Funding and Resource Opportunities | April 2022

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Just some of the work addressed by this month’s long list of new opportunities: grassroots justice efforts, support for grieving children, economic development in Native communities, operating a Theater of Color, STEM education, animal rescue, and voter engagement.

Support opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, with open-deadline appeals at the bottom. Entries highlighted in orange are newly-added this month.

AWARD opportunities

Truist Foundation / MIT Solve
Inspire Awards
Deadline: May 13
Nonprofits supporting women and BIPOC-owned businesses can apply for a chance to join a cohort of finalists and win a $250,000 award. Details.

GRANTS now available

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute
Social Justice Fund
Deadline: April 11
Grassroots projects that address equality, economic and environmental justice, or immigrants’ and labor rights can apply for grants of up to $5,000. Details.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Drug-Free Communities Support Program
Deadline: April 11
Funding is available to support community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. Details.

National Alliance for Children’s Grief
Grief Reach
Deadline: April 11
Innovative bereavement support work that addresses increased need and/or the specific needs of underserved populations can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Details.

WITH Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: April 11 (letter of intent), May 31 (full proposal)
Funding supports programs that improve the delivery of health care to adults with developmental disabilities in one or more specific capacities. Details.

Impact Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: April 12
Up to $50,000 will go to legal service providers advancing social justice in cases that involve civil and human rights, poverty, or environmental justice. Details.

The Funders Network
Partners for Places
Deadline: April 13
Matching grants of up to $150,000 are available to support collaborative community projects that involve local government, place-based funders, and nonprofits. Details.

Advancing Economic Opportunity Among Older Adults
Deadline: April 15 (pre-application), May 31 (full application)
Support for nonprofits that help older adults with low income secure more income or benefits, especially individuals impacted by systemic barriers and biases. Details.

Charlie’s Heart Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: April 15 (letter of interest), June 15 (full application)
Innovative human service projects that empower families to stay together in the face of challenges are eligible for grants of up to $50,000. Details.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Social and Economic Development Strategies
Deadline: April 15
Grants available for Native American community-driven projects to grow local economies, strengthen families, preserve culture, or build social infrastructure. Details.

Hometown Proud
Deadline: April 15
Five $100,000 grants will go to support nonprofits located within 50 miles of a Kubota dealership and working in partnership with a local municipality. Details.

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Frankenthaler Climate Initiative
Deadline: April 17
Cultural institutions with visual arts in their missions can apply for funding to improve energy efficiency or mount a clean energy-generation project. Details.

Dept. of Agriculture
Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grants
Deadline: April 19
Funding is available for nonprofits active in workforce development or entrepreneurship support in low-income rural areas. Details.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Behavioral Health Care Support
Deadline: April 19
Nonprofits addressing behavioral health care challenges in rural communities, including substance use disorders, are invited to apply for funding. Details.

Theatre Communications Group
THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color
Deadline: April 19
Rapid-response funding and operating grants of up to $50,000 are available to support Black theaters, Indigenous theaters, and Theaters of Color. Details.

First Nations Development Institute
Green Jobs in Indian Country
Deadline: April 20
Native-led nonprofits in the early stages of developing and/or expanding programs that support green job development may be eligible for funding. Details.

National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America
Deadline: April 21
Small organizations working to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations can apply for a federal grant of $10,000. Details.

Together Women Rise
Grant Program
Deadline: April 25 (letter of intent), June (full proposal)
Projects creating lasting change for women and/or girls affected by extreme poverty, and co-designed by the beneficiaries, are eligible for grants of up to $50,000. Details.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Minority AIDS Initiative – Service Integration
Deadline: April 25
Nonprofits that integrate HIV primary care and prevention services with mental health and co-occurring disorder treatment may be eligible for funding. Details.

Dept. of Labor
Workforce Pathways for Youth
Deadline: April 25
Support available for national out-of-school-time organizations providing workforce readiness programs for historically underserved and marginalized youth. Details.

Akamai Foundation
Global STEM Education Grant
Deadline: April 26
Funding is available to support STEM education programs that include a digital inclusion strategy for eliminating barriers to access and use technology in learning. Details.

Fisher House Foundation / Military Times Foundation
Chairman’s Award
Deadline: April 28
Nonprofits that serve active members or veterans of the U.S. military can apply for grant funding that includes a $30,000 advertising package from Military Times. Details.  

Invest Atlanta
Resurgence Grant Fund
Deadline: April 29
Grants of up to $40,000 are available to reimburse Atlanta-area nonprofits for COVID-related costs incurred after March 3, 2021. Details.

Doris Day Animal Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: April 30 (letter of introduction)
Nonprofits that rescue, care for, or protect animals (including pet assistance) are eligible to apply for funding. Details.

Imagine Learning Foundation
Imagine Signature Grants
Deadline: April 30
Two $100,000 grants will go to support the implementation and/or study of social and emotional learning programs outside the classroom. Details.

Foundation for Financial Planning
Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Financial planning programs for those unable to afford them, and which feature Certified Financial Planners, may apply for up to $40,000 in funding. Details.

Mary Kay Ash Foundation
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: April 30
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for domestic violence shelters that offer immediate overnight housing to women and children. Details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Dunlap Williamson Fund
Deadline: May 1
Nonprofits located in or adjacent to Bibb County can apply for grants to support work in healthcare, educational development, family services, or youth welfare. Details.

Toshiba America Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: May 1 (over $5,000), June 1 (under $5,000)
Nonprofit schools serving grades 6-12 are eligible for funds to support innovative STEM education projects designed by teachers. Details.

National Park Service
Semiquincentennial Grant Program
Deadline: May 3
Grants available for work to restore or preserve State-owned properties in the National Register of Historic Places that commemorate the founding of the nation. Details.

Fulton County
Veterans Services Program
Deadline: May 13
Fulton-based nonprofits serving veterans in terms of economic stability, health and wellness, or housing may apply for funding; an April 21 workshop is available. Details.

South Arts
Traditional Arts Touring Grants
Deadline: May 15
Up to $5,000 in matching funds are available to engage a traditional artist or ensemble for a multi-day residency. Details.

South Arts
In These Mountains: Project Grants
Deadline: May 16
Grants of $10,000 go to organizations for projects that promote the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia. Details.

Nasdaq Foundation
Quarterly Grant Program
Deadline: May 31
Grants available for nonprofits helping empower a more diverse group of entrepreneurs or inventors through education, direct support, or collaboration. Details.

Bob Woodward Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: June 1
Funding available for programs that improve the overall health and wellbeing of service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers. Details.

Clif Family Foundation
Operational Support
Deadline: June 1
Grants go to work that strengthens food systems, enhances equitable community health outcomes, and/or safeguards natural resources. Details.

Community Foundation for Central Georgia
Central Georgia Empowerment Fund
Deadline: June 1
Small, Black-led or Black-serving nonprofits operating in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, or Peach counties are invited to apply for funding. Details.

The Herb Block Foundation
Encouraging Citizen Involvement
Deadline: June 1 (letter of inquiry), August 18 (full proposals)
Nonpartisan civic projects that promote citizen education and greater voter participation are invited to submit a letter of inquiry for funding. Details.

Gaia Fund
Effective Democracy
Deadline: June 3 (letter of inquiry, OPENS May 22)
Grants will go to work of a national scope that addresses the disproportionate influence of corporate and individual wealth in American politics. Details.

Community Foundation for Central Georgia
George E. Hatcher, Jr. and Ann Williams Hatcher Foundation
Deadline: June 15
Nonprofits working in Central Georgia to alleviate suffering, provide shelter, or support the principle of dying with dignity are invited to apply for funding. Details.

Innovative Fitness
Chris Conti Memorial Grant
Deadline: June 15
Grants provide a fitness center for an existing space, including consultation, design, fitness equipment, delivery, and installation. Details.

David Rockefeller Fund
Arts Program, Climate Program, Justice Program
Deadline: Open
Three programs funding arts that promote social change, science-based and equitable climate solutions, and bold ideas for U.S. justice system reform. Details.

ECMC Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Letters of inquiry are invited from nonprofits that help postsecondary students from underserved backgrounds succeed in their education or career. Details.

The Skatepark Project
Construction Grants
Deadline: Open (letters of inquiry)
Grants of up to $300,000 are available to organizations seeking to build free, public, concrete skateparks in underserved communities. Details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. Details.
  • Awesome Foundation | Arts, tech, and community development. Details.
  • BoatUS | Safe and clean boating practices. Details.
  • Borealis Philanthropy | Police accountability. Details.
  • Borealis Philanthropy | Help for trans-led organizations. Details.
  • Bob Barker Company Foundation | Reentry post-incarceration. Details.
  • Can’d Aid | Recycling programs and educational services. Details.
  • Cornell Douglas Foundation | Environmental health and justice, K-12 financial literacy. Details.
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies | Grassroots efforts. Details.
  • David Rockefeller Fund | The arts, criminal justice, environment. Details.
  • First Horizon Foundation | Atlanta-area arts and culture, education, leadership, environment, financial literacy, health, human services. Details.
  • The Glaser Progress Foundation | Measuring progress, independent and unheard voices. Details.
  • Groundswell Fund | Grassroots efforts for reproductive justice. Details.
  • The Home Depot Foundation | Volunteerism. Details.
  • Kars4Kids | Education, mentoring, youth development. Details.
  • Lyft | Essential goods delivery or client transportation; COVID-related. Details.
  • MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation | Youth baseball and softball. Details.
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation | Atlanta-area affordable housing, economic development, social and economic justice. Details.
  • National Geographic | Remote learning in science, social studies, or geography; COVID-related. Details.
  • Open Technology Fund | Human rights. Internet freedom. Open societies. Details.
  • Public Welfare Foundation | Criminal and youth justice system reform. Details.
  • Resist | Efforts in response to timely political or cultural events. Details.
  • Roddenberry Foundation| Original projects with global impact. Details.
  • School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network | School-based telehealth programs; COVID-related. Details.
  • South Arts | Touring artists in rural communities. Details.
  • South Arts | Professional development for arts organizations. Details.
  • The Solutions Project | Transition to clean energy. Details.
  • Wallace Global Fund | Catalyzing significant change. Details.
  • Wish You Well Foundation | Literacy skills for adults. Details.

► These opportunities have been sourced from Candid’s Philanthropy News DigestGrantStation, and Grant Gopher, as well as grantmakers’ online notices.

Marc Schultz is content editor at GCN.

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