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Orange County/City of Orlando Citizens’ Review Panel
Open to all local health and human services nonprofit agencies located and offering services in Orange County.

Applications will be accepted for FY2014-2015 in the areas of employment and job readiness, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction, parenting and home visitation program services. Applications will be accepted for FY2015-2016 in the areas of adult literacy, alleviating hunger, at-risk youth programming, emergency assistance, employment and job readiness, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction, family counseling, life skills training and development for offenders, parenting and home visitation program services, supportive counseling for children and their families with special needs, and programming for vulnerable populations (elderly, physically disabled, and the mentally and emotionally challenged).

Deadline: Notices of Intent to Apply due August 22, 2014


Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants
Community Project Grants provide financial support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities. Projects may include lecture series and panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, oral history projects, exhibitions, and the development of cultural resources that complement public programming.

Deadline: April 1, July 1, and October 1, 2014 at 12 pm
Amount: Up to $5,000


The Seminole County Public Schools Foundation Grants for Great Ideas
In the 2013 - 2014 Grants Cycles, the Grants Committee will place an emphasis on grant projects in the following subject areas: literacy, energy (solar and alternative) education and awareness, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and the arts. The grant projects should address school and district goals, i.e. Sunshine State Standards and/or SI Plan, and should motivate and encourage creative and innovative educational programs. Awards are presently funded up to $500 for classroom projects or up to $1,500 for grade level or school-wide projects.

Deadline: February 3, 2014


The Hagen Foundation
The Hagen Family Foundation (THFF) is a private family foundation established in 1999 that provides financial grants to not-for-profit organizations. THFF favors creative and innovative proposals in the areas of: The Arts; Education; Environment; Religion; Social Services. THFF does not consider contributions to annual drives, capital campaigns, research, or the support of on-going programs. THFF supports organizations nationwide, with special interest in Colorado, Michigan and Florida. Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Deadline: April 4, 2014


Dollar General Adult Literacy Grants
Adult Literacy Grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: Adult Basic Education; GED or high school equivalency preparation’ English Language Acquisition.

Maximum Amount: $15,000
Deadline: February 27, 2014


Dollar General Family Literacy Grants
Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. The Foundation uses the federal government's definition of family literacy when reviewing grant applications. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components: Adult Education Instruction: Children's Education: Parent and Child Together Time (PACT).

Maximum Amount: $15,000
Deadline: February 27, 2014


Target Early Childhood Reading Grants
Target funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Reading grants support programs such as library storytimes and family reading nights.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1 each year


Tina B. Carver Fund
A TESOL member, or member of a TESOL affiliate, may submit an application on behalf of a community-based organization, charitable institution, or other nonprofit in the United States that carries 501(c)3 status and provides ESL programming for adults. Awarded grants will primarily serve the hardest-to-reach students with limited resources.

Amount: $400
Deadline: January 31, May 31, and September 30


Quantum Foundation
This foundation funds nonprofits and other organizations that connect uninsured and underinsured people with resources that empower them to improve their health or those who educate and train those who desire to gain or build health care knowledge and skills in Palm Beach County.
 
Community Grants (less than $25,000) Deadline: August 1, 2014
Grants over $25,000: Applications accepted year-round.


2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant
In an effort to help schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant is designed to teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. To be eligible for the 2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2014 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Preference will be given to schools within the United States with student body eligible for 50% or more reduced or free lunches.
Amount: $500
 
Deadline: January 17, 2013.


The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation
The Foundation is interested in projects that seek to improve the physical and mental health of individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Programs focusing on alternatives to incarceration, detention, and reentry will be considered. While the Foundation does not support prevention projects, it is interested in programs that seek to reduce recidivism.


Health Foundation of South Florida
Health Foundation affords two opportunities during the year for public and nonprofit organizations to apply for grant support. The Foundation accepts requests for grants ranging from one to two years in duration. Grants are available for project planning, direct services, organizational capacity building, and strategies designed to improve public policy in the areas of health and health education.
 
Deadline: December 2, 2013.


PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development. Support is given to social services organizations that benefit the health, education, quality of life or provide essential services for low-and moderate-income individuals and families. The PNC Foundation supports job training programs and organizations that provide essential services for their families. PNC provides support for early learning and educational enrichment programs for children in low-and moderate-income families as well as for the construction of community facilities that benefit low-and moderate-income communities.

Eligible Counties: Brevard, Broward, Flagler, Indian River, Martin Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Volusia.
 
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


PSEG Foundation
The PSEG Foundation invests in programs that support Education, the Environment, and Community and Economic Development. PSEG’s main focus is in revitalizing urban communities by supporting the efforts of community development corporations and other nonprofits that are constructing and/or rehabilitating facilities for affordable or market-rate housing, developing new businesses and entrepreneurial opportunities, creating jobs and/or developing workforces via job skills and life skills training for adults, public safety issues efforts to help protect and preserve neighborhoods.
 
Applications accepted January through October 31


Orlando Mayor’s Matching Grant
Since 1994, the City of Orlando has provided citizens and residents with the Mayor’s Matching Grant Program. This program provides grant funds to neighborhood associations, schools and non-profit organizations to plan and implement projects that address neighborhood needs, improve education, and build community pride. The Mayor and City Commissioners believe in the power and creativity of its citizens to address challenges, build community and develop relationships with fellow neighbors, community partners, and local businesses through the Mayor’s Matching Grants.
 
Deadline: October 25, 2013


AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competition
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. CNCS, through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. This AmeriCorps State and National (AmeriCorps) Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (Notice) will focus grant making for fiscal year 2014 in six focus areas:  Disaster Services.; Economic Opportunity; Education; Environmental Stewardship;  Healthy Futures; Veterans and Military Families. 
 
Deadline: January 8, 2014


The John S. and James L.Knight Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (the “Knight Foundation”) advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change.

Deadline: October 15, 2014


National Medal for Museum and Library Service
The National Medal honors outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and exceed the expected levels of community outreach. These organizations have established themselves as community anchor institutions. Recipient institutions are honored at an awards ceremony that is held in Washington, DC.

Deadline: October 15, 2013


Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff.

Grant Amount: $50,000-$500,000
Deadline: September 16, 2013


The Prudential Foundation
The Prudential Foundation’s mission is to promote strong communities and improve social outcomes for residents in the places where we work and live, including Jacksonville FL. To achieve this mission, they focus strategically in the areas of Economic Development, Education, and Arts & Culture. They believe that we can make positive differences for our communities by investing in quality education for our young people, creating strong local economies and vibrant arts communities, and supporting marginalized adults in attaining economic security.

Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year.


The NEA Foundation
We support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. We have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why we have awarded more than $8.5 million to fund nearly 4,000 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build our knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education we invite all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants.

Award: $2,000 or $5,000
Deadline: February 1, June 1, and October 15


Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media.

Deadline: September 12, 2013


21st Century Community Learning Centers
The purpose of the Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC) program is to provide federal funds to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours with three specific purposes; to provide tutoring opportunities in core subjects, offer positive youth development activities, and offer families of students opportunities related to literacy and educational development.

Intent to Apply due July 19, 2013


2014 RSVP Competition
Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity. RSVP volunteers serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. Click here for RSVP Program Regulations. Through this competition CNCS seeks to increase the impact of national service in 270 specific communities across the country. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific community needs and that respond to National Performance Measures.

Deadline: September 10, 2013


Education Research Grants
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has established 10 long-term programs of research (topics) under its Education Research Grants Program. Each of these topics accepts applications once per year. Application deadlines are announced in the Federal Register and on the IES website. The 10 topics are included under one Education Research Grants RFA.


Royal Caribbean International Grant
The company supports programs that positively impact the communities in which they serve. The priority areas include children and families, education, and marine conservation. The majority of their giving is centered in port communities, especially Florida
 
Deadlines are the first Fridays in October, January, April, and July.


Gulf Coast Community Foundation
The six regional priority areas for Gulf Coast’s grants process are revitalize and diversify the regional economy, provide a competitive workforce, strengthen social service delivery, leverage and coordinate the arts, develop social and civic capacity and manage environmental assets. Leveraged and Transformative grants are more than $10,000 will clearly target important regional challenges or opportunities, utilize creative approaches, and provide measurable data to assess their impact. Community grants are $10,000 or less and help nonprofits take on projects that have a positive impact on the community.
 
Deadlines for Leveraged and Transformative Grants: April 23, 2013
Community grants: Rolling basis


Florida Humanities Council Mini Grants for Community Organizations
FHC Awards mini grants (up to $2,000) that provide financial support for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects. Mini grant proposals are typically for small projects such as single events, lectures or panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, and/or on-line resources which may include interpretive brochures, reading lists, audio/video recordings of scholar presentations, and classroom resources.
 
Deadlines: March 1, June 3, September 3 2013


Walmart Local Giving Program
Walmart is a global company, but we give back locally – right in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Local Giving Program, Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities can support the needs of their communities by providing Community Grants to local organizations. The Local Giving Program awards grants of $250-$5,000 through each of our Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and Logistics.
 
Deadline December 1, 2013


Enterprise Holdings Foundation
The Foundation provides charitable support to worthwhile, non-profit initiatives that are actively supported by the company's employees, their spouses and loyal customers in the thousands of local communities where we operate. The Foundation also provides more sizable special grants to non-profit groups or causes of significant strategic or social importance to the company and its employees.
 
First time grants: $1,500
 
Deadline: March 1 and August 1, 2013


Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which administers funds established by individuals, corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations to support the charitable needs of the Tampa Bay area. Program interests of the Foundation include arts and culture, community development, education, emergency services, environment and animals, and health and human services.
 
Maximum Award: $7,500
 
Deadline: March 1 and September 1, 2013


Darden Foundation
The mission of the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation is to maintain a spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy as defining characteristics of Darden Restaurants. The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation carries out this mission by focusing its philanthropic efforts on access to postsecondary education, preservation of natural resources, and good neighbor grants.
 
Deadlines: January 1, April 1, August 1 and October 1


Dr. Phillips Charities
The primary focus of Dr. Phillips Charities is to respond to community needs in Orange and Osceola Counties. Proposals that address established areas of interest are given the highest priority. These include; education programs, children and youth services, cultural programs, health or rehabilitative programs and social services.
 
Deadlines: May 10 and September 13, 2013


Cape Coral Community Foundation
The Cape coral Community Foundation supports the public well-being and aims to improve the quality of life in the greater Cape coral community. The Foundation offers funding for a wide array of projects but generally does not offer funding for travel, training/seminars, staff salaries and/or general operating expenses. The program must be beneficial to the community, an innovative response to community needs and a non-duplication of efforts.
 
Deadline: July 10th of each year


The Couch Family Foundation
The Couch Family Foundation is a private family foundation to enhance the quality of life in the communities of Tampa and Hillsborough County through grants to qualified charitable organizations. The areas of interest include the poor, religious organizations, education, and medical advancement.
 
Deadline: September 15


Wells Fargo- Florida
Wells Fargo makes contributions in areas that we believe are important to the future of our nation's vitality and success. Our first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and families. We look for projects that keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. Giving priorities include job training for low to moderate income individuals, financial education, promoting academic achievement for low to moderate income students and advance teaching through professional development and support.

Deadline: August 31, 2013.


The Selby Foundation
The Selby Foundation specializes in supporting area non-profits with Capital Grants. Capital grants support the construction, acquisition and/or renovation of facilities, as well as the purchase of equipment or software. They may also include the costs of related technical services (legal, architectural, engineering, etc). Projects focusing on education, human services, arts and community projects including history, science, and/or the environment will be given top priority. Grants from the Selby Foundation are generally restricted to 501(c) 3 non-profit entities (or equivalent) that are located within the 4-county area surrounding Sarasota, Florida: Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
 
Minimum Request: $10,000

Deadline: February 1 and August 1.


Florida Humanities Council Mini Grants for Community Organizations
FHC Awards mini grants (up to $2,000) that provide financial support for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects. Mini grant proposals are typically for small projects such as single events, lectures or panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, and/or on-line resources which may include interpretive brochures, reading lists, audio/video recordings of scholar presentations, and classroom resources.
 
Deadline: March 1, June 3, Sept 3, 2013 at 4pm (EST).


BJ’s Charitable Foundation
BJ’s Charitable Foundation contributes the bulk of its funding to organizations that provide services to people in need. Support will be given to nonprofits that provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged. These programs include the purchase of supplies for literacy skills, mentoring, tutoring and career development.
 
Deadline: January 4, 2013, April 12, 2013, July 12, 2013, and October 11, 2013.


State Farm Companies Grants Program
The State Farm Companies Grants Program strives to meet the needs of company communities in the U.S. and Canada by supporting nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies that focus on safety, community development, or education. The Safe Neighbors grant category focuses on driving safety, home protection, disaster preparedness, and personal financial security. The emphasis of the Strong Neighborhoods category is on affordable housing, homeownership issues, community revitalization, and economic development. The Educational Excellence category targets K-12 teacher development, service-learning programs, and systemic educational reform.

Applications are accepted from January 2 through October 31, annually.
Online application guidelines are available on the State Farm website.


Gulf Power
Gulf Power Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities that Gulf Power Company serves in northwest Florida. (Gulf Power's service territory spans the area from the Alabama border on the west to the Apalachola River on the east, and from the Alabama border on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south.) 
 
Applications accepted February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15, annually.


Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters
Sisters who are working full time in ministries that directly serve the poor may be eligible to receive grants for materials, equipment and operating expenses.  These grants typically have one-year terms and do not exceed USD $15,000.  Projects addressing adult literacy following needs may qualify for funding.

Deadline:  Ongoing


Grants Promote Financial Education   
The mission of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. The Foundation's General Grant Program supports innovative research and educational projects that help investors better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing. Currently the Foundation is especially interested in applications that focus on the following areas: creating new marketing and distribution channels for financial and investor education, helping Americans manage their finances and investments in retirement, meeting the financial and investor education needs of underserved audiences, using behavioral finance to improve saving and investing, and improving investor protection.

Deadline: Ongoing


Darragh Macanthony Foundation
The Darragh MacAnthony Foundation provides scholarships, funding for books, educational tools, and support local community efforts. Deadline:  Ongoing


Funders

2013 Elevation 1 for 1 Nonprofit Technology Grants
For each dollar your non-profit spends on web design, programming, or other media related work, we will match that dollar with a dollar of our own. In 2012 Elevation allocated approximately $500,000 worth of assistance to 150 non-profit organizations.  Our clients received the highest quality web design, programming, and other media solutions (some of which they would not have been able to attain without the match).  In 2013 Elevation will match dollar for dollar up to $600,000!  Funds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Contact Elevation today to see what we can do for your organization.

Able Trust
This trust offers grants for non-profits serving disabled adults.
Contact:     888.838.ABLE   (toll-free in Florida )   850.224.4493 Voice or TDD

Adult Education and Family Literacy, and English Literacy/Civics
The Florida Dept. of Education,  Division of Career and Adult Education is sponsoring conference calls for the competitive funding of Adult Education and Family Literacy, and English Literacy/Civics Education.  These federal funds are authorized under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998.  The funds are available to eligible applicants to assist adults in becoming literate, obtaining knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency, obtaining the education skills necessary to become full partners in their children's education, and completing their secondary school education.  Interested parties are invited to call in and participate.

To locate information regarding these funding opportunities and access the
online registration to participate in a conference call, please access the
website at: http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdgrants/

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Plummer at
Ken.Plummer@fldoe.org or call (850) 245-9047.

The "All We Do" Foundation
The “All We Do” Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that was established for the sole purpose of making donations to various charities and other qualifying need-based agencies in the Tallahassee/Thomasville area. They are interested in organizations that have a program that directly benefits the community, consistent and effective management, a broad base of funding and support, and a demonstrated ability to respond to a need of the community in a manner that yields measurable results.

Altrusa International Foundation

A local Altrusa Club completes a one page application based on the project and need of the literacy program. Altrusa is supportive of various literacy activities.

Contact: altrusa@altrusa.com | 312.427.4410

Azadoutioun Foundation
Giving on a national basis with no grants to individuals and no loans. The primary focus is on education, especially adult education, basic skills and reading. Giving is on a national basis. Funding ranges from $5000 - $50,000. There is open funding with an application.

Contact :
Laurie A. LeBlanc: lleblan9498C@aol.com
Azadoutioun Foundation
C/o Gravestar
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

The application address is:
10 Madison Ave.
Groveland, MA 01834

Bank of America Foundation
This foundation’s signature initiative helps create positive change in local communities. The Neighborhood Excellence initiative consists of three distinct programs in select markets: Neighborhood Builders, Local Heroes, and Student Leaders.
Contact: 800.218.9946

Bank of America
Part of Bank of America's signature philanthropic program, Neighborhood Builders focus on local neighborhood priorities. Benefits include:
· $200,000 (or local market currency equivalent) for operating support to 2 nonprofit/charitable organizations in each of 45 markets
· One senior executive attends two 4-day workshops on strategic thinking, business planning during tough economic times, leadership development, and other topics
· One emerging leader attends three 4-day workshops on developing organizational management skills, managing strategic opportunities, forging alliances, and building communities.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is accepting applications for its annual national grant competition. The grantmaking program is designed to help develop or expand projects that support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children.

For more information go to www.barbarabushfoundation.com.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Sponsorships and Charitable Donations
This business considers requests for national and local funding from non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or education.  Deadline: Ongoing

Contact:  customerservice@bn.com   800.422.7717

Bob Evans
Our philanthropy focuses on families and children -- areas that reflect our values and the interests of our employees, customers and stockholders.  Deadline: Ongoing

Bridgestone
Founded in 1952, the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund proudly supports a wide variety of important charities in the United States, particularly in those markets it calls home. Deadline: Ongoing

Capital City Bank Group Foundation
The Foundation works with organizations throughout the Capital City Bank service area. CCBG is interested in giving to any organization that supports and improves lives in their community.

The Chartrand Foundation
The Chartrand Foundation focuses on education because they believe accessing and acquiring a quality education is the most important step individuals can take toward achieving self-expression, personal freedom and financial independence. While they do not accept unsolicited applications or proposals, you can submit your idea through the Contact Us tab on their website.

Community Foundation of Broward
The Community Foundation of Broward provides grants and funding to organizations that support residents in Broward County. Their current priorities are middle school education, civic entrepreneurship, arts integration, and nonprofit leadership.

The Community Foundation of North Florida
The Community Foundation of North Florida is a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity that promotes and facilitates long-term charitable giving.  Deadline: Ongoing

Community Foundation of Sarasota Adult Learner Scholarships
Scholarship funds provide opportunities for students - traditional and adult learners - along the West Coast of Florida to attend any accredited college, university or technical school. These funds are diverse, fulfilling the wishes of donors, both living and deceased, who want to provide needed financial support to promising scholars.

Community Libraries in Caring
This program assists small, rural public libraries to improve library collections and services, improve adult and family literacy and develop the economic viability in targeted counties and communities.
Contact:   850.245.6620

Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters
Sisters who are working full time in ministries that directly serve the poor may be eligible to receive grants for materials, equipment and operating expenses.  These grants typically have one-year terms and do not exceed USD $15,000.  Projects addressing adult literacy following needs may qualify for funding.

Darragh Macanthony Foundation
The Darragh MacAnthony Foundation provides scholarships, funding for books, educational tools, and support local community efforts. Deadline:  Ongoing

The Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation is focused on giving back to the communities they work with (including 29 counties in Florida) by focusing on the environment, economic development (including skills and workforce development), education, and community vitality.

Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation
Since 1963, the Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation has assisted qualifying, exempt 501(c)(3) organizations in achieving charitable goals. The areas of concentration have been cultural, educational, health and human services, and youth activities. Programs must benefit residents in Miami-Dade County.
 
Grants are accepted throughout each year.

Education Grants
Multiple grants opportunities.

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, religious, literary, and other exempt purposes. They have made grants for challenge and development purposes, construction and renovation, equipment and expansion of functions, pilot projects and seed start-up of new programs, and study or planning grants to determine feasibility and market. Over 50% of their grants are on a challenge or match basis, either "pay-as-matched" or "all-or-nothing." Grants are awarded to organizations located and/or operating within the Orlando MSA of Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties, Florida.

Grants range from $5,000 - $50,000.

E Pluribus Unum Grant
The E Pluribus Unum Prizes are a national awards program that provides four $50,000 prizes annually to exceptional initiatives that promote immigrant integration. 


The Garner Foundation, Inc.
Giving primarily in FL and NC for educational, religious, and medical organizations; support also for community and cultural organizations with no support for political organizations and no grants to individuals. There are no deadlines.

The initial approach is by letter. An application form is not required. Applicants should submit the following:
1) detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
2) population served
3) descriptive literature about organization
4) copy of IRS Determination Letter
5) copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990.

Contact:
Gerald W. Moore, John M. Garner, and James W. Moore
The Garner Foundation, Inc.
333 N.E. 23rd St.
Miami , FL 33137

Georgia Pacific
We're proud to be an integral part of a wide array of community-based educational programs around the world. We help youth transition from school to the workforce as well as provide employees with job readiness training. The scholarships and technical programs that we fund give students and workers the skills necessary to succeed in today's workplace.  Applications accepted Jan 1 – Oct 31.

Gannett Foundation Gannett Foundation
Our community action grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. This grant is available to those who work in Brevard county, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, and Tallahassee.

Proposals due February 15 and August 15 each year.

Green Family Foundation
The main interests for the foundation are global health/development, youth arts, community empowerment, education. Preference for funding is given to programs and organizations within Miami-Dade County. GFF-funded programs are expected to expand their funding base and diversify program partnerships. Most grants are given on a multi-year basis with the understanding that funds are meant to help your organization reach independence and fiscal sustainability.  RFPs are sent out by invitation only, but you may contact them at grants@greenff.org to be added to their RFP contact list.

The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation
The mission of the organization is voluntarily aiding and contributing to religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and education uses and purposes, in New York, elsewhere in the United States, and throughout the world. Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round. Proposals are reviewed in June and December.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
As Florida’s largest community foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Gulf Power
Gulf Power Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities that Gulf Power Company serves in northwest Florida. (Gulf Power's service territory spans the area from the Alabama border on the west to the Apalachola River on the east, and from the Alabama border on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south.)  Applications accepted February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15, annually.

Florida’s Family Literacy Initiative
This program has grants that  further family literacy programs statewide and enhance accountability, two of the goals of the Volunteer Florida Foundation.

H. Richard Davis and Estelle R. Davis Family Foundation
Established in 1997, this is an independent foundation with giving on a national basis, with some emphasis on organizations headquartered in Washington, DC, and FL. There are no grants to individuals.


Contact:
H. Richard Davis
9621 Triton Ct.
Boca Raton , FL 33434
Phone: (561) 487-3138

The Jim Moran Foundation
The mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. Funding focuses include education, elder care programs, family strengthening programs, meaningful after school programs and youth transitional living programs. Grants will primarily be awarded to Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties.

John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
The Foundation prefers to award grants for operating support, but it accepts requests for project funding, and facility purchase and improvements. There is no limit on the number of grants made to an organization; however, the Foundation tries to avoid annual grant cycles. A new application is not accepted from a prior grantee until at least the first anniversary of, and receipt of a final report for, the prior grant.
The Fowler Foundation is particularly interested in funding organizations that are Adult literacy.
Deadline:  Ongoing

Johnson Controls
Contributions in this category will be made to public and private higher educational institutions, adult education programs, and education related organizations, including those which seek to increase public knowledge of economics. Applications are accepted year-round.

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
The firm’s philanthropic investments are directed toward three centers of excellence: Community Development (continueing education courses, adult literacy outreach, job training, money management basics, ect), Education (development of instructional leaders, implementation of innovative curricula, strengthening instructional strategies, etc.), and Arts and culture. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation fosters innovative approaches to increasing engagement skills in the community development field. The foundation funds programs that use technology to foster engagement. It supports individuals as agents for engagement, with a focus on youth leadership, social entrepreneurs and local institutions. Knight supports naturalization campaigns to increase the number of citizens who are highly motivated to engage with their communities. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

The Lattner Foundation
The areas of interest are Education, Environment, Health & Social Services, Arts & Humanities, and religion, including Christian organizations that provide Health & Social Services. They wish to make a significant difference by supporting creative and innovative programs that encourage hope and personal responsibility in our chosen areas of giving. We will look for projects which advance solutions and inspire others to contribute. Organizations in Palm Beach County are eligible for this grant.

The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes. They make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Deadlines are April 30 and November 1.

The Leighty Foundation
The mission of the Leighty Foundation is to carry on the Leighty Family legacy of service and stewardship by leveraging time and talents, as well as financial resources in the areas of Earth Protection, Education, Volunteerism & Civic Engagement, and the promotion of Philanthropy. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.

This foundation offers national support for arts; environment; health care; higher education; human services; humanities; public affairs; science. building/renovation, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, equipment, land acquisition, matching/challenge support.

Library Services and Technology Act Grants
This is a state-based program with a broad mandate to use technology to bring information to people in innovative and effective ways, and to assure that library service is accessible to all, especially those who have difficulty using the library.
Contact:  850.245.6620  

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America
The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a tax-exempt public charity established in 1979 dedicated to providing funds for research and education and the promotion of public awareness of both children and adults with learning disabilities. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, and for the accurate identification, ongoing evaluation and complete education of, and services for, children and adults with learning disabilities.
The mission of the Foundation is:
• To respond to unmet needs in the field of learning disabilities and to create, discover and stimulate innovative services to meet those needs
• To support the objectives of LDA
• To manage funds received by the Foundation
The Foundation solicits grant proposals for research projects and related activities directed towards identifying the cause, and developing methods of prevention and treatment of learning disabilities, particularly where there is unmet need.
Examples of project areas that fall within the Foundation's mission:
• Innovative research into the causes, prevention and/or remediation of learning disabilities
• Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
• Innovative programs to develop the capabilities of persons with learning disabilities, and the support skills of their families, professional advisors and employers
Applications for grants from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America must be received in the Foundation office by September 15th of each year.
Please see the Grant Application Guidelines for more information.
Deadline:  Ongoing

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust supports organizations that offer opportunities to children and youth; elders; the disabled and critically ill; and disadvantaged adults and families which enrich the quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential.

Mayer Foundation
The Mayer Foundation makes grants to other IRS 501(C)(3) organizations for educational, literary, cultural, humanitarian, scientific, health-care related and other charitable purposes. Grant sizes vary but generally range from $2500 to $5000 per grant. Unsolicited applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

MetLife Foundation and the National Center for Family Literacy Grant
Made possible with funding from MetLife Foundation, the grants will expand the reach of the Family Literacy – Community College Partnership Initiative to communities and programs across the country. These grants will broaden the availability and targeted use of a recently developed comprehensive set of tools by community programs, schools and community colleges. The financial support is intended to heighten awareness and address the challenges facing nontraditional Latino college students and their families who are working to attain the dream of a college education.

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation accept unsolicited proposals for education, health and microfinance programs. They do not fund individuals, event fundraisers or sponsorships, or lobbying.

Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100
Each year, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Area, Inc. funds projects with high potential for community impact within five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family and Health & Wellness.

Palm Healthcare Foundation
Palm Healthcare Foundation is the leading public healthcare foundation in Palm Beach County. They bring the community together to identify common goals and implement transformative healthcare solutions. They invest in the people and organizations that make our healthcare system stronger.

ProLiteracy National Book Fund Grant
ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund provides grants to local adult literacy programs in the form of books and materials from ProLiteracy’s publishing division, New Readers Press. The NBF funds organizations providing service in the following areas: basic literacy, adult basic education, English as a second language (ESL), and family literacy. New Readers Press, the publishing division of ProLiteracy, provides the books and materials distributed through the NBF.

In addition, grantees are given the opportunity to participate in online professional development courses. More information about the National Book Fund can be found on the ProLiteracy website.

Publix Charities
As a responsible corporate citizen, Publix recognizes the importance of supporting charitable activities within the community. As part of the Publix mission, we focus our efforts on the following areas: youth, education - specifically literacy, and the plight of the homeless and hungry.

The RGK Foundation
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine. The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.

Robert & Cheri Vanderweide Foundation
Giving primarily for Christian churches; giving also for education and human services. Fields of interest include: Christian agencies & churches; community development; education; federated giving programs; human services; Protestant agencies & churches.

Types of support include: annual campaigns, building/renovation, capital campaigns, continuing support, general/operating support, matching/challenge support, program development, and seed money. Giving primarily in west MI and central FL, there are no grants to individuals.

Contact:
Suzanne C. Vanderweide, Pres., and Robert Vanderweide, V.P
Phone: (616) 643-4700
Application address: 126 Ottawa N.W., Ste. 500 , Grand Rapids , MI 4950

Staples Foundation for Learning
This foundation provides funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for people with special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Applications for funding are reviewed quarterly.

UPS Foundation
The foundation supports programs which provide education and employment skills to undereducated adults and their families to equip them with the tools to succeed in their communities, schools and workplaces. 
Contact:  community@ups.com

Wallace Foundation
This foundation provides funding, through grants, to programs that support the arts, communities, and education. Deadline: Ongoing.

Contact: The Wallace Foundation, General Management, 5 Penn Plaza, 7th Fl, NY, NY 10001

The Walt Disney Company
This company focuses much of its charitable giving in the geographical regions where the majority of their Cast Members work and live. Charitable contributions are coordinated through the Community Relations offices at the main business sites of the Company.

Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation reviews donation requests with a wide array of funding needs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. Organizations are reminded to base their requested amount on the program's unique needs for funding.

Verizon Foundation
Verizon Foundation supports programs that create innovative eSolutions, help bridge the digital divide, foster basic and computer literacy, help enrich our communities, and create a skilled workforce. One of the Foundation’s funding priorities is literacy.

Volunteer USA Family Literacy Grant
Eligible programs interested in opening or expanding literacy experiences to families of diverse backgrounds - including families of deaf and hard of hearing children - may access the ITN application online.

Zimmer Family Foundation
A project with local focus must reside in the greater Sarasota, FL, area. March 1 and September 1, annually.


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