Funding and Resource Opportunities | May 2014

May 09, 2014
| by Editor |

For many organizations, the end of fiscal year 2014 is rapidly approaching. Check out this month's diverse array of funding, award and learning opportunities that you can utilize to close out the year on a good note... or get a nice jump on FY 2015!

City of Atlanta
Consolidated Plan HUD Grant Programs
Deadline: May 15
The City of Atlanta, Department of Finance Office of Grants Services is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Social Servicess and Housing Opportunities for persons Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) programs.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 16
Adult Literacy Grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: Adult Basic Education, GED or high school equivalency preparation, or English Language Acquisition.

Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts
Deadline: May 30
Originally launched in 2008, EmcArts’ Innovation Labs help teams from the selected organizations design and prototype new ideas and launch real-life projects that address complex challenges facing arts and cultural organizations. Participants take part in a 16-month immersion program featuring an extended framework of individual coaching and group facilitation, guided by field research and led by EmcArts’ expert facilitators. The Labs give arts organizations the time and space they need away from the regular workplace to question, rethink, plan and learn how to innovate effectively. Participating organizations also receive much-needed change capital to underwrite experimentation.

Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies
Deadline: May 30
EmcArts, in partnership with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is accepting applications for Round 2 of the Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies, a sixteen-month program designed to help performing arts organizations and arts development agencies incubate and test strategies that address complex organizational challenges. Round 2 of the is open to all American nonprofit organizations that do not produce or present the performing arts, but rather provide services in support of the ongoing development of an arts discipline, its organizations and practitioners, or of a particular area of arts activities (defined, for instance, geographically, or by theme – such as arts and disability).

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Reach Awards program
Deadline: May 30
The foundation's Reach Awards program aims to advance the organization’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by supporting the movement of hypothesis-driven research into a clinical setting. Priority will be given to  late translational studies that, if funded, will result in the initiation of a clinical trial within two to three years. 

Captain Planet Foundation
EcoTech Grants
Deadline: May 31
The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce a competitive grant program in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Sixteen (16) $2500 grants will be awarded to schools or non-profits organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities.

Gerber Foundation
Pediatric Research Projects
Deadline: June 1
The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development. The foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to make a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age. The foundation awards grants for research projects focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children.

Aetna Foundation
Community Wellness Regional Grants Program
Deadline: June 5
The Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program – GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities – funds community wellness initiatives aligned with our Healthy Eating and Active Living focus area in our designated funding locations. Grants will support local initiatives that promote eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being physically active, which can help to prevent obesity and many chronic health conditions. Grants will target underserved, low-income and minority communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active.

Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln's Legacy Award
Deadline: June 6
The Lincoln's Legacy Award is a $50,000 award presented each year through 2015 to recognize and invest in nonprofit organizations whose principles and programs advance Abraham Lincoln's legacy of freedom and opportunity through education. To ensure that our young people are prepared for the opportunities available to them, we are seeking nonprofits whose programs impact increased high school graduation rates and college preparedness through mentoring, tutoring, technology training, and college readiness programs.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Strategic Restructuring Fund
Deadline: June 13
The purpose of the Strategic Restructuring Fund is to provide funds and/or management consulting services to support nonprofits as they assess, negotiate, design and/or implement substantive strategic restructuring efforts that seek to promote more effective operations and high-performing programs based on community needs and assets. Funding for this project comes from The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Common Good Funds. In part, the Common Good Funds are designed to help nonprofit organizations meet the changing needs and resources that confront them.

L'Oreal Paris
Women of Worth awards
Deadline: June 25
L'Oreal Paris has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth awards, an annual program that honors women who are making a beautiful difference in the world through voluntarism. Since 2006, the program, in partnership with Points of Light, has recognized eighty inspiring women who have selflessly devoted themselves to causes at the local and national level — and have motivated others to do likewise. Past honorees have been involved in a range of important causes, from advocating for victims of childhood abuse and mentoring homeless youth, to helping break the cycle of poverty and empowering teens with disabilities.

Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation
Benefit Hunger or Hunger-Related Education or Health Initiatives
Deadline: June 30
The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is now accepting grant applications for 2014 and invites non-profit organizations championing hunger or hunger-related education or health initiatives to apply between now and June 30, 2014 using our online tool. The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation awards annual grants to hundreds of non-profit organizations to support programs that work to feed the hungry or teach communities about hunger-related issues. In 2013, the Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $3.2 million.

Compiled and edited by Dan Watson, Communications Coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. 

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