Funding and Resource Opportunities | May 2017

May 18, 2017
| by Editor |

Our list of May grant and resource opportunities for you to consider this month includes opportunities that fund schools, theaters, historical preservation, health advocacy and more. 

Venturous Theater Fund
The Venturous Capital Grant
Deadline: June 1, 2017

The Venturous Theater Fund is accepting unsolicited Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from small-to-medium-sized theaters. Theaters must be not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations, or sponsored organizations.

The "Venturous Capital" grant program aims to give theaters the ability to say "yes" instead of "no" to worthy but challenging projects, especially ambitious new plays with large casts. Funding is intended to support ambitious and challenging work that embraces experimentation, risk, and room for failure.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Common Heritage Grant Program
Deadline: June 1, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications to the Common Heritage grant program, which will digitize community historical materials brought in by the public. NEH invites historical societies, colleges, archives, museums, libraries, and other local institutions to apply. Grants will support day-long events, organized by community cultural institutions, in which members of the public will be invited to share materials important to their family or community histories. Historical photographs, artifacts, documents, family letters, art works, and audiovisual recordings are among the many items eligible for digitization and public

The SHARE Institute
SHARE mini-grants
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Assistance is available for non-governmental organizations in the areas of health advocacy, and education through The SHARE Institute mini-grants program, which is intended to help organizations pay for further programming efforts and necessary expenses.

The mission of The SHARE Institute is to establish collaborative relationships that foster the well-being and empowerment of individuals, organizations, and communities, both nationally and internationally, with respect and sensitivity for cultural and ethnic diversity. Proposed projects should align with this mission.  

The Creator Awards
Deadline: June 12, 2017

The Creator Awards are a new global initiative from WeWork, the world's largest co-working community and shared space provider. WeWork believes that the way we work is changingand that the way we recognize and reward work must change too.

Entries are now open in Atlanta for the WeWork Creator Awards, a new start-up competition granting over $20 million in funding to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, nonprofits, artists, or anyone with a great idea. The application process takes only 15 minutes, and entrants will be eligible to compete for $1.5 million at the South Regional Finals in Austin over June 26 and 27.

Fuel Up to Play 60
Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60
Deadline: June 14, 2017

Looking for funding to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities at your school? Fuel Up to Play 60 is accepting grant applications for up to $4,000 per year from any qualified K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

National Archives and Records Administration
Publishing Historical Records and Documentary Editions
Deadline: June 14, 2017

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history, or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. 

The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide free access to these materials in an open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions.

Speed Stacks, Inc
PE4LIFE / Speed Stacks Sport Pack Grant Program
Deadline: June 15, 2017

During the September through June school year, Speed Stacks will be awarding one FREE Sport Pack per month to deserving grant applicants (one Sport Pack/organization). Speed Stacks wants to help instructors motivated to offer a full-fledged Sport Stacking program but are unable to generate the funds through their school, parent organization, or community. Through their PE4life/Speed Stacks Sport Pack Grant Program, they want to equip you with all you need to provide your students with a unique and fun Sport Stacking experience that promotes the development of fitness, motor skills, patterning, sequencing, focus and concentration, as well as hand-eye coordination and ambidexterity.

Champion Creatively Alive Children
Deadline: June 23, 2017

In collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Crayola is accepting applications for the 2017 "Champion Creatively Alive Children," which offers up to 20 grants for schools in the United States or Canada. The 2017 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary/middle schools. Each grant-winning school will receive $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Southeast Sustainability Directors Network / The Kendeda Fund
Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund
Deadline: July 6, 2017

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund is a new funding opportunity for local communities in the southeastern United States. Grants will be awarded to local partnerships to advance local government policy, plans, or programs that will create equitable and sustainable energy and/or water initiatives. The 2017 RFP will result in five to seven grants of approximately $75,000 to $150,000 per year for two years.

Jenna Ovett is Communications Coordinator at GCN. 

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