Funding and Resource Opportunities | August 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: performing arts innovations, justice-oriented education, opioid abuse prevention, native plant gardens, and maternal health. 

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

For our complete list of COVID-related support opportunities, check this continually-updated list, which also includes discount services.

GRANTS now available

Forward Project
Deadline: August 27
Three unrestricted 3-year grants of $200,000 will go to support traditionally overlooked social enterprises that are “leveraging community strengths to make Atlanta a place where everyone can thrive.” View details.


Medline Foundation
Community Impact Grant Program
Deadline: August 27
Up to $25,000 available for programs designed to bolster health equity within communities disproportionately impacted by social determinants of health. View details.

WITH Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: August 31
Up to $50,000 for programs that support dentists and primary care providers in offering culturally-competent care to BIPOC individuals living with developmental disabilities. View details. 

National Football League Foundation
Digital Divide Grant Program
Deadline: September 1
Up to $30,000 available for programs that provide essential technology, including computers and internet access, to communities in need. View details.

Les Paul Foundation ⤴️
Grant Program
Deadline: September 15
Grants support programs that explore music innovation and engineering. View details.

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
Grant Program
Deadline: September 20 (Concept Note)
Up to 3 installments of $500,000 each are available to organizations working to improve, expand, or scale evidence-based prevention services for families within communities at high risk of opioid abuse. View details.

Simons Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: September 23
Up to $200,000 annually is available for strengthening international connections between institutes dedicated to the study of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. View details.

Cigna Foundation
Health and Well-Being Initiative
Deadline: September 24
Nonprofits addressing root causes of health inequity, especially regarding chronic disease, mental and/or behavioral conditions, dental health, wellness programs, and maternal, prenatal, and newborn health can apply for up to $100,000 in funding. View details.

Georgia Humanities
Grant Program
Deadline: September 24
Grants of up to $2,500 support humanities programs that involve at least one humanities scholar and are designed to bring the public together for discussion and exchange. View details.

Simply Organic
Giving Fund Grant
Deadline: September 30
Funding provided to organizations that help secure access to healthy, organic food options. View details.

Sphinx Organization
Venture Fund
Deadline: September 30
Between $50,000 and $100,000 is available for programming that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion within the performing arts. View details.

Sparkplug Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: October 11 (Letter of intent)
Provides up to $20,000 for justice-oriented programs that engage excluded students and use collective problem solving skills to rebuild community. View details.

Wild Ones
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 15
Grants of $500 are available for the youth-led development of native plant community gardens. View details.

Awesome Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Grants of $1,000 go toward projects in the arts, technology, and community development that align with the Foundation’s mission, “forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe.” View details.


Roddenberry Foundation
Catalyst Fund
Deadline: Open
Up to $15,000 provided for original projects that use existing systems in innovative ways to generate measurable, global impact. View details.

South Arts
Express Grants
Deadline: Open
Expedited awards of up to $2,000 are available for organizations in rural communities (50,000 people or less) to support the presentation of touring artists. View details.

South Arts
Professional Development & Artistic Planning
Deadline: Open
Offering up to $1,000 to support the professional development needs of presenters, programmers, or curators at Southern arts organizations. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

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

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

Kelli Lynn Karanovich is a professional copywriter and educator who publishes poems and essays as Kelli Lynn Grey.

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