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Funding and Resource Opportunities | April 2020


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New opportunities in this month’s roundup include funding for human services like food security and senior care, historic houses of worship and art conservation, domestic violence shelters, women in environmental justice, immigrant and refugee services, youth athletics, and much more.

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Georgia Balance of State Continuum of Care
Deadline: Open
Nonprofits working to prevent and end homelessness in one of 152 HUD-designated Georgia counties are invited to join the 192-member Continuum. Benefits include networking and information-sharing, a voice in statewide priorities and initiatives, and more. View details.

AWARD opportunities

Independent Sector
Gardner Leadership Award
Deadline: April 17
Each year, the Gardner Award goes to a social innovation champion who has significantly and demonstrably empowered constituencies, strengthened participation and/or inspired movements, and raised the capacity of others to advance the common good. View details.

GRANTS now available

WITH Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: April 16 (letter of intent)
Grants will support programs that improve delivery of health care to adults with developmental disabilities in any one of a range of areas. View details.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Building Bridges Grants Program
Deadline: April 17
Supporting projects that engage U.S.-based Muslims and their neighbors in arts-and media-based experiences designed to advance relationships, understanding, and mutual well-being. View details.

Fisher House Foundation
Newman’s Own Awards
Deadline: April 21
Grants will recognize and support innovative programs that improve the quality of life of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard members and their families facing the stress of long deployments and separation, and/or the long-term effects associated with service. View details.

AARP Foundation
Direct Service, Evidence-Based Projects
Deadline: April 22
Supporting direct-service projects that increase economic opportunity for low-income older adults either by increasing income or reducing expenditures. View details.

AARP Foundation
Education, Outreach, and Field-Building Projects
Deadline: April 22
Supporting projects that advance economic opportunity among low-income older adults on a systematic level. View details.

Department of Health and Human Services
Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative
Deadline: April 22
Funds will support dementia-capable services, both in-home and community-based, including adult day care, companion services, home healthcare, personal care, respite, and more. View details.

National Fund for Sacred Places
Grant program
Deadline: April 22 (letter of intent)
Religious congregations that serve the community while maintaining a historic facility are invited to apply for support packages that include grant money, training, and capacity-building assistance. View details.

Dining for Women
Grant program
Deadline: April 24 (letter of intent)
Grants of up to $50,000 will support a range of projects supporting women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
Supporting the construction or improvement of energy systems for areas where home energy expenditures exceed 275% of the U.S. average, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy conservation projects. View details.

Department of Justice
Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Reduction Strategies
Deadline: April 27
Funding is available for programs that help establish education, vocation, and job training programs in correctional systems to help those reentering the community and workforce. View details.

American Humane
Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant
Deadline: April 30
Animal shelters in need of funds to expand or improve their facilities are invited to apply for grants of up to $4,000. View details.

Bank of America
Art Conservation Project
Deadline: April 30
Grants are available to museums and cultural institutions for conservation efforts aimed at artwork that is in danger of deterioration and meant for public viewing. View details.

Eileen Fisher
Supporting Women in Environmental Justice
Deadline: April 30
Grants of up to $40,000 will go to support direct services and programs with potential to increase women’s participation in climate change mitigation and advocacy. View details.

Mary Kay Foundation
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Funding will go to domestic violence shelters across the U.S., including at least one organization in each state that applies. View details.

Pedigree Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: April 30
Dog shelters and animal rescue organizations supporting dog adoptions can apply for funding to support innovative initiatives, capacity expansion, or general operating expenses. View details.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change
Deadline: April 30
Supporting projects modeled on a non-U.S. approach to health, equity, and climate change via one or more specific issues, including energy, land use, urban planning, food security, and air quality. View details.

U.S. Bank
Work Grants
Deadline: April 30
Grants are available for programs that help small businesses, expand access to higher education, teach financial literacy, or help workers succeed in the job market. View details.

The Conservation Alliance
Grants of up to $50,000 will go to projects designed to secure lasting and quantifiable protection of a specific wildland or waterway, prioritizing landscape-scale projects. View details.

Lalor Foundation
Anna Lalor Burdick Program
Deadline: May 1
Grants support comprehensive, unbiased sexual and reproductive health education programs for young women, particularly those with inadequate access to such information. View details.

Department of Transportation
Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone
Deadline: May 4
Funding supports projects that address the transportation challenges that accompany long-term poverty, focusing on planning and research, as well as new services for particular community needs. View details.

Corporation for National and Community Service
Volunteer Generation Fund
Deadline: May 6
Grants will go to develop or support effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen volunteer connector organizations, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively. View details.

Department of Health and Human Services
Ethnic Community Self Help Program
Deadline: May 11
Funding critical services that assist refugee populations in becoming integrated members of the U.S.; objectives include community building and civic participation among refugees. View details.

WES Mariam Assefa Fund / Tarsadia Foundation
Opportunity Challenge
Deadline: May 26
Supporting efforts that address barriers to economic integration and mobility faced by immigrant and refugee workers in the U.S., in two categories: New Ideas and Established Programs. View details.

Ribbons of Hope - Invest in Women
Grant program
Deadline: May 31
One $100,000 grant will go to a Georgia nonprofit that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and their children. View details.

Brookdale Foundation Group
Relatives as Parents Program
Deadline: June 10
Supports the creation or expansion of services for grandparents or other relatives who serve as surrogate parents. View details.

MIT Solve
Health Security & Pandemics Challenge
Deadline: June 18
Grants of $10,000 will go to support tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, or those that strengthen affordable primary healthcare, disease surveillance systems, or healthcare supply chains. View details.

Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation
Community Youth Grants
Deadline: June 26
Awards are available for nonprofits whose primary mission is to facilitate youth activities for children, especially in the area of athletics. View details.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Supporting grassroots organizations “getting stuff done” in areas like journalism and information, voter protection, gender diversity in tech, veterans and military families, and more. View details.

The Home Depot Foundation
Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline: Open
Gift cards of up to $5,000 for The Home Depot are available for nonprofits using the power of volunteers to improve communities, in particular regarding veterans and diverse and underserved communities. View details.

Community Grants
Deadline: Open
The rideshare company Lyft will award three ride-credit grants per quarter to Atlanta-area nonprofits. View details.

The Glaser Progress Foundation
Independent Media
Deadline: Open
Grants will go to nonprofits with a national focus that work to foster independent voices, and give voice to underrepresented populations, for the purpose of strengthening democracy. View details.

The Glaser Progress Foundation
Measuring Progress
Deadline: Open
Grants will go to nonprofits with a national focus that work to improve understanding and measurement of human progress in service of building a more just, sustainable, and humane world. View details.

These opportunities have been sourced from Candid’s Philanthropy News Digest, GrantStation, and Grant Gopher, as well as grantmakers’ online notices.

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