Funding and Resource Opportunities | September 2021

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Just some of the issues addressed in this month’s new opportunities: pediatric dentistry, grassroots organizing, mobiles clinics, and beekeeping.  

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.


American Rescue Plan Act resources
More than $4.8 billion has been allocated to Georgia under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to fund pandemic-related fiscal recovery. GCN has curated this list of resources to guide you in applying for your nonprofit’s share.


St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation
Spring Grants
Workshops: October 7, 14, and 28
Deadline: December 1
Coastal nonprofits working for “an improved quality of life for people in southeast Georgia, the nation, and the world” are strongly encouraged to attend one of three October grant workshops for the next grant cycle at St. Marys, where GCN consultants will be providing feedback on proposals and strategy. View details.

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs
Balance of State Continuum of Care
Webinar for new applicants: September 17 and 22
Deadline: September 28 (renewals), September 29 (new applicants)
Nonprofits that provide specific kinds of housing and resousing services in one or more counties covered by the State program can apply for funding from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development; two webinars are coming up in the last half of September. View details.

AWARD opportunity

Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta
Carol D. Reiser Youth Service Awards
Deadline: October 15
Nonprofits are invited to nominate a young person (ages 6-18) from the Metro Atlanta area who has demonstrated outstanding service to their community over the past year; winners receive a $500 prize and a $1,500 donation for the nonprofit or school of their choice. View details.

GRANTS now available

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
Grant Program
Deadline: September 20 (Concept note)
Up to 3 installments of $500,000 each are available to organizations working to improve, expand, or scale evidence-based prevention services for families within communities at high risk of opioid abuse. View details.

Simons Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: September 23
Up to $200,000 annually is available for strengthening international connections between institutes dedicated to the study of mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science. View details.

Cigna Foundation
Health and Well-Being Initiative
Deadline: September 24
Nonprofits addressing root causes of health inequity, especially regarding chronic disease, mental and/or behavioral conditions, dental health, wellness programs, and maternal, prenatal, and newborn health can apply for up to $100,000 in funding. View details.

Georgia Humanities
Grant Program
Deadline: September 24
Grants of up to $2,500 support humanities programs that involve at least one humanities scholar and are designed to bring the public together for discussion and exchange. View details.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Grant Program
Deadline: September 30 (Letter of intent)
Seed money is available for new projects that aim to improve the welfare of children up to age 7 anywhere in the U.S. View details.

FM Global 
Grant Program
Deadline: September 30
Organizations dedicated to combating and preventing fires through community education and preparedness can apply for financial support. View details.

Simply Organic
Giving Fund Grant
Deadline: September 30
Funding provided to organizations that help secure access to healthy, organic food options. View details.

Sphinx Organization
Venture Fund
Deadline: September 30
Between $50,000 and $100,000 is available for programming that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion within the performing arts. View details.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
Up to $20,000 is available for community-based initiatives that provide ongoing dental care to underserved children. View details.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Grassroots Organizing National Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
Provides up to $30,000 to grassroots organizations working within their own leaders’ communities to build social movements and dismantle oppression. View details.

Clif Family Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
Covers operating costs for organizations that work to strengthen our food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes, and safeguard natural resources. View details.

Hikma Health
Year of Migrant Health Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
Up to $25,000 is available to implement electronic health record systems in organizations that offer mobile clinics and health services to vulnerable and under-resourced populations. View details.

Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
As much as $5,000 in funding goes to programs that either help connect children with seldom-explored wilderness habitats, or support the conservation of lesser-known wildlife and plant species within their natural habitat. View details.

Impact Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: October 5 (Letter of interest)
Up to $50,000 is available for nonprofits advancing social justice within various aspects of the law, including human and civil rights, anti-poverty efforts, and environmental justice. View details.

Herb Block Foundation
Defending Basic Freedoms Grant Program
Deadline: October 6 (Letter of intent)
Nonprofits working to safeguard basic freedoms, eliminate prejudice, and help government agencies become more accountable to the public can apply for up to $25,000 in funding. View details.

Sparkplug Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: October 11 (Letter of intent)
Provides up to $20,000 for justice-oriented programs that engage excluded students and use collective problem solving skills to rebuild community. View details.

Whole Kids Foundation
Traditional Bee Grant
Deadline: October 15
Two types of beehives and $1,500 in funding are available to both implement and expand educational programs teaching K-12 students the importance of bees to our ecosystem. View details.

Wild Ones
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
Deadline: October 15
Grants of $500 are available for the youth-led development of native plant community gardens. 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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