Grants for Creative Writing in Vermont
Grants for Creative Writing in Vermont
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Centene Charitable Foundation Grants
Centene Charitable Foundation
Centene believes that successful corporate citizenship is defined by investments in community-based institutions and organizations that address the needs of communities while advancing initiatives that focus on inclusion, the whole person, and community development.
Centene Charitable Foundation
We appreciate your interest in Centene's philanthropic goals and objectives. At Centene, we believe that grant-making decisions are more effective when made locally. That's why we are actively involved in the communities where we live and work and why our team members are leaders in helping our communities succeed. We work toward giving back to organizations that span all areas of ethnicity, cultures and abilities through our philanthropy.
Centene recognizes that there are a broad range of organizations engaged in worthy activities, and we regret that due to budget constraints we are often unable to consider and/ or fund every request. Because we receive funding requests that far exceed our annual giving program budget, Centene reserves the right to decline applications at its sole discretion. Such a response does not reflect in any way a negative appraisal of the prospective organization or the value of its services.
Health is at the center of Centene's giving. We also invest in philanthropic initiatives and partnerships with organizations offering programs in education, children and the arts as well.
Consideration will be given to organizations that fall within one or more of the following areas of focus:
- Health (Including Social Determinants of Health)
Coca-Cola Foundation Community Support Grants
The Coca Cola Foundation Inc
The Coca-Cola Foundation is our company's primary international philanthropic arm.
Since its inception in 1984, The Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world.
Giving Back to Communities
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the independent philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, is committed to a charitable giving strategy that makes a difference in communities around the world. In 2021, The Coca-Cola Foundation contributed $109.2 million to approximately 350 organizations globally.
Read more about our priorities in the 2021 Business & Environmental, Social and Governance Report.
Hearst Foundations Grants
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
Vermont Arts Council: Artists in Schools Grant
Vermont Arts Council
Artists in Schools Grants
Artists in Schools grants fund artist residencies in schools. Residencies may be funded for up to ten days, are intended to serve as a model for the integration of the arts across the PreK-12 curriculum, both in the classroom and through remote learning. Artists completing the residency must be selected from the Council's Teaching Artist Roster and are expected to collaborate with classroom teachers to ensure that the residency meets student learning objectives and that there is a sustainable impact in the school community.
Arts and arts-integrated projects benefit students in many ways. They provide experiential learning opportunities that provide many benefits, including fostering connections within the school and the broader community, supporting students around targeted proficiencies or personal goals, helping students discover and express ideas, building student confidence, and encouraging reflection. Artists on the Council’s Teaching Artist Roster meet standards of artistic excellence, have teaching experience, and have collaborative planning skills. Residencies may take place in classrooms or remotely.
These are examples of fundable projects:
- A math teacher works with a dancer to integrate kinesthetic learning into his classroom. Students learn about dance concepts and use them to talk about geometric shapes and spatial relationships
- An English teacher works with a poet or playwright to mentor students and provide opportunities for them to develop and workshop their writing
- A music teacher works with a professional composer to help students compose and perform original works of music
- A physical education teacher works with a clown to integrate the circus arts and team building activates into the curriculum
Applications will be reviewed based on:
- the strength of the learning objectives and goals for the development and success of all students and/or teachers. This may include - for example, - goals, proficiencies, or learning targets around subject area content such as the arts, other core curriculum areas, transferable skills, social and emotional learning, equity literacy, ethnic studies, student engagement, etc.
- the strength of the activities and strategies for achieving and assessing the goals and objectives, including:
- opportunities for students to express their voice, make important choices, and/or take on significant responsibility and work independently with support.
- opportunities for students to inquire, discover, engage, and reflect through the creative process or the arts
- inclusive opportunities for students to learn about themselves and the world around them
- the strength of the project integration, the makeup of the teaching team, and the proposal for planning and communicating throughout all stages of the residency.
Open Applications: Local Community Grants
NOTE: Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle, open from Feb 1 to the deadline above. Please note that applications will only remain active in our system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected.
GuidelinesLocal Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2019 grant cycle.
Lawrence Foundation Grant
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 Grant
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.
Lake Champlain Basin Program
Artist in Residence Request for Pre-proposals
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has released a Request for Pre-proposals (RFPP) for Artist-in-Residence (AiR) programs. This opportunity will support development of Artist-in-Residence programs in 2023 and 2024 that recruit artists to use scientific data, cultural trends, or historical facts to interpret natural resources in the Lake Champlain basin.
The projects awarded from this opportunity will encourage artists to inspire and inform citizens about the lake environment, cultural heritage, or social concerns using a variety of creative media. They will continue the goals of current artist-in-residence programs supported by the LCBP.
In American history, artists were the vanguard of environmental stewardship. Thomas Cole, the father of the Hudson River School, believed that art was an agent of transformation: moral and spiritual change. He and other painters brought to life landscapes that inspired. Great paintings—from the Adirondacks to Yosemite—created a sense of awe and an urgency to protect beautiful, fragile and threatened places.
The writings of Cole’s friend, James Fenimore Cooper, and others like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau also contributed to our appreciation of America’s natural treasures. It was this appreciation that led the way for the preservation work of John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Rachael Carson, and many others.
Today, artists continue to inspire and inform us about the environment and our natural heritage. Beyond their works—the photographs, paintings, videos, writing, crafts, and others—artists now share their processes in AiR programs. AiR projects that use and interpret scientific data, environmental trends, and social concerns associated with the Lake Champlain watershed are encouraged. More information on the environmental state, trends and threats to Lake Champlain Basin can be found in the LCBP State of the Lake Report, found here.
Requests up to $40,000 will be accepted. Grants will be accepted for work in New York, Vermont, and in Quebec for this competition.
Projects that address these priorities will likely be more competitive in the review process:
- Inspiration: The pre-proposal should detail where the AiR program will concentrate its efforts and where the artist(s) will focus their talents (i.e. a river in the Lake Champlain Basin, a bay, the Adirondacks, etc.). Programs that encompass broader geographic areas across the Lake Champlain basin will be more competitive.
- Learning: Describe your organization’s education focus and how you will use the AiR program to further this focus.
- Interpretation: Describe how your organization and the artist(s) can obtain and use scientific data, cultural trends, or historical facts to better interpret the natural resource.
- Medium: All types of art will be considered.
- Facility: The proposal should describe the workspace(s) for the artist(s) and their audience.
- Sustainability: The strategies your organization employ to create a sustainable, multi-year AiR program beyond 2024 if awarded a grant.
Dr. Scholl Foundation Grants
Dr Scholl Foundation
Application forms must be requested each year online prior to submitting an application. When you submit an LOI, a member of the foundation staff will be contacting you within the next five business days regarding the status of your request.
Full applications are due at the "full proposal" deadline above.
The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today's world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion.
The Foundation considers applications for grants in the following areas:
- Social Service
- Health care
- Civic and cultural
The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give it flexibility in providing grants.
Over the past decade, approximately 28% of our grants have been related to education, 28% to social services, 22% to hospitals and healthcare, 17% to civic and cultural with the remaining percentage spread out in the above categories. The majority of our grants are made in the U.S. However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook.
There is no limit on grant amounts; however, on average, our grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.