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Grant: Childhood Hunger Community Grants
“Share Our Strength awards grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations who are involved in the following activities:

  • Increasing access to summer meals programs supported through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch ‘Seamless Summer’ Program.
  • Educating and enrolling more eligible families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
  • Increasing the availability of school breakfast through alternative models such as ‘in-classroom’ breakfast and ‘grab-n-go' breakfasts.
  • Increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, as well as child care programs, supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Advocacy around any of the above antihunger issues.”

Funder: Share our Strength
Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, others
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Unspecified

Grant: Child Welfare, Education, Environment, Human Services and Community Development Grants
“The American Electric Power Foundation complements a tradition of corporate philanthropy exhibited by American Electric Power and its regional utilities in support of AEP’s community relations goal: To support and play an active, positive role in the communities where we live and work. The following focus areas will be eligible for consideration by the Foundation:

  • Improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education.
  • Protecting the environment.
  • Providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety.
  • Enriching the quality of life in our communities through art, music and cultural heritage."

Funder: The American Electric Power Foundation
Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $15,000+ Contact:

Grant: Child Welfare, Family Support, Housing and Environmental Program Grants
“We consider requests for funding that meet the overall mission and goals of the [Oak] Foundation. We fund a variety of time-bound projects, core costs, technical assistance and collaborative activities. However, each programme has its own funding criteria, geographic scope and requirements.

Child Abuse Programme—We envision a world in which all children are protected from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We support initiatives to: 1) eliminate the sexual exploitation of children; 2) engage men and boys in combating the sexual abuse of children; and 3) promote systemic approaches to prevent violence against children.

Housing and Homelessness Program— We focus on preventing homelessness by funding sustainable solutions that improve the economic and social well-being of marginalised youth, adults and families. Environment - These two threats are disproportionately impacting the lives of the economically disadvantaged, a fact that has led us to focus on the conservation of marine resources and the mitigation of climate change."

Funder: The Oak Foundation
Eligibility: Primarily nonprofit organizations. "We do not provide support to individuals, and do not provide funding for scholarships or tuition assistance for undergraduate or postgraduate studies. We also do not fund religious organizations for religious purposes, election campaigns or general fund-raising drives.”
Deadline: Ongoing Amount: $25,000+


Grant: Education and Youth Development Small Grants
“Kars4Kids funds educational and youth programs in communities across North America. Our full suite of year-round programs includes school placement and tuition assistance, mentorship and extracurricular programs, family retreats and summer camps. Our wide array of services is designed to impact every aspect of a child’s development, from the academic to the social to the cultural. Our holistic approach involves school, family and community working together to develop our youth into productive and engaged members of society. As part of our overarching goal and mission, Kars4Kids is constantly on the lookout for like-minded charities which share our values and are working hard to make a difference in the areas of education and youth development.”

Funder: Kars4Kids
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Deadline: Ongoing Amount: $500 - $2,000

Grant: Grants for Education, Afterschool and College Access Programs Benefiting Low- and Moderate- Income Students
“The Education program aims to create an environment in which children and young people from low- and moderateincome families have access to a full educational experience that connects with family and community and leads to academic and economic success. We believe education, employment and community engagement are integral to moving people in low-income communities toward greater prosperity. The three pillars of our grantmaking program to put young people on a pathway to greater opportunity are: (1) Advancing Afterschool Success, (2) Beyond High School and (3) Special Initiatives. The first two areas enable us to increase access to high-quality educational opportunities and support systemic change to increase and improve the pathways to education and work. The third area allows us to support collaborative and crosscutting projects across the Foundation’s program areas and to explore special opportunities with the potential to advance our objectives."

Funder: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Eligibility: “The Education program funds national demonstration projects in the United States.”
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Unspecified Contact:

Grant: Education Learning and Leadership Grants
“Our Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:

  • Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research
  • Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.”

Funder: The National Education Association Foundation
Eligibility: “Applicants must be practicing U.S. public school educators in grades PreK-12; public school education support professionals, or faculty and staff at public higher education institutions.”
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
Amount: Individuals, $2,000; collegial study groups, $5,000


Grant: Arts/Culture, Community Development, Social Services, Health, and Education Grants
“The Fidelity Foundation grant program was designed to strengthen the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit institutions. The types of projects we fund, and the way in which we fund them, are specifically intended to help nonprofits build the organizational capabilities they need to better fulfill their missions and serve their constituencies. The Fidelity Foundation considers projects from organizations of regional or national importance throughout the United States. High-impact projects with potential to inform or influence the nonprofit sector are of particular interest. The Foundation's primary philanthropic investments are allocated to the following sectors:

  • Arts and culture
  • Community development and social services Secondarily, grants are considered in the following fields:
    • Health
    • Education"

Funder: The Fidelity Foundation Eligibility: Organizations with current IRS 501(c)(3) public charity status only Deadline: Ongoing Amount: $50,000+ Contact:

Grant: National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Community Treatment and Services Centers Grant Program
“The purpose of this program is to provide and increase access to effective traumafocused treatment and services systems in communities for children, adolescents, and their families who experience traumatic events throughout the nation. The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of trauma treatment and services for children, adolescents, and their families who experience or witness traumatic events; and to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation. The work of this initiative is carried out by a national network of grantees – the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – that works collaboratively to develop and promote effective trauma treatment, services, and other resources for children, adolescents, and families exposed to an array of traumatic events. The NCTSN members collaborate with one another, and partner with systems of care where children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma receive services in their communities."

Funder: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including: state and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges, community- and faith-based organizations.
Deadline: Feb. 4, 2016
Amount: Up to $400,000