Private Grant Opportunities

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    Community Development

    Our Town Grant Program
    The National Endowment for the Arts supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Application period is closed.

    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. Application period is open.

    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. Application period closes Oct. 31, 2018.

    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.

    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. 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. 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 You can download the User Guide here or click here for more information.Application period is closed.

    Schuylkill River Heritage Area
    Watershed Restoration Grants are available to non-profit organizations, watershed organizations, conservation districts, and county, municipal, and local governments to undertake implementation projects that will improve the quality and/or quantity of water in the Schuylkill River and its tributaries. The goal of the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund is to support projects in the Schuylkill River watershed that are consistent with restoration and water management goals for the entire basin. All projects require a 25 percent minimum match. For more information, click here. 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. Click here for more information. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

    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 Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2019.

    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. Application period is closed.

    Scotts Miracle-Gro: GRO1000 Showcase Grants
    Development of gardens and green spaces.For more information, click here. 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. Application period is closed.




    Fresh Paint Days
    Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania is a program through Keep America 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. Click here for more information. 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 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 for more information. Note that this is a paperless process. Contact the Foundation for more information.