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Ongoing Grant Opportunities


Ongoing Grant Opportunities provides grants that have no deadlines or are available on a reoccuring basis.


Disadvantaged Population Empowerment Grants

Awards ranging from $10,000-$50,000 are available to support services to disadvantage populations and work for lasting imporvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs including youth development.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

My Hometown Helper

“My Hometown Helper” offers grants to support a wide range of youth and community projects. Grant range: $500 - $15,000 from General Mills Hamburger Helper. Deadline: Reviewed monthly through May 2007Click here for more information.

Health, Education and Welfare of Children

The Office Depot Community Relations program provides

Find funding and in-kind donations to programs that impact the health, education and welfare of children offered by Office Depot. Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Hunger Prevention and Youth Activities

The Kroger Foundation funds a variety of youth programs including hunger prevention, youth activities and local education efforts.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Music Foundation Grants

Mr. Holland’s Opus Music Foundation Grants have two programs to assist music programs in need of instrument repair and the acquisition of new instruments.  The foundation does not offer cash grants.  Deadline: OngoingClick here for more informaiton.

Refurbishing or Constructing Running Tracks

Matching cash grants will be awarded to community-based, youth-oriented organizations that seek to refurbish or construct running tracks from the NIKE Bowerman Track Renovation Program. The program distributes approximately $200,000 in matching grants each year. Maximum Award: $50,000.  Deadline: Rolling until May 31, 2009Click here for more information.

Native American Communities

Local grassroots partnerships with Native American peoples can be recognized with grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are provided to urban and rural Indian communities for programs that may otherwise be overlooked by larger foundations.  Grants are provided by the Seva Foundation.  Deadline:  Requests are reviewed quarterlyClick here for more information.

Promoting Tolerance

Mix It Up grants are $500 grants to support youth-directed programs and projects that address social boundaries in schools or communities. Youth must serve as decision-makers in the project, and create and implement them. Grants are sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Study Circles Resource Center.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Youth Activist Projects

Youth-directed activist projects that focus on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities are eligible for funding from the Mix It Up Grants Program, administered by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Deadline: OngoingClick here for more information.

Sponsorships for Literary-Based Organization

Literary-based sponsorships and partners with organizations that focus their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts are eligible for grants from the Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program.  Deadline: OngoingClick here for more information.

Hunger, Nutrition and Obesity

What can Brown fund for you? The UPS Foundation supports programs addressing hunger, nutrition and obesity. Range: $5,000 - $50,000. Deadline: OngoingClick here for more information.

Computer Labs for After-School Programs

Need computers for your after-school program? GTECH After School Advantage Program provides up to $15,000 for computers, on-line technology, computer software, and volunteer hours to after-school programs targeting minority, at-risk children ages 5 to 15. Nonprofit community agencies with existing after school programs are invited to apply.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Programs For Children

Nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that provide childcare, early education, and other essential programs for children growing up in low-income, urban neighborhoods can receive grants from Rosie's For All Kids Foundation. Areas of support include education, after-school programs, and literacy programs.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Working With Children

Grant applications from community-based, grassroots organizations working with children at-risk due to poor health, illiteracy, or insufficient educational and cultural opportunities are eligible for funding from the Milagro Foundation, started by Deborah and Carlos Santana.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Serving and Empowering Disadvantaged Populations

Organizations that address human needs in disadvantaged communities, with strong emphasis on organizations that include service, advocacy and empowerment in their approach are elgible for financial support from the Public Welfare Foundation.   Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Internet Service Funding

Nonprofits can request an eGrant from Verizon Foundation, in the amount of $240, for Internet access from the vendor of their choice. Applying nonprofits should address one or more key areas from literacy, community technology, workforce development, and domestic violence solutions. Applications should highlight how Internet access will benefit the communities served.  Deadline:  OngoingClick here for more information.

Opportunities for Gulf Coast Funding

Click here to view funding opportunities specifically for programs and organizations assisting with efforts in the Gulf Coast Region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.


NYDIC was developed with support from DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Lilly Endowment Inc. through a partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute and other generous funding.

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