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Stewart Huston Charitable Trust
Deadline:  April 1, 2021

The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust makes grants to organizations for secular charitable activities within one hundred miles of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  Grants generally are made in the following program categories:

Health and Human Services

  • Activities which promote community-based health care.
  • Programs which provide emotional and physical support to children, youth, adults, and senior citizens, as well as those which strengthen families and assist individuals with special needs.
  • Programs which increase employment opportunities and provide a means for developing self-reliance, responsibility and productivity among individuals in need.

Civic Affairs

  • Projects that enhance the quality of life in local communities and revitalize them.
  • Programs which provide educational opportunities for individuals, including those with special needs.
  • Programs which promote human relations and understanding among diverse populations
  • Activities addressing the special needs of youth at risk for delinquency, school drop-out, abuse, neglect, and pregnancy.
  • Activities that enable a broad spectrum of citizens to have access to artistic and cultural experiences which may otherwise be denied them.
  • Programs which help preserve/exhibit historic, artistic and cultural treasures.
  • On a very limited basis, fundraising efforts such as festivals, concerts and other events.

Applicants must have evidence of being granted 501(c)(3) tax exemption status.

Pedigree Foundation
Deadline: May 17, 2021

Established in 2008 by dog lovers, the Pedigree Foundation supports organizations working to save the lives of dogs that otherwise would be lost.

To advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to dog shelters and rescues with programs that support dog adoptions. Funding may be used to help improve the quality of care of dogs while in shelter or rescue, increase adoption rates within shelters or rescues, and/or support new initiatives in the animal welfare community. In 2021, priority will be placed on programs designed to support transport, matching, and foster programs. The foundation welcomes applications for the following awards:

Dogs Rule Grants — Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of a new innovative initiative focused on increasing adoptions rates and with a requirement to deliver a manual or toolkit by the end of the program to share with the animal welfare community.

Program Development — Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of program(s) or project(s) to increase adoption rates, with priority given to transport, matching, and foster programs.

COVID-19 Relief — Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded on a rolling basis, with the first group of grants to be awarded in April and May. Relief grants will be reviewed upon receipt, so shelter and rescues in need should apply as soon as possible.

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Joseph Robert Foundation
April 30, 2021 (LoI)

The Joseph Robert Foundation makes grants in the following focus areas:


  • Program, project, or general operating support to non-profit organizations that promote/conduct innovative, experimental, community and/or public art programming, primarily in the visual arts.
  • Exhibitions that provide opportunities for emerging or under-recognized artists.
  • Interdisciplinary or collaborative programming that includes a visual arts component.

Animal Welfare

  • Program support and general operating support to animal welfare organizations, including, but not limited to, no-kill shelters, sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers, animal adoption centers, and animal protection organizations.

Environment and Sustainable Resources Management

  • Program, research, training and education, and general operating support to environmental organizations that promote sustainable resources management and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
  • Programs and projects that work to protect the environment by addressing climate change, pollution, and the use of land and water resources.
  • Community-based educational environmental initiatives, as well as community-based projects that enhance the quality of urban life through the development of parks and other environmental endeavors.

The Foundation makes general operating grants and/or program/project grants.
Funding is focused in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest. Deadlines for Letters of Interest are April 30 and October 30.

TD Charitable Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2021 
TD Charitable Foundation supports and helps the communities it serves. The foundation partners with area nonprofit and public institutions to create meaningful change and improvement in communities.

The foundation focuses on the following areas of giving:
Financial Security

  • Early Learning: Provide programs that improve reading and math abilities in children Grades K – 6th
  • Income Stability: Create and prepare people who are in their midcareer for the jobs of tomorrow by investing in training, entrepreneurship and small business.
  • Financial Literacy: Increase financial literacy in a digital age.
  • Affordable Housing: Increase access to and supply of affordable housing by providing, building and/or refurbishing affordable housing units

Vibrant Planet

  • Green space: Enhance and activate green spaces to build stronger communities.
  • Low-carbon Economy: Target $100 billion (CDN) by 2030 to support the low carbon economy.

Connected Communities

  • Shared experiences: Increase opportunities to participate in events and activities that bring diverse people together
  • Arts & Culture: Support and create dialogues in art and culture that are reflective of all voices.
  • Local Needs: Help groups vulnerable to social isolation build connections in their community

Better Health

    • Innovative Solutions: Innovative Solutions: Improve access to care for all via programs that focus on early detection and intervention, aimed at reducing the development and severity of chronic diseases

Applications are only accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and qualified state or local governmental entities.

2021 Deadlines
January 4
February 26
April 30
June 25
August 27

Mid Atlantic Foundation
Deadline: May 21, 2021

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications to the ArtsCONNECT grant program.

This program supports the excellence of live performing arts engagements for audiences and communities across the mid-Atlantic region for touring projects proposed by presenter consortia. Projects must include public performances and community engagement activities that enhance meaningful exchanges between touring artists and a presenter’s community. The program supports tours of exemplary artists involving all performing arts disciplines, including dance, music, theater, multi-disciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts. MAAF encourages the development of commissioning projects and/or projects that tour widely within the mid-Atlantic states and jurisdictions.

ArtsCONNECT is designed to bring artists of the highest quality to audiences throughout the mid-Atlantic region, particularly in communities underserved by the arts, which, for the purposes of this program, is defined as populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, age, economics, or disability. The program is interested in fostering the sharing of information, experiences and resources among presenters to build strong networks for future presentations. Competitive proposals will demonstrate well-designed engagements that reflect active collaboration amongst presenters in a consortium and feature meaningful exchanges between artists, audiences and their communities.

ArtsCONNECT supports projects that are conceived and developed collaboratively by consortia comprised of presenters from within the mid-Atlantic region. For the purposes of this program, MAAF defines a presenter as an organization that selects and engages professional touring artists to perform before general audiences in its community and manages the logistics in connection with those performances as an ongoing and significant component of their organization’s activity. Presenters manage all the local requirements for the performance and facilitate the interaction between artists and the public. Producing organizations, which solely create artistic work or assemble artists to perform as ensembles for performances, are not eligible to apply to ArtsCONNECT.


Due to updates to the 2021-2022 ArtsCONNECT program, we recommend all applicants participate in an application webinar before applying.

Webinar dates and times:

  • Friday, March 26, 2-3:30PM ET. RSVP
  • Thursday, April 22, 10-11:30AM ET. RSVP


All presenters participating in a consortium must:

  • be based in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, or West Virginia;
  • be designated by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a unit of state or local government; and
  • be in good standing with MAAF at the time of application, with no overdue or outstanding required reports and/or grant documents

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