Funding and Resource Opportunities | April 2017

April 12, 2017
| by Editor |

Our list of April grant and resource opportunities for you to consider this month includes opportunities that fund women, wildlife, reading, parents and more. 

Dining for Women 
DFW Grant 
Deadline:  April 24, 2017

Dining for Women, an educational giving circle, supports grassroots international programs empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty (defined as living on $1.90 a day or less). They are devoted to educating and inspiring individuals to make a difference and fight global poverty through the power of collective giving. They are looking to grant funds of $35,000-50,000 for programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency in developing countries.

Foundation for Financial Planning
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Deadline:  April 30, 2017

The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. They award grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to support the delivery of pro bono financial planning to populations who could not otherwise afford or access financial planning services. To be considered, projects must incorporate the involvement of financial planning professionals as community volunteers or work in collaboration with local affiliates of financial planning associations.

Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association
Judith F. Krug BBW Grant
Deadline:  May 12, 2017

Each year FTRF distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities which raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Week celebration (September 24 - 30, 2017.) Libraries, schools and universities are encouraged to apply. Grants are awarded at two levels, $1,000 and $2,500. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must not have been a recipient of an FTRF grant within the past five years.

Brand Grant
Deadline:  May 12, 2017

Every quarter, Causality offers full and matching service grants to help nonprofits and good causes access branding, marketing and interactive services at no or low cost, under what’s known as the Brand Grant. This is a services grant that encompasses the full range of brand marketing and creative services that they provide on a regular basis. They will begin accepting applications for this quarter’s grant on April 17.

Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control
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Deadline:  May 15, 2017

The Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control (BIWFC) is designed to prevent cruelty to animals through the use and promotion of humane, non-lethal fertility control methods in wildlife population management. They are seeking grant proposals for research aimed at advancing the science of fertility control methods for humane management of wildlife. Acceptable research projects will be eligible for $50,000 and will support the Institute's mission and comply with its ethics policy on treatment of animals

Maker Cities Program
Deadline:  May 26, 2017

Etsy is investing in local communities committed to creative entrepreneurs through their Maker Cities program, which offers two types of grants—a research grant and a program grant. Grants are available to nonprofits around the world who seek to help marginalized groups participate in the creative economy.

Young Adult Library Services Association
Teen Read Week Grant
Deadline:  June 1, 2017

Ten libraries who propose innovative literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities will be given a grant of $1000 each, made possible by Dollar General, to help fund their activities. Applicants must plan and present an outline for a Teen Read Week activity that is coordinated by a library. The activity must be open to all teens (12-18 years) and incorporate programming best practices as outlined in YALSA's Teen Programming Guidelines.

PTO Today
Parent Group of the Year Contest
Deadline:  June 2, 2017

PTO Today is now accepting applications to the Parent Group of the Year Contest in an effort to shine a spotlight on the great work being done by parent groups at elementary and middle schools across the country. Parent groups can submit entries to any or all of the categories. Regardless, they will be automatically considered for both the National Parent Group of the Year Award and the Judge's Choice Award. The grand prize winner will receive $3,000, while category winners will receive $500.

KIND Foundation
Kind Causes
Deadline:  Monthly rolling process

The KIND Foundation is dedicated to fostering communities that are healthier, more empathetic, and embrace our shared humanity. Furthermore, it strives to improve the way we live, eat and relate to one another. Individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving their communities and helping people in need can Create a Cause through the KIND Causes program. Each month, individuals vote for the cause (or idea) that inspires them most. At the end of the month, the cause with the highest number of votes receives $10,000 in funding to help bring their idea to life.

Compiled and edited by Jenna Ovett, communications coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

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