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Funding and Resource Opportunities | December 2019

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for work in historic records, disease prevention, conflict resolution training, creative placemaking, local movement-building, and much more. Plus: Georgia’s 2020 economic forecast, coming to a town near you.

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LEARNING opportunity

Terry College of Business
2020 Georgia Economic Outlook Event Series
Dates: January and February
Taking place across the state throughout January and February, this event series features expert voices sharing forecasts for the local and state economies, based on data from the Terry College of Business Selig Center for Economic Growth. View details.


Jackson Healthcare LoveLifts Village
Deadline: December 31
Discounts are now available for space in a new, state-of-the-art office hub in Alpharetta dedicated to nonprofits, and designed to foster collaboration, idea-sharing, and mutual support. View details.


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.

GRANTS now available

Peace Development Fund
Community Organizing Grants
Deadline: December 30
Nonprofits working to shift power, build a movement, dismantle oppression, or create new structures, and with a budget of $250,000 or less, are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000. View details.

Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning
Summer Food Service Program
Deadline: December 31 (event registration), February 28 (viability checklist)
To ensure that children get the nutritious food they need during the summer, the State provides funding for nonprofits serving meals that meet federal guidelines. A viability checklists, the first step in the application process will be available in January, but you can register now for a February 5 summit in Macon to learn more. View details.

GriffinHarte Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
Grants of up to $1,000 will go to programs supporting research or conversation that promote the understanding of civility, civil discourse, and civil practices regarding issues of feminism, justice, identity, education, and the ways in which they intersect. View details.

JAMS Foundation / Association for Conflict Resolution
Initiative for Students and Youth
Deadlines: January 6 (initial concept paper), May 15 (full proposal)
Projects that support conflict resolution education for students – either directly or through training for educators – can apply for grants of up to $40,000. View details.

Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Education Grants
Deadline: January 6
To support projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship, funds will go to projects that design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental practices, methods, or techniques. View details.

National Archives and Records Administration
Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives
Deadline: January 16
Grants between $100,000 and $350,000 will go to fund projects that significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections, especially America’s early legal records. View details.

American Medical Association Foundation
Community Health Grants
Deadlines: January 17 (letter of intent), March 20 (application)
Grants of up to $50,000 are available to support innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension in vulnerable and underserved populations, including both urban and rural populations. View details.

Community Grant Program
Deadline: January 17
Initiatives that build momentum for bicycling in the community are eligible for grants of up to $10,000. Qualifying projects include bike paths, lanes, or trails; bike parks or BMX facilities; and end-of-trip facilities like bike racks. Advocacy work is also funded, but on a more-limited basis. View details.

New York Life Foundation
Aim High
Deadline: January 24
Single- and multi-year grants will be awarded in support of out-of-school programs for middle school-aged students, primarily those from low-income households (accounting for at least 75 percent of beneficiaries). View details.

Economic Opportunity Challenge
Grant program
Deadlines: January 28 (registration), February 18 (applications)
Seeking transformative evidence-based solutions aimed at improving the financial health of low-income families ready to implement across the country, this competition will award a $10 million grant to one winner and grants of $100,000 to four finalists. View details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration
Deadline: January 30
Matching grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects that improve water quality, watersheds, species, and habitats. Projects must include at least five partners and engage local communities in planning and implementation. View details.

Kresge Foundation
Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods
Deadline: January 31
Funding is available for arts and community development nonprofits that use culture and Creative Placemaking practices to empower residents to drive change and restore wellness in neighborhoods. Priority goes to organizations with existing support infrastructure. View details.

Doris Day Animal Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 31
Grants of up to $5,000 will go to support nonprofits that directly rescue, care for, and protect animals, with a special focus on programs benefiting senior pets. 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.

Global Impact Cash Grants
Deadline: Open
National and multinational nonprofits using internet and network technology in education, economic empowerment, or critical human needs are invited to check their eligibility for funding with an online quiz. View details.

Groundswell Fund
Rapid Response Fund
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $3,000 are available for organizations on the front lines of social and reproductive justice, and led by low-income women, women of color, and/or transgender people. View details.

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

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