Weekly Listing of Nonprofit Grant Opportunities

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Weekly Listing of Nonprofit Grant Opportunities


Each week, our team spends hours researching the latest private foundation, and state and federal government foundation opportunities, in order to provide our clients with the most up-to-date research and forecast for their grant calendar, as part of their proactive grant seeking strategy.

We share unique, private foundation, grant opportunities and government funding opportunities here weekly.  Each Monday the funding opportunities is updated.

Are you looking for more research support than our weekly listing?  Looking to create a proactive grant seeking strategy of your own? Please contact our team to see how we can help you meet, and exceed, your grant revenue goals for your organization.

Are you a grant maker looking to have your funding opportunity listed? Please contact our team with the details of your funding opportunity and due date so it can be published the following Monday.

Foundation Grants – Week of August 14, 2017

Kansas Health Foundation – Impact and Capacity Grants

Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative replaces the Recognition Grant Program, to fund efforts that align with the KHF goal of reducing health disparities. The Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative is focused on two categories — impact grants (work in key health impact areas) or capacity-building grants (to build nonprofit capacity to address health disparities).


Target Field Trip Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2017

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. Since Target Field Trip™ grants were launched in 2007, millions of students have been able to go on a field trip. Target stores award Target Field Trip™ grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700.


Kids ‘N Community Community Foundation Game Changer Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Kids ‘N Community Foundation will accept proposals for a Game Changer grant from non-profit organizations that specialize in working with children. Grants from the Foundation support the health and educational needs of underserved populations in our community.


Government Grants – Week of August 14, 2017

Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants

Deadline: August 31, 2017

The purpose of this funding is to enable eligible applicants to serve dislocated workers, who are unemployed and seeking reentry into the workforce, with career services and training which increases their skill levels to become competitive for growing or high-demand employment opportunities. These grants will be funded through the National Dislocated Worker Grant program. National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor under section 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Curriculum Development & Metrics

Deadline: September 8, 2017

NIFA requests applications for the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Curriculum Development & Metrics Competitive Grant Program (YRCD) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to continue curriculum development (in-person and online) and comprehensive program evaluation within the Yellow Ribbon Integration Program to support Reserve Component members and their families.


WNY 2017 Family Support Services RFP

Deadline: September 11, 2017

The Developmental Disabilities Regional Office (DDRO), Region 1 Western and the WNY DDRO Family Support Services (FSS) Advisory Council are pleased to announce the availability of funding to provide supports and services to families that care for a family member with a developmental disability living at home. The goal of Family Support Services is to assist families to remain intact for as long as they desire and avoid unnecessary out of home placement.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of August 7, 2017

SVP Boston

Deadline: September 5, 2017 (LOI)

Social Venture Partners Boston seeks to invest expertise and money in a high potential, early – mid stage
nonprofit helping educationally and/or economically disadvantaged children, youth, and families succeed in school or well beyond. An SVP Boston selected nonprofit – called an Investee – will receive hundreds of hours of skilled volunteer time and roughly $100,000 in capacity building funds, distributed over a three – year period. For organizations serving clients in Boston city neighborhoods or adjacent towns.


Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Settlement funds are donated to local environmental groups focused on the Puget Sound to help them repair damage done to the Sound.

Groups of any size are eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded up to a maximum amount of $25,000. In addition to larger organizations, the Fund specifically reserved some of the grant funds for smaller grassroots organizations and we encourage proposals from local, volunteer-based groups. If your organization has an annual budget of $100,000 or less, the Fund encourages you to apply for a grant of $10,000 or less.


NFL Foundation Grassroot Grants Program

Deadline: October 16, 2017

The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program provides non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local football fields. The program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation, which provides funding, and LISC, which provides technical assistance and manages the program.


Government Grants – Week of August 7, 2017

Fair Housing Initiative Program – Education and Outreach Initiative

Deadline: September 18, 2017

Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI). This Initiative provides funding to organizations that inform the general public about their rights and obligations under the Fair Housing Act. EOI applicants may be funded under the following components based on eligibility: 1. Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) – $7,450,000 a. National-Based Programs – National Media Campaign Component (EOI-NMCC) – $1,000,000 b. Regional/Local/Community Based Program – General Component (EOI-G) – $6,450,000 Under the EOI NOFA, applicants may apply for funding under multiple components as long as the applicant meets the specific eligibility requirements for each component.


Fair Housing Initiatives Program – Fair Housing Organizations Initiative

Deadline: September 18, 2017

HUD will award grants/cooperative agreements under FHOI for each component. based on eligibility: a. Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI) – (1) Continued Development General Component (CDGC) – $500,000; Applicants may apply for funding under each FHIP NOFA and under multiple Components as long as the applicant meets the specific eligibility requirements for each Component (see eligibility chart in Section III.A.1). A separate application must be submitted for each component. However, applicants will be funded in accordance with the funding restrictions listed under Section IV.F.5. Applicants may also apply for funding under multiple Initiatives, as long as the applicant applies under the correct NOFA and in accordance with the funding restrictions listed in each NOFA.


NEA Research – Art Works

Deadline: October 10, 2017

The NEA is interested in research seeking to identify and to examine: • Factors that enhance or inhibit Arts Participation or Arts/Cultural Assets; • Detailed characteristics of Arts Participation or Arts Cultural/Assets, and their interrelationships; • Individual-level outcomes of Arts Participation, including those corresponding with the following domains: • social and emotional well-being • creativity, cognition, and learning • physiological processes of health and healing; and • Societal or community-level outcomes, including those corresponding with the following domains: • civic and corporate innovation • attraction for neighborhoods and businesses • national and/or state-level economic growth.


Previously Highlighted Grants

Foundation Grants – Week of July 31, 2017

Walmart State Foundation Grants

Deadline: August 11, 2017

*This opportunity is only open each cycle for 5 days! It will open on August 7th and close on August 11th. Prepare your materials now!

The State Giving Program invests in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Walmart Foundation has a State Advisory Council in each state, made up of Walmart associates representing local communities. Each Council helps identify local needs within its state, reviews all eligible grant applications and makes funding recommendations to the Walmart Foundation. Councils base recommendations on alignment with Foundation focus areas, state or community needs and program eligibility criteria.


Waitt Foundation – Marine Protected Areas

Deadline: September 8, 2017

Marine science increasingly demonstrates the value of marine protected areas (MPAs) to support biodiversity, improve fisheries management, and provide other important ecosystem services. Many nations have committed to designating 10% of their waters as marine protected areas with some nations committing to 30% MPAs. To support the designation of MPAs, this RFP aims to identify “shovel ready” MPA projects where 6 to 12 months of additional, targeted funding will result in legally-binding MPAs that have the political and social support necessary for implementation success.


Herb Block Foundation – Defending Basic Freedom Grants

Deadline: October 5, 2017 (LOI)

This program helps safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise.Grants are available nationwide. Grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 will be considered. Grants will be considered for one year’s funding. No more than 10% of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of those for general operating support). Grants cannot be used for lobbying or other partisan purposes.

Government Grants – Week of July 31, 2017

Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program

Deadline: August 23, 2017

The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to health care services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. The range and use of telehealth services have expanded over the past decades, along with the role of technology in improving and coordinating care.  Telehealth has proven capabilities to reduce travel time, increase access to specialty care, and improve patient safety, quality of care, and provider support.  Traditional models of telehealth involve care delivered to the patient at a series of originating (or spoke) sites from a specialist working at a distant (or hub) site. Telehealth is a promising tool for providing substance abuse treatment services and support to rural populations.  Communities that lack sufficient substance abuse treatment and other behavioral health professionals can utilize telehealth technologies to increase access to care.


Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Deadline: August 31, 2017

The primary purpose of this grant program is to accomplish the DVPI goals listed below: == 1. Build Tribal, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), and Federal capacity to provide coordinated community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence. == 2. Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families. 3. Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families. 4. == Offer health care provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence. == 5. Respond to the health care needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence. == 6. Incorporate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence. 


Discovery Research Prek – 12

Deadline: November 14, 2017

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.


Previously Highlighted Grants

Foundation Grants – Week of July 24, 2017

Public Welfare Foundation

Deadline: Rolling (LOI)

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. The foundation focuses on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Youth Justice and Workers’ Rights.


William T Grant Foundation

Deadline: September 7, 2017

The Youth Service Improvement Grants (YSIG) program supports activities intended to improve the quality of services for young people ages 5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New York City. The Foundation’s goal is to help strengthen existing youth services by addressing issues or problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact.


The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF)

Deadline: September 8, 2017

  • Grant funds are for one year only.
  • ETAF does not generally fund grantees in consecutive years.
  • Only one application per organization per year.
  • Agencies must have at least 3 years experience in delivering HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Online trainings, curriculum development and website projects will be secondary focus for funding considerations.
  • Grants request amounts generally should not exceed $25,000 – the Foundation prefers request for less than the maximum.


Government Grants – Week of July 24, 2017

Telehealth Center of Excellence

Deadline: August 21, 2017

The primary purpose of this program is to examine the efficacy of telehealth[1] services in rural and urban areas.  The Telehealth Center of Excellence will be located in a public academic medical center that: Has a successful telehealth program with a high annual volume of telehealth visits; Has an established reimbursement structure that allows telehealth services to be financially self-sustaining; and Has established programs that provide telehealth services in medically underserved areas with high chronic disease prevalence and high poverty rates.  The Telehealth Center of Excellence will serve as a national clearinghouse for telehealth research and resources, including technical assistance.


Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Deadline: January 16, 2018

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of librarians, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians.


National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Deadline: January 16, 2018

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.


Previous Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of July 17, 2017

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism 

Deadline: September 29, 2017

The priorities of the Foundation are to meet families’ needs along the way by ensuring (1) Access to Services (2) Active Lifestyles and (3) Adult Independence.

The average grant size will be in the $10,000-$20,000 range.

Requests for multi-year grants (up to three years) only apply to previous Flutie Foundation Grant Recipients.


Kids Run the Nation Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Since 2007, the Road Runner’s Club of America and Kids Run the Nation ha ve assisted running clubs, schools, and community nonprofits interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.

This small grant program is funded by restricted contributions and no funds are used to for administrative purposes. Your contribution to the Kids Run the Nation Fund will help bring the joy of running to kids nationwide and encourage then to live a healthy life.


Nordstom Cares Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Nordstrom is pleased to donate 1% of all our Gift Card sales, including amounts added to existing Gift Cards, to qualified nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Our annual donation is based on Gift Card sales, including those sold at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom.com and authorized retailers, from February 1 through January 31 of the following year. These funds are used to support Nordstrom-directed grants.


Government Grants – Week of July 17, 2017

Hospital-Based Adoption Support Services

Deadline: August 4, 2017

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to award one 18-month discretionary grant to improve hospital-based adoption support services for pregnant and expectant mothers through training of hospital-based adoption support service providers, doctors, and staff who provide pregnancy or adoption information and referrals, using an existing infant adoption awareness training curriculum. The funded project will train these designated staff in accordance with best practice guidelines specific to infant adoption awareness training in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling.


Refugee Career Pathways Program

Deadline: August 29, 2017

Through the RCP Program ORR will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. Allowable activities will include case management, training and technical assistance, specialized English language training, and mentoring. Grantees may also provide refugee participants with financial assistance for costs related to the establishment or re-establishment of credentials, such as obtaining educational credits or enrollment in required certification programs.


Advancing Informal STEM Learning

Deadline: November 6, 2017

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.



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