Funding and Resource Opportunities | February 2022

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Just some of the work addressed by this month’s new opportunities: strengthening democracy, employment services for people with disabilities, children’s theater, historic places of worship, literacy education, rural health care, and much more.

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

ARPA funds now available

American Rescue Plan Act resources and funding opportunities
Find details regarding the $4.8 billion-plus been allocated to Georgia under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to fund pandemic-related fiscal recovery.

Dept. of Commerce
Good Jobs Challenge
Deadline: February 10
Funding is available for regional, cross-sector job training systems, especially those addressing populations with labor market barriers. Details.

AWARD opportunities

Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta
Nonprofit Scholarships
Deadline: February 16
Senior leaders at Georgia nonprofits can apply for a scholarship to attend the Harvard Business School’s virtual Driving Nonprofit Performance and Innovation course. Details.

GRANTS now available

The Home Depot Foundation
Retool Your School Campus Improvement
Deadline: February 6 (nominations), May 13 (proposal submission)
Support is available for campus improvement projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including grant awards of up to $75,000. Details.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Harm Reduction Program Grant
Deadline: February 7
Funding for community-based overdose prevention and other harm reduction services for individuals with substance use disorders or at risk of developing them. Details.

Righteous Persons Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 11 (letter of inquiry)
Nonprofits working to build a more vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the U.S. are eligible for funding. Details.

New Media Ventures
Grant program
Deadline: February 15
Funding available for work that aims to strengthen democracy, build progressive political power, or empower historically marginalized communities. Details.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Grant programs
Deadline: February 17
Three grant types are available to support literacy efforts: Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, and Summer Reading. Details.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Economic Mobility Focused on Needs of Individuals and Families
Deadline: February 18 (application period opens January 24)
These grants provide support for workforce development, education, and basic needs programs administered by Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah nonprofits. Details.

Kessler Foundation
Signature Employment Grants
Deadline: February 22
Funding is available for nonprofits with budgets greater than $3 million that work to solve unemployment and underemployment of people with disabilities. Details.

Dream Big Grant
Deadline: February 25
Social justice-focused nonprofits with more than five employees can apply for grants providing technology products and services. Details.

Dept. of Agriculture
Rural Business Development Grant
Deadline: February 28
Nonprofits undertaking projects that promote economic development and job creation in rural areas are invited to apply for funding. Details.

New England Foundation for the Arts
National Dance Project Production Grants
Deadline: March 1
Grant packages fund the production of new work from dance companies throughout the U.S., including support for general operating costs and touring. Details.

South Arts
Presentation Grants
Deadline: March 1
Grants of up to $7,500 pay for fees to present Southern guest artists (including film directors and writers) to the public. Details.

Open Society Foundations
Soros Justice Fellowships
Deadline: March 2
Individuals working for criminal justice system reform – including advocates, grassroots organizers, artists, and others – may apply in one of three fellowship categories. Details.

Children’s Theatre Foundation of America
Aurand Harris Special Initiative Theatre Grants
Deadline: March 6
Small- and mid-sized theaters serving children can apply for up to $3,000 to advance DEI practices in their organization. Details.

Dept. of the Interior
Living Languages Grant Program
Deadline: March 7
Funding is available for small or startup programs aimed at documenting or building the capacity to preserve Native languages in danger of being lost. Details.

Partners for Sacred Places / National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Fund for Sacred Places
Deadline: March 7 (letter of intent), July 18 (full application)
Community-serving congregations seeking aid in the stewardship of historic facilities are invited to apply for grants of up to $250,000. Details.

Whole Kids Foundation
Garden Grant Program
Deadline: March 11
Nonprofits serving youth up to age 18 may apply for grants of $3,000 to support edible gardens (new or existing) that engage at least ten children. Details.

The Doctors Company Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: March 21 (letter of intent), June 20 (full proposal)
Patient safety education for healthcare professionals and patient safety research projects are eligible for funding. Details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Linda Harriet Lane Fund
Deadline: March 31
Funding Bibb County projects that support education, the arts, the health and recreation of the community, or the community as a whole. Details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Sustainability Fund
Deadline: March 31
Funds go to “quality of life” programming open to all residents in the neighborhoods served by Macon Area Habitat for Humanity. Details.

Literacy Opportunity Fund
Deadline: April 1
General operating grants of up to $6,000 are available for nonprofits serving adult literacy students. 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.

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.
  • 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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