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Funding and Resource Opportunities | August 2019

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits working with volunteers, litigating on behalf of immigration reform, prepping communities for extreme weather events, transforming pretrial justice, feeding the hungry, conserving wildlife in their native habits, and much more – including the annual $2 million humanitarian prize from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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

Corporation for National and Community Service
RSVP Competition
Deadline: August 30 (notice of intent), Sept. 25 (application)
Funding will go to support projects that engage volunteers in one of the following focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, or veterans and military families. View details.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Grant program
Deadline: September 1
Grants will go to cultural institutions to support innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts, especially those highlighting women, artists of color, and under-represented practitioners. View details.

Borealis Philanthropy
Immigration Litigation Fund
Deadline: September 1 and November 1
To support litigation efforts that challenge discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration practices, project grants of up to $75,000 will go toward litigation costs, organizing efforts, legal training and training materials, and convenings. View details.

Robert Lehman Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: September 1
Exclusively for visual arts organizations – leaders in the field and newcomers – these grants support programs including museum exhibitions, art education, scholarly publications, and art history lectureships. View details.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation
North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action
Deadline: September 6
Grants will go to initiatives that focus on enhancing the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond, and adapt to extreme events such as drought, floods, wildfires, and extreme temperatures, and advance community-level actions. View details.

Hydro Flask
Parks For All
Deadline: September 6
National and regional nonprofits dedicated to building, restoring, maintaining, or providing public access to parks and recreational public lands, beaches, or coastal areas are eligible to apply for funding between $10,000 - $50,000, based in part on geographic scope. View details.

Borealis Philanthropy
Spark Justice Fund
Deadline: September 9 (letters of intent)
Grants of up to $200,000, plus additional support, will go to nonprofits working to end the use of money bail in the criminal justice system, transform pretrial justice, and build power in communities. View details.

John Ball Zoo
Wildlife Conservation Fund
Deadline: September 9
Grants will support one or more of the following: Enhancing or assisting wild animal preservation, threatened or endangered; improving captive animal management; or developing education programming in concert with either of those efforts. View details.

Tomberg Family Philanthropies
Grant program
Deadline: September 9 (letters of intent)
Nonprofits with projects addressing the environment, poverty alleviation, health, and education are eligible to apply for funding; grants generally range from $5,000 to $15,000. View details.

Foundation for Rural Service
Community Grant
Deadline: September 13
Grants of up to $5,000 will go to support organizations in communities served by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, supporting work in the area of business and economic development, community development, education, or telecommunications. View details.

Amazon Web Services
Imagine Grant Program
Deadline: September 15
To empower nonprofits using technology to solve pressing challenges, grants will go to pilot projects, proofs of concept, strategic technology planning, or programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way. View details.

Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
Feeding the Hungry
Deadline: September 15
Grants will go to nonprofits working to feed the hungry and/or provide nutrition education in communities served by (i.e., within a 20 mile radius of) a Food Lion store. View details.  

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America
Grant program
Deadline: September 15
Funds are granted for projects that meet unmet needs in the field of learning disabilities: for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes; or for services for children and adults with learning disabilities, including identification and ongoing evaluation. View details.

Jewish Helping Hands
Tikkun Olam Grant Program
Deadline: September 16 (inquiry forms), December 16 (application)
Grants of up to $5,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations that show clear promise to promote self-help and empowerment within communities, or respond to unmet needs, of those who are poor or marginalized. View details.

Unitarian Universalist Association
Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: September 16
Up to $15,000 will be awarded to non-Unitarian Universalist groups actively working to create systemic change in economic, social, and political structures in support of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. View details.

Fund for Shared Insight
Deadline: September 20
Nonprofits may be nominated by one of their funders for a joint effort to build systematic ways to listen to, and respond to, the people those nonprofits serve. Grantees will receive $30,000, half covered by the Fund and half covered by the nominating funder. View details.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Grant program
Deadline: September 30
In three program areas – early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education – the program will fund new and innovative initiatives with the potential for nationwide impact. View details.

The Kresge Foundation
Human Services Program
Deadline: September 30
To increase social and economic mobility for children and families with low incomes, this program seeks proposals that advance place-based opportunity ecosystems; develop supportive, aligned public policy; or build a more robust human services field. View details.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Continuum of Care Program Competition
Deadline: September 30
Organizations that belong to the national Continuum of Care program are eligible to apply for funds supporting efforts to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing trauma and dislocation. View details.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
Deadline: October 1
One $2 million prize will go to a nonprofit judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. Organizations must be nominated by someone outside of the organization who has direct knowledge of the nonprofit’s work. View details.

Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: October 1
Grants of up to $5,000 go to nonprofits working one of two areas: “Children in Nature,” providing opportunities for children to explore nature; or “Applied Conservation,” focusing on conservation of wildlife or plant species in their natural habitat. View details.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change
Deadline: October 16
Nonprofit community-based groups working to advance social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems are eligible for grants of up to $25,000, especially those employing priority strategies identified by the Foundation. View details.

Cornell Douglas Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $50,000 are provided for nonprofits addressing one or more of the following: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protections, and K-12 financial literacy. View details.

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
Grant program
Deadline: Open
To empower the economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged, grants will go to support projects that are presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit. View details.

Wallace Global Fund
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Grants will go to initiatives that serve one of these priorities: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, or Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment. View details.

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