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Foundation Grants & Funding
The California Endowment
Grants are awarded to organizations supporting a mission "to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians."
The California Wellness Foundation
The mission of the Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by funding grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
Sierra Health Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. Sierra Health is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the region through convening, educating and strategic grantmaking. Since SHF began grant funding in 1985, it has awarded $83 million in cash grants to 855 nonprofit organizations.
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Seeks to improve the lives of people in poverty, focusing on youth aged 9-24. Organizations are required to help youth in three areas: improve educational skills and academic achievement, prepare for the world of work and transition to economic independence, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug abuse, violence and teen pregnancy.
The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions around the world. According to its mission statement, the Ford Foundation was founded to advance human welfare, and all of its work flows from this fundamental commitment. The Ford Foundation’s overall mission is to reduce poverty and injustice and to promote democratic values, international cooperation and human achievement. If your project complies with these goals, you may consider submitting a grant inquiry.
The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Grants are funded in the areas of violence prevention, children, youth, and family issues such as mentoring, after-school activities, employment training programs, homelessness, etc., for the San Francisco Bay Area.
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Foundation focuses on relationships among people, places, and systems. Specific fields of work include community and economic development, stable and affordable housing, and juvenile justice reform.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Grants are funded in the areas of educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement. The foundation is very interested in reviewing new and innovative ideas aimed at helping vulnerable children succeed. The Kellogg Foundation does not have any submission deadlines. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. To be eligible for support, your organization or institution, as well as the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Public Welfare Foundation
The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. We look for carefully defined points where our funds can make a difference in bringing about systemic changes that can improve lives. We focus on two program areas: Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Workers’ Rights. The Special Opportunities Program supports initiatives reflecting the Foundation’s underlying values, including its longstanding commitment to racial equity and justice. These often represent extraordinary initiatives that do not fit within the above program areas.Submit Letter of Interest 4-6 weeks prior to these 2011 dates: 7/22/11 or 11/18/11.
The James Irvine Foundation
The Creative Connections Fund supports the expansion of diverse, relevant arts and cultural offerings in local communities across California. The fund targets small and midsize arts organizations and offers project grants of up to $50,000, over a maximum of two years, through an open, competitive review process.The Creative Connections Fund aims to support small and midsize arts organizations because they play an important role in the arts ecosystem. They have close ties to their communities, present aesthetics that have particular relevance to their audiences, and involve local artists. These smaller organizations support local creativity and add to the cultural vibrancy of their neighborhoods and cities and, ultimately, the state. 2011 deadline: 8/8/11; 2012 and beyond will be an open application process.