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Bucks County Foundation

Deadline: July 15, 2018

The Bucks County Foundation awards grants from their unrestricted funds bi-annually. Applicants must be tax-exempt, non-profit organizations, serving Bucks County and its residents. Grants are made only for non-sectarian purposes.

Organizations with budgets less than $500,000 may apply for an operating grant or a program grant. Organizations with budgets of $500,000 or more must apply for a program grant. Site visits will be made.

The Foundation does not fund the following:

  • Deficit financing/debt reduction
  • Political activities
  • Advertising publications
  • Religion
  • Umbrella funding organizations/pass through organizations
  • Research
  • Visits to the Foundation are STRONGLY discouraged. Applications should be received in the Foundation office no later than January 15th or July 15th for the Spring or Fall cycles.

    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

    Deadline: July 31, 2018

    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Corporate Giving Program will be accepting applications to the Health and Science Innovation Challenge beginning July 1.

    Funding supports programs that meet one of the following objectives:

    • Present a new approach, tool or technology to help solve a health challenge, OR
    • Build knowledge and skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math among K-12 or undergraduate students

    In addition to aligning with one of the above objectives, applications should address the following criteria:

    • Respond to an urgent unmet need related to health and/or science in the community
    • Describe the intended impact that the program will have on the target population
    • Define measurable outcomes and outline a how progress will assessed

    This program is open nationwide.

    Mockingbird Foundation

    Deadline: August 1, 2018

    The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization created by fans of the rock band Phish, annually provides competitive grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and public schools for children’s music education programs.

    The foundation is particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), but also recognizes broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction. Mockingbird encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.

    The foundation is interested in programs targeting children 18 years of age or younger, but will consider projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, and adult students. Mockingbird is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs that benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.

    Grants ranging between $100 and $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, organizations with an eligible fiscal sponsor, and public schools.

    The online application form for inquiries opens in January and inquiries may be made until August 1. Funding is available nationwide.

    TD Charitable Foundation

    Deadline: Applications reviewed monthly

    The Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation makes grants to organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code limited to organizations based in the Northeast (though grants have been made outside of this geographic area). The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or organizations classified as a private foundation.

    Recently, grants have been made to fund music programs including youth orchestras, health programs, youth organizations including YMCA and Boys & Girls Club, disabled youth organizations, higher education, and mentorship.

    The Foundation supports projects in the Northeast where the grant will make a significant difference and where the desired result will be tangible, lasting and can be accomplished within a reasonable period of time.

    Grant applications are considered by the Trustees of the Foundation semi-annually, generally in February and August. Applications submitted between January 1 and June 30 will be considered at the August/September meeting and Applications submitted between July 1 and December 30 will be considered at the March/April meeting.

    William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

    Deadline: Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

    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, 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.

    Note:  This Foundation also supports education and health care initiatives.

    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.