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Golden Apple Awards
The NYC Department of Sanitation awards cash prizes to New York City
schools for conceiving and completing cross-curriculum environmental
awareness projects. Schools, grades K-12, can enter any or all of
three Golden Apple Awards contests: Super Recyclers, Reduce and Reuse
Challenge, and Team Up to Clean Up.
Students design and complete projects that
demonstrate model school recycling programs, innovative waste
prevention practices, or beautification efforts. In each contest,
schools compete within their grade division (Elementary, Intermediate,
or High School) for borough and citywide honors.
Projects must meet NYC Department of Education
Applied Learning Standards. Schools must submit Pre-Application Forms
by March 1, 2005; completed project entries are due April 18, 2005.
The 2005 Golden Apple Awards contest brochure
contains descriptions and entry instructions for all three contests.
Copies are available from the Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste
Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (917-237-5759,
firstname.lastname@example.org), and on the Dept of Sanitation
www.nyc.gov/sanitation (click on the Golden Apple).
The AMP Foundation provides grants to organizations that
qualify as nonprofit under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
The grants are awarded in geographic areas where "AMP"
(now Tyco Electronics Corporation) has a significant employee
population. Those areas cover parts of Roanoke, Virginia, the
Triad area of North Carolina, Rock Hill, South Carolina and Central
Pennsylvania. The Foundation funds programs that have an
educational component, even in the categories of "Community
Impact" and " Arts and Culture". Under the
Education component, the Foundation's priorities are for pre-college
math and science education projects. Requests receive preferential
review if the organization is one that AMP employees support as
volunteers. Applications are accepted year-round and considered
quarterly: December 15, March 15, June 15 or September 15.
[The scope of the
Foundation's coverage within Tyco Electronics Corporation is under
Bechtel Foundation works
in partnership with the Bechtel group of companies to respond to
the needs of the communities where Bechtel has offices or major
projects. The majority of the grants are pre-selected by
Bechtel's office and project managers. (Go to http://www.bechtel.com/offices/namerica.html
to see if Bechtel does business in your area.) Grant recipients are
typically youth and educational programs, particularly those
that focus on math and science education, and to selected
colleges and universities, where the funds are directed toward
the engineering and business programs. A one- or two-page letter
and a few pages of backup material are usually a sufficient
introduction to your proposal. Except under rare exceptions, most grants
are under $5,000. Grant proposals may be sent at any time of the
The Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund supports education projects that assure
the availability of trained, educated men and women. Nonprofits, K-12 schools,
public and private higher education institutions, and government agencies in
areas where the company does business are eligible for funding. According to
Bernice Csazar, fund administrator, "Each committee operates on their
own set of applications," so it is important that grantseekers get the
attention of their local trust fund committee. Be sure to
to see if there is a Bridgestone/Firestone operation in your
area. All applications must be submitted in writing. More information can be
obtained by calling (615) 872-1415 or e-mailing BFSTrust-Fund@bfsusa.com
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The Carnegie Foundation supports education in the
areas of early childhood education, urban school reform, and higher
education. A major goal of the Foundation is to help rebuild the public's
confidence in the education system, focusing not only on educational
achievement at the pre-college level but at the college and university
level as well. Carnegie does not fund individual schools or preschools.
Many of the grants awarded by the Foundation go to the greater New York
City area but many awards are also made nationally. The first step to
obtaining funding from Carnegie Foundation is by submitting a letter of
inquiry that briefly describes your program. There are no deadlines. See
the website for additional information.
The Clorox Foundation makes grants in Oakland, CA and in areas where company facilities are located* (See
Apply.) Their Education and Youth Development focus supports programs that improve academic performance, prepare youth for the world of work and community leadership, and promote positive relationships among youth from diverse cultural and ethnic groups. Proposals must answer specific questions that are
listed on the Foundation's Web site: http://www.clorox.com/company/foundation/how.html
Application deadlines are July 1, October 1, January 1, and April
*Clorox has company facilities in cities located in Arkansas, California, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon,
Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Community Health Care Foundation
The Foundation's MetroWest Youth Initiative supports programs
designed to keep children and adolescents in the MetroWest area*
healthy and safe. Grants will be made to support new, innovative or
expanded programs that deal with such issues as injuries and
violence; child abuse; oral health care; asthma; depression and
suicide; alcohol and substance abuse; access to health services; and
health promotion and disease prevention.
Proposals must show community collaboration. Types of grants
made include project/program support, capacity building, community
education, research and evaluation, and demonstration or pilot
projects. Grants are usually around $50,000. Due dates
are September 7, 2001 and January 7, 2002.
*Grants are made in the following Massachusetts communities:
Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston,
Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Mendon,
Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn,
Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westborough.
The Corning Incorporated Foundation develops and administers
projects in support of educational, cultural,
community and selected national organizations. Corning's areas
of involvement in education have included community service
programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student
scholarships, facility improvement, and instructional technology
projects for the classroom. Grants are primarily made toward
initiatives which improve the quality of life in and near
locations where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate
citizen. Each year, the Foundation makes approximately 225
grants totaling about $2,250,000.
Corning has plants or offices in Alaska, California, Colorado,
Florida, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington,
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B. Cox Charitable Trust, A New England
The Cox Foundation offers grant opportunities for New England
schools, especially those that serve under-privileged children
and youth. Special preference will be given to projects that
have a significant positive effect on the availability of
academic resources (traditional or innovative); increased
access, incentives, and opportunities for educational
participation by underserved populations; the availability of
instruction and training in the visual and performing arts; and
improved academic performance and achievement. Concept papers
may be submitted at any time, but must be received by January
15, April 15, July 15 or October 15 to be considered at the next
regular meeting of the Trustees. Average annual grants are about
$35,000; the range of grants is generally from $25,000 to
$75,000. The Trust rarely considers grant requests for
less than $20,000.
The Dolan Family Foundation makes grants that benefit schools and youth,
including general operating support for private schools. The
Foundation's primary focus is Long Island and other New England areas
but other areas may be funded if of interest to the Dolan children.
Grantseekers are advised to call the Foundation and discuss their project
prior to submitting a proposal. Robert F. Vizza is the president of the
Dolan Family Foundation which is located at 1 Media Crossways, Woodbury,
NY 11797. The Foundation's phone number is (516) 629-2103 and their
fax number is (516) 629-2183.
General Literacy Foundation
Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has increased the
functional literacy of adults by providing grants to non-profit
organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports non-profit
organizations within Dollar General’s market area that are
established for public use and have an active 501(c)(3) status under
the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Eligible organizations within the Dollar General market area must be
committed to increasing the functional literacy of adults or
families and must provide direct literacy services within their
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation welcomes proposals from
non-profit literacy providers on an annual basis. The Foundation’s
Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available February 28, 2003
with a submission deadline of April 4, 2003.
To place your name on the RFP mailing list for future RFPs, send
your organization's name, contact name, and mailing address to The
Dollar General Literacy Foundation, P.O. Box 1064, Goodlettsville,
Determine if Dollar General does business in your area by clicking
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Donnelley & Sons Company
Because R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is a printing company they place
a high emphasis on projects in their operating communities that focus on
literacy efforts. They also assist many local agencies that deliver
educational and social services, especially to children. To see if your
community is eligible to apply for funding, go to http://www.rrdonnelley.com/public/community/locations.asp.
Proposals are accepted at any time between January 1 and November 1.
Donnelly & Sons has operations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Dow Chemical Company supports many school districts/school boards
(individual schools are not eligible for funding) and efforts in and
around communities in which Dow is located. Dow has
established general priority areas for K-12 education funding,
including: systemic reform in math and science, teacher training,
and parental involvement. Dow does not fund travel expenses,
operational and administrative costs, hiring of staff, or any
programs not related to math or science education. An online
application is available.
Enterprises Foundation (Now: KeySpan)
The Eastern Enterprises Foundation currently focuses its major
grantmaking on programs which build long-term capacity to improve
the quality of life for young people. Programs eligible for
consideration will have demonstrated vision and commitment to
expanding opportunities and raising the aspirations of young people
(elementary thru high school age). For example, eligible programs
might include (but are not limited to) the following: academic
training, community service, leadership training, job training,
cultural enrichment, health awareness, counseling, mentoring or
recreation. Equal consideration will be given to proposals from
existing organizations with a proven track record as well as
grassroots, entrepreneurial organizations seeking seed money. Grants
are generally made for specific projects or programs. : Proposals
are reviewed three to four times a year, beginning in April. The
final yearly review is conducted in mid-December. The deadlines for
2000 are: March 15, July 17 and November 1, 2000. Grant
decisions are made in April, September and December. Grants
typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.
The Eastern Enterprises Foundation represents the interests of
Eastern Enterprises and its operating subsidiaries: Boston Gas
Company, Colonial Gas Company, Essex Gas Company, ServicEdge
Partners Inc. and Midland Enterprises Inc. Funds are
limited and are allocated to programs and projects serving the same
constituency as Eastern Enterprises and its subsidiaries. The
Foundation strictly limits its grantmaking to its operating area.
Please consult Eastern Enterprises' Foundation Guidelines on their
website for cities and towns in their operating area
First Union Foundation funds innovative programs in communities
where they do business that have a measurable impact on education.
They look for programs that expand the availability of educational
resources, improve the quality of education, and/or help children
and youth reach their full potential. Special consideration is given
to programs that have a high level of First Union employee
involvement and those that are collaborative efforts that will
leverage their investment. First Union makes education grants to
eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in the following
- special programs for public preK-12
school systems (no capital projects or operating costs will be
- public education funds that effect
positive, systemic change in education; and
- education-related projects such as
Junior Achievement and drop-out prevention programs.
- They also provide funding to private and
public institutions of higher education.
First Union also supports visual and
performing arts organizations, public libraries, and various youth
First Union funds programs that are in
their operating communities in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington,
D.C. Two page letters of interest should be submitted to the
contributions office in the state in which the proposed project is
located. We received guidelines from First Union Foundation by
emailing a request to Tricia
The Freddie Mac Foundation concentrates on early childhood and
prevention-oriented programs, including programs that strengthen families,
prevent child abuse and neglect, improve education, find abandoned and
foster children permanent and loving homes, and actively support the
organizations that will improve the quality of life for children, their
families, and their communities.
The Foundation grantmaking program serves the metropolitan Washington, DC
area which is defined as: the District of Columbia; in Virginia—the
counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities
of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas Park, and Leesburg; and, in
Maryland—the counties of Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and
Prince George’s. Funding is also provided for statewide initiatives in
Maryland and Virginia and programs that are national in scope. Funding in
our regional cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York
are by solicitation only.
Proposals are due by April 2, 2001 and September 4, 2001.
The General Mills Foundation provides funding for direct services to families, children
and youth in their operating communities. In the past, they have supported
programs such as public and alternative schools, literacy, children with disabilities
as well as the learning disabled, violence prevention, adolescent pregnancy prevention
and crisis pregnancy programs, and the Special Olympics. During 1999, $16 million
dollars was awarded to education (117 grants), family life (290 grants), and health
and nutrition (73 grants) programs. Grants generally range from $1,000-$100,000
for operating, project, and capital grants. Guidelines can be obtained by calling
(612) 540-2211 or by visiting the Foundation's Web site at http://www.generalmills.com/explore/community. Applicants
are encouraged to follow grant guidelines closely and to verify that you are within
the geographic limitations*. Projects that involve General Mills employees or
retirees are encouraged. There are no deadlines.
General Mills has operating communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
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The Greenwall Foundation makes philanthropic grants primarily to
support work in medicine as well as education, arts and humanities
programs. The Foundation believes that among the goals of American
education is to prepare children to participate fully as citizens of a
democracy, with equal access to future employment and the concomitant
civic benefits and responsibilities. Many of today's challenges
require information, knowledge and skills derives from a strong
scientific, mathematical and technological education. For students to
master these skills, it is first necessary that their teachers learn
how better to guide them in the process. The Foundation seeks to
assist organizations and institutions that give teachers strategies
and support systems as well as content knowledge, enabling them to
teach mathematics and science confidently and in ways that will help
their students to learn and succeed. To this end, The Foundation
invites proposals for preservice and inservice professional
development in mathematics, science, and technology. The Foundation is
primarily interested in projects that serve New York City public
school teachers. The Greenwall Foundation has neither a printed
application form nor a formal proposal outline. Proposal deadlines are
February 1 for the spring grant cycle, and August 1 for
the autumn grant cycle. Proposals must be received at The
Foundation’s office by close of business on these dates or, should
these dates fall on a weekend, on the next business day. Applicants
are encouraged to contact Foundation staff regarding their proposals
well in advance of the application deadlines.
The Heinz Endowments support the efforts of non-profit
organizations active in the areas of Arts & Culture; Children,
Youth & Families; Economic Opportunity; Education; and
Environment, with an emphasis on programs either in
southwestern Pennsylvania or of clear benefit to the region.
Heinz funds projects that will have a significant and continuing
impact, that address causes of problems rather than symptoms, that
offer opportunities for leverage, and that are grounded in the
community. The Endowments’ employ a two-step application
process. The first step in seeking support is to submit a concise
letter of inquiry. The second step is a formal application process
for those requests that are determined to meet the Endowments'
basic funding criteria. Letters of inquiry may be submitted
at any time. Applicants are encouraged to be very familiar
with funding guidelines prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.
Nonprofits or individual K-12 schools can
apply for HP grants through their local contributions program.
Every major HP site sets aside an annual per-employee
allowance for support of local schools and nonprofit agencies.
Funding preference is usually given to organizations that
involve HP employees. Average grants for equipment are from
$30,000 to $40,000. Cash grants are typically from $10,000
to $20,000. Proposal deadlines are October 1, January 1, April
1, and July 1. You must wait two years after receiving an HP
grant before reapplying.
See if you are eligible to apply through HP's local contribution's
program by visiting http://webcenter.hp.com/grants/us/local_programs.html#A.
HP has business operations in cities in the following states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia,
Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,
North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.
Intel Corporation generally donates to organizations in areas where local Intel offices are including Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. Giving priorities vary by state so it is vital that you take a look at the particular programs supported in your area. In addition to the state-level grants, Intel also supports programs that have national impact.
Koch Industries supports educational
programs in its vast number of operating communities. Koch tends
to support programs that encourage the application of economic
and scientific principles to problem solving. Grants range from
$1,000 to $100,000. Koch will also partner with local
schools and groups. There is no deadline for funding requests.
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Libra Foundation (Maine only)
During its eleven years of giving, Libra has ensured that all areas of
society were awarded grants. Education and public/societal areas
received over $2.7 million last year, while Arts and Culture,
Environment, Health, Human Services, Justice and Religion received a
total of over $3.6 million in grants. Applications may be submitted at
any time, but must be received by February 15th, May 15th, August
15th and November 15th to be considered at the next regular
meeting of the Trustees.
R. McCormick Tribune Foundation
The Communities Program of the McCormick Tribune Foundation
awards a variety of community-based grants. McCormick business
units in 22 communities raise funds for local projects. The
Foundation matches the funds with sixty cents to every dollar
raised. Each local business unit has its own funding
priorities. Click here
to see if there is a McCormick business unit in your area and,
if so, what the unit's funding priorities are. Applications are
submitted directly to each business unit.
Grants from the McCormick Tribune Foundation, through the Communities
Program, are limited by geographic priorities, with each fund usually having
a relatively narrow primary city and a larger secondary area or region.
The Foundation has operations in some areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan,
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Together in Education Grants Program (NY, NJ,
$50,000 in grants is available through McDonald's New York Tri-State
owners and operators to help families get more involved in
education.. K-12 educators in private or public schools can apply
for grants that range from $500 to $2,500. Local PTA and PTO
members may also apply for matching grants in conjunction with
fundraising activities directed toward specific projects designed to
increase parental involvement. Funds from the Together in
Education Grants program can be used for the purchase of hands-on
materials needed specifically for the project. Proposed
projects must involve parents and families of the applicant's
school. Applications are due April 25, 2002.
The McKesson Foundation supports a variety of projects that focus on youth in communities where
McKessonHBOC Inc. operates and its employees live. The Foundation is particularly interested
in health services for underserved youth, educational enrichment, recreation and youth development
activities. General operating support may be provided in unique situations; most grants, however,
are made for specific projects and programs. This foundation values new programs that respond to
changing needs and, unlike many, will consider funding original and pioneering projects. Most
grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Organizations applying for funds must be tax-exempt under
Section 503(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
Key company locations are in California, Georgia and Texas. However, McKessonHBOC has
distribution centers throughout the United States. You can see if
your community qualifies for consideration by clicking here.
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Foundation's STAR Program
Medtronic Foundation's Science and Technology Are Rewarding
(STAR) program aims to increase science learning by all
students and to provide them with the opportunity to consider
careers in science, health, engineering and technical fields.
STAR grants focus on programs which address five key elements
of successful science education: curriculum, instruction,
expectations, peer support and assessment. Cooperation among
schools or schools and community organizations is encouraged
as are programs that emphasize traditionally underserved
populations such as underprivileged youth and females. Grants
usually range from $2,000 to $50,000 and most are awarded for
a one-year period. Grant requests for under $10,000 are
usually reviewed within 60 days; grants for over $10,000 must
be submitted by July 15, October 15, and January 15
for Board review.
NOTE: The Foundation awards grants only to
schools, school districts and other nonprofit organizations in
or near the following Medtronic facilities: Tempe, Arizona;
Santa Barbara, Santa Ana, and Santa Rosa, California; Parker,
Colorado; Danvers, Massachusetts; Grand Rapids, Michigan;
Milaca and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Memphis,
Tennessee; Redmond, Washington and Humacao and Villalba,
Earth Service Corps is offering $1000 mini-grant opportunities to
eligible youth groups and projects. Applications must be
postmarked by Friday, March 21, 2003. Applications with
a postmark after March 21, 2003 will be considered on a first-come
Youth groups can create and execute a project designed to help the
Monarch butterfly. Sample projects include, but are not limited to,
starting and maintaining a butterfly garden, restoring Monarch
habitat in a local park, participating in a tagging program, going
on a Monarch related field trip or creating an educational program
Any high school-aged youth group west of the Rocky Mountains from
Canada to Mexico can submit a proposal. Application forms are
Grant scholarships are available for the Starlab
and Motion Traveling Programs offered through the Museum
of Science in Boston.
Scholarship approval is based on several criteria:
- Priority is given to
established school partners;
- Individual schools must
apply; scholarships are not available to school districts;
- Scholarships are limited
to New England schools only;
- Applicants must have
strong curriculum connections to the grade(s) covered in
- Schools must have a
suitable presentation room;
- Schools must have limited
access to other resources such as PTA/PTO, corporations
and/or enrichment grants.
Limited dates are available
for scholarships in October, November and December 2003.Therefore,
late applications may be turned down for lack of space.
Applications may be submitted as early as August 1, 2003.
PDF application form and either mail, fax, or email it to:
Traveling Programs Coordinator, Museum of Science, Science
Park, Boston, MA, 02114. Fax: 617-589-0389 Email:
email@example.com. You will be informed by e-mail
within one week of the decision, and what the next step is (if
appropriate). If you do not receive an e-mail within a week,
your server may be blocking transmissions.
National Semiconductor is committed to helping
educators use Internet technology as a resource in the
classroom. To further this commitment, National
Semiconductor is proud to sponsor two award programs:
Innovator Awards, recognizing and rewarding educators
who are using the Internet in their classrooms in
Innovative Idea Grants, assisting
teachers who have innovative project ideas using the
Internet in their classroom but lack the funds to
The Internet Innovator Awards
are available for teachers in the communities surrounding
National Semiconductor's major facilities. Ten awards will be
given for the 2002-2003 school year. Applications are
due by July 6, 2003.
Eligible applicants are those in
Silicon Valley, CA, Tarrant County, TX, and the state of
The Innovative Idea Grants are due April
6, 2003. This Awards program is open to projects that have
not yet been implemented in the classroom. It is a contest to
reward teachers who create fresh and exciting ways to
integrate the Internet and technology into the existing
curriculum. Eligible applicants are those in Silicon
Valley, CA, Tarrant County, TX, and the state of Maine.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced a new grant
program, Partnerships for College Success, that supports
partnerships between colleges and universities and high schools
in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island and Vermont.
Proposals are invited from existing partnerships that seek to
improve college preparation and access for all students, through
the application of research-based practices focused on academic
achievement. Projects should include low-income, minority and
potential first-generation college-going students.
Four year colleges or universities who are in a highly
collaborative partnership with schools serving grades 7-12 or
9-12 are eligible to apply for funds under this program.
In the pilot year (2004-2005), the Foundation anticipates making
4 grants that will range from $100,000 to $150,000 for 12
months. Dependent on performance, the partnerships may be funded
for up to five years.
Applications must be submitted by no later than 5:00 PM on
March 1, 2004.
York State Child Care Educational Incentive Program (this
link opens a PDF file - you must have Adobe
Acrobat Reader to access it.)
Applications are being accepted for the Child Care Educational
Incentive Program, a scholarship program designed to assist child
care providers obtain training and education they need in order to
provide quality care to children. Eligible applicants are
child care providers who care for children in a facility regulated
by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services or the
New York City Department of Health. The annual maximum EIP
scholarship award that you may receive during 2002 is $2,000.
Funds may be used toward the cost of workshops, college classes and
other educational opportunities.
Pentair Foundation gives grants that focus on K-12 education,
vocational readiness, cultural understanding, self-sufficiency,
and general well-being in communities where Pentair or one of
its subsidiaries is located. Click here
to see if Pentair is located in your community. Qualified
applicants are those where the company employs 100 or more
people and are not sales district office locations. Grants are
considered three times a year on October 1, March 1, and June
Pentair has locations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida,
Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and
Phelps Dodge Foundation
Nonprofits in Phelps Dodge
communities are eligible to apply for philanthropic grants in four
giving categories: arts and culture, education, health and human
services, and civic activities. Generally, the company prefers to
make grants to general operating funds and to specific projects with
measurable results, rather than to fund raising events. No
Phelps Dodge has business interests in Arkansas; Arizona; Colorado;
Connecticut; Georgia; Ft. Wayne, Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas;
Kentucky; Louisiana; New Jersey, New Mexico; North Carolina; South
Carolina; Texas; and West Virginia.
The Polaroid Fund seeks to help children and adults become more
independent and realize their full potential as successful members of
society. Toward this end, the Fund supports activities that help the
most vulnerable people in communities where they do business build
skills. These skills enable them to overcome obstacles and challenges
and increase their ability to help themselves.
The Fund's priorities are Basic adult education, Literacy, English as
a second or other language, Job training, and Life skills that foster
Financial grants support nonprofit organizations whose work benefits
Greater Boston and Greater New Bedford, Massachusetts.
The Polaroid Fund gives priority to communities where Polaroid has a
major presence: Boston, Cambridge, New Bedford and Waltham,
The Prudential Foundation funds projects that support their
mission of "Ready to Learn, Ready to Work, Ready to
Live" in communities where they have a large presence
(Newark; Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Houston;
Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Philadelphia and
Phoenix). Under the Ready to Learn initiative, Prudential funds
education reform efforts that strengthen early childhood
education; support professional development for pre K-3
teachers; build strong school leadership, with a particular
emphasis on parental involvement; provide school-based health
and human services that reduce the barriers to learning; or
create safe school environments through conflict resolution
programs. Within this framework, the Foundation will emphasize:
the creation of model school, arts education and literacy.
The Prudential Foundation accepts applications throughout the
year. Inquiries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rainforest Cafe Friends of the Future Foundation
The Rainforest Cafe Friends of the Future Foundation is dedicated
to supporting environmental causes and causes that enrich the lives of
children, their families, and the communities where the Rainforest
Cafe operates. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals,
religious organizations and endeavors, political, legislative, lobbying
or fraternal organizations, or organizations that do not have tax-exempt
status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the
equivalent. The three page application will be considered for funding
on a quarterly basis. Amount of grant awards vary.
Rainforest Cafes can be found in the following states: Arizona, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Rite Aid mainly supports the programs and projects in
communities where they are located of 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organizations. Rite Aid currently operates drugstores in thirty
eastern and western states and in District of Columbia.
Within in the areas of health and medical; social service;
education; the arts; and civic services, Rite Aid supports
projects that reflect the diversity of its customers and
employees. A special emphasis is placed on funding
programs that benefit women and families, minorities and senior
Rite Aid stores can be found in Alabama, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, Washington, D.C.,
West Virginia, and Wyoming.
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Rohm and Haas funds projects that are
designed to improve the communities where its employees live and
the company does business. Most of the company's giving is
focused around Education or Health and Human Services programs.
Rohm and Haas will fund operating support but prefers to support
discrete programs and projects. Contributions will be made only
to IRS-approved, nonprofit organizations. All
written requests should be sent to: Corporate Social Investment;
Rohm and Haas Company; 100 Independence Mall West; Philadelphia,
Rohm and Haas has operations in the following states: Alabama,
Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio,
New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Check for more
exact locations by clicking here.
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