Grant Resources

Current Selected Funding Opportunities

Each month, in our e-newsletter, Update, NDPC/N publishes links to selected current funding opportunities. You may subscribe to Update and receive this information right in your mailbox, or check the most recent archived issues of Update for current selected funding opportunities.

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Other Funding Sources

An excellent source for funding information is the Foundation Center. Listings of foundations and guidelines for writing grants are available. Sample proposals and common grant applications are also provided. The Foundation Center provides a variety of other resources and materials, including prospect worksheets that can help you focus on funders whose priorities match those of your project.

Many businesses donate money to the communities in which they are located. You will usually find giving guidelines on corporate Web sites under headings such as "community" or "corporate citizenship."

As a starting point for your search, we have provided an alphabetical listing of some corporations and foundations that provide funding to youth- and education-related programs. Many of these have specific time periods in which proposals are accepted, but some accept proposals year round.


Annie E. Casey Foundation - Funding for foster care, mental health for urban children, juvenile detention alternatives, etc.

BellSouth Foundation - Funds programs for developing educators for leadership and encouraging community involvement in education improvement.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy - Grants do not exceed $50,000.

The Constitutional Rights Foundation's Robinson Mini-Grant program awards mini-grants for K-12 service-learning projects designed to address serious community issues.

Coca-Cola Foundation - Funds programs that raise standards in classroom teaching and learning.

Coming Up Taller Awards - Annually recognizes and rewards excellence in community arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth.

Corning, Inc. Foundation - Develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural, and community organizations.

Department of Juvenile Justice

Dollar General Stores - Grants up to $20,000. Funding for literacy and youth development. Click on "Community Initiatives" link.


Grant Writing Tips and Additional Grant Resources

Foundation Center
Proposal Writing Short Course

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)
Grantseeking in Minnesota. Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research
Grant Writing Tips Sheets

Non-Profit Guides
Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations

The University of Vermont
Agency and Organization Specific Proposal Writing Tips and Guides

Word & Raby Publishing
Getting Funded Grantwriting Resources


Government grants can be found at UCLA Center's Mental Health in Schools site.

Grants Alert - A website dedicated to making life a little easier for those who devote their time to searching for education grants.

Grant Station can help your organization make smarter, better-informed fundraising decisions

Grant Watch - A free grants listing service that helps teachers find classroom grants for school funding.

GrantWrangler - A free grants listing service that helps teachers find classroom grants for school funding.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse Funding Opportunities

Youth Today Grants Today- A national source for news, views and important developments in the youth service field from a nonprofit organization.