Archived 2012 Grant Opportunities

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December 2012

MetLife Creative Connections Grants

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

Tel: (202) 606-8269


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


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

Tel: (202) 682-5400


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

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

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


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

Tel: (202) 720-1973


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

Deadline: January 18, 2013

Tel: (866) 274-0960


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

Tel: (301) 443-2075


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

Tel: (847) 434-4000


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)

(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

Tel: (877) 737-0111


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

Tel: (202) 822-7840


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

Tel: (202) 822-7840


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


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

Tel: (202) 606-8309


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

Tel: (802) 846-1500


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

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


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

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

Tel: (202) 720-1973


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

Tel: (866) 384-5661


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


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


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

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


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

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

Tel: (501) 378-3300

Deadline: July 16

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

Eligibility: Arkansas-based organization or governmental


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


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

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

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

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

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

Tel: (204) 946-7146


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

Tel. (206) 467-3664


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: Giving to social services, education, environment and arts.
Farmer’s Market Promotion Grants

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

Tel: (877) 652-2737


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 (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

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


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 (link will open PDF RFA)

Tel: (202) 307-0690


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

Contact: Jeff Tongue, Chair Education Committee


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

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


P.O. Box 729

Sullivan’s Island, SC 28482

Tel: (843) 882-8021


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

Tel: (202) 452-831


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)

Contact: Claire Thorp


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

300 Executive Drive, Suite 70

West Orange, NJ 07052

Tel: (973) 324-8362


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

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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