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--Games for Good Foundation

--McLean Contributionship

--The Lawrence Foundation

--Richard Reynolds Foundation

--Foundations Community Partnership Technical Assistance Funding



Sparkplug Foundation

Deadline: April 10, 2018


The Sparkplug Foundation seeks to promote environments in which learning is a natural activity and a habit, rather than a periodic task. The Foundation favors projects that address class disparities in educational access or promote diversity.          

Eligible applicants include projects with 501(c)(3) sponsoring organizations and individuals working on new, non-profit projects. Of particular interest at this time is energy democracy: Ground-level community organizing at the intersection of utilities/energy infrastructure, housing/community resources, and racial justice.

Sparkplug provides grants only for seed money or to launch new ideas within existing projects.

Important dates for the Spring 2018 grant cycle: Answers to the preliminary questions must be submitted by MARCH 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Letters of Intent must be submitted by APRIL 10, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Completed applications must be submitted by MAY 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Grant decisions will be announced by JUNE 1, 2018.

Funding is available nationwide

Games for Good Foundation

Deadline: April 20, 2018



The Games 4 Good Foundation (G4G) is accepting grant proposals from organizations that harness the power of sport to effect positive change.  


G4G will consider sport-for-development projects addressing issues such as: education, social integration, health, gender equality, leadership and (more generally) localized needs for community development.  


Grant Requirements:

  1. A one-page organizational introduction that outlines mission, experience, personnel and future growth plans.
  2. Inclusion of the organization’s 990 form.  Eligibility is limited to organizations with budgets under $400,000. Organizations with annual budgets of $250,000 or less will receive preferential consideration.
  3. Proof of federal tax-exempt status in the United States (501c3).
  4. Project description that includes: 1) statement of need 2) project goal, 3) target demographic, 4) duration, 5) number of people impacted and 6) summary of activities to implement plan.  The entire project description should be no more than 750 words.
  5. A budget for the program.
  6. A plan to raise awareness in the media about the organization and the impact of sport on development.
  7. A monitoring and evaluation plan (including metrics) that the organization will execute and provide to the Games 4 Good Foundation review board on a quarterly basis.  Applicants will also be required to provide pictures and a short write up twice a year for inclusion on Games 4 Good Foundation social media.
  8. A statement outlining your vision for Board of Director involvement and the current structure of the board.
  9. Any faith-based organization is welcome to apply, so long as its mission does not include proselytization of any religious faith.  Also, applicants cannot be late or in arrears with its IRS Form 990 filing and cannot appear on the State Department’s or UN’s list of suspect organizations.
  10. Optional: Annual report or other organizational documents that reflect an ability to execute the non-profit’s mission.
  11. Finalists will have a phone call with a member of the Games 4 Good Foundation team to discuss the project.


Project proposals should exhibit sustainability and clearly articulate the organization’s ability to address a specific need in cost-effective fashion.


Funding is available nationwide.

McLean Contributionship
Deadline: April 20, 2018



The McLean Contributionship is accepting applications to their grant program.  The Contributionship favors projects in the Greater Philadelphia area when they enhance the lives of those living there. 


The Trustees are most likely to respond positively when the project:

* stimulates a better understanding of the natural environment, and encourages the preservation of its important features;

* encourages more compassionate and cost-effective care for the ill and aging, in an atmosphere of dignity and self-respect; or

* promotes education, or medical, scientific, or on occasion, cultural developments enhancing the quality of life.

In addition, the Trustees from time to time support projects which:

* motivate promising young people to assess and develop their talents despite social and economic obstacles; or

* encourage those in newspaper and related fields to become more effective and responsible in helping people understand better how, events in their communities and around the world affect them.


Applications are accepted quarterly.

The Lawrence Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2018



The Lawrence Foundation is focused on making grants to support the environment, human services, and disaster relief.


They make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic restrictions on their grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants.


Grants are awarded twice a year. Grant applications are open to any organization that wishes to be considered for a grant that meets the grant guidelines. Generally, the online grant application will provide sufficient information to make a decision.


Grant application deadlines are: April 30 and November 1.


Funding is available nationwide.

The Richard Reynolds Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2018



The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation provides assistance to organizations as part of its mission to build strong communities.


The foundation makes grants in the areas of education, the arts, health, science, history, the environment, and those in need. Previous grants were used to fund American history programs for high school students, educational programming, school facility improvements for young adults with developmental disabilities, college readiness programs and efforts to increase education levels, and youth orchestra programs.


Eligible applicants are US nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Successful applications should include a complete organization history, project description, detailed project budget, current operating budget, and a list of board members and officers. Applications must be submitted by postal mail; applications by email or fax are not accepted.


There are two deadlines each year: October 31 for November review, and April 30 for May review.

Foundations Community Partnership Technical Assistance Funding

Deadline:  Applications reviewed as received

Website: http://www.fcpartnership.org/grants/technical-assistance-funding/


Effective September 2010, FCP has added a new funding opportunity for Bucks County, non-profit human service organizations. FCP is collaborating with several technical assistance providers in this effort. This funding will be provided for specific work-plans developed with a local non-profit technical assistance organization (i.e., The LaSalle Non-Profit Center, The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management, The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations [PANO]). Funding will also be available for organization Board/Management participation in conferences or workshops, provided for the Bucks County non-profit business community. Selected organizations will be provided the opportunity to participate in the Core Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT), which is a self evaluation of organizational strengths and needs, used by many technical assistance programs.

Technical assistance will be available through these organizations in the following areas:

  • Funding for the Core Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT) or other organizational evaluation process.
  • Board Member Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Business Management
  • Executive Director/Senior Management
  • Succession Planning/Emerging Leadership Consultation
  • Capacity Building Consultation
  • Referral for Legal Issues
  • Workshops and Conference “Scholarships” for NPO Board/Management

Please contact FCP for more information about this program: csinton@fcpartnership.org.

All Technical Assistance award recipients will be required to submit progress reports.

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