Foundation Grants List 11/27/2019

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

This week’s focus is on Disability Programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.

J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc. provides funding in Hartford, Connecticut.
Special consideration is given by the Foundation to programming relating to the abuse of children and others, the nurture of children and families, the aid of those with visual or other physical or mental disability, and the encouragement of the arts. 
The Foundation’s priority is direct service delivery to persons in the city of Hartford by Connecticut organizations.
The Foundation provides the following types of support: general/operating support; program development; and seed money.
The Foundation makes grants only to organizations created under the laws of the United States that are classified by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal income tax pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as not being private foundations.
The Foundation supports annual operations or specific programs rather than capital projects.
There are three grant making cycles during the year, and applications may be submitted online.

Robert & Eleanor Franke Foundation

The Robert & Eleanor Franke Foundation Board makes grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations within La Crosse County, Wisconsin, or who fund projects in La Crosse County, the focus of which is to:
* Promote the efforts of students to seek and to pursue their educational goals.
* Assist those who are temporarily unable to pay for basic housing costs, including rent and utilities.
* Assist those who are not meeting their quantitative and/or qualitative nutritional needs as a result of economic disadvantage, social stigma, and lack of education, availability of suitable or appropriate food sources or other remediable impediments to basic food security.
* Assist those in need of clothing, disability services, recovery from addictions, skills enhancement and other services which improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
* Assist in strengthening and protecting children and families.
* Promote the humane treatment of our animal friends.
In 2019 and beyond, the Franke Fund will have two grantmaking rounds annually with deadlines being April 15 and October 15. Applications will be submitted online through the Foundation’s grant portal.

Rosenberg Fund for Children

The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit, public foundation that makes grants to aid children in the U.S. whose parents are targeted, progressive activists. They also assist youth who themselves have been targeted as a result of their progressive activities.
The RFC defines “targeted” as someone who as a result of his or her activism, has:
  • lost a job
  • suffered physical or mental injury or disability
  • been harassed or discriminated against
  • been imprisoned
  • or died
The RFC defines “progressive activities” as those taken to further any of the following beliefs:
* All people have equal worth
* World peace is a necessity
* People are more important than profits
* Society must function within ecologically sustainable limits
The RFC funds institutions and individual providers who support the values listed above. Subject to financial ability, the RFC will fund such things as: counseling; school tuition; camp tuition; cultural lessons; after-school programs; prison visits; educational or therapeutic travel; and post high-school books and supplies for college or other educational training.
Applications are considered twice annually. The deadline for Spring grants is March 21, and for Fall grants is October 13.
Funding is available nationwide.