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Funding and Resource Opportunities | September 2019

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits working to help victims of domestic abuse and their pets, improve the justice system, safeguard basic freedoms, investigate the value of the arts, cultivate community food gardens, improve the lives of people with paralysis, expand public opportunities for STEM learning, and much more.

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

Fund for Shared Insight
Deadline: September 20
Nonprofits may be nominated by one of their funders for a joint effort to build systematic ways to listen to, and respond to, the people those nonprofits serve. Grantees will receive $30,000, half covered by the Fund and half covered by the nominating funder. View details.

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
Fund for the Arts
Deadline: September 25
Grants will go to fund U.S.-based Latino working ensembles and arts organizations to assist in the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. View details.

Petco Foundation
Animal Welfare Organizations Grant Program
Deadline: September 26
Nonprofit animal shelters and foster-based rescue organizations endeavoring to achieve a high standard and save as many lives as possible are invited to apply for funding. View details.

American Bar Endowment
Opportunity Grants
Deadline: September 30
Grants of up to $50,000 will go to projects that enhance access to justice through innovative legal services delivery; improve the justice system; or grow the public’s understanding of the law and the legal system, including increased civic engagement. View details.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Grant program
Deadline: September 30
In three program areas – early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education – the program will fund new and innovative initiatives with the potential for nationwide impact. View details.

The Kresge Foundation
Human Services Program
Deadline: September 30
To increase social and economic mobility for children and families with low incomes, this program seeks proposals that advance place-based opportunity ecosystems; develop supportive, aligned public policy; or build a more robust human services field. View details.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Continuum of Care Program Competition
Deadline: September 30
Organizations that belong to the national Continuum of Care program are eligible to apply for funds supporting efforts to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing trauma and dislocation. View details.

Academy of Country Music
ACM Lifting Lives
Deadline: October 1
Funding nonprofits that promote healing through music, grants will support music-as-therapy programs for people with special needs, military members, people in hospitals and hospices, and those affected by natural disasters. View details.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
Deadline: October 1
One $2 million prize will go to a nonprofit judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. Organizations must be nominated by someone outside of the organization who has direct knowledge of the nonprofit’s work. View details.

Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: October 1
Grants of up to $5,000 go to nonprofits working one of two areas: “Children in Nature,” providing opportunities for children to explore nature; or “Applied Conservation,” focusing on conservation of wildlife or plant species in their natural habitat. View details.

Herb Block Foundation
Defending Basic Freedoms
Deadline: October 3 (letter of intent), December 12 (full proposal)
Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for projects aimed at safeguarding basic freedoms guarenteed in the Bill of Rights, eliminating prejudice and discrimination, and helping government agencies be more accountable. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
Research: Art Works
Deadline: October 3
Support is available for research projects in two areas: examining the value and impact of the arts by use of data, and testing the causal impact of the arts on individual or cohort outcomes via experimental or quasi-experimental design methods. View details.

Community Foundation of South Georgia
South Georgia Legacy Fund
Deadline: October 11
Grants of up to $5,000 will go to organizations working to improve the quality of life and address the pressing needs of communities in South Georgia. View details.

Bee Cause
Honey Bee Grants
Deadline: October 15
Nonprofits and schools are invited to apply for grants supporting an educational honey bee hive, with options for already-existing projects and those yet to be undertaken. View details.

Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants
Deadline: October 15
Grants of up to $20,000 will go to domestic violence shelters looking to create pet-friendly programs to help survivors and their pets escape abuse together. Awards are offered in three categories: On-site, Off-site, and Startup. View details.

Whole Kids Foundation
Garden Grant Program
Deadline: October 15
Grants of up to $2,000 will go to schools and nonprofits to support edible gardens at K-12 schools, including projects at any stage of development that help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. View details.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change
Deadline: October 16
Nonprofit community-based groups working to advance social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems are eligible for grants of up to $25,000, especially those employing priority strategies identified by the Foundation. View details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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