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Funding and Resource Opportunities | November 2020

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Some of the work covered by this month's opportunities: remote teaching, producing and preserving audio recordings, supporting survivors of gender-based violence, eliminating race-based inequities in health and achievement, enhancing rural health care, and improving employment outcomes for public housing residents.

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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COVID-19 support

Common Counsel Foundation
Grassroots Exchange Fund
Deadline: November 30
Community organizations that need to adjust networking, collaboration, or organizing strategies due to COVID-19 are invited to apply for rapid response small grants. View details.

WITH Foundation
Pandemic and Emergency Response
Deadline: December 11
Grants support collaborative efforts to aid primary care providers serving adults with disabilities during a pandemic or other emergency situation. View details.

National Geographic
COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators
Deadline: Open
Individual educators can apply for grants of up to $8,000 to help teach science, social studies, or geography in a remote or hybrid learning environment. View details.

► See also the previously-listed "open" opportunities below. For our complete list of COVID-related support opportunities, check this continually-updated list, which also includes discount services.


GRANTS now available

America Walks
Community Change Grants
Deadline: November 9
Stipends of up to $1,500 will be awarded to projects focused on creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. View details.

Collective Futures Fund
Survivor Safety and Securing Democratic Futures Fund
Deadline: November 9
Funding is available for nonprofits that are led by and serving women of color, and working to address gender-based violence by centering survivors and pushing for change. View details.

MIT Solve / Morgridge Family Foundation / New Profit
Reimagining Pathways to Employment in the U.S. Challenge
Deadline: November 9
Programs accelerating pathways to current and future employment in the U.S., especially those focused on racial justice, may apply for competitive grants packages of at least $100,000. View details.

YNPN Atlanta
Opportunity Grants
Deadline: November 15
YNPN Atlanta members are invited to apply for Individual grants of $500 to pay for professional development opportunities. View details.

Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Recording Program
Deadline: November 16 (preliminary round)
Support is available to produce and distribute recordings of music by contemporary American composers, aiming to widen their exposure and develop new audiences. View details.

SHAPE America
Impact Schools Grant Program
Deadline: November 19
Schools in high-need areas are eligible for support packages, including funding and professional development, to enhance their health and physical education programs. View details.

Fit for Life Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: November 23
Grants of $100,000 will go to projects promoting lifelong fitness and health (regarding exercise, mental well-being, mobility, nutrition, etc.) for older or middle-aged people. View details.

First Responders Grant Program
Deadline: November 23
A grant of $343,000 will go to one program in the U.S. showing promise in improving mental health or suicide prevention for first responders and/or military vetarans. View details.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Policies for Action
Deadline: November 24
Nonprofits involved in research to build evidence for policies that advance racial equity in health and well-being in the U.S. can apply for grants of up to $250,000. View details.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: November 30
Support is available for nonprofits supporting the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Native American self-sufficiency and culture. View details.

Herb Society of America
Herb Garden Grants
Deadline: December 1
Grants are available for establishing herb gardens for classes in grades 3 to 6 with at least 15 students. View details.

Brady Education Foundation
Program Evaluations
Deadline: December 1 (stage-one proposal)
Funding is available for projects that evaluate the effectiveness of programs in closing the opportunity and achievement gap associated with race and family income. View details.

Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Care Services Outreach
Deadline: December 1
To expand and enhance rural health care service delivery, support is available for consortium approaches, community engagement, demonstrating outcomes, and more. View details.

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jobs Plus Initiative
Deadline: December 1
Grants support work readiness, job placement, education, and other programs that improve earnings and employment outcomes for public housing residents. View details.

National Institutes of Health
Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations
Deadline: December 1
Grants will go to implement and evaluate solutions for communities especially vulnerable to the pandemic, in terms of its transmission or its social, mental, and socioeconomic effects. View details.

Society of American Archivists Foundation
Strategic Growth Grant
Deadline: December 1 (letter of inquiry)
Grants of up to $5,000 will support nonprofits that serve the archivist profession via research and reporting, professional growth opportunities, funding, or advocacy. View details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Media Projects
Deadline: December 2 (optional draft), January 6, 2021 (application)
Radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage audiences with humanities ideas are eligible for funding. View details.

The Shubert Foundation
Theatre program
Deadline: December 2
Grants are available for professional theatre organizations with a record of achievement and fiscal responsibility. View details.

Puffin Foundation
Grants program
Deadline: December 4
Arts organizations working to end bias through works and projects that create productive dialog are eligible for up to $3,100 in support. View details.

Grant program
Deadline: December 4
Small, grassroots nonprofits (annual budgets under $150,000) working to advance justice and liberation are united to apply for grants of up to $4,000. View details.

World Justice Project
World Justice Challenge 2021
Deadline: December 4
Projects addressing access to justice, open and accountable governance, and government corruption in the wake of the pandemic may compete for $20,000 awards. View details.

Department of Health and Human Services
Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project
Deadline: December 15
Nonprofits that work to alleviate the opioid crisis in Native American communities through education, prevention, treatment, or recovery are eligible for funding. View details.

Temper of the Times Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 15
Grants of up to $15,000 will go to support advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the U.S. View details.

Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: December 18
Nonprofits planning a new garden, or expanding an existing one, that serves at least 15 youth are eligible for awards packages of up to $1,700. View details.

Borealis Foundation
Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund (REACH)
Deadline: December 31 (survey submission)
Anyone engaged in racial equity-related organizational work for nonprofits in or rural or indigenous communities is invited to apply for funding. View details.

Classics for Kids Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
Matching grants are available for nonprofits serving youth in grades K-12 to help purchase stringed instruments. View details.

Love Beauty and Planet Project
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
To support community carbon-reduction efforts, grants of up to $20,000 are available to fund projects centered around plastics, waste, emissions, or climate justice. View details.

Life Comes From It
Grant program
Deadline: December 31
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for grassroots, movement-building nonprofits offering community-based solutions that address violence and repair harm. View details.

JAMS Foundation / Association for Conflict Resolution
Initiative for Students and Youth
Deadline: January 11 (initial proposal)
Grants support conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with them; see details for this year’s four focus areas. View details.

Lever for Change / W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Racial Equity 2030
Deadline: January 28, 2021 (registration), February 25 (application)
Ideas to transform the systems that uphold inequity are eligible for funding; solutions must embrace racial justice and be co-led by members of communities most affected. View details.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk
Deadline: January 29, 2021
Grants up to $50,000 are available to support nonprofits that are using digital reformatting to preserve rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of scholarly value. View details.

First Horizon Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Open (letter of inquiry)
Atlanta-area nonprofits in arts and culture, educational and leadership, environment, financial literacy, health, or human services are eligible to apply for funding. View details.

The Glaser Progress Foundation
Measuring Progress / Independent Media
Deadline: Open
Grants are available for nonprofits with a national focus that are either A) improving our measurements of human progress, or B) fostering independent voices and giving voice to the silent. View details.

MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Grant program / Community Recovery Program
Deadline: Open
Grant program funding supports affordable housing, economic development, or stewardship and sustainability efforts in low-to-moderate-income communities; Community Recovery Program grants go to efforts addressing social and economic justice in communities of color. For Atlanta-area nonprofits. View details.

Public Welfare Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Support is available for nonprofits dedicated to transforming the criminal and youth justice systems in the U.S.; see details for this year’s four focus areas. View details.

Presbyterian Mission
Self Development of People
Deadline: Open
Grassroots projects to effect long-term change in the lives of those oppressed by poverty and social systems are eligible; grant process may take up to 6 months. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • AIDS United | People living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS; COVID-related. View details.
  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. 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.
  • The Home Depot Foundation | Volunteerism. View details.
  • Lyft | Essential goods delivery or client transportation; COVID-related. View details.
  • MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation | Youth baseball and softball. 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.

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