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The AgStar Fund for Rural America is dedicated to promoting agriculture and rural communities, and to addressing the issues facing rural America. The Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the service area where AgStar has a significant business presence in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The Fund focuses its giving program in the following four major areas: education, environment, technology, and quality of life.
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.
. Applicant schools and organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship in the United States.
National Recreation and Park Association & American Water Charitable Foundation
Program Design and Activities
Site and Facilities
Grants are available to build nature-based play areas and promote water stewardship education in select communities. The Building Better Communities program awards grants in the range of $50,000 to $150,000 for projects creating natural play areas and nature-based playgrounds. The list of eligible communities and grant requirements is available on the website (link below)
The trust supports programs offering direct services to needy children and youths, including academic enrichment and college access programs; mentoring and youth leadership programs; arts outreach programs; career development programs; programs serving abandoned, abused, and neglected children; and recreational programs and camps incorporating youth development. Priority is given to organizations working to achieve a long-term sustainable difference in the lives of the people they serve.
The Foundation’s grantmaking categories are Education, including K-12 and higher education, literacy, and scholarship funds; Civic and Community, including the environment, justice and law, housing, and urban renewal; Culture and Arts, including the performing arts, museums, heritage foundations, and libraries; and Health, Welfare, and Social Services, including chemical dependency and domestic violence programs, and services for seniors and youth. Requests are reviewed quarterly; application deadlines vary by grant category.
The Foundation awards grants and contributions to nonprofit organizations that focus on assisting at risk, vulnerable children, youth and families with a particular emphasis on education activities/programs. Typically grants are NOT awarded for general operating expenses or capital campaigns.
The Good Neighbor Grants Program, an initiative of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, seeks to identify and strengthen ties with youth-serving nonprofit organizations hat are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. Applying organizations should focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education.
The Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program supports K-12 environmental education programs that provide students with meaningful watershed educational experiences related to the Chesapeake Bay. Funding focuses on existing environmental education programs, new programs, and capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The Foundation's Grassroots Grants Program supports local nonprofit organizations, boating clubs, and student groups that develop innovative projects to promote safe and clean boating on local waterways. Information designed for boaters and delivered to boaters should be a key component of funded projects. Projects should also be planned to get wide exposure in the local community, and to be replicated by others.
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.
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
Support is provided non profit for programs that focus on one of the following four categories: water stewardship, healthy and active lifestyles, community recycling ,and education. More details are available on the foundation's website.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to states and local governments (and to certain private nonprofit organizations) to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.