Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation  |  Caplan Foundation for Early EducationTony Hawk FoundationUnitarian Universalist Association of Congregations |  Foundations Community Partnership Technical Assistance Funding

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Deadline: May 10, 2018

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation makes grants to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Organizations seeking support from the Foundation may submit a letter of request, not exceeding three pages in length, which includes a brief description of the purpose of the organization, and a brief outline of the program or project for which funding is sought.

In addition to the letter, the request should include a 200-word synopsis of the proposal. The request should also include the budget for the program or project, and the total operating budget for the organization. Please do not submit financial statements or copies of audit reports. Organizations should include the IRS determination letter to confirm the 501(c)(3) status.

For the Spring round of grants, the postmark deadline is November 10

For the Autumn round of grants, the postmark deadline is May 10

Giving is made on a national basis.

Caplan Foundation for Early Education

Deadline: May 31, 2018

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.

The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.

1) Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development, intellectual, emotional and physical are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. To that end, the foundation supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments to ensure all children thrive.

2) Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured, early in life, if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, from birth to age 5, and everywhere a child learns — at home, in childcare settings, and in preschool. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.

3) Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care and diet, as well programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.

A letter of intent is the first step in the application process. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.

Funding is available nationwide.

The Tony Hawk Foundation

Deadline: June 13, 2018

The primary mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States.

The foundation primarily considers skatepark projects that are designed and built by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors; include local skaters in the design process; are in low-income areas and/or areas with a high population of “at-risk” youth; can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment to the project, particularly in the form of fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups; have a creative mix of street obstacles and transition/vert terrain; do not require skaters or their parents to sign waivers; encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others without restricting their access to the park or over-regulating their use of it; are open during daylight hours, 365 days a year; do not charge an entrance fee; and are in areas that currently have no skateboarding facilities.

Applicants must be a public charity, organized under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualified under Section 170(B)(1)(A), or a state or local agency, including public school systems or public projects.

If the Median Household Income in the city or town where the skatepark will be located in is significantly higher than your State’s Median Household Income (using U.S. Census 2010 data from, your organization is not eligible to apply for a Tony Hawk Foundation grant.

Please note there are other eligibility requirements and interested applicants should review all the guidelines carefully.

The foundation makes grants of up to $25,000 each. Grants are based on a one-time, single-year award. The foundation does not provide sustaining funds or multiyear grants.

Your complete grant application consists of two parts. The online questionnaire is the first part. The second is your supplemental packet containing hard-copies of your supporting documents.

The Grant Application will be available approximately six weeks prior to the deadline.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Deadline: September 15, 2018

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is accepting proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination.

Through the Fund for a Just Society, UUAC supports projects that are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency.

UUAC does not fund social services, educational programs, or advocacy projects. And grants are not given for the purposes of re-granting; for equipment purchases, capital campaigns, or partisan political efforts; or to educational institutions, medical or scientific research initiatives, or cultural programs. UUAC will consider funding for films, publications, or curricula if they are an integral part of a strategy of collective action for social change. The organization does not fund individuals.

The maximum grant award is $15,000, with most grants ranging between $6,000 and $8,000.

See the UUAC website for program guidelines and application instructions.

Foundations Community Partnership Technical Assistance Funding

Deadline: Applications reviewed as received

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:

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