Funding and Resource Opportunities | October 2017

October 18, 2017
| by Editor |

Our list of October grant and resource opportunities for you to consider this month includes opportunities that fund conservation, music, hearing, and more.

Aaron Copland Fund for Music
The 2018 Supplemental Program
Deadline: October 31, 2017

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting applications to the supplemental grant program. This program seeks to support nonprofits with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music, but whose needs are not addressed by the Fund's programs for performing organizations and recording projects; those needs might include presenters or festivals, and come from music service organizations in education/residency, library/archives, or radio/TV. (Organizations whose principal function is to support a specific performing ensemble should apply to the Performance Program.) Grants awarded may be for either general operating support or for special projects.

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Foundation awards financial support to nonprofit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, relevant educational or scholarly initiatives, and scholarly research (by organizations or individuals) pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein. Funds will be awarded for projects and performances taking place on or after January 1st, 2018, and before July 1st, 2019.

Nature Conservancy
Nature Works Everywhere Grant
Deadline: November 3, 2017

Now accepting applications from public and charter schools, the main objective of the Nature Works Everywhere Grant is to support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges, in which young people work as social innovators helping their communities through project design and implementation. The challenges these projects might address include access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection.

AIDS United
Syringe Access Fund
Deadline: November 10, 2017

In partnership with Elton John AIDS Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and H. Van Ameringen Fund, AIDS United offers grants through the Syringe Access Fund to support work in the following two areas:

1. Syringe Access Direct Services: Access to sterile syringes through syringe exchange programs; and

2. Education/Mobilization: Campaigns focused on improving public policy at local, state and/or national levels.

The primary goal of the Syringe Access Fund is to provide core support for programs that demonstrate: (a) an ability to provide high-quality syringe access services to one or more identified population, and/or (b) an ability to conduct local, statewide or national-level policy advocacy initiatives that demonstrate concrete objectives and activities to expand access to sterile syringes.

American Library Association
Maureen Hayes Award
Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Maureen Hayes Award brings together children and nationally recognized authors/illustrators by funding an author/illustrator visit to a library. Preference goes to opportunities for children who have not had the chance to hear a nationally known author/illustrator.

Pancreatic Action Network
Catalyst Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Catalyst Grant supports a junior faculty member conducting pancreatic cancer research and establishing successful career paths in the field. Proposed research may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature, and must have direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.

Hear the World Foundation
Applications for funding
Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Hear the World Foundation makes grants to programs that improve quality-of-life and promote equal opportunities for people with hearing loss globally. The Foundation supports hearing healthcare services with a special focus on children, programs for parents and families, hearing loss prevention, and professional training. The Foundation will begin accepting applications starting on November 1.

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