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Funding and Resource Opportunities | April 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: Native American youth, access to the arts, reproductive health initiatives, animal welfare, and climate change.

Support opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, with open-deadline appeals at the bottom. 

MID-APRIL UPDATE: Entries highlighted in orange are newly-added as of April 22.

► For our complete list of COVID-related support opportunities, check this continually-updated list, which also includes discount services.

AWARD opportunities

J.M. Kaplan Fund
2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize
Deadline: April 30
Up to 10 prizes of $175,000 each will be awarded to organizations offering actionable solutions to challenges relating to social justice, the environment, or heritage conservation. View details.

Foundation for Improvement of Justice
Annual Reward
Deadline: May 21
Up to 7 organizations will receive a $10,000 award for implementing justice-related programs that have “proven to be effective and can serve as models for others.” View details.

GRANTS now available

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: April 15
$1,000 is available for projects that will bring agricultural literacy into classrooms for students in grades kindergarten through 12. View details.

Charlie’s Heart Foundation
Charlie’s Heart Family Empowerment Grant
Deadline: April 15 (letter of intent)
Between $5,000 and $50,000 provided to organizations in Georgia and surrounding states for multicultural, innovative, researched-backed initiatives to encourage families to remain together through challenging times. View details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Walmart’s Acres for America Program
Deadline: April 15 (pre-proposal)
Grants totaling up to $3.5 million are available for projects that implement land acquisitions and easements to conserve large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants. View details.

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America
Grant Program
Deadline: April 15
Funding is available to programs that address a specific, unmet need within the field of learning disabilities. View details.

Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
Rooted in Evidence Grant Program
Deadline: April 15
Individual grants of up to $25,000 each are available to food banks implementing programs with an “innovative twist.” View details.

N7 Community Giving Fund
Deadline: April 16
Funding available for sports-based programs that have an ongoing positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Native American youth. View details.

Fisher House

Newman’s Own Award Program
Deadline: April 22
Provides up to $50,000 for programs that improve the quality of life for active members of the military, veterans, and their families. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America
Deadline: April 22
Fixed grants of $10,000 available to projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. View details.


Movement Infrastructure Fund
Deadline: April 23
Grants of up to $200,000 are available to organizations leading large-scale infrastructure projects that uplift marginalized populations while dismantling oppressive systems. View details.

Cold Noses Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Grants between $2,000 and $5,000 available to small organizations working to improve the lives of homeless and neglected animals via education, community outreach, and medical care. View details.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program
Deadline: April 30
Provides up to $350,000 for digital record keeping projects that “deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.” View details.

Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Provides up to $100,000 in matching funds to 10 grassroots movements working to provide a fairer, more inclusive, and just world. View details.

The Mary Kay Foundation
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to at least one domestic violence shelter for women and children within each state. View details.

Michael Jordan / Jordan Brand / Nike
Community Grants Program
Deadline: April 30
A total of $1 million is available to grassroots organizations with programs dedicated to creating a more equitable future for Black Americans. View details.

The Conservation Alliance
Grant Program
Deadline: May 1
Funding is available to projects that secure “permanent and quantifiable” protection for a specific wildland or waterway. View details.

Lalor Foundation
Anna Lalor Burdick Grant Program
Deadline: May 1
Provides $10,000 to $35,000 for comprehensive, unbiased initiatives that educate young women on all aspects of reproductive health.View details.

Whiting Foundation
Humanities in High Schools
Deadline: May 3
Grants from $25,000 to $35,000 available to help organizations fund teacher training programs, extracurricular programs, and curricular resource development and distribution related to the   study of humanities in grades 9 -12. View details.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sports Award Grant Program
Deadline: May 5
Up to $25,000 is available to organizations that use sporting events and athletic programs as a catalyst for ongoing improvements to community health. View details.

Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Deadline: May 7
Grants up to $50,000 are available to programs that support communities in addressing environmental and public health issues, including climate change and COVID-19. View details.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
First-Responder Grants
Deadline: May 12
Grants up to $50,000 fund efforts to provide lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders and public-safety organizations. View details.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation
NextGen Committee Grant Program
Deadline: May 14
A single $100,000 grant is available to a new or existing program focused on reducing global warming and managing the effects of climate change. View details.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Youth Literacy Grant Program
Deadline: May 20
Up to $4,000 is available for nonprofit organizations that offer programming to help children reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. View details.

The Planetary Society
Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP)
Deadline: May 26
Two $50,000 grants will go to developing projects that help in exploring other worlds, searching for life beyond Earth, or protecting our planet from dangerous asteroids. View details.

Women’s Sports Foundation
The Power of She Fund
Deadline: May 28
Up to $10,000 will go to organizations that utilize movement programs and sports as a way to connect multiple generations of girls and women. View details.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood 
Grant Program
Deadline: May 31 (letters of intent)
Funds available for programs that enhance the mental, physical, and social health and wellbeing of children from birth through 7 years old. View details.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation 
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: June 1
Provides up to $30,000 for community-based programs advancing social and environmental justice, as well as sustainable and just food systems. View details.

Native American Agriculture Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: June 1
Grants of up to $200,000 support business assistance, technical support, agricultural education, or advocacy for Native American farmers or ranchers; additional funds are available for youth programs that examine the connection between Native Americans and agriculture. View details.

National Forest Foundation
Matching Awards Program
Deadline: June 9
Funds available for results-oriented projects that improve forest health and enhance outdoor experiences within National Forests and Grasslands. View details.

Incyte Ingenuity Award Program
Grant Program
Deadline: June 30
Up to $100,000 is available for unique programs that support the GVHD (graft versus host disease) patient community in overcoming health challenges following stem cell transplants. View details.

Open Technology Fund

Internet Freedom Fund Grant Program 
Deadline: Open
Grants available for projects centered on using technology to promote human rights, internet freedom, and open societies. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. View details.
  • Bob Barker Company Foundation | Reentry post-incarceration. View details.
  • Can'd Aid | Recycling programs and educational services. View details.
  • Cornell Douglas Foundation | Environmental health and justice, K-12 financial literacy. View details.
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies | Grassroots efforts. View details.
  • David Rockefeller Fund | The arts, criminal justice, environment. View details.
  • First Horizon Foundation | Atlanta-area arts and culture, education, leadership, environment, financial literacy, health, human services. View details.
  • The Glaser Progress Foundation | Measuring progress, independent and unheard voices. View details.
  • The Home Depot Foundation | Volunteerism. View details.
  • Kars4Kids | Education, mentoring, youth development. View details.
  • Lyft | Essential goods delivery or client transportation; COVID-related. View details.
  • MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation | Youth baseball and softball. View details.
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation | Atlanta-area affordable housing, economic development, social and economic justice. View details.
  • National Geographic | Remote learning in science, social studies, or geography; COVID-related. View details.
  • Public Welfare Foundation | Criminal and youth justice system reform. View details.
  • Resist | Efforts in response to timely political or cultural events. View details.
  • School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network | School-based telehealth programs; COVID-related. View details.
  • The Solutions Project | Transition to clean energy. View details.
  • Wish You Well Foundation | Literacy skills for adults. View details.

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

Kelli Lynn Karanovich is a professional copywriter and educator who publishes poems and essays as Kelli Lynn Grey.



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