Conservation Alliance

About: The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor businesses that seeks to protect threatened wild places in North America for their habitat and recreational values. As a group of outdoor industry companies, the alliance recognizes its responsibility to help protect the wild lands and waterways on which our customers recreate and wildlife thrives.
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. Before applying for funding, an organization must first be nominated by one of the alliance's member companies.
Funding Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadlines: November 1, 2018

Sociological Initiatives Foundation
About: The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. The foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and seeks to fund research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that can be useful to specific groups and or communities.

Eligibility: Applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (these grants are not to individuals)
Funding Amount: Average funding is $10,000 to $20,000
Deadlines: August 15, 2018

The Gannett Foundation

About: The Gannett Foundation community action grant priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000; Newsquest grants range from £5,000 to £10,000. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages. Telephone calls during the application process are not encouraged. Visit website to confirm application deadline for specific areas.

Application form required.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. How project's results will be evaluated or measured
  2. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
  3. How project will be sustained once grantmaker support is completed
  4. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
  5. Listing of additional sources and amount of support
  6. Role played by volunteers
  7. Additional materials/documentation
  8. Population served
  9. Qualifications of key personnel
  10. Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
  11. Descriptive literature about organization

Initial Approach: Download application form and mail proposal and form to the company's nearest daily newspaper or broadcast station; download application form and mail proposal and form to foundation for organizations located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Copies of proposal: 1

Board meeting date(s): 3 times per year from Feb. to Oct.

Deadline(s): Feb. 28 and Aug. 29 for Community Action Grants; Mar. 1, July 15, and Nov. 1 for Media Grants; Autumn for Newsquest Grants 90 to 120 days; 60 to 90 days for Media Grants