Private Grant Opportunities
Home Depot Community Impact Grants
Your borough can work with community groups on projects. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Ideas include veterans services, libraries, repairs to schools, community gardens, and more. Click here for more information. The application period is closed.
State Farm Good Neighborhood Citizenship Company Grant
At a local level, the company grants focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development, including disaster preparedness and affordable housing. Click here to learn more. The application period is closed.
Aetna Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program
This grant program as a whole aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community. That’s why we are inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. For more information, click here. The application period is closed.
AARP Community Challenge
This grant program provides small grants to fund "quick-action" projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are being accepted for projects to improve housing, transportation, public space, technology ("smart cities"), civic engagement and more. For more information, click here. The application period is closed.
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation (Neighborhood Planning)
The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families living in low-income neighborhoods in Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. The Foundation offers the Neighborhood Planning Grants of $25,000 to $100,000 support intensive 12 to 24-month resident-driven neighborhood planning processes. The application period is closed. Click here for more information.
Wells Fargo Regional Foundation (Neighborhood Implementation)
The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families living in low-income neighborhoods in Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. Neighborhood Implementation Grants of $100,000 to $1.25 million over five years support comprehensive community development projects that target specific neighborhoods. Funded projects must be based on a current resident-driven neighborhood plan. The application period is closed. Click here for more information.
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP)
Each year, Keep America Beautiful awards CLPP grants to its affiliates, local governments, business improvement districts, downtown associations, parks and recreation areas, and other organizations dedicated to eradicating litter and beautifying their communities. For more information about the CLPP grants or for questions, contact Keep America Beautiful at email@example.com. Click here for more information. The application period is closed.
Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grant Program
The Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) funds the Coldwater Conservation Grants Program. The program provides two grant opportunities, which help to protect and conserve the health of Pennsylvania’s coldwater ecosystems. Funding is available through CHP's planning grants and implementation grants. For more information, visit www.coldwaterheritage.org. The application period is closed.
Service Objects In-Kind Grant Progtam for Environmental Conservation
Service Objects In-Kind Grants will support organizations that encourage environmental leadership through the reduction of waste, and caring for our resources. We provide in-kind donations to organizations that are working to encourage environmental conservation, as well as providing education for both personal and environmental health. To learn more or aply, click here.
The Environmental Grant Program
Sponsored through PA American Water, this program must show that a project will improve, protect or restore the watershed or source water; be located within the Pennsylvania American Water service area and be a new or innovative community initiative, or serve as significant expansion to an existing program. The application period is closed.
Park Recycling Grants
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has announced the Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant program in partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Local governments, non-profit organizations, and other community groups are eligible to receive recycling bins to collect cans and bottles. For those communities selected to receive a grant, KAB will arrange to have the bins delivered. The grants are intended to help communities increase access to recycling in a range of "on-the-go" settings, including neighborhood parks, waterfronts, athletic fields, rec facilities, and nature trails. Click here to learn more or to apply online. The application period is closed.
Illegal Dump Free PA Surveillance Camera Loan Program Grant
This program is designed to provide surveillance cameras to municipalities to help capture evidence, at active illegal dump sites. Keep PA Beautiful will loan three high-quality surveillance cameras and provide training and assistance to applicants. Recipients will work with law enforcement to reduce illegal dumping through public education and enforcement. For more information, click here. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Fresh Paint Days
Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania is a program through Keep PA Beautiful designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease. For mor information, click here. The grant program will not be offered in 2020. Check back in 2021.
The Tony Hawk Foundation provides grants to encourage and facilitate the design, development, and construction of new quality skateboard parks and facilities, located in low-income communities. Click here to learn more. Application period is closed.
Safe Places to Play Grants - U.S. Soccer Foundation
The Safe Places to Play grants are available to nonprofit organizations working to build or enhance a field space that enables children in underserved communities to stay active, healthy, and safe. The Safe Places to Play Grants provide funding in four categories for indoor and outdoor field projects: synthetic turf, lighting, irrigation, and sport court. Applicants must own or have a minimum 10-year land lease or land use agreement for the land where the existing field is located or will be built. A 50 percent match is required. For more information, click here. Application period is closed.
PA K9 Assistance Foundation
The Foundation can provide K9 teams with necessary training and safety equipment such as K9 bullet proof vests and tracking harnesses that will aid and protect them in the performance of their jobs. You can learn more at www.pak9assistance.org. Requests are considered on an ongoing basis.
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation
The Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback's Foundation supports police and fire departments throughout the U.S. with a particular emphasis on support for K9 units and service dogs. Visit http://bigben7.com/the-ben-roethlisberger-foundation for more information. Note that this is a paperless process. Contact the Foundation for more information.