Grant Archive: 2015

Support for Community Programs in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

Umpqua BankUmpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation provides Community Giving Grants in the following target giving areas: The Youth Development and Education area focuses on programs that create opportunities for early childhood and K-12 youth that fulfill their educational experience, promote their well-being, and inspire them to reach their full potential. The Economic Opportunity area focuses on organizations that promote stability in neighborhoods through assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. Community Giving Grant applications are reviewed quarterly; the remaining application deadline for 2015 is December 31st. Visit Umpqua Bank’s website for more information.


Support for Youth Programs in CO, IN, LA, and TN

Pey Back FoundationPeyBack Foundation

The PeyBack Foundation is dedicated to promoting the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk (ages 6-18). The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the states of Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Priority is given to programs addressing the following categories: Leadership and Life Skills, Mentoring, After-School/Summer Programming, and Healthy Living. Grants may range up to $15,000, although most grants funded are in the $10,000 range. The application deadline is February 10, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application form.


Grants Enhance Rural Communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Ag StarAgStar Fund for Rural America

The AgStar Fund for Rural America is dedicated to promoting agriculture and rural communities, and to addressing the issues facing rural America. The Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the service area where AgStar has a significant business presence in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The Fund focuses its giving program in the following four major areas: education, environment, technology, and quality of life. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for direct project or program costs. Online applications will be accepted from October 1 through November 30, 2015. Visit the AgStar website to review the funding guidelines and application instructions.


Postpartum ProgressPostpartum Progress: Climb Out of the Darkness Local Grants Program

The mission of Postpartum Progress is to create healthier families by raising awareness, reducing stigma, providing social support, and connecting mothers to help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression. The Climb Out of the Darkness Local Grants Program, offered by Postpartum Progress, supports local nonprofit organizations that offer direct services to mothers or programs that improve services to mothers. Funding priorities include in-person support groups, especially in locations not yet served; programs aimed at providing support or services to underserved women, (e.g., teen moms, mothers of color, and low-income women); and provider training. The application deadline is November 20, 2015. Visit the Postpartum Progress website to submit an online application.


Grants Enhance Educational Youth Organizations in the DC Metropolitan Area

Jack KentJack Kent Cooke Foundation: Good Neighbor Grants

The Good Neighbor Grants program, an initiative of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, seeks to identify and strengthen ties with youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington, DC, region, including the surrounding areas in Maryland and northern Virginia, that are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. Applying organizations should focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education. Examples of eligible programs include after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, arts programs, service learning, STEM programs, innovative programs that bridge education and technology, and internship programs. One-time grants of between $10,000 and $35,000 will be provided. The application deadline is December 3, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the request for proposals for the Good Neighbor Grants Program.


Funds for Health Projects in Iowa and Illinois

Telligen Community Initiative

TelligenThe mission of the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is to support innovative and forward looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being, and educational attainment. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies serving communities in Iowa, Illinois, and Oklahoma. The deadline for applicants in the states of Iowa and Illinois is August 4, 2015. (Visit the TCI website to learn more about the funding priorities and application procedure.


Charitable Programs in Company Communities Funded

Gannett Foundation: Community Action Grant ProgramGannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where Gannett Co., Inc., owns a newspaper or broadcast station. The Foundation’s Community Action Grant Program’s priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. The upcoming postmark deadline is August 29, 2015, for most locations. (Some locations have earlier deadlines, which are listed on the Foundation’s contact page.) Proposals should be submitted to the local newspaper publisher or TV station general manager. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and download the application form.


Capacity Building Support in Company Communities

Union Pacific Foundation: Community-Based Grant ProgramUnion Pacific

The Union Pacific Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the Midwestern and Western United States. Through the Community-Based Grant Program, the Foundation gives priority to requests that address the following categories: Community and Civic, and Health and Human Services. The majority of these grants are intended to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity, increase their impact, and operate more effectively. Nonprofit organizations in the railroad’s service area are invited to submit a preliminary application form online by 4 pm CDT on August 14, 2015. (Early submissions are encouraged.) Selected organizations will receive instructions on accessing the online final application form, which must be submitted by midnight CDT on August 15, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the Community-Based Grant Program.


Grants Promote the Well-Being of Oklahomans

Inasmuch FoundationInasmuch Foundation

The Inasmuch Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of people, neighborhoods, and communities in Oklahoma. The Foundation primarily provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state for programs that result in the greatest positive outcome for Oklahomans. (Support is also considered for nonprofit organizations that address the Foundation’s priorities in Colorado Springs, CO.) The Foundation’s areas of interest include education, community enhancement, and health and human services. Projects that involve collaborative community efforts to avoid duplication of services are encouraged. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 15, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online letter of inquiry.

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Rural Initiatives in Idaho, Montana Funded
Steele Reese Foundation

The Steele-Reese Foundation

The Steele-Reese Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve rural communities in Idaho and Montana. For the 2016 funding cycle, the Foundation will be strengthening its focus on those programs operating in the more rural parts of the two states. Nonprofit organizations working in the areas of rural education, health, human services, the arts and humanities, and environmental conservation and historic preservation are eligible to apply. Online letters of inquiry from organizations in Idaho or Montana must be submitted by January 15, 2016.


Avon Foundation

Avon Foundation Campus Grants Program

Support for College and University Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

The Avon Foundation for Women is pleased to announce a total of $250,000 for 25 new grants to expand the Avon Foundation Campus Grants Program. Colleges and universities may apply for funds for bystander projects aimed at reducing campus sexual assault and dating abuse.

(Ed Note: Perhaps an opportunity to teach healthy relationship skills to bystanders to prevent sexual abuse?)


Administration for Children and Families


On Friday, May 8, the Administration for Children and Families released the Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education and New Pathways for Fathers and Families grant applications.

As you think about how your organization can best respond, here are some resources to get you going:

We were very gratified that in the last round of grants, most successful applicants working with youth and young adults used a Dibble curriculum.

Using Dibble evidence-based, best-practices materials will strengthen Healthy Marriage grants in Allowable Activities 2 (in high schools) and 3 (with young adults). In addition, Dibble programs will bolster Responsible Fatherhood grants by teaching essential relationship skills at home AND at work.

Like you, we are pouring over the Funding Opportunity Announcement in great detail. Once we have completed our review, we will send you the tools you need to write a strong application that includes the Dibble programs to best meet your organization’s goals and your clients’ needs.

Please let us know how we can help you to write a strong proposal.

Glad to be on your team!
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Youth Build

  • At least 30% of the YB funds are for organizations that have never received a YB grant.
  • Target population is 16-24 year olds.
  • Grants award range is $700,000-$1.1 million.
  • 25% match required, but it can be in-kind.
  • 40% of the time is to be spent on job training, which may include healthy relationship skills training.
  • Proposals are due June 5.

For more information on the YouthBuild grant go to then enter FOA-ETA-15-05 in the funding opportunity search box.

(Ed. Note: Dibble’s Love Notes program is currently being successfully used by a number of Fatherhood programs as well as YouthBuild grantees to teach young adults the communication skills and problem solving skills needed for success both at work and at home. Read a YouthBuild report on Love Notes here or download a sample lesson here. Click here to request a 30-day digital review copy of Love Notes.)


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Competitive Abstinence Education Grants

The purpose of the CAE program is to provide funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of sexually transmitted infections and most likely to bear children out of wedlock. Program plans will focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships. Grantees under this program will be expected to develop a targeted and medically accurate approach to reducing teen pregnancies through abstinence education.

(Ed. Note: As you think about how your organization can best respond, consider using a Dibble relationship skills program to strengthen your intervention. Our programs will help you meet the healthy relationship skills and Positive Youth Development requirements of the grant, in addition to being an innovative approach to delaying sexual activity with the at-risk groups this grant is asking you to serve.)

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