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
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
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.
Grant Amount: Awards and merchandise
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
May be of interest to Jewish
Vocational Service Agencies.
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
Program: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant
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
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
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
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
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
Registered Canadian charitable organizations should contact the
Foundation before applying.
Program: Adult Literacy and Family Literacy
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.
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.
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