Contact Kathleen if you need any assistance writing a grant proposal. If you are writing a proposal for All Stars, you can also download the “Guide to Writing Funding Proposals for All Stars”. This resource provides the most important information about the program and required for successful grant applications. Just copy and paste what you need!

Family and Children’s Healthcare, Housing, Hunger and Education Program Grants

“Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Our giving priorities include supporting programs or organizations in the areas of healthcare, housing, hunger, and education, especially those serving women and children. Our giving takes place throughout the United States where we operate stores, distribution centers, and our corporate office…”

Funder: The Big Lots Foundation

Eligibility: 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity as sanctioned by the IRS that serve areas where Big Lots operates.

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Child Welfare, Education, Health, Mental Health

“We accept proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes:

  • To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and
  • To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.”

Funder: The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

Eligibility: “Grants are awarded only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.”

Deadline: July 15, 2020

NEW: Trauma Informed Primary Prevention (TIPP) Program Request for Grant Applications Announcement (AZ)

Applications for the Trauma Informed Primary Prevention (TIPP) Program grant are now being accepted. Approximately $3,000,000 will be awarded to programs throughout Arizona to implement trauma-informed, evidence-based/evidence-informed substance abuse prevention programming that is designed to increase protective factors and build resiliency among people of all ages. The TIPP Program is federally funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) distributed by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

The grant, with a maximum annual award of $200,000 per grantee, is renewable for a combined term of 3 years. The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) invites grant applications from Arizona entities that include 501(c)(3) Organizations; Local, County-based Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions; Tribal Nations, Tribal Coalitions and Tribal Communities; Public/Charter Schools/Districts; and State/County/City Government Entities.

Any questions to clarify the intent of the RFGA should be addressed to Sarah Bean at

Deadline: July 28, 2020

Education, Children’s Advocacy, Healthcare and Arts Program Grants

“Diverse in scope, The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports four primary causes: education, children’s advocacy, medical research & initiatives, and the arts. The foundation is flexible in its approach, sometimes giving a one-time grant to initiate a specific project while also making annual contributions. It looks for a solid track record of setting and meeting objectives, and an inventive approach to problem solving…”

Funder: The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF)

Eligibility: “Possible recipients must be a certified 501(c)(3) organization to be considered for any grant.”

Deadline: Ongoing