Funding and Resource Opportunities | September 2018

September 20, 2018
| by Editor |

In this month’s roundup: awards for mental health and substance abuse support, school gardens and other “green infrastructure,” expanding access to healthcare, research on arts participation, society-minded art projects, get-out-the-vote efforts, and much more.


Clif Bar Family Foundation
Small Grants Program
Deadline: Oct. 1
Grants from this program go to projects that address, holistically, any of the foundation’s priorities: protecting Earth’s beauty and bounty, contributing to healthy food systems, increasing opportunities for outdoor activity, reducing environmental health hazards, and building stronger communities. View details


E2 Energy to Educate
Deadline: Oct. 1
Local community projects designed to inspire students to think differently about energy are eligible for funding (up to $25,000 for middle- and high-school level projects, and up to $50,000 for college-level projects) through the national energy company. Projects must reach at least 100 students to qualify. View details.


Target Corporation
Target Field Trip Grants
Deadline: Oct. 1
Target’s annual program, designed to support field trips for K-12 students, awards grants of $700 to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities, or other activities beyond schools grounds. Education professionals at accredited public, private, and charter schools are eligible. View details.


Inspriation Grants
Deadline: Oct. 2
Grants go to the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders, and 2) integrating the perspective of people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders into drug development or care delivery. View details.


Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
Environmental Studies Grants
Deadline: Oct. 2
Grants of up to $1,500 will go to nonprofits offering environmental curricula that empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems, promote thoughtful analysis and understanding of nature, and make decisions informed by ecological principles. View details.


Nature Conservancy
Nature Works Everywhere
Deadline: Oct. 5
Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to schools creating gardens or other green infrastructure as a way to address local environmental challenges, which may include access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, storm water collection, and more. View details.


Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Henry Schein Cares Medal
Recognizing excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved nationwide, six awards of $10,000 will go to organizations that have expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable, quantifiable, and demonstrate potential for replication. View details.


National Endowment for the Arts
Research: Art Works
Matching grants between $10,000 and $100,000 will go to support research on arts participation (event attendance, arts creation, learning in the arts) and on cultural assets (artists and arts workers, arts venues and platforms, arts organizations and industries). View details.


Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: Oct. 15
One-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to small nonprofit community-organizing groups to advance social and environmental justice, and support sustainable and just food systems. Only organizations with budgets under $500,000 are eligible. View details.


The Shubert Foundation
Promoting Theatre and Dance Nationwide
Deadline: Oct. 17 or Dec. 5
Grants provide general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record; a limited number of grants go to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance. Theatre companies must submit by Oct. 17, all others by Dec. 5. View details.


Costume Society of America
Small Museum Collection Care Grant
Deadline: October 15
Intended to assist small museums – including historical societies, historic houses or sites, and other similar institutions – with limited budget and staff, grants of $1,500 will go to support the care, conservation, and/or exhibition of costume and textiles that have historic, regional, or other significance, and are intended for preservation. View Details.


Whole Kids Foundation
School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: Oct. 15
Grants of up to $2,000 will go to nonprofits and schools developing or maintaining a garden project on school grounds with the goal of inspiring an interest in fresh fruits and vegetables. View details.


Bee Cause
Honey Bee grant program
Deadline: Oct. 31
Three different grant options are available for schools and nonprofits putting together an educational honey bee hive, including cash awards and equipment grants. Grant recipients also receive remote consultation and assistance. View Details.


Jean Griswold Foundation
2019 Grant program
Deadline: Oct. 31
One-year grants of up to $2,000 will go to programs that provide respite care, short-term home care, and other services that help those with limited financial means who choose to age in place. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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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