Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve vulnerable children in the United States and around the world. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that offer direct aid to children in need, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused, or malnourished as well as children who have limited access to education. Most grants are one-time awards in the range of $1,000 to $15,000. Grants can support charities outside of the United States; however, non-U.S. charities must partner with U.S.-based organizations.

Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Ben & Jerry's Foundation provides support to nonprofit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States that facilitate progressive social change. Grant applicants need to demonstrate that their projects will lead to societal, institutional, and/or environmental change; address the root causes of social or environmental problems; and lead to new ways of thinking and acting. Projects must facilitate leadership development and strengthen the self-empowerment efforts of those who have traditionally been disenfranchised in our society. The Foundation does not make grants to support basic or direct social service programs.

Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.

Microsoft Software Grants
All nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that hold charitable status are eligible to participate in this program. Eligible organizations operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to, the following.
� Providing relief to the poor
� Advancing education
� Improving social welfare
� Preserving culture
� Preserving or restoring the environment

Deadline: Ongoing
Microsoft Software Grants

Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education throughout the country by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. The Foundation places priority on systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real-world" classroom applications, and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success and relatively low duplication of effort. Grants are made to colleges and universities, vocational and trade schools and nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. K-12 public and private schools are not eligible to apply.

Requests may be submitted at any time.

State Farm Companies Grants Program
The State Farm Companies Grants Program is committed to meeting the needs of company communities in the U.S. and Canada. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies working in the areas of safety, community development, and education The Safe Neighbors category focuses on roadway safety, protecting homes, disaster preparedness, and personal financial security. The Strong Neighborhoods category focuses on affordable housing, homeownership, and sustainable communities. The K-12 Public Schools category focuses on teacher quality, service learning programs, and educational reform.

Grant requests are accepted at any time.

Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble considers requests for local and regional support from non-profit organizations in the communities they serve. Since funding is limited, they do not contribute to grant or scholarship programs, religious organizations, sports teams or events, political organizations, or medical and health-related causes. However, they support organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (K - 12). Barnes & Noble assess the merit of each request on an individual basis.

Ongoing deadline.