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Community Grants in MarylandThe Rotary Club of Annapolis is accepting grant applications to distribute the proceeds from its annual Crab Feast.  

The application deadline is December 31, 2016.

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Tourism Grants in IowaMason City, Iowa is accepting applications for tourism marketing grants. The purpose of the Visit Mason City Tourism Marketing Grant is to assist in marketing projects for events, tournaments, conventions, activities, and facilities that drive tourism activity to Mason City and the North Iowa region.  

The next application deadline is October 3, 2016.

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Sustainability Grants Sustainable Jersey is accepting applications from New Jersey municipalities for the Gardiner Environmental Fund Cycle. For this grant cycle, grants will be made for energy projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy.  

The application deadline is October 28, 2016.

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Water Grants in FloridaTampa Bay Water is accepting applications for mini-grants to fund future projects and educational events hosted by local community groups, non-profits, schools and universities that strive to protect and promote the safety of the Tampa Bay region’s drinking water sources.  

The application deadline is November 15, 2016.

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Illinois Trail GrantsThe Metro East Park and Recreation District is accepting applications to the MEPRD FY17 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program for parks, greenways, and trail projects in Madison and St. Clair Counties . There are numerous types of eligible projects such as land acquisition, land development and/or enhancements. Several examples are given in the guidelines.  

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until June 30, 2017.  

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Grants for Nonprofits in IowaThe Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is accepting applications for the fall grant cycle. Grants will be awarded to organizations that enhance the quality of life in Linn County.  


The application deadline is October 14, 2016

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Grants in South DakotaThe Watertown Area Community Foundation accepts grant applications at any time for programs in:  arts and culture, education, human services, health, environment, recreation, and community priorities.  


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Grants to Nonprofits in HawaiiThe Gee Hing Chinese Company Charitable Trust (administrated by Bank of Hawaii) is for the perpetual care, promotion, enhancement and preservation of the Tong Wo Tong Chinese Cemetery historical site located in Keauhou, Hawaii and for the promotion of Chinese culture and preservation of the history of Chinese in North and South Kona, Hawaii.  

The application deadline is September 30, 2016.

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Grants for Nonprofits in OklahomaEdmond Women's Club is accepting applications to the annual grant cycle. The Club makes grants to fund needed equipment, development of new programs and support of cultural, educational, social and civic programs.  

The application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Capacity Building Grants in CaliforniaThe Santa Barbara Foundation Express Grants offer an opportunity for nonprofits to strengthen and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. 


Applications are accepted the first Monday of every month, from January through November 2016.

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Community Garden Grants in ArkansasThe Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is accepting applications for the Greening of Arkansas program, which supports the development and ongoing care of community gardens, neighborhood parks, and public green spaces in Arkansas communities.  

The application deadline is October 4, 2016.

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The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting applications to the Community Pride Program. The program supports clean, attractive neighborhoods, well-maintained parks, signage, and other projects that promote pride in northern Chautauqua County.  The application deadline is March 1 2017.

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South Central Indiana REMC accepts applications to the Operation Round Up program throughout the year. The purpose of the SCI Membership Community Fund is to accumulate and disburse funds for charitable purposes in the service area of South Central Indiana REMC. The REMC’s service area includes Morgan, Owen, Brown, Monroe and portions of Johnson, Clay and Putnam Counties.  The next application deadline is August 24, 2016.

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The Sunderland Foundation makes grants annually to publicly supported charitable organizations with tax exempt status under section 501 [c] 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation prefers to make grants for capital and special projects rather than for annual operating expenses.   Applications may be submitted at any time.

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The Community Foundation of Greene County is accepting grant applications.  Applications will be accepted June 1 (for projects beginning after August 1) and October 1 (for projects beginning after December 1) or the next business day if the 1st falls on a weekend.

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The City of Newport has established a mini grant program to help start the process of implementing ReNewport. The grants will help fund community engagement efforts for Newport residents who want to help advance the program’s goals.  The first round of mini grant applications are due by May 31, the second round of applications by Aug. 31 and the third round by Nov. 30.


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Dubois REC accepts applications for Operation Round Up grants quarterly.  Funding categories are community service, education, youth, and environment.  Grant cycle deadlines are the last working day of February, May, August and November.


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The Greater Jefferson County Foundation is accepting grant applications for educational, cultural, civic and charitable purposes for the benefit of the greater community of Jefferson County, Iowa. Area communities benefiting from these grants include Fairfield, Batavia, Libertyville, Lockridge, Pleasant Plain, and Packwood.  The application deadline is June 1, annually.


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The Crosby-Gannett Fund and the Dunham-Mason Fund are currently open for applications. Funding is intended for Brattleboro-area projects and organizations.  The deadlines are April 14 and October 13, 2016.  Vermont grants

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The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is accepting applications for Spark Grants. This is a grant program designed to help bring people-powered ideas to life within Pierce County, WA. “Micro-grants” are intended to support go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community who have great ideas on how to make their neighborhood a better place.  The next application deadline is October 7, 2016.

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Empowering Adair County Foundation accepts grant applications quarterly.  The application deadlines are January 15, March 15, May 15, and November 15.

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The TransCanada Charitable Fund managed by the East Texas Communities Foundation is accepting grant applications.  Applications may be submitted at any time; please allow at least 8 weeks for a review and response.

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North Dakota State University is accepting grant applications for youth gardening projects. Any project related to youth and gardening is eligible. Funds may be used to purchase gardening supplies (hand tools, soil, seeds, plants or containers), Junior Master Gardener and/or other gardening books, and other educational supplies.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until available funding has been distributed.

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The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation accepts letters of inquiry twice annually. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lane Counties may apply. Local governmental bodies within Douglas County may also apply.  LOI deadlines are March 1 and September 1.

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GAR Foundation is committed to the advancement of key health and social service strategies, particularly for healthcare for low-income families.  For 2016, the letter of inquiry deadlines are January 11, April 11, July 11 and October 10.  Ohio grants

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The Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) is accepting applications for its Community Action Mini-Grant Program, offering funding for organizations that are working to make improvements in their neighborhoods, communities, and watersheds with economic, environmental and/or community impacts.  Grant proposals may be submitted at any time.

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The Grand Island Community Foundation accepts grant applications bi-annually. The foundation provides grants to the Central Nebraska community through named funds and designated grant-making funds established to support community organizations and projects.  Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1.

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The South Dakota State Historical Society accepts grant applications to the Deadwood Fund grant program twice annually.  The application deadlines are October 1 and February 1.

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The Clintonville Area Foundation (CAF) accepts grant applications to support specific projects or new programs. Grants are made for a broad range of purposes to a wide variety of charitable organizations in the focus areas of health, education and community development.  The application deadline is October 15 to December 15, annually.

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The Greater Salina Community Foundation is accepting grant applications to the Fund for Greater Salina, an unrestricted community grant fund. Applications are not limited to a particular issue or target population.  The application period runs from July 1 to April 25 and applications may be submitted at any time during that period.  

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The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations including: charitable 501(c)(3) status organizations, schools, churches and governments in or serving Clark and Floyd counties to apply for grants.  Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed quarterly.

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The Cass County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications. The goal of the Foundation grant program is to improve the quality of life in the county by supporting needs that are not being met in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education and social service.  Application deadlines are February 1 and September 1, annually.

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The George Foundation makes grants to nonprofit groups operating in, and directly benefiting the people of Fort Bend County, Texas. Considerations for funding include the problem being addressed, the availability of existing resources and the degree of need within the areas of human services, education, youth, seniors, medical/health, community enhancement, and arts and culture, i.e. projects that have clear objectives and are accompanied by a plan for evaluating the short-term and long-term impacts of the project.  Application deadlines are quarterly.


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The Hillsdale County Community Foundation accepts applications bi-annually for YOUTH grants.  Application deadlines are April 1 and November 1.

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The Highland Area Community Foundation accepts applications annually. Grants are given for not-for-profit purposes and to individuals, organizations, or groups that provide community services within the Highland Community Unit School District and in St. Jacob and Marine townships.  The application deadline is July 15.

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The City of Boulder Solar Grant Program provides financial assistance toward the installation of photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems.  There are two application deadlines - April 30 and October 31.

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The Coastal Bend Community Foundation is accepting applications from eligible organizations and coalitions working in several program areas.  The application deadline is June 15, annually.

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The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin accepts applications quarterly to their Community Enhancement Grants program. Funding is available for innovative projects that have a positive impact on enriching life in the community of Wausau / Marathon County.  The application deadlines are the first business day of March, June, September, and December.

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Cherokee Strip Community Foundation is accepting letters of intent. The letter should detail the project and what the grant money will be used for.  The application deadline is July 31, annually.

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Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful, a program coordinated by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, has mini-grants available for picking up litter in Lincoln and Lancaster County.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis through November 1.  Nebraska grants

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The Golden Belt Community Foundation, established to benefit the communities of Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties in Kansas, is accepting applications for its Youth Engagement Grant program. There is a rolling deadline.

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The City of Duluth is making grants available to community groups and organizations for projects that will enhance and improve city parks and recreation.  Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1.

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The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office is accepting applications for federal preservation grants.  The application deadline is December 1, annually.

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The St. Lucie County Office of Media Relations is now accepting applications for its video production grant program. The grant program will award one 60-second video public service announcements to a not-for-profit organization and/or government agency located in St. Lucie County.  The application deadline is early March, annually.

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The City of Muskogee Foundation accepts applications twice annually for  program grants.  The spring cycle letter of inquiry is due February 15.  The fall cycle letter of inquiry is due August 1.

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Carolina Panthers Charities funding is available to non-profit agencies whose missions address the educational, athletic, and human services needs of communities throughout North and South Carolina.  The application deadline is May 1, annually.

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Grants for wastewater facility planning are available from the Delaware Division of Water Resources to assist municipal and county wastewater utilities in conducting wastewater facility planning, in beginning the process of updating plans that are older than five years, or in writing overall strategies for the development of the utility within a regional context.  There is no application deadline.

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Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau accepts applications annually for community betterment projects.  The annual deadline is October 31.

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The Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) is a non-profit corporation which provides funding to educational institutions, government/civic and not-for profit organizations through a grant process.  The application deadlines are April 1 and October 1, annually.

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The J.T. – Minnie Maude Charitable Trust is accepting grant requests from organizations whose activities will benefit of the residents of Danville/Pittsylvania County (VA).  Requests for grants are accepted three times during a calendar year with due dates of February 1, June 1 and October 1.

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The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is accepting grant applications from resident-led, grassroots groups through its Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP).  The application deadline is on or around February 20, annually.

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The Saint Luke's Foundation accepts applications focused on health and well-being in their target areas of "Healthy People", "Strong Communities" and "Resilient Families".  There are three application deadlines during the year: April 1, July 1 and October 1.

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The Open Meadows Foundation is a grantmaking organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls.  Application deadlines are February 15 and August 15, annually.

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The Sweet Home Community Foundation accepts grant applications annually in several categories: children and families, education, livability, and arts and culture.  The deadline is February 28, annually. Oregon grants

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The South Dakota State Historical Society is accepting applications to the Deadwood Fund grant programThe program is designed to encourage large-scale restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties by individuals, organizations or public agencies.  The application deadlines are February 1 and October 1.

 

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The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore accepts letters of inquiry at any time for grants from the foundation's Small Grants Program.

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The 1st and 10 Foundation accepts applications on an annual basis. Grant requests are accepted from non-profit agencies and organizations actively working to fulfill the Foundation’s goal of building stronger communities in the southern West Virginia and East Tennessee areas.  The application deadline is August 15, annually.

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The Miami County Foundation accepts grant applications twice a year. Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County.  The deadlines are February 28 and August 31. Ohio grants

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The Sarasota Bay Estuary Grant Program provides funding to promote environmental education, awareness, community involvement, and stewardship to improve the overall quality of Sarasota Bay and its tributaries.  The application deadline is early March, annually. Florida grants

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The Episcopal Church Women of St. James makes small support grants to local nonprofit agencies and community programs.  The application deadline is December 1, annually.

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The Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau accepts applications to their annual grant program from September 1 to October 31.

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The Tri-City Ecology Center has grant funds available for young people and adults working on local environmental projects. To qualify, applicants must be a resident or organization in the Tri-City area (Fremont, Union City, Newark). No deadline has been noted.

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The Grants for Technology Opportunities (GTOPS) is a City of Austin funded matching grant program supporting local organizations in their efforts to include all citizens in an emerging digital society.  The application deadline is early December, annually.

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The mission of the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation is to strengthen  communities and the residents who reside in them by providing funding to eligible non-profit organizations in their area. They make grants to support human services, affordable housing and community development, the arts and education where this funding will yield significant results within the community.  There is no application deadline.

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The Dodge City Convention and Visitor Bureau is accepting applications for their Attraction and Event Printing Grant.  Grant pre-approval applications will be accepted throughout the year.

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The Yorktown Fund at the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County is taking applications for annual grants of up to $2,500 to help the community of Yorktown. The application deadline is May 1, annually.

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The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation is accepting applications. In general, grants are made to projects that will benefit South Berrien and Cass Counties, Michigan.  The foundation accepts grant proposals four times each year with submission dates of May 1, Aug. 1, Nov. 1 and Feb. 1.

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Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation accepts grant submissions annually from local nonprofit organizations. Organizations must be headquartered and serve the geographic area Truckee, Donner Summit, Squaw Valley and North Shore of Lake Tahoe to receive consideration.  The application deadline is October 31, annually

 

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The J.J. Keller Foundation's primary mission is to provide funding to organizations, projects and programs which will positively impact lives in the greater Fox Valley community.  Applicants are invited to apply at any time during the year.

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The Promise Fund is an endowment fund with the DeKalb County Community Foundation, which invests gifts and makes annual distributions to charitable and community organizations that provide services to immigrant and underserved populations within DeKalb County.  The application is generally November 1, annually.

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Cummings School awards small grants to nonprofit organizations in its host communities of Westborough and Grafton.  The deadline is March 1, annually.

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JPMorgan Chase provides funding in the following areas: community development, education, and arts/culture.  Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.

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The Town of Bristol/Roger Williams University Cooperative Committee is accepting applications to their Fund for Civic Activities.  Grant proposals are accepted twice per year with the following deadlines: April 15 and October 15. Rhode Island grants

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The goal of the Custer County Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Custer County area by supporting the needs of the communities. 
Applications are accepted throughout the year and are considered for funding on April 30th and October 31.

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The EnKa Society is soliciting requests for financial assistance from Winchester organizations and outside organizations serving the needs of Winchester residents.  Grant application deadlines are October 1, January 2, March 1, and May 1 of each year.

 

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OMNI Community Credit Union accepts grant applications from area non-profit organizations whose programs support the Credit Union Philosophy of “People Helping People.”  Deadlines are quarterly.

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The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC area through support of programs in arts and humanities, community services, education, health and the environment. Proposal deadlines are March 1, July 1 and November 1.

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The Community Foundation for Nantucket has begun its annual discretionary grants process for island charities.  The application deadline is October 22, annually.

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Partnerships for Parks’ Capacity Fund makes grants to community groups working in NYC parks.  Deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1.

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The Iowa West Foundation accepts grant applications four times through the year, for community development, education, economic development and human services.  Letters of inquiry deadlines are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

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Chipotle supports organizations through sponsorships, in-restaurant fundraisers, donations, and a scrip program. There is no application deadline.

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Organizations in Eddy County seeking grants for an event or a project can apply for a grant from the county Lodgers Tax fund. The event or project must be in the unincorporated area of the county - in others words, outside the city limits.  Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the regularly scheduled quarterly meetings.

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Non-profit charitable organizations serving the Muskegon County region are eligible to apply for a grant from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. The Foundation will consider proposals in the following areas: arts and culture, health and human services, education, environment, emerging community needs, and Muskegon Downtown Development.  Letter of inquiry deadlines are February 1 and August 1, annually.

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The mission of the Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) is to assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets to benefit the citizens and qualified organizations of Ripley County.  Applications to the Small Grant program may be submitted at any time during the year.

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, accepts applications quarterly for the Kaulunani Urban Forestry Cost-Share Grant Program.  Quarterly deadlines are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15.

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The Kosciusko County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for seven funding areas of interest.  Grant applications are due January 15, May 15 and September 15 of each year.

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The Del Mar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to promoting civic pride and community cohesiveness, acquiring and preserving open space, improving beaches and parklands, raising and granting funds, and sponsoring diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar.  The Foundation accepts grant applications at any time.

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Applications are being accepted for a grant funding opportunity with the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC). Called the POWER UP Community Fund, this program will be awarding grants to nonprofit groups involved in community improvement projects in the GVEC service area. Application deadlines are February 15 and August 15, annually.

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The mission of the FedEx Social Responsibility department is to actively support the communities they serve.  Corporate resources include financial contributions, in-kind shipping services and coordination of volunteer services by their employees.  There is no application deadline noted.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Special Projects Grants committee is accepting grant applications to provide financial support to projects in local communities to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.  The application deadline is December 31, annually.

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The Park City Sunrise Rotary is accepting grant requests from local and national organizations. The application deadline is October 31, annually.

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Charter Oak Federal Credit Union's Community Giving Grants Program is geared specifically to non-profit organizations that foster economic development and social well-being in both New London and Windham counties.  The quarterly review deadlines are: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.

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The Bisbee Foundation accepts applications annually. The foundation has four separate funding programs, each having their own guidelines and application: project, operating support, historic preservation, and mini grants.  The application deadline is April 1, annually.
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The Harvest Foundation has anounced a new pilot program called “Pick up the Pace” (PUP). Through the program, grants will be awarded to help more local organizations in Henry County-Martinsville get involved in community redevelopment. These should be collaborative projects, involving several organizations if possible.


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RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.  A letter of inquiry may be submitted at any time.

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The Department of Arkansas Heritage makes grants available to help communities and organizations develop meaningful Heritage Month events and programs in their areas.  The  application deadline is mid-December, annually.

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The Corning Incorporated Foundation provides grants across several program areas including education, community service, and libraries.  Letters are accepted anytime throughout the year.

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American Express makes grants in three key areas: Cultural Heritage, Future Leadership, and Community Service (specifically relief and recovery efforts).
Inquiries for funding are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

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The Peter Kiewit Foundation accepts applications quarterly for their Neighborhood Grant Program. These grants are awarded annually to help organized Omaha neighborhood associations develop or complete projects that enhance or improve neighborhood safety, appearance, beautification, and organization.  The application deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

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Root-Pike WIN awards grants to a variety of community-based projects. Projects need to preserve, promote, and protect land and water resources in the Root-Pike Watershed.  The application deadline is October 1, annually.

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