Arts and Culture

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Offers Support for Early Career Scholars

Grants and fellowships of up to $45,000 are designed to help maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States by providing support to scholars prior to and just after completion of their dissertations.

Posted on August 2, 2013
Deadline: November 12, 2013 November 19, 2013

American Council of Learned Societies Invites Applications for Digital Innovation Fellowships

The fellowships carry a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year’s leave to provide scholars in the humanistic social sciences with the means to pursue intellectually significant projects that deploy digital technologies intensively….

Posted on August 2, 2013
Deadline: September 26, 2013

Institute of Museum and Library Services Accepting Applications for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to libraries and other organizations and associations working to address the education and training needs of the professionals who help build, maintain, and provide public access to information systems and sources.

Posted on August 2, 2013
Deadline: September 16, 2013

Children and Youth


Braitmayer Foundation

The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives; and preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The Foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants, or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the Foundation does not make grants for childcare, pre-kindergarten, or after school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software, and books. Presently, the Foundation has two mechanisms for making grants depending upon their size. For grants up to $35,000, applicants should submit a two page Letter of Inquiry describing the proposed project, proposed budget, and proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter to the Foundation office by June 1st. By September 1st, the trustees will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals due November 15th. For grants up to $10,000, applicants should submit a three page proposal describing the proposed project, proposed budget, and proof of 501 (c)(3) status or other tax-exempt ruling letter to the Foundation office by June 1st or November 15th. Decisions will be announced by September 1st and March 15th.

Applications must be received by June 1 or November 15, annually.

International Reading Association Invites Applications for Teacher Recognition Grant

A grant of $2,500 will be awarded to an outstanding K-6 classroom teacher who is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing….

Posted on May 9, 2013 Deadline: November 15, 2013

Lexus and Scholastic Launch Seventh Annual Environmental Contest for Middle and High School Students
The program will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships to inspire and empower middle and high school students in the United States to learn about the environment and take action to improve it….

Posted on August 2, 2013
Deadline: October 7, 2013 November 11, 2013, and January 17, 2014


Surdna Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry for Environmental Infrastructure Programs

Grants will be awarded to nonprofits working to connect and improve the infrastructure systems of urban and surrounding areas in ways that benefit the local environment, economy, and quality of life….

Posted on May 8, 2013 Deadline: Rolling (Letters of Inquiry)


French-American Foundation Seeks Applicants for its 2014 Immigration Journalism Fellows Program

Fellowships of up to $10,000 will be awarded to qualified journalists of all nationalities working in all forms of media (Web, print, documentary, photography, etc.), in French or in English, with an interest in immigration and integration….

Posted on August 7, 2013
Deadline: August 19, 2013


BridgeBuilders Foundation

The intent of the foundation is to support small, community-based organizations working to build bridges between groups of people that differ with respect to age, race, gender, economic resources, and physical or mental ability. A further objective is to fund projects that actively promote social, economic and environmental justice. In recent years, the foundation has made it a top priority to support programs that encourage young people to broaden their experience and contribute to society. Projects that are initiated by young people and those that address the needs of minority and low-income youth are of particular interest to BridgeBuilders. The foundation funds projects throughout the United States; however, it has historically concentrated its giving in Western Pennsylvania. BridgeBuilders does not make grants to individuals, colleges and universities, hospitals, endowments, or capital campaigns. Average annual distributions range from $40,000 to $50,000. Individual grants are typically $2,000 to $5,000.

June 1 and November 1, annually, is the deadline date.

Assets for Independence

Assets for Independence (AFI) provide five-year grants to organizations and agencies that enable low-income individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency by accumulating economic assets. Grantees provide financial literacy training to participants and help them save earned income in special matched bank accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). IDAs enable low-income and low-wealth families to accumulate savings for long-term assets such as a home, a business, or higher education and training. Eligible grantees include community-based nonprofits and State, local and Tribal government agencies and others, such as community development financial institutions and credit unions. A total of $18 million is available to fund 50 – 60 awards.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. EST on March 15, June 15, and November 1 annually.

Medical Research

National Foundation for Cancer Research Accepting Nominations for 2014 Szent-Györgyi Prize

The $25,000 prize is awarded annually to outstanding researchers whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose research promises to produce scientific breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment….

Posted on August 5, 2013
Deadline: September 30, 2013

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invites Research Grant Applications

Research grants ranging from $30,000 to $225,000 are available to support investigators working on projects that can contribute to the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention….

Posted on August 4, 2013
Deadline: November 15, 2013


Disabled Youth

Sports and Nutrition

Saucony Run for Good Program

The Saucony Run for Good Program has been created to encourage active and healthy lifestyles in children. Eligible applicants include programs whose participants are 18 years of age or less, have 501 (c) (3) status and can demonstrate their program positively impacts the lives of participants through their increased participation in running. Their charter is to fight childhood obesity so those programs that specifically target that epidemic get the most attention. Public schools are eligible. Ten – 20 grant winners are announced each year out of several hundred applicants. The maximum grant award is $10,000.

There are 2 application deadlines per year, one on December 13th and one on June 13th.

American Hiking Society Offers Support to Maintain and Protect Hiking Trails

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local organizations working to repair and protect America’s hiking trails….

Posted on August 2, 2013
Deadline: December 17, 2013

Youth Leadership

Foster care


Taproot Foundation Offers Pro Bono Professional Services to Nonprofit Organizations

Service grants valued at a minimum of $45,000 will be delivered by teams of business professionals working pro bono for nonprofit organizations in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C…..

Posted on August 1, 2013
Deadline: September 1, 2013 Varies by location

Science & Technology

American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

The annual $5,000 award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in fostering greater public engagement with science….

Posted on August 6, 2013
Deadline: October 15, 2013