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Read Below for Funding Opportunities for Region 10 Environmental Organizations

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Below you will find a list of funding opportunities for regional organizations.  Some of these opportunities might be relevant to your organization, and worth researching.



The Nathan Cummings Foundation

Application Deadline: Letters of inquiry are welcome at any time. Most grants are approved during two board meetings, in the spring and fall. All grant inquiries are acknowledged promptly.

Description: The foundation's core programs include arts and culture, the environment, health, interprogram initiatives for social and economic justice, and Jewish life and values/contemplative practice programs.

Who May Apply: To apply for a grant, an organization must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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The Kresge Foundation -- Capital Challenge Grant Program

Application Deadline: Letters of intent are accepted year-round. See Web site for more details.

Description: Grants from the Kresge Foundation focus on the following six fields of interest:



arts and culture


human services

community development.

More information about each of these fields of interest can be found on the Kresge Foundation's Web site.

Who May Apply: All organizations applying for grants must have annual financial statements that have been prepared and certified by a certified public accountant (the auditor) in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or Government Accounting Standards (GAS).

501(c)(3) organizations that are not classified as private foundations

Government entities

Religious organizations that are operated by or within religious institutions and serve secular needs, have space formally dedicated to their programs, and have financial and governing autonomy from the parent religious organization

Colleges and universities that are fully accredited associate-, baccalaureate-, and/or graduate-degree-granting institutions

Elementary and secondary schools that predominantly serve students with physical and/or developmental disabilities

Hospitals that are accredited by the Joint Commission

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The Lawrence Foundation

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted twice a year; the next deadline is October 31, 2009. See program Web site for details.

Description: The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, educational, health, human services, and other causes.

Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as public schools and libraries, are eligible for contributions or grants.

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The Coca-Cola Foundation

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Description: The foundation supports initiatives focused on several priority areas:
* Water Stewardship
Supports access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, utilization of water for production and/or multiple-use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, and education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry.
* Healthy and Active Lifestyles
Supports access to exercise, physical activity, and nutritional education programs; programs that motivate behavior modification; and programs that encourage lifestyle/behavioral changes.
* Community Recycling
Supports efforts to increase litter-abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, increase community recycling awareness, and support research and innovation.
* Education
Supports scholarships, school drop-out prevention, access to education programs, and other education initiatives per local business unit priorities.

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The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation

Application Deadline: There is no deadline. Grant applications are considered as they are received.

Description: The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals. By making grants to other charitable organizations, the foundation seeks to fund programs that directly impact the lives of individuals. The foundation has identified the following as special areas of interest:
programs that assist orphaned children and promote their adoption
programs that intervene in the lives of troubled youths.
However, funding is by no means restricted to the above-mentioned areas.

Who May Apply: Organizations must have proof of IRS 501(c)(3) status. No grants to individuals will be considered.

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