Funding and Resource Opportunities | November 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: driver safety, virtual performance art, math camp, Shakespeare for youth detention centers, children’s wellness, and world peace. 

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 still available

American Rescue Plan Act resources and funding opportunities
More than $4.8 billion has been allocated to Georgia under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to fund pandemic-related fiscal recovery. This resource page provides curated advice, open grant proposal requests, and your opportunity to get direct assistance from GCN consultants.

AWARD opportunity

American Institute for Conservation
Ross Merrill Award
Deadline: December 15
Nominations are now open for nonprofit organizations that, in addition to fulfilling their primary mission, also show exemplary dedication to the conservation of cultural property for future generations. View details.

GRANTS now available

Safety for Everyone Grant Program
Deadline: November 30
Funding from $25,000 – $100,000 provided for initiatives that promote the education and safety of teen drivers. View details.

St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation
Spring Grant Program
Deadline: December 1
Funding is available for coastal nonprofits working for “an improved quality of life” in southeast Georgia or elsewhere. View details.

Arts Midwest
Shakespeare in American Communities 
Deadline: December 2 (Letter of intent)
Up to $25,000 available to nonprofit theater companies for bringing Shakespeare’s art and history to life within both schools and juvenile detention centers throughout the U.S. View details.

Puffin Foundation West
Grant Program 
Deadline: December 4 
$2,500 provided for virtual performance art that overcomes bias and fosters dialogue within Georgia (and other states contiguous to North Carolina). View details.

Smart Kids Grant Program
Deadline: December 15
Up to $5,000 available for initiatives to support children’s well-being via education, nutrition, athletics, social skills, or engagement with the arts. View details.

American Mathematical Society
Epsilon Fund
Deadline: December 15
Provides up to $15,000 for existing summer programs designed for high school students who excel at math. View details.

Ploughshares Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: December 15
Funding available for organizations working to create “a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world.” View details.

Temper of the Times Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: December 15
Provides $5,000 to $15,000 to help underwrite innovative advertising campaigns that promote the conservation and restoration of wildland ecosystems throughout the United States. View details.

Thoma Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: December 15 (Letter of inquiry)
Funding is available for projects and programs designed to advance scholarship in the arts across the following categories: Art of the Spanish Americas, Digital & Media Art, Japanese Bamboo, and Post-War Painting & Sculpture. View details.

National Endowment for Democracy
Grant Program 
Deadline: December 21
Provides an average of $50,000 to organizations that strengthen democratic institutions and advance democratic goals. View details.

Peace Development Fund
Community Organizing Grant Program 
Deadline: December 29
Between $2,500 and $7,500 available for grassroots social justice initiatives that focus on one or more of the foundation’s four pillars: Organizing to Shift Power, Working to Build a Movement, Dismantling Oppression, and Creating New Structures. View details.

Classics for Kids Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: December 31
Matching grants provided for organizations that introduce stringed instruments into music programs for K-12 students. View details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity Sustainability Fund
Deadline: December 31
Up to $500 is available for ongoing initiatives to improve the quality of life within Lynmore Estates and other Macon area neighborhoods where Habitat for Humanity is active. View details.

Previously-listed OPEN deadlines

  • Anthem Foundation | Social drivers of health issues. View details.
  • Awesome Foundation | Arts, tech, and community development. 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.
  • Roddenberry Foundation | Original projects with global impact. View details.
  • School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network | School-based telehealth programs; COVID-related. View details.
  • South Arts | Touring artists in rural communities. View details.
  • South Arts | Professional development for arts organizations. 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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