Grant Opportunities in Delaware

    • August 30, 2017
    • February 01, 2018

    The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans.

    Grants will be awarded for projects that provide direct services, advocacy, education and training programs for professionals working with elders, as well as for research that investigates causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

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    • August 30, 2017
    • May 04, 2018

    The National Association of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its School In-Service Training grants, which are designed to support the professional development of high school grade teachers looking to advance their mathematical teaching knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics.

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    • September 25, 2017
    • January 08, 2018

    Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, or "repair of the world," the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. The awards celebrate teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the values of tikkun olam. Teen projects may benefit the Jewish community or the general community.

    Up to fifteen selected teens will be acknowledged for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education.

    Anyone is eligible to nominate a teen except for family members. A teen is welcome to apply without a nomination. In this case no nomination form will be filled out, but an additional (third) recommendation is required. Anyone can serve as a reference for a teen, except for the applicant's nominator or a member of the applicant's family.

    To be eligible, nominees must self-identify as Jewish and be between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of nomination, working to repair the world in a leadership capacity, and volunteering without compensation.

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    • September 25, 2017
    • September 25, 2018

    The Rockefeller Brothers Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy. The Fund's programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society. Respect for cultural diversity and ecological integrity pervades the Fund's activities.  

    Grants accepted year round. 

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    • October 01, 2017
    • December 31, 2017

    Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to support youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs.

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    • October 02, 2017
    • December 15, 2017

    Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that has evolved from a young cancer patient's frontyard lemonade stand to a national foundation for childhood cancer, awards grants designed to fill critical voids in current pediatric cancer research.

    Through its Innovation Grants program, the foundation awards two-year grants of up to $250,000 in support of researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology investigation. This can include a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but has potential impact for childhood cancers. Innovation Grants will support research proposals to be carried out by investigators who are already established, have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, and can demonstrate evidence of successfully competing for extramural funding.

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    • October 02, 2017
    • April 01, 2018
    • 12:00 PM

    The Laffey-McHugh Foundation's grant application process is as follows:

    Application Deadlines: 12 noon April 1 and 12 noon Oct 1

    Application Procedure: We request all organizations to contact us directly either via email or phone to set up a meeting with the Executive Director prior to application submission. All grant applications and required documentation are submitted via the online grant application website. Detailed instructions for the application will be given after contacting us. The Foundation does not accept multi year grant requests.

    Board Meeting Dates for Grant Request Decisions: Early June and Early Dec

    The Laffey-McHugh Foundation
    laffeymchugh@gmail.com
    302 654 1680
    *** If leaving a message include name, organization name, 2-3 best times to return call, and best number to call.

    • October 03, 2017
    • May 04, 2018

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is inviting proposals from collaborative action research projects seeking to improve classroom teachers' understanding and teaching of mathematics in pre-K–8 classrooms.

    Priority will be given to collaborations consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and pre-service teachers from the undergraduate ranks. The research should be designed and implemented with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of math from pre-K to grade 8.

    A single grant of up to $3,000 will be awarded. Grant funds should be used to support expenses incurred in planning and carrying out the research.

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    • October 07, 2017
    • January 31, 2018

    The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports creative, innovative projects and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life for children from infancy through five years of age.

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    • October 07, 2017
    • February 01, 2018

    The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program.

    Through the program, the foundation will award general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects in one or more of its five focus areas: promoting Earth's beauty and bounty; creating robust, healthy food systems; increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities.

    Preference will be given to organizations that demonstrate clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them, and that have strong community ties and operate at the community level. Organizations also must promote positive change through both the project and the implementation process.

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    • October 22, 2017
    • January 24, 2018

    The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to restore reading to the center of American culture. Managed by Arts Midwest, the program provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.

    Community organizations participating in the Big Read develop and produce reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse local audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community's chosen book or poet. Activities must focus on a book or poet from the Big Read Library. Previous grantees must select a different reading choice from their previous programming.

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    • November 02, 2017
    • December 21, 2017

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections and well-being.

    Proposals must fit with the topic and populations described, integrate global ideas into the project, and highlight the connections to the Culture of Health Action Framework.

    Up to $2.5 million in grants will be available through this funding opportunity.

    RWJF will host an informational webinar for prospective applicants on 

    November 9, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.

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    • December 07, 2017
    • January 19, 2018

    PeopleForBikes aims to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we are uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.

    Applicants must be a nonprofit organization with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development; a city or county agency or department; or a state or federal agency working locally. PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States.

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    • December 11, 2017
    • January 30, 2018

    The Fund for Women 2018 Grant Application Process

    Beginning January 1, 2018, the Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation will accept applications for its 2018 grants program from Delaware nonprofit agencies with programs benefiting women and girls.

    The FFW accepts applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, (501(c)(3) organizations for programs that address the needs and enhance the worth and potential of women and girls in Delaware by helping them to lead productive, self-sufficient lives. The FFW's one-year grants offer organizations an opportunity to obtain seed money for innovative, creative programming or to continue or expand programs in which the program's effectiveness has been demonstrated. No grants are awarded for individuals.

    Completed applications are due by January 30, 2018.  A new online process will be used for the submission of the 2018 grant applications. The link to the application will be available at delcf.org/ffw by January 1.

    The FFW is offering a grant workshop to assist organizations in preparing their applications. Attendance at the workshop is optional, and will not affect the grant awards. Historically, organizations that attend the Grant Workshop have a higher success rate in receiving grants. The workshop will be held on Friday, December 15th at 10:30 a.m. at the Brandywine Hundred Library (1300 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE  19803). Applicants in Kent and Sussex counties may access the meeting via Zoom.
    Zoom registration link.


    • January 01, 2018
    • June 22, 2018

    The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 in support of innovative, creative leadership team-building programs at the elementary school level. Each winning program also will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

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Past Grants

October 25, 2017 Libraries and Autism Accepting Applications for Autism Welcome Here Grants
October 19, 2017 KidsGardening Invites Applications for 2018 School Garden Packages
October 18, 2017 TD Bank and Arbor Day Foundation Invite Applications for Urban Forestry Projects
October 12, 2017 Vintage Vehicle Restoration Education Programs
October 12, 2017 America Walks Accepting Applications for Application for 2017 Community Change Grants
October 12, 2017 Sugarlands Distilling Co. 2018 MoonShare program
October 06, 2017 People With Disabilities Foundation Invites LOIs for Pilot Programs
October 04, 2017 Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research
October 02, 2017 Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
September 29, 2017 Beacon Invites Submissions for Technology-Focused K-8 Lesson Plans
September 28, 2017 Brady Education Foundation Seeks Applications for Program Development and Evaluation
September 27, 2017 AARP Foundation Issues RFP for Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults
September 25, 2017 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Interventions for People Who Cycle Through Multiple Systems
September 22, 2017 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
September 22, 2017 Obama Foundation
September 21, 2017 NCTM to Support Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms
September 20, 2017 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Applications for Undergraduate Scholarships
September 19, 2017 Truth Initiative Accepting Applications for Tobacco-Free College Program
September 07, 2017 Spencer Foundation Education Research Projects
September 07, 2017 American Academy Of Dermatology
September 07, 2017 American Academy of Dermatology
September 07, 2017 Chamber Music America
September 07, 2017 Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for Higher Education Program
September 01, 2017 Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s (CCHD) Community Development Grant Program
August 30, 2017 Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
August 30, 2017 RWJF Announces 2018 Culture of Health Prize
August 30, 2017 Education Learning and Leadership Grants
August 30, 2017 Impact Fund Offers Support for Litigation to Advance Social Justice
August 30, 2017 Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants
August 30, 2017 Environmental Education Teacher Professional Development Grants
August 22, 2017 John Templeton Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry for Core Funding Areas
August 15, 2017 Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
August 14, 2017 Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
August 01, 2017 Corridor Revitalization Fund
July 31, 2017 MidAtlantic Arts Foundation
July 26, 2017 TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Grant Competition
July 24, 2017 AIDS United-Positive Organizing Project
July 07, 2017 Levitt Foundation Issues CFA for 2018 Outdoor Music Concert Program
July 07, 2017 American Public Transportation Association-Local Grants
June 30, 2017 DHHS-Refugee Career Pathways Program
April 02, 2017 The Laffey-McHugh Foundation

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