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Who has the money?
Types of Granting Agency

• Federal Agencies: Large networks of federally funded institutes and agencies that support research and training programs.

Examples: The Department of Education, The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).


Websites for federal agencies that offer grants for children:

http://www.grants.gov
http://www.federalgrantswire.com/children-federal-grants.html
http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html
http://www.federalgrants.com/Agency/Administration-for-Children-and-Families.html


Private Foundations:
Every organization that qualifies for tax exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) is a private foundation unless it falls into one of the categories specifically excluded from the definition of that term (referred to in section 509(a)). Private foundations are legal entities set up by an individual, a family or a group of individuals, for a purpose such as philanthropy. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is an example of a private foundation.


Where to look for grants:

Charitable Gift
Benton Foundation
Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Boettcher Foundation
Carnegie Foundation
Common Counsel Foundation
Ford Foundation
David Packard Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
J. Paul Getty Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Heinz Foundation
Kauffman Foundation
Kellogg Foundation
Levi-Strauss Foundation
Mott Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation
Rotary Foundation
Stern Family Foundation
Tiger Woods Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Spark Action
Foundation Center


• Corporate Foundation: A corporate foundation is a private foundation that derives its grantmaking funds primarily from the contributors of a profit-making business. The company-sponsored foundation often maintains close ties with the donor company, but it is a separate, legal organization, sometimes with its own endowment, and is subject to the same rules and regulations as other private foundations. Council on Foundations, there are more than 2,000 corporate foundations in the United States holding some $11 billion in assets.

50 Largest Corporate Foundations by Total Giving:

Foundation Center


Top Funders


50 Largest Corporate Foundations by Total Giving

The list below includes the 50 largest corporate foundations ranked by total giving. All figures are based on the most current audited financial data in the Foundation Center's database as of April 20, 2010.

Rank

Name/(state)

Total

Giving

As of

Fiscal Year

End Date

1.

sanofi-aventis Patient Assistance Foundation (NJ)

$260,740,827

12/31/2008

2.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. (NC)

204,502,934

12/31/2008

3.

Wal-Mart Foundation (AR)

110,895,707

01/31/2008

4.

GE Foundation (CT)

97,617,185

12/31/2008

5.

The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, Inc. (NC)

93,233,111

12/31/2008

6.

Citi Foundation (NY)

91,937,738

12/31/2008

7.

ExxonMobil Foundation (TX)

80,338,227

12/31/2008

8.

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation (NY)

77,145,399

12/31/2008

9.

Wells Fargo Foundation (CA)

66,702,936

12/31/2008

10.

Lucasfilm Foundation (CA)

63,694,178

12/31/2008

11.

Verizon Foundation (NJ)

56,953,706

12/31/2008

12.

AT&T Foundation (TX)

56,864,091

12/31/2008

13.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund (NJ)

54,757,597

12/31/2008

14.

BP Foundation, Inc. (IL)

53,751,230

12/31/2008

15.

The Pfizer Foundation, Inc. (NY)

42,466,604

12/31/2008

16.

The UPS Foundation (GA)

41,826,486

12/31/2008

17.

Caterpillar Foundation (IL)

38,496,803

12/31/2008

18.

MetLife Foundation (NY)

38,496,662

12/31/2008

19.

The Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc. (GA)

36,743,015

12/31/2008

20.

Intel Foundation (OR)

36,484,550

12/31/2008

21.

The Merck Company Foundation (NJ)

36,002,032

12/31/2008

22.

Ford Motor Company Fund (MI)

34,261,532

12/31/2008

23.

Blue Shield of California Foundation (CA)

29,831,775

12/31/2008

24.

The PepsiCo Foundation, Inc. (NY)

29,360,470

12/31/2008

25.

Abbott Fund (IL)

28,979,654

12/31/2008

26.

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation (IN)

28,768,093

12/31/2008

27.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc. (NY)

28,305,786

12/31/2008

28.

Grand Victoria Foundation (IL)

27,571,707

12/31/2008

29.

Nationwide Foundation (OH)

27,475,182

12/31/2008

30.

The Medtronic Foundation (MN)

26,339,388

04/30/2009

31.

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation (MI)

26,267,510

12/31/2008

32.

Alcoa Foundation (PA)

26,193,332

12/31/2008

33.

Emerson Charitable Trust (MO)

25,082,095

09/30/2008

34.

The Prudential Foundation (NJ)

23,234,633

12/31/2008

35.

General Motors Foundation, Inc. (MI)

22,803,443

12/31/2008

36.

NCC Charitable Foundation (OH)

22,550,204

06/30/2008

37.

The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation (CA)

22,095,559

06/30/2009

38.

3M Foundation (MN)

22,051,063

12/31/2008

39.

General Mills Foundation (MN)

21,000,215

05/31/2008

40.

U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Inc. (MN)

20,818,217

12/31/2008

41.

The Chrysler Foundation (MI)

20,787,501

12/31/2008

42.

The Allstate Foundation (IL)

20,763,015

12/31/2008

43.

State Farm Companies Foundation (IL)

20,295,644

12/31/2008

44.

Valero Energy Foundation (TX)

20,194,160

12/31/2008

45.

Dominion Foundation (PA)

20,134,580

12/31/2008

46.

NIKE Foundation (OR)

19,922,308

05/31/2009

47.

Macy's Foundation (OH)

19,361,051

01/31/2009

48.

Amgen Foundation, Inc. (CA)

19,258,118

12/31/2008

49.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation (WI)

18,980,777

12/31/2008

50.

State Street Foundation, Inc. (MA)

18,638,069

12/31/2008

More Rankings

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Top U.S. Foundations by Asset Size

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Top U.S. Foundations by Total Giving

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Top Corporate Grantmakers by Asset Size

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Top Corporate Grantmakers by Total Giving

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Largest Community Foundations by Asset Size

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Largest Community Foundations by Total Giving



• Professional Organizations: Interest is to support the professional development of members who conduct projects to advance the profession.
• Examples: American Occupational Therapy Foundation, American Public Health Association, National Education Association.

National Education Association

Continuing Education and Professional Development Grants:

Teachers Count Community Organization Grants:

Focused aims related to the needs and development of the community and its member.

• Examples: Local Parent Teacher Associations (PTA's/PTO's)

Top Foundation Grants


It is important to find the "right match" between the funder's requirements and with the project. One of the best places to start searching for grants is on the Internet.