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Funding and Resource Opportunities | May 2020


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New opportunities in this month’s roundup include funding for emergency food and shelter services, literacy education, LGBTQ+ groups, pro bono financial planning, the arts in Atlanta, feedback-gathering initiatives, getting out the vote, 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. (And find all of GCN’s COVID-19 guidance here.)

What’s new:

Emergency Food and Shelter Funding
Deadline: Varies by county
Over $6 million in additional CARES funding has been allocated to Georgia for FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter Funding Program. Application contacts and deadlines vary by county: Find yours here.

Georgia Council for the Arts
Resiliency Grants
Deadline: May 26
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for arts organizations to support salary and administrative expenses related to the COVID-19 shutdowns. View details.

NDN Collective
COVID-19 Response project
Deadline: May 29
Grants are available for indiginous groups, and those serving them, to deliver essential serivce and direct relief. View details.

Local Initiative Support Corporation / Verizon
Small Business Recovery Fund
Accepting applications starting May 14
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for small businesses, prioritizing enterpreneurs of color, women-owned businesses, and organizations in underserved communities. 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.

Omidyar Network
Economic Response Advocacy Fund
Deadline: Open
Grants are available for nonprofits working to pass policies that improve economic conditions for the most vulnerable, in the pandemic and beyond. 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

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

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 21
Grants of up to $4,000 are available to support programs that help students who are reading below grade level or otherwise experiencing difficulty reading. View details.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Deadline: May 26
Federal grants are available for projects that develop, coordinate, and expand producer-to-consumer markets that increase access to local and regional agricultural products. View details.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Local Food Promotion Program
Deadline: May 26
Federal grants are available for projects that develop, coordinate, and expand food business enterprises that connect local and regional food producers with consumers. View details.

U.S. Department of Justice
Comprehensive Anti-Gang Programs for Youth
Deadline: May 26
Programs that intervene in or suppress youth gang participation are invited to apply for up to $500,000 in federal funding. View details.

WES Mariam Assefa Fund / Tarsadia Foundation
Opportunity Challenge
Deadline: May 26
Supporting efforts that address barriers to economic integration and mobility faced by immigrant and refugee workers in the U.S., in two categories: New Ideas and Established Programs. View details.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions
Deadline: May 28
Funding is available to implement ideas from outside the U.S. that mitigate the unequal health risks posed by climate change. View details.

Department of Homeland Security
Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Deadline: May 29
Grants are available for projects that enhance fire safety, including community and wildfire risk reduction, code enforcement and awareness, fire investigation, and more. View details.

Department of Justice
Emergency Transitional Pet Shelter Housing and Assistance
Deadline: May 29
Support is available for shelter and transitional housing services for victims of domestic violence and their pets. View details.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Funding Queerly Giving Circle
Deadline: May 30 (letter of interest)
Grants are available for small-budget LBGTQI groups led by and for people of color, indigenous, low-income, and rural communities. View details.

Freedom to Read Foundation / American Library Association
Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week
Deadline: May 31
Schools, universities, and libraries are eligible for grants of up to $2,500 in support of events for Banned Books Week 2020, taking place September 27 through October 3. View details.

Ribbons of Hope - Invest in Women
Grant program
Deadline: May 31
One $100,000 grant will go to a Georgia nonprofit that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for women and their children. View details.

Clif Bar Family Foundation
Small Grants
Deadline: June 1
Grants are available for work that protects Earth’s beauty and bounty, creates healthy food systems, fosters outdoor activity, reduces environmental health hazards, and builds stronger communities. 
View details.

Environmental Protection Agency
Children’s Healthy Learning Environments
Deadline: June 1
Federal funding is available for schools and childcare centers that want to begin educating their community about the local environmental and public health issues that affect children. View details.

Foundation for Financial Planning
Grant program
Deadline: June 1
Grants of up to $40,000 are available for nonprofits that facilitate certified, pro bono financial planning support for people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. View details.

Herb Block Foundation
Encouraging Citizen Involvement
Deadline: June 4 (letter of interest)
Nonpartisan projects that promote citizen education and greater voter participation are eligible for grants of up to $25,000. View details.

National Archives
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Deadline: June 10
Nonprofits publishing documentary editions of historical records are invited to apply for project funding. View details.

Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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