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External Funding and Grants

External Grants and Funding

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If you are interested in pursuing any of these funding opportunities, please contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations which supports faculty and processes philanthropic grants.

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The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund (Ongoing)

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund supports organizations that are making valuable contributions in the fields of:

•              Democracy and Civil Liberties

•              Education and Literacy

•              Environment

•              Health and Recreation

•              Jewish Community

•              Reproductive Health and Rights

Grant amounts depend on many factors, including the size and scope of the project; the organization’s budget and capacity; other sources of support for the project; and, for capital requests, the commitment of the organization’s Board to the project. 

Kresge Foundation: Arts and Culture Program, Harvesting Leading Practices (Ongoing)

The Kresge Foundation’s goal with this focus area is invest in the pre-conditions for long term change such as resident empowerment and agency, social cohesion, narrative change and equitable physical improvements. 

Through this focus area, funding works to:

Support organizations (arts and community development) and projects that;

•              Advance innovative and creative approaches to community development that lead to inclusionary practices and policies, and

•              Use creative strategies to foster resident’s agency, social cohesion and narrative change.

The Kresge Foundation looks for patterns and opportunities to better understand outcomes and impacts, and to build the capacity of grantees to more directly engage in advancing field-critical needs ranging from policy to evidence base, and to fuller integration of racial equity and inclusion practices within community development.

Toyota USA Foundation / STEM Education - National (Ongoing)  

Toyota seeks to expand access to opportunities that improve people’s lives and create a culture of inclusion—strengthening the communities where we live, work and play. To have meaningful, sustainable impact, Toyota takes a holistic approach towards investing in communities. Efforts go beyond monetary support, amplifying impact by engaging our team members as volunteers and sharing our Toyota know-how.

Corporate giving and community engagement is focused on organizations that support the following strategic pillars: workforce readiness, inclusive mobility, financial inclusion and community resilience including environmental sustainability and driver/passenger safety. Toyota’s portfolio of partners also reflects a commitment to serving diverse and underserved populations.

Exelon Corporate Funding - CA, IA, IL, MD, MA, NJ, PA and TX (Ongoing)  

Exelon funds programs that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements to the communities served. Exelon invests in organizations that have proven track records in these areas:

Education: Programs that encourage students to stay in school and develop their full potential, promote math and science, improve workforce skills, and encourage personal development through scholarships, mentoring and internships.

Environment: Programs that improve the quality of environment; promote environmental education, conservation and preservation; develop cleaner sources of energy; protect endangered species; and beautify neighborhoods.

Arts & Culture: Cultural institutions with broad public exposure and programs designed to make arts and culture more accessible to a wider and more diverse audience.

Neighborhood Development: Programs and nonprofit organizations that support a range of offerings from health and human services to after-school programming. Exelon contributes to many of these organizations through the Exelon employee United Way campaign, but there is also a limited amount of grants to local nonprofit organizations.