Funding and Resource Opportunities: June 19
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for organizations interested in sponsoring local Senior Corps RSVP projects. Senior Corps programs utilize the skills and talents of adults age 55 and over in community service activities. The RSVP program engages these volunteers in a wide range of activities that meet community needs and national performance measures. The focus areas for these new grants are: education, healthy futures; veterans and military families; environmental stewardship; economic opportunity; and disaster.
We are seeking applicants that can demonstrate outcomes through the service of older adult volunteers in Macon (Bibb County), Milledgeville (Baldwin County), Jeffersonville(Twiggs County), Forsyth (Monroe County), Gray (Jones County), Warner Robins (Houston County), Ft. Valley (Peach County), Banks County, Dawson County, Forsyth County, Franklin County, Habersham County, Hall County, Hart County, Lumpkin County, Towns County, Union County, White County, Roberta (Crawford County), Cobb, Clayton, Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties service areas. CNCS has scheduled a series of technical calls and the list can be found here.
This is an open competition and many of your questions may already be answered in the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that are also located on CNCS’s website. Additionally, you can submit questions to [email protected].
Other Funding Opportunities
The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation is accepting applications from innovative programs designed to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential. Grants of $25,000 will be awarded for "new, uncommon, unconventional, or untested" youth programs aimed at identifying effective practices that lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth. In the past, funded programs have ranged from credit union savings projects and intensive tutoring programs, to afterschool day care and art programs, to health workshops.
The Atlanta Braves Foundation is accepting application from youth-serving organizations in the Atlanta area working in the areas of health, education or recreation.
A $100,000 grant will be awarded to an organization that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, and/or human rights for women and girls.
Healthy Smiles will award single-year matching grants of up to $20,000 to support community-based initiatives that provide oral health care to underserved children. Priority will be given to successful programs with the potential for replication in other communities, as well as initiatives that have worked in collaboration with other institutions and organizations
Three prizes of $35,000 will be awarded to young designers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Professionals in product design, graphic design, digital design, and social design are encouraged to apply.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation will accept applications beginning July 1, 2013 from nonprofit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis.
Bringing Theory to Practice Project, an independent project established by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, is accepting proposals from universities and colleges in the United States for projects aimed at promoting the nexus of engaged learning, civic engagement, and psychosocial well-being among college and university students.
Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is accepting applications from projects that use native plants to develop and enhance an appreciation for nature among children and youth.