Grant Opportunities for Camps

Links to government and private grants and awards relevant to the camp community. Grants are listed by deadline date, but you can sort by the filters below. If you'd like to receive an email anytime a new grant is added, sign up for the Grants RSS Feed.

January 30, 2015
Walmart Foundation
Private Foundation
Food Service
Health and Wellness
Mission and Outcomes
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
All States
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico for programs that give individuals access to a better life. There are 4 funding cycles per year; nonprofit organizations in each state have two opportunities per year to apply.
February 1, 2015
Peyback Foundation
Private Foundation
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Colorado
Indiana
Louisiana
Tennessee
The PeyBack Foundation supports programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children in the Denver metro area, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Preference is given to programs that provide a direct benefit to disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day (i.e., afterschool and summer programming). Applications that showcase a collaborative effort with one or more partner organizations will be given priority.
February 2, 2015
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Government
Program Design and Activities
All States
Under this program EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.
February 13, 2015
Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
Private Foundation
Mission and Outcomes
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Georgia
Kentucky
Maine
The mission of the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation is to help alleviate human suffering and to improve the human condition. The Foundation’s grants are limited to nonprofit organizations located in Lexington/Fayette County, KY; the Atlanta, GA, metropolitan area; and the state of Maine. The Foundation supports organizations that increase access to healthcare; support human services; provide access to educational opportunities; or promote self-sufficiency and the ability to provide for self, family, and community. Letters of Inquiry due February 13, 2015.
February 14, 2015
Wisconsin Environmental Education Board
Nonprofit Organization
Program Design and Activities
Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) awards grants for the development, dissemination, and implementation of environmental education programs. Funded projects have included state-wide initiatives as well as small localized efforts. Audiences served include K-12 public and private school children, members of various youth organizations, classroom teachers and other educators, landowners, park patrons, tourists, government officials, business owners and employees and of course the public. Grants available in four categories: General, Forestry, School Forest, and Water.
March 1, 2015
The Ocean Foundation with Alaskan Brewing
Other
Mission and Outcomes
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Site and Facilities
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Utah
Washington
The Coastal CODE (Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone) Fund, developed in partnership with the Ocean Foundation, supports nonprofit organizations that are working to protect the western waters and coastline of the United States. Grants are primarily provided for projects that promote beach, lake, or waterway cleanup activities; water habitat restoration; and ocean and coastal preservation.
March 15, 2015
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Nonprofit Organization
Program Design and Activities
Kentucky
Applying organizations should offer services in one of the following categories: arts and culture; services for the handicapped and needy; the preservation of documents, history, and environment; educational programs; humane societies; senior citizen services; day care services; life enrichment services; and scouting and youth programs. Requests for application forms for the 2015 funding cycle may be submitted through March 1, 2015
April 17, 2015
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
Private Foundation
Mission and Outcomes
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
California
Maryland
Massachusetts
Wisconsin
District of Columbia
Pre-applications for grants from the Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation for unusual or untested programs or services that help needy youths reach their full potential. Who may apply: nonprofit organizations located in the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Madison, Wis., Milwaukee, San Francisco, and Washington.
April 30, 2015
The Lawerence Foundation
Nonprofit Organization
Mission and Outcomes
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Target Population and Diversity
All States
The Lawrence Foundation supports environmental, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. It makes both program and operating grants and does not have any geographic restrictions on its grant making. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible to apply.
May 1, 2015
American Honda Foundation
Private Foundation
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
All States
The American Honda Foundation is awarding grants to groups that support education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, in addition to the environment. Who may apply: organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public school districts, private/public elementary and secondary schools listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.
May 1, 2015
American Honda Foundation
Private Foundation
Program Design and Activities
All States
The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation's primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy.
May 15, 2015
Equus Foundation
Nonprofit Organization
Program Design and Activities
All States
The Foundation provides grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations that impact the well-being of horses, and/or that are improving the quality of life of people through their interactions with horses. The Foundation's funding priorities include programs providing services to the public, such as therapeutic riding, equine-assisted activities, or horsemanship programs. On or before March 1: Your organization must be accepted on the Equine Welfare Network; On or before March 31: Your organization must be approved as a Messenger.
May 29, 2015
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
Private Foundation
Site and Facilities
All States
Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. The spring application cycle will run March 30 – May 29, 2015
June 1, 2015
Frost Foundation
Private Foundation
Program Design and Activities
Louisiana
New Mexico
The Frost Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the states of Louisiana & New Mexico. The Foundation's areas of grantmaking interest include education, human service needs, and the environment. The Foundation’s efforts are directed primarily to supporting exemplary organizations that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, to encouraging creativity which recognizes emerging needs, and to assisting innovation that addresses current urgent problems.
June 1, 2015
The Alaska Community Foundation
Private Foundation
Business and Finance
Leadership
Strategic Planning
Alaska
The Foundation’s Strengthening Organizations Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, tribes, schools, churches, and local government agencies in Alaska that are seeking to build the capacity of their organizations. Grants are intended to help organizations access tools, develop practical skills, and cultivate support systems needed to effectively achieve their missions. Applicants should request support in one of the following categories: Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Collaboration and Community Engagement, or Evaluation of Effectiveness.
June 1, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Private Foundation
Participant Development and Behaviors
All States
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants program is dedicated to helping young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and fully participate in society. The foundation supports organizations and projects within its mission that have broad scope and impact and demonstrate potential for replication at other sites. A major program emphasis is inclusion: enabling young people with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities, and to participate alongside their non-disabled peers.
June 15, 2015
Gray Family Foundation
Private Foundation
Program Design and Activities
Oregon
The Environmental Education Program seeks to encourage a strong local land ethic, sustainable communities and stewardship of the natural environment by citizens throughout Oregon. The Outdoor School Grant: Goals: Every fifth and/or sixth grader in Oregon will experience an outdoor-oriented educational, residential, experiential, interdisciplinary experience that engages the senses and employs recognized best practices. See Foundation website or more information
June 15, 2015
Virginia Environmental Endowment
Other
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Site and Facilities
Kentucky
Virginia
West Virginia
The Endowment provides grants to nonprofit organizations for programs conducted in the state of Virginia and in the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys of Kentucky and West Virginia. The Virginia Program focuses on water quality, land conservation, Chesapeake Bay environmental issues, and environmental education. The Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys Program focuses on research, education, and community action on water quality and the effects of water pollution on public health and the environment.
July 15, 2015
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Private Foundation
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
All States
The Foundation supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of information about new and innovative programs designed to benefit youth, or through the dissemination of information already possessed by well-established organizations. Grant requests should have the potential of helping American children in a broad geographic area (more than one state).
October 1, 2015
Georgia Pcific Foundation
Private Foundation
Program Design and Activities
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
The Georgia-Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates, and where company employees live and work. The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas: education, including job readiness and literacy; community enrichment, including affordable housing, cultural, and safety programs; environment, including resource conservation and clean air/clean water; and entrepreneurship, especially among youth, women, and minorities



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