Category Archives: Fundraising Strategies

Coca–Cola Foundation Funds Education Initiatives Year-Round

The Coca-Cola Company and its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, partner with nonprofit organizations worldwide that address community needs and priorities in a meaningful way. Funding is provided for programs in one of four categories, including education. Educational support for communities focuses on scholarships, school dropout prevention, access to education programs, and other initiatives.…

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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program

Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation offers Mini-Grants of up to $500 to eligible organizations committed to providing innovative and artistic opportunities for children that support creative expression. Educators are challenged to develop a project or program on a budget of $500 or less. Ezra Jack Keats was an accomplished writer and children’s book illustrator. He…

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Federal Program Spotlight: Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

  This post is part of Transform Consulting Group’s blog series highlighting federal programs that provide education opportunities and/or youth development services in communities. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, colloquially known as WIC. WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods,…

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Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant Opportunity

  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced funding available for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant that will award up to $125,000 per year to approximately 170 organizations across the United States combating substance use and abuse among youth. Created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, the DFC Support…

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Federal Program Spotlight: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  This post is part of Transform Consulting Group’s blog series highlighting federal programs that provide education opportunities and/or youth development services in communities. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federal assistance program designed to help needy families become self-sufficient. TANF provides cash assistance and support services to indigent families with children under 18. Through…

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American Electric Power Foundation Grant

  American Electric Power (AEP) created the American Electric Power Foundation in 2005. Continuing the tradition of corporate philanthropy, the American Electric Power Foundation considers grant requests from organizations in communities served by AEP’s regional utilities. The Foundation is focused on improving lives through education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services, and enriching the…

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Bloomberg Foundation Awards Innovation Delivery Grants to 80 Cities

  In August, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $45 million investment to help city governments across the U.S. use innovative approaches to improve urban life by addressing major challenges such as murder rates, retail vacancy, and housing for the homeless. The foundation directed substantial funding, as well as other assistance, to aid dozens of cities in…

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Performance Partnership Pilot Award Opportunity

  According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are over 5 million 14-24 year olds in the U.S. that are categorized as low-income and either homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, not working, or not enrolled in an educational institution. In response, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 established the…

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Raising Online Fundraising Opportunity Awareness

  In a recent study by Dunham and Company, research shows 84% of nonprofits, including some of the nation’s largest charities, do not have easy-to-navigate donation websites for mobile devices. The study suggests nonprofits may be missing out on billions of dollars in online gifts for this reason. Dunham and Company found that charitable organizations…

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