Funding Alert: Children, Youth & Families


A LITTLE HOPE

The Organization supports groups that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens, and young adults who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death. Eligible organizations must email the name of their program, their Web site address, the name of their executive director, the name of the program director, and the program location. [More...]

A LITTLE HOPE INC.

Founded in 2002 as a response to the World Trade Center tragedy, the Foundation’s mission is to help grieving children through their bereavement following the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. Strong preference is given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers, whose programs demonstrate multicultural competence in addressing children and adolescents’ bereavement needs, and whose programs are likely to be replicable in other communities. [More...]

A LITTLE HOPE, INC.

The Foundation supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved ones. Strong preference is given to independent bereavement centers and camps, not affiliated with a hospital or hospice, that demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers. [More...]

A.L. MAILMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Grantmaking focuses on childcare, especially early care and education, family support, moral education and social responsibility, caregiver training, teacher/student ratios, and connecting quality childcare to later achievements. Also of interest are programs that stimulate moral growth and the development of social responsibility and for research in and refinement of developmental, individualized education of young children. [More...]

A.L. MAILMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on early care and education, inspired by the belief that positive early experiences lay the foundation for future learning. The Foundation’s hope is that by focusing on systems and policies impacting very young children, they will capitalize on opportunities to make life-long differences. [More...]

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

The Academy’s Shade Structure Program awards funds for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet ray protection for outdoor areas. The Academy also provides a permanent sign promoting the importance of sun safety to be displayed near the shade structure. [More...]

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

The Academy’s CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) Program, a national initiative of the organization, is designed to improve access to healthcare by supporting pediatricians who are involved in community-based efforts to enhance the health of children. Planning and Implementation grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes and access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. [More...]

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the retail store, and its FREE initiative, directs financial and volunteer contributions toward projects that try to improve the quality of life in American Eagle communities. The Foundation funds teen and college student programs that contain one or more of the FREE values: Foster civic engagement; Render safe and nourishing places for teens; Embrace diversity; and Encourage youth/teen development. [More...]

AMERICAN LEGION CHILD WELFARE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of all children. Organizations that are working to disseminate knowledge to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children and youth are priorities. [More...]

AMERICAN LEGION CHILD WELFARE FOUNDATION, INC.

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through disseminating knowledge about new and innovative programs and/or organizations designed to benefit youth. It also will fund programs that disseminate existing knowledge so that society can more adequately use it. [More...]

AMERICA’S PROMISE 100 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

The Program is an annual competition, which recognizes outstanding communitywide efforts that improve the well being of youth. The competition asks communities across the country to assess their challenges, work effectively together for young people, and share best practices. [More...]

ANGEL SOFT ANGELS-IN-ACTION AWARDS

The Program recognizes and rewards children eight to 18 years old for exemplary acts of service to benefit their community, a charity, or a cause. The winner will receive $15,000, two grand prize winners will receive $10,000 and five first prize winners will receive $1000. [More...]

ASCENA RETAIL GROUP, INC.

The Group’s Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards recognize the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. [More...]

ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN

The Association, a division of the American Library Association, and Candlewick Press, has announced “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved.” This program provides a one-time grant of $5,000 for a library conducting exemplary outreach to underserved populations. These populations can include those who have learning or physical differences; those who speak English as a second language; are in a non-traditional school environment or family setting (teen parents, foster children, children in the juvenile justice system, and children in gay/lesbian families); and those who need accommodation service to meet their needs. [More...]

AVANCE

The Organization, a nonprofit that provides parenting and early childhood education programs along with other family support services, is accepting proposals from other nonprofits to enter into a re-granting agreement to implement AVANCE’S nine-month, evidence-based Parent-Child Education Program, an expansion of the Unlocking America’s Potential Project (UAPP). The Project was created in 2010 with a $12.6 million grant from the W.K. [More...]

BEST BUY

The retail technology Company understands it’s increasingly necessary for youth to develop the 21st Century skills that will set them up for future career success. The Company’s Community Grants support local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens (ages 13 to 18) with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. [More...]

BEST BUY FOUNDATION

By contributing to a variety of organizations and programs that foster engaged, fun learning experiences for children through the use of interactive technology, the Foundation supports and strengthens communities. While the Foundation initiates the majority of funded proposals, it is interested in learning about existing and emerging national programs that creatively use interactive technology to make learning a fun and engaging experience. [More...]

BRICK AWARD

The Award celebrates young people and their efforts to make the world better. By celebrating and spotlighting young “stars” of social change, the Award creates a new breed of role models who aren’t famous for what they wear (or don’t) or who they date. [More...]

BROOKDALE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) encourages the development of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting. The RAPP Statewide initiative requires state grantees to initiate five new relative support groups in different parts of the state; develop a statewide network of local organizations; and establish a committee of public state agencies and statewide organizations on the issue of relatives as surrogate parents. [More...]

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP BEAR HUGS FOUNDATION

Through its Champ-A Champion Fur Kids grants, the Foundation provides direct support for children in the areas of health and wellness such as childhood disease research foundations, child safety organizations, and organizations that serve children with special needs. Priority is given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. [More...]

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the toy Company. It supports nonprofits in the United States and Canada that enhance the quality of life for children, families, and pets. [More...]

CAPLAN FOUNDATION

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. [More...]

CAPLAN FOUNDATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

The Foundation supports innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age. The Foundation provides funding in the following areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. [More...]

CHILDREN’S PRIZE FOUNDATION

The Foundation accepts online proposals from individuals, organizations, and teams detailing an intervention or solution that will save children’s lives around the world due to treatable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, sepsis, meningitis, and pre-term birth complications. Applicants from all walks of life and from all over the world are invited to submit a proposal outlining how they plan to save the lives of children under the age of five who would otherwise die from a treatable and preventable cause. [More...]

CVS CAREMARK

The Retailer’s Community Grants program provides support to community organizations and public schools in states where CVS stores are located. The 2009 program will focus on the following areas: nonprofits that provide disabled children and youth (under age 21) with health and rehabilitation services and/or programs that enable and encourage physical movement and play. [More...]

DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION

The Foundation, created by the founder of Wendy’s restaurants, supports results-driven advocacy and social services organizations working in the field of adoption. The Foundation’s primary goal is to raise public awareness about children in the public welfare system awaiting adoption and to form public and private partnerships to make the adoption process easier and more affordable. [More...]

DILLER TEEN TIKKUN OLAM AWARDS

The awards from the Helen Diller Family Foundation are based on the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” They recognize Jewish teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the value of tikkun olam. Up to 15 selected teens, five from California and 10 from other communities across the country are acknowledged annually for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000 to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education. [More...]

DO SOMETHING

The Organization inspires youth to believe that change is possible and honors six outstanding leaders age 18 and under and three outstanding leaders ages 19 to 25 with its Brick Award. The leaders must use their talents to take action that measurable strengthens the communities in the areas of community building, health, or the environment. [More...]

DO SOMETHING AWARDS

The Awards, formerly called the Brick Awards, honor the nation’s finest young world-changers. The winners represent the best in their field or issue and are rewarded with a community grant, participation in an awards ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from the Do Something organization. [More...]

DO SOMETHING BRICK AWARD

The Award celebrates young people who make the world a better place. Celebrating and highlighting those involved in social change, the Award includes money, a televised appearance, international recognition, and pro bono legal services. [More...]

DOROTHEA HAUS ROSS FOUNDATION

The Foundation targets its funding to organizations that work to relieve suffering among children who are sick, handicapped, injured, disfigured, orphaned, or otherwise vulnerable. Previous grants have supported projects for children in Native American schools and schools that serve populations of children who are disadvantaged or underserved. [More...]

EDNA MCCONNELL CLARK FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on high-performing nonprofits around the country, helping them increase their capacity to serve more young people from low-income backgrounds, ages 9 to 24, with quality programs during out-of-school time. To find potential grantees, a special Foundation department conducts ongoing “reconnaissance” seeking names of promising youth-serving organizations that show success in programming. [More...]

EMPOWER-THE EMERGING MARKETS FOUNDATION

Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the Emerging Markets community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, the Foundation supports local organizations in emerging market countries that provide at-risk youth with the tools and resources they need to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on young people and the four critical building blocks for their future: education, health and wellbeing, livelihoods, and leadership and community engagement. [More...]

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports educational and social service programs for youth, including those with disabilities. Grants are awarded for annual campaigns, renovations, capital campaigns, and general operating costs. [More...]

ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to support positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the quality of life, health, and welfare of youth. By harnessing the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact on communities, the Foundation supports geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth no matter what their race, denomination, or gender. [More...]

ESA FOUNDATION

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. [More...]

FINISH LINE YOUTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the sporting goods Company. It strives to make a difference in the lives of youth by funding organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation. [More...]

FOR ALL KIDS FOUNDATION, INC.

Created by talk show hostess, Rosie O’Donnell, the Foundation supports organizations dedicated to helping children and their families. Of interest are those that address child care; after-school and summer programs for inner city youths; educational and outreach programs for at-risk teens; healthcare services and wellness programs for low-income children; and intervention and emergency shelters for families at risk for domestic violence. [More...]

FOR KIDS ONLY

The Organization seeks to fund programs with specific faith-based components that are focused on at-risk children ages 0 to 12. The programs should further the Christian Organization’s mission; have specific measurable spiritual and academic outcomes; and serve as a model in their local community. [More...]

FOUNDATION FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Foundation’s interest is with children in working families, particularly those families that are struggling to meet their children’s basic human needs. Two themes govern the Foundation’s work: restructuring pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grade school into a well-aligned first level of public education and the New American Children’s Initiative, which stimulates basic and applied research on immigrant children (birth through age 10) living in low-income families. [More...]

GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Champions for Healthy Kids grant program is a partnership between the Foundation, the American Dietetic Association Foundation, and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. The Foundation awards 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle. [More...]

GERBER FOUNDATION

The Foundation targets its grantmaking on infants and young children. Priority is given to projects that improve infant’s and young children’s nutrition, care, and development from the first year before birth to three years of age. [More...]

GIBSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the guitar maker, is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing, and supporting programs and other nonprofits in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment, and health and welfare causes. The Foundation actively seeks out programs that will be a direct fit with its mission and further its goals. [More...]

GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

The Fund invests in grassroots organizations that enable the most vulnerable children in their communities to thrive. Grants are awarded in East and Southeast Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, North America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. [More...]

GLORIA BARRON PRIZE FOR YOUNG HEROES

Established by author T.A. Barron, the Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across America. [More...]

HASBRO CHILDREN’S FUND

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of the children’s toy Company. The Fund makes grants to support programs and projects in the following three areas: programs which provide hope to children who need it most; play for children who otherwise would not be able to experience that joy; and the empowerment of youth through service. [More...]

HELEN DILLER FAMILY FOUNDATION TEEN TIKKUN OLAM AWARDS

The Awards are based on the Jewish concept of “repairing the world.” They recognize Jewish teens that have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the value of “tikkun olam.” Up to 15 selected teens, five from California and the rest from across the United States are acknowledged annually for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000 to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education. Nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 at nomination; working to repair the world in a leadership capacity; volunteering without any compensation, and self-identified as Jewish. [More...]

HERBALIFE FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children in need particularly in the areas of hunger, poverty, abuse, and adequate medical care. The Foundation also responds to international emergencies. [More...]

HITACHI FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community honors 10 high school seniors from around the United States based upon their community service activities. The award selects students based upon service and the opportunity for longer-term social change rather than on academic achievement or extracurricular activities. [More...]

INNOVATING WORTHY PROJECTS FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s grantmaking is dedicated toward developing innovative programs, disseminating ideas, or providing direct care or services for children with special needs, acute illnesses, or chronic disabilities. The Foundation accepts grant requests from January 1 up to and including August 31 of each year. [More...]

JENESIS GROUP

This family Foundation focuses its grantmaking in results-oriented organizations that improve the quality of life for youth. Of particular interest are those that build self-esteem and foster self-reliance; emphasize literacy and academic excellence; offer leadership training and development; utilize monitoring strategies; teach career readiness or life skills; prevent juvenile delinquency; and develop entrepreneurial skills. [More...]

K AND F BAXTER FOUNDATION

The Foundation targets its money to organizations that address the special educational challenges that multiracial children encounter. Also of interest are policy recommendations in support of revised school curricula that will be more supportive of multiracial children without sacrificing either basic skills training or appropriate performance standards. [More...]

KABOOM PLAYGROUND CHALLENGE GRANTS

The Organization awards challenge grants to create and refurbish playgrounds. Grants support community projects that enlist volunteers and individual donations to build and renovate recreational spaces to encourage children to engage in physical activities. [More...]

KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the service organization. Its mission is “to assist Kiwanis International in serving the children of the world.” The Foundation makes grants to Kiwanis International, Kiwanis family sponsored programs, and to Kiwanis service programs whose scope is beyond the means of individual Kiwanians, Kiwanis clubs, local club foundations, Kiwanis districts, or district foundations. [More...]

LEAD2FEED LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

The Challenge, created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, encourages middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service learning project that addresses a community need. [More...]

LEGO CHILDREN'S FUND

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of the LEGO Group. The Group is committed to helping children develop their creativity and learning skills through constructive play. [More...]

LEGO CHILDREN’S FUND

The Fund is the philanthropic arm of the toy Company. It focuses its grantmaking on organizations such as educational organizations with specific, identifiable needs primarily in early childhood education and development; technology and communications projects; and sport or athletic programs that concentrate on under-served youth. [More...]

LEGO SYSTEMS

The Company is the North America and Latin America division of the Lego Group. It’s Lego Children’s Fund supports organizations and programs dedicated to inspiring and encouraging youth creativity. [More...]

MARCIE MAZZOLA FOUNDATION

The Foundation was created from the culmination of a lawsuit that sought damages for sexual abuse. The Foundation’s mission is to help better the lives of abused and at-risk children and to increase advocacy and community awareness about the needs of children. [More...]

MATTEL CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Organizations that directly serve children in need are eligible to apply for a new domestic grants program. Priority is given to organizations or programs that creatively address a locally defined need, directly impacting children in need and in line with Mattel's philanthropic priorities of health, education, and girls' empowerment. [More...]

MCKENZIE FOUNDATION

The Foundation encourages and supports organizations in the areas of education, early childhood development, and cultural and environmental concerns. The Foundation believes that assisting families is one of the most effective and lasting ways to strengthen communities. [More...]

MICHAEL AND SUSAN DELL FOUNDATION

The Foundation, established in 1999 by Michael and Susan Dell, seeks to make a difference to children living in urban poverty. Based in Austin, Texas, the Foundation initially emphasized improving education and children’s health in Central Texas but has since expanded to reach children across the globe. [More...]

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN

The Alliance promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them. In partnership with the New York Life Foundation, the Alliance is accepting applications from local child bereavement organizations for its Community Expansion Grants. [More...]

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CREATIVE AGING

The Center is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. It also seeks to develop programs that build on this understanding. [More...]

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

The Endowment’s Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth program provides funds for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Funded projects must provide participatory learning and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and “excellent” art. [More...]

NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established to serve U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families. [More...]

NETAID

The Organization’s Global Action Awards honor high school students in the United States who have organized and led a project that has impacted people in poor countries or raised awareness about global poverty in their own communities. Applicants must have attended a U.S. [More...]

NEWMAN’S OWN FOUNDATION

The Foundation was created by the late Paul Newman from sales of his homemade food products. The Foundation’s Awards Program partners with Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times Media Group to recognize volunteer and nonprofits supporting our nation’s military families. [More...]

OPAL APPLE

The Organization’s Youth Make a Difference Initiative supports youth-based initiatives serving their communities. Youth, ages 6 to 25, must take leadership roles in the initiative. [More...]

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS

The Foundation’s Youth Initiative seeks proposals to develop and curate thematic Web pages at Youthpolicy.org. Youthpolicy.org, a project of Demokratie & Dialog, is a new online global youth portal and community. [More...]

PROJECT IGNITION

Sponsored by State Farm Insurance and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, the Project is a grant program that uses service-learning to address safety issues surrounding teen drivers. Students in grades 9-12 and their teachers or advisors are challenged to work together to develop a campaign to address the issue of teen driver safety in their community. [More...]

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

The Award, a partnership between Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young people in middle and high schools for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Each fall, applications are solicited from 40,000 public and private schools as well as through officially designated local organizations such as the Girl Scouts, 4-H clubs, American Red Cross chapters, and YMCAs. [More...]

RALPH AND EILEEN SWETT FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals. Of particular interest are programs which assist orphaned children and promote their adoption. [More...]

REIMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation, formed by publisher Roy Reiman from his successes with subscription lifestyle magazines, focuses its giving on three areas: children, healthcare, and education. The Foundation also supports animal advocacy and rescue and religious organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ. [More...]

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

The Charities and its global network of local RMHC chapters fund programs and services that make an immediate, positive impact on children who need it most. Global grants, earmarked for international or national organizations, support programs that improve the health and well being of children. [More...]

ROSENBERG FUND FOR CHILDREN

The Fund was established to provide for the educational and emotional needs of children whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activities. The Fund also provides grants for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth. [More...]

ROSIE'S FOR ALL KIDS

Created by talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell, the Foundation funds organizations that provide child care, early education, and other essential programs to economically disadvantaged and at-risk children across the United States. Experienced, community-based programs that serve children in low-income, major urban areas are a priority. [More...]

RUDDIE MEMORIAL YOUTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation's main focus is underprivileged youth. Grants support programs that promote scholastic, professional, athletic, or other excellence in youth; provide youth with new opportunities for personal growth and success in the United States or abroad; and are innovative and replicable. [More...]

RUNNING STRONG FOR AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH

The Organization’s mission is to help American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs – food ,water, and shelter – while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem. The Organization’s Dreamstarter grants are awarded to teams made up of one young American Indian and one nonprofit organization who will act as a mentor and work with the youth to implement a project inspired by the young person’s dream for his/her community. [More...]

SAUCONY RUN FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

The Foundation, which was established to help end childhood obesity, provides funds to organization that support children’s running and fitness programs. Saucony, a subsidiary of the Stride Rite Corporation, is a global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel. [More...]

SODEXO FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships honors students working to build awareness and mobilize their peers as catalysts for innovative solutions to ending hunger in U.S. [More...]

STARBUCKS FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is intended to inspire young people to take action to create positive solutions to real local needs they see in their neighborhood. Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities: deliver service to youth ages 6 to 24 with preference given to organizations that focus on young people ages 12 and older. [More...]

STOLLER FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports Christian-based programs for individuals, children, and families in the United States and around the world. Grantmaking focuses on Christian child care, youth outreach, family programming, intergenerational programming, Christian leadership training, organizational development, bricks and mortar (including the building of Christian-based schools, churches, community centers, and community health facilities. [More...]

SURDNA FOUNDATION

Under the Foundation’s Thriving Cultures priority area, the Teens Artistic Advancement Initiative seeks to address the isolation and lack of opportunities for artistic advancement for young people from disadvantaged communities. Of particular interest are programs that offer unwavering institutional commitment to teens as evidenced by the consistent availability of resources and staff. [More...]

TEAMMATES FOR KIDS FOUNDATION

Co-founded in 1999 by country western singer Garth Brooks, the Foundation accepts proposals from organizations that specialize in working with children. Funding interests include health, education, and inner-city services for needy children. [More...]

THE AMERICAN LEGION CHILD WELFARE FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s foremost philanthropic priority is to provide other nonprofit organizations with a means to educate the public about the needs of children across this nation. It focuses its grantmaking on two specific areas: projects that “contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth;” and those that “disseminate knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.” All programs must show direct benefit to the children of America. [More...]

THE CLARK GILLIES FOUNDATION

Named for the New York Islanders’ and Buffalo Sabres’ hockey player, Clark Gillies, the Foundation focuses its grantmaking on projects designed to help children who are physically and/or financially handicapped. The Foundation’s mission is to help children improve the quality of their lives and encourage participation in sports as a way of advancing in life. [More...]

THE COUNTESS MOIRA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Established in 2000, the Foundation’s mission is to “aid the well-being of youth anywhere in the world.” Qualified applicants may submit letters of inquiry for operating, program, endowment, and capital funding needs. Inquiries are accepted throughout the year. [More...]

THE DOUG FLUTIE JR. FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM

The Foundation has three priorities: assist financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism spectrum disorder (through nonprofit autism organizations); fund education and advocacy for individuals with autism, and support therapeutic, recreational, and social skills programs. Family assistance grants support community organizations actively assisting children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families through direct family support, safety equipment, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, transition services, employment, housing, and other opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for those affected. [More...]

THE FOUNDATION FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Foundation has supported research, policy development, and advocacy to ensure that all families have the social and material resources to raise their children to be healthy, educated, and productive members of society. The Foundation’s vision is to create a path to lifelong development and well-being for all young children where they would have the opportunity to learn and the supports they need to reach their fullest potential. [More...]

THE FRIEDMAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation, which was created in 2006, supports and challenges today’s youth to achieve their utmost, both in education and community participation. Also of interest are programs that create new opportunities for increased interaction between physically and developmentally disabled children and their able-bodied peers. [More...]

THE GLORIA BARRON PRIZE FOR YOUNG HEROES

The Prize honors inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across the U.S. and Canada. [More...]

THE HECKSCHER FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

The Foundation, founded in 1921, was formed to promote the welfare of children in New York and throughout the United States. Today the Foundation targets its grants toward programs in education, family services, child welfare, health, arts, and recreation. [More...]

THE HILDA AND PRESTON DAVIS FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s grantmaking supports organizations whose programs advance the development of all areas of the lives of children and young adults. Specific emphasis is placed on eating disorders and education for the underprivileged. [More...]

THE LEGO CHILDREN’S FUND

The Fund focuses its grantmaking on local and national organizations that support innovative projects and programming to cultivate and celebrate a child’s exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving in all forms. The Fund supports local and national communities, organizations and groups who cater to children ages birth-14 with special considerations for groups that support disadvantaged children; groups that are supported by LEGO employee volunteers; special projects or programs designed to elevate a child’s opportunities for exploring creativity; and organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. [More...]

THE MARK WAHLBERG YOUTH FOUNDATION

The Foundation was established by the singer/actor for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to youth service and enrichment programs. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations for the purpose of youth success. [More...]

THE MOYER FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created in 2000 by Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, supports programs that directly serve critical needs of children in severe emotional, physical, or financial distress. In addition to helping children in Washington State, the Foundation also funds Camp Erin, the largest network of bereavement camps in the country for children and teens who are grieving a significant loss; Camp Mariposa for children affected by addiction in their families; and community partnerships in Washington State that help raise awareness and support initiatives that share in the mission of helping children in distress. [More...]

THE TJX FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the retail Company. Its giving program is an investment in its communities, in children, and in its future. [More...]

THE WILL SMITH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation was founded in 2007 after the death of eight-year-old Will Smith in a horrific automobile accident on Maui. The Foundation’s mission is to located the need and provide the means of giving positive life experiences to children through art, music, sports, safety, and acts of compassion. [More...]

THE WORLD OF CHILDREN AWARD

The Award was created to recognize and elevate selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children here in the United States and across the globe regardless of political, religious, or geographical boundaries. These leaders recognize that children are the world’s most important asset. [More...]

TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION

Pro golfer Tiger Woods has set up the Foundation to provide opportunities for underserved children ages 5 to 17. Funding areas of interest include education and youth development. [More...]

TJX FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the corporate retailer of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Winners, and HomeGoods. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on needy families and children. [More...]

TOMMY HILFIGER CORPORATE FOUNDATION

The Foundation believes that education is the cornerstone for today’s youth. It believes that a stronger emphasis should be placed on exposing youth to experiences in education and career-related opportunities. [More...]

VIRAGH FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on health, education, domestic violence and children. Established in 2001 by the siblings of the late Skip Viragh, the founder of Rydex Investments, the Foundation supports medical research programs, and other charitable organizations designed to help individuals attain educational goals, end hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence. [More...]

W.T. GRANT FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on supporting research to improve the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. It’s accepting letters of inquiry for its field-initiated grants program. [More...]

WEYEHAEUSER FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports direct service programs that create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence. Programs must directly serve children ages 0 to 14 years of who have witnessed domestic violence. [More...]

WORLD HUNGER LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

The Lead2Feed Challenge was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, (the parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants) to encourage middle and high schools students to complete a service-learning project addressing hunger or other community need. [More...]

WORLD OF CHILDREN

The World of Children Award was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe, regardless of political, religious, or geographical boundaries. The Program awards grants to support the proven, high-impact programs these individuals have created for children to ensure that more children’s lives will be touched, improved, and changed forever. [More...]

WWE

The Creative Coalition and WWE (a publicly traded media Company with an emphasis on wrestling) are the co-founders of the Be a STAR (Show Tolerance and Respect) anti-bullying initiative. They will award $100,000 in grants in the collaboration’s first ever STAR grant program. [More...]



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