The Lalor Foundation’s Anna Lalor Burdick Program exists to empower young women through healthy reproduction education in order to broaden and enhance their life options. Awards are for single years and range between $10,000 and $50,000, with the average award being between $20,000 and $25,000. Of particular interest to the foundation are programs that:
- Include comprehensive approaches to sexual and reproductive health education;
- Include novel ideas and innovative information delivery methods;
- Are for young women; especially those disadvantaged by poverty, geographic isolation, hostile public policy, poverty, discrimination, lack of specific sex education, or other factors leading to inadequate reproductive health;
- Have clearly defined project goals, intended outcomes, and a feasible plan for assessing impact and success;
- That incorporate advocacy or policy change consistent with IRS 501(c)(3) status; and
- That will be replicable and economically sustainable if successful.
Funding may not be used as operating support for ongoing programs, for individuals, or for endowment or major capital support. Eligible organizations are based in the United States and are 501(c)(3) tax exempt. The next deadline for applications is May 1, with the application portal opening one month prior to the deadline. For complete information, please see the Foundation’s Application Guidelines section.
Founded by a young leukemia patient and her family, the Karma for Cara Foundation encourages children under the age of 18 to apply for microgrants of between $250 and $1,000 to complete community service projects. Grants are distributed as gift cards to toy, grocery, office supply, and home goods stores. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information and a list of past microgrant recipients, please see the Apply for a Microgrant Web page here.
Good Sports seeks applications from schools and organizations for sporting equipment, footwear, and apparel. Approved organizations will have access to inventory for a two-year period, during which time up to six separate donation requests. As long as the need is well documented, donations will be granted, and full applications do not need to be resubmitted after the two-year period ends. Eligible organizations serve youth ages 3 through 8 and are based in either the United States or Canada in economically disadvantaged areas. They must also operate recreational activity, sport, or fitness programs offering structured, consistent opportunities for large groups of youth to play. Individual athletes and short term events such as tournaments and camps are not eligible for funding. While equipment, footwear, and apparel are free, recipient organizations must pay all shipping and handling costs, totaling about 10% of donation values, with a maximum fee of $1,500. While applications are received on a rolling basis, applicants are advised to apply at least eight weeks prior to the start of their seasons or programs to ensure that the desired equipment will be accessible and shipped on time. For more information and application materials, please see the Apply Web page.