Two amazing organizations are preparing community and educational grant programs to benefit individuals in need.
Description: Land O’Lakes Foundation recognizes rural communities are a cornerstone of American life and has established ongoing giving programs to insure their vitality and growth. Foundation resources are awarded through several programs that donate cash and encourage employee volunteerism in communities across the United States — where over 300,000 farmers, ranchers and employees work in agriculture, food and fiber production, dairy processing and food marketing. The Land O’Lakes Foundation Community Grants Program provides support through cash grants to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where Land O’Lakes has a significant concentration of members or employees. These include organizations: (1) such as United Way that provide funding to community human services. (2) That work to alleviate hunger. (3) Designed to build knowledge and leadership skills of rural youth. (4) Active in addressing and solving community problems. (5) Promoting artistic endeavors — especially in under-served rural areas, touring or outreach programs.
Funder: The Land O’Lakes Foundation
Eligibility: Land O’Lakes Foundation funds national programs and programs in 20 states: Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin. Generally, grants are restricted to organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Application deadline: 10/1/13
Description: Support will be given to nonprofits that provide academic and vocational opportunities for the disadvantaged. These programs include the purchase of supplies for literacy skills, mentoring, tutoring and career development.
Funder: BJ’s Charitable Foundation
Eligibility: The proposal must be from an organization that is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and recognized as a “public charity” by the IRS. The program must align with BJ’s Charitable Foundation’s mission of supporting organizations that provide basic needs services (in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, healthcare and education) to those in need in the ways we’ve defined above. The program must positively impact communities where BJ’s Clubs are located.
Application deadline: 10/11/13