Foundation / Corporation
Bessie Minor Swift Foundation
Grants of up to $3,000 to California, South Dakota, Utah, and Colorado nonprofit organizations, schools, museums, and governmental institutions in eligible regions for programs in the areas of literacy, art, and STEM education for PreK-12 students. Preference will be given to organizations within the Funding Source's service area, including:
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of programs that promote:
The Foundation believes interaction has a powerful positive impact on literacy, reading and interdisciplinary studies.
When reviewing applications, the Foundation relies heavily on the following criteria:
Some preference is given to applications that utilize volunteers and organizations for whom Swift Communications employees are volunteers. While the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation may occasionally provide grants for equipment or books alone, strong preference will be given to applications that incorporate project or program elements. The Foundation also prefers to award grants to organizations that do not have access to large fundraising budgets and are local in nature. Preference is given to small, targeted, low-budget programs and organizations that have limited outside resources to draw from.
A significant level of preference will also be given to organizations applying for grants that are located within the communities served by daily and/or weekly newspapers in the Swift Communications, Inc. family of publications and websites
GrantWatch ID#: 165021
The minimum grant request that will be considered is $500 and the maximum grant request is $3,000.
Grants are awarded for a one-year period. Occasionally grants are awarded to a prior recipient or the extension of a program into the following year is approved, but follow-on grants will always be for a new program or a new aspect of a program.
USA: California: Grass Valley and Lake Tahoe; Colorado: Aspen and Snowmass, Craig, Eagle County (Vail), Glenwood Springs, Grand County, Greeley, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, and Windsor; South Dakota: Belle Fourche; Utah: Park City
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
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
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.
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
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,
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
Grants to California and Nevada nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for a wide range of programs to benefit local communities. Focus areas include youth development, education, animal welfare, health and human services, arts and culture, community improvement,
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast
Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.
Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu