Funding and Resource Opportunities | June 2018

June 21, 2018
| by Editor |

This month’s roundup of funding opportunities includes grants for tangible goods, music education, research into inequity, support for entrepreneurs, services that help youth facing homelessness or bereavement, and much more. 


Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Extra Wish
Deadline: June 29

Extra Wish provides grants, typically between $500 and $3,500, for tangible goods that contribute in a clear way to the success of organizations, by matching “wishes” with donors interested in making a contribution through an annual opportunity catalog.

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Administration for Children and Families
Basic Center Program
Deadline: July 5

This program funds the establishment or strengthening of community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth up to age 18 and their families, including emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care.

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Greenspring Advisors
Greenspring Grant Program
Deadline: July 6

Grants of up to $10,000 will go to nonprofits offering youth activity programs, environmental conservation and preservation programs, and financial literacy programs in the Metro Atlanta area. Funds can go to support general operations or a specific initiative.

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National Geographic Society
Documenting Human Migrations
Deadline: July 10

Supporting educational projects that inspire empathy and action with respect to migrant and refugee communities, this program funds projects that document the present-day causes, effects, lives, and communities involved; and/or develops educational materials for public or classroom use.

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Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta / State Farm
Education Assist Fund
Deadline: July 11

New this year, this fund provides grants of up to $1,500 for South DeKalb nonprofits taking an active role in community youth development, higher education, health and wellness, arts and culture, environmental responsibility, safety, financial literacy, or workforce development.

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Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Neighborhood Fund
Deadline: July 20

Providing grants and support for resident-led groups working locally, this fund includes three distinct programs: Love Your Block mini-grants (of $250 - $1,000), Community Building grants (of $500 - $10,000), and Community Coaching grants (offering instruction in specific areas).

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Independent Sector/Accenture
Innovate for Good Challenge
Deadline: July 23

Recognizing organizations that are catalyzing social impact through the use of new IT – such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, or extended reality – the Innovate for Good Challenge seeks nominees for cash prizes of $20,000, and up to $50,000 in pro-bono coaching, provided by Accenture.

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National Alliance for Grieving Children / New York Life Foundation
Grief Reach Grants
Deadline: July 26

Nonprofits that provide bereavement-support programs for children from ethnically diverse or low-income communities are eligible for Community Expansion and Capacity Building grants of up to $100,000.

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D’Addario Foundation
Musical Instrument Instruction Program Grants
Deadline: July 31

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of programs that bring music into communities and schools, and get kids playing an instrument as early and as frequently as possible.

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Retirement Research Foundation
Responsive Grants
Deadline: Aug. 1

Grants will be awarded to local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans, in areas including direct service, advocacy, education, training programs for professionals working with elders, and research into significant problems faced by older adults.

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William T. Grant Foundation
Inequality Research
Deadline: Aug. 1

Grants of up to $600,000 will go to support research projects designed to advance understanding of inequality in youth outcomes, and up to $1 million for improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people.

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University of North Georgia
Creative Advertising Campaign Program
Deadline: Aug. 5

Several nonprofits will be selected to utilize the talents of 12 design students in the Fall 2018 Graphic Design in Advertising course; deliverables may include logos, websites, publications, outdoor ads, and other marketing collateral.

Email for details.


National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town
Deadline: Aug. 9

Our Town grants go to “creative placemaking” projects that help transform communities through the arts: enhancing quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increasing creative activity, and creating a distinct sense of place. To qualify, grantees must be partnered with government, private, or fellow nonprofit agencies.

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National Endowment for the Humanities
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
Deadline: Aug. 9

Organizations including museums, historical societies and sites, scholarly associations, and others are eligible for awards to help secure long-term support for core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials.

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Department of Commerce
Regional Innovations Strategies Program
Deadline: Aug. 29

Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs, and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups.

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Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Aug. 31

Nonprofits working in the area of HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, and research are invited to apply for a foundation grant; priority will be given to programs focused on communities with limited access to funding, new projects, and innovative ideas.

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Road Runners Club of America
Kids Run the Nation Fund
Deadline: Aug. 31

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to nonprofits in support of structured youth running programs that utilize RRCA materials and promote regular activity (as opposed to a single event).

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A Little HOPE
Grant program
Deadline: Rolling

These grants fund organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children, teens and young adults. Strong preference will be given to applicants committed to the use of community-trained volunteers.

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