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Grants Update: November 29, 2007

Grants Target Company Communities

PacifiCorp Foundation
The PacifiCorp Foundation, operating as the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Pacific Power Foundation, provides support to nonprofit organizations located in Pacific Northwest communities where the company has a significant presence, including locations in Northern California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. For a map of the PacifiCorp service territory, go here. The Foundation’s grantmaking categories are Education, including K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, and scholarship funds; Civic and Community, including environmental groups, housing, and urban renewal; Arts and Culture, including the performing arts, museums, heritage foundations, and libraries; and Health and Human Services, including United Ways, hospitals, and agencies for youth. Requests are reviewed quarterly; application deadlines vary by grant category. Visit the website listed above for more information.

Pro Libris: Books for Underserved Kids
The Libri Foundation is accepting applications from rural public libraries throughout the U.S. for the acquisition of new, quality, hardcover children’s books.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions
This program supports ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions. Typical formats involve lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, family programs, exhibition tours, or other appropriate formats for reaching the general public.

Funds for National and International Projects

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 to “help people help themselves.” Specifically, the Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. For greatest impact, the Foundation targets its grants toward specific areas, including health, food systems and rural development, youth and education, and philanthropy and volunteerism. Grants are concentrated in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the southern African countries of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Proposals are accepted online year-round. For more details, visit the Foundation’s website listed above.

Grants for Pacific Northwest Organizations

Charlotte Martin Foundation
The Charlotte Martin Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education. An additional focus of the Foundation is preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington that address the Foundation’s priorities. Online applications may be submitted at any time. Visit the website listed above for details on the Foundation’s focus areas and online application information.


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