Funding and Resource Opportunities | August 2018

August 21, 2018
| by Editor |

In this month’s roundup: grants for housing programs and environmental stewardship; field trips, gardens, and honey bee hives for students; arts on the international stage; affordable housing; capacity-building; “awesome” projects; and much more.


Atlanta Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Sept. 1
Assisting nonprofits that improve the mental, moral, and physical life of Fulton and Dekalb county inhabitants, this program funds the promotion of education or scientific research; care for the sick, aged, or helpless; improved living conditions; all-inclusive recreation opportunities; or other community efforts. View details.


Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Sept. 1
Foundation funds go to Georgia nonprofits for use in promoting the relief of suffering and other charitable purposes, such as caring for disaster victims, the sick or helpless, and orphans. View details.


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
USArtists International
Deadline: Sept. 7
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals, or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities, anywhere in the world outside of the U.S. View details.


William T. Grant Foundation
Institutional Challenge Grant
Deadline: Sept. 7
This program awards grants of up to $650,000 over three years to research-based partnerships that bring together educators, public agencies, and nonprofits with the goal of reducing inequity in youth outcomes in areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. View details.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Systems for Action
Deadline: Sept. 12
Systems for Action grants of up to $250,000 will go to studies that test innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity. View details.


Jewish Helping Hands
Tikkun Olam Grants
Deadline: Sept. 14
The goal of the Tikkun Olam Grant program is to help vulnerable populations through economic development and social empowerment. Grants support programs that are sustainable, scalable, and will make a tangible and lasting difference, particularly among demographics that have been overlooked or marginalized. View Details.


Foundation for Rural Service
Grant program
Deadline: Sept. 15
Providing annual grants for programs in rural communities served by members of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, this program supports initiatives that fall into one or more of these categories: business and economic development, community development, education, and telecommunications. View Details.


Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
2018 Continuum of Care Program
Deadline: Sept. 18
Designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness, awards will fund efforts to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth; to promote access to programs that help them; and to optimize self-sufficiency. View details.


Levitt Foundation
Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards
Deadline: Sept. 25
Up to $25,000 in matching funds will be awarded to nonprofits (or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit) with plans to present at least 10 free, outdoor concerts in small- to mid-sized cities between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2019. View details.


AARP Foundation
Increasing Social Connectedness for Older Adults
Deadline: Sept. 28
To combat social isolation among seniors, grants will go to support innovative, evidence-based, scalable solutions that increase social support and connectedness among older low-income adults. All grant recipients must be able to match their grants on a one-to-one basis. View details.


AARP Foundation
Tackling Senior Food Insecurity
Deadline: Sept. 28
To combat hunger among seniors, grants will go to support innovative, evidence-based, scalable solutions that boost food security among older low-income adults. All grant recipients must be able to match their grants on a one-to-one basis. View details.


Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Strategic Restructuring Fund
Deadline: Sept. 28
This fund provides grants and/or management consulting services to support nonprofits as they assess, negotiate, design, and implement restructuring efforts that promote more effective operations and high-performing programs. View details.


TESOL International Association
Tina B. Carver Fund Teaching Materials Grant
Deadline: Sept. 30
Grants will be awarded to programs that support adult ESL education programs for the purchase of student classroom learning materials and/or teacher-related materials. Priority will go to programs that serve the hardest-to-reach students with limited resources. View details.


Clif Bar Family Foundation
Small Grants Program
Deadline: Oct. 1
Grants from this program go to projects that address, holistically, any of the foundation’s priorities: protecting Earth’s beauty and bounty, contributing to healthy food systems, increasing opportunities for outdoor activity, reducing environmental health hazards, and building stronger communities. View details.


E2 Energy to Educate
Deadline: Oct. 1
Local community projects designed to inspire students to think differently about energy are eligible for funding (up to $25,000 for middle- and high-school level projects, and up to $50,000 for college-level projects) through the national energy company. Projects must reach at least 100 students to qualify. View details.


Target Corporation
Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: Oct. 1
Target’s annual program, designed to support field trips for K-12 students, awards grants of $700 to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities, or other activities beyond schools grounds. Education professionals at accredited public, private, and charter schools are eligible. View details.


Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
Environmental Studies Grants
Deadline: Oct. 2
Grants of up to $1,500 will go to nonprofits offering environmental curricula that empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems, promote thoughtful analysis and understanding of nature, and make decisions informed by ecological principles. View details.


Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: Oct. 15
One-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to small nonprofit community-organizing groups to advance social and environmental justice, and support sustainable and just food systems. Only organizations with budgets under $500,000 are eligible. View details.


Costume Society of America
Small Museum Collection Care Grant
Deadline: October 15
Intended to assist small museums – including historical societies, historic houses or sites, and other similar institutions – with limited budget and staff, grants of $1,500 will go to support the care, conservation, and/or exhibition of costume and textiles that have historic, regional, or other significance, and are intended for preservation. View Details.


Whole Kids Foundation
School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: Oct. 15
Grants of up to $2,000 will go to nonprofits and schools developing or maintaining a garden project on school grounds with the goal of inspiring an interest in fresh fruits and vegetables. View details.


The Bee Cause Project
Honey Bee grant program
Deadline: Oct. 31
Three different grant options are available for schools and nonprofits putting together an educational honey bee hive, including cash awards and equipment grants. Grant recipients also receive remote consultation and assistance. View Details.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Culture of Health Prize
Deadline: Nov. 1
A $25,000 cash prize will go to up to ten communities – town, city, county, tribe, or region – in honor of their efforts to help people live healthier lives. Each prize will go to either a local government or a nonprofit operating in the community. View details.


Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
Grants program
Deadline: Open
Open to all people and organizations, no-strings-attached awards of $1,000 are granted monthly to support “awesome” projects – which might be novel or experimental, evoke surprise or delight, challenge or inspire – in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. View details.

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