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Funding and Resource Opportunities | December 2020

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Just some of the issues addressed by new opportunities this month: aid for grieving kids, rule-of-law deficits, math camp for high school students, veterans housing, grassroots community organizing, fire prevention and control, animal-human connection, youth mental health, tribal food sovereignty, senior volunteerism, and post-incarceration reentry.

Support opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, with open-deadline appeals at the bottom. Entries highlighted in orange are new this month.

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COVID-19 support

WITH Foundation
Pandemic and Emergency Response
Deadline: December 11
Grants support collaborative efforts to aid primary care providers serving adults with disabilities during a pandemic or other emergency situation. View details.

National Alliance for Grieving Children
Grief Reach Grants: COVID Relief Cycle
Deadline: December 21
Awards covering one year of general operating support are available for nonprofits providing childhood bereavement support during the pandemic. View details.

National Environmental Education Foundation
Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $2,500 for organizations that work to maintain public lands and that have experienced demand increases and/or capacity shortages due to the pandemic. View details.

► See also the previously-listed "open" opportunities below. For our complete list of COVID-related support opportunities, check this continually-updated list, which also includes discount services.

AWARD opportunities

World Justice Project
World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis
Deadline: December 11
Cash awards of $20,000 will go to six projects addressing a rule-of-law deficit in terms of justice for all, accountable governance, open government, or non-discrimination. View details.

American Institute for Conservation
Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Preservation and Car of Collections
Deadline: December 15
This annual award honors exemplary and sustained work in conservation and collections care through interpretation, research, scholarship, education, and/or public outreach. View details.

GRANTS now available

American Society for Breast Surgeons Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 11
To help improve the standard of care for breast disease, grants of up to $5,000 are available to support activities focused on or related to patient breast care and education. View details.

Smart Kids
Deadline: December 15
Grants of up to $5,000 support community nonprofits that encourage kids to actively participate in education, physical activity, nutrition, healthy socializing, or the arts. View details.

American Mathematical Society
Epsilon Fund Grants for Young Scholars
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of existing summer programs for mathematically talented high school students. View details.

Department of Health and Human Services
Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project
Deadline: December 15
Nonprofits that work to alleviate the opioid crisis in Native American communities through education, prevention, treatment, or recovery are eligible for funding. View details.

Saucony Run for Good Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 15
Grants of up to $10,000 will support community-based nonprofits that initiate and support running programs for kids. View details.

Temper of the Times Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 15
Grants of up to $15,000 will go to support advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the U.S. View details.

The Home Depot Foundation
Veteran Housing Grants
Deadline: December 18
Awards of up to $500,000 will go to fund the development and repair of veterans housing, with priority for programs in cities of more than 300,000 people. View details.

Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: December 18
Nonprofits planning a new garden, or expanding an existing one, that serves at least 15 youth are eligible for awards packages of up to $1,700. View details.

Peace Development Fund
Community Organizing Grants
Deadline: December 30
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for grassroots organizations directly engaged in community organizing efforts and working for social justice. View details.

Borealis Foundation
Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund (REACH)
Deadline: December 31 (survey submission)
Anyone engaged in racial equity-related organizational work for nonprofits in or rural or indigenous communities is invited to apply for funding. View details.

Classics for Kids Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
Matching grants are available for nonprofits serving youth in grades K-12 to help purchase stringed instruments. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Technical Assistance and Training Grants
Deadline: December 31
Support is available for nonprofits working in water and waste issues, including identifying and evaluating solutions, training water system personnel, and other activities. View details.

FM Global
Fire Prevention Grant
Deadline: December 31
Grants will support a wide range of public fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, public education, and blaze investigation. View details.

GriffinHarte Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in support of conversations and research grounded in questions of civility, fairness, equity, respect, identity, and human connection. View details.

Love Beauty and Planet Project
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
To support community carbon-reduction efforts, grants of up to $20,000 are available to fund projects centered around plastics, waste, emissions, or climate justice. View details.

Life Comes From It
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for grassroots, movement-building nonprofits offering community-based solutions that address violence and repair harm. View details.

Feed it Forward
Deadline: December 31
Support is available for organizations promoting human-animal connection through service and therapy animals, animal education, helping animals in need, or other means. View details.

Rising Tide Foundation
Freedom in Practice
Deadline: December 31 (letter of intent)
Grants will support projects that eliminate obstacles to individual success with a “hand-up” approach, focusing on private-sector solutions and individual self-determination. View details.

Local Community Grants
Deadline: December 31
Nonprofits operating in the service area of a Walmart or Sam’s Club store may apply for grants of up to $5,000 in support of a project benefiting the community at large. View details.

Department of Health and Human Services
Statewide Family Network
Deadline: January 4
Assistance is available for nonprofits that provide support for children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances and their families. View details.

State and National Grants
Deadline: January 6
Supporting nonprofits looking to engage AmeriCorps members in community-strengthening efforts, including COVID-19 recovery and racial equity work. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Farm to School Grants
Deadline: January 8
Nonprofits working to improve access to local food in schools, through any of a wide range of activities, are eligible to apply for funding. View details.

Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation
Addressing Access to Care
Deadline: January 10
Two-year grants are available for projects demonstrating the benefits of new mental healthcare delivery methods or prevention approaches for children and adolescents. View details.

JAMS Foundation / Association for Conflict Resolution
Initiative for Students and Youth
Deadline: January 11 (initial proposal)
Grants support conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with them; see details for this year’s four focus areas. View details.

The Impact Fund
Grant program
Deadline: January 12 (letter of inquiry)
Funding is available for nonprofits seeking to advance social justice using impact litigation in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, or poverty law. View details.

First Nations Development Institute
GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant
Deadline: January 14
Grants support work in Tribal Food Sovereignty – helping build Native community food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced, and supported by community policies. View details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants
Deadline: January 14
Up to $15,000 in support is available to help small- and mid-sized nonprofits improve their ability to preserve and care for humanities collections of all kinds. View details.

COPIC Medical Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 15
Funding supports initiatives that improve patient safety and quality of care through provider education and training, systems changes, tool development, or other means.http://advocacy View details.

Community Grant Program
Deadline: January 22 (letter of interest)
Grants of up to $10,000 will support bicycle infrastructure and advocacy projects that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
Big Read
Deadline: January 27
Nonprofits can apply to be part of the national Big Read initiative, netting them support to lead a community-wide reading and discussion program. View details.

Lever for Change / W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Racial Equity 2030
Deadline: January 28, 2021 (registration), February 25 (application)
Ideas to transform the systems that uphold inequity are eligible for funding; solutions must embrace racial justice and be co-led by members of communities most affected. View details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
Deadline: January 28
Financial assistance is available for diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support. View details.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk
Deadline: January 29, 2021
Grants up to $50,000 are available to support nonprofits that are using digital reformatting to preserve rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of scholarly value. View details.

Sky Ranch Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 31 (letter of inquiry)
Funding supports work with at-risk youth, particularly those serving clients aged 11 to 18 in avoiding or recovering from involvement with the criminal justice system. View details.

AmeriCorps Seniors
Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program Expansion Competition
Deadline: February 3
Funds are available for nonprofits that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older on local community needs across several priority areas. View details.

The Sapelo Foundation
Social Justice
Deadline: February 15
Supports work advancing social justice for Georgians, prioritizing collaboration, capacity-building, communities of color, and rural communities. View details.

Bob Barker Company Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Nonprofits working to help incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society and stay out for life are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000. View details.

Small Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Nonprofits working to make a difference in the areas of education, mentoring, and youth development are eligible for grants of up to $2,000. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • AIDS United | People living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS; COVID-related. View details.
  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. 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.
  • The Home Depot Foundation | Volunteerism. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Digest, GrantStation, and Grant Gopher, as well as grantmakers’ online notices.

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