*Grants Promote High School Completion in Ten States, including California*
GradNation Acceleration Grant

The GradNation campaign, an initiative of America’s Promise Alliance, is
dedicated to raising the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent
by 2020 and putting millions more young people on the path to adult
success. The GradNation Acceleration Grant will support existing state- and
community-level efforts focused on accelerating progress for more young
people to attain high school graduation and post-secondary success.
Organizations in the following ten states are eligible to apply: California,
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, and Washington. Two state organizations and three community
organizations will receive $250,000 and $100,000, respectively, over the
two-year grant period. The application deadline is November 8, 2017. Visit
the GradNation website to review the funding guidelines and submit an
online application.

*Environmental Marketing Materials Supported*
Temper of the Times Foundation
Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing
concepts to increase awareness about environmental issues. Recognizing that
organizations working to protect the environment often have limited access
to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising
designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife,
plants, and ecosystems in the United States. Grants ranging from $5,000 to
$15,000 may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television
ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute
pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets. The application deadline is
December 15, 2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the
application process.

*Grants Encourage Empathy Through Youth Projects*
Youth Service America: BE FEARLESS BE KIND Grants

Youth Service America (YSA) is partnering with Hasbro’s signature
philanthropic initiative, BE FEARLESS BE KIND, to encourage young people to
stand up for others, include everyone, and take action when they see a
problem. BE FEARLESS BE KIND Grants give young people an opportunity to put
their empathy, passion, and creativity into action as they help make the
world a better place. Grants of $500, $1,000, or $2,000 will be provided to
nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools throughout the United States to
support youth-led community projects that take place through December 15,
2017. These projects should address meaningful local and global issues
through Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy (ASAP). Applications
will be accepted and grants awarded on a rolling basis until October 31,
2017. Visit the YSA website to learn more about the application process.

*Support for Children’s Oral Health Programs*
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, The Foundation of the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, The Foundation of the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral
health in the United States. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Grants
support dentist-led, community-based initiatives throughout the country
that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to
underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to
initiatives that support the age-one dental visit, emphasize care to
patients up to age five, provide care to special needs patients, address
the needs of specific underserved demographic groups, and incorporate
systemic health, i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc. Single-year grants of up to
$20,000 are provided. Online proposals must be submitted by December 15,
2017. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the 2018-19 grant guidelines.
*Conservation of 20th Century Architecture Worldwide Funded*
Getty Foundation: Keeping It Modern Planning and Implementation Grants

The Getty Foundation is offering Planning and Implementation Grants to
support the conservation of modern architecture as part of its Keeping It

Planning grants are available for the following activities: research and
planning projects for significant 20th century buildings that involve
practitioners from multiple disciplines and may include research of
historical documentation; research on the historic fabric of the building;
physical analysis and testing of original materials used in construction;
the development and testing of technical solutions; and preparation of
technical drawings, budget estimates, and schedules of work. Implementation
grants support exceptional projects related to internationally recognized
buildings that advance the conservation of modern architecture in
significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the
conservation of other 20th century buildings. Nonprofit or charitable
organizations from around the world are eligible to apply. Letters of
inquiry are due December 1, 2017; invited proposals must be submitted by
March 1, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant
*FedInfrastructure Efforts Supported*
Department of Transportation

The Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants program supports
projects that address critical issues facing the nation’s highways and
bridges. The application deadline is November 2, 2017.

The Department will make awards under the INFRA program to both large and
small projects. For a large project, the INFRA grant must be at least $25
million. For a small project, the grant must be at least $5 million. For
each fiscal year of INFRA funds, 10% of available funds are reserved for
small projects.

*Kelvin F. Alfaro*
*Central Valley Community Foundation *|* Director of Programs & Evaluation*
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