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Funding and Resource Opportunities | February 2020

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits working to end child sexual abuse, prep communities to rebound after disaster strikes, resolve food insecurity, produce new live dance performances and puppet theater, stop school violence, advance justice, and much more.

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LEARNING opportunity

Terry College of Business
2020 Georgia Economic Outlook Event Series
Date: February 21 in Swainsboro
The last stop in this event series, featuring expert forecasts for the local and state economies, based on data from the Terry College of Business Selig Center for Economic Growth. 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.

AWARD opportunities

National Book Foundation
Innovations in Reading Prize
Deadline: February 13
One $10,000 prize and four honorable mentions will be awarded to recognize projects that have inspired readers and engaged new audiences with literature. View details.

Manhattan Institute
2020 Civil Society Awards
Deadline: March 20
Four nonprofit leaders will be recognized for addressing or preventing social challenges, and working toward a common purpose in their communities, with a $25,000 prize. View details.

GRANTS now available

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects
Deadline: February 13
Projects that support public engagement with art and arts learning are eligible to apply for a grant of $10,000 to $100,000. View details.

Focus for Health Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 14
Unrestricted funding of up to $25,000 is available for small organizations that address systemic changes aimed at ending child sexual abuse or addressing a social injustice that affects health. View details.

Gro More Good Grassroots Grant
Deadline: February 14
Grants of up to $1,000 will go to fund the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. View details.

Kessler Foundation
Signature Employment Grants
Deadline: February 14
To find a solution the high un- and underemployment of individuals with disabilities, grants of up to $500,000 will go to support work that’s collaborative, serves a large geographic area, and has the potential to scale. View details.  

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation / Wells Fargo
Resilient Communities
Deadline: February 18 (pre-proposal), April 28 (full proposal)
Awards of up to $500,000 will go to those helping communities prepare, strengthen, and bounce back quickly after a disaster in one of three areas: Conservation, community capacity building, and affordable housing and small business. View details.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: February 20
Nonprofits located near a Dollar General and serving adults in need of literacy assistance with basic education, diploma prep, or English language acquisition can apply for grants of up to $10,000. View details.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Economic Mobility Focused on the Needs of Individuals and Families
Deadline: February 21
Grants to advance pathways to economic mobility will go to nonprofits in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah that support the development, education, and basic needs of the workforce. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program
Deadline: February 24
Projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM fields are eligible for federal funding. View details.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Grant program
Deadline: February 28
Up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts, with priority will be given to in-situ work. View details.

Blooming Prairie Foundation
Grant program
Nonprofits that work with the organic food industry or the cooperative community, develop their own organic or natural products, or partner with the natural products industry are eligible for funding. View details. View details.

Conagra Brands Foundation
Community Impact Grant Program
Deadline: March 1
Grants are available for organizations that focus on food insecurity, including food access, nutrition education skills, urban agricultural programs, and more. View details.

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
Children’s Initiative
Deadline: March 1 (stage one), August 1 (stage two)|
Grants of up to $30,000 are available to support direct service programs for children 12 and older who have been traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences. View details.

New England Foundation for the Arts
National Dance Project Production Grants
Deadline: March 2 (preliminary application), June 1 (full application)
Support packages for dance productions, including funding for creating a new work, general operations, and tour, will be awarded to approximately 20 projects nationwide. View details.

Department of Justice
STOP School Violence Grant Program
Deadline: March 3
Funding is available for programs that give students and teachers the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. View details.

Grant program
Deadline: March 6
Up to $4,000 in general support, multi-year, or rapid response grants are available to grassroots organizations with budgets of $150,000 or less, and working to advance justice and liberation. View details.

Jim Henson Foundation
Production, Workshop, and Family Grants
Deadline: March 9 (letter of intent), September 7 (full proposal)
To support the creation and development of new live puppet theater, awards between $3,000 and $7,000 will go toward their workshopping and production, with extra grant money available for work specifically aimed at children, teenagers, or families. View details.

Unitarian Universalist Association
Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: March 15
Grants of up to $15,000 will go to non-Unitarian Universalist groups engaged in community organizing to bring about systemic change and mobilize the disenfranchised to create a more just society. View details.

Corporation for National and Community Service
Day of Service Grants
Deadline: March 25
Funding is available for service programs commemorating either Sept. 11th or Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and aimed toward mobilizing more Americans to engage in activities that meet community needs. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Rural Energy for America Program
Deadline: March 31
Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Assistance loans and grants are available for rural-based small businesses to make energy efficient improvements. 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.

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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