The Foundation is dedicated to advancing equity, justice, and human rights. The Foundation believes that the pursuit of economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, human rights, and a clean environment requires an engaged citizenry that has access to information and free expression. The Foundation awards grants in two areas: Domestic and International. Domestic grants support nonprofits working to advance greater economic and racial equity, specifically by addressing the impacts of financialization on an inclusive economy, democracy, and the environment. (Local and state-based organizations must be part of a national campaign or project.) For 2020-21, the Foundation will work to make measurable shifts toward advancing racial and economic justice and democratic inclusion at the local and state level in Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, and Wisconsin. International grants are awarded to nonprofits that advance a more just U.S. foreign policy that priorities human rights and peace and security over militarization. The Foundation accepts three types of grant requests: general support requests, project support requests, and fiscally sponsored project requests. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
The Bank’s charitable giving Program supports nonprofits in the communities it serves in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Grants are awarded in the following areas: community service, education, diversity, health and human services, arts and culture, affordable housing, and economic development. All contribution requests must be submitted via mail or email. Some additional information can be found on the Web site
The national health insurance Company offers grants and sponsorships to nonprofits that improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Priority is given to programs and services that have compelling potential impact on the health and well-being of individuals, national organizations seeking support for local programs, and grassroots and faith-based organizations. The Company supports, but is not limited to, health and social services; physical fitness, sports, and recreation; children, youth, and seniors; and people with disabilities. The Company generally does not accept applications for capital or building campaigns, endowment funds, fraternal or civic groups, individual causes, religious programming, multiple year grants, seed money for start-up organizations, or political causes. Visit the Web site to submit a request.
The mission of the Project, a program of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. The Project’s Educator Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. The grants support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Grants fund projects on three levels: school, classroom, and district. Educators nationwide in public or private K-12 spaces, as well as in alternative schools, therapeutic schools, and juvenile justice facilities are eligible to apply. Classroom level grants award up to $5,000; school and district level grants award up to $10,000. Applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the Web site for project criteria and additional information.
The Fund awards fellowships to preK-12 classroom teachers throughout the United States so they may design their own professional learning that will improve the instructional skills, deepen their content knowledge, and increase student engagement in learning. Educators should propose a summer professional learning experience and explain how it will improve their teaching, how the applicant will implement her/his new improve skills in the classroom and how these improved skills will benefit students, curricula, the school, and community. Applying teachers must have a minimum of three years’ experience and be full-time teachers spending at least 50 percent of their time in the classrooms. Eligible teachers may apply as individuals (with funding limits of $5,000) or as a team (with a funding limit of $10,000). Additional information can be found on the Web site.
The Organization works to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States. The Organization’s Community Action Grants Program provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofits for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofits must be based in the U.S. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories. Priority is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. One-year grants of $2,000 to $7,000 provide funds for community-based projects. Two-year grants of $5,000 to $10,000 provide startup funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership, training, or advocacy opportunities. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support youth running programs. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. The Foundation will give priority to programs that serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs. Preference is given to programs that demonstrate support and inspiration in creating a program that exemplifies the Foundation’s mission of improving the lives of children through running. All proposals must demonstrate that the grantee conducting the program will increase participation in running in order to positively impact the lives of participants. Some additional information including an application form can be found on the Web site.
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The Foundation award grants to nonprofits located in Minnesota with the goal of enhancing their ability to leverage technology to help fulfill their missions. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on information and technology resources that remove barriers or build capacity for nonprofits and their clients. The Foundation does not focus on the size, location, or services that the nonprofit provides, but looks to fund the technology projects that will have the greatest impact on an organization or the Minnesota community it serves. Organizations that impact Minnesotans and have a physical presence in Minnesota but have out of state headquarters can be considered if the project is going to be installed at Minnesota site. However, Minnesota nonprofits that serve populations outside of Minnesota – for example, in another country, will not be considered. The Foundation will entertain requests for operating, program/project, or capital grants. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted between November 1 and December 1. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. Grants are awarded in the following areas: education, social service and human service needs, and cultural and humanitarian programs of statewide significance. Preference is given to organizations that have been in existence for at least three years. Prospective grantees are asked to submit a letter of inquiry before sending a proposal. Some information, including an online letter of inquiry form, is available on the Web site.
The Council’s Creative Learning Program is designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and/or seniors. The Program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led, age- and skills-appropriate instruction outside of the school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. The Program is comprised of two funds: City funds, provided by the New York City Department of Cultural affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and State funds, provided by the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program. Funding is intended for artist and organizations that are not able to apply directly to the City and/or State for arts funding. Eligible organizations must be based in Manhattan; have proof of nonprofit status; and have a core artistic mission and/or history of arts programming. Additional information can be found on the Web site.