Listen as Ann K. Mullin, senior program officer for education at The George Gund Foundation, discusses the foundation's grantmaking priorities, particularly their support of the transformation of public education in Cleveland. Watch now!
Monday, August 2 Electronic Resources for International Grantseeking, 1:00 - 2:00pm Registration closed in Ann Arbor, MI Learn about the Foundation Center's latest web-based resources for finding international funders in this workshop at our Ann Arbor Cooperating Collection.
Introduction to Foundation Directory Online, 10:00 - 11:00am in Ludington, MI Visit the Foundation Center's Cooperating Collection in Ludington, Michigan, and learn how to explore our database of over 98,000 grantmakers.
Proposal Writing Basics,6:00 - 7:30pm in Petoskey, MI This free class at our Petoskey Cooperating Collection will introduce attendees to the process of creating a grant proposal to a foundation or corporation.
Wednesday, August 4 Introduction to Fundraising Planning, 1:00 - 2:30pm in Marquette, MI Hosted by our Marquette Cooperating Collection, this class will take you through the process of creating a fundraising plan with a variety of revenue sources.
Grantseeking Basics, 6:00 - 7:30pm This evening class provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. The formal presentation will be followed by a tour of the Cleveland library.
Friday, August 6 Introduction to Fundraising Planning, 1:00 - 2:30pm in Alpena, MI Learn how to create analyze your organization’s situation and develop a diverse fundraising plan in this program at our Alpena Cooperating Collection.
On July 22, 2010 the Corporation for National and Community Service awarded Social Innovation Fund grants to 11 organizations working in the fields of economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development and school support. Several Ohio organizations and initiatives will benefit.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) - $4.2 million, 1 year grant The work of LISC's Financial Opportunity Centers– a workforce development and asset-building model that boosts earnings, reduces expenses and coaches low-income families on how to make better financial decisions – will be supported and expanded in Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Detroit, MI; Duluth, MN; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; San Diego, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Collaborating funders for this project are Citi Foundation, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City - $5.7 million, 1 year grant The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) will replicate five effective anti-poverty programs originally piloted by CEO in eight urban areas. By advancing the education, employment and financial savings of low-income adults and families, the programs will combat poverty across a diverse cross-section of America including Kansas City, MO; Memphis, TN; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; Northeast OH (Greater Cleveland, Youngstown, Akron); San Antonio, TX; Savannah, GA; and Tulsa, OK. Collaborating funders for this project are Annie E. Casey Foundation,The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s San Antonio Making Connections effort, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund For Our Economic Future, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Tulsa Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, Victoria Foundation, and others.
According to the Fund for Our Economic Future, political and civic leaders from across the region are credited for supporting the collaborative model, called NEO@Work, which made up Northeast Ohio’s portion of the grant application. NEO@Work will organize a network of workforce development stakeholders focused on serving low-skilled and hard-to-employ residents in the region. The network will share best practices, identify and expand effective programs that move clients into career paths, and advocate for state and federal policy changes.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati - $2 million, 2 year grant The United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Strive Partnership and other funders, will address the needs of low-income children and youth from “cradle to career” in the Greater Cincinnati-area (Cincinnati, OH and Covington and Newport, KY) through investments in early education, mentoring and literacy programs, college access, career pathways and other innovations. Collaborating funders for this project are Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. / U.S. Bank Foundation, P&G Fund, and KnowledgeWorks Foundation.
The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio Thriving Communities Grants Program responds to requests from organizations delivering programs aligned with regional focus areas: prevention and early detection of health problems, and promotion of health among children and other vulnerable populations. The deadline for Kaiser's next round of grantmaking is September 3, 2010 and interested organizations are being asked to attend a Technical Assistance session being offered on the following dates:
Friday August 13, 2010 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. North Point Tower 1001 Lakeside Avenue, 12th Floor Cleveland, OH 44114
Monday August 16, 2010 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Chapel Hill Medical Offices Conference Room 1260 Independence Avenue Akron, OH 44310
To ensure that all interested organizations can be accommodated, an RSVP is requested to Jennifer Prather by telephone (216-479-5774) or e-mail.
Tuesday, July 27 Grantseeking Basics, 10:00 - 11:30am This introductory course provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. The formal presentation will be followed by a tour of the library.
How to Approach a Foundation, 11:30am - 12:30pm Learn how to initiate contact with potential funders, plan calls and meeting, and build long-lasting partnerships with donors.
Thursday, July 29 Proposal Writing Basics, 10:00 - 11:30am Come and receive instruction on the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation and get answers to questions that first-timers often have about the process of applying for a grant.
Proposal Budgeting Basics, 11:30am - 12:30pm This class teaches the essentials of budget preparation as part of a basic grant proposal, including compiling both financial elements and the budget narrative.
Tuesday, July 20 Electronic Resources for Finding Funders: Introduction to Foundation Directory Online, Guide to Resources on the Foundation Center's Website, and Prospect Research Basics, 10:00am - 12:00pm Learn to use the Foundation Center's resources to identify funders for your programs, and discover the answers to the most frequently-asked questions about researching individual donors.
Wednesday, July 21 Using Foundation Center Resources for Finding Funders, 10:00 - 11:15am in Toledo, Ohio Come to our Cooperating Collection at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, learn the best methods for searching Foundation Directory Online, and explore the most useful resources on our content-rich website.
GAR Foundationannounced (July 8, 2010) $1 million in special grants in honor of Richard Chenoweth, who has served the foundation in several capacities for more than 20 years. Mr. Chenoweth recently announced his retirement from the foundation's governing body. Asked by the foundation to select five organization's to receive special, honorary grants, Mr. Chenoweth chose the following:
Akron Community Foundation, $500,000 for scholarships
Boys and Gorls Club of Western Reserve, $200,000 for high school tuition assistance and college scholarships
Akron Community Service Center and Urban League, $100,000 for scholarships
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, $100,000 for operations
Habitat for Humanity, $100,000 for capital campaign
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cantonannounced (July 5, 2010) more than $700,000 in second quarter 2010 grants. The Stark County Health Department was awarded $100,000 for operating support and dental clinic equipment. Other grants include:
Alliance for Children and Families, $30,000 for supportive housing
Canton City Health Department, $15,000 to assess its performance and capacity
The Foundation Center, $1,000 for nonprofit services (Thank you!)