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Nov. 18, 2015

The AmeriCorps focuses grant making for Fiscal Year 2016 in specific focus areas, including: veteran and military families, governor and mayor initiatives, and multi-focus intermediaries that demonstrate measureable impact and primarily serve communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure, i.e. rural and other underserved communities. A notice of intent to apply is required by December 15, 2015.  The full proposal is due January 20, 2016. For more information, click here.

The Cigna Foundation channels their resources into programs that improve the quality of life for others in areas where Cigna has business interests. The Foundation accomplishes this by providing grants and funds to qualified organizations, by sponsoring charitable causes and events and by simply contributing time and energy wherever and whenever possible. The Foundation has identified four broad categories for grant consideration: health and human services; education; community and civic affairs; and culture and the arts. The Foundation accepts proposals on a rolling basis. For more information, click here.

ConAgra Foods’ philanthropic mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ConAgra Foods employees work and live. They focus their resources in these areas: arts and culture; civic and community betterment; education; health and human services; hunger, nutrition and food safety. Proposals are reviewed quarterly after the last working day of January, April, July, and October. For more information, click here.

Educational Foundation of America’s areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the environment, the crisis of human overpopulation and reproductive freedom, Native Americans, arts, education, medicine, and human services. Important characteristics considered by Educational Foundation of America (EFA) are an organization's record of achievement, intended broad impact, sound financial practices, increasing independence, and correspondence with EFA objectives. Current funding is approximately $4 million per year with the average grant in the range of $5,000 to $50,000. EFA accepts applications throughout the year. For more information, click here.

The FedEx Global Community Relations department exists to actively support the communities FedEx serves and strengthen their global reputation through strategic investment of their people, resources and network. Corporate resources include financial contributions, in-kind shipping services and volunteer services of employees. Written requests are accepted year-round and are generally reviewed within three weeks of receipt. FedEx prefers to contribute for specific program needs rather than for special events or capital campaigns. Core giving areas include emergency and disaster relief, pedestrian and child safety, critical community needs, education, health, and human services. For more information, click here.

The Goodrich Corporation Foundation was formed in 1988. The Foundation's principal was established through a contribution by Goodrich Corporation. The Foundation provides support to charitable organizations serving the needs of the public in Goodrich Corporation's United States headquarters and plant communities, to selected educational institutions, and to selected national groups. The Foundation makes charitable grants in four categories: education; arts and culture; civic and community; health and human services/united way. Charitable contributions are made only to organizations defined as "tax exempt" under Section 501 (c)(3. Preference shall be accorded requests for projects or programs in areas having a significant number of employees, employees serving on boards of charitable organizations or other noticeable Goodrich Corporation presence. Applications are accepted on a continual basis. For more information, click here.

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