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Funding and Resource Opportunities | October 2019

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits staging socially relevant performances, collaborating to improve rural healthcare, supporting seniors aging in place, igniting the cause of conservation, and more. Plus: Discounts on rent at the new Alpharetta office hub dedicated to nonprofit collaboration.

These opportunities have been sourced from Candid’s Philanthropy News Digest, GrantStation, and Grant Gopher, as well as grantmakers’ online notices.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants
Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants
Deadline: October 22
Grants of up to $25,000 will go to support specific budget items for projects that impact individuals living with paralysis and their families; examples of funded items include sports wheelchairs for teams, accessible lockers, and transportation costs. View details.

Jean Griswold Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: October 31
Funding is available for organizations located within 25 miles of a Griswold Home Care office that serve low-income seniors and adults with disabilities who choose to age in place. View details.

Annie’s
Grants for Gardens
Deadline: November 1
Any nonprofit supporting an edible school garden can apply for a grant of $3,000 (or $5,000 for returning grantees) to purchase any supplies needed, from seeds to irrigation systems. View details.

Borealis Philanthropy
Immigration Litigation Fund
Deadline: November 1
To support litigation efforts that challenge discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration practices, project grants of up to $75,000 will go toward litigation costs, organizing efforts, legal training and training materials, and convenings. View details.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Deadline: November 1 (pre-application), December 15 (full application)
Grants of up to $75,000 will go to organizations led by low-income individuals working to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities, either by addressing the root causes of poverty or establishing economic development initiatives. View details.

National Science Foundation
Advancing Informal STEM Learning
Deadline: November 6
Funds go to support new approaches toward and understanding of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal settings, broadening access to STEM learning experiences, and engaging the public of all ages in STEM learning. View details.

SeedMoney
Grants for Garden Projects
Deadline: November 12
Grants of up to $700 will go to support public food garden projects, including (but not limited to) community gardens, school gardens, food bank gardens, homeless shelter gardens, and senior center gardens. View details.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Voices for Economic Opportunity
Deadline: November 13
To help launch effective solutions to the national challenge of declining economic mobility, grants of $100,000 will be awarded for creative initiatives that generate awareness, understanding, and compassion. View details.

KaBOOM!
Priority Grant
Deadline: November 15
Nonprofits are invited to apply for a 2020 Priority Grant, including special consideration, more time to prepare a proposal, and extra support from KaBOOM staff. View details.

Sphinx Organization
Venture Fund
Deadline: November 15
Grants of up to $100,000 will go to catalyze initiatives designed to address diversity, equality, and inclusion in the performing arts, with an emphasis on classical music. View details.

MAP Fund
Grant program
Deadline: November 25
Grants of up to $45,000 will go to live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry regarding class, gender, generation, and other aspects of cultural difference. View details.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Rural Health Network Development Program
Deadline: November 25
Grants are available for nonprofits currently collaborating with other agencies to improve access to, and the quality of, healthcare in rural areas. View details.
► Planning grants for future programs are also available, with a deadline of November 29. View details.

United Fresh Start Foundation
Community Innovation Grants Program
Deadline: December 1
Grants of up to $2,500 will go to support visionary initiatives and research that increases families’ access to fresh produce and broadens the selection and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. View details.

National Park Service
Save America’s Treasures – Collections Program
Deadline: December 10
Conservation assistance matching of up to $500,000 will go to support nationally significant historic properties and collections that can secure a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal matching grant. View details.

Temper of the Times Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: December 16
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will underwrite advertising and publications designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the U.S. View details.

Actor’s Equity Foundation
Theatre Grants
Deadline: December 31
Support is available for theatres across the U.S. that have an established artistic and administrative track record, history of fiscal responsibility, and have worked to improve the state of theatre. View details.

Jackson Healthcare
LoveLifts Village
Deadline: December 31
Discounts are now available for space in a new, state-of-the-art office hub in Alpharetta dedicated to nonprofits, and designed to foster collaboration, idea-sharing, and mutual support. View details.

Cisco
Global Impact Cash Grants
Deadline: Open
National and multinational nonprofits using internet and network technology in education, economic empowerment, or critical human needs are invited to check their eligibility for funding with an online quiz. View details.

Groundswell Fund
Rapid Response Fund
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $3,000 are available for organizations on the front lines of social and reproductive justice, and led by low-income women, women of color, and/or transgender people. View details.

Cornell Douglas Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $50,000 are provided for nonprofits addressing one or more of the following: environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protections, and K-12 financial literacy. View details.

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
Grant program
Deadline: Open
To empower the economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged, grants will go to support projects that are presented, owned, and controlled by the groups of people who will directly benefit. View details.

Wallace Global Fund
Grant program
Deadline: Open
Grants will go to initiatives that serve one of these priorities: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, or Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment. View details.

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