2010 Grant Funding Opportunities for Non-Profits & Community Organizations

Funding Opportunities

Seattle, Feb 14, 2010 – These funding opportunities were listed in the most recent American Community Gardens Association newsletter.  Some are specific to environmental or gardening related projects. Others are more flexible opportunities for working with community.


  • Ambassadors of Caring Awards from Profiles in Caring

Who May Apply: Small community-based nonprofit organizations.  Amount: $10,000 (appear on TV).  Deadline: Open.  Contact: Profiles in Caring 1959 South 4130 West, Unit I, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104; (801) 972-9472 contact@profilesincaring.org;www.profilesincaring.com/ambassadors.asp

  • Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Who May Apply: Funding to 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and public agencies in communities where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers.  Amount: $5,000 to $25,000 grants.  Deadline: One grant can be submitted per year with no deadline.  Contact: Visit Lowe’s stores for an application or visit http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=frameSet&url=apps.bridgetree.com/funding/default.asp

  • Youth Garden Grants Program/ National Gardening Association and Home Depot

Who May Apply: Schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs.  Amount: $500 to $1,000.  Deadline: Ongoing.  Contact: http://www.kidsgardening.com/ygg.asp.

  • America the Beautiful Fund

Who May Apply: Community Groups.  Amount: 100 to 1,000 Free Seed Packets.  Deadline: Ongoing.  Contact: http://www.america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/free_seeds_flyer_08.pdf

  • Environmental Education and Seed Money Benefit Communities where they operate

Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) organizations.  Amount: Not given.  Deadline: Open.  Contact: IPC 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Conn. 06921; (203) 541-8678; fax (203) 541-8309http://www.internationalpaper.com/Our%20Company/IP%20Giving/A_IP%20Foundation/Application_Guidelines.html

  • Donations of products

Who may apply: 501(c)(3) organizations.  Amount: Computers, software, office supplies, clothing and personal care products.  Deadline: Open.  Contact: GIKI, 333 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703)836-2121; fx (703)549-1481; feedback@giftsinkind.orgwww.giftsinkind.org

  • Improve quality of life children/families

Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations.  Amount: not given.  Deadline: Open.  Contact: Knight Foundation Wachovia Financial Center, Suite 3300, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Fla. 33131; (305) 908-2600 www.knightfdn.org

  • Grass-roots organizations; Hunger relief

Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) organizations.  Amount: Up to $50,000.  Deadline: Open.  Contact: Janet Ausdenmoore, KCF 1014 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202; (513) 762-4999, ext. 3; fax (513) 762-1295.  www.kroger.com/corpnewsinfo_charitablegiving_art3.htm

  • Strengthen non-profit environmental organizations in areas of fund raising, organizational development and planning.

Who may apply: regional, statewide, or local nonprofit organizations serving low-income or minority constituencies with environmental issues as significant part of organization’s agenda.  Amount: No amount shown.  Deadline: Open.  Contact: ESC, 1500 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Suite 25, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 331-9700; fax (202) 331-8592; general@envsc.org;www.envsc.org

  • Do Something grants are funds to promote youth activism. Do Something is a national nonprofit organization that inspires young people to believe that change is possible, and trains, funds, and mobilizes them to be leaders who measurably strengthen their communities.

Who May Apply: Available to U.S. and Canadian citizens, age 25 or under, who want to create a community action project, or further the success of an existing program.  Amount: One grant of $500 will be awarded each month.  Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and stay active for consideration for two months after submission.  Contact: Visit the Do Something website to create a project posting and submit an online application: http://www.dosomething.org/grants

  • Serve disadvantaged youth, families, minorities, immigrants and refugees

Who May Apply: 501(c)3 Washington State or the greater Portland area, including Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties.  Amount: No amount shown.  Deadline: Open.  Contact: BMGF P.O. Box 23350, Seattle, Wash. 98102 info@gatesfoundation.org;www.gatesfoundation.org/grantseeker/Pages/funding-community-grants.aspx