts colleges, medical concerns, and social concerns.

  • Open

    Funding to support organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families and the well-being of their communities.

  • Open

    Donations of networking-solutions software to health-service support organizations and organizations that provide education, job training, and literacy support to undeserved populations. This is completely separate from regular Techsoup discounted software programs.

  • Open

    Through the Water Stewardship focus, The Coca-Cola Foundation supports access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection, and other programs, including education and awareness programs that promote water conservation. The Healthy and Active Lifestyles focus supports access to exercise, physical activity, and nutritional education programs. Community Recycling is designed to increase litter abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, increase community recycling, and support research and innovation. The Education component supports scholarships, as well as drop-out prevention, access to education, and other initiatives. Interested applicants are invited to apply for support at any time.

  • Open

    The RBC Blue Water Project hopes to foster a culture of water stewardship so that people have clean, fresh water today and tomorrow by supporting programs that increase watershed awareness in local communities or engage the community in watershed stewardship.

  • Open

    Funding to support community focus areas including safety, environment, wellness and community.

  • Open

    Veteranscorp.org provides funding for programs that provide opportunities and resources to veterans interested in business or entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations offering direct aid to children in need, including ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused, or malnourished children, as well as those with limited access to education.

  • Open

    Areas of interest include the environment, reproductive freedom, theatre, drug policy reform, democracy, peace and national security issues, education, medicine, and human services.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations with a significant portion of its resources devoted to environmental organizing, advocacy, or other forms of community-based activism, or a support group building the capacity of such organizations.

  • Open

    The ASPCA provides funding to nonprofit equine welfare organizations for capital improvements, emergency grants or education-related grants.  Funds for hay, feed, and medical care are generally restricted to large cruelty seizures or impounds only.

  • Open

    Funding to support domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, OR assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of: Domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.

  • Open

    Funding in the areas of emergency and disaster relief, child pedestrian safety, and environmental sustainability.

  • Open

    Funding to nonprofits that operate in the following areas: Arts and culture, community development and social services, health, and education.

  • Open

    Funding for programs that will  provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations supporting education, human services, culture, and public/civil affairs.

  • Open

    Funding to support organizations that provide food, shelter and prevention programs and emergency services.

  • Open

    Funding to support organizations that provide food, shelter and prevention programs and emergency services.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations that feed the hungry with a focus on eliminating hunger.

  • Open

    This foundation provides support for nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the communities served by Food Lion stores. The Foundation supports programs that directly support the academic education of children in primary and secondary education as well as programs that provide meals or food to the hungry.

  • Open

    Grants to organizations and filmmakers working to create documentaries with a social conscience but lacking the resources to realize their vision or connect with audiences.

  • Open

    The Foundation for Rural Education and Development has announced changes to the eligibility requirements for its Technology Grants for Rural Schools program, created to help meet the growing need for innovative technology in the classroom.

  • Open

    Funding to support policies that ensure equal access to all media platforms, promote social justice content in media and foster documentary films that explore the social justice issues on which the Foundation focuses.

  • Open

    Funding to support efforts that protect, promote, and create good jobs with living wages for workers, including low-wage workers.

  • Open

    Grantmaking in four main areas: Measuring Progress; Animal Advocacy; Independent Media programs; and Global HIV/AIDS.

  • Open

    Funds innovative educational organizations.  Current foundation priorities are focused on developing the abilities of promising high potential youth, supporting high quality education for young people in leadership, entrepreneurship and business education and enhancing academic performance and prospects for life achievement of students at the secondary school level.

  • Open

    Nonprofit groups can apply to receive at least three months of free advertising on Google’s website to promote their mission.

  • Open

    Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 BILLION in federal grants.  It is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs.

  • Open

    Funding for non-profit community agencies and public schools to provide at-risk children with state-of-the-art computer labs.

  • Open

    Grants are focused in three areas: community education programs, arts-in-education programs, and agriculture and environmental programs.

  • Open

    VHCF health safety net grants work to increase access to primary care for uninsured Virginians and those who live in areas with limited access to care.  Health safety net funding focuses on projects that address one or more of these priorities: developing or expanding patient capacity, establishing a broader scope of services, creating local systems of care, and strengthening the infrastructure of health safety net providers.

  • Open

    Grants of up to $10,000 for organizations supporting the poor, underprivileged, and needy as well as homeless Americans, including men, women, children, and veterans.

  • Open

    Funding for humanitarian efforts, including faith-based endeavors, that strengthen education, fight economic hardships through self-help opportunities, and enhance public health and sanitation.

  • Open

    The Hitachi Foundation's grant making strategy is aimed at enhancing opportunity and quality of life for economically isolated people. The focus is on the role of both businesses and communities in addressing economic isolation and strengthening the field of corporate citizenship. Partnerships with nonprofit organizations that enable economically challenged people to retain and advance in their jobs, earn living wages, and accumulate savings and assets are emphasized. Interested organizations may submit an online inquiry to provide information about project ideas at any time.

  • Open

     Funding to non-profit organizations addressing a variety of community needs and resources with a primary focus on children's education, financial education and physical education.

  • Open

    General support funding for grassroots organizations promoting environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and food systems, and reproductive rights.

  • Open

    Provides funding in several areas, including developmental disabilities, environment, reproductive health, human rights and job opportunities.  Has a special interest in small organizations and startups in need of funding.

  • Open

    Funding to support four program areas: developmental disabilities, clean energy, environmental health and regional food systems.

  • Open

    Supports projects that improve medical education, diversity among health care professionals, and benefits to underserved populations.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations that promote journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities, and foster the arts.

  • Open

    Funding to support building a better primary-care safety net and/or innovative approaches to improve community health.

  • Open

    Grants of all sizes supporting nonprofits in six fields of interest: arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health, and human services.

  • Open

    The Kresge Foundation is seeking to fund organizations that make it a priority to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities. It seeks to expand access and opportunity for individuals and families who are vulnerable and low-income by strengthening human services organizations and promoting new responses to challenges in the sector.

  • Open
    Funding targeting the scholastic development of children and youth by improving elementary and secondary education through support of charter and parochial schools.
  • Open

    One time grants of $5,000 - $25,000 for community improvement and public education projects.

  • Open

    The Foundation was established to provide grants to non-profit organizations that contribute to building stronger communities, improving the quality of life for our neighbors, and providing needed services to our youth with a special interest in supporting organizations in the regions where we operate whose programs assist the community in the areas of youth development and education; environmental stewardship, health & safety; and local community development.

  • Open

    Funding to support middle school years through higher education in the areas of academic performance, leadership development, and citizenship

  • Open

    Funding to local organizations with a charitable purpose.

  • Open

    Funding to organizations that support the care and protection of animals, preservation of natural resources, and the health and welfare of human beings.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice.

  • Open

    Advancing Student Achievement, an initiative of the Actuarial Foundation, provides grants to K-12 schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada for programs that involve actuaries in the teaching of mathematics. The focus is on mentoring programs that bring together actuaries and educators in private and public schools, with an emphasis on grades 4-8. The Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.

  • Open

    Supports nonprofit organizations that assist veterans in overcoming their unique challenges and successfully re-entering life at home and work.

  • Open

    Funding to help young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society.

  • Open

    Funding to organizations that promote music education for children.

  • Open

    Grants to small nonprofits to help cover program related expenses and demonstrably strengthen that organization's ability to serve its clients and community.

  • Open

     Financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities.  The Alliance is particularly interested in applications that demonstrate focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in programs that involve those without disabilities with the ultimate goal of enhancing their inclusion into the fabric of their community.

  • Open

    The National Anti-Vivisection Society offers the Sanctuary Fund to provide emergency assistance to animals throughout the U.S. in dire situations which call for immediate intervention. The Fund gives secondary consideration to supporting the relocation of animals that have been used in research facilities, roadside zoos, and/or the entertainment industry, as well as exotic pets and animals rescued from slaughterhouses; wildlife rehabilitation; and innovative approaches to alleviate or prevent animal suffering.

  • Open

    Funding to support projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.

  • Open

    Supports conservation activities around the world that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological cultural and historical resources.

  • Open

    Supports the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among Native artists, including American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists.

  • Open

    Bank of America is accepting applications in community development and neighborhood revitalization.  The initiative awards grants of up to $200,000 for leadership training and general operating support for nonprofit organizations.

  • Open

    The Norcross Wildlife Foundation provides support to local grassroots organizations throughout the United States that work to protect wild land. Priority is given to organizations that have difficulty raising the modest funds they need to do their critical work in the trenches of environmental conservation. Grants averaging $5,000 are primarily provided for program-related office and field equipment, and public education and outreach materials. The Foundation also provides no-interest loans to local organizations to help them acquire land they have prioritized for conservation. 

  • Open

    Funding to projects that promote giving children tools for success, building capacity to serve communities, and disaster preparedness and rebuilding.

  • Open

    Makes in-kind donations of imprinted goods to deserving organizations.

  • Open

    This Institute has several different grant programs for nonprofits and other groups working on research or programs which are designed to promote social justice, political freedom.  Specific focuses of individual grants range from media policy and academic freedom to reducing reliance on incarceration.

  • Open

    The Pay It Forward Foundation was established to inspire students to realize that they can change the world, and to provide them with opportunities to do so. Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time service-oriented projects that are identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community, and that include learning goals for the youth participants. Projects must contain a "pay it forward" focus – that is, they must be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially. Schools, churches, and community youth groups (with an adult sponsor) in the U.S. and Canada may apply for funding. The application deadlines are September 15 and February 15 of each year; however, requests may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation's website to download the Mini-Grant guidelines.

  • Open

    Large grants for programs related to education, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and thought leadership.

  • Open

    The mission of this grantor is to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. Grants are provided to local nonprofit organizations in communities with PETCO stores throughout the United States. The Foundation dedicates its resources to serving the Four Rs: Reduce (spay/neuter programs), Rescue (adoption programs), Rehabilitate (behavior training programs), Rejoice (humane education programs). Applying organizations receive priority when they enlist their local PETCO store in recommending their programs.

  • Open

    Supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development.

  • Open

    Any individual, organization, group, family, business, or labor union actively engaged in voluntary service benefiting the community or nation can be nominated.

  • Open

    The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) focuses its efforts on the empowerment of economically poor and disadvantaged people seeking to change the structures that perpetuate their condition. Supported projects must be presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit from them and must address long-term corrections of the conditions that keep people bound by poverty and oppression.

  • Open

    Provides funding to recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance and film.  Awards are given in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.  Deadlines vary by category

  • Open

    Provides grants for the conservation of both freshwater and marine underwater environments, with a focus on coral reefs, shark protection, sustainable fisheries, ecotourism, shoreline cleanups, and aquatic education for children.

  • Open

    Funding to support efforts ensuring fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. Focus on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Workers’ Rights.

  • Open

    Connect US makes grants to support non-governmental organizations active in policy issues, especially related to US global engagement.  These grants are to serve as a potential source of funding for time-sensitive projects to effect policy change with focuses on climate change, energy policy, nuclear proliferation, human rights and international trade and development.

  • Open

    Funding of innovative, educational and project-based initiatives that advance the revolution in sustainable production and consumption.

  • Open

    One-time grants of up to $10,000 for creative solutions to help immigrants in the United States further their verbal English language skills - listening comprehension and oral communications or to help immigrants in other ways.

  • Open

    The Energy Foundation is focused on advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. Efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the utility industry; policies to increase the energy efficiency of U.S. homes and businesses; policies that reduce vehicle pollution and oil consumption; U.S. state and regional policies to reduce global-warming pollution; and sustainable energy programs in China. The Foundation is unable to support local projects, unless they have been designed for further replication or have broad regional or national implications.

  • Open

    Grants for organizations supporting three types of endeavors - education, health care and children's initiatives

  • Open

    Funding available in the broad areas of education, community, and health and medicine.

  • Open

    Funding for small charitable organizations aiming to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and society in general.

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    Priority is given to experienced, community-based programs serving children in low-income, major urban areas. The primary focus of the Foundation’s grant making is on tuition subsidies, small renovations, equipment upgrades, playground construction, and staff development opportunities for early education and care programs.

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    Funds available through partnerships between Ruby Tuesday restaurants and local nonprofits

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    Funding to support nonprofit organizations that have programs that align with its four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, assisting people with disabilities.

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    Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites.

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    Share Our Strength distributes funds throughout the U.S. to organizations that fight childhood hunger. This program helps to ensure that low-income children receive nutritious food during critical times when they are out of school and vulnerable to hunger. Grants for Program Sponsors provide support to organizations that directly sponsor USDA-reimbursed after-school and/or summer meal programs for children. Grants for Advocacy are awarded to increase participation in such programs. Awards for both programs generally range between $1,000 and $10,000.

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    Funding to support advancing live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theater and a secondary focus on dance.

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    Funding for creative and innovative solutions to ensure the health, education, and general well being of children, youth, and young adults so they may achieve their full potential and become responsible, productive members of society.

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    Provides financial support to programs in three primary focus areas: children and families, the environment, and disenfranchised groups.

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    The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia provide financial support to help those who are poor, oppressed, and marginalized in society and to promote social justice at local, national, and international levels.  Recipients should be engaged in fostering systemic change, promoting self-help and empowering community, or responding to unmet needs of those whoa re poor and/or marginalized.  Has two giving cycles per year.

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    Funding to support organizations that promote social welfare programs for those in need through the Mazda Foundation.

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    Stonyfield Farm is accepting applications for the 2009 Profits for the Planet program. Through this program, Stonyfield Farm contributes 10% of its profits to efforts to help protect and restore the environment. Highest priority will be given to applications for programs that protect and restore the planet; generate measurable results (natural resources saved, people educated); and promote Stonyfield Farm through sampling opportunities, collateral, and media relation. Proposals should be no longer than two pages and may be submitted throughout the year.

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    Seeking to foster sustainable communities in the United States - communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures.

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    Funding to organizations that focus on affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and the environment. 

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    Partners works with animal welfare organizations to provide care for animals.

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    Grants to advance science education and to improve quality of care for patients, promoting patient empowerment and addressing issues of health care disparities and health inequalities.

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    The Annenberg Foundation provides support for projects within its grant-making interest areas of education and youth, arts and culture, civic and community, and health.

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    Funds a range of programs including those in education, theology/religion, health care, and public television.

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    Grants for programs involved in health, human services, community and economic development, and education.  Limited funding also available to those dealing with civic affairs, cultural enrichment, and conservation & historic preservation.

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    Supports a range of efforts related to education, peace & security, international development, strengthening democracy, and more. Take a quiz to find out if your project fits the guidelines for grants.

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    Funding to support Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Education, and Environmental Health.

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    The Foundation has three primary program areas available to organizations in this area: Civil Society; Environment; and Pathways Out of Poverty.  Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to support efforts promoting a just, equitable, and sustainable society.

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    Funds programs that utilize communication technologies to address community needs related to literacy, volunteerism and youth leadership.

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    Grants for organizations dedicated to protecting and sustaining the diversity of the natural and built environment.

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    The Dennis Foundation seeks to fund organizations that operate in the areas of education, health, human services, and religion. The Foundation distributes 30 grants per year that have an average size of $500 to $5,000.

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    Funding for low cost spay/neuter clinics and voucher programs as a way to help relieve animal over population.
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    Funding for organizations promoting education, environmental stewardship, community vitality, and human needs.

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    Direct aid and assistance to vulnerable children, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, disfigured, abused and malnourished, or have limited access to education.  Focused on smaller grassroots projects that can be fully fund or nearly fully fund with the small grants from the foundation

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    Supports new nonprofits that result in social change. Unrestricted funding will be provided to entrepreneurs who have started a new organization within the last 3 years.

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    The Energy Foundation is focused on advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. Efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the utility industry; policies to increase the energy efficiency of U.S. homes and businesses; policies that reduce vehicle pollution and oil consumption; U.S. state and regional policies to reduce global-warming pollution; and sustainable energy programs in China. The Foundation is unable to support local projects, unless they have been designed for further replication or have broad regional or national implications.

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    Has identified several program areas for which they provide funding to nonprofits organizations. These include measuring progress, animal advocacy, independent media, and global HIV/AIDS.

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    Funding to provide opportunities to underserved and underrepresented populations, focused primarily in areas of education, health, social services and arts/culture.

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    Funds programs in science education and research, from pre-K through PhD.

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    Awards grants to organizations that promote environmental and community health, advance environmental justice, sustain the food system in both urban and rural communities and more.

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    Funding for organizations working to help young people feel fully alive through rhythm found in dance, music, and poetry.

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    Grants to feed the hungry, support breast cancer initiatives, provide disaster relief and assist local grassroots organizations.

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    Has many and varied program interests, including improving education, promoting economic growth and prosperity, and defending and advancing freedom.

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    $1,000 - $5,000 grants to programs that afford women and families access to the knowledge and resources they need to build better lives.

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    Major grants for organizations serving Children and Youth, Elders, Disadvantaged Adults and Families, the Disabled and Critically Ill, and Special Initiatives.

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    Relief grants for individuals distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income, or lack of financial resources. Available to individuals or to organizations serving them.

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    Offers in-kind support to organizations working to create community-based technology and learning centers in order to bridge the digital divide and eliminate technology illiteracy.

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    Partners with nonprofits to assist survivors of domestic violence.

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    The Nature of Learning Grant Program supports the Fish and Wildlife Service’s priority of connecting people with nature ensuring the future of conservation. Start-up grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to support initial expenses associated with new programs. Follow-up grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded on a comprehensive basis to provide continued support to existing The Nature of Learning Programs.

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    Funding for efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental, and social well-being, and that help people control those forces that affect their lives.

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    The Prana Fund will fund any public charity or government agency working in Charlottesville and/or Albemarle County.

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    Funding to facilitate sensible collaborations among nonprofit organizations, regardless of area of focus.

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    One of the largest private foundations in the US; funds organizations involved in education, medicine and health care, human needs, public policy, culture and the environment.

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    Fosters entrepreneurial programs throughout the U.S. that offer viable solutions to difficult systemic problems. The Foundation provides support through five distinct grantmaking programs: The Environmental Program, the Community Revitalization Program, the Effective Citizenry Program, the Arts Program, and the Nonprofit Sector Support Program.

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    Funding to support just and sustainable communities through grantmaking in the areas of: sustainable environments; strong local economies; thriving cultures; and foundation initiatives.

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    Funding to promote the rule of law, to increase access to justice, and to support law-related education.

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    Grants for community-based and faith-based volunteer organizations that provide literacy and numeracy services to adults  who read at a fifth-grade level or below.

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    This Foundation dispenses funds for grants in rehabilitation research for disabling illnesses and injuries.

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    Funding to organizations that focus on the three main areas of education, the environment, and vehicle safety.

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    Funding for projects designed to keep children in underserved communities active, healthy, and safe.

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    The UMADD Mini-Grant Program offers qualifying groups grants of up to $500 to help implement evidence-based prevention programs that focus on college-related drinking problems on campuses and/or in the surrounding communities. Priority for funding will be given to applications that incorporate the projects recommended on the UMADD website; seek to change environmental factors (laws, policies, enforcement) or populations (student body, anyone under 21) versus projects that seek individual behavior change (motivational speaker, basic alcohol education); include partnership with multiple groups, both on campus and in the community; and support law enforcement efforts. Requests may be submitted at any time.

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    Funding to support organizations that focus on protecting the environment. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects relating to brown field remediation, science and education relevant to green building, energy upgrade and conservation, rehabilitation and cleanup, coastal/creek and reserve cleanup and preservation, urban green space projects, environmental education, aquarium and museums, state parks, nature centers, conservancy centers, botanical gardens, wildlife centers, and ecology and recycling centers

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    Provides support to grassroots and rescue groups that need to ensure safe lifetime care for animals who are being rescued via large-scale criminal seizure or surrender.

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    Facilitates access to health-related services not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan and have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child.  Provides grants which help provide financial assistance towards family's share of the cost of medical services.

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    Funding to help children who need critical health care treatment, services, or equipment not fully covered by their parents' health benefit plans.

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    Financial support for programs and groups addressing key areas of community concern including: child welfare, education, health and well-being, food security, environmental protection, historic preservation and support for the arts.

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    Grants to build the capacity of nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations in low income rural communities. Covers a wide range of programs.

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    Dedicated to improving lives and giving back to communities through funding that supports education, healthcare and sustainability.

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    Funding for organizations working in healthcare, education and/or sustainability.  Additional information on  Event Sponsorship/Grants.

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    Funding to support  lobbying activities related to a strategic issue advocacy campaign focused on fighting childhood obesity at the state, local and tribal level.

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    The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on activities anywhere in the world that foster new and innovative ideas in education. Education grants support programs that are innovative and that motivate children to stay in school, do well academically, and continue their education beyond high school.

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    Funding for programs and organizations that have a specific focus on improving access to health and wellness in their community; pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives; civic and community outreach; or emergency and disaster relief. Health is the Company’s major focus area and the largest share of its annual contributions program is allocated to programs that address the health needs of their clients.

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    Funding for organizations providing access to health and wellness, pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives, civic and community outreach, and emergency and disaster relief.

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    Funding to support organizations that operate in the areas of health, human services, or education. The Foundation gives highest priority to activities that provide greater access to people who are economically disadvantaged and underserved. Of particular interest to the Foundation are applications that specifically address the needs of low-income children and youth, older adults, and people affected by disabilities and homelessness.

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    Funding to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

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    Funding for community-based nonprofit organizations across the country in support of conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure, and educational outreach efforts.

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    Funding for organizations fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

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    Funding for grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children, particularly in the areas of health and social service needs.