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--Clif Bar Family Foundation

--Illinois Humanities Council

--Good Neighbor Citizenship


--National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

--Open Meadows Foundation

--Foundations Community Partnership Technical Assistance Funding



Clif Bar Family Foundation


October 1, 2017


These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Small grants average approximately $7,000 each.


Priority is given to applicants that:

  • Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective*
  • Protect Earth's beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.

Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.

Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.

Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.

Grants for Humanities Programs

Application deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15, annually.


The Illinois Humanities Council funds nonprofit organizations that develop public humanities programs for Illinois audiences that are shaped by and significantly involve humanities scholars and/or other community experts and that reach historically underserved audiences.


The IHC's community grants program accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations that have a story to tell about Illinois or who have a way to use the humanities to enrich community life. Mini grants are typically up to $2,000 and major grants are typically up to $10,000.


Because they believe the humanities should belong to everyone, they especially encourage applications from organizations that bring the humanities to new or historically neglected audiences or communities.


Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants

Deadline: October 31, 2017



We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and smarter communities across the United States. Through our company grants, we focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

The State Farm Companies Foundation® and State Farm™ value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, charitable funding is intended to advance access, equity, and inclusiveness while discouraging harmful discrimination based on age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, or religious beliefs.

At a local level, grants focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.


Eligible applicants are:

  • Educational institutions
  • Programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with State Farm's charitable focus.
  • 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations
  • 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies
  • 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce

State Farm grant applications for 2018 funded requests will be available from Thursday, September 1 through Monday, October 31. 

Deadline: October 31, 2017


TechFoundation is accepting applications for their TechGrants program. This program provides nonprofits with access to capital and/or equipment to help meet their technology needs.

TechFoundation manages the TechGrant Program. It is a flexible program and total funding will depend upon the nature and quality of the application pool. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 (all in cash) per grantee. It is expected that total funding will range from $100,000 to $400,000. Given national IT needs of non-profits and the broad criteria, TechGrant awards are extremely competitive.

In order to apply for a TechGrant, the applicant organization must have IRS 501(c)(3) public charity status and be current on Guidestar. Charity Navigator reviews are also part of the review process.

Funds may be used for hardware, software, or services. No overhead expenses are allowable.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Music into Math

Deadline:  November 3, 2017


For 2018-19, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-2 level. This award is for individual classroom teachers* or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Proposals must address the following: the combining of mathematics and music; the plan for improving students' learning of mathematics; and the anticipated impact on students' achievement. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)

The applicant must be a current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member  of NCTM or teach in a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017)  NCTM PreK-8 school membership  and currently teach mathematics or collaborate with teachers of mathematics in grades PreK-2. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Past recipients of this grant are ineligible to reapply. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year.

Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The 2018-19 MET Proposal Cover Form must be completed and serve as the top page of each copy of the proposal. The proposal must be typewritten, double-spaced and single-sided (please organize as outlined below), with margins of at least one inch on 8.5"x 11" paper. Font size must be no smaller than 10-point (Times Roman suggested), and the width between characters should be normal (100%). Five copies (one original and four copies) of the proposal should be included in a single packet addressed to the Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. The application packet must be postmarked by November 3, 2017 . Faxed copies will not be accepted.  

Duplicate applications will not be considered. Lack of an applicant's signature will automatically disqualify the proposal. No indirect costs.

Community Rights and Justice Grants

Application deadlines are February 15 and August 15, annually.

The Open Meadows Foundation is a grantmaking organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. Open Meadows funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

The foundation offers grants of up to $2,000 each to projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project; promote community power, as well as racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited access to financial resources or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000.

Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals from organizations not previously funded will be given priority.


Foundations Community Partnership Technical Assistance Funding

Deadline:  Applications reviewed as received

Website: http://www.fcpartnership.org/grants/technical-assistance-funding/


Effective September 2010, FCP has added a new funding opportunity for Bucks County, non-profit human service organizations. FCP is collaborating with several technical assistance providers in this effort. This funding will be provided for specific work-plans developed with a local non-profit technical assistance organization (i.e., The LaSalle Non-Profit Center, The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management, The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations [PANO]). Funding will also be available for organization Board/Management participation in conferences or workshops, provided for the Bucks County non-profit business community. Selected organizations will be provided the opportunity to participate in the Core Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT), which is a self evaluation of organizational strengths and needs, used by many technical assistance programs.

Technical assistance will be available through these organizations in the following areas:

  • Funding for the Core Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT) or other organizational evaluation process.
  • Board Member Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Business Management
  • Executive Director/Senior Management
  • Succession Planning/Emerging Leadership Consultation
  • Capacity Building Consultation
  • Referral for Legal Issues
  • Workshops and Conference “Scholarships” for NPO Board/Management

Please contact FCP for more information about this program: csinton@fcpartnership.org.

All Technical Assistance award recipients will be required to submit progress reports.

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