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Claneil Foundation
December 1, 2021 LOI

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.

Funding will be provided to organizations working in the areas of hunger, environment, education and health/human services on a rotating yearly schedule. Organizations working in these areas are invited to apply using the following schedule:
2022: Hunger, Nutrition and Food System
2023: Environment
2024: Education
2025: Health and Human Services

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 ($25,000 per year). Annual $25,000 funding disbursements to grantee organizations are determined based on performance demonstrated in yearly reporting.

Please note: if a deadline falls on a weekend, please submit by the following business day.
Online LOI Submissions Accepted: November 1 – December 1
Application Invitation Notification: February 1
Application Deadline (for invited applicants): March 1
Grant Award Notification: June 30

ALDI Foundation
Deadline: December 15, 2021

ALDI is accepting applications to their Smart Kids initiative. They partner with organizations that make a positive impact on kids’ health and wellness. Nonprofits with a mission to support kids through education, arts, athletics or any other program that inspires them to be active and healthy, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be located within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses and conducts business. ALDI locations can be found here:

Applicant organizations must qualify as one of the following:

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
  • Public funded service agency, such as police or fire.
  • Public or private K-12 school.
  • Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community.

General Guidelines

  • Requests should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the date the requested donation is needed to allow time for application review and payment processing. Applications are reviewed as they are received and we’ll make every effort to review and respond to all requests in a timely manner.
  • Organizations that have been denied funding previously may reapply after six months.
  • Organizations that are currently receiving funding may apply for continued funding for the same program or different programming on an annual basis, but must complete a new online application each time.
  • Organizations may be asked to provide their IRS Form W-9, most recent IRS Form 990 Schedule A and 501(c)(3) certification or equivalent documentation for public entities, schools and religious organizations.
  • ALDI may request site visits to review community investments.

Applications for support from the ALDI Smart Kids program are accepted between February 1st – December 15th each year.

Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants Program
Deadline: December 17, 2021

The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 are available for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans; the grant amount must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project. Rural areas will be considered; however, high priority will be given to large metropolitan areas that have a dense veteran population. Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence at least five years and have a current operating budget of at least $300,000 are eligible to apply. Requests are reviewed three times per year; the upcoming application deadlines are December 17, 2021, and March 25 and July 8, 2022. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines.

Emergent Fund
Deadline: January 14, 2022

The Emergent Fund supports grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color throughout the United States who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious, and other forms of discrimination. Grants are provided to develop innovative strategies to transform our country. The focus is on the following two types of activities: 1) efforts that support emergent strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions, including resisting new or amplified threats and building power to move a proactive agenda; and 2) efforts seeking long-term social justice and economic justice in a political and social climate that seeks to dismantle such efforts. Grassroots organizations may submit requests throughout the year. Visit the Fund’s website for application details.

COVID-19 Emergency Response grants

Several local funders have either created new, emergency funds, or have re-directed current grants to address immediate needs.  We will update this list as new sources are available.

Foundation Directory Online (free online grants search)

GrantsSpace Informational list (general list of numerous grant resources)


Barra Foundation

Dunkin’Joy Covid-19 Emergency Grants

Foundations Community Partnership

MontCoPA Covid-19 Response Fund

Provident Bank Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Response grants

United Way of Bucks County Covid-19 Recovery Fund

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL