Saturday, May 17, 2008

May Grant Opportunities

Gimme dat grantThanks to for these May Grant Opportunities:

Dollar General Back-to-School Grants

Dollar General is accepting applications for the Back-to-School
Grants program. This program provides funding to help schools meet some of the financial challenges they face when implementing new programs, or purchasing new equipment, materials, or software for the school library or literacy program. Applications for grants of up to $5,000 will be accepted from throughout Dollar General's 35-state service territory. All applications must be received by June
12, 2008. To learn more, visit the website provided above.

Staples Education Grant
The Staples Foundation for Learning is accepting applications for the next round of 2008 funding. The Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations for programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Applications will be accepted online from organizations throughout the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) between June 2 and June 16, 2008. The next deadline is October 24, 2008. To learn more, visit the website provided above.

CVS Pharmacy Community Involvement
Community Grants target effective and innovative programs that align with our philanthropic values and criteria. To ensure that we make a positive impact, the 2008 Community Grants Program will focus on these two key areas:
- Programs targetting children under the age of 18 with disabilities including:

  • Health and Rehabilitation Services

  • Public schools promoting a greater level of inclusion in student
    activities and extracurricular activities

  • Creating opportunities or facilities which give greater access to physical
    movement and play

  • Healthcare services for uninsured people

Deadline: June 15th, 2008

Walgreens Community Giving
Most Walgreen grants are made to eligible nonprofits working in local Walgreen communities. A portion of the budget is reserved for select national organizations. Walgreens awards grants in the following program areas: non-hospital based health agencies, Walgreens One-on-One tutorial programs in inner city neighborhoods where we operate, and a small share is reserved for eligible community and social service agencies that serve areas where Walgreens has a significant presence. Health is our major area of focus, and the largest share of our annual contributions budget is allocated to programs that address the health needs of our patients.

Deadline: Open

Lego Children's Fund

The LEGO Children's Fund will provide grants quarterly for collaborative programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. We will give priority consideration to programs that both meet our goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by our employees.

The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 § 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of support:

  • Early childhood education and development

  • Technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities

  • Sport or athletic programs that concentrate on underserved youth

Grant Amount: Most awards are between $500 and $5,000

Deadline: None

Gannett Foundation Community Grants

The Gannett Foundation's mission is to invest in the future of the communities in which Gannett does business, and in the future of our industry. They value projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged
people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations in neighborhoods where Gannett has a newspaper or tv station.

Preferred Approach: Complete the application form available from the website, attach your proposal and send it to the newspaper publisher or TV station in your area. A list of newspapers and TV stations is available on the website.Deadline: There are three deadlines per year: January 15th, May 15th and August 15th.

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