Foundation Grants List 12/11/2019

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 Nature Programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Joseph Robert Foundation

The Joseph Robert Foundation makes grants in the following focus areas:
  • Program, project, or general operating support to non-profit organizations that promote/conduct innovative, experimental, community and/or public art programming, primarily in the visual arts.
  • Exhibitions that provide opportunities for emerging or under-recognized artists.
  • Interdisciplinary or collaborative programming that includes a visual arts component.
Animal Welfare
  • Program support and general operating support to animal welfare organizations, including, but not limited to, no-kill shelters, sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers, animal adoption centers, and animal protection organizations.
Environment and Sustainable Resources Management
  • Program, research, training and education, and general operating support to environmental organizations that promote sustainable resources management and innovative solutions to environmental problems.
  • Programs and projects that work to protect the environment by addressing climate change, pollution, and the use of land and water resources.
  • Community-based educational environmental initiatives, as well as community-based projects that enhance the quality of urban life through the development of parks and other environmental endeavors.
The Foundation makes general operating grants and/or program/project grants.
Funding is focused in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
The first step is to submit a Letter of Interest. Deadlines for Letters of Interest are April 30 and October 30.

William Bannerman Foundation – National

The William C. Bannerman Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations aligned with their mission to serve the community by creating opportunities that enable individuals, especially children, to reach their full potential, and by protecting the environment.
The geographical funding area is limited to Los Angeles County, CA with the exception of environmental grants.
Environment and Wildlife Protection – local and nationwide
Within this broad area, grants have been made to support park improvement programs, clean water, technology upgrades for environmental organizations, wild salmon refugia, education outreach programs, conference support, water and agriculture sustainability, and more. It is recommended that interested applicants review the Foundation Form 990’s to get a better idea of the interest areas and programs funded.
Grants are made for a variety of purposes including general support, project support, seed funding, equipment, capacity building (including training and leadership), endowment, building, and land acquisition.
The foundation does not have a website at this time.
Applications should be submitted in writing, two pages or less.  
All applications must contain:
  • A brief description of the organization and it’s mission
  • A grant purpose statement (ie, a description of the program for which the grant is requested and the need or problem addressed by the program)
  • Copy of IRS and state exemption determination letters.  
Applicant should also be prepared to submit budget summaries and related financial records if requested.
The application deadline is October 31, annually.
Mail to:
William Bannerman Foundation
Attn: Elliot Ponchick
9255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 400
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Wendy P. McCaw Foundation

The Wendy P. McCaw Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations primarily for wildlife conservation and protection. Funding is also made in the interest areas of animal welfare, domesticated animals, and arts and culture including the performing arts. Grants are made for general support as well as program development.
Groups served by past funding have included children and youth, economically disadvantaged, foster and adopted children, students, veterans, adults, and young adults.
Grant awards are restricted to the use set forth in the grant request. If funding cannot be used for the expected purpose, it must be returned to the Foundation.
The Foundation has not specified any geographic restrictions.
Interested applicants should submit the following with the grant request:
  • Copy of IRS Determination Letter
  • Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
  • Brief history of organization and description of its mission
  • Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
Requests should be made by October 31.
Mail to:
Wendy P. McCaw Foundation
P.O. Box 22458
Santa Barbara, CA 93102