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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.
Six-week fellowships are available to U.S. journalists for in-depth coverage of "policy-relevant" issues concerning the U.S. and Japan. Deadline: September 15, 2014.
Grants of $25,000 or $50,000 for projects promoting healthy eating and active living, including through digital media. Next deadline: July 30.
The foundation’s new Women’s Initiative will award a production grant of $25,000 to a photojournalist for a project focused on abuse of women in the United States.
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 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: April 24, 2013.
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.
The Foundation issues RFPs for dropout prevention work, especially including “social innovation,” STEM learning, collaboration and/or technologies.
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 (inquiries due June 3, 2015). Grants also available in Washington, D.C. area for youth education.
Planning and implementation grants for community-based partnerships that address health solutions.
BRT intends to identify research-and evidence-based high peforming K-12 programs that address critical education and workforce preparedness issues.
Foundations across the country have joined this Campaign to promote grade-level literacy and prevent dropout.
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 doesn't 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: June 15, 2015 and October 15, 2015.
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 is no longer taking unsolicited requests but has a history of support for public media and may be a prospect for outlets with a contact, especially for environment-focused work.
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.
FedEx has a strong interest in disaster relief and recovery. It has funded disaster preparedness, including preparedness education.
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.
Ford’s media funding places heavy emphasis on advancing social justice. Grants support public media, independent documentary, digital media.
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 Pacific Northwest Communities.
The Foundation mainly makes grants in Minnesota, but also supports health/nutrition, arts and education in areas of company operation.
The Foundation and local business units make grants to support STEM learning, veterans and workforce development.
Grants up to $20,000 available for archiving and preservation of the music and sound heritage of the Americas. Deadline, October 1, 2014.