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)

  • Fri, 05/01/2015

    Funding to nonprofits focused on promoting specific services or trainings in Virginia.

  • Fri, 05/01/2015

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

  • Tue, 05/05/2015

    Funding to organizations that preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections.

  • Wed, 05/06/2015

    Funding to organizations that create and expand community gardens, urban farms, and farmers markets.

  • Wed, 05/13/2015

    Funding to organizations that have an innovative and collaborative approach to making their community a healthier place to live.

  • Fri, 05/15/2015

    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.

  • Fri, 05/15/2015

    Funding to public and private elementary and secondary schools with programs that enhance STEM skills by studying energy and the environment.

  • Sun, 05/31/2015

    Funding for hanging equipment to organizations that showcase art in their community.

  • Tue, 06/30/2015

    Funding to organizations who focus on mental health or teen parenthood.

  • Tue, 06/30/2015

    Funding to individuals who have invented a technique that solves a caregiving challenge, or found a new application of an existing device or technique that decreases the burden on caregivers.

  • Wed, 07/01/2015

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

  • Tue, 07/07/2015

    Funding to partnerships that involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands.

  • Fri, 07/31/2015

    Funding to programs that hope to expand their child grief support services.

  • Mon, 08/03/2015

    Funding to organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis.

  • Tue, 09/15/2015

    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.

  • Fri, 01/01/2016

    Funding to organizations that support education in sustainability or have programs that support sustainable and affordable housing initiatives or the environment.

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

    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

    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

    Funding to support organizations with projects involving protecting landscapes and livelihoods threatened by climate change. 

  • Open

    Funding for organizations supporting community, education, or local capital campaign efforts.

  • Open

    Funding to projects that are performed by youth and have real environmental outcomes.

  • 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

    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

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

  • 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

    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

    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 to programs that advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency, and addictive behavior.

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Funding for programs that better the community through education, conservation and the promotion of a civil society.

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • 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

    Funding to local organizations with a charitable purpose.

  • Open

    Funding to support and promote quality educational and human services programming.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Open

    Funding to projects focused on advocacy, direct service, research, or professional education and training for the aging or retired.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Funding for capacity building and social innovation.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Grant funding for Virginia organizations focusing on health, education, local history, ecology, nature and youth.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Funding for organizations promoting education, environmental stewardship, community vitality, and human needs.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Funding for organizations that are focused on embedding arts and culture in efforts to foster the wellbeing of low-income residents.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Funding in support of environmental endeavors, human services, and/or disaster relief.

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Funding to organizations who create change leading to a more just society.

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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.

  • Open

    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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    Funding for projects that increase access to primary care for uninsured Virginians and those who live in areas with limited access to healthcare.

  • Open

    Funding for organizations developing public humanities programs for audiences in Virginia.

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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.

  • Open

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

  • Open

    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.