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NATIONAL FUNDERS

Grants available for projects advancing education, equity and leadership for women and girls. Special interest in STEM learning. Application open from early August through early January.
Support for projects promoting healthy eating and active living, including through digital media.
Grants available nationally for STEM learning, job training, literacy and the environment. Deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
The Foundation’s mission is to help nonprofit organizations educate the public about the needs of children across this nation. Giving range is generally up to $50,000. Deadline was July 15, 2015.
The Foundation makes grants to support STEM learning and teacher training. Grants also support projects that disseminate health information and education.
Grants support organizations with strong leadership that are active in the arts, education, health, veterans’ issues and community issues. Grants also available for leadership development training.
Public media stations (especially university-licensed stations) would be excellent partners for this initiative to engage young adults with Muslim communities and cultures. Deadline has passed.
The Foundation has strong interest in LGBT issues and has made many media grants to cover LGBT issues and bring forward these voices/stories.
The Foundation supports public media, arts and education organizations, especially in Colorado, Massachusetts, Vermont and Wisconsin. Unsolicited applications not accepted.
One-time grants up to $3 million available for arts-driven community development in select states. Good partnership opportunity. Deadline was March 12, 2015.
Grants for individuals and organizations for research, study and creative work in Asia. Good fit for filmmakers, photographers, new media producers. Annual application window: September 1 – November 1
Grants for multimedia educational resources and curriculum focused on plant biology. Next application window: February – early April 2015.
One-year fellowships are available for print, broadcast and online journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the U.S. health care system. Deadline: October 1, 2014.
Supports education, specifically high school retention programs and college and workforce readiness programs.
This Foundation has strong interest in job training, including for veterans and young people. Sponsorships also available for arts events. RFPs issued annually.
The Foundation supports media initiatives that actively take part in and work alongside constituent-led direct action organizations, helping them to create change in their communities.
Grants available locally (up to $10,000) and nationally (up to $200,000) for projects engaging young people with technology and digital media. National Grant deadline: November 1, 2014
Grants available to encourage citizen/voter participation. Grants also available in Washington, D.C. area for youth education.
Planning and implementation grants for community-based partnerships that address health solutions.
Foundations across the country have joined this Campaign to promote grade-level literacy and dropout prevention.
Foundation is making grants in Native arts, biodiversity and disaster preparedness. Grantmaking in aging is forthcoming. Strong interest in public media. Inquiries accepted.
With a long history of support for public media, the Corporation funds initiatives around international peace, education, democracy/voting and integration of immigrants.
This foundation focuses heavily on children and families, and has strong interest in early childhood education and literacy.
This foundation supports work that helps low-income families strengthen their voices and mobilize their communities. It does not accept unsolicited applications, but has made numerous media grants.
Chicken & Egg Pictures issues open calls for proposals to support women documentary filmmakers.
This corporate foundation supports health promotion and awareness, especially in communities where the company has operations.
This foundation’s new mission includes igniting change through “courageous storytelling,” including through art, film, music and social media.
Fit for capital campaigns and projects focused on training diverse journalists, or incorporating diverse talent and new voices. Deadlines: March 1, July 1, November 1.
Currently conducting a strategic review, the Foundations have announced that its public television giving will expand to “public educational media.”
Grants made to public media in Minnesota and other company locations. Minnesota deadline (Arts): March 15. All non-Minnesota asks accepted April 1-October 1.
With special interest in New York City, the Foundation supports the arts, digital media and educational outcomes in company locations.
The Foundation supports literacy initiatives serving children, youth, adults and families in 40 states nationwide. Next deadline: February 27, 2014.
Building Bridges grants support media focused on expanding understanding of Muslim societies. Other grants support arts and music (especially jazz).
Prospect for journalism education, newsroom diversity, youth journalism and media literacy.
The Foundation has a history of support for public media and may be a prospect for outlets with a contact, especially for common interests such as the arts, the environment or social justice.
Grants support programs that use technology and/or video games to educate children and youth. General grant deadline: May 15, 2015
Grants available for investigative journalism and journalist training. Some capacity-building grants awarded. LOI deadlines: May 15, 2015 and November 15, 2015.
While unsolicited applications are not accepted, the Foundation's interests converge with public media, especially in the area of independent and documentary film.
This funder gives nationally to arts organizations with emphasis on projects that transform impact, efficiency or sustainability. No grants for film/video.
The Foundation supports media initiatives that bring financial education to large, well-defined audiences, including youth and older Americans.
Grants support outreach, engagement and some production for social justice-focused documentary film. Annual grant cycle opens July 1, 2015.
Grants for media focus heavily on social justice and informing the public about complex social issues. Foundation also supports innovative, community-based arts spaces.
Grants support education and capital projects in communities where Ford operates. Capital grants closed in 2015.
This foundation gives in four areas: Global Development Program, Global Health Program, U.S. Program, and Global Policy and Advocacy Program.
The Foundation mainly makes grants in Minnesota, but also supports health/nutrition and education in areas of company operation. Upcoming deadlines: June 15, July 2, October 5, January 4, January 23.
Grants up to $20,000 available for archiving and preservation of the music and sound heritage of the Americas. Deadline: October 1, 2015.
The Foundation is interested in education, women’s issues, environment and arts. Its Madison Initiative focuses on addressing America’s shared challenges through compromise and citizen engagement.
This foundation supports organizations that promote healthy lives and communities in Kentucky and selected communities nationwide.
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs primarily for public television. It looks for programs that bring new audiences and diverse voices to public media.
Grants and fellowships for women journalists. Applications open November – February for digital entrepreneurs grants. New Buffett Fund for Women Journalists to begin grantmaking in February 2015.