Funding Alert: Business & Finance


ALEX C. WALKER EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Supports projects that investigate the causes of economic imbalances; investigate phenomena tending to destroy or impair the free-market system; explore and develop free-market solutions; and disseminate information on these issues. Funded projects deal with research and development of innovative ideas; education in market principles; application of ideas developed through seed grants and research; and ecological economics with a free-market orientation. [More...]

ALEX C. WALKER FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking to investigate the causes of economic imbalances, the effect of the monetary system in fostering a sustainable economy, and the causes tending to destroy or impair the free-market system. Also of interest are projects that explore and develop free-market solutions and disseminate information on the results and findings. [More...]

BURTON D. MORGAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by a serial entrepreneur, recently launched an exciting new strategic plan to guide its work from 2015 to 2017. The plan builds upon the Foundationís extensive grantmaking and ecosystem building experience supporting entrepreneurial growth and entrepreneurship education in Northeast Ohio. [More...]

CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMICS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by the Calvin K. Kazanjian, the founder and president of Peter Paul, Inc., makers of Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars, is dedicated to the goal of increasing economic literacy throughout the United States. [More...]

CHARLES G. KOCH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides funding for academic and public policy research directed at solving social problems through free enterprise. The Foundation funds organizations working with doctoral-level investigators in disciplines such as history, economics, philosophy, political science, and organizational behavior. [More...]

DRAPER RICHARDS FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides funds to selected social entrepreneurs who are starting new non-profit organizations. The Foundation awards $100,000 annually for three years for a selected group of fellows with the intent of being fully engaged with their portfolio of grantee organizations. [More...]

DRUCKER INSTITUTE

The Institute, located at the Claremont Graduate University, annually awards the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. [More...]

DYSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation works toward improving peopleís lives through grant funding, promoting philanthropy, and strengthening the capacity of nonprofits. It focuses its grantmaking on four areas: Mid-Hudson Valley program, the Legacy and Family Interest program, Directorsí Discretionary program, and Support of Philanthropy program. [More...]

FIDELITY FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the investment Company. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking toward encouraging nonprofits to adopt the highest standards of management and long-term self-reliance. [More...]

FINRA INVESTOR EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. Grants support innovative research and educational projects that help investors better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing. [More...]

FM GLOBAL FIRE PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM

The Company provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions, property loss prevention research, and claims handling. It awards seed money to fire departments and related international, national, state, regional, and local organizations for a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts. [More...]

FOUNDATION FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING

The Foundationís mission is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. Grants are awarded to nonprofits nationwide for community outreach and pro bono activities that utilize financial planning practitioners in the delivery of services. [More...]

FUND FOR SHARED INSIGHT

The Fund, administered by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a multi-year collaborative effort among funders that pools financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy. The Fundís Listening for Good Initiative is dedicated to building the practice of listening to the people the Fund seeks to help. [More...]

HITACHI FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Business and Communities grants program focuses on the roles of businesses and communities in addressing economic isolation and strengthening the field of corporate citizenship. The Foundation seeks to address the conditions that perpetuate economic isolation in America through business-community partnerships. [More...]

INDIAN LAND TENURE FOUNDATION

The Foundation assists Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands through grants, contracts, and programs. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on four categories: education, cultural awareness, economic opportunity, and legal reform. [More...]

JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION

The Foundationís News Challenge is an annual contest to discover ideas about the future of local news delivery. The contestís goal is to spur innovation in the delivery of information and news using digital media. [More...]

LUDWICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on tangible items that assist a program or project rather than funding the program itself. It awards grants for new vehicles or equipment, equipment replacement or modernization, and modernization, improvements to facilities, and educational materials. [More...]

METLIFE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the insurance Company. The Foundationís Financial Inclusion Grant Program seeks to ensure that low-income households and businesses have convenient access to a full suite of quality, affordable financial services, delivered by trustworthy providers with respect for the customer. [More...]

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION

The NCUAís Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative provides financial assistance to credit unions who want to help existing and potential members prepare their tax returns, especially members who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Grant funds enable the credit union to offset administrative and operational costs associated with providing free income tax preparation services. [More...]

PETER F. DRUCKER AWARD FOR NONPROFIT INNOVATION

The Award, presented annually by the Drucker Institute at Californiaís Claremont Graduate University, honors a nonprofit that best demonstrates Druckerís definition of innovation: ďchange that creates a new dimension of performance.Ē Eligible projects must have specific and measurable outcomes, exemplify innovation by demonstrating a new dimension of performance, and have made a demonstrated difference in the lives of the people it serves. Application information can be found on the Web site. [More...]

PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís two-year Special Initiative on Paid Sick Days seeks to put in place policies that will secure paid sick days for all American workers. The Foundation is interested in proposals that will work toward establishing paid sick leave as a minimum labor standard so that workers will no longer have to choose between going to work sick or losing pay and facing disciplinary action. [More...]

ROBERT SCHALKENBACH FOUNDATION

Funds scholarly and educational projects based upon the concepts of economics and social justice originally expounded by Henry George in his book, "Progress and Poverty." Projects may include books and articles on economics, philosophy, and the author's historical importance; fiscal and administrative reform proposals involving down taxing sales, payrolls, and buildings, and raising revenues from land and resource values instead; instituting pollution and congestion taxes; and managing resources in the public domain such as timberland, park land, mineral deposits, water supplies, the electromagnetic spectrum, aircraft routes and landing slots, and streets and urban public space. A one-page letter of inquiry is requested and may be submitted at any time. [More...]

SKOLL AWARDS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Foundationís vision is to empower people to create a peaceful, prosperous, sustainable world. The Award supports social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential for large-scale influence on critical challenges of the time. [More...]

SKOLL FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship support social entrepreneurs whose work has ďthe potential for large-scale influence on critical challenges of our time: environmental sustainability, health, tolerance and human rights, institutional responsibility, social and economic equality, peace, and security.Ē Qualifying organizations will have a social entrepreneur as a leader and have implemented programs that demonstrate effective approaches to critical social and environmental challenges with global implications. They will also have a clear, compelling plan for reaching scale by expanding or replicating their own work, and/or inspiring and supporting others to do so. [More...]

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Societyís Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award honors lifetime achievement in human resource research. [More...]

SURDNA FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Strong Local Economies Program seeks to foster just and sustainable communities that include a wide range of businesses and access to quality jobs throughout the United States. The Program aims to create opportunities for upward economic mobility among communities that have experienced historical economic barriers, including low-income people, communities of color, women, and immigrants. [More...]

THE CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMICS FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission is to address the issue of economic illiteracy. It awards grants to projects that disseminate economic thinking and knowledge by all available means so that greater happiness and prosperity may come to all through better economic understanding. [More...]

THE DRUCKER INSTITUTE

The Institute at Claremont Graduate University is accepting nominations for the 2014 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. [More...]

THE JM FOUNDATION

Jeremiah Milbank, an ardent believer in individual liberty, limited government, and free markets founded the Foundation in 1924. Milbank also created the foundation to help integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. [More...]

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Departmentís Rural Business Development grants support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities. [More...]

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Agencyís Employment and Training Administration is seeking applications for the American Apprenticeship Initiative. Grants provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American apprenticeship system that meets the particular economic, industry, and workforce needs in the U.S. [More...]

VETERANS CORPORATION

A newly created organization, the Corporation is seeking applicants for the first year of its Veteran Entrepreneurship Support grant initiative. The initiative will support educational projects and organizations that address the entrepreneurial needs of veterans including service-disabled veterans and members of the National Guard and reserve forces who are starting or growing small businesses or preparing a business for deployment. [More...]



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