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Kresge Foundation - Arts & Culture, Health Teams Launch Food-Oriented Grant

DEADLINE: January 15, 2016. Amount: Maximum of $75,000 up to 1 year. This program supports food-oriented initiatives that contribute to economic revitalization, cultural expression and health in low-income communities. Organizations and collaborations that lead food-oriented development initiatives in economically distressed urban neighborhoods.

Walmart State Foundation Giving Program

Deadline: January 15th. Estimated Size of Grant: The minimum amount that can be requested is $25,000. The maximum is $250,000. The average grant size is $40,000. Description: The Program invests in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Walmart Foundation makes grants in the following categories:

  1. Career Opportunity: job training for women, veterans, or general job training.

  2. Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: may include: charitable meals, food distribution, congregate meals, and home delivered meals.

  3. Benefits enrollment: assisting individuals with SNAP or WIC enrollment

  4. Nutrition Education: cooking skills, shopping skills, healthy eating.

  5. Education: Examples are, After school programs and summer programs

  6. Human Services: Programs addressing homelessness, substance abuse prevention, elderly care.

The term of Contract: One year. Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.

Ralph and Swett Foundation

Deadline: February 1, 2016. Funding Amount: Varies. Description: Grants to USA non-profit organizations that are working to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, preferably non-profits that assist orphaned children and promote their adoption, and intervention programs geared towards troubled youth. However, funding is not restricted to the fields mentioned above, and the Foundation remains open to other areas of interest, so potential applicants with service in other areas should not be discouraged from applying or from bringing themselves to the attention of the Board. Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS.

American Honda Foundation.

Deadline: Must submit proposal BEFORE February 1st. Estimated Size of Grant: The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period. Description: AHF was established by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., to commemorate its 25th anniversary in the United States and to show its appreciation for America's support through the years. It is Honda's desire that in every community in which it does business society will want Honda to exist. Funding Priorities: Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. The term of Contract: One year. Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS.

Peyback Foundation.

Deadline: Must mail proposal BEFORE February 10th. Estimated Size of Grant: The funding amount is $10,000-15,000. Description: Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has provided more than $10 million of impact to at-risk youth through its grants and programs since its inception to Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee. The Foundation supports numerous organizations and programs through its grant program, but also operates and funds several of its programs for underprivileged children. The foundation funds programs in the following areas: Leadership and Life Skills, Mentoring, After School/Summer Programming & Healthy Living. Term of Contract: One year. Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS.

Dorethea Haus Ross Foundation

Deadline: February 15th. Estimated Total Program Funding: $576,000. Estimated Size of Grant: Up to $15,000. Description: Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to non-profits across the U.S. and internationally that provide direct assistance and aid to vulnerable children (0-18 years old), regardless of their circumstances. The purpose of these grants is to provide financial support for small, grassroots projects that assist children who are poor, disadvantaged, ill, orphaned, physically or mentally disabled, injured, disfigured, learning disabled, physically or emotionally abused, malnourished, or have limited access to education. The Ross Foundation makes grants in the following categories: * Equipment/Supplies * Emergency * Small Construction, Renovations, and Building Purchase * Start-Up Expenses * Specific Project Support The Foundation will also participate in matching or challenge grants. However, the Ross Foundation is less interested in larger projects or capital campaigns that are better left to larger foundations and organizations. The term of Contract: One year. Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS.

American Family Insurance Foundation protects dreams by helping strengthen and support individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. American Family Insurance also sponsors events and activities that build stronger ties with customers through memorable, beneficial experiences. Deadline: rolling Amount: $250-$10,000.

Signing for Change grants available from $1,000 to $10,000 for nonprofit organizations driving social change in their communities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information including selection criteria, click HERE.

The Wish You Well Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation's grant making is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline: Rolling. http://wishyouwellfoundation.org/apply/

Finish Line Youth Foundation: The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to organizations that youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged and special needs children. Deadline: Rolling Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000. http://www.finishline.com/store/youthfoundation/guidelines.jsp

If you are interested in this great package, contact the Harris Agency today at info@theharrisagencygrants.com, 731.300.4138 (office), or 731.506.7749 (mobile)

Special ends Friday, January 15, 2016.


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