Each week, CNE sources three grant opportunities via online research and publishes them to this page. We strive to list a wide range of grants to reflect the diversity of our membership.


For additional information on any grant located here, please contact the grant maker directly.


If your organization is new to foundation grants, or looking to strengthen and diversify an already existing grant portfolio, be sure to check-out our philanthropy programs and fundraising resources.


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Ford Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant

Deadline: Rolling

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… Read More

Leona Gruber Trust Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Leona Gruber Trust distributes 15 grants per year with an average size of $2,000. Preference is given to organizations with a focus on youth, health care, community, and education.

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Mathers Construction Community Giving Program

Deadline: Rolling

Mathers Construction, a Waynesboro-based industrial construction and development firm, engages in corporate philanthropy addressing a wide range of community needs and initiatives. Nonprofit organizations and fiscal sponsors of individuals and organizations serving the needs of children in the Waynesboro… Read More

Singing for Change Social and Environmental Problem Solving Grants

Deadline: Rolling

SFC offers competitive grants to progressive nonprofit organizations working to address the root causes of a social or environmental problem. Grants will be awarded to projects in one or more of the following areas: Children and Families, Environment, and… Read More

Luce Foundation Theology Program Responsive Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Henry Luce Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for work that advances understanding of religion and theology. The foundation’s Theology program supports projects whose engagements extend into a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on projects that cross… Read More

Gene Conley Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Gene Conley Foundation awards grants exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. The Foundation distributed 28 grants per year with an average size of $2,000 to… Read More

The Kresge Foundation Human Services Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Kresge Foundation is seeking to fund organizations that make it a priority to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities. The Foundation is concentrating its focus in the following areas: (1) Advancing the effectiveness and resilience of… Read More

The Surdna Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Surdna Foundation seeks 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. They seek projects that focus on collaboration, long-term… Read More

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Deadline: Rolling

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has issued a call for entries for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing… Read More

P. Buckley Moss Arts Integrated Education Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation is accepting grant applications from pre-K-12 educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that… Read More

Cadence, Inc. Community Giving Program

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

Based in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence, Inc. maintains a strong commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates. They devote the majority of their corporate philanthropy to addressing the quality and accessibility of vocational and technical education. They do,… Read More

Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants for Athletic Programs and Camps

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to support youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs. Grants of up to $5,000… Read More

Markets for Good: Good Data Grants for a Higher Impact Social Sector

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

Good Data Grants are intended to support researchers and innovators in developing new learning and tools that the entire social sector can use to improve the safe, ethical, and effective use of data in the digital age. All work supported… Read More

Best Buy Teen Potential through Technology Grant

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Best Buy Foundation seeks nonprofit partners that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. The Foundation’s goal is to provide youth with access… Read More

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Enriching Communities Grants

Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

Enriching Communities grants support a wide range of activities that keep our community vibrant and strong. Nonprofit organizations and agencies working in Charlottesville and surrounding areas are welcome to apply. Read More

Autism Science Foundation Accelerator Grants

Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

The Autism Science Foundation aims to support autism research through funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing, and disseminating that research. Grants awarded through the program are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress… Read More

National Multiple Sclerosis Society society

Deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program, which funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function in and… Read More

Openness and Transparency in Research Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Increasing Openness and Transparency in Research program. The purpose of the program is to encourage and support a series of projects aimed at increasing transparency and accountability… Read More

Litigation to Advance Social Justice Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Impact Fund provides grants to nonprofit legal firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms working to advance social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and poverty law. Through the fund’s litigation program, grants of… Read More

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Social and Environmental Justice Project Grant

Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation will award one-year grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems. The foundation will only… Read More

YoungArts Foundation Young Artist Grants

Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

The National YoungArts Foundation will provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with grants up to $10,000 and opportunities to work with renowned mentors. Applicants may submit to one of ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz,… Read More

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Grants of up to $500 are available to enhance and develop student appreciation for nature using native plants to develop an outdoor learning center. Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning that focus on educating K-12 students,… Read More

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grant Program

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Through its Learning & Leadership program, the NEA foundation makes awards of up to $2,000 to support the participation of public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff at public institutions of higher education in high-quality… Read More

RedRover Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Animal Integration Grants

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Founded in 1987, the mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education…. Read More

Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. With a cash award of $2 million, the prize is the largest humanitarian award in the world. Established in 1996, the prize is… Read More

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