The Western Union Foundation supports philanthropic initiatives worldwide. More information: Parenting videos that could be used for an effective no-spanking workshop: The UPS Foundation ( focuses its support on national programs in the areas of: Human Welfare - including programs for families and children in crisis, the economically or culturally disadvantaged, the physically or mentally challenged, and community development programs.
Among the foundation's three primary focus areas is Creating Pathways to Opportunity - Programs that allow individuals to have better access to educational opportunities and economic development programs. Educational Programs - including academic research, programs that raise the level of educational instruction, family learning opportunities, and school involvement projects; and Major Initiatives - adult literacy and the distribution of prepared and perishable food.
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health ( provides support for community organizations in their efforts to promote the health and well being of children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, California..
A relatively new foundation, it has not limited itself to specific areas of need and expects to evolve its policies and interests with time.
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.*************************** Social and Economic Development Strategies for Native Americans The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 funds for new community-based projects under ANA's Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) for Native Americans program.
SAMHSA grant opportunities are listed here: The WHO (Women Helping Others) Foundation ( supports community-focused charities that serve the overlooked needs of women, children, and families in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Complete funding guidelines and eligibility restrictions are available at the WHO Foundation Web site - The Ben & Jerry's Foundation ( offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.
Projects that *************************** Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Ready to Learn funds initiatives that strengthen public education at the elementary school level.