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  • Gordon, Andrew
    Nov 3, 2013
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      Dear RC&D Councils:


      Below are some potential funding sources for your projects:


      Grants for Native Americans and Native American Caregiver Support Program - Application deadline: Nov 21, 2013. Funding for programs to increase home- and community-based services to older Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Source: Administration on Aging



      Annie's School Garden Grants - Application deadline: Dec 1, 2013. Offers grants to develop school garden projects. Source: Annie's Homegrown


      Answer Plot Community Garden Program - Application deadline: Dec 1, 2013. Awards funding to FFA chapters to plant, grow, and harvest fresh produce, which will then be given to rural food

      pantries. Source: Land O'Lakes Foundation


      NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION is offering grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. Deadline: 12/6/2013. Click here to learn more about this program.


      ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNITIES, administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and sponsored by Wells Fargo, supports highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal, or local governments in selected regions and states where Wells Fargo operates are eligible to apply. Deadline: 12/16/2013. Click here to visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to learn more about the program and submit an online proposal.


      ILTF is accepting Letters of Inquiry to support various aspects of Native land recovery, with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to support Native land recovery efforts, with a focus on reacquiring alienated federal lands. Deadline is 12/2/13 to submit a Letter of Inquiry. https://www.iltf.org/grants/special-initiatives/land-recovery-efforts


      The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for Community Action Grants of up to $10,000. Grants are available to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women. Deadline: 1/15/2014. http://tinyurl.com/lk876vb


      The CHS Foundation invests in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development and supports national projects related to its mission as well as programs within the CHS trade territory for regional multi-state, or statewide projects. The Foundation's funding focuses on the following program areas: Cooperative Education, Rural Youth Leadership Development, Farm and Agricultural Safety, Returning Value to Rural Communities, and University Partnerships. All applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with the exception of Cooperative Education applications, which are due in the fall of each year. http://www.chsfoundation.org/about.html


      ING Unsung Heroes Program Invites K-12 Educators to Apply for 2014 Class Project Awards - One hundred educators in the United States will be selected to receive awards of up to $27,000 to help fund innovative classroom projects.... Deadline: April 30, 2014


      THE KRESGE FOUNDATION seeks to expand opportunities for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families by strengthening nonprofit organizations and generating new knowledge about efforts to ameliorate and create pathways out of poverty. One of the program’s focus areas, “Advancing the effectiveness and resilience of multiservice organizations”, provides grants to help human services organizations demonstrate the ways promising approaches can add capacity, enhance performance, and increase resilience. Preliminary applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website here for more information.


      THE UNION BANK FOUNDATION supports nonprofit organizations in the communities in which the bank has operations in the states of California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The Foundation’s areas of interest include affordable housing, community economic development, education, and the environment. The bank also offers a corporate sponsorship program for nonprofit organizations addressing additional areas such as arts and culture, health and human services, and emergency services. Requests to both of the bank’s charitable contributions programs may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the bank’s website for detailed funding guidelines and online application information here.  


      Captain Planet Foundation Seeks Applications for K-12 Environment-Based Projects - Seed grants of up to $500 are intended to get local environment-based education into schools and communities.... Deadline: January 31, 2014


      Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) Scholarships - Application deadline: Feb 14, 2014
      Scholarships for students from rural areas who are interested in pursuing show an interest in returning to careers in rural areas upon completion of degree programs. Source: Foundation for Rural Education and Development



      Andrew Gordon, Executive Director/Counsel

      National Association of RC&D Councils

      444 North Capitol Street, N.W.

      Suite 618

      Washington, D.C. 20001

      (P) 202-434-4780

      (F) 202-434-4783



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