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Rocky Mountain / Pacific Coast
This page lists grant opportunities that are
available in the following states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,
Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
It is very important to read the funder's guidelines carefully
before submitting an application! Make sure that your project
and the grantor's initiatives go hand-in-glove with one another!
If you know of additional opportunities, please share them
with SchoolGrants and your colleagues.
My time has been very limited due
to preparing for and conducting workshops and
preparation of grant proposals. Grant
opportunities listed on these page were accurate
at the time they were researched and posted.
However, the economic downturn has caused many
grantors to re-evaluate their funding
priorities. Links are provided to their
sites - be sure to research the accuracy of the
annotations below before expending much energy on
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Fertilizer Foundation (California only)
Formed in 1999, the California Fertilizer Foundation
has promoted a mission of enhancing awareness and understanding of
plant nutrients and agriculture in California. Through the garden
grant program, CFF provides $1,000 of unrestricted, direct funding to
24 California schools each year for garden projects as well numerous
educational materials related to gardening and agriculture. The
gardens provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to
truly "grow" together.
The school garden grant program has donated more than $50,000 to over
80 California schools.
Grant applications can be downloaded from
www.calfertilizer.org and are reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Applications from after school programs, garden
clubs, 4-H and FFA programs are eligible for the CFF School Garden
At the end of the year, CFF grant winners from the
fourth quarter 2003 through the third quarter of 2004 will be invited
to reapply for a progress grant of $1,500 and an agricultural field
The next deadline for grant applications is
December 15, 2004. (Note: this is an ongoing competition. If the
deadline listed has passed, you are still encouraged to visit the CFF
site to see if there is a current competition available)
& Kathryn Albertson Foundation (Idaho
The J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation makes grants
to organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as
public charities under section 509 (a) of that code. The
Foundation does not fund projects outside of the state of
Idaho, projects that are not focused on education, scholarships
or grants to individuals, or projects that replace federal,
state, or local funding responsibilities, including
public school facilities. Check out http://www.jkaf.org/fi.html
for their funding initiatives.
G. Allen Foundations
There are six foundations under this umbrella that provide funds
primarily in the Pacific Northwest: PGA Charitable Foundation
(dedicated to improving the health and development of vulnerable
populations and to strengthening families and communities in the
The Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation (supports research
and development of technologies and instructional strategies for
computer-mediated instruction and distributed learning environments); The Allen Foundation
for the Arts (supports the visual, literary, and performing arts
community in the Pacific Northwest, encouraging its creativity and
vitality); The Allen Foundation for Music (supports regional
organizations providing innovative programs relating to popular
music); The Paul G. Allen
Forest Protection Foundation; and PGA Foundation for Medical
Research. Applications are accepted twice yearly: March
31 and September 30.
of America Foundation
The Bank of
America Foundation funds, as its primary focus,
education projects; particularly those that deal
with early childhood education, school readiness
programs, financial education, teacher
preparation and certification, and literacy.
The Foundation does not directly fund private or
public K-12 schools. Bank of America also
funds health and human services, arts and
culture, and community development projects
under its Community Catalyst Grants.
All requests for funding should be
submitted to local Bank of America offices.
Organizations located in Arizona, Arkansas,
California, District of Columbia, Florida,
Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,
Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington are
eligible to participate in Bank of America
Foundation's grant program. Those interested
in applying for a grant should send their
Bank of America local senior banking executive a
brief introductory letter. There are no
application deadlines. Visit Bank of America
Foundation's Web site for more information:
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.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
Christensen Fund (TCF) is
developing a new
grant-making program that
combines their interests
in arts, biological
conservation science and
education into a single
approach. Funding will be
appreciation and creative
persistence of biological
and cultural diversity in
four geographic regions:
American Southwest and
African Rift Valley
Guinea and Aboriginal
will also accept proposals
from California "San
efforts linked to one or
more of these geographic
The majority of TCF
funding will be directed
to the support of
organizations located in
the four selected
geographic regions, or
organizations that work
closely with institutions
and indigenous peoples in
the defined regions.
organizations need to hold
a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) status
or be an equivalent
university or museum
either in the U.S.A. or
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,
Georgia, Illinois, Kansas,
Missouri, Nevada, New
Jersey, Ohio, Oregon,
Texas, Virginia, Vermont,
and West Virginia.
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,
H. Cowell Foundation (Northern
The S. H. Cowell Foundation makes
grants for public education and youth development to
organizations that have a track record of successful results,
effective leadership and community support. The Foundation
is interested in funding public education projects that improve
student learning, increase parent or neighborhood participation
in the school(s), or support effective teachers. They are
particularly interested in projects that link public schools
with family resource centers.
The Cowell Foundation is also interested in funding projects
that give youth constructive alternatives to risky behavior and
that give opportunities for healthy development and meaningful
participation in their community - including, but not limited
to, initiating or enhancing center-based, after-school and
weekend youth activities in low-income communities,
including capital projects.
Grants are awarded monthly and range from under $1,000 up to
$300,000 based on funding needs and other sources of support.
Dreyer's Foundation funds programs that support youth and K-12
public education in communities throughout the U.S. where Dreyer's
Grand Ice Cream, Inc. has operating facilities. The Foundation has
two grant programs which support learning:
Expectations Program supports unique programs and projects which
promote excellence in young people and establish high expectations
for them. This program focuses on young people ages preschool to
Grade 12 primarily in Oakland and the East Bay, and on programs
which help students to succeed with core academic subjects either in
class or through after-school programs. Organizations may
request support for capital items, program expenses, operating
expenses, start-up costs, materials, and/or supplies. Large Grant Proposals
(over $1,000) are reviewed on a semi-annual basis and must be
submitted prior to April 15th or October 15th. An organization may
submit only one proposal annually.
The Dream" Competition rewards young people who design a
project or program that improves the quality of life for their
neighborhoods or communities and helps young people to learn how to
learn. This competition seeks to engage young people in improving
their community and developing short- and long-term solutions to
issues affecting them, including substance abuse, low achievement
levels in schools, lack of jobs, etc. The geographic focus of this program is
the Oakland-East Bay. Applications are accepted through September of
each year and the $10,000 awards are presented in January of the
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.
updated 10/3/2003 - thanks, Joan Spencer!)
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.
Edison International funds a variety of programs to communities
within its service area. The New Era Awards for Excellence in
K-12 Education program funds projects that benefit
economically, educationally, physically or socially disadvantaged
elementary or secondary school students and focus on Science and/or
Math (proposed programs must have a computer technology
component); College Preparation; Family Involvement in
Education; Literacy (proposed programs must have a computer
technology component); and/or Mentoring. District offices
and private schools are not eligible to apply for these funds.
Paso Energy Foundation
El Paso Energy Foundation supports nonprofits and K-12 public and private education
and youth development initiatives. The Foundation makes grants in
Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah in areas where they have operations. Applications
are reviewed on a monthly basis. Please note that the El Paso Energy Foundation
does not fund individual school programs, national health organizations, individuals,
endowment funds, fundraising events, or computer related projects.
El Paso Energy Foundation believes they can serve the non-profit sector more
efficiently through direct communication with individual
organizations than through
mass communication efforts such as a Web site. You may contact the Foundation
for an application by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org,
calling (713) 420-2878 or by fax at (713) 420-6341 for more information about their programs.
Pomar Foundation (Colorado only)
El Pomar offers Colorado tax-exempt 503(c)(3) nonprofits grants in the areas
of education, community service, and the arts. They typically do not
fund schools or school districts but do sometimes fund capital requests from
non-publicly funded secondary schools.
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.
The Foundation funds projects that serve high-risk and/or high-potential or gifted youth, ages preschool through secondary school, specifically west of the Rocky Mountains. Desired projects
ignite and inspire students, actively involve them in their own education, introduce new perspectives and inspire critical and independent thought. Also eligible for funding are projects that
encourage grassroots, community-based efforts which take a creative and comprehensive approach to problems, encourage participation by parents, mentors and community, and exhibit the potential
to create a significant, long-term impact on a child's life. Proposals are due by
May 1 or December 1. Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $25,000. A typical grant is $15,000. See the Web site for specific instructions on how to apply
for a Greenville Foundation grant.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Grants in the K-12 area are generally limited to California
programs, with primary emphasis on public schools in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Proposals are expected to aim for systemic
significance in an effort to advance educational reform. In this
program the Foundation favors schools, school districts, colleges,
universities, and groupings of these entities. Third parties may
be considered when a school or district is an advocate and a
beneficiary of their work. The Foundation will not consider
requests to fund student aid, construction, equipment and computer
purchases, education research, basic scientific research, health
research, or health education programs. In general, the Foundation
discourages requests benefiting only individual institutions
except as these may explicitly relate to stated Foundation
objectives. Letters of inquiry that contain a brief statement of
need and a concise program description should be submitted at any
time to the Foundation. Full proposals will be requested
based on these letters 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.
10/3/2003 - thanks, Joan Spencer!)
In 1989, Intel established
the Intel Foundation for the purpose of developing and funding
educational and charitable programs. Intel 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.
updated 10/3/2003 - thanks, Joan Spencer!)
S. Johnson Foundation (*California/Nevada
The Johnson Foundation's grants reflect one or more of three
often interrelated goals: to ensure the well-being of children
and youth, strengthen public education, and assist young people
in the transition to adulthood. The Foundation prefers that you
call them or send a letter of inquiry before submitting full
proposals. Their Web site is full valuable information
that should be perused prior to requesting funding.
Proposals are accepted from organizations throughout northern
California. Preference is given to projects in the San Francisco
Bay Area. Nevada: Proposals are accepted from organizations in Reno and
the surrounding Washoe County.)
updated 10/3/2003 - thanks, Joan Spencer!)
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.
The Charlotte Martin
Foundation focuses on two main program areas: Youth through
athletics, culture and education and Wildlife and Habitat. In
the area of athletics, the Foundation supports: Programs,
facilities and equipment for areas and sports where youth
populations are underserved; After school and off-hours sports
programs making better use of existing facilities; and Development
of more and better coaches. Youth cultural programs that are
supported are: Cultural programs in schools and communities,
particularly those areas that are underserved by other cultural
and funding resources; Active participation of young people in
music, art, dance, literature; Ticket sponsorship to expand youth
access to performances; Assisting educators to acquire skills in
teaching arts and culture; Projects that celebrate the heritage and
cultural diversity of a community; and Art and culture, used in
conjunction with mentoring, as a medium to help at-risk youth. The
Foundation also supports: School-based projects to improve student
achievement of state learning standards; Enhancing basic curriculum
in the arts, science, language, math, literature; Continued
development and enrichment for teachers; and Select capital
campaigns and endowments.
The Charlotte Martin Foundation accepts applications, review
proposals, and makes funding decisions on an on-going basis,
throughout the year. Their fiscal year begins April 1 and ends March
31, so all funds for that cycle must be expended by that date. There
is some advantage in having applications submitted between April 1
and the end of September.
The Foundation funds projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Arizona, California, Alaska.
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.
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.
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
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, Puerto Rico.
Micron Technology, Inc.'s contributions objective is to
support a wide range of projects and programs which promote the
growth and enhance the quality of communities where they do business
with primary emphasis on educational programs related to math and
science. Micron not only supports projects and programs with
equipment and cash donations, but the company and its employees are
also involved in community events and activities, the Partners in
Education program, math and science programs in the schools, summer
workshops, and advisory committees, and local civic groups. Micron's
priorities include support for specific projects or programs;
projects that address an educational need - especially those that
emphasize math and science; programs that impact a large number of
students; projects that have long-term benefits; and programs or
projects in Idaho, Utah and Texas. [A new foundation is being
created that will not limit geographic funding eligibility though
Idaho, Texas, and Utah continue to receive primary consideration.]
Applications are screened and reviewed each month. The review
process generally takes 4-6 weeks. An application form is available online.
It should not be completed until a review of Micron's giving
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 basis.
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 about Monarchs.
Any high school-aged youth group west of the Rocky Mountains
from Canada to Mexico can submit a proposal. Application
forms are available online.
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
Awards, recognizing and rewarding educators who are using
the Internet in their classrooms in innovative ways.
Innovative Idea Grants, assisting
teachers who have innovative project ideas using the Internet in
their classroom but lack the funds to implement them.
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 Maine.
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.
School Safety Association Safety Funding Grants
Oregon School Safety Association (OSSA) members are
eligible for safety grants for approved safety related
projects at their schools. These competitive grants will help
you fund safety-related projects without restriction as to
type. Initially, all requests must be for amounts less
OSSA is unable to fund all requests. Requests will be
prioritized based on the following factors:
- How many students will be
impacted by the improvements?
- Is the district or committee
willing to maintain the improvement on its own?
- Is the district or committee
willing to provide the OSSA with documentation regarding
- How will the improvements be
integrated into the educational curriculum?
- Why is this a priority for your
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
updated 10/3/2003 - thanks, Joan Spencer!)
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 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: email@example.com
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.
Ralphs-Food 4 Less Foundation
The Foundation provides support for the education of school-age
children (preference to at-risk students); tutoring; out-of-school
programs that provide recreation, social and creative
opportunities for school-age children and their families; and arts
and cultural programs. Letters of intent should be sent to:
Sharon Davis, Prog. Dir., P.O. Box 54143, Los Angeles, CA 90054,
Reach-A-Star Foundation funds Educational Project Grants and
Teacher Professional Development Grants. Educational Project
Grants should offer diverse and cross-disciplinary opportunities
in the areas of general development, environmental awareness, arts
and culture, business and economics, and civic functions.
The Foundation makes awards of up to $5,000 for a single project
for K-8 children in the San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda
and Contra Costa counties of California.
Teachers' Professional Development Grants are available to
nonprofit organizations that provide continuing education program
to K-8 teachers. The grants that may be up to $2,000 support
professional development and curriculum development programs in
the San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa
counties of California.
The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2002.
The Riordan Foundation offers “challenge grants” to public and
parochial schools. Challenge Grants can be either a 50/50
match, a three-way match or a 75/25 match depending on the program.
Some grants may have geographical limitations. Download the
applications on their site. For most grants, The Riordan
Foundation does not have application deadlines, however they do not
process applications during the month of December. The grant process
may involve a three to four month turnaround period from beginning
to end so allow sufficient time. Programs include English
Language Development Programs for public and parochial schools and
Recreational Reading Mini-Grants. Funding in LA County, CA only.
You can also access info at http://www.riteaid.com/company_info/community/foundation.php
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.
(Thanks Joan! Link added
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.
10/3/2003. Thanks Joan Spencer!)
Southwire's goal is to help students in the following
communities - Cleburne and Randolph, AL; Mississippi, AR; Bibb,
Carroll, Coweta, Haralson and Heard, GA; Clay, IL; Perry, IN;
Daviess and Hancock, KY; Oktibeeha, MS; Salt Lake, UT -
gain the skills they need to get good jobs and build their
futures. There is a simple online grant application form to
complete. There are no deadlines.
International Teacher Program
The Toyota International Teacher Program is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales,
U.S.A., Inc, and administered by the Institute of International Education in
Washington, DC. This program sponsors 50 teachers (grades 9-12) from
Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and West
Virginia to travel to Japan in June 2003 for two weeks to learn about the
history, culture, education system, environment and technology and how these
effect society and industry. During this fully funded program teachers will
be flown to LA for an orientation and then on to Japan where they will visit
Tokyo, Toyota City, Kyoto and the Island of Shikoku. They will visit sites
of cultural and historical significance, schools, and automobile and textile
factories. Participants will also attend teacher panels with Japanese
educators as well as hear from experts in the fields of environment,
education, industry and history/culture.
Teachers can find out more about the program and apply online by visiting
the Toyota International Teacher Program website at: http://www.iie.org/programs/toyota. Hard copy applications can also be
requested by calling 877-832-2457 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is January 13, 2003.
Nonprofit organizations and public entities (including schools) in communities where
Weyerhaeuser does business are eligible to apply for funds. The Foundation's priorities
include education and programs that promote awareness about natural-resource management.
There are no deadlines for submission of applications.
Weyerhaeuser's primary giving focuses on locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington.
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