Grants for Elementary Education in Ohio
Grants for Elementary Education in Ohio
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William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Entrepreneurship: Youth - Collegiate - Adult
Burton D. Morgan Foundation believes in the free enterprise system and the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives. The Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit through grantmaking to organizations focused on: (1) building entrepreneurial skills and mindset in K-12 students; (2) guiding college students in gaining startup know-how through curricular and experiential opportunities; and (3) providing targeted resources to help adult entrepreneurs start and scale ventures via access to mentorship, training, and capital. The Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its grantmaking activities.Grant Focus Youth EntrepreneurshipInvesting in entrepreneurship education programs for elementary, middle, and high school students throughout Northeast Ohio. Collegiate EntrepreneurshipDriving collegiate entrepreneurship initiatives, including NEOLaunchNET, business competitions, and internship programs. Adult EntrepreneurshipStrengthening Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurship networks to support all stages of business growth and foster a robust entrepreneurial culture. Hudson CommunitySupporting education, arts and culture, social services, and civic activities in our home community of Hudson, Ohio.Foundation Values Burton D. Morgan Foundation values programs that…
- advance the principles of free enterprise
- build the entrepreneurial mindset
- develop entrepreneurial skills
- collaborate with ecosystem partners
- leverage broader community resources
- embed mentorship and coaching
- exhibit interdisciplinary reach
- engage underserved populations
- evaluate their effectiveness
- pivot to meet changing needs
- share lessons learned
- demonstrate fiscal responsibility
- bolster regional economic competitiveness
Wal Mart Foundation
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.
Local Community Grants
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.
Areas of Funding
- There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
- Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
- Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
- Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
- Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
NOTE: If you wish to discuss a potential program that you believe may be of interest to the Foundation, please contact the program officer. The Foundation will only accept applications from organizations that have been approved to apply for a grant.
What We FundEntrepreneurship: Youth - Collegiate - AdultBurton D. Morgan Foundation believes in the free enterprise system and the power of entrepreneurship to transform lives. The Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit through grantmaking focused on:
- building entrepreneurial skills and mindset in K-12 students;
- guiding college students in gaining startup know-how through curricular and experiential opportunities; and
- providing targeted resources to help adult entrepreneurs start and scale ventures via access to mentorship, training, and capital.
Entrepreneurship-Focused Requests Greater than $20,000
The Trustees of Burton D. Morgan Foundation typically meet three times each year to consider requests.
Hudson-Focused Requests (Any Size)
Applications for Hudson projects must be submitted prior to the two later annual deadlines - May and September.
Louise Taft Semple Foundation
NOTE: In order to apply you must first contact the vice president of Ignite Philanthropy to confirm your eligibility and receive instructions for the online application process.
The purpose of The Louise Taft Semple Foundation is to provide financial support for worthy charitable artistic, cultural, educational, civic and social service enterprises as a means of enhancing the community’s quality of life.
The Foundation provides project, capital and endowment support for the following areas, in order of priority:
- Arts and Culture.
- Elementary and Secondary Private Education.
- Civic and Community Projects.
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted. In general, regardless of whether a grant request is for general operating or program/project expenses, all of our grants will be issued as unrestricted grants.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
NOTE: Applications for WILDLIFE EDUCATION grants are accepted from July 1 to June 30 each state fiscal year, pending available funding. Funding is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided criteria are met.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife offers WILDLIFE EDUCATION grants to local schools, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and other education-oriented facilities. These grants are designed to provide funding for materials, equipment and activities that are otherwise unaffordable to the school or organization; grants can fund multiple projects at one location, but only one grant is permitted each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). This application packet is designed to facilitate the application process, and to make these grants easily accessible to all schools and organizations.
What is the Wildlife Education Grant Program?
Wildlife education is considered any project or program that focuses on and benefits Ohio's wildlife and their habitats. Wildlife education projects and programs function within the premise that every school or organization, regardless of size and location, can provide wildlife-related opportunities that can and should be part of an integrated education program. Wildlife education programs include Project WILD, an international supplemental curriculum that is administered by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The grant project coordinator(s) must have attended a Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing Up WILD, Curious KIDSS, or Science and Civics workshop to be eligible for funding. Wildlife education projects and programs provide opportunities for students to apply learned concepts and use what they know.
The goals of this grant program are to:
Suggested Activities Available for Funding
Projects that improve habitat for wildlife on school sites or a designated area on community property or property with community and school access. Examples:
- planting trees, flowers, shrubs, or putting up nesting boxes in a school, park, or playground;
- planting a bird or pollinator garden in a schoolyard;
- installing a pond for aquatic habitat;
- establishing bird feeding stations;
- developing access trails to a wildlife habitat area for use in environmental education studies;
- enhancing an area for environmental education programs in areas where habitat already exists.
Programs that increase the awareness and knowledge of students and visitors about Ohio wildlife. Examples:
- developing signage for nature trails;
- supplies and materials to enhance the study of wildlife on the school grounds or nearby nature areas (i.e. binoculars, spotting scopes, field investigation supplies, cameras and scientific equipment under $200, etc.);
- professional development for educators that focuses on native wildlife and habitat; field trips for wildlife-related programs.
Community Foundation of Lorain County
A volunteer Advisory Board encourages giving to establish new and grow existing endowment funds to support annual grants and scholarships that fulfill the mission.
- To aggressively promote and encourage self-sufficiency and self-esteem in the African American community;
- to improve the physical, economic, and education conditions that effect the quality of life for all citizens;
- to encourage dialogue to strengthen race relations and to support social, health, and educational growth in the community by financially assisting and encouraging the development of activities that will strengthen the total community.
The African American Community Fund awards grants to improve the quality of life of African Americans of Lorain County. The Fund has a special interest in affecting the most disadvantaged in the community. The African American Community Fund supports tax-exempt, organizations and public agencies within Lorain County, Ohio, or in some cases, organizations outside the county whose projects directly impact African American Lorain County residents.
The African American Community Fund awards grants for definite purposes and normally covering a one year period of time.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Community Foundation’s program staff prior to submitting a formal proposal.
Priority Funding Areas
Grants are made to organizations which develop programs that are focused on collaborative problem solutions or on new approaches in dealing with continuing needs. The African American Community Fund will direct its efforts to the following priority areas:
- Development within the African American community with emphasis on neighborhood revitalization;
- Building the capacity of non-profit organizations that serve or benefit African Americans;
- Elementary or Secondary Education;
- Public safety, education and prevention of crime and violence within the African American community.
The African American Community Fund receives many more worthy requests than it can support and must make judgments on relative need and potential impact. In making these decisions, the Fund will weigh the extent to which proposals address the following preferences:
- Does the program involve collaborative problem solving among several service providers?
- Does the program strengthen the capacity of organizations through local leadership or by helping non-profit organizations manage more effectively?
- Does the program demonstrate potential for systemic change, reform, or long-range impact?
- Does the program reflect a community-wide effort or focus?
The African American Community Fund will also review proposals that are outside the four priority funding areas if the projects clearly address the African American Community Fund’s programmatic interests
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