Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Great Lakes Community Investments: College Ready Grant

Grants to USA Non-Profits & Schools in Multiple
States to Assist At-Risk High School Students

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

Deadline Date:

11/12/14 5:00 PM CT


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin non-profit institutions of higher education, college foundations, and non-profit community-based organizations providing established programs that help at-risk high school students improve math and English achievement, so they arrive on campus ready to succeed in college-level courses.

Applications are being accepted for requests to fund two full academic years' worth of extra academic services for at-risk students starting in their junior year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147577

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $600,000. Minimum grant request for two-year period is $200,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period runs from May 1, 2015, through August 31, 2017, including a planning period from May 1 through August 1, 2015, for student recruitment, curriculum development, and partner meetings.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant will fund established programs serving high school students in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. The grant is open to non-profit institutions of higher education that are eligible for Title IV aid, college foundations, and 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs).

Individual K-12 schools and school districts, including charter schools and school district foundations, are NOT eligible to apply for funding, but may benefit from services performed by an eligible applicant.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit the Application, Application Data, and all attachments by 5:00 PM Central on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, to

Applicants begin by viewing one of the following webinars:
1) Colleges and college foundations:
2) Community-based organizations:

Great Lakes notifies applicants selected for final review phase in mid-February 2015, and conducts site visits during March and April 2015. Great Lakes notifies applicants of final funding decisions by April 16, 2015.

Contact Information:

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

Send applications to:

Nikki Wachter, Program Manager
(888) 889-3299

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates
2401 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa;   Minnesota;   Ohio;   Wisconsin

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training in Eli...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Matching Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in the Midwest for Improvements to Baseball a...

Deadline 10/01/21

Matching grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government units operating youth baseball or softball programs in eligible midwest states for facility improvements. Funding is intended for major field renovations that may include enhancements of elem

GrantWatch ID#: 132521

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Public Institutions in Eligible Regions to Benefit Local Resid...

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and public institutions in eligible regions to benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support programs in the following areas of focus: health, wellness, human services, education, community development, environment, diver

GrantWatch ID#: 132658

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Benefit Families, Ch...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations and Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits that Focus on Arts, Education, and Literacy

Deadline Ongoing

Donations and sponsorships to USA nonprofits that provide programs and services in the areas of arts, PreK-12 education, and literacy. Funding is intended for both organizations with a national focus and organizations that provide local services. For local organizations

GrantWatch ID#: 134869