Nov. 19, 2014
The Coca-Cola Company and its partner foundation the Coca-Cola Foundation make grants year-round through their online portal. These grants have no top-end limitation, but are not made for construction or renovation projects. One of the funding areas of top priority for the Foundation is women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. Go to the website above to learn more, tailor your request and submit an application.
The Ford Motor Company Fund makes grants that will improve opportunities for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates. One of the three major areas that the Fund supports is community development. For more information, including what is considered for funding and what is not, click here.
The GM Foundation makes grants nationwide in the areas of health and human services, as well as community development. They have a particular interest in communities near General Motors plants, but make grants nationwide. To learn more, complete the eligibility questionnaire and begin the application process, click here.
The Public Welfare Foundation makes grants nationally in three areas, including criminal justice. The Foundation supports programs that reduce the number of people jailed unnecessarily, reduce lengths of sentences, and increase access to healthcare as a diversion from incarceration. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications, but does accept letters of inquiry on a rolling basis. To learn more, click here.
The Valero Energy Foundation makes grants across most of the United States, in communities that are nearby their corporate locations. The mission of this philanthropic wing of the Valero company is to improve the lives of those who live near where Valero has major operations. To learn where these operations are, click here. To learn more about the Foundation and the application process, click here.