Funding and Resource Opportunities | November 2018
This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits focused in education for women and girls, healthcare for adults with disabilities, literacy services, running programs for kids, mental health services, social justice, humanitarian aid, aquatic environments, conflict resolution, community bicycling, and much more – including support for new revenue-generating projects at progressive nonprofits.
American Association of University Women
Community Action Grants
Deadline: Dec. 1
Grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to support innovative programs that promote education and equality for women and girls, with special consideration for projects focusing on science, technology, or math. View details.
Brady Education Foundation
Deadline: Dec. 1
To help close the achievement and opportunity gap for children living in poverty, grants will go to develop or evaluate programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children from underserved or low-resourced communities. View details.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm to School Program
Deadline: Dec. 4
Grants and technical assistance will be awarded to programs that improve access to local foods in schools, supporting implementation (for existing initiatives), planning (for programs getting started), and training (for programs that support farm-to-school supply chains). View details.
Deadline: Dec. 7
Supporting people’s movements for justice and liberation, grants will be awarded to frontline social-justice nonprofits for general support, efforts that make projects or events more accessible, and rapid-response needs (such as training, conflict resolution, restructuring, and timely political opportunities). View details.
Puffin Foundation West
Call for Meaningful Art
Deadline: Dec. 8
Grants of up to $2,500 will go to nonprofits undertaking art projects hat educate and inform the public on important, timely topics facing the country (and planet) that other organizations might hesitate to fund, with special consideration for communities underserved by the arts. View details.
Deadline: Dec. 13 (letters of interest)
Grants go to nonprofits improving healthcare delivery for adults with developmental disabilities by addressing one of these issues: health practitioner competency, the reimbursement system, formal care coordination, public awareness, social policy, understanding of supported-decision making, or high-quality healthcare access barriers. View details.
American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections
Deadline: Dec. 15
Given annually to one organization in North America, this award honors a museum, library, or other collecting institution that has demonstrated an exemplary and sustained commitment to conservation and collections care. View details.
Deadline: Dec. 15 (letters of interest)
Grants will go to nonprofits providing direct literacy services to students, with priority going to school-day, classroom-based programs and those serving a significant number of students. View Details.
Saucony Run for Good Foundation
Deadline: Dec. 15
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to community nonprofits that initiate and support running programs for youth 18 years of age or under, prioritizing underserved populations. View details.
Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: Dec. 17
A total of 25 awards packages – including cash prizes, plants, tools, seeds, and a KidsGardening curriculum – will be granted to nonprofits planning a new garden program, or expanding an established program, for youth aged 3 to 18. View details.
Temper of the Times Foundation
Deadline: Dec. 17
Grants of up to $15,000 will go to fund traditional advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the U.S., including ads in print, radio, and television, as well as pamphlets, books, videos, and press packets. View details.
The Coca-Cola Foundation / Keep America Beautiful
Pubic Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program
Deadline: Dec. 20
To increase access to recycling in community public spaces across America, 4,500 recycling bins will be distributed in public locations ranging from athletic fields to fairs, festivals, downtown streetscapes, playgrounds, and more. View details.
Department of Health and Human Services / Center for Mental Health Services
Statewide Consumer Network Program
Deadline: Dec. 24
Funding will go to organizations increasing access to and quality of mental health services for adults with serious mental illness, by either developing or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, or peer engagement strategies statewide. View details.
Peace Development Fund
Community Organizing Grants
Deadline: Dec. 28
Community-based organizations working for social justice, and with annual budgets of $250,000 or less, may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000; funding priorities include shifting power, building a movement, dismantling oppression, and creating new structures. View details.
Deadline: Dec. 31
To promote civil conversations about contentious issues, grants of up to $1,000 will go to nonprofits promoting conversations, research, and scholarship grounded in questions about civility, feminism, justice, and identity groups. View details.
Islamic Relief USA
Deadline: Dec. 31
Grants go to support humanitarian aid nonprofits in the U.S., prioritizing projects focused on one or more of the following: refugee resettlement, food security and livelihood, disaster response and preparedness, and health services and promotion. View details.
Major League Baseball
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2019
This fund awards grants to nonprofits involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities, financing new programs and existing programs as they expand or improve. View details.
Aquatic Research and Education Grants
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2019
Grants of up to $20,000 will go to support projects that enrich understanding of aquatic environments, hazards to humans and ecosystems among them, and/or sport diving, which encourage environmental sensitivity and protection. View details.
JAMS Foundation / Association for Conflict Resolution
Initiative for Students and Youth
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2019
This program provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations; the emphasis for 2019 is reducing bullying and violence and increasing conflict resolution education skills. View details.
Captain Planet Foundation
ecoSolution and ecoTech Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Grants of up $2,500 will be awarded to educational programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate our world through hands-on STEM learning projects that improve the environment in their schools and communities. View details.
Community Grant Program
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019 (letters of interest)
Grants of up to $10,000 will go to projects that leverage federal funding to build momentum for bicycling in communities, including bike paths, rail trails, mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale advocacy initiatives. View details.
Progressive Multiplier Fund
Test and Innovation Fund / Growth Fund
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019
Supporting nonprofits with a progressive focus (such as racial, social, environmental, economic, or gender justice), two different programs offer funding for revenue-generating programs; one for testing new models, and the other for scaling existing projects. View details.
Retirement Research Foundation
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Supporting local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for adults ages 65 and over, the Foundation awards grants in four areas: advocacy, direct service, professional education and training, and research. View details.
Opioid Resource Grant Program
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Nonprofits combating the epidemic of opioid misuse may apply for grants ranging up to $100,000 in support of projects focusing on safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. View details.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Grants of up to $45,000 will go to support original live performances that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, in particular those that question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy in America. View details.
Express Scripts Foundation
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019
Grants are awarded to nonprofits working to do one of the following: enable access to health and medical services, educate underserved youth, support pharmacy education, serve U.S. military troops and families, aid children and families in need, or provide disaster relief. View details.
The Educational Foundation of America
Reproductive Health & Justice Program; Environment Program
The Environment Program supports collaborative efforts that will help accelrate the transition to a clean energy economy, especially efforts that bridge climate and democracy. The Reproductive Health & Justice Program supports efforts to improve access to abortion and contraception, especially in Appalachia. View details.
The Kresge Foundation
Human Services Program
Grants will go to support the advancement of human services that accelerate social and economic mobility for people with low income in America’s cities, with a focus on groundbreaking ideas and collaboration across multiple sectors. View details.
Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
Open to all people and organizations, no-strings-attached awards of $1,000 are granted monthly to support “awesome” projects – which might be novel or experimental, evoke surprise or delight, challenge or inspire – in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. View details.
World of Difference Grants
Grants support projects that help individuals understand the particular health equity challenges affecting them, and that assist them in finding services in their communities that address those challenges. View details.