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

Foundation Center

Check out the RFP Bulletin from Philanthropy News Digest for requests for proposals in the areas of agriculture/food, arts and culture, civil/human rights, environment, health, medical research, mental health, philanthropy/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

Pro-bono Accounting 

Are you a nonprofit organization in need of pro-bono accounting services? Harris & Co, PLLC is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for their Helping Hands grant program.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for startup assistance, assistance with IRS Form 1023, bookkeeping and payroll setup and process improvement, consulting services, tax preparation or assistance in preparing for an audit. The goal of the Helping Hands program is to provide professional assistance and consulting on projects or problems faced by nonprofit organizations so that these local organizations can continue to provide benefits to our community.

All existing or startup nonprofit organizations in the Treasure Valley area are eligible to apply for the grant. Applications must be received by July 31, 2017. To apply, please fill out the application form. Please contact Tara Davis at [email protected] with any questions.

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:


Cliff Bar Family Foundation (Open)

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 deadlines are the 1st of February, June, and October.  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 (Open)

IWCF Members are informed investors. We learn about the community’s greatest needs, and through pooled investments and individual designations, direct our giving to make the greatest impact in the areas important to us collectively and individually. IWCF donates money to nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS. Learn More

Home Depot Foundation (Open)

We believe in neighbors giving their time, rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty to improve their community. Through our Community Impact Grants, we award up to $5,000 to registered nonprofit organizations to help fund community projects. Learn More

Our Veteran Housing Grants Program was created to help nonprofits fund the development and repair of multi-unit veteran housing facilities. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000. Learn More

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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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


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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.