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.
American Family Insurance
600 American Parkway
Madison, WI 53783
Priorities: Funding priorities include human services, youth and education, arts and culture, and health.
Additional Information: Organizations requesting financial support must be in the 19 state operating area. A minimum of 30 days is required to review a proposal. Requests must be submitted through the website’s online application.
Deadline: There is no application deadline. Requests are accepted throughout the calendar year.
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 are now being accepted online * Submission deadline is December 1, 2015
BNSF Railway Foundation
2650 Lou Menk Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76131-2830
Contact: Manager BNSF Railway Foundation
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.
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.
Foundation Grants from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation– the Foundation provides support for programs and direct services (including general operating grants) and capital projects. The foundation focuses it’s giving in the following areas: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs & Health; Disabilities; Education, Children, Youth & Families; and General Community Support. Please note only Capitol Grants are given nationally.
Availability: All States
Average Amount: $50,000.00 – $200,000.00
Total Amount: $80,000,000.00
Address: 7 Park Center Court Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Telephone: 410-654-8500 ext. 217
Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
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
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
Address: PO Box 500 Middleton, MA 01949
Website: Alternative Fuel Foundation
Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other
Program Areas: General Education, Science/Environmental, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology
Improving Community Education Grants from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation- The foundation believes education, economic participation and community engagement are critical to moving low-income Americans toward greater prosperity. These three areas are the pillars of their program to address poverty in the U.S. Funding is made under three objectives: Improving Community Education, Expanding Economic Opportunity, and Building Organized Communities.
Availability: All States
Average Amount: $10,000.00 – $4,500,000.00
Total Amount: $90,000,000.00
Address: 503 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 1200 Flint, MI United States 48502-1851
Website: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Eligibility: Public School, Higher Education, Other
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)
JC Penney Cares
6501 Legacy Drive, MS 8101
Plano, TX 75024
Contact: Director of Philanthropy
Priorities: Funding priorities include health and welfare, education, and arts and culture.
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.
Educational Grants from the 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
Eligibility: Private School, Higher Education, Other
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.
Libri Foundation Books for Children Grant
Deadline: May 1, August 15
Priorities: The Libri Foundation donates new hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States, up to a value of $1050 based on a 2-to-1 match of local funds raised. Libraries receiving the grant select the books they will receive from the Foundation’s 600-title book list. Libraries that have previously received this grant may apply and are eligible again three years after receipt of their previous grant.
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
Phone: 902 429-2211
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
Contact: Attn: President, The Sunderland Foundation
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 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 Hearst Foundations
300 West 57th St., 26th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212 586-3750
Fax: 212 586-1917
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 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.
45 Glover Avenue
PO Box 4505
Norwalk, Connecticut 06856
Contact: Dr. Mark J Conlin, President
Priorities: Funding priorities include assisting a variety of social, civic, and cultural organizations, as well as preparing qualified individuals for careers in business, science, government, and general education and advancing knowledge in science and technology.
Additional Information: There is no specific application form used. Grants/funding requests should be submitted in letter form and describe the project or program. Please visit the website to see the specific funding and policy guidelines.
Deadline: Contribution reviews take place on a monthly basis and the Board of Trustees meet several times a year to review funding applications.