Category Archives: Fundraising and Grants

The Hershey Foundation

The Hershey Foundation The Hershey Foundation gives special attention to unique, innovative, and creative projects for children in Northeast Ohio. The trustees are particularly interested in funding pilot projects that can be replicated in other settings. Priority is given to:  • alternative educational programs for children of all ages  • arts, cultural and science programs for children of all ages  • early childhood education programs  Funding is provided for:  • program development and special projects  • equipment that brings new capabilities to an organization  • capital campaigns  • endowment of special projects

Indiana Community Improvement/Development Grants

Grants to qualifying organizations or entities within Indiana that will improve the quality of life and help meet the needs of the residents of the State of Indiana. The Foundation achieves this mission through cash grants which are used to support the funding of specific capital projects in the areas of:  • Arts and Culture  • Education  • Health and Welfare  Funding must be used for investments in facilities, equipment or real estate (non operation funding)

The AnnMarie Foundation

The AnnMarie Foundation Since 1974, Phillips Plastics Corporation’s AnnMarie Foundation has been providing monetary awards to local organizations to enhance quality of life and encourage future educational, humanitarian, cultural, recreational, and aesthetic activities. Recipients of past AnnMarie awards have included schools and school districts, medical clinics, clubs, daycare centers, councils, and youth sports teams. Requests are limited to nonprofit organizations within the general vicinity of Phillips Plastics Corporation facilities where significant numbers of employees reside. For the full list of guidelines, please log on to:

Community Mini-Grants

The community mini-grants provided by the Center for Economic Options are centered on a community developing its own community based project.  The local residents receive training in community development and then develop the project, write a proposal, and receive seed money to start the project.  In the application process, at least eight to ten communities are chosen from one or two counties to participate in workshops.   One representative from every community is put on a grant committee, which assigns the money to the different communities.  All projects must be completed within six months of receiving the funds.  Some examples of past projects are beautification, playgrounds, community centers and parks.  The hope is that the community will become involved and continue community development efforts after the project is completed.  For more information, contact:  Center for Economic Options  601 Delaware Avenue  Charleston, West Virginia 25302  Phone: 304-345-1298  Email:

BJ’s Charitable Foundation

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Applications accepted on an ongoing basis Purpose The majority of BJ’s Charitable Foundation giving is focused on organizations that:    Promote the safety, security and well-being of children and families     Support education and health programs     Provide community service opportunities     Aid in hunger and disaster relief The program must positively impact communities where BJ’s Clubs are located. BJ’s serves East Coast communities stretching from Maine to Florida, as well as west into Ohio. Today, BJ’s operates more than 170 Clubs in 16 states located in the eastern U.S. For store locations go to:  Program website is found here:

Colorado Great Outdoors Colorado

Colorado Great Outdoors Colorado

Established in 1992, Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO) receives its funding solely through Lottery revenues. GOCO uses proceeds to fund open space, local parks and recreation, state parks, wildlife protection, and environmental projects. More than $338.8 million has been distributed to GOCO through the end of 2003. Many playgrounds have been built or updated through the lottery fund donations.

Washington The Seattle Foundation

Washington The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations, addressing a broad spectrum of issues locally, regionally and internationally. The Foundation applies their deep knowledge of the community to inform strategies for its health through effective philanthropy. Together with more than 1,200 contributing individuals and families, The Seattle Foundation is are making the world a better place to live.

Iowa Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust

Iowa Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust  The Carver Charitable Trust awards grants to I.R.S.-designated, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Grants are not made directly to individuals, although some awards to institutions may be distributed to individuals in the form of scholarships and research funding. The Trust does not generally provide annual operating support or award endowments, although the Trustees realize that endowments are occasionally necessary to accomplish the long- term goals of a proposal.  The great majority of grants are given to organizations located in, and for projects to be conducted within, the state of Iowa and portions of Illinois, as well as to other organizations in which Mr. Carver had an interest during his lifetime. Generally speaking, the Carver Trust supports biomedical and scientific research, scholarships, and programs addressing the educational and recreational needs of youth. Refer to the program area pages of this web site to learn more information concerning these broad fields of interest.

2012 Parks and Recreation Grants

Recreation Educational Services is responsible for administering federal and state grant programs to local and state governments. The Division manages the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grant Program, the Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) and the Recreation Trails Program (RTP). The programs listed below have a match requirement and specific regulations for the applicants. Download our fact sheet for anticipated grant cycles:2012 Grants Fact Sheet