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Subject: "finding matching funds for a math grant"
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: momoftwo-ga
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Posted: 27 Feb 2004 08:28 PST
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Question ID: 311377
I received a $10,000.00 grant for a math program from Toyota.  I need
more money to implement this program and I am looking for
companies/foundations who will match grant funds.  It is a math
program for elmentary children with special needs.

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 27 Feb 2004 09:19 PST
Hello Momoftwo-ga,

Congratulations for your grant! I believe can help you to find
information about other sources, and I'm starting the search right
now. In the meantime, it would help if you could tell me a couple of
other details, such as the geographic location of the program you're
about to carry out, whether there are organizations already involved
such as schools, universities, religious institutions, governmental or
non governmental agencies, etc.; what kind of special needs have the
children whom the program will be addressed to. This would be useful
to search by grant-makers' areas of interest. Thank you.



Clarification of Question by momoftwo-ga on 27 Feb 2004 10:11 PST
Geographic location- Trussville, Alabama- a suburb of Birmingham.
The children have any and all diabilities- autism, developmental
delays, physical handicaps, mental retardation, hearing and vision
Nobody else is involved except for the Toyota Time Foundation and
National Coucnil for teachers of mathematics.

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 27 Feb 2004 11:06 PST
Thank you, these details will help.

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 27 Feb 2004 11:38 PST
Please, another tip of help. Are you (or any other person) the
grantseeker as an individual, or the National Council for Teachers of
Mathematics as an organization? This information would be useful since
among the criteria to search for grant programs there is whether
they're addressed to individual's projects or to organizations. Thank


Clarification of Question by momoftwo-ga on 27 Feb 2004 12:36 PST
I am an individual.  No organization is involved.  Hope this helps
Subject: Re: "finding matching funds for a math grant"
Answered By: guillermo-ga on 29 Feb 2004 19:47 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Momoftwo-ga,

I will provide you with a list of grant-makers whose areas of interest
might match your project?s characteristics. You already have the
experience of obtaining a grant, so you know that grant-makers? areas
of interesting not necessarily match ?exactly? a particular project.
I?ve compiled those whose topics seem to be close enough to yours to
be considered as prospect donors, within a certain amplitude of
criteria. As you surely know as well, being within a grant-maker?s
areas of interest makes no guarantee for the project to be eligible.
For these reasons, you understand that having this list of
organizations and applying for a grant at them, makes no certainty of
obtaining it.

Although yours is an individual?s project, you might want to partner
with a nonprofit organization having a 501 (c) (3) tax exemption, or a
particular educational institution, what would broaden up the range of
potential grant-makers that you could reach. For this reason, I did
not exclude some grant-makers who explicitly don?t award grants to

Please let me suggest you that before engaging in the application
process, you carefully familiarize yourself with the grant-maker?s
guidelines, giving policies and objectives, in order to emphasize
those aspects of your project that meet them more closely.

That said, below you?ll find a list of potential donors for your
project, including contact information and, when available, a brief
description of their policy on grant-making, and other aspects related
to the application process. The list is the result of many hours
thoroughly reviewing most of the almost 200 organizations included in
the International Grants and Funders? website
( ), in order to establish
their correspondence to your project.

Please feel free to ask me for any clarification you may need. Thank
you for your question and good luck with your interesting and
important project!

Warmest regards,


Corporate Section: ?Environment and Society?:
( )
Their policy is to act in communities where they are established in
any of their businesses. I couldn?t determine whether they are in
Trussville, but they are in Birmingham.
They have an area of Education in it
( ),
but it seems related to their own educative programs. Maybe the area
of Community (
) suits your project better. To make contact with the company for the
Environment and Society chapter, the contact form URL is:

2. Boeing ? Community, Education and the Environment
Community Relations 
The Boeing Company 
P.O. Box 24002 
M/C JW-49 
Huntsville, AL 35824
(256) 461-2278

3. The Coca-Cola Foundation
?The mission of The Coca-Cola Foundation is to improve the quality of
life in the community and enhance individual opportunity through
education. We support educational programs primarily within three main
areas: higher education, classroom teaching and learning, and
international education. Our programs support scholarships for
aspiring students; encourage and motivate young people to stay in
school; and foster cultural understanding. Over the last ten years,
our Foundation has contributed more than $124 million in support of
Address: The Coca-Cola Foundation
Post Office Box 1734
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Phone: 404-676-2568
FAX: 404-676-8804

4. Cabot Corp.
Corporate Giving:
?Our Corporate Giving strategy is designed to support Cabot's
community outreach activities, with priority given to science and
technology education, and community and civic improvement efforts in
the communities where we operate.?
Giving Guidelines:
Submission Guidelines:
Corporate Giving Contact:
Peter S. Gregory, Managing Director
Cabot Corporate Giving
Two Seaport Lane, Suite 1300
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-342-6105
Fax: 617-342-6159
Cynthia Gullotti
Cabot Corporate Giving
Two Seaport Lane, Suite 1300
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-342-6088
Fax: 617-342-6159
Although in the ?restrictions? page
) they state that would not contribute to?among others
exclusion?individuals (?except under extraordinary circumstances?),
it?s possible that they were meaning individuals for a personal
project (like a scholarship, art or research grant), which would not
be your case, so I would suggest you to give it a try anyway.
Similarly, even though they focus ?in the communities where (they)
operate??and there doesn?t seem to be Cabot?s facilities in your
area?they make no precision on whether they mean places in which they
are located.

5. Pearl S. Buck International
520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, PA 18944

6. eBay Foundation
?eBay Foundation works to build thriving communities by supporting
targeted initiatives in the following areas technology, economic
development and cultural entrepreneurship?
Mission: ?eBay Foundation? makes investments that improve the economic
and social well-being of our communities.?
Irene Wong, Executive Director 
Amy Temmins, Program Coordinator 
Contact Information: 
eBay Foundation 
60 South Market Street 
Suite 1000 
San Jose, CA 95113

7. Empowering Minds Foundation
?The mission of Empowering Minds Foundation (EMF) is to provide youth
access to positive experiences that enhance their academic skills,
social skills, technology skills and community pride.?
Phone: 301-503-1407

8. Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and
institutions worldwide. Our goals are to:
-Strengthen democratic values,
-Reduce poverty and injustice,
-Promote international cooperation and
-Advance human achievement
Guidelines for Grant Seekers:
Requests in the United States should be e-mailed to:
or mailed to:
The Ford Foundation
320 East 43 Street
New York, N.Y. 10017

9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
?The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is building upon the
unprecedented opportunities of the 21st century to improve equity in
global health and learning?because the life and potential of a child
born in one place is as valuable as that in another.?
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 709-3140
For general questions or grant inquiries, please contact the
foundation via email,
Education Programs
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 709-3607
Fax: (206) 709-3280

10. GE Fund ? Education
( )
?A continuum of targeted initiatives supports increased educational
opportunity from pre?college through higher education, including our
award?winning College Bound and Community Partnerships programs.?
Contact Information ( )
?When contacting a program manager by e-mail, please include the
person's name and program area in the subject line.
?Please note: The GE Foundation does not encourage unsolicited
proposals. Through ongoing research in the field, the GE Foundation
develops targeted initiatives and invites specific institutions and
organizations to apply within those initiatives. Our capacity to
review unsolicited proposals is extremely limited.?
GE Foundation
Information Line: (203) 373?3216
Fax: (203) 373?3029

11. Hewlett Foundation
?Grants in the Education Program promote long-term institutional or
field development, reform, or knowledge creation in five priority
areas: improving instruction, California reform, technology, universal
education, and opportunity.?
General Guidelines for Grantseekers: ( )
Guidelines for Grantseekers in Education
Education Program Strategic Plan:
Program Plans for 2002-2003
) and 2003-2004 (
Letter of Inquiry (LOI):

12. Hewlett Packard (HP) Global Philanthropy
?HP is recognized as a philanthropic leader among global corporations.
Last year, HP contributed more than $62 million in resources worldwide
to advance the ability of students, teachers, community residents and
nonprofits to solve some of their most fundamental challenges.?

13. IBM Philanthropy
Grant Application Guidelines:
Local contacts
Southern area: 
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
IBM Corporation
Corporate Community Relations and Public Affairs
4111 Northside Parkway NW - L09F21
Atlanta, GA 30327

14. The Odaira Memorial Hitachi Education Foundation
?It was established in 1971, as the Odaira Memorial Foundation, to
promote education. The foundation's activities includes working
closely with communities to promote local culture, and the promotion
of family education aimed at enhancing children's sound development.?
Contact ( ):
Ibaraki Office
1-1, Saiwai-cho 3-chome, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki 317-8511, Japan
Tokyo Office
5-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8220, Japan
Hitachi Family Education Center
4-20, Nishinarisawa-cho 2-chome, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki 316-0032, Japan
Hitachi Family Education Research Institute
27-6, Gumizawa 1-chome, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 245-0061, Japan

15. J.C. Downing Foundation
Grantmaking Guidelines
Mission Statement ( )
?The J.C. Downing Foundation supports innovative projects to empower
human capabilities and enrich our environment. Using a venture capital
approach, the Foundation often funds the early stages of a project's
development and adds value to a project through active participation.
?The Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations
with specific, identifiable need in these areas of support:
-Education and Human Development 
-Environmental Research and Preservation 
-Fine Arts 
-Sports and Athletics 
-Technology and Communications
Contact ( )
2052 Galveston St
San Diego, CA 92110-1303
momoftwo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much.  I have looked at some of the posibilities you
found and I am excited about pursuing those.  You did a thorough job
and in a very timely manner.  I will use you again!!!

Subject: Re: "finding matching funds for a math grant"
From: guillermo-ga on 01 Mar 2004 10:33 PST
I thank you for your words of recognition and rating. Having been a
schoolteacher myself, I truly empathize with your project and wish you
best luck. You may count on me for any future research. Thank you.


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