Funding Sources


  • Lincoln Financial Foundation Offering Grants


    The Lincoln Financial Foundation believes that strong and vibrant communities can ensure a high quality of life for individuals and families. The Foundation’s Economic and Workforce Development grants support adult education, job skills training and opportunities to enhance the workforce with the overarching intent of economic development for the area. Specifically:

    1. Economic development programs promote job creation and a trained workforce for in-demand occupations.
    2. Economic development programs provide opportunities to create and grow local businesses.
    3. Adult programs provide advancement through GED, financial literacy, English as a second language, entrepreneurial thinking and skills to lead a productive life.

    Grant requests under this category will be accepted until September 16, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information, including grant guidelines, and to access their on-line application.

  • 1772 Foundation Offering Grants


    The 1772 Foundation has announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $15,000 will be made available for the following historic preservation projects: exterior painting; finishes and surface restoration; fire detection, lightning protection and security systems; porch, roof and window repair/restoration; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement; and chimney and masonry repointing.

    To demonstrate the sustainability of historic sites, applicants may be required to submit a cyclical maintenance plan, condition assessment, restoration plan or stewardship plan that has been prepared or updated within the last five years. If an appropriate plan does not exist, the Foundation will consider providing support for development of a plan on a case-by-case basis.

    All organizations who wish to be considered should send a one-page letter of inquiry to: and use 1772 Foundation in the subject line. The letter should include: the amount of your request, the purpose of the grant including the name and address of the historic resource for which project funding will be used, the matching funds you have or plan to have, the time frame for project completion and ownership status (own or lease) for the site. Also, please attach a current photo which best shows site condition, no more than 1.5MB, and provide web address for the site/organization.

    Letters of inquiry will be accepted until May 1, 2015. Invited applications will be due June 5, 2015. Not all letters of inquiry will result in invitations to submit full applications. To be eligible to apply, organizations must have a 501c3 IRS designation. Funding will not be provided for schools or churches.

    Clicker here to access the Foundation’s website and download the grant announcement and application.

  • The Center for a New American Dream Accepting Applications

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    The Center for a New American Dream is now accepting applications (through May 31, 2015) for its 2015 Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge Grant. New Dream will help teams raise funds for a project to improve their neighborhoods and will match funds raised by each selected team up to $2,000. The proposed project must be focused on building a local economy, greening your community, or be linked to a sharing system. It should be replicable in other areas around the country and must be completed before March 31, 2016. Click here to learn more about the program, past project winners and to link to the online application.