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Aetna Foundation

Deadline: July 23rd, 2014  
Funding: $50,000  

The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care while supporting the communities it serves. The foundation’s Regional Grants program funds community wellness initiatives that serve those who are most at risk for poor health — low-income, underserved, and minority populations — in Aetna's priority cities and states.

In 2014, grants of up to $50,000 will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity.

Typically, Regional Grants support school-based or afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.

Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.

To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status. A tax identification number is necessary to apply online.  

http://www.aetna-foundation.org/foundation/apply-for-a-grant/regional-grants/index.html  

Coca-Cola Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $10,000-$100,000  

The Coca-Cola Foundation supports projects which provide youth with the educational opportunities to become productive citizens. The foundation encourages new solutions to problems that impede educational systems and supports existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so broad, the foundation's commitment is multifaceted. The Higher education grants focus on programs that encourage students to stay in school and proceed with confidence to college and graduate school. Classroom teaching and learning grants focus on K-12 public; global education grants focus on global exchange programs that encourage international studies. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.  

http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_coke.html  

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$100,000  

This foundation supports programs that enable promising low-income students to reach their full potential. To this end, the foundation supports youth programs for students in K-12, for those seeking to enroll in college, and for those seeking musical training. Two-page letters of inquiries are always accepted.  

http://www.jkcf.org/grants/request-for-proposals/  

Kalliopeia Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000  

Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.

We work toward this goal through three strategic program areas:

Fostering a Global Consciousness of Oneness: Contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies rather than divides people, and evolve our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with the whole of life.

Indigenous Cultures: Empower, encourage, and protect the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and languages that carry forward ancient traditions of kinship with all of life.

Nurturing the Inner Life: Support cultural transition to an increasingly interconnected world through transformative and contemplative work that reconnects humanity to the essential unity at its core.  

http://www.kalliopeia.org/grantprocess.html  

Kellogg Educated Kids Grants

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  

To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success, the foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight), leading to reading proficiency by third grade, high school graduation, and pathways to meaningful employment. All children need the support of parents and community to assure their healthy development and education. The foundation is partnering with organizations working on early childhood education, with a commitment to whole child development, educational advocacy, family literacy, innovative educational practices, policy reform and lifelong learning. The foundation focuses on communities where children and families are most in need of high quality early intervention to achieve success by third grade and maintain it beyond. The foundation's approach is both bottom-up and top-down. The foundation seeks opportunities to increase its strategic presence by investing in national organizations and their networks. At state and local levels, the foundation simultaneously explores approaches to helping children and families in ways supported by their local communities.  

http://www.wkkf.org/what-we-support/educated-kids.aspx  

Medical Library Association Invites Applications for Scholarship for Minority Students

Deadline: November 24th, 2014  
Funding: $5,000  

The Medical Library Association is accepting applications for the 2015 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students.

A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be awarded to a minority student who is entering a graduate program at an American Library Association-accredited library school or has yet to finish at least one half of the program's requirements in the year following the granting of the scholarship.

African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander American individuals who wish to study health sciences librarianship are eligible to apply.

Visit the MLA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP  

https://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/minstud.html  

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $50,000-$200,000  

Education-related grants comprise two-thirds of our giving. We are committed to improving student performance and increasing access to education so that children and adolescents everywhere have the opportunity for life-long success.

The United States educational system is plagued by a persistent achievement gap among students from different economic circumstances, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. To close this gap, improve student performance and increase graduation rates among affected students, we work to:

Improve student outcomes through performance-driven education;

Support college preparation and completion programs;

Strengthen human capital through leadership training; and

Increase the availability of quality school options.

http://msdf.org/programs/urban-education  

PepsiCo Foundation

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $100,000  

The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include:
Health—Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance
Environment—Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change
Education—Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved;
Women's empowerment  

http://www.pepsico.com/purpose/pepsico-foundation/grants.html  

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  

The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. 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. The Foundation supports a variety of Community Improvement programs including those that enhance non-profit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism. 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. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. RGK Foundation will entertain one electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) per organization in a twelve-month period.  

http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines  

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation's Grantseekers

Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  

The Hewlett Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area. The Foundation’s grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes. The Foundation funds organizations working in the areas identified above, based on specific goals and strategies outlined by the programs. Almost all grants are awarded to organizations identified by the Foundation.  

http://www.hewlett.org/grants/grantseekers  

William T. Grant Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Inequality Research Studies

Deadline: August 1st, 2014  
Funding: $600,000  

The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from projects working to enhance understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development.

Grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded for projects that inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Studies may examine approaches that improve outcomes for all youth but also reduce gaps if applied to those who need them most, as well as programs, policies, and practices aimed at elevating the most disadvantaged young people. The foundation also is interested in studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

To be eligible, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad; address issues that have compelling relevance for youth between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States; and reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project's goals.

Visit the Grant Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, archived informational webinars, and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP  

http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/reducing-inequality  

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