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Foundation Funding 
Women Helping Others Foundation
Program: Education/Literacy grants
Deadline: March 17, 2009
Grant Amount: The maximum request amount per organization is $5,000. Suggested funding requests include healthy snacks, books, educational field trips, etc. The foundation does not provide funding for salaries.
Eligibility: In order to qualify for funding, an organization must have 501(c)(3) status in their name (no affiliates accepted) and must have been incorporated for a minimum of three years prior  to application. Preference will be given to organizations with an operating budget of $3 million or less, those not dependent on government grants, and those with greater organizational program costs than personnel costs.
Description: The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children in the United States.
WHO Foundation Education/Literacy grants provide funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States and  Puerto Rico to support free after school organizations and for the implementation or expansion of education and/or literacy programs for low-income children of all ages.
For more information, please click here.
May be of interest to all agencies.

The Liz Claiborne Foundation
Deadline: Rolling
Grant Amount: Awards and merchandise denotations vary.
Description: The Liz Claiborne Foundation, the giving effort of the fashion company, provides assistance to various nonprofits in areas where the company has operations, especially those addressing issues of particular concern to women and their families.
Projects focus primarily on helping disadvantaged women gain their self-sufficiency through job training and microenterprise development; serving the special needs of women who are HIV-positive or have AIDS; working toward prevention of family violence while assisting abused women and children in their recovery; and expanding educational opportunities and developmental activities for underserved children.
As a policy, the Liz Claiborne Foundation can only award grants and merchandise to qualified nonprofits. It never makes these contributions for, or on behalf of, specific individuals. Much of the giving is employee led or initiated.
May be of interest to Jewish Vocational Service Agencies.
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
Program: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: July 30, 2009
Grant Amount: In 2008, the foundation awarded grants of $20,000 each to more than 150 women's shelters across the nation.
Eligibility: The foundation is accepting applications for the 2009 program and will award a grant to at least one shelter in every state of the U.S. Any remaining funds will be distributed based on state population.
Description: With support from Mary Kay Incorporated, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation works to eliminate domestic violence. Every October, the foundation observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by awarding grants to deserving women’s shelters across the United States.
The funds awarded by the foundation may be used for the operating budget of the shelter, with the exception of staff travel. Shelter grant applications and a list of 2008 grantees are available at the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation website.
May be of interest to Jewish Family Service Agencies with women’s shelters and Jewish organizations whose priority is domestic violence.

Banyan Tree Foundation (Canadian organizations ONLY)
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Description: The Banyan Tree Foundation is an Ontario-based organization that provides support to a wide variety of Canadian charitable organizations. Using the banyan tree, which grows and thrives by continually spreading and sending down roots from its branches that form new trucks, as a metaphor for its grantmaking, the Foundation focuses its support on organizations that design and run programs fostering development and good deeds. The Foundation has supported organizations that address health, children and youth, education, arts and culture, religious organizations, and social services issues.
Registered Canadian charitable organizations should contact the Foundation before applying.

Dollar General
Program: Adult Literacy and Family Literacy grant programs
Deadline: March 4, 2009
Eligibility: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, a K-12 private or public school, a college or university or a public library. Applicant organizations must reside in and provide direct service within Dollar General's 35-state market area and be located within twenty miles of a Dollar General store. To see what parts of the country are funded, please click here.
Description: The Adult Literacy Grants program awards funding to nonprofits providing direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Applicant organizations must provide assistance in adult basic education, general education diploma preparation, and/or English for speakers of other languages.
The Dollar General Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. Family literacy programs applying for funding must have the following four components: adult education instruction (adult basic education, GED preparation, English for speakers of other languages); children's education; parent and child together time; and parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for their child.
For more on the funding opportunities, please click here.

The Saucony Run for Good Foundation
Deadline: June 13
Grant Amount: The foundation has two grant cycles per year, with up to seven awards granted each cycle. Grants of up to $10,000 each are available.
Eligibility: Nonprofits initiating and supporting running and fitness programs for kids can apply for funding. Eligible applicants are programs whose participants are 18 years of age or less; have 501(c)(3) status; and can demonstrate their program positively impacts the lives of participants through their increased participation in running.
Description: The Saucony Run for Good Foundation wants to end childhood obesity by providing grants to nonprofits supporting children's running and fitness programs. The foundation was started by Saucony, Inc., a subsidiary of Stride Rite Corp, and a global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel.
For more on the foundation, please click here.  
May be of interest to Jewish Community Centers.
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