Funding Opportunties

Afterschool Alliance Funding Database

BOOST Collaborative Funding Opportunities

California Afterschool Network (CAN) Funding Opportunities

California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF) School Garden Grants 

Children's Obesity Fund's Healthy Lifestyle Grants

Colocation America STEM Grants 

Firespring Foundation

Good Sports 

Grant Opportunities for School and Youth Garden Programs 

Karma for Cara (K4C) Micro grant 


Mockingbird Foundation: Competitive Grants

OCDE SSEL Funding Source

School Breakfast Building Grant Program

Southern California Edison Scholars- ASSETs

Spark Grant Finder (Physical Education)

US Soccer Foundation Grants 


Upcoming Deadlines


Youth Volunteer Engagement Grants sponsored by Disney  | Deadline: September 10

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Disney, through Youth Service America, is providing support to youth development organizations to create new or expand volunteer opportunities for youth (ages 5-18) that will strengthen communities across the United States. Affiliates of 4-H, Afterschool All-Stars, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, FFA, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, The Y (YMCA), and YWCA can apply for grants of between $4,000 and $20,000 to build their capacity to lead multi-site programs that provide between 1,000 to 5,000 or more volunteer opportunities for youth and families between October 2018 – April 2019.


Family Engagement Funding  Deadline: September 14 

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Engaging with families is integral to the success of your program. Hosting a family engagement event is one strategy to connect with the families in your program. Does your program want to receive funding to host a family engagement event this fall? The California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) is excited to offer funding for your program to host a family engagement event through the Energenius® Out-of-School Time Program, a program made possible by Pacific Gas & Electric in partnership with CalSAC. Programs in PG&E service areas can receive up to $500 for hosting family engagement event in addition to receiving intentional support from one of our TA Providers to strengthen your programs family engagement strategy.                                                                                                         

The Tomberg Family Philanthropies Deadline: September 17  

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The purpose of this program is to support projects in the areas of education, the environment, health, and poverty alleviation. The funding agency seeks to fund opportunities such as pilot projects, new projects, capacity building, and evaluations. Generally, funding is initially provided for individual projects, although portions of awards may be designated for capacity-building efforts after the first year of support.

Target Field Trip Grant Deadline: October 1 

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Target launched its field trip grants in 2007 to help schools create learning opportunities outside the classroom. Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Grant applications are accepted between noon CDT Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CDT Oct. 1.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Literacy for Life Grant Deadline: October 1 

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Want to take your class on an ag field trip, purchase a class set of ag books, or host an ag education day? Here is your chance! Grant possibilities are limitless; be creative and innovative! Literacy for Life $500 grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing ones that promote agricultural literacy. Teachers K-12 are eligible. See other grant opportunities!

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation Deadline: October 8 

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The purpose of this program is to promote and support effective and creative projects, practices, and policies related to healing from illness, accident, or physical, social, or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of projects that promote healing to underserved populations. The funding agency is particularly interested in projects that address the health of individuals who, due to barriers to accessing care, experience poor and suboptimal health, including those with no or severely limited income, cultural differences, a lack of English language skills, a lack of health insurance or inadequate health insurance, limited access to services, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration issues, or exposure to trauma. Contact: Andrea Fionda, Program Officer at afionda@langeloth.org.

Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Minigrant | Due: January 20th, March 31st, April 21st, and September 30th.

http://rootsandshoots.org/minigrant 

Helps prepare young people for success by empowering them to get involved and make positive changes in the environment, animals, and the human community. Award amount: $200 or $400 in Visa gift cards. Must register for Roots & Shoots membership (free). Due: January 20th, March 31st, April 21st, and September 30th.

Joseph Drown Foundation Education Grant Due: January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th

http://www.jdrown.org/mission/index.html 

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, government institutions, schools in the Los Angeles area. Goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens. Supports education programs in K-12 public and private schools that seek to solve the existing problems in area schools.  

education reform can be made directly to the schools or to independent organizations, which are closely involved with this issue.. Amount: Varies.

Joseph Drown Foundation Education Grant | Due: January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th

http://www.jdrown.org/mission/index.html

Award amounts vary. Goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens.

Supports education programs in K-12 public and private schools that seek to solve the existing problems in area schools. Grants for education reform can be made directly to the schools or to independent organizations. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, government institutions, schools in the Los Angeles area. 

California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF) School Garden Grants | Due Date: Twice a year on June 15 and January 15

http://www.calfertilizer.org/Grant14.htm

Goal is to increase the understanding and awareness of agriculture in California's youth through school gardens. Twelve (12) garden grants of $1,200 each are awarded each grant cycle. 

The Les Paul Foundation |  Due: January 15th and September 15th, annually

http://www.lespaulfoundation.org/programs

Supports music-focused activities with grants for music, music engineering, and sound programs for youth; medical research; programs related to hearing impairment; and public exhibits. Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Funds are offered for program, operating, and capital projects. Award amounts vary. 

AAUW Community Action Grants | Due Date: August 5th- January 15th 

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Provides funds to promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration given to projects focused on K-12 and community college achievement in STEM and projects with community partners such as schools or school districts, businesses, and other community-based organizations. Eligible applicants include individuals and local community-based nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

The Crail-Johnson Foundation | Due: Education: September 1 – September 30; Human Services: December 15 – January 15; Health: April 15 – May 15

http://crail-johnson.org/grant-making/funding-priorities/

Promotes the well-being of children in need through the effective application of human and financial resources. CJF endeavors to provide for immediate improvement in children's quality of life. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $30,000. LOIs 

Joseph Drown Foundation Education Grant | Due: January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th

http://www.jdrown.org/mission/index.html

Award amounts vary. Goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens. Supports education programs in K-12 public and private schools that seek to solve the existing problems in area schools. Grants for education reform can be made directly to the schools or to independent organizations. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits, government institutions, schools in the Los Angeles area. 

Youth for Safety and Justice Fund  Due: No Date Given

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The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing has launched The Youth for Safety and Justice Fund, a rapid response fund that will provide $1,000-$5,000 mini-grants to youth-led organizations to support young people organizing for safety and justice. The Fund will focus on efforts that employ a racial justice lens and connect gun violence to other forms of systemic violence and we hope to support the connection of young people across race and class to build unity and broader political power.

Awesome Foundation Grants  |  Due: Ongoing 

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Apply today to fund your project with an aim to bring communities in your area together. Awesome ideas "spark an instant of joy and delight and inspire a long-term hope for a more awesome future." Submissions are reviewed and grants of $1000 are awarded monthly.

Creative Play Grants   |  Due: Ongoing

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Imagination Playground™ is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination Playground™ provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination.

Teaching Tolerance Educator Grant  | Due: Ongoing

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Teaching Tolerance supports educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. To demonstrate its support, they have begun a new project: Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants. These grants, ranging from $500-$10,000, will support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy.

LA 84 Foundation | Due: Ongoing

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The foundation welcomes applications from organizations and agencies throughout Southern California to support youth sports programs and activities. In general, LA84 makes grants to support program costs, sports equipment, and the renovation of sports facilities or refurbishment of fields of play. LA 84 funds a variety of sports for a broad range of youth, primarily in under-resourced communities. However, in keeping with our belief in leveling the field, special consideration is given to two key priority areas: School-based Sports Programs and Girls in Sports.

Good Sports  | Deadline: Ongoing

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The purpose of this program is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing a diverse range of donated sporting equipment, footwear, and apparel to youth in economically disadvantaged areas. This program is able to focus on each organization's respective hardships by providing donations aimed at fulfilling their specific equipment and apparel needs. Approved organizations will gain access to the funding agency's catalog of available inventory and be able to use up to six total donation requests over a two-year period, with a maximum of three donation requests per year. Organizations may request as many items as they like, as long as quantities requested correlate directly with the number of athletes served.

Contact: Program Staff at (617) 471-1213 or community@goodsports.org.

The Recycling Partnership  | Deadline: Ongoing

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The purpose of this program is to accelerate the adoption of recycling best management practices at the local level by enabling communities to dramatically improve the performance of residential curbside collection programs. Funds may be used for cart procurement and education and outreach materials. In addition to providing support for curbside collection programs, awards will include support for technical assistance, including truck and cart review, routing and cart distribution techniques, and operational timelines.

Chef Ann Foundation Salad Bars to Schools Grant  | Deadline: Ongoing

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Chef Ann Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Start Foundation, and Whole Foods Market bring you a program to ensure that all children have daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables by donating salad bars to school districts and independent schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Recipients must offer the salad bar as part of the reimbursable meal they provide. Salad bar packages will be awarded based on a formula that takes into account the applicant's readiness to implement a salad bar lunch program and the application date.