Funding and Resource Opportunities | September 2022

A few of the areas covered by new opportunities this month: fire prevention, data management, sustainability education, impact litigation, bicycling infrastructure, diversity in the arts, and prepping students for civic life.

Support opportunities are listed chronologically by deadline, with open-deadline appeals at the bottom. Entries highlighted in orange are newly-added this month. Entries highlighted in green were added after the release of this month’s Funding Opportunities email.

AWARD opportunities

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Humanitarian Prize
Deadline: September 28
Nonprofits that have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering may be nominated for this $2.5 million prize. Details.

GRANTS now available

Aura Cacia 
Positive Change Project
Deadline: September 30
Programs that directly help women and girls facing difficult life situations to achieve transformational change may apply for funding. Details.  

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Grant Program
Deadline: September 30
Efforts to improve the welfare of children up to 7 years old, including in the areas of education and parenting education, are eligible for funding. Details.

Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: September 30
Funding goes to work that protects high-priority candidates or other at-risk species, including research, monitoring, and outreach. Details. 

FM Global
Fire Prevention Grants
Deadline: September 30
Fire prevention efforts, including planning, education, and investigation are eligible for grants averaging $2,500. Details.

▲ JetBlue Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: September 30
Nonprofits providing STEM or aviation-related education to underserved communities in cities where JetBlue flies may apply for grants of up to $50,000. Details. 

Library of Congress
Connecting Communities Digital Initiative
Deadline: September 30
Grants go to libraries, archives, museums, and higher education institutions that want to use Library of Congress materials for projects centered on BIPOC communities. Details.

Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
Data Leaders Community of Practice
Deadline: September 14 (expression of interest)
Nonprofits may nominate data professionals for a spot in their two-year Community of Practice training program, plus $20,000 to cover the cost of new solutions. Details.  

Pisces Foundation
Urban Water
Deadline: September 30
Nonprofits helping advance a “One Water” policy in an urban community are invited to apply for up to $150,000 in funding. Details. 

Rachael Ray Foundation
No Kill Excellence
Deadline: September 30
Animal shelters in the Best Friends’ Network that have achieved a 90% Save Rate may apply for grants of up to $60,000. Details.

SEG Gives Foundation
Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity Grant Program
Deadline: September 30
Funds are available for nonprofits working with underserved populations to address racial disparities in healthcare, food insecurity, or education. Details.

We Raise Foundation
Emerging Leader Grants
Deadline: September 30
Grants of $15,000 support young leaders (20-35 years old) at Christian organizations working at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. Details.

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: September 30
Nonprofits in Dacula or the Georgia Timberlands region working in any of a wide range of focus areas may apply for funding. Details. 

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Vital Worship Grants Program
Deadline: October 1
Grants of up to $18,000 are available for projects that connect public worship to intergenerational faith formation and Christian discipleship. Details.

▲ Clif Family Foundation
Operational Support
Deadline: October 1 (three times yearly)
Projects that strengthen the U.S. food system, enhance equitable community health outcomes, or safeguard the environment may be eligible for funding. Details.

E2 Energy to Education
Deadline: October 1
Grants are available for projects designed to educate at least 100 students in energy equity, sustainability as a lifestyle, or “sustainable world” concepts. Details.    

Fund for Wild Nature
Grant Program
Deadline: October 1
Small grants are available for efforts to meet emerging needs in the protection of biodiversity and wilderness, including advocacy and public policy work. Details. 

Herb Society of America
Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grants
Deadline: October 1
Grade 3-6 classrooms may apply for grants of $300 to establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden. Details.

Karma for Cara Foundation
Microgrant Program
Deadline: October 1 (quarterly)
Youth, age 18 and under, may apply for grants of up to $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Details.

Papoose Conservation Wildlife Foundation
Children in Nature / Applied Conservation
Deadline: October 1
Programs that provide children with nature exploration opportunities or that support conservation of species in natural habitats are eligible for funding. Details.

Toshiba America Foundation
Grants for Grades K-5
Deadline: October 1
Grants of up to $1,000 will support the implementation of innovative STEM projects in K-5 classrooms. Details.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Access to Care
Deadline: October 3
Initiatives providing dental care for underserved children are eligible for up to $20,000 in funding. Details.

▲ National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust Preservation Fund
Deadline: October 3
Seed money for preservation projects, including planning activities and education efforts, are eligible for up to $5,000 in funding. Details.

Dept. of Labor
Growth Opportunities
Deadline: October 5
Nonprofits serving youth and young adults, especially those impacted by community violence, prepare for the world of work. Details.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: October 6 (quarterly)
Support is available to secure lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools for first responders, nonprofits, and public safety organizations. Details.

Herb Block Foundation
Defending Basic Freedoms
Deadline: October 6 (letter of inquiry)
Grants of up to $25,000 support projects that help safeguard basic freedoms, eliminate prejudice and descrimination, or improve governmental accountability. Details.

National Archives and Records Administration
Public Engagement with Historical Records
Deadline: October 6
Projects that promote access to America’s historical records and encourage understanding of democracy, history, and culture may apply for funding. Details.

Dept. of Agriculture
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Deadline: October 7
Funding supports work to meet the food needs of low-income individuals and increase community self-reliance in food access and nutrition issues. Details.

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Family Self-Sufficiency
Deadline: October 7
Support is available for nonprofits helping HUD-assisted families improve their economic circumstances. Details.

Finish Line Youth Foundation
Louder Than Words
Deadline: October 10
Local and national organizations working to make a difference in communities of color are invited to apply for funding. Details.

Impact Fund
Grant Program
Deadline: October 11 (letter of inquiry)
Support is available for nonprofits using impact litigation in social justice, economic justice, or environmental justice. Details.

National Geographic Society
Freshwater RFP
Deadline: October 12
Storytelling projects that help water users understand issues around water sustainability are eligible for grants of up to $20,000. Details.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants
Deadline: October 13
Funding is available to support a wide array of programs and activities impacting individuals who live with paralysis and their families. Details.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
Deadline: October 13 (cycle opens September 13)
General operating support is available for small- and medium-sized arts organizations in the Metro Atlanta area. Details. 

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Neighborhood Fund
Deadline: October 13 (cycle opens September 13)
Grassroots, resident-led organizations in South Cobb, South Fulton, and Thomasville may apply for grants and coaching. Details.

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)
Deadline: October 13
Support is available for efforts to implement school-based mental health programs that partner government agencies with service providers. Details.

KidsGardening / Klorane Botanical Foundation
Budding Botanist Grant
Deadline: October 14
High-need K-12 schools may apply for a $1,000 grant to support school garden programs. Details.

▲ Whole Kids Foundation / The Bee Cause Project
Bee Grants
Deadline: October 15
Monetary and equipment grants are available for educational nonprofits seeking to start an educational beehive program for youth. Details.

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Healthy Homes Production Grant
Deadline: October 18
Funding supports efforts to reduce childhood diseases and injuries in the home using a coordinated, big-picture approach. Details.

Venture Fund
Deadline: October 20
Initiatives aiming to solve a challenge related to diversity, equality, and inclusion in the performing arts, especially classical music, are eligible for funding. Details. 

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts
Grant Program
Deadline: October 21
Projects supporting community-based organizations’ efforts to reduce opioid use disorder and overdose mortality may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding. Details.

VIA Art Fund
Artistic Production Grants / Incubator Grant Fund
Deadline: October 24 (letter of inquiry)
Grants of up to $100,000 are available for new artistic commissions that take place in public or non-traditional exhibition spaces. Details.

United Way of Greater Atlanta
Learning Loss Grants
Deadline: October 28 (opens October 3)
Organizations working to reduce learning loss for Georgia’s youth are invited to apply for up to $50,000 in funding. Orientation sessions coming up October 4 and 5. Details.

Community Grants
Deadline: October 31
Community projects that make bicycling better for everyone are eligible for funding. Details. 

Sparkplug Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: October 31
Funding is available for startup nonprofits and new projects centered around education, community organizing, or music. Details.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Community Development Grants / Economic Development Grants
Deadline: November 1
Grants of up to $75,000 are available for community-led efforts to a) address poverty’s root causes, or b) develop businesses that provide good jobs or community assets. Details. 

State of Georgia
Improving Neighborhood Outcomes in Disproportionally Impacted Communities
Deadline: November 18
Funding supports investments in neighborhoods especially impacted by the pandemic that aim to improve physical and mental health, such as parks and healthy food access. Details.

The Shubert Foundation
Theatre Grants
Deadline: December 1
General operating support is available to nonprofit professional theater and dance companies, as well as some organizations that aid their development. Details.

The Teagle Foundation
Education for American Civic Life
Deadline: December 1 (three times yearly)
Project grants and planning grants are available for work that prepares students to become engaged participants in civic life. Details.

▲ VIA Art Fund / Wagner Foundation
Incubator Grant Fund
Deadline: December 15 (letter of inquiry)
Two-year unrestricted funding grants of $40,000 are available for small-scale arts organizations. Details.

Auto Club Group Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Work in the area of Traffic Safety, Tourism, Education, or Community Service may be eligible for funding. Details.

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: Open (letter of inquiry)
Funding is available for community-based projects that improve the caliber and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs. Details.

NBA Foundation
Grant Program
Deadline: Open
Nonprofits helping Black youth make the transition from school to meaningful employment may 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.
  • Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation | Education, arts, outreach. Details.
  • Community Heart & Soul | Community programs for small municipalities. Details.
  • Companioning Grievers Foundation | Services for those impacted by loss. Details.
  • Can’d Aid | Recycling programs and educational services. Details.
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation | Civic engagement, childhood education, environment. Details.
  • Cisco | Internet-enabled education, fiscal empowerment, crisis response. Details.
  • Cornell Douglas Foundation | Environmental health and justice, K-12 financial literacy. Details.
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropies | Grassroots efforts. Details.
  • D’Addario Foundation | Free or low-cost music education. Det
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  • David Rockefeller Fund | The arts, criminal justice, environment. Details.
  • ECMC Foundation | Postsecondary student success. 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.
  • Invest Atlanta | Low-interest loans for small nonprofits. Details.
  • The Lisa Libraries | New children’s books for underserved families. Deta
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  • 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.
  • Nasdaq Foundation | Diverse entrepreneur support; quarterly. Details. 
  • Open Technology Fund | Human rights. Internet freedom. Open societies. Details.
  • PEDIGREE Foundation | Animal welfare nonprofits dealing with emergencies or puppy mills. Details.
  • Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People | Relief for systemic oppression and poverty. 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.
  • The Skatepark Project | Public skatepark construction. Details.
  • South Arts | Touring artists in rural communities. Details.
  • South Arts | Professional development for arts organizations. Details.
  • South Arts | Arts accessibility efforts. Details.
  • The Solutions Project | Transition to clean energy. Details.
  • T-Mobile | Small-town community projects. 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 Digest, GrantStation, and Grant Gopher, as well as grantmakers’ online notices.

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