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Sept. 29, 2014

The Abney Foundation makes grants in South Carolina in support of education, health, and social service in local communities. This year’s focus for funding is on higher education, but other funds exist. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 14. To begin the process, click here.

The Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust makes grants in the Seattle and Puget Sound area of the state of Washington. Since 1974 the Trust has been distributing funds to alleviate the struggles of economically disadvantaged individuals and families through education, health care, and human services. To learn more about this Trust, and to complete the application by the Oct. 15 deadline, click here.

The American Savings Foundation makes grants across the state of Connecticut, in 64 communities where the partner bank operates. The Foundation makes grants for educational and human services purposes, among others, and does so for capital grants as well as general program grants. There is no specific application deadline for this foundation, but to learn more about the process and the application, click here.

BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona engages in a robust corporate giving program that includes sponsorships for special events and grants for programs that operate in the communities of Arizona that BlueCross BlueShield serves. To explore these opportunities, click here. The application form can be found through the “Corporate Giving Program Request Form” hyperlink.

The E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation Fund makes grants on a quarterly basis to support programs in South Louisiana that serve mankind in the areas of education, healthcare, and human services. There are two more application deadlines in this calendar year, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31. To learn more, download the application here. To apply, go to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation webpage that is handling applications for this Fund by clicking here.

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation administers several types of grants in the Orlando, Fla. metropolitan area of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties. The Foundation offers large match-challenge grants, construction or renovation grants, start-up and seed grants, seed loans, and emergency grants. This funding generally ranges from $5,000 to $50,000. To read the application restrictions and guidelines (before submitting a letter of inquiry), click here.


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