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Funding and Resource Opportunities | June 2020


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New opportunities in this month’s roundup include funding for community-based archiving, furthering peace, protecting wildlife with Tribal importance, facilitating distance learning, accelerating the transition to clean energy in the U.S., litigating to improve social conditions, and much more.

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COVID-19 support

Check GCN’s continually-updated list of COVID-related funding and support opportunities, where you’ll find national sources, Community Foundations across Georgia, cause-specific funding, and discount services. What’s new:

COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure RFP
Application period: June 12 - July 2
Funding is available for grassroots nonprofits focused on environmental protection or environmental justice, and the networks that support them, to cover needs resulting of COVID-19 in areas like tools, technology, and training. View details.

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation
The Red Backpack Fund
Application period: July 6 - July 13
Small nonprofits led by women are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 in support of immediate needs and long-term recovery related to the pandemic. View details.

Circle for Justice Innovations
Strategic Opportunities Support Rapid Response Fund
Deadline: Open
Up to $5,000 in funding is available for organizations working for the health, safety, or human rights of incarcerated people during the COVID-19 crisis. View details.

De Colores
Rapid Response Fund 
Deadline: Open
Grants are available to support grassroots organizers, working with marginalized urban and rural communities, who have strategic opportunities to make a difference. 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

Waislitz Foundation
Global Citizen Awards
Deadline: June 21
These annual awards recognize individuals working to end extreme poverty, evaluated in terms of global citizenship, proof of concept, disruption, scalability, and adaptability. View details.

Elevate Prize Foundation
The Elevate Prize
Deadline: June 29
Ten “global heroes” will be selected for prizes of at least $300,000, supporting their work catalyzing transformational change in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. View details.

GRANTS now available

Contracts for Arts Services
Deadline: June 15
Grants will fund the production, creation, presentation, exhibition, and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta. View details.

RRF Foundation for Aging
Grant program
Deadline: June 15 (letter of inquiry)
Funding is available for advocacy, training, and research projects related to aging issues that have national relevance for caregiving, economic security, housing, or connectedness. View details.

MIT Solve
Health Security & Pandemics Challenge
Deadline: June 18
Grants of $10,000 will go to support tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak, or those that strengthen affordable primary healthcare, disease surveillance systems, or healthcare supply chains. View details.

Let’s Play Community Construction Program
Deadline: June 19
Apply by video for a $15,000 grant toward a new playground, to be planned for and assembled through a community effort led by the grantee organization. View details.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: June 26
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for community- focused economic mobility efforts in two categories: Expanding access to housing opportunities and building vibrant communities. View details.

Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation
Community Youth Grants
Deadline: June 26
Awards are available for nonprofits whose primary mission is to facilitate youth activities for children, especially in the area of athletics. View details.

Grant program
Deadline: June 26
Grants are available for nonprofits working in one of three core areas: food, water, or local community investment. View details.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Community-Based Archives
Deadline: July 1
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to support collections of historical materials that are gathered by, representative of, and in service of marginalized communities. View details.

Big Lots Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: July 1
Monetary and in-kind support is available for nonprofits that work in hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. View details.

Infinite Hero Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: July 1 (letter of interest)
Grants of up to $100,000 will go to organizations serving military service members or veterans with service-related mental or physical injuries, and/or their families View details.

New Earth Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: July 1 (letter of inquiry)
Support is available for innovative projects with the potential to enhance life, brighten the future, or further peace. Priority will go to smaller and newer nonprofits. View details.

National Forest Foundation
Matching Awards Program
Deadline: June 9
One-to-one matching grants are available for projects with immediate, quantifiable impacts on National Forests and Grasslands in terms of “Outdoor Experiences” and/or “Forest Health.” View details.

Bank of America
Grant program
Deadline: June 26 (applications open June 1)
Nonprofits working in affordable housing, economic development, revitalization, the arts, greenspaces, and other community-improvement areas are invited to apply for funding. View details.

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
Woman to Woman Grants
Deadline: July 1
Programs that provide support for patients with gynecologic cancers are eligible for grants of $30,000 to $60,000 to cover staff salary, program costs, and patient funding. View details.

Fish and Wildlife Service
Tribal Wildlife Grants Program
Deadline: July 6
Grants go to support initiatives that protect wildlife and their habitats, with a focus on species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance. View details.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production Competitive Grants
Deadline: July 6
Funding is available for nonprofits either planning or implementing agricultural projects in urban or suburban areas. View details. 

Merck Family Fund
Multiple grant programs
Deadline: July 10 (letter of inquiry)
Grants are available for Georgia nonprofits working in one of two areas: conserving ecologically valuable land or developing political and economic drivers to reduce carbon emissions. View details.

Reinvestment Fund / USDA Rural Development
Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants
Deadline: July 10 (letter of interest)
Grants of up to $200,000 are available for healthy food retail projects that improve access to healthy food in underserved, low- or moderate-income areas. View details.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Emerging City Champions
Deadline: July 12
Young leaders in Columbus, Macon, and Milledgeville may apply for $5,000 in seed funding, plus ongoing support, for a community project that enhances public space, mobility, and civic engagement. View details.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
Deadline: July 13
Funds are available to acquire capital assets like facilities, equipment, and software to facilitate distance learning or telemedicine networks in rural communities. View details.

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: July 15
Support is available for nonprofits that contribute to the physical, mental ,emotional, and spiritual welfare of children, with the potential to help children in more than one state. View details.

Captain Planet Foundation
ecoSolution Grants
Deadline: July 15
Innovative youth-led programs that result in real environmental outcomes are eligible for grants of up to $2,500. View details.

Fund for Shared Insight
Deadline: July 17
Grants of $30,000 are available to support nonprofits implementing systemic, rigorous, high-quality processes for listening and responding to the people they serve. View details.

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Capital Magnet Fund
Deadline: July 27
Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants supporting affordable housing activities and related activities in economic development and community service facilities. View details.

The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 1
Grants support systemic litigation efforts aiming to improve the economic well-being and social conditions of disadvantaged persons and groups in the U.S. View details.

The Mockingbird Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 1 (letter of inquiry)
Grants are available for music education for children, prioritizing programs inclusive of all musical forms, and encouraging interest in diverse or unusual styles, genres, and philosophies. View details.

Alongside Wildlife Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 7
Funds are available for projects related to data collection, community communications, or science-based strategies related to reducing human-wildlife conflict. View details.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 19
Public safety organizations can apply for funding to support equipment purchases, disaster relief, education, military service-member support, or scholarships. View details.

Ken Richard Hofman Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: August 28
Grants support community-based nonprofits focusing on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research, with a focus on smaller and rural communities. View details.

The Solutions Project
Fighter Fund
Deadline: Open
Rapid-response grants support those accelerating the transition to clean energy in the U.S. through policy work, resistance, indigenous organizing, electric cooperatives, or demonstrations. View details.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Supporting grassroots organizations “getting stuff done” in areas like journalism and information, voter protection, gender diversity in tech, veterans and military families, and more. View details.

The Home Depot Foundation
Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline: Open
Gift cards of up to $5,000 for The Home Depot are available for nonprofits using the power of volunteers to improve communities, in particular regarding veterans and diverse and underserved communities. 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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