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Funding and Resource Opportunities | March 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: voting rights, fire prevention, racism in healthcare, string instruments in schools, nuclear weapons, and pandemic isolation fatigue.

Support opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, with open-deadline appeals at the bottom.

MID-MARCH UPDATE: Entries highlighted in orange are newly-added as of March 17.

► Also coming up: Advance your development skills with Digital Storytelling and Content Creation (March 24) and the Certificate of Major Giving (starting March 31).

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

AWARD opportunities

J.M. Kaplan Fund
2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize
Deadline: April 30
Up to 10 prizes of $175,000 each will be awarded to organizations offering actionable solutions to challenges relating to social justice, the environment, or heritage conservation. View details.

Foundation for Improvement of Justice
Annual Reward
Deadline: May 21
Up to 7 organizations will receive a $10,000 award for implementing justice-related programs that have “proven to be effective and can serve as models for others.” View details.

GRANTS now available

The Funders Network
Partners for Place
Deadline: March 19
Funds up to $150,000 are available to place-based organizations for projects related to sustainable climate action and green stormwater infrastructure. View details.

Department of Agriculture
Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans
Deadline: March 23
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations that implement training programs and educational initiatives to help veterans transition into careers in farming and ranching. 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.

Southern Poverty Law Center / Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Vote Your Voice
Deadline: March 24
Provides grants to organizations working to secure voter participation and to achieve equitable representation throughout the South. View details.

National Endowment for Democracy
Grant Program
Deadline: March 26
Up to $50,000 is available to organizations working to advance democracy and strengthen democratic institutions. View details.

Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Hillman Innovations in Care Program
Deadline: March 30 (letter of intent)
Grants of up to $600,000 are available for innovative, nursing-driven wellness programs designed to address racism and its impact on health. View details.

Unitarian Universalist Association
Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: March 30
Provides non-Unitarian organizations up to $15,000 for programs designed to bring about systemic change that benefits socially disenfranchised people. View details.

► Classics for Kids Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: March 31
Funds projects that incorporate string instruments into music education programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. View details.

FM Global
Fire Prevention Grant Program
Deadline: March 31
Provides funding to organizations that implement community programs for fire prevention, safety, and awareness. View details.

RPM Foundation
Automotive Restoration and Preservation Programs
Deadline: April 2
Grants averaging $10,000 each are available to educational organizations that instruct people ages 18-25 in the skills needed to maintain and restore collectible vehicles. View details.

Woodard & Curran Foundation
Impact Grant
Deadline: April 2
$100,000 will be allotted over three years to support an innovative program that protects water and the environment. 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.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Coastal Resilience Fund
Deadline: April 7 (pre-proposal)
A total of $34 million is available for distribution among organizations that protect coastal communities from storm damage while improving the habitat for wildlife. View details.

AARP Community Challenge
Deadline: April 8
A variety of grants are available to fund quick-action projects that help make communities more liveable for people of all ages. View details.

WITH Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: April 9 (letter of inquiry)
A minimum of $30,000 is available to organizations that promote comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities. View details.

Open Space Institute
Appalachian Landscapes Protection Fund
Deadline: April 12
Grants from $50,000 to $400,000 are available for programs that help protect land in Georgia and other Appalachian states from the effects of climate change. View details.

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program
Deadline: April 15
$1,000 is available for projects that will bring agricultural literacy into classrooms for students in grades kindergarten through 12. View details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Walmart’s Acres for America Program
Deadline: April 15 (pre-proposal)
Grants totaling up to $3.5 million are available for projects that implement land acquisitions and easements to conserve large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants. View details.

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America
Grant Program
Deadline: April 15
Funding is available to programs that address a specific, unmet need within the field of learning disabilities. View details.

Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
Rooted in Evidence Grant Program
Deadline: April 15
Individual grants of up to $25,000 each are available to food banks implementing programs with an “innovative twist.” View details.

Fisher House
Newman’s Own Award Program
Deadline: April 22
Provides up to $50,000 for programs that improve the quality of life for active members of the military, veterans, and their families. 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.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program
Deadline: April 30
Provides up to $350,000 for digital record keeping projects that “deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.” View details.

Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Provides up to $100,000 in matching funds to 10 grassroots movements working to provide a fairer, more inclusive, and just world. View details.

The Mary Kay Foundation
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to at least one domestic violence shelter for women and children within each state. View details.

Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Deadline: May 7
Grants up to $50,000 are available to programs that support communities in addressing environmental and public health issues, including climate change and COVID-19. View details.

Can’d Aid
Crush It Crusade Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Grants averaging $5,000 - $7,000 are available for starting recycling programs and related educational services. 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.
  • Resist | Efforts in response to timely political or cultural events. 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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