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Irvin Stern Foundation
Deadline: December 31, 2019

The Irvin Stern Foundation makes grants for projects and organizations that serve lower income, disadvantaged communities in the areas of human services, civic affairs, mental health outreach, education and Jewish welfare.

Grant requests should be in one or more of the following areas:

Human Services – Aiding the underserved, poor, and disadvantaged via innovative programs in social services, physical and mental health outreach, and education.

Civic Affairs – Helping to improve the quality of life in urban communities through grass roots and neighborhood organizations.

Jewish Life – Enhancing Jewish community, education and spirituality.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of inquiry online. Please note that the foundation does focus funding efforts in Chicago, IL, but does fund in other states as well.

Andrew Family Foundation

Deadline: December 31, 2019

The Andrew Family Foundation Junior Board seeks to fund 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose purpose is focused on positively impacting the lives of youth. The board aspires to help people enrich their lives by providing opportunities for education in traditional academics and the arts. They also support programs that raise awareness about the importance of living sustainably and in harmony with the environment.

Preference is given to well-established organizations with five or more years of operating experience (unless a board member has familiarity with the organization) and organizations with a budget of less than $5 million. Grants must fund a specific purpose or project that will have a direct impact on the target population.

Interested applicants will be required to complete an eligibility quiz. Those that meet the requirements can submit the online Letter of Inquiry for consideration. Letters of inquiry are accepted at any time.

Funding is available nationwide.

Claneil Foundation

Deadline: December 1, 2019

The Claneil Foundation will begin accepting letters of inquiry on November 1. The Foundation’s mission is to support effective individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of families and communities through advancements in health and human services, a sustainable food system, education and the protection of our environment.

Organizations applying for funding should address at least two of the three interrelated issues described below.

  • Food: To support a sustainable food system that promotes healthy communities and equity at all stages of production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management.
  • Health: To improve the health of communities by supporting programs that address the health and overall well-being of individuals and families.
  • Environment: To improve the natural and built environments, to enhance people’s relationship with the environment, and to increase awareness of the importance of natural resources and environmental health.

Grants are made to organizations located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania.

Community Fund grants provide three years of general operating funding ($15,000 per year). Annual $15,000 funding disbursements to grantee organizations are determined based on performance demonstrated in yearly reporting.

The Rescue Bank

Deadline: December 5, 2019

The Shubert Foundation annually awards unrestricted grants for general operating support to not-for-profit, professional resident theaters in the United States.

Foundation grants are awarded exclusively to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Applicant organizations must have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility.

Grants are awarded based on an assessment of each organization’s operation and its contribution to the field. Artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability are factored into each evaluation, as is the company’s development of new work and other significant contributions to the field of professional theater in the U.S. Criteria for children’s theater correspond to those for other theater companies.

The foundation does not make grants to individuals, nor does it provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidy of reduced-price admissions, conduit organizations, renovation projects, loans, or capital or endowment campaigns.

The first step in the application process is an eligibility quiz, for organizations not previously funded by the Foundation.

The deadline for eligible proposals is December 5, annually.

Avery Dennison Foundation

Deadline: No Deadline

Avery Dennison Foundation is a company-sponsored foundation making grants to non-profit organizations in markets where their employees live and work. Any group interested in obtaining a grant or grants from the Foundation should present a project or program that satisfies one or more of the following criteria:

Educational Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct services to populations who are traditionally underserved because of gender, socioeconomic status or geography.
  • Provide educational improvements to elementary, secondary, post-secondary and/or vocational schools.

Sustainable Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct support for projects that address environmental resources and contribute to the social,environmental and economic wellbeing of communities.
  • Educate community members about responsible care of the environment, particularly as it relates to the material science  industry. Examples include energy and water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, responsible forestry, sustainable packaging, product safety and resource conservation.

Women’s Empowerment Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct services to address female gender equality, equity and improved quality of life for women.
  • Authentic involvement of women and/or community members in the project’s design and implementation.

The Foundation accepts grant requests year round and makes funding decisions on a quarterly basis