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Funding and Resource Opportunities | February 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: help for traumatized veterans and children, literacy programs for adults, place-based continuing education for teachers, wetland habitats for migratory birds, empowerment of Jewish women, organic gardens, Black liberation, and puppetry arts.

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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► For our complete list of COVID-related support opportunities, check this continually-updated list, which also includes discount services.

AWARD opportunities

Global Warming Mitigation Project
Keeling Curve Prize
Deadline: February 10
Ten $25,000 prizes will support innovative climate change solutions in terms of capture and utilization, energy, finance, social and cultural pathways, or transport and mobility. View details.

GRANTS now available

The Hadassah Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 11
Grants of up to $70,000 are available for implementing and maintaining programs that foster sustainable social change among Jewish women and girls. 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.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: February 18
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help organizations implement programs for providing basic adult education, GED preparation, and English language acquisition. View details.

National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Access to Historical Records: Major Initiative
Deadline: February 25 (preliminary proposal), July 13 (complete application)
Grants of up to $350,000 are available for up to five organizations overseeing projects that promote access to America’s historical documents. View details.

Andrus Family Fund
Visionary Freedom Fund
Deadline: February 26
Grants of up to $100,000 are available to organizations led by people affected by the carceral state that exist to confront injustice and spark community-based change. View details.

Black Liberation Pooled Fund
Deadline: February 26
Supports Black-led social change initiatives actively working to build an infrastructure for “a liberated Black ecosystem.” View details.

Fish and Wildlife Service
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Deadline: February 26
Funds are available for qualifying organizations that are establishing, restoring, enhancing, or protecting wetland habitats designed to benefit migratory birds. View details.

► Disabled Veterans National Foundation
Capacity Building Grant Program
Deadline: February 28 (letter of intent), March 31 (complete application)
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for programs that help veterans recover from physical and psychological trauma in unique ways, such as art therapy and equine therapy. View details.

Department of Labor
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs
Deadline: March 1
Funding is available for organizations that help veterans transition from homelessness or incarceration into stable housing and employment. View details.

Monarch Butterfly Fund
Small Grants Program
Deadline: March 1
A limited number of grants are available for U.S. nonprofits that support conservation of monarch butterflies or their habitat. View details.

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
Children’s Initiative
Deadline: March 1
Provides up to $30,000 for new programs designed to support the psychosocial and physical wellbeing of children traumatized by Adverse Childhood Events. View details.

Covenant Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: March 2 (letter of inquiry), June 15 (full proposal)
Funding is available to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially replicable in other settings. View details.

► Resist
General Support Grant
Deadline: March 5
Provides up to $4,000 to small 501c3 organizations working to dismantle systems of oppression via “grassroots/cultural organizing, art-making and resilience building.” View details.

The Jim Henson Foundation
Production, Workshop, and Family Grant Programs
Deadline: March 8 (letter of intent), September 6 (full proposal)
Funding is available for the production of innovative live puppet theater, as well as for the development of related workshops and family-centered programming. View details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Deadline: March 9
Grants of up to $190,000 are available to organizations that submit proposals for place-based, continuing education workshops for K-12 teachers. View details.

Andrew Family Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: March 15
Up to $600,000 is available to organizations developing programs that support under-resourced communities while also preserving and protecting the land where they live. View details.

JAMS Foundation/National Association for Community Mediation
Community Mediation Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: March 15 (letter of inquiry), June 15 (full application)
Grants of $12,000 each are available to five organizations throughout the country working to integrate the nine NACM Hallmarks of Mediation within the next two years. View details.

Nature’s Path
Gardens for Good
Deadline: March 24
Grants of $5,000 each are available to help 21 organizations plant organic gardens designed to provide food to community members in need. View details.

Department of Justice
The Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence
Deadline: April 5
Funds are available to help organizations develop support services for children who have been exposed to violence at home, at school, or within their communities. View details.

Movement Infrastructure Fund
Deadline: April 23
Grants of up to $200,000 are available to organizations leading large-scale infrastructure projects that uplift marginalized populations while dismantling oppressive systems. View details.

Rapid Response Grant
Deadline: Open
Provides $1,000 to progressive organizations seeking support in developing creative programs or in staging an immediate response to timely political or cultural events. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. View details.
  • Bob Barker Company Foundation | Reentry post-incarceration. 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.
  • 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.
  • The Home Depot Foundation | Volunteerism. View details.
  • Kars4Kids | Education, mentoring, youth development. 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.

Kelli Lynn Karanovich is a professional copywriter and educator who publishes poems and essays as Kelli Lynn Grey.

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