Bringing Theory to Practice: Campus Dialogue Grants - Realizing Higher Education's Greater Purpose
Priorities: Supports the creation of thematically integrated gatherings or dialogues involving a core group of diverse campus constituents. Projects should facilitate the greater purposes of higher education: learning and discovery, well-being, civic engagement, and preparation for living meaningfully in the world. For higher education institutions.
Does Not Fund:
Grant Range: Up to $5,000 for one institution and $15,000 for a consortium (3 or more).
Due: December 9th, 2016
Oregon Community Foundation's Community Grant Program
Priorities: Health & Wellbeing of Vulnerable Populations, Educational Opportunities & Achievement, Arts & Cultural Organizations, Community Livability, Environment & Citizen Engagement. For small to mid-sized nonprofits.
Does Not Fund: Projects in individual schools, sponsorship of events, scientific research, religious activities
Grant Range: $20,000
Due: January 15th or July 15th
The Reser Family Foundation
Priorities: The Arts, Education, Environment, Health
Does Not Fund: Projects outside of Oregon. Grants will not be provided to defray deficits, for debt or mortgage retirement, for political campaigns, for lobbyist groups, projects involving litigation or for conduit organizations which use funds granted to support other organizations.
Grant Range: Up to $12,500 or up to $50,000 depending on application type.
Due: February 1st or August 1st
Trust Management Services, LLC
Priorities: Education, Community Service, Cultural, Youth Activities and Historical Preservation
Does Not Fund: capital requests, endowment funds.
Grant Range: Up to $10,000
Due: Funding three Oregon regions in 2017: North Coast (February), Eastern Oregon (June) and Southwestern Oregon (August).
Priorities: MRG funds groups that:
Build community power: Is your group led by and accountable to the people most directly impacted by issues of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice?
Address the root of the problem: Does your group identify and address the root causes of your issues?
Change the system: Are you mobilizing your community to work together to change political, social, and economic policies, systems, or institutions that perpetuate injustice?
Lack mainstream support: Does your organization have a hard time accessing traditional funders because you are too radical, cutting edge, or controversial?
Does Not Fund: Individuals, groups headquartered outside of Oregon, organizations with a budget greater than $500,000.
Grant Range: $5,000 - $20,000
Due: February or August 2017, TBD
Priorities: Early childhood learning, childhood hunger, literacy and math achievement benchmarks, parent engagement and support, positive youth development, arts access for youth, financial education, college, tech and career readiness.
Does Not Fund: capital requests, endowment funds, political lobbying or campaigns, religious activities, scholarship programs, trips or tours.
Grant Range: $2,500 to $10,000
Due: End of the month in December, March, June, or September
Priorities: Community Development, Education, Human Services, Arts & Culture
Does Not Fund: Individuals, for-profit organizations, political action, religious activities, single-issue or cause related foundations.
Due: September 2017
The Jackson Foundation
Priorities: The Jackson Foundation is a broad purpose charitable fund that responds to requests deemed most appropriate to "promote the welfare of the public of the City of Portland or the State of Oregon, or both."
Does Not Fund: The Foundation considers projects located outside the Portland metropolitan area only if the project is of statewide appeal, rather than of local concern. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or private businesses. In addition, the Trustees generally will not make more than one grant to an organization during a twelve month period and generally will not make a grant to a K-12 school
Grant Range: $3000
Due: End of the month in December, March, June, or September,
Oregon Heritage Grant
Priorities: Projects that preserve, develop or interpret threatened heritage resources and/or heritage resources of statewide significance.
Grant Range: $3000‐$20,000
Due: Fall 2017, date TBD
Swindells Charitable Trust
Priorities: Organizations whose principal mission is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Oregon and to assist and sustain the educational, cultural and scientific endeavors of the state.
Does Not Fund: Religious endeavors, annual operating budgets, development office personnel, annual fundraising activities, endowments, operational deficits, financial emergencies, or debt retirement
Grant Range: Unavailable
Due: 1st of August, November, February, or May
Nike Employee Grant Fund
Priorities: Organizations and projects that are creating a world where physical activity, play and sports are highly valued. Projects must primarily serve individuals in the target NEGF counties: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill and Columbia counties in Oregon, plus Clark County in Washington.
Does Not Fund: capital requests, religious activities, individuals, travel.
Grant Range: $5,000 - $20,000
Due: December 1st or June 1st
Small Arts & Culture Grants
Priorities: The purpose of the Small Arts and Culture Grant Program is to make funds available to very small organizations and for projects that might ordinarily have difficulty attracting philanthropic support.
Grant Range: $1,000 to $5,000
Due: Currently not accepting proposals, reopening summer 2017
Mentor Graphics Foundation
Priorities: The Foundation's support is focused on education from kindergarten through college. Particular attention is paid to K-12 schools that have need for additional funding for science, math and engineering programs. The Foundation also supports programs that enable students in the community to participate in scientific projects and engage in intellectual dialogue regarding current scientific theories.
Does Not Fund: Religious organizations, environmental causes, animal rights organizations, capital improvement projects, campaign donations, fundraisers.
Grant Range: $1,000 - $10,000
Due: end of February
The West Family Foundation
Priorities: To support the Mission of the West Family Foundation grants are awarded in the areas of public school enrichment, human services and other charitable causes. The Foundation will only make grants to organizations whose projects or programs directly benefit the residents of Jackson, Josephine, Curry and Klamath counties, Oregon
Grant Range: $1,000 - $10,000
The Ben Cohen Standup Foundation
Priorities: They support work that helps stop bullying, helps those hurt by bullying and/or helps increase equality and diversity in sports.
Does Not Fund: Requests for event or conference sponsorship, for performances, films or movie productions.
Due: November or June
Karma for Cara Foundation Micro Grants
Priorities:The Karma for Cara Foundation is encouraging kids 18 and under to apply for funds to complete service projects in their communities
Grant Range: $250-$1000
Due: July, October, January, or April 1st
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Priorities: After school, Civic Participation, Community Foundations, Community Organizing, Flint Area, Freshwater Ecosystems, Income Security, Michigan, Philanthropy/Nonprofit Sector, Sustainable Development, Vulnerable Youth, and Workforce Development
Does Not Fund: Local projects (except in Flint, Michigan)
Grant Range: $10,000-$200,000
Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility
Priorities: Cisco donates networking technology to qualified nonprofit organizations. Cisco Product Grants focus on underserved populations where we can have the most impact: critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment.
Does Not Fund: Individuals, programs that re-grant, start-ups, school scholarship, schools, libraries, museums, or hospitals.
Grant Range: Up to $50,000
Hewlett Foundation Deeper Learning
Priorities: Education, Environment, Global Development and Population, Performing Arts, and Philanthropy
Does Not Fund: Scholarships, Endowments, Capital Campaigns, Building Construction, For-profit Organizations, Unincorporated Associations or Groups
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
Priorities: Education, Health & Human Services, and Arts & Culture in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Does Not Fund: Other organizations, loans, debt repayment, operational deficits, elections, or personal benefit.
Grant Range: No requests under $50,000
New Earth Foundation
Priorities: Funds small and new organizations whose projects are innovative and enhance life on earth and brighten the future.
Does Not Fund: Learn more
Grant Range: Unknown
Due: LOIs due February 1st or July 1st
The Pacific Power Foundation
Priorities: The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the categories of education; civic and community betterment; culture and arts; and health, welfare and social services. Projects that affect Oregon, Central/Southeastern Washington and/or Northern California.
Does Not Fund: Individuals, religious groups or groups with religious intents, political organizations, chambers of commerce, or any non-charitable purpose.
Due: Dates vary - December 15th for social services, March 15th for education institutions
Priorities: Access to Healthcare, Healthcare Innovations, Health and Wellness
Does Not Fund: N/A
Priorities: Programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.
Does Not Fund: operating expenses, capital campaigns, endowments, and international projects.
Grant Range: $25,000
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Priorities: Projects must fall into one of seven program areas: Arts & Culture, Education,Environmental Preservation, Health, Historic Preservation, Public Safety, Problem Gaming. Funds organizations in Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill Counties
Does Not Fund: Religious organizations, domestic animal care, economic development or community revitalization
Grant Range: Small grant - $5,000. Large grant -
Wish You Well Foundation
Priorities: Requests should align with the Wish You Well Foundation’s mission: Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.
Does Not Fund: Individuals, candidates for political office, building or construction projects, debt reduction or capital campaign and graduate or post-graduate research
Grant Range: $200-$10,000