Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Private Sponsors General All Disciplines List

Private Sponsors
General List for All Disciplines


100,000 Strong in the Americas

  • Uses the principle of leveraged innovation with higher education institutions (HEIs) that demonstrate the greatest commitment and innovation toward increasing study abroad opportunities between the United States and countries in the Western Hemisphere
  • HEIs must demonstrate how they will assert leadership in implementing the proposed innovations, how they will address on-campus barriers to student mobility, how they will maintain student engagement, and how they will commit to making concrete changes to expand access to study abroad as sending and/or hosting institutions.


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American Association of University Women

Educational Funding (for women only)

  • American Fellowships-support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
  • Community Action Grants-provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.


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Asian Cultural Council

  • Advances understanding through cultural exchange
  • Supports activities that involve cultural immersion; meaningful cross-cultural engagement; and relationship building, collaboration, or exchange of best practices among peers
  • Proposals that receive funding are focused on process rather than production. Examples of process-focused activities are research, study, and exploration
  • Letter of Inquiry required


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Bank of America Foundation

  • Economic mobility for individuals and families by investing in workforce development and basic needs
  • Economic mobility by addressing community development needs through investments such as affordable housing, community revitalization, arts and the environment

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Charles Koch Foundation

  • General Proposal: research that spurs social progress, contributing to a society of mutual benefits
  • Criminal justice and policing reform
  • Toleration and free speech
  • Foreign policy
  • Technology and innovation
  • K—12 education
  • Barriers to opportunity such as corporate welfare and occupational licensure


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Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

Career Enhancement Grant ($2,000)

  • Assists individuals who are seeking further educational experiences and training to develop their personal career skills and opportunities for career advancement
  • Proposed training, seminars, workshops must be provided by a recognized 501c3 or recognized training institution
  • Workshops, seminars, job training that is provided by certified training institutions or recognized experts
  • Special equipment that is required for job training as specified or recommended by the training provider for completion of training
  • Not allowed-funds used as college scholarships, to pay college tuition, or repay debt


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Galesi Foundation

  • Support the efforts of organizations that apply creative and effective strategies to solve social and environmental problems
  • Treatment and condition of underprivileged children, women, animals and the environment


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Gerber Foundation

Pediatric Health, Pediatric Nutrition, Environmental Hazards

  • New diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, less invasive
  • New treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have less side effects, provide optimal dosing
  • Symptom relief
  • Preventative measures
  • Assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.)
  • Risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.


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Home Depot Foundation

Community Impact Grants

  • Veterans
  • Diverse, underserved communities


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Roddenberry Foundation

Catalyst Fund ($2,500-$15,000)

  • Opportunities where innovation is needed to address an urgent challenge
  • Accepts applications on a continuous basis with no deadlines
  • Bold ideas depart from the status-quo and require us to look at a problem and its solution in a new light
  • Big ideas have a high potential for large-scale impact and sustainable change
  • Combined they hold the promise of substantively improving the conditions for those in need in new and unheralded ways


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Textbook & Academic Authors Association

TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks.

  • Publication Grants provide reimbursement for eligible expenses directly related to bringing an academic book, textbook, or journal article to publication.
  • Contract Review Grants reimburse eligible expenses for legal review when you have a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.


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Toshiba International Foundation

TIFO supports projects that promote understanding of Japan, and divides them into the following four categories:

  • Symposia and seminars.
  • Cultural programs.
  • Research and studies.
  • Programs that train students who will promote international understanding of Japan.


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Walmart Foundation

Community Grant Program

  • Awards grants of $250 to $5,000 through Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities.
  • Hunger relief and healthy eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low income individuals and families in the United States
  • Health and human service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low income individuals and families in the United States
  • Quality of life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low income individuals and families in the United States
  • Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low income individuals and families in the United States
  • Community and economic development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low income individuals and families in the United States
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understand among diverse groups in the United States
  • Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the United States
  • Environmental sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the United States
  • Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate within the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.

Walmart Facility Manager or Co-Manager at the store from which funding is applied

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  • Thriving Children
  • Working Families
  • Equitable Communities


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Last Updated: 1/12/23