Funding and Resource Opportunities | June 2017

June 16, 2017
| by Editor |

Our list of June grant and resource opportunities for you to consider this month includes opportunities that fund social justice, teachers, dermatology, therapy and more. 

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
The 2017 Performance Program
Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting grant proposals to support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. Funds are available for project support or general operating support for organizations with a history of considerable commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment. The program also provides project support for critical activities relating to contemporary American music proposed by presenting organizations that do not normally feature contemporary American music in their programming. 

Therapy Grant
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Research funding grants for the investigation of the impact or effectiveness of therapy in the inpatient rehabilitation facility post-acute care setting are now available. Funds may be requested to support direct costs attributable to the study, excluding the investigators' time. The funding is available for research only. It is not required that this grant funding be awarded to applicants that are HealthSouth employees or for research that is conducted in a HealthSouth hospital; however, the proposed research must be of sufficient importance and scientific credibility that it is expected to be published in a peer review journal.

American Academy of Dermatology
Skin Care for Developing Countries
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Grants are available to individuals and organizations in support of international volunteer and humanitarian projects under the SkinCare for Developing Countries program of the American Academy of Dermatology. Grants through this program will be awarded to projects that focus on dermatology and health care in underserved regions of the world. Projects must also be sustainable, community-based, and rely on additional sources of funding.

Farmers Insurance
Dream Big Teacher Challenge
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Farmers Insurance, through Thank America’s Teachers, will award five $100,000 grants to fund teachers’ educational visions for their classrooms and communities this year. Grant recipients will be chosen from the 15 finalists who receive the most votes in October.

Bark for Your Park Awards
Deadline:  June 30, 2017

PetSafe is giving 25 communities the chance to receive over $250,000 in grants. The breakdown of awards is as follows:

  • New Park Awards: Five communities without dog parks will each receive an award valued at $25,000. Once chosen, PetSafe will work with the community to determine how they can best help each open a dog park within three years!
  • Park Maintenance Awards: Ten communities that currently have dog parks will each receive prizes valuing $10,000 to help improve and maintain their existing park.
  • Park Equipment Awards: Ten communities will each receive a combination of $5,000 worth of funds as well as high-quality dog park equipment from UltraSite by PlayCore, a leading outdoor recreation product manufacturer.

Center for Civic of Innovation
A3C Action Pitch Competition
Deadline: July 7, 2017

A3C Festival & Conference and the Center for Civic Innovation are proud to bring back A3C Action, a national competition that identifies and invests in initiatives that use art, music, and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement in communities. A3C Action will choose 5 finalists to come to Atlanta in October for the A3C Festival & Conference. Finalists will: Travel to Atlanta for the A3C Festival & Conference; receive business development training and attend bootcamp; pitch their idea to celebrity judges and a national audience; and compete for more than $10,000 in cash and in-kind contributions.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grants Program
Deadline:  July 11, 2017

The U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is requesting proposals for projects that assist Refuge Friends organizations to be effective co-stewards of our nation’s important natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System. This national program provides competitive grants to creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the National Wildlife Refuge System nationwide. Grants will be provided to support proposals within the following areas: Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants, Project Specific Grants, and Peer-to-Peer Coaching.

Greenspring Grant Program
Deadline: July 14, 2017

Greenspring aspires to give back by making meaningful financial and relational investments in local communities. The Greenspring Grant Program, created in 2012, supports organizations that focus their efforts in Maryland and Georgia. Grants are limited to the following areas of interest: Youth Activity Programs, Environmental Conservation and Preservation Programs, and Financial Literacy Programs.

Jenna Ovett is communications coordinator at GCN. 

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