The National AIDS Fund (now AIDS United) was founded in 1988 to reduce the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS by promoting leadership and generating resources for effective community responses to the epidemic. Through our network of Community Partnerships and targeted Special Initiatives, AIDS United promotes collaborative local planning and provides strategic grants and technical support to more than 400 direct service organizations annually.
Alert is an independent fund that project budget available to activist young people through quickly ask (ask by e-mail, treatment within 2 weeks, sum up to 250 euros) , applications ( before application in treatment within 2 months, amount up to 1500 euros ) and awards ( 750, 3 times a year, chosen by Alert Directors ). It aims to achieve an equal distribution of knowledge, capital, power, and a better environment. Alert provides global subsidies to single and small-scale projects for and by young people with progressive ideas and initiatives. The board of Alert consists of young people between 18 and 32 years. They deal with the applications and know the grants, totaling approximately € 50,000 annually gives alert to activist projects for and by young people. On this website you can read more about the background of Alert and the projects we support, and how to submit an application. Us
In 2013 Amazon launched the Amazon Smile program.
When you or your nonprofit’s donors shop, Amazon gives.
Through this program, Amazon donates .5% of an individual’s total purchase to a charity of their choosing.
The Arcus Foundation seeks to help overcome cultural and policy obstacles that are barriers to the full acceptance, respect and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Astraea funds lesbian-and trans-led organizations and cultural media projects that directly address the depth and complexities of lesbian and trans issues.
Astraea’s International Fund supports groups, projects, or organizations working towards progressive social change which are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities and directly address oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.
Our online LOI submission site for the International Fund is now active. Please review our criteria and priorities for funding. Click here to submit an LOI in English.
Primarily, we fund in the Intermountain West region of the United States which includes Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. We also fund Nationally in the U. S. (those projects of national scope and/or impact).
Bank of America Charitable Foundation offers several funding opportunities to nonprofit organizations.
They direct their funding to meet the needs of low-income communities, with a particular focus on revitalizing neighborhoods, educating the workforce, and addressing basic needs like hunger and homelessness.
Bank of America employees also help their communities through volunteerism and connect nonprofits and communities to much-needed resources.
The Best Buy Foundation will donate Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.
Examples of program activities include:
- Computer programming
- Digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography)
- Music production
- Gaming and mobile app development
Community Grants are designed to support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams across the nation. The average grant amount is $5,000 and will not exceed $10,000.
The ongoing funding support provided through the National Grants Program is an essential component of BC/EFA’s commitment, specifically to people with AIDS outside of the entertainment industry and the organizations that serve them.
BC/EFA’s National Grants Program was conceptualized with two objectives. The first was to responsibly grant funds as quickly as possible so that organizations responding to the AIDS crisis would be able to address the constant state of emergency that people with AIDS faced during the early days of the epidemic.
The second was to spread BC/EFA’s resources to as many organizations throughout the country as possible in order to create an awareness of HIV/AIDS among service providers and to use relatively modest grants made by BC/EFA to leverage greater resources to address the needs of all communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
The HIV epidemic has grown and intensified beyond the gay community, particularly in communities of color, with a high incidence among women and their children, as well as in persons with substance abuse histories. HIV has always reinforced or created economic hardship. Therefore, BC/EFA saw a need to focus its National Grants Program on direct services such as food programs, support programs for clothing and personal hygiene items, and emergency assistance programs to avoid evictions or loss of health insurance.
At the same time, BC/EFA was compelled to develop funding options that supported the integrity of families and the quality of life of people living with AIDS. Funding became available for family support, including bereavement support, burials for family members, summer camps, recreational and cultural outings and alternative therapies.
BC/EFA also demonstrated its leadership by being among the first to fund needle exchange programs, long before most other funders supported these programs, and even before New York State decriminalized syringe possession.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on those global pillars where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference.
We support initiatives that strengthen and enrich communities, including education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives.
And… Locally-Designated Priorities We also respond to critical local initiatives related to diversity initiatives in the United States.
Costco’s warehouses and regional offices specifically support programs focused on children, education, and health and human services.
They accept requests for warehouse donations, regional office donations, and grants
David Bohnett and the David Bohnett Foundation are committed to improving society through social activism.
We pursue our mission by providing funding, state-of-the-art technology and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting our funding guidelines, share our vision
Nonprofit organizations can ask for grants from Delta through their charitable giving requests form.
Organizations can also request sponsorships for initiatives and events.
All requests must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event for consideration.
The Basic Center Program offers support to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The program works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.
Deadline to Apply: May 12, 2014
Summary: The Street Outreach Program offers support to provide services to youth living on the streets and in unstable situations. The program aims to increase young people’s safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of getting them off the streets.
Funding Oppportunity Title: Street Outreach Program
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-YO-0790
Program Office: Family and Youth Services Bureau
Funding Type: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Application Due Date: 05/12/2014
Many corporations match donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits, to support employee charitable giving, and to extend corporate philanthropy.
Matching donations, or matching gifts, are free money that nonprofits often miss out on because of limited information on donors’ employers, complex corporate giving programs, and because the corporate matching process is usually unknown for employees.
Many nonprofits miss out on revenue simply because donors are unaware of their employers’ matching gift programs.
By reminding your donors of matching gift programs and using our tool to simplify searching and applying for matching gifts, your nonprofit can increase your matching gift revenue.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in the United States in 1992 by Sir Elton John, now headquartered in New York City. In 1993, Sir Elton also established his Foundation as a registered charity in the United Kingdom, headquartered in London. Both organizations pursue the same mission – to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative HIV prevention programs, eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and support direct HIV-related care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund is a leading supporter of gay and lesbian equality. In 2001, the Haas, Jr. Fund became the first foundation, gay or straight, to support the freedom to marry. And today, we’re focusing our efforts to support collaborations and organizations that are working to open hearts and minds on the issues of equality for gay people. Since the launch of the Gay & Lesbian Rights program, the Haas, Jr. Fund has made grants totaling more than $60 million in this area.
Ford Foundation does not have submission deadlines. Applications are considered throughout the year.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues remains the sole organization dedicated exclusively to increasing institutional giving to LGBTQ communities.
Astraea houses the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, a donor circle that makes grants to small LGBTQI community organizing groups across the United States. The Circle particularly supports the leadership and organizing by and for communities of color, indigenous communities, low-income communities, and/or rural communities.
The Funding Queerly Giving Circle is currently accepting proposals for its second year of grantmaking:
- Deadline for Proposals: November 14, 2014
The Gamma Mu Foundation was formed to endow financial grants to organizations and individuals, primarily in rural America, that make available direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS along with conducting prevention and education.
Grant seekers outside of Colorado Grant: proposals are by invitation only and unsolicited grant proposals will not be accepted. Within Colorado they accept grant proposals on an invitation-only basis.
In order to be considered for an invitation, organizations must meet the following requirements:
- Possess current IRS 501(c)(3) determination.
- Have a board-approved nondiscrimination policy inclusive of sexual orientation and gender expression in effect (click here for more details).
If your organization is eligible and fits within the Gill Foundation’s guidelines, you may submit a letter of inquiry to Kelly Costello, grants management associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give OUT Day nonprofit toolkit, designed to equip nonprofits with all the resources you’ll need to market and promote Give OUT Day. You’ll find digital templates, a press release, frequently asked questions sheet, and images ready to download. For more information, email Noris@BolderGiving.org.
Horizons Foundation offers a diverse range of grant opportunities to support the LGBT community.
As part of our commitment to advancing equality and social progress, we envision a world free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, where LGBT people are empowered to lead healthy and productive lives. JFF makes investments that promote the mental health and well-being of LGBT people across the lifespan, empower queer youth and build the capacity of the movement for LGBT equality.
Kendal Charitable Funds announces funds for programs that can
enhance the lives of an aging population through services, research, and/or developing new understanding and awareness of issues and opportunities. Letters of intent must be received no later than May 15, 2015.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations
Funds: Awards available up to $25,000
Contact: Kendal Charitable Funds at (610) 335-1223
Grant ID: GD5472
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Grants are made semi-annually, to community-based organizations, in support of:
- Care and direct services
Grants are made to support developing or established programs, with emphasis on direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests from throughout the US are considered, with particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas.
Previous requests receiving serious consideration have included:
- Requests from locations with a scarcity of available funding;
- Requests for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures;
- Innovative ideas for meeting standard needs.
Applying organizations should have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. In each grant cycle, a relatively brief grant request is submitted by the applicant. For requests receiving serious consideration in that cycle, a site visit to the organization may be made by one of the Foundation’s directors. This approach avoids excessive paperwork and provides the Foundation’s directors with a better understanding of the applicant organization.
In addition to considering current grant requests, the Foundation utilizes requests to establish relationships for future grant consideration.
Requests for information should be directed to:
Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
P.O. Box 4094
Philadelphia, PA 19118-8094
Phone: (917) 573-0486
Email: Eliza McAllister
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to announce a new Letter of Inquiry for the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund.
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the Ford Foundation, the Arcus Foundation and an anonymous donor are implementing the first LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund (The Fund). The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund is a collaborative philanthropic initiative that aims to develop and strengthen a strategic and effective advocacy sector addressing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color. Priorities of the Fund have been informed by a range of stakeholders. The Fund will support efforts to drive structural, policy and cultural change that ensure core public institutions are welcoming and capable of serving diverse LGBTQ populations.
Deadline for proposals: March 3, 2014
Click here to download LOI
Please direct inquiries about this LOI to:LGBTQRacialJusticeFund@astraeafoundation.org
The Queer Youth Fund awards $100,000 grants to innovative and effective leadership development, organizing or other programs/projects that empower gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (GLBTQQ) youth (up to 24 years old). The purpose of the Queer Youth Fund is to improve societal conditions affecting these youth and strengthen the GLBTQQ movement.
Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to non-profit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.
Eligibility:The Foundation provides funding only to 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and public agencies in communities where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers.
Funds: Grants range from $5,000 to $100,000, with most projects falling between $10,000 and $25,000.
Supplemental: Our Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program is another opportunity for support, which Lowe’s can provide to some grant recipients to help supplement the labor of projects. We encourage applicants to speak to their local store manager to see if this is a possibility before applying.
Deadline: The spring application cycle will run March 31 – May 30, 2014.
The summer application cycle will run June 30 – Aug. 29, 2014.
The small grants program is an outlet for organizations seeking smaller-scale assistance for non-educational focused projects. These grants range from $100 to $2,000. Small grant project requests must also fit within the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation guidelines. These requests are received on a rolling basis, with no specific cycle dates.
Eligibility: The Foundation provides funding only to 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and public agencies in communities where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers.
To apply: E-mail a project description and budget outline to email@example.com with a “Small Grant Request” subject line. Due to the large volume of requests, they are unable to respond to all requests and will only notify you if you receive funding, approximately three weeks after submission.
The M·A·C AIDS Fund supports nonprofit organizations that are providing vital services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. The Fund’s U.S. Community Grants Program provides support to service providers for U.S.-based programs that offer food and nutrition or housing services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Online applications for Food and Nutrition Programs grants are currently available on the Fund’s website
Deadline to Apply: May 2, 2014.
The Housing Programs online grant application will be available on the website at the beginning of August
Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2014.
(The Fund also offers separate programs for organizations in Canada as well as countries throughout the world where M·A·C Cosmetics has affiliate offices.) Visit the Fund’s website to review the guidelines for the U.S. Grants Program.
Grant Program Areas
Starting in January 2014, the Trust has updated its guidelines to match its newly developed Strategic Plan. The Trust’s grantmaking under its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan supports the following grant Program Areas:
- Foster Youth
- People With Disabilities
- Discretionary Grantmaking
Though individuals within each of these program areas have specific needs and challenges, certain common themes underlie the Trust’s decision to focus its grantmaking in support of these chosen populations, including:
- A recognition of the often overlooked issues and challenges faced by individuals in these populations
- Forecasted or evident growth in the focus populations
- The opportunity to support life-changing services for individuals facing challenging transitions
- Acknowledgment of the significant contributions that individuals in these populations can make, given opportunity and supportive resources
- The importance of caregiving – formal and informal, at the family, friend, or community level – to both individual and community well-being
In all of its grantmaking, the Trust is interested in supporting organizations that promote the dignity, agency, and self-sufficiency of individuals within its focus populations, and that strive to achieve a lasting difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Eligible organizations can access Microsoft cloud offers, such as Office 365, Azure, Dynamics CRM, Enterprise Mobility and Power BI, for free or at a significant discount.
Eligible nonprofit organizations can receive perpetual Microsoft software license donations through our partner, TechSoup
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NORDSTROM-DIRECTED GIVING GUIDELINES
The majority of our Nordstrom-directed contributions focus on programs and organizations that care for kids and empower youth. We also support other programs and organizations that we believe have a significant impact on our communities. Learn more about the nonprofits we support.
To be eligible for a Nordstrom-directed cash grant, your organization must:
- Qualify for nonprofit status under the Internal Revenue Service code or Canadian Revenue Agency
- Benefit a local community served by Nordstrom
- Demonstrate sound and responsible financial policies and management
- Demonstrate the requested funds will support a program or service not readily available elsewhere
To ensure that charitable organizations receive the maximum benefit from our support, we give cash contributions. We do not donate merchandise, gift cards, samples, shopping bags or other supplies. As a rule, we do not make corporate contributions that support:
- Auctions, raffles or opportunity drawings
- Individual primary or secondary schools
- Unrestricted operating funds
- Individual scholarships or funds for individuals
- Projects of a political nature, including lobbying
- Pageants or talent competitions
- Political organizations (candidates or parties, committees or legislation)
- Religious organizations serving only those with like beliefs
- Places of worship such as churches, synagogues or temples
- Special occasion, goodwill or program advertising
- Loans or investments
- Professional or amateur team sponsorship (including sports) or fundraising competitions (including athletic fundraising events)
- Social clubs, including sororities or fraternities
- Production of films, videotapes, recordings, publications or displays
- Merchandise promotions
- Conferences or conventions
- Organizations with a written policy of discrimination against any person or group based on sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis
The Open Society Foundations award grants, scholarships, and fellowships throughout the year. Focus areas include Education & Youth, Governance & Accountability, Health, Media & Information, Rights & Justice.
- Organizations or projects must operate within one or more of the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and/or Washington.
- Applicant projects or organizations must have 501(c)3 non-profit tax status or be affiliated with an organization that has 501(c)3 tax status that will assume fiscal responsibility for all funds received and expended.
- Projects or programs must directly benefit the LGBTQ community; people affected by HIV/AIDS; and/or their friends and families.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Publix happily supports efforts to improve our communities. We’re particularly passionate about youth, education (specifically literacy), and helping the homeless and hungry.
All requests for donations, gift cards, sponsorships, and program ads must be submitted on the letterhead of your non-profit, tax-exempt organization, and if you are a 501(c)(3) organization, please include a copy of your “letter of determination” from the IRS.
Remember to include all the details about your activity and what specific donation or assistance you are requesting from Publix. Please mail or fax your letter of request at least four weeks prior to the date of your event.
Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women Foundation announce funds to support programs that promote the well-being and future prospects of women and girls.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations
Contact: Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women Foundation
Grant ID: GD5468
Southwest Airlines gives charitable donations to nonprofits that focus on families facing serious illnesses, military families, disaster response, and sustainability initiatives.
Southwest Airlines has also partnered with the Project for Public Spaces in an effort to invest in Placemaking, an initiative to reimagine and reform public spaces in communities.
The Heart of the Community program was formed in 2014 and has been building parks and encouraging volunteerism in local communities.
State Farm and the State Farm Companies Foundation focus charitable grants on nonprofit initiatives that build safer, strong, and better educated communities.
The Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants support the communities in which State Farm employees live and work. The grant focuses on two areas: safety and education.
The Palette Fund supports organizations that address the needs of the LGBT community, and focuses its efforts on building a more inclusive environment by investing in the potential of LGBT youth. In 2013, we continue to look at programs that work directly with runaway and homeless Queer Youth, an often over-looked problem that is growing, misunderstood by the public and under funded as a result.
Current Grant locations: greater metropolitan areas of Baltimore MD, Boston MA, Los Angeles CA, Madison WI, Milwaukee WI, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA, and Washington, D.C.
RMYF issues two types of grants:
1. Innovation Grants support innovative services for helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential. Innovation Grants are available to youth-serving nonprofit organizations within RMYF geographic areas and can be for as much as $25,000.
2. Advancement Grants support past RMYF grant recipients that have demonstrated that their innovative services effectively help youth reach their full potential. Advancement grants aim to help organizations serve more youth, serve youth more effectively or otherwise evolve to have a greater impact. Advancement grants are only available to prior RMYF grantees invited to apply.
Deadline to Apply: April 30
The focus of The Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation is the enrichment and empowerment of people of all ages around the world, so as to prevent exploitation, poverty, and injustice. The grant range usually falls between $1,000 and $10,000. The average grant size was $2,500.
Tides is a public charity offering individuals and institutions a vehicle for their philanthropy. Unlike many other foundations, Tides does not have discretionary grantmaking funds and has no open proposal submission process. Rather, we partner with individual and institutional donors who have donor advised funds at Tides and direct their own grantmaking.
United Airlines offers cash support to eligible nonprofits on a limited basis.
In order to qualify, a nonprofit must apply online and include specific information surrounding the event or project for which they are requesting donations.
All requests must be made online no later than ninety days in advance of an event.
Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work. Through the Community Grant Program, our associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.