Funding and Resource Opportunities | October 2018

October 17, 2018
| by Editor |

This month’s roundup of grant and resource opportunities includes funding for human services in Fulton County, planning for the MLK Day of Service 2019, services for women in the legal system, innovative community solutions, improvements for rural health care, farm-to-school efforts, social justice projects, youth baseball, and much more.



Fulton County Department of Community Development
Community Services Program
Deadline: Oct. 31
Fulton-based nonprofits are invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000 (and no less than $25,000) in support of efforts in one or more of the following areas: children and youth services, disabilities, economic stability/poverty, homelessness, and senior services. View details.


Institute of Museum and Library Services
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Deadline: Nov. 1
Funding projects that address one of three priority areas – “lifelong learning,” “community anchors and catalysts,” and “collections stewardship and public access” – grants between $5,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to small museums across the U.S. View details.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Culture of Health Prize
Deadline: Nov. 1
A $25,000 cash prize will go to up to ten communities – town, city, county, tribe, or region – in honor of their efforts to help people live healthier lives. Each prize will go to either a local government or a nonprofit operating in the community. View details.


Youth Service America
2019 MLK Day of Service Grants
Deadline: Nov. 4
To activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service Weekend (Jan. 18-21, 2019), grants of up to $1,000 will fund efforts to effectively recruit and engage at least 500 young people in meaningful service. View details.


Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: Nov. 9
Grants of up to $2,000 will go to nonprofits in Georgia serving women and children by providing free legal services (and other kinds of services) to the disadvantaged, or free services for women and children in the legal system. View details


Build It with KaBOOM!
Deadline: Nov. 9
This program provides most of the funds, tools, and resources needed to build a custom-made playground in a single day; Atlanta-area nonprofits that can contribute $8,500 toward the cost, recruit at least 75 volunteers to build, and have adequate space for building are eligible to apply. View details.


U.S. Department of Transportation
Access and Mobility Partnership Grants
Deadline: Nov. 13
Grants provide support for efforts to improve access to public transportation for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals by building partnerships among health, transportation, and other service providers. View details.


The Atlantic
Renewal Awards
Deadline: Nov. 30
Recognizing nonprofits for their creative, grassroots approaches to driving change and progress, awards of $20,000 will go to five organizations based on solutions that are innovative, impactful, and scaleable. View details.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Deadline: Nov. 30
Funding will go to support rural nonprofits in the development of integrated health care networks, expand access to and improve the quality of health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. View details.


Campaign for Southern Equality
#QueerTheVote Fund
Deadline: Rolling, through Nov.
For each election cycle, awards of up to $500 will go to support grassroots efforts to get folks registered to vote and to the polls. To be eligible, applicant organizations must have a budget of no more than $50,000. View details.


Brady Education Foundation
Program Grants
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.


Grants Program
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.


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.


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
Grant program
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.


GriffinHarte Foundation
Grant program
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.


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.


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.


The Educational Foundation of America
Reproductive Health & Justice Program; Environment Program
Deadline: Open
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
Deadline: Open
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
Grants program
Deadline: Open
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.

Cigna Foundation
World of Difference Grants
Deadline: Open
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.

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