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William G. McGowan Fund

Deadline: November 15, 2019 LOI

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is accepting grant applications in support of projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals.

The fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to homelessness, as well as initiatives designed to help eradicate the condition of homelessness in the long term. Programs must include education or job training, as well as job placement and retention counseling, and provide evidence-based support services to help remove barriers to self-sufficiency for homeless individuals. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting, and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow up.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization located in one of the foundation’s geographic focus areas (Colorado, Illinois (invitation only), Kansas, Nevada, New York, or Pennsylvania); be able to document a record of past success in program delivery; and have a demonstrated, quantifiable track record of delivering support services that get homeless individuals on a pathway to stabilization and self-sufficiency. In addition, applicants must be able to define the key measurables, benchmarks, and accountability standards for project participants and demonstrate the ability to track and record long-term outcomes for program effectiveness and sustainable change.

In Denver, all applications must address single parent homelessness. They no longer accept applications for other programs, such as education or healthcare.

LOIs are required for first-time applicants or nonprofits who have not received funding in the past three years. Letter of Inquiry dates are November 15, March 15, and July 15.

Sprint Foundation

Deadline: November 21, 2019

Funding priorities are:

  • Education – The Sprint Foundation is committed to supporting urban K-12 education and has a particular focus on character education initiatives for this important age range.
  • Arts and culture – The Sprint Foundation supports visual- and performing-arts organizations, theatres, symphonies, museums, and other cultural organizations and activities that contribute to a thriving and diverse community.
  • Youth development – The Sprint Foundation supports mentoring programs, leadership initiatives, social skills, volunteerism, and programs that support business and economic education for youth. The Foundation supports programs like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire, and Boys and Girls Clubs.
  • Community development – Sprint and the Sprint Foundation support regional initiatives that contribute to a strong civic infrastructure and a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community.
  • Disaster relief – Sprint and the Sprint Foundation support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts in order to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.

Sprint’s largest concentration of employees is at its world headquarters site in Overland Park, Kansas. As such, the majority of

Sprint Foundation grants provide support within the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Grants outside this area are considered on a case-by-case basis.

To be eligible for funding consideration from the Sprint Foundation, organizations submitting grants must:

  • Be a non–profit tax–exempt organization under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code (unless a public school or library).
  • Focus on at least one of the Sprint Foundation’s funding priorities (education, arts and culture, youth development, community development, or disaster relief).
  • Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.
  • Have financial reports available for independent outside audit and all potential contributors.

The Sprint Foundation accepts grant requests January through the third Thursday in November every year.  Any applications

received after the third Thursday in November will not be reviewed until after January 3 of the following year.

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.

Shubert Foundation

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