Private Foundations on the Internet
A. L. Mailman Family Foundation-
Funding nonprofit and academic proposals which support programs for children
and families, with special emphasis on early childhood. Also provides links
to additional funders.
The organization seeking a grant should be located in the State of Texas.
National organizations with significant operations in, or providing material
benefits to the citizens of the State of Texas will be considered based
on the degree of operations/benefits within the State.
Alfred Sloan Foundation-
Funds projects in Science and Technology, Standard of Living and Economic
Performance, Education and Careers in Science and Technology,
and Selected National Issues and The Civic Program.
Inc. - the Allen Foundation makes grants to projects
that benefit human nutrition in the areas of education, training, and research.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
makes grants in six core program areas: higher education, museums and art
conservation, performing arts, population, conservation and the environment,
and public affairs.
Art Deadlines List-
A monthly newsletter (via email or paper) with 600-900 announcements (every
month!) listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships &
grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers,
writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions,
auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities
(including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators
and art students of all ages.
CARES Youth Service Action Fund - Youth Service
America and AT&T are proud to present the AT&T CARES Youth Service
Action Fund to help young people engage in community service on National
Youth Service Day and beyond.
Benton Foundation- The
Benton Foundation seeks to articulate a public interest vision for the
digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving
Buy Community Relations Grants Program - Young
people, 8 to 14, have an opportunity to apply for funds to support service
projects such as a neighborhood cleanup, building a skating park, tree
planting, providing meals to the undernourished or restoring a tornado-damaged
The Brainerd Foundation's mission is to protect the environmental quality
of the Pacific Northwest and to build broad citizen support for environmental
protection. We accomplish this by making grants, providing
value-added guidance and leveraging additional funds or encouraging collaborations
within the philanthropic community. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory comprise our geographic
Carnegie Corporation of
New York - The four new program rubrics are: Education, International
Peace and Security, International Development, and Strengthening
Trust Fund - funds 69 local child abuse and neglect
prevention councils that serve 79 Michigan Counties.
Youth for American Grant - Colgate-Palmolive Company
presents cash grants of up to $2,000 for the most creative and best-executed
projects by local units of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy & Girls
Incorporated, Camp Fire, and 4-H organizations that represent 13 million
children across America.
Commonwealth Fund -
Supports independent research on health and social issues.
for Kids - Sponsored by the Benton
Covering Kids and
Families Program - to address the compelling need
to reduce the number of uninsured Covering Kids: A National Health Access
Initiative for Low-Income, Uninsured Children to help states and local
communities increase the number of eligible children who benefit from health
insurance coverage programs. What began as a $13 million initiative planned
for up to 15 states grew into a $47 million initiative with projects in
50 states and the District of Columbia and 170 local pilot communities.
Thomas Foundation for Adoption - The Foundation
has simplified its vision into one statement, "Every child will have a
permanent home and a loving family." By funding various national initiatives
that directly impact waiting children and expanding the public’s awareness
of adoption—the Foundation is focused on making a difference in the lives
of waiting children.
David and Lucille
Packard Foundation - The Foundation provides grants
to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation
and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities. The Foundation
provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus
on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa
Cruz, and Monterey. We do not accept proposals to benefit specific individuals
or that serve religious purposes.
Doris Duke Charitable
Foundation - This foundation strives to improve
the quality of people's lives by preserving natural environments, seeking
cures for diseases, nurturing the arts, and helping to protect children
from abuse and neglect.
Foundation - eBay Foundationtm is to
support effective non-profit organizations that help create a world where
people have the skills, tools, motivation and community support to help
themselves. We believe that by supporting organizations that creatively
apply and teach technology to foster self-sufficiency, we can develop individual's
economic and social well-being and connect them
to a broader, global community.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation-
an operating and grantmaking foundation, established in the 1960's by the
late Ewing Marion Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories and original
owner of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. Through his foundation,
Kauffman sought to employ a hands-on approach to problem solving, working
towards his vision of self-sufficient people in healthy communities. The
foundation is best known for its work in youth development and entrepreneurial
All Kids Foundation - established by Rosie O'Donnell,
this organization awards grants to help support the intellectual, social
and cultural development of disadvantaged children throughout the United
Center RSP Bulletin : Children and Youth -
published weekly by the Foundation Center.
Foundation for Child Development-
A national private philanthropy dedicated to the principle that all families
should have the social and material resources to raise their children
to be healthy, educated, and productive members of their communities.
Frank Stanley Beveridge
Foundation, Inc. - The purpose of this web site
is to determine if your organization is eligible
to receive grants from the Foundation and to permit you
to initiate a grant application.
Foundation - The Freddie Mac Foundation invests
in programs that improve the lives of children and families, and build
Garth Brooks Teammates
for Kids Foundation - Grants from the Foundation
support the on-going work of operating organizations that help
needy children in the areas of health, education and inner-city services.
To enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition,
care, and development.
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation-
support for research libraries and institutions that transmit cultural
for Medical Research - Up to thirty $5,000 scholarships
will be awarded in 2003. They will enable Ph.D. and medical students at
any level to undertake a three-month research project on any subject related
to the basic sciences and aging.
Grantmakers for Children,
Youth, and Families - A web page of potential
Hasbro Children's Foundation-
to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children through age 12
by supporting innovative, model, direct-service programs in the areas of
health education and social services.
Foundation - The primary purpose of the foundation
is to award grants to 501 (c) (3) organizations in the State of Hawaii
in the categories of Education, Family Services, Environment, and Community
Hogg Foundation for
Mental Health - For more than sixty years, the
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has managed both operating programs and
grantmaking activities in support of mental health service and research
projects in Texas.
International Youth Foundation-
Currently operating in nearly 50 countries and territories, the International
Youth Foundation (IYF) is one of the world's largest public foundations
working to improve the conditions and prospects for young people where
they live, learn, work, and play.
Irvine Health Foundation-
The Irvine Health Foundation is a non-profit grantmaking foundation whose
goal is to improve the health - consisting of physical, mental and emotional
well-being of the residents of Orange County, California. The Foundation
is focused on promoting health and wellness, insuring the availability
of accessible quality
health-related services, working in the area of health
policy, and supporting research designed to develop new knowledge in areas
related to health.
J. Paul Getty Trust-
The Getty Grant Program provides support to institutions and individuals
throughout the world for projects that promote the understanding of art
and its history and the conservation of cultural heritage. We seek projects
that set high standards and provide opportunities for collaboration.
Foundation - Serving as an advocate for talented
young people with the greatest financial need, the Foundation helps promising
minority and poor youths to realize their full potential as well-educated
and active participants in the process of social change.
James S. McDonnell Foundation-
In 1950, James S. McDonnell, Jr. established the McDonnell Foundation,
incorporated as a private foundation. The foundation has pursued his goals
by supporting scientific, educational, and charitable causes locally, nationally,
and internationally. The organization was renamed the James S. McDonnell
Foundation in 1984 in honor of its founder. In 2002 the foundation awarded
approximately $16 million in grants. Since its inception, the McDonnell
Foundation has awarded over $264 million in grants. Fair market value of
foundation assets were around $350 million in 2002.
Japan Foundation Center
for Global Partnership - The Japan Foundation
was established in 1972 with the objective of
promoting international cultural exchange and mutual
understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation conducts
a wide range of programs worldwide, including support for Japanese Studies,
Japanese language instruction, arts and cultural events, intellectual exchange,
and the exchange of persons.
JC Penny Afterschool
Program - The JCPenney Afterschool Fund through collaboration, funding
and volunteer support will work with our partners and providers of after
school care to raise awareness of the need for after school programs and
maintain and increase the number of programs available in order to cultivate
our most valuable resource – our children; while helping them “power their
John D. and Catherine T.
John S. and James
L. Knight Foundation - To heighten the impact
of our grant making, Knight Foundation's trustees have elected to focus
on two signature programs, Journalism and Knight Community Partners, each
with its own eligibility requirements. A third program, The National
Venture Fund, supports innovative opportunities and initiatives at the
national level that relate directly or indirectly to Knight's work in its
Neil World of Children Award - the
$100,000 Cardinal Health Children’s Care Award, the $100,000 Kellogg’s
Child Development Award, and the $15,000 Founder’s Scholarship. We are
accepting our nominations on-line this year.
: Youth Garden Grants - National Gardening Association
supports programs across the country that actively engage kids in the garden.
To be eligible for the following grants and awards programs, your school
organization must plan to garden with at least 15 kids
between the ages of 3 and 18.
Fundraising Card Program - fundraising card
is an electronic gift card sold to school organizations and youth groups
at a discount of 5% for total gift card purchases over $1000 and 3% for
purchases from $500 to $999. The fundraising groups then sell the purchased
cards at face value and keep the profits.
Make a Wish Foundation -
"We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions
to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."
Lesko's Help for Kids and Pets - Money, information
and services for the care and feeding of kids and pets.
to provide funding to grass roots organizations serving children and youth.
Milken Family Foundation-
The purpose of the Milken Family Foundation is to discover and advance
inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and those
around them lead productive and satisfying lives. Read the full text of
the Foundation’s mission statement here.
Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information Funding Sources
National Endowment for the
National Endowment for the
Open Society Institute-
The Open Society Institute-New York accepts grant inquiries through the
internet for its Network, International, and US based programs. Through
this process, the system will help you determine the programs which are
available for you or your organization and your eligibility in receiving
a grant. The procedures are described as you proceed to each site.
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Preschool Fundraising Ideas
The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based global foundation with
a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and
excluded people throughout the world.
Sabre Foundation Inc.-
Sabre Foundation, founded in 1969, distributes new books and other educational
materials to support education, private sector growth, research and higher
learning in Africa, countries of the former Soviet Union, the Balkans,
Latin America, the Caribbean and selected countries in other regions of
the world. Sabre also provides Internet and related information technology
training targeted to these regions through workshops in the U.S. and overseas.
Sabre's Philosophy of Institutions Project explores the nature and accountability
of free institutions.
The organization is committed to awarding scholarships to African-American
graduating high school seniors who have lived in Colorado for at least
Save the Children
Terri Lynne Lokoff
Child Care Foundation's Child Care Teacher Recognition Awards Program
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
The Foundation generally limits grants to those likely to produce beneficent
change on a large scale. It is open to collaboration with other philanthropic
The Annie E. Casey Foundation-
the Annie E. Casey Foundation has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged
children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of
the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and
community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable
children and families.
The Benton Foundation -
The Benton Foundation seeks to articulate a public interest vision for
the digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving
Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions- The
Fund for U.S. Artists provides support for U.S. artists invited to participate
in major international performing arts festivals and recurring visual arts
exhibitions. The Fund was founded as a public/private partnership of two
federal agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department
of State, and two foundations, The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Rockefeller
Foundation. Since 2001, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has provided
additional support for the performing arts program.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family
Foundation - The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues
facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of
facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community,
and the general public.
The John D. and Catherine
T. MacArthur Foundation - Grants to individuals
and groups for improvement of the human condition.
The John Templeton Foundation-
The mission of the John Templeton Foundation is to pursue new insights
at the boundary between theology and science through a rigorous,
open-minded and empirically focused methodology, drawing together talented
representatives from a wide spectrum of fields of expertise. Using "the
humble approach," the
Foundation typically seeks to focus the methods and resources
of scientific inquiry on topical areas which have spiritual and theological
significance ranging across the disciplines from cosmology to health.
Pew Charitable Trusts -
The Pew Charitable Trusts support nonprofit activities in the areas of
culture, education, the environment, health and human services, public
policy and religion. Based in Philadelphia, with an office in Washington,
D.C., the Trusts make strategic investments that encourage and support
citizen participation in addressing critical issues and effecting social
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation,
Inc. - The foundation was established to provide
financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
is the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care
in the United States. We concentrate our grantmaking in four areas.
The Rotary Foundation-
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary
International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission,
and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national,
and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
The Whitaker Foundation
The mission of The Whitaker Foundation is to promote better human health
through advancements in medicine. This is accomplished through a series
of competitive grant programs that support research and education in biomedical
engineering at academic institutions in the United States and Canada.
The Wilburforce Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Foundation- Since 1976, Tides Foundation has worked with donors committed
to positive social change. We put resources and people together--strengthening
community-based nonprofit organizations and the progressive movement through
All Foundation - Grants from the Foundation
support the on-going work of operating organizations that help needy children
in the areas of health, education and the inner-city services.
Fund for Children With Special Needs - The Trust
Fund has three purposes, all of which serve children with special health
care needs: Services for children, Assistance to Group, Improving service
Inc. - Given the current state of the stock market
and the resulting decline in the Foundation’s asset base, the Board has
determined it to be in the best interest of the Foundation’s long-term
sustainability to forgo any funding requests in 2003. The Foundation also
plans to implement an invitation-only process in 2004. During this time
the Foundation will remain fully committed to honoring all previously awarded
United States - Japan Foundation-
The United States-Japan Foundation is committed to promoting stronger ties
between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual
knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels
of communication, and address common concerns in an increasingly interdependent
the Foundation has focused its grant making on programs that address
the needs of the under-served and the general community.
Foundation- Through Whirlpool Foundation, we seek to improve the quality
of life in our home communities,
worldwide. We particularly like to be partners with organizations
that target the social issues of lifelong learning, cultural
diversity and contemporary family life.
Whitney Houston Foundation
for Children - The Whitney Houston Foundation
for Children, Inc is dedicated to promoting a positive self image in children
and youth by providing opportunities for them to learn and express themselves
in safe, supportive environments.
Wilburforce Foundation is dedicated to protecting nature's richness and
diversity through funding programs that help preserve our remaining wild
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation-
The Foundation makes grants only to nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations
and institutions that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code or to governmental units. No grants are made to individuals
for any purpose. Organizations that operate both within and outside of
the State of North Carolina may be eligible for consideration for programs
operating in North Carolina. However, this Foundation is restricted to
making grants supporting projects in North Carolina with the purpose of
benefiting residents of North Carolina.
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