Open Grant Programs for Non-Profit Organizations

Sustain your non-profit’s advocacy and initiatives by applying to funders that share the same goals and principles. Whether your program deals with poverty, domestic violence, research and development, minority, women, health, education, elderly, and environment, you can certainly find a funding institution for your cause.

ResMed Foundation: Community Philanthropy Grants

Grant Program Description In addition to its commitment to furthering knowledge about sleep and breathing, the ResMed Foundation is dedicated to being a good neighbor in the community through its Community Philanthropy Grants program. For this, the Foundation contributes a percentage of its annual funding allocation to promote community causes in the areas of education, […]

Grant Program Description
In addition to its commitment to furthering knowledge about sleep and breathing, the ResMed Foundation is dedicated to being a good neighbor in the community through its Community Philanthropy Grants program. For this, the Foundation contributes a percentage of its annual funding allocation to promote community causes in the areas of education, health and human services, culture and the arts in the San Diego area.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be located in the United States and be a qualified tax exempt organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the US Internal Revenue Service. Organizations must also demonstrate competent management who has a history of delivering results in an effective and cost efficient manner.

Funding Deadline
Grant proposals should be submitted every 15th of May, with the decision to be made on the 31st of July.

Geographic Focus
San Diego County and surrounding areas

Range
$2,500 to $10,000

*For further details, please contact us at 1-(800) 825-2314.

 

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ResMed Foundation: Scientific Meetings, Physician & Public Awareness Grants

Grant Program Description Established in 2002 by the ResMed Corporation, the ResMed Foundation is a private charitable 501 (c) (3) foundation organized under United States Law. The Foundation’s primary mission for its Scientific Meetings, Physician & Public Awareness Grants is to promote research, as well as public and physician awareness of the importance of sleep […]

Grant Program Description
Established in 2002 by the ResMed Corporation, the ResMed Foundation is a private charitable 501 (c) (3) foundation organized under United States Law. The Foundation’s primary mission for its Scientific Meetings, Physician & Public Awareness Grants is to promote research, as well as public and physician awareness of the importance of sleep and respiratory health throughout the world.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be a qualified tax exempt organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the US Internal Revenue Service or have the equivalent designation by the federal governing agency in another country.

Funding Deadline
Grant proposals should be submitted according to the following timeline:

Application Deadlines:

December 15

March 15

June 15

September 15

Decision Made By:

January 31

April 30

July 31

October 31

Geographic Focus
San Diego County

Range
$5,000 – $10,000

*For further details, please contact us at 1-(800) 825-2314.

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San Francisco Foundation

Grant Program Description Established in 1948, The San Francisco Foundation is the community foundation of the Bay Area in San Francisco, California. Through grantmaking and engaged partnerships, the Foundation work with nonprofit organizations, community residents, local government agencies, and generous donors to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area. Its mission is to […]

Grant Program Description
Established in 1948, The San Francisco Foundation is the community foundation of the Bay Area in San Francisco, California. Through grantmaking and engaged partnerships, the Foundation work with nonprofit organizations, community residents, local government agencies, and generous donors to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area. Its mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy.

Eligibility Requirements
The Foundation only makes grants to organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status or to government entities. A fiscal sponsor is necessary for organizations, which do not have tax-exempt status.

Funding Deadline
Timelines and deadlines vary per year.

Geographic Focus
Projects must benefit residents in at least one of the five Bay Area counties served by the Foundation, namely: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.

Range
Average competitive grant is approximately $22,000 with duration of 12 months.

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The Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation

Grant Program Description Incorporated in 1986, the Sowers Foundation was created to be a charitable, philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Nebraskans. The foundation, which is exempt from income taxes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, provides financial support to worthy causes that aims to improve the state’s education, as well […]

Grant Program Description
Incorporated in 1986, the Sowers Foundation was created to be a charitable, philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Nebraskans. The foundation, which is exempt from income taxes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, provides financial support to worthy causes that aims to improve the state’s education, as well as the quality of life of the youth and the underprivileged.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible, an agency must have been in existence for a minimum of 5 years, and have 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Funding Deadline
The Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation will accept grant requests two times annually. Grant applications must be delivered to the Sowers Club of Lincoln by February 15 and June 15 of each year and must be fully completed before requests will be considered.

Geographic Focus
Nebraska

Range
Not specified

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Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation

Grant Program Description The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations supporting children with 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS) through monetary grants, programs and increased community awareness. Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible for a grant, applying organization must: have been in existence for two or more years […]

Grant Program Description
The Ryan and Jenny Dempster Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations supporting children with 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge Syndrome/VCFS) through monetary grants, programs and increased community awareness.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for a grant, applying organization must:

  • have been in existence for two or more years
  • Have 501(c)3 IRS status
  • include a copy of the determination letter with application.

Funding Deadline
2011 grant cycle will take place August 1, 2011 – October 1, 2011, with grants to be announced in November 2011.

Geographic Focus

  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • British Columbia, Canada

Range
$1000 to $20,000

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W.M. Keck Foundation

Grant Program Description The W.M. Keck Foundation was founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity. Following the ideals of its founder, William Myron Keck, the Foundation supports outstanding science, engineering, and medical research, undergraduate education; and in South Carolina, arts and culture, health and community service projects that will have a significant […]

Grant Program Description
The W.M. Keck Foundation was founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity. Following the ideals of its founder, William Myron Keck, the Foundation supports outstanding science, engineering, and medical research, undergraduate education; and in South Carolina, arts and culture, health and community service projects that will have a significant impact in addressing complex issues and problems.

Eligibility Requirements
Organizations must be exempt from federal taxation as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be designated as a public charity (and not a private foundation) as defined by Section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) or 170(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. If the institution is located in the State of California, the organization must also be exempt from California State Franchise or Income Tax under Section 23701(d) of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Funding Deadline
Deadlines for Phase I applications are on May 1 to be considered for the December grant cycle, and on November 1 to be considered for the June grant cycle. Submission of Phase II proposals is by invitation only.

Geographic Focus
The Foundation’s grants programs in Science and Engineering Research and Medical Research fund projects nationwide, while the Undergraduate Education Program funds projects only in Foundation-designated states. The Southern California Program restricts grants to organizations headquartered in Southern California that serve communities in Los Angeles County.

Range
Not specified

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The Walmart Foundation’s National Giving Program

Grant Program Description The Walmart Foundation’s National Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations implementing programs at multiple sites across the country. It supports programs and initiatives in four main areas of focus, i.e. Health and Wellness, Education, Workforce Development/Economic Opportunity, and Environmental Sustainability. In addition, the Foundation also has a particular interest in supporting […]

Grant Program Description

The Walmart Foundation’s National Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations implementing programs at multiple sites across the country. It supports programs and initiatives in four main areas of focus, i.e. Health and Wellness, Education, Workforce Development/Economic Opportunity, and Environmental Sustainability. In addition, the Foundation also has a particular interest in supporting veterans and military families, traditionally underserved groups, the disability community, and people impacted by natural disasters.

Eligibility Requirements
Organizations eligible to seek funding from the Walmart Foundation’s National Giving program:

  • must be designated with current tax-exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a “public charity” within the meaning of either Section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and
  • must operate on a national scope through the existence of chapters or affiliates in a large number of states around the country; or possess a regional/local focus, but seek funding to replicate program activities nationally. In the case of proposals seeking funding for replication, organizations must demonstrate the capacity to support national expansion and be ready to begin the replication process.

Funding Deadline
Rolling basis

Geographic Focus
United States

Range
$250,000 and above

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Grant Program Description Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, […]

Grant Program Description
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources— have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

Eligibility Requirements
The foundation only accepts proposals from 501(c)(3) and other tax-exempt organizations.

Funding Deadline
Not specified

Geographic Focus
Local and International

Range
Not specified

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The Self Family Foundation

Brief information The Self Family Foundation will support organizations that help people rebuild their communities from the inside out by focusing on assets and mobilizing relationships between local institutions, businesses and residents. Primary grant target areas Education Enhancing children’s school readiness; working together with schools, families, youth-serving organizations and other community organizations to support the […]

Brief information
The Self Family Foundation will support organizations that help people rebuild their communities from the inside out by focusing on assets and mobilizing relationships between local institutions, businesses and residents.

Primary grant target areas

  • Education
    Enhancing children’s school readiness; working together with schools, families, youth-serving organizations and other community organizations to support the intellectual and social development of our young people.
  • Health Care
    Individual and community wellness and prevention; revitalizing neighborhoods through collaboration with community organizations, businesses, public institutions and local residents.

Secondary grant target areas

  • Arts, culture and history
    Increasing awareness of, and access to, activities specifically within Greenwood, South Carolina.

Geographic focus

Primary geographic area of interest is Greenwood, South Carolina and surrounding counties.

Eligibility
All applicants must have the financial potential to sustain the project on a continuing basis after any funding is approved. Requests for loans and grants to individuals are NOT funded.

Deadlines
Proposals are due by the 15th of February, May, August and November to be considered at the quarterly trustee meetings held the third week of March, June, September, and December.

Funding range
None specified

 

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Easton Foundations – Archery Facility Grants

Brief information The Easton Foundations support the development of four levels of archery facilities depending on the level of the planned archery programs and the financial commitment of the applicants: Archery Center of Excellence, Archery Center, Community Archery Facility, or Local Club or Recreation Department Facility. Funding range and Eligibility Grant requests of less than […]

Brief information
The Easton Foundations support the development of four levels of archery facilities depending on the level of the planned archery programs and the financial commitment of the applicants:

  1. Archery Center of Excellence,
  2. Archery Center,
  3. Community Archery Facility, or
  4. Local Club or Recreation Department Facility.

Funding range and Eligibility
Grant requests of less than $25,000 from qualified 501(c)3 organizations may be eligible to receive funding. Grants that exceed $25,000, or applicants that are not qualified 501(c)3 organizations may also receive funding. These types of organizations may be required to submit additional information for the Grant Committee to review before making its decision. In general, FOR-PROFIT AND PRIVATE SECTOR APPLICANTS are not eligible for a grant, even though they are doing work that meets the Foundation’s objectives.

Deadlines
All project proposals and grant requests over $25,000 must be received by the Foundation by March 1 for the Spring review or September 1 for the Fall review to be considered by the Foundation in the semi-annual grant review process.

Geographic focus
None specified

 

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National Rifle Association Foundation

Brief information Since its inception, The NRA Foundation, Inc., has funded more than 15,000 grants totaling over $150 million, becoming America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. The NRA Foundation continues to expand its efforts to fund a variety of programs in communities across the nation. Eligibility “Eligible group” is any organization, […]

Brief information
Since its inception, The NRA Foundation, Inc., has funded more than 15,000 grants totaling over $150 million, becoming America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. The NRA Foundation continues to expand its efforts to fund a variety of programs in communities across the nation.

Eligibility
“Eligible group” is any organization, association or other entity, whether formally incorporated or not, that has, as a minimum, a unique federal employer identification number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Eligible organizations may apply for an NRA Foundation grant for a qualifying project. Applicants seeking to qualify for support shall not discriminate against any member, person or other user of its facilities or equipment on the basis of age, race, color, sex or national origin. Applicants are not required to be members of or have association with the NRA to receive funds under this grant program.

Funding range
Contact foundation

Deadline
None specified

Geographic focus
None specified

 

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NRA Foundation Range Grants

Brief information Range grant funds are made available at NRA’s sole discretion to qualifying NRA-affiliated clubs and associations by approval of the Range Development Committee — a standing committee of the NRA Board of Directors. At the NRA’s sole discretion, grants are awarded to assist with acquisition, development, and improvement of shooting facilities. Eligibility Applicants […]

Brief information
Range grant funds are made available at NRA’s sole discretion to qualifying NRA-affiliated clubs and associations by approval of the Range Development Committee — a standing committee of the NRA Board of Directors. At the NRA’s sole discretion, grants are awarded to assist with acquisition, development, and improvement of shooting facilities.

Eligibility
Applicants must be a 100% NRA membership NRA-Affiliated Club, with preference given to Gold Medal Clubs.

Funding Range and Deadline
This Range Grant program is limited to $5,000 per applicant per year, and the deadline for submission is August 1 annually.

Geographic focus
None specified

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Erion Foundation

The Erion Foundation focuses on the following areas: health and welfare, basic needs, education, and culture and community.

Eligibility Requirements
The Foundation considers applications from non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations including those related to government entities, colleges and universities; all with the aim of making the Loveland and Northern Colorado community a better place to live.

Funding Deadline
Last day of January, April, July, and October

Geographic Focus
Loveland and Colorado

Range
Not specified

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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The Cyrus Eaton Foundation

The Cyrus Eaton Foundation is committed to providing financial support to qualifying non-profit organizations in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, whose programs enhance the quality of life in this area, and whose aims are in accord with those of our founder, the late Cyrus Eaton.

Funding Deadline
May and November 1st

Geographic Focus
Cleveland and northeast Ohio ONLY

Range
$1, 000 to $2, 000 but no more than $5, 000

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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Eastern Bank

The foundation funds initiatives focusing on the following: human services, families and children, healthcare, education, and affordable housing.

Funding Title
Eastern Bank Community Grants

Eligibility Requirements
Non-profit organizations with 501 (c) (3) that cannot be classified as a private foundation may apply for funding.

Funding Deadline
Funding requests are reviewed monthly.

Geographic Focus
Not specified

Range
There is a $10,000 maximum; however, the vast majority of approved grants are significantly below this level, with the average Community Grant being less than $2,000.

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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Charles Edison Fund

The Charles Edison Fund supports worthwhile endeavors within the areas of medical research, science education and historic preservation. It is an extension of the benefactions and aspirations of its Founder, a man of discerning foresight, rare achievement and background.

Eligibility Requirements
Organizations with tax-exempt status as defined by IRS section 501 (c) (3) may apply for funding.

Funding Deadline
The Fund meets three times a year, usually in February or March, June and December at which time requests which have been submitted at least three weeks prior to the meeting will be considered.

Geographic Focus
New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area

Range
Grant range not specified.

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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The Frog Rock Foundation

The Foundation funds programs serving economically disadvantaged children, but currently focuses its support in two specific areas: early learning and development programs and intellectual and personal enrichment programs.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and which are not classified as foundations under Section 509(a) of the Code.

Funding Deadline
February 1st, May 1st, September 1st, and November 1st

Geographic Focus
Not specified

Range
Frog Rock will consider grants of $10,000 and higher, as well as multi-year grants.

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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Foundations Community Partnership

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) gives grants to organizations and agencies that supports human services, particularly in children, youth, and families in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Funding Title
Partners in Youth Services Grants (PYS)

Eligibility Requirements
Non-profit organizations with tax exempt status under 501 (c) (3) and is situated within the geographic area of focus may apply for funding.

Funding Deadline
1st of September

Geographic Focus
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Range
Funds are available from $3,000 to $5,000

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800) 825-2314.

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FISA Foundation

FISA Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania that improve the lives of girls. Priority is given to initiatives focusing on empowerment, mentoring, health and wellness, issues related to teen pregnancies, and prevention and intervention in sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Funding Title
Grants for Benefiting Girls

Eligibility Requirements
Grants are not given to organizations without an Internal Revenue Code charitable, tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a). Programs taking place outside the ten-area county of southwestern Pennsylvania are not eligible to apply for funding.

Funding Deadline
Letter of inquiries are accepted any time of the year.

Geographic Focus
Southwestern Pennsylvania, particularly Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland

Range
Grants may range up to $75,000

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800) 825-2314.

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Archstone Foundation

The Archstone Foundation has allotted a part of its giving program toward its Fall Prevention Initiative. It aims to decrease the fall incidents among elders by making fall prevention a key public health priority in California. The program also promotes the creation of effective ad comprehensive fall prevention systems.

Funding Title
Fall Prevention Initiative

Eligibility Requirements
Assistance is given to foundations with 501 (c) (3) status. Grant applications for biomedical research, capital expenditures, and fund raising events are not accepted.

Funding Deadline
Deadline for applications is every 15th of a given month.

Geographic Focus
Southern California Region

Range
Not specified

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800) 825-2314.

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Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation strives to promote and uphold for the advancement of LGBT rights, sexual orientation, gender identity, and race.

Funding Title
The Arcus LGBT Program

Eligibility Requirements
Non-profit organization organizations with 501 (c) (3) status with initiatives and mission aligned with the organization’s program focus may apply for funding.

Funding Deadline
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Geographic Focus
Priority is given to groups promoting LGBT rights in Michigan

Range
Not specified

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800) 825-2314.

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