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Foundations Community Patnership
Deadline:  LOI-due July 15, 2021; Applications due August 1, 2021

Since 2015, FCP has assisted Bucks County non-profit organizations with succession planning and strengthening the management team. Organizations that received a grant from FCP within the past 5 years are eligible to complete a Tuition Assistance Grant application to support one staff member per annual grant cycle in either LaSalle University’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management program or its Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership program. Organizations establish their own criteria for and exercise complete control over the selection of a staff member to be supported by this grant.

Nonprofits with an approved certificate candidate will be reimbursed equal to one-half (1/2) of the total tuition cost. The remaining cost will be funded by the organization and/or candidate. An approved master’s degree candidate will be reimbursed equal to one-third (1/3) of the total tuition cost. The organization and/or candidate are responsible for the remaining two-thirds (2/3) of the tuition.

Awarded annually in August, the Letter of Inquiry is due July 15 while the full application(following LOI approval) must be submitted by August 1, 2021.

Montgomery County Nonprofit Resiliency Grant 
Deadline: August 10, 2021 (applications open on 7/19/21)

A total of $5 million will be made available to nonprofit agencies, who suffered disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the MontcoStrong 2021 Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program.
There are several differences from the previous MontcoStrong nonprofit grant program administered in 2020. Most notably, the types of organizations that are eligible, the eligible use of funds, and the amount of grant dollars an organization can apply for have changed.
Entities awarded a grant may use the funds for operational expenses paid or to be paid between January 1, 2021, through October 31, 2021. Grant amounts will be determined by the criteria provided in the program guidelines.

Kahlert Foundation
September 1, 2021

The Kahlert Foundation has five main areas of focus: health care, youth programs, education, veteran organizations, and human services in the Mid-Atlantic area and Utah. Funding is intended to improve organizations’ capacity to make a positive impact on the local communities and their citizen
Health Care
Funding is made to hospitals, hospice & palliative care, and organizations providing free physician exams & medicine for uninsured and under-insured people. The foundation also supports health care research including cancer, urology, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Health care represents the largest portion of funding, accounting for about 50% of grants.
Youth Programs
The Foundation supports a wide variety of youth programs which include education, after school programs, mentorship, and health care.
The foundation supports K-12 public education with an emphasis on higher education. Grants are typically for scholarships and student assistance with a current focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
Areas of focus include medical care, research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), housing, scholarships, and financial assistance.
Human Services
The Foundation supports programs that focus on helping individuals improve their own lives. Areas of grants include food banks, housing, elderly, literacy, and health & wellness.​
January 1, May 1, and September 1

WestRock Foundation
Deadline: August 31, 2021

WestRock Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in community where WestRock is located.
The Foundation areas of focus are conservation of forests and building the manufacturing workforce of the future.
The focus on environmental sustainability centers around water, tree and wildlife diversity conservation projects in communities where WestRock has operations. Through partnerships with the American Forest Foundation, Arbor Day Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and Trust for the Public Land, the Foundation is investing in the revitalization of longleaf pine in the southeast, protecting headwaters around the Hood Canal in Tacoma and restoring tree canopies. And because conservation requires partnership, the Foundation also invests in resources and education to help family landowners manage their land more sustainably.
The Foundation is also committed to building a workforce skilled in modern manufacturing. By investing in programs like 3DE by Junior Achievement and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Career Bound, they aim to increase the awareness of jobs and hone the skills required for a successful career in manufacturing.
Proposals are accepted year-round, but are reviewed twice per year on the following schedule:
• Cycle 1 – proposals due by February 28 with notifications by June 30
• Cycle 2 – proposals due by August 31 with notifications by December 31

Presser Foundation-Special Projects
Deadline: September 15, 2021

The Presser Foundation accepts applications to the Special Projects grant program annually.
Special Project grants will be given to music organizations for:
  • Pilot programs and first-time collaborations between existing music organizations and other artistic organizations (the music organization must be the applicant and grant recipient);
  • Significant anniversary celebrations of an organization and not of organizational personnel (must be a quarter century milestone – 25, 50, 75 years, etc.);
  • Initial grant funding for newly established music organizations (within 3 years); and
  • Efforts that the Trustees of the Foundation may encourage or initiate through a request for proposals to the field or to specific organizations (consistent with the Foundation’s Conflict of Interest Policy).**
**Given the environment of uncertainty, the Special Projects Committee is open to considering creative proposals supporting music programming efforts which can be realized during this current fiscal year.
  • Non-profit, 501(c)(3) music organizations include: music performance, music presenting or music education organizations (pre-collegiate).
  • Pre-collegiate music education organizations include after school music programs, community music schools, music preparatory divisions and youth instrumental and vocal programs.
  • The size and scope of the organization is considered when proposals are reviewed.
  • Organizations that are in Pennsylvania (including Harrisburg), New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland and are within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia are eligible to apply.
  • Organizations in the New York and Baltimore metropolitan areas will not be considered for funding.

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