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

Steven H. Sandell Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program provides opportunities for junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue… Read More

Artfully Reimagined ‘Reimagine It’ Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Five percent of eco-friendly, online retailer Artfully Reimagined’s profits go to artists devoted to creating works from recycled objects in the form of ‘Reimagine It’ grants. These unconditional, non-matching awards are made directly to individual artists to help launch… Read More

The KIND Foundation: KIND Causes Monthly Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

Each month, KIND Causes supports individuals and organizations working to make the world a little kinder with $10,000 grants. Submit your socially impactful cause that helps people in need, and our KIND Causes community will determine which to fund… Read More

Customized Limb Prostheses Program Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Heather Abbott Foundation envisions a world where individuals who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances can live the lives they want. Because so few of these devices are covered by health insurance companies, the foundation provides assistance… Read More

CHEST Foundation Asthma Research Grant

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

The CHEST Foundation, the charitable arm of the American College of Chest Physicians, champions lung health for all Americans through support for clinical research, patient education, and community service. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its… Read More

Eco-Living Fund

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

The Eco-Living Fund Application Guidelines

Deadline for Submission of Optional Letter of Inquiry—Friday, March 31, 2017

Deadline for Submission of Full Proposal—Friday, July 14, 2017

The Eco-Living Fund is a donor-advised fund based at the Charlottesville Area… Read More

Mental Health Research Grant

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications for behavioral or psychological research studies from investigators based in the United States or Canada. The fund will award grants of up to $20,000 to studies aimed at developing,… Read More

World of Children 2017 Awards

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Since 1998, World of Children Award has granted more than $8 million in cash grants and program support to more than 100 humanitarian leaders who are the driving force behind charity organizations serving children worldwide.
World of Children Award is… Read More

Mental Health Research Grant

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications to support behavioral or psychological research studies based in the United States or Canada. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members… Read More

Classical Commissioning Program

Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to U.S.-based presenters and professional contemporary classical and world music ensembles for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for two to ten… Read More

Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards

Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Harrington Discovery Institute is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, an annual program that recognizes physician-scientist innovators in the United States whose research has the potential to change standards of care. Grants of up… Read More

School Breakfast Program Grants

Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017

Action for Healthy Kids combats childhood obesity, undernourishment, and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places where kids can lead healthier lives. The organization partners with dedicated volunteers — teachers, students, moms, dads, and school-wellness experts — from… Read More

Support for Litigation to Advance Social Justice

Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. The Impact Fund will provide grants of up to $25,000 to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms that seek to… Read More

Social and Environmental Justice Projects Grant

Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. One-year grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in… Read More

K-12 Classroom Strategies Teacher Development Grants

Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful, and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy,… Read More

Patient Safety Research

Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Doctors Company Foundation was created in 2008 by the Doctors Company, the nation’s largest provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals. The purpose of the foundation is to support patient safety education… Read More

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