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

Community-Wide Reading Program Grant

Deadline: Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. The program provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources in support of their efforts to inspire their… Read More

Captain Planet Foundation: Environmental Education Activities Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting grants for projects that bring environmental-based education to schools and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. The foundation will fund unique and innovative projects that promote… Read More

Julie L. Rogers Sabbatical Program Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C. will provide executive directors of current grantee organizations with the resources and time they need to restore their energy and inspiration. Through the annual program, the foundation will award up to three organizations with… Read More

Mountaineers Foundation Environmental Education Projects

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Mountaineers Foundation provides support to organization and agencies working to preserve the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the Pacific Northwest. The foundation is accepting applications for its Community Conservation Education Grants program. The foundation will give grants… Read More

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants Program

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Through the program, general operating support grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded along with funding for specific projects that align with one or more of the foundation’s focus areas: promoting Earth’s beauty and bounty; creating a robust,… Read More

Education Research Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. The foundation supports high-quality investigations of education through its research programs and the strengthening and renewal of the educational research community through… Read More

Cville Gives Grankmaking Program

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cville Gives is a giving circle comprised of community-minded young professionals who pool their charitable dollars into a fund and decide annually as a group which local nonprofits to support.  Cville Gives seeks to respond… Read More

Teacher-Scholar Awards in Chemical Sciences

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting nominations from academic institutions for its Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. The annual program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions…. Read More

Women’s Sports Foundation: Underserved Girls Sports Program

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

In October 2014, the Women’s Sports Foundation, with support from espnW, launched Sports 4 Life, a national grant program to increase the participation and retention of African-American and Hispanic girls in sports. The program is designed to create and… Read More

The Ballyshannon Fund Educational Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Ballyshannon Fund is seeking nonprofit organizations that promote citizen understanding of the economic importance of agricultural and forestry enterprises in Central Virginia through educational projects and programs. Read More

American Electric Power Classroom Projects Grant

Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

American Electric Power is accepting applications from pre-K-12 teachers for grants to support funding for classroom projects during the 2016-2017 school year. Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP will award grants of up to $500 for projects that… Read More

DDCF Strengthening Performing Arts Grant

Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation supports projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields that strengthen the national infrastructure of those fields, as well as those that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists… Read More

Open Society Fellowship

Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A program of the Open Society Foundations, the Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals around the world pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship program seeks to fund work that… Read More

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is accepting applications for its Research Grants program, an annual program designed to facilitate the research endeavors of new investigators; provide bridge funds for projects that are of benefit to other members of… Read More

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