Apply for Nationwide Foundation’s Grant Program (United States)

Apply for Nationwide Foundation’s Grant Program (United States)

Deadline: 1-Sep-20

Applications are now open for the Nationwide Foundation’s Grant Program.

1000 new grants and donors
Nationwide Foundation grants fall into three categories:
General operating support
Project and/or program support
Capital support (these grants are limited and considered on a case-by-case basis)
The Foundation makes funding decisions based on a four-tier giving structure they call their Community Impact Model.
Tier 1: Emergency and basic needs: Aligned to their business, they Are there to help in an emergency. They partner with organizations that provide life’s necessities.
Tier 2: Crisis stabilization: Before a crisis happens or after one hits, they hold the safety net. They partner with organizations that provide resources to prevent crises or help pick up the pieces after one occurs.
Tier 3: Personal and family empowerment: The Foundation help at-risk youth and families in poverty situations who need tools and resources to advance their lives. They partner with organizations that assist individuals in becoming productive members of society.
Tier 4: Community enrichment*: The Foundation understand the well-being of a community affects all who live in it. They partner with organizations that contribute to the overall quality of life in a community.
*Tier 4 organizations, such as agriculture, arts and culture, civic and community, higher education/scholarships and health research organizations, are by invitation only.

The Foundation does NOT fund
Organizations that are not tax exempt under paragraph 501(C)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
Organizations that, in their constitution discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, genetic information, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law
Veterans, labor, religious or fraternal groups (except when these groups provide needed services to the community at large)
Groups or organizations that will re-grant the foundation’s gifts to other organizations or individuals (except United Way)
Public or private primary or secondary schools
Athletic events or teams, bands and choirs
Individuals for any purpose
Lobbying activities
Fund-raising events such as walk-a-thons, telethons, and sponsorships
Debt-reduction or retirement campaigns
Endowment campaigns
Requests to support travel

The Nationwide Foundation accepts applications from nonprofits in the following communities. Emphasis is placed on Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations in these communities:
Brea/Orange County, Calif.
Columbus (Metro), Ohio
Denver, Colo.
Des Moines, Iowa
Gainesville, Fla.
Harleysville, Pa.
Harrisburg, PA
Raleigh (Metro), N.C.
Sacramento, Calif.
San Antonio, Texas
Scottsdale/Phoenix (Metro), Ariz.
Wausau, Wis.
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