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View the latest issue of GrantStation Insider newsletter to learn about national funding opportunities in the following areas:

  • Support for Breast Health Education
  • K-12 Garden Programs Funded
  • Grants Assist Vulnerable Populations Worldwide
  • Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People With Disabilities Supported
  • Grants Address Youth and Environmental Issues in the Pacific Northwest

Last updated July 21, 2016.

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Check out the RFP Bulletin from Philanthropy News Digest for requests for proposals in the areas of agriculture/foodarts and culturecivil/human rightsenvironmenthealthmedical researchmental healthphilanthropy/voluntarism, and veterans. For more RFP opportunities, visit the RFP section at Philanthropy News Digest.

Available Grants

Arts & Culture

The Shubert Foundation (Open)

The Shubert Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling $24 million to performing arts organizations, marking the thirty-third consecutive year the foundation has increased its grantmaking.  The grants, which range in amount from $10,000 to $325,000, will support four hundred and eighty-eight organizations in forty-six states, with a focus on professional resident or regional theaters and dance companies that develop and produce new American work. "Every organization receiving a 2015 foundation grant has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the performing arts," said Shubert Foundation board chair Philip J. Smith. "We want to help lift some of the financial burden so that the companies we support are able to focus on producing thought-provoking, relevant work for the widest possible audience." Visit Website

Business & Finance

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Children, Youth & Families

Caplan Foundation (Open)

The Foundation was created by the co-founder of Creative Playthings and the Princeton Center for Infancy and Early Childhood. Thus the Foundation supports innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Funding is provided in three areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. Priority is given to specific projects with distinct goals. The Foundation targets grants that will have a notable impact and make a material difference. The Foundation consider programs that demonstrate creativity, innovation, and initiative; inclusiveness and diversity; measurable outcomes and mechanisms for documenting results; potentially broad beneficial impact, and effective financial accountability with detailed program budgets. The Foundation has a two-step funding application process that includes both a letter of inquiry and a full proposal. Additional information can be found on the website. | Grant Range: $500 To $5,000 | Contact Info: CAPLAN FOUNDATION, 160 Cotswold Court, Lancaster, PA, 17601, Ph: 717-291-7201, Send Email, Visit Website.

Good Sports (Open)

Good Sports, is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation, and fitness activities. To that end, the organization provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness, and recreational programs to youth in need. To be eligible, organizations must directly serve youth between the ages of 3 and 18 in an economically disadvantaged area; be located in North America (U.S. and Canada); and operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children. Winning organizations may make up to six equipment requests within a two-year period. Winners will be responsible for operational costs, including equipment shipping, up to $1,500. For more information please visit the following:


Ifft Foundation Fund (8/15)
The Ifft Foundation Fund in ICF is seeking grant requests for projects that will provide landscaping, beautification and public recreation in southeast Idaho. Grant requests will be considered from Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. Eligible applicants include: tax-exempt organizations with current 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity status under IRS Code Section 170; governmental agencies or departments; or organizations that do not have current federal tax exempt status, but do have a federally qualified tax-exempt federal sponsor. Deadline for submission is August 15. For more information or to apply, visit or email East Idaho Regional Development Officer Catherine Smith at or call (208) 982-1448.

Cliff Bar Family Foundation (10/1)

These grants are awarded for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Small grants average approximately $7,000 each. Applications are reviewed three times a year; the next deadline October 1st. Grants awarded during a particular cycle will be announced at the beginning of the following cycle. Visit for more information.

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation (10/16)

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation fosters educated philanthropy through collaboration, pooled resources and individual giving to positively affect the community. Following the “giving circle” model, each member annually contributes $500 to the Foundation’s pooled-grant fund, as well as a matching amount for her individually-directed donations. After extensive review of applicants in five areas of community need, all members vote to determine the pooled-grant recipients. Letters of Intent for the 2016-2017 grant cycle will be accepted online beginning in August, with a deadline of early October. Please check the IWCF website for more specific information about next year’s process. More information is available by calling 208-343-IWCF or at

Home Depot Foundation - Veteran Housing Grants Program

The Home Depot Foundation's Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of veterans housing. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $80 million, and has helped impact more than 17,000 units of housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000. Eligible Applicants: Grants are only awarded to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have been in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service for at least 5 years. Organizations with a current operating budget of at least $300,000 and audited financial statements from the past three years. Organizations with previous experience developing, and either currently manage or own, veteran specific housing. For rental projects, nonprofit must have a 15+ year ownership stake in the development. More Details - click here.

The Safeway Foundation (Open)

The Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact the lives of our customers. Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through passion, partnerships with vendors, and the generous contributions by customers. Safeway focuses on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people living with disabilities. Learn more and apply:

The Walmart Foundation (Open)

The Walmart Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for low-income people to live better. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that focus on helping the underserved in the following focus areas: Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Womens Economic Empowerment, and Career Opportunity. For more information regarding the Walmart Foundation, please visit

Computers & Technology

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The Whittenberger Foundation (08/15/16)

The Whittenberger Foundation of Caldwell Idaho is now accepting grant applications for the 2016 grant cycle. Application forms and all relevant information can be found at All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the website to familiarize themselves with the foundation and its granting focus. The Whittenberger Foundation, a private, independent, charitable grant making foundation was established by the Last Will and Testament of Ethel Bales Whittenberger who died at the age of 76, May 24, 1970, in Caldwell, Idaho. Mrs. Whittenberger, an elementary school teacher, was deeply interested in the welfare and education of children. She established broad purposes and limitations on distribution and use of foundation funds in her will. Since the first distribution in December of 1973, grants totaling more than $8,000,000 have been made to a variety of institutions. 2016 grant application forms are now available. New application deadline is August 15th!


EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set December 18th deadlines to apply for $34.1 million for some 150 Brownfields Assessment Grants of up to $600,000 each (see EPA-OSWER-OBLR-15-04), for $8.5 million for 12 Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants of up to $1 million each (see EPA-OSWER-OBLR-15-05) and for $11.9 million for 60 Brownfields Clean-Up grants of up to $200,000 each (see EPA-OSWER-OBLR-15-06). More information is available by visiting Environmental Protection Agency under Browse Agencies at


Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award (07/31/16)

The annual Award was established to recognize exemplary program nationwide that have made health services more accessible to a specific medically underserved population. The Award is given to community agencies and health organizations that support people excluded from or underserved by, the mainstream health delivery system: farm workers, homeless children, pregnant teens, low-income mothers and informants, individuals who don’t have the strength or means to reach a clinic or hospital. The Award carries a cash prize of $100,000 with an additional $120,000 in cash awards divided among five runners-up ($24,000 apiece). The Award is funded by Premier, a healthcare performance improvement alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers. Details about the award and application instructions can be found on the website. | Grant Range: $24,000 To $100,000 | Contact Info: MONROE E. TROUT PREMIER CARES AWARD, Ph: 877-777-1552, Send Email, Visit Website.


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Retirement Research Foundation (Open)

The Foundation, created by John D. MacArthur of the MacArthur Foundation, is accepting proposals from nonprofits for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Grants will be awarded for projects in one of the four interest areas: advocacy, direct service, professional education and training, and research. Advocacy grants seek to achieve enduring social change around issues affecting older Americans. Direct service grants seek to improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports. Professional education and training grants seek to increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults. Research grants seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults. Projects must have a local focus in one of the following seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Florida. However, advocacy, training, and research projects of national relevance will be considered from organizations located anywhere in the United States. Additional information can be found on the website. | Grant Range: $5,000 To $180,000 | Contact Info: RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 430, Chicago, IL, 60631, Ph: 773-714-8080, Fax: 773-714-8089, Send Email, Visit Website.

MetLife Foundation

The MetLife Foundation considers grant applications from qualifying nonprofits year-round for the following focus areas: "empowering older adults, preparing young people and building livable communities." Read more.