California Consulting Announces Education Grants for March 2023

 

EDUCATION GRANTS

March 1, 2023

Volume 20, Issue 3

 

This document contains a selection of federal, state, and private grant and loan funding opportunities organized by funding topic. 

Funding topic sections are listed in order and may include and/or duplicate a funding source that serves more than one focus. 

Contact California Consulting, for information on any of the listed opportunities

UPCOMING FUNDING – ALL CATEGORIES

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: FY 2023 Street Outreach Program

Estimated Post Date: April 21, 2023

Estimated Deadline: June 22, 2023

Amount: $90,000 to $150,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, special districts, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343709 

The Street Outreach Program provides street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to or are at risk of being subjected to sexual abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, and severe forms of human trafficking in persons.  These services, targeted in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth making healthy choices and providing them access to shelter as well as basic needs, including food, hygiene packages and information on a range of available services.

 

California Energy Commission: National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding Program (NEVI)

Deadline: TBD – Scheduled to be released Q1 2023

Amount: TBD

Match: TBD

Eligibility: TBD

Link: https://www.energy.ca.gov/event/workshop/2022-09/session-1-national-electric-vehicle-infrastructure-funding-program-pre?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 

Background: 

NEVI provides $5 billion in formula grant funding to the states as part of the 2021 federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). California’s share is expected to be $384 million, allocated over 5 years. The primary policy objective for NEVI is to establish a coast-to-coast network of 500,000 modern, high-powered direct current (DC) fast chargers along the nation’s freeways and highways to enable long-distance travel in zero-emission vehicles.

The NEVI program designates Caltrans as the lead agency for California. Caltrans and the CEC are collaborating on program design and implementation. This workshop will share the structure and requirements that have been developed to implement the grant funding opportunity to deploy high-powered DC fast chargers along California’s corridors.

 

CalRecycle: Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program

Deadline: TBD (Not released as of 2/27/23)

Amount: $150,000 to $250,000

Eligibility: Local governments, nonprofits, IHEs, solid waste facilities, school districts, tribal entities

https://calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/grantsloans/FoodWaste/ 

The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by establishing new or expanding existing food waste prevention projects (source reduction or food rescue for people) in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills.

 

CalRecycle: Organics Grant Program

Deadline: TBD (Application materials tentatively available Winter 2023)

Amount: Up to $3 million

Eligibility: Local government, for-profits, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments

https://calrecycle.ca.gov/climate/grantsloans/organics/ 

The purpose of this competitive grant program is to further the purposes of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California to reduce the amount of California-generated green materials, food materials, or alternative daily cover (ADC) being sent to landfills.

 

California Department of Education: Universal Prekindergarten Planning & Implementation Grant

Deadline: TBD (Not released as of 2/27/23)

Amount: Allocation Formula - Minimum Base Grants: LEAs with an enrollment of 1 to 23 pupils, inclusive, will receive twenty-five thousand dollars. LEAs with an enrollment of 24 to 99 pupils, inclusive, will receive fifty thousand dollars. LEAs with an enrollment of 100 or more pupils will receive one hundred thousand dollars.

Match: No

Eligibility: LEAs (school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education)

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5753 

The Universal Prekindergarten Planning (UPK) & Implementation Grant is a state early learning planning and capacity building initiative with the goal of expanding access for preschool-age students to prekindergarten programs at local educational agencies (LEAs). Grant funds may pay for costs associated with creating or expanding California state preschool programs or transitional kindergarten programs or establish or strengthen partnerships with other providers of prekindergarten education within the LEA, including Head Start programs.

 

TRANSPORTATION, BUS & VEHICLE FUNDING

 

California Air Resources Board: Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)

Deadline: Currently open. Deadline not specified.

Amount: Voucher program. See Voucher Incentives webpage for specific equipment and voucher amounts: https://californiacore.org/resources/#Voucherincentive 

Eligibility: Any off-road equipment user in California is eligible. If you would like to participate, equipment you purchase must be domiciled and operated for at least 3 years in California after the voucher redemption date. Equipment users must also submit activity reports for 3 years.

Program Link: https://californiacore.org/how-to-participate/ 

Program Summary: The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is intended to accelerate deployment of advanced technology in the off-road sector by providing a streamlined way for fleets to access funding that helps offset the incremental cost of such technology. CORE targets commercial-ready products that have not yet achieved a significant market foothold. By promoting the purchase of clean technology over internal combustion options, the project is expected to reduce emissions, particularly in areas that are most impacted; help build confidence in zero-emission technology in support of CARB strategies and subsequent regulatory efforts where possible; and provide other sector-wide benefits, such as technology transferability, reductions in advanced-technology component costs, and larger infrastructure investments.

 

California Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Trust

Deadline: First come first served basis

Amount: Up to $3,250,000

Match: Match funding from the applicant is encouraged and required for school bus purchases (at least 5 percent) and all non-government owned purchases (at least 25 percent)

Eligibility: Owners of transit buses, school buses and shuttle buses. Administered by San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, but available statewide.

http://vwbusmoney.valleyair.org/

The Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Bus Project provides funding for new zero-emission replacement buses for owners of transit, school, and shuttle buses. This project mitigates excess NOx emissions, reduces pollution in disadvantaged and low-income communities, supports advanced technology vehicle and equipment deployments and accelerates the zero-emission transformation of the heavy-duty fleet. 

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment 

Deadline: Not stated

Amount: Discounted equipment. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

Eligibility: Local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment 

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Electric School Bus Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $400,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Must be in SJVAPCD eligible counties.  The applicant must be the school bus owner that is a public school district, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), or private company that is contracted with a public school to transport public school children to and from school.

http://valleyair.org/grants/electric-school-bus.htm 

The Electric School Bus Incentive Program provides monetary incentives for the replacement of existing diesel yellow school buses that transport public school children to and from school with all electric school buses. Eligible applicants are public school districts, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), and privately owned yellow school buses that are contracted with a public school to transport public school children. Applicants must obtain an executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to the order or purchase of new all electric school bus.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase 

Deadline: Not specified

Amount: $20,000 per vehicle, up to $100,000 per agency

Eligibility: Public agency such as cities, counties, special districts, public educational institutions

http://www.valleyair.org/Home.htm

SJVAPCD is currently accepting applications from public agencies requesting funding of up to $20,000 per vehicle, for the purchase of new alternative-fuel vehicles.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program

Deadline: Continuous until funding is exhausted

Amount:  Up to $20,000 per school bus

Match: Any costs not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Any California public school district that directly provides transportation services, Joint Power Authority (JPA) that owns school buses, or private transportation agency that provides student transportation services under contract to public school districts are eligible to participate in this program. Private school districts are not eligible.

http://valleyair.org/grants/schoolbus.htm# 

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has announced that there is some limited funding available for the Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program.  The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to California school districts with compliance of ARB’s in-use Truck and Bus Regulation.  This program will provide incentive funds to retrofit 1991 and newer engine model year and vehicle model year school buses with an ARB verified Level-3 diesel emissions control strategy (retrofit).

 

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County: Free Buses for Schools Program

Deadline: Continuous while funding is available

Amount: Varies.  LACSD will reimburse schools for bus transportation costs.

Match: None

Eligibility: Teachers/classrooms for grades 5-12 at a public or private school in the Sanitation District's service in LA County

http://www.lacsd.org/education/school_programs/free_bus_program.asp 

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are offering you a free field trip to our facilities (while funds last). If you qualify, we will reimburse you for your bus transportation costs to visit either a wastewater treatment plant, materials recovery facility or one of our other sites. This is a unique opportunity for you and your students. You will get to see, learn, and really experience what happens to your sewage or trash. It is fun, interesting, and educational! ​ ​Please note that funds for buses are limited and may run out. A school is eligible for one free bus during the school year.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND 

AGRICULTURE FUNDING

 

U.S. Bureau of Land Management: FY23 IIJA Bureau of Land Management Headquarters (HQ) Threatened and Endangered Species Program

Deadline: March 24, 2023

Amount: $10,000 to $250,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, nonprofits, special districts, IHEs, public housing authorities, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=345513 

The BLM Headquarters Threatened and Endangered Species Program works to conserve and recover federally listed and Bureau sensitive animal and plant species and their habitat on public lands. The 2023 priorities are addressing the impact of the climate crisis and ecosystem approaches for managing multiple listed and sensitive species, pollinator conservation and management, ensuring habitat connectivity, and updating outreach/education materials, including the Program's public facing website.

 

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation: Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Amount: Scoping Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, Technical Assistance Grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, and Implementation Grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. 

Eligibility: Cultural institutions 

http://www.frankenthalerclimateinitiative.org/ 

The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, launched by Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with RMI and Environment and Culture Partners, is a national grantmaking program that addresses climate change through cultural institutions. Support is provided to cultural institutions located in the U.S. or its territories that have visual arts as a key part of their mission and programming. 

 

CalFire: Green Schoolyards

Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Concept Paper) 

Amount: Implementation Grants: Between $1,000,000 and $30,000,000 per applicant including $2,000,000 max. per school campus included in the project. Planning Grants: Between $75,000 and $1,500,000 per application including $100,000 max. per school campus included in the project. Funds paid on reimbursement basis. Advance payment options available to nonprofits serving disadvantaged communities. 

Match: All grant types require a cost share (matching) rate of 75/25

Eligibility:  Cities, counties, qualifying districts, or nonprofit organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Districts include, but are not limited to, school or park districts. Joint use agreements between school districts and local park agencies are eligible to further the Outdoors for All initiative. 

https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/urban-and-community-forestry-grant-programs/ 

Summary: Designing/implementing of Green Schoolyards projects with multiple benefits that give special attention to reducing extreme heat, provision of shade to students during recess and outdoor learning, air quality improvement, storm water management, water quality, or improvement of public health and/or educational outcomes. Implementation projects shall include the planting of trees and should include converting pavement to green spaces on school campuses with a priority on the child-accessible areas of campus. Planning project should incorporate tree plantings and the conversion of pavement to green spaces on school campuses with a priority on the child-accessible areas of campus in the campus design.

 

CalFire: Urban and Community Forestry Program

Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Concept Paper)

Amount: $150,000 to $3 million, depending on grant type. See guidelines.

Match: All grant types require a cost share (matching) rate of 75/25

Eligibility: Cities, counties, qualifying districts (School, park recreation, water and local taxing districts) and nonprofits. 70% of funding targeted for projects in AB 1550 DACs.

https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/urban-and-community-forestry-grant-programs/ 

Projects should provide environmental services and cost-effective solutions to the needs of urban communities and local agencies. Benefits of the projects include reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increased water supply, clean air and water, reduced energy use, flood and storm water management, recreation, urban revitalization, improved public health, and producing useful products such as biofuel, clean energy, high quality wood and job creation.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: California Volkswagen Mitigation Trust

Deadline: Opens October 31, 2022 - first come, first-serve basis

Amount: School districts can receive up to $400,000 per bus that is 2006 model year or older. Newer buses to be replaced are eligible for up to $380,000.

Eligibility: School districts

https://ww2.valleyair.org/grants/vw-mitigation-trust/#vw-application 

The second installment of the $130 million California Mitigation Trust funds the statewide purchase of zero-emissions school buses, transit buses, and shuttle buses. The funds will replace older, high-polluting transit, school, and shuttle buses with new battery-electric or fuel-cell buses. During the project’s 10-year period, approximately 425 vehicles will be replaced with an incentive amount of up to $400,000 per vehicle.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: F23AS00032 - 2023 Coastal Program

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Amount: Up to $200,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343706 

Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Coastal Program projects must support the missions of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and the Coastal Program, and be based on biological principles and the best available science. The Coastal Program takes an adaptive approach to designing and implementing coastal habitat protection and restoration strategies that anticipate and ameriorate the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors. Coastal Program habitat improvement projects strive to increase coastal resiliency by improving the ability of coastal ecosystems to adapt to environmental changes and supporting natural and nature-based infrastructure projects to protect and enhance coastal habitats.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY23

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Amount: Up to $750,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343732 

Geographic focus areas define where the program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. The program has been in existence since 1987 and has over 30 years of successful delivery. Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. It also advances the Department of the Interior’s mission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission, and PFW’s mission, promote biological diversity, and based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.

 

San Joaquin Valley Public Benefit Grant Program 

Deadline: First come, first served

Amount: Up to $100,000

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts (i.e., water districts, irrigation districts, etc.), and public educational institutions (i.e., school districts, community colleges, state universities, etc.) located within the geographic boundaries of the District.

http://valleyair.org/grants/content/publicbenefit.html 

Up to $100,000 to purchase new electric, plug-in hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicles for public agencies to promote clean air alternative-fuel technologies and the use of low- or zero-emission vehicles in public fleets. Grant funds will pay up to $20,000 per vehicle. Included on the list of qualifying vehicles are cars, vans, golf carts and other light duty vehicles.

 

California Department of Water Resources: 2021 Urban and Multi-benefit Drought Relief Grant Program

Deadline: Not determined yet - Will be updated on program website

Amount: $2 million minimum

Match: No - Applicants are encouraged to use other fund sources to supplement the grant funds.

Eligibility: Public agencies, public utilities, special districts, colleges and universities, mutual water companies, nonprofits, regional water management groups, tribes 

https://water.ca.gov/Water-Basics/Drought/urbanmultibenefitdrought   

Grant funding is available for interim or immediate relief in response to conditions arising from drought across California. The drought relief goal is to address immediate impacts on human health and safety and on fish and wildlife resources, and to provide water to persons or communities that lose or are threatened with the loss or contamination of water supplies.

 

California Department of Water Resources: Small Community Drought Relief Program

Deadline: There will be no formal proposal solicitation for this Program. Small communities impacted by the drought are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications for funding will be accepted on a first come first served basis until all the funds are awarded, or until December 29, 2023, whichever comes first.

Amount: A total of $192 Million in funding from the General Fund is available for grants under this Program.

Match: Not required but encouraged

Eligibility: Public agencies, public utilities, special districts, IHEs, mutual water companies, nonprofits, federally recognized Indian tribes

https://water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/Small-Community-Drought-Relief/Small-Community-Drought-Relief-Guidelines_2021-Final_ay11_v3.pdf 

Summary: Eligible projects for the Small Community Drought Relief Program shall be in counties included in Governor Newsom’s state of emergency proclamations for 2021. Any county or jurisdiction included in a future drought proclamation by the Governor or for circumstances for which the SWRCB determines that drought conditions necessitate urgent and immediate action to ensure availability of safe drinking water, to protect public health and safety, will also qualify for funding. To be eligible for the Small Community Drought Relief Program funding, projects must be designed to benefit small communities and rural communities. Eligible projects must address one or more program objectives: 1) hauled water 2) temporary community water tanks 3) bottled water 4) water vending machines 5) emergency water interties 6) new wells or rehabilitation of existing wells 7) construction or installation of permanent infrastructure

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Bikeway Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $150,000

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/bikepaths.htm

The purpose of this program is to fund the construction of new bikeway projects to promote clean air through the development of a widespread, interconnected network of bike paths, lanes or routes and improving the general safety conditions for commuter bicyclists for the benefit of commuter bicycling.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: E-Mobility

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $150,000

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/emobility.htm

The District is currently accepting applications for the development or expansion of telecommunications services and electronic technology applications to directly replace vehicle travel by the general public. Funding is available for eligible projects such as video teleconferencing, Internet business transactions, and telework sites. 

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Charge Up! Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/chargeup.htm

The District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. This Program provides funding for public agencies, businesses, and property owners of multi-unit dwellings (i.e. apartment complexes, condominiums, etc.) in the San Joaquin Valley to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers. These chargers will support existing EV owners and encourage the growth of the clean technology in the Valley.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Alternative Fuel Mechanic Training

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Funding for this program is opened to qualifying agencies that are currently using an alternative fuels program, servicing an alternative fuels system or making the transition to alternative fuels technology in their fleet or infrastructure operations. Government agencies, private companies, or public educational institutions may apply for this grant opportunity. Must be within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/mechanictraining.htm

The District is currently accepting applications to develop and advance the education of personnel on the mechanics, safe operation and maintenance of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Eligible educational subjects include the following: alternative fuel engines, fueling practices and vehicle fuel systems, fuel station components, operational safety and procedures, technical or mechanic training, or alternative fuel technology overview. 

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Electric School Bus Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $400,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be the school bus owner that is a public school district, JPA or private company contracted with a public school to transport public school children to and from school. Must be located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/electric-school-bus.htm

The Electric School Bus Incentive Program provides monetary incentives for the replacement of existing diesel yellow school buses that transport public school children to and from school with all electric school buses. Eligible applicants are public school districts, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), and privately owned yellow school buses that are contracted with a public school to transport public school children. 

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Public Transportation Subsidy and Park & Ride Lots

Deadline: Continuous until funds are exhausted

Amount: Up to $150,000 (depending on category selected)

Eligibility: Municipalities, government agencies and public education institutions located within the boundaries of the District (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties)

http://valleyair.org/grants/publictransport.htm

The District is currently accepting applications to provide public transportation pass subsidies, such as for rail and transit services, and for the construction of park-and-ride lots which connect commuters to alternative transportation measures. Funding provided through this program is intended to encourage commuter rideshare activities as an alternative to single occupant vehicle commutes for daily long-distance travel. 

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment 

Deadline: Not stated

Amount: Discounted equipment. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

Eligibility: Local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations located in AQMD District

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment 

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

 

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Nonprofit and educational organizations

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/community-giving 

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

  • education, including school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;

  • community and culture, including arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;

  • human interest, including elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,

  • environmental issues, including organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Farmer Ag Truck Replacement Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Replacement value of truck

Match: Funding will be provided at 65% of the cost of the eligible replacement truck

Eligibility: Must be in SJVAPCD eligible counties. Agricultural truck owners (see guidelines for more details on eligibility) 

http://valleyair.org/grants/FARMER.htm 

The FARMER Ag Truck Replacement Program provides incentive funds for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel ag trucks. Funds are provided on a first come, first serve basis and applicants must obtain approval and have a signed, executed contract from the SJVAPCD prior to purchase of new equipment. Any equipment purchased prior to contract execution is ineligible as this is not a rebate program.

 

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: Electric School Bus Incentive Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $400,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Must be in SJVAPCD eligible counties.  The applicant must be the school bus owner that is a public school district, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), or private company that is contracted with a public school to transport public school children to and from school.

http://valleyair.org/grants/electric-school-bus.htm 

The Electric School Bus Incentive Program provides monetary incentives for the replacement of existing diesel yellow school buses that transport public school children to and from school with all electric school buses. Eligible applicants are public school districts, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), and privately owned yellow school buses that are contracted with a public school to transport public school children. 

 

CHARTER, AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER SCHOOL FUNDING

 

California Department of Education: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III Summer Grant Program

Deadline: April 3, 2023

Amount: Two-Year Grant: Up to 600 enrollment-$60,000; 601-899 enrollment-$75,000; 900+ enrollment-$100,000

Match: No

Eligibility:  LEAs. Sites awarded in the first round are not eligible to apply for any additional funding from this grant. Schools must be an After School Education and Safety (ASES) or 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grantee and have verifiable Free and Reduced Price Meals (FRPM) data for 2020-21 through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) to be considered in the funding determination.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5783 

The purpose of the Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Summer Grant Program is to implement evidence-based summer enrichment programs, and ensure such programs respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the corona-virus on the student populations, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.

 

Justin J. Watt Foundation
Deadline: Requests for winter sports (basketball, wrestling and volleyball) may be submitted August, September and October each year

Amount: Uniforms and Equipment

Eligibility: School must have planned/established school sports program between 3p-5:30p for 6th to 8th grade students and over 60% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch program 

http://jjwfoundation.org/request-funds/

The Justin J. Watt Foundation is dedicated to providing afterschool opportunities for middle school-aged children throughout the U.S. to become involved in athletics so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers. Funding for uniforms and/or equipment is provided to approved schools that have an after-school athletic program for 6th to 8th graders and where over 60% of students are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program. Schools must provide a secure place to store uniforms and equipment, as well as staff, transportation, and space for the after-school program. Requests for winter sports (basketball, wrestling, and volleyball) may be submitted in August, September, and October of each year. 

 

American Society of Naval Engineers FLEET Grants

Deadline: Continues until funds are exhausted

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Not specified

http://www.navalengineers.org/STEM-FLEET

This is the last round of FLEET grants from the American Society of Naval Engineers. Grants support an organization’s use of FLEET, a free STEM video game with after-school curricula. Although FLEET and the associated hands-on engineering challenges are completely free to implement, schools and organizations often use these grants to buy technology and materials that help support FLEET and other programs. 

 

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Nonprofit and educational organizations

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/community-giving 

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

  • education, including school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;

  • community and culture, including arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;

  • human interest, including elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,

  • environmental issues, including organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

 

CAMPUS SAFETY / LEGAL / MISC. JUSTICE FUNDING

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Amount: Up to $1.5 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Counties, cities, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Programs. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The Grants Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards ("Fire Prevention and Safety Activity") and (2) research and development activities aimed at improving firefighter safety ("Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity"). The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.  

 

U.S. Department of Justice: BJA FY 23 Body-worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

Deadline: April 4, 2023

Amount: Up to $2M

Match: Yes - Amount depends on category selected. Generally 50%

Eligibility: States, cities, counties, IHEs, school districts, public housing authorities, tribal governments. Local law enforcement agencies that perform law enforcement functions including universities and colleges, school district police, transit police or fish and game enforcement agencies.

https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2023-171562 

Summary: OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. With this solicitation, BJA seeks to expand the adoption of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, including correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions. BJA also seeks to assist agencies that have existing BWC programs expand and refine those programs, and BJA seeks to promote the more effective management, sharing, and integration of digital evidence generated by BWCs within and between criminal justice agencies.

 

U.S. Department of Justice: OJJDP FY 2023 Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth

Deadline: April 6, 2023

Amount: Up to $50,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Counties, cities, nonprofits, IHEs, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346146 

OJJDP seeks to support high-quality arts programs for justice-involved youth to reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, and/or other problem and high-risk behaviors. This project seeks to support and strengthen collaborations between arts-based organizations and juvenile justice systems to develop, expand, or enhance effective interventions, which may involve emphasizing the unique capability of the art interventions to enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors that lead to justice system involvement, including individual characteristics, social influences, and community conditions.

 

U.S. Department of Justice: OVW Fiscal Year 2023 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program - Solicitation

Deadline: April 11, 2023

Amount: Up to $950,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal organizations and governments

https://www.justice.gov/ovw/open-solicitations 

Program supports efforts to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and supports projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas.

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP)

Deadline: April 25, 2023

Amount: $50,000 to $2M

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=345347 

The Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants to develop sustainable, multidisciplinary targeted violence and terrorism prevention capabilities in local communities, to pilot innovative prevention approaches, and to identify prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country.

 

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Deadlines: Grant Portal Opens the following dates for each quarter: Q2: January 12, 2023; Q3: April 13, 2023; Q4: July 13, 2023 (600 applications are accepted each quarter. Once they reach 600, the application window for that specific quarter closes)

Amount: $15,000 to $25,000

Eligibility: Public safety organizations, such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, first responders, EMS organizations, nonprofit organizations and schools

http://grants.firehousesubs.com/ 

The mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to impact the life-saving capabilities and the lives of local heroes and their communities. The Foundation supports public safety organizations in the communities served by Firehouse Subs restaurants across the country. The Foundation's areas of interest include:

Life-Saving Equipment
The focus is on providing first responders with equipment to improve their life-saving capabilities.

Disaster Relief
The focus is on providing assistance and resources after natural and man-made disasters such as fire, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.

Prevention Education
The focus is on prevention educational tools to the public about the importance of fire safety, public safety, and natural disaster preparedness in order to prevent disasters in the home and community.

Military and Local Heroes
The focus is on organizations that benefit men and women of the military who have served their country in any of the branches of the United States Uniformed Services.

Scholarships and Continued Education
The focus is on providing financial resources to accredited organizations to assist individuals pursuing a career in the public safety sector.

 

U.S. Department of Justice: Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance

Deadline: Open

Amount: There are no minimum or maximum levels of funding for grant awards. OVC will work with applicants to ensure that the level of funding requested is necessary to meet their unique circumstances and needs.

Match: No

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to state victim assistance programs; public agencies, including federal, state, and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, public institutions of higher education; and victim service and nongovernmental organizations.

https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx?utm_source=newsfromovc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=response_to_opioid_crisis_5.30.2018&utm_c 

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) supports victims of mass violence and terrorism through the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP). This program is designed to supplement the resources and services of entities responding to these acts when a jurisdiction has been overwhelmed after such an incident. 

 

The A/H Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Up to $21,000
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County

c/o Rosen & Company CPAs
15545 Devonshire Street
Suite 210 

Mission Hills, CA 91345

818-920-9888

Funding focus areas include:

  • animal welfare;

  • community development, including safety issues;

  • education;

  • health, including cancer, medical research, and services to wounded veterans; and,

  • Jewish organizations;

  • social services.

 

CHILDCARE AND EARLY LEARNING FUNDING

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Building Early Childhood-Child Welfare Partnerships to Support the Well-Being of Young Children, Families, and Caregivers

Deadline: March 13, 2023

Amount: $250,000 to $275,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, nonprofits, special districts, school districts, IHEs, public housing authorities, for-profits, tribal organizations and governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343855 

Grant funding will support the development of policy, quality practice, and other strategies across systems that work to support children and families at-risk or engaged with the child welfare system.  Grant recipients will implement strategies to ensure that coordination and communication between relevant partners becomes institutionalized. Such strategies may include but are not limited to: establishing formalized mechanisms of coordination between partner agencies; increasing cross-training and partnership opportunities for child welfare and ECE at both the staff and leadership levels; developing and enhancing strategies to facilitate referral and coordination processes between agencies; and ensuring that child welfare agencies have ready and accurate information about ECE.

 

CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS, ADULT EDUCATION FUNDING

 

California Department of Education: College and Career Access Pathways Grant

Deadline: March 30, 2023

Amount: $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility:  Local educational agencies

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5930 

To establish a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) dual enrollment partnership agreement that is consistent with the requirements of Section 76004 of California Education Code and that gives students access to dual enrollment opportunities pursuant to the CCAP partnership agreement.

 

California Department of Education: Middle College and Early College Grant

Deadline: March 30, 2023

Amount: $250,000

Match: No

Eligibility:  All LEAs interested in starting a new, autonomous middle college high school or new early college high school, in expanding an existing middle college high school or early college high school or in starting a new early college high school within an existing school are encouraged to apply. LEA must show evidence of an existing or planned partnership with an institution of higher education for the creation of a dual enrollment program.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5931 

Supports the costs to plan for, and start up, a middle college or early college high school that is located on the campus of a local educational agency (LEA), a partnering community college, or other location determined by the local partnership, and that is consistent with the specifications of Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 11300) of Part 7 of Division 1 of Title 1.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW)

Deadline: April 7, 2023

Amount: Up to $650,000

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341229 

The purpose of this program is to train advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students to provide primary care in rural and underserved communities. The program aims to do so by supporting innovative academic-practice partnerships that prepare primary care APRNs for the unique challenges of practicing in rural and underserved communities, thereby increasing access to needed primary care for these populations.

 

California Department of Education: CalWORKs: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids 2022-23

Deadline: November 18, 2023

Amount: Varies. $9,743,917 for entire program

Match: No

Eligibility: Funding is restricted to public school adult education programs and regional occupational centers and programs that serve welfare recipients. Funding is allocated to counties based on the number of CalWORKs clients in each county.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5880 

CalWORKs funding is only for public school adult education programs and regional occupational centers and programs. It provides education and training to: (1) prepare CalWORKs clients for entry level employment; (2) assist employed clients receiving subsidies or supportive services to advance toward higher employment and self-sufficiency; and (3) divert CalWORKs clients into short-term education and training programs leading to employment. Note: CalWORKs monies are not part of the categorical flexibility spending.

 

CalFire: Wood Products and Bioenergy Business and Workforce Development Grant

Deadline: Quarterly deadlines - June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31

Amount: $10,000 to $10 million (see guidelines for details)

Match: Yes - See guidelines

Eligibility: Academic institutions, cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits, private entities and tribes

https://www.fire.ca.gov/programs/resource-management/climate-change-and-energy/wood-products-and-bioenergy/ 

CAL FIRE Wood Products supports the creation of a robust and diversified wood products industry to facilitate the economic and sustainable management of California’s forests. Grant projects shall reduce GHG emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health. Grants will create financial incentives for industries to invest in clean technologies, develop innovative ways to process wood products, and support the growth of a strong forest sector workforce.

 

Teagle Foundation: Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative

Deadline: December 1, March 1, August 27 annually - Concept Papers are reviewed three times annually

Amount: Up to $25,000 for planning grants; Up to $350,00 for implementation grants

Eligibility: Regional and statewide consortia or associations of independent colleges working in partnership with community colleges and other appropriate bodies (e.g., state councils for transfer)

https://www.teaglefoundation.org/Call-for-Proposals/RFPs/Transfer-Pathways-to-the-Liberal-Arts 

Program will support partnerships between public two-year and private four-year colleges to facilitate transfer and completion of the baccalaureate in the liberal arts. This grant program aims to bring the lifelong benefits of a liberal arts education to students who historically have been excluded from higher education—including low-income students, first-generation students, students of color, and immigrant students—who depend on community college as their gateway to higher education. Priority will be given to projects that involve multiple four-year independent colleges coming together with community college partners to develop statewide, regional, or consortia approaches to promote transfer in the liberal arts.

 

Stantec Foundation 

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits. Company locations include Los Angeles, Sacramento, Bakersfield, Walnut Creek, Fresno, and other major cities.

https://www.stantec.com/en/about/community-engagement/apply-for-funding 

Stantec makes Community Engagement Program Grants in the areas of education, the arts, health and wellness, and the environment. Education funding targets initiatives that support elementary and secondary students in preparing for higher education or postsecondary training, with emphasis on the sciences and technology. Arts grants include support for arts education programs and community arts festivals. 

 

ECMC Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: Nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies

https://www.ecmcfoundation.org/

The ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Georgia Pacific Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies – Total annual giving $4.5 million

Eligibility: Government entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations located where company facilities operate: Antioch, San Leandro, Modesto, Madera, Fresno, Santa Fe Springs or La Mirada

https://www.gp.com/community/ 

The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas:

  • Education

  • Community Enrichment 

  • Environment

 

MINORITY, DISADVANTAGED, HIGH RISK STUDENT FUNDING

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Residential (Secure) Services for Unaccompanied Children Program 

Deadline: March 13, 2023

Amount: $1M to $8M

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, for-profits, nonprofits, IHEs, small businesses, school districts, public housing authorities, tribal governments and organizations

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344685 

Residential care services begin once ORR accepts a UC for placement and end when the minor is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age, or the minor’s immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States.  Residential care and other child welfare-related services are provided by state-licensed residential care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UC’s age and special needs. ORR is announcing the availability of funds under this Standing Notice of Funding Opportunity (SNOFO) to seek secure residential care providers. A secure care provider facility is the most restrictive placement option for UC who pose a danger to self or others or has been charged with a criminal offense. Residential care providers operating a secure program must be licensed as a juvenile detention center to provide residential care services for UC who require a heightened level of care and supervision.

 

California Department of Education: Migrant Education Program

Deadline: April 5, 2023

Amount: Not stated. The allocation formula for the 20 migrant subgrantees is based on various factors including the count of eligible students during the regular school year and summer.

Match: No

Eligibility: LEAs. Funding is designated to the 15 Migrant Education Regions and 5 Direct Funded Districts.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5952 

Pursuant to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, Title 1, Part C, the purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migratory students can meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children are expected to meet. Funding supports high quality comprehensive educational programs to help overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, varying health related needs and other factors that inhibit the ability of migratory children to succeed in schools.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Deadline: April 11, 2023

Amount: $500,000 to $1.5 million

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, public housing authorities, small businesses, tribal governments and organizations 

URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342940 

Summary: This 5-year program is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives by:  

  • Supporting culturally tailored interventions to address to promote activities to decrease tobacco use, poor nutrition practices, and physical inactivity.

  • Supporting implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies of tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

  • Supporting activities to enhance capacity to educate and promote the importance of immunization among racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • Linking community and clinical efforts to increase individual's access to health care and preventive care programs within their community.

 

Reynolds American Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: Proposals due May 1, August 1 and November 1 annually

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Public schools, charter schools, 501c3 organizations in communities where RJ Reynolds employees live/work.

https://www.rjrt.com/commercial-integrity/community-involvement/guidelines-for-giving/

The Reynolds American Foundation makes grants in the areas of public education and local community development. Within the area of public education, the foundation focuses on public school and community programs that prepare children to enter school ready to learn and programs that primarily focus on improving academic performance of low-performing and economically disadvantaged students.

 

Fansler Foundation

Deadline: March 31 (annually)

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits operating in the Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Merced, Madera, or Mariposa Counties.

https://fanslerfoundation.com/ 

Foundation is interested in organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Directly benefit developmentally challenged or socioeconomically disadvantaged children that are infant through eighteen years of age.

  • Have goals and objectives that are clearly stated.

  • Have a broad base of funding support.

  • Have demonstrated the ability to respond to the needs of specific groups of children in a manner that yields measurable results.

 

First Foundation: Supporting our Communities Initiative

Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not stated
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations in specific regions (San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are included)

https://www.firstfoundationinc.com/community/soc 

First Foundation's Supporting Our Communities initiative focuses on community and economic development by making an impact in the following areas:

  • Affordable housing

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Financial literacy

  • Underserved youth

 

Bob Barker Company Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions

http://www.bobbarkercompanyfoundation.org/ 

The mission of the Bob Barker Company Foundation is to develop and support programs that help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life. The Foundation supports organizations throughout the U.S. that work with the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally for successful reentry into society. Applying organizations must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals each year.

 

COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING

 

Reynolds American Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: Proposals due May 1, August 1 and November 1 annually

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Public schools, charter schools, 501c3 organizations in communities where RJ Reynolds employees live/work.

https://www.rjrt.com/commercial-integrity/community-involvement/guidelines-for-giving/

The Reynolds American Foundation makes grants in the areas of public education and local community development. Within the area of public education, the foundation focuses on public school and community programs that prepare children to enter school ready to learn and programs that primarily focus on improving academic performance of low-performing and economically disadvantaged students.

 

L.B. Research and Education Foundation 

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $10,000 to $75,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits

Summary: Grants are provided to organizations that address one of the following areas: In the Education category, the focus is on supporting inventive approaches that boost engagement and achievement for populations that face education opportunity gaps tied to poverty, gender, race/ethnicity, trauma, etc. The Foundation values educational approaches that foster independent and critical thinking, activate creativity, and/or offer alternatives to traditional education. Project ideas serving any age group, from early childhood through postsecondary and vocational education are considered. In the Health category, the focus is on addressing health issues that are prevalent among vulnerable populations who face barriers to accessing adequate care. The Foundation has a particular interest in supporting efforts that remove the stigma of mental illness and that increase the awareness of the prevalence of these issues, especially in underserved populations. Priority in both categories is given to proposals that have a specific research or dissemination mechanism in place for the community solution that could lead to positive changes on a regional, national, or global scale.

Contact Information: Interested organizations are invited to email a 400 word or less description of their funding idea to inquiries@thelbfoundation.org. (The Foundation does not currently have a website.)

 

California Department of Education: Extraordinary Cost Pool for NPS/LCI

A Little Hope, Inc.: Youth Bereavement Support Services Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls, please) the name of their program, website address, names of executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community-trained volunteers.

http://www.alittlehope.org/granting 

A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one.

 

U.S. Department of Education: Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Immediate Services grant: Up to $50,000 for a period of six months; Extended Services grants: Up to $250,000 for 18 months

Match: None required

Eligibility: Local education agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) 

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/dvppserv/eligibility.html 

​This program funds short-term and long-term education-related services for local educational agencies. 

Immediate Services grants are intended to provide short-term support shortly after a traumatic event. Immediate Services grants are intended to provide a limited amount of funds to meet acute needs and restore the learning environment.  Extended Services grants are intended to address the long-term recovery efforts that may be needed following a traumatic event.

 

FACILITIES FUNDING

 

California Energy Commission: California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) Ventilation Program

Deadline: March 31, 2023, at 5:00 PM

Amount: Varies based on project. See guidelines for details.

Eligibility: School districts, county boards of education, county superintendents of schools

https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/california-schools-healthy-air-plumbing-and-efficiency-program 

The program authorizes funding to local educational agencies for assessing, maintaining, and repairing or upgrading school ventilation systems to ensure that systems meet certain classroom ventilation requirements. 

 

California Energy Commission: California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) Plumbing Program

Deadline: March 31, 2023, at 5:00 PM 

Amount: See guidelines

Eligibility: School districts, county boards of education, county superintendents of schools, Direct elementary and secondary level instructional services provided by the state

https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/california-schools-healthy-air-plumbing-and-efficiency-program 

CalSHAPE Plumbing Program provides funding to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.

 

U.S. Department of Energy: Renew America's Schools

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002756

Deadline: April 21, 2023

Amount: $500,000 to $15 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Section 40541 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act specifies eligible entities as a consortium of (a) one LEA and (b) one or more schools; nonprofit organizations that have the knowledge and capacity to partner and assist with energy improvements; for-profit organizations that have the knowledge and capacity to partner and assist with energy

improvements; or community partners that have the knowledge and capacity to partner and assist with energy improvements.

Grants.gov URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344711  

Summary: This potential FOA supports the implementation of Section 40541 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $500 million in grants for energy improvements through fiscal years 2022 - 2026 at public school facilities. DOE aims to facilitate substantial additional investment, prioritize schools with high needs, minimize administrative burden, and build enduring capacity in local educational agencies (LEAs) and the states to maximize impact equitably and efficiently.

DOE will encourage eligible applicants to consider projects that enable replicable and scalable impacts, create innovative, sustaining partnerships, leverage funding and economies of scale, target disadvantaged communities, improve student, teacher, and occupant health, enrich learning and growth, target schools that serve as community assets (e.g. neighborhood cooling centers or disaster recovery shelters), can be completed quickly, and are crafted thoughtfully within the context of public-school facilities (e.g. procurement restraints, construction windows, etc.). Project partners may include, but are not limited to, governmental entities such as states, local governments, and tribes; for-profit entities such as utilities and companies that provide energy services or manufacture energy systems; and non-governmental organizations such as community-based organizations, national associations, labor unions, workforce training providers, and energy-focused groups.

 

Office of Public School Construction: Access California Preschool, Transitional, Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program Funding

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Amount: No minimum or maximum - staff sets a grant amount based on the project cost, demographics and TK/K enrollment. 

Eligibility: School Districts

https://www.dgs.ca.gov/OPSC/Services/Page-Content/Office-of-Public-School-Construction-Services-List-Folder/Access-Full-Day-Kindergarten-Facilities-Grant-Program-Funding 

School districts can apply for this service to construct new classrooms or retrofit existing school facilities for the purpose of providing transitional kindergarten or full-day kindergarten instruction. Additionally, both school districts and county offices of education can apply for this service to construct new classrooms or retrofit existing school facilities for the purpose of providing California preschool instruction.

 

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment 

Deadline: Not stated

Amount: Discounted equipment. One equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered piece of lawn and garden equipment must be scraped to qualify for incentive funding towards battery electric replacement equipment.

Eligibility: Local governments, school districts, nonprofit organizations

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/lawn-and-garden-equipment 

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve air quality by exchanging older, polluting gasoline- or diesel-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment for new zero emission, battery electric commercial grade equipment for operation within South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) four county region. Special focus will be given to environmental justice (EJ)or disadvantaged communities.

 

California Office of Public-School Construction (OPSC): Facility Hardship Program

Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Estimated $13.7 Million left in program
Eligibility: To be eligible for a facility hardship grant the district must demonstrate that one of two conditions exists: facilities must be repaired/replaced due to an imminent health and safety threat, or existing facilities have been lost to fire, flood, earthquake or other disaster.
http://www.dgs.ca.gov/opsc/Programs/facilityhardshipprogram.aspx
The Facility Hardship program assists districts with funding when it has been determined that the district has a critical need for pupil housing because the condition of the facilities, or the lack of facilities, presents an imminent threat to the health and safety of the pupils.  There are two types of Facility Hardship projects based on the Current Replacement Cost:

  1. Replacement: Cost to mitigate the health and safety threat is greater than 50 percent of the cost of replacement.

  2. Rehabilitation: Cost to mitigate the health and safety threat is less than 50 percent of the cost of replacement.

 

California Office of Public School Construction (OPSC): Seismic Mitigation Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Estimated $94.5 Million left in program

Eligibility: Districts with qualifying Category 2 buildings under the School Facility Program (SFP) Regulation Section 1859.2  

http://www.dgs.ca.gov/opsc/Programs/seismicmitigationprogram.aspx

The Seismic Mitigation Program (SMP) is a subset of the Facility Hardship program that provides for the seismic repair, reconstruction, or replacement of the “most vulnerable” school facilities.  

 

USDA Rural Development: Community Facilities Grants & Loans
Deadline: Continuous  

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/CA-CFPrograms.html

Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

 

FOOD, NUTRITION AND GARDEN FUNDING

 

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline: Between February 1 and December 15 annually

Amount: $100 to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations

https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/ 

The ALDI Smart Kids Program supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations that promote kids being active and healthy in the communities where ALDI stores are located. Grants and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts.

 

The Crail-Johnson Foundation: Grant-making Programs​

Deadline: Quarterly.  Education Grants September 1 – October 15; Human Services 

​Grants December 15 – January 31; Health Grants ​April 15 – May 30

​Amount: ​$5,000 - $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: organizations providing services and programs primarily in Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas (SPA) 4, 6, 7, and 8

http://crail-johnson.org/grant-making/
The Foundation supports programs as a means to address the long-term well-being of children, youth and community. It is through the support of Education, Human Services and Health that the Foundation hopes to assist in providing children, youth and their families with the tools necessary to build a life of quality. Support is exclusively focused on programs that address the needs of economically, socially and physically disadvantaged children. The Foundation supports both proven approaches and innovative programs aimed at systemic change and provides support for new, continuing, or expanding programs. 

 

Bayer Fund: America's Farmers Grow Communities

Deadline: Not specified

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools and ag youth organizations

https://www.americasfarmers.com/

The America’s Famers Grow Communities program is a singular effort seeking to give grants to a variety of rural nonprofits, education efforts and rural initiatives in a streamlined way. We believe farmers know best which institutions and programs in their communities deserve funding, so we partner with them to direct the grant money.

 

California Department of Education (CDE): Child and Adult Care Food Program Apportionment Funding

Deadline: Continuous.  Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.A bowl of fruit and vegetables</p>
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Amount: Varies.  Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals served according to the participant's household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or base rate meals. 

Match: None

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5103 

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a state and federally funded program that provides funding to licensed child care centers, adult day care centers, and organizations that sponsor day care homes to ensure participants receive nutritionally adequate meals and snacks while in care. Funding is also available for meals and snacks at emergency shelters and after school programs.  Each program component must serve a different population or age group. At-risk after school programs must be located in a low-income area.  

 

California Department of Education (CDE): School Nutrition Programs Apportionment Funding

Deadline: Continuous.  Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.

Amount: Varies.  Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals or pints of milk served, according to the student's household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or paid meals or milk.

Match: None

Eligibility: Local educational agencies including public and private nonprofit schools (including public charter schools) as well as public and private, nonprofit licensed residential child care institutions (e.g., group homes, juvenile halls, orphanages)

http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5104 

School Nutrition Programs funding supports five school meal and milk programs to assist schools, districts, and other nonprofit agencies in providing nutritious meals and milk to children at reasonable prices or free to qualified applicants. The five programs are the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO), Special Milk Program (SMP), and State Meal Program (STMP).  Residential childcare institutions and all for-profit schools and agencies are not eligible for the Seamless Summer Feeding Option or the State Meal Program 

 

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF): Fruit Tree Orchard Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies. FTPF provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals.

Match: None

Eligibility: nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities serving a charitable purpose

http://www.ftpf.org/apply.htm 

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF orchard donations are available for recipients who pledge​​ to care for the trees and utilize them for a charitable purpose. If selected for an orchard donation, FTPF will provide high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, organic soil amendments, equipment, planting volunteers, and on-site orchard design work, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training—with the goal of improving the surrounding environment and providing a source of healthy nutrition for the community. 

 

Salad Bars to Schools Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Award is in the form of one or more salad bars donated to an eligible school

Match: None

Eligibility: Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

http://www.saladbars2schools.org/get-a-salad-bar/schools/ 

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) launched in 2010 with the mission of donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. There is just one application form for both multiple salad bar and single salad bar package requests. 

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS FUNDING

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Deadline: April 11, 2023

Amount: $500,000 to $1.5 million

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, public housing authorities, small businesses, tribal governments and organizations 

URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342940 

Summary: This 5-year program is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives by:  

  • Supporting culturally tailored interventions to address to promote activities to decrease tobacco use, poor nutrition practices, and physical inactivity.

  • Supporting implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies of tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

  • Supporting activities to enhance capacity to educate and promote the importance of immunization among racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • Linking community and clinical efforts to increase individual's access to health care and preventive care programs within their community.

 

Adams Legacy Foundation
Deadline: LOI due annually on April 15 and October 15

Amount: $5,000 to $20,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit or educational institutions in Southern California, emphasis on Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara counties

http://www.adamslegacyfoundation.org/ 

The Foundation's current focus is on the power of nature as a source of renewal, delight, education, nourishment, healing, and hope for individuals, families, and the community. 

  • education;

  • art and architecture;

  • conservation of land and wildlife;

  • food and clean water systems; and,

  • re-integration of military personnel into civilian life.

 

School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Up to $100,000
Match: 40%

Eligibility: Under-resourced public and charter schools. Nonprofit organizations with a proven track record of providing intervention or prevention services on school campuses are eligible to apply. 

https://www.sbhsnetwork.com/grants 

School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network (SBHSN) supports under-resourced public and charter schools to implement and expand access to quality behavioral health and general pediatric services on school campuses to children living in rural and urban communities throughout the U.S. SBHSN offers the following funding opportunities: Community Grants are designed to bring highly skilled clinicians into schools, after-school programs, and youth summer programs to assist personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and local communities. 

NOTE: Principal Grants provide up to $5,000 per academic year to principals of K-12 schools in selected states, as well as a mental health professional to support student behavioral health services on campus.

 

Amgen Foundation

Deadline: None. Requests reviewed quarterly

Amount: $10,000 to $1,000,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. Emphasis in Thousand Oaks and South San Francisco.

https://www.amgen.com/responsibility/amgen-foundation/ 

The Foundation focuses its philanthropy in the following key areas:

  • Science Education
    The Foundation is committed to raising the value of science literacy on a national and local level. The Foundation seeks to identify programs that provide pivotal hands-on science experiences for students and teachers, as well as programs that support teacher quality and provide professional development in math and science.

  • Community Life
    The Foundation dedicates substantial resources to strengthening and enriching the community, thereby making it a more desirable place to live and work. The focus is to fund programs that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education-based initiatives, environmental programs, health and social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich company communities. 

 

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline: Between February 1 and December 15 annually

Amount: $100 to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations

https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/ 

The ALDI Smart Kids Program supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations that promote kids being active and healthy in the communities where ALDI stores are located. Grants and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts.

 

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation” “Together Counts” Grants

Deadline: Varies by program/continuous

Amount: Prizes ranging from $1,000 to $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Schools
http://www.togethercounts.com/
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance–calories in and calories out. It focuses its efforts on two critical areas – families and schools. There are 3 ways to win: “Find Your Balance Challenge,” “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” and “Smart from the Start.” 

 

Stuart Foundation Grant Funding
Deadline: Continuous (LOIs may be submitted at any time)
Amount: Varies. 
Eligibility: school districts, universities, and government entities
http://www.stuartfoundation.org/BecomeOurPartner
The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to transforming the public education and child welfare systems so that all youth can learn and achieve in school and life. The Foundation: The Education Systems category invests in coordinated programs, partnerships, and research and policy analysis that help students to learn and achieve in school by developing effective education systems. The Vulnerable Youth in Child Welfare category partners with child welfare agencies to help children and youth in foster care to realize positive outcomes in the following focus areas: safety, permanency, well-being, education opportunities, and youth, family, and community engagement. 

 

LITERACY, LANGUAGE, LIBRARY, HUMANITIES 

AND CULTURAL FUNDING

 

California State Library: California Civil Liberties Public Education Program

Deadline: April 14, 2023

Amount: Up to $50,000

Match: Yes - 1:1

Eligibility: Units of local government and nonprofits

https://www.library.ca.gov/grants/civil-liberties/ 

The competitive grant program supports the creation and dissemination of educational and public awareness resources concerning the history and the lessons of civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices carried out against communities or populations. These include, but are not limited to, civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices that are perpetrated on the basis of an individual’s race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation and Access Education and Training

Deadline: May 16, 2023

Amount: Up to $350,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, IHEs, nonprofits, special districts, tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training 

This program supports training programs that develop knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. NEH will issue awards to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs that provide staff of cultural institutions with the knowledge and skills they need to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants: Capital Projects

Deadline: May 17, 2023

Amount: Up to $1 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments

https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/infrastructure-and-capacity-building-challenge-grants 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Programs is accepting applications for Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants: Capital Projects. This program supports the purchase, design, construction, restoration, or renovation of buildings or sites of national, historical, architectural, or cultural significance and facilities that house humanities collections or are used for humanities activities. Projects are financed through a combination of federal matching funds and related fundraising from nonfederal third parties. Proposals must enhance the institution’s long-term impact on the humanities and build on careful strategic planning.

 

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project

Deadline: April 1 and October 1, annually

Amount: Through the program, a library's local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children's books. 

Eligibility: Libraries located in rural areas with limited operating budget and an active children’s department. The Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system.

https://thepilcrowfoundation.org/childrens-book-project/

The mission of the Pilcrow Foundation is to provide new, quality, hardcover children's books to rural public libraries across the United States. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children's books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their community.

 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Beyond Words

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Pre-K-12 public schools whose library programs have incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism within the past three years.

https://www.dgliteracy.org/grant-programs/?#beyond-words 

Beyond Words, a program of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, supports public school libraries in the communities served by Dollar General. Grants are intended to help replace or supplement books, media, and library equipment.

 

The Lisa Libraries

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Book donation - organizations should cover shipping and handling costs

Eligibility: Organizations that work with families in underserved areas throughout the United States

http://lisalibraries.org/ 

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with families in underserved areas throughout the United States. Support is provided to organizations in low-income or underserved areas that need a small library, need to rebuild or add to a library, or serve children who would benefit by being given new books to take home. Previously supported libraries include libraries at daycare centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. Donation of books from The Lisa Libraries is free; however recipient organizations should cover the shipping and handling costs.

 

American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: $10,000 to $20,000

Eligibility: Pre-K-12 public schools whose library programs have been affected by natural disaster, fire or an act of terrorism - Schools that have absorbed a significant number of displaced/evacuee students are also eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center or corporate office

http://www.ala.org/aasl/awards/beyond-words 

Program supports public school libraries in the communities served by Dollar General. Grants are intended to help replace or supplement books, media, or library equipment.  

 

Georgia Pacific Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies – Total annual giving $4.5 million

Eligibility: Government entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations located where company facilities operate: Antioch, San Leandro, Modesto, Madera, Fresno, Santa Fe Springs or La Mirada

https://www.gp.com/community/ 

The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas:

  • Education

  • Community Enrichment 

  • Environment

 

Riordin Foundation

Deadline: LOI – Deadline not specified

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Not specified

http://www.riordanfoundation.org/grant_initiatives/ 

The Riordin Foundation has a mission to enable individuals in communities they serve the access to resources to prepare them to compete successfully in the 21st Century. Areas of interest are:

Pre-K-12 education: Literacy, enhancing capacity of charter and Catholic schools and helping first-generation students with career and higher-education options. They also support programs for postsecondary education and workforce development in nursing and education.

 

The​ ​Lisa Libraries: Book Donation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Award is in the form of book donations

Match: The foundation request​s​ recipient organizations cover the shipping cost, which run from 40 cents to $1.25 per book, depending on location.

​Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in low-income or under-served areas

http://www.lisalibraries.org/need.php 

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in low income and under​-​served areas. The Lisa Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many children who may never have owned a book before.

 

Wilbooks: Free Books & Supplies Donation Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Award is in the form of book and/or school supplies donations

Match: None

Eligibility: teachers and schools

http://www.wilbooks.com/free-books-students 

This program offers free books for teachers and schools (Pre-K to 2nd grade). The "Book Donation" program is by application only.  Please note that not every applicant who submits an application will receive free books and supplies. 

 

Wish You Well Foundation®

Deadline: Continuous

Expected Notification Date: N/A

Amount: $200- $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

Match: No

https://www.wishyouwellfoundation.org/

Wish You Well Foundation provides private funds to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The foundations focus is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

 

MUSIC & ARTS FUNDING

 

National Endowment for the Arts: NEA Challenge America, FY2024

Deadline: April 27, 2023

Amount: $10,000

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, nonprofits, school districts, IHEs, special districts, tribal governments

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344793 

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share that are underserved. The program is rooted in principles that include, but are not limited to, our recognition that:

  • Some groups/communities and some geographic areas with rich cultural identities have limited grant funding opportunities, and/or have been historically underserved by national arts funding;

  • Some small organizations may face barriers to accessing grant funding; and

  • Some applicants to the NEA may benefit from enhanced technical assistance resources.

 

Classics for Kids Foundation

Deadline: Quarterly – March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31

Amount: Instruments

Match: 50%

Eligibility: K-12 schools and nonprofits

https://classicsforkids.org/ 

The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation is offering matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. 

 

Fender Play Foundation

Deadline: Applications accepted October 15 through May 1, annually

Amount: Donation of stringed musical instruments

Eligibility: Nonprofits or schools

https://fenderplayfoundation.org/ 

The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.

To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music.

 

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline: Between February 1 and December 15 annually

Amount: $100 to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations

https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/ 

The ALDI Smart Kids Program supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations that promote kids being active and healthy in the communities where ALDI stores are located. Grants and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts.

 

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation 2021-22 Teacher Resource Grants (Oakland) 

Deadline: Applications accepted year-round. 

Amount: $500 to $1,000

Eligibility: Teachers at Bay Area public schools (some grants focus on low-income schools or Alameda County only)

https://www.venturesfoundation.org/programs/teacher-grants/ 

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation’s Teacher Resource Grants fund innovative projects for teachers who do not have the time to tackle an arduous grant application. Current grant programs focus on the arts, environmental science, excursions, mathematics, science, special education, and visiting artists. PreK-12 public school teachers eligible to apply.

 

Guitar Center Music Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Product Donation ($10-$30 per item shipping reimbursement fee required) Up to 8 instruments

Eligibility: 501c3 organizations and public schools

https://guitarcenterfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice. 

 

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Nonprofit and educational organizations

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/community-giving 

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

  • education, including school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;

  • community and culture, including arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;

  • human interest, including elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,

  • environmental issues, including organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

 

BCM Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $10,000 to $250,000

Eligibility: Nonprofits, primarily in Los Angeles County with emphasis on Whittier

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including arts education and museums;

  • children and youth, including at-risk youth;

  • education, including libraries; and,

  • human services, including food banks.

Contact Info:

Attn: James D. Shepard
8152 Painter Avenue
Suite 201

Whittier, CA 90602 - 3757

jbcm1897@gmail.com

562-696-0338

 

Cheeryble Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $100 to $34,000
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Southern California with an emphasis on Santa Barbara

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including museums;

  • children and youth;

  • education, including libraries;

  • the environment; 

  • health; and,

  • human services.

Attn: Zora Charles
c/o Singer Burke Zimmer, LLP
6345 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 375

Encino, CA 91316

818-774-1000

 

Burbank Arts for All Foundation

Deadline: Requests are reviewed on a bi-annual basis

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: K-12 schools in Burbank area

http://www.burbankartsforall.org/ 

The Foundation supports projects, based on merit, that:

  • occur during the standard school day during class time;

  • are curriculum-based and have a direct connection to student learning;

  • fulfill a need or gap in arts education;

  • utilize granted funds within one academic year; and,

  • are aligned with Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards and the Burbank Unified School District Arts for All plan.

 

Stantec Community Investment Program

Deadline: None

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.stantec.com/en/about/community-engagement 

The Stantec Community Investment Program primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in communities where the company has a significant employee presence

Priority is given to funding programs in the following areas:

  • Arts

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Health and Wellness
     

Little Kids Rock Music Professional Development & Equipment Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies (Teacher receive training & donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools)

Eligibility Note: School Districts; they must be a partner district with the Little Kids Rock organization

http://www.littlekidsrock.org/the-program/how-it-works/

Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts in some of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities with the goal of ensuring that all students (K-12) have access to music education and its many benefits. We do this by building Modern Band programs in our partner districts.  Teachers apply to be trained to use our innovative and transformational methodology. After their training is complete, teachers receive a donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools.

 

The Annenberg Foundation

Amount: $10,000 - $100,000 

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit agencies - Primarily the five-county greater Los Angeles region

https://www.annenberg.org/

The Foundation provides grants in the following programmatic areas:

  • education;

  • arts, culture, and humanities;

  • the environment;

  • military veterans;

  • civic and community;

  • health and human services; and,

  • animal welfare.

 

Bonner Family Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $300 to $35,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Fresno Area

Attn: Ms. Kaye B. Cummings
565 East Mallard Circle

Fresno, CA 93720

kayebc@sbcglobal.net

559-434-5061

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including music programs;

  • public radio and television;

  • arts education projects in elementary schools; and,

  • teacher training in the arts.

 

Herb Alpert Foundation Grants
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Varies
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles, CA area
http://www.herbalpertfoundation.org/foundation_home.shtml
The Herb Alpert Foundation works at the local level, perhaps in the earliest stages of their development, to larger and more mature organizations that may have a regional or even a national scope and perspective.   Foundation has focused on core areas: The Arts – a broad category that includes arts education, a focus on jazz, and support to professionals. This also includes programs that seek to use the arts to help meet the needs of underserved and at-risk youth and to help build competencies that will enable them to become successful adults. The other core area is Compassion and Well-Being, which celebrates the positive aspects of human psychology and encourages a more compassionate society.

 

Little Kids Rock Music Professional Development & Equipment Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies (Teacher receive training & donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools)

Eligibility Note: School Districts; they must be a partner district with the Little Kids Rock organization

http://www.littlekidsrock.org/the-program/how-it-works/

Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts in some of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities with the goal of ensuring that all students (K-12) have access to music education and its many benefits. We do this by building Modern Band programs in our partner districts.  Teachers apply to be trained to use our innovative and transformational methodology. After their training is complete, teachers receive a donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,  

TEACHER APPRECIATION AND ASSISTANCE FUNDING

 

California Department of Education: Adult Education Professional Development

Deadline: March 16, 2023

Amount: Not specified. $4.2M for entire program.

Match: No

Eligibility: Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5853 

This request for proposal (RFP) invites submissions from eligible bidders who can design, implement, and operate a large-scale, statewide professional development project that supports high performing literacy and basic skills adult education programs, as defined by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The federal WIOA, Title II: AEFLA requires funded agencies to provide adult education professional development activities to

 

California Department of Education: Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program Fiscal Year 2022-23

Deadline: April 3, 2023

Amount: Not specified. $90M for entire program.

Match: No

Eligibility: School districts and county offices of education that elect to participate must notify their classified school employees by January 1, 2023, and the California Department of Education (CDE) by April 3, 2023.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5941 

The Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP) provides up to a dollar for dollar match on amounts withheld from a participating local educational agency's (LEA's) classified school employees' monthly paychecks during the 2023-24 school year. The classified employees' pay withheld and the state match funds will be paid by LEAs to the LEA's eligible employees in the summer months following the 2023-24 school year.

 

California Department of Education: Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program Fiscal Year 2021-22

Deadline: July 21, 2023 (Application available June 22, 2023)

Amount: Not specified. $60 million for entire program.

Match: No

Eligibility: School districts and county offices of education that elect to participate must notify their classified school employees by January 1, 2022, and the California Department of Education (CDE) by April 1, 2022.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5777 

The Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program (CSESAP) provides up to a dollar for dollar match on amounts withheld from a participating local educational agency's (LEA's) classified school employees' monthly paychecks during the 2022-23 school year. The classified employees' pay withheld and the state match funds will be paid by LEAs to the LEA's eligible employees in the summer months following the 2022-23 school year.

 

The NEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grants

Deadlines: June 1, October 15 of a given year

Amount: $2,000 - $5,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education.  All applicants must be current members of the ​​National Education Association.

http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants 

The NEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grants​ support ​National Education Association​ (NEA) members for one of the following two purposes: 

  • Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research

  • Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. ​

 

Georgia Pacific Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: Varies – Total annual giving $4.5 million

Eligibility: Government entities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations located where company facilities operate: Antioch, San Leandro, Modesto, Madera, Fresno, Santa Fe Springs or La Mirada

https://www.gp.com/community/ 

The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas:

  • Education

  • Community Enrichment 

  • Environment

 

Wallace Foundation: Education Grant Initiatives​

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies by grant program

Match: None

Eligibility: school districts, schools, nonprofits​

http://www.wallacefoundation.org/learn-about-wallace/GrantsPrograms/Pages/default.aspx

​The mission of the Wallace Foundation is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. This is done by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices in five major initiatives:

  1. ​​School Leadership: Strengthening the leadership of principals and other key figures to improve student achievement.

  2. ​​After School: Helping cities improve access to high-quality after-school programs through coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, nonprofits and others groups.

  3. ​​Summer and Expanded Learning: Supporting school district and other efforts to expand learning time during summer and the school day or year.

  4. ​​Arts Education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens in school and beyond.

  5. ​​Audience Development for the Arts: Supporting arts organizations to develop and test ideas for reaching new audiences so that many more people might enjoy the benefits of the arts.

 

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Program Grants: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, annually
Sponsorships: April 15 and October 15, annually

Expected Notification Date:

Amount: $2,500 - $10,000
Match: 

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.umpquabank.com/umpqua-life/community-giving/

Economic Opportunity - The focus is on organizations that promote stability in neighborhoods through assistance to low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Specific areas of interest include:

financial education; affordable housing; college, technical, and career readiness; and, asset building for individuals and families.

 

SPORTS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FIELD TRIPS, 

RECREATION AND OUTDOOR FUNDING

 

Saucony Run for Good Foundation

Deadline: June 15th and December 15th, annually

Amount: Up to $10,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids 18 years of age and younger

https://www.saucony.com/en/about-us/ 

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Supported programs should utilize running participation for health and well-being in children, serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs, and demonstrate inspiration in improving the lives of children through running.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Grant

Deadline: Quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1 of each year)

Amount: $500 - $15,000

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/community/charities/grant_guidelines.jsp 

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Our primary focus is to strengthen and support our key cornerstone programs in sports + recreation, education + literacy and health + wellness benefitting children and families in need throughout the greater Los Angeles region. By leveraging strategic partnerships, our mission is to harness the power of our brand and the passion our fans have for Los Angeles into a vehicle for positive change in underserved communities.

 

Justin J. Watt Foundation
Deadline: Requests for winter sports (basketball, wrestling and volleyball) may be submitted August, September and October each year

Amount: Uniforms and Equipment

Eligibility: School must have planned/established school sports program between 3p-5:30p for 6th to 8th grade students and over 60% of students eligible for free/reduced lunch program 

http://jjwfoundation.org/request-funds/

The Justin J. Watt Foundation is dedicated to providing after-school opportunities for middle school-aged children throughout the U.S. to become involved in athletics so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers. Funding for uniforms and/or equipment is provided to approved schools that have an after-school athletic program for 6th to 8th graders and where over 60% of students are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program. 

 

The Skatepark Project

Deadline: Rolling basis and awarded quarterly

Amount: $1,000 to $300,000, with an average of $10,000, 

Eligibility: Nonprofits, state and local agencies and public school systems

https://skatepark.org/the-skatepark-project-grants/ 

The Skatepark Project is dedicated to helping underserved communities throughout the United States create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. Grants are provided to organizations that are seeking to build free, public, concrete skateparks in underserved communities. The Foundation primarily supports projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by experienced skatepark contractors and include local skaters in the planning, fundraising, and design process.

 

KaBOOM!: Build it with KaBOOM!

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $15,000 - Grantees are awarded a $15,000 grant to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. To supplement the $15,000 KaBOOM! grant, grantees are required to raise a minimum of $9,000 (for a total project value of $24,000) up to a maximum of $35,000 (for a total project value of $50,000) towards the cost of the playground project. This amount does not include the cost for safety surfacing, freight, site preparation, installation supervision and any other non-playground equipment items.

Match: $9,000
Eligibility: Must be located in San Jose, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Brisbane, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Oakland or Santa Ana (See other qualified Community Partner requirements)

https://kaboom.org/grants/build_it_with_kaboom#eligibility

A Build it with KaBOOM! grant provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a 5–12 week planning process. After selection, all partners will join together for a community Design Day, inviting play experts (the kids, of course) to design their dream playspace. 

 

LA84 Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Up to $10,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits in southern California's eight counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Special consideration is given to Los Angeles, the city that hosted the 1984 Olympic Games.

https://la84.org/grants-2/ 

The Foundation funds a variety of sports for a broad range of youth (ages six to 17), primarily in under-resourced communities. However, special consideration is given to two key priority areas:

School-Based Sports Programs

Grantmaking in this area seeks to provide youth, particularly in communities that are under-resourced, with maximum access to sports opportunities in a place where they spend most of their day.

Girls in Sports

Grantmaking in this area is designed to increase participation as a way to promote leadership through sports and coaching opportunities.

In general, the Foundation makes grants to support program costs, sports equipment, and the renovation of sports facilities or refurbishment of fields of play.

 

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation

Deadline: Continuous – Applications are reviewed quarterly by the Board of Directors

Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: Nonprofits, public school, municipality, MLB Club or American Indian Tribe. Board is looking for innovative and creative ideas to increase baseball/softball opportunities for youth (20 and under), related experience, committed staff, financial stability, business plan to attract other funders, helping underserved youth.

https://www.mlb.com/baseball-tomorrow-fund/how-to-apply

Summary: Foundation considers requests for a variety of purposes including funding capital projects (e.g., field renovations, baseball/softball programs and education initiatives. Capital projects include: building and renovating fields and practice facilities and installing lighting. Baseball/Softball programs include: in-school/after-school baseball/softball programming, equipment and uniforms, umpire fees, player registration fees and practice facility rental fees. Education initiatives include: programs, exhibits and other learning opportunities that use baseball and softball as its primary focus to promote interest and engagement in the game.

 

United States Golf Association (USGA) and National Alliance for Accessible Golf

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $20,000

Match: Yes – amount not specific

Eligibility: Municipalities, school districts and nonprofit organizations

https://www.accessgolf.org/grants/alliance_grants.cfm 

Grants support organizations which provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf and its inherent values. The Alliance and the USGA share the belief that the game of golf is exceptionally well-suited to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in a recreational or competitive activity with participants who have various types of disabilities as well as those who do not have disabilities. We encourage inclusive programming – opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side.

 

Adidas: Corporate Giving Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies; cash donations or in-kind

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

https://www.adidas-group.com/en/sustainability/reporting/policies-and-standards/ 

Corporate Giving will be provided selectively and focuses on the following areas of engagement: 1) Sports within a social context; 2) Kids and Youth; 3) Education o Preventive Health Projects (preferably sports-related); 4) Relief efforts adidas supports projects which show sustainable benefits to the communities where we live and operate.

 

Good Sports Equipment Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Youth sports equipment

Match: 10% of total retail value of equipment for shipping 

Eligibility: School Districts and organizations directly serving youth between ages of 3-18 in an economically disadvantaged area. Organization must operate an organized sport, recreational activity or fitness program offering consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children.

https://www.goodsports.org/apply/  

Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Those awarded will gain access to a catalog of available inventory, which displays the equipment, apparel, and footwear that Good Sports has available at the current time. 

 

STEM FUNDING

 

National Science Foundation: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

Deadline: March 29, 2023

Amount: $100,000 to $5M

Match: No

Eligibility: IHEs

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344767 

The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of academically promising low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education (IHEs) not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular [1] activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.

 

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: Returning Organizations, May 1 annually; New organizations February 1 and August 1 annually

Amount: $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, public school districts and private/public elementary and secondary schools

https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant

Funding priorities are Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

 

Toshiba America Foundation

Deadline: Grades K-5 due October 1st annually; Grades 6-12 for up to $5,000 due March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1 annually. Applications for grants more than $5,000 are due May 1 and November 1, annually.

Amount: Up to $5,000 (see website for details on grants over $5,000)

Eligibility: 6-12 grade Teachers in public or private schools

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/about.jsp

The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in our nation's schools. Grants for Grades 6-12 are provided to teachers who have an idea for making science and mathematics more fun for their students. 

 

General Motors

Deadline: September 30th annually

Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations

https://www.gm.com/content/dam/company/docs/us/en/gmcom/company/Corporate_Grantmaking_Guidelines.pdf

Supports programs and initiatives aligned with the following strategic focus areas: STEM education, community development or vehicle and road safety

 

Bayer Fund FIRST Robotics Grants - by invitation only.

Deadline: Must be submitted between August 15 and September 30th, annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligible communities in California:  Berkeley, Oxnard, San Francisco, West Sacramento, Williams, Woodland. 

https://www.fund.bayer.us/grant/2016/8/15/first-robotics-program 

Financial support to student robotics teams competing in activities affiliated with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). 

 

Kinder Morgan: KM Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: The 10th of every other month beginning in January. (September 10, November 10, January 10)

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public schools, private schools and nonprofits

http://www.kindermorgan.com/community/km_foundation.cfm 

The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. 

 

National Science Foundation: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $50,000 to $1.2 million

Match: No

Eligibility: Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) 

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19603

In today’s increasingly networked, distributed, and asynchronous world, cybersecurity involves hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. Society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities that defy existing cyber-defense measures; corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals continue to suffer cyber-attacks. Achieving a truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both challenging scientific and engineering problems involving many components of a system, and vulnerabilities that stem from human behaviors and choices. 

 

Kinder Morgan: KM Foundation Education Grants

Deadline: The 10th of every other month beginning in January. (July 10, September 10)

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public schools, private schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits

http://www.kindermorgan.com/community/km_foundation.cfm 

The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and our mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, we fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.  Focus areas include: Academic programs, including tutoring as well as Arts education programs.

 

Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation

Deadline: None – Send LOI and requests are reviewed quarterly

Amount: $100 to $25,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and schools in El Segundo, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Vernon

http://www.aerojetrocketdyne.com/foundation 

The Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation provides support for nonprofit organizations and schools that serve the communities where Aerojet Rocketdyne and GenCorp have a business presence. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations and schools for programs that have a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education focus. The Foundation seeks to inspire students’ excitement about STEM and improve STEM teaching.

 

KLA-Tencor Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Awards vary.

Match: None

Eligibility: schools, nonprofits, other organizations in ​ ​locations where​ ​KLA-Tencor has​ ​significant employee populations 

http://www.kla-tencor.com/tmp/KTFoundation/grant_seekers.html 

Program invests in creative ideas that support:​ ​Educational programs and institutions with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)​;​ Health & Wellness programs/providers​; ​Local community enrichment programs​.​

 

Time Warner: Connect a Million Minds​ ​Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility 501(c)(3) nonprofit or other tax exempt organization

http://www.connectamillionminds.com/request-support 

The Time Warner Connect A Million Minds program works provide youth ages 11 to 18 with access to hands-on STEM learning opportunities in after-school settings. Its supports after school STEM-related exhibits and programs at local science and technology museums, competitions, science fairs, and apprenticeship programs.  

 

Xerox Foundation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000- $5,000 

Match: None
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Public School, Private School, IHE

http://www.xerox.com/about-xerox/citizenship/xerox-foundation/enus.html

The Xerox Foundation supports: Education/Workforce Preparedness, Science/Technology, Employee/Community Affairs, and Environmental Affairs. Program Areas include Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, and Vocational.

 

Captain Planet Foundation

Deadline: ecoSTEM Kits, ecoSolution Grants, and ecoTech Grants: January 15 and July 15, annually
Project Learning Garden: December 31, annually

Expected Notification Date: mid-March to late September

Match: No
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools 

https://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/

The Captain Planet Foundation supports giving the next generation of environmental stewards by providing hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities; inspiring youth and communities to become agents of change for their environment; and, serving as a catalyst for education that uses the environment as a context for applied and STEM learning.

 

Amgen Foundation

Deadline: None. Requests reviewed quarterly

Amount: $10,000 to $1,000,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. Emphasis in Thousand Oaks and South San Francisco.

https://www.amgen.com/responsibility/amgen-foundation/ 

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and access for patients, and support resources that create sound communities. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy in the following key areas:

  • Science Education

  • Community Life

 

TECHNOLOGY FUNDING

 

Mobile Beacon: Connect for Success Student Access Donation Program

Deadline: Requests are accepted throughout the year

Amount: Up to 25 laptops and 4G LTE hotspots with free 4G LTE high-speed Internet service for 12 months

Eligibility: Schools located in Chico, Fresno, Palm Springs, Santa Rosa and Yuba City

https://www.mobilebeacon.org/connect-for-success/

Mobile Beacon's Connect for Success Student Access Donation Program was created to offer schools in 50 cities across the United States the laptops and mobile Internet access they need to help students struggling to keep up. The program makes it possible for K-12 schools and higher education institutions in Sprint's 4G LTE service area to provide students without Internet access at home with the tools, connectivity, and hardware they need to complete homework assignments, access educational resources at home, and keep up with their peers. Schools can request up to 25 laptops and 4G LTE hotspots with free 4G LTE high-speed Internet service for 12 months.

 

Toshiba America Foundation

Deadline: Submitted any time and reviewed quarterly. Grants requesting more than $5,000 are due May 1 and November 1 annually

Amount: Up to $5,000 (see website for details on grants over $5,000)

Eligibility: 6-12 grade Teachers in public or private schools

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/about.jsp

The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in our nation's schools. Grants for Grades 6-12 are provided to teachers who have an idea for making science and mathematics more fun for their students. 

 

Toshiba America Foundation

Deadline: October 1st annually

Amount: Up to $1,000

Eligibility: K-12 Teachers in public or private schools 

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/about.jsp

The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in our nation's K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants to teachers in public or private schools to help them bring innovative projects into their classrooms. 

 

Educators of America: Micro-Grants

Deadline: Reviewed quarterly

Amount: $500 to $5,000

Eligibility: Teachers

https://educatorsusa.org/our-programs/micro-grants/

Outfitting a school or classroom with the correct technological resource can further the reach of teachers, enhance the skills of students, and create endless opportunities of education methods. Using web-connected devices, electronic whiteboards, tablets, VR systems and STEM Labs are a much better use of resources than new textbooks due to their engagement abilities and high levels of usability. Children in schools today are far better equipped with knowledge of technological and internet-equipped devices than ever before. Grant provides classroom technology. 

 

Donegan Burns Foundation

Deadline: LOI’s are accepted year-round

Amount: Up to $25,000

Eligibility: Organizations holding tax-exempt status

http://doneganburns.org/grant-focus/education-resource-grant/ 

This grant provides up to $25,000 for the cost of technology, materials, and training in support of education programs for children and youth.

We prioritize grants for the following activities:

  • Technology: access to online education resources as well as the required hardware.

  • Materials: license and/or the purchase of curriculum and supporting resources.

  • Training: attendance at workshops/seminars and to provide qualified staff.

  • Parent Resources: Basic education for parents on helping a child deal with learning challenges.

Digital Wish Foundation: One-to-One Computing Support Grant

Deadline: Fall/Continuous

Amount: In-kind services valued up to $4,500

Eligibility: Schools 

https://digitalwishes.wordpress.com/grants/

Digital Wish is offering technical support grants to schools needing assistance with planning a one to one computing program in their elementary or middle schools. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS FUNDING

 

It Gets Better Project: 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Amount: Up to $10,000 will be awarded to at least one middle or high school in every U.S. state

Eligibility: Schools

https://www.50states50grants.com/ 

The 50 States. 50 Grants. 5,000 Voices. campaign, an initiative of the It Gets Better Project, will provide 50 grants to projects that uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth in schools in all 50 U.S. states. The aim is to support educators, administrators, and LGBTQ+ clubs that prioritize the empowerment and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth while at school. Projects can be school-wide, gender-sexuality alliance, or community projects, and could include such activities as providing LGBTQ+ inclusive training for school staff, building an LGBTQ+ section for books and other resources in the school library, launching a school's first gender-sexuality alliance, providing leadership training for gender-sexuality alliance student leaders, or establishing a student-focused program with a local LGBTQ+ center or nonprofit.

 

California Department of Education: California Community Schools Partnership Program

Deadline: March 21, 2023

Amount: Planning grants up to $200,000; Implementation grants up to $500,000; Extension grants up to $100,000 annually 

Match: No

Eligibility: Local educational agencies

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/ccspp.asp

CCSPP supports schools’ efforts to partner with community agencies and local government to align community resources to improve student outcomes. These partnerships provide an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.

Community school strategies can be an effective approach to mitigate the academic and social impacts of emergencies that affect local communities, improve school responsiveness to student and family needs, and to organize school and community resources to address barriers to learning. Community schools often include four evidence-informed programmatic features, which are aligned and integrated into high-quality, rigorous teaching and learning practices and environments:

  • Integrated support services;

  • Family and community engagement;

  • Collaborative leadership and practices for educators and administrators; and

  • Extended learning time and opportunities.

 

NewSchools Venture Fund

Deadline: March 29, 2023

Amount: $150,000 to $250,000. Unrestricted grants between will support early-stage organizations and new initiatives across the following investment areas: learning solutions, diverse leaders, racial equity, and innovative schools

Eligibility: New organizations - See website for details.

https://www.newschools.org/apply-for-funding/ 

The mission of the NewSchools Venture Fund is to reimagine public education through powerful ideas, passionate educators, and visionary innovators so all children—especially those in underserved communities—have the opportunity to succeed. Through its 2023 funding opportunity, NewSchools will provide $15 million in funding to new ventures focused on creating a more excellent and equitable pre-K-12 education system. In addition, the EDge Fund invests in solutions that extend beyond any single investment area, with a focus on innovations that empower students with learning differences, as well as innovations that are emerging to meet the moment.

 

California Strategic Growth Council and California Department of Housing and Community Development: Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (Round 7)

Deadline: April 4, 2023 (By 4:00 PM PT)

Amount: The maximum AHSC Program loan or grant award, or combination thereof, for a TOD, ICP, and RIPA Project is $50 million with a minimum award of $10 million.
Eligibility: A Locality, public housing authority, redevelopment successor agency, transit agency or transit operator, Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), local Transportation Commission, Congestion Management Agency, Joint Powers Authority (JPA), school district, facilities district, University or Community College District. Federally recognized Indian Tribe.

https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/ahsc/

https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/ahsc/resources/ 

The purpose of the AHSC Program is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through projects that implement land-use, housing, transportation, and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development, and that support related and coordinated public policy objectives, including the following:

  1. reducing air pollution;

  2. improving conditions in disadvantaged communities;

  3. supporting or improving public health and other co-benefits as defined in Section 39712 of the Health and Safety Code;

  4. improving connectivity and accessibility to jobs, housing, and services;

  5. increasing options for mobility, including the implementation of the Active Transportation Program established pursuant to Section 2380 of the Streets and Highway Code;

  6. increasing transit ridership;

  7. preserving and developing affordable housing for lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code; and

  8. protecting agricultural lands to support infill development.

 

California Department of Education: Special Education Extraordinary Cost Pool for NPS/LCI and Mental Health Services 

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Amount: See allocation formula. $20M for entire program.

Match: No

Eligibility: SELPAs that have extraordinary cost of single placements in NPS and related services in LCI and necessary small SELPAs that have extraordinary costs associated with mental health services are eligible

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5890 

As part of the Special Education Assembly Bill (AB) 602 formula, the Extraordinary Cost Pool (ECP) program reimburses special education local plan areas (SELPAs) for extraordinary costs of single placements in nonpublic, nonsectarian schools (NPS) and special education-related services for pupils residing in licensed children's institutions (LCI). This program also reimburses necessary small SELPAs defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 56212, for extraordinary costs associated with educationally related mental health services, including out-of-home residential services. Costs of placements and services for single students in excess of the annual threshold amount will be reimbursed, subject to available funds.

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation

Deadline: While EDA encourages eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible, EDA strongly advises eligible applicants to submit complete applications no later than January 31, 2022.

Amount: $100,000 to $10 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cities, counties, states, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits and tribal governments. This NOFO posting is for the EDA Competitive Tourism Grants ONLY.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334748 

EDA aims to assist communities and regions in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic’s significant negative impact on the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation sectors. Program is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions to rebuild and strengthen their travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industry through various infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders. EDA’s travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation grants will be delivered through two components: (1) State Tourism Grants and (2) EDA Competitive Tourism Grants.

 

California Department of Education: Consolidated Application (ConApp)

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Amount: Unavailable

Match: No

Eligibility: Local educational agencies

https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=5854 

The Consolidated Application (ConApp) is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute categorical funds from various federal programs (e.g., Title I, Part A; Title II) to county offices, school districts, and direct funded charter schools throughout California.

 

The Crail-Johnson Foundation: Grant-making Programs​

Deadline: Quarterly.  Education Grants September 1 – September 30; Human Services 

​Grants December 15 – January 15; Health Grants ​April 15 – May 15

​Amount: ​$100 - $45,000

Match: None

Eligibility: The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations benefiting children, youth, and families in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. National organizations providing services in Los Angeles are also considered. Occasionally, grants are made to programs and projects that are regional or national in scope, where potential benefits to children and families in Los Angeles can be clearly demonstrated.

http://crail-johnson.org/grant-making/
The Foundation supports programs as a means to address the long-term well-being of children, youth and community. It is through the support of Education, Human Services and Health that the Foundation hopes to assist in providing children, youth and their families with the tools necessary to build a life of quality. Support is exclusively focused on programs that address the needs of economically, socially and physically disadvantaged children. The Foundation supports both proven approaches and innovative programs aimed at systemic change and provides support for new, continuing, or expanding programs. 

 

The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Los Angeles County. Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

https://borchardfoundation.org/how-to-apply-for-a-grant/funding-guidelines 

Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation offers grants that support education and science in Los Angeles County. The foundation has five priority areas of funding.

  • Elimination of poverty

  • Youth development

  • Health and medicine

  • Education

  • The arts

  • The environment

 

American Battlefield Trust: Field Trip Fund

Deadline: A minimum of one month prior to field trip

Amount: $250 to $1,500

Eligibility: K-12 educators 

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/educators/resources/field-trip-fund 

The American Battlefield Trust strongly believes that battlefields are outdoor classrooms—truly unique locations for education, commemoration, and contemplation. The Trust's Field Trip Fund provides funding and assistance to K-12 teachers who are planning field trips to Civil War, War of 1812, or Revolutionary War battlefields, museums, and historic sites. The following items can be covered by the Fund: transportation, meals, admission fees, and reasonable presenter or guide fees. All funds will be dispersed after the completion of the field trips. 

 

The Crail-Johnson Foundation: Grant-making Programs​

Deadline: Quarterly.  Education Grants September 1 – October 15; Human Services 

​Grants December 15 – January 31; Health Grants ​April 15 – May 30

​Amount: ​$5,000 - $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: organizations providing services and programs primarily in Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas (SPA) 4, 6, 7, and 8

http://crail-johnson.org/grant-making/
The Foundation supports programs as a means to address the long-term well-being of children, youth and community. It is through the support of Education, Human Services and Health that the Foundation hopes to assist in providing children, youth and their families with the tools necessary to build a life of quality. Support is exclusively focused on programs that address the needs of economically, socially and physically disadvantaged children. The Foundation supports both proven approaches and innovative programs aimed at systemic change and provides support for new, continuing, or expanding programs. 

 

Gannett Foundation Media Grants

Deadline: March 1 and October 1 annually

Amount: Not specified

Eligibility: Nonprofits and tax-exempt 4-year universities

https://www.gannettfoundation.org/media.htm

The mission of the Gannett Foundation Media Grants program is to support media training, technological advances in the industry, and the study of journalism at the college level, with particular attention to the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the regions in which Gannett does business and that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage. Priority is given to programs encouraging college students to enter the field of journalism and innovative national and regional training programs for current journalists. 

 

Joseph Drown Foundation Education & Community Grants

Deadline: Quarterly (April 15th; July 15th; October 15th)

Amount: Varies by application

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, government institutions, schools in the Los Angeles area

http://www.jdrown.org/mission/index.html 

​​ The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a person from continuing to grow and learn​ through grant programs including: 

  1. Education: Education programs in K-12, at both public and private schools that seek to solve the existing problems in Los Angeles area schools. Favor is given to those programs directed at talented middle income students who are unable to obtain assistance from sources specifically available to low income students.  

  2. ​​Community, Health, & Social Services: Foundation supports programs that encourage all individuals to reach their fullest potential. The best chance a young person has to reach that goal is to stay in school, inside a functioning family, and outside the juvenile justice system. Programs that deal with issues such as the high drop-out rate, lack of sufficient health care, substance abuse and violence.

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.

Amount: $100,000 to $3 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Cites, counties, special districts, state governments, private, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321695 

EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

 

Union Bank Foundation

Deadline: Continuous    
Amount: Not stated
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations 

https://www.unionbank.com/about-us/social-responsibility 

The Union Bank Foundation proactively invests in the communities in which the Union Bank

and its businesses operate, for the benefit of low- and moderate-income populations. The

Foundation focuses on the following strategic program areas:

  • Affordable Housing

  • Community Economic Development

  • Education

  • Environment

The Union Bank Foundation prefers program grants but will consider requests for core operating support and/or capacity building grants to support exceptional work within its strategic funding categories.

  • Affordable Housing: Improve housing stability and influence public policy

  • Economic Development: Catalyze economic growth and prosperity

  • Stewardship and Sustainability: Support environmental and social well-being

 

Majestic Realty Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $100 to $25,000
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in specific regions

https://www.majesticrealty.com/companies/majestic-realty-foundation 

The Foundation provides support to its local communities in five key investment areas:

  • Youth;

  • Education;

  • Family;

  • Health; and,

  • Violence prevention

Types of support include:

  • Project support;

  • General support; and,

  • Challenge and matching grants.

 

Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Deadline: None (Submit LOI) 

Amount: $5,000 to $150,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties. 

https://haassr.org/ 

The mission of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is to help build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community.

The Arts
The purpose of this area is to enable Bay Area residents to realize the full potential of the arts to build cross-cultural understanding and enrich individual lives.

Economic Security
The purpose of this area is to help low-income working individuals and families achieve upward mobility and economic security.

Education
The purpose of this area is to help ensure that public school students furthest from opportunity are in schools and classrooms with exceptional teachers.

Jewish Life 
The purpose of this program is to foster a vibrant, inclusive Jewish community in the Bay Area, one that offers opportunities for engagement in Jewish life and that encourages participation in the broader pluralistic society.

 

The Annenberg Foundation

Deadline: None

Amount: $10,000 - $100,000 

Match: No

Eligibility: Nonprofit agencies - Primarily the five-county greater Los Angeles region

https://www.annenberg.org/

The Foundation provides grants in the following programmatic areas:

  • education;

  • arts, culture, and humanities;

  • the environment;

  • military veterans;

  • civic and community;

  • health and human services; and,

  • animal welfare.

 

Bank of the West: Charitable Investments Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $100,000

Match: None

Eligibility: ​Nonprofit charitable organizations

https://www.bankofthewest.com/about-us/community-support/charitable-investments.html 

To improve quality of life for low income communities.​  ​Bank of the West Charitable Investments program accepts letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities in following charitable giving categories:​ ​Education and Job Training​; ​Financial education and management training program​s; ​Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults​; ​Community and Economic Development​; ​Creation, preservation or rehabilitation of affordable housing​; ​Homeownership and credit counseling programs for low- to moderate-income individuals​; ​Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms​; ​Asset creation and preservation programs for low- to moderate-income individuals​.​

 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 - $500,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and educational institutions in communities served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

http://www.bnsffoundation.org/

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation provides support in communities in the company's area of operations. The Foundation considers requests falling in the following categories:

  • Civic Services: This area includes organizations which are concerned with the environment and local community issues, such as crime prevention, parks and recreation, diversity and community development.

  • Cultural Organizations: This area includes performing arts, visual arts, fine arts, and museums and other related activities that offer opportunities for underserved children to experience cultural learning events.

  • Educational Institutions: This area includes both public and private education, primarily at the college level. (Grants of an exceptional nature may be made to vocational and non-college schools. Preferably, contributions will be directed toward the improvement of the quality of education.)

  • Health and Human Service Organizations: This area includes hospitals, medical programs, and programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women's and children's aid, and transitional shelters.

  • Youth Organizations: This area includes Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement, and similar groups.

 

Discover Financial Services: Pathway to Financial Success Grants
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Varies
Match: None
Eligibility: Public high schools
http://www.pathwaytofinancialsuccess.org/apply-for-a-grant/  
Pathway to Financial Success Grants are offered to public high schools in the United States to incorporate financial education into the curriculum.  Applying schools must meet the following criteria:

  • The school has implemented or is looking to implement a financial education curriculum.

  • A measurement tool is or will be in place to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum.

  • The school agrees to share overall results of the measurement tool's pre- and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon the program's completion, to assess what worked and what didn't.

 

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Up to $50,000 

Eligibility: Open only to organizations within Los Angeles County  

http://www.dsyf.org/grantmaking_areas.asp 

Support for direct services and experiences to under-served children and youth to enable them to gain the skills, values, and confidence to achieve their potential.

 

Leon S. Peters Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000 - $50,000 (average award is $1,000)

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Fresno area

Contact Info: Phone (559) 251-3002; Primary Contact; Mr. Samuel K. Peters, President; 6424 East Butler, Fresno, CA 93727

The Foundation's areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture; children and youth; Christian organizations; civic affairs; health; higher education; and social services.

 

Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program

Deadline: January 3 - September 30, annually

Amount: Varies; typically around $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

http://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/index.jhtml

Program supports organizations that address vital community needs and issues in the communities served by the bank.

  • community development, including affordable housing and homebuyer education, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development;

  • education, including higher education and K-12 education;

  • human services, including childcare, healthcare, and basic needs;

  • the environment, including green economy and clean technologies, natural resources, and endangered species; and,

  • arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and,

  • civic engagement.

 


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