Potential Program Funders
Albertsons believes in being a good neighbor by contributing to the quality of life in the diverse communities it serves. Areas of charitable giving include hunger relief, youth and education, recycling, and food and nutrition.
Allstate Foundation focuses its national and local giving on three broad areas: safe and vital communities—teen safe driving, economic empowerment inclusive of domestic violence, and tolerance/inclusion/diversity. Additionally, Allstate Foundation awards $500 and $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations with Allstate volunteers. These grants are by invitation only from the Allstate volunteer.
Best Buy teams across the United States with select nonprofit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st-century skills through the Community Grants program.
Costco Charitable Giving specifically supports programs focusing on children, education, and health and human services. Costco is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where it does business.
CVS Health Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations for programs targeting children with disabilities, programs focusing on health and rehabilitation services, public schools promoting a greater level of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs, and initiatives that give greater access to physical movement and play.
Hancock Family Foundation gives grants to nonprofit organizations that support at-risk children and families, primarily with programs related to basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and education, as well as humane societies and animal-welfare organizations. The goal of the foundation is to address these areas of interest and strengthen the effectiveness and capacity of nonprofit organizations currently doing this work.
Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation provides funds to charitable organizations whose programs advance the development of all areas of the lives of children and young adults. The foundation channels most of its financial resources toward organizations whose attention is concentrated on eating disorders and education for the underprivileged. These areas of greatest importance are funded on a national basis. However, a good deal of the foundation’s grant making in other program areas is focused on northeastern United States (southern New England and the middle Atlantic states), as well as California.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information on many funding opportunities specific to children and youth offered by the different federal health and human service divisions.
Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation provides support for quality special-needs children’s programs throughout the United States. The foundation’s focus is on nonprofit organizations dedicated to developing innovative programs, disseminating ideas, or providing direct care or services for children with special needs, acute illnesses, or chronic disabilities. Preference is given to small organizations that might not otherwise be helped. Requests are accepted from January 1 through August 31 of each year.
Josten’s Foundations provides support to organizations that enhance the lives of youth and promote educational opportunities that significantly and positively impact children from birth through college. The Foundation meets quarterly to review all Community Grant requests.
Kroger Company’s Family of Stores includes The Kroger Co. Foundation, The Fred Meyer Foundation, and The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation. Kroger focuses its charitable giving in several key areas: hunger relief, K–12 education, grassroots service organizations, women’s health, and advancement for women and minorities.
Lego Children’s Fund supports innovative projects and programming to cultivate and celebrate a child’s exploration of personal creativity and creative problem-solving. The company’s preferred focus is local and national communities, organizations, and groups who cater to children ages birth–14, with special consideration for groups that support disadvantaged children.
National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds is a source for identifying state organizations that promote development of community-based, innovative programs and services related to strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Check the membership directory for a specific state’s contact information to learn about its funding for at-risk youth.
Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) addresses violence against persons, juvenile delinquency and truancy, drug-free and safe kids/safe streets, community action, juvenile mentoring, youth crime watch, and strengthening families.
Philanthropy News Digest is a service of The Foundation Center and provides up-to-date announcements on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the categories of: children and youth, community, people who are disabled, education, environment, health, human services, international affairs, substance abuse, and women.
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) funds various community initiatives throughout New Jersey. The foundation supports programs in the areas of education, community and economic development, and the environment.
Public Welfare Foundation is a nongovernmental grant-making organization dedicated to supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations and work for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs. Grants have been awarded in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice, worker’s rights, racial equity, and justice.
Target Stores support family violence prevention including funding for parenting education, crisis nurseries, family counseling, after-school programs, support groups, and abuse shelters. Family violence prevention benefits the entire community by building strong families, creating healthy environments for kids, and helping parents and kids make good choices.
Teammates for Kids Foundation accepts proposals for grants from nonprofit organizations that support the ongoing work of operating organizations that help needy children in the areas of health, education, and inner-city services.
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. assists organizations devoted primarily to developing the talents and gifts of the very young—especially those disenfranchised by virtue of low income status, inner city conditions, or family situations—and children, youth, and young adults who have physical or mental disabilities that require assistance to develop their full capacities. Preference for grants is given to locally based and operated organizations.