National Rifle Association Foundation

Deadline:
October 1, 2005

The NRA Foundation supports programs in the shooting sports, such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety. The application deadline is for national grants. State Fund grant applications are reviewed monthly with submission deadlines set by the respective NRA Field Representatives.

David Bohnett Foundation

Deadline:
May 27, 2005
The foundation’s mission is to improve society through social activism. Of interest are the promotion of the positive portrayal of gays and lesbians n the media; voter registration activities; animal language research, animal companions, and eliminating the rare animal trade; environmental conservation, the reduction and elimination of the manufacture and sale of handguns in the United States; community-based social services that benefit gays and lesbians; and the development of mass transit and non-fossil fuel transportation. Applicants should e-mail a letter of inquiry to the specific program officers.

Orchard Foundation

Deadline:
March 1, 2005
Grantmaking is targeted toward New York and New England organizations with programs in the environment, children, youth, families, and campaign finance reform. Environmental topics include air quality, biodiversity, fresh and coastal waters, forests, toxic substances, and pollution prevention. Children, youth, and family topics include child welfare systems, literacy, and pregnancy prevention. Occasionally, the foundation will provide seed money, operating support, and start-up capital to smaller, homegrown organizations provided they have strong local support and address topics of interest to the foundation. Organizations in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Connecticut, and Rhode Island are eligible to apply. Send a one-page concept letter.

Freddie Mac Foundation

Deadline:
March 1, 2005
The foundation invests in programs that improve the lives of children and youth or build strong communities. The foundation serves organizations in the greater Washington DC area, statewide initiatives in Maryland and Virginia, and programs that are national in scope. Applicants are asked to apply for funding online.

Dp Foundation

Deadline:
Ongoing
The DP Foundation supports organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities in which the Dermody Company does business. Funding interests focus on family and children, education, services for seniors, and the arts.

Brunswick Foundation

Deadline:
March 22, 2005
The foundation supports causes and/or projects that address environmental and conservation issues related to boating, fishing, and other outdoor or indoor recreation activities. It also supports programs where Brunswick Corp. employees volunteer and efforts to provide post-secondary education to children of employees. Support includes employee-related scholarships, employee-matching gifts, general operating budgets, building construction/renovation, capital campaigns, special projects, research, and continuing support. Requests for guidelines must be made in writing or applicants may submit a letter of inquiry. Organizations in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin, are eligible to apply.

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Deadline:
March 1, 2005
The Grassroots Organizations Program funds small, community-led organizations that are addressing racism and poverty and developing grassroots leaders by the way they do business every day. The foundation is especially interested in promising groups that have few other sources of support. The grants support a combination of general operating/project expenses and organizational development goals. Participating organizations receive two grants of 18 months each, with the second grant contingent on accomplishing agreed-upon outcomes under the first grant. Organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, are eligible to apply.

International Human Rights Funders Groups

Deadline:
March 1, 2005
The Fund for Global Human Rights targets a wide range of efforts to ensure that all people have the opportunity to enjoy a genuinely human existence. Funding supports a broad range of approaches including public education, documentation, reporting, fact-finding, litigation, policy advocacy, research and scholarship, networking and coalition building, and capacity building. Humanitarian funding contributes support for direct services that meet the vital needs of communities worldwide. Proposals are accepted from organizations working to defend or promote human rights in the following countries: Guatemala, Mexico, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

Nick Traina Foundation

Deadline:
Ongoing
The foundation assists organizations involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of manic depression, suicide prevention, child abuse, and children in jeopardy. Grants also support struggling musicians in the areas of health and mental illness. Of particular interest are proposals that address manic depression in children and young adults. There are no application deadlines. Proposals, which should be no longer than three pages, are reviewed four times a year.

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Deadline:
Ongoing
The foundation has three funding interests: ongoing research to established institutions for cancer research; the funding of worthwhile new cancer research projects; and grants to committees providing financial assistance to cancer victims in specific areas. Of interest are innovative, small-scale, short-term projects that may be difficult to find funding for elsewhere until results are obtained. Application forms are available upon written request and must accompany all project proposals. Applications are accepted at any time.