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.

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
State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Private Foundation
Health and Wellness
Human Resources
Risk Management
All States
The Youth Advisory Board grants funds for student-led service-learning projects in the United States and in the Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario provinces of Canada. These grants address, in a structural way, the issues of environmental responsibility, natural and societal disaster preparedness, driver safety, financial education, and accessing higher education/closing the achievement gap.
May 1, 2015
Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times (Gannett Government Media Corporation)
Private Foundation
Program Design and Activities
Target Population and Diversity
All States
supporting our nation's military families. Eligible applicants must be comprised primarily of volunteers or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with the families of Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve units and/or veterans. Applying organizations will be evaluated on their innovative plans for improving the quality of life for members of the military and their families.
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
May 29, 2015
Phoenix Suns Charities
Private Foundation
Mission and Outcomes
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Target Population and Diversity
Arizona
The Phoenix Suns Charities supports nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona whose programs focus on helping children and families maximize their potential. Grants are awarded in each of the following areas: Human Services, Food/Clothing, Healthcare, Education, Recreation, and Arts
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.
June 30, 2015
Liberty Gives Foundation
Private Foundation
Target Population and Diversity
Colorado
The LibertyGives Foundation, the charitable arm of Colorado-based Liberty Media, is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations with programs benefiting needy youths in Colorado. Grants of up to $150,000 each will be awarded to programs with a focus on proactive and preventative services. To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be based in Colorado
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).
September 1, 2015
Home Depot Foundation
Private Foundation
Human Resources
Leadership
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
Site and Facilities
All States
The Home Depot Foundation offers grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are utilizing volunteers to improve their community. These grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Priority is placed on volunteer projects that serve veterans and their families, and/or involve veterans volunteering to help other veterans
September 30, 2015
BBVA Compass Foundation
Private Foundation
Program Design and Activities
Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
New Mexico
New York
Texas
Puerto Rico
The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. (Organizations interested in applying should join one of the Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations held on April 17, May 22, June 19, July 24, August 21 and September 11 and 25.)
September 30, 2015
Captain Planet Foundation
Private Foundation
Participant Development and Behaviors
Program Design and Activities
All States
The Captain Planet Foundation is dedicated to giving the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live and is offering EcoTech Grants to schools and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields that promote innovation, biomimicry/nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities.
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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