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Funding and Resource Opportunities | January 2020


This month’s roundup features new opportunities for work that conserves wildlife, habitats, and forests; educates youth, women, or minorities in STEM; promotes mental health in overlooked populations; engages new artists and new audiences for art; and much more. Plus: Georgia’s economic outlook, Atlanta’s Nonprofit Marketer of the Year award, and further opportunities.

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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.


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

American Marketing Association Atlanta
Atlanta Marketer of the Year Awards
Deadline: February 5
Nonprofit marketing campaigns deployed during 2019 are eligible for entry in the Atlanta Marketery of the Year awards, to be considered alongside their sector peers. View details.

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.

GRANTS now available

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.

U.S. Soccer Foundation
Safe Places to Play
Deadline: January 24 (letter of intent)
Grants will be awarded to cover the cost of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and other enhancements that transform abandoned or vacant space into soccer fields for kids. 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.

Sequoia Park Zoo
Conservation Grants
Deadline: January 31
Grants of up to $1,500 will go to projects that have a clear and direct conservation on wildlife and/or habitat. View details.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Community Grants
Deadline: January 31
Projects that teach the value and benefits of sustainably managed forests may be eligible for grants of up to $10,000. View details.

American Honda Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1
Grants of up to $75,000 will go to support nonprofits educating youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; the environment; job training; or literacy. View details.

American Psychiatric Association
Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health
Deadline: February 1
Grants will be awarded for work addressing minority mental health, including raising awareness, increasing access to quality services, and improving care quality. View details.

Clif Bar Family Foundation
Small Grants Program
Deadline: February 1
Small and mid-sized nonprofits working to protect the Earth, create a healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, or build stronger communities are invited to apply. View details.

New Earth Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1 (letter of inquiry), May 1 (full application)
Grants will go to support pioneering yet practical projects with the potential to enhance life on Earth and further peace, especially in the areas of environment, education, and economic opportunity. View details.

VIA Art Fund
Incubator Grant Fund
Deadline: February 3 (letter of inquiry), May 11 (full application)
Grants of $40,000 will go to five small visual arts organizations that embrace innovation, champion new or overlooked voices, attract new audiences, and cultivate thought leadership. View details.

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.

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.  

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.

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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