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American Express Foundation
It is our mission to support our customers, colleagues and communities by helping them achieve their aspirations and helping their communities thrive. This shapes our work as a responsible corporate citizen. We deliver high-impact funding and initiatives that support people, businesses and non-profit partners so that together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world.
US Bancorp Foundation
Making community possible
At U.S. Bank, we are dedicated to supporting our communities through responsive and humbled actions focused on addressing racial and economic inequities and creating lasting change in our communities. Through our Community Possible Grant Program, we are partnering with organizations that focus on economic and workforce advancement, safe and affordable housing and communities connected through arts and culture.
The U.S. Bank Foundation is committed to making Community Possible through Work, Home and Play. We advance this work through collaborative grant making to bring equitable and lasting change through our focus on sustainable, high-impact funding with 501c3 nonprofit partners.
Children and families are better positioned to thrive and succeed in a home that is safe and permanent. Access to sustainable low-income housing is increasingly challenging for low- to moderate-income families. In response, our giving supports efforts that connect individuals and families with sustainable housing opportunities.
Access to safe, affordable energy-efficient housing
We provide financial support to assist people in developing stability in their lives through access to safe, sustainable and accessible homes. Examples of grant support include:
- Organizations that preserve, rehabilitate, renovate or construct affordable housing developments for low- and moderate-income families, individuals, seniors, veterans, and special-needs populations
- Organizations that provide transitional housing as a direct stepping stone to permanent housing
- Organizations that focus on veterans housing and homeownership
- Construction of green homes for low- and moderate-income communities
- Clean energy retrofit programs for low- and moderate-income housing developments
- Organizations that provide access to renewable energy
- Improving waste management systems to include recycling and composting programs
Owning and maintaining a home requires significant financial knowledge, tools and resources. We support programs that assist low- and moderate-income homebuyers and existing homeowners. Examples of grant support include:
- Homebuyer education
- Pre- and post-purchase counseling and coaching
- Homeownership-retention programs designed to provide foreclosure counseling
We know that a strong small business environment and an educated workforce ensure the prosperity of our communities and reduce the expanding wealth gap for communities of color. We provide grant support to programs and organizations that help small businesses thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education and gain greater financial literacy.
Investing in the workforce
We fund organizations that provide training for small business development, as well as programs that support individuals across all skill and experience levels, to ensure they have the capability to gain employment that supports individuals and their families. Examples of grant support include:
- Small business technical assistance programs
- Job skills, career readiness training programs with comprehensive placement services for low- and moderate-income individuals entering or reentering the labor force
Providing pathways for educational success
- To address the growing requirements for post-secondary education in securing competitive jobs in the workplace, we support:
- Organizations and programs that help low- and moderate-income and at-risk middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education at a community college, university, trade or technical school and career readiness
- Programs and initiatives at post-secondary institutions that support access to career and educational opportunities for low- and moderate-income and diverse students
Teaching financial well-being for work and life
Financial well-being is not only critical for financial stability, it’s crucial in helping individuals be successful in the workplace. Examples of grant support include programs that positively impact:
- K-12 and college student financial literacy
- Adult and workforce financial literacy
- Senior financial fraud prevention
- Military service member and veteran financial literacy
Supporting the green economy through workforce development
The green economy is fast becoming an area of opportunity for workforce development programs. Funding support includes:
- Reskilling or retraining for jobs in renewable or clean energy
- Building and maintaining infrastructure to support renewable energy, including EV charging stations and bike/transportation programs
Play brings joy, and it’s just as necessary for adults as it is for kids. But in low-income areas there are often limited spaces for play and fewer people attending arts and cultural events. That’s why we invest in community programming that supports ways for children and adults to play and create.
Access to artistic and cultural programming and arts education
Our investments ensure economic vitality and accessibility to the arts in local communities, as well as support for arts education. Examples of grant support include:
- Programs that provide access to cultural activities, visual and performing arts, zoos and aquariums and botanic gardens for individuals and families living in underserved communities
- Funding for local arts organizations that enhance the economic vitality of the community
- Programs that provide funding for arts-focused nonprofit organizations that bring visual and performing arts programming to low- and moderate-income K-12 schools and youth centers
Supporting learning through play
Many young people across the country do not have the resources or access to enjoy the benefits of active play. Supporting active play-based programs and projects for K-12 students located in or serving low- and moderate-income communities fosters innovation, creativity, and collaboration and impacts the overall vitality of the communities we serve. Funding support includes:
- Support for organizations that build or expand access to active play spaces and places that help K-12 students learn through play and improves the health, safety and unification of neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income communities
- Programs that focus on using active play to help young people develop cognitive, social and emotional learning skills to become vibrant and productive citizens in low- and moderate-income communities
Outdoor places to play
Environmental stewardship enhances and improves the livability of our communities. Supporting efforts to preserve, protect and enhance outdoor spaces is now part of our Play pillar of giving. Funding support includes:
- Cleanup efforts in community spaces, including (but not limited to) beaches, rivers, and streams
- Protecting green spaces within the community, including planting trees, mangroves and seagrass
- Programs that support community, native and/or pollinator gardens, including community composting
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
NOTE: Grant applications will be accepted online during two annual grant cycles, one in the spring and one in the fall.
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
In 2022, $45 million was invested in the communities we serve. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awards grants in four focus areas:
- Human needs grants that support increased food security, housing and shelter, and access to basic medical and health care.
- Environmental stewardship grants to protect natural resources and help non-profit organizations make efficient use of energy.
- Education grants to develop the capacity of the future workforce, especially in STEM and energy fields.
- Community vitality grants to foster an appreciation of diversity, revitalize neighborhoods and ensure a vibrant community life through support of cultural endeavors.
Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation
Mission and Vision
By fostering a charitable corporate culture and advancing the impact of effective aid organizations, we strengthen families and build prosperous communities.
The Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation invests in outstanding local organizations and employee programs designed to build a philanthropic corporate culture and strengthen our communities.
Our primary focus is the care of vulnerable children and families and supporting nonprofit organizations that meet food, housing, health, safety, and education needs. The Sunwest Bank Charitable Foundation encourages bank employees to get involved through the Annual Mission Trip, Volunteer Grants, and Matched Donation programs.
Since inception, we have issued grants to organizations that meet the needs of homeless, hungry, abused, unemployed, at-risk, and otherwise disadvantaged children and families in Arizona, California, Idaho, and Utah.
Grant awards average between $10,000 and $20,000. Grants greater than $20,000 will require a more substantial proposal that includes performance metrics that must be reported in quarterly reports post-funding. Grant requests will be reviewed every semester, awards will be announced within six weeks after the semester-end.
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
The Sorenson Legacy Foundation is a non-profit corporation established by the late biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur James LeVoy Sorenson and his wife, education philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson, for the purpose of promoting charitable, artistic, religious, educational, literary and scientific endeavors. The foundation is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to improve the lives of others and the world in which we live. The foundation supports a wide range of endeavors, from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits.
What We Fund
As a teacher, Beverley believed the arts are essential to broadening our children’s minds starting in elementary. She helped promote legislation so Utahn children would be exposed to more of the arts. She saw the arts as equal in importance in the development and success of children as sciences and math. Education continues to be a focus area for the foundation because she was a champion for the cause.
The foundation continues to support seven major universities in the development of elementary arts studies. The goal of education funding will always be to improve the breadth and depth of the art education and experiences of young students. Whether that be by supporting elementary programs or teachers who develop the talents of students.
Having never fulfilled his dream of becoming a doctor, James devoted much of his fortune to provide better medical assistance for saving lives and alleviating pain and suffering.
Grants are awarded to facilities that work toward improving these aims as well as medical research, medical technologies, and other innovations that provide safe health care and quick recoveries.
James was always interested in how to improve products or processes and never settled for the status quo. His 60+ patents are proof of his desire to innovate areas in order to improve quality of life and equality of experience.
Grants are awarded to organizations that share the same passion for technological advances and care for humanity. Unlike the other areas funded, grants for innovation are open to any category or sector where innovative ideas and technologies can change the lives of people for the better.
Both James and Beverley Sorenson were committed to improving the lives of those in their communities. From a young age, James served others including through a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The foundation recognizes the ways to help our communities are vast. Grants are given to programs that focus on protecting and preserving the environment, assist the disenfranchised of society, and promote understanding and tolerance in our world.
Ideas include, but are not limited to, projects and programs which:
- promote the development of the arts, including art education in schools
- assist promising young artists
- support performing arts organizations
- promote education and job training
- enhance the quality of life of all humankind
- promote the development of science, culture, and recreation
- protect and enhance the environment
- promote the development of parks and green spaces
- promote medical research
- develop innovative medical technologies for saving lives
- alleviate pain and suffering
- encourage and support the long-term preservation of families and children;
- assist the disenfranchised of society, such as abused spouses and children
- promote community development and security and adequate and affordable housing
- promote law and order generally
- provide youth with alternatives to gangs, crime, and socially nonproductive behavior
- promote world peace and unity through greater understanding and tolerance
- advance the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Sundt Foundation
Since its founding in 1999, the Sundt Foundation has reflected our employee-owners’ passion for giving back to the places where we live and work. Each year, the foundation awards approximately $1 million in grants to a diverse array of charitable organizations across the United States.
Giving Back Through Quarterly Grants
The Sundt Foundation is 50-percent funded by contributions from Sundt employee-owners. Every dollar is matched by the company and then distributed through quarterly grants to qualified 501c3 nonprofits in our eleven giving areas: Tempe/Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, North Texas, Central Texas, Sacramento, Irvine, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Charlotte and the Pacific Northwest. Local committees of employee-owners decide which organizations to fund in each of our giving areas, ensuring we support causes they feel most passionate about. The Foundation considers a broad range of social issues but gives special focus to under-served children and teens, domestic violence victims, and military veterans and their families.
Kahlert Foundation Inc
- The Full Proposal deadline are for returning applicants. New grantees must complete a Letter of Intent (LOI) at least 60 days prior to the full grant request deadline. The earlier a LOI and grant application is received, the greater the likelihood the grant will be reviewed and presented at the corresponding board meeting.
- Utah grant requests are reviewed once a year at the June board meeting, therefore, the May 1st deadline corresponds to Utah projects.
- Maryland grant requests can be submitted in any of the three cycles.
The Kahlert Foundation's mission is to provide grants to non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life and well-being of the community in the areas of health care, education, youth programs, veteran organizations, and human services. Our focus is the states of Maryland and Utah.
Areas of Focus
The Kahlert Foundation has five main areas of focus: health care, education, youth programs, veteran organizations, and human services, mainly providing funding in the states of Maryland and Utah. Funding is intended to improve organizations’ capacity to make a positive impact on the local communities and their citizens. Grants impacting multiple funding areas are especially appealing. Some examples are Outward Bound which impacts youth & education and Primary Children’s Hospital which impacts health care and youth.
It is our goal to provide better health care for as many individuals as possible. This includes hospitals, hospice & palliative care, and organizations providing free physician exams & medicine for uninsured and under-insured people. The foundation also supports health care research including cancer, urology, diabetes, and alzheimers disease. Health care represents the largest portion of our funding, accounting for about 50% of grants.
The youth are the future of our country and it is our desire to support programs that develop their skills and values. We support a wide variety of youth programs which include education, after school programs, mentorship, and health care.
The foundation supports K-12 public education with an emphasis on higher education. Our children are the next generation of leaders and will have a significant impact on the future of our country. Children and adults obtaining degrees greatly benefit our local communities and economy. Grants are typically for scholarships and student assistance with a current focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
The Kahlert Foundation proudly supports organizations that help United States of America veterans and their families. So many of our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and our freedom. Areas of focus include medical care, research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), housing, scholarships, and financial assistance.
The health of a community can only be as strong as the well-being of it’s citizens. We especially like to support programs that focus on helping individuals improve their own lives. Areas of grants include food banks, housing, elderly, literacy, and health & wellness.
American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Inc
Community Grants - American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Grant Program
The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc builds on our long-standing commitment and support of communities we serve by offering unrestricted, general operating grants to eligible non-profit 501(c)(3) partners.
Our approach to grantmaking is evolving. We are committed to using trust-based values to create meaningful, impactful relationships and reduce the inherent power imbalances of the traditional funding model. Like many of our community partners, we are also committed to learning, listening, and changing through collaboration and trust.
The Dreams Foundation grant funding priorities are Academic Achievement and Education, Healthy Youth Development, Economic Opportunity, and Community Resiliency (formerly Basic Needs). These priorities align with our organizational efforts to invest in and improve the communities where we live and serve.
Academic Achievement and Education
Programs and services that advance educational equity in learning and academic achievement through access to high quality education. Our grant making focus includes wrap-around educational programming from birth through college with an emphasis on the following:
- Early Childhood Education
- Academic Support and achievement
- Reading and literacy
Healthy Youth Development
Programs and services that support the ongoing needs of young people from birth through 25 including:
- Social-emotional learning
- Mental and behavioral health
- Reducing mental health stigma and discrimination
Programs and services that increase employment access and opportunity, including:
- Job training
- Financial literacy
- Workforce and career readiness
- Reading and literacy
Additionally, within this grant priority, we also have an emphasis on organizations and programming that offer educational or workforce opportunities for incarcerated or previously incarcerated individuals.
Formerly our Basic Needs giving priority, these are programs and services that remove barriers to short and/or long-term needs of individuals and families. Specific areas of grantmaking include:
- Food Security through foodbanks and pantries, community gardens, and sustainable food sources
- Housing via emergency shelter, and transitional/long term stable housing
- Transportation and Daycare to pursue education and/or maintain employment
Communities of Focus
Within our grant priorities, the Foundation places an emphasis on supporting organizations that work with individuals and communities that include:
- Economically disadvantaged
- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
- Youth (birth through 25) and young families
In-N-Out Burgers Foundation
NOTE: To apply for a 2023 capital grant, you will need to set up an appointment to discuss the project with our Foundation team before you are given access to the application. After that conversation, the project will be reviewed by the team and you will be notified of the decision that has been made as to whether or not your organization will be able to apply for capital funding in 2023. Once invited, you will receive further information on how to proceed. Please carefully review the Capital Grant Guidelines above to ensure that your organization meets the requirements to apply. To set up an appointment with our staff or if you have further questions, please contact us at (949) 509-2555 or [email protected].
About the Foundation
The In-N-Out Burger Foundation’s purpose is to assist children and youth who have been victims of child abuse and neglect and to prevent others from suffering a similar fate. Our grant award range is from $5,000 - $25,000 for agencies within the areas where In-N-Out Burger does business that most closely aligns with our mission. Please know that the minimum grant that an organization can receive is $5,000, the only exception being new organizations. A limited number of organizations that have the strongest fit with our mission and have received long-term support will have the opportunity to receive funding beyond the $20,000 level this year.
The In-N-Out Burger Foundation is happy to consider the following types of grants:
- Program: Designed to support the development, expansion, or enhancement of programs within an existing organization.
- General Operating Support: Unrestricted funding is available to support an organization’s core programming. Applicants must present a strong, realistic case on the priority importance of funding general operating costs and how the funds will help sustain the organization’s mission and provide benefit to the children in their care.
- Please note that all programs within your organization must align with our mission to be considered for this type of support.
- Capital Purchase: Equipment, furnishing, and other major material purchases.
- Capital Campaign: Construction of new facilities, renovations, upgrades to existing buildings, and other special projects. Capital grants range from $5,000-$50,000 and are awarded on a very limited basis each year to organizations that meet all other funding criteria, whose mission aligns closely with the Foundation, and with which there has been a long-term funding relationship (minimum of 2 years). We encourage organizations to continue to submit a separate proposal for programmatic or general operating support funding as they normally would. For further details, please download the Capital Grant Guidelines.
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