Mitsubishi eager to prove its potential

The plug-in hybrid crossover is in the Illinois dealership’s showroom, where it’s hooked to a “tailgate package” of home electronics such as TV and blenders to showcase the capabilities of the brand’s latest entry, which is infusing some energy into a lineup longing for fresh products. The store received its first shipment last week, and its president, Ryan Gremore, thinks the active-lifestyle message will hit home.

“I believe the car is going to tell a story about what Mitsubishi is capable of,” said Gremore, a member of Mitsubishi’s dealer advisory board.

The Japanese brand, now forging ahead as part of the Renault-Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance, is ready to turn the page on a rough stretch with the help of the Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross — a compact, coupelike crossover that will compete against the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The Outlander PHEV began trickling into stores in December, while the Eclipse Cross arrives in March.

“We build a wonderful small truck that we don’t sell in the United States because of the chicken tax, the L200/Triton. We have engineering geniuses building things we need that we can’t sell here,” said Gremore.

“We need a bigger midsize CUV, bigger than Outlander that has third-row capabilities,” he adds. “We get that going, we may start seeing the 200,000 sales come sooner than later.”

Mitsubishi sold 103,686 vehicles in the U.S. last year — the first time it topped 100,000 since 2007 — up 7.7 percent from a year earlier. In a three-year plan unveiled in October, the automaker said it’s looking to hit 130,000 sales a year by the end of that period, with a lift from the Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross.

To do that, Mitsubishi will need to get the most from its stores, and it’s offering to help underperforming dealers who are willing to stretch to reach their sales targets.

Mitsubishi deploys experts on dealership operations as part of its “cure” program to help them form game plans and improve.

Other dealers may re-evaluate their future with Mitsubishi and decide to sell, said Don Swearingen, COO of Mitsubishi Motors North America.

Mitsubishi is matching its ambitious sales expectations with “more aggressive rewards,” Swearingen said, pointing to volume-based “monetary incentives.”

“We want everybody in the game,” Swearingen told Automotive New s. “We put them on notice that we want them to succeed, or we’d like them to find a buyer. We’ve been very consistent with that.”

s. “We put them on notice that we want them to succeed, or we’d like them to find a buyer. We’ve been very consistent with that.”

Kinney Galani, owner of Planet Mitsubishi in Hempstead, N.Y., thinks Mitsubishi’s target for his store is unrealistic. He’s surrounded by volume players such as Honda and Toyota and says he can’t do much better than the 10 to 15 vehicles he sells per month.

Swearingen said he’s hearing of customer fervor around the Outlander PHEV that he hasn’t heard in years for a Mitsubishi product. Some stores, he said, are selling the vehicles before they arrive on lots.

In a call with dealers, Swearingen said many had a common question: How do I get more Outlander PHEVs?

When the Eclipse Cross arrives, Mitsubishi thinks it will appeal across generations. Swearingen said the company learned through product clinics that active professionals and empty nesters will be two niches to watch because of the vehicle’s styling, safety features and versatility.

The brand is returning to prime-time network TV with the Eclipse Cross for the first time in a decade.

“Digital is great, but the consumer has to know your name to go out there and start researching your product using digital formats,” Swearingen said. “We still believe it’s very important for us to advertise on television.”

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The Weyerhaeuser Family
Foundation is accepting applications for its Children’s Initiative. The grant funds direct service, new
programs for children, ages 0 – 14,
who have witnessed domestic violence.
Nonprofit organizations that use evidence-based strategies, include
outcome-based assessment, and address the relationship between the child and
parent/primary caregiver may apply.
Stage one applications are due March
1, 2017, invitation-only Stage two applications are due August 1, 2017.

Nonprofit organizations that use evidence-based strategies, include
outcome-based assessment, and address the relationship between the child and
parent/primary caregiver may apply.

Stage one applications are due March
1, 2017, invitation-only Stage two applications are due August 1, 2017.

Best Buy is partnering in 2017
with Clubhouse Network to open new Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in eight cities
across the United States. These
cities include: Cincinnati, Las
Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Nashville, New Orleans and three other cities to be announced. Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are
free afterschool programs that provide a creative and safe learning
environment where teens can develop critical skills through hands-on
activities and project-based learning.
Best Buy will provide a combination of cash and in-kind support to
each center during its first year of operation. In addition, grantees can subsequently
apply for a community grant from Best Buy of up to $10,000 each year to
support its center. Applications are due by March 10,
2017.

Best Buy is partnering in 2017
with Clubhouse Network to open new Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in eight cities
across the United States.

Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are
free afterschool programs that provide a creative and safe learning
environment where teens can develop critical skills through hands-on
activities and project-based learning.

Best Buy will provide a combination of cash and in-kind support to
each center during its first year of operation.

In addition, grantees can subsequently
apply for a community grant from Best Buy of up to $10,000 each year to
support its center.

The Kessler Foundation seeks to
improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through pilot
initiatives, demonstration projects and social ventures that lead to the
generation of new ideas focused on addressing and solving the high
unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. The foundation has specific
interest in serving Americans
with disabilities that live in rural states and other areas with more limited
service delivery. Preference will
be given to proposals that foster collaborations among different community
agencies, local government and business to promote employment for people with
disabilities. Grants of up to
$500,000 over two years will be awarded.
Applications are due by March
17, 2017.

The Kessler Foundation seeks to
improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through pilot
initiatives, demonstration projects and social ventures that lead to the
generation of new ideas focused on addressing and solving the high
unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities.

in serving Americans
with disabilities that live in rural states and other areas with more limited
service delivery.

Preference will
be given to proposals that foster collaborations among different community
agencies, local government and business to promote employment for people with
disabilities.

The Healthcare Georgia
Foundation is accepting applications to support the statewide establishment
in Georgia of rural Community Health Partnerships (CHP) with the vision and
capacity to implement Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) that achieve
measurable and sustainable improvements in rural health equity. They are anticipating making a maximum
of 20 grant awards, up to $70,000 each for a 12 month budget period. Applications
are due on March 31, 2017.

The Healthcare Georgia
Foundation is accepting applications to support the statewide establishment
in Georgia of rural Community Health Partnerships (CHP) with the vision and
capacity to implement Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) that achieve
measurable and sustainable improvements in rural health equity.

They are anticipating making a maximum
of 20 grant awards, up to $70,000 each for a 12 month budget period.

The Kelly Brush Foundation has
established an Adaptive Sports Grant program that will award grants to
individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury for the purchase of
adaptive sports equipment for recreation or competition. See the Kelly Brush Foundation website
for complete program guidelines and application instructions. Applications
are due by April 1, 2017.

The Kelly Brush Foundation has
established an Adaptive Sports Grant program that will award grants to
individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury for the purchase of
adaptive sports equipment for recreation or competition.

See the Kelly Brush Foundation website
for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
is accepting applications from 7th grade students with financial need for its
annual Young Scholars Program.
From 8th grade through their senior year of high school, Young
Scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor, funding for
academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year,
internship and study-abroad opportunities and educational resources,
including books and technology.
Many Young Scholars have
subsequently been awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 per year for
four years. A maximum of 70
students will be selected to begin the Young Scholars Program when they start
8th grade in September 2017. Applications are due by April 5, 2017.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
is accepting applications from 7th grade students with financial need for its
annual Young Scholars Program.

From 8th grade through their senior year of high school, Young
Scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor, funding for
academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year,
internship and study-abroad opportunities and educational resources,
including books and technology.

Scholars have
subsequently been awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 per year for
four years.

A maximum of 70
students will be selected to begin the Young Scholars Program when they start
8th grade in September 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 is accepting
applications for its Breakfast for Healthy Kids and Game on Grants
programs. Up to 550 schools will
receive School Breakfast grant awards, ranging from $500 to $3,000, to
support increased breakfast participation. In addition, up to 500 schools will be
awarded grants, ranging from $500 – $1,000, for physical activity and
nutrition initiatives. Applications are due by 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 is accepting
applications for its Breakfast for Healthy Kids and Game on Grants
programs.

Up to 550 schools will
receive School Breakfast grant awards, ranging from $500 to $3,000, to
support increased breakfast participation.

In addition, up to 500 schools will be
awarded grants, ranging from $500 – $1,000, for physical activity and
nutrition initiatives.

The Lead2Feed Challenge is the
contest component of the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program. Teachers/Advisor can enter a student team
completed service learning project(s) once they have finished the 10-Lesson
or 6-Lesson track. Projects are
judged each April and teams can win up to $20,000 for their charity and up to
$10,000 in tech products for their schools or youth club. Applications
are due April 9, 2017.

Teachers/Advisor can enter a student team
completed service learning project(s) once they have finished the 10-Lesson
or 6-Lesson track.

Projects are
judged each April and teams can win up to $20,000 for their charity and up to
$10,000 in tech products for their schools or youth club.

The National Endowment for the
Arts (NEA) is accepting applications for its Challenge America Grant
Program. Grants for guest artist,
cultural tourism, or professionally directed public arts projects must
provide opportunities to experience the arts to individuals limited by
geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. The NEA encourages partnerships for
the grant program and awards grants of $10,000 that require a $10,000
match. Applications are due April 13, 2017.

The National Endowment for the
Arts (NEA) is accepting applications for its Challenge America Grant
Program.

Grants for guest artist,
cultural tourism, or professionally directed public arts projects must
provide opportunities to experience the arts to individuals limited by
geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.

The NEA encourages partnerships for
the grant program and awards grants of $10,000 that require a $10,000
match.

The Mary Kay Foundation awards
grants to organizations that operate emergency shelters for victims of
domestic violence. These funds
may be used for the operating budgets.
The foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence
shelter in every state. It
anticipates awarding approximately 150 grants of up to $20,000 each this
year. Applications are due by April 30, 2017.

The Mary Kay Foundation awards
grants to organizations that operate emergency shelters for victims of
domestic violence.

RedRover is an organization
dedicated to bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond
between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief
services, financial assistance and education. It anticipates awarding a limited
number of RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants of up to $6,000 each
to support the creation of on-site space to temporarily house the pets of
victims of domestic violence. The application deadline is June 15,
2017.

RedRover is an organization
dedicated to bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond
between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief
services, financial assistance and education.

It anticipates awarding a limited
number of RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants of up to $6,000 each
to support the creation of on-site space to temporarily house the pets of
victims of domestic violence.

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children’s Education promotes the integration of the arts into all
education programs, with a focus on children who learn in different
ways. The foundation is accepting
grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain
or implement an arts education program in the 2018-19 school year. Grants of up to $1,000 will be
awarded. Applications are due by September 3, 2017.

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children’s Education promotes the integration of the arts into all
education programs, with a focus on children who learn in different
ways.

The foundation is accepting
grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain
or implement an arts education program in the 2018-19 school year.

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation
for Autism is accepting grant applications that will help families affected
by autism live life to the fullest. It will award grants up to
$20,000 for programs designed to meet families’ needs by ensuring access to
services, active lifestyles and adult independence. Geographic restrictions apply. See the Flutie Foundation website for
complete program guidelines and application instructions. Applications
are due by September 30, 2017.

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation
for Autism is accepting grant applications that will help families affected
by autism live life to the fullest.

It will award grants up to
$20,000 for programs designed to meet families’ needs by ensuring access to
services, active lifestyles and adult independence.

The Herb Society of America is
accepting applications from teachers in grades 3 – 6 for its 2017-18 Donald
Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant.
The society will award up to four $200 grants to establish an indoor
or outdoor herb garden. The
classrooms selected will receive three windowsill herb garden kits, including
pots, soil, seeds and educational materials for use in the classroom. Applications
are due by October 1, 2017.

The Herb Society of America is
accepting applications from teachers in grades 3 – 6 for its 2017-18 Donald
Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant.

The
classrooms selected will receive three windowsill herb garden kits, including
pots, soil, seeds and educational materials for use in the classroom.

The Abbott Laboratories Fund (The Fund) is an Illinois
not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1951 by Abbott
Laboratories. Abbott Laboratories provides the primary financial support of
the Abbott Laboratories Fund. Currently the Fund provides support through
cash grants to recipients who operate in the areas of health and welfare,
education, culture, art, civic and public policy. The Fund generally gives
preference to requests for one-time contributions and for programmatic and
operating purposes. All Grant requests are accepted on-line and require the
following information: Description of your organization’s mission;
Confirmation of current 501 (c) (3) U.S. Internal Revenue Service; Geographic
area served; Description of the project(s) / programs(s) for which support is
requested; Amount of money requested; Budget information; and List of
corporations and foundations supporting the organization. Ongoing deadline.

The Abbott Laboratories Fund (The Fund) is an Illinois
not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1951 by Abbott
Laboratories. Abbott Laboratories provides the primary financial support of
the Abbott Laboratories Fund. Currently the Fund provides support through
cash grants to recipients who operate in the areas of health and welfare,
education, culture, art, civic and public policy. The Fund generally gives
preference to requests for one-time contributions and for programmatic and
operating purposes. All Grant requests are accepted on-line and require the
following information: Description of your organization’s mission;
Confirmation of current 501 (c) (3) U.S. Internal Revenue Service; Geographic
area served; Description of the project(s) / programs(s) for which support is
requested; Amount of money requested; Budget information; and List of
corporations and foundations supporting the organization.

The Actuarial Foundation – through its Advancing
Student Achievement Mentoring program – awards monetary grants to schools and
groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for
schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring
program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in
private and public schools. Advancing Student Achievement is a grant
program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom
environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will
boost students’ interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial 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. Ongoing
deadline.

program – awards monetary grants to schools and
groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for
schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring
program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in
private and public schools.

is a grant
program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom
environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will
boost students’ interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial 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.

Adidas corporate giving is provided selectively and
focuses on the following areas of engagement: Sports within a social context;
Kids and Youth; Education; Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports
related); and Relief efforts. The Adidas Group supports projects which show
sustainable benefits to the communities where they live and operate.
Consideration is given to organizations which complement their corporate
philosophy and the core values of the Adidas Group. They need to hold a
recognized reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial
management and project effectiveness. Corporate giving at the Adidas Group
can take the form of: cash donations, donations in kind (products, equipment,
services, and know-how) and corporate volunteering. Ongoing deadline.

Adidas corporate giving is provided selectively and
focuses on the following areas of engagement: Sports within a social context;
Kids and Youth; Education; Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports
related); and Relief efforts. The Adidas Group supports projects which show
sustainable benefits to the communities where they live and operate.
Consideration is given to organizations which complement their corporate
philosophy and the core values of the Adidas Group. They need to hold a
recognized reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial
management and project effectiveness. Corporate giving at the Adidas Group
can take the form of: cash donations, donations in kind (products, equipment,
services, and know-how) and corporate volunteering.

This is a competitive grant program to educate students about
math, science, technology, and engineering. Before submitting your
proposal please consider these objectives and make sure that your grant
fulfills this mission. The following
guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom
Grant: 1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or
an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator
prior to receiving the grant; 2. One grant per teacher will be considered
under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant
funding. (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS). LEGO GRANTS:
Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics
competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A
maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be
granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition; and 3.
The grant proposal must include: a full one-page synopsis of project
including how the project relates to the AIAA purpose, how the funds are to
be used, and itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase;
4. Failure to complete any of the required information will result in
the rejection of the proposal; 5. Grants are limited to a maximum of five
Educator Associates per school. Requests may not be combined to purchase a
single item in excess of $200. The purchases must be separate items (i.e.
cannot be one $1,000 item) with the following restriction: The grant proposal
must be accompanied by a full one-page synopsis of how the requested funds
are to be used, and a separate itemized price list of the items proposed for
purchase from each teacher requesting funds; 6. Grants will be considered on
a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be
received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For
example, grant proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA
by 30 November; 7. Funds must be spent on the proposed items. The AIAA
Foundation reserves the right not to reimburse items that were not on the
original proposal, unless the item is no longer available and prior approval
is given by the AIAA Staff Liaison; 8. Upon approval of the grant, a letter
of commitment will be sent to the teacher. Reimbursement for items purchased
after the grant approval will be made upon submission of receipts to AIAA
Headquarters. A check will be mailed to the school within three weeks; 9.
Funds must be used within six months of approval or the funds will revert
back to the AIAA Foundation; and 10. Teachers are encouraged to send pictures
of the purchased items in use by students as well as copies of any publicity
involving the purchased items and related activities. The AIAA Foundation
reserves the right to allow/disallow other items not listed above at the
discretion of the Precollege Outreach Committee. Ongoing deadline.

This is a competitive grant program to educate students about
math, science, technology, and engineering. Before submitting your
proposal please consider these objectives and make sure that your grant
fulfills this mission.

The following
guidelines must be adhered to in order to receive the AIAA Foundation Classroom
Grant:

1. Teacher must be a current AIAA Educator Associate member or
an AIAA Professional member actively engaged as a K-12 classroom educator
prior to receiving the grant; 2. One grant per teacher will be considered
under this program. An Educator Associate may apply for up to $200 of grant
funding. (NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO LEGO GRANTS). LEGO GRANTS:
Grants will be made for up to $100 per team for participation in robotics
competitions. The AIAA Foundation should be acknowledged as a team sponsor. A
maximum one-time grant of up to $200 (two Educator Associate members) will be
granted to each school for participation in a robotics competition; and 3.
The grant proposal must include: a full one-page synopsis of project
including how the project relates to the AIAA purpose, how the funds are to
be used, and itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase;
4. Failure to complete any of the required information will result in
the rejection of the proposal; 5. Grants are limited to a maximum of five
Educator Associates per school. Requests may not be combined to purchase a
single item in excess of $200. The purchases must be separate items (i.e.
cannot be one $1,000 item) with the following restriction: The grant proposal
must be accompanied by a full one-page synopsis of how the requested funds
are to be used, and a separate itemized price list of the items proposed for
purchase from each teacher requesting funds; 6. Grants will be considered on
a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be
received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For
example, grant proposals to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA
by 30 November; 7. Funds must be spent on the proposed items. The AIAA
Foundation reserves the right not to reimburse items that were not on the
original proposal, unless the item is no longer available and prior approval
is given by the AIAA Staff Liaison; 8. Upon approval of the grant, a letter
of commitment will be sent to the teacher. Reimbursement for items purchased
after the grant approval will be made upon submission of receipts to AIAA
Headquarters. A check will be mailed to the school within three weeks; 9.
Funds must be used within six months of approval or the funds will revert
back to the AIAA Foundation; and 10. Teachers are encouraged to send pictures
of the purchased items in use by students as well as copies of any publicity
involving the purchased items and related activities. The AIAA Foundation
reserves the right to allow/disallow other items not listed above at the
discretion of the Precollege Outreach Committee.

In 2001, Alcoa Foundation will make
$21 million in grants around the world. Communities where Alcoa has a
presence are the primary focus of their grant making programs. The majority
of their grants fit within one of the following areas: Conservation and
Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children and Families; Global Education in
Science, Engineering, Technology, and Business; Business and Community
Partnerships, and Workforce Skills Today for Tomorrow. Ongoing deadline.

In 2001, Alcoa Foundation will make
$21 million in grants around the world. Communities where Alcoa has a
presence are the primary focus of their grant making programs. The majority
of their grants fit within one of the following areas: Conservation and
Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children and Families; Global Education in
Science, Engineering, Technology, and Business; Business and Community
Partnerships, and Workforce Skills Today for Tomorrow.

Grant applications are accepted for efforts affecting
health and nutrition. The Allen Foundation focuses on nutritional research,
education and training to improve the health of children, young adults and
mothers during pregnancy and after birth. Ongoing deadline.

Grant applications are accepted for efforts affecting
health and nutrition. The Allen Foundation focuses on nutritional research,
education and training to improve the health of children, young adults and
mothers during pregnancy and after birth.

The Allstate Foundation awards program grants focusing on
personal safety and security, neighborhood revitalization and financial planning
and education. Examples of funded projects include: fire safety; child safety
advocacy; structured after-school programs with initiatives safeguard against
gangs and delinquency; automobile passenger safety; and anti-drinking and
driving programs. Ongoing deadline.

The Allstate Foundation awards program grants focusing on
personal safety and security, neighborhood revitalization and financial planning
and education. Examples of funded projects include: fire safety; child safety
advocacy; structured after-school programs with initiatives safeguard against
gangs and delinquency; automobile passenger safety; and anti-drinking and
driving programs.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launches a five-year, $75
million initiative called America Healing that aims to improve life outcomes for
vulnerable children and their families by promoting racial healing and
eliminating barriers to opportunities. During the first phase, 119
community-based organizations receive grants totaling $14.6 million to
support efforts among racial and ethnic groups that increase opportunities
for children in healthcare and other areas. Ongoing deadline.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launches a five-year, $75
million initiative called America Healing that aims to improve life outcomes for
vulnerable children and their families by promoting racial healing and
eliminating barriers to opportunities. During the first phase, 119
community-based organizations receive grants totaling $14.6 million to
support efforts among racial and ethnic groups that increase opportunities
for children in healthcare and other areas.

The AE Foundation and its FREE initiative raises funds and
enlists volunteers for projects that improve the quality of life where AE
associates and customers live, work and play. Committed to giving back to the
customers and communities who have contributed to their success, the AE Foundation
funds teen and college student programs that contain one or more of the FREE
values. AE supports communities in the following four ways: 1. Gift Card
Donations for Events: AE donates a limited number of $25 gift cards to
college and high school sponsored drug-free events that strive to keep teens
and college students safe; 2. Financial Grants: Each year, the AE Foundation
will allocate a limited amount of money to nonprofit, public charities with
tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that
fall within the scope of the mission statement; 3. Fundraising Card Programs:
Schools and nonprofit organizations may use AE Gift Cards to help raise money
for computer labs, school repairs, music programs, etc.; and 4. Eagle Salute
Associate Volunteer Program: The American Eagle Outfitters EAGLE SALUTE
Program is a global initiative designed to support their associates’
volunteer efforts by providing a grant to the charitable organizations where
they perform at least 25 hours of community service per calendar year. Ongoing deadline.

The AE Foundation and its FREE initiative raises funds and
enlists volunteers for projects that improve the quality of life where AE
associates and customers live, work and play. Committed to giving back to the
customers and communities who have contributed to their success, the AE Foundation
funds teen and college student programs that contain one or more of the FREE
values. AE supports communities in the following four ways: 1. Gift Card
Donations for Events: AE donates a limited number of $25 gift cards to
college and high school sponsored drug-free events that strive to keep teens
and college students safe; 2. Financial Grants: Each year, the AE Foundation
will allocate a limited amount of money to nonprofit, public charities with
tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that
fall within the scope of the mission statement; 3. Fundraising Card Programs:
Schools and nonprofit organizations may use AE Gift Cards to help raise money
for computer labs, school repairs, music programs, etc.; and 4. Eagle Salute
Associate Volunteer Program: The American Eagle Outfitters EAGLE SALUTE
Program is a global initiative designed to support their associates’
volunteer efforts by providing a grant to the charitable organizations where
they perform at least 25 hours of community service per calendar year.

Aflac’s philanthropic efforts in the community can be seen
in four areas: health, education, youth, and the arts. From contributing to
the John B. Amos Cancer Center to helping underwrite the creation of a new
library, Aflac is a vital part of the Columbus, Georgia community. Aflac
grants range from $1,500 to $2 million. Ongoing
deadline.

Aflac’s philanthropic efforts in the community can be seen
in four areas: health, education, youth, and the arts. From contributing to
the John B. Amos Cancer Center to helping underwrite the creation of a new
library, Aflac is a vital part of the Columbus, Georgia community. Aflac
grants range from $1,500 to $2 million.

The American Honda Foundation reflects the basic tenets,
beliefs and philosophies of the Honda companies, which are characterized by
the following: Dreamful
(imaginative), Creative, Youthful, Foresightful (forward-thinking),
Scientific, Humanistic, and Innovative. The American Honda Foundation
provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to
the following: Educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education
institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational
or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges
and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other
scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations;
gifted student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific
education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects;
other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the fields of youth education
and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum
development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.
Since its inception, the American Honda Foundation has provided more than 401
grants for more than $18.1 million. Ongoing
deadline.

The American Honda Foundation reflects the basic tenets,
beliefs and philosophies of the Honda companies, which are characterized by
the following:

Dreamful
(imaginative), Creative, Youthful, Foresightful (forward-thinking),
Scientific, Humanistic, and Innovative.

The American Honda Foundation
provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to
the following: Educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education
institutions (colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational
or trade schools; scholarship and fellowship programs at selected colleges
and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other
scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations;
gifted student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific
education; private, non-profit scientific and/or youth education projects;
other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the fields of youth education
and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum
development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.
Since its inception, the American Honda Foundation has provided more than 401
grants for more than $18.1 million.

Support may be on the way for your classroom budget. As an
AIAA Educator Associate, you’re invited to apply for a Classroom Grant from
the AIAA Foundation. Here’s how it works. Are you a K-12 teacher who develops
or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the
answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per
individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is
limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. You can use your grant for
classroom demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software,
graphing calculators, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can resist
the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and
other materials to help you make science, mathematics, and technology come
alive in your classroom. Proposals are reviewed year round, 30 days before
quarterly meetings held in January, March, June and September. Ongoing deadline.

Support may be on the way for your classroom budget. As an
AIAA Educator Associate, you’re invited to apply for a Classroom Grant from
the AIAA Foundation. Here’s how it works. Are you a K-12 teacher who develops
or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the
answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per
individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is
limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year. You can use your grant for
classroom demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software,
graphing calculators, supplies for making flying objects (what kid can resist
the chance to build and launch a rocket?), supplies for robotic programs, and
other materials to help you make science, mathematics, and technology come
alive in your classroom. Proposals are reviewed year round, 30 days before
quarterly meetings held in January, March, June and September.

Through down payment assistance and community redevelopment
programs, AmeriDream, Inc. expands affordable housing opportunities not only
to first-time homebuyers but to all low- and moderate-income individuals and
families who wish to achieve homeownership. Additionally, as a non-profit
organization, AmeriDream works to promote the value of homeownership as a
strong foundation that supports lasting communities and individual
prosperity. Ongoing deadlines.

Through down payment assistance and community redevelopment
programs, AmeriDream, Inc. expands affordable housing opportunities not only
to first-time homebuyers but to all low- and moderate-income individuals and
families who wish to achieve homeownership. Additionally, as a non-profit
organization, AmeriDream works to promote the value of homeownership as a
strong foundation that supports lasting communities and individual
prosperity.

The Amgen Foundation funds programs dedicated to providing
patients, caregivers and health care practitioners with information,
education and access. These programs are directed at patient empowerment and
health care disparities/health inequalities. To date, the Foundation has
contributed more than $140 million to nonprofit organizations across the
United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that align with the Foundation’s
mission. Ongoing deadline.

The Amgen Foundation funds programs dedicated to providing
patients, caregivers and health care practitioners with information,
education and access. These programs are directed at patient empowerment and
health care disparities/health inequalities. To date, the Foundation has
contributed more than $140 million to nonprofit organizations across the
United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that align with the Foundation’s
mission.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation funds education, healthcare,
youth/minority development, arts and environment programs in areas where the alcoholic
beverage distributor operates. The foundation considers grants from $15,000
to more than $100,000. Anheuser owns breweries, as well as the Busch Gardens
and Sea World Parks. Breweries are located in Fairfield & Los Angeles,
CA; Fort Collins, CO; Jacksonville, FL; Cartersville, GA; St. Louis; Newark,
NJ; Merrimack, NH; Baldwinsville, NY; Columbus, OH; Houston; and
Williamsburg, VA. Theme parks are located in San Diego; Orlando & Tampa,
FL; San Antonio, TX; and Williamsburg. Ongoing
deadline.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation funds education, healthcare,
youth/minority development, arts and environment programs in areas where the alcoholic
beverage distributor operates. The foundation considers grants from $15,000
to more than $100,000. Anheuser owns breweries, as well as the Busch Gardens
and Sea World Parks. Breweries are located in Fairfield & Los Angeles,
CA; Fort Collins, CO; Jacksonville, FL; Cartersville, GA; St. Louis; Newark,
NJ; Merrimack, NH; Baldwinsville, NY; Columbus, OH; Houston; and
Williamsburg, VA. Theme parks are located in San Diego; Orlando & Tampa,
FL; San Antonio, TX; and Williamsburg.

The Annenberg Foundation provides support for projects
within its grant-making interest areas of education and youth, arts and
culture, civic and community, and health. The Foundation only considers
organizations defined as a public charity and tax exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Annenberg Foundation accepts
letters of inquiry at all times during the year and there are no deadlines.
After review of the inquiry by Foundation staff, the applicant will be
contacted within 6 to 8 weeks as to the status of the
request. Ongoing deadline.

The Annenberg Foundation provides support for projects
within its grant-making interest areas of education and youth, arts and
culture, civic and community, and health. The Foundation only considers
organizations defined as a public charity and tax exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Annenberg Foundation accepts
letters of inquiry at all times during the year and there are no deadlines.
After review of the inquiry by Foundation staff, the applicant will be
contacted within 6 to 8 weeks as to the status of the
request.

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey
Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged
children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the
Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community
supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children
and families. In general, the grant making of the Annie E. Casey
Foundation is limited to initiatives that have significant potential to
demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery, and community supports for
children and families. Most grantees have been invited by the Foundation to
participate in these projects. Organizations wishing to send a proposal to
the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than three typewritten pages
describing the organization, its programs, the amount of funds requested, and
a brief explanation of how the proposed work fits within the mission of the
Annie E. Casey Foundation. Ongoing
deadline.

the Annie E. Casey
Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged
children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the
Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community
supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children
and families.

In general, the grant making of the Annie E. Casey
Foundation is limited to initiatives that have significant potential to
demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery, and community supports for
children and families. Most grantees have been invited by the Foundation to
participate in these projects. Organizations wishing to send a proposal to
the Foundation should submit a letter of no more than three typewritten pages
describing the organization, its programs, the amount of funds requested, and
a brief explanation of how the proposed work fits within the mission of the
Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The A. O. Smith Foundation, founded in 1955, is a private,
nonprofit organization that contributes to qualifying charitable,
educational, scientific, literary, and civic organizations located primarily
in communities where A. O. Smith Corporation has facilities. Support for the
Foundation comes from the profits of A. O. Smith Corporation. Since its
founding, the Foundation has provided nearly $20 million in financial support
for worthwhile community programs and organizations. A. O. Smith Foundation
contributions are aimed at: strengthening higher education throughout the
country; promoting the civic, cultural, and social welfare of communities;
and advancing medical research and improving local health services. Ongoing deadline.

The A. O. Smith Foundation, founded in 1955, is a private,
nonprofit organization that contributes to qualifying charitable,
educational, scientific, literary, and civic organizations located primarily
in communities where A. O. Smith Corporation has facilities. Support for the
Foundation comes from the profits of A. O. Smith Corporation. Since its
founding, the Foundation has provided nearly $20 million in financial support
for worthwhile community programs and organizations. A. O. Smith Foundation
contributions are aimed at: strengthening higher education throughout the
country; promoting the civic, cultural, and social welfare of communities;
and advancing medical research and improving local health services.

In 1985, the Armstrong Foundation was formed to enhance
the neighborhoods in which they live and work. Millions of dollars each year have
been donated to community caring efforts. Today, the Foundation philanthropy
takes many forms and is largely allocated to the causes their employees are
passionate about. The primary objectives of the Armstrong Foundation
Contributions Program are as follows: improve the quality of life in
communities in which Armstrong employees live and work; support higher
education as it relates to employees (meaning scholarships and higher
education gift matching); provide emergency support to members of the Armstrong
community in crises; and other appropriate initiatives as determined by the
Foundation Board of Directors from time to time. Ongoing deadline.

In 1985, the Armstrong Foundation was formed to enhance
the neighborhoods in which they live and work. Millions of dollars each year have
been donated to community caring efforts. Today, the Foundation philanthropy
takes many forms and is largely allocated to the causes their employees are
passionate about. The primary objectives of the Armstrong Foundation
Contributions Program are as follows: improve the quality of life in
communities in which Armstrong employees live and work; support higher
education as it relates to employees (meaning scholarships and higher
education gift matching); provide emergency support to members of the Armstrong
community in crises; and other appropriate initiatives as determined by the
Foundation Board of Directors from time to time.

The mission of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is to
promote positive change in people’s lives and to build and enhance the
communities in which they live. The Foundation has an especially strong
interest in supporting innovative endeavors leading to better circumstances
for low-income youth and their families. The geographic focus of the
Foundation includes Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina. Ongoing deadline.

The mission of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is to
promote positive change in people’s lives and to build and enhance the
communities in which they live. The Foundation has an especially strong
interest in supporting innovative endeavors leading to better circumstances
for low-income youth and their families. The geographic focus of the
Foundation includes Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina.

AstraZeneca supports nonprofit health care organizations
and programs across the US through a contributions program administered
through the company’s six regional business centers. In 2005, they provided
almost $780 million in monetary and product donations. Awards vary. Ongoing deadline.

AstraZeneca supports nonprofit health care organizations
and programs across the US through a contributions program administered
through the company’s six regional business centers. In 2005, they provided
almost $780 million in monetary and product donations. Awards vary.

The AT&T; Foundation provides grants to organizations
and programs that enrich the quality of life, with an emphasis on improving
education, advancing community development, addressing vital community needs and
enhancing unique cultural assets. The AT&T; Foundation funds programs
designed to: enhance education by integrating new technologies and increasing
learning opportunities; improve economic development through technology and
local initiatives; provide vital assistance to key community-based
organizations; support cultural institutions that make a community unique;
and advance the goals and meet the needs of diverse populations. Ongoing deadline.

The AT&T; Foundation provides grants to organizations
and programs that enrich the quality of life, with an emphasis on improving
education, advancing community development, addressing vital community needs and
enhancing unique cultural assets. The AT&T; Foundation funds programs
designed to: enhance education by integrating new technologies and increasing
learning opportunities; improve economic development through technology and
local initiatives; provide vital assistance to key community-based
organizations; support cultural institutions that make a community unique;
and advance the goals and meet the needs of diverse populations.

Autodesk plays an active role in the communities where
employees live and work. Their Community Relations program, established in
1989, offers assistance to local nonprofit organizations that meet program
criteria. Financial assistance and product grants are their way of giving
back to the communities in which Autodesk employees live and work. In Fiscal
Year 2004, Autodesk granted over US$500,000 in financial grants and over
$350,000 in software products to qualifying nonprofits (the majority of
monetary donations were made to Health & Human Services). To be
considered for financial grants, organizations must be registered 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Community Relations Department is
to support the communities where Autodesk employees live and work; therefore,
they give preference to organizations that use grant money in communities
where Autodesk has a business presence. Typical grants range from $1,000 to
$3,000. They give all proposals equal consideration, provided they do not
have strong political or religious affiliations, or have a core message or
practice of discrimination. Ongoing
deadline.

Autodesk plays an active role in the communities where
employees live and work. Their Community Relations program, established in
1989, offers assistance to local nonprofit organizations that meet program
criteria. Financial assistance and product grants are their way of giving
back to the communities in which Autodesk employees live and work. In Fiscal
Year 2004, Autodesk granted over US$500,000 in financial grants and over
$350,000 in software products to qualifying nonprofits (the majority of
monetary donations were made to Health & Human Services). To be
considered for financial grants, organizations must be registered 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Community Relations Department is
to support the communities where Autodesk employees live and work; therefore,
they give preference to organizations that use grant money in communities
where Autodesk has a business presence. Typical grants range from $1,000 to
$3,000. They give all proposals equal consideration, provided they do not
have strong political or religious affiliations, or have a core message or
practice of discrimination.

The Bamford-Lahey
Children’s Foundation was established in July of 2000 for the purpose
of conducting and supporting programs that will enhance the linguistic,
cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. At this time,
the resources of the Foundation will target projects designed to enhance the
language development of children who have difficulty learning their native
language. Research suggests that from seven to fourteen percent of children
in this country experience language-learning problems; many of them have no
history of other contributing developmental problems. Difficulty communicating
with others can have devastating effects on the development of social and
cognitive skills, as well as the development of self-esteem and general
emotional well being. All too frequently preschool children with
language-learning difficulties continue to have problems with both spoken and
written language in the school years and are often described as
“learning disabled.” Although considerable basic
research has been carried out in the effort to understand the bases of language-learning
problems, less research has been done to determine how such children might be
helped to learn language. The Foundation is interested in supporting
programs that will have a near-term impact on the language learning of
children with developmental language disorders. The Foundation will consider
making one or two grants a year through other non-profit organizations (e.g.,
universities, hospitals, public schools) for projects that are directly
related to its immediate objectives if indirect costs are not involved.
Proposals for this type of funding will only be considered for one-year
projects where costs are under $20,000. Ongoing
deadline.

was established in July of 2000 for the purpose
of conducting and supporting programs that will enhance the linguistic,
cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. At this time,
the resources of the Foundation will target projects designed to enhance the
language development of children who have difficulty learning their native
language. Research suggests that from seven to fourteen percent of children
in this country experience language-learning problems; many of them have no
history of other contributing developmental problems. Difficulty communicating
with others can have devastating effects on the development of social and
cognitive skills, as well as the development of self-esteem and general
emotional well being. All too frequently preschool children with
language-learning difficulties continue to have problems with both spoken and
written language in the school years and are often described as
“learning disabled.” Although considerable basic
research has been carried out in the effort to understand the bases of language-learning
problems, less research has been done to determine how such children might be
helped to learn language. The Foundation is interested in supporting
programs that will have a near-term impact on the language learning of
children with developmental language disorders. The Foundation will consider
making one or two grants a year through other non-profit organizations (e.g.,
universities, hospitals, public schools) for projects that are directly
related to its immediate objectives if indirect costs are not involved.
Proposals for this type of funding will only be considered for one-year
projects where costs are under $20,000.

At Bank of America, supporting educational initiatives in
the communities where the company operates is as critical to the success of
those communities as it is to the company. Education, more than any other
cause or social service directly affects all aspects of economic prosperity
and quality of life in every community. Bank of America communities, its
citizens and the company all benefit from an educational system that sets
high standards and outcomes in academic achievement. As a result, Bank of
America supports education initiatives through the company’s charitable
giving arm, the Bank of America Foundation. Bank of America Foundation
supports effective, broad-based, inclusive programs that serve a diverse
population through local market-based educational efforts. Ongoing
deadline.

At Bank of America, supporting educational initiatives in
the communities where the company operates is as critical to the success of
those communities as it is to the company. Education, more than any other
cause or social service directly affects all aspects of economic prosperity
and quality of life in every community. Bank of America communities, its
citizens and the company all benefit from an educational system that sets
high standards and outcomes in academic achievement. As a result, Bank of
America supports education initiatives through the company’s charitable
giving arm, the Bank of America Foundation. Bank of America Foundation
supports effective, broad-based, inclusive programs that serve a diverse
population through local market-based educational efforts.

Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional
support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since
funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs,
religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or
medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that
focus on literacy, the arts or education (K – 12). Barnes & Noble assess
the merit of each request on an individual basis. Ongoing deadline.

Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional
support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since
funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs,
religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or
medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that
focus on literacy, the arts or education (K – 12). Barnes & Noble assess
the merit of each request on an individual basis.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative
between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players
Association that was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The
mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in
baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields,
coaches’ training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage
and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be
sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their
communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or
improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain
facilities or equipment. BTF provides grants to non-profit and tax-exempt
organizations in both rural and urban communities. BTF awards an average of
30 grants per year totaling more than $1.5 million. The average grant amount
is $51,000. Ongoing deadline.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative
between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players
Association that was established in 1999 through a $10 million commitment by
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The
mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in
baseball and softball throughout the world by funding programs, fields,
coaches’ training, and the purchase of uniforms and equipment to encourage
and maintain youth participation in the game. Grants are designed to be
sufficiently flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their
communities. The funds are intended to finance a new program, expand or
improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain
facilities or equipment. BTF provides grants to non-profit and tax-exempt
organizations in both rural and urban communities. BTF awards an average of
30 grants per year totaling more than $1.5 million. The average grant amount
is $51,000.

The Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic
arm of Baxter International Inc., a global medical products and services
company. Like Baxter, the foundation supports the development of better, more
accessible care, delivered as economically as possible. The Baxter
International Foundation funds initiatives that benefit the entire health
field. These include projects that improve quality, cost-effectiveness,
access or education, and may be designed as models for larger programs. Ongoing
deadline.

The Baxter International Foundation is the philanthropic
arm of Baxter International Inc., a global medical products and services
company. Like Baxter, the foundation supports the development of better, more
accessible care, delivered as economically as possible. The Baxter
International Foundation funds initiatives that benefit the entire health
field. These include projects that improve quality, cost-effectiveness,
access or education, and may be designed as models for larger programs.

A Little HOPE, Inc. is a
not-for-profit publicly supported charitable foundation, recognized by the
IRS under 501 (c)(3), which grants funds to organizations that provide
bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens and
young adults, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved
one, regardless of the circumstances of the death. To be considered, email (no telephone
calls): name of your program, your website address, name of your
executive director, name of the program director, and the location of your
program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Do not send
letters of inquiry or any other materials unless they have been requested by
A Little Hope. If your organization has previously sent an email request for
consideration, it has been reviewed and is in their active files for future
reference. There is no need for you to send it again. Please do not send it
multiple times. If you have previously received a grant from them there is
also no need to send a request for consideration. Introductory
e-mails are accepted year round.
Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete
application.

A Little HOPE, Inc. is a
not-for-profit publicly supported charitable foundation, recognized by the
IRS under 501 (c)(3), which grants funds to organizations that provide
bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens and
young adults, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved
one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.

To be considered, email (no telephone
calls): name of your program, your website address, name of your
executive director, name of the program director, and the location of your
program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Do not send
letters of inquiry or any other materials unless they have been requested by
A Little Hope. If your organization has previously sent an email request for
consideration, it has been reviewed and is in their active files for future
reference. There is no need for you to send it again. Please do not send it
multiple times. If you have previously received a grant from them there is
also no need to send a request for consideration.

Best Buy now offers grants to help increase the recycling
opportunities available in communities across the country. Grants will range
from $500 to $1,500, depending on the size of and scope of the program hosted
by nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, or public-private partnerships.
Priority for funding will be given to not-for-profit groups, but any
organization or group is welcome to apply. Organizations can provide reuse or
recycling events. Best Buy will offer Gift Cards, cash or a combination of
both to assist organizations in providing opportunities for environmentally
responsible recycling. Ongoing
deadline.

Best Buy now offers grants to help increase the recycling
opportunities available in communities across the country. Grants will range
from $500 to $1,500, depending on the size of and scope of the program hosted
by nonprofit organizations, cities, counties, or public-private partnerships.
Priority for funding will be given to not-for-profit groups, but any
organization or group is welcome to apply. Organizations can provide reuse or
recycling events. Best Buy will offer Gift Cards, cash or a combination of
both to assist organizations in providing opportunities for environmentally
responsible recycling.

These grants support nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools
in communities served by the company. Focus areas include prevention of child
abuse, mentoring programs, services for the disabled, art education, school
readiness and the promotion of K-12 literacy. The Youth at Play (YAP)
Sponsorship category supports youth athletic teams and school clubs. Eligible
applicants include nonprofits and schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee served by the
supermarkets. Funding varies, but generally ranges from $5,000 to $50,000
each. Ongoing deadline.

These grants support nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools
in communities served by the company. Focus areas include prevention of child
abuse, mentoring programs, services for the disabled, art education, school
readiness and the promotion of K-12 literacy. The Youth at Play (YAP)
Sponsorship category supports youth athletic teams and school clubs. Eligible
applicants include nonprofits and schools in

At Blockbuster, they are committed
to supporting the communities that their members and employees call home.
They do this through outreach programs and partnerships designed to deliver
measurable, positive results — on both national and local levels. Wherever
possible, they incorporate cash contributions with volunteerism and in-kind
donations to achieve maximum impact. At Blockbuster, their community
relations activities are designed to u tilize corporate and
employee resources and talents to benefit the communities they serve by
supporting organizations which impact children/families, reflect a film/video
focus or fulfill specific company operating objectives related to diversity
and employment. In order to better evaluate the
many contribution requests the company receives each day, Blockbuster has
established formal giving guidelines. The company will consider requests from
non-profit organizations that meet one or more of the following requirements:
project has film/video industry focus, project impacts children/families,
project supports a particular Blockbuster business objective, i.e.,
employment, and project has clearly defined and measurable goals. Ongoing deadline.

At Blockbuster, they are committed
to supporting the communities that their members and employees call home.
They do this through outreach programs and partnerships designed to deliver
measurable, positive results — on both national and local levels. Wherever
possible, they incorporate cash contributions with volunteerism and in-kind
donations to achieve maximum impact. At Blockbuster, their community
relations activities are designed to

tilize corporate and
employee resources and talents to benefit the communities they serve by
supporting organizations which impact children/families, reflect a film/video
focus or fulfill specific company operating objectives related to diversity
and employment.

the
many contribution requests the company receives each day, Blockbuster has
established formal giving guidelines. The company will consider requests from
non-profit organizations that meet one or more of the following requirements:
project has film/video industry focus, project impacts children/families,
project supports a particular Blockbuster business objective, i.e.,
employment, and project has clearly defined and measurable goals.

As one of the world’s largest companies, the BMW Group
believes they have a duty of social responsibility. To support this, they
provide funding for charitable programs that seek to benefit society. They
give highest consideration to those that focus on education, road safety and
the environment. T he company only
makes grants to organizations that have been approved by the IRS as 501(c)(3)
charities or 501(c)(9) organizations. Ongoing deadline.

As one of the world’s largest companies, the BMW Group
believes they have a duty of social responsibility. To support this, they
provide funding for charitable programs that seek to benefit society. They
give highest consideration to those that focus on education, road safety and
the environment. T

he company only
makes grants to organizations that have been approved by the IRS as 501(c)(3)
charities or 501(c)(9) organizations.

The Boeing Company believes that the health of a community
is measured by the well being of all its citizens. They recognize the
importance of supporting basic needs as fundamental to the health of the
community. They are further committed to helping communities move toward
long-term well-being and self-sufficiency by addressing larger, underlying
issues. Through focused programmatic opportunities, leadership, and
collaboration, the Boeing Company will support current basic needs of the
community, providing resources for nutritious food, clothing consistent with
the climate, protective shelter with reasonable comfort and safety, and
access to emergency medical treatment; and promote long-term well-being and
self-sufficiency, supporting areas such as mentoring, economic independence,
physical independence, and nutrition and fitness. The company contributions
program welcomes applications in five major areas: education, health and
human services, arts and culture, civic and environment. Boeing accepts
applications for not only cash grants (see guidelines below for each area),
but also for in-kind donations and services. Requests submitted after October
each year are not considered until January of the following year. Ongoing deadline.

The Boeing Company believes that the health of a community
is measured by the well being of all its citizens. They recognize the
importance of supporting basic needs as fundamental to the health of the
community. They are further committed to helping communities move toward
long-term well-being and self-sufficiency by addressing larger, underlying
issues. Through focused programmatic opportunities, leadership, and
collaboration, the Boeing Company will support current basic needs of the
community, providing resources for nutritious food, clothing consistent with
the climate, protective shelter with reasonable comfort and safety, and
access to emergency medical treatment; and promote long-term well-being and
self-sufficiency, supporting areas such as mentoring, economic independence,
physical independence, and nutrition and fitness. The company contributions
program welcomes applications in five major areas: education, health and
human services, arts and culture, civic and environment. Boeing accepts
applications for not only cash grants (see guidelines below for each area),
but also for in-kind donations and services. Requests submitted after October
each year are not considered until January of the following year.

The Bradley Foundation is a private, independent
grant-making organization based in Milwaukee. Its grants support research
and educational projects, programs, and other activities that effectively
further the Bradley brothers’ philanthropic intent and honor their legacy.
Bradley does not provide support for unspecified and undetailed overhead
costs. No funds will be authorized for fees payable to fundraising
counsel. Funding for endowments or deficit financing will be considered
only under special conditions. The Foundation will: normally award grants
only to organizations and institutions exempt from federal taxation under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and publicly supported under
Section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3); favor projects that are not normally financed
by public tax funds; consider requests from religious organizations and
institutions only when the resulting impact of the project is not primarily
denominational; and, consider requests for building projects on rare
occasions and, in such cases, grants will be limited to only a small fraction
of the total project cost. Up to four Prizes of $250,000 each are awarded
annually to innovative thinkers and practitioners whose achievements
strengthen the legacy of the Bradley brothers and the ideas to which they
were committed. Ongoing deadline.

The Bradley Foundation is a private, independent
grant-making organization based in Milwaukee. Its grants support research
and educational projects, programs, and other activities that effectively
further the Bradley brothers’ philanthropic intent and honor their legacy.
Bradley does not provide support for unspecified and undetailed overhead
costs. No funds will be authorized for fees payable to fundraising
counsel. Funding for endowments or deficit financing will be considered
only under special conditions. The Foundation will: normally award grants
only to organizations and institutions exempt from federal taxation under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and publicly supported under
Section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3); favor projects that are not normally financed
by public tax funds; consider requests from religious organizations and
institutions only when the resulting impact of the project is not primarily
denominational; and, consider requests for building projects on rare
occasions and, in such cases, grants will be limited to only a small fraction
of the total project cost. Up to four Prizes of $250,000 each are awarded
annually to innovative thinkers and practitioners whose achievements
strengthen the legacy of the Bradley brothers and the ideas to which they
were committed.

Premier Assistive Technology, Inc. is committed to
providing you the most effective and affordable assistive technology products
available in the world today. They established this grant program in 2002 to
help bridge the gap between education budgets and the need for educational
organizations to deploy sufficient resources to serve the needs and
requirements of special education programs. They fully appreciate the
significant budget pressures that all institutions experience and this grant
program will help to act as a catalyst to solidify your special education
and/or assistive technology programs. Above all else, this program is meant
to promote literacy everywhere in your organization, not just isolated groups
or departments. In this spirit, the lowest level of grant awarded is for an
entire district. (Grants to individuals, single departments or “for
profit” companies are not awarded). This grant will give you the right
to install the suite of software on every PC in your organization. After the
grant period has expired (all or part of a school year), there will be an
optional, but very nominal maintenance fee (a fraction of the total grant value)
that you can pay to entitle you to future product releases, technical
support, company communications, etc. Ongoing
deadline.

Premier Assistive Technology, Inc. is committed to
providing you the most effective and affordable assistive technology products
available in the world today. They established this grant program in 2002 to
help bridge the gap between education budgets and the need for educational
organizations to deploy sufficient resources to serve the needs and
requirements of special education programs. They fully appreciate the
significant budget pressures that all institutions experience and this grant
program will help to act as a catalyst to solidify your special education
and/or assistive technology programs. Above all else, this program is meant
to promote literacy everywhere in your organization, not just isolated groups
or departments. In this spirit, the lowest level of grant awarded is for an
entire district. (Grants to individuals, single departments or “for
profit” companies are not awarded). This grant will give you the right
to install the suite of software on every PC in your organization. After the
grant period has expired (all or part of a school year), there will be an
optional, but very nominal maintenance fee (a fraction of the total grant value)
that you can pay to entitle you to future product releases, technical
support, company communications, etc.

Founded in 1952, the Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund
proudly supports a wide variety of important charities in the United States,
particularly in those markets it calls home. While contributions are made to nearly
a hundred organizations each year, the Trust Fund focuses on organizations
with missions supporting: 1) education, 2) environment and conservation, 3)
childrens programs. Including national and local charities, the Trust Fund
has donated more than $20 Million in the past 5 years. Ongoing deadline.

Founded in 1952, the Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund
proudly supports a wide variety of important charities in the United States,
particularly in those markets it calls home. While contributions are made to nearly
a hundred organizations each year, the Trust Fund focuses on organizations
with missions supporting: 1) education, 2) environment and conservation, 3)
childrens programs. Including national and local charities, the Trust Fund
has donated more than $20 Million in the past 5 years.

Giving back to the communities where they live and work is
one of Brinker International’s core values. With a diverse variety of local
fund-raising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its
restaurants contribute more than $3 million a year to a number of worthwhile
charities. Brinker International’s Charitable Committee must have the following
information from organizations requesting donations: The exact amount
requested and the specific purpose for the donation briefly summarized on 1-2
typewritten pages. The request should detail how the donations will be used;
information about your organization, including proof of 501(c)(3) status and
sources of funding; information, if any, concerning past or current
involvement of Brinker International employees with the organization; and
they may also ask for the organization’s current Board of Directors,
including their business and civic affiliations, as well as the
organization’s recent financial statements. Ongoing deadline.

Giving back to the communities where they live and work is
one of Brinker International’s core values. With a diverse variety of local
fund-raising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its
restaurants contribute more than $3 million a year to a number of worthwhile
charities. Brinker International’s Charitable Committee must have the following
information from organizations requesting donations: The exact amount
requested and the specific purpose for the donation briefly summarized on 1-2
typewritten pages. The request should detail how the donations will be used;
information about your organization, including proof of 501(c)(3) status and
sources of funding; information, if any, concerning past or current
involvement of Brinker International employees with the organization; and
they may also ask for the organization’s current Board of Directors,
including their business and civic affiliations, as well as the
organization’s recent financial statements.

Together on Diabetes is a five-year, $100 million
initiative that was launched in November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb
Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes
in the United States by strengthening patient self-management education,
community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization.
In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health
disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately
affected by type 2 diabetes. Ongoing
deadline.

Together on Diabetes is a five-year, $100 million
initiative that was launched in November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb
Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes
in the United States by strengthening patient self-management education,
community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization.
In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health
disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately
affected by type 2 diabetes.

Build-A-Bear Workshop guests often ask for help in
supporting causes of great importance to their families. In 2003 the
Build-A-Bear grant program began with support to children’s cancer causes and
quickly grew to include juvenile diabetes and autism. The Champ children’s
health and wellness grant program supports these important causes and many
more! Champ
is a special furry friend that gives back – examples of 501(c)(3) not for
profit organizations that these grants support include: childhood
disease research foundations; organizations that promote child safety; and
charities that serve children with special needs. Letters of inquiry may be
submitted any time. The Foundation’s staff will notify applicants within four
weeks to discuss next steps in the grant process. Ongoing deadline.

Build-A-Bear Workshop guests often ask for help in
supporting causes of great importance to their families. In 2003 the
Build-A-Bear grant program began with support to children’s cancer causes and
quickly grew to include juvenile diabetes and autism. The Champ children’s
health and wellness grant program supports these important causes and many
more!

Champ
is a special furry friend that gives back – examples of 501(c)(3) not for
profit organizations that these grants support include:

childhood
disease research foundations; organizations that promote child safety; and
charities that serve children with special needs. Letters of inquiry may be
submitted any time. The Foundation’s staff will notify applicants within four
weeks to discuss next steps in the grant process.

The mission of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs
Foundation is to make life more bearable for children, families and pets in
need of the kindness of others. Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
will make grants to qualified non-profit organizations (either 501(c)(3)
organizations or registered Canadian charities) that support the health and
wellness of children and families, the care and welfare of animals and the
promotion of literacy and education for all. They aim to provide direct
support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer
reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy programs
for children with special needs. These grants are made possible through the
sale of Turner the Owl – a special furry friend available in all Build A Bear
Workshop stores. With the sale of each Turner the Owl, 50 cents is donated to
First Book and 50 cents is donated through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear
Hugs Foundation to other literacy programs throughout the United States and
Canada. Ongoing deadline.

The mission of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs
Foundation is to make life more bearable for children, families and pets in
need of the kindness of others. Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
will make grants to qualified non-profit organizations (either 501(c)(3)
organizations or registered Canadian charities) that support the health and
wellness of children and families, the care and welfare of animals and the
promotion of literacy and education for all. They aim to provide direct
support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer
reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy programs
for children with special needs. These grants are made possible through the
sale of Turner the Owl – a special furry friend available in all Build A Bear
Workshop stores. With the sale of each Turner the Owl, 50 cents is donated to
First Book and 50 cents is donated through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear
Hugs Foundation to other literacy programs throughout the United States and
Canada.

Calvert
Foundation makes loans to community development
organizations that focus on affordable housing, small business, microcredit
and other community development. Calvert Foundation lends to community
development financial institutions (CDFI), and other organizations, including
community development corporations, community loan funds, community banks and
credit unions, social enterprises and micro finance institutions. Ongoing deadline.

to community development
organizations that focus on affordable housing, small business, microcredit
and other community development. Calvert Foundation lends to community
development financial institutions (CDFI), and other organizations, including
community development corporations, community loan funds, community banks and
credit unions, social enterprises and micro finance institutions.

For more than 30 years, Labels for Education has been
awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase
from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy program where students,
families and members of the community work together for a common goal. Today,
over 80,000 schools and organizations are registered with Labels for
Education, benefiting more than 42 million students. Over the years, they’ve
been able to provide more than $100 million in merchandise to America’s
schools! Ongoing deadline.

For more than 30 years, Labels for Education has been
awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase
from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy program where students,
families and members of the community work together for a common goal. Today,
over 80,000 schools and organizations are registered with Labels for
Education, benefiting more than 42 million students. Over the years, they’ve
been able to provide more than $100 million in merchandise to America’s
schools!

The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects
as its annual resources allow. All applicant organizations or sponsoring
agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code
Section 501, in order to be eligible for funding (this includes most schools
and non-profit organizations). All projects must promote
understanding of environmental issues; f ocus on
hands-on involvement; involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary
through high school); promote interaction and cooperation within the group;
help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; include adult
supervision; and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation
(specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded).
Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 – $2,500. Deadlines for submitting grant
applications are June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31, annually.

The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects
as its annual resources allow. All applicant organizations or sponsoring
agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code
Section 501, in order to be eligible for funding (this includes most schools
and non-profit organizations). All projects must

ocus on
hands-on involvement; involve children and young adults 6-18 (elementary
through high school); promote interaction and cooperation within the group;
help young people develop planning and problem solving skills; include adult
supervision; and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation
(specific requirements are explained once the grant has been awarded).
Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 – $2,500.

Deadlines for submitting grant
applications are June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31, annually.

The Cardinal Health Foundation was formed in 2001 as a
focal point of Cardinal Health’s community-relations efforts. The
Foundation’s initial funding resulted from the merger of Allegiance
Corporation with Cardinal Health. Supported by the global resources of the
Cardinal Health family of companies and more than 55,000 employees around the
world, the Foundation’s mission is to support employees’ interests and to
advance and fund programs that improve access to and delivery of health care
services. The Foundation focuses their energy and resources on three primary
program areas: employee volunteers and community involvement; healthy and livable communities; and health care
partnerships. Specific themes derived from the company’s values will guide
Cardinal Health’s support. They place greater focus on programs that fit the
following criteria: improve the health, livability and vitality in
communities where they have operations; utilize the core expertise of
Cardinal Health, its employees and its partners to provide leadership and
mobilize others; apply innovative solutions in collaboration with their
businesses and/or other partners; offer opportunities for involvement by
Cardinal Health employees; and demonstrate measurable results. Ongoing deadline.

The Cardinal Health Foundation was formed in 2001 as a
focal point of Cardinal Health’s community-relations efforts. The
Foundation’s initial funding resulted from the merger of Allegiance
Corporation with Cardinal Health. Supported by the global resources of the
Cardinal Health family of companies and more than 55,000 employees around the
world, the Foundation’s mission is to support employees’ interests and to
advance and fund programs that improve access to and delivery of health care
services. The Foundation focuses their energy and resources on three primary
program areas: employee volunteers and community involvement;

healthy and livable communities; and health care
partnerships. Specific themes derived from the company’s values will guide
Cardinal Health’s support. They place greater focus on programs that fit the
following criteria: improve the health, livability and vitality in
communities where they have operations; utilize the core expertise of
Cardinal Health, its employees and its partners to provide leadership and
mobilize others; apply innovative solutions in collaboration with their
businesses and/or other partners; offer opportunities for involvement by
Cardinal Health employees; and demonstrate measurable results.

The principal purpose and
mission of the foundation is to support children’s welfare efforts that
emphasize healthcare facilities and programs and the prevention/ treatment of
hearing impairment. The foundation was founded by Bill Carls, who created
Numatics, a leading worldwide manufacturer of industrial air valves. Other
focus areas include recreational, educational and welfare programs,
especially for children who are disadvantaged, and preservation of natural
areas, open space, historic buildings and areas having special natural beauty
or significance. The Carls Foundation has no formal application for grant requests.
A letter of inquiry is not required and phone calls are welcome. In the past,
all grants have been made to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status. Ongoing deadline.

The principal purpose and
mission of the foundation is to support children’s welfare efforts that
emphasize healthcare facilities and programs and the prevention/ treatment of
hearing impairment. The foundation was founded by Bill Carls, who created
Numatics, a leading worldwide manufacturer of industrial air valves. Other
focus areas include recreational, educational and welfare programs,
especially for children who are disadvantaged, and preservation of natural
areas, open space, historic buildings and areas having special natural beauty
or significance. The Carls Foundation has no formal application for grant requests.
A letter of inquiry is not required and phone calls are welcome. In the past,
all grants have been made to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status.

Andrew Carnegie’s charge that the Corporation dedicate
itself to the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge and
understanding” has led it, over nearly 100 years of work, to support
efforts to improve teaching and learning that have the potential to make a
lasting and long-term contribution to the field of education. That history
resonates throughout their current educational work in education, which is
focused on three major areas: 1) advancing literacy: reading to learn, 2)
urban school reform, and 3) teacher education reform. A theme that unites
these subprograms is the overall goal of increasing access to quality
education and a rich educational experience for all students that will
prepare them for success in today’s knowledge-based economy. Grants are
usually awarded in the range of $750 – $250,000. Ongoing deadline.

Andrew Carnegie’s charge that the Corporation dedicate
itself to the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge and
understanding” has led it, over nearly 100 years of work, to support
efforts to improve teaching and learning that have the potential to make a
lasting and long-term contribution to the field of education. That history
resonates throughout their current educational work in education, which is
focused on three major areas: 1) advancing literacy: reading to learn, 2)
urban school reform, and 3) teacher education reform. A theme that unites
these subprograms is the overall goal of increasing access to quality
education and a rich educational experience for all students that will
prepare them for success in today’s knowledge-based economy. Grants are
usually awarded in the range of $750 – $250,000.

Cartridges 4 Kids is a recognized leader in designing award-winning
and unique environmentally smart fundraising programs. In 2000, they
introduced the Cartridges 4 Kids Printer Cartridge and Cell-Phone Fundraising Program.
This award-winning fundraising program encourages the
community to recycle their empty printer cartridges and used cell-phones
through the Cartridges 4 Kids Program . This in turn helps to
generate much needed funds for the benefit of Schools and Non-profit
Organizations and at the same time, reduces the amount of recyclable material
that enters our landfills. Participation in the C4K Program is free, and
there is absolutely no selling involved . The Cartridges 4 Kids Program p ays
top dollar – up to $10.00 for empty printer cartridges and up to $25.00
for cell phones. By participating in the program, your organization can
expect to earn up to $1,500.00 in its first year alone ! Ongoing
deadline.

is a recognized leader in designing award-winning
and unique environmentally smart fundraising programs. In 2000, they
introduced the

This award-winning fundraising program encourages the
community to recycle their empty printer cartridges and used cell-phones
through the

. This in turn helps to
generate much needed funds for the benefit of Schools and Non-profit
Organizations and at the same time, reduces the amount of recyclable material
that enters our landfills. Participation in the C4K Program is free, and
there is absolutely no selling involved

for cell phones. By participating in the program, your organization can
expect to earn up to $1,500.00 in its first year alone

The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare strives to
support proactive and innovative strategies that improve the quality of
healthcare for low-income individuals and families. This is accomplished
through an inspired philanthropic giving plan that seeks to promote efforts
and activities that identify and address core causes of unequal access and
treatment in healthcare. The Foundation’s primary functions include: creating
and supporting preventive initiatives; leveraging additional resources and
revenues; and expanding healthcare services to the indigent and influencing
public policy through non-partisan analysis or public discussions. Currently,
Centene Corporation has health plans and business interests in Arizona,
Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina,
and Florida. Eligible applicants must be Section 501(c)(3) public charities
located in states where Centene Corporation conducts business. The Foundation
favors collaborations that are inclusive of target populations and key
initiatives and lead applicants cannot hold a service provider contract with
any Centene subsidiary. Interested organizations should submit a 2-3 page
letter of inquiry. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. Ongoing deadline.

The Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare strives to
support proactive and innovative strategies that improve the quality of
healthcare for low-income individuals and families. This is accomplished
through an inspired philanthropic giving plan that seeks to promote efforts
and activities that identify and address core causes of unequal access and
treatment in healthcare. The Foundation’s primary functions include: creating
and supporting preventive initiatives; leveraging additional resources and
revenues; and expanding healthcare services to the indigent and influencing
public policy through non-partisan analysis or public discussions. Currently,
Centene Corporation has health plans and business interests in Arizona,
Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina,
and Florida. Eligible applicants must be Section 501(c)(3) public charities
located in states where Centene Corporation conducts business. The Foundation
favors collaborations that are inclusive of target populations and key
initiatives and lead applicants cannot hold a service provider contract with
any Centene subsidiary. Interested organizations should submit a 2-3 page
letter of inquiry. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

The Ceres Foundation has decided
to focus on programs that aim to produce permanent improvements in peoples’
lives by means of short-term interventions. Such programs address acute
problems that block people’s chances at critical moments in their lives.
Interventions may take a few months, or even a few years, but in the end they
enable beneficiaries to overcome the obstacles in their way, and to shift
their lives onto promising paths. The Ceres Foundation will favor applicants
who can best demonstrate a tangible, direct connection between the services
their programs provide and the positive shifts that take place in
individuals’ lives. They will also give preference to organizations whose
chances of success can be significantly increased by our support. None of
these criteria are absolute, and they are still in the process of defining
their niche. However, these criteria imply that they are now less likely to
support programs that provide educational enrichment, services for the
handicapped, or activity centers for children – all highly worthwhile
endeavors, but not within their scope. In 2004, the Foundation funded 15
grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Ongoing
deadline.

The Ceres Foundation has decided
to focus on programs that aim to produce permanent improvements in peoples’
lives by means of short-term interventions. Such programs address acute
problems that block people’s chances at critical moments in their lives.
Interventions may take a few months, or even a few years, but in the end they
enable beneficiaries to overcome the obstacles in their way, and to shift
their lives onto promising paths. The Ceres Foundation will favor applicants
who can best demonstrate a tangible, direct connection between the services
their programs provide and the positive shifts that take place in
individuals’ lives. They will also give preference to organizations whose
chances of success can be significantly increased by our support. None of
these criteria are absolute, and they are still in the process of defining
their niche. However, these criteria imply that they are now less likely to
support programs that provide educational enrichment, services for the
handicapped, or activity centers for children – all highly worthwhile
endeavors, but not within their scope. In 2004, the Foundation funded 15
grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

T he mission of
the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is to provide for and support inventive
and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them
to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. To fulfill this mission
the Foundation acts as grantmaker, innovator and volunteer for four main
programs: Education, Children’s Advocacy, Medical Research & Issues
and The Arts. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing deadline.

he mission of
the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is to provide for and support inventive
and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them
to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. To fulfill this mission
the Foundation acts as grantmaker, innovator and volunteer for four main
programs: Education, Children’s Advocacy, Medical Research & Issues
and The Arts. Grant sizes vary.

The Chatlos Foundation provides grants to organizations
involved with social concerns. This encompasses secular community programs
which provide direct services such as child welfare, vocational training,
prison alternatives, concerns for the aged and disabled, and men, women and
families in crisis. Grants range in size from $2,500 to $10,000. Ongoing
deadline.

The Chatlos Foundation provides grants to organizations
involved with social concerns. This encompasses secular community programs
which provide direct services such as child welfare, vocational training,
prison alternatives, concerns for the aged and disabled, and men, women and
families in crisis. Grants range in size from $2,500 to $10,000.

Child Care and
Development Funds (CCDF) are administered by the Georgia Child Care Council
through a competitive bid process. In general, these funds pay for: 1)
program improvements, and programs for children with disabilities for early
childhood and school-age children, and 2) technical assistance, training, and
the operation of child care resource and referral agencies. These funds are
not awarded to buy land, buildings, or any equipment costing over $1,000.
Approximately $6.5 million is available each year. Funded projects target low
income, working families. Requests
for Proposals (RFP) have been traditionally distributed in late winter or
early spring and outline the services that will be purchased during the next
federal fiscal year.

Child Care and
Development Funds (CCDF) are administered by the Georgia Child Care Council
through a competitive bid process. In general, these funds pay for: 1)
program improvements, and programs for children with disabilities for early
childhood and school-age children, and 2) technical assistance, training, and
the operation of child care resource and referral agencies. These funds are
not awarded to buy land, buildings, or any equipment costing over $1,000.
Approximately $6.5 million is available each year. Funded projects target low
income, working families.

Requests
for Proposals (RFP) have been traditionally distributed in late winter or
early spring and outline the services that will be purchased during the next
federal fiscal year.

The Child Welfare Foundation accept proposals from
nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two
basic purposes: to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about
new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit
youth; and to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed
by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be
more adequately used by society. The Foundations grants are awarded for one
year. All grants must be completed between the period of January 1 – December
31 of the award year. In the past, grants have ranged from $1,500 to $70,000,
and average approximately $22,000. Grants must have the potential of helping
American children in a large geographic area (more than one state). Deadlines
are ongoing.

The Child Welfare Foundation accept proposals from
nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two
basic purposes: to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about
new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit
youth; and to contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed
by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be
more adequately used by society. The Foundations grants are awarded for one
year. All grants must be completed between the period of January 1 – December
31 of the award year. In the past, grants have ranged from $1,500 to $70,000,
and average approximately $22,000. Grants must have the potential of helping
American children in a large geographic area (more than one state).

The Chiron Foundation supports organizations engaged in
disease prevention and treatment, patient education, health policy dialogue
and advocacy on behalf of those with serious medical needs. Emphasis is given
to the areas of cancer, infectious disease, vaccines and immunization
services, and blood safety. Four imperatives guide our healthcare giving:
Accelerating progress toward the prevention and cure or successful management
of cancer through research, education, early detection and public-policy
debate; Ensuring the availability and safety of the blood supply and
promoting the highest standards of care for blood donors and recipients;
Combating infectious disease through prevention-related programs, educational
efforts, and therapeutics targeting at-risk populations, with emphasis on the
special needs of children and families; and Supporting initiatives in the
international medical community to provide vaccines and immunization services
to protect at-risk populations, especially children, against the devastation
of crippling and lethal diseases. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. Ongoing deadline.

The Chiron Foundation supports organizations engaged in
disease prevention and treatment, patient education, health policy dialogue
and advocacy on behalf of those with serious medical needs. Emphasis is given
to the areas of cancer, infectious disease, vaccines and immunization
services, and blood safety. Four imperatives guide our healthcare giving:
Accelerating progress toward the prevention and cure or successful management
of cancer through research, education, early detection and public-policy
debate; Ensuring the availability and safety of the blood supply and
promoting the highest standards of care for blood donors and recipients;
Combating infectious disease through prevention-related programs, educational
efforts, and therapeutics targeting at-risk populations, with emphasis on the
special needs of children and families; and Supporting initiatives in the
international medical community to provide vaccines and immunization services
to protect at-risk populations, especially children, against the devastation
of crippling and lethal diseases. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

For over 58 years the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation,
Inc. has concentrated its efforts on educating the public that alcoholism is
a respectable, treatable disease from which people can and do recover;
encouraging prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk
populations; and continually fighting to reduce and eliminate the stigma that
is associated with the disease of alcoholism. The grants fund prevention
programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as
at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and
eliminate the stigma that is associated with alcoholism. Eligible programs
include: prevention, treatment, research, public education, and creating
awareness of alcoholism problems in the workforce. Ongoing deadline.

For over 58 years the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation,
Inc. has concentrated its efforts on educating the public that alcoholism is
a respectable, treatable disease from which people can and do recover;
encouraging prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk
populations; and continually fighting to reduce and eliminate the stigma that
is associated with the disease of alcoholism. The grants fund prevention
programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as
at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and
eliminate the stigma that is associated with alcoholism. Eligible programs
include: prevention, treatment, research, public education, and creating
awareness of alcoholism problems in the workforce.

More than 75 years ago when the predecessors of CHS were
formed, the organizations made a commitment to build a strong future for
their producer-owners and communities they reached. Today the CHS Foundation
continues to carry out that commitment by supporting education and leadership
programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and
rural America. The CHS Foundation grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic
and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance
professional development. Examples include: leadership training opportunities,
mentorship programs, professional development experiences and student
fundraising efforts. Funds are awarded to campus-sanctioned club/organization
that have an agricultural-related focus. Ongoing
deadline.

More than 75 years ago when the predecessors of CHS were
formed, the organizations made a commitment to build a strong future for
their producer-owners and communities they reached. Today the CHS Foundation
continues to carry out that commitment by supporting education and leadership
programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and
rural America. The CHS Foundation grants up to $1,000 to innovative academic
and leadership programs that strengthen student learning and enhance
professional development. Examples include: leadership training opportunities,
mentorship programs, professional development experiences and student
fundraising efforts. Funds are awarded to campus-sanctioned club/organization
that have an agricultural-related focus.

The Cigna Foundation believes that being a good corporate
citizen means channeling their resources into programs that improve the
quality of life for others. That’s something they take very seriously; it’s
part of being “a business of caring.” CIGNA and the CIGNA
Foundation offer help in a number of ways… by providing grants and funds to
qualified organizations, by sponsoring charitable causes and events and by
simply contributing their time and energy wherever and whenever possible. The
Foundation has identified four broad categories for grant consideration: Health and Human Services ; Education ; Community and
Civic Affairs ; and Culture and
the Arts. Ongoing deadline.

The Cigna Foundation believes that being a good corporate
citizen means channeling their resources into programs that improve the
quality of life for others. That’s something they take very seriously; it’s
part of being “a business of caring.” CIGNA and the CIGNA
Foundation offer help in a number of ways… by providing grants and funds to
qualified organizations, by sponsoring charitable causes and events and by
simply contributing their time and energy wherever and whenever possible. The
Foundation has identified four broad categories for grant consideration:

Cingular
supports community-based programs and organizations that address educational,
cultural, and social issues affecting the quality of life in the communities
in which Cingular employees work and live. Their commitment to community is
aligned with the same spirit that drives their dedication to helping
customers determine which products and services best meet their needs. They
try to support their communities in ways that help them enhance their unique
characteristics, stimulate innovation, and provide local solutions to meet
critical needs. Cingular’s employees are a key element in their community
relations. Cingular’s heritage of community service is encouraged throughout
their company as it enhances their employees’ morale and strengthens their
skills, as well as serves vital needs in the community. Cingular’s
philanthropic endeavors include: assisting victims of domestic abuse; helping
in times of disaster; and offering financial support to several national
organizations and many local non-profits in their communities, as well as
encouraging their employees to volunteer with these organizations. Ongoing deadline.

Cingular
supports community-based programs and organizations that address educational,
cultural, and social issues affecting the quality of life in the communities
in which Cingular employees work and live. Their commitment to community is
aligned with the same spirit that drives their dedication to helping
customers determine which products and services best meet their needs. They
try to support their communities in ways that help them enhance their unique
characteristics, stimulate innovation, and provide local solutions to meet
critical needs. Cingular’s employees are a key element in their community
relations. Cingular’s heritage of community service is encouraged throughout
their company as it enhances their employees’ morale and strengthens their
skills, as well as serves vital needs in the community. Cingular’s
philanthropic endeavors include: assisting victims of domestic abuse; helping
in times of disaster; and offering financial support to several national
organizations and many local non-profits in their communities, as well as
encouraging their employees to volunteer with these organizations.

Citigroup’s and the Citigroup
Foundation’s giving in 2003 totaled $88.8 million to organizations in more
than 80 countries. Over the last three years, the Foundation’s international
grantmaking increased steadily, from $13.1 million in 2001 to $15.7 million
in 2003. Working with a global network of colleagues and partners, the
Foundation gives grants focused in three main areas: Financial Education,
Educating the Next Generation, and Building Communities and Entrepreneurs. Ongoing deadline.

Citigroup’s and the Citigroup
Foundation’s giving in 2003 totaled $88.8 million to organizations in more
than 80 countries. Over the last three years, the Foundation’s international
grantmaking increased steadily, from $13.1 million in 2001 to $15.7 million
in 2003. Working with a global network of colleagues and partners, the
Foundation gives grants focused in three main areas: Financial Education,
Educating the Next Generation, and Building Communities and Entrepreneurs.

The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program was
established with the objective of providing support for the development of
Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment
and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups
that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by
youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups
that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school
radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor
subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them
involved in club activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will
be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club
stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects
that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will
be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant
for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such
items as: names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers
of sponsors; objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if
relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic
statement of financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching
funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions);
commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science
coordinator and/or principle, school board); any relevant supporting
documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and
the like; timeframe; local evaluation process; and criteria for evaluating
program effectiveness/success. Ongoing
deadline.

The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program was
established with the objective of providing support for the development of
Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment
and contributor support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups
that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by
youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups
that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school
radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor
subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them
involved in club activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will
be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club
stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects
that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will
be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant
for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such
items as: names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers
of sponsors; objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if
relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic
statement of financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching
funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions);
commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science
coordinator and/or principle, school board); any relevant supporting
documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and
the like; timeframe; local evaluation process; and criteria for evaluating
program effectiveness/success.

The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the
educational opportunities and support systems they need to become
knowledgeable and productive citizens. Education is a fundamental means to
help individuals reach their full potential. The Foundation, by committing
its resources to education, can help to address society’s greatest
educational challenges and to provide quality learning opportunities. The
Coca-Cola Foundation’s focus on education continues a tradition of more than
a century of corporate philanthropy. The Foundation’s support of quality
education is one way The Coca-Cola Company fulfills its responsibilities as a
corporate citizen. The Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to
countless problems that impede educational systems today, and it supports
existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so
broad, the Foundation’s commitment is multifaceted. It offers support to
public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary
schools, teacher-training programs, educational programs for minority
students, and global educational programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes
much of its efforts to partnership in three main areas: higher education,
classroom teaching and learning, and global education. Ongoing deadline.

The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the
educational opportunities and support systems they need to become
knowledgeable and productive citizens. Education is a fundamental means to
help individuals reach their full potential. The Foundation, by committing
its resources to education, can help to address society’s greatest
educational challenges and to provide quality learning opportunities. The
Coca-Cola Foundation’s focus on education continues a tradition of more than
a century of corporate philanthropy. The Foundation’s support of quality
education is one way The Coca-Cola Company fulfills its responsibilities as a
corporate citizen. The Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to
countless problems that impede educational systems today, and it supports
existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so
broad, the Foundation’s commitment is multifaceted. It offers support to
public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary
schools, teacher-training programs, educational programs for minority
students, and global educational programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes
much of its efforts to partnership in three main areas: higher education,
classroom teaching and learning, and global education.

Since 1972, the Colgate Youth for America Program has
recognized outstanding community service projects by local clubs and troops
of six major youth organizations across the United States: Girl Scouts of the
USA, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls
Incorporated, Camp Fire Boys and Girls, and National 4-H Council. Winning
projects have focused on such programs as environmental preservation, adult
literacy, community restoration, food and clothing donation programs, foster
care, senior citizen outreach and substance abuse prevention. With more than
300 winners selected annually, over $5.5 million has been awarded to local
clubs and troops in the program’s 29-year history. Ongoing deadline.

Since 1972, the Colgate Youth for America Program has
recognized outstanding community service projects by local clubs and troops
of six major youth organizations across the United States: Girl Scouts of the
USA, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls
Incorporated, Camp Fire Boys and Girls, and National 4-H Council. Winning
projects have focused on such programs as environmental preservation, adult
literacy, community restoration, food and clothing donation programs, foster
care, senior citizen outreach and substance abuse prevention. With more than
300 winners selected annually, over $5.5 million has been awarded to local
clubs and troops in the program’s 29-year history.

Comcast provides financial support to the organizations
that make their communities stronger. They’re most excited by literacy,
volunteerism, and youth leadership programs. They have also established the
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program for outstanding youth in
their communities, recognizing them for their achievements by helping them
pay for a college education, thereby enabling them to reach their full
potential. Comcast is intent on
finding organizations and programs that can show that they really do make a
difference. (In other words: they’re all about results.) Organizations
receiving support from The Comcast Foundation are proactively identified by
their local Comcast systems or are part of their national programs such as
Comcast Cares Day. Their primary focus is in funding diversity-oriented
programs that address literacy, volunteerism and youth leadership
development. Only 501(c)(3) organizations operating within Comcast
communities will be considered. Ongoing
deadline.

Comcast provides financial support to the organizations
that make their communities stronger. They’re most excited by literacy,
volunteerism, and youth leadership programs. They have also established the
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program for outstanding youth in
their communities, recognizing them for their achievements by helping them
pay for a college education, thereby enabling them to reach their full
potential.

Comcast is intent on
finding organizations and programs that can show that they really do make a
difference. (In other words: they’re all about results.) Organizations
receiving support from The Comcast Foundation are proactively identified by
their local Comcast systems or are part of their national programs such as
Comcast Cares Day. Their primary focus is in funding diversity-oriented
programs that address literacy, volunteerism and youth leadership
development. Only 501(c)(3) organizations operating within Comcast
communities will be considered.

The Commonwealth Fund promotes high-performing healthcare
systems that achieve improved access, quality and efficiency, particularly
for society’s most vulnerable individuals, including those with low-incomes,
the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities
and the elderly. The fund awards grants to tax-exempt organizations and
institutions and public agencies engaged in a range of fields including:
healthcare quality improvement and efficiency; patient-centered coordinated
care; quality of care for frail elders; state high performance health
systems; and fellowship in minority health policy. For grants in amounts less
than or equal to $50,000, the median award has been approximately $20,000.
The Commonwealth Fund encourages and accepts unsolicited requests on an
ongoing basis. Ongoing deadline.

The Commonwealth Fund promotes high-performing healthcare
systems that achieve improved access, quality and efficiency, particularly
for society’s most vulnerable individuals, including those with low-incomes,
the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities
and the elderly. The fund awards grants to tax-exempt organizations and
institutions and public agencies engaged in a range of fields including:
healthcare quality improvement and efficiency; patient-centered coordinated
care; quality of care for frail elders; state high performance health
systems; and fellowship in minority health policy. For grants in amounts less
than or equal to $50,000, the median award has been approximately $20,000.
The Commonwealth Fund encourages and accepts unsolicited requests on an
ongoing basis.

Microsoft believes that everyone has potential. Sometimes
people just need the resources to realize it.

Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when
people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results
from their giving efforts. They’re excited about the opportunities ahead and
share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with organizations and
individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft Unlimited
Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving lifelong
learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing technology
skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs). Microsoft believes
that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged individuals,
they can partner to create social and economic opportunities that can change
peoples’ lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to remove the
limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating technology
illiteracy. Ongoing deadline.

Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when
people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results
from their giving efforts. They’re excited about the opportunities ahead and
share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with organizations and
individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft Unlimited
Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving lifelong
learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing technology
skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs). Microsoft believes
that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged individuals,
they can partner to create social and economic opportunities that can change
peoples’ lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to remove the
limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating technology
illiteracy.

The Bank of America Foundation has three primary areas of
giving: providing educational opportunities, building inclusive communities
and promoting cultural outreach. It funds efforts that support issues such
as: literacy, school readiness, economic education, teacher preparation,
need-based and merit scholarships, work readiness, economic revitalization
efforts, environmental awareness and urban planning, disaster relief,
diversity and multicultural awareness, and arts education. Ongoing
deadline.

The Bank of America Foundation has three primary areas of
giving: providing educational opportunities, building inclusive communities
and promoting cultural outreach. It funds efforts that support issues such
as: literacy, school readiness, economic education, teacher preparation,
need-based and merit scholarships, work readiness, economic revitalization
efforts, environmental awareness and urban planning, disaster relief,
diversity and multicultural awareness, and arts education.

Their mission is to promote the work of community development financial
institutions (CDFIs). Nationwide, over 1000 CDFIs serve
economically distressed communities by providing credit, capital and
financial services that are often unavailable from mainstream financial
institutions. CDFIs have loaned and invested over billions in our nation’s
most distressed communities. Even better, their loans and investments have
leveraged billions more dollars from the private sector for development
activities in low wealth communities across the nation. Fiscal Year (FY) 2006
marks the 11th round of funding awarded by the CDFI Fund. Since its
inception, the Fund has made more than $800 million in awards to community
development organizations and financial institutions. Ongoing deadline.

Nationwide, over 1000 CDFIs serve
economically distressed communities by providing credit, capital and
financial services that are often unavailable from mainstream financial
institutions. CDFIs have loaned and invested over billions in our nation’s
most distressed communities. Even better, their loans and investments have
leveraged billions more dollars from the private sector for development
activities in low wealth communities across the nation. Fiscal Year (FY) 2006
marks the 11th round of funding awarded by the CDFI Fund. Since its
inception, the Fund has made more than $800 million in awards to community
development organizations and financial institutions.

This program provides formula
funding to states for the purpose of supporting public transportation in
areas of less than 50,000 population. It is apportioned in proportion to each
State’s non-urbanized population. Funding may be used for capital, operating,
State administration, and project administration expenses. Each state
prepares an annual program of projects, which must provide for fair and
equitable distribution of funds within the states, including Indian
reservations, and must provide for maximum feasible coordination with
transportation services assisted by other Federal sources. The goals
of the nonurbanized formula program are: 1) to enhance the access of people
in nonurbanized areas to health care, shopping, education, employment, pubic
services, and recreation; 2) to assist in the maintenance, development,
improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small
urban areas; 3) to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all
Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in nonurbanized areas
through the coordination of programs and services; 4) to assist in the
development and support of intercity bus transportation; and 5) to provide
for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurbanized
transportation to the maximum extent feasible. Funds
may be used for capital, operating, and administrative assistance to state
agencies, local public bodies, and nonprofit organizations (including Indian
tribes and groups), and operators of public transportation services. The
state must use 15 percent of its annual apportionment to support intercity
bus service, unless the Governor certifies that these needs of the state are
adequately met. Projects to meet the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the Clean Air Act, or bicycle access projects, may be
funded at 90 percent Federal match. The maximum FTA share for operating
assistance is 50 percent of the net operating costs. Ongoing deadline.

This program provides formula
funding to states for the purpose of supporting public transportation in
areas of less than 50,000 population. It is apportioned in proportion to each
State’s non-urbanized population. Funding may be used for capital, operating,
State administration, and project administration expenses. Each state
prepares an annual program of projects, which must provide for fair and
equitable distribution of funds within the states, including Indian
reservations, and must provide for maximum feasible coordination with
transportation services assisted by other Federal sources.

The goals
of the nonurbanized formula program are: 1) to enhance the access of people
in nonurbanized areas to health care, shopping, education, employment, pubic
services, and recreation; 2) to assist in the maintenance, development,
improvement, and use of public transportation systems in rural and small
urban areas; 3) to encourage and facilitate the most efficient use of all
Federal funds used to provide passenger transportation in nonurbanized areas
through the coordination of programs and services; 4) to assist in the
development and support of intercity bus transportation; and 5) to provide
for the participation of private transportation providers in nonurbanized
transportation to the maximum extent feasible.

Funds
may be used for capital, operating, and administrative assistance to state
agencies, local public bodies, and nonprofit organizations (including Indian
tribes and groups), and operators of public transportation services. The
state must use 15 percent of its annual apportionment to support intercity
bus service, unless the Governor certifies that these needs of the state are
adequately met. Projects to meet the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the Clean Air Act, or bicycle access projects, may be
funded at 90 percent Federal match. The maximum FTA share for operating
assistance is 50 percent of the net operating costs.

The CFL program places computers in our classrooms and
prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The
program transfers excess Federal computer equipment to schools and educational
nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the
greatest need. The CFL website
connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit
organizations with available Government computer equipment. Ongoing registration.

The CFL program places computers in our classrooms and
prepares our children to contribute and compete in the 21st century. The
program transfers excess Federal computer equipment to schools and educational
nonprofit organizations, giving special consideration to those with the
greatest need. The

website
connects the registered needs of schools and educational nonprofit
organizations with available Government computer equipment.

Computers for Youth (CYF) works directly with public
schools to improve the home learning environments of their students. CFY
begins with students in the sixth grade — the earliest grade in middle
school — and expands to more senior grades in subsequent years. CFY uses an
application and interview process to select schools with the following
characteristics: strong leadership and a motivated, enthusiastic staff; commitment
to connecting students’ in-school and at-home learning and to increasing
parent/family involvement; 75% or more students eligible for federally
subsidized lunch; and resources available to support the project. CFY’s Take
IT Home program is designed to improve children’s learning environment at
home and to strengthen the school-home connection. The program has three
goals: enhance the educational resources in children’s homes, improve
parent-child interaction around learning at home, and help teachers contribute
to and take advantage of a stronger school-home connection. Ongoing deadline.

Computers for Youth (CYF) works directly with public
schools to improve the home learning environments of their students. CFY
begins with students in the sixth grade — the earliest grade in middle
school — and expands to more senior grades in subsequent years. CFY uses an
application and interview process to select schools with the following
characteristics: strong leadership and a motivated, enthusiastic staff; commitment
to connecting students’ in-school and at-home learning and to increasing
parent/family involvement; 75% or more students eligible for federally
subsidized lunch; and resources available to support the project. CFY’s Take
IT Home program is designed to improve children’s learning environment at
home and to strengthen the school-home connection. The program has three
goals: enhance the educational resources in children’s homes, improve
parent-child interaction around learning at home, and help teachers contribute
to and take advantage of a stronger school-home connection.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life in
communities where ConAgra Foods employees work and live. They focus their
resources in these areas: Arts and Culture; Civic and Community Betterment;
Education; Health and Human Services; Hunger, Nutrition and Food Safety.
ConAgra Foods is a multi-faceted company operating in many communities across
the United States. Because of ConAgra Foods’ major commitment to fighting
child hunger in America, there is limited funding available for other new
initiatives. Grant proposals will be accepted, however, from organizations
meeting these criteria: organization must have IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status;
organization must have been in existence for at least one year; organization
or project must provide a solution for specific community needs; and
organization must be well-managed, fiscally responsible and demonstrate
success in meeting goals. To find out if your organization has a ConAgra
Foods facility nearby, please consult your local phone directory or contact
your Chamber of Commerce. Recent grants were awarded in the range of $25 0
$310,000, however, most awards are under $5,000. Proposals must be received by the last working day of January, April,
July, and October.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life in
communities where ConAgra Foods employees work and live. They focus their
resources in these areas: Arts and Culture; Civic and Community Betterment;
Education; Health and Human Services; Hunger, Nutrition and Food Safety.
ConAgra Foods is a multi-faceted company operating in many communities across
the United States. Because of ConAgra Foods’ major commitment to fighting
child hunger in America, there is limited funding available for other new
initiatives. Grant proposals will be accepted, however, from organizations
meeting these criteria: organization must have IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status;
organization must have been in existence for at least one year; organization
or project must provide a solution for specific community needs; and
organization must be well-managed, fiscally responsible and demonstrate
success in meeting goals. To find out if your organization has a ConAgra
Foods facility nearby, please consult your local phone directory or contact
your Chamber of Commerce. Recent grants were awarded in the range of $25 0
$310,000, however, most awards are under $5,000.

Since Phillips Petroleum Co., now ConocoPhillips, entered
the field of educational film series in 1976, it has produced high quality
educational videos and teachers’ guides in the subjects of math, science and
environmental topics. These videos and guides are free and easily accessible
to any public school in the country, including the states that are outside of
ConocoPhillips’ marketing area. The programs focus on critical classroom needs
and not on forwarding ConocoPhillips’ interests or promoting its products.
Company acknowledgement will be limited to brief visual identification at the
beginning or end of each program. Please note that video supplies are limited. Ongoing
deadline.

Since Phillips Petroleum Co., now ConocoPhillips, entered
the field of educational film series in 1976, it has produced high quality
educational videos and teachers’ guides in the subjects of math, science and
environmental topics. These videos and guides are free and easily accessible
to any public school in the country, including the states that are outside of
ConocoPhillips’ marketing area. The programs focus on critical classroom needs
and not on forwarding ConocoPhillips’ interests or promoting its products.
Company acknowledgement will be limited to brief visual identification at the
beginning or end of each program.

The Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952,
develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural,
community and selected national organizations. Over the years, the Foundation
has contributed more than $83,000,000 through its programs of giving.
Resources are directed primarily toward initiatives, which improve the
quality of life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active
corporate citizen. Each year, the Foundation fulfills approximately 225
grants totaling some $2,250,000. Ongoing deadline.

The Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952,
develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural,
community and selected national organizations. Over the years, the Foundation
has contributed more than $83,000,000 through its programs of giving.
Resources are directed primarily toward initiatives, which improve the
quality of life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active
corporate citizen. Each year, the Foundation fulfills approximately 225
grants totaling some $2,250,000.

Covidien, a healthcare device and supply company, accepts
health grant requests under guidelines of its Partnership for Neighborhood
Wellness. In general, requests should aim to fund local community health
centers or clinics to enlarge their medical staff and add diagnostic tests
and treatments or disease prevention and education initiatives; fund consumer
education related to specific diseases or medical conditions; provide
education and awareness, with emphasis on prevention; provide medical
professionals with additional tools to address health needs; and raise money
for capital campaigns for building clinics or healthcare facilities in
impoverished communities. In addition, programs should directly benefit a
community by increasing access to quality, affordable healthcare; benefit
people suffering from a specific disease for which treatment options are not
affordable or readily available; and support development of new approaches to
prevention. Grants are made bi-annually. Ongoing
deadline.

Covidien, a healthcare device and supply company, accepts
health grant requests under guidelines of its Partnership for Neighborhood
Wellness. In general, requests should aim to fund local community health
centers or clinics to enlarge their medical staff and add diagnostic tests
and treatments or disease prevention and education initiatives; fund consumer
education related to specific diseases or medical conditions; provide
education and awareness, with emphasis on prevention; provide medical
professionals with additional tools to address health needs; and raise money
for capital campaigns for building clinics or healthcare facilities in
impoverished communities. In addition, programs should directly benefit a
community by increasing access to quality, affordable healthcare; benefit
people suffering from a specific disease for which treatment options are not
affordable or readily available; and support development of new approaches to
prevention. Grants are made bi-annually.

National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology
and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and
economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead
more independent and productive lives. NCF encourages corporations and
individuals to donate surplus and used computers, software, peripherals and
related business technology. NCF directs those donations to training and
educational organizations. All donated equipment is distributed to these
organizations FREE . Ongoing deadline.

National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology
and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and
economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead
more independent and productive lives. NCF encourages corporations and
individuals to donate surplus and used computers, software, peripherals and
related business technology. NCF directs those donations to training and
educational organizations. All donated equipment is distributed to these
organizations

The mission of the CyberLearning Match Grant is to provide
the highest quality education to all, especially the disadvantaged, at the lowest
fee. They provide up to 50% matching grants to all eligible organizations
including schools, colleges, non-profits, workforce development programs,
banks, government agencies and corporations. Matching grants may be used to
access their 1,000 plus high-quality online courses in IT (Information
Technology- all levels and almost all topics), Management (Harvard
ManageMentor modules) and TestPrep (Barrons SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT”). In
addition, they provide follow up cash grants to the grantees to assist them
in implementing holistic CyberLearning or TTCM
(Teacher/Mentor-Technology-Courseware-Motivation) solutions that make a
difference in the lives of their target populations. Grantees can use the
follow up cash grants to improve teacher/mentor training as well as to
acquire computers, software, access and motivational rewards for students and
teachers. Ongoing deadline.

The mission of the CyberLearning Match Grant is to provide
the highest quality education to all, especially the disadvantaged, at the lowest
fee. They provide up to 50% matching grants to all eligible organizations
including schools, colleges, non-profits, workforce development programs,
banks, government agencies and corporations. Matching grants may be used to
access their 1,000 plus high-quality online courses in IT (Information
Technology- all levels and almost all topics), Management (Harvard
ManageMentor modules) and TestPrep (Barrons SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT”). In
addition, they provide follow up cash grants to the grantees to assist them
in implementing holistic CyberLearning or TTCM
(Teacher/Mentor-Technology-Courseware-Motivation) solutions that make a
difference in the lives of their target populations. Grantees can use the
follow up cash grants to improve teacher/mentor training as well as to
acquire computers, software, access and motivational rewards for students and
teachers.

An annual philanthropic initiative of CVS Caremark, the
CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations
working to help disabled individuals 21 and under lead full and independent
lives, and to programs that help the uninsured receive quality health care.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for grants in the
following funding areas: 1) Children with disabilities: Support for programs
that serve individuals 21 and under and address any of the following: Health
and Rehabilitation Services — programs that help ensure children with
disabilities develop the skills they need to live as independently as
possible, including physical and occupational therapies, speech and hearing
therapies, assistive technology, and recreational therapies; and programs
that provide either physical activities or play opportunities for children to
address the specific needs of the population served. 2) Public schools:
Support for programs designed to include children with disabilities as full participants
alongside their typically developing peers. 3) Health care for the uninsured
and underserved: Support for programs working to help more uninsured people
receive needed care and ensure that the care received is of high quality and
delivered by providers who participate in accountable community healthcare
programs. There is no age limit on proposed programs that create greater
access to healthcare services. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or
public schools located in states with CVS/pharmacy stores. Qualifying
organizations are eligible for grants of up to $5,000. Ongoing deadline.

An annual philanthropic initiative of CVS Caremark, the
CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations
working to help disabled individuals 21 and under lead full and independent
lives, and to programs that help the uninsured receive quality health care.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for grants in the
following funding areas: 1) Children with disabilities: Support for programs
that serve individuals 21 and under and address any of the following: Health
and Rehabilitation Services — programs that help ensure children with
disabilities develop the skills they need to live as independently as
possible, including physical and occupational therapies, speech and hearing
therapies, assistive technology, and recreational therapies; and programs
that provide either physical activities or play opportunities for children to
address the specific needs of the population served. 2) Public schools:
Support for programs designed to include children with disabilities as full participants
alongside their typically developing peers. 3) Health care for the uninsured
and underserved: Support for programs working to help more uninsured people
receive needed care and ensure that the care received is of high quality and
delivered by providers who participate in accountable community healthcare
programs. There is no age limit on proposed programs that create greater
access to healthcare services. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or
public schools located in states with CVS/pharmacy stores. Qualifying
organizations are eligible for grants of up to $5,000.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s primary interest
is in funding projects that directly impact permanency through adoption of
waiting children in the United States and Canada. Emphasis will be given to
programs and projects on a national or regional basis that will help move
children out of foster care and into adoptive homes. The Foundation is
especially interested in addressing the permanency needs of children who are
older, medically and/or emotionally challenged, from an ethnic minority
and/or sibling groups who seek to be adopted together. The Foundation
welcomes grant requests from U.S. and Canadian tax-exempt organizations. Preference will be given to applications
that: p ropose innovative recruitment and adoption awareness efforts
that are easily replicated on a national basis; develop successful methods
for overcoming procedural, bureaucratic or financial obstacles to adoption;
clearly delineate outcome measures; are cost effective; include partnerships
with other organizations, corporations or foundations; and have significant
potential to demonstrate innovative service delivery to adoptive families and
adopted children. Ongoing deadline
(deadlines are April 9, August 6, and November 5 annually).

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s primary interest
is in funding projects that directly impact permanency through adoption of
waiting children in the United States and Canada. Emphasis will be given to
programs and projects on a national or regional basis that will help move
children out of foster care and into adoptive homes. The Foundation is
especially interested in addressing the permanency needs of children who are
older, medically and/or emotionally challenged, from an ethnic minority
and/or sibling groups who seek to be adopted together. The Foundation
welcomes grant requests from U.S. and Canadian tax-exempt organizations.

ropose innovative recruitment and adoption awareness efforts
that are easily replicated on a national basis; develop successful methods
for overcoming procedural, bureaucratic or financial obstacles to adoption;
clearly delineate outcome measures; are cost effective; include partnerships
with other organizations, corporations or foundations; and have significant
potential to demonstrate innovative service delivery to adoptive families and
adopted children.

Delta supports programs that promote youth in three key
areas: wellness, leadership development and cultural advocacy. Through
financial means and support from their work force volunteers, Delta is
preparing youth from many backgrounds and cultures to lead and enjoy the
unprecedented opportunities of the 21st century. In the area of wellness,
Delta funds programs that promote the health and well-being of youth. They
aim to ensure a healthy start in life by supporting organizations that
address some of society’s most formidable youth and childhood diseases; in
leadership development, Delta
supports programs that help young people develop strong character, leadership
skills and positive self-esteem, as well as programs teaching personal
development, conflict resolution and team building; and in cultural advocacy,
they promote organizations and programs that help us embrace our differences
and enrich our understanding of diverse peoples and cultures. This entails a
broad range of interests. They support developing country initiatives,
diversity education, and cultural arts. To accomplish their mission, Delta
commits over $16 million annually to four Signature Partners and other worthy
organizations. Also, Delta supports and promotes employee volunteer efforts
through their Community Partners program. With their contributions of time,
talent and funding, they contribute to the well-being of the more than 300
communities they serve. In 2002, Delta awarded more than $3 million to
various organizations, ranging from $2,000 to $1 million each. Ongoing
deadline.

Delta supports programs that promote youth in three key
areas: wellness, leadership development and cultural advocacy. Through
financial means and support from their work force volunteers, Delta is
preparing youth from many backgrounds and cultures to lead and enjoy the
unprecedented opportunities of the 21st century. In the area of wellness,
Delta funds programs that promote the health and well-being of youth. They
aim to ensure a healthy start in life by supporting organizations that
address some of society’s most formidable youth and childhood diseases; in
leadership development,

Delta
supports programs that help young people develop strong character, leadership
skills and positive self-esteem, as well as programs teaching personal
development, conflict resolution and team building; and in cultural advocacy,
they promote organizations and programs that help us embrace our differences
and enrich our understanding of diverse peoples and cultures. This entails a
broad range of interests. They support developing country initiatives,
diversity education, and cultural arts. To accomplish their mission, Delta
commits over $16 million annually to four Signature Partners and other worthy
organizations. Also, Delta supports and promotes employee volunteer efforts
through their Community Partners program. With their contributions of time,
talent and funding, they contribute to the well-being of the more than 300
communities they serve. In 2002, Delta awarded more than $3 million to
various organizations, ranging from $2,000 to $1 million each.

The DENSO North America Foundation serves to extend DENSO
Corporation’s leadership in corporate citizenship by contributing to the
development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation is
dedicated to the advancement of higher education in engineering and related
business programs through grant making to colleges and universities serving
the North American educational community. The DENSO North America Foundation
acts exclusively for charitable purposes on a centralized basis throughout
North America by providing grants to institutions of higher learning for
educational and/or scientific purposes, with an emphasis on engineering and
technology. Funding is focused in two areas: Capital Campaigns for
building campaigns including new projects, expansions and major maintenance,
permanent installations and exhibits. Also includes purchase of equipment,
classroom / lab sponsorships, including development of electronic educational
/ training systems. Project must be related to business or engineering
support. Exclusions: contribution for leased buildings or equipment,
administrative / startup costs, product development and patents; and Student Projects which
provide support for university-sanctioned student competitions.
Projects must be related to the advancement or understanding of business or
engineering principles. Must represent a team effort. The foundation also
provides grants through the Red Cross to aid persons and communities in
distress due to the impact of natural disasters in North American locations
where DENSO Corporation operates. Current assets are nearly $7 million. Ongoing deadline.

The DENSO North America Foundation serves to extend DENSO
Corporation’s leadership in corporate citizenship by contributing to the
development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation is
dedicated to the advancement of higher education in engineering and related
business programs through grant making to colleges and universities serving
the North American educational community. The DENSO North America Foundation
acts exclusively for charitable purposes on a centralized basis throughout
North America by providing grants to institutions of higher learning for
educational and/or scientific purposes, with an emphasis on engineering and
technology. Funding is focused in two areas:

for
building campaigns including new projects, expansions and major maintenance,
permanent installations and exhibits. Also includes purchase of equipment,
classroom / lab sponsorships, including development of electronic educational
/ training systems. Project must be related to business or engineering
support. Exclusions: contribution for leased buildings or equipment,
administrative / startup costs, product development and patents; and

for university-sanctioned student competitions.
Projects must be related to the advancement or understanding of business or
engineering principles. Must represent a team effort. The foundation also
provides grants through the Red Cross to aid persons and communities in
distress due to the impact of natural disasters in North American locations
where DENSO Corporation operates. Current assets are nearly $7 million.

Nonprofit Digital Wish, supported by organizations such as
the Draper Richards Foundation and Flip Video, sponsors a classroom grants
program designed to strengthen education through digital imaging and the
power of visual learning. Digital Wish works with a variety of institutions
to set up technology grant programs for local schools, and then matches every
donation with an extra 2%-10% in funding. Digital Wish has set up a
30,000-member online community which has funded technology improvements to
over 8,000 classrooms this year, impacting nearly 250,000 students
nationwide. Applicants need to submit a description of the intended project
and a budget. All teachers who submit a technology-based lesson plan on
Digital Wish will be automatically entered to win as many as 43 different
technology grants. Ongoing deadline.

Nonprofit Digital Wish, supported by organizations such as
the Draper Richards Foundation and Flip Video, sponsors a classroom grants
program designed to strengthen education through digital imaging and the
power of visual learning. Digital Wish works with a variety of institutions
to set up technology grant programs for local schools, and then matches every
donation with an extra 2%-10% in funding. Digital Wish has set up a
30,000-member online community which has funded technology improvements to
over 8,000 classrooms this year, impacting nearly 250,000 students
nationwide. Applicants need to submit a description of the intended project
and a budget. All teachers who submit a technology-based lesson plan on
Digital Wish will be automatically entered to win as many as 43 different
technology grants.

The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation focuses on programs and
projects that provide opportunities to children and individuals who are
physically, mentally or economically disadvantaged. The Foundation
concentrates on small non-profit organizations that provide programs and
projects that prevent or solve problems, rather than meet basic needs. Grants
are awarded for one year only and typically range from $1,000 to $15,000.
Recipients are required to report on the program that was funded and evaluate
the effectiveness of the program. Grants are only awarded to organizations
that are tax exempt under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.

The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation focuses on programs and
projects that provide opportunities to children and individuals who are
physically, mentally or economically disadvantaged. The Foundation
concentrates on small non-profit organizations that provide programs and
projects that prevent or solve problems, rather than meet basic needs. Grants
are awarded for one year only and typically range from $1,000 to $15,000.
Recipients are required to report on the program that was funded and evaluate
the effectiveness of the program. Grants are only awarded to organizations
that are tax exempt under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The DiscounTech-Cisco Networking Program allows nonprofit
organizations to obtain Cisco’s Internet Starter Kit Networking Bundles and
other networking equipment. Your organization may be eligible to receive all
equipment and hardware necessary to create a functioning network (only
additional wiring may be required) and a 1-year technical support contract
with Cisco’s authorized technical support organization, SMARTNet. SMARTNet
includes: major and minor maintenance releases of Cisco IOSSoftware via
Cisco.com or media (upon request), registered access to Cisco.com, 24×7
access to Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) via phone, email or through
Cisco.com, and SMARTnet 8x5xNext Business Day – Delivery of hardware
replacement parts the next business day, provided that the request is
received before 3 p.m. local time. Ongoing deadline.

The DiscounTech-Cisco Networking Program allows nonprofit
organizations to obtain Cisco’s Internet Starter Kit Networking Bundles and
other networking equipment. Your organization may be eligible to receive all
equipment and hardware necessary to create a functioning network (only
additional wiring may be required) and a 1-year technical support contract
with Cisco’s authorized technical support organization, SMARTNet. SMARTNet
includes: major and minor maintenance releases of Cisco IOSSoftware via
Cisco.com or media (upon request), registered access to Cisco.com, 24×7
access to Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) via phone, email or through
Cisco.com, and SMARTnet 8x5xNext Business Day – Delivery of hardware
replacement parts the next business day, provided that the request is
received before 3 p.m. local time.

Dollar General’s mission is “supporting literacy and
youth development initiatives that promote self sufficiency” in their 25
state territory. Common areas of support include: adult education (adult
literacy, GED, etc), mentoring, youth education programs, youth literacy
programs and youth self-esteem programs. Potential applicants can submit a
proposal by mail or online. The typical grant does not exceed $20,000. Ongoing
deadline.

Dollar General’s mission is “supporting literacy and
youth development initiatives that promote self sufficiency” in their 25
state territory. Common areas of support include: adult education (adult
literacy, GED, etc), mentoring, youth education programs, youth literacy
programs and youth self-esteem programs. Potential applicants can submit a
proposal by mail or online. The typical grant does not exceed $20,000.

For more than 30 years, the Foundation has funded
carefully selected grant requests that assist vulnerable children in the
United States and across the globe. The Ross Foundation has compassion for
all children, regardless of their circumstances. However, the
Foundation is most concerned with a young child who is vulnerable through no
fault of his or her own. The Foundation has a special interest in
helping: the ill; physically disabled; injured; disfigured; mentally
disabled; emotionally disturbed; little or no access to education; learning
disabled; orphaned; vulnerable as a result of natural disaster or conflict;
physically abused and neglected; poor-disadvantaged; or malnourished child.
The Ross Foundation makes grants in the following categories: Equipment/Supplies;
Emergency; Small Construction, Renovations, Building Purchase; Start-Up
Expenses; and Specific Project Support. Sending a letter of inquiry through
the foundation’s website is the recommended first step. After reading each
letter and determining that a project may be considered for funding, the
foundation helps applicants file necessary information and supplies a general
format for use in creating a full proposal. Ongoing deadline.

For more than 30 years, the Foundation has funded
carefully selected grant requests that assist vulnerable children in the
United States and across the globe. The Ross Foundation has compassion for
all children, regardless of their circumstances. However, the
Foundation is most concerned with a young child who is vulnerable through no
fault of his or her own. The Foundation has a special interest in
helping: the ill; physically disabled; injured; disfigured; mentally
disabled; emotionally disturbed; little or no access to education; learning
disabled; orphaned; vulnerable as a result of natural disaster or conflict;
physically abused and neglected; poor-disadvantaged; or malnourished child.
The Ross Foundation makes grants in the following categories: Equipment/Supplies;
Emergency; Small Construction, Renovations, Building Purchase; Start-Up
Expenses; and Specific Project Support. Sending a letter of inquiry through
the foundation’s website is the recommended first step. After reading each
letter and determining that a project may be considered for funding, the
foundation helps applicants file necessary information and supplies a general
format for use in creating a full proposal.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, has built a successful business
on the principles that one person can make a difference and that excellent
people produce excellent results. In 1987, the company established the
Dreyer’s Foundation to give young people a better chance to achieve their
potential. The mission of the Dreyer’s Foundation is to promote family,
school and community environments that build skills and foster talents in
young people. Priority is given to
programs/projects that: affect a significant number of young people,
foster the concept that it is better to teach young people how to learn than
to simply give them answers to their problems, and are unique and creative.
The company’s small grants program provided up to $1,000 and donates ice
cream and gift certificates. Ongoing
deadline.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, has built a successful business
on the principles that one person can make a difference and that excellent
people produce excellent results. In 1987, the company established the
Dreyer’s Foundation to give young people a better chance to achieve their
potential. The mission of the Dreyer’s Foundation is to promote family,
school and community environments that build skills and foster talents in
young people.

affect a significant number of young people,
foster the concept that it is better to teach young people how to learn than
to simply give them answers to their problems, and are unique and creative.
The company’s small grants program provided up to $1,000 and donates ice
cream and gift certificates.

DuPont supports programs and organizations that address
social progress, economic success, and environmental excellence”all
vital components of community sustainability. Specifically, in the area of
social progress, DuPont supports programs that: increase access to
opportunity; help children, youth, and families; and foster understanding
among community members. In the area of economic success, DuPont is
interested in programs that revitalize neighborhoods, help individuals
achieve self-sufficiency, and enhance individuals’ quality of life. Most
corporate grants involve programs in the DuPont headquarters community of
Wilmington, Del., and other communities where the company has a major
presence. The committee reviews requests in the spring and fall (usually May
and September). Ongoing deadline.

DuPont supports programs and organizations that address
social progress, economic success, and environmental excellence”all
vital components of community sustainability. Specifically, in the area of
social progress, DuPont supports programs that: increase access to
opportunity; help children, youth, and families; and foster understanding
among community members. In the area of economic success, DuPont is
interested in programs that revitalize neighborhoods, help individuals
achieve self-sufficiency, and enhance individuals’ quality of life. Most
corporate grants involve programs in the DuPont headquarters community of
Wilmington, Del., and other communities where the company has a major
presence. The committee reviews requests in the spring and fall (usually May
and September).

The Dynegy Foundation has created a new approach to fund
children’s charities and organizations. They have developed a line of
products that provide children with value-oriented instruction while
generating funds for children’s charities. Projects in the areas of
children’s health, safety, or social, educational, and recreational needs are
funded by Dynegy. All nonprofit children’s charities are eligible. Ongoing
deadline.

The Dynegy Foundation has created a new approach to fund
children’s charities and organizations. They have developed a line of
products that provide children with value-oriented instruction while
generating funds for children’s charities. Projects in the areas of
children’s health, safety, or social, educational, and recreational needs are
funded by Dynegy. All nonprofit children’s charities are eligible.

The company supports programs that reduce the physical,
economic and psychological barriers to self-sufficiency for low-income
individuals, families and communities. Funding is targeted to social and
physical needs for life sustenance (food, clothing, and shelter) and
empowerment (education, employment, etc.) Eaton supports K – 12 programs,
particularly math and science programs. Deadline is ongoing.

The company supports programs that reduce the physical,
economic and psychological barriers to self-sufficiency for low-income
individuals, families and communities. Funding is targeted to social and
physical needs for life sustenance (food, clothing, and shelter) and
empowerment (education, employment, etc.) Eaton supports K – 12 programs,
particularly math and science programs.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the
environment, the crisis of human overpopulation and reproductive freedom,
Native Americans, arts, education, medicine, and human services. Important
characteristics considered by Educational Foundation of America (EFA) are an
organization’s record of achievement, intended broad impact, sound financial
practices, increasing independence, and correspondence with EFA objectives.
The Educational Foundation of America makes grants to qualifying non-profit
organizations that have tax-exempt status and those that are not private
foundations as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. EFA provides grants for
specific projects. It does not provide funds for endowment or endowed faculty
chairs, building/capital programs, religious purposes, grants to individuals,
annual fund-raising campaigns, indirect costs, overhead or general support.
The Foundation prefers not to fund projects located outside the United
States. Current funding is approximately $4 million per year with the average
grant in the range of $5,000 to $50,000. Ongoing deadlines.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the
environment, the crisis of human overpopulation and reproductive freedom,
Native Americans, arts, education, medicine, and human services. Important
characteristics considered by Educational Foundation of America (EFA) are an
organization’s record of achievement, intended broad impact, sound financial
practices, increasing independence, and correspondence with EFA objectives.
The Educational Foundation of America makes grants to qualifying non-profit
organizations that have tax-exempt status and those that are not private
foundations as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. EFA provides grants for
specific projects. It does not provide funds for endowment or endowed faculty
chairs, building/capital programs, religious purposes, grants to individuals,
annual fund-raising campaigns, indirect costs, overhead or general support.
The Foundation prefers not to fund projects located outside the United
States. Current funding is approximately $4 million per year with the average
grant in the range of $5,000 to $50,000.

The EDS Foundation, philanthropic effort of the
information technology company, provides grants from $5,000 to $50,000, with
a focus on bridging the digital divide. Other endeavors, however, will be
considered, including arts/culture, education and health/human services. In
total, the foundation provides about 25 grants each year totaling more than
$500,000. Ongoing deadline.

The EDS Foundation, philanthropic effort of the
information technology company, provides grants from $5,000 to $50,000, with
a focus on bridging the digital divide. Other endeavors, however, will be
considered, including arts/culture, education and health/human services. In
total, the foundation provides about 25 grants each year totaling more than
$500,000.

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, organized in 1968, is a
nonprofit corporation made possible by the profits of Eli Lilly and Company.
It is the major source of the company’s financial support for nonprofit
organizations. The foundation is funded annually by the company based upon an
average of consolidated income before taxes over the previous three years.
The formula is designed to annually place Lilly among the top 10 most
generous companies in the world. Eli Lilly and Company and its foundation
direct the company’s philanthropic efforts through product donations,
matching gifts and discretionary gifts. Cash contributions from the Eli Lilly
and Company Foundation are strategically focused within two broad categories.
Sixty percent of funds allocated for discretionary giving are directed to
not-for-profit groups aligned with company interests. The remaining 40
percent is allocated for discretionary gifts in Indianapolis and several
other communities where Lilly has a significant employee base. Requests for
support are accepted throughout the year. Requests that fit within the areas
of interest are reviewed two times a year. The qualifying requests received
between January 1 and June 30 are reviewed in the third quarter and those
that best meet the criteria are selected for payments that are made in the
fourth quarter. Qualifying requests received between July 1 and December 31
are reviewed in the first quarter of the following year and those selected
will receive payment in the second quarter. Ongoing deadline.

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, organized in 1968, is a
nonprofit corporation made possible by the profits of Eli Lilly and Company.
It is the major source of the company’s financial support for nonprofit
organizations. The foundation is funded annually by the company based upon an
average of consolidated income before taxes over the previous three years.
The formula is designed to annually place Lilly among the top 10 most
generous companies in the world. Eli Lilly and Company and its foundation
direct the company’s philanthropic efforts through product donations,
matching gifts and discretionary gifts. Cash contributions from the Eli Lilly
and Company Foundation are strategically focused within two broad categories.
Sixty percent of funds allocated for discretionary giving are directed to
not-for-profit groups aligned with company interests. The remaining 40
percent is allocated for discretionary gifts in Indianapolis and several
other communities where Lilly has a significant employee base. Requests for
support are accepted throughout the year. Requests that fit within the areas
of interest are reviewed two times a year. The qualifying requests received
between January 1 and June 30 are reviewed in the third quarter and those
that best meet the criteria are selected for payments that are made in the
fourth quarter. Qualifying requests received between July 1 and December 31
are reviewed in the first quarter of the following year and those selected
will receive payment in the second quarter.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) focuses on
supporting community-based prevention programs, harm reduction programs,
public education to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS, advocacy to improve
AIDS-related public policy, and direct services to persons living with
HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. Direct services include
HIV/AIDS-related medical and mental health treatment, testing and counseling,
food distribution, assisted living, social service coordination, and legal
aid. EJAF grants are provided three times per year to projects and partnerships
that fit within EJAF’s targeted grant-making priority areas. EJAF accepts
unsolicited grant proposals for consideration during its third grantmaking
round of the year which occurs in the fall. Any charitable (not-for-profit)
organization located in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and
South America may apply. Only organizations within these geographical regions
can be considered for funding. To apply, organizations must complete an
online application that requests a summary description of the proposed
program, proof of charitable status, and audited financial statements. The
foundation awards grants three times a year–in February, July, and October. Ongoing deadline.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) focuses on
supporting community-based prevention programs, harm reduction programs,
public education to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS, advocacy to improve
AIDS-related public policy, and direct services to persons living with
HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. Direct services include
HIV/AIDS-related medical and mental health treatment, testing and counseling,
food distribution, assisted living, social service coordination, and legal
aid. EJAF grants are provided three times per year to projects and partnerships
that fit within EJAF’s targeted grant-making priority areas. EJAF accepts
unsolicited grant proposals for consideration during its third grantmaking
round of the year which occurs in the fall. Any charitable (not-for-profit)
organization located in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and
South America may apply. Only organizations within these geographical regions
can be considered for funding. To apply, organizations must complete an
online application that requests a summary description of the proposed
program, proof of charitable status, and audited financial statements. The
foundation awards grants three times a year–in February, July, and October.

The Everyday Young Hero program highlights one outstanding
youth a week that are making extraordinary contributions and commitments to
service. Nominations must come from a parent, teacher, or other adult mentor;
supporting material is recommended. The Everyday Young Hero award is open to
those between the ages of 5-25. Winners receive an announcement in
YSA’s weekly National Serving e-Briefing, a certificate and letter from YSA’s
President and CEO, a customized press release, local market media coverage,
and publicity on the YSA’s website, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Ongoing deadline.

The Everyday Young Hero program highlights one outstanding
youth a week that are making extraordinary contributions and commitments to
service. Nominations must come from a parent, teacher, or other adult mentor;
supporting material is recommended. The Everyday Young Hero award is open to
those between the ages of 5-25. Winners receive an announcement in
YSA’s weekly National Serving e-Briefing, a certificate and letter from YSA’s
President and CEO, a customized press release, local market media coverage,
and publicity on the YSA’s website, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The F.B. Heron Foundation is a private, grant making
institution dedicated to supporting organizations with a track record of
building wealth within low-income communities. The Foundation was created in
1992 with the mission of helping people and communities to help themselves.
Towards this end, the Foundation provides grants to and investments in
organizations that promote the following five wealth creation strategies for
low-income families in urban and rural communities in the U.S.: advancing
home ownership; supporting enterprise development; reducing the barriers to
full participation in the economy by providing quality child care; employing
comprehensive community development approaches with a strong focus on the
wealth-creation strategies; and increasing access to capital. Believing that
successful efforts reflect the needs and strengths of the people that they
serve, the Foundation prefers to support community-based organizations that
demonstrate tangible results. Most grants range from $25,000 to $50,000. There is no deadline for a 2 – 3 page
letter of inquiry. If interested, the Foundation will contact organizations
for a full proposal.

The F.B. Heron Foundation is a private, grant making
institution dedicated to supporting organizations with a track record of
building wealth within low-income communities. The Foundation was created in
1992 with the mission of helping people and communities to help themselves.
Towards this end, the Foundation provides grants to and investments in
organizations that promote the following five wealth creation strategies for
low-income families in urban and rural communities in the U.S.: advancing
home ownership; supporting enterprise development; reducing the barriers to
full participation in the economy by providing quality child care; employing
comprehensive community development approaches with a strong focus on the
wealth-creation strategies; and increasing access to capital. Believing that
successful efforts reflect the needs and strengths of the people that they
serve, the Foundation prefers to support community-based organizations that
demonstrate tangible results. Most grants range from $25,000 to $50,000.

There is no deadline for a 2 – 3 page
letter of inquiry. If interested, the Foundation will contact organizations
for a full proposal.

FedEx is interested in supporting organizations that help
keep child pedestrians safe through increasing awareness and knowledge of
pedestrian safety as an issue, helping change unsafe child pedestrian
behaviors, and/or creating environmental improvements to keep child
pedestrians safe in local communities. Safety is a core value of the company
and the first consideration in all operations. FedEx works closely with
global organizations to help prevent pedestrian-related injury and death and
educate the public about road safety. Every day, more than 75,000 FedEx
vehicles are on the road sharing the streets with pedestrians. At FedEx, they
are dedicated to pedestrian safety and sharing the lessons of safe driving
they have learned over the past 35 years. Ongoing deadline.

FedEx is interested in supporting organizations that help
keep child pedestrians safe through increasing awareness and knowledge of
pedestrian safety as an issue, helping change unsafe child pedestrian
behaviors, and/or creating environmental improvements to keep child
pedestrians safe in local communities. Safety is a core value of the company
and the first consideration in all operations. FedEx works closely with
global organizations to help prevent pedestrian-related injury and death and
educate the public about road safety. Every day, more than 75,000 FedEx
vehicles are on the road sharing the streets with pedestrians. At FedEx, they
are dedicated to pedestrian safety and sharing the lessons of safe driving
they have learned over the past 35 years.

The mission of the FedEx Global Community Relations
department is to actively support the communities they serve and strengthen
their global reputation through strategic investment of their people,
resources and network. Corporate resources include financial contributions,
in-kind shipping services and volunteer services of employees. Written
requests are accepted year-round and are generally reviewed within three
weeks of receipt. FedEx prefers to contribute for specific program needs
rather than for special events or capital campaigns. Core giving areas
include emergency and disaster relief, pedestrian and child safety, critical
community needs, education, health, and human services. Ongoing deadline.

The mission of the FedEx Global Community Relations
department is to actively support the communities they serve and strengthen
their global reputation through strategic investment of their people,
resources and network. Corporate resources include financial contributions,
in-kind shipping services and volunteer services of employees. Written
requests are accepted year-round and are generally reviewed within three
weeks of receipt. FedEx prefers to contribute for specific program needs
rather than for special events or capital campaigns. Core giving areas
include emergency and disaster relief, pedestrian and child safety, critical
community needs, education, health, and human services.

The Fender Music Foundation makes the gift of music
available to people across the country by providing resources for music education
programs. The grants are awarded to schools, local music programs and
national music programs across the United States. The intent of the proposed
program must be music instruction, not music appreciation or entertainment.
Participants/students cannot be professional or career musicians. The
organization awards acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric
guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments.
However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available.
Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments,
brass instruments, percussion instruments and keyboards. No cash grants are
awarded. Ongoing deadline.

The Fender Music Foundation makes the gift of music
available to people across the country by providing resources for music education
programs. The grants are awarded to schools, local music programs and
national music programs across the United States. The intent of the proposed
program must be music instruction, not music appreciation or entertainment.
Participants/students cannot be professional or career musicians. The
organization awards acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric
guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments.
However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available.
Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments,
brass instruments, percussion instruments and keyboards. No cash grants are
awarded.

Established in October of 1998, the Finish Line Youth
Foundation encourages Sport. Life. Style in America’s youth. Finish Line believes
providing funding and assistance for education, sports and exercise will
consistently propel kids in the right direction. These athletic and wellness
programs place importance on living a healthy lifestyle, bolstering their
confidence and leadership skills, and teaching them the importance of
teamwork. Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to enrich the communities in
which it operates. Organizations interested in applying must meet the
following standards: registered as a 501 (c) (3) tax status; primary focus on
assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentration on athletics
or wellness; and benefit communities from which the donations were generated
or be located in the areas Finish Line serves. Requests for support must be
submitted in writing on organization letterhead. Ongoing deadline.

Established in October of 1998, the Finish Line Youth
Foundation encourages Sport. Life. Style in America’s youth. Finish Line believes
providing funding and assistance for education, sports and exercise will
consistently propel kids in the right direction. These athletic and wellness
programs place importance on living a healthy lifestyle, bolstering their
confidence and leadership skills, and teaching them the importance of
teamwork. Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to enrich the communities in
which it operates. Organizations interested in applying must meet the
following standards: registered as a 501 (c) (3) tax status; primary focus on
assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentration on athletics
or wellness; and benefit communities from which the donations were generated
or be located in the areas Finish Line serves. Requests for support must be
submitted in writing on organization letterhead.

The mission of the GSK/Tums Grant Program is to assist fire
departments-in-need secure essential equipment. Through the generous donation
of GSK/Tums and partnerships with Firefighter Combat Challenge sponsors and
their “Combat Cash” program, qualifying fire departments are able
to acquire needed equipment through matching grants. To qualify, the applying
organization must be a bona fide fire department with 501 (c)(3) status, show
a legitimate need for the requested equipment, and a documented inability to
purchase requested equipment because of funding shortfalls. Further, the
organization must establish the ability to obtain additional funding to match
or exceed the amount requested as a requirement of obtaining grant money.
Applications will NOT be considered without matching funds that at least
equal the amount requested. Grant awards will not exceed $10,000. Ongoing
deadlines.

The mission of the GSK/Tums Grant Program is to assist fire
departments-in-need secure essential equipment. Through the generous donation
of GSK/Tums and partnerships with Firefighter Combat Challenge sponsors and
their “Combat Cash” program, qualifying fire departments are able
to acquire needed equipment through matching grants. To qualify, the applying
organization must be a bona fide fire department with 501 (c)(3) status, show
a legitimate need for the requested equipment, and a documented inability to
purchase requested equipment because of funding shortfalls. Further, the
organization must establish the ability to obtain additional funding to match
or exceed the amount requested as a requirement of obtaining grant money.
Applications will NOT be considered without matching funds that at least
equal the amount requested. Grant awards will not exceed $10,000.

The Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support
for programs and organizations dedicated to improving the communities in
which Food Lion operates. Preference for funding is given to organizations or
programs that involve Food Lion associates and are located in Food Lion’s
marketing territory. The Foundation considers requests from organizations
that fall into three general categories: primary and secondary education;
feeding the hungry; and local, charitable organizations. Contributions are
considered for public charities with 501(c)(3) designations who: 1) have an
active and responsible board of trustees; 2) exhibit ethical publicity
methods and solicitation of funds; 3) provide for an appropriate audit to
reveal income and disbursements in reasonable detail, and 4) can demonstrate
long-term financial viability. Ongoing
deadline.

The Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support
for programs and organizations dedicated to improving the communities in
which Food Lion operates. Preference for funding is given to organizations or
programs that involve Food Lion associates and are located in Food Lion’s
marketing territory. The Foundation considers requests from organizations
that fall into three general categories: primary and secondary education;
feeding the hungry; and local, charitable organizations. Contributions are
considered for public charities with 501(c)(3) designations who: 1) have an
active and responsible board of trustees; 2) exhibit ethical publicity
methods and solicitation of funds; 3) provide for an appropriate audit to
reveal income and disbursements in reasonable detail, and 4) can demonstrate
long-term financial viability.

Shortly after Henry Ford began his enterprise in 1903, he
said, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
He was referring to the obligation of companies, not only to create good
products for their customers, but also to share good works and goodwill. That
is precisely the goal of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services – to
support initiatives and institutions that enhance and improve opportunities
for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates. The
Ford Motor Company Fund awards grants in six areas: education, environment,
public policy, health and social programs, civic affairs and community
development, and arts and humanities. Ongoing
deadline.

Shortly after Henry Ford began his enterprise in 1903, he
said, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
He was referring to the obligation of companies, not only to create good
products for their customers, but also to share good works and goodwill. That
is precisely the goal of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services – to
support initiatives and institutions that enhance and improve opportunities
for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates. The
Ford Motor Company Fund awards grants in six areas: education, environment,
public policy, health and social programs, civic affairs and community
development, and arts and humanities.

These grants support documentary film projects that
address urgent social issues. The foundation’s goal is to expand the
community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack funding, and
help them to realize their visions and reach audiences. JustFilms focuses on
film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting
difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable
world. Initiative funds will be distributed through three distinct paths:
partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance Institute, the
Independent Television Service and the Tribeca Film Institute; collaboration
with other Ford Foundation grant-making programs; and an ongoing
open-application process that will help JustFilms stay attuned to fresh
ideas. Through its grant making, the foundation supports innovative thinkers,
leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice
and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. When
making grants, the foundation thinks about long-term strategies, knowing that
lasting social change requires decades of effort. And because its mission is
broad and resources are limited, the foundation carefully targets support so
it can be used most effectively and leverage the greatest amount of impact.
The foundation has set aside $10 million a year over five years for the
project. Ongoing deadline.

These grants support documentary film projects that
address urgent social issues. The foundation’s goal is to expand the
community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack funding, and
help them to realize their visions and reach audiences. JustFilms focuses on
film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting
difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable
world. Initiative funds will be distributed through three distinct paths:
partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance Institute, the
Independent Television Service and the Tribeca Film Institute; collaboration
with other Ford Foundation grant-making programs; and an ongoing
open-application process that will help JustFilms stay attuned to fresh
ideas. Through its grant making, the foundation supports innovative thinkers,
leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice
and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. When
making grants, the foundation thinks about long-term strategies, knowing that
lasting social change requires decades of effort. And because its mission is
broad and resources are limited, the foundation carefully targets support so
it can be used most effectively and leverage the greatest amount of impact.
The foundation has set aside $10 million a year over five years for the
project.

The Fordham Street Foundation supports efforts to close
the gap in academic achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged youth. We seek to fund effective nonprofit organizations committed to
giving all children access to innovative teaching strategies and experiences
that lead to improved academic performance and personal success. By investing
in quality education we can build a better future for all children.
Eligibility includes tax-exempt organizations and Fordham is currently limiting
its review and funding to grant proposals that target minority academic
achievement. Ongoing deadline.

The Fordham Street Foundation supports efforts to close
the gap in academic achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged youth.

We seek to fund effective nonprofit organizations committed to
giving all children access to innovative teaching strategies and experiences
that lead to improved academic performance and personal success. By investing
in quality education we can build a better future for all children.
Eligibility includes tax-exempt organizations and Fordham is currently

The Products for Learning program is Fujifilm’s way of
rewarding individual educators who understand the value of integrating
imaging and information technology into everyday classroom lessons.
Fujifilm’s Products for Learning Web site provides lesson plans that teachers
may integrate into curriculum to inspire students to reach new levels of
creative expression and communication. Teachers are encouraged to modify the
lesson plans so they more closely align with curriculum, standards, and
learning objectives. They may adapt the lesson plans for grade level,
discipline, and diverse populations. Teachers also have the option of
submitting an original lesson plan. Fujifilm is looking for lesson plans that
have educational merit and clearly demonstrate the creative integration of
imaging and information technology into teaching and learning. To apply for a
product donation, teachers must submit an online application outlining why
they should receive a product donation. Product donations are determined by
creativity demonstrated by teachers in their response to the application
question that pertains to the learning objectives, product availability, and
need. Ongoing deadline.

The Products for Learning program is Fujifilm’s way of
rewarding individual educators who understand the value of integrating
imaging and information technology into everyday classroom lessons.
Fujifilm’s Products for Learning Web site provides lesson plans that teachers
may integrate into curriculum to inspire students to reach new levels of
creative expression and communication. Teachers are encouraged to modify the
lesson plans so they more closely align with curriculum, standards, and
learning objectives. They may adapt the lesson plans for grade level,
discipline, and diverse populations. Teachers also have the option of
submitting an original lesson plan. Fujifilm is looking for lesson plans that
have educational merit and clearly demonstrate the creative integration of
imaging and information technology into teaching and learning. To apply for a
product donation, teachers must submit an online application outlining why
they should receive a product donation. Product donations are determined by
creativity demonstrated by teachers in their response to the application
question that pertains to the learning objectives, product availability, and
need.

Since 1997, the FundingFactory” has pioneered and
leads the way in Fundraising Through Recycling. The FundingFactory has
launched a unique Cell Phone Recycling Program . Collect
and recycle empty printer cartridges to earn technology, sports and
recreation equipment or even cash. This provides you with another way to
capitalize on the fundraising-through-recycling concept. Simply collect used
cell phones from parents and local business and you will earn points just
like the printer cartridge program. Ongoing deadline.

Since 1997, the FundingFactory” has pioneered and
leads the way in Fundraising Through Recycling. The FundingFactory has
launched a unique

. Collect
and recycle empty printer cartridges to earn technology, sports and
recreation equipment or even cash. This provides you with another way to
capitalize on the fundraising-through-recycling concept. Simply collect used
cell phones from parents and local business and you will earn points just
like the printer cartridge program.

Do Something and GameStop are putting the fun back in funding by giving you the big
bucks ($500) to get things going in your neighborhood. GameStop youth grants
are available for anyone in the U.S. or Canada, 25 or under, who has a great
idea for a community action project. They could fund your bright idea!
GameStop grants are given out weekly. Check out some of the 2006 winners and
then take that inspiration and think up your own incredible project. Ongoing deadline.

back in funding by giving you the big
bucks ($500) to get things going in your neighborhood. GameStop youth grants
are available for anyone in the U.S. or Canada, 25 or under, who has a great
idea for a community action project. They could fund your bright idea!
GameStop grants are given out weekly. Check out some of the 2006 winners and
then take that inspiration and think up your own incredible project.

Gardenburger is built on the idea of good corporate
citizenship. They make meatless products that are good for people and the
environment, and they regularly look for ways to help good causes. If you’d
like them to support your event or organization, please download their
application from their website and send it to them with a cover letter on
your organization’s letterhead. Your cover letter should provide additional
information about your organization, its mission and work, the event that you
plan to hold, and how you would like Gardenburger to help. They make their
decisions based on the fit between your organization/event and their
company’s values and prefer to help with product donations, coupons, or
Gardenburger signs and logos. Ongoing
deadline.

Gardenburger is built on the idea of good corporate
citizenship. They make meatless products that are good for people and the
environment, and they regularly look for ways to help good causes. If you’d
like them to support your event or organization, please download their
application from their website and send it to them with a cover letter on
your organization’s letterhead. Your cover letter should provide additional
information about your organization, its mission and work, the event that you
plan to hold, and how you would like Gardenburger to help. They make their
decisions based on the fit between your organization/event and their
company’s values and prefer to help with product donations, coupons, or
Gardenburger signs and logos.

Gardener’s Supply Company gives cash or products to
gardening, sustainable agriculture, food, environmental and hunger-related causes.
They require that all requests be in writing on the letterhead of your
organization. Please limit your letter to just one page, and include your
project or organization’s mission and the specific donation request. Ongoing
deadline.

Gardener’s Supply Company gives cash or products to
gardening, sustainable agriculture, food, environmental and hunger-related causes.
They require that all requests be in writing on the letterhead of your
organization. Please limit your letter to just one page, and include your
project or organization’s mission and the specific donation request.

Committed to building a world where all children have the
opportunity to learn and thrive, the GE Foundation focuses on improving
access, equity and quality of education in targeted GE communities. The GE
Foundation has launched the next phase of College Bound, the College Bound
District Program, which focuses on systemic change and increased student
achievement in targeted U.S. school districts. The program seeks to increase
the number of college-ready students through a rigorous math and science
curriculum, professional development for teachers and administrators,
in-depth evaluation, strengthening of a district’s management functions and
the collaborative engagement of various district and community stakeholders. Ongoing deadline.

Committed to building a world where all children have the
opportunity to learn and thrive, the GE Foundation focuses on improving
access, equity and quality of education in targeted GE communities. The GE
Foundation has launched the next phase of College Bound, the College Bound
District Program, which focuses on systemic change and increased student
achievement in targeted U.S. school districts. The program seeks to increase
the number of college-ready students through a rigorous math and science
curriculum, professional development for teachers and administrators,
in-depth evaluation, strengthening of a district’s management functions and
the collaborative engagement of various district and community stakeholders.

The Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young
children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve infant and
young children nutrition, care and development from the first year before
birth to three years of age. Programs should support a specific nutrition or
health intervention and have defined outcome parameters. Generally,
competitive requests will be focused on particular projects in furtherance of
the Foundation’s mission and goal of supporting nutrition or health-related
interventions to improve infant health and development. Foundation grants are
not typically ongoing. Supported projects should have beginnings and endings,
reasonable periods during which measurable progress or outcomes are
accomplished. The impact of Foundation funding should be detailed, so that
the infusion of new or outside funding can be seen to have some positive
influence on the progress or outcome of the Project. Grants are limited
to three years in length. While there is no policy affecting the dollar
amounts of Foundation grants, there are some practical considerations.
Projects requiring small grants (generally under $50,000) are typically local
in scope and impact, and therefore may not be within the scope of national
funding initiatives. Large requests (greater than $1 million) may exceed
available Foundation resources. Grant awards are approved in May and
November. Initial letters of inquiry are accepted at any time but should be
submitted no later than 5 months prior to these award dates. For the
May round submit letters prior to December 1; for the November round submit
letters prior to June 1. Ongoing
deadline.

The Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young
children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve infant and
young children nutrition, care and development from the first year before
birth to three years of age. Programs should support a specific nutrition or
health intervention and have defined outcome parameters. Generally,
competitive requests will be focused on particular projects in furtherance of
the Foundation’s mission and goal of supporting nutrition or health-related
interventions to improve infant health and development. Foundation grants are
not typically ongoing. Supported projects should have beginnings and endings,
reasonable periods during which measurable progress or outcomes are
accomplished. The impact of Foundation funding should be detailed, so that
the infusion of new or outside funding can be seen to have some positive
influence on the progress or outcome of the Project. Grants are limited
to three years in length. While there is no policy affecting the dollar
amounts of Foundation grants, there are some practical considerations.
Projects requiring small grants (generally under $50,000) are typically local
in scope and impact, and therefore may not be within the scope of national
funding initiatives. Large requests (greater than $1 million) may exceed
available Foundation resources. Grant awards are approved in May and
November. Initial letters of inquiry are accepted at any time but should be
submitted no later than 5 months prior to these award dates. For the
May round submit letters prior to December 1; for the November round submit
letters prior to June 1.

Georgia-Pacific believes that strong communities are good for
business. Their core philosophy is anchored in a belief that for a business
to survive and prosper, it must develop and use its capabilities to create
sustainable value for both its customers and society. The purpose of the
Georgia-Pacific Foundation is to help create and fund those programs and
initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life
within the communities where Georgia-Pacific employees live and work. They
believe that self-reliance and economic fortitude are indispensable
components of vibrant communities. The Foundation primarily invests their
resources in four key areas that are essential to creating and sustaining
strong communities: Education, Environment, Community Enrichment, and
Entrepreneurship. Georgia-Pacific leverages these four key areas (“The
Four Es”) to impact communities. Ongoing
deadline.

Georgia-Pacific believes that strong communities are good for
business. Their core philosophy is anchored in a belief that for a business
to survive and prosper, it must develop and use its capabilities to create
sustainable value for both its customers and society. The purpose of the
Georgia-Pacific Foundation is to help create and fund those programs and
initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life
within the communities where Georgia-Pacific employees live and work. They
believe that self-reliance and economic fortitude are indispensable
components of vibrant communities. The Foundation primarily invests their
resources in four key areas that are essential to creating and sustaining
strong communities: Education, Environment, Community Enrichment, and
Entrepreneurship. Georgia-Pacific leverages these four key areas (“The
Four Es”) to impact communities.

Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than
350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and
services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and
services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials,
emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that
help improve communities. Join the Gifts In Kind International network of
more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in
products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology
products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building
materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and
services that help improve communities. Ongoing deadline.

Join the Gifts In Kind International network of more than
350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in products and
services including office equipment and supplies, technology products and
services, educational materials and sports equipment, building materials,
emergency relief products, and a range of other products and services that
help improve communities. Join the Gifts In Kind International network of
more than 350 affiliates gain instant access to more than $600 million in
products and services including office equipment and supplies, technology
products and services, educational materials and sports equipment, building
materials, emergency relief products, and a range of other products and
services that help improve communities.

Gilead considers grant requests from a broad range of
organizations. Gilead provides grants primarily to non-profit organizations
for activities related to the therapeutic areas in which Gilead has expertise
– cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, pulmonary arterial
hypertension and chronic angina. Grants are available to support various
types of initiatives such as continuing education programs for healthcare
professionals, scientific conferences, patient education programs, the
development of health education materials and community activities. Ongoing deadline.

Gilead considers grant requests from a broad range of
organizations. Gilead provides grants primarily to non-profit organizations
for activities related to the therapeutic areas in which Gilead has expertise
– cystic fibrosis, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, pulmonary arterial
hypertension and chronic angina. Grants are available to support various
types of initiatives such as continuing education programs for healthcare
professionals, scientific conferences, patient education programs, the
development of health education materials and community activities.

Blockbuster rewards students for hard work in school by
giving free rentals for good grades. Students in grades K – 8 who have an A
or a B average on their report card can present their report card at their
neighborhood Blockbuster store to receive a free BLOCKBUSTER video rental. If
you have questions regarding this program, contact the company’s regional
office nearest your community. A list of regional offices can be found on
this website link. Ongoing deadline.

Blockbuster rewards students for hard work in school by
giving free rentals for good grades. Students in grades K – 8 who have an A
or a B average on their report card can present their report card at their
neighborhood Blockbuster store to receive a free BLOCKBUSTER video rental. If
you have questions regarding this program, contact the company’s regional
office nearest your community. A list of regional offices can be found on
this website link.

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy,
active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to
disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers,
Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs
in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable,
create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and
introduce new sports into their schools or organizations. Ongoing deadline.

Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy,
active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to
disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers,
Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs
in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable,
create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and
introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.

Google Grants provides eligible organizations with in-kind
keyword advertising using Google AdWords so you can connect directly with
your target audience. Through simple, short text ads that run on Google.com,
thousands (or even millions) of people can learn about your organization
online as they are searching for related information. When someone enters
keywords (short phrases specifying a particular search query) into
Google.com, ads targeted to those keywords appear alongside the search
results. If your organization is a recognized 501(c)(3) whose mission and
programs fit their eligibility requirements, they encourage you to apply.
Your application is more likely to be successful if you have a basic
understanding of the Google AdWords Program and the Google Grants program
guidelines. You’ll be asked to provide sample keywords, ad copy, and a brief
statement about how your organization will benefit from participating in the
Google Grants program. Google selects
Google Grants recipients every quarter. You will know within six months or
less whether or not you will receive a Google Grant award. Ongoing deadline.

Google Grants provides eligible organizations with in-kind
keyword advertising using Google AdWords so you can connect directly with
your target audience. Through simple, short text ads that run on Google.com,
thousands (or even millions) of people can learn about your organization
online as they are searching for related information. When someone enters
keywords (short phrases specifying a particular search query) into
Google.com, ads targeted to those keywords appear alongside the search
results. If your organization is a recognized 501(c)(3) whose mission and
programs fit their eligibility requirements, they encourage you to apply.
Your application is more likely to be successful if you have a basic
understanding of the Google AdWords Program and the Google Grants program
guidelines. You’ll be asked to provide sample keywords, ad copy, and a brief
statement about how your organization will benefit from participating in the
Google Grants program.

Google selects
Google Grants recipients every quarter. You will know within six months or
less whether or not you will receive a Google Grant award.

The Goodrich Corporation Foundation was formed in 1988.
The Foundation’s principal was established through a contribution by Goodrich
Corporation. The Foundation provides support to charitable organizations
serving the needs of the public in Goodrich Corporation’s United States
headquarters and plant communities, to selected educational institutions, and
to selected national groups. The Foundation makes charitable grants in four
categories: Education; Arts and Culture; Civic and Community; Health and
Human Services/United Way. Charitable contributions are made only to
organizations defined as “tax exempt” under Section 501 (c)(3) by
the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation will generally allocate its
annual charitable giving according to the following percentages: Education:
30% – 40%; Arts and Culture: 15% – 25%; Civic and Community: 15% – 25%; and
Health and Human Services/United Way: 20% – 30%. Preference shall be accorded
requests for projects or programs in areas having a significant number of
employees, employees serving on boards of charitable organizations or other
noticeable Goodrich Corporation presence. Ongoing deadline.

The Goodrich Corporation Foundation was formed in 1988.
The Foundation’s principal was established through a contribution by Goodrich
Corporation. The Foundation provides support to charitable organizations
serving the needs of the public in Goodrich Corporation’s United States
headquarters and plant communities, to selected educational institutions, and
to selected national groups. The Foundation makes charitable grants in four
categories: Education; Arts and Culture; Civic and Community; Health and
Human Services/United Way. Charitable contributions are made only to
organizations defined as “tax exempt” under Section 501 (c)(3) by
the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation will generally allocate its
annual charitable giving according to the following percentages: Education:
30% – 40%; Arts and Culture: 15% – 25%; Civic and Community: 15% – 25%; and
Health and Human Services/United Way: 20% – 30%. Preference shall be accorded
requests for projects or programs in areas having a significant number of
employees, employees serving on boards of charitable organizations or other
noticeable Goodrich Corporation presence.

A minimum of $1 million in grant funds is available to participants
in the Green Communities Initiative (GCI) through an application process that
is published on The Enterprise Foundation’s website. Grants will be made for
planning and implementation of green housing development projects with
minimum numbers of homes or apartments available to low-income families and
individuals. Individual grants are expected to be awarded in the range of
$15,000 to $50,000. Deadlines are
ongoing.

A minimum of $1 million in grant funds is available to participants
in the Green Communities Initiative (GCI) through an application process that
is published on The Enterprise Foundation’s website. Grants will be made for
planning and implementation of green housing development projects with
minimum numbers of homes or apartments available to low-income families and
individuals. Individual grants are expected to be awarded in the range of
$15,000 to $50,000.

Established in 1994, the Green Foundation is a private,
non-operating foundation that awards grants for both operating and program
support. The foundation’s mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage
growth, and ultimately effect positive change within those institutions that
best reflect the foundation’s core focus areas and the communities they
serve. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in the
following areas: arts; education; and health and scientific research. Most of
the foundation’s grant making is limited to institutions that serve the Los
Angeles community; however, the foundation will consider institutions beyond
this geographic boundary that have the potential to impact communities
statewide or nationally. To be eligible for foundation funding, an applicant
organization must be classified by the IRS as a public charity and tax exempt
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.

Established in 1994, the Green Foundation is a private,
non-operating foundation that awards grants for both operating and program
support. The foundation’s mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage
growth, and ultimately effect positive change within those institutions that
best reflect the foundation’s core focus areas and the communities they
serve. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in the
following areas: arts; education; and health and scientific research. Most of
the foundation’s grant making is limited to institutions that serve the Los
Angeles community; however, the foundation will consider institutions beyond
this geographic boundary that have the potential to impact communities
statewide or nationally. To be eligible for foundation funding, an applicant
organization must be classified by the IRS as a public charity and tax exempt
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) Foundation is a
non-profit organization dedicated to the sponsorship of educational events, seminars,
and lecture series on topics such as human development and potential,
business and management in order to foster positive change on personal,
organizational, community and global levels. There are no maximum or minimum
grant amounts. Awards vary by project. Ongoing
deadline.

The Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) Foundation is a
non-profit organization dedicated to the sponsorship of educational events, seminars,
and lecture series on topics such as human development and potential,
business and management in order to foster positive change on personal,
organizational, community and global levels. There are no maximum or minimum
grant amounts. Awards vary by project.

The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a national
community investment program, which provides non-profit community agencies
with state-of-the-art computer labs. These Computer Centers are designed to
provide inner-city children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun,
learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe
environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable
educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children.
By applying their knowledge and expertise to this type of program, GTECH hopes
to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with
the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in
today’s job market. GTECH will donate up to $15,000 in state-of-the-art
computers, on-line technology, computer software and volunteer hours to each
after-school program in inner-city communities where the Company’s offices
are located nationwide. Ongoing
deadline.

The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a national
community investment program, which provides non-profit community agencies
with state-of-the-art computer labs. These Computer Centers are designed to
provide inner-city children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun,
learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe
environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable
educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children.
By applying their knowledge and expertise to this type of program, GTECH hopes
to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with
the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in
today’s job market. GTECH will donate up to $15,000 in state-of-the-art
computers, on-line technology, computer software and volunteer hours to each
after-school program in inner-city communities where the Company’s offices
are located nationwide.

Local Workforce Investment Boards are eligible to apply
for this skills training program that provides a long term solution to
domestic skill shortages in high skill and high technology occupations. Funds
may be used for technical skills training for employed and unemployed
American workers. Training must focus on occupations that are experiencing
skills shortages in the domestic job market. Ongoing deadline.

Local Workforce Investment Boards are eligible to apply
for this skills training program that provides a long term solution to
domestic skill shortages in high skill and high technology occupations. Funds
may be used for technical skills training for employed and unemployed
American workers. Training must focus on occupations that are experiencing
skills shortages in the domestic job market.

The Hanley Family Foundation, Inc. (HFF) was created to
advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical
dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and
education. It is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue
Service as tax exempt under Section 501(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each
year it makes grants to organizations that are themselves tax exempt under
Section 501(3) and that qualify as public charities as described in Section
509(a)(1), (2) or (3). The Foundation Board reviews grant requests
periodically. If your organization has a project that would further the
stated corporate purpose of HFF, you may submit either a brief inquiry
describing the project for preliminary screening or a full proposal for
funding online. Ongoing deadline.

The Hanley Family Foundation, Inc. (HFF) was created to
advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, chemical
dependency and addictive behavior, including support for related research and
education. It is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue
Service as tax exempt under Section 501(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each
year it makes grants to organizations that are themselves tax exempt under
Section 501(3) and that qualify as public charities as described in Section
509(a)(1), (2) or (3). The Foundation Board reviews grant requests
periodically. If your organization has a project that would further the
stated corporate purpose of HFF, you may submit either a brief inquiry
describing the project for preliminary screening or a full proposal for
funding online.

Harry Chapin believed the issue of world hunger was one that could be
eradicated in a lifetime, and his tireless pursuit of that goal was obvious.
The Harry Chapin Foundation exists to help concerned, private citizens get involved. The Foundation will focus its
funding program in the following areas: community education programs to
identify community needs and mobilize resources to meet them, fostering
social and economic justice; arts in education programs and other approaches
to educating young people to create a healthier and more peaceful world;
agricultural programs that support the preservation of individually-owned
farms and support for citizen organizations that promote equitable food
production and distribution; and environmental programs that promote a safe
and sustainable environment. Grants are made for a one- (1) year period. In
some instances, grant renewals are considered but are never automatic. Grants
are never awarded for more than three consecutive years. Grant sizes range
from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $10,000. Ongoing deadline.

Harry Chapin believed the issue of world hunger was one that could be
eradicated in a lifetime, and his tireless pursuit of that goal was obvious.
The Harry Chapin Foundation exists to help concerned, private citizens get involved.

The Foundation will focus its
funding program in the following areas: community education programs to
identify community needs and mobilize resources to meet them, fostering
social and economic justice; arts in education programs and other approaches
to educating young people to create a healthier and more peaceful world;
agricultural programs that support the preservation of individually-owned
farms and support for citizen organizations that promote equitable food
production and distribution; and environmental programs that promote a safe
and sustainable environment. Grants are made for a one- (1) year period. In
some instances, grant renewals are considered but are never automatic. Grants
are never awarded for more than three consecutive years. Grant sizes range
from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $10,000.

The Hasbro Children’s Foundation supports
the development and/or expansion of programs for children. Please be aware
that the Foundation supports direct service only – the act of one person
helping another. The Foundation also awards grants only to tax exempt
not-for-profit organizations. Hasbro Children’s Foundation funds fully
integrated universally accessible playgrounds only. Playgrounds must be
disabled-friendly and open to the whole community. Priority will be given to
economically disadvantaged areas for playground refurbishment and/or new
construction. Grants for local model programs range from $500 – $35,000. In
1999, a total of 62 grants were awarded. Ongoing deadline.

The Hasbro Children’s Foundation supports
the development and/or expansion of programs for children. Please be aware
that the Foundation supports direct service only – the act of one person
helping another. The Foundation also awards grants only to tax exempt
not-for-profit organizations. Hasbro Children’s Foundation funds fully
integrated universally accessible playgrounds only. Playgrounds must be
disabled-friendly and open to the whole community. Priority will be given to
economically disadvantaged areas for playground refurbishment and/or new
construction. Grants for local model programs range from $500 – $35,000. In
1999, a total of 62 grants were awarded.

A collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and
the Pew Charitable Trust, the Health Impact Project is intended to encourage
the use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to help decision-makers better
assess proposed policies, projects, and programs with respect to their impact
on health so that they may avoid adverse health consequences and costs and
improve health. The program partners have issued a call for proposals to
demonstrate the effectiveness of HIAs and promote their incorporation into local,
state, tribal, and federal decision-making. Eligible applicant organizations
include: state, tribal or local agencies; tax-exempt educational
institutions; and publicly supported charitable organizations that are exempt
from federal income tax as an organization described by section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. Applicant organizations must be located in the
United States or its territories at the time of application. Up to fifteen
demonstration projects will be awarded in this round of funding. Grants will
range from $25,000 to $150,000 and must be completed within twenty-four
months. Proposals for more than $150,000 may be considered under rare and
exceptional circumstances. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; proposals
may be submitted at any time. Ongoing
deadline.

A collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and
the Pew Charitable Trust, the Health Impact Project is intended to encourage
the use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to help decision-makers better
assess proposed policies, projects, and programs with respect to their impact
on health so that they may avoid adverse health consequences and costs and
improve health. The program partners have issued a call for proposals to
demonstrate the effectiveness of HIAs and promote their incorporation into local,
state, tribal, and federal decision-making. Eligible applicant organizations
include: state, tribal or local agencies; tax-exempt educational
institutions; and publicly supported charitable organizations that are exempt
from federal income tax as an organization described by section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. Applicant organizations must be located in the
United States or its territories at the time of application. Up to fifteen
demonstration projects will be awarded in this round of funding. Grants will
range from $25,000 to $150,000 and must be completed within twenty-four
months. Proposals for more than $150,000 may be considered under rare and
exceptional circumstances. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; proposals
may be submitted at any time.

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private
independent foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1999, the Foundation’s mission is to advance the
health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality
healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Within this
broad, statewide focus, the specific goals of the Foundation are to: protect
and promote the health of individuals, families and communities; improve the
availability, quality, appropriateness and financing of healthcare services;
and integrate and coordinate efforts to improve health and healthcare
services. Grant amounts are determined according to the project’s scope and
scale. The allocation of funds within a grant-approved budget is largely
defined by the specific project work plan and objectives. Ongoing deadline.

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private
independent foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1999, the

Foundation’s mission is to advance the
health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality
healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.

Within this
broad, statewide focus, the specific goals of the Foundation are to: protect
and promote the health of individuals, families and communities; improve the
availability, quality, appropriateness and financing of healthcare services;
and integrate and coordinate efforts to improve health and healthcare
services. Grant amounts are determined according to the project’s scope and
scale. The allocation of funds within a grant-approved budget is largely
defined by the specific project work plan and objectives.

The HealthWell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription
medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides
financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket
health care costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, and
deductibles; health insurance premiums; and other selected out-of-pocket
health care costs. The HealthWell Foundation takes into account an
individual’s financial, medical, and insurance situation when determining who
is eligible for assistance. Financial criteria are based on multiples of the
federal poverty level, which takes into account a family’s size. Families
with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level may qualify. The
foundation also considers the cost of living in a particular city or state.
The Foundation asks for the patient’s diagnosis, which must be verified by a
physician signature, and the patient must receive treatment dispensed in the
United States. Individuals covered by private insurance, employer-sponsored
plans, Medicare or Medicaid may also be eligible. The Foundation grants
assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to the extent that funding is
available. Ongoing deadline.

The HealthWell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription
medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides
financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket
health care costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, and
deductibles; health insurance premiums; and other selected out-of-pocket
health care costs. The HealthWell Foundation takes into account an
individual’s financial, medical, and insurance situation when determining who
is eligible for assistance. Financial criteria are based on multiples of the
federal poverty level, which takes into account a family’s size. Families
with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level may qualify. The
foundation also considers the cost of living in a particular city or state.
The Foundation asks for the patient’s diagnosis, which must be verified by a
physician signature, and the patient must receive treatment dispensed in the
United States. Individuals covered by private insurance, employer-sponsored
plans, Medicare or Medicaid may also be eligible. The Foundation grants
assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to the extent that funding is
available.

Awards will be granted to nonprofit organizations to support
grassroots efforts which increase awareness on critical health initiatives
through health walks, health fairs and health education outreach. Grants up
to $25,000 will be considered. Please provide all levels of event
sponsorships on your application. Nonprofit organizations with evidence of
IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status may apply for a
grant, with the following exceptions: advertising; capital campaigns; grants
or scholarships to individuals; multiyear requests; political causes and
events; or religious organizations in support of their sacramental or
theological functions. Ongoing
deadline.

Awards will be granted to nonprofit organizations to support
grassroots efforts which increase awareness on critical health initiatives
through health walks, health fairs and health education outreach. Grants up
to $25,000 will be considered. Please provide all levels of event
sponsorships on your application. Nonprofit organizations with evidence of
IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status may apply for a
grant, with the following exceptions: advertising; capital campaigns; grants
or scholarships to individuals; multiyear requests; political causes and
events; or religious organizations in support of their sacramental or
theological functions.

The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit
organizations that address important issues within our major areas of
interests ” education, health, culture, and social service ” and
that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.
Within these areas, the Foundations generally provide endowment, program, and
capital grant support. Private nonprofits with significant support from the
philanthropic community are favored over those financed through government
sources. Ongoing deadline.

The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit
organizations that address important issues within our major areas of
interests ” education, health, culture, and social service ” and
that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.
Within these areas, the Foundations generally provide endowment, program, and
capital grant support. Private nonprofits with significant support from the
philanthropic community are favored over those financed through government
sources.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice
Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $10,000 in
funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations
and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through
support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service
delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates,
produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit
volunteers. Organizations and coalitions operating for at least 1 year that
have not received federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and that have an
annual operating budget of $50,000 or less may apply. All applicants must
also have a history of serving crime victims. Ongoing deadline.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice
Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $10,000 in
funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations
and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through
support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service
delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates,
produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit
volunteers. Organizations and coalitions operating for at least 1 year that
have not received federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and that have an
annual operating budget of $50,000 or less may apply. All applicants must
also have a history of serving crime victims.

The Herbalife Family Foundation provides financial
assistance to non-profit organizations around the world dedicated to
improving the lives of children. The Herbalife Family Foundation welcomes the
opportunity to consider making contributions to organizations and programs
that: improve nutrition, support children and families, support children and
families, provide early intervention, provide early intervention, correct
problem behavior and enhance self-esteem, prevent substance abuse, prevent
physical/emotional abuse, create better home environments, and promote
physical/emotional health. Ongoing
deadline.

provides financial
assistance to non-profit organizations around the world dedicated to
improving the lives of children. The Herbalife Family Foundation welcomes the
opportunity to consider making contributions to organizations and programs
that: improve nutrition, support children and families, support children and
families, provide early intervention, provide early intervention, correct
problem behavior and enhance self-esteem, prevent substance abuse, prevent
physical/emotional abuse, create better home environments, and promote
physical/emotional health.

Hollywood Video is dedicated to helping educational institutions
make learning a fun and exciting adventure. Free rental certificates are a
great way to encourage and reward students. The Spotlighting Students program
provides K-12 schools 100 Shooting Star Achievement Awards. These awards may
be redeemed at any Hollywood Video for a free rental of any New Release, DVD,
Game, or Hollywood Film Library movie. Teachers and coaches may use the
Spotlight on Students coupons to encourage and reward their students. Here
are some ideas for spotlighting students: rewards for academic excellence in
the classroom, rewards for athletic team members, school carnival raffles,
and graduation, homecoming, or prom parties. The Spotlighting Teachers
program provides K-12 schools with 100 Spotlight on Education Coupons for the
faculty. Teachers may redeem coupons for Hollywood Film Library titles, which
can be used as instructional aids in the classroom. These coupons, honored at
all Hollywood Video stores, are for classroom purposes only, not personal
use. Ongoing deadline.

Hollywood Video is dedicated to helping educational institutions
make learning a fun and exciting adventure. Free rental certificates are a
great way to encourage and reward students. The Spotlighting Students program
provides K-12 schools 100 Shooting Star Achievement Awards. These awards may
be redeemed at any Hollywood Video for a free rental of any New Release, DVD,
Game, or Hollywood Film Library movie. Teachers and coaches may use the
Spotlight on Students coupons to encourage and reward their students. Here
are some ideas for spotlighting students: rewards for academic excellence in
the classroom, rewards for athletic team members, school carnival raffles,
and graduation, homecoming, or prom parties. The Spotlighting Teachers
program provides K-12 schools with 100 Spotlight on Education Coupons for the
faculty. Teachers may redeem coupons for Hollywood Film Library titles, which
can be used as instructional aids in the classroom. These coupons, honored at
all Hollywood Video stores, are for classroom purposes only, not personal
use.

The Home Depot is committed to giving back to the
communities where its associates and customers live and work. To make a
significant impact, they concentrate their efforts on affordable housing,
at-risk youth, the environment, and disaster preparedness and relief. Grant
proposals are accepted throughout the year but annual plans are
formulated each winter for major projects. *Please click on
“Community Involvement” on the company’s home page for further
information.

The Home Depot is committed to giving back to the
communities where its associates and customers live and work. To make a
significant impact, they concentrate their efforts on affordable housing,
at-risk youth, the environment, and disaster preparedness and relief.

Hope For The Warriors(r) works daily
with post- 9/11 combat-wounded service members and veterans, their families,
and families of the fallen to meet immediate financial needs. The program
assists the service members, veterans and their families in two specific
ways. First, program coordinators will provide casework assistance and
resource referrals that will assist the client both today and in the future.
Second, if the client meets the criteria, (directly related to a combat
injury) financial support may be given to assist the family in the short
term. Critical Care Coordination involves integrated case management on
various levels engaging individual wounded service members, the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) and/or the warrior unit in which they are associated,
medical professionals (if applicable), the Department of Defense and other
nonprofit organizations. Lengthy hospital stays, inpatient treatment, delays
in disability claims processing, loss of income and unexpected expenses
create financial burdens for families. Originally designed to meet short-term
needs in the days following an injury, the Critical Care Coordination program
has expanded to assist post-9/11 combat-wounded and their families as
they navigate through long-term recovery. Critical Care Coordination addresses needs
that are a direct result of a service member’s combat-related injury. Financial
assistance is meant to help with essentials to daily living including:
utilities, groceries, rent, mortgage, and rental deposits. Payment is always
made to a third party. Applicants may apply for financial assistance only
once a year. As a general rule, Hope For The Warriors(r) does not approve
requests for vehicle repairs, payments, or purchases. Ongoing deadline.

Hope For The Warriors(r) works daily
with post- 9/11 combat-wounded service members and veterans, their families,
and families of the fallen to meet immediate financial needs. The program
assists the service members, veterans and their families in two specific
ways. First, program coordinators will provide casework assistance and
resource referrals that will assist the client both today and in the future.
Second, if the client meets the criteria, (directly related to a combat
injury) financial support may be given to assist the family in the short
term. Critical Care Coordination involves integrated case management on
various levels engaging individual wounded service members, the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) and/or the warrior unit in which they are associated,
medical professionals (if applicable), the Department of Defense and other
nonprofit organizations. Lengthy hospital stays, inpatient treatment, delays
in disability claims processing, loss of income and unexpected expenses
create financial burdens for families. Originally designed to meet short-term
needs in the days following an injury, the Critical Care Coordination program
has expanded to assist post-9/11 combat-wounded and their families as
they navigate through long-term recovery.

Critical Care Coordination addresses needs
that are a direct result of a service member’s combat-related injury.

Financial
assistance is meant to help with essentials to daily living including:
utilities, groceries, rent, mortgage, and rental deposits. Payment is always
made to a third party. Applicants may apply for financial assistance only
once a year. As a general rule, Hope For The Warriors(r) does not approve
requests for vehicle repairs, payments, or purchases.

HSBC recognizes its responsibility to be a vital and contributing
member of the community. They embrace the principle that corporate
citizenship is vital to the success of a company, and they believe that their
employees and customers, and the towns and cities where they do business,
should benefit from their commitment. HSBC established HSBC in the Community
(USA) Inc., to carry out its mission with a philanthropic strategy focused
primarily on two critical issues education and the environment. In line with
Federal regulations, the Foundation can only make grants to organizations
registered with the IRS as 501(C)(3) public charities. In addition, public
schools and school districts or other government agencies are eligible to
receive grants under IRS rules. Ongoing
deadline.

HSBC recognizes its responsibility to be a vital and contributing
member of the community. They embrace the principle that corporate
citizenship is vital to the success of a company, and they believe that their
employees and customers, and the towns and cities where they do business,
should benefit from their commitment. HSBC established HSBC in the Community
(USA) Inc., to carry out its mission with a philanthropic strategy focused
primarily on two critical issues education and the environment. In line with
Federal regulations, the Foundation can only make grants to organizations
registered with the IRS as 501(C)(3) public charities. In addition, public
schools and school districts or other government agencies are eligible to
receive grants under IRS rules.

IBM’s philanthropic resources are allocated to specific
projects and programs that fit within their targeted areas of interest. The overwhelming
majority of grants are initiated by IBM, do not stem from unsolicited
proposals, and involve multi-year commitments. Subsequent grants will grow
out of these efforts after the current grants have run their course. While
not encouraged, unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If
your organization chooses to submit an unsolicited proposal, please note the
following guidelines and address the requirements outlined. IBM does not make
equipment donations or grants from corporate philanthropic funds to:
individuals, political, labor, religious, or fraternal organizations or
sports groups; fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or
auctions; capital campaigns, construction and renovation projects; chairs,
endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or nonprofit institutions;
special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions; and
organizations that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent
with IBM’s non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran. Nonprofit
organizations or educational institutions wishing to submit unsolicited
proposals to IBM should make an initial inquiry in the form of a two-page
letter. In the event that the proposal is of interest to IBM, additional
information will be requested. The letter should include the following
information: brief statement fully describing the mission of the
organization, the amount of money requested, and the purpose of the
contribution; description of the problem you wish to address, the solution
you propose, and how IBM technology, and IBM volunteers, if appropriate, will
be incorporated; proposed project budget with all other anticipated sources
of income; plans to measure and evaluate program results; copy of an IRS
501(c)(3) ruling or other documentation substantiating tax exemption status;
and name, address and telephone number of the project contact person. Ongoing deadline.

IBM’s philanthropic resources are allocated to specific
projects and programs that fit within their targeted areas of interest. The overwhelming
majority of grants are initiated by IBM, do not stem from unsolicited
proposals, and involve multi-year commitments. Subsequent grants will grow
out of these efforts after the current grants have run their course. While
not encouraged, unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If
your organization chooses to submit an unsolicited proposal, please note the
following guidelines and address the requirements outlined. IBM does not make
equipment donations or grants from corporate philanthropic funds to:
individuals, political, labor, religious, or fraternal organizations or
sports groups; fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or
auctions; capital campaigns, construction and renovation projects; chairs,
endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or nonprofit institutions;
special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions; and
organizations that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent
with IBM’s non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran. Nonprofit
organizations or educational institutions wishing to submit unsolicited
proposals to IBM should make an initial inquiry in the form of a two-page
letter. In the event that the proposal is of interest to IBM, additional
information will be requested. The letter should include the following
information: brief statement fully describing the mission of the
organization, the amount of money requested, and the purpose of the
contribution; description of the problem you wish to address, the solution
you propose, and how IBM technology, and IBM volunteers, if appropriate, will
be incorporated; proposed project budget with all other anticipated sources
of income; plans to measure and evaluate program results; copy of an IRS
501(c)(3) ruling or other documentation substantiating tax exemption status;
and name, address and telephone number of the project contact person.

HP has teamed up with IndiVisual
Learning to offer a one-to-one wireless mobile reading lab solution. Your
school may be awarded with a wireless reading lab complete with 5
Hewlett-Packard laptops and 3 years unlimited student use of the IndiVisual
Reading program ($25,000 value). The mobile reading lab provides schools with
IndiVisual’s reading intervention solution that develops lifelong skills for
underachieving students and can be delivered throughout the school day to
different students and in different environments. This solution dramatically
increases teacher’ productivity and effectiveness by offering each student
individualized instruction. IndiVisual Reading requires no in-service
training and automates all vital record keeping, including student progress
reports. Ongoing deadline.

HP has teamed up with IndiVisual
Learning to offer a one-to-one wireless mobile reading lab solution.

Your
school may be awarded with a wireless reading lab complete with 5
Hewlett-Packard laptops and 3 years unlimited student use of the IndiVisual
Reading program ($25,000 value). The mobile reading lab provides schools with
IndiVisual’s reading intervention solution that develops lifelong skills for
underachieving students and can be delivered throughout the school day to
different students and in different environments. This solution dramatically
increases teacher’ productivity and effectiveness by offering each student
individualized instruction. IndiVisual Reading requires no in-service
training and automates all vital record keeping, including student progress
reports.

The NEA Foundation provides $1,000-$3,000 grants to
teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and
staff in public schools, colleges, and universities for the purpose of
engaging in high-quality professional development or implementing innovative
ideas that raise student achievement. Eligible applicants may apply at any
time and must follow the grant guidelines . Ongoing
deadline.

The NEA Foundation provides $1,000-$3,000 grants to
teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and
staff in public schools, colleges, and universities for the purpose of
engaging in high-quality professional development or implementing innovative
ideas that raise student achievement. Eligible applicants may apply at any
time and must follow the

The Intel Model School program can help schools more
effectively integrate technology in the classroom. The program offers grants
on equipment for qualifying schools and special purchase programs for
teachers, students and parents in the North America region. Ongoing deadlines.

The Intel Model School program can help schools more
effectively integrate technology in the classroom. The program offers grants
on equipment for qualifying schools and special purchase programs for
teachers, students and parents in the North America region.

The foundation awards grants to non-profits in Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in the areas of education, the
arts, youth development, and religion. Priority will be given to Georgia
non-profits. For more information, call 404-658-9066. Ongoing deadline.

The foundation awards grants to non-profits in Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in the areas of education, the
arts, youth development, and religion. Priority will be given to Georgia
non-profits. For more information, call 404-658-9066.

The Janus Foundation’s approach to funding is unique, and
they hope that their efforts make a substantive difference that goes beyond
the simple act of making a financial contribution. The Foundation looks to
develop partnerships with nonprofit organizations that are innovative,
visionary, and forward-thinking in their approach to reaching those they
serve. Janus believes that by funding organizations that embrace these
qualities, they can assist nonprofits that have the structure, the vision and
the commitment to operate successfully in both the short and long term.
Ultimately, this will give their nonprofit partners the support they need to
make a long-lasting impact on the lives of the people they help. While they
recognize there are many diverse nonprofit organizations providing invaluable
services to the community, the Janus Foundation has elected to focus on the
three following giving areas: at-risk youth through education; community
service and volunteerism; and cultural institutions in the Denver Metro area.
Please note that the Janus Foundation accepts grant applications from
nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. for the first two giving areas.
The third giving area only applies to cultural institutions that operate in
the Denver, CO metro area. The Foundation attempts to provide funding to
nonprofits when they need it most. Therefore, the grant selection committee
meets each month to evaluate all proposals, and there is no deadline for
submission. Janus typically responds to all proposals within 90 days of
receiving them. Ongoing deadline.

The Janus Foundation’s approach to funding is unique, and
they hope that their efforts make a substantive difference that goes beyond
the simple act of making a financial contribution. The Foundation looks to
develop partnerships with nonprofit organizations that are innovative,
visionary, and forward-thinking in their approach to reaching those they
serve. Janus believes that by funding organizations that embrace these
qualities, they can assist nonprofits that have the structure, the vision and
the commitment to operate successfully in both the short and long term.
Ultimately, this will give their nonprofit partners the support they need to
make a long-lasting impact on the lives of the people they help. While they
recognize there are many diverse nonprofit organizations providing invaluable
services to the community, the Janus Foundation has elected to focus on the
three following giving areas: at-risk youth through education; community
service and volunteerism; and cultural institutions in the Denver Metro area.
Please note that the Janus Foundation accepts grant applications from
nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. for the first two giving areas.
The third giving area only applies to cultural institutions that operate in
the Denver, CO metro area. The Foundation attempts to provide funding to
nonprofits when they need it most. Therefore, the grant selection committee
meets each month to evaluate all proposals, and there is no deadline for
submission. Janus typically responds to all proposals within 90 days of
receiving them.

The Jenesis Group offers grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit
organizations focusing on youth development, education, and social entrepreneurship.
The Foundation invests in grass roots organizations that work to empower
disadvantaged and/or at-risk youth to become productive citizens in society.
Priority is given to programs that are preventative in approach and that
provide comprehensive and long-term solutions to the challenges facing youth
today. The Jenesis Group primarily invests in results-oriented organizations
with annual budgets or $500,000 or less that build self-esteem and foster
self-reliance, emphasize literacy and academic excellence, offer leadership
training and development, utilize mentoring strategies, teach career
readiness and/or life skills, prevent juvenile delinquency, and/or develop
entrepreneurial skills. Letters of inquiry are accepted and reviewed
throughout the year. The Jenesis Group will solicit a full proposal, if
interested.

The Jenesis Group offers grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit
organizations focusing on youth development, education, and social entrepreneurship.
The Foundation invests in grass roots organizations that work to empower
disadvantaged and/or at-risk youth to become productive citizens in society.
Priority is given to programs that are preventative in approach and that
provide comprehensive and long-term solutions to the challenges facing youth
today. The Jenesis Group primarily invests in results-oriented organizations
with annual budgets or $500,000 or less that build self-esteem and foster
self-reliance, emphasize literacy and academic excellence, offer leadership
training and development, utilize mentoring strategies, teach career
readiness and/or life skills, prevent juvenile delinquency, and/or develop
entrepreneurial skills.

The JM Foundation awards grants in the areas of health and
rehabilitation and education and public policy research. Requests are
reviewed within 1 month of receipt. The foundation’s board members meet in
May and October to review proposals and make funding decisions. Write to:
Carl Helstrom, JM Foundation, 60 E 42 nd St., Suite 1651, New York,
NY 10165 for more information. Ongoing deadline.

The JM Foundation awards grants in the areas of health and
rehabilitation and education and public policy research. Requests are
reviewed within 1 month of receipt. The foundation’s board members meet in
May and October to review proposals and make funding decisions. Write to:
Carl Helstrom, JM Foundation, 60 E 42

The John M. Lloyd Foundation amplifies its funding through
flexibility in supporting novel, entrepreneurial projects that have a high
likelihood of affecting social change with regard to HIV/AIDS. The Foundation
prefers projects that have promise of making a significant impact and those
which are new and innovative. The Foundation gives added preference to the
development of programs that will significantly amplify the dollar amount of
the grant. The grant limit of the Foundation is $20,000. Organizations may
submit only one concept letter per year. The Foundation gives preference to
organizations and projects that advocate for evidence-based policies, those
that mobilize awareness and support for AIDS programs, and those that employ
innovation to battle the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Ongoing deadline.

The John M. Lloyd Foundation amplifies its funding through
flexibility in supporting novel, entrepreneurial projects that have a high
likelihood of affecting social change with regard to HIV/AIDS. The Foundation
prefers projects that have promise of making a significant impact and those
which are new and innovative. The Foundation gives added preference to the
development of programs that will significantly amplify the dollar amount of
the grant. The grant limit of the Foundation is $20,000. Organizations may
submit only one concept letter per year. The Foundation gives preference to
organizations and projects that advocate for evidence-based policies, those
that mobilize awareness and support for AIDS programs, and those that employ
innovation to battle the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic goal is simple – be the
catalyst to meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within the highest need
neighborhoods and communities across the globe. In 2007, JPMorgan Chase gave
more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of
not-for-profit organizations around the world. They also support the
individual interests of their employees through the Matching Gift and
volunteer programs. Areas of interest include: community development (address
issues related to poverty and social exclusion by building economic
infrastructure, promoting self-sufficiency, and supporting efforts to narrow
social inequities); education (ensure that all children, particularly those
from disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to high quality educational
opportunities with a particular focus on K-12 public schools that help them
acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be productive, engaged citizens);
and arts and culture (increase community access to rich cultural resources
that foster creativity, promote self-expression, celebrate diversity, and
strengthen our environment). Ongoing
deadline.

JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic goal is simple – be the
catalyst to meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within the highest need
neighborhoods and communities across the globe. In 2007, JPMorgan Chase gave
more than $100 million through grants and sponsorships to thousands of
not-for-profit organizations around the world. They also support the
individual interests of their employees through the Matching Gift and
volunteer programs. Areas of interest include: community development (address
issues related to poverty and social exclusion by building economic
infrastructure, promoting self-sufficiency, and supporting efforts to narrow
social inequities); education (ensure that all children, particularly those
from disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to high quality educational
opportunities with a particular focus on K-12 public schools that help them
acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be productive, engaged citizens);
and arts and culture (increase community access to rich cultural resources
that foster creativity, promote self-expression, celebrate diversity, and
strengthen our environment).

Grants are available for J-Serve 2012 – April 22,
2012. J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Since
2005, J-Serve has been a part of YSA’s Global Youth Service Day. A limited
number of J-Serve micro-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to community
projects committed to creating service opportunities that bring Jewish teens
together to participate in a J-Serve project. Projects that are
creative and innovative, especially those that will be first time events in a
community, as well as projects conceived and planned by teen project leaders
will receive preferential reviews. Micro-grants will be accepted on a
rolling basis, and grants will continue to be awarded as long as funding
remains available. Ongoing deadline.

Grants are available for J-Serve 2012 – April 22,
2012. J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Since
2005, J-Serve has been a part of YSA’s Global Youth Service Day. A limited
number of J-Serve micro-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to community
projects committed to creating service opportunities that bring Jewish teens
together to participate in a J-Serve project. Projects that are
creative and innovative, especially those that will be first time events in a
community, as well as projects conceived and planned by teen project leaders
will receive preferential reviews. Micro-grants will be accepted on a
rolling basis, and grants will continue to be awarded as long as funding
remains available.

Thanks to the generosity of their many Funding Partners there
are ongoing opportunities to build new, safe playgrounds across the
continent. They are currently doing outreach to locate potential
Community Partners in cities and towns all across North America for
playgrounds to be built in 2005. Ideal Community Partners are usually
child-serving, non-profit organizations but could be community development
organizations, neighborhood coalitions, charter schools, or any organization
that can mobilize a volunteer force and is in need of a playground.
When a Community Partner is selected they will: receive 2 months of
step-by-step guidance from a KaBOOM! Project Manager on planning and building
a playground, receive a 4 book Tool Kit to help you plan your perfect
playground from start to finish, benefit from a community building
experience, work with a KaBOOM! Project Manager to develop a maintenance plan
for the care of your new playground, acquire the skills needed to undertake
future community projects on your own, and build an amazing playground with
the help of 200 volunteers, all in ONE DAY! Ideal Community Partner
candidates will serve children from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds;
own and provide land for the playground (at least a 50′ x 50′ space is
ideal); agree to own, insure and maintain the playground for the lifetime of
the playground; are able to raise and contribute up to $10,000 cash towards
the cost of equipment; provide food, water, and restroom facilities for the
volunteers on build day; recruit 15 parent, community and staff volunteers to
participate in planning committees; recruit 50 – 100 parent and community
volunteers to help build the playground in one day; and demonstrate
enthusiasm, excitement and commitment to planning a community revitalization
project. Ongoing deadline, however, projects
are funded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thanks to the generosity of their many Funding Partners there
are ongoing opportunities to build new, safe playgrounds across the
continent. They are currently doing outreach to locate potential
Community Partners in cities and towns all across North America for
playgrounds to be built in 2005. Ideal Community Partners are usually
child-serving, non-profit organizations but could be community development
organizations, neighborhood coalitions, charter schools, or any organization
that can mobilize a volunteer force and is in need of a playground.
When a Community Partner is selected they will: receive 2 months of
step-by-step guidance from a KaBOOM! Project Manager on planning and building
a playground, receive a 4 book Tool Kit to help you plan your perfect
playground from start to finish, benefit from a community building
experience, work with a KaBOOM! Project Manager to develop a maintenance plan
for the care of your new playground, acquire the skills needed to undertake
future community projects on your own, and build an amazing playground with
the help of 200 volunteers, all in ONE DAY! Ideal Community Partner
candidates will serve children from low-income or disadvantaged backgrounds;
own and provide land for the playground (at least a 50′ x 50′ space is
ideal); agree to own, insure and maintain the playground for the lifetime of
the playground; are able to raise and contribute up to $10,000 cash towards
the cost of equipment; provide food, water, and restroom facilities for the
volunteers on build day; recruit 15 parent, community and staff volunteers to
participate in planning committees; recruit 50 – 100 parent and community
volunteers to help build the playground in one day; and demonstrate
enthusiasm, excitement and commitment to planning a community revitalization
project.

The Food Systems and Rural Development area is one of
the Foundation’s four primary programming areas, and consists of two
programming components. Both have their roots in rural America, but each has
a different focus. Food Systems : For the nation’s food
system to function effectively, it must provide access to a safe and
nutritious food supply for all segments of society. And to ensure continued
food security, this same system must produce food in a manner that protects
the environment, while adding economic and social value to rural and urban
communities. Foundation-funded projects seek to achieve these and other goals
as they build partnerships among non-profit organizations, consumers and
producers. They also support relevant market and policy changes, and link
higher education institutions to communities in ways that support a healthy,
viable, and sustainable food system; and Rural Development : America’s
rural communities possess valuable assets. Prominent among them are
hard-working people who understand and value the culture and environment of
their native place. At the same time, they face significant challenges that
include job loss; decline in personal income; the out-migration of young
people; and continuing persistent poverty. The Foundation’s Rural Development
program helps local people capitalize on their strengths and develop new
networks between individuals, communities, and organizations. Together, they
can create partnerships to restore the vision and vigor of rural communities.
Grants in the Food Systems and Rural Development programming area are
made in three ways: general grants; grants made to support strategic
initiatives; and clusters of grants. General grants are usually made to a
single project and support overall Food Systems and Rural Development goals.
The Foundation does not have not established (nor do they track) maximum or
minimum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each
specific project based on scope of work and expected outcomes. Ongoing
deadline.

The Food Systems and Rural Development area is one of
the Foundation’s four primary programming areas, and consists of two
programming components. Both have their roots in rural America, but each has
a different focus.

For the nation’s food
system to function effectively, it must provide access to a safe and
nutritious food supply for all segments of society. And to ensure continued
food security, this same system must produce food in a manner that protects
the environment, while adding economic and social value to rural and urban
communities. Foundation-funded projects seek to achieve these and other goals
as they build partnerships among non-profit organizations, consumers and
producers. They also support relevant market and policy changes, and link
higher education institutions to communities in ways that support a healthy,
viable, and sustainable food system; and

America’s
rural communities possess valuable assets. Prominent among them are
hard-working people who understand and value the culture and environment of
their native place. At the same time, they face significant challenges that
include job loss; decline in personal income; the out-migration of young
people; and continuing persistent poverty. The Foundation’s Rural Development
program helps local people capitalize on their strengths and develop new
networks between individuals, communities, and organizations. Together, they
can create partnerships to restore the vision and vigor of rural communities.
Grants in the Food Systems and Rural Development programming area are
made in three ways: general grants; grants made to support strategic
initiatives; and clusters of grants. General grants are usually made to a
single project and support overall Food Systems and Rural Development goals.
The Foundation does not have not established (nor do they track) maximum or
minimum dollar amounts, but rather look at the amount needed for each
specific project based on scope of work and expected outcomes.

Lee and Barbara Kopp established the Kopp Family
Foundation in 1986. The Foundation’s primary goals are: (1) to help
individuals achieve success by continuing their education; (2) to support
non-profit organizations that encourage youth development, address women’s
issues and provide for the care and quality of life for the elderly; and (3)
provide emergency assistance in the form of shelter and transportation for
those in need. Funding amounts vary. The foundation distributed $1.7 million
last year, with the maximum award around $50,000. Ongoing deadline.

Lee and Barbara Kopp established the Kopp Family
Foundation in 1986. The Foundation’s primary goals are: (1) to help
individuals achieve success by continuing their education; (2) to support
non-profit organizations that encourage youth development, address women’s
issues and provide for the care and quality of life for the elderly; and (3)
provide emergency assistance in the form of shelter and transportation for
those in need. Funding amounts vary. The foundation distributed $1.7 million
last year, with the maximum award around $50,000.

For more than 20 years, Kraft has been committed to ending
hunger in America, as part of the Kraft Community Nutrition Program. Through
two signature initiatives, The Kraft Food Rescue Initiative and The Kraft
Seafood Initiative, Kraft has awarded 320 grants totaling more than $17
million to hunger organizations in more than 45 states. All this adds up to
more than 443 million servings of nutritious food going to the hungry. The
Kraft Food Rescue Initiative seeks and supports programs that allow hunger
organizations to feed more people by building a food bank’s infrastructure
with refrigeration, transportation or other necessary equipment. The goal is
to develop the capacity of food banks to collect and distribute larger
volumes of highly nutritious fruit and vegetables and/or prepared and
perishable food. Ongoing deadline.

For more than 20 years, Kraft has been committed to ending
hunger in America, as part of the Kraft Community Nutrition Program. Through
two signature initiatives, The Kraft Food Rescue Initiative and The Kraft
Seafood Initiative, Kraft has awarded 320 grants totaling more than $17
million to hunger organizations in more than 45 states. All this adds up to
more than 443 million servings of nutritious food going to the hungry. The
Kraft Food Rescue Initiative seeks and supports programs that allow hunger
organizations to feed more people by building a food bank’s infrastructure
with refrigeration, transportation or other necessary equipment. The goal is
to develop the capacity of food banks to collect and distribute larger
volumes of highly nutritious fruit and vegetables and/or prepared and
perishable food.

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion national foundation
that builds stronger nonprofit organizations – catalyzing their growth, helping
them connect with their stakeholders, and challenging them with grants that
leverage greater support. The Foundation concentrates its programming on
capital campaigns as a key opportunity for nonprofit growth. In 2005, the
Foundation awarded 216 grants totaling $131,770,027 to organizations in the
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Mexico. Their
mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being
of humanity. They believe that strong, sustainable, high-capacity
organizations are positioned to achieve their missions and strengthen
communities. The Kresge Foundation uses challenge grants to provide
endorsement, opportunity, and leverage. Its grantees find this challenge an
important strategy in their plan for growth – an incentive for donors and
volunteers, and a tool for tapping new resources. Ongoing deadline.

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion national foundation
that builds stronger nonprofit organizations – catalyzing their growth, helping
them connect with their stakeholders, and challenging them with grants that
leverage greater support. The Foundation concentrates its programming on
capital campaigns as a key opportunity for nonprofit growth. In 2005, the
Foundation awarded 216 grants totaling $131,770,027 to organizations in the
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Mexico. Their
mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being
of humanity. They believe that strong, sustainable, high-capacity
organizations are positioned to achieve their missions and strengthen
communities. The Kresge Foundation uses challenge grants to provide
endorsement, opportunity, and leverage. Its grantees find this challenge an
important strategy in their plan for growth – an incentive for donors and
volunteers, and a tool for tapping new resources.

The Kroger Co. contributed nearly $126 million to local
communities and non-profit organizations in 2004 as part of its
“Neighbor to Neighbor” charitable giving program. These
contributions – which averaged $10 million per month – included donations
made by Kroger customers and associates, the Company’s three foundations,
associates, and funds raised through in-store events and promotions. More
than 25,000 local schools, hunger relief agencies, youth programs and
non-profit organizations in communities where Kroger operates stores or
manufacturing facilities received financial support from the Company. Kroger
focuses its charitable giving in several key areas: hunger relief; K-12
education; grassroots service organizations; and women’s health. In addition,
Kroger supports organizations that promote the advancement of women and
minorities, and the Salvation Army and American Red Cross. Funding is limited
to those areas where Kroger has operations ( www.kroger.com for a complete list of
locations). Ongoing deadline.

The Kroger Co. contributed nearly $126 million to local
communities and non-profit organizations in 2004 as part of its
“Neighbor to Neighbor” charitable giving program. These
contributions – which averaged $10 million per month – included donations
made by Kroger customers and associates, the Company’s three foundations,
associates, and funds raised through in-store events and promotions. More
than 25,000 local schools, hunger relief agencies, youth programs and
non-profit organizations in communities where Kroger operates stores or
manufacturing facilities received financial support from the Company. Kroger
focuses its charitable giving in several key areas: hunger relief; K-12
education; grassroots service organizations; and women’s health. In addition,
Kroger supports organizations that promote the advancement of women and
minorities, and the Salvation Army and American Red Cross. Funding is limited
to those areas where Kroger has operations (

The Laura J. Niles
Foundation encourages and supports efforts that offer learning and economic
growth opportunities for the motivated poor. Of equal importance are
charitable initiatives that foster life enrichment through canine and other
types of animal companionship. The foundation has a particular interest in
education, economic self-sufficiency and programs that alleviate unhealthy
dependencies. With regard to animals, most notably dogs, the foundation’s
areas of concentration center around canine health research, animal
protection & adoption, search & rescue training, human assistance and
similar fields of interest. The majority of the Laura J. Niles Foundation’s
grant making is focused in the northeastern United States, although,
occasionally, grants may be made in other regions of the country and/or
abroad. All applicants must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit
organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants may range
from a few thousand dollars up to $50,000. In unique circumstances, the
Foundation does consider a more significant grant for a program having a
major impact in one or more of its areas of interest. Of particular interest
to the Foundation are organizations that promote partnerships and
collaborative efforts among multiple groups and organizations. The Foundation
encourages pilot initiatives that test new program models. Priority will be
given to requests that show specific plans for funding beyond the present.
The applicant must have an active board of directors with policy-making
authority. The board should demonstrate competence in the sound financial
management of the organization. Ongoing
deadline.

encourages and supports efforts that offer learning and economic
growth opportunities for the motivated poor. Of equal importance are
charitable initiatives that foster life enrichment through canine and other
types of animal companionship. The foundation has a particular interest in
education, economic self-sufficiency and programs that alleviate unhealthy
dependencies. With regard to animals, most notably dogs, the foundation’s
areas of concentration center around canine health research, animal
protection & adoption, search & rescue training, human assistance and
similar fields of interest. The majority of the Laura J. Niles Foundation’s
grant making is focused in the northeastern United States, although,
occasionally, grants may be made in other regions of the country and/or
abroad. All applicants must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit
organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Grants may range
from a few thousand dollars up to $50,000. In unique circumstances, the
Foundation does consider a more significant grant for a program having a
major impact in one or more of its areas of interest. Of particular interest
to the Foundation are organizations that promote partnerships and
collaborative efforts among multiple groups and organizations. The Foundation
encourages pilot initiatives that test new program models. Priority will be
given to requests that show specific plans for funding beyond the present.
The applicant must have an active board of directors with policy-making
authority. The board should demonstrate competence in the sound financial
management of the organization.

The LEGO Group is committed to helping children develop their
creativity and learning skills through constructive play. The LEGO
Children’s Fund extends this commitment to local and national organizations
that support innovative projects and programming to cultivate and celebrate a
child’s exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving in
all forms. The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for
programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to
collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars
into the receiving organization. They will give priority consideration to
programs that both meet their goals and are supported in volunteer time and
effort by their employees. The Foundation awards grants to qualified
tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC
26 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of
support: early childhood education and development; technology and
communication projects that advance learning opportunities; and sport or
athletic programs that concentrate on under-served youth. There are no
restrictions on grant amounts up to the quarterly allocation. Typical awards,
however are between $500 and USD $5,000. Ongoing
deadline.

The LEGO Group is committed to helping children develop their
creativity and learning skills through constructive play. The LEGO
Children’s Fund extends this commitment to local and national organizations
that support innovative projects and programming to cultivate and celebrate a
child’s exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving in
all forms. The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for
programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to
collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars
into the receiving organization. They will give priority consideration to
programs that both meet their goals and are supported in volunteer time and
effort by their employees. The Foundation awards grants to qualified
tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC
26 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of
support: early childhood education and development; technology and
communication projects that advance learning opportunities; and sport or
athletic programs that concentrate on under-served youth. There are no
restrictions on grant amounts up to the quarterly allocation. Typical awards,
however are between $500 and USD $5,000.

Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation act
as catalysts for positive change in communities around the world by tackling
critical social issues through strategic initiatives. Their strategic
initiatives range from helping to start a community foundation in Australia
that addresses the needs of indigenous people to starting a new organization
” Project Change ” that addresses institutional racism in the U.S.
through collaborative partnerships that cross race, ethnic and gender
boundaries, and address critical local community issues. For more than three
decades, they have promoted the active, local involvement of their 16,700
worldwide employees. Through their grant making, they support and lead social
change. Through their employee community involvement, they strive to
reinvigorate civic engagement and rebuild a sense of community locally and
globally. Ongoing deadline.

Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation act
as catalysts for positive change in communities around the world by tackling
critical social issues through strategic initiatives. Their strategic
initiatives range from helping to start a community foundation in Australia
that addresses the needs of indigenous people to starting a new organization
” Project Change ” that addresses institutional racism in the U.S.
through collaborative partnerships that cross race, ethnic and gender
boundaries, and address critical local community issues. For more than three
decades, they have promoted the active, local involvement of their 16,700
worldwide employees. Through their grant making, they support and lead social
change. Through their employee community involvement, they strive to
reinvigorate civic engagement and rebuild a sense of community locally and
globally.

Liberty Mutual has a long history of quietly supporting
the community. In 2003, they brought more structure to their effort by
launching the Liberty Mutual Foundation. The foundation’s primary focus
is education, and health and human services. They also support
mentoring programs, cultural organizations, and access to health care for low-income
individuals. The Liberty Mutual Foundation contributes the bulk of
its funding to organizations or programs that serve the
Greater Boston area where the company has its headquarters. The
Liberty Mutual Group also supports organizations in other
communities where they have employees and customers. Ongoing deadline.

Liberty Mutual has a long history of quietly supporting
the community. In 2003, they brought more structure to their effort by
launching the Liberty Mutual Foundation. The foundation’s primary focus
is education, and health and human services. They also support
mentoring programs, cultural organizations, and access to health care for low-income
individuals. The Liberty Mutual Foundation contributes the bulk of
its funding to organizations or programs that serve the
Greater Boston area where the company has its headquarters. The
Liberty Mutual Group also supports organizations in other
communities where they have employees and customers.

The Lisa Libraries donates new children’s books and small libraries
to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. Founded
in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends
to honor and memorialize children’s book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the
libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas
for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. The Lisa
Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many
children who may never have owned a book before. In 2002, the Lisa Libraries
contributed over 14,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country.
Interested applicants should write to The Lisa Libraries and include the
following: information (letter, brochures, news items) about your program;
the number of children served; age range of children served; a breakdown of
how the books would be used; most recent ruling on your tax exempt 501(c)(3)
status; current annual budget; and a list of current funding sources. Book
donation values vary depending on funding and need. Ongoing deadline.

The Lisa Libraries donates new children’s books and small libraries
to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. Founded
in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends
to honor and memorialize children’s book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the
libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas
for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. The Lisa
Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many
children who may never have owned a book before. In 2002, the Lisa Libraries
contributed over 14,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country.
Interested applicants should write to The Lisa Libraries and include the
following: information (letter, brochures, news items) about your program;
the number of children served; age range of children served; a breakdown of
how the books would be used; most recent ruling on your tax exempt 501(c)(3)
status; current annual budget; and a list of current funding sources. Book
donation values vary depending on funding and need.

The Reading
Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The
program distributes books FREE of charge for Read Across America Day and
other literacy programs. Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and
administrative costs, which is only $0.65 per book ($65 per set of 100
books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set.
There will not be more than four copies of the same book in any set. Reading
levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and
quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific
titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project’s needs as
possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading Resource Project
books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served
basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3
to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill. Ongoing
deadline.

The Reading
Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The
program distributes books FREE of charge for Read Across America Day and
other literacy programs. Recipients merely pay shipping, handling, and
administrative costs, which is only $0.65 per book ($65 per set of 100
books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 books per set.
There will not be more than four copies of the same book in any set. Reading
levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and
quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific
titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project’s needs as
possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading Resource Project
books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served
basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3
to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation supports
projects that enhance the natural environment and/or increase community
involvement – including playground renovations. It is recommended that you
contact the manager at your local Lowe’s store prior to submitting a formal
proposal to the Foundation. There are no deadlines.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation supports
projects that enhance the natural environment and/or increase community
involvement – including playground renovations. It is recommended that you
contact the manager at your local Lowe’s store prior to submitting a formal
proposal to the Foundation.

Lumina Foundation firmly believes that education is the best
way to help people achieve their potential and improve our nation’s future.
Therefore, they address issues that affect access and attainment in
postsecondary education in the United States – particularly among
traditionally underserved student groups. These students include 18- to
24-year-olds and adult students who face barriers to an education by virtue
of their income, preparation or family background. Lumina Foundation supports
the following types of endeavors, working diligently to ensure that all
funded projects promote access, attainment and adult learning: research,
activities, and innovative programs. Grants vary in size by their potential
for impact. Direct-service grants to students and families tend to be
relatively small, and those that affect entire systems tend to be larger. The
median size of a typical grant is $75,000; the average size is about
$200,000. The usual term for grants is one to three years, although
exceptions sometimes apply to initiatives they sponsor. Ongoing deadline.

Lumina Foundation firmly believes that education is the best
way to help people achieve their potential and improve our nation’s future.
Therefore, they address issues that affect access and attainment in
postsecondary education in the United States – particularly among
traditionally underserved student groups. These students include 18- to
24-year-olds and adult students who face barriers to an education by virtue
of their income, preparation or family background. Lumina Foundation supports
the following types of endeavors, working diligently to ensure that all
funded projects promote access, attainment and adult learning: research,
activities, and innovative programs. Grants vary in size by their potential
for impact. Direct-service grants to students and families tend to be
relatively small, and those that affect entire systems tend to be larger. The
median size of a typical grant is $75,000; the average size is about
$200,000. The usual term for grants is one to three years, although
exceptions sometimes apply to initiatives they sponsor.

Established in 1994 by MAC Cosmetics, the MAC AIDS Fund
supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its
first VIVA GLAM lipstick that same year, MAC decided that every cent of the
selling price of the VIVA GLAM lipsticks would go to the MAC AIDS Fund. With
a total of four VIVA GLAM lipsticks now sold worldwide, and through the
annual Kids Helping Kids Card Program, MAC Cosmetics has provided over $30
million to date for the MAC AIDS Fund. The MAC AIDS Fund is the heart and
soul of the company — with its employees giving their time, energy and
talent to help those affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide. The foundation provides
funding to non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and programs for basic needs,
such as food, clothing, housing or shelter (short-term or transitional);
direct services related to healthcare, social services, transportation (for
medical visits, outpatient visits and other social services), and
health-related recreational activities, and programs that bring HIV/AIDS
education, awareness and prevention to public attention. Ongoing deadline.

Established in 1994 by MAC Cosmetics, the MAC AIDS Fund
supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its
first VIVA GLAM lipstick that same year, MAC decided that every cent of the
selling price of the VIVA GLAM lipsticks would go to the MAC AIDS Fund. With
a total of four VIVA GLAM lipsticks now sold worldwide, and through the
annual Kids Helping Kids Card Program, MAC Cosmetics has provided over $30
million to date for the MAC AIDS Fund. The MAC AIDS Fund is the heart and
soul of the company — with its employees giving their time, energy and
talent to help those affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide. The foundation provides
funding to non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and programs for basic needs,
such as food, clothing, housing or shelter (short-term or transitional);
direct services related to healthcare, social services, transportation (for
medical visits, outpatient visits and other social services), and
health-related recreational activities, and programs that bring HIV/AIDS
education, awareness and prevention to public attention.

The Babcock Foundation’s priority is to support nonprofits
in the Southeastern United States that have track records for helping
low-wealth people build assets and transform economic conditions in their communities.
They look for the most promising work that advances the mission of moving
people and places out of poverty, and that aligns with their belief in the
responsibility and power of individuals to improve their own lives and act
collectively to improve their communities. Throughout the southeastern
region, people who live in low-wealth communities and individuals from the
public, private and nonprofit sectors are forming creative and strategic
partnerships to advance economic and social justice. The Foundation
encourages promising partnerships, and invites groups who are already doing
this work and meet the following description to contact them. They support
grassroots groups and networks in low-wealth communities who are poised to
expand their scale of impact. They also support statewide and regional
organizations and networks that are achieving large-scale impact. They are
interested in both new approaches and proven strategies. Ongoing deadline.

The Babcock Foundation’s priority is to support nonprofits
in the Southeastern United States that have track records for helping
low-wealth people build assets and transform economic conditions in their communities.
They look for the most promising work that advances the mission of moving
people and places out of poverty, and that aligns with their belief in the
responsibility and power of individuals to improve their own lives and act
collectively to improve their communities. Throughout the southeastern
region, people who live in low-wealth communities and individuals from the
public, private and nonprofit sectors are forming creative and strategic
partnerships to advance economic and social justice. The Foundation
encourages promising partnerships, and invites groups who are already doing
this work and meet the following description to contact them. They support
grassroots groups and networks in low-wealth communities who are poised to
expand their scale of impact. They also support statewide and regional
organizations and networks that are achieving large-scale impact. They are
interested in both new approaches and proven strategies.

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust was created in
1989 by May Smith to provide grants to organizations that serve the needs of
children, the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged. The Trust makes
grants to organizations that are recognized as 501(c)(3) public charities by
the United States Internal Revenue Service, and to non-U.S. organizations
that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status.
The Charitable Trust provides support in the following areas: general
operating support; capacity building; program support; equipment; and tuition
assistance. In 2007, the Trust paid out grants totaling over $6,000,000,
which were distributed as shown among the following program areas: Arts &
Culture – 6%; Children & Youth – 8%; Community Development – 6%;
Education – 43%; Health – 11%; Human Services – 21%; and International
Development – 5%. The Charitable Trust has no proposal submission deadline,
and proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Ongoing deadline.

The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust was created in
1989 by May Smith to provide grants to organizations that serve the needs of
children, the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged. The Trust makes
grants to organizations that are recognized as 501(c)(3) public charities by
the United States Internal Revenue Service, and to non-U.S. organizations
that can demonstrate that they would meet the requirements for such status.
The Charitable Trust provides support in the following areas: general
operating support; capacity building; program support; equipment; and tuition
assistance. In 2007, the Trust paid out grants totaling over $6,000,000,
which were distributed as shown among the following program areas: Arts &
Culture – 6%; Children & Youth – 8%; Community Development – 6%;
Education – 43%; Health – 11%; Human Services – 21%; and International
Development – 5%. The Charitable Trust has no proposal submission deadline,
and proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

The May Department Stores Company Foundation’s activities
are a reflection of their commitment to the communities in which they
operate. They support a wide range of organizations that meet basic human
needs for food, shelter and health, offer educational opportunities that
enhance local cultural life, and strengthen our communities and make them
more desirable places to live and to work. In fiscal 2000, the Foundation
contributed $15.2 million to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations,
primarily in the communities where they operate. Ongoing deadline.

The May Department Stores Company Foundation’s activities
are a reflection of their commitment to the communities in which they
operate. They support a wide range of organizations that meet basic human
needs for food, shelter and health, offer educational opportunities that
enhance local cultural life, and strengthen our communities and make them
more desirable places to live and to work. In fiscal 2000, the Foundation
contributed $15.2 million to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations,
primarily in the communities where they operate.

Giving back to the communities where they work and live is
the goal of McKesson Community Relations Department and the McKesson
Foundation. Together they work to support community agencies, employee
volunteers and education. Healthcare for at-risk youth is the primary focus
of our charitable giving. With some $4 million in annual grants, the McKesson
Foundation would like to see that no child goes without the medicine or
treatment they need. Ongoing deadline.

Giving back to the communities where they work and live is
the goal of McKesson Community Relations Department and the McKesson
Foundation. Together they work to support community agencies, employee
volunteers and education. Healthcare for at-risk youth is the primary focus
of our charitable giving. With some $4 million in annual grants, the McKesson
Foundation would like to see that no child goes without the medicine or
treatment they need.

Through the Medicaid Managed Care
Program, a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the
Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) provides training and technical
assistance to states, health plans, and consumer organizations to help
strengthen publicly financed managed care. CHCS also provides a limited
amount of grant funding to develop and promote best practices to build
organizational capacity and improve the quality of health care for
individuals enrolled in Medicaid or SCHIP managed care programs. Under a
competitive review process, CHCS will fund selected proposals of up to
$100,000 from state Medicaid and SCHIP agencies, health plans, consumer
organizations, health services researchers, and policy analysts for best
practice projects. These should identify or develop and test operationally
relevant, innovative practices that address one or more of CHCS’ key areas of
interest. Areas of CHCS interest include: i mproving clinical quality
for chronic conditions, especially in the areas of asthma, diabetes, and
obesity; improving care coordination for children and adults with multiple
chronic illnesses, including mental health and substance abuse; decreasing
health disparities for minority populations; building new models of long-term
care for Medicaid and dual eligible consumers; and creating performance-based
purchasing strategies. Best Practices Grant proposals should be submitted
through the online application. Ongoing deadline.

Through the Medicaid Managed Care
Program, a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the
Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) provides training and technical
assistance to states, health plans, and consumer organizations to help
strengthen publicly financed managed care. CHCS also provides a limited
amount of grant funding to develop and promote best practices to build
organizational capacity and improve the quality of health care for
individuals enrolled in Medicaid or SCHIP managed care programs. Under a
competitive review process, CHCS will fund selected proposals of up to
$100,000 from state Medicaid and SCHIP agencies, health plans, consumer
organizations, health services researchers, and policy analysts for best
practice projects. These should identify or develop and test operationally
relevant, innovative practices that address one or more of CHCS’ key areas of
interest. Areas of CHCS interest include: i

mproving clinical quality
for chronic conditions, especially in the areas of asthma, diabetes, and
obesity; improving care coordination for children and adults with multiple
chronic illnesses, including mental health and substance abuse; decreasing
health disparities for minority populations; building new models of long-term
care for Medicaid and dual eligible consumers; and creating performance-based
purchasing strategies. Best Practices Grant proposals should be submitted
through the online application.

At Medtronic, their mission is to alleviate pain, restore
health and extend life. This mission extends to their grant making, where
they give top priority to programs that support and empower people with
chronic disease and those that serve socioeconomically disadvantaged people.
The Foundation supports health programs in three areas: Patient Link
partners with patient associations worldwide to educate, support and advocate
on behalf of patients and their families; HeartRescue
saves lives that would otherwise be lost to sudden cardiac arrest by
supporting prevention, early defibrillation program, and survivor support
programs in communities around the world; and Health in the Community
supports programs that improve the health of socioeconomically disadvantaged
people in communities. Only organizations with 501(c)(3) status (an IRS
determination letter verifying that status is required with each application)
are eligible for funding. Ongoing
deadlines.

At Medtronic, their mission is to alleviate pain, restore
health and extend life. This mission extends to their grant making, where
they give top priority to programs that support and empower people with
chronic disease and those that serve socioeconomically disadvantaged people.
The Foundation supports health programs in three areas:

partners with patient associations worldwide to educate, support and advocate
on behalf of patients and their families;

saves lives that would otherwise be lost to sudden cardiac arrest by
supporting prevention, early defibrillation program, and survivor support
programs in communities around the world; and

supports programs that improve the health of socioeconomically disadvantaged
people in communities. Only organizations with 501(c)(3) status (an IRS
determination letter verifying that status is required with each application)
are eligible for funding.

Over the past 90 years, Merrill Lynch has helped millions
of people become more self-reliant and better able to determine their futures
as a result of both its financial services and philanthropic contributions.
Through their support for education and financial literacy programs
throughout the nation and across the globe, Merrill Lynch is helping young
people leverage their education as a critical instrument for creating wealth
and improving the quality of life in their communities and nations. The
education of underserved children and youth in the areas of financial
literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership development, career planning and business
awareness is Merrill Lynch’s principal philanthropic focus. Merrill Lynch
gives priority to specific innovative, sustainable programs and projects,
rather than general operating support that serve the unmet educational needs
and interests of an ethnically diverse population who have limited access to
financial resources. Merrill Lynch makes charitable contributions through its
branch offices, business units and subsidiaries, and through the Merrill
Lynch Foundation. U.S. contributions are only made to IRS recognized
501(c)(3) charitable organizations. The
overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by Merrill Lynch and do not
originate from unsolicited proposals. However, Merrill Lynch does
consider a very small number of unsolicited requests from nonprofit
organizations, but funding is extremely limited. Ongoing deadline.

Over the past 90 years, Merrill Lynch has helped millions
of people become more self-reliant and better able to determine their futures
as a result of both its financial services and philanthropic contributions.
Through their support for education and financial literacy programs
throughout the nation and across the globe, Merrill Lynch is helping young
people leverage their education as a critical instrument for creating wealth
and improving the quality of life in their communities and nations. The
education of underserved children and youth in the areas of financial
literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership development, career planning and business
awareness is Merrill Lynch’s principal philanthropic focus. Merrill Lynch
gives priority to specific innovative, sustainable programs and projects,
rather than general operating support that serve the unmet educational needs
and interests of an ethnically diverse population who have limited access to
financial resources. Merrill Lynch makes charitable contributions through its
branch offices, business units and subsidiaries, and through the Merrill
Lynch Foundation. U.S. contributions are only made to IRS recognized
501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

The
overwhelming majority of grants are initiated by Merrill Lynch and do not
originate from unsolicited proposals.

However, Merrill Lynch does
consider a very small number of unsolicited requests from nonprofit
organizations, but funding is extremely limited.

The MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to
continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community
involvement. The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive
lives and strengthen communities. Underlying the Foundation’s programs
is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and
opportunity. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs
and culture. Ongoing deadline.

The MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to
continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community
involvement. The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive
lives and strengthen communities. Underlying the Foundation’s programs
is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and
opportunity. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs
and culture.

The Metropolitan Life Foundation was established for the
purpose of supporting various educational, health and welfare, and civic and
cultural organizations. The primary objective of the Foundation is to assist
tax-exempt organizations through a program of financial support, particularly
in the communities in which MetLife has a major presence. Their goals are to
strengthen communities, promote good health and improve education. The
Foundation makes grants nationally in the areas of heath, education, culture,
civic affairs, and social investment programs. In 2000, the Metropolitan Life
Foundation awarded 253 grants totaling $13.1 million. Ongoing deadline.

The Metropolitan Life Foundation was established for the
purpose of supporting various educational, health and welfare, and civic and
cultural organizations. The primary objective of the Foundation is to assist
tax-exempt organizations through a program of financial support, particularly
in the communities in which MetLife has a major presence. Their goals are to
strengthen communities, promote good health and improve education. The
Foundation makes grants nationally in the areas of heath, education, culture,
civic affairs, and social investment programs. In 2000, the Metropolitan Life
Foundation awarded 253 grants totaling $13.1 million.

Established in 1999 with a gift from Michael and Susan
Dell, the Foundation has an endowment of more than $1 billion. The Foundation
believes a child’s future begins with a healthy environment. A healthy
environment includes access to educational opportunities and quality health
care. In addition, safe and engaging after school programs, quality early
childhood care services and primary needs such as food, clothing and
environments that are free from abuse enable children to grow into successful
and healthy adults. As parents and co-founders of the Foundation, Michael and
Susan Dell place the utmost importance on the health and education of
children. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s mission is to fund
initiatives that foster active minds, healthy bodies and a safe environment
where children can thrive. The goal of MSDF is to improve the outcomes for
children around the world in a measurable way. MSDF seeks to fund
organizations and their projects or programs that meet this goal. The
Foundation’s aim is to work as a catalyst for enduring, systemic change.
Using a collaborative approach, existing programs and organizations are
sought that will serve as links that address unmet needs in five essential
focus areas – health, education, safety, youth development and early
childhood care. In addition, the Foundation selectively funds short-term
projects that tend to have a positive and immediate effect on children. Ongoing deadline.

Established in 1999 with a gift from Michael and Susan
Dell, the Foundation has an endowment of more than $1 billion. The Foundation
believes a child’s future begins with a healthy environment. A healthy
environment includes access to educational opportunities and quality health
care. In addition, safe and engaging after school programs, quality early
childhood care services and primary needs such as food, clothing and
environments that are free from abuse enable children to grow into successful
and healthy adults. As parents and co-founders of the Foundation, Michael and
Susan Dell place the utmost importance on the health and education of
children. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s mission is to fund
initiatives that foster active minds, healthy bodies and a safe environment
where children can thrive. The goal of MSDF is to improve the outcomes for
children around the world in a measurable way. MSDF seeks to fund
organizations and their projects or programs that meet this goal. The
Foundation’s aim is to work as a catalyst for enduring, systemic change.
Using a collaborative approach, existing programs and organizations are
sought that will serve as links that address unmet needs in five essential
focus areas – health, education, safety, youth development and early
childhood care. In addition, the Foundation selectively funds short-term
projects that tend to have a positive and immediate effect on children.

Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when
people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results from
their giving efforts. They’re excited about the opportunities ahead.
Microsoft will share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with
organizations and individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft
Unlimited Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving
lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing
technology skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs).
Microsoft believes that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged
individuals, they can partner to create social and economic opportunities
that can change peoples’ lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to
remove the limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating
technology illiteracy. Ongoing deadline.

Confirming their belief that amazing things happen when
people have the resources they need, Microsoft has seen remarkable results from
their giving efforts. They’re excited about the opportunities ahead.
Microsoft will share resources, innovative technology, and ideas with
organizations and individuals who work in underserved communities. Microsoft
Unlimited Potential (UP) is a global initiative that focuses on improving
lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing
technology skills through community technology and learning centers (CTLCs).
Microsoft believes that by providing technical skills training to disadvantaged
individuals, they can partner to create social and economic opportunities
that can change peoples’ lives and transform communities. Microsoft seeks to
remove the limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating
technology illiteracy.

The Milagro Foundation was founded in 1998 to benefit
underrepresented and underprivileged children around the world. Milagro
serves children in the areas of education, arts, and health. Priority is
given to programs that can prove to make a lasting impact on children (those
that work with the children for two or more years) and programs or projects
that show collaboration between and among more than one agency. The Milagro
Foundation does not fund capital campaigns, scholarships, individual trips or
tours, the production of video, music events, television or film, one time
events, fund-raising or sporting events. Most grant amounts are between $2500
and $5000. The Board makes decisions on grants three times a year – February,
June and October. Grant deadlines are usually at least two months prior to a
Board meeting. Ongoing deadline.

The Milagro Foundation was founded in 1998 to benefit
underrepresented and underprivileged children around the world. Milagro
serves children in the areas of education, arts, and health. Priority is
given to programs that can prove to make a lasting impact on children (those
that work with the children for two or more years) and programs or projects
that show collaboration between and among more than one agency. The Milagro
Foundation does not fund capital campaigns, scholarships, individual trips or
tours, the production of video, music events, television or film, one time
events, fund-raising or sporting events. Most grant amounts are between $2500
and $5000. The Board makes decisions on grants three times a year – February,
June and October. Grant deadlines are usually at least two months prior to a
Board meeting.

To carry out its family’s philanthropic activities, Arthur
Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, established The Arthur M. Blank Family
Foundation. The foundation giving emphasizes youth development as it relates
to six programmatic areas: 1) arts and culture; 2) young women and girls to
enable them to understand their developing bodies, build meaningful
relationships and make healthy, responsible life decisions; 3) education
enhancement; 4) athletics and outdoor activities that are more than
unstructured recreation; 5) environment especially moving young people from
awareness into action; and 6) fostering understanding including prevention of
violence. The Foundation limits its giving to identified geographic areas
including the State of Georgia, with some emphasis in metro Atlanta. A
particular focus of all grants is underserved youth populations defined from
a socio-economic perspective. Award amounts vary. Ongoing deadline.

To carry out its family’s philanthropic activities, Arthur
Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, established The Arthur M. Blank Family
Foundation. The foundation giving emphasizes youth development as it relates
to six programmatic areas: 1) arts and culture; 2) young women and girls to
enable them to understand their developing bodies, build meaningful
relationships and make healthy, responsible life decisions; 3) education
enhancement; 4) athletics and outdoor activities that are more than
unstructured recreation; 5) environment especially moving young people from
awareness into action; and 6) fostering understanding including prevention of
violence. The Foundation limits its giving to identified geographic areas
including the State of Georgia, with some emphasis in metro Atlanta. A
particular focus of all grants is underserved youth populations defined from
a socio-economic perspective. Award amounts vary.

The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a
super-foods company committed to bringing the health benefits of super-foods
to every American. Together we have launched Mission Nutrition: Fruit and
Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your
students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and
exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education
activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered
either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal of Mission Nutrition is to provide
funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to
touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or
buy lunch requires additional funds. Mission Nutrition grants can help you
fill that gap. Any district or independent school participating in the
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. The application
must be submitted by your district’s food service director. Ongoing deadline.

The Chef Ann Foundation has teamed up with Skoop, a
super-foods company committed to bringing the health benefits of super-foods
to every American. Together we have launched Mission Nutrition: Fruit and
Veggie Grants for Schools. These $2,500 grants assist you in expanding your
students’ palates, and encouraging increased consumption of and
exposure to fresh produce through engagement in lunchroom education
activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered
either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The goal of Mission Nutrition is to provide
funds to support the food cost of these activities which are designed to
touch every child. Offering these events to all kids whether they bring or
buy lunch requires additional funds. Mission Nutrition grants can help you
fill that gap. Any district or independent school participating in the
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. The application
must be submitted by your district’s food service director.

The mission of the Foundation is to help young people with disabilities to
maximize their potential and participation in society. The Foundation
provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United
States, giving preference to areas where their company facilities are
located. Foundation sponsors three types of grant programs: National Grants:
for programs of national scope and impact or for model projects that can be
replicated at multiple sites; Matching Grants: to supplement cash, products
and employee volunteer time donated by Mitsubishi Electric US companies in
the communities; and Matching Gifts/Starfish Matches: to match individual
employee donations to charitable organizations. Organizations meeting the
Foundation’s priorities and guidelines and interested in applying for a grant
are requested first to submit a short concept paper (3-4 pages) for
preliminary review. Concept papers may be submitted by mail or online. The
concept paper should include the following elements: explanation of the need
and objectives for the funds related to the goal of inclusion, description of
the national impact of the project/organization, discussion of how the
organization or initiative is innovative and/or builds on similar work being
done in your field, plans for evaluation of project activities and dissemination
of results, and budget summary. Concept papers may be submitted at any time
and are reviewed throughout the year. Ongoing
deadline.

The Foundation
provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United
States, giving preference to areas where their company facilities are
located. Foundation sponsors three types of grant programs: National Grants:
for programs of national scope and impact or for model projects that can be
replicated at multiple sites; Matching Grants: to supplement cash, products
and employee volunteer time donated by Mitsubishi Electric US companies in
the communities; and Matching Gifts/Starfish Matches: to match individual
employee donations to charitable organizations. Organizations meeting the
Foundation’s priorities and guidelines and interested in applying for a grant
are requested first to submit a short concept paper (3-4 pages) for
preliminary review. Concept papers may be submitted by mail or online. The
concept paper should include the following elements: explanation of the need
and objectives for the funds related to the goal of inclusion, description of
the national impact of the project/organization, discussion of how the
organization or initiative is innovative and/or builds on similar work being
done in your field, plans for evaluation of project activities and dissemination
of results, and budget summary. Concept papers may be submitted at any time
and are reviewed throughout the year.

You have a great idea for an activist project, but you
need some money to make it go? Apply for a Mix It Up Grant! The Mix It Up
Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on
identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and
communities. Grants are limited to $250 and they can only give you one.
They’ll give preference to applications that clearly show: Youth leadership –
i.e., projects created and carried out by youth activists; Collaborative
efforts across social boundaries – i.e., different youth groups or clubs
working together, or school-based clubs working with community-based
organizations; and Continuing efforts to identify, cross or challenge social
boundaries – i.e., the funded project isn’t “the end” of the
effort. Ongoing deadline.

You have a great idea for an activist project, but you
need some money to make it go? Apply for a Mix It Up Grant! The Mix It Up
Grants Program funds youth-directed activist projects that focus on
identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and
communities. Grants are limited to $250 and they can only give you one.
They’ll give preference to applications that clearly show: Youth leadership –
i.e., projects created and carried out by youth activists; Collaborative
efforts across social boundaries – i.e., different youth groups or clubs
working together, or school-based clubs working with community-based
organizations; and Continuing efforts to identify, cross or challenge social
boundaries – i.e., the funded project isn’t “the end” of the
effort.

Through the Morgan Stanley Foundation and direct corporate
contributions, Morgan Stanley Community Affairs provides over $10 million
annually to create and deliver excellence in children’s healthcare; invest in
students and faculty to create access and opportunity in the financial
services sector for members of underserved communities; and encourage,
recognize and reward employee community engagement. Last year, the Foundation
provided more than $50 million to non-profit organizations for a variety of
programs. In addition, they invest in innovations in pediatric care, so that
more children can get the healthy start they need for consistent and
meaningful achievement in life. Ongoing
deadline.

Through the Morgan Stanley Foundation and direct corporate
contributions, Morgan Stanley Community Affairs provides over $10 million
annually to create and deliver excellence in children’s healthcare; invest in
students and faculty to create access and opportunity in the financial
services sector for members of underserved communities; and encourage,
recognize and reward employee community engagement. Last year, the Foundation
provided more than $50 million to non-profit organizations for a variety of
programs. In addition, they invest in innovations in pediatric care, so that
more children can get the healthy start they need for consistent and
meaningful achievement in life.

Thanks to the generous support of the CarMax Foundation,
MADD is offering qualifying groups a mini-grant to help implement
evidence-based prevention programs that focus on college-related drinking problems
on campuses and/or in the surrounding communities. Priority for funding will
be given to applications that: incorporate the UMADD projects recommended on
this website; projects that seek to change environmental factors (laws,
policies, enforcement) or populations (student body, anyone under 21) versus
projects that seek individual behavior change (motivational speaker, crashed
car exhibit, basic alcohol education); include partnership with multiple
groups, both on campus and in the community; and support or enhance law
enforcement efforts. Mini-grants awards have a maximum of $500; will be
reimbursed upon project completion (with original receipts); and require a
completed project evaluation. Ongoing
deadline.

Thanks to the generous support of the CarMax Foundation,
MADD is offering qualifying groups a mini-grant to help implement
evidence-based prevention programs that focus on college-related drinking problems
on campuses and/or in the surrounding communities. Priority for funding will
be given to applications that: incorporate the UMADD projects recommended on
this website; projects that seek to change environmental factors (laws,
policies, enforcement) or populations (student body, anyone under 21) versus
projects that seek individual behavior change (motivational speaker, crashed
car exhibit, basic alcohol education); include partnership with multiple
groups, both on campus and in the community; and support or enhance law
enforcement efforts. Mini-grants awards have a maximum of $500; will be
reimbursed upon project completion (with original receipts); and require a
completed project evaluation.

The Motorola Foundation will double to $10 million its
giving to U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
programs through its signature Innovation Generation grants program. Now in
its fourth year, the program builds on President Barack Obama’s “Educate
to Innovate” campaign and federal initiatives like the Race to the Top
Fund by incorporating funding, employee volunteers and intra-grantee
collaboration to help boost American students’ engagement in STEM. Innovation
Generation Grants support programs that inspire and cultivate the next
generation of inventors and innovators by making STEM accessible and
relatable to students at any age. In 2009, the foundation provided $5 million
in Innovation Generation Grants to organizations that engage U.S. pre-K-12
students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, and teachers in
STEM programming. Minorities receive the majority of funding, with
girl-centric programs a close second. Of the 2008 grantees, 43% serve African
American students, 23% reach Hispanic youth and 35% reach girls. Priorities
include: engaging students and teachers in innovative, hands-on ways;
teaching innovation and creative problem-solving skills; focusing on girls
and underrepresented minorities; and engaging Motorola employees as
volunteers. Grants will be for one year of project work, starting after June.
Nonprofits may apply, as well as schools and school districts. At least 25%
of total grant dollars will support new programming that has been operating
for less than two years and is not simply an expansion of an existing
program. Ongoing deadline.

The Motorola Foundation will double to $10 million its
giving to U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
programs through its signature Innovation Generation grants program. Now in
its fourth year, the program builds on President Barack Obama’s “Educate
to Innovate” campaign and federal initiatives like the Race to the Top
Fund by incorporating funding, employee volunteers and intra-grantee
collaboration to help boost American students’ engagement in STEM. Innovation
Generation Grants support programs that inspire and cultivate the next
generation of inventors and innovators by making STEM accessible and
relatable to students at any age. In 2009, the foundation provided $5 million
in Innovation Generation Grants to organizations that engage U.S. pre-K-12
students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, and teachers in
STEM programming. Minorities receive the majority of funding, with
girl-centric programs a close second. Of the 2008 grantees, 43% serve African
American students, 23% reach Hispanic youth and 35% reach girls. Priorities
include: engaging students and teachers in innovative, hands-on ways;
teaching innovation and creative problem-solving skills; focusing on girls
and underrepresented minorities; and engaging Motorola employees as
volunteers. Grants will be for one year of project work, starting after June.
Nonprofits may apply, as well as schools and school districts. At least 25%
of total grant dollars will support new programming that has been operating
for less than two years and is not simply an expansion of an existing
program.

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supports music education
and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments
to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students
nationwide. Grants range from $500 – $5,000. Youth orchestras, community
schools of the arts, after school programs, and local schools are eligible to
apply. Ongoing deadline.

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supports music education
and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments
to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students
nationwide. Grants range from $500 – $5,000. Youth orchestras, community
schools of the arts, after school programs, and local schools are eligible to
apply.

The nonprofit NAMM Foundation works to advance active,
lifelong participation in music making by supporting scientific research,
philanthropic giving, and public service programs of the international music
products industry. The organization has announced the availability of grants
through its Wanna Play Fund to provide instruments to schools and community
organizations that are expanding or reinstating music education programs as
part of a core curriculum and/or that employ quality music teachers. Eligible
applicants are public schools serving low-income students (percentage of free
and reduced lunch data required); community organizations serving low-income
students and students with special needs (community demographic information
required); and schools and community programs that have made a commitment to
hiring and retaining high-quality music teachers and providing
standards-based, sequential learning in music. Online grant applications will
be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within thirty
days of submission whether or not a grant will be awarded. Ongoing deadline.

The nonprofit NAMM Foundation works to advance active,
lifelong participation in music making by supporting scientific research,
philanthropic giving, and public service programs of the international music
products industry. The organization has announced the availability of grants
through its Wanna Play Fund to provide instruments to schools and community
organizations that are expanding or reinstating music education programs as
part of a core curriculum and/or that employ quality music teachers. Eligible
applicants are public schools serving low-income students (percentage of free
and reduced lunch data required); community organizations serving low-income
students and students with special needs (community demographic information
required); and schools and community programs that have made a commitment to
hiring and retaining high-quality music teachers and providing
standards-based, sequential learning in music. Online grant applications will
be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within thirty
days of submission whether or not a grant will be awarded.

Museums and libraries are invited to apply for free NASA space
shuttle artifacts, including small items such as astronaut helmets, gloves,
and boots, and large items such as shuttle Motion Based Simulators and Crew
Compartment Trainers. NASA will retire the Space Shuttle Program at the end
of 2010 and is eager for the public to learn about the wonders of space
exploration through museum and library exhibitions. The Institute of Museum
and Library Services is helping NASA reach out to eligible institutions,
including museums attended by the public and free libraries serving all
residents of a community, district, state, or region. The artifacts are free,
but eligible recipients must cover shipping and special handling fees.
Shipping fees on smaller items will be relatively inexpensive, while larger
items may involve extensive disassembly, preparation, shipping, and
reassembly costs. NASA will work closely with potential recipients, on a case
by case basis, to address any unique special handling costs. Ongoing deadline.

Museums and libraries are invited to apply for free NASA space
shuttle artifacts, including small items such as astronaut helmets, gloves,
and boots, and large items such as shuttle Motion Based Simulators and Crew
Compartment Trainers. NASA will retire the Space Shuttle Program at the end
of 2010 and is eager for the public to learn about the wonders of space
exploration through museum and library exhibitions. The Institute of Museum
and Library Services is helping NASA reach out to eligible institutions,
including museums attended by the public and free libraries serving all
residents of a community, district, state, or region. The artifacts are free,
but eligible recipients must cover shipping and special handling fees.
Shipping fees on smaller items will be relatively inexpensive, while larger
items may involve extensive disassembly, preparation, shipping, and
reassembly costs. NASA will work closely with potential recipients, on a case
by case basis, to address any unique special handling costs.

The Foundation’s commitment is to improve people’s health
and well being, especially those who confront barriers due to low- to
moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and gender. They define
health broadly and include within their expanded view the link between
physical health and the economic, social, environmental and psychological
factors that affect individuals, families, and communities. Special attention
will be given to efforts that address the health disparities that exist
between the rich and the poor, build bridges between the common concerns of
disparate constituencies, and recognize the strategic importance of employing
a variety of approaches (coalition building, research, litigation, to name a
few) to produce institutional change. Priority attention will be given to
efforts that are national in scope and efforts that have the potential of
having a multi-state or statewide impact and can be replicated. The
foundation’s grant budget for 2002 is $20 million. Deadlines are ongoing.

The Foundation’s commitment is to improve people’s health
and well being, especially those who confront barriers due to low- to
moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and gender. They define
health broadly and include within their expanded view the link between
physical health and the economic, social, environmental and psychological
factors that affect individuals, families, and communities. Special attention
will be given to efforts that address the health disparities that exist
between the rich and the poor, build bridges between the common concerns of
disparate constituencies, and recognize the strategic importance of employing
a variety of approaches (coalition building, research, litigation, to name a
few) to produce institutional change. Priority attention will be given to
efforts that are national in scope and efforts that have the potential of
having a multi-state or statewide impact and can be replicated. The
foundation’s grant budget for 2002 is $20 million.

With funding from the United States Golf Association, the National
Alliance for Accessible Golf will, for the second year, administer the grant
application process for organizations providing golf programs for individuals
with disabilities. The alliance is particularly interested in applications
that demonstrate a focus on the 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. Grants are
available to support organizations that provide opportunities for individuals
with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf. The alliance places
great emphasis on providing opportunities for participants to experience golf
to the fullest extent possible. Programs should offer affordable and accessible
opportunities for participants to experience golf both during scheduled
programming and after programming is concluded. Grant awards rarely exceed
$20,000 and typically comprise less than 30 percent of a program’s cash
operating costs. Applicants are expected to submit detailed information on
other sources of revenue that will be used to support the program. The
alliance will consider requests for funds to assist with costs for golf
program expenses including golf course access, driving range access, golf
instruction, standard and adaptive golf clubs and bags, adaptive teaching
equipment, transportation of participants to and from programming, and
inclusion activities. All grant recipients must be nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organizations or government entities such as public schools or
municipalities. The alliance grant committee will review all completed grant
applications received by the last day of each month in 2011. Ongoing deadline.

With funding from the United States Golf Association, the National
Alliance for Accessible Golf will, for the second year, administer the grant
application process for organizations providing golf programs for individuals
with disabilities. The alliance is particularly interested in applications
that demonstrate a focus on the 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. Grants are
available to support organizations that provide opportunities for individuals
with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf. The alliance places
great emphasis on providing opportunities for participants to experience golf
to the fullest extent possible. Programs should offer affordable and accessible
opportunities for participants to experience golf both during scheduled
programming and after programming is concluded. Grant awards rarely exceed
$20,000 and typically comprise less than 30 percent of a program’s cash
operating costs. Applicants are expected to submit detailed information on
other sources of revenue that will be used to support the program. The
alliance will consider requests for funds to assist with costs for golf
program expenses including golf course access, driving range access, golf
instruction, standard and adaptive golf clubs and bags, adaptive teaching
equipment, transportation of participants to and from programming, and
inclusion activities. All grant recipients must be nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organizations or government entities such as public schools or
municipalities. The alliance grant committee will review all completed grant
applications received by the last day of each month in 2011.

All public school
districts with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced lunch are eligible to
apply to NEF for the 10% matching grant that enable the eligible school districts
to apply for $1 million to $30 million Federal QZAB zero-interest funds for
facilities renovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technology and
curriculum. Currently, $1.0 billion QZAB funds are available through state
education departments. NEF has set aside $100 million for the QZAB matching
grant program. The grants are given on a first-come, first served basis. Ongoing
deadline.

All public school
districts with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced lunch are eligible to
apply to NEF for the 10% matching grant that enable the eligible school districts
to apply for $1 million to $30 million Federal QZAB zero-interest funds for
facilities renovation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technology and
curriculum. Currently, $1.0 billion QZAB funds are available through state
education departments. NEF has set aside $100 million for the QZAB matching
grant program. The grants are given on a first-come, first served basis.

All public school
districts and Charter schools with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced lunch
are eligible to apply for 50% – 100% matching grant to set up world-class
STEM+ (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT,
IT, Business, Management) academies capable of advancing a student one grade
level in a subject in 20-30 learning hours. The State University of New York
(SUNY) will enable the grantees to set up the STEM+ Academy Total Solution System
including Individualized learning, Stipends for teachers, Learning management
system, Mentoring, Motivational rewards for students, teachers and parents,
Teacher training and Tech support. Ongoing deadline.

All public school
districts and Charter schools with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced lunch
are eligible to apply for 50% – 100% matching grant to set up world-class
STEM+ (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT,
IT, Business, Management) academies capable of advancing a student one grade
level in a subject in 20-30 learning hours. The State University of New York
(SUNY) will enable the grantees to set up the STEM+ Academy Total Solution System
including Individualized learning, Stipends for teachers, Learning management
system, Mentoring, Motivational rewards for students, teachers and parents,
Teacher training and Tech support.

All workforce development centers, community colleges,
adult education programs, veterans groups and other organizations providing
job skills training to disadvantaged populations, minorities and women are
eligible to apply for 100% tuition scholarships. NEF provides 5,500 top-rated Web-based courses including
65 certifications in IT and Project Management. The 5,000 IT (Information Technology)
courses include the Digital Literacy course , 60 internationally
recognized certifications in Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, Oracle, IT Security,
Web Design, Networking, A+, Net+, Security+ etc. The 500 business and management courses and videos include personal
development, project management, PMP (Project Management Professional)
certification, business, management, systems engineering and business skills
videos by experts. Optional 24/7 live mentoring is available. The State University of New York (SUNY)
will provide course completion certificates. Ongoing deadline.

All workforce development centers, community colleges,
adult education programs, veterans groups and other organizations providing
job skills training to disadvantaged populations, minorities and women are
eligible to apply for 100% tuition scholarships. NEF provides

include the Digital Literacy course , 60 internationally
recognized certifications in Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, Oracle, IT Security,
Web Design, Networking, A+, Net+, Security+ etc. The

and videos include personal
development, project management, PMP (Project Management Professional)
certification, business, management, systems engineering and business skills
videos by experts. Optional 24/7 live mentoring is available.

The Education and Job Training Assistance Fund is a fund established
by The Allstate Foundation to channel small grants to survivors of domestic
violence in order to achieve their educational and job related goals.
It is their hope that this fund will allow survivors greater independence
over their financial lives and increase their options for their livelihood.
Any adult survivor of domestic violence is eligible to receive funds. However, a domestic violence survivor must
work with a domestic violence shelter/program or domestic violence coalition
to submit an application for this fund. Fundable expenses include:
licensing fees (nursing, social work, etc.); books and supplies for school;
job skills training (resume building, interview preparation, clothing, etc.);
tuition; requirements for jobs (uniforms, tools, etc.); registration fees;
temporary child care so that the applicant can attend school, take a class or
look for employment; public transportation; or computer equipment or rental
fees for computer time at a computer center. While this list is fairly inclusive,
there may be circumstances where a survivor has job and/or education needs
that are not on this list. In these instances, agencies are encouraged
to apply and clearly articulate how the need is related to education and job
training. NNEDV will disburse grants up to $1,000 per application. The
same survivor may not apply for more than two grants in a calendar year.
NNEDV will only accept Education and Job Training Direct Assistance Fund
applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose core mission is to
serve or represent victims of domestic violence. Eligible organizations that
submit applications must provide core services that include 24-hour crisis
line, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, system advocacy, residential
and nonresidential support groups, individual and group counseling, domestic
violence training/technical assistance and domestic violence transitional
housing. Eligible organizations include: domestic violence shelters; domestic
violence transitional housing programs; domestic violence coalitions; and
culturally specific domestic violence organizations. NNEDV will not accept
applications from organizations whose core mission is not primarily focused
on serving victims of domestic violence. Ongoing
deadline.

The Education and Job Training Assistance Fund is a fund established
by The Allstate Foundation to channel small grants to survivors of domestic
violence in order to achieve their educational and job related goals.
It is their hope that this fund will allow survivors greater independence
over their financial lives and increase their options for their livelihood.
Any adult survivor of domestic violence is eligible to receive funds.

However, a domestic violence survivor must
work with a domestic violence shelter/program or domestic violence coalition
to submit an application for this fund.

Fundable expenses include:
licensing fees (nursing, social work, etc.); books and supplies for school;
job skills training (resume building, interview preparation, clothing, etc.);
tuition; requirements for jobs (uniforms, tools, etc.); registration fees;
temporary child care so that the applicant can attend school, take a class or
look for employment; public transportation; or computer equipment or rental
fees for computer time at a computer center. While this list is fairly inclusive,
there may be circumstances where a survivor has job and/or education needs
that are not on this list. In these instances, agencies are encouraged
to apply and clearly articulate how the need is related to education and job
training. NNEDV will disburse grants up to $1,000 per application. The
same survivor may not apply for more than two grants in a calendar year.
NNEDV will only accept Education and Job Training Direct Assistance Fund
applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose core mission is to
serve or represent victims of domestic violence. Eligible organizations that
submit applications must provide core services that include 24-hour crisis
line, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, system advocacy, residential
and nonresidential support groups, individual and group counseling, domestic
violence training/technical assistance and domestic violence transitional
housing. Eligible organizations include: domestic violence shelters; domestic
violence transitional housing programs; domestic violence coalitions; and
culturally specific domestic violence organizations. NNEDV will not accept
applications from organizations whose core mission is not primarily focused
on serving victims of domestic violence.

The National Youth Development Information Center has a
variety of valuable information relating to funding opportunities for youth development
programs including: listing of national foundations, community and/or family
foundations and federally supported youth programs. They have also compiled a
list of corporations who have a history of supporting local youth development
programs. This website contains links to these corporations’ web sites.

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic
achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education
institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students
in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of
standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits
of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for
work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors,
advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly
encouraged. The grant amount is $5,000. Grant funds may be used for resource
materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or
scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the
professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of
grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for
students. Ongoing deadline.

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic
achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education
institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students
in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of
standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits
of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for
work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors,
advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly
encouraged. The grant amount is $5,000. Grant funds may be used for resource
materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or
scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the
professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of
grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for
students.

Learning & Leadership grants support public school
teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in
public institutions of higher education for one of the following two
purposes: 1) grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality
professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research;
or 2) grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action
research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to
an assignment. All professional development must improve practice,
curriculum, and student achievement. “One-shot” professional growth
experiences, such as attending a national conference or engaging a
professional speaker, are discouraged. Decisions regarding the content of the
professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student
work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the
institutional planning process. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel
expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject
matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are expected to
exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their
colleagues. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups
engaged in collegial study. Ongoing
deadline.

Learning & Leadership grants support public school
teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in
public institutions of higher education for one of the following two
purposes: 1) grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality
professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research;
or 2) grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action
research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to
an assignment. All professional development must improve practice,
curriculum, and student achievement. “One-shot” professional growth
experiences, such as attending a national conference or engaging a
professional speaker, are discouraged. Decisions regarding the content of the
professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student
work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the
institutional planning process. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel
expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject
matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are expected to
exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their
colleagues. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups
engaged in collegial study.

The Big Green Help Grants in Public Education is dedicated
to supporting the development and implementation of programs teaching
“green” concepts to public elementary and middle school students.
The partnership is part of Nickelodeon’s The Big Green Help initiative, which
connects kids to energy-saving and earth-friendly activities in their
everyday lives, and the NEA Foundation’s grants program that are helping to
prepare the next generation, “green” workforce. All of The
Big Green Help Grants will be awarded in the amount of $5,000. Ongoing deadline.

The Big Green Help Grants in Public Education is dedicated
to supporting the development and implementation of programs teaching
“green” concepts to public elementary and middle school students.
The partnership is part of Nickelodeon’s The Big Green Help initiative, which
connects kids to energy-saving and earth-friendly activities in their
everyday lives, and the NEA Foundation’s grants program that are helping to
prepare the next generation, “green” workforce. All of The
Big Green Help Grants will be awarded in the amount of $5,000.

It is human nature to protect and provide for those we hold
most precious, and that’s especially true when it comes to children. However,
helping young people fulfill their potential and teaching them to be
responsible, successful adults have become enormous challenges. In today’s
world, kids face a host of negative influences unknown by previous
generations. Unfortunately, the safety net is tenuous for many children, and
without intervention and guidance they face daunting obstacles. This was the
motivation behind the New York Life Foundation’s decision in 1998 to channel
the majority of its resources toward organizations, programs and services
aimed at helping young people. Called Nurturing the Children , this
initiative specifically focuses on: Safe
Places to Learn and Grow; Educational Enhancement; and Mentoring Children. Ongoing
deadline.

It is human nature to protect and provide for those we hold
most precious, and that’s especially true when it comes to children. However,
helping young people fulfill their potential and teaching them to be
responsible, successful adults have become enormous challenges. In today’s
world, kids face a host of negative influences unknown by previous
generations. Unfortunately, the safety net is tenuous for many children, and
without intervention and guidance they face daunting obstacles. This was the
motivation behind the New York Life Foundation’s decision in 1998 to channel
the majority of its resources toward organizations, programs and services
aimed at helping young people. Called

The Cooper Institute, a non-profit organization, has
joined forces with the National Football League to launch FITNESSGRAM into schools
and after-school community organizations. This team effort has been created
to promote physical activity and combat the obesity epidemic that is
challenging our youth. Physical activity and fitness are not only important
to improve health. Recent studies have indicated that physical activity and
fitness levels are associated with improved academic outcomes, including
academic performance, attendance and discipline (i.e. truancy, drugs,
alcohol, and violence). PLAY 60 is the NFL’s national youth health and
fitness campaign, focused on making the next generation of kids the most
active and healthy by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a
day. Ongoing deadline.

The Cooper Institute, a non-profit organization, has
joined forces with the National Football League to launch FITNESSGRAM into schools
and after-school community organizations. This team effort has been created
to promote physical activity and combat the obesity epidemic that is
challenging our youth. Physical activity and fitness are not only important
to improve health. Recent studies have indicated that physical activity and
fitness levels are associated with improved academic outcomes, including
academic performance, attendance and discipline (i.e. truancy, drugs,
alcohol, and violence). PLAY 60 is the NFL’s national youth health and
fitness campaign, focused on making the next generation of kids the most
active and healthy by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a
day.

The Nick Traina Foundation (NTF) supports organizations
involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of
manic-depression, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy,
and provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of health and
mental illness. The NTF may give special consideration to proposals that
address manic-depression in children and young adults. Ongoing
deadline.

The Nick Traina Foundation (NTF) supports organizations
involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of
manic-depression, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy,
and provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of health and
mental illness. The NTF may give special consideration to proposals that
address manic-depression in children and young adults.

The Bowerman Track Renovation Program provides matching
cash grants to community-based, youth-oriented organizations that seek to refurbish
or construct running tracks. The program distributes approximately $200,000
in matching grants each year. This ten-year, $2 million program, administered
by Nike’s Community Affairs department, provides matching funds of up to
$50,000 to youth-oriented nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world.
Organizations applying for the grant must demonstrate a need for running
track refurbishment or construction, provide track access to neighboring
communities, and Bowerman Track Renovation Program funds must be matched in
some amount by other contributors by an agreed upon deadline. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing
basis through May 31, 2010.

The Bowerman Track Renovation Program provides matching
cash grants to community-based, youth-oriented organizations that seek to refurbish
or construct running tracks. The program distributes approximately $200,000
in matching grants each year. This ten-year, $2 million program, administered
by Nike’s Community Affairs department, provides matching funds of up to
$50,000 to youth-oriented nonprofit organizations anywhere in the world.
Organizations applying for the grant must demonstrate a need for running
track refurbishment or construction, provide track access to neighboring
communities, and Bowerman Track Renovation Program funds must be matched in
some amount by other contributors by an agreed upon deadline.

Office Depot is proud to help a large number of local
nonprofit organizations every year. To aid in the review of requests for
corporate support, they have established the following criteria: The
nonprofit organization must be aligned with Office Depot’s mission to directly
impact the health, education and welfare of children; Funds provided by
Office Depot must directly assist children; The inquiring organization must
provide background on the specific program and other funding sources; The
organization must have an established track record of community advocacy and
a clear direction for its future initiatives; The organization must have
501(c)(3) status; and The organization must provide a Federal Tax
Identification Number. To request a monetary donation from Office Depot,
please provide a brief description of your organization, your Federal Tax ID
number, an explanation of what is being requested and the rationale based on
their charitable giving guidelines. The request should be on your
organization’s letterhead. You must
also provide a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter. Ongoing
deadline.

Office Depot is proud to help a large number of local
nonprofit organizations every year. To aid in the review of requests for
corporate support, they have established the following criteria: The
nonprofit organization must be aligned with Office Depot’s mission to directly
impact the health, education and welfare of children; Funds provided by
Office Depot must directly assist children; The inquiring organization must
provide background on the specific program and other funding sources; The
organization must have an established track record of community advocacy and
a clear direction for its future initiatives; The organization must have
501(c)(3) status; and The organization must provide a Federal Tax
Identification Number. To request a monetary donation from Office Depot,
please provide a brief description of your organization, your Federal Tax ID
number, an explanation of what is being requested and the rationale based on
their charitable giving guidelines. The request should be on your
organization’s letterhead.

The endowed Foundation serves as the primary tool for reaching
out to communities. The Foundation’s highest giving priority is education
because they want to help motivate future leaders and workers to gain the
desire, knowledge and work-readiness skills required for corporations like
theirs to succeed and maintain a competitive edge. OMNOVA Solutions
Foundation grants have funded activities such as special math and science
learning centers at local schools, reading programs and annual scholarships.
In addition, the Foundation supports programs for economic development and
activities related to improving the quality of life. Ongoing deadline.

The endowed Foundation serves as the primary tool for reaching
out to communities. The Foundation’s highest giving priority is education
because they want to help motivate future leaders and workers to gain the
desire, knowledge and work-readiness skills required for corporations like
theirs to succeed and maintain a competitive edge. OMNOVA Solutions
Foundation grants have funded activities such as special math and science
learning centers at local schools, reading programs and annual scholarships.
In addition, the Foundation supports programs for economic development and
activities related to improving the quality of life.

The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative is seeking
proposals for up to $10,000 to develop and curate thematic pages on
Youthpolicy.org, a new online global youth portal and community. The Web site
aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the
world, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and
evaluation. Youthpolicy.org is a project of Demokratie & Dialog and was
developed with initial support from the Open Society Foundations. The portal
is designed to serve as a knowledge repository that connects youth policy
actors across the globe. By providing public access to information,
youthpolicy.org seeks to make a strategic contribution to evidence-based
policy development and practice in the youth field. Potential themes for Web
site pages include, but are not limited to, Participation and Citizenship,
Activism and Volunteering, Children and Youth Rights, Global Drug Policy,
Community Work, Research and Knowledge, Informal Learning, Environment and
Sustainability, Multiculturalism and Minorities, and Justice. Proposals must
outline how the theme will be addressed in all its aspects, how content will
be produced on a regular basis, how and how many contributing authors and
bloggers will be involved, and how users interested in the theme will be
driven to and engaged at the site. Organizations seeking funding must be
registered NGOs. Grants will not be made to individuals or for-profit
entities. Proposals should not request more than $10,000 or exceed one year
in length. Ongoing deadline.

The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative is seeking
proposals for up to $10,000 to develop and curate thematic pages on
Youthpolicy.org, a new online global youth portal and community. The Web site
aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the
world, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and
evaluation. Youthpolicy.org is a project of Demokratie & Dialog and was
developed with initial support from the Open Society Foundations. The portal
is designed to serve as a knowledge repository that connects youth policy
actors across the globe. By providing public access to information,
youthpolicy.org seeks to make a strategic contribution to evidence-based
policy development and practice in the youth field. Potential themes for Web
site pages include, but are not limited to, Participation and Citizenship,
Activism and Volunteering, Children and Youth Rights, Global Drug Policy,
Community Work, Research and Knowledge, Informal Learning, Environment and
Sustainability, Multiculturalism and Minorities, and Justice. Proposals must
outline how the theme will be addressed in all its aspects, how content will
be produced on a regular basis, how and how many contributing authors and
bloggers will be involved, and how users interested in the theme will be
driven to and engaged at the site. Organizations seeking funding must be
registered NGOs. Grants will not be made to individuals or for-profit
entities. Proposals should not request more than $10,000 or exceed one year
in length.

Quality education lays the foundation for the success of
children, families, communities, and our society as a whole. The I.A. O’Shaughnessy
Foundation is concerned that too many schools lack sufficient resources; that
students in high-poverty areas have lower achievement scores, higher drop-out
rates, and lower rates of college graduation; that low-income families lack
the resources to choose better schools; and that the gap between the rich and
the poor is increasing. The Foundation has set its current funding interest
to help address these critical matters of public concern. The Foundation is
currently interested in making Board Grants to s upport high quality education that prepares students in disadvantaged
communities for educational and life success. They fund
organizations that: provide support networks; remove impediments to student
success; are broadly supported by the community; and have a record of
demonstrated success. The Foundation is especially interested in funding
endeavors that are broad in scope, widespread in influence, high-impact,
innovative, and replicable models. The Foundation does not limit itself to
specific grant categories or program areas. It funds organizations that
address needs and effectively solve problems using multiple approaches or
multi-faceted solutions. Ongoing
deadline.

Quality education lays the foundation for the success of
children, families, communities, and our society as a whole. The I.A. O’Shaughnessy
Foundation is concerned that too many schools lack sufficient resources; that
students in high-poverty areas have lower achievement scores, higher drop-out
rates, and lower rates of college graduation; that low-income families lack
the resources to choose better schools; and that the gap between the rich and
the poor is increasing. The Foundation has set its current funding interest
to help address these critical matters of public concern. The Foundation is
currently interested in making Board Grants to s

upport high quality education that prepares students in disadvantaged
communities for educational and life success.

fund
organizations that: provide support networks; remove impediments to student
success; are broadly supported by the community; and have a record of
demonstrated success. The Foundation is especially interested in funding
endeavors that are broad in scope, widespread in influence, high-impact,
innovative, and replicable models. The Foundation does not limit itself to
specific grant categories or program areas. It funds organizations that
address needs and effectively solve problems using multiple approaches or
multi-faceted solutions.

Monsanto supports community projects that will promote the
growth and prosperity of local communities where the company does business.
Previously funded projects have focused on issues such as cultural
enrichment, neighborhood development and improved human services. Monsanto
manufacturing sites are located in Luling, Louisiana; Muscatine, Iowa;
Augusta, Georgia; Idaho; and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Applicants must
submit a preliminary funding request and Monsanto will subsequently invite
qualified applicants to submit a full proposal. Ongoing deadline.

Monsanto supports community projects that will promote the
growth and prosperity of local communities where the company does business.
Previously funded projects have focused on issues such as cultural
enrichment, neighborhood development and improved human services. Monsanto
manufacturing sites are located in Luling, Louisiana; Muscatine, Iowa;
Augusta, Georgia; Idaho; and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Applicants must
submit a preliminary funding request and Monsanto will subsequently invite
qualified applicants to submit a full proposal.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International
Paper and the International Paper Foundation, and National Geographic
Explorer classroom magazine have announced an Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
to fund outdoor learning environments for K-12 public schools around the
United States. Outdoor classrooms provide students with the hands-on
opportunity to learn about natural resources through science education.
Ranging from flower, vegetable, and butterfly gardens to small ponds, nature
trails, or bird sanctuaries, outdoor classrooms can vary in complexity based
on a school’s available resources. More elaborate outdoor learning
environments may include a laboratory for testing water and soil quality, a
greenhouse, wetlands, an arboretum, or a shelter. This school year, the
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program will award grants up to $2,000 to at least
one hundred schools. In some cases, grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded
to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. The
grants can be used to build a new outdoor classroom or to enhance a current
outdoor classroom at the school. The program only considers outdoor classroom
proposals. All K-12 public schools in the United States (excluding Puerto
Rico) are welcome to apply. Grants will be reviewed three times a year. Ongoing deadline.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International
Paper and the International Paper Foundation, and National Geographic
Explorer classroom magazine have announced an Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
to fund outdoor learning environments for K-12 public schools around the
United States. Outdoor classrooms provide students with the hands-on
opportunity to learn about natural resources through science education.
Ranging from flower, vegetable, and butterfly gardens to small ponds, nature
trails, or bird sanctuaries, outdoor classrooms can vary in complexity based
on a school’s available resources. More elaborate outdoor learning
environments may include a laboratory for testing water and soil quality, a
greenhouse, wetlands, an arboretum, or a shelter. This school year, the
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program will award grants up to $2,000 to at least
one hundred schools. In some cases, grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded
to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. The
grants can be used to build a new outdoor classroom or to enhance a current
outdoor classroom at the school. The program only considers outdoor classroom
proposals. All K-12 public schools in the United States (excluding Puerto
Rico) are welcome to apply. Grants will be reviewed three times a year.

The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Program
is to provide low-income adolescents and young adults with opportunities to develop
leadership skills, practice active citizenship, and foster creativity. The
Foundation supports programs that include a direct services component and/or
leadership development activities that encourage collective action and
advocacy, promote systemic social change, and build communication skills in
young people. The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that
meet Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) requirements as nonprofit, tax-exempt
organizations or to qualified governmental units or agencies. A letter of
inquiry, no more than 2 pages in length, must be submitted to begin the
process. Ongoing deadline.

The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Program
is to provide low-income adolescents and young adults with opportunities to develop
leadership skills, practice active citizenship, and foster creativity. The
Foundation supports programs that include a direct services component and/or
leadership development activities that encourage collective action and
advocacy, promote systemic social change, and build communication skills in
young people.

The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that
meet Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) requirements as nonprofit, tax-exempt
organizations or to qualified governmental units or agencies. A letter of
inquiry, no more than 2 pages in length, must be submitted to begin the
process.

Palm, Inc. will help non-profit organizations serve
community needs through donating Palm handhelds. They award this equipment
monthly throughout the year. Ongoing
deadline.

Palm, Inc. will help non-profit organizations serve
community needs through donating Palm handhelds. They award this equipment
monthly throughout the year.

Patterson Foundation is a private grant making foundation
committed to investing in programs that strengthen communities by helping
those most in need live healthy lives. The Foundation focuses its grants on
human services and education programs related to oral health, animal health,
and occupational and physical rehabilitation. While the Patterson Foundation
operates like a corporate foundation, its funding has been for the most part
from individuals associated with the company, rather than from Patterson
Companies. The Foundation has a 12-member board consisting of individuals
affiliated with Patterson Companies. The board typically meets three or four
times each year to consider applications for funding. Annually between
$500,000 and $800,000 are awarded to programs in North America that further
the goals of the Foundation as stated in the Foundation’s guidelines, which
are periodically modified. Included in the annual awards are scholarships for
dependents of Patterson Companies employees. The Foundation welcomes and
encourages inquiries in advance of application. Ongoing deadline.

Patterson Foundation is a private grant making foundation
committed to investing in programs that strengthen communities by helping
those most in need live healthy lives. The Foundation focuses its grants on
human services and education programs related to oral health, animal health,
and occupational and physical rehabilitation. While the Patterson Foundation
operates like a corporate foundation, its funding has been for the most part
from individuals associated with the company, rather than from Patterson
Companies. The Foundation has a 12-member board consisting of individuals
affiliated with Patterson Companies. The board typically meets three or four
times each year to consider applications for funding. Annually between
$500,000 and $800,000 are awarded to programs in North America that further
the goals of the Foundation as stated in the Foundation’s guidelines, which
are periodically modified. Included in the annual awards are scholarships for
dependents of Patterson Companies employees. The Foundation welcomes and
encourages inquiries in advance of application.

Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only
service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like
to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community.
Projects must contain a “pay it forward” focus – that is, they must
be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn
do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially – to be
considered in the grant making process. Mini-Grants of up to $500 are
available for projects on a one-time-only basis. Because funding is limited,
projects requesting smaller amounts will be given priority. Knowing that
teachers are incredibly busy and cannot always fit into grant deadline, they
do accept mini-grant applications throughout the year. All applications
received by September 15th will be considered for first semester funding on
or about October 1st of each school year. Those received by February
15th will be considered for our second semester, March 1st funding. If you
should miss their “deadline,” please indicate if you wish to be
considered for a mini-grant for the following semester. Ongoing deadline.

Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only
service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like
to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or greater community.
Projects must contain a “pay it forward” focus – that is, they must
be based on the concept of one person doing a favor for others, who in turn
do favors for others, with the results growing exponentially – to be
considered in the grant making process. Mini-Grants of up to $500 are
available for projects on a one-time-only basis. Because funding is limited,
projects requesting smaller amounts will be given priority. Knowing that
teachers are incredibly busy and cannot always fit into grant deadline, they
do accept mini-grant applications throughout the year. All applications
received by September 15th will be considered for first semester funding on
or about October 1st of each school year. Those received by February
15th will be considered for our second semester, March 1st funding. If you
should miss their “deadline,” please indicate if you wish to be
considered for a mini-grant for the following semester.

The PepsiCo Foundation seeks to foster healthy, vibrant,
and self-sufficient communities worldwide through global partnerships that
improve the quality of life across communities in areas of great need. Grants
provide support in the areas of health, including food security and improved
nutrition; environment, including water security, sustainable agriculture,
and adaptive approaches to climate change; and education, including access to
education and training for the underserved and women’s empowerment. The Foundation
aims to provide support to underserved regions across the globe. Registered
nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3) organizations in the United States or the
equivalent internationally) are eligible to apply. Requests of up to $100,000
are accepted through the Foundation’s letter of interest application process.
Letters of interest may be submitted year round. Ongoing deadline.

The PepsiCo Foundation seeks to foster healthy, vibrant,
and self-sufficient communities worldwide through global partnerships that
improve the quality of life across communities in areas of great need. Grants
provide support in the areas of health, including food security and improved
nutrition; environment, including water security, sustainable agriculture,
and adaptive approaches to climate change; and education, including access to
education and training for the underserved and women’s empowerment. The Foundation
aims to provide support to underserved regions across the globe. Registered
nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3) organizations in the United States or the
equivalent internationally) are eligible to apply. Requests of up to $100,000
are accepted through the Foundation’s letter of interest application process.
Letters of interest may be submitted year round.

Pre-K – 6 th
grade teachers in public and private schools are eligible to apply for grants
to pay for placing small animals in the classroom. The initiative establishes
healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet
care in school classrooms across the country. These grants are intended to
provide a means of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets.
The seven (7) grant types include: (1) Rebate Grants in the amounts of $100
(for small animal or birds) or $150 (for reptiles or fish) for purchases at
any pet store; (2) Sustaining Grant in the amount of $50 to maintain an
existing classroom pet; (3) Petco Grant, which provides coupons for the live
animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petco; (4) Petsmart Grant,
which provides coupons for a live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased
at Petsmart; (5) Pet Supermarket Grant, which provides coupons for a live
animal and pet supplies purchased at Pet Supermarket; (6) Pet Supplies Plus
Grant, which provides coupons for live animal and supplies purchased at Pet
Supplies Plus Stores, and (7) Petland Discounts Grant, which provides coupons
for live animal and supplies purchased at Petland Discounts Stores. Ongoing
deadline.

grade teachers in public and private schools are eligible to apply for grants
to pay for placing small animals in the classroom. The initiative establishes
healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet
care in school classrooms across the country. These grants are intended to
provide a means of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets.
The seven (7) grant types include: (1) Rebate Grants in the amounts of $100
(for small animal or birds) or $150 (for reptiles or fish) for purchases at
any pet store; (2) Sustaining Grant in the amount of $50 to maintain an
existing classroom pet; (3) Petco Grant, which provides coupons for the live
animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petco; (4) Petsmart Grant,
which provides coupons for a live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased
at Petsmart; (5) Pet Supermarket Grant, which provides coupons for a live
animal and pet supplies purchased at Pet Supermarket; (6) Pet Supplies Plus
Grant, which provides coupons for live animal and supplies purchased at Pet
Supplies Plus Stores, and (7) Petland Discounts Grant, which provides coupons
for live animal and supplies purchased at Petland Discounts Stores.

Each year the Phelps Dodge Foundation, Phelps Dodge
Corporation and local operating facilities donate resources to charitable
organizations in more than 30 communities across the globe. At the heart of
their giving philosophy is a belief in the power of partnerships. At Phelps
Dodge, community involvement is more than funding; it is lending their
knowledge, business experience and the generosity of employee volunteers to
community programs that work. The Phelps Dodge Foundation focus their support
to address needs in the areas of education, safety and the environment
because they represent important values to the company, allow them to put
their expertise into practice, and reflect their commitment to excellent
operating standards. They also support the arts and civic/community
development because they believe in their role in helping communities thrive
and promoting cultural diversity. Charitable grants from Phelps Dodge may be
funded by the Corporation, the Phelps Dodge Foundation, or their subsidiary
companies. Phelps Dodge invites qualified, nonprofit organizations to submit
written proposals that respond to the community involvement priorities
outlined in the giving theme guidelines. Ongoing deadlines.

Each year the Phelps Dodge Foundation, Phelps Dodge
Corporation and local operating facilities donate resources to charitable
organizations in more than 30 communities across the globe. At the heart of
their giving philosophy is a belief in the power of partnerships. At Phelps
Dodge, community involvement is more than funding; it is lending their
knowledge, business experience and the generosity of employee volunteers to
community programs that work. The Phelps Dodge Foundation focus their support
to address needs in the areas of education, safety and the environment
because they represent important values to the company, allow them to put
their expertise into practice, and reflect their commitment to excellent
operating standards. They also support the arts and civic/community
development because they believe in their role in helping communities thrive
and promoting cultural diversity. Charitable grants from Phelps Dodge may be
funded by the Corporation, the Phelps Dodge Foundation, or their subsidiary
companies. Phelps Dodge invites qualified, nonprofit organizations to submit
written proposals that respond to the community involvement priorities
outlined in the giving theme guidelines.

The Pollination
Project is accepting
applications from social entrepreneurs looking to make their communities and world
a better place. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to projects in
the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion
toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability,
justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social
change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as
opposed to ongoing operational or program costs of a nonprofit organization,
will be accepted. To be eligible, applicants must be a passionate, committed
individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of the
categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will
not be considered. Ongoing deadline.

is accepting
applications from social entrepreneurs looking to make their communities and world
a better place. Seed grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to projects in
the early stages of development, including those that promote compassion
toward all life (people, planet, animals), environmental sustainability,
justice in all its forms, community health and wellness, and social
change-oriented arts and culture. Only applications for seed funding, as
opposed to ongoing operational or program costs of a nonprofit organization,
will be accepted. To be eligible, applicants must be a passionate, committed
individual with a social change vision that fits within one or more of the
categories above. Established nonprofit organizations with paid staff will
not be considered.

Are you a social entrepreneur,
age 25 or under, who wants to see BIG change in the world? Did you recently
create a sustainable project, program or organization? Do you need $500 to
further the growth and success of your program? If you answered, “YES!” to all those
questions, you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum TV and Do
Something want to see you and your project reach the next level. Selected
young social entrepreneurs from the U.S. will win $500 grants. One winner is
chosen EVERY week! Ongoing deadline.

Are you a social entrepreneur,
age 25 or under, who wants to see BIG change in the world? Did you recently
create a sustainable project, program or organization? Do you need $500 to
further the growth and success of your program?

If you answered, “YES!” to all those
questions, you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum TV and Do
Something want to see you and your project reach the next level. Selected
young social entrepreneurs from the U.S. will win $500 grants. One winner is
chosen EVERY week!

Powered By Service is a bold new initiative to rebrand service
and fundamentally change the role of youth in communities. Powered by Service
is designed to get young people the world over involved in changing the most
pressing problems facing them and their communities – whether it be
preventing malaria, stopping the spread of HIV/AIDs, ending gang violence or
increasing access to clean water. The goal of Powered By Service is to
mobilize over 5,000,000 youth in a global call to service that will
ultimately touch the lives of 50 million individuals. Young people all over
the world can participant in Powered By Service. Participants have access to
online toolkits and opportunities to apply for financial resources to support
their projects. Grants will be awarded to exceptional service ideas so that
youth are not only called to serve, but have the tools they need to create
real change. The Corporation for National Community Service’s Learn and Serve
America, the United Nations Foundation, EarthEcho International and numerous
organizations and individuals have contributed to the initiative to ensure it
reaches youth both in the U.S. and abroad. Collectively, the partners have
provided more than $1 million in funding for youth service initiatives. Ongoing deadline.

Powered By Service is a bold new initiative to rebrand service
and fundamentally change the role of youth in communities. Powered by Service
is designed to get young people the world over involved in changing the most
pressing problems facing them and their communities – whether it be
preventing malaria, stopping the spread of HIV/AIDs, ending gang violence or
increasing access to clean water. The goal of Powered By Service is to
mobilize over 5,000,000 youth in a global call to service that will
ultimately touch the lives of 50 million individuals. Young people all over
the world can participant in Powered By Service. Participants have access to
online toolkits and opportunities to apply for financial resources to support
their projects. Grants will be awarded to exceptional service ideas so that
youth are not only called to serve, but have the tools they need to create
real change. The Corporation for National Community Service’s Learn and Serve
America, the United Nations Foundation, EarthEcho International and numerous
organizations and individuals have contributed to the initiative to ensure it
reaches youth both in the U.S. and abroad. Collectively, the partners have
provided more than $1 million in funding for youth service initiatives.

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of
People is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States
or other countries who: are oppressed by poverty or social systems, want to
take charge of their own lives, have organized or are organizing to do
something about their own conditions, have decided that what they are going
to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities, and will
control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly. Ongoing deadline.

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of
People is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States
or other countries who: are oppressed by poverty or social systems, want to
take charge of their own lives, have organized or are organizing to do
something about their own conditions, have decided that what they are going
to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities, and will
control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly.

RxAssist provides health care providers with information
on accessing more than 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers’ patient assistance
programs. These programs usually offer a limited supply of free prescription
medication to eligible patients. Application forms are available on-line for
the 40+ programs that allow their forms to be copied freely.

Profiles in Caring is a nationally and internationally
syndicated television show that is also a non-profit organization. They
profile non-profit humanitarian groups doing good work around the world. The
Ambassador of Caring Award is a series of ongoing grants from Profiles in
Caring and their title sponsor Equitable Life and Casualty. In order to
qualify for the grant, the applicant must be a registered non-profit
organization- not a person. In the United States, that means a 501 c-3
status. There is no cut-off in budget, and no requirement that the staff of
the group be unpaid volunteers, however the percentage of the budget spent on
overhead and personnel costs are factored into the ultimate consideration for
the grants. Ongoing deadline.

Profiles in Caring is a nationally and internationally
syndicated television show that is also a non-profit organization. They
profile non-profit humanitarian groups doing good work around the world. The
Ambassador of Caring Award is a series of ongoing grants from Profiles in
Caring and their title sponsor Equitable Life and Casualty. In order to
qualify for the grant, the applicant must be a registered non-profit
organization- not a person. In the United States, that means a 501 c-3
status. There is no cut-off in budget, and no requirement that the staff of
the group be unpaid volunteers, however the percentage of the budget spent on
overhead and personnel costs are factored into the ultimate consideration for
the grants.

Funds are available to develop programs and coalitions
designed to help crime victims, including child abuse victims. Fundable
activities include outreach programs and advocacy training. Ongoing
deadline.

Funds are available to develop programs and coalitions
designed to help crime victims, including child abuse victims. Fundable
activities include outreach programs and advocacy training.

The Public Welfare Foundation is dedicated to supporting
organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations, and to
those working for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet
basic human needs. Funding is focused in eight program areas: criminal
justice, disadvantaged elderly, disadvantaged youth, environment, health,
population and reproductive health, community economic development and
participation, and human rights and global security. They make awards eight
times during the year. Ongoing deadline .

The Public Welfare Foundation is dedicated to supporting
organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations, and to
those working for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet
basic human needs. Funding is focused in eight program areas: criminal
justice, disadvantaged elderly, disadvantaged youth, environment, health,
population and reproductive health, community economic development and
participation, and human rights and global security. They make awards eight
times during the year.

The RadioShack Neighborhood Answers Grant program is
designed to offer answers — answers that bring community impact through
programs or projects conducted by local nonprofit organizations. The program
currently focuses on two areas: prevention of family violence/abuse and/or
child abduction. To be considered for a Neighborhood Answers Grant, an
organization must: be a tax exempt nonprofit designated as a 501(c)(3) by the
Internal Revenue Service; offer solutions to help prevent family
violence/abuse and/or child abduction; directly impact or benefit, through
programs and/or services, a RadioShack community; and limit grant requests to
$500 or less in value. Ongoing deadline.

The RadioShack Neighborhood Answers Grant program is
designed to offer answers — answers that bring community impact through
programs or projects conducted by local nonprofit organizations. The program
currently focuses on two areas: prevention of family violence/abuse and/or
child abduction. To be considered for a Neighborhood Answers Grant, an
organization must: be a tax exempt nonprofit designated as a 501(c)(3) by the
Internal Revenue Service; offer solutions to help prevent family
violence/abuse and/or child abduction; directly impact or benefit, through
programs and/or services, a RadioShack community; and limit grant requests to
$500 or less in value.

The Ralph and
Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1) the assistance of orphaned children
including the promotion of their adoption and 2) intervention in the lives of
troubled youths as two areas of interest to which it expects to direct a
portion of its funding each year. Funding, however, is by no means
limited to these areas. The Foundation is actively seeking further
areas of interest so potential applicants with services in other areas should
not feel discouraged from applying or from bringing themselves to the
attention of the Board. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation, as a
relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to specific areas of need
and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time. Therefore,
they invite you to use this website to submit your application or make your
organization known and to return to this website periodically for updated
information. Grant size varies. Ongoing deadline.

The Ralph and
Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1) the assistance of orphaned children
including the promotion of their adoption and 2) intervention in the lives of
troubled youths as two areas of interest to which it expects to direct a
portion of its funding each year. Funding, however, is by no means
limited to these areas. The Foundation is actively seeking further
areas of interest so potential applicants with services in other areas should
not feel discouraged from applying or from bringing themselves to the
attention of the Board. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation, as a
relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to specific areas of need
and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time. Therefore,
they invite you to use this website to submit your application or make your
organization known and to return to this website periodically for updated
information. Grant size varies.

Through the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities grant
program the Drug Policy Alliance Network will provide $200,000 in
strategically timed, project specific grants to organizations whose projects
aim to achieve maximum impact in a short time. Joint letters will be
accepted. Proposals for the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program
are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. Grant
decisions for proposals submitted by the first day of each month will be
made within 4 to 6 weeks. The maximum request is $25,000, though
generally grant awards range from $10,000 to $15,000. Organizations may only
submit one proposal within a six month timeframe. Only in exceptional
circumstances will organizations receive two Rapid Response grants in a
single year. Modest funds are available through the Rapid Response grants
program to support drug policy reform efforts that seek to influence local,
state and/or national legislation. Requests for such funding are likely
to be highly competitive given the limited amount of funds available. The
Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program makes grants to organizations
and projects focusing on one or more of the following activities: public
education to raise awareness about the negative consequences of local, state
and national drug policies; public education and advocacy around pressing
issues; and polling leading to a larger community education and organizing
strategy. Proposals are due by 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the
first business day of the month. Ongoing
deadline.

Through the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities grant
program the Drug Policy Alliance Network will provide $200,000 in
strategically timed, project specific grants to organizations whose projects
aim to achieve maximum impact in a short time. Joint letters will be
accepted. Proposals for the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program
are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. Grant
decisions for proposals submitted by the first day of each month will be
made within 4 to 6 weeks. The maximum request is $25,000, though
generally grant awards range from $10,000 to $15,000. Organizations may only
submit one proposal within a six month timeframe. Only in exceptional
circumstances will organizations receive two Rapid Response grants in a
single year. Modest funds are available through the Rapid Response grants
program to support drug policy reform efforts that seek to influence local,
state and/or national legislation. Requests for such funding are likely
to be highly competitive given the limited amount of funds available. The
Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program makes grants to organizations
and projects focusing on one or more of the following activities: public
education to raise awareness about the negative consequences of local, state
and national drug policies; public education and advocacy around pressing
issues; and polling leading to a larger community education and organizing
strategy. Proposals are due by 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the
first business day of the month.

As part of their ongoing commitment to education at all
levels, each year, Premier Assistive Technology, Inc. awards a limited number
of grants for technologies through their “Breaking Down Barriers to
Assistive Technology” program. Since the summer of 2002, Premier
Assistive Technology, Inc. has been offering its full suite of Accessibility
software products to educational and not-for-profit organizations. They are
committed to providing organizations with the most effective and affordable
assistive technology products available in the world today. They established
this grant program to help bridge the gap between education budgets and the
need for educational organizations to deploy sufficient resources to serve
the needs and requirements of not only special education programs, but
broader based literacy initiatives across their organizations. They fully
appreciate the significant budget pressures that all institutions experience and
this grant program will help to act as a catalyst to solidify special
education and assistive technology programs everywhere. Above all else, this
program is meant to promote literacy EVERYWHERE in your organization, not
just isolated groups or departments. In this spirit, the lowest level of
grant awarded is at a district level. Grants to individuals, single
departments or “for profit” companies are not awarded. Ongoing deadline.

As part of their ongoing commitment to education at all
levels, each year, Premier Assistive Technology, Inc. awards a limited number
of grants for technologies through their “Breaking Down Barriers to
Assistive Technology” program. Since the summer of 2002, Premier
Assistive Technology, Inc. has been offering its full suite of Accessibility
software products to educational and not-for-profit organizations. They are
committed to providing organizations with the most effective and affordable
assistive technology products available in the world today. They established
this grant program to help bridge the gap between education budgets and the
need for educational organizations to deploy sufficient resources to serve
the needs and requirements of not only special education programs, but
broader based literacy initiatives across their organizations. They fully
appreciate the significant budget pressures that all institutions experience and
this grant program will help to act as a catalyst to solidify special
education and assistive technology programs everywhere. Above all else, this
program is meant to promote literacy EVERYWHERE in your organization, not
just isolated groups or departments. In this spirit, the lowest level of
grant awarded is at a district level. Grants to individuals, single
departments or “for profit” companies are not awarded.

The Reading
Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The
program distributes books FREE of charge for literacy programs. Recipients merely
pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.65 per
book ($65 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets
of 100 books per set. There will not be more than four copies of the same
book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade.
Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no
guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a
project’s needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading
Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come,
first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be
shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period
to fill. Ongoing deadline.

The Reading
Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The
program distributes books FREE of charge for literacy programs. Recipients merely
pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.65 per
book ($65 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets
of 100 books per set. There will not be more than four copies of the same
book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade.
Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no
guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a
project’s needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading
Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come,
first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be
shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period
to fill.

Digital Wish and CFK are offering Recycle Forward, an
approach to getting new technology for preK-12 classrooms by collecting and
recycling used electronics and ink cartridges for cash. Anyone can
participate in Recycle Forward. Teachers may start their own collection and
get their local community involved by approaching local businesses and
reaching out to community members and parents. Ongoing deadline.

Digital Wish and CFK are offering Recycle Forward, an
approach to getting new technology for preK-12 classrooms by collecting and
recycling used electronics and ink cartridges for cash. Anyone can
participate in Recycle Forward. Teachers may start their own collection and
get their local community involved by approaching local businesses and
reaching out to community members and parents.

The application or proposal need not adhere to any specific
forms. They simply ask that the information it contains be specific enough to
give a clear picture of your intended project, why you are proposing it, who
will benefit from it, and how it will be administered. The Reiman Foundation
focuses its giving on three main areas: Healthcare, Education, and Children.
In order for them to review your proposal in a timely manner, please include
the following information in whatever is appropriate on your agency’s
letterhead: the date of your application; brief description of project
requesting funds; why a grant from the Reiman Foundation is needed;
documentation of tax-exempt status; brief overview of your agency (including
population you serve and your focus); contact person’s name and contact
information; and amount of funds being requested (if possible attach a
“Wish List” with specific needs and the dollar amount associated
with that need). Ongoing deadline.

The application or proposal need not adhere to any specific
forms. They simply ask that the information it contains be specific enough to
give a clear picture of your intended project, why you are proposing it, who
will benefit from it, and how it will be administered. The Reiman Foundation
focuses its giving on three main areas: Healthcare, Education, and Children.
In order for them to review your proposal in a timely manner, please include
the following information in whatever is appropriate on your agency’s
letterhead: the date of your application; brief description of project
requesting funds; why a grant from the Reiman Foundation is needed;
documentation of tax-exempt status; brief overview of your agency (including
population you serve and your focus); contact person’s name and contact
information; and amount of funds being requested (if possible attach a
“Wish List” with specific needs and the dollar amount associated
with that need).

The Foundation’s primary interests within education
include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly
mathematics, science, and reading), after-school tutoring and enrichment,
integrating technology into curriculum, teacher development, and higher
education. The Foundation is particularly interested in programs that raise
literacy levels and programs that attract female and minority students into
the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. Within the community, the
Foundation supports a broad range of human services programs, youth
development programs, community improvement programs, and cultural arts
programs. Human service programs of current interest to the Foundation
include early childhood development, parenting education, domestic violence,
and child abuse prevention. The Foundation supports youth development
programs that work to build character, leadership and social skills. The
Foundation is interested in supporting community improvement projects that
enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism.
Cultural arts programs supported by the Foundation are typically educational
outreach activities for youth. The Foundation’s current interests in the area
of medicine/health are programs that promote the health and well-being of
children and families and, on a more limited basis, medical research
programs. Most grants are under $25,000. Ongoing deadline.

The Foundation’s primary interests within education
include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly
mathematics, science, and reading), after-school tutoring and enrichment,
integrating technology into curriculum, teacher development, and higher
education. The Foundation is particularly interested in programs that raise
literacy levels and programs that attract female and minority students into
the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. Within the community, the
Foundation supports a broad range of human services programs, youth
development programs, community improvement programs, and cultural arts
programs. Human service programs of current interest to the Foundation
include early childhood development, parenting education, domestic violence,
and child abuse prevention. The Foundation supports youth development
programs that work to build character, leadership and social skills. The
Foundation is interested in supporting community improvement projects that
enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism.
Cultural arts programs supported by the Foundation are typically educational
outreach activities for youth. The Foundation’s current interests in the area
of medicine/health are programs that promote the health and well-being of
children and families and, on a more limited basis, medical research
programs. Most grants are under $25,000.

The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national
strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the
following areas: science and technology components of key US policy issues;
elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and
contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical
sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of
research projects. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a
long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation. The
Foundation generally provides seed money or partial support, rarely renews
grants for continuing activities, does not normally fund endowments or
laboratory research, and aims to achieve high impact by funding novel
projects and forward-looking leaders. Ongoing
deadline.

The Richard Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national
strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the
following areas: science and technology components of key US policy issues;
elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and
contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical
sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of
research projects. Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a
long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation. The
Foundation generally provides seed money or partial support, rarely renews
grants for continuing activities, does not normally fund endowments or
laboratory research, and aims to achieve high impact by funding novel
projects and forward-looking leaders.

The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a
not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping people in the communities Rite
Aid serves lead happier, healthier lives. The Foundation supports specific
programs of non-profit organizations that are classified and exempt from
federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
They limit their funding to programs that focus on health and wellness in the
communities in which Rite Aid operates. Grants are awarded for one year at a
time, and no organization can receive a grant from the Foundation more than
two years in a row. Organizations that receive two consecutive grants must
wait 24 months to apply to the Foundation again. While The Rite Aid
Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year, their committee reviews
them as soon as possible after July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1.
Their goal is to review and respond to all correctly submitted applications
within 60 to 90 days of arrival in our office. Ongoing deadline.

The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a
not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping people in the communities Rite
Aid serves lead happier, healthier lives. The Foundation supports specific
programs of non-profit organizations that are classified and exempt from
federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
They limit their funding to programs that focus on health and wellness in the
communities in which Rite Aid operates. Grants are awarded for one year at a
time, and no organization can receive a grant from the Foundation more than
two years in a row. Organizations that receive two consecutive grants must
wait 24 months to apply to the Foundation again. While The Rite Aid
Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year, their committee reviews
them as soon as possible after July 1, October 1, January 1 and April 1.
Their goal is to review and respond to all correctly submitted applications
within 60 to 90 days of arrival in our office.

Faith in Action programs bring together religious congregations of all
faiths, and other community organizations such as hospices, clinics, and hospitals,
in a common mission to provide volunteer care to their neighbors in need. Faith in Action is
an interfaith volunteer caregiving program of The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, which makes grants to local groups representing many faiths who
volunteer to work together to care for their neighbors who have long-term
illnesses or disabilities. The Foundation has committed $100 million to
expand the Faith in Action national movement. Faith
in Action offers start-up grants up to
$35,000 for a 30-month period to help communities organize new coalitions for
volunteer caregiving. Ongoing deadlines.

programs bring together religious congregations of all
faiths, and other community organizations such as hospices, clinics, and hospitals,
in a common mission to provide volunteer care to their neighbors in need.

is
an interfaith volunteer caregiving program of The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, which makes grants to local groups representing many faiths who
volunteer to work together to care for their neighbors who have long-term
illnesses or disabilities. The Foundation has committed $100 million to
expand the

offers start-up grants up to
$35,000 for a 30-month period to help communities organize new coalitions for
volunteer caregiving.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Peaceful Pathways:
Reducing Exposure to Violence program is matching grant programs that connect
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with local grant makers to fund new,
community-based projects that improve health and health care for vulnerable
populations. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to support projects that
reduce violence in traditionally underserved communities. Grants of $50,000
to $200,000 will be awarded. The organization must be 501(c)(3) and represent
a community of color or diversity that is traditionally underserved by
mainstream philanthropy. Ongoing
deadline.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Peaceful Pathways:
Reducing Exposure to Violence program is matching grant programs that connect
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with local grant makers to fund new,
community-based projects that improve health and health care for vulnerable
populations. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to support projects that
reduce violence in traditionally underserved communities. Grants of $50,000
to $200,000 will be awarded. The organization must be 501(c)(3) and represent
a community of color or diversity that is traditionally underserved by
mainstream philanthropy.

Rockwell Collins makes charitable contributions to a
variety of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. The Rockwell
Collins Charitable Corporation makes grants for programs and initiatives. The
Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund supports fundraising events and
sponsorship opportunities. They prefer to support organizations and
activities in the communities where their employees live and work. Their
giving priorities include education and arts and culture with an emphasis in
youth development. They believe by strengthening the quality of education and
providing opportunities for youth involvement and leadership, they are
helping students prepare for the future. Grants are usually awarded for
approximately $5,000. Ongoing
deadline.

Rockwell Collins makes charitable contributions to a
variety of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. The Rockwell
Collins Charitable Corporation makes grants for programs and initiatives. The
Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund supports fundraising events and
sponsorship opportunities. They prefer to support organizations and
activities in the communities where their employees live and work. Their
giving priorities include education and arts and culture with an emphasis in
youth development. They believe by strengthening the quality of education and
providing opportunities for youth involvement and leadership, they are
helping students prepare for the future. Grants are usually awarded for
approximately $5,000.

Rohm and Haas Responsible Neighbor Community Programs work
to advance the economic, social and environmental quality of life in the
communities where they operate and where their employees live through giving , volunteerism and community dialogue . Responsible Neighbor
Community Programs promote science, technology and
mathematics education; environmental and safety concerns. Rohm and Haas
maintain a decentralized contributions program, through which specific
donations and initiatives are determined by regional needs and cultures. In
keeping with the company’s overall giving missions and values, Rohm and Haas
contributions around the world demonstrate the company’s commitment to
education, preservation and improvement of the environment and social and
economic sustainability. Rohm and Haas Company focuses their support in five key philanthropic
categories: including Education, Environment, Civic and Community, Health and
Human Services and Arts and Culture. Ongoing deadline.

work
to advance the economic, social and environmental quality of life in the
communities where they operate and where their employees live through

promote science, technology and
mathematics education; environmental and safety concerns. Rohm and Haas
maintain a decentralized contributions program, through which specific
donations and initiatives are determined by regional needs and cultures. In
keeping with the company’s overall giving missions and values, Rohm and Haas
contributions around the world demonstrate the company’s commitment to
education, preservation and improvement of the environment and social and
economic sustainability.

philanthropic
categories: including Education, Environment, Civic and Community, Health and
Human Services and Arts and Culture.

Rosie O’Donnell established her For All Kids Foundation,
Inc. in 1997 to provide financial support to nonprofit programs serving
economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families. Since its
inception, the foundation has helped thousands of children across the country
through grant awards to child care, after-school, education and other
essential programs. The foundation’s main focus is center-based child care, and
first priority is given to programs serving low-income, urban areas, where
many families struggle to find quality child care and early childhood
education programs. Grants are only awarded to organizations with IRS
501(c)(3) classification as described in 509(a). Organizations applying
for funds should submit a letter of intent of no more than three typewritten
pages. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation encourages organizations to focus on a
specific program and/or project when requesting assistance. Ongoing
deadline.

Rosie O’Donnell established her For All Kids Foundation,
Inc. in 1997 to provide financial support to nonprofit programs serving
economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families. Since its
inception, the foundation has helped thousands of children across the country
through grant awards to child care, after-school, education and other
essential programs. The foundation’s main focus is center-based child care, and
first priority is given to programs serving low-income, urban areas, where
many families struggle to find quality child care and early childhood
education programs. Grants are only awarded to organizations with IRS
501(c)(3) classification as described in 509(a). Organizations applying
for funds should submit a letter of intent of no more than three typewritten
pages. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation encourages organizations to focus on a
specific program and/or project when requesting assistance.

Safeco partners with non-profit organizations that promote
neighborliness by bringing people together. Neighborliness is looking out for
one another. It’s sitting on the front porch – not the back porch. It’s
waving hello. It’s bending down to tie the shoe of a 3-year-old.
Neighborliness is the sum of all the everyday things we do that make our
neighborhoods a great place to live and raise our children. And,
neighborliness leads to safer more vibrant neighborhoods. Studies show that
when neighbors know and watch out for each other, there are fewer incidents
of crime and higher likelihood that people will work together toward a common
goal, like creating a pocket park down the street or tackling tough issues
that affect the neighborhood. Safeco funds programs focused on: improving and
creating neighborhood parks and gathering spaces; neighborhood beautification
and clean-up projects; volunteer projects in which community members identify
and work together to build upon neighborhood strengths; and community
festivals that attract diverse audiences. Grant sizes vary. Ongoing
deadlines.

Safeco partners with non-profit organizations that promote
neighborliness by bringing people together. Neighborliness is looking out for
one another. It’s sitting on the front porch – not the back porch. It’s
waving hello. It’s bending down to tie the shoe of a 3-year-old.
Neighborliness is the sum of all the everyday things we do that make our
neighborhoods a great place to live and raise our children. And,
neighborliness leads to safer more vibrant neighborhoods. Studies show that
when neighbors know and watch out for each other, there are fewer incidents
of crime and higher likelihood that people will work together toward a common
goal, like creating a pocket park down the street or tackling tough issues
that affect the neighborhood. Safeco funds programs focused on: improving and
creating neighborhood parks and gathering spaces; neighborhood beautification
and clean-up projects; volunteer projects in which community members identify
and work together to build upon neighborhood strengths; and community
festivals that attract diverse audiences. Grant sizes vary.

SAS support is directed toward sustainable programs that
help teens succeed in the classroom and graduate from high school.
Organizations will be considered if they can show that their efforts have a
long-term impact and affect significant numbers of people, regardless of
race, national origin, gender, age, disability, religious beliefs or income
levels. SAS will consider financial and in-kind requests from organizations
and institutions that meet the following criteria: have nonprofit tax
exemption status under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3); have a
responsible board of directors serving without compensation; show financial
stability as evidenced by annual financial statements; employ ethical methods
of publicity, promotion and solicitation of funds; raise funds without
payment of commissions, street solicitations or mailing of unordered tickets;
operate from a detailed annual budget; request funds for programs or
operations with a minimal portion applied to overhead; and use in-kind
donation to benefit organizational members or constituents. Ongoing deadline.

SAS support is directed toward sustainable programs that
help teens succeed in the classroom and graduate from high school.
Organizations will be considered if they can show that their efforts have a
long-term impact and affect significant numbers of people, regardless of
race, national origin, gender, age, disability, religious beliefs or income
levels. SAS will consider financial and in-kind requests from organizations
and institutions that meet the following criteria: have nonprofit tax
exemption status under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3); have a
responsible board of directors serving without compensation; show financial
stability as evidenced by annual financial statements; employ ethical methods
of publicity, promotion and solicitation of funds; raise funds without
payment of commissions, street solicitations or mailing of unordered tickets;
operate from a detailed annual budget; request funds for programs or
operations with a minimal portion applied to overhead; and use in-kind
donation to benefit organizational members or constituents.

The Scaife Family Foundation grant awards will support and
develop programs that strengthen families, address issues surrounding the
health and welfare of women and children, promote animal welfare, and that
demonstrate the beneficial interaction between humans and animals.
Consideration may be given to organizations that encourage private
conservation. The foundation will consider grants directed toward early
intervention and prevention efforts in the area of drug and alcohol addiction.
In 2000, funding totaled $7.7 million for 78 grants. Ongoing deadline.

The Scaife Family Foundation grant awards will support and
develop programs that strengthen families, address issues surrounding the
health and welfare of women and children, promote animal welfare, and that
demonstrate the beneficial interaction between humans and animals.
Consideration may be given to organizations that encourage private
conservation. The foundation will consider grants directed toward early
intervention and prevention efforts in the area of drug and alcohol addiction.
In 2000, funding totaled $7.7 million for 78 grants.

The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind
giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in
need. The Company’s goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a
significant impact on fostering literacy. Small-scale (unsolicited) donations
of 500-1,000 books are awarded to 501c3 or 170c literacy organizations. Ongoing deadline.

The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind
giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in
need. The Company’s goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a
significant impact on fostering literacy. Small-scale (unsolicited) donations
of 500-1,000 books are awarded to 501c3 or 170c literacy organizations.

The foundation will provide free medication for the indigent.
Physicians should request information on getting the prescription medications
and program requirements. For more information, call (800) 542-2526. Ongoing
deadline.

The foundation will provide free medication for the indigent.
Physicians should request information on getting the prescription medications
and program requirements. For more information, call (800) 542-2526.

The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards
each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year
bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Applicants must either
be currently enrolled or must have completed one year of undergraduate work
at an accredited college or university. High school seniors are not eligible
to apply. The Foundation also grants a small number of fellowship awards for
independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation
of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage
research that will improve the general welfare of mankind. Because funds for
such grants are limited, interested applicants should inquire as to the
availability of funding for fellowships in their chosen field of study. The
maximum award is $8,500 and are based on financial need. Ongoing deadline.

The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards
each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year
bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Applicants must either
be currently enrolled or must have completed one year of undergraduate work
at an accredited college or university. High school seniors are not eligible
to apply. The Foundation also grants a small number of fellowship awards for
independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation
of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage
research that will improve the general welfare of mankind. Because funds for
such grants are limited, interested applicants should inquire as to the
availability of funding for fellowships in their chosen field of study. The
maximum award is $8,500 and are based on financial need.

On July 2, 2001, President Bush announced that four
prominent service organizations ” Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Rotary
” will work cooperatively with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to
enroll one million Big Brothers and Big Sisters (volunteer adult mentors)
over the next five years. According to independent research, volunteer adult
mentors who work with Big Brothers Big Sisters help children make significant
academic progress and overcome other challenges they may face such as
violence, drug or alcohol abuse. On a local level, if you have not already
contacted your local service clubs to recruit adult volunteers, seriously
consider the possibility. Their support will not only provide adult mentors,
it will also strengthen your organization’s efforts in developing additional
partnerships with these vital service organizations. Ongoing deadline.

On July 2, 2001, President Bush announced that four
prominent service organizations ” Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist and Rotary
” will work cooperatively with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to
enroll one million Big Brothers and Big Sisters (volunteer adult mentors)
over the next five years. According to independent research, volunteer adult
mentors who work with Big Brothers Big Sisters help children make significant
academic progress and overcome other challenges they may face such as
violence, drug or alcohol abuse. On a local level, if you have not already
contacted your local service clubs to recruit adult volunteers, seriously
consider the possibility. Their support will not only provide adult mentors,
it will also strengthen your organization’s efforts in developing additional
partnerships with these vital service organizations.

Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations,
schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in increasing
access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service
Program or the National School Lunch “Seamless Summer” Program;
educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program;
increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models
such as “in-classroom” breakfast and “grab-n-go” breakfasts;
increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child
care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program
(CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Grants
typically range from $5,000 – $10,000. Organizations that have received
grants from Share Our Strength within the previous two years will be
automatically notified of available grant opportunities. For all others,
please submit a letter of inquiry. The letter should be no more than two pages
(one page is preferred) and describe how your proposed program will help
increase access to the programs outlined in our program priorities. Ongoing deadline.

Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations,
schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in increasing
access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service
Program or the National School Lunch “Seamless Summer” Program;
educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program;
increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models
such as “in-classroom” breakfast and “grab-n-go” breakfasts;
increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child
care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program
(CACFP); and advocacy around any of the above anti-hunger issues. Grants
typically range from $5,000 – $10,000. Organizations that have received
grants from Share Our Strength within the previous two years will be
automatically notified of available grant opportunities. For all others,
please submit a letter of inquiry. The letter should be no more than two pages
(one page is preferred) and describe how your proposed program will help
increase access to the programs outlined in our program priorities.

ShopKo believes they are as much a part of our communities
as communities are a part of them. As part of their mission, they’re deeply
committed to supporting programs and services that benefit those in need. And
they’ve identified key needs they feel they can support the most including:
assisting people with disabilities, the underprivileged and the
disadvantaged, strengthening family values, encouraging and supporting
programs aimed at educating youth, and supporting the arts. The funding
committee meets once a month to make funding decisions. Ongoing deadline.

ShopKo believes they are as much a part of our communities
as communities are a part of them. As part of their mission, they’re deeply
committed to supporting programs and services that benefit those in need. And
they’ve identified key needs they feel they can support the most including:
assisting people with disabilities, the underprivileged and the
disadvantaged, strengthening family values, encouraging and supporting
programs aimed at educating youth, and supporting the arts. The funding
committee meets once a month to make funding decisions.

Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision
exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates
nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in
need and VSP network doctors who provide eye care services. More than 50,000
children each year receive a free comprehensive exam and corrective lenses
through Sight for Students. Ongoing
deadline.

Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision
exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates
nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in
need and VSP network doctors who provide eye care services. More than 50,000
children each year receive a free comprehensive exam and corrective lenses
through Sight for Students.

Singing for Change… improving the quality of life for
people and empowering individuals to make positive changes in their
communities. Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive,
community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of
social and environmental problems. Areas of interest include: Children and families (Gr ants are
awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and
protection of children and their families. Projects that foster self-esteem
and self-sufficiency and that teach nonviolence and creative problem solving
are most likely to be considered); The
environment ( Grants will be awarded to programs that promote
environmental awareness and teach people methods of conservation, protection
and the responsible use of natural resources. Efforts to protect individual
species or animals are not usually funded by SFC); and Disenfranchised groups ( SFC
defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in our society
because of their low levels of skill, education or income; people with AIDS,
disabilities, and homeless people). Grants range in size from $500.00 to
$10,000 and are made on an annual basis. Ongoing
deadline.

Singing for Change… improving the quality of life for
people and empowering individuals to make positive changes in their
communities. Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive,
community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of
social and environmental problems. Areas of interest include:

ants are
awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and
protection of children and their families. Projects that foster self-esteem
and self-sufficiency and that teach nonviolence and creative problem solving
are most likely to be considered);

Grants will be awarded to programs that promote
environmental awareness and teach people methods of conservation, protection
and the responsible use of natural resources. Efforts to protect individual
species or animals are not usually funded by SFC); and

SFC
defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in our society
because of their low levels of skill, education or income; people with AIDS,
disabilities, and homeless people). Grants range in size from $500.00 to
$10,000 and are made on an annual basis.

Through its Social Sector Program, the Skoll Foundation
seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the development of 21st century infrastructure
for social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and the social sector, both in the
United States and internationally. Through this program, the foundation will
support the development of knowledge, tools, vehicles, pathways, and networks
that meet the needs of social entrepreneurs, philanthropy, and the global
social sector for information, resources, connection, transparency, and
accountability. Special emphasis will be placed on opportunities to support
work that promotes understanding of, expands, or improves capital markets for
social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship; advances knowledge and
practices concerning social entrepreneurship and philanthropy; and enhances
the accountability and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy,
or the social sector on a systemic level. To be considered for support
through the program, an organization must have legal status to receive grant
funds. Nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. must be classified as a
Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and not a private
foundation, or must apply under a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Non-profit
organizations based outside the U.S. will be asked to submit an
organizational profile. For-profit organizations proposing to do charitable
work will have to meet the IRS standards for expenditure responsibility.
Requests for support are accepted year-round. Grants of $25,000 or less will be reviewed and approved on an ongoing
basis. Larger grants will be approved by the Skoll Foundation board of
directors at regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year.

Through its Social Sector Program, the Skoll Foundation
seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the development of 21st century infrastructure
for social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and the social sector, both in the
United States and internationally. Through this program, the foundation will
support the development of knowledge, tools, vehicles, pathways, and networks
that meet the needs of social entrepreneurs, philanthropy, and the global
social sector for information, resources, connection, transparency, and
accountability. Special emphasis will be placed on opportunities to support
work that promotes understanding of, expands, or improves capital markets for
social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship; advances knowledge and
practices concerning social entrepreneurship and philanthropy; and enhances
the accountability and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy,
or the social sector on a systemic level. To be considered for support
through the program, an organization must have legal status to receive grant
funds. Nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. must be classified as a
Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization and not a private
foundation, or must apply under a fiscal sponsorship agreement. Non-profit
organizations based outside the U.S. will be asked to submit an
organizational profile. For-profit organizations proposing to do charitable
work will have to meet the IRS standards for expenditure responsibility.
Requests for support are accepted year-round.

Grants of $25,000 or less will be reviewed and approved on an ongoing
basis. Larger grants will be approved by the Skoll Foundation board of
directors at regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year.

Sony’s company-wide philanthropic efforts reflect the
diverse interests of our core businesses and focus on several distinct areas:
arts education, arts and culture, health and human services, civic and
community outreach, education, and volunteerism. Each operating company has
its own philanthropic priorities and unique resources. While positive
consideration is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational
competency, the company also seeks to apply its financial, technological, and
human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical,
and scientific skills required of tomorrow’s workforce. Ongoing deadline.

Sony’s company-wide philanthropic efforts reflect the
diverse interests of our core businesses and focus on several distinct areas:
arts education, arts and culture, health and human services, civic and
community outreach, education, and volunteerism. Each operating company has
its own philanthropic priorities and unique resources. While positive
consideration is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational
competency, the company also seeks to apply its financial, technological, and
human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical,
and scientific skills required of tomorrow’s workforce.

The South Arts Presenter Assistance grant is geared to
strengthen program design and organizational capacity for presenters. Funding
up to $700 will support Planning Grants for artist residencies and Travel
Grants for professional development. These grants are very limited and
awarded on a first-come/first-served basis; so early submission is
encouraged. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the
project start date. Ongoing deadline.

The South Arts Presenter Assistance grant is geared to
strengthen program design and organizational capacity for presenters. Funding
up to $700 will support Planning Grants for artist residencies and Travel
Grants for professional development. These grants are very limited and
awarded on a first-come/first-served basis; so early submission is
encouraged. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the
project start date.

Southern Fast Track Touring grants are aimed at performing
arts and literary arts presenters with annual operating budgets of $150,000
or less to support engagements by guest artists from outside the presenter’s
state. Publicly accessible performances/readings and educational components
which provide opportunities for people in underserved communities are
eligible. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the
project start date. Ongoing deadline.

Southern Fast Track Touring grants are aimed at performing
arts and literary arts presenters with annual operating budgets of $150,000
or less to support engagements by guest artists from outside the presenter’s
state. Publicly accessible performances/readings and educational components
which provide opportunities for people in underserved communities are
eligible. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the
project start date.

Good Sports helps lay the foundation
for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and
apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. Good Sports is accepting
applications from organizations and schools for equipment, apparel, and
footwear for a wide range of sports. Organizations that are approved will
have access to equipment, apparel, and footwear inventory for a two-year
period. During that time, organizations can make up to six separate donation
requests — as long as need is well documented, donations will be
granted. There is no need to resubmit a full application again during the
two-year period. To be
eligible, applicants must directly serve youth between the ages of 3 and 18;
serve youth in an economically disadvantaged area; be located in North
America (the U.S. and Canada); and operate an organized sport, recreational
activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured
opportunity for play to large groups of children. Schools must apply as a
whole; applications for individual programs within a school will not be
considered. Donation requests for short-term events such as sports camps and
tournaments or to individual athletes will not be considered. Applications
are reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended, however, that
organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their
particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed
and shipped on time.

Good Sports helps lay the foundation
for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and
apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. Good Sports is accepting
applications from organizations and schools for equipment, apparel, and
footwear for a wide range of sports. Organizations that are approved will
have access to equipment, apparel, and footwear inventory for a two-year
period. During that time, organizations can make up to six separate donation
requests — as long as need is well documented, donations will be
granted. There is no need to resubmit a full application again during the
two-year period.

To be
eligible, applicants must directly serve youth between the ages of 3 and 18;
serve youth in an economically disadvantaged area; be located in North
America (the U.S. and Canada); and operate an organized sport, recreational
activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured
opportunity for play to large groups of children. Schools must apply as a
whole; applications for individual programs within a school will not be
considered. Donation requests for short-term events such as sports camps and
tournaments or to individual athletes will not be considered.

Applications
are reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended, however, that
organizations apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their
particular season or program to ensure the desired equipment can be accessed
and shipped on time.

Established in 1989, the Sprint Foundation extends
Sprint’s corporate core value to serve the charitable and civic needs of
their communities and has donated approximately $70 million, making a
difference community by community. Through direct grants and a matching gift
program for Sprint employees and retirees, the Foundation supports Sprint’s
commitment to championing communities and the active participation of its
employees in charitable endeavors. The Foundation is committed to sharing
Sprint’s resources to build nurturing relationships with all of their
communities and a better future for us all. Areas of interest include:
education, arts and culture, youth development, disability, and community
investment. The Foundation makes tax-deductible grants only to 501(c)(3)
charitable organizations that are not classified as private foundations and
otherwise qualify as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. Ongoing deadline.

Established in 1989, the Sprint Foundation extends
Sprint’s corporate core value to serve the charitable and civic needs of
their communities and has donated approximately $70 million, making a
difference community by community. Through direct grants and a matching gift
program for Sprint employees and retirees, the Foundation supports Sprint’s
commitment to championing communities and the active participation of its
employees in charitable endeavors. The Foundation is committed to sharing
Sprint’s resources to build nurturing relationships with all of their
communities and a better future for us all. Areas of interest include:
education, arts and culture, youth development, disability, and community
investment. The Foundation makes tax-deductible grants only to 501(c)(3)
charitable organizations that are not classified as private foundations and
otherwise qualify as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code.

Stanley Black & Decker’s commitment to communities goes
back hundreds of years. They’ve long supported the institutions and
organizations that have supported them, and pledge to maintain that
commitment into the future. They were founded by men who helped establish,
build, and grow their communities, and they’ve populated their company with
people who share the idea that the vitality of their community is crucial to
their success as a company. They’ve built homes around the world; helped
students learn high-paying skills; rebuilt devastated cities; and strengthened
communities in times of need. They partner with rigorously vetted,
world-class local, national, and global organizations to affect positive
change throughout the world. The Stanley Black & Decker Citizenship
Program operates in two ways: Employee direct giving with a 100% matching
gifts program; and directly supporting causes that adhere closely to their
business operations and seek to better the world in the same or similar ways
as Stanley Black & Decker itself. Specifically, company funds: affordable
housing construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation; technical,
vocational, mathematics, science, and engineering education; hospitals and
select healthcare-related charities; and organizations with particularly
compelling impact in areas where Stanley Black & Decker maintains a
significant population of employees. Ongoing
deadline.

Stanley Black & Decker’s commitment to communities goes
back hundreds of years. They’ve long supported the institutions and
organizations that have supported them, and pledge to maintain that
commitment into the future. They were founded by men who helped establish,
build, and grow their communities, and they’ve populated their company with
people who share the idea that the vitality of their community is crucial to
their success as a company. They’ve built homes around the world; helped
students learn high-paying skills; rebuilt devastated cities; and strengthened
communities in times of need. They partner with rigorously vetted,
world-class local, national, and global organizations to affect positive
change throughout the world. The Stanley Black & Decker Citizenship
Program operates in two ways: Employee direct giving with a 100% matching
gifts program; and directly supporting causes that adhere closely to their
business operations and seek to better the world in the same or similar ways
as Stanley Black & Decker itself. Specifically, company funds: affordable
housing construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation; technical,
vocational, mathematics, science, and engineering education; hospitals and
select healthcare-related charities; and organizations with particularly
compelling impact in areas where Stanley Black & Decker maintains a
significant population of employees.

A program of the Starbucks Foundation, the Starbucks
Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is designed to help young people
realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities. The
program is the primary vehicle through which the Starbucks Foundation invests
in communities globally as part of the Starbucks Shared Planet commitment to
communities. Since launching the grants program in 2007, more than $1.5
million in total has been invested in youth-led initiatives around the world.
The Starbucks Foundation will solicit applications from organizations that
provide young people (ages 6 to 24) with a continuum of service opportunities
in social entrepreneurship. To be eligible, U.S. applicants must be
tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants outside the United
States must be charitable in purpose and identified as nongovernmental
organizations or the equivalent of a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000 each for one year. The foundation does
not accept unsolicited proposals. Interested organizations may submit an
online profile. The foundation reviews these profiles periodically and will
contact those organizations about which it is interested in learning more.
The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on a quarterly basis; there
are no deadlines for the submission of organization profiles. Ongoing deadline.

A program of the Starbucks Foundation, the Starbucks
Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is designed to help young people
realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities. The
program is the primary vehicle through which the Starbucks Foundation invests
in communities globally as part of the Starbucks Shared Planet commitment to
communities. Since launching the grants program in 2007, more than $1.5
million in total has been invested in youth-led initiatives around the world.
The Starbucks Foundation will solicit applications from organizations that
provide young people (ages 6 to 24) with a continuum of service opportunities
in social entrepreneurship. To be eligible, U.S. applicants must be
tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants outside the United
States must be charitable in purpose and identified as nongovernmental
organizations or the equivalent of a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000 each for one year. The foundation does
not accept unsolicited proposals. Interested organizations may submit an
online profile. The foundation reviews these profiles periodically and will
contact those organizations about which it is interested in learning more.
The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on a quarterly basis; there
are no deadlines for the submission of organization profiles.

The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius
Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded the American
International family of insurance and financial services companies, now known
as American International Group, Inc. Mr. Starr, a pioneer of globalization,
set up his first insurance venture in Shanghai in 1919. He died in 1968 at
the age of 76, leaving his estate to the Foundation. The Foundation currently
has assets of approximately $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest
private foundations in the United States. It makes grants in a number of
areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public
policy, culture and the environment. Grants range from $25,000 – $125,000. Ongoing deadline.

The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius
Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded the American
International family of insurance and financial services companies, now known
as American International Group, Inc. Mr. Starr, a pioneer of globalization,
set up his first insurance venture in Shanghai in 1919. He died in 1968 at
the age of 76, leaving his estate to the Foundation. The Foundation currently
has assets of approximately $3.5 billion, making it one of the largest
private foundations in the United States. It makes grants in a number of
areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public
policy, culture and the environment. Grants range from $25,000 – $125,000.

State Farm supports efforts to assure all children to have
access to an education that will allow them to achieve their greatest
potential and prepare them to be active participants in a nation and economy
that continues as a global leader. The foundation supports and makes grants
available to K – 12 schools, colleges, and universities, awarding grants for academic
achievement initiatives, after school programs, teacher excellence programs,
and school-to-work success programs. Ongoing deadline.

State Farm supports efforts to assure all children to have
access to an education that will allow them to achieve their greatest
potential and prepare them to be active participants in a nation and economy
that continues as a global leader. The foundation supports and makes grants
available to K – 12 schools, colleges, and universities, awarding grants for academic
achievement initiatives, after school programs, teacher excellence programs,
and school-to-work success programs.

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic
achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education
institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students
in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their
knowledge of standards-based subject
matter . The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry,
self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting
in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement,
or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. The grant amount
is $5,000 and may be used for
resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or
scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the
professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of
grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for
students. Grants will fund activities for twelve months from the date of the
award. Please give careful attention to the timeline of your grant. Applications that include activities
scheduled prior to the date of notification will not be considered. Ongoing deadline (February 1, June 1, and
October 15).

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic
achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education
institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students
in

. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry,
self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting
in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement,
or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. The grant amount
is

and may be used for
resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or
scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the
professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of
grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for
students. Grants will fund activities for twelve months from the date of the
award. Please give careful attention to the timeline of your grant.

Applications that include activities
scheduled prior to the date of notification will not be considered.

The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit
organizations in the areas of environment, community revitalization,
effective citizenry, the arts, and the nonprofit sector. Surdna generally
follows a two-stage application process – letter of inquiry and full
proposal. Because of the large number of requests Surdna receives and the
amount of time it takes for an applicant to develop a full grant proposal,
applicants are asked to send full proposals only when requested by a
Foundation staff member. The first step for most applicants, therefore, is
sending Surdna a letter of inquiry. Ongoing
deadline.

The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit
organizations in the areas of environment, community revitalization,
effective citizenry, the arts, and the nonprofit sector. Surdna generally
follows a two-stage application process – letter of inquiry and full
proposal. Because of the large number of requests Surdna receives and the
amount of time it takes for an applicant to develop a full grant proposal,
applicants are asked to send full proposals only when requested by a
Foundation staff member. The first step for most applicants, therefore, is
sending Surdna a letter of inquiry.

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation’s mission is to make a positive
difference in the lives of individuals. By making grants to other
charitable organizations (designated as IRS 501c3 non-profit organizations)
the Foundation seeks to fund programs that directly impact the lives of
individuals. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1)
the assistance of orphaned children including the promotion of their adoption
and 2) intervention in the lives of troubled youths as two areas of interest
to which it expects to direct a portion of its funding each year.
Funding, however, is by no means limited to these areas. The Foundation
is actively seeking further areas of interest so potential applicants with
services in other areas should not feel discouraged from applying or from
bringing themselves to the attention of the Board. The Ralph and Eileen
Swett Foundation, as a relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to
specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with
time. Ongoing deadline.

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation’s mission is to make a positive
difference in the lives of individuals. By making grants to other
charitable organizations (designated as IRS 501c3 non-profit organizations)
the Foundation seeks to fund programs that directly impact the lives of
individuals. The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation has identified 1)
the assistance of orphaned children including the promotion of their adoption
and 2) intervention in the lives of troubled youths as two areas of interest
to which it expects to direct a portion of its funding each year.
Funding, however, is by no means limited to these areas. The Foundation
is actively seeking further areas of interest so potential applicants with
services in other areas should not feel discouraged from applying or from
bringing themselves to the attention of the Board. The Ralph and Eileen
Swett Foundation, as a relatively new foundation, has not limited itself to
specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with
time.

Symbol Technologies, Inc. awards two types of grants: Community
and Diversity Grants. Through their grants program, Symbol funds innovative
educational programs in academic institutions and community organizations
with special consideration given to programs that promote Math, Science,
Engineering and Technology. The Diversity Grants must target one or more of
the following under-represented groups: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos,
People with Disabilities, Gays and Lesbians, Asian Americans, Women and
Indigenous/Native populations. Organizations must meet the following criteria
in order to qualify for funding: must have tax exemption under IRS Code
Section 501(c)(3) or be a publicly funded academic institution. All
non-profit 501(c)(3) charities will be validated; and qualified educational
institutions and organizations may re-apply for funding up to three years,
and then there must be at least a two-year gap before being reconsidered for
funding. Repeat applicants are not automatically funded each year; they must
re-apply each fiscal year. Ongoing
deadline.

Symbol Technologies, Inc. awards two types of grants: Community
and Diversity Grants. Through their grants program, Symbol funds innovative
educational programs in academic institutions and community organizations
with special consideration given to programs that promote Math, Science,
Engineering and Technology. The Diversity Grants must target one or more of
the following under-represented groups: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos,
People with Disabilities, Gays and Lesbians, Asian Americans, Women and
Indigenous/Native populations. Organizations must meet the following criteria
in order to qualify for funding: must have tax exemption under IRS Code
Section 501(c)(3) or be a publicly funded academic institution. All
non-profit 501(c)(3) charities will be validated; and qualified educational
institutions and organizations may re-apply for funding up to three years,
and then there must be at least a two-year gap before being reconsidered for
funding. Repeat applicants are not automatically funded each year; they must
re-apply each fiscal year.

The Gateway Foundation is seeking to provide teachers with
the skills and knowledge they need to enhance student learning though effective
use of technology. It intends to offer $7.6 million in online technology
training to up to 75,000 teachers through a five-year period. The foundation
awards online training subscriptions to schools, school districts and other
educational institutions. Grant recipients will have unlimited access, for 12
months, to more than 250 online instructor-led courses or self-tutorials.
Courses range from Web publishing and word processing to exploring the
Internet. Potential applicants must meet the following criteria: be a
non-profit K-12 school, other non-profit educational institution, or a
teacher affiliated with one of these institutions; demonstrate a need for
technology training; submit a brief plan for using technology to enhance
classroom instructions; and complete an online evaluation of Teach America!
upon conclusion of the 12-month grant. Ongoing deadline.

The Gateway Foundation is seeking to provide teachers with
the skills and knowledge they need to enhance student learning though effective
use of technology. It intends to offer $7.6 million in online technology
training to up to 75,000 teachers through a five-year period. The foundation
awards online training subscriptions to schools, school districts and other
educational institutions. Grant recipients will have unlimited access, for 12
months, to more than 250 online instructor-led courses or self-tutorials.
Courses range from Web publishing and word processing to exploring the
Internet. Potential applicants must meet the following criteria: be a
non-profit K-12 school, other non-profit educational institution, or a
teacher affiliated with one of these institutions; demonstrate a need for
technology training; submit a brief plan for using technology to enhance
classroom instructions; and complete an online evaluation of Teach America!
upon conclusion of the 12-month grant.

DonorsChoose.org is excited to partner with the Paul G.
Allen Family Foundation to identify the most innovative environmental
science, climate change, and sustainability projects. Last fall, the Paul G.
Allen Family Foundation and DonorsChoose.org partnered to launch the Teach
for the Planet challenge, asking teachers to come up with their most
innovative ideas to teach students about sustainability, climate change, and
the environment. More than 500 teachers answered this call, and after a
review process from teachers and industry experts, and DonorsChoose.org
staff, we selected 12 finalist projects. We then opened voting up to the
public, and more than 100,000 votes later, four projects were ultimately
chosen as the winners of DonorsChoose.org’s first-ever
“innovation challenge.” Today, we’re thrilled to announce
the launch of the third phase of the Teach for the Planet challenge to spread
the best project ideas across the country. Ongoing deadline.

DonorsChoose.org is excited to partner with the Paul G.
Allen Family Foundation to identify the most innovative environmental
science, climate change, and sustainability projects. Last fall, the Paul G.
Allen Family Foundation and DonorsChoose.org partnered to launch the Teach
for the Planet challenge, asking teachers to come up with their most
innovative ideas to teach students about sustainability, climate change, and
the environment. More than 500 teachers answered this call, and after a
review process from teachers and industry experts, and DonorsChoose.org
staff, we selected 12 finalist projects. We then opened voting up to the
public, and more than 100,000 votes later, four projects were ultimately
chosen as the winners of DonorsChoose.org’s first-ever
“innovation challenge.” Today, we’re thrilled to announce
the launch of the third phase of the Teach for the Planet challenge to spread
the best project ideas across the country.

If your nonprofit organization needs more computers but
your budget is tight — TechSoup Stock has a solution. Their pioneering Recycled
Computer Initiative gives nonprofits nationwide a chance to get high-quality
refurbished computer systems at a discount. The first nationwide refurbishing
program geared strictly to nonprofits, RCI also provides an environmentally
friendly alternative to used equipment disposal. TechSoup Stock offers only
high-quality computers formerly used by large corporations. These are
machines that are typically phased out after two to three years of use and
are in very good condition. Each one is loaded with a new operating system
and comes with a 90-day swap warranty. To qualify for the RCI program, an
organization must be a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit with an annual budget of less
than $20 million. Ongoing deadline.

If your nonprofit organization needs more computers but
your budget is tight — TechSoup Stock has a solution. Their pioneering Recycled
Computer Initiative gives nonprofits nationwide a chance to get high-quality
refurbished computer systems at a discount. The first nationwide refurbishing
program geared strictly to nonprofits, RCI also provides an environmentally
friendly alternative to used equipment disposal. TechSoup Stock offers only
high-quality computers formerly used by large corporations. These are
machines that are typically phased out after two to three years of use and
are in very good condition. Each one is loaded with a new operating system
and comes with a 90-day swap warranty. To qualify for the RCI program, an
organization must be a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit with an annual budget of less
than $20 million.

The mission of the Tellabs Foundation is to advance
specific, strategic endeavors in communities where Tellabs employees live and
work. They aim to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations by supporting
sustainable initiatives, primarily in education, health and the environment.
The Foundation focuses its grant-making on direct grants to eligible
organizations, generally in the amount of $10,000 and above. Most often,
grants will be considered for specific programs, rather than for general
operating funds. Unless invited by the Foundation Board to submit a full
grant proposal, all applicants or programs must first submit a letter of
inquiry. There is no set format, but it should be 1-2 pages in length and
include a brief project description and how it advances the Foundation’s
mission; amount requested from the Foundation, purpose, and an estimated
total project cost; contact person, phone, address and email; and a 501(c)(3)
IRS determination letter should be the only attachment. Applicants must be
invited by the Foundation Board to send a full proposal. The Tellabs
Foundation Board meets quarterly, usually in January, April, July and
October. The deadline for letters of inquiry and invited proposals is four
weeks before the scheduled meeting. Requests received after the deadline will
be considered at the next meeting. It is recommended that letters of inquiry
be submitted at least four months before funding is needed. Ongoing deadline.

The mission of the Tellabs Foundation is to advance
specific, strategic endeavors in communities where Tellabs employees live and
work. They aim to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations by supporting
sustainable initiatives, primarily in education, health and the environment.
The Foundation focuses its grant-making on direct grants to eligible
organizations, generally in the amount of $10,000 and above. Most often,
grants will be considered for specific programs, rather than for general
operating funds. Unless invited by the Foundation Board to submit a full
grant proposal, all applicants or programs must first submit a letter of
inquiry. There is no set format, but it should be 1-2 pages in length and
include a brief project description and how it advances the Foundation’s
mission; amount requested from the Foundation, purpose, and an estimated
total project cost; contact person, phone, address and email; and a 501(c)(3)
IRS determination letter should be the only attachment. Applicants must be
invited by the Foundation Board to send a full proposal. The Tellabs
Foundation Board meets quarterly, usually in January, April, July and
October. The deadline for letters of inquiry and invited proposals is four
weeks before the scheduled meeting. Requests received after the deadline will
be considered at the next meeting. It is recommended that letters of inquiry
be submitted at least four months before funding is needed.

Tenet’s hospitals, regions and divisions are actively
involved in helping direct charitable giving in their communities by working
with the Foundation to help ensure that charitable dollars are put to the
best use. Grants are issued in the following categories: health
and wellness, health education, human services, education, civic and community,
and arts and humanities. You can determine your organization’s
eligibility by taking their Online Grant Eligibility Quiz. As part of their
grant-making efforts this year, they identified three important national
issues in health care where they feel donations can make a real
difference. These issues are the nursing shortage that is affecting the
delivery of health care, the challenge of providing medical needs of the
uninsured, and the ongoing effort to improve the quality of care and patient
safety at our nation’s hospitals. Ongoing
deadline.

Tenet’s hospitals, regions and divisions are actively
involved in helping direct charitable giving in their communities by working
with the Foundation to help ensure that charitable dollars are put to the
best use. Grants are issued in the following categories: health
and wellness, health education, human services, education, civic and community,
and arts and humanities. You can determine your organization’s
eligibility by taking their Online Grant Eligibility Quiz. As part of their
grant-making efforts this year, they identified three important national
issues in health care where they feel donations can make a real
difference. These issues are the nursing shortage that is affecting the
delivery of health care, the challenge of providing medical needs of the
uninsured, and the ongoing effort to improve the quality of care and patient
safety at our nation’s hospitals.

The Tiger Woods Foundation grant-making process focuses on
providing opportunities to children and families who are underserved. The
following are approved programmatic areas for funding: e ducation; youth development; parenting; and
family health & welfare. The following general
considerations must be adhered to in order to receive funding from the Tiger
Woods Foundation: organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501 (c )3,
not a 509 (a) private foundation; organizations must submit a recent audited
financial statement and/or a completed IRS 990 form to be considered;
organizations must have IRS qualifying public support of over $100,000 from
the preceding year; grants are for one (1) year and are not automatically
renewable for multiple years; and organizations are limited to one (1) grant
application per calendar year. TWF will not provide more than 25% of an organization’s
general operating budget. Ongoing
deadline.

The Tiger Woods Foundation grant-making process focuses on
providing opportunities to children and families who are underserved. The
following are approved programmatic areas for funding: e

The following general
considerations must be adhered to in order to receive funding from the Tiger
Woods Foundation: organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501 (c )3,
not a 509 (a) private foundation; organizations must submit a recent audited
financial statement and/or a completed IRS 990 form to be considered;
organizations must have IRS qualifying public support of over $100,000 from
the preceding year; grants are for one (1) year and are not automatically
renewable for multiple years; and organizations are limited to one (1) grant
application per calendar year. TWF will not provide more than 25% of an organization’s
general operating budget.

The TJX Foundation, the giving effort of the discount clothing
chain, focuses funding on programs that provide basic-need services to
disadvantaged women, children and families in communities where it does
business. Specific priority funding areas include: Domestic Violence
Prevention (support targets immediate emergency services and shelter
accommodations for victims and family members affected by abusive situations
as well as programs that work to break the cycle of violence); Health (the
foundation provides funding for early and comprehensive prenatal services and
healthy baby education); and Social Services (disadvantaged children and
families are the targets of this funding, with grants funding things like
nutrition services, counseling and mental health). The foundation just began
its new fiscal year, and the exact deadline dates aren’t finalized. The
deadlines coincide with the foundation’s board meetings, which are held in
March, June, September and January. Applications are due six weeks prior to a
meeting. The exact deadlines will be posted under the frequently asked
questions on the foundation’s website. Ongoing
deadline.

The TJX Foundation, the giving effort of the discount clothing
chain, focuses funding on programs that provide basic-need services to
disadvantaged women, children and families in communities where it does
business. Specific priority funding areas include: Domestic Violence
Prevention (support targets immediate emergency services and shelter
accommodations for victims and family members affected by abusive situations
as well as programs that work to break the cycle of violence); Health (the
foundation provides funding for early and comprehensive prenatal services and
healthy baby education); and Social Services (disadvantaged children and
families are the targets of this funding, with grants funding things like
nutrition services, counseling and mental health). The foundation just began
its new fiscal year, and the exact deadline dates aren’t finalized. The
deadlines coincide with the foundation’s board meetings, which are held in
March, June, September and January. Applications are due six weeks prior to a
meeting. The exact deadlines will be posted under the frequently asked
questions on the foundation’s website.

The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute
to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by
investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and
mathematics education for students in grades K thru 12. $5,000 is the maximum
grant award. Ongoing deadline.

The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute
to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by
investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and
mathematics education for students in grades K thru 12. $5,000 is the maximum
grant award.

The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the
quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs that improve the
teaching and learning of mathematics and science. A high priority is placed
on the following: systemic math and science programs which are broad in scope
and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, “real world”
classroom applications and high student expectations; creative and innovative
programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and
cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with
relatively low duplication of effort. In addition, eligible proposals are
evaluated on: significance of need/problem, potential of program to improve
the quality of the system, program’s potential for long-term success,
resourcefulness, scale of project within community or geographic region, and
the ability to establish partnerships. Applying organizations must be
tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 and be located
within and serve people in the U.S. Ongoing
deadline.

The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the
quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs that improve the
teaching and learning of mathematics and science. A high priority is placed
on the following: systemic math and science programs which are broad in scope
and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, “real world”
classroom applications and high student expectations; creative and innovative
programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and
cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with
relatively low duplication of effort. In addition, eligible proposals are
evaluated on: significance of need/problem, potential of program to improve
the quality of the system, program’s potential for long-term success,
resourcefulness, scale of project within community or geographic region, and
the ability to establish partnerships. Applying organizations must be
tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 and be located
within and serve people in the U.S.

At Travel for Good they believe that for many Americans, a
volunteer vacation can be an economically affordable alternative to their
traditional vacation plans. But they know there are lots of potential
volunteers who cannot afford to go without assistance, and it is for them
that they’ve created the Change Ambassadors Grant. This grant will fund up to
$5000 for the transportation to, as well as the cost of, any trip organized
by one of our volunteer travel provider partners for individuals or groups
deemed worthy based on the merit of their applications (including financial
circumstances) and their ability to meet the grant requirements. Travelocity,
through the Sabre Holdings Foundation, will award two $5000 grants per
quarter to non-employees of the company. Ongoing
deadline.

At Travel for Good they believe that for many Americans, a
volunteer vacation can be an economically affordable alternative to their
traditional vacation plans. But they know there are lots of potential
volunteers who cannot afford to go without assistance, and it is for them
that they’ve created the Change Ambassadors Grant. This grant will fund up to
$5000 for the transportation to, as well as the cost of, any trip organized
by one of our volunteer travel provider partners for individuals or groups
deemed worthy based on the merit of their applications (including financial
circumstances) and their ability to meet the grant requirements. Travelocity,
through the Sabre Holdings Foundation, will award two $5000 grants per
quarter to non-employees of the company.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. accepts grant proposals
throughout the year that focus on education for at-risk middle school
students, the environment and arts and culture organizations.

Thanks to the generous support of the CarMax Foundation, MADD
is offering qualifying groups a mini-grant to help implement evidence-based
prevention programs that focus on college-related drinking problems on
campuses and/or in the surrounding communities. Priority for funding
will be given to applications that: incorporates the UMADD recommended
projects; seeks to change environmental factors (laws, policies, enforcement)
or populations (student body, anyone under 21) versus projects that seek
individual behavior change (motivational speaker, crashed car exhibit, basic
alcohol education); includes partnership with multiple groups, both on campus
and in the community; and supports or enhances law enforcement efforts.
Mini-grants will be awarded at a maximum of $500. Ongoing deadline.

Thanks to the generous support of the CarMax Foundation, MADD
is offering qualifying groups a mini-grant to help implement evidence-based
prevention programs that focus on college-related drinking problems on
campuses and/or in the surrounding communities. Priority for funding
will be given to applications that: incorporates the UMADD recommended
projects; seeks to change environmental factors (laws, policies, enforcement)
or populations (student body, anyone under 21) versus projects that seek
individual behavior change (motivational speaker, crashed car exhibit, basic
alcohol education); includes partnership with multiple groups, both on campus
and in the community; and supports or enhances law enforcement efforts.
Mini-grants will be awarded at a maximum of $500.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is now
offering support to meet the needs of children nationwide with assistance
grants for medical services not fully covered by health insurance. Parents
and caretakers across the country will be eligible to apply for grants of up
to $5,000 for health care services that will help improve their children’s
health and quality of life. Examples of the types of medical services covered
by UHCCF grants include: speech therapy, physical therapy and psychotherapy
sessions; medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and
eyeglasses; and orthodontia and dental treatments. To be eligible for UHCCF
grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet
economic guidelines, reside in the United States and be covered by a
commercial health insurance plan. Ongoing
deadline.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is now
offering support to meet the needs of children nationwide with assistance
grants for medical services not fully covered by health insurance. Parents
and caretakers across the country will be eligible to apply for grants of up
to $5,000 for health care services that will help improve their children’s
health and quality of life. Examples of the types of medical services covered
by UHCCF grants include: speech therapy, physical therapy and psychotherapy
sessions; medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and
eyeglasses; and orthodontia and dental treatments. To be eligible for UHCCF
grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet
economic guidelines, reside in the United States and be covered by a
commercial health insurance plan.

UnumProvident and its employees are an important part of
the communities in which they live. As a company, they’re at the forefront of
United Way and other philanthropic giving programs. In fact, a cornerstone of
The UnumProvident Commitment is the responsibility they have to communities,
and last year alone gave $4.5 million to charitable groups in the U.S. and
the U.K. in addition to the $896,000 of employee contributions to local
organizations. One way in which they help support their communities is
through their corporate giving program. They seek to partner with charitable
organizations that primarily target four areas: disability, public education,
health and wellness, and the arts and culture. Their charitable contributions
are provided to the communities in which they are located by the local
charitable contributions committee. Many of their employees volunteer and
participate on boards, and special consideration is given to these
organizations to recognize their employees’ commitments. They discourage
capital campaign and multi-year requests. Ongoing deadline.

UnumProvident and its employees are an important part of
the communities in which they live. As a company, they’re at the forefront of
United Way and other philanthropic giving programs. In fact, a cornerstone of
The UnumProvident Commitment is the responsibility they have to communities,
and last year alone gave $4.5 million to charitable groups in the U.S. and
the U.K. in addition to the $896,000 of employee contributions to local
organizations. One way in which they help support their communities is
through their corporate giving program. They seek to partner with charitable
organizations that primarily target four areas: disability, public education,
health and wellness, and the arts and culture. Their charitable contributions
are provided to the communities in which they are located by the local
charitable contributions committee. Many of their employees volunteer and
participate on boards, and special consideration is given to these
organizations to recognize their employees’ commitments. They discourage
capital campaign and multi-year requests.

The UPS Foundation will consider high impact philanthropic
programs and projects from organizations recognized as tax-exempt under
section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Foundation focuses its support on
national programs in the areas of: Human Welfare – including programs
for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally
disadvantaged, the physically or mentally challenged, and community
development programs. Foundation dollars are put to use helping those
struggling with systemic effects of illiteracy, hunger, poverty and
homelessness; Educational Programs
– including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational
instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects;
and Major Initiatives – adult
literacy and the distribution of prepared and perishable food. Ongoing deadlines.

The UPS Foundation will consider high impact philanthropic
programs and projects from organizations recognized as tax-exempt under
section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

– including programs
for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally
disadvantaged, the physically or mentally challenged, and community
development programs. Foundation dollars are put to use helping those
struggling with systemic effects of illiteracy, hunger, poverty and
homelessness;

– including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational
instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects;
and

USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and its Education Partners
are looking for educators that would like to receive access to the USA TODAY
Electronic Edition (digital) at no cost. This includes usernames and
passwords for you and your students and is available now until July 2015.
Terms for receiving a grant: Returning a Confirmation Delivery Form at the
end of the school year is a requirement of receiving a grant. The USA TODAY
Charitable Foundation does its utmost to fulfill all requests, however grants
are awarded on a first come, first serve basis and are provided to teachers
in a classroom setting. We will notify you via e-mail as soon as we are able
to satisfy your request. Ongoing
Deadline.

USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and its Education Partners
are looking for educators that would like to receive access to the USA TODAY
Electronic Edition (digital) at no cost. This includes usernames and
passwords for you and your students and is available now until July 2015.
Terms for receiving a grant: Returning a Confirmation Delivery Form at the
end of the school year is a requirement of receiving a grant. The USA TODAY
Charitable Foundation does its utmost to fulfill all requests, however grants
are awarded on a first come, first serve basis and are provided to teachers
in a classroom setting. We will notify you via e-mail as soon as we are able
to satisfy your request.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice
Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $5,000 in
funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations
and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through
support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service
delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates,
produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit
volunteers. Established organizations and coalitions that do not receive
federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and operate with $50,000 or less
in annual funding. Eligible organizations and coalitions must be operating
for at least 1 year. Ongoing deadline.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice
Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide up to $5,000 in
funding to grassroots community- and faith-based victim service organizations
and coalitions to improve outreach and services to crime victims, through
support of program development, networking, coalition building, and service
delivery. Funds may be used to develop program literature, train advocates,
produce a newsletter, support victim outreach efforts, and recruit
volunteers. Established organizations and coalitions that do not receive
federal VOCA victim assistance grant funding and operate with $50,000 or less
in annual funding. Eligible organizations and coalitions must be operating
for at least 1 year.

Verizon Foundation invites the nonprofit community to become
a part of this Internet opportunity by applying for an eGrant. Their mission
is to provide an online philanthropic community network to support nonprofit
organizations in the United States, and eGrants is one way Verizon wants to
take you to the Internet highway by offering this exciting resource.
Nonprofits can request an eGrant from Verizon Foundation, in the amount of $240 , toward Internet access from the vendor of
their choice. All you need to do is select an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
and complete the application. Although the program targets smaller
non-profits (those with annual budgets under $500,000) any 501(c)(3)
organization may apply. Nonprofits that currently have Internet access are
ineligible. In alignment with Verizon Foundation’s funding priorities, they
ask that applying nonprofits address one or more of those areas, which are:
Literacy, Community Technology and work force development, and Domestic
Violence solutions. It is important that your application highlights how
Internet access will benefit the communities served and how partnerships will
be developed. Ongoing deadline.

Verizon Foundation invites the nonprofit community to become
a part of this Internet opportunity by applying for an eGrant. Their mission
is to provide an online philanthropic community network to support nonprofit
organizations in the United States, and eGrants is one way Verizon wants to
take you to the Internet highway by offering this exciting resource.
Nonprofits can request an eGrant from Verizon Foundation, in the amount of

, toward Internet access from the vendor of
their choice. All you need to do is select an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
and complete the application. Although the program targets smaller
non-profits (those with annual budgets under $500,000) any 501(c)(3)
organization may apply. Nonprofits that currently have Internet access are
ineligible. In alignment with Verizon Foundation’s funding priorities, they
ask that applying nonprofits address one or more of those areas, which are:
Literacy, Community Technology and work force development, and Domestic
Violence solutions. It is important that your application highlights how
Internet access will benefit the communities served and how partnerships will
be developed.

At the request of the family of the late Victor C. Clark,
the ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program,
with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio
among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor
support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate
serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich
the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for
mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs,
youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of
young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club
activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such
projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing
training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable
public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects
for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant for a mini-grant
must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as: names,
call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors;
objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if relevant (e.g.
status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic statement of
financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific
financial and/or equipment/material contributions); commitment of relevant
local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or
principle, school board); any relevant supporting documentation including
letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like; and timeframe;
local evaluation process; criteria for evaluating program
effectiveness/success. Ongoing
deadline.

At the request of the family of the late Victor C. Clark,
the ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program,
with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio
among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor
support, the Program makes mini-grants available to groups that demonstrate
serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich
the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Groups that qualify for
mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs,
youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of
young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club
activities. Mini-grants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such
projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing
training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable
public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects
for which matching funds are raised locally. An applicant for a mini-grant
must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as: names,
call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors;
objectives of the proposed program; existing resources if relevant (e.g.
status of school club station, etc.); concise, realistic statement of
financial need; description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific
financial and/or equipment/material contributions); commitment of relevant
local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or
principle, school board); any relevant supporting documentation including
letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like; and timeframe;
local evaluation process; criteria for evaluating program
effectiveness/success.

The Waitt Family Foundation helps build strong communities.
They believe strong communities build strong families. Community building
represents the core of their work and involves partnering with a handful of
selected partner communities across the country to help create comprehensive
change and break the cycle of marginalization. They are acutely aware of the
history of community building, the magnitude of its current challenges, and
the role and size of our resources in its future. With this perspective they
have crafted a loose framework for their engagement with partner communities.
Communities The Waitt Family Foundation chooses to partner with tend to: have
a strong leadership group and an emerging track record of successes; have
strong mechanisms for incorporating residents’ input; and low wealth and marginalized.
The Foundation focuses on: comprehensive and systemic community solutions as
articulated by the residents; the past, present and future contexts to truly
understand the community issues and assets; creative uses of technology to
maximize the impact of resident efforts; active listening, facilitation and
engagement; and the power of communication to change beliefs and catalyze
action. Ongoing deadline.

The Waitt Family Foundation helps build strong communities.
They believe strong communities build strong families. Community building
represents the core of their work and involves partnering with a handful of
selected partner communities across the country to help create comprehensive
change and break the cycle of marginalization. They are acutely aware of the
history of community building, the magnitude of its current challenges, and
the role and size of our resources in its future. With this perspective they
have crafted a loose framework for their engagement with partner communities.
Communities The Waitt Family Foundation chooses to partner with tend to: have
a strong leadership group and an emerging track record of successes; have
strong mechanisms for incorporating residents’ input; and low wealth and marginalized.
The Foundation focuses on: comprehensive and systemic community solutions as
articulated by the residents; the past, present and future contexts to truly
understand the community issues and assets; creative uses of technology to
maximize the impact of resident efforts; active listening, facilitation and
engagement; and the power of communication to change beliefs and catalyze
action.

Since their founding in 1901, Walgreen Co. and its
employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good
business. The Walgreen motto, “The Pharmacy America Trusts,”
reflects their belief in ethical business practices and their respect for the
dedication of local volunteers in improving the quality of life in their
community. As their company grows, and they bring their stores to new markets
and new neighborhoods, they bring a tradition of supporting the health needs
of their patients. Most Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits
working in local Walgreen communities. A portion of the budget is reserved
for select national organizations. Walgreens awards grants in the following
program areas: Non-hospital based health agencies; Walgreens One-on-One
tutorial programs in inner city neighborhoods where they operate; and a small
share is reserved for eligible community and social service agencies that
serve areas where Walgreens has a significant presence. Health is their major
area of focus, and the largest share of their annual contributions budget is
allocated to programs that address the health needs of their patients. Ongoing deadline.

Since their founding in 1901, Walgreen Co. and its
employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good
business. The Walgreen motto, “The Pharmacy America Trusts,”
reflects their belief in ethical business practices and their respect for the
dedication of local volunteers in improving the quality of life in their
community. As their company grows, and they bring their stores to new markets
and new neighborhoods, they bring a tradition of supporting the health needs
of their patients. Most Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits
working in local Walgreen communities. A portion of the budget is reserved
for select national organizations. Walgreens awards grants in the following
program areas: Non-hospital based health agencies; Walgreens One-on-One
tutorial programs in inner city neighborhoods where they operate; and a small
share is reserved for eligible community and social service agencies that
serve areas where Walgreens has a significant presence. Health is their major
area of focus, and the largest share of their annual contributions budget is
allocated to programs that address the health needs of their patients.

The Wallace Foundation supports and shares effective ideas
and practices that expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all U.S.
citizens. The foundation focuses on the following three areas: Education
Leadership; Out-of-School Time Learning; and Building Appreciation and Demand
for the Arts. Education Leadership is designed to strengthen educational
leadership in ways that significantly improve student achievement.
Out-of-School Time Learning will help selected cities make high-quality
out-of-school time learning opportunities available to many more children.
Building Appreciation and Demand for the Arts centers around making the arts
a part of many more people’s lives by working with arts organizations,
schools and other providers of arts education and experience to build both
present and future arts audiences. Potential grantees may submit an inquiry
by email briefly describing their project, organization, the estimated total
for the project and the portion requiring funding to: grantrequest@wallacefoundation.org .
Eligible applicants include nonprofits, schools and colleges and
universities. Multiple awards will be granted ranging from $40,000 to more
than $1 million each. Ongoing
deadline.

The Wallace Foundation supports and shares effective ideas
and practices that expand learning and enrichment opportunities for all U.S.
citizens. The foundation focuses on the following three areas: Education
Leadership; Out-of-School Time Learning; and Building Appreciation and Demand
for the Arts. Education Leadership is designed to strengthen educational
leadership in ways that significantly improve student achievement.
Out-of-School Time Learning will help selected cities make high-quality
out-of-school time learning opportunities available to many more children.
Building Appreciation and Demand for the Arts centers around making the arts
a part of many more people’s lives by working with arts organizations,
schools and other providers of arts education and experience to build both
present and future arts audiences. Potential grantees may submit an inquiry
by email briefly describing their project, organization, the estimated total
for the project and the portion requiring funding to:

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Eligible applicants include nonprofits, schools and colleges and
universities. Multiple awards will be granted ranging from $40,000 to more
than $1 million each.

The Wal-Mart Foundation’s National Giving Program awards
$250,000 and above to non-profit organizations implementing programs at
multiple sites across the country. The Foundation supports programs and
initiatives that address the educational needs of under-served young people
ages 12-25. Examples include programs focused on high school success, access
and retention of first-generation college students, and adolescent literacy.
Organizations eligible to seek funding must operate on a national scope
through the existence of chapters or affiliates in a large number of states
or possess a local focus, but seek funding to replicate program activities
nationally. Ongoing deadline.

The Wal-Mart Foundation’s National Giving Program awards
$250,000 and above to non-profit organizations implementing programs at
multiple sites across the country. The Foundation supports programs and
initiatives that address the educational needs of under-served young people
ages 12-25. Examples include programs focused on high school success, access
and retention of first-generation college students, and adolescent literacy.
Organizations eligible to seek funding must operate on a national scope
through the existence of chapters or affiliates in a large number of states
or possess a local focus, but seek funding to replicate program activities
nationally.

WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply
for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue
areas. Applications are short – just 5,000 words or less – and should
summarize: how the project will involve others, who it will help, what effect
it’s expected to have, when it will start and how the funds will be
used. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis. Ongoing deadline.

WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply
for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue
areas. Applications are short – just 5,000 words or less – and should
summarize: how the project will involve others, who it will help, what effect
it’s expected to have, when it will start and how the funds will be
used. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.

The WellPoint Foundation makes grants to nonprofits working
to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in
communities that WellPoint, Inc. serves. Its priorities include prenatal
health, senior health, cardiac health, diabetes, adult physical activity,
childhood obesity and smoking cessation. Funding goes to direct services as
well as to research and policy initiatives. The WellPoint Foundation is one
of the largest corporate foundations in the country, primarily serving
communities in states where WellPoint, Inc. is an independent licensee of the
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. The foundation does most of its giving
through its Health Generations Initiative, which seeks to improve community
health by supporting programs that have a positive, measurable impact on nine
multi-generational health conditions. Specifically, the foundation’s priority
goals are to: increase prenatal care in the first trimester; reduce the
number of low birth-weight babies; increase rates of adult influenza
immunizations for those 65 and older; increase rates of adult pneumococcal
immunization for those 65 and older; decrease the incidence of cardiac
mortality in adults; decrease the prevalence of diabetes in adults; increase
adult physical activity levels; reduce childhood obesity; and promote smoking
cessation. In addition, WellPoint also offers Focused Giving, which supports:
access to health care; decreasing health care disparities; promoting health
education; improving outcomes for specific disease states; and improving
non-health care-related quality of life. Ongoing
deadline.

The WellPoint Foundation makes grants to nonprofits working
to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in
communities that WellPoint, Inc. serves. Its priorities include prenatal
health, senior health, cardiac health, diabetes, adult physical activity,
childhood obesity and smoking cessation. Funding goes to direct services as
well as to research and policy initiatives. The WellPoint Foundation is one
of the largest corporate foundations in the country, primarily serving
communities in states where WellPoint, Inc. is an independent licensee of the
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. The foundation does most of its giving
through its Health Generations Initiative, which seeks to improve community
health by supporting programs that have a positive, measurable impact on nine
multi-generational health conditions. Specifically, the foundation’s priority
goals are to: increase prenatal care in the first trimester; reduce the
number of low birth-weight babies; increase rates of adult influenza
immunizations for those 65 and older; increase rates of adult pneumococcal
immunization for those 65 and older; decrease the incidence of cardiac
mortality in adults; decrease the prevalence of diabetes in adults; increase
adult physical activity levels; reduce childhood obesity; and promote smoking
cessation. In addition, WellPoint also offers Focused Giving, which supports:
access to health care; decreasing health care disparities; promoting health
education; improving outcomes for specific disease states; and improving
non-health care-related quality of life.

The Wells Fargo
Housing Foundation believes everyone deserves a decent, safe place to call
home. Founded in 1993, the Foundation is committed to
increasing low-income homeownership through the development of affordable
housing, and to providing shelter and supportive services for homeless and
disabled adult populations. Areas of interest include: homeownership
(construction and home improvement opportunities), supportive housing, and
transitional housing. Grants generally range from $5,000 – $10,000. Deadlines are ongoing.

The Wells Fargo
Housing Foundation believes everyone deserves a decent, safe place to call
home.

Founded in 1993, the Foundation is committed to
increasing low-income homeownership through the development of affordable
housing, and to providing shelter and supportive services for homeless and
disabled adult populations. Areas of interest include: homeownership
(construction and home improvement opportunities), supportive housing, and
transitional housing. Grants generally range from $5,000 – $10,000.

Westinghouse actively contributes to programs that benefit
nonprofit organizations. The Charitable Giving Program is Westinghouse’s
principal foundation for the company’s social investments. Areas of emphasis
for this program are education, and civic and social pursuits. Within each
area, Westinghouse encourages programs that help to meet the needs of
populations such as the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, minorities,
and people with disabilities. The Charitable Giving Advisory Board will
evaluate proposals and make awards on a quarterly basis. Individual award
amounts will be $5,000 and under. In addition, only two grants can be awarded
to an organization over a five-year period. Ongoing deadline.

Westinghouse actively contributes to programs that benefit
nonprofit organizations. The Charitable Giving Program is Westinghouse’s
principal foundation for the company’s social investments. Areas of emphasis
for this program are education, and civic and social pursuits. Within each
area, Westinghouse encourages programs that help to meet the needs of
populations such as the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, minorities,
and people with disabilities. The Charitable Giving Advisory Board will
evaluate proposals and make awards on a quarterly basis. Individual award
amounts will be $5,000 and under. In addition, only two grants can be awarded
to an organization over a five-year period.

In partnership with Whole Foods Market, the Whole Kids
Foundation has announced that it is seeking to raise $2 million through its
annual fall fundraising program for school-based programs, including school
gardens, salad bars, and healthy eating education for teachers. One hundred
percent of all proceeds raised will go directly to school programs designed
to help children reach optimal health, strength, and nutrition through smart
food choices. To date, the Whole Kids Foundation has funded nearly nine
hundred school garden grants in partnership with FoodCorps and more than
fifteen hundred salad bars with Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools. Public and
private K-12 schools can apply for a salad bar grant online through the Let’s
Move Salad Bars to Schools Web site. Any K-12 school district participating
in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Schools currently
awarded with the bronze status or above in the Healthier US School Challenge
automatically qualify for a salad bar donation, with the stipulation that the
school or district desires and can support a salad bar every day at
lunchtime. Ongoing deadline.

In partnership with Whole Foods Market, the Whole Kids
Foundation has announced that it is seeking to raise $2 million through its
annual fall fundraising program for school-based programs, including school
gardens, salad bars, and healthy eating education for teachers. One hundred
percent of all proceeds raised will go directly to school programs designed
to help children reach optimal health, strength, and nutrition through smart
food choices. To date, the Whole Kids Foundation has funded nearly nine
hundred school garden grants in partnership with FoodCorps and more than
fifteen hundred salad bars with Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools. Public and
private K-12 schools can apply for a salad bar grant online through the Let’s
Move Salad Bars to Schools Web site. Any K-12 school district participating
in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Schools currently
awarded with the bronze status or above in the Healthier US School Challenge
automatically qualify for a salad bar donation, with the stipulation that the
school or district desires and can support a salad bar every day at
lunchtime.

Every week
Wilbooks will donate at least 20,000 books to kindergarten through second
grade children all across the country. The books are free and there is no
charge for shipping and handling. All of the books being donated are printed
in English. Applications can only be for one classroom and all applications
are considered on a first come, first serve basis. So apply today to make
your class eligible to receive Free Books from Wilbooks. Ongoing deadline.

Every week
Wilbooks will donate at least 20,000 books to kindergarten through second
grade children all across the country. The books are free and there is no
charge for shipping and handling. All of the books being donated are printed
in English. Applications can only be for one classroom and all applications
are considered on a first come, first serve basis. So apply today to make
your class eligible to receive Free Books from Wilbooks.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is seeking to
improve access to health care for underserved persons in urban and rural
communities. The foundation funds medical centers, regional hospitals, and
specialized medical institutions. Organizations east of the Mississippi call
(212) 586-5405; west of the Mississippi call (415) 543-0400 for further
information. Ongoing deadlines.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is seeking to
improve access to health care for underserved persons in urban and rural
communities. The foundation funds medical centers, regional hospitals, and
specialized medical institutions. Organizations east of the Mississippi call
(212) 586-5405; west of the Mississippi call (415) 543-0400 for further
information.

Since the Foundation was established in 1930, its United
States programming has centered on health, education, and agriculture. These
primary interests continue today, although others have been added or are
emerging. Each programming area has a goal that guides the Foundation staff,
Board of Trustees, and advisers in grantmaking decisions. Over time, the
Foundation may adjust or redirect its grantmaking based on the changing needs
of society. Grants are currently made in the four areas of: Health, Food
Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and
Volunteerism. Ongoing deadline.

Since the Foundation was established in 1930, its United
States programming has centered on health, education, and agriculture. These
primary interests continue today, although others have been added or are
emerging. Each programming area has a goal that guides the Foundation staff,
Board of Trustees, and advisers in grantmaking decisions. Over time, the
Foundation may adjust or redirect its grantmaking based on the changing needs
of society. Grants are currently made in the four areas of: Health, Food
Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and
Volunteerism.

The World We Want Foundation is accepting applications
from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in
their communities and around the world. Grants of up to $5,000 will be
awarded to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference
through a range of social action activities, including community service
projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified
applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner
organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to
guide and advise the team. Ongoing
deadline.

The World We Want Foundation is accepting applications
from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in
their communities and around the world. Grants of up to $5,000 will be
awarded to youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who want to make a difference
through a range of social action activities, including community service
projects, service-learning projects, and social ventures. Qualified
applications must have a project team of one or more youths, a partner
organization that supports and sponsors the team, and a project mentor to
guide and advise the team.

The Xerox FreeColorPrinters program empowers all your efforts
with the impact of color that gets you noticed. Thousands of small
businesses, schools, religious institutions, and non-profit organizations
have already benefited from adding Xerox color for free. Why wait? To
qualify, organizations must be based in the United States. All organizations
must have more than one employee, print and/or copy between 2,000 – 4,000
pages per month, and must be able to use a credit card for supplies
purchases. Ongoing deadline.

The Xerox FreeColorPrinters program empowers all your efforts
with the impact of color that gets you noticed. Thousands of small
businesses, schools, religious institutions, and non-profit organizations
have already benefited from adding Xerox color for free. Why wait? To
qualify, organizations must be based in the United States. All organizations
must have more than one employee, print and/or copy between 2,000 – 4,000
pages per month, and must be able to use a credit card for supplies
purchases.