Regional Funders

REGIONAL FUNDERS MAP

Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation

The Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation is based in Santa Barbara, California, and was established in 2015. The Foundation’s mission is to serve vulnerable populations, particularly individuals impacted by addiction, mental health struggles, and homelessness.

Regions: The Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation serves communities in California, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.

Issues Supported: The Foundation focuses primarily on supporting addiction services, health care, and mental health care for individuals struggling with substance abuse.

Grant Process and Application: The first step in the application process is to reach out by letter or by phone. Find out more information by contacting the Foundation by phone at 866-888-5157.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $783,393.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Ranch Recovery Centers is a treatment center based in Desert Hot Springs, California, in partially rural Riverside County. The organization offers substance abuse treatment as well as sober living facilities.

Commerce Bancshares Foundation

Commerce Bancshares Foundation is a company-sponsored foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Regions: The Commerce Bancshares Foundation primarily funds projects in Kansas and Missouri, especially in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas. The Foundation also funds limited grant-making in Illinois, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Issues Supported: The Commerce Bancshares Foundation is focused on funding projects in arts and culture, education, health, shelter and residential care, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: Contact the Foundation by phone at 816-234-2577 to find out more information about the grant process.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Commerce Bancshares Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.8 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Lily’s House is a grantee located in Adrian, Missouri, in rural Bates County. Lily’s House is a recovery home designed for women struggling with substance abuse, as well as their children.

Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund was established by Bill Daniels in 1997, who was a fighter pilot in World War II and was instrumental in the growth of the cable television industry. With Bill Daniels’ passing in 2000, the Daniels Fund became one of the largest funders in the Rocky Mountain area.

Regions: The Daniels Fund primarily serves areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah, including both rural and non-rural counties. The Fund’s mission is to support communities across these four states.

Issues Supported: Education, human services, and health are the top issue areas receiving funding. Specific priorities in these areas include drug and alcohol addiction, aging, disabilities, education reform, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: The Daniels Fund grantmaking cycle has no application deadline. If your group is interested in applying for funding, an inquiry form can be submitted using the Fund’s online grant portal. You can find more information on the Daniels Fund website.

Grant-Making Per Year: Since its inception, the Daniels Fund has awarded $703.2 million in grants. In 2020, the Daniels Fund provided grants in the amount of $65 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Second Chance Center in Aurora, Colorado, offers transitional housing to individuals aiming to reintegrate into society following incarceration. In addition to housing, the Second Chance Center offers addiction counseling, mentoring, and employment guidance.

Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation was founded in 1984 in North Carolina, and is currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Foundation was established with the assets of Duke Energy, one of the largest electricity companies in the United States. The mission of the Duke Energy Foundation is to support vibrant and thriving communities in the states it serves.

Regions: The Duke Energy Foundation funds grants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, including both rural and non-rural areas.

Issues Supported: Issues funded include economic development, community vibrancy, environmental sustainability, and equity and inclusion. The top three funding areas receiving the most grant dollars include community and economic development, education, and philanthropy.

Grant Process and Application: To apply for a grant, reach out to Duke Energy Foundation staff with a project overview, to make sure that the project aligns with funding focuses. Deadlines vary depending on the funding program. Find more information about state-specific funding guidelines by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: The Duke Energy Foundation provides grants in the amount of $30 million each year.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The First Step Home is a grantee based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The First Step Home offers a variety of treatment support services for women struggling with substance use disorder. Transitional residential services are offered for women who have progressed through the first stages of recovery. The First Step Home also offers programs in nutrition counseling, job placement support, peer mentoring, and aftercare services.

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation was originally founded in 1985 in Pennsylvania and was reincorporated in 2015 in Virginia. The Foundation is the charitable giving branch of Dominion Energy, and its mission is to support organizations in the communities across the company’s area of service.

Regions: The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation funds projects in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Examples of rural counties served include Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Lee, and McDowell in North Carolina; Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, and Noble in Ohio; and Carbon, Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, and Uinta in Wyoming.

Issues Supported: The Foundation focuses funding on addressing community development and culture, education, environmental sustainability, and human needs.

Grant Process and Application: Application deadlines may vary based on the funding program. Visit the Foundation website for more information about the grantmaking process and eligibility requirements.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation provided grants in the amount of $58.1 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Carter House is a grantee located in Youngstown, Ohio, in partially rural Mahoning County. The Carter House provides sober living and supportive services, to help individuals transition back into society.

First Interstate BancSystem Foundation

The First Interstate BancSystem Foundation is the giving arm of the First Interstate Bank. The Foundation was established in 1990 and is based in Billings, Montana. The First Interstate BancSystem Foundation’s mission is to support the communities it serves.

Regions: The Foundation mainly serves Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota, as well as Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s funding interests include arts and culture, community development, education, health, and housing.

Grant Process and Application: The first step in initiating an application is to mail a letter of inquiry to your local branch of the First Interstate Bank. Find out more about the grant process by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $2.9 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Dawn’s House is a sober living facility based in Bend, Oregon, in partially rural Deschutes County. Dawn’s House is a 15-bed facility offering recovery housing services to women struggling with substance abuse. The center also offers an emergency housing facility with 5 beds. Wyoming Rescue Mission is a grantee based in Casper, Wyoming, in partially rural Natrona County. The organization offers a variety of services to support individuals struggling with substance abuse, homelessness, and hunger. Wyoming Rescue Mission provides a recovery program that incorporates transitional housing, to help men and women with substance use disorders to transition into society and develop independent living skills.

Medica Foundation

The Medica Foundation was established in 1992 and is the giving branch of the health plan Medica. The Foundation aims to support healthy communities and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Regions: The Medica Foundation has a focus on rural health, and funds rural health projects throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, western Wisconsin, Nebraska, and southwestern Iowa.

Issues Supported: Health is the main area of focus for the Medica Foundation. Specific issue areas include health care access, mental health care, shelter and residential care, and family services.

Grant Process and Application: Grant application deadlines usually fall in the Spring. Find out more about the grant application process on the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Medica Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.8 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Centerpointe Inc., located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a grantee that provides residential treatment and support for individuals recovering from substance use disorder. Services offered include therapy, peer support, community support, and life skills development.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, based in Vancouver, Washington, funds groups that are supporting arts and culture, education, health and human services, and scientific research. The Trust was established in 1975 with assets accumulated by Jack Murdock, an entrepreneur and leader in the field of radio and technology and co-founder of Tektronix.

Regions: The Murdock Trust serves the Pacific Northwest, including the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Examples of rural counties served are Bethel and Matanuska-Susitna Counties, Alaska; Oneida County, Idaho; Dawson County, Montana; and Yakima and Skagit Counties, Washington.

Issues Supported: The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust supports vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, including those who are homeless, in foster care, disabled, and struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders. Grants are generally awarded in two forms: strategic project grants and initiative grants. Strategic grants support projects such as construction, equipment, and new programs, and staffing. Initiative grants are issue-specific and focused on education and research.

Grant Process and Application: The Murdock Trust provides a flowchart for grantseekers that serves as a step-by-step guide through the application process. More information regarding the grant application process can be found by visiting the Murdock Trust website. The Trust also provides contact information if you have any questions regarding eligibility and the grant-making process: by email at info@murdocktrust.org or by phone at 360-694-8415.

Total Grant-Making Per Year: The Murdock Trust provided grants in the amount of $67 million in 2019 and a record $75.9 million in 2020.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: New Earth Recovery is a Christian-based nonprofit offering residential recovery for individuals struggling with substance abuse in rural Skagit Valley, Washington. New Earth provides partners with local groups like Skagit County Detox and Didgwalic Wellness Center and operates five recovery homes.

The Otto Bremer Trust

The Otto Bremer Trust was founded in 1944 with the assets accumulated by Otto Bremer, a German immigrant who became the chairman of the American National Bank and pillar in the community. Bremer was dedicated to supporting rural banks and immigrants. Today, the Trust’s mission is to address challenges and support opportunities throughout its area of service.

Regions: The Otto Bremer Trust supports projects throughout Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, including both rural and non-rural areas.

Issues Supported: Health, human services, and public safety are the funding areas receiving the most grant dollars. Areas of focus include family services, mental health care, rural development, housing development, immigrant rights, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: There are four main grant programs: basic needs, community asset building, health and wellbeing, and restorative and emergency services. There are several grant application deadlines throughout the year, and applications are completed through an online portal. Find out more about the application process by visiting the Trust’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: Since its establishment, the Trust has awarded more than $700 million in grants. In 2019, the Trust provided grants in the amount of $46.6 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Sunrise Care Facility is a grantee located in Spring Grove, Minnesota, that offers services to support recovery from substance abuse. Sunrise supports residents by creating a supportive, long-term living environment that helps individuals struggling with substance abuse to stay sober and live independently.

The Share Foundation

The Share Foundation is a family foundation established in 2006 and based in Southfield, Michigan.

Regions: The Share Foundation primarily funds projects in Florida and Tennessee, with more limited grantmaking in other states including Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

Issues Supported: The Foundation funds issues in the areas of health, education, and environment. Mental health care, hospital care, youth development, and human services are examples of areas of interest.

Grant Process and Application: The Share Foundation primarily supports pre-selected organizations. Find more information about the grant application process by contacting the Foundation by phone at 248-567-7421.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Share Foundation provided grants in the amount of $863,964.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Talbot House is a grantee located in Belden, Mississippi, in rural Lee County. The Talbot House offers supportive sober housing facilities for 10 women struggling with substance abuse.

St. Croix Valley Foundation

The St. Croix Valley Foundation is a community foundation that was established in 1995 and is based in Hudson, Wisconsin. The Foundation’s mission is to support the communities of the St. Croix Valley region, and has 10 affiliate foundations: Amery Area Community Foundation, Chicago Lakes Area Community Foundation, Hudson Community Foundation, Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation, New Richmond Area Community Foundation, Northwest Alliance Community Foundation, Prescott Foundation, River Falls Community Foundation, Somerset Community Foundation, and Stillwater Area Community Foundation,

Regions: The Foundation serves the St. Croix Valley area, which includes Burnett (rural), Pierce (rural), Polk (rural), and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin, and Chisago (rural) and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

Issues Supported: The Foundation supports human services, arts and culture, education, mental health care, and family services.

Grant Process and Application: Grant deadlines vary depending on the grant-making program. Find out more about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $3.8 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Project Turnabout in Granite Falls, MN, in rural Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties. Project Turnabout offers outpatient services and transitional housing for individuals struggling with addiction. The recovery home for men is located in Marshall, Minnesota, while the recovery home for women is located in Willmar, Minnesota. Both facilities offer a supportive environment that helps recovering addicts transition into society and lead healthy, productive lives.

TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is based in Portland, Maine, and was established in 2002. The Foundation is the giving arm of TD Bank.

Regions: The TD Charitable Foundation provides funding to many states across the country, though its gran-making focus is the East Coast states.

Issues Supported: Key issue areas that the foundation supports include affordable housing, education, environmental sustainability, and health.

Grant Process and Application: Grant application deadlines may vary depending on the funding program. Find out more by visiting the TD Charitable Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: Since its establishment, the Foundation has granted more than $254 million to nonprofit organizations. In FY 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $23.6 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Families in Transition is a grantee located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in partially rural Hillsborough County. The organization offers outpatient services and recovery housing facilities for individuals struggling with substance abuse.

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