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Possible Sources of Funding

From time to time we learn of grant opportunities that might apply to your family education programs. Those opportunities are placed on this page for your information. We have not fully investigated these opportunities and cannot, of course, guarantee that your program will be eligible or will be awarded funds. This information is provided for your reference only.

If you see an opportunity with an expired deadline, check the web site to see about applying next year.

updated 01/17/14

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National

Grants.gov - your source to find and apply for federal grants. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://grants.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants
Two Active Parenting programs are listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Active Parenting Now and Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action. SAMHSA grant opportunities are listed here: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/

Women Helping Others Foundation Invites Grant Applications
The WHO (Women Helping Others) Foundation ( www.whofoundation.org/) supports community-focused charities that serve the overlooked needs of women, children, and families in the United States and Puerto Rico. Complete funding guidelines and eligibility restrictions are available at the WHO Foundation Web site

Ben & Jerry's Foundation - The Ben & Jerry's Foundation (www.benandjerrysfoundation.org) offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

MacArthur Foundation - grants for youth violence prevention (http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers)

Brookdale Foundation Accepting Applications for Relatives as Parents Programs
The Brookdale Foundation Group's (http://brookdalefoundation.org ) Relatives as Parents Program supports the creation or expansion of services in the United States for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so.

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Goody's Community Counts

http://www.stagestoresinc.com/community/

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Omnova
Funding for
parental involvement and other education programs in these areas: Calhoun, Georgia / Dalton, Georgia / Fitchburg, Massachusetts / Columbus, Mississippi / Monroe, North Carolina / Akron, Ohio / Fairlawn, Ohio / Mogadore, Ohio / Auburn, Pennsylvania / Jeannette, Pennsylvania / Chester, South Carolina / Green Bay, Wisconsin

http://omnova.com/about/community/community.aspx

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Ceres Foundation
Offers funding for family strengthening programs that help disadvantaged parents to overcome obstacles to forming families, to keep their families together, and to break the cycle of abuse.

http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/ceres/

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Perlman Foundation
Offers funding for family and parental development organizations, among others. The Perlman Foundation's priorities are to assist individuals living in low income communities. Current states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

http://perlmanfoundation.org/bga-awards.php

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Western Union Foundation Funds Efforts to Help Empower Migrant Families and Alleviate Poverty
The Western Union Foundation supports philanthropic initiatives worldwide. Among the foundation's three primary focus areas is Creating Pathways to Opportunity - Programs that allow individuals to have better access to educational opportunities and economic development programs. Activities may include job training,
life skills education, computer education, and financial literacy. For more information, go to corporate.westernunion.com/wu_foundation.html

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Staples Foundation for Learning

The mission of Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. For more information, go to http://www.staplesfoundation.org/foundhome.html.

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Dollar General Family Literacy Grants
Programs that qualify include parent and child together time (PACT) and
parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for their child. Deadline: March. For more information, go to http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/landing.aspx .

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American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes:

  1. To 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
  2. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.

For more information, go to: http://www.legion.org/cwf/

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SpankOUT Day USA Mini-Grants
EPOCH-USA works with the Center for Effective Discipline to support programs for parents and caregivers on
positive discipline/no spanking through the SpankOut Day USA mini-grant program. SpankOUT Day is April 30. Applications for funding are due December 10.
More information: www.stophitting.org

Active Parenting videos that could be used for an effective no-spanking workshop:

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WaysToHelp.org invites teens in the United States to apply for grants to fund their community service ideas across any one of 16 issue areas. Grant requests are reviewed and responded to on a monthly basis.

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UPS Foundation
The UPS Foundation (www.community.ups.com) focuses its support on national programs in the areas of:
Human Welfare - including programs for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally disadvantaged, the physically or mentally challenged, and community development programs.
Educational Programs - including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects; and
Major Initiatives - adult literacy and the distribution of prepared and perishable food.
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TARGET
Annual deadline: May 31
Target stores offer grants to programs that support early childhood literacy.
Details and application:
https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants

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Tiger Woods Foundation
The Tiger Woods Foundation (tigerwoodsfoundation.org) grant-making process focuses on providing opportunities to children and families who are underserved. The following are approved programmatic areas for funding: education; youth development; parenting; and family health & welfare.

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The Starr Foundation
The Starr Foundation (www.starrfoundation.org) makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public policy, culture and the environment.

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Lowe's Toolbox for Education
Grants to increase parent involvement.
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

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Sprint Foundation
The Sprint Foundation (www.sprint.com/responsibility/ourcommunities/sprint_foundation/) areas of interest include: education, arts and culture, youth development, disability, and community investment.

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Singing for Change
Singing for Change (www.singingforchange.org) grants are awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and protection of children and their families. Singing for Change offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based, nonprofit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems. Projects that
foster self-esteem and that teach nonviolence and creative problem solving are most likely to be considered. (Our suggestion: Free the Horses)

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Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation
Rockwell Collins' giving priorities include education and arts and culture with an emphasis in youth development. (www.rockwellcollins.com)

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Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn
Ready to Learn funds initiatives that strengthen public education at the elementary school level. Emphasis is put on systemic school reform; improving teacher and educational leadership skills; increasing
parental involvement; arts education; early childhood care and education; and bolstering literacy in the early years. Click for more information.

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Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation focuses on four major program areas: education and youth, arts and culture, community and civic, and health.
Infomation: http://www.annenbergfoundation.org/grants/

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Brookdale Foundation's Relatives as Parents Program seed grants
RAPP is designed to encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so.
Infomation: www.brookdalefoundation.org

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Teaching Tolerance Grant Program
The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center offers grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 classroom teachers for implementing tolerance and youth activism projects in their schools and communities. Proposals from other educators such as community organizations and churches will be considered on the basis of direct student impact. (Suggested program for this project: Free the Horses: A Character Education Adventure)
http://www.tolerance.org/

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RGK Foundaton
Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and
parenting education....Youth development programs supported by the Foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life.
For more information: www.rgkfoundation.org

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General Mills Foundation
The General Mills Foundation (http://generalmills.com) is based in Minneapolis at the General Mills World Headquarters. In communities around the United States where General Mills has operations, employee volunteers serve on Community Action Councils that work with the Foundation. These councils review funding applications in their communities and suggest projects that meet Foundation funding guidelines.

For more information: http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/commitment/foundation.aspx

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Blockbuster Video
At Blockbuster, our community relations activities are designed to utilize corporate and employee resources and talents to benefit the communities we serve by supporting organizations which impact children/families, reflect a film/video focus or fulfill specific company operating objectives related to diversity and employment. www.blockbuster.com/corporate/communityRelations

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J. Jill Compassion Fund Offers Funding for Programs Aiding Women and Children
As a nationwide retailer of women's clothing, J. Jill Group, Inc. focuses its philanthropic efforts on issues affecting disadvantaged women and children. As part of that outreach, J. Jill has established the J. Jill Compassion Fund at the Boston Foundation (www.jjill.com/jjillonline). The primary goal of the fund is to provide financial support on a national scale to community-based organizations and/or programs whose mission focuses on aiding women and children in need.

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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (www.barbarabushfoundation.com) is accepting applications for its national grant competition. To be eligible for a grant, an organization must have current nonprofit or public status, have been in existence for two or more years as of the date of the application, and operate an instructional literacy program that has been in existence for at least two years and includes one or more of the following components: literacy for adults, parent education, pre-literacy or literacy instruction for
children pre-K to grade 3, and intergenerational literacy activities.

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Hasbro Children's Foundation
The Hasbro Children's Foundation (www.hasbro.com/corporate/community-relations) is committed to improving the emotional, mental and physical well-being of children and their families through the support of innovative direct service programs in the areas of health, education and social services. The Foundation funds programs that build resiliency in children, and provide opportunities for caring relationships, learning and creativity, and feelings of achievement and joy.

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RALPH AND EILEEN SWETT FOUNDATION
The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, especially children and families. A relatively new foundation, it has not limited itself to specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time. http://www.swettfoundation.org/

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Check their web site for current funding opps. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/index.html

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Social and Economic Development Strategies for Native Americans
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 funds for new community-based projects under ANA's Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) for Native Americans program. ANA's FY 2005 SEDS goals and areas of interest are focused on strengthening Children, Families, and communities through community-based organizations, tribes, and Village governments.
Information: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana/programs/seds

Arkansas
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

Arizona
Shutterfly Foundation (Maricopa County): grants for organizations that work with children and youth, particularly in underserved communities.
http://www.shutterfly.com/about/com_sub_relations.jsp

California

Shutterfly Foundation (San Francisco/Bay Area operating programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties): grants for organizations that work with children and youth, particularly in underserved communities.
http://www.shutterfly.com/about/com_sub_relations.jsp

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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (http://lpfch.org) provides support for community organizations in their efforts to promote the health and well being of children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, California.

Kentucky
Peoples Bancorp Offers Grants Through New Charitable Foundation
Peoples Bancorp Foundation, Inc., ( www.peoplesbancorp.com), makes charitable distributions
to organizations located in its service areas in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Louisiana
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

Massachusetts
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx
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Verizon Wireless Introduces Program to Help Victims of Domestic Violence in New England
Any not-for-profit organization in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine that works in some capacity with victims of domestic violence may apply for a $1,000 grant once per quarter and as often as three times per year. Grants will be awarded to support direct client services, raise public awareness about domestic violence, or train staff and volunteers. Connecticut not- for-profit organizations that work with victims of domestic violence may apply for funding online from the Verizon Foundation. (http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html)

Maine
Verizon Wireless Introduces Program to Help Victims of Domestic Violence in New England
Any not-for-profit organization in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine that works in some capacity with victims of domestic violence may apply for a $1,000 grant once per quarter and as often as three times per year. Grants will be awarded to support direct client services, raise public awareness about domestic violence, or train staff and volunteers. Connecticut not- for-profit organizations that work with victims of domestic violence may apply for funding online from the Verizon Foundation. (http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html)

Michigan
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

Minnesota
The McKnight Foundation
www.mcknight.org
We use our resources to help children thrive; assist families to nurture and guide their children; create supportive communities to share responsibility for children and families; and strengthen the Twin Cities region so it remains a good place to live.

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General Mills Foundation
The General Mills Foundation (www.generalmills.com) provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that create sustainable community improvement in the areas of social services, education, arts and culture, and youth nutrition and fitness.

Mississippi
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

Missouri
Sprint Achievement Program
The Sprint Achievement Program (SAP) is a grant program that provides resources for educators to execute programs in their classrooms that improve student achievement, family engagement and educator development. For Greater Kansas City area. (Our suggestion for this grant: Parents on Board parent involvement program.)
For more information, go to: http://sprint.com/community/education/achievement.html

New Hampshire
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

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Verizon Wireless Introduces Program to Help Victims of Domestic Violence in New England
Any not-for-profit organization in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine that works in some capacity with victims of domestic violence may apply for a $1,000 grant once per quarter and as often as three times per year. Grants will be awarded to support direct client services, raise public awareness about domestic violence, or train staff and volunteers. Connecticut not- for-profit organizations that work with victims of domestic violence may apply for funding online from the Verizon Foundation. (http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html)

New Jersey
The Schumann Fund for New Jersey
Early Childhood Development: We support efforts to heighten the chances of academic and social success for young children, especially the urban poor, by supporting programs and policies that provide high quality early childhood education and care to children from birth to eight years old. Essex County: We support local programs directed at meeting community needs, with particular focus on social and educational services for families with young children that will have a long-term impact on addressing community problems.(foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/schumann)

New York
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

North Carolina
Shutterfly Foundation (Mecklenburg County, NC): grants for organizations that work with children and youth, particularly in underserved communities.
http://www.shutterfly.com/about/com_sub_relations.jsp

Duke Endowment
Strong families: Help parents build stronger relationships, raise healthier children and keep families together by developing positive parenting skills and counteracting cycles of abuse and neglect. (www.dukeendowment.org)

Ohio
The George Gund Foundation
The Foundation places high priority on programs within Cuyahoga County that enhance child welfare and protection and increase the stability of families. It is concerned with ameliorating the effects of poverty and social disorganization in the Cleveland area, including programs that address welfare-to-work transition, interpersonal violence and basic human needs.
http://www.gundfdn.org/

Peoples Bancorp Offers Grants Through New Charitable Foundation
Peoples Bancorp Foundation, Inc., ( www.peoplesbancorp.com), makes charitable distributions
to organizations located in its service areas in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Rhode Island
Verizon Wireless Introduces Program to Help Victims of Domestic Violence in New England
Any not-for-profit organization in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine that works in some capacity with victims of domestic violence may apply for a $1,000 grant once per quarter and as often as three times per year. Grants will be awarded to support direct client services, raise public awareness about domestic violence, or train staff and volunteers. Connecticut not- for-profit organizations that work with victims of domestic violence may apply for funding online from the Verizon Foundation. (http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html)

South Carolina
Verizon Foundation Offers Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits and Educational Institutions

The Verizon Foundation (http://foundation.verizon.com/) is seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in South Carolina for innovative projects that support the use of technology in literacy or Internet safety programs.
Literacy programs may address the areas of family, adult, early childhood or K-12 literacy, including programs that develop English as a second language or basic computer literacy skills.

Duke Endowment
Strong families: Help parents build stronger relationships, raise healthier children and keep families together by developing positive parenting skills and counteracting cycles of abuse and neglect. (www.dukeendowment.org)

Tennessee
The Phillips Foundation (Nashville)
http://www.phillipsfoundation.org
The Phillips Foundation supports a variety of organizations in the fields of health, human services, civic affairs, education and the arts.With rare exceptions, grants are limited to organizations in the greater Nashville area.

Texas
Amarillo Area Foundation
www.amarilloareafoundation.org
Grants to nonprofits in the Texas panhandle covering "the entire range of human needs."

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Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects
Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. http://www.entergy.com/our_community/Grant_Guidelines.aspx

Vermont
Entergy Corporation Offering Grants for Local Service Projects

Entergy provides grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that effectively impact arts and culture, community improvement, education and literacy, and/or
healthy families. Grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to schools, hospitals, governmental units, and religious institutions.Organizations must be located within Entergy's service territory. See the Entergy Corporation Web site for complete program information and eligibility guidelines. www.entergy.com

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Verizon Wireless Introduces Program to Help Victims of Domestic Violence in New England
Any not-for-profit organization in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine that works in some capacity with victims of domestic violence may apply for a $1,000 grant once per quarter and as often as three times per year. Grants will be awarded to support direct client services, raise public awareness about domestic violence, or train staff and volunteers. Connecticut not- for-profit organizations that work with victims of domestic violence may apply for funding online from the Verizon Foundation. (http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html)

Washington State

Social Venture Partners Seattle
Social Venture Partners Seattle ( http://www.svpseattle.org/ ) works to advance the common good in Washington State's King County by engaging and connecting a community of philanthropic leaders, strengthening local nonprofits, and catalyzing efforts to accelerate system change.initiatives: professional development and training for teachers; professional development and training for school leadership (principals, assistant principals, lead teachers, teacher mentors, etc.); school-based social support for stu- dents; systemic change, including whole-school reform and education policy;
parent or community involvement in schools; and academic enrichment for students.

West Virginia

Benedum Foundation
Strives to improve the social and economic conditions of all West Virginians.
http://www.benedum.org

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Peoples Bancorp Offers Grants Through New Charitable Foundation

Peoples Bancorp Foundation, Inc., ( www.peoplesbancorp.com), makes charitable distributions
to organizations located in its service areas in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Wisconsin
Green Bay Packers Foundation
http://www.packers.com/community/packers_foundation/
The Green Bay Packers organization has enjoyed tremendous fan support through its long and storied history. The community supported the team in times of need by "passing the hat" at games and by buying stock in 1923, 1935, 1950 and 1997, among other ways. To give back to the community, the team created the Green Bay Packers Foundation in December 1986. The Foundation assists in a wide variety of activities and programs that benefit education, civic affairs, health services, human services and youth-related programs.