Funding and Resource Opportunities | August 2017

August 25, 2017
| by Editor |

Our list of August grant and resource opportunities for you to consider this month includes opportunities that fund transportation for healthy food, wellness among youth, community improvement, and more.


FREE Webinar: "Digital Life Hacks: End-of-Year Giving"
August 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

From Blackbaud:
Digi know?: Nearly one-third (31%) of annual giving occurs in December.*

End-of-year giving season: For your fundraisers, it’s showtime. The gifts received during this period can make or break your year in terms of donor revenue. So be sure to prep and execute your campaign plans well. Join Blackbaud Fundraising Expert Mike Snusz for tips on making the most of your year-end appeals.


Jewish Helping Hands
Tikkun Olam Grant
Deadline: September 12, 2017

Launched in 2012 by Jewish Helping Hands, the Tikkun Olam Grant program aims to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness, throughout the world. In particular, they are looking to help vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad through a variety of programs focused on economic development and social empowerment, with a focus on those demographics that have been marginalized and/or overlooked.

In cooperation with local communities, Jewish Helping Hands supports programs that are sustainable and scalable through financial and hands-on support. More specifically, Jewish Helping Hands will consider making grants to individuals or organizations that show clear promise to achieve one or both of the following: Respond to unmet needs of those who are poor and/or marginalized and/or promote self-help and empowerment within communities.


Theatre Communications Group
Global Connections Program
Deadline: September 13, 2017

The Global Connections program, designed by Theatre Communications Group, is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. US-based theatre organizations and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives of this program:

Global Connections – In the Lab: This initiative seeks to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either explore elements leading up to a full production or advance the development of a piece. Each grantee will be awarded up to $10,000.

Global Connections – On the Road: This initiative will help to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. Each grantee will be awarded up to $5,000.


American Psychological Foundation
The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Deadline: September 15, 2017

Does your organization use psychology to solve social problems?

The American Psychological Foundation Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention programs and projects that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world; and supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.


Healthy Kids Georgia and Georgia Shape
Healthy Georgia Awards
Deadline: September 17, 2017

Taking place, once again, at Atlanta’s premier College Football Hall of Fame, the Healthy Georgia Awards will recognize 3 sectors – non-profits, municipalities, and school districts – that deliver extraordinary results promoting and fostering health and wellness among youth. Each sector will have three award categories – Innovation, All-Star, and Legacy. Nine awards will be given.

Review the application format and award criteria, and apply for one of the awards should your organization qualify.


Atlanta Daybook
Weekly Daybook Nonprofit Spotlight
Deadline: Ongoing

Atlanta Daybook is now accepting nominations for their Nonprofit Spotlight weekly feature. Running each Monday in Atlanta Daybook, we highlight the mission and important information about each nonprofit chosen.


The Conservation Fund and CSX
Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food
Deadline: September 29, 2017

Partnering with CSX, The Conservation Fund is now accepting applications for the 2017 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food.

This program provides grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to help alleviate the transportation and related operation gaps that organizations face in distributing fresh food to markets in vulnerable and underserved populations. Grants can support a range of activities related to transportation such as:

  • Acquiring refrigerated vehicles for direct delivery to markets;
  • Financing "veggie vans" to bring fresh food to isolated communities;
  • Providing better access to food hubs or other sites where produce, dairy, seafood and meats can be stored safely for distribution; or
  • Purchasing produce boxes and cold storage bins to keep unsold food fresh for the next day's farmers market or wholesale purchase.


Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful 2017 National Awards Program
Deadline: October 1, 2017

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, announced on August 22 that the application period for its annual National Awards program is officially open.

Each year, Keep America Beautiful’s National Awards recognize and honor the organization's network of community-based affiliates and leading corporate, nonprofit, and government agency partners, as well as individual volunteers across the country, for their influence and impact in championing environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound communities. To honor individuals and organizations committed to creating communities that are cleaner, greener, and more beautiful places to live, Keep America Beautiful opens the application period for specific categories of its National Awards to the public, while others are offered exclusively to Keep America Beautiful affiliates.

The following Keep America Beautiful National Awards are open to the public:

  • Lady Bird Award: Given to an outstanding female volunteer for exceptional leadership with at least 10 years of experience helping her local community.
  • Iron Eyes Cody Award: Honors an outstanding male volunteer for exceptional leadership with at least 10 years of experience in helping his local community.
  • Carolyn Crayton Award: Recognizes an individual board member or board member company (or organization) of a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate for long-standing service to that affiliate.
  • Young Professional Award: Honors an outstanding volunteer under the age of 40 who demonstrates exceptional leadership in helping his or her community.
  • Community Improvement Recognition Awards: Awards will be offered in up to four categories (litter prevention, beautification/greening, recycling/waste reduction, overall community improvement) for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
  • Youth & Education Recognition Awards: Recognizes outstanding youth, schools and educators.
  • Law Enforcement Recognition Awards: Recognizes law enforcement professionals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service in their approaches to enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.
  • Keep America Beautiful Program Awards: Honors a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, business, nonprofit or government agency for Keep America Beautiful program activations (Great American Cleanup, America Recycles Day or Cigarette Litter Prevention Program) that have taken place in the last 12 months.


Jenna Ovett is marketing coordinator at GCN.


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