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Dart Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible
States for Public Education and Community Services

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Foundation / Corporation

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Dart Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/15/19

Description:

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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to USA nonprofits and schools in eligible regions for public education and community service projects. Funding is intended for STEM projects, career and technical training in the skilled trades, as well as community service projects, with particular emphasis on programs that have a strong tangible or capital improvement need.

Please see the list of eligible communities in Additional Eligibility Information below.

Preferred Projects – Preference will be given to proposals that fund:
- Tangible items such as equipment, materials and capital improvements.
- Projects that enhance STEM and skilled trades learning in the technical, industrial and manufacturing pathways, including career, technical, and adult-education efforts.
- Activities that provide opportunities for students to participate in STEM or skilled trades learning experiences that enhance existing curriculum and programming.
- Projects that assist schools in meeting state and federal requirements or “best practices.”
- Projects that prepare individuals for placement in the workforce such as through certifications, licensure, or training.
- Projects that benefit a large number of students over many years, as well as a large cross-section of the student population as opposed to a limited number of students.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175818

Estimated Size of Grant:

The vast majority of Foundation grants are awarded in the $2,000 to $5,000 denomination.
The Foundation generally “proactively” seeks funding opportunities that exceed $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation considers requests from tax-qualified organizations (must have a successful track record of at least three years).

Grantmaking is focused in the immediate vicinities of the following communities across the United States:

- CA: Chino, Corona and Lodi
- FL: Deerfield Beach, Plant City and Sarasota
- GA:Conyers, Lithonia, Social Circle and Thomaston
- ID: Twin Falls
- IL: Lincolnshire, North Aurora, University Park, Urbana, and parts of Chicago; contact us for specific guidance in Chicago
- KY: Horse Cave and Owensboro
- MD: Federalsburg
- MI: Mid-Michigan; primarily in Ingham and Eaton Counties with limited grant-making in Clinton and Jackson Counties.
- MS: Quitman
- NC: Randleman
- OK:Ada
- PA: Leola and Lancaster
- TX: Dallas, Grand Prairie and Waxahachie;contact us for specific guidance in Dallas
- WA: Lacey and Tumwater

The Foundation will not consider requests for funding:

- Salaries, feasibility studies, overhead or “one-time” use items such as food, clothing, and toiletries
- Individuals, including scholarships, awards or personal emergency relief
- Denominational, sectarian or religious organizations (except for those that are broadly promoted, available to everyone regardless of faith and are free from overtly religious messaging)
- International organizations
- Endowments
- Arts (except for public school music education programs)
- Sports teams, equipment or related expenses
- Political parties, candidates or organizations
- Non-tax qualified organizations such as service clubs, fraternal organizations and Chambers of Commerce
- Sponsorships (except for science and engineering fairs)

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15.

Please note that the following communities have fully utilized their funding allotment for the year. Grants in these communities will not be funded until the next fiscal year beginning November 1, 2019.
- CA: Chino, Corona
- FL: Deerfield Beach, Plant City
- GA: Conyers, Social Circle
- IL: Lincolnshire, North Aurora, University Park, parts of Chicago
- KY: Owensboro
- MS: Quitman
- OK: Ada
- TX: Waxahachie
- WA: Tacoma and Tumwater

You will receive a decision as soon as possible, generally within 8-10 weeks of the quarterly application deadlines. Organizations should plan their requests around these decision-making timeframes because the Foundation is not able to expedite requests to fit individual project or program schedules.

If your request is in a denomination between $2,000 and $5,000, you are invited to apply using the Foundation's abbreviated form.

The Foundation generally “proactively” seeks funding opportunities that exceed $5,000. In certain circumstances, the Foundation will consider a request advanced independently by an organization, but such instances are rare and generally only occur in the following geographic areas:
- Chicago, IL
- Horse Cave, KY
- Leola, PA
- Mid-Michigan
- Sarasota, FL
- Waxahachie, TX

Organizations seeking a grant in a denomination greater than $5,000 in one of the above-mentioned communities may contact the Foundation to discuss the project to determine whether the Foundation is willing to extend an invitation to apply.

Please note that requests that exceed $5,000 usually require additional time for approval, sometimes as long as 12–15 weeks from the quarterly application deadline.

Most projects are not eligible for funding from the Foundation on an on-going basis. The Foundation prefers to fund independently sustainable or “stand-alone” projects.

FAQs: https://www.dartfoundation.org/faq/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For requests between $2,000 and $5,000, register and apply here:
https://dartfoundation.foundationconnect.org/GrantsManager/Pages/GrantApplication.aspx?OrgID=00Do0000000bH5Y&UserRT=012o0000000gPPX&RequestRT=012o0000000GNuI&IsDirect=true

For larger requests or questions, contact the Foundation via the online form:
https://www.dartfoundation.org/contact-us/

dartfoundation@dart.biz

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Chino, Corona, and Lodi;   Florida: Deerfield Beach, Plant City, and Sarasota;   Georgia: Conyers, Lithonia, Social Circle, and Thomaston;   Idaho: Twin Falls;   Illinois: Lincolnshire, University Park, North Aurora, Urbana, and parts of Chicago;   Kentucky: Horse Cave and Owensboro;   Maryland: Federalsburg;   Michigan: Mid-Michigan; primarily Ingham and Eaton Counties; limited grantmaking in Clinton and Jackson Counties;   Mississippi: Quitman;   North Carolina: Randleman;   Oklahoma: Ada;   Pennsylvania: Leola and Lancaster;   Texas: Dallas, Grand Prairie, and Waxahachie;   Washington: Lacey and Tumwater