National Funding Opportunities from Corporate Funding
and other resources
$100 of Free Books from Enslow Publishers
Priorities: Every month, Enslow Publishers awards $100 of free children’s books to a single winner through an online raffle. No purchase is necessary- applicants just need to fill out a simple online form each month to be eligible.
Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More Grant
Each year, a total of $5,000.00 will be awarded. Depending on the applications received, one grant for the full amount or multiple grants for smaller amounts may be awarded.
Additional Information: Any type of library can apply, and the proposal can fund projects and services for any age group. Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an already-existing, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service they already offer. All programs or services proposed must benefit people with autism or their families, directly or indirectly. Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, to buy program materials, to pay for staff, etc.
Applications will be judged on the basis of:
• The project is clearly described and well thought out.
• There is institutional support for the program or service.
• People with autism, family members or other community stakeholders are involved in the development and/or implementation of the project.
• The program is one that would be replicable in other communities.
• The program or service is based on an understanding of the needs of people with autism and/or best practices in working with this population.
• The service or program will be sustainable after the end of the grant period.
Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected is honored and excited to be sponsoring this new grant opportunity that honors the groundbreaking work of Libraries and Autism co-founder Meg Kolaya for her contributions in promoting inclusion, connecting libraries and the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families to the library community.
This grant is an outcome of the Illinois State Library’s broad and ambitious project, Targeting Autism: A National Forum on Serving Library Patrons on the Spectrum. The grant is funded by Barbara Klipper, retired librarian, consultant and trainer, and the author of two important books, Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALA Editions, 2014) and The Secret Rules of Social Networking (AAPC Publishing, 2015).
Deadline: Applications for the 2018 grant will be accepted starting September 1, 2017.
BNSF Railway Foundation
2650 Lou Menk Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830
Priorities: Requests that fall into one or more of the following categories will be considered: civic, cultural, educational, heath and human services, youth organizations and federal organizations.
Additional info: Request are reviewed monthly, so there is not an application deadline, but please allow enough time for processing. For more specific guidelines and to submit a request, please visit the website.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Availability: All States
Average Amount: $10,000.00 – $4,500,000.00
Total Amount: $90,000,000.00
Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
1 CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Priorities: Programs targeting children with disabilities, programs focusing on health an rehabilitation services, public schools promoting a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extra curricular programs, and initiatives that give greater access to physical movement and play. some contributions are made to organizations that provide uninsured individuals with needed care, in particular programs where the care received is of high quality and delivered by providers who participate in accountable community health care programs.
Limitations: Must be a 501(c)(3) organization
Additional information: Application must be submitted online. Please visit the website.
Deadline: Please see website.
Distribution to Under-served Communities Library Program
Priorities: The DUC offers books, educational guides, posters, videos, CDs, DVDs and interactive materials about contemporary art, architecture, art history and cultural issues from museums, publishers and individual artists and writers to public schools, libraries, and community centers within the U.S. that are located in either rural or inner-city communities. All DUC materials are new books that have been generously donated to the program by publishers.
Dollar General Foundation
Dr Scholl Foundation
1033 Skokie Blvd. Ste. 230
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847 559-7430
Priorities: Funding priorities include education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental.
Additional Information: The application form and instructions are available online after September 1st. The form must be requested each year. Phone, fax, and email requests are not excepted.
Deadline: Applications are accepted between October 1st and March 1st of the following year.
Green Education Program Grants from the Alternative Fuel Foundation- The foundation raises funds to provide grant money to forward thinking schools and universities to sponsor projects that help promote the concept of sustainability. There is a preference for funding requests that promote the awareness and use of alternative fuels or promote the concept of sustainability. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored.
Availability: All States
Average Amount: $250.00 – $500.00
Program Areas: General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
H & R Block Foundation
One H & R Block Way
Kansas City, MO 64105
Contact: Robert Bloch
Phone: 816 854-4360
Priorities: Current areas of interest include arts & culture, neighborhood revitalization, education and health & human services. A major emphases is on activities that serve under-served, low-income individuals. Examples include arts and cultural programs that promote access for under-served individuals’ physical reconstruction of infrastructures in low income neighborhoods; educational programs promoting early learning and adult literacy; and health and human services programs that create a pathway out of poverty.
Additional Information: Emphasis is place on the five county Kansas City metro Area: Jackson, Clay and Platte in Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson in Kansas.
Deadline: October 13, 2017. Each nonprofit organization is limited to one application per year. Only online grant applications are accepted.
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
7 Park Center Court
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Program Areas: Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Library, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug-Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, Vocational
Availability: All States
Average Amount: $50,000.00 – $200,000.00
Total Amount: $80,000,000.00
JC Penney Cares
6501 Legacy Drive, MS 8101
Plano, TX 75024
Contact: Director of Philanthropy
Additional Information: Organizations interested in funding must submit a Letter of Inquiry. Submission requirements are available on the website. The review period is 30 days. You will be contacted if your Letter of Inquiry is selected to move forward. Please see website for full application guidelines.
Deadline: There are no application deadlines. However, please note that event requests submitted less than 90 days prior to the event date will be declined.
JM Foundation- Giving on a national basis, the Foundation’s current priorities include: supporting education and research that fosters market-based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks; developing state and national organizations that promote free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and private initiative; and identifying and educating young leaders.
Address: 116 Village Blvd., Ste. 200, Princeton, NJ United States 08540-5700
Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00
Total Amount: $1,000,000.00
Program Areas: After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
3215 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, Michigan 48084
Priorities: Funding priorities include arts & culture, health and human services.
Additional Information: Applications need to be submitted online thought the website.
Deadline: Arts & Culture and health priorities accept application on an ongoing basis. There is not deadline. for specific information about all funding priorities, please visit the website.
After 26 years and over $7 million worth of new, quality, hardcover children’s books donated to over 3,300 libraries, The Libri Foundation has closed its doors.
If you would like to continue to help rural children have access to quality books, we encourage you to support The Pilcrow Foundation which was established to continue Libri’s legacy.
7 West Seventh Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Priorities:Funding priorities include the categories of arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS, and women’s issue.
Additional Information:Applications are only accepted through the online application process. Please visit the website for additional information regarding eligibility.
Deadline:The Foundation meets an average of four times per year to review funding requests.
Mary Pope Osborne’s Gift of Books
Priorities: In-kind grants of books and workbooks to USA Title 1 1st through 5th grade.
New York Life Foundation
51 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010
Priorities: Proposals must fall within the Foundation’s Nurturing the Children focus, which includes mentoring children, educational enhancement, creating safe places to learn and grow and childhood bereavement.
Additional Info: Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis during the calendar year. All request must be submitted online.
Panera Bread Foundation
3630 S Geyer Rd Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Phone: 314- 984-1000
Priorities: Funding priorities include education, family services, food banks, health, youth and children. Operation Dough-Nation Programs include four major activities: Community Breadbox cash collection boxes, the Day-End Dough-Nation program. Panera/SCRIP Card Fundraising and participation in community events.
Additional Information: Funding applications must be submitted online. For specific application information, please see the Foundation’s website.
RGK Foundation Grant Program
Priorities: Grants up to $25,000 for organizations to improve education.
Sears Holdings Corporation
3333 Beverly Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Priorities: Funding priorities include supporting the health and well-being of their customers and their families, providing support for those who protect and defend our country, and supporting educational programs.
Additional Information: Please visit the website for complete giving guidelines. The donation request process can only be completed online. Mailed, faxed or emailed donation requests will not be reviewed.
Deadline: There are no application deadlines. Please submit your request 30 days prior to your required date and allow at least two weeks for a response.
PO Box 19060
Green Bay, WI 54307-9060
Priorities: Funding priorities include helping citizens of all ages maintain or improve their physical heath and helping students succeed in school and become self-sufficient adults.
Additional Information: Grant requests must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application system. Applications received by postal mail will not be accepted. Please see the website for specific guidelines for funding proposals.
6200 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66251
Priorities: Funding priorities include education, Arts & Culter, youth Development, Disaster relief, and Community Development.
Limitations: Must be a 501 (c) (3) organization. No funding provided for endowment, capital campaigns, memorial, construction or renovation projects.
Additional Information: All grant requests must be submitted online. See the website for additional information.
Deadlines: Application deadline is November 19, 2015 to be reviewed before the end of the year.
PO Box 25900
Overland Park, KS 66325
Priorities: Areas of interest include higher education, youth services, health facilities, human services, civic projects, community buildings, churches, museums, and energy efficient housing projects.
Additional Info: Organizations much be within the geographic areas to which the Ash Grove Cement Company is connected, including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Specific guidelines are available on the website. Grant requests are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed for approval in April, June, September, and December of each year.
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612 304-6073
Priority: Funding priorities include education grants in the areas of arts, culture, and design in schools, early childhood reading, and field trips.
Limitations: Organizations must be within 100 miles of a Target store in order to apply for a grant.
Deadline: Early Childood Reading and Arts, Culture, and Design in Schools grant applications are accepted from March 1 through April 30 and Field Trips grant applications are accepted from August 1 through September 30.
The Hearst Foundations
300 West 57th St., 26th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Priorities: Funding priorities include education, health, culture, and social service.
Limitations: Only one proposal from an organization will be reviewed within a calendar year.
Additional Information: All grant applications must be completed on the website using the Online Grant Application. Instructions for completing an online application are available.
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.
Mid-Continent Tower, Suite 3001
401 S. Boston Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74103-4017
Priorities: The general objectives and purposes of the Mabee Foundation are to assist, religious, charitable, and educational organizations. Most of the Foundation grants are made toward building and facility construction and renovation projects and to the purchase of major medical equipment. Grants are ordinarily made on a challenge or conditional basis to provide incentive for enlisting the support of other donors. Grants are for a portion of the costs remaining at the time of grant approval.
Additional information: Only one application letter needs to be furnished. Specific requirements are provided under Application procedures under Policies on the Mabee Foundation website. Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year. The Trustees consider application in January, April, July, and October. An application must be received on or before the first work day of the month preceding a meeting date.
The Lisa Libraries
Priorities: The Lisa Libraries donates new children’s books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PO BOX 2316 Rt 1 and College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: (877) 843-7953
Priorities: Projects that have a measurable impact and create transformation, meaningful change such as: service demonstrations, public education, training and fellowship programs, health services research, technical assistance, and communications activities.
The Wallace Foundation Major Initiatives
Priorities: Fund are intended for fice focus areas: School Leadership, After School, Arts, Education, Summer and Expanded Learning.
Toshiba America Foundation
Priories: Grants of less than $5,000 and larger grants of more than $5,000 to USA 6th through 12th grade teachers
200 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Priorities: Health is the major focus area. Organizations seeking funding should focus on improving access to health and wellness in their community, pharmacy education programs, and mentoring initiatives, Civic and Community Outreach, and emergency and disaster relief.
Additional information: Grant seekers must apply online through the online grant request form. Please visit the website for more information about eligibility and funding guild lines.
702 SW 8th St
Bentonville, AR 72716-8611
Phone: (479) 273-4000
Priorities: Grant proposals must fall into one of the following categories: hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and career opportunity.
Additional Info: There are national, state, and community giving programs available. Please visit the website for additional specific giving guidelines and application deadline.
10010 Regency Circle, MAC N8004-011
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 384-5662
Fax: (402) 384-5662
Contact: Jane Braden, Contributions Administrator
Priorities: Funding priorities include community development, education, human services, and financial education.
Limitations: Communities with a market presence are given priority.
Additional information: Allow up to 120 days for processing of request. Please visit the website for additional eligibility information.
Deadline: Grant requests of less than $5,000.00 may be submitted at any time. Any requests for over $5,000.00 should be submitted by May 1.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
1 Michigan Ave
East Battle Creek, MI 49017
Priorities: W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports new and innovative ideas and efforts to ensure all children, families, and communities-regardless of race or income–have opportunity to reach their full potential. WKKF wants all children to live a full life with high-quality early childhood experiences, in a home with families that have good jobs, and in a community where they are nurtured. Embedded in all that WKKF does is a commitment to advancing racial equity, to developing leaders and to engaging communities in solving their own problems.
Additional information: Online grant application is available on the website.