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California Consulting is pleased to announce the January 2016 Educational Grant Opportunities List

California Consulting announces the December Educational Grant Opportunities List

EDUCATION GRANTS for January 2016

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD): Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program Grant
Deadline: January 7, 2016

Amount: $20,000 per retrofitted school bus

Match: Any funds expended beyond the $20,000 per bus funding

Eligibility: Public school districts, Joint Power Authorities (JPA), and private transportation agencies that provide student transportation services under contract to public school districts. Private school districts are not eligible.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) would like to announce the opening of the Statewide School Bus Retrofit Program.  The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to California school districts with compliance of ARB’s in-use Truck and Bus Regulation.  This program will provide incentive funds to retrofit 1991 and newer engine model year and vehicle model year school buses with an ARB verified Level-3 diesel emissions control strategy (retrofit).  Those wishing to participate in this funding opportunity must submit a new application even though an application may have been previously submitted for other school bus retrofit programs with the District. Grants resulting from this solicitation will mid-2016.


California Department of Education (CDE): Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Grades 6-12 Cohort L Tier 2

Deadline: January 29, 2016

Amount: Varies. Tier 2 grants will be awarded based on the student average daily attendance reported in the second principal apportionment in the prior fiscal year. Successful applicants will receive grants with three-year funding beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2017.

Match: None

Eligibility: Local Education Agencies

Eligibility Note: Local educational agencies must be certified tobacco-free by July 1, 2015. Funding is available to districts, charter schools, consortium leads, and county offices of education that serve students in grades six through twelve.
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) funds support health education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco use by youth. TUPE in grades six through twelve is funded through a competitive application process. Funding consideration to local educational agencies is based on projects that propose to implement research-validated prevention programs for the general student population, provide youth development activities for both general and priority populations, and provide intervention and cessation services to students currently using tobacco.


US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Safe Places to Play Grants

Deadline: 2016 Spring Grant Cycle

·         LOIs due by January 29, 2016

·         Application deadline – February 5, 2016

Amount: $4,000 – $50,000 or a percentage of total project amount in form of vendor credit

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

Safe Places to Play grants are available in four categories: Synthetic Turf, Lighting, Irrigation, and Sport Court. Multi-sport field projects are eligible for funding, but such fields must be used a majority of the time for soccer. Multi-field projects are also eligible. All Safe Places to Play grants (except for Irrigation) can be awarded for either indoor or outdoor field projects.  Grants are disbursed as in-kind credit with their respective vendor:

·         Synthetic Turf Grant Amount: up to 10% of the Hellas project quote.

·         Lighting Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15%-30% of project total, with a maximum of $25,000 per grant for single fields and $50,000 for multi-field projects.

·         Irrigation Grant Amount: Typically in the range of $4,000 – $15,000, with a maximum of $15,000 per grant.

·         Sport Court Grant Amount: Typically in the range of 15% – 50% of project total, with a maximum of $30,000 per grant.

No cash is disbursed as part of this grant. Grantees must use the specific vendor as the supplier for their field project. Applicants are required to submit an LOI describing basics of the project prior to being approved to submit a full application for funding.


President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities: National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Amount: $10,000.00 (average award size)

Match: None

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.


CA Department of Education (CDE): After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) Grant

Deadline: February 12, 2016

Amount: Maximum of $112,500 for Elementary Schools. Maximum of $150,000 for Middle Schools.

Match: Yes. Each program must provide cash or in-kind local funds equal to or not less than one-third of the total grant amount.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. These programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe, constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through ninth grade. Funding is designed to:

1.      Maintain existing before and after school program funding; and

2.      Provide eligibility to all elementary and middle schools that submit quality applications throughout California.

The Renewal application is for existing grant recipients who wish to continue funding at existing levels. The Universal application is for new applicants and for existing grant recipients who wish to increase funding. Approximately $4 million in funding is available for ASES Universal grants. The remaining funds are obligated for on-going grants funded via the Renewal application.  ASES programs at elementary and middle/junior high schools. Nonprofit organizations may apply, but the local educational agency or the public agency must agree to act as the fiscal agent of the grant.


San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD): Public Benefit Grants Program – Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grant

Deadline: February 18, 2016

Amount: $5 Million total allocation for program

Match: Not required

Eligibility: Public agencies such as cities, counties, special districts (i.e. water districts, irrigation districts, etc.) and public educational institutions (i.e. school districts, community colleges, state universities, etc.) located within the geographic boundaries of the District.


The District is requesting proposals for projects that demonstrate air quality and public benefits with respect to alternative fuel infrastructure. For this funding allocation, the District is only seeking proposals from the following areas:

1.      Focus Area I: New Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – Eligible projects in this area are restricted to the construction of a new facility where there is currently no facility.

2.      Focus Area II: Expansion to Existing Alternative Fuel Infrastructure – Eligible projects in this area are restricted to the expansion of existing, in-use alternative fuel facilities so that public agencies may increase the amount of fuel throughput and vehicles serviced at their current facilities. Projects for the repair of existing alternative fuel infrastructure are not eligible under this RFP.

District staff will consider proposals for infrastructure projects for the following fuels: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the combination of both CNG and LNG, propane, electricity, and other alternative fuels.


Dr. Scholl Foundation: Education Grants​

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Average Amount: $5,000.00 – $25,000.00 (average award size)​

Match: None

Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

Committed to Improving the World

In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give them flexibility in providing grants. Applications for grants are considered in the following areas: Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, and Environmental.


VH1 Save the Music Foundation Grant Program

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Amount: Varies. Musical instrument donation program.

Match: None

Eligibility: School Districts, schools

VH1 Save The Music Foundation provides grants to public elementary and middle schools that do not currently have an instrumental music program in place. We work at the school district level to identify schools in need. The application is available by invitation only.


Actuarial Foundation:  Advancing Student Achievement (ASA) Grant

Release: January 2, 2016

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Amount: $10,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Public and Private Schools

The purpose of an ASA grant is to support innovative math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics in grades 4-12. Each grant will provide up to $10,000 for one year. A total of 5 new grants will be awarded each year. Grants are eligible for a one year extension. Program must impact one or more grade levels with students participating in the program consistently throughout the school year.  Teacher stipends are eligible for funding.  The school principal or district administrator must send a letter or email of support and sign the letter of agreement, which should include a sustainable plan to continue funding, by the school or District after the Foundation funding has ended.  All grants require annual funding verification and an accountability report; mandatory to maintain good standing status and be considered for a one year extension.


McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation: Academic Enrichment Grants

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Amount: $10,000 – $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: schools and nonprofit organizations

Academic Enrichment Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.  The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households.


McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation: Teacher Development Grants

​Deadline: April 15, 2016

Amount: $10,000 – $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: schools and nonprofit organizations


The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.  The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers.


National Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): 2016-17 School In-Service Training Grants

Deadline: May 6, 2016

Amount: $4,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Only schools with current individual NCTM members are eligible to apply.

The National Association of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its School In-Service Training grants to support the professional development of 9–12 grade teachers to support their professional development, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics.  For 2016–17, grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded to high schools. Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations. Funds may not be used for staff travel or equipment. While the program does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals including professional development involving the use of technology to enhance student learning are encouraged.  Only schools with a current Individual members are eligible to apply.  For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NCTM website.


US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Program Grants

Deadline: October 7, 2016

Amount: $50,000

Match: None required officially; applicants will have to contribute additional funds not covered by the grant award

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations including: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, individual schools or school districts, cities or municipalities.

Program Grants are awarded for grantees to purchase soccer equipment and/or cash to cover operating expenses including:

·         Equipment – all equipment grants are awarded as credit with and/or  No cash is distributed for equipment. Eligible equipment expenses: jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards, cleats, balls, goals (pop-up or permanent), polo shirts for coaches, whistles, cones, ball bags, first aid kits, scrimmage vests, etc.

·         Cash – cash for operating expenses is disbursed in one check after the grant agreement and all paperwork have been completed.  Eligible operating expenses: stipends for coaches and program managers, transportation, healthy snacks, award banquets for players, field or facility rental fees, referee fees, background checks, family engagement events, etc.  Urban Soccer Symposium: All grantees receiving a cash grant award will receive a $1,000 Urban Soccer Symposium stipend as part of the cash grant to cover expenses related to travel to the Urban Soccer Symposium held by the U.S. Soccer Foundation in Washington, D.C.


Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants

Deadline: Quarterly: Jan. 1 – Mar. 31; Apr. 1 – Jun. 30; Jul. 1 – Sept. 30; Oct 1 – Dec. 31

Amount: Varies.  Typically equipment donations or services.

Match: None.

Eligibility: Public schools, private schools, colleges/universities, 501(c)(3) nonprofits

Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the following areas:

·         Youth athletic programs – Community-based programs addressing active lifestyle and team building skills.

·         Camps – Established camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle, especially programs serving disadvantaged and special needs kids.

The foundation may provide financial support for the following purposes:

·         Programs and projects – The foundation may support the direct costs of youth programming for requests in their areas of interest

·         Scholarships – The foundation may provide full or partial scholarship funding for camps or youth athletic programs

Due to the overwhelming number of requests received, the Foundation is unable to accommodate every request. Therefore, the Foundation must be very selective in choosing organizations that fall within our areas of interest and meet the specifications of our guidelines. The Foundation strongly urges your organization not to apply if it does not meet these guidelines. Computer Grants

Deadline: Quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1, December 15)

Amount: Varies.  Grant funds computer donations

Match: Applicants must provide shipping costs – $40/desktop unit and $20/laptop unit

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations only


Computer grants are awarded to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities like technology training, health care, education, and job training, but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization and improve their capacity to deliver those valuable services.  The applicant organization must be willing and able to cover shipping cost of the donated computers.  Organizations must agree to participate in joint PR with InterConnection and give permission to be featured on our website and in press announcements.  In general, InterConnection does not fund religious or faith-based organizations.


Major League Baseball Foundation: Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: Quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1)

Amount: $40,000 average award size

Match: 50% or more of total project cost

Eligibility: Tax exempt organizations including municipalities, school districts, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball around the world by funding programs, fields, coaches’ training, uniforms, and equipment. Grants are intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund supports projects that meet the following evaluation criteria: increase the number of youth participating in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and softball programs.


Riordan Foundation Grants

Deadline: Varies by grant program

Amount: $5,000 – $100,000

Match: None

Eligibility 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and schools

The Riordan Foundation’s mission is to provide all students, especially those in low-income communities, with access to a high-quality education that will prepare them to compete successfully in the 21st Century. The Foundation offers the following types of grants to nonprofit organizations and schools in Los Angeles County:

Recreational Reading Mini-Grants: This program offers grants of up to $1,000 for pre-K-5 classrooms to purchase recreational reading books for students to read at school and home.
Agency Grants: These grants support nonprofit organizations that promote the education and well-being of young children and their families, and improve the quality of life in Los Angeles. Funding priority is given to literacy, technology, school choice, and leadership development programs.
Instructional Innovation Grants: This program provides 50% challenge grants for projects related to improving instruction. Funding is available for consultants, professional development, technology, or almost any other item relating to instructional innovation. Public and parochial K-12 schools within Los Angeles County may apply. At least 50% of the students at applying schools must qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Note: Agency Grants and Instructional Innovation Grants are by invitation only. However, the Foundation accepts letters of inquiry for these programs.



Annenberg Foundation
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $10,000 – $100,000

Awards granted in the following areas: Arts, Culture & Humanities, Civic & Community, Environment, Education, and Human Health & Wellness.
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $100,000-$200,000

Projects may cover a wide range of initiatives intended to improve teaching. For example, projects might be designed to improve professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers, strengthen teaching skills, support practical research in teacher and high school education, or encourage innovative use of technology and new techniques for presentation of classroom materials in high schools.
Barnes & Noble: Sponsorships and Charitable Donations Program
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Varies

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organizations, pre-K-12 schools, and for-profit organizations (sponsorships only)

Barnes & Noble, a bookstore chain that has stores throughout the U.S., supports nonprofit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or education (pre-K-12), at both local and national levels. The company also considers sponsorship opportunities with organizations that focus on higher learning, literacy, and the arts.  The Local Sponsorships and Donations program provides fundraising opportunities at the local level that include in-store book fairs and holiday gift-wrapping. In addition, the company offers a limited number of sponsorships and donations to organizations that meet its mission.  Opportunities must be located in the community or communities in which the company operates, and serve the greater good of the local community or region. The company seeks partnerships that offer in-store events, visibility, and reach a wide audience.  Programs are set up at the store level, and inquiries should be directed to the store manager or community relations manager.


Bonner Family Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000 – $20,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Fresno County area only

Contact Info: Phone (559) 434-5061; Email; 565 East Mallard Circle, Fresno, CA 93720

The Bonner Family Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of the arts and education for residents of Fresno County, CA.The Foundation’s areas of interest include:

·         arts and culture, including music programs;

·         public radio and television;

·         arts education projects in elementary schools; and,

·         teacher training in the arts.

The Foundation also supports the Bonner Center for Character Education.Types of support include:

·         project support;

·         general support;

·         capacity building; and,

·         challenge and matching grants.

The following types of support are rarely offered, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis:

·         seed money;

·         building funds;

·         endowment; and,

·         conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, how the program relates to arts in education, the amount of the request, the length of the program, and if the grant will be matched by the organization or other donors. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.


Brinker International Foundation Grants
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, ​Public School, Private School, Other
Brinker International supports projects which provide direct and immediate relief to the community, customers, and employees in areas where they operate various restaurants. Their main areas of giving are health, social services, arts and education, and diversity.  Program Areas include After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Math, and Reading.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 – $500,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and educational institutions in communities served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation provides support in communities in the company’s area of operations. The Foundation considers requests falling in the following categories:

·         Civic Services: This area includes organizations which are concerned with the environment and local community issues, such as crime prevention, parks and recreation, diversity and community development.

·         Cultural Organizations: This area includes performing arts, visual arts, fine arts, and museums and other related activities that offer opportunities for underserved children to experience cultural learning events.

·         Educational Institutions: This area includes both public and private education, primarily at the college level. (Grants of an exceptional nature may be made to vocational and non-college schools. Preferably, contributions will be directed toward the improvement of the quality of education.)

·         Health and Human Service Organizations: This area includes hospitals, medical programs, and programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women’s and children’s aid, and transitional shelters.

·         Youth Organizations: This area includes Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Scouts, Junior Achievement, and similar groups.

Federated organizations such as United Way and American Red Cross are also supported.

To be considered for a grant, requests should meet at least two of the following criteria:

The organization or project has significant Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee participation; the organization or the services provided are in close proximity to a BNSF main line or BNSF is the only railroad or major corporation in the applicant’s area of the state; the request is related to the railroad industry; or, the request is for direct programming or project support.


CA Department of Education (CDE): FY 2015-16 California Renovation and Repair Loan Program

Deadline: Continuous.  Applications may be submitted anytime during the fiscal year.

Amount: Varies. $10 Million allocated to entire program.

Match: None

Eligibility: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies

The California Renovation and Repair Loan (CRRL) Program provides loans for the renovation and repair of existing facilities in order to ensure eligible California Department of Education (CDE) contractors meet applicable health and safety standards for federal and state licensing compliance. The CRRL Program funds are interest-free loans and may be reimbursed with contract funds. The Early Education and Support Division (EESD) will accept applications continuously; however, the EESD will award loans based on the availability of funding.  Required Eligibility Criteria: The CRRL Program funds are available to contractors who contract with CDE to operate the California State Preschool Program (CSPP), the General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR), the Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG), and/or the California Handicapped Child Care and Development Program (CHAN). Within the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund (CCFRF), $10 million is available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with CSPP contracts only. An additional $12.4 is available for LEAs and non-LEAs.


CA Department of Education (CDE): School Nutrition Programs (Allocation)

Deadline: Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.

Amount: Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals or pints of milk served, according to the student’s household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or paid meals or milk.

Funding supports five school meal and milk programs to assist schools, districts, and other nonprofit agencies in providing nutritious meals and milk to children at reasonable prices or free to qualified applicants. The five programs are the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO), Special Milk Program (SMP), and State Meal Program (STMP).


CA Office of Public School Construction (OPSC): Facility Hardship Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Estimated $13.7 Million left in program

Eligibility: To be eligible for a facility hardship grant the district must demonstrate that one of two conditions exists: facilities must be repaired/replaced due to an imminent health and safety

threat, or existing facilities have been lost to fire, flood, earthquake or other disaster.

The Facility Hardship program assists districts with funding when it has been determined that the district has a critical need for pupil housing because the condition of the facilities, or the lack of facilities, presents an imminent threat to the health and safety of the pupils.  There are two types of Facility Hardship projects based on the Current Replacement Cost, as defined in School Facility Program Regulation Section 1859.2:

Replacement: Cost to mitigate the health and safety threat is greater than 50 percent of the cost of replacement.
Rehabilitation: Cost to mitigate the health and safety threat is less than 50 percent of the cost of replacement.
CA Office of Public School Construction (OPSC): Seismic Mitigation Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Estimated $94.5 Million left in program

Eligibility: Districts with qualifying Category 2 buildings under the School Facility Program (SFP) Regulation Section 1859.2

The Seismic Mitigation Program (SMP) is a subset of the Facility Hardship program that provides for the seismic repair, reconstruction, or replacement of the “most vulnerable” school facilities.  SMP projects must meet the following requirements:

The building is of an eligible Category 2 building type
The building was originally designed for occupancy by students and staff
DSA concurs that the building has the potential to collapse either due to ground shaking or due to faulting, liquefaction, or landslides
Construction contract is signed after May 20, 2006

Ceres Foundation Grants
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: Up to $240,000

To expand opportunities for disadvantaged youth and vulnerable families to develop and make full use of their potential, so that they will be able to earn decent livings, enjoy healthy relationships, pursue their ambitions, and participate in their communities.


Digital Wish Foundation: One-to-One Computing Support Grant

Deadline: Fall/Continuous

Amount: In-kind services valued up to $4,500

Eligibility: Schools

Digital Wish is offering technical support grants to schools needing assistance with planning a one to one computing program in their elementary or middle schools. Our 1:1 experts will select schools to assist throughout the summer so don’t wait to apply. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through the summer months – the most important time for preparing a 1:1 program.  The grant award includes:

·         10 hours of technical support to evaluate and help develop a 1:1 program ($2,000 value)

·         Sustainability Action Plan Tool ($99 value)

·         Video conference with one of our 1:1 trainers ($175 value)

·         Free grant search using GrantStation ($249 value)

·         Digital Wish’s Complete IT Curriculum Package (Grades 3-6) ($2,000 value)

·         Digital Citizenship for Middle Schools Curriculum ($299 value)

·         Discounts for on-site Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety training.

Schools interested in starting a pilot 1:1 program are encouraged to apply.


Discover Financial Services: Pathway to Financial Success Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility: Public high schools

Pathway to Financial Success Grants are offered to public high schools in the United States to incorporate financial education into the curriculum.  Applying schools must meet the following criteria:

·         The school has implemented or is looking to implement a financial education curriculum.

·         A measurement tool is or will be in place to assess participation in and comprehension of the financial education curriculum.

·         The school agrees to share overall results of the measurement tool’s pre- and post-curriculum testing with Discover upon the program’s completion, to assess what worked and what didn’t.


Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $50,000

Eligibility: Open only to organizations within Los Angeles County

Support for direct services and experiences to under-served children and youth to enable them to gain the skills, values, and confidence to achieve their potential.


Eaton Charitable Fund Grants
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $2,500.00 – $500,000.00

Match: None


501(c)(3) nonprofits, ​Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

The Eaton Charitable Fund gives on a national basis in areas of company operations to support organizations involved with arts and culture, education, children and youth, families, and community development. Special emphasis is directed toward organizations with which employees of Eaton are involved.  Program Areas include After-School, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).


Fender Music Foundation Instrument Donation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Donation of instruments

Match: Applicants must pay a shipping fee of $10-$30 per item

Eligibility: Public Schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofits

The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice.


Fresno Regional Foundation

Deadline: Varies by program

Amount: Varies by program

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties

The Fresno Regional Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California, including Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

The Foundation offers the following competitive grant opportunities:

1)      Arts and Culture — The focus is on programs that meet at least one of the following goals:

·         support culturally relevant art forms that reflect and serve the Central San Joaquin Valley’s diverse population and that engage underserved communities;

·         support arts and culture activities that strengthen academic or life skills;

·         support innovative projects or programs that reach/engage broader audiences in new ways or in new places; and,

·         support historical societies and arts, cultural, and public organizations in projects that capture the rich histories across the region.

·         Note: Grants are also provided through the Engagement Pathway’s Pilot Projects initiative, which funds projects that culminate with several public presentations that create public pathways for easy access to new audiences that have been underserved by arts organizations.

2)      Youth — Support is provided to organizations that address one of the following two funding priorities:

·         Helping Children Succeed by 3rd Grade; and,

·         College Readiness, Access, and Attendance.

3)      Human Services — The Foundation will not hold a competitive grant cycle for Human Services in 2015.

4)      Teen Pregnancy Prevention — Support is provided to organizations that provide reproductive health services, comprehensive sexuality education, or youth development initiatives aimed at reducing teen pregnancy.

5)      Environment — The focus is on programs that support Smart Growth Strategies that advance public health, social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. In addition, funding is provided for programs that focus on restoration of the San Joaquin River.

6)      High Impact — This program provides grants to help children in the San Joaquin Valley succeed in school by the end of 3rd grade.


Good Sports Foundation: Equipment Donation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Grant is an equipment donation of ​athletic equipment

​Match: None

Eligibility: ​schools, community organizations, nonprofits


By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.  Organizations who are approved will have access to equipment, apparel and footwear inventory for a two (2) year period.  During that period, organizations can make up to six (6) separate donation requests as long as need is well documented those donations will be granted.  There will be no need to resubmit a full application again during that 2 year period.  Schools must apply as a whole, applications for individual programs within the school will not be considered.

GTECH: After School Advantage Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Up to $15,000

Match: None

Eligibility: non-profit 501(C)(3) community agencies or public schools located within a jurisdiction in which GTECH is the online lottery services vendor.

The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a global community investment program, which provides qualifying non-profit community agencies and public schools with high-tech computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide urban children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. GTECH donates, on average, $15,000 in new high-tech computers, technology, computer software, and volunteer hours to each after-school program in jurisdictions where GTECH conducts business worldwide. The program targets minority and at-risk children aged five to 15. GTECH employees will work with each agency to design and develop a fully operational Computer Center.


Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation” “Together Counts” Grants

Deadline: Varies by program/continuous

Amount: Prizes ranging from $1,000 to $30,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Schools


The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through energy balance–calories in and calories out. It focuses its efforts on two critical areas – families and schools. There are 3 ways to win: “Find Your Balance Challenge,” “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” and “Smart from the Start.”


Herb Alpert Foundation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Match: None

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles, CA area

The Herb Alpert Foundation works at the local level, perhaps in the earliest stages of their development, to larger and more mature organizations that may have a regional or even a national scope and perspective.  Often its support takes the form of seed monies to move innovative founders forward in their work, or as incremental support to a more established organization that is ready to take on activities at a new level of complexity or commitment.  Over the past few years the Foundation has focused on core areas: The Arts – a broad category that includes arts education, a focus on jazz, and support to professionals. This also includes programs that seek to use the arts to help meet the needs of underserved and at-risk youth and to help build competencies that will enable them to become successful adults. The other core area is Compassion and Well-Being, which celebrates the positive aspects of human psychology and encourages a more compassionate society.


Hungry for Music (HFM) Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.  Musical instrument donation program.

Match: None

Eligibility: school music teachers and directors of after-school music programs

Hungry for Music is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that supports music education & cultural enrichment by acquiring & distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with willing instructors and a hunger to play. HFM serves children who demonstrate a desire to learn music as well as teachers who have students willing to learn.


JM Foundation Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $5,000.00 – $100,000.00

Match: None


501(c)(3) nonprofits, ​Private School, Higher Education, Other

Giving on a national basis, the JM Foundation’s current priorities include: supporting education and research that fosters market-based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks; developing state and national organizations that promote free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and private initiative; and identifying and educating young leaders.  Program areas include After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).


JP Morgan Chase Grants
Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies

Create Pathways to Opportunity – a holistic approach to ensure that individuals have access to the knowledge, skills, resources, and capital they need to secure their futures and compete in the global economy.
Julio R. Gallo Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $100 – $65,000 ($1,000 average award)

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations Primarily Fresno, Merced, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties

Contact Info: P.O. Box 1130, Modesto, CA 95353; Phone (209) 341-3375; Primary Contact
Jessie Nelson

The Julio R. Gallo Foundation supports a wide range of programs, primarily in Fresno, Merced, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties in California.The Foundation’s areas of interest include:

·         arts and culture;

·         children and youth;

·         Christian organizations;

·         community development;

·         education, including K-12 and higher education;

·         health; and,

·         human services.

The Foundation will not give funds to individuals or to organizations that receive funding through the United Way. Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.


Leon S. Peters Foundation

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000 – $50,000 (average award is $1,000)

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the Fresno area

Contact Info: Phone (559) 251-3002; Primary Contact; Mr. Samuel K. Peters, President; 6424 East Butler, Fresno, CA 93727

The Leon S. Peters Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the Fresno, CA, area.

The Foundation’s areas of interest include:

·         arts and culture;

·         children and youth;

·         Christian organizations;

·         civic affairs;

·         health;

·         higher education; and.

·         social services.

Types of support include general operating and project support.Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status.


Little Kids Rock Music Professional Development & Equipment Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies (Teacher receive training & donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools)

Eligibility Note: School Districts; they must be a partner district with the Little Kids Rock organization

How it Works

Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts in some of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities with the goal of ensuring that all students (K-12) have access to music education and its many benefits. We do this by building Modern Band programs in our partner districts.  Teachers apply to be trained to use our innovative and transformational methodology. After their training is complete, teachers receive a donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools.


Little Tikes Commercial: In Motion Playground Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.

Match: Not stated

Eligibility: nonprofits, schools, communities
The In Motion Outdoors Playground Grant will provide you with the equipment you need to help keep your kids active and fit, the in-kind product donations you need to help fund your playground, the best value available in play and the satisfaction of knowing you are providing kids with top-quality equipment.  Applicants must first submit a preliminary application (see link above) and will then be contacted by a Little Tikes sales representative.


San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Public Benefit Program New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase Grant

Deadline: Continuous until funding exhausted; ASAP

Amount: $20,000 per vehicle (max); $100,000 per agency (max)


This component provides funding for the purchase of new alternative fueled vehicles (Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, CNG, LNG, LPG, etc). Applications for this component are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

SG Foundation Gr​ant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $300 – $35,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and northern Santa Barbara counties


The SG Foundation’s purpose is to encourage and enable underserved or disadvantaged individuals and communities to partner together to help themselves.  The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Fresno, Kern, Kings, or northern Santa Barbara counties in California. The Foundation also supports U.S. nonprofit organizations working in Central America, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Haiti. Most of the grants awarded by the Foundation fall into one of the following categories:

·         community development;

·         agricultural development; ​

·         adult literacy and youth education; ​

·         village banking programs that promote entrepreneurial efforts;

·         medical care; ​

·         health and nutrition training; ​

·         job training; and,

·         clean water projects

The Foundation funds projects that benefit individuals and communities at or below the poverty level; improve the quality of life through community development, education, medical help, jobs, agriculture, housing, and water; focus on long-term development, rather than one-time relief projects; and have a Judeo-Christian influence on those served.


Stuart Foundation Grant Funding

Deadline: Continuous (LOIs may be submitted at any time)

Amount: Varies.  The amount requested from the Foundation should be proportionate to your organizational budget, project budget, and expected income from other sources

Match: None

Eligibility: school districts, universities, and government entities such as city or county agencies in California

The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to transforming the public education and child welfare systems in California and Washington so that all youth can learn and achieve in school and life. The

Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address the following priorities: The Education Systems category invests in coordinated programs, partnerships, and research and policy analysis that help students to learn and achieve in school by developing effective education systems. The Vulnerable Youth in Child Welfare category partners with child welfare agencies to help children and youth in foster care to realize positive outcomes in the following focus areas: safety, permanency, well-being, education opportunities, and youth, family, and community engagement. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time; the Foundation will take up to 60 days to respond to an LOI.


The Sierra Pacific Foundation

Deadline: Annually on February 28

Amount: $100 – $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

The Sierra Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of organizations that serve communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates facilities, primarily in Northern California and Washington.

Funding is provided for academic and community programs, particularly those that benefit children. Specific areas of interest include:

K-12 and higher education;

·         libraries;

·         museums;

·         civic affairs;

·         arts and culture;

·         parks and recreation;

·         youth sports;

·         health and social services; and,

·         public safety, including drug and alcohol prevention.

Types of support include general operating and project support. Educational scholarships are also given to dependent children of company employees. Contribution request forms may be obtained from the nearest Sierra Pacific Industries office or by contacting the Foundation.
Toyota USA Foundation: STEM Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $200,000

To improve k-12 education by supporting innovative programs in the areas of math, science, and environmental science.
USDA Rural Development: Community Facilities Grants & Loans

Deadline: Continuous

Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.


Video Insight Security Grant

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies; $250,000 allocated

Video Insight has developed the School Security Grant to help schools that lack funds implement a video surveillance solution and to give back to these communities in need. Beginning in January 2014 – and for each month throughout the year – a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution. Each Video Insight School Security Grant recipient will receive the following equipment: 48 Video Insight Video Management Software (VMS) licenses; 16 IP video surveillance cameras; 1 video encoder; 10 years of the Video Insight Software Upgrade Program (SUP).  Applications are completed online.


Wallace Foundation: Education Grant Initiatives​

​Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies by grant program

Match: None

Eligibility: school districts, schools, nonprofits​

​The mission of the Wallace Foundation is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. This is done by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices in five major initiatives:

​​School Leadership: Strengthening the leadership of principals and other key figures to improve student achievement.
​​After School: Helping cities improve access to high-quality after-school programs through coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, nonprofits and others groups.
​​Summer and Expanded Learning: Supporting school district and other efforts to expand learning time during summer and the school day or year.
​​Arts Education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens in school and beyond.
​​Audience Development for the Arts: Supporting arts organizations to develop and test ideas for reaching new audiences so that many more people might enjoy the benefits of the arts.
In each of these areas, the foundation’s approach is to fund selected organizations to test promising new ideas, to conduct independent research about their efforts and related matters, and to share what we learn. The idea is to benefit grantees as well as many organizations that are interested in pursuing similar changes but may never receive direct funding.


Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program

Deadline: January 3 – September 30, annually

Amount: Varies; typically around $50,000

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations

The Wells Fargo Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations that address vital community needs and issues in the communities served by the bank.

Guidelines for charitable contributions vary from state to state. However, Wells Fargo generally supports the following areas of interest:

·         community development, including affordable housing and homebuyer education, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development;

·         education, including higher education and K-12 education;

·         human services, including childcare, healthcare, and basic needs;

·         the environment, including green economy and clean technologies, natural resources, and endangered species; and,

·         arts and culture, including performing arts and museums; and,

·         civic engagement.

Wells Fargo prefers to fund outcome-driven programs versus unrestricted sponsorships and events for nonprofits.


Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: Varies.

Match: None

Eligibility: Nonprofits and educational organizations in communities with company stores.

The Whole Foods Market Community Giving Program supports local nonprofit and educational organizations that are important to each community in the U.S. where stores are located.

Several times each year, Whole Foods Market stores hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves. Each year Whole Foods Market gives a minimum of 5% of its net profits to nonprofit and educational organizations in the locations where the company has stores.

Examples of the types of organizations supported include:

·         Education: school support organizations, after-school organizations, etc.;

·         Community and culture: arts organizations, museums, parks, etc.;

·         Human interest: elder care, children and youth, homeless assistance, etc.; and,

·         Environmental issues: organic food and farming, natural wildlife protection, green living, etc.

Along with cash donations, Whole Foods Market donates food and other products to area food banks and shelters.  Organizations interested in applying for support should contact the Marketing Director at their local store or complete the donation request form available on the company’s website.


Xerox Foundation Grants

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $1,000.00 – $5,000.00
Match: None
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other

The Xerox Foundation supports: Education/Workforce Preparedness, Science/Technology, Employee/Community Affairs, and Environmental Affairs. Grants are made only to organizations that have been granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) and ruled to be publicly supported under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Program Areas include Adult Literacy, Arts, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Technology, and Vocational.