Funding and Resource Opportunities | May 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

PEDIGREE Foundation
Dogs Rule Grant
Deadline: May 8
One innovative initiative that can serve as a model for dog shelters and rescue operations will receive a two-year, $50,000 grant. Details. (See also “open” opportunities below)

PEDIGREE Foundation
Program Development Grant
Deadline: May 8
Grants of up to $15,000 are available to expand the operational capability of dog shelters and rescue organizations. Details. (See also “open” opportunities below)

AstraZeneca
ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge
Deadline: May 13
Community-based nonprofits using innovative programs to advance health equity in underserved U.S. communities can apply for $25,000 in funding. Details.

Colocation America
STEM Innovation Grant
Deadline: May 13 (letter of intent), July 8 (full application)
Grants of up to $7,500 support programs that inspire students from pre-K through 12th grade to pursue STEM subjects. 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. 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.

Dept. of Agriculture
Local Food Promotion Program
Deadline: May 16
Supporting projects that develop, coordinate, and expand food business enterprises that help increase access to locally-produced agricultural products. Details.

Dept. of Justice
Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program
Deadline: May 16
Nonprofits helping individuals overcome the challenges of reentry, either during their incarceration or following release, may apply for funding. 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.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program
Deadline: May 17
Nonprofits supporting children up to age 12 through mental health services may be eligible for federal funding. Details.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 19
Grants of up to $4,000 will go to nonprofits helping students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Details.

Chick-fil-A
True Inspiration Awards
Deadline: May 20
Nonprofits may apply for a grant in one of four categories: Caring for People, Caring through Food, Caring for Communities, and Caring for Our Planet. Details.

Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Deadline: May 20
Funding is available to address local environmental and public health issues among tribal communities, low-income communities, and communities of color. Details.

Youth Serve America
Partner Grants
Deadline: May 20
Four different grant types are available for nonprofits working to increase youth participation in community service. Details.

Citi Foundation
Community Finance Innovation Fund
Deadline: May 24 (initial idea)
Grants support ideas for improving the work of Community Development Financial Institutions in one of four key areas. Details.

National Endowment for Democracy
Grant Program
Deadline: May 25
Nonprofits working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions in any of a number of areas, may apply for funding. Details.

MAP Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: May 27
Artist ensembles mounting original live performances with an anti-oppressive angle can apply for $30,000 in funding. Details.

Ribbons of Hope / Invest in Women
Grant Program
Deadline: May 27
One $100,000 grant will go to a nonprofit that support women and/or their children in Georgia in any of a number of areas. Details.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Grant Program
Deadline: May 31 (letter of intent)
Projects in early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education are eligible for funding. Details.

Child Health Foundation
Small Grants Program
Deadline: May 31
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for innovative research or service projects improving the well-being of infants in their first year. Details.

LISC / NFL Foundation
NFL Foundation Grassroots Program
Deadline: May 31
Neighborhood-based nonprofits seeking to improve the quality of local football fields may apply for funds to support capital projects or resurfacing efforts. 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.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: May 31, August 31, November 30
Nonprofits supporting the self-sufficiency and culture of American Indians may apply for funding; applications reviewed quarterly. Details.

Women’s Sports Foundation
Move Together
Deadline: May 31
Programs that promote intergenerational bonds among girls and women through sports, fitness, or movement-based activity may apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Details.

Amazon Web Services
IMAGINE Grant Program
Deadline: June 1
Grants of up to $150,000, plus in-kind support, will go to nonprofits using technology to solve pressing challenges. 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.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Public Health Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 1
Funding is available for scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue training and careers in public health. 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.

Lewis Prize for Music
Accelerator Awards
Deadline: June 3
Creative Youth Development music organizations working to increase access to performing experiences may apply for funding. Details.

Dept. of Justice
Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Deadline: June 6
Funding nonprofits that provide or enhance intervention programs or treatment services for girls involved in the juvenile justice system. Details.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Projects for the Public
Deadline: June 8
Projects that interpret and analyze humanities content for public digital platforms (websites, mobile apps, interactive kiosks, etc.) may be eligible for funding. Details.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
National Grassroots Organizing Program
Deadline: June 15, July 15, August 15
Grassroots, constituent-led organizations aiming to create broad systems change may apply for grants of up to $30,000. 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.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Accelerating Cancer Screening
Deadline: June 15
Support is available for health centers to increase equitable access to cancer screening and referral for care. Details and application.

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.

New York Foundation for the Arts
Anonymous Was a Woman Environmental Art Grants
Deadline: June 15
Funding supports women-led environmental art projects across the U.S. that both engage and benefit the public. Details.

Longview Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: June 17 (letter of inquiry), August 26 (full proposal)
International education projects for K-12 students or teachers in the U.S. are eligible for funding. Details.

The BUILD Health Challenge
Grant Program
Deadline: June 30
Cross-sector, community-driven collaboratives aiming to improve community health may apply for grants of up to $300,000. Details.

FM Global
Fire Prevention Program
Deadline: June 30, September 30, December 31
Grants support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts; applications reviewed quarterly. Details.

Companioning Grievers Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Grants of up to $1,000 go to nonprofits serving individuals, couples, or families impacted by loss. Details.

PEDIGREE Foundation
Disaster Relief / Emergency Care for Puppy Mill Seizures
Deadline: Open
Up to $5,000 in funding is available for animal welfare nonprofits suffering impacts from State- or FEMA-declared disasters, or for leading a puppy mill seizure. Details.

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People
Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Projects designed to alleviate systemic oppression and poverty, and organized by the groups benefiting, are eligible 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.
  • 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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