Funding and Resource Opportunities | October 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: pandemic relief, companion animals, park equity, first responders, First Nations, and food gardens.

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
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 new resource page provides curated advice, open grant proposal requests, and your opportunity to get direct assistance from GCN consultants.


Fulton County
Community Services Program
Workshop: October 27
Deadline: November 5
Funding supports work in six service categories: children and youth services, disabilities, economic stability/poverty, health and wellness, homelessness, and senior services. Use this email to RSVP for the upcoming workshop. View details.

St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation
Spring Grants
Workshop: October 28
Deadline: December 1
Coastal nonprofits working for “an improved quality of life” in southeast Georgia or elsewhere are encouraged to attend a grant workshop, where GCN consultants will be providing feedback on proposals and strategy. View details.

AWARD opportunity

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Preservation Awards
Deadline: November 19
Nominations are open for outstanding people, organizations, and projects that both uphold the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and display excellence in one or more of the following areas: rehabilitation, sustainable rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, stewardship, and preservation service. View details.

GRANTS now available

Health Resources & Services Administration
Provider Relief Fund and ARP Rural Payments
Deadline: October 26
Funds are available to support nonprofit medical providers, including those serving rural areas, who were financially impacted by the pandemic. View details.

Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
State Fiscal Recovery Fund 
Deadline: October 31
Provides aid in response to the pandemic and its negative impact on Georgia organizations. View details.

Georgia Humanities
ARP Grant Program
Deadline: November 1
Up to $20,000 in flexible funding for growth and recovery is available for nonprofits working in the humanities. View details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Dunlap Williamson Fund
Deadline: November 1
Grants averaging $24,000 provided to organizations working to improve healthcare initiatives, educational development, family services, and youth welfare in and around Bibb County. View details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Carling Memorial Foundation Fund
Deadline: November 1
$1,000 available for projects benefiting the health and wellbeing of Bibb County children. View details.

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
Grant Program
Deadline: November 1
Funding available for upcoming performances and programs that feature the work of Kurt Weill and his colleagues while demonstrating the commitment to policies of “non-discrimination, diversity, and equality.” View details.

The Conservation Alliance
Grant Program
Deadline: November 1 (Nominations)
Provides up to $50,000 for grassroots conservation efforts that secure “lasting and quantifiable” protection for a specific wild land or waterway, have a clear recreational benefit, and can be completed within the span of four years. View details.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
People, Parks, and Power Grant Program
Deadline: November 4 (Letter of intent)
$500,000 is available for distribution over a 2-year period to organizations that utilize local policy and systems change to advance park equity within urban, low-income communities of color throughout the U.S. View details.

Japanese Medical Society of America
Community Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: November 7
Funding provided to organizations that enhance the physical health and mental well-being of Japanese communities by providing medical, psychological, and social support. View details.

Disaster Response Grant Program
Deadline: November 8
Up to $100,000 available for the direct support of companion animals, equines, and their owners within communities recently impacted by, or at high risk for catastrophic natural disasters. View details.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
First Responder Grant Program
Deadline: November 10
Up to $50,000 for programs supporting first responders and the communities they serve by providing lifesaving equipment, prevention education, continuing education, disaster relief, and benefits for military members. View details.

First Nations Development Institute
Native Language Immersion Initiative 
Deadline: November 10
Up to $75,000 available for Native-led organizations to launch, maintain, and expand Native language immersion initiatives that benefit Native communities by preserving cultural practices and empowering Native youth. View details.

Seed Money
Grant Program
Deadline: November 12
Provides up to $1,000 for the development of food garden projects located at schools, food banks, youth centers, and other public community spaces. View details.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Lamar Gives 365
Deadline: November 15
Approximately $28,000 is available to be distributed between 10-13 organizations for non-sectarian community outreach programs benefiting residents of Lamar County. View details.

Institute of Museums and Library Services
Museums Empowered Grant Program
Deadline: November 15
Up to $250,000 over three years will support the creation and implementation of personal development and training projects designed to generate systemic change with museums of all sizes and types. View details.

World Education Services
WES Mariam Assefa Fund
Deadline: November 15
Up to $150,000 available for programs that enhance the experiences of immigrant and refugee workers, as well as reduce bias in recruitment and hiring practices. 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 within which 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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