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 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 Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic dev
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 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
Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a
Grants to California licensed adult day care centers, child care centers, and after-school programs to supply nutritious meals and snacks. The purpose of the program is to provide access to quality meals that meet the nutritional needs and improve the health and well-be
Grants of up to $15,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to provide community art opportunities and programs. Funding is intended for artistic performance needs, and to increase access to dance, music, and artistic programs. The Foundation looks