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Funding and Resource Opportunities | August 2020


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New funding available this month: several opportunities for initiatives serving Native Americans, plus get out the vote efforts, neighborhood development, education for healthcare professionals, housing affordability, literacy for adults, and plenty more – including new pandemic-response grants for grassroots re-organizing and educating medical professionals.

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COVID-19 support

Check GCN’s continually-updated list of COVID-related funding and support opportunities, where you’ll find national sources, Community Foundations, cause-specific funding, and discount services. What’s new:

TD Bank
2020 Ready Challenge
Deadline: August 13
Grants support innovative, scalable, and/or replicable solutions helping address pandemic-caused issues in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. View details.

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry / WITH Foundation
RFP for Pandemic and/or Emergency Response
Deadline: September 3
Grants support collaborative efforts to develop educational materials, implementation models, or research aiding primary care providers serving adults with disabilities during a pandemic or other emergency situation. View details.

Common Counsel Foundation
Grassroots Exchange Fund
Deadline: November 30
Community organizations that need to adjust networking, collaboration, or organizing strategies due to COVID-19 are invited to apply for rapid response small grants. View details.

Grantmakers for Girls of Color
Love is Healing COVID-19 Response Fund
Deadline: November 30 (Letter of interest)
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for nonprofits and coalitions led by women or girls of color, or with a primary mission to reach girls of color and gender-expansive youth of color. View details.

AIDS United
Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency Fund
Deadline: Open
Nonprofits serving people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS can apply for grants of up to $15,000 to help them overcome COVID-related challenges to their work. View details.

School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network
COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant
Deadline: Open (first-come first-served)
Private schools, charter schools, charter school management companies, and Local Education Agencies are eligible for funding to support school-based telehealth programs. View details.

Essential Deliveries
Deadline: Open
Organizations needing essential goods delivered, or with clients who need transportation for essential services, can apply to be matched up with Lyft drivers. View details.

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GRANTS now available

National Archives and Records Administration
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadlines: August 3 (draft, optional); October 8 (final)
Projects publishing documentary editions of historical records reflecting the national experience, with usefulness for broad audiences, are eligible for funding of up to $200,000. View details.

Alongside Wildlife Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 7
Funds are available for projects related to data collection, community communications, or science-based strategies related to reducing human-wildlife conflict. View details.

Community Foundation of West Georgia
Community Impact Grants
Deadline: August 7
Organizations in Haralson, and Heard Counties are eligible for grants supporting work in one of six areas: arts and culture, economic development, education, greenspace and environment, human services, or medical and hospice care. View Details.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta / Southern Poverty Law Center
Vote Your Voice
Deadline: August 14
Support is available for voter registration and mobilization activities among voters of color, particularly those facing significant barriers to participation. Q&A session August 4. View details.

John Templeton Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 14 (online inquiries)
Funding is available for initiatives concerning one of these topics: exceptional cognitive talent, freedom for individuals and markets, the fundamental laws of nature, Islamic culture, or Latin American scholarship. View details.

Medical Education Grants
Deadline: August 15
Grants are available to support medical education for healthcare professionals and researchers, across a variety of disease areas. View details.

Sanofi Genzyme
Grant program
Deadline: August 15
Funding will go to support sustainable partnerships focused on science education, access to health care, and other community needs. View details.

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program
Deadline: August 18
Support will go to programs improving the primary residence of veterans who are low-income and have disabilities, or to technical, administrative, and training support in connection with those programs. View details.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 19
Public safety organizations can apply for funding to support equipment purchases, disaster relief, education, military service-member support, or scholarships. View details.

PetSmart Charities
Adoption Prep
Deadline: August 19 (open August 5)
PetSmart Adoption Partners are eligible to apply for up to $75,000 to fund vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, staffing, volunteer support, containment, or supplies. View details.

Merck for Mothers
Safer Childbirth Cities
Deadline: August 24
Grants are available for city-based nonprofits working to make their communities more safe and equitable places to give birth. View details.

American Bar Endownment
Opportunity Grant Program
Deadline: August 21 (letter of intent; optional), October 2 (full proposal)
Grants will go to new, innovative, boots-on-the-ground projects serving the immediate and critical legal needs of the public in order to increase access to justice. View details.

Dept. of the Interior
Living Languages Grant Program
Deadline: August 24
Support is available for Native language instruction and immersion programs for Native students not enrolled at Bureau of Indian Education Schools. View details.

Common Counsel Foundation / Native Americans in Philanthropy
Native Voices Rising
Deadline: August 27
General operations grants of up to $30,000 are available for Native-ld organizations that work to develop leadership and take collective action toward progressive social change. View details.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Interfaith Leadership & Religious Literacy Grants
Deadline: August 28
Grants of up to $350,000 will go to organizations preparing leaders to engage multiple faith traditions, or those enhancing public understanding of religions in the U.S. View details.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 31 or November 30
Support is available for nonprofits supporting the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Native American self-sufficiency and culture. View details.

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Grant program
Deadeline: September 1
Curatorial programs that mount contemporary visual arts presentations are eligible to apply for funding; one special award will go to honor advocacy, legal, and curatorial work on behalf of artists whose rights to free expression have been challenged. View Details.

Corporation for National and Community Services
RSVP Competition
Deadline: September 1
Funds available for programs engaging volunteers age 55 and up in disaster response, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, or veterans and military families. View details.

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Bookmobile Grant Program
Deadline: September 1
Nonprofits that operate a lending bookmobile that serves neighborhoods populated by underserved youth are eligible for grants of up to $3,000. View details.

Target Foundation
Youth Soccer Grants
Deadline: September 1 (open August 1)
Soccer programs serving youth 5 to 18 year old can apply for grants to support player registration fees, equipment, and training for volunteer coaches. View details.

Tomberg Family Philanthropies
Grant program
Deadline: September 8 (open July 27)
Projects focusing on the environment, poverty alleviation, health, and education in the U.S. are eligible for grants. View details.

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants
Deadline: September 14
Grants are available to support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans focusing on three core “goals” of housing, people, and neighborhood. View details.

Jewish Helping Hands
Tikkun Olam Grant Program
Deadline: September 14 (initial inquiry), December 14 (full application)
Grants of up to $5,000 support projects focused on economic development and social empowerment, particularly for demographics that have been overlooked. View details.

Cigna Foundation
Healthier Kids for Our Future
Deadline: September 30
A total of $5 million will be awarded over the next year to nonprofits creating greater access to mental health services for children; those working in childhood hunger can also apply. View details.

Roth Cheese
The Goddess Project
Deadline: September 30
Grants of up to $2,500 will support nonprofits working to empower and alleviate challenges in their communities. View details.

U.S. Conference of Mayors / Wells Fargo
CommunityWINS Grant Program
Deadline: October 9
Awards go to nonprofits advancing housing affordability solutions in partnership with mayors; USCM members are responsible for nominating nonprofits. View details.

The Shubert Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: October 15
Grants are available to support nonprofit dance programs. View details.

MIT Solve / Morgridge Family Foundation / New Profit
Reimagining Pathways to Employment in the U.S. Challenge
Deadline: November 9
Programs accelerating pathways to current and future employment in the U.S., especially those focused on racial justice, may apply for competitive grants packages of at least $100,000. View details.

Wish You Well Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for nonprofits teaching literacy skills to adults. View details.

The Solutions Project
Fighter Fund
Deadline: Open
Rapid-response grants support those accelerating the transition to clean energy in the U.S. through policy work, resistance, indigenous organizing, electric cooperatives, or demonstrations. 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.

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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