Funding and Resource Opportunities | January 2022

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Just some of the work addressed by this month’s new opportunities: art presentations, early childhood wellness, overdose prevention, health equity, and much more, including general operating support for organizations led by women of color.

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.

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

Purpose Prize
Deadline: January 17
Fifteen nonprofit founders 50 years of age or older will be recognized for helping solve tough social problems with a cash prize and a year of technical support. Details.

Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation / First Up
Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards
Deadline: January 28
Full-time childcare teachers may be nominated for awards recognizing their critical role in early care and education, including a $1,000 grant and more. Details.

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

National Trust for Historic Preservation
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
Deadline: January 14 (letter of intent), May 2 (application)
Grants of up to $150,000 will support ongoing preservation activities for historic places representing African American cultural heritage. Details.

Dept. of Labor
Deadline: January 21
Funding available for pre-apprentice programs encompassing education, occupational skills training, leadership development, and job placement for youth. Details.

Ms. Foundation for Women
Ms. South
Deadline: January 21 (letter of inquiry), March 31 (full application)
Supporting the sustainability and leadership of organizations led by women and girls of color, grants will provide up to $50,000 in general operating support. Details.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation / Wildlife Habitat Council
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program
Deadline: January 25
Nonprofits working in community partnerships to restore or create wetlands, green stormwater infrastructure, coastal, or riparian areas may apply for funding. Details.

Parkinson’s Foundation
Community Grants
Deadline: January 28
Up to $25,000 will go to nonprofits furthering the health, wellness, and education of people with Parkinson’s disease, in terms of new or existing programs. Details.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Grant Program
Deadline: January 31 (letter of intent)
Funding projects designed to enhance the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, play, social integration, or quality of life of children up to age seven. Details.

Captain Planet Foundation
Project Learning Garden
Deadline: January 31
Grants provide complete schoolyard garden packages, including training, curricula, lesson kits, a cooking cart, and a summer garden management intern. Details.

Chipotle / Earth Force
Sustainability Challenge
Deadline: January 31
Small grants will go to young people, ages 8 to 18, in support of “action plans” to make food systems more sustainable. Details.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Community Support Grants
Deadline: January 31 (letter of intent), April 22 (full application)
Nonprofits enhancing quality of life for individuals and families living with a spinal cord injury are invited to apply for grants of up to $200,000. Details.

Sky Ranch Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: January 31
Grants go to support nonprofits working with at-risk youth, focusing on preventing justice system involvement and comprehensive support services. Details.

Looking Out Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1
Up to $5,000 for work in a priority area, including disadvantaged youth, health, community development, gender equality, the environment, the arts, and more. Details.

New Earth Foundation
Grant program
Deadline: February 1 (letter of inquiry), May (application)
Innovative projects with potential to enhance life on our planet, brighten the future, and advance peace are eligible for funding. Details.

New York Life Foundation / Afterschool Alliance
Aim High
Deadline: February 1
Grants of up to $100,000 support out-of-school programs serving middle school youth from low-income communities. Details.

United Way of Greater Atlanta
Child Well-Being Mission Fund
Deadline: February 2 (application period opens January 12)
Grants support work to address the complex needs of families and children, in accordance to specific strategies and priorities. Details.

AmeriCorps Seniors
Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program
Deadline: February 3
Nonprofits that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older while responding to local community needs in specific service areas may apply for funding. Details.

CORE Georgia
Health Equity
Deadline: February 4 (extended from previous deadline)
To address COVID-related health disparities, funding is available to improve and increase vaccination, testing, and contact tracing capabilities in South Fulton County. Application with details (download) and required budget template (download).

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation / KidsGardening
Gro More Grassroots Grant
Deadline: February 4
Grants of up to $1,500 will go to organizations serving youth up to age 15 by developing or expanding garden programs and greenspaces. Details.

SouthFace / CFGA
GoodUse Grants
Deadline: February 4
Providing technical assistance, education, and funds to improve facilities and operations in ways that increase efficiency, lower expenses, and improve indoor health. Details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MUFG Union Bank
Foundation Grant
Deadline: Open
Atlanta-area nonprofits working to expand access to economic opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities are eligible to apply for foundation grants. Details.

South Arts
Express Grants
Deadline: Open
Rural-based arts nonprofits can apply for expedited awards of up to $2,000 to support the presentation of touring artists. 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. 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.

Marc Schultz is content editor at GCN.

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