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The following grants and funding opportunities are accepting applicants. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item. Appearance on this page does not indicate that America’s Promise is affiliated with or endorses the funding organizations. This page is a resource curating opportunities for organizations to decide whether a funding opportunity aligns with their work.


 

Whole Kids Foundation Grants

The Whole Kids Foundation's primary programs like salad bar and school gardens grants and healthy teacher trainings expand access to healthy food choices, connect kids to the root of their food and empower educators. These opportunities are the first steps towards meaningful school food transformations, which will grow a healthier generation. Deadline: varies.

Learning for Justice Educator Fund

Learning for Justice’s Educator Fund offers the opportunity for educators to work with LFJ to address systemic inequities within education. Throughout this partnership, LFJ offers ongoing guidance and critical resources. With help from your expertise about your own school community, LFJ intends to collaboratively generate innovative solutions that promote affirming school climates, promote student action and raise everyone’s consciousness. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Kinder Morgan Foundation Education Grants

In an effort to support tomorrow’s leaders, the Kinder Morgan Foundation funds programs that support the academic and artistic growth of young people. Eligible programs must benefit K-12 youth in communities where Kinder Morgan operates. Areas of focus are academic programming (including tutoring) and arts education, and grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline: the 10th of every month.

My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Competition

The Obama Foundation recently announced that it will launch a competition for community-based organizations who want to reduce youth violence and increase the kind of mentoring that can change lives for young men of color. Winners will work with teams of experts to support planning, implementation, and infrastructure development, and they’ll also get matching funds to hire a local project lead and planning grants of up to $500,000 to help jump-start initiatives and raise additional resources. The RFP is open to organizations in the 250 communities who accepted President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge. Deadline: TBA.

Mazda Foundation Education Grants

The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda prioritizes organizations in areas where they have offices (Irvine, CA; Bridgewater, NJ; Chicago, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Jacksonville, FL). Applicants who submit a project of interest to Mazda will need to send a formal proposal. If interested, Mazda may schedule a meeting for further discussion. Applications accepted May 1 to July 1, annually.

New Earth Foundation Education Grants

The New Earth Foundation (NEF) prioritizes funding nonprofit organizations with focus on arts, environment, social issues, and education. Before being able to complete an application, grant seekers must send a Letter of Inquiry to NEF, describing your project. The NEF Board of Directors will review the letters and determine whether you can submit a Grant Application. Deadline: July 1, annually

SPIE Education Outreach and Sustaining Grants 

The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) provides grants to projects relating to optics and photonics, as well as STEM projects involving optics and photonics. Applicants must display “potential to impact students and increase optics and photonics awareness” and will be judged on that criteria among others. Organizations that receive Education Outreach Grants twice in five years may only apply for a Sustaining Grant. SPIE grants have limits on what they can be used for. Deadline: May 31, annually.

Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants

The Cornell Douglas Foundation offers small grants to non-profit organizations that work to advocate for environmental health and justice, promote stewardship, and encourage respect for sustainability. With grant amounts averaging $10,000, the Foundation supports programs in environmental health, sustainability, and education for elementary and high school students. Deadline: Rolling

Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants

Teaching Tolerance support projects that “create affirming school climates and educate young people how to thrive in a diverse democracy.” Ranging from $500 to $10,000, grants fund projects at the school, classroom, and district levels. Projects at the school and district levels should focus on improving school climate, responding to and preventing incidents of hate, and embracing principles of tolerance and inclusion. At the classroom level, grants should help teachers promote empathy and kindness, positive identity development, and critical thinking. Deadline: Rolling

Waste Management Charitable Contributions

Waste Management, Inc. gives to organizations and programs that preserve and enhance natural resources; in particular, grants prioritize programs that emphasize environmental education, where middle and high schools can learn about the importance of environmental stewardship and responsibility. Examples include environmental and science related projects, science fairs, earth day projects, and others. Award amounts vary. Deadline: Rolling.

Costco Wholesale Grants

The Costco Charitable Contributions Committee oversees charitable donations to nonprofit organizations focusing on supporting children, education, and health and human services. Award amounts vary, and previous grants have gone to organizations such as United Way, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and the Red Cross. Grant-giving focuses on communities in the markets where Costco does business (see the website for a more comprehensive list). Deadline: Rolling.

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Grants

The Sidney Stern Memorial Trust funds projects by charitable, scientific, medical, and educational organizations. Grants are typically evaluated on their ability to demonstrate a broad scope of service that have made a significant effects on target populations and contribute substantially to general welfare. Deadline: Rolling.

The Barney Family Foundation Grants

The Barney Family Foundation makes grants of up to $50,000 in the educational field, particularly those that benefit children in grades K-8, with emphasis on creating opportunities for better education. The Foundation seeks original ideas with well-outlined plans for project implementation that will lead to tangible, replicable improvements in children’s experiences. Grant-seeking organizations may work directly with children and families or may work on research, policy, and advocacy that demonstrably improves the lives of young people. Deadline: September 30, annually.

Oriental Trading Company Education Grants

The Oriental Trading Company Giving program aims to enrich the lives of children through education, youth programming, and healthcare and human services. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations and public schools, colleges, and universities. Deadline: Rolling.

Sarah Scaife Foundation

The Sarah Scaife Foundation primarily seeks to fund public policy programs that deal with major world issues, both domestic and international. Past funding has gone to education-focused research programs, research housed at colleges and universities, foundations associated with institutions of high learning, and school districts. Interested parties must be located in the United States, and funding will not go toward capital campaigns, building projects, endowments, or government agencies. Deadline: Rolling.

Change Happens Foundation Grants

The Change Happens Foundation seeks to fund innovative applicants and ideas with proven, high-level impact across three main areas: science, the environment, and education. Recent awards have gone to a program that offers nutrition and cooking education for parents and families, a program that embraces technology to improve educational outcomes for young people in low-income communities, and a program that provides outdoor environmental learning to students who would not otherwise have similar opportunities. Interested organizations should submit a letter of inquiry prior to their complete proposal. Deadline: Rolling.

Guitar Center Music Education Grants

The Guitar Center believes that music “inspires creativity and personal expression, builds self-esteem and teaches cooperation.” To that end, Guitar Center considers requests from 501(c)(3) organizations that support music education for all young people. Deadline: Rolling.

Public Welfare Foundation Grants

The Public Welfare Foundation awards grants to nonprofits that honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. Deadline: Rolling

U.S. Soccer Foundation Safe Places to Play Grants

The U.S. Soccer Foundation wants all children across the country to have the opportunity to play outside, particularly soccer. To that end, the Safe Places to Play grant seeks to transform unused community spaces into recreational havens for young people in underserved communities. Grants are intended to help organizations and communities cover the material costs of building those spaces in the categories of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and enhancement. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of interest before being asked to formally apply. Deadline: Rolling.

The Redwoods Group’s Charitable Giving

The Redwoods Group offers grants to projects and programs that make young people safer. Particular target areas include aquatic safety, child sexual abuse prevention, employee safety, and emergency preparedness. Grants of up to $1,000 will go towards programs that enable safer practices, positively change safety behaviors, and increase education and awareness about risks. Sample projects include offering swim lessons to underserved populations, protecting children from sexual abuse, increasing employee safety at organizations that serve youth, and improving bullying prevention curriculum in schools. Particular preference is given to applicants that specifically support children who face highest risk, such as those in low-income communities. Deadline: Rolling.

National Cristina Foundation Donated Computers and Other Technology

The National Cristina Foundation is focused on promoting the reuse of technology, and it enables donors of used computers and other electronic hardware to select a local charity or school to receive donated equipment. Nonprofits, schools, and public agencies manage their own reuse agendas to benefit people with disabilities, students at risk and the economically disadvantaged. You can apply for the foundation’s services by applying to become a partner. Deadline: Rolling

Comprehensive School Safety Initiative Grants

The Sidgmore Family Foundation offers grants to nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of education and develop creative solutions to social problems. Among others, previous projects have furthered gender equality in education, invested in early childhood education to close the achievement gap for underserved youth, worked to end teen dating violence and abuse, developed career and professional skills through internships and mentorship, and offered English language programs for immigrant families. Deadline: Rolling.

Farrell Family Foundation’s Education Grants

The Farrell Family Foundation wants to create a better world by supporting initiatives in education, health, and the arts. The Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations with a proven history of purpose and impact. The Education Grants focus on technology and ideally will serve underprivileged children by giving them the support and resources they need in order to fulfill their potential. Deadline: Rolling.

The Standard Charitable Foundation Grants

The Standard mission is to build communities and make positive impact by supporting programs that focus on health, disability and empowerment, cultural development, and educational advancement. The Standard believes that “the future health and well-being of our communities is in the hands of children, who are the workers, innovators, leaders and artists of the future.” To that end, the Foundation funds projects that equip children to lead successful, productive lives, focusing particularly on early childhood education and workforce development. Deadline: Rolling.

Voya Foundation Education Grants

The Voya Foundation wants to empower youth by preparing them for a lifetime of financial stability and resilience and is offering grants to nonprofit organizations that promote the skills necessary for young people to compete in a 21st century workforce. The Foundation accepts proposals in two categories: organizations that promote early interest in STEM fields and offer innovative, exciting K-8 STEM opportunities, and organizations that provide financial literacy curricula to high school students, including topics such as student debt, credit, home ownership, and family needs. Deadline: Rolling.

Kars4Kids Small Grants

Kars4Kids funds educational, developmental, and recognized programs for youth and their families. The foundation supports educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation, and guidance counseling. Previous grants were used to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Companies to Classrooms, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Deadline: Rolling

The Harry Chapin Foundation Education Grant

The mission of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to support organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them to become self-sufficient. The foundation focuses its grant making on community education programs, arts-in-education programs, and agricultural and environmental programs. Deadline: Rolling.

International Game Technology After School Advantage Program

The After School Advantage (ASA) Program strives to close the “Digital Divide” for disadvantaged children who do not have the means to access computers in today’s increasingly digital society. Its goal is to address the needs of underprivileged/at-risk children ages 5 to 18 with a meaningful yet fun learning experience during the critical afterschool hours in a safe environment. It does this by providing qualifying nonprofit community agencies and public schools with digital learning centers. Each digital learning center is unique in its design and specific to an organization’s custom needs. Deadline: Rolling.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grants

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation makes grants through selected institutions that achieve its mission of assisting disadvantaged people to obtain education in order to become more independent and participate more fully in society. The foundation funds scholarship and other education programs that serve people in need of financial support. Programming is particularly focused on indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and people who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Employment through education should be the ultimate goal.. Deadline: Rolling.

Ronald W. Burkle Foundation Education Grants

The Ronald W. Burkle Foundation makes grants to programs that engage children in learning, advance scientific research, strengthen international understanding, foster worker’s rights, empowers underserved communities, and nurture the arts and architecture. Previous grants were used to fund youth outreach programs, health education projects for children and youth, teaching and mentoring programs for underserved children, and youth arts and athletic programs. Deadline: Rolling.

Boeing Company Charitable Trust Education Grants

Boeing intends to help students gain fundamental 21st century skills relevant to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), such as the ability to think critically and solve problems, collaborate well, be creative, and communicate effectively.

Boeing funds programs that improve the preparation of early caregivers and drive public awareness of the importance of early education. Boeing also supports school and teacher leadership programs that support educators in shifting their practices so that they are equipped to create learning environments that allow students to practice and acquire twenty-first century skills. Finally, Boeing funds problem-based learning opportunities related to STEM experiences and skills for students and their families. Deadline: Based upon location.

The Lisa Libraries Book Donations

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with children in poor and underserved areas. Some of the libraries established have been at daycare centers, visiting areas in prisons for children of incarcerated parents, and afterschool programs. The Lisa Libraries has a strong interest in supporting small, grass-roots organizations. Organizations can write to The Lisa Libraries and include the following: information about the program, the number of children served, age range of children served, information about the socioeconomic status of the community served by the applicant organization (such as eligibility statistics for Title I and Federal School Lunch Program), and a breakdown of how the books would be used. Deadline: Rolling

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants

In an effort to recognize the importance of local volunteers working to improve the physical health of their community, The Home Depot Foundation offers Community Impact Grants for repairs, refurbishments, weatherization, and modifications to low-income housing or community facilities, such as schools, community centers, or senior centers; and increasing energy-efficiency in these facilities. Projects that serve veterans and their families, either through repairing homes or improving a facility, or projects the involve veterans volunteering to help other veterans are considered. Deadline: Rolling.

First Book’s Children’s Book Donations and Grants

First Book offers free and inexpensive children’s books and educational resources to schools and programs that serve children in need from birth to age 18. First Book partners with publishers to provide a large array of new, age-appropriate children’s books, including picture books, chapter books, and novels. Eligible participants include schools, early childhood programs, libraries and museums, out-of-school time programs, faith-based organizations, and more, provided at least 70 percent of the children served are from low-income families. Deadline: Rolling.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grants

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation provides grants ranging from $500 to several million dollars to organizations working hard to improve the lives of urban children living in poverty. The foundation accepts proposals for specific areas within the education, family economic stability, and childhood health sectors. Programs must be able to demonstrate their progress toward helping children achieve their full potential through measurable data relevant to their problem statement. Deadline: Rolling.

Scholarship America’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Scholarship America’s National Disaster Relief Fund will award grants to postsecondary schools to help students whose education was adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Harvey in August, 2017. Grants should be used by the postsecondary school to supplement the financial aid packages of students who have experienced financial hardship related to the defined weather events. Deadline: Rolling.

 Youth Philanthropy Council

The Community Ridge of the Central Blue Ridge created the Youth Philanthropy Council in 2008 to introduce teens to the importance of philanthropy in their community and in their lives. Members explore the pressing needs of the community and determine their shared philanthropic priorities, awarding grants to nonprofit organizations. Past recipients included several organizations serving children and youth in various capacities. Deadline: Rolling.

Webb Family Foundation Education and Youth Grants

The Webb Family Foundation supports programs and projects that target underserved children and youth and provides grants related to education, youth development, career and workforce readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, STEM, digital and blended learning, and youth mentorship. Recent grants have funded a college success program and support of charter schools working to close the achievement gap for low-income students. Deadline: Rolling.

The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program 

The  Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program supports programs and projects for youth that enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Mini-grants are made for the following types of projects: securing equipment for antennas for club stations; purchasing training materials; and local service projects that bring favorable public exposure. Deadline: Rolling.

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Youth Education Grants

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation provides grants related to nutrition and culinary education, life skills development, childhood hunger, and arts education. The grant-making focus is on mentorship and opening employment opportunities for underserved, undereducated, and at-risk youth; healthy living through nutrition; access to nutritious food for at-risk children; and creative teaching in and out of school. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and kindergarten through grade 12 schools. Deadline: Rolling.  

Hearst Foundations Grant

The Hearst Foundations fund organization that address a variety of issues, including culture, health, social service, and education. For the education focus, they look for institutional educations that demonstrate “uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society.” They also also look for cultural institutions with arts and science programs that engage young people and “create a lasting and measurable impact.” Deadline: Rolling.

National Education Foundation

The National Education Foundation, the national leader of STEM education, is looking to supply funding for school districts with a rate of 35 percent of students or higher who qualify for free or reduce-cost lunch. Deadline: Rolling.

Thriving Children, Working Families, Equitable Communities Grants

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is looking to support innovative ideas and efforts that align with our priorities to ensure all children, families and communities – regardless of race or income – have opportunities to reach their full potential. Deadline: Rolling.

Arts & Culture Place-Based Initiatives Grant

The Kresge Foundation is looking for applicants who aim to introduce creativity in community development, primarily in low-income areas. Applicants must focus on the arts, health, environment, and/or human services and ensure that community residents engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by involved activities. Deadline: Rolling.

Aflac Charitable Contributions 

Through its Charitable Contributions Grant, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations can apply under one of the following areas of need: children and youth, education, environmental, health and human services, civic and community, arts and culture, and minority. Recent contributions have been awarded to cancer centers, libraries, youth mentorships, foster care centers, Junior Achievement, parochial and public high schools and school districts, and universities. Eligible applicants must not have received funds from the foundation within the last year. Requests are not accepted from individuals, private secondary schools, or religious organizations. Deadline: Rolling.

Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living

The Alliances for Psychosocial Advancements in Living (APAL) Foundation is offering support for programs that use trained classroom volunteers to assist teachers with small group discussions to develop CommonCore ELA Speaking-Listening skills. Initial grants (up to $1,000) for promotion and expansion of existing programs, and to help increase understanding of successful program implementation and sustainability. Deadline: Rolling.

Minigrants for Youth Amateur Radio Groups

The ARRL Foundation of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) supports programs and projects for youth that enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18. Minigrants are made for the following types of projects: securing equipment for antennas for club stations; purchasing training materials; and local service projects that bring favorable public exposure. Groups that qualify for minigrants include, but are not limited to: high school radio clubs; youth groups; and general interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people. Preference is given to groups that raise matching funds locally. Deadline: Deadline: Rolling

 CVS/Caremark Community Grants

CVS/Caremark Community Grants fund programs for children with disabilities under age 21; academic and enrichment programs at public schools; and programs that provide access to quality health care ervices and health education for at-risk and underserved populations of all ages. The maximum award is $5,000.” Deadline: Rolling.

The Reiman Foundation

The Reiman Foundation supports projects education, health care, the arts, and children’s initiatives. “If your appeal falls within one or more of these areas we will be glad to consider it,” according to their website. Deadline: Rolling.

Global Fund for Children

The Global Fund for Children is accepting letters of inquiry from small, grassroots organizations with budgets of $200,000 or less that work directly with children and youth. They will give priority “to organizations that focus on young people outside the reach of mainstream services, operate with community input, and engage children and youth as active participants in their own development.” Deadline: Rolling.

Leona Gruber Trust Grants

The Leona Gruber Trust awards 15 grants per year to organizations with a focus on youth, health care, community, and education. Average grant size is $2,000. Deadline: Rolling.

Bruce J. Heim Foundation Grants

The Bruce J. Heim Foundation strives to help young people with the potential for excellence in an area of interest. The foundation makes grants to organizations that help young people improve and develop their talents. Scholarships and funding are dedicated to a number of projects including university programs, independent secondary schools, and other institutions. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. Applications should include a brief history of the organization, a description of the proposed project or scholarship, a budget, and the amount being requested. Deadline: Rolling.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Education Grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation supports organizations that serve lower-income individuals and assist vulnerable and at-risk populations. Program areas include older adult services, workforce development, basic human needs and health, disabilities, education, and general community support. The types of support awarded for education include general operating, program, and capital projects. General operating and program grants are exclusively focused on Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. Only capital projects are accepted nationally. Deadline: Rolling.

PPG Industries Foundation Education and Community Grants

The PPG Industries Foundation favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic achievement and programs that attract young people to the study of science remain priorities for the foundation. PPG’s strategy for support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives is defined by the emerging macro trends that predict core markets, product offerings, and technology needs. Deadline: Rolling.

TD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant

The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing service in these areas of focus: affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and local government entities. Interested applicant should apply on a state level. Deadline: Varies by State.

Educational Assistance and Training Programs

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiencing and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for minority and disadvantaged students. Areas of special interest to CICF include educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good citizenship and public services, and increase reading, mathematics, and science proficiencies. Deadline: Rolling.

English Language Specialist Program

The US Department of State, through the English Language Specialist Program, recruits US academics and professionals in the fields of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and applied linguistics to deliver and maintain quality English programs overseas. US embassies identify and define the English Language Specialist assignments, which may include teacher training, curriculum and textbook development, or host institutions program evaluation. Deadline: Rolling.

Tina B. Carver Fund

Established in memory of a longtime English as a Second Language (ESL) educator, Tina B. Carver Fund provides grants to teachers for funding student classroom learning materials and teacher materials. Grants are available to members of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or its affiliates. The grants must be submitted on behalf of community-based organizations, charitable institutions, or non-profits with 501©(3) status. Awards are based on itemized expenses for materials to be purchased with the grant. Applications must be submitted online. Deadline: Rolling.

Education and Community Grants

The PPG Industries Foundation favors projects that promote academic excellence and prepare the next generation of leaders in business, science, and technology. Support for students of high academic achievement and programs that attract young people to the study of science remain priorities for the foundation. PPG’s strategy for support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives is defined by the emerging macrotrends that predict core markets, product offerings, and technology needs. Deadline: Rolling.

KaBoom!’s Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants

KaBoom! supports organizations that build playgrounds for children and youth to ensure they have the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. KaBoom! grants support community-inspired projects that engage the larger community in all aspects of project planning and playground build execution. Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants encourage creativity, communication, and collaboration in play with a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts. Imagination Playground allows children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and rebuilt by their imagination. Deadline: Rolling.

Children’s Obesity Fund’s Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Andrew Family Foundation’s Junior Board Grants

The Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board seeks to fund public, nonprofit organizations under section 501(c)(3) whose purpose is focused on positively impacting the lives of youth. The board aspires to help people enrich their lives by providing opportunities for education in traditional academics and the arts. Preference is given to well-established organizations with five or more years of operating experience (unless a board member has familiarity with the organization) and organizations with a budget of less than $5 million. Deadline: Rolling.

Wish You Well Foundation’s Family Literacy Donations

The mission of the Wish You Well Foundation is to support family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Donations are made to programs and projects that relate to and aid in this stated mission. The foundation reviews donation requests with a wide array of funding needs. Previous grants were awarded for a book club at an elementary school, a dyslexia tutoring program, a family literacy night event, and a program that enlists trained volunteers to provide instruction to first and second grade children who need extra help learning to read and write. Other donations have supported basic literacy, financial literacy, G.E.D. preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and school readiness of low-income children in rural communities. Deadline: Rolling.

The Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Grants

The Brown Foundation, Inc. supports charitable purposes that encourage and assist programs and projects in education, arts and humanities, health and human services, and community service. In the area of education, funding is focused on the primary and secondary school levels. Initiatives that support nontraditional and innovative approaches designed to improve public education within the State of Texas are ideal. Also of interest to the foundation are community service projects serving the needs of children and families. Deadline: Rolling.

US Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards. Projects must be designed to help students meet its state’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities. Deadline: Rolling.

Shell Education Grants

Shell focuses on energy awareness with special publics, increasing interest in technical careers among students and professional development in science and math among educators and supports K-12 programs that boost math and science skills, as well as university programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments. Shell funds projects at vocational and technical schools where chemical and refinery operators and technicians are trained and are especially interested in supporting educational outreach in math, science and technology to women/minority students and academic institutions with ethnically diverse enrollments. Deadline: Ongoing.

Brooks Brothers Donation Requests

Brooks Brothers seeks to support the communities within and beyond the areas it serves by accepting requests for donated items to be used in auctions, raffles, and other fund-raising events. Requests from local and national nonprofit organizations focused on improving communities through health, education, and the arts are accepted. Organizations can submit a request for a donation directly on the website. A resource is also available to download on the website to help applicants get ideas about items for an auction or event fund-raiser. Deadline: Rolling.

Children’s Obesity Fund’s Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Finish Line Youth Foundation Programmatic Grants

Finish Line Youth Foundation directs funding to organizations in communities where Finish Line employees live and work that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas: youth athletic programs, community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team-building skills, established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs children. The foundation is particularly interested in organizations providing opportunities for participation of children and young adults age 18 and under and organizations whose activities provide direct services to individuals and produce tangible results. Deadline: Rolling.

TD Bank Charitable Foundation Grant

The TD Charitable Foundation provides financial support through its grant application process to organizations providing service in these areas of focus: affordable housing, education/financial literacy, and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that support low- to moderate-income individuals by providing services, training, or education that improves the quality of life and provides opportunities for advancement. Deadline: Rolling.

Sony Corporation of America Grants

Sony Corporation of American and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce. Previous education grants have funded a wide range of environmental media teaching and research projects; meaningful environmental education events and programs; quality education programs for at-risk students; arts and arts education; equipment for educational nonprofits and academic institutions, including major colleges and universities across the country; youth mentoring educational program to teach students about workplace etiquette and various careers available in the technology and entertainment industries; and multiple other mentoring opportunities, including one-on-one, school-based, or in the workplace. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Priority is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency. Deadline: Rolling.

Ford Foundation Grants

The Ford Foundation provides grants for projects and programs in three broad areas: (1) advancing knowledge, creativity, and achievement, (2) reducing poverty and injustice, and (3) promoting democratic values. Project activities must be educational, scientific, or charitable to be eligible for funding. Deadline: Rolling.

Toyota USA Foundation

The Toyota USA Foundation works to enhance quality of education in kindergarten through grade 12 by building partnerships with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. Eligible organizations must have qualified tax-exempt status and be located in and serve people in the United States. Priority is given to programs that are creative, innovative, and develop the potential of students and teachers; are broad in scope and incorporate a systemic approach; and are cost effective and possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort. The foundation will support only one program from an organization at a time. Deadline: Rolling.

Healthy Lifestyle Grants

The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health. Deadline: Rolling.

Wish You Well Foundation Funding

The Wish You Well Foundation's mission is “supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” Past grantees include book drives, one-on-one tutorial programs, and parental support programs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. Deadline: Rolling.

The Awesome Foundation: Grants for Projects

The Awesome Foundation funds projects that challenge and expand our understanding of our individual and communal potentials, bringing communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: all people and organizations; there are no prerequisites. Deadline: Rolling.

Microsoft: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. This year camps will take place at various dates throughout the summer in Stonybrook, NY; Charlotte, NC; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Las Colinas, TX; and St. Louis, MO. Maximum award: free attendance to camp. Eligibility: girls grades 9-11 in the 2015-2016 school year, and at least age 13 at time of application, with some location exceptions. Deadline: Varies by location.

Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest: Community Grant Program

The Brown Rudnick Center Community Grant Program recognizes, encourages, and collaborates with front-line workers within the educational system who often do not have a voice in funding decisions; and provides funding to assist with small, concrete projects or needs that will make an improvement in inner-city education in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, and Washington, D.C. within a year of the award. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: "front line educational workers" involved in the education field or a related field in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, or Washington, D.C. partnered with a non-profit organization or tax-exempt organization (e.g. a public school) that is willing to accept the grant and use it in the required manner. Deadline: Rolling.

Campbell's: Labels for Education

The Campbell's, Inc. Labels for Education Program gives schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from Campbell products. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Schools or parents coordinate label drives to raise resources for schools. Deadline: None.

Fender Music Foundation: Grants

Fender Music Foundation grants are awarded to music academies, schools, local music programs and national music programs across America, particularly in-school music classes, in which the students make music; after-school music programs that are not run by the school; and music therapy programs, in which the participants make the music. Maximum award: up to 8 instruments. Eligibility: established, ongoing and sustainable music programs in the United States, which provide music instruction for people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. Deadline: Rolling.

A Little Hope Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants

A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of the executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers. Introductory emails are accepted year-round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application. Maximum award: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project. Eligibility: Independent bereavement centers and camps who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers whose programs demonstrate multicultural competence in addressing children and adolescents' bereavement needs. Deadline: Rolling