Dear Co-op Counselor; HELP!

Dear Counselor;

I’m looking for some funding sources to initiate or establish some programs at my co-operative.  I know I may need to apply for a grant, but I don’t even know where to start.  Please advise.

Signed,
Finding Funding

Dear Finding;

You’re in luck!  Although there are many organizations that provide grants for different kinds of programs, we’ve highlighted a few which we find interesting.

1.                Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children.
www.healthysmileshealthychildren.org
This organization works to provide dental care to children whose families cannot afford dental care. 

2.            American Association of University Women (AAUW).
www.aauw.org
Founded in 1881, the AAUW, has worked to promote education and equality for women and girls.  Their community action grants are awarded to projects that focus on their guiding principles.

3.            The Nathan Cummings Foundation.
www.nathancummings.org
Open to I.R.S. recognized 501(c)(3) organizations, this foundation focuses on four main areas:  inclusive clean economy; racial and economic justice; corporate and political accountability; and voice, creativity and culture.

4.            Saucony Run for Good Foundation.
www.saucony.com/en/runforgood
The foundation focuses on children and fostering an interest in running and living a healthy lifestyle.

Signed: Co-op Counselor (CC)