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  • Gardening Grants - The Youth Garden Grant supports projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program/expanding an established one is eligible to apply (must serve at least 15 youth aged 3-18). Award is $500. Deadline is December 1, 2015.

  • School Library Funds - The Laura Bush Foundation helps school libraries encourage a love of reading and makes books and other materials available to students in schools (pre-K-grade 12) where 85% or more qualify for free or reduced lunch. Awards: $7,000 max. Deadline: December 14, 2015.

  • Senior Support - The Retirement Research Foundation awards Direct Service Grants (average $50,000) for projects that help older persons stay at home; play meaningful roles in society; and improve nursing home care. Regional restrictions apply. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

  • Prevent Childhood Obesity - The Children's Obesity Fund supports nonprofits that increase awareness and understanding of how to raise healthy and happy children who live strong and active lives. Focus: education & prevention. Average award: Varies. Deadline: On-going.

  • Community Programs Funded - Through its Community Grant Program, the Walmart Foundation supports initiatives focusing on hunger relief; healthy eating; sustainability; women's economic empowerment; and career opportunities. Maximum: $2,500. Deadline: December 31, 2015.

  • Child Care Teachers - The Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards acknowledge the special dedication of individuals and will fund classroom enhancements. Grants are made to full-time childcare teachers currently employed in regulated programs. Maximum: $1,000. Deadline: January 4, 2016.

Here are Some More Great Grant Opportunities!

  • Early Childhood Support - The Caplan Foundation funds research/materials/curricula development focusing on Early Childhood Welfare; Early Childhood Education/Play; and Parent Education. Target ages: newborns to 5-year olds. Grant size varies. Deadline: Rolling.

  • Literacy Funds - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds nonprofits, libraries, and schools to teach reading/English language skills and high school equivalency test-prep. Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, Youth Literacy, Summer Reading, and Beyond Words grants are available. Award amounts and deadlines vary.

  • Grief Counseling Grants - A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support and grief counseling to youth experiencing the death of a loved one. A brief email starts the grant process.  Deadline: Open.

  • Inclusive Golf Supported - Funds from the National Alliance for Accessible Golf may be used to include/teach individuals with disabilities the game. Also considered: golf course/driving range access, adaptive equipment, and transportation to/from programming. Grant max is $20,000 (match required). Deadline: Rolling.

  • Grants Support Secondary Education - The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation supports professional development for teachers of grades 9-12.  Collaborations among colleges/universities, school districts, reform organizations, et al are encouraged.  Projects should be replicable. Grant range: $100,000-$200,000.  Deadline: On-going.

  • UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation - The Foundation provides financial relief for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health plan. Grant funds are paid to the health care provider. Deadline: Rolling.

  • Safeway Foundation - Priority areas are hunger relief (i.e. food banks); education (after school and fitness programs); health and human services (both research and direct medical services) and assisting people with disabilities (employment-related). Grant range: $10,000-$25,000. Deadline: Open.

  • Cigna Health Grants - Promotes wellness by making health services available and affordable; expanding opportunities/tapping the talents of individuals; supporting community services that produce future leaders; and creating networks to address complex social challenges. Typical award: $5,000. Deadline: Rolling.

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