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

Initiative for Effective Nonprofits

Deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The purpose of the Initiative for Effective Nonprofits is to strengthen the relationships, governance and management of nonprofit organizations so that the organizations will be more effective in developing, implementing and sustaining strategies, systems and programs to meet important… Read More

Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention grants. The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive… Read More

SFARI 2017 Autism Pilot and Research Awards

Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is seeking applications from individuals who will conduct research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Pilot Awards are awarded to innovative, high-impact proposals requesting support for small-scale projects… Read More

Virginia Service Foundation Mini Grants

Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016

The Virginia Service Foundation offers mini-grants throughout the year to any public or private nonprofit organization, serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, including faith-based and other community organizations, public or private schools, institutions of higher education and government entities. Qualifying… Read More

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting submissions from publishers for the twenty-seventh annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards. The awards are designed to recognize and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the… Read More

Innovative Breast Cancer Testing Research

Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and education to raising funds for research into earlier detection of breast cancer. To advance this mission, grants of up to $40,000… Read More

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Grants of up to $2,500 will awarded to nonprofits, schools, or recognized government entities. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Read More

The Kresge Foundation Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative

Deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Kresge Foundation supports activities that speed the adoption of programs, policies and practices that promote safe, stable housing for vulnerable people. They are interested in community development efforts that foster health and connect low-income residents to opportunity. The Healthy… Read More

American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship Program

Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017

The American Psychological Association is inviting applications for its APA Congressional Fellowship Program. Through the annual program, fellows spend a year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. APA and the American Psychological Foundation… Read More

U.S.-Japan Foundation Leadership Program

Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

The U.S.-Japan Foundation is committed to promoting stronger ties between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels of communication, and address common concerns in an increasingly interdependent world. Over… Read More

Asian Cultural Council

Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

The Asian Cultural Council works to advance international respect and understanding between people and cultures through transformative cultural exchange. To that end, the council awards fellowship grants to artists and scholars in three categories of cross-cultural exchange: Asia to… Read More

2017 Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators Award

Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

The American Sleep Medicine Foundation’s annual program is designed to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the NIH or other government research grants for at least give years but whose recent grant proposals are unlikely… Read More

Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research

Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that… Read More

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Research Grant

Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Translational Research Program was developed to encourage and provide early support for research in leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma aimed at developing innovative approaches to treatment, diagnosis and prevention. The program is designed to support… Read More

American Association of University Women Community Action Grants

Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’s founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic,… Read More

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