Grant List

The following grant opportunities are posted as we learn about them. We are always looking for more grants to add to this list. If you have information about funding opportunities, please contact the editor.

The William T. Grant Foundation, which supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States, is accepting applications for the William T. Grant Scholars Program.  The Grant Scholars Program is a professional development program for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Applicants are invited to identify areas in which they seek to expand their expertise and to propose five-year research plans to develop it. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application and must be employed in career-ladder positions at nonprofit institutions. Applicants must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for the settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. Applicants of any discipline are eligible. Each year, four to six scholars are selected to receive $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards are made to the applicant's institution.   Deadline: July 6, 2011

The Tiger Woods Foundation supports both education and youth development between the ages of 8-18. The Geographic Focus is on California, Washington, D.C., Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Texas, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Please note that the application must be received by the deadline and not postmarked!  Deadline: August 1, 2011

Lumina Foundation supports efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of higher education, improve student access to and preparedness for college, improve student success in college and increase productivity across the higher education system. The Foundation focuses on promoting educational access and success for underserved populations, especially low-income students, students of color and first-generation college students. The foundation also hopes to create a more informed environment that is willing to adopt more effective practices and policy reform around issues of access and success. Lumina Foundation welcomes letters of inquiry (LOI) year-round from eligible organizations that seek funds for work within our mission and guidelines. Deadline: September 30, 2011

The MetLife Foundation has opportunities for grants to Revitalize Urban Neighborhoods, After-School and Mentoring Opportunities, Civic Engagements and Volunteerism. The focus is to help kids stay in school, avoid truancy, and stop substance abuse. Deadline: October 1, 2011.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation supports multicultural outreach programs that support local and national community-based organizations that inform, advance and support traditionally underserved communities. Due Date: Aug. 31, 2012

The Research on Teen Dating Violence Grant is available to help research what factors contribute to teen dating violence. Research will involve looking at the criminal justice system, perpetrators, teens and more.  This grant is offered through the Department of Health and Human Services. Deadline: Sept. 7, 2012

Lumina Foundation supports efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of higher education, improve student access to and preparedness for college, improve student success in college and increase productivity across the higher education system. The Foundation focuses on promoting educational access and success for underserved populations, especially low-income students, students of color and first-generation college students. The foundation also hopes to create a more informed environment that is willing to adopt more effective practices and policy reform around issues of access and success. Lumina Foundation welcomes letters of inquiry (LOI) year-round from eligible organizations that seek funds for work within our mission and guidelines. Deadline: September 30, 2012

Lumina Foundation supports efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of higher education, improve student access to and preparedness for college, improve student success in college and increase productivity across the higher education system. The Foundation focuses on promoting educational access and success for underserved populations, especially low-income students, students of color and first-generation college students. The foundation also hopes to create a more informed environment that is willing to adopt more effective practices and policy reform around issues of access and success. Lumina Foundation welcomes letters of inquiry (LOI) year-round from eligible organizations that seek funds for work within our mission and guidelines. Deadline: September 30, 2013

This grant issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to investigate the factors that mediate and moderate the impact of alcohol advertising and other alcohol promotions on youth drinking. May 7, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services presents the Alcohol and Youth Drinking grant, which investigates the factors that mediate and moderate the impact of alcohol advertising and other alcohol promotions on youth drinking. Deadline: May 8, 2014.

Lumina Foundation supports efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of higher education, improve student access to and preparedness for college, improve student success in college and increase productivity across the higher education system. The Foundation focuses on promoting educational access and success for underserved populations, especially low-income students, students of color and first-generation college students. The foundation also hopes to create a more informed environment that is willing to adopt more effective practices and policy reform around issues of access and success. Lumina Foundation welcomes letters of inquiry (LOI) year-round from eligible organizations that seek funds for work within our mission and guidelines.Deadline: September 30, 2014


Keep an eye on these foundations and government agencies for future RFPs

Drug Policy Alliance Advocacy Grants Program: Rapid Response/Special Opportunities grant program will provide $200,000 in strategically timed, project specific grants to organizations whose projects aim to achieve maximum impact in a short time.  Joint letters will be accepted. Proposals for the Rapid Response/Special Opportunities program are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended.  Grant decisions for proposals submitted by the first day of each month will be made within 4 to 6 weeks.  The maximum request is $25,000, though generally grant awards range from $10,000 to $15,000. Organizations may only submit one proposal within a six month timeframe. Only in exceptional circumstances will organizations receive two Rapid Response grants in a single year. Deadline:  8:00 PM EDT on the first business day of the month

The GTECH After School Advantage Program is a national community investment program, which provides non-profit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children aged five to 15 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying our knowledge and expertise to this type of program GTECH hopes to increase children's interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today's job market. This program has a rolling deadline.

Singing for a Change Grants from Jimmy Buffett's SFC Charitable Foundation are awarded to programs that are concerned with the heatlh, education and protection of children and their families. This grant looks for programs that foster self esteem, self-sufficency, nonviolence and help teach creative problem solving. Nonprofits are eligible for this grant that has a rolling deadline.

The AT&T Foundation Grant Program provides grants to help prevent at-risk kids from dropping out of school by improving educational conditions. This grant looks at ways to do so by advancing school system reform, and programs that include parental involvement.

The Home Depot Foundation provides support for at-risk youth. The Foundation offers grants to schools and school districts to help provide a safe place to play and learn for at-risk children ages 12-18. Click here for more info.

The Verizon Foundation’s goal is to increase literacy and educational achievement, avoid abuse or domestic violence, and achieve health and safety. Eligible organizations seeking grants must indicate what outcomes are targeted through programming and what results are expected.

Grants frrom the Annie E. Casey Foundation are limited to initiatives in the U.S. These grants have significant potential to demonstrate innovative policy, service delivery, and community supports for disadvantaged children and families. The Foundation does not seek, nor often fund, unsolicited grant applications due to limited resources. The approach to grant making focuses on making multi-year, multi-site commitments that enable us to invest in long-term strategies and partnerships that strengthen both families and communities. Please share your ideas. The Foundation may consider supporting a specific promising program, practice, or policy that helps children and families succeed. Send a brief description of the project and contact information. Please note that the Foundation does not make grants to individuals, nor does it provide grants for capital improvement projects, medical research, or work outside the United States. Submit your ideas

The Coca-Cola Foundation is awarding grants throughout the year for education to help school drop out prevention. Apply online here.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation promotes educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity and civic engagement. The main focus of the grant is to help vulnerable children succeed. To apply, please click here.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is designed to help students improve academic achievements, self-esteem, and life opportunities of children living in low-income, urban communities. These afterschool programsAfter School programs feature small-group tutoring in literacy and math; mentoring from adult role models to foster self-respect and social skills; experiential learning through field trips, guest speakers and community service; support for parents to more deeply engage in their children's education; and rigorous evaluation to ensure continual academic improvement and success for children.

The Fender Music Foundation offers a grant that will provide funding and resources for music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs across America. Music in Schools Today provides therapeutic percussion, world music and movement classes to the most underserved and at-risk youth, in Bay Area Schools and community centers. Many of the children reached by this program, have experienced violence in their homes and communities, and, by making music, these children have developed improved self-esteem by transforming their loss, anger and alienation into personal growth and inner discipline -- rather than violence. This has a rolling deadline.

The following grants are specific to certain regions.

The Abreu Charitable Trust program provides grants to education, health associations, human services and youth services in the metro Atlanta area only. Click here to apply.