Archived 2012 Grant Opportunities



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December 2012


MetLife Creative Connections Grants

http://tinyurl.com/bnqmzla



Tel: (212) 645-6949

Deadline: January 7, 2013

Grant Sizes: $250-$3,500

Grants are made to composers or arts organizations to support fees for composers to participate in outreach activities. Can include workshops, performance discussions, and more.
NEH America’s Historic & Cultural Organizations

http://tinyurl.com/7ctf46t

Tel: (202) 606-8269

Email: publicpgms@neh.gov

Deadline: January 9, 2013

Grant Size: $40,000-$75,000; match required



Planning grants and Implementation grants available. Grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.
Avon Foundation College Healthy Relationships

http://tinyurl.com/c4ldh8o

Email: Christine.Jaworsky@avonfoundation.org

Deadline: January 11, 2013

Grant Size: 25 grants up to $5,000

Nonprofit college and university organizations may apply for funding for programs that address dating abuse, sexual assault and stalking prevention and awareness.
NEA Our Town Grants

http://tinyurl.com/axxslwz

Tel: (202) 682-5400

Email: webmgr@arts.gov

Deadline: January 14, 2013

Grant Size: $25,000-$200,000



Through Our Town, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide grants for creative place-making projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.
IMLS Grants to Strengthen Museums

http://tinyurl.com/3ddev3u

Tel: see webpage for program officer contacts

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Grant Size: $5,000-$150,000; match is required

Grants support high-priority new or on-going activities that advance the museum’s ability to serve the public more effectively.
AAUW Community Action Grants

http://tinyurl.com/4x8z6e9

Tel: (319) 337-1716, ext. 60

Email: aauw@act.org

Deadline: January 15, 2013

Grant Size: One-year grant: $2,000-$7,000; Two-year grant: $5,000-$10,000



Community Action grants provide funds for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.
Grants to Improve Agriculture Education

http://tinyurl.com/748rm57

Tel: (202) 720-1973

Email: SPEC@nifa.usda.gov

Deadline: January 18, 2013

Grant Size: up to $300,000 (up to a 25% match req’d)



Grants promote and strengthen agriscience and agribusiness education in secondary, two-year postsecondary and higher education settings.
FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety

http://tinyurl.com/ct2yeqp



Deadline: January 18, 2013

Tel: (866) 274-0960

Email: firegrants@dhs.gov

Grant Size: up to $1 million; sliding rate cost-sharing required

Fire departments and organizations with experience delivering fire prevention and safety programs may apply. Activities should reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death or injury from fire.
HRSA Community-Based Dental Partnerships

http://tinyurl.com/c3hudae

Tel: (301) 443-2075

Email: mmofidi@hrsa.gov

Deadline: January 28, 2013

Grant Size: Avg. $300,000; 12 awards

**Eligibility: Dental schools & dental hygiene programs only

For programs that increase access to oral health care for patients with HIV in underserved communities. To increase the number of dental providers capable of managing the oral health needs of patients with HIV.
CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants

http://tinyurl.com/bv8lq9n

Tel: (847) 434-4000

Email: catch@aap.org

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Grant Size: $5,000 to $12,000 to pediatricians; up to $3,000 to residents



The American Academy of Pediatrics supports pediatricians increasing access to medical homes and health services, reducing second-hand smoke exposure, addressing community barriers to immunizations, and benefitting Native Americans.
Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries & Museums (from IMLS)

http://tinyurl.com/bpjbeyn



(see webpage for contact info for multiple program officers)

Deadline: February 1, 2013

T/A Call: Jan. 9, 3 pm EST

Grant Size: $10,000-$25,000; NO match

Small grants encourage libraries, museums and archives to test innovative ideas that address problems, challenges or needs of broad relevance to libraries, museums or archives.
VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families

http://tinyurl.com/4ab84oj

Tel: (877) 737-0111

Email: SSVF@va.gov

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Grant Size: up to $2 million



Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.
NEA Student Achievement Grants

http://tinyurl.com/czt867j

Tel: (202) 822-7840

Email: foundation_info@nea.org

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Grant Size: $2,000 or $5,000



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
NEA Learning and Leadership Grants

http://tinyurl.com/d28p5kq

Tel: (202) 822-7840

Email: foundation_info@nea.org

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Grant Size: $2,000 or $5,000



The NEA Foundation provides grants to support high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study.
Shade Structure Grant Program

http://tinyurl.com/cuj4nsf

Email: shadestructure@aad.org

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Grant Size: $8,000 max. for a shade structure

The American Academy of Dermatology’s Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.



November 2012


NEH Challenge Grants for 2-Year Colleges

http://tinyurl.com/7q3mvol

Tel: (202) 606-8309

Email: challenge@neh.gov

Deadline: February 20, 2013

Grant Size: $500,000 for multiple awards



Capacity-building grants for 2-year colleges to improve humanities programs, including curricula. Staff will review proposals if submitted early.
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

http://www.benandjerrsfoundation.org

Tel: (802) 846-1500

Email: info@benandjerrysfoundation.org

Deadlines: LOIs Jan-Mar or Jul-Sept

Grant Size: $5,000-$15,000



Grassroots Organizing for Social Change grants support grassroots organizations for projects in social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems sources.

RWJF Nursing Scholarship Grants

http://www.rwjf.org

Tel: (202) 463-6930 (this program only)

Email: vdewitty@aacn.nche.edu

Deadline: Jan. 9, 2013

T/A Call: Dec. 6

Grant Size: $50,000-$300,000



Schools of Nursing may apply for 5-30 scholarships for underrepresented or economically disadvantaged nursing students.
The Big Read

http://www.neabigread.org

Deadline: Feb. 5, 2013

Grant Size: $2,400-$20,000; match required



Grants support community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.75 awards to be made to a variety of non-profits.


October 2012


Grants to Improve Agriculture Education

http://tinyurl.com/748rm57



Tel: (202) 720-1973

Email: SPEC@nifa.usda.gov

Deadline: January 18, 2013

Grant Size: $300,000 each (25% match reqd.)

The USDA seeks to promote and strengthen agriscience and agribusiness education in secondary, two-year postsecondary and higher education settings.
Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Grants for

Community Gardens and Makeovers

http://tinyurl.com/2d6we57



Tel: (866) 384-5661

Email: orangethumb@fiskars.com

Deadline: December 15th, 2012

Grant Size: 10 Grants of $3,500 and Fiskars items

The project provides tools, materials, and support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources.Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Grants for

Healthcare Institutions

http://tinyurl.com/9nrbgxv

Contact: communityrelations@cardinalhealth.com

Deadline: December 7, 2012

Grant Size: Approx. 25 $15,000-$35,000 grants

Cardinal Health develops and supports programs that help healthcare providers implement best practices that can truly transform patient care.
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries

http://www.laurabushfoundation.org/

Contact: lbf.application@gmail.com

Deadline: December 1, 2012

Grant Size: Up to $5,000

The Foundation makes grants to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of libraries at schools where 80% of the student body qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) program.


June 2012

AMA Foundation Healthy Living Grants

http://tinyurl.com/6b75dl8

Contact: (800) 621-8335

Deadline: July 16, 2012

Grant Size: Approx. 25 awards up to $8,000

Eligibility: Medical organizations and nonprofits partnering with medical organizations



Grants for grassroots health education to fight obesity.
NSF Grants for Minority STEM Education

http://tinyurl.com/d7z8a5h

Contact: ahicks@nsf.gov

Deadline: August 28

Grant Size: 60 awards from $50,000 to $5 million

The NSF’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority

Participation (LSAMP) program offers grants to colleges and universities to promote an increase in the number of minorities who graduate with science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) degrees.


Mr. Holland’s Opus Instrument Grants

http://www.mhopus.org/Home

Tel: (818) 762-4328

Deadline: Pre-Qualification Form due Aug. 1

Geographic focus: National

Grants to provide musical instruments to schools serving low-income communities or with limited instrument budgets. Any school eligible, with some restrictions. See guidelines for details.
Blue & You Fdn For a Healthier Arkansas Grants

www.blueandyoufoundationarkansas.com

Tel: (501) 378-3300

Deadline: July 16

Grant Size: $5K to $150K or $1K mini-grants

Eligibility: Arkansas-based organization or governmental

agency

The Blue & You Foundation’s mission is to promote better health in Arkansas. Particular emphasis will be given to projects that affect healthcare delivery, healthcare policy and healthcare economics.

May 2012



Kendal Charitable Innovation Grants

http://www.kendalcharitablefunds.org/

Email: cwade@kendalcharitablefunds.org

Deadline: June 15 (for Letters of Intent)

Grant Size: up to $25,000

Grants for Innovative New Programs to Improve the Lives of Older Adults. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with pilot projects that address services; research; or developing new understandings of the potential for aging well.
Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good Program

http://tinyurl.com/3z8mxoc

Deadline: June 12

Grant size: One $50,000 award, five $20,000 awards



Programs that mobilize community volunteers and have a positive impact on the community in one of the following three areas: (1) environmental goodness; (2) healthy goodness; and (3) human goodness.
The DJ&T Foundation

http://tinyurl.com/3q9u3a5

Tel: (323) 465-9955

Deadline: None

Geographic focus: National

Grants to establish on-site or mobile surgical units, spay/neuter transport vehicles, or equipment for clinics. Only non-profits are eligible, not municipalities.
Nat’l Ed. Assoc. (NEA) Teacher Dev’t Grants

http://tinyurl.com/y8fc53w

Deadline: Jun 1 and Oct 15

Grants: $2,000 and $5,000



Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers or and faculty/staff in higher ed to attend professional development, such as summer institutes or to form research or group study. Only teachers in public schools or faculty at public colleges/universities are eligible.

April 2012

Women in Nontraditional Occupations Grants

http://tinyurl.com/7ed8oae

Tel: (202) 693-3703

Deadline: May 21

Grant size: $300,000

The Labor Department will make six awards to consortia working with one-stop centers, unions and other groups to help women enter apprenticeships or jobs in certain fields. Very competitive.
CANADA: Key to Living Grants

http://tinyurl.com/3q7rc5e

Tel: (204) 946-7146

Email: community.relations@gwl.ca

Deadlines: Rolling

Grant Sizes: varies



Corporate Giving program of Great West Life in Canada to Canadian organizations in the areas of arts/culture, education, health/wellness, civic activities and social services.


Plum Creek

http://tinyurl.com/3tf6eoq

Tel. (206) 467-3664

Email: foundation@plumcreek.com

Deadlines: Quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jun, Oct)

Grant Sizes: Up to $10,000; usually less than $5k



Giving only in counties where the company operates; list of eligible counties in AR, GA. FL,

LA, ME, MI, MS, MO, OR, and WI is at: http://tinyurl.com/7psjech. Giving to social services, education, environment and arts.
Farmer’s Market Promotion Grants

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/FMPP

Deadline: May 21, 2012

Grants: $5,000 to $100,000; NO match required



Grants to increase consumption of local healthy foods. Priority points awarded if programs are implemented in a food desert or low-income area. Will fund new farmer’s markets, roadside stands, agri-tourism, and community-supported programs.


March 2012

Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence

Shelter Grants

http://tinyurl.com/3v6mdnw

Tel: (877) 652-2737

Web: www.marykayfoundation.org

Deadline: April 30 (awards announced in Oct.)

Grant size: $20,000



The Foundation makes grants to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Application forms are available at the website listed above.
Homeless/Runaway Youth Basic Centers &

Street Outreach Programs

http://tinyurl.com/3swfwdk (Basic Centers)

Tel: (202) 205-9546 (BC) 205-7745 (SOP)

Deadline: June 7 (anticipated; RFA approx. 4/8)

Grant Sizes: $25k-$200k

Two federal programs (Basic Centers and Street Outreach) to reach runaway and homeless youth. Eligible applicants include nonprofits, public and private universities, and governments.

ING Run for Something Better

http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/how-to-apply/

Contact: None given

Deadline: May 15, 2012

Grant Size: Maximum of $2,500 per school

Giving directly to schools (K-8) who wish to start or expand a running program for students. Don’t put this off to the last minute as you must provide detailed demographic and other data in yourapplication.
Community Forest Grants

http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/programs/loa/cfp.shtml

Email: communityforest@fs.fed.us

Deadline: May 15, 2012

Grant Ranges: Max of $400,000; match required

Eligible Applicants: governments, nonprofits



Federal program to establish community forests by acquiring private land in danger of “conversion”

to non-forest uses. Very competitive



February 2012

Legal Assistance for Victims of Violence

Against Women

http://tinyurl.com/8y5xwf (link will open PDF RFA)

Tel: (202) 307-0690

Web: www.ovw.usdoj.gov

Deadline: March 26; LOI required by March 12

Giving Range: $300,000-$500,000



Giving to implement cooperative efforts between sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking services organizations.
National Weather Assoc. Education

http://tinyurl.com/6s2y2ha

Contact: Jeff Tongue, Chair Education Committee

Email: jeffrey.tongue@noaa.gov

Deadline: June 1

Grant Size: $750



Giving to K-12 teachers to improve the education of students in meteorology. Teachers may use the funds to purchase equipment, start a new science outreach program or attend workshops.


Saucony Run for Good

http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/how-to-apply/

Contact: Through form on website

Deadline: June 13, 2012

Grant Size: Maximum of $10,000

Giving for programs that increase participation of youth in running to positively impact the lives of participants. Those served must be under age 18.
Singing for Change

http://www.singingforchange.org/

grant_information.html

P.O. Box 729

Sullivan’s Island, SC 28482

Tel: (843) 882-8021

Email: judithrangersmith@gmail.com

Deadlines: NONE; must submit 1-page LOI first

Grant Ranges: $1,000-$10,000

Giving for projects that empower individuals to effect positive change in their communities. See website for ineligible activities and recipients.

January 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Reform Fund Round 2

http://tinyurl.com/5ulhenp

Tel: (202) 452-831

Email: aspencer@gih.org

Deadline: February 29

Giving Range: Up to $30,000



Giving to foundations that will provide grantseeking support to state and county governments working to implement health reform law
Connecting Youth to the Outdoors Initiative

(National Fish and Wildlife Foundation)

http://tinyurl.com/7xsg3qo

Contact: Claire Thorp

Email: Claire.thorp@nfwf.org

Deadline: January 27

Grant range: $50,000 to $100,000

(1:1 match required)

Giving to programs that fund innovative conservation job opportunities for youth that expose them to career opportunities

Kessler Foundation Employment Program

http://kesslerfoundation.org

300 Executive Drive, Suite 70

West Orange, NJ 07052

Tel: (973) 324-8362

Email: KFgrantprogram@kesslerfoundation.org

Deadline: Feb 2 for concept submissions

Giving Range: $100,000t o $250,000 per year



Giving for programs that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities
Bikes Belong Coalition

http://www.bikesbelong.org/grants/apply-for-agrant/

P.O. Box 2359

Boulder, CO 80306

Tel: (303) 449-4893

Deadline: February 29



Grant Range: Up to $10,000

Giving to programs that connect existing facilities for create new biking opportunities





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