Funding Opportunities

The Home Depot Community Impact Grant

up to $5,000 Deadline August 15, 2014

The Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.
Priority is given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work.

Visit The Home Depot Foundation web site to submit an online application.

Funder Name – Office of Head Start

Grant Program РEarly Head Start Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants

Deadline August 20, 2014

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $500 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income families and their infants and toddlers through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services.
ACF solicits applications from public entities and private non-profit organizations, including community-based, faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act.
The EHS-CC Partnership is a new competitive grant opportunity to support the partnering of Early Head Start (EHS) programs with child care providers to expand the number of high-quality slots for infants and toddlers.
New or existing EHS grantees will partner with local center-based and family child care providers and support them in meeting the Early Head Start Program Performance Standards through activities including training and technical assistance, management, and the delivery of comprehensive services.

All entities eligible to apply for EHS funds can apply for the EHS-CC Partnership funds. Visit the Head Start website for more information.

Funder Name – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Grant Program – Culture of Health Prize

Grant Size – $25,000

Deadline September 17, 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships across the United States that are helping people live healthier lives.
Up to ten winning communities will each receive $25,000 and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country.For the purposes of this prize, a community is defined as one of the following: town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region such as contiguous towns, cities, or counties. The Phase 1 application deadline is September 17.

Download the call for applications or register for an informational webinar scheduled on July 22, 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time at

Funder Name – Kids in Need Foundation and various independent sponsors

Grant Program – 2014 Teacher Grant

Grant Size – Up to $500

Deadline September 30, 2014

The Kids In Need Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and underfunded teachers, is accepting applications from K-12 teachers for grants to support classroom projects.
The foundation will award grants to educators for projects that strengthen creativity, critical thinking skills, or core knowledge by engaging students in the learning process.
Grant awards are based on the creativity of the projects being proposed. Grants will be awarded by independent sponsors including ArtSkills, Office Depot, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the Fred Meyer Fund, and VIA Credit Union.
Some of these sponsors restrict donations by geographic region and grade level. Teachers may only apply to one sponsor per project.

Visit the Kids in Need Foundation website for complete program information and application guidelines.


The International Reading Association

recognition grant Deadline November 15, 2014

The International Reading Association, a nonprofit network committed to worldwide literacy, is accepting applications for the 2015 Regie Routman Teacher Recognition grant.

A single grant of $2,500 will be awarded to an outstanding elementary school teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing across the curriculum.
To be eligible, a teacher must be a member of IRA members and at least 60 percent of his/her school’s students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Visit the International Reading Association web site for program guidelines and instructions.