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Funding Opportunities

Looking for funds to bring PeaceBuilders to your site? Our sites use a number of resources, including school or district general funds; operating budgets; federal and community funds; and private grants.

The following is a path we suggest for funding PeaceBuilders. They are in progressive order, from the easiest to obtain to most difficult.

  1. Look for funding allocated to your school or district
  2. Organizations or individuals in your community often support PeaceBuilders implementation
    • Local Businesses
    • Philanthropists
    • Fraternal Organizations
    • Assistance League
    • Law Enforcement
    • Healthcare/Mental Health
  3. Apply for a Grant
Need help with a funding proposal? Fill out our information request, or call us today at
1-877-4-PEACE-NOW (1-877-473-2236).
Community Grants
Many sites use school or district prevention, safety, character education, discretionary funds, or Safe and Drug-Free Schools funds distributed by their state to purchase PeaceBuilders. If you are unable to use these funds, community funding sources may be a good option.
Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation provides support for projects within its grant-making interest areas of education and youth, arts and culture, civic and community, and health.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

Barona Education Grant Program
The Barona Band of Mission Indians is proud to help make a difference for schools throughout California. Through the endorsement of your locally-elected state representatives, schools in your area can now apply for Barona educational funding to purchase much-needed supplies and materials such as books and computers.

Each grant awarded by the Barona Education Grant Program is $5,000. Applications for the grant may be submitted by your locally-elected state official on your behalf, or you may submit the application directly as long as it is accompanied by an endorsement letter by your State Legislator.
Click here for more information. Deadline is June 30, each year.

BBVA Compass Foundation
To support projects in Education, Health, Arts & Culture, Diversity and the Environment. Funding for education may include but is not limited to advancing pre -K - 12 education though professional development, support and retention of teachers, addressing needs through curriculum based programs and facilitating merit based access to higher education for underrepresented groups.
Deadline for this application is September 30, 2013
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Bringing Theory into Practice: Engaged Learning, Civic Engagement and Development, and the Psychosocial Well-Being of College Students
To promote the nexus of engaged learning, civic engagement, and psychosocial well-being among college and university students. Seminar grants will be awarded for projects that bring together diverse members of the campus community to discuss the civic mission of the institution and how the full expression of that mission can be achieved.. Program Development grants will be awarded to enhance or extend a program that is consistent with BTtoP's objective of promoting engaged learning, civic engagement, and the psychosocial well-being of students. Institutional matching support is required for all grants. Proposals will be accepted on a quarterly-deadline system (June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15). To be eligible, U.S. institutions of higher education must be members of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Deadline for this application is September 15, 2013
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Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest
The Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest provides funding to assist with small, concrete projects or need which will make an improvement in inner city education in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence and Washington, D.C. Grants are considered and awarded on a monthly basis and are for no more than $2,000.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants Program
To promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children And youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Deadline for this application is September 30, 2013
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The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation
The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation awards grants that generate high impact and measurable results through community-based programs in the area of pre-K through 12 education. The primary geographic area of interest for CenturyLink is their 14-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.
Deadline for this application is November 1, 2013
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Home Depot: Community Impact Grant Program
To improve the physical health of your neighborhood and community creates a healthier, more stable environment for students and the community.
Deadline for this application is August 13, 2013.
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Lawrence Foundation Grants
To support environmental, human services, disaster relief, and other areas of interest, including the needs of public schools and libraries.
Deadline for this application is November 1, 2013
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Office Depot Foundation: Community Grants
To provide grants in three distinct categories. The focus of the "Giving Children Tools for Success" category is on activities that give young people tools to succeed in school and in life through education and inspiration. The "Building Capacity to Serve Communities" category targets programs that help nonprofit organizations to serve the needs of their communities efficiently. The purpose of the "Disaster Preparedness, Relief, Recovery, and Rebuilding" category is to support efforts that help people and communities prepare for disasters and rebuild and recover when disasters occur.
Deadline for this application is October 31, 2013
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Open Meadows Foundation
The Open Meadows Foundation offers grants to projects that: are designed and implemented by women and girls, reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and its organization, promote building community power, promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice, and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000. The grant will fund up to $2,000. Organizations and individuals interested in applying must have tax-exempt status or a fiscal sponsor that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Deadlines for application are August 15 and February 15.
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Kellogg Foundation makes grants that strengthen the dimensions of community life, elements they believe all children need in order to be successful: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. While they fund promising ventures throughout the US, their three priority locations are Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

Wal-Mart: Local Giving Program
To benefit communities in which Wal-Mart has a presence. Potential grantees should be nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit communities within the service area of the Walmart store, Sam's Club or Logistics facility from which they are requesting funds. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have identified four core areas of giving. The proposed use of the grant should fit within these areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women's Economic Empowerment or Career Opportunity. However, programs that do not align with these areas may be given consideration.
Deadline for this application is December 1, 2013
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Wells Fargo Co. Charitable Contributions grant program
To support the following areas of interest: community development, including affordable housing, workforce development, financial literacy, and economic development; education, including K-12 and higher education; human services, including healthcare and basic needs; and arts, culture, and civic projects. Eligible Counties: Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles (Antelope Valley), Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara (Southern), Santa Cruz, Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba, Lake, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara (partial), Solano, Sonoma, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange
Deadline for this application is September 1, 2013
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Private Grants
Although we hope the organizations listed below will help you receive funds, we can't guarantee they will grant you funding. Visit their link to be sure their funding priorities are a match for your site.
Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation aims to provide youth with the educational opportunities and support systems they need to become knowledgeable and productive citizens. The Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to countless problems that impede educational systems today, and it supports existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so broad, the Foundation's commitment is multifaceted. It offers support to public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, teacher-training programs, educational programs for minority students, and global educational programs.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

Corning Inc. Foundation
The Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952, develops and administers projects in support of educational, cultural, community and selected national organizations. Resources are directed primarily toward initiatives, which improve the quality of life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has sought to improve the lives of people in poverty. It currently focuses on advancing opportunities for low-income youth (ages 9 to 24) in the United States. The Foundation's aim is to help develop and expand a pool of organizations that can serve thousands more low-income youth each year with proven programs. The Foundation funds organizations that help young people: improve their educational skills and academic achievement; prepare for the world of work and make the transition to employment and economic independence; and/or avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug abuse, violence, and teen pregnancy.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

FedEx Corporation
FedEx grants fund organizations that support pedestrian and child safety, education, health/human services, and emergency/disaster relief. Funding for pedestrian and child safety supports organizations that work to promote and improve child and pedestrian safety and enhance the safety of transportation systems. Education grants fund organizations that enhance education in the following areas: technology, global economics and trade, cultural diversity, and innovative learning programs. In the area of health and human services, FedEx supports youth development organizations and others that meet basic human needs. With regard to emergency and disaster relief, FedEx provides contributions and logistics/transportation support for emergency and disaster needs. FedEx is especially interested in supporting nonprofit organizations that request 5% or less of a total project budget, contingency grants, or seed monies with the thought that other sources will contribute matching amounts. Organizations with a 501(c)(3) status may apply.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

The Kresge Foundation
Challenge grants are awarded to organizations that cater specifically to the needs of poor, disadvantaged and disenfranchised in six fields of interest: health, the environment, arts and culture, education, human services, and community development.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. Grants are awarded twice a year. Deadlines for application are April 30th and October 31st.
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The Prudential Foundation
The Prudential Foundation funds organizations whose efforts influence policy that adapts promising practices and evidence-based approaches to instruction and learning in schools. They also support youth development to build skills and competencies needed for young people to be productive citizens. This includes expanding arts education opportunities and supporting effective out-of-school-time programs for young people.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation
The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals. By making grants to other charitable organizations (designated as IRS 501[c](3) nonprofit organizations), the foundation seeks to fund programs that directly impact the lives of individuals. The foundation has identified programs that assist orphaned children, promote adoption, and intervention in the lives of troubled youth, as special areas of interest. However, funding is by no means restricted to the above-mentioned areas. Organizations must have proof of 501(c)(3) status. No grants to individuals will be considered.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

RGK Foundation Grant Program
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community and Medicine/Health. The primary focus within Education includes teacher development. Within Community, the Foundation supports human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Medicine/Health include programs that promote the health and well-being of children.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

Sony USA Foundation
Sony's company-wide philanthropic efforts reflect the diverse interests of its core businesses and focus on several distinct areas: arts education, arts and culture, health and human services, civic and community outreach, education, and volunteerism. While positive consideration is given to efforts that promote literacy and basic educational competency, the company also seeks to apply its financial, technological, and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce. Organizations with a 501(c)(3) status may apply.
Click here for more information. There is no deadline for this grant.

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