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10 of the Most Money-Giving Private Foundations:

Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 10:05 AM / by Mary Ross posted in after school program, education funds, community development, community development grant, STEM Education, free grant money, nonprofit grants, grants for education, grants for math education, enviornmental grants, enviornmental funding, STEM funding, nonprofit funding, professional development grant, top ten U.S. foundations, grants for Underprivileged, community engagement, education grant, afterschool program, after school programs, top foundations, grants for environment, foundations, foundation grant, foundation grant money, foundation grants, community grant, grants for envirvonmental projects

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When looking for a grant to fit your organization’s needs, consider both government grants and foundation grants.  While both types can provide the funding you need, government grants can take six months to a year for review while private foundations typically take only three months.  So, if you need a quicker turnaround, you may want to look at which private foundations are giving the most money and consider how you can appeal to those foundations’ goals.  Here are 10 foundations that are giving the most money. 

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Grants to Fund Summer Youth Programs

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:04 AM / by Mary Ross posted in education, education resources, education funds, educational opportunities, art grant art education grant, educational funding, education grants, education funding, educational grants, grants for education, enviornmental grants, enviornmental funding, environmental education, grants for art education, art instruction, education grant, environment grant, art education grant, grants for the arts, art grant, environmental grant, art education

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Summer school, summer camp, summer programs? What summer situation are you in need of funding? With the school year coming to a rapid end, many parents are looking for activities to keep their kids busy for the summer months, and many foundations are looking to support organizations that can make this happen.  Time is running out on getting grant funding for this summer, so here is a sampling of the grants you should know about.

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Grants for Environmental Projects

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 @ 15:01 PM / by Michelle Hansen posted in grant notification, grant announcement, enviornmental grants, enviornmental funding, energy funding, sustainable agriculture, grants for clean transportation, climate change grants, grant opportunity, energy grants, environment grant, energy grant, forestry, land conservation, health econsystems, grants for sustainable agriculture, grants for forestry, grants for water quality, greenhouse gas, environmental grant, transportation, water quality, grants for land conservation, grants for health ecosystems, public health

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In 2010, the City Council of Asheville, North Carolina adopted a goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 20% over five years. They adopted a broad range of initiatives with the largest project replacing all 9,000 of the city’s street lights with energy efficient LED fixtures. Of the 17 environmental projects totaling over $10 million in project costs, over half were funded through grants. . For example, the community used funding from The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program from the U.S. Department Energy for phase one of the street light project. The grants totaled over $4 million, 42% of the city’s total costs In the end, the community is expecting to save over 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide just by changing the street lights. Additionally, the environmental projects will also save the city millions of dollars in energy reduction.  

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