Thursday, August 14, 2008

Grant Alert - Upcoming Deadlines

WHO Foundation
Application Deadline: Grant applications must be at the foundation by the second Tuesday of September each year (September 9, 2008).

Description: The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others(R) nationally supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Grants are provided to organizations serving women and/or children in the United States and Puerto Rico. Specific projects and programs addressing health, education, and social-service needs are the foundation's priority.
Who May Apply: In order to qualify for funding, an organization must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status through the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Funding will be considered for grass-roots charities with:
a total organization budget of $2 million or less
government funding of less than 30% of income
United Way funding of less than 30% of income
salaries/wages and benefits not more than 50% of budget.
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The Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy -- National Grant Program
Application Deadline: September 5, 2008
Description: This grant program seeks to develop or expand projects that support the development of literacy skills for adult primary caregivers and their children. Family literacy programs funded through this opportunity must include all of the following components:
reading instruction for parents or primary caregivers
literacy or pre-literacy instruction for children
intergenerational activities where parents/primary caregivers and children come together to learn and read.
Programs can also include additional components such as parent support groups, parent involvement, home visits, and job training.
Funding Amount: Up to $65,000 each
Who May Apply: Organizations with nonprofit or public status
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BJ's Charitable Foundation -- Grants for Community Programs
Application Deadline: Quarterly, next deadline is October 6, 2008
Description: The goal of this funding program is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. The majority of grants support organizations that:
promote the safety, security, and well-being of children and families
deliver education and health programs
provide community-service opportunities
aid in hunger and disaster relief.
Funding Amount: Amount is unspecified
Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that positively impact communities where BJ's Clubs are located. Please see the following link for a list of BJ's locations:
For more information, go to:

Credit: Channing Bete newsletter,


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