Funding and Resource Opportunities | September 2017

August 25, 2017
| by Editor |

Our list of September grant and resource opportunities for you to consider this month includes opportunities that fund conservation, wildlife, outdoor recreation for youth, and more.


Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Strategic Restructuring Fund
Deadline: September 29, 2017

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is now accepting applications to the Strategic Restructuring Fund, which provides funds and management consulting services to support nonprofits as they assess, negotiate, design, or implement restructuring efforts that promote more effective operations and high-performing programs.

The Community Foundation’s working definition of strategic restructuring is: “Cooperative, collaborative relationships that exist between two or more independent nonprofits to increase administrative efficiency or programmatic impact through shared, transferred, or combined services, resources, or programs.”

Grants in the form of cash and/or management consulting services will range from $25,000 to
$100,000 over a six- to 24-month period.


The Conservation Fund and CSX
Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food
Deadline: September 29, 2017

Partnering with CSX, The Conservation Fund is now accepting applications for the 2017 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food.

This program provides grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to help alleviate the transportation and related operation gaps that organizations face in distributing fresh food to markets in vulnerable and underserved populations. Grants can support a range of activities related to transportation such as:

  • Acquiring refrigerated vehicles for direct delivery to markets;
  • Financing "veggie vans" to bring fresh food to isolated communities;
  • Providing better access to food hubs or other sites where produce, dairy, seafood and meats can be stored safely for distribution; or
  • Purchasing produce boxes and cold storage bins to keep unsold food fresh for the next day's farmers market or wholesale purchase.


KEEN Footwear
KEEN Effect Grant
Deadline: September 30, 2017

KEEN Footwear is accepting applications for its KEEN Effect grant program. This grant cycle is designed to support organizations that are getting youth outside to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The program will award grants to organizations that are working to grow the next generation of environmental stewards.

Grant size ranges from $2,500 to $10,000.


Louisville Institute
Project Grants for Researchers Program
Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Louisville Institute is accepting applications to the Project Grants for Researchers Program in support of research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors that seek to contribute to the life of churches in North America. The program is designed to support projects that may involve independent study, consultations, or collaborative projects involving pastors and academics.

Grants of up to $30,000 are available.


Fish and Wildlife Service
Small Grants Program
Deadline:  October 19, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting applications for its Small Grants Program. This matching grants program supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.

Grant request may not exceed $100,000.


Seed Money Grants
Deadline:  November 12, 2017 

SeedMoney is currently accepting applications for grants, crowdfunding tools, and online garden planning software from a wide variety of food garden projects serving people in need in their communities. Projects may include community gardens, school gardens, food bank gardens, homeless shelter gardens, and senior gardens. All opportunities and services are accessible via a single online grant application.


Disney Conservation Fund
The Disney Conservation Fund
Deadline:  November 17, 2017

The Disney Conservation Fund will begin accepting letters of inquiry for the 2018-2019 granting cycle on October 1. The fund supports the study of wildlife; the protection of habitats; the development of community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems; and experiences that connect kids to nature across the globe.


Jenna Ovett is marketing coordinator at GCN.


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