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NATIONAL FUNDERS

Applications now closed for Community Action Grants up to $10,000 for projects promoting education and equity for women and girls.
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.
This foundation makes many grants to public media to advance public understanding of science and technology.
Grants available nationally for STEM learning, job training, literacy and the environment. Deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
This foundation donates to three main program areas: quality of care and access for patients, science education and community services.
The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. It encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.
This foundation focuses heavily on children and families, and has strong interest in early childhood education and literacy.
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 made many media grants for production and outreach around issues related to gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people.
While most unsolicited proposals are not accepted, the foundation does accept proposals for commissioning, performance and broadcast of contemporary classical music through its Contemporary Music Fund
This foundation provides completion funding for production of educational public media.
This funder collaborative supports projects that use art to accelerate "creative placemaking."
Applications open on February 1 for outreach and education projects related to plant biology and the role of plants in all of life.
The Foundation issues RFPs for dropout prevention work, especially including “social innovation,” STEM learning, collaboration and/or technologies.
Ending Violence @ Home is a global competition for web-based or mobile apps related to preventing domestic or dating violence.
This foundation has a strong history of general support for public media, and is also interested in educational and workforce development initiatives.
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.
The Foundation supports programs nationwide that provide opportunity to youth through technology, including media production.
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.
With a long history of leading support for public media, the Corporation now funds media initiatives around areas including education, democracy/voting and integration of immigrants.
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.
This foundation gives nationally and has interest in education (including literacy and dropout prevention) and in journalist training. Next deadline: November 1.
The Foundation makes grants in many communities nationwide. It supports public media and has interests in education, youth and the arts.
The Foundation recently announced $1.4 million in grants to help New York City arts organizations further their educational programming through the use of technology.
The Foundation supports literacy initiatives serving children, youth, adults and families in 40 states nationwide. Next deadline: February 27, 2014.
The Foundation supports major arts initiatives, as well as media projects to inform Americans about Muslim societies and cultures.
Foundation supports journalism education and training, freedom of the press, 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.
Great opportunity for stations looking for funds to support programs that utilize technology and/or computer and video games to educate children and youth.
The Foundation supports investigative reporting, especially on state and local issues, and professional development for journalists.
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 foundation works to build the capacity of high-impact nonprofits, including through planning grants, capital funds, and equipment/technology.
The Foundation supports media initiatives that bring financial education to large, well-defined audiences, including youth and older Americans.
Grants are available for audience outreach and engagement associated with social issue films and transmedia initiatives.
Ford’s media funding places heavy emphasis on advancing social justice. Grants support public media, independent documentary, digital media.
This foundation supports innovation and education, community development and auto-related safety education. There is a fit for public media projects that expand or promote diversity.
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.
This foundation accepts applications for projects to archive and preserve the music and sound heritage of the Americas.
Now accepting inquiries for Pathways Out of Poverty, focusing on education in DC metro area – Deadline 2/8; LOIs for Encouraging Citizen Involvement due 6/5.
This foundation supports organizations that promote healthy lives and communities in Kentucky and selected communities nationwide.
Funded by CPB, 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.
Collaborations are encouraged for museums interested in developing innovations, especially in the areas of youth education, engaging diverse populations and driving participatory experiences.
The Foundation's interested in health, including building skills of community health workers and preventing chronic disease. It also supports disaster relief and disaster preparedness.