Support for Environmental and Financial Literacy Programs, Cornell Douglas Foundation
The Cornell Douglas Foundation provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to nonprofit organizations that address one or more of the following areas of interest: environmental health and justice, land conservation, the sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and K-12 financial literacy.
Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Funded, Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research for developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences.
Skilled Trades Teachers in U.S. High Schools Recognized, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, a program of The Smidt Foundation, advances the skilled trades education throughout America. The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in U.S. public high schools. Eligible applicants are individuals who teach skilled trades classes that emphasize the expert use of tools and materials to build or repair products and structures, and which lead to high-demand and high-wage careers. Individual skilled trades teachers, as well as teams of up to three teachers, are eligible to apply. Three first place awards of $100,000 will be provided, with $70,000 for the skilled trades program and $30,000 for the teachers or teacher teams; 15-second place awards of $50,000 will be provided, with $35,000 for the skilled trades program and $15,000 for the teachers or teacher teams.
Grants Promote Local Climbing Projects, American Alpine Club: Cornerstone Conservation Grants
The American Alpine Club’s Cornerstone Conservation Grants, funded by REI, create healthy climbing landscapes, promote respect for the places people climb, and empower local climbing communities for projects that improve land conservation and climber practices. Examples of funded projects include new trails and human-waste management systems. Nonprofit organizations, or organizations with nonprofit fiscal sponsors, are eligible to apply.
California Specific Opportunities
Funds to Strengthen Folk Art in California, Alliance for California Traditional Arts: Living Cultures Grants Program
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) promotes ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by offering advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists. ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program will strengthen folk and traditional arts throughout California by providing grants of up to $5,000 to create pathways to nurture, sustain, and engage participation in traditional arts.