Funding and Resource Opportunities | December 2018

November 19, 2018
| by Editor |

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits working to improve the criminal justice system for families caught up in domestic violence cases, better the environment, increase quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, advance justice for LGBTQ indviduals, use artificial intelligence for social good, and much more. Also available: donations of furniture, equipment, tools, and even vehicles through State and Federal surplus programs.

Major League Baseball
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2019
This fund awards grants to nonprofits involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities, financing new programs and existing programs as they expand or improve. View details.

PADI Foundation
Aquatic Research and Education Grants
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2019
Grants of up to $20,000 will go to support projects that enrich understanding of aquatic environments, hazards to humans and ecosystems among them, and/or sport diving, which encourage environmental sensitivity and protection. View details.

Department of Justice
Justice for Families
Deadline: Jan. 8, 2019
Assistance will go to programs that improves the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, and related cases; eligible activities include court-based programs, supervised visitation programs, training for people who work with families in the court system, civil legal services, and more. View details

JAMS Foundation / Association for Conflict Resolution
Initiative for Students and Youth
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019
This program provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations; the emphasis for 2019 is reducing bullying and violence and increasing conflict resolution education skills. View details.

Merck Family Fund
Environmental Grants
Deadline: Jan. 15
Awards will go to support nonprofits working to either reduce carbon emissions through political and economic drivers (in terms of studies, advocacy, or incentives), or conserve ecologically valuable land (through advocacy, engagement, and/or leadership). View details.

Captain Planet Foundation
ecoSolution and ecoTech Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Grants of up $2,500 will be awarded to educational programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate our world through hands-on STEM learning projects that improve the environment in their schools and communities. View details.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Creating Opportunity & Independence
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019
One- and three-year grants will go to projects that benefit people with spinal cord injuries in areas like assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, arts, sports, and recreation. View details.

Community Grant Program
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019 (letters of interest)
Grants of up to $10,000 will go to projects that leverage federal funding to build momentum for bicycling in communities, including bike paths, rail trails, mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale advocacy initiatives. View details.

Progressive Multiplier Fund
Test and Innovation Fund / Growth Fund
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019
Supporting nonprofits with a progressive focus (such as racial, social, environmental, economic, or gender justice), two different programs offer funding for revenue-generating programs; one for testing new models, and the other for scaling existing projects. View details.

Arcus Foundation
United States LGBTQ Social Justice Program
Deadline: Jan. 22, 2019
Grants of up to $200,000 will go to nonprofits addressing one or more these goals: increased safety for LGBTQ people, increased LGBTQ-affirming protections, and increased inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ people. View details.

AI for Social Good
Seeking ideas for how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to help address societal challenges, funding will go to projects that demonstrate impact, feasbility, scalability, and responsible use of AI. View details.

National Forest Foundation
Matching Awards Program
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2019
On-the-ground conservation and restoration projects with an immediate, quantifiable impact on the National Forest System are eligible for one-to-one cash match grants through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
NEA Big Read
Deadline: Jan. 24, 2019
Matching grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will go to support community programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse local audiences. View details.

Clif Bar Family Foundation
Small Grants Program
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Up to $7,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of five focus areas: promoting Earth's beauty; creating robust, healthy food systems; increasing outdoor activity opportunities; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities. View details.

Retirement Research Foundation
Responsive Grants
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Supporting local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for adults ages 65 and over, the Foundation awards grants in four areas: advocacy, direct service, professional education and training, and research. View details.

Reinvestment Fund / USDA Rural Development
Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Deadline: Feb. 14, 2019
Grants from $25,000 to $250,000, plus technical assistance, will go to support healthy food retail projects targeting underserved areas with low- and moderate-income populations. View details.

AmerisourceBergen Foundation
Opioid Resource Grant Program
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Nonprofits combating the epidemic of opioid misuse may apply for grants ranging up to $100,000 in support of projects focusing on safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. View details.

MAP Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Grants of up to $45,000 will go to support original live performances that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, in particular those that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy in America. View details.

National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: Feb. 19, 2019
Funding of up to $100,000 is available for projects in one of three areas: increasing student knowledge and skills in the arts; strengthening the practice of educators and/or civic leaders who teach art; or ensuring that entire schools, districts, and/or states participate in the arts. View details.

Express Scripts Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019
Grants are awarded to nonprofits working to do one of the following: enable access to health and medical services, educate underserved youth, support pharmacy education, serve U.S. military troops and families, aid children and families in need, or provide disaster relief. View details.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to active campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. View details.

Georgia Dept. of Administrative Services
Surplus Property Program
Deadline: Open
To redistribute surplus State and Federal property, the Department donates durable goods – including furniture, tools, office and medical equipment, vehicles, and more – to eligible nonprofits, subject to certain restrictions and a service charge. View details.

The Educational Foundation of America
Reproductive Health & Justice Program; Environment Program
Deadline: Open
The Environment Program supports collaborative efforts that will help accelrate the transition to a clean energy economy, especially efforts that bridge climate and democracy. The Reproductive Health & Justice Program supports efforts to improve access to abortion and contraception, especially in Appalachia. View details.

The Kresge Foundation
Human Services Program
Deadline: Open
Grants will go to support the advancement of human services that accelerate social and economic mobility for people with low income in America’s cities, with a focus on groundbreaking ideas and collaboration across multiple sectors. 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.

Cigna Foundation
World of Difference Grants
Deadline: Open
Grants support projects that help individuals understand the particular health equity challenges affecting them, and that assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. View details.

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