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 are updated.

Are you looking for more research support than our weekly listing? Do you want help writing and submitting a competitive application for one of the opportunities listed below, or another opportunity you identified? Please contact our team to see how we can help you meet, and exceed, your grant revenue goals for your organization.

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Foundation Grants – Week of April 16, 2018

Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation – Masonry’s B.E.S.T. Community Grant

Deadline: Quarterly. Remaining dates in 2018:  June 15, September 15, December 2018

The Masonry’s B.E.S.T community grant program is most interested in projects that focus on the needs of youth. This grant program supports projects in Michigan. Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000.


Ribbons of Hope: Invest in Women – 2018 Grant

Deadline: June 4, 2018

The goal of Ribbons of Hope is to make a positive impact on the lives of women and their children. Each year Ribbons of Hope awards a $100,000 grant to a Georgia-based non-profit organization that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being or human rights for women and their children.


CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield – Catalyzing Expansion of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

Deadline: May 11, 2018

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to award $1.5 million over two years to programs increasing access to substance use disorder services – including efforts to combat opioid addiction – in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Qualified 501(c)3 organizations and/or public (governmental) health entities can apply for funding for programs to catalyze the expansion of access to outpatient treatment services and care coordination for individuals facing substance use disorders.


Government Grants – Week of April 16, 2018

New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets – 2018 Community Growers Grant Program

Deadline: May 22, 2018

The Community Growers Grant Program will support the development and expansion of community gardens, school gardens and urban farms across New York state. Grants will fund up to 90% of total project costs, not to exceed $25,000.


Department of Housing and Urban Development – Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program

Deadline: June 12, 2018

HUD is making available up to $5,000,000 for Planning Grants, including Planning and Action Grants. Planning Grants are two-year grants that assist communities with severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing in developing a successful neighborhood transformation plan and building the support necessary for that plan to be successfully implemented. Planning and Action Grants are three and a half year planning grants that pair planning with action. HUD estimates that there will be 6 awards.


Department of Health and Human Services – Mental Health Awareness Training Grants

Deadline: June 8, 2018

The purpose of this program is to prepare and train others (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members and their families) on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance. DHHS estimates that there will be 126 awards.


Foundation Grants – Week of April 9, 2018

James Thorpe Foundation – Support for Seniors

Deadline: August 5, 2018

The Thorpe Foundation seeks to foster the vital aging of seniors through support of services which help them to live engaged and independent lives, with a focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged seniors and the frail elderly. The Foundation supports in-home and community-based services which help seniors to remain in their own homes, social and recreational opportunities for seniors which reduce isolation and improve quality of life, and transportation services which reduce barriers to independence and social engagement. The Thorpe Foundation supports 501c3 non-profit organizations located in and serving the City of Minneapolis and the western suburban communities of Minneapolis.


Brookdale Foundation Group – Respite Program

Deadline: June 27, 2018

The Brookdale Foundation Group awards seed grants to service providers that plan to offer new, dementia-specific Group Respite or specialized Early Memory Loss (EML) programming to participants, along with support to caregivers, in order to help individuals remain in their communities.


Best Buy – Community Grants

Deadline: May 31, 2018

As a means to prepare underserved teens for the tech-reliant jobs of the future, the Best Buy Foundation seeks local and regional nonprofit partners offering out-of-school time programs that create hands-on access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. Programs should include hands-on learning opportunities and engage the youth in experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills.


Government Grants – Week of April 9, 2018

Department of Labor – Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Homeless Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF) (referred to collectively as HVRP)

Deadline: May 7, 2018

The purpose of this program is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. An estimated 75 awards will be made.


Department of Defense – Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program

Deadline: June 4, 2018

This program funds nonprofit organizations that train service dogs and connect them with veterans. An estimated 25 awards will be made.


New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision – Trauma Curriculum Development and Program Implementation

Deadline: April 30, 2018

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) invites applications from not-for-profit and for-profit providers for proposals from training and clinical experts to provide a trauma treatment curriculum, staff training, implementation assistance and clinical support in prisons operated by DOCCS.

Foundation Grants – Week of April 2, 2018

Colorado Health Foundation – Activating Places and Spaces Together

Deadline: June 15, 2018 and October 18, 2018

This funding opportunity supports locally-defined, place-specific efforts to get people outdoors and actively engaged in their neighborhoods – together. The goal of the funding opportunity is to help activate existing infrastructure in public places that contributes to a community’s overall health through residential usage and positive experiences. Foundation grant funds will support costs associated with project/program planning and/or implementation for up to one year. In addition, funding for technical assistance for community engagement, communications and marketing is available. Typically, grants range from $5,000 to $100,000.


Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and KaBOOM! – Play Everywhere Challenge

Deadline: April 6, 2018 (early bird deadline) and May 11, 2018 (final deadline) deadlines for Idea Forms

KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation are teaming up to give kids across Southeast Michigan and Western New York more opportunities for kid-driven free play thanks to the newly launched Built to Play initiative. Built to Play will fund the creation of unique play spaces through an exciting new design competition. An award of $720,000 in grants, ranging from $10,000 to $80,000, will be given to winners with great ideas to integrate play into everyday life and unexpected places. Together, we are looking to transform sidewalks and vacant lots, bus stops, waiting areas and beyond through creative installations that will provide more play opportunities to kids who need it most. Applicants apply by submitting a simple idea on an Idea Form. Full applications will be invited in May.


The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation – Small Grants

Deadline: May 4, 2018 (LOI

The Foundation’s Small Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations that promote the health of children in Maine, with general priority given to programs that address the state’s poorest and most underserved populations, e.g., low-income, rural, etc. (The Foundation is not accepting oral health proposals in this grant cycle.) Grants generally range from $3,000 to $15,000.


Government Grants – Week of April 2, 2018

Department of Veterans Affairs – Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces

Deadline: May 2, 2018

The Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program’s purpose is to provide grants to eligible adaptive sports entities to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. There will be an estimated 95 awards of up to $500,000.


Department of Justice – Second Chance Act: Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision

Deadline: May 24, 2018

This program will provide funding to support reentry strategies that address treatment services for youth with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health disorders, reentry services for gang-involved youth, and training and technical assistance to improve community supervision practices for juveniles who are placed on probation or are being released from secure confinement. There will be an estimated 5 awards of up to $450,000 annually.


Department of Agriculture – Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Deadline: May 15, 2018

The OAO’s 2501 Program provides funding to eligible organizations for training and technical assistance projects designed to assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating viable agricultural enterprises. The OAO is committed to ensuring that socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers are able to equitably participate in USDA programs.

Foundation Grants – Week of March 26, 2018

Meyer Memorial Trust – Building Community

Deadline: April 18, 2018 (initial application)

Building Community is one of the Meyer Memorial Trust’s four grant programs that nonprofits in Oregon can apply to this spring. The Building Community portfolio supports work that addresses social, political, economic and other injustices. The Trust invests in nonprofits, networks and collaboratives that strive to change systems and improve conditions for communities that have been and still are unseen, displaced or discriminated against. The Trust is especially interested in partnering with organizations that recognize the different ways that inequities show up in their work and are actively engaged in creating improvements. The additional grant programs are Housing Opportunities, Healthy Environment, and Equitable Education.


Aetna Foundation – Cultivating Healthy Communities

Deadline: April 18, 2018 (initial application)

The Aetna Foundation funds projects that create chances to make healthy choices in our homes, schools, jobs, and neighborhoods. The Foundation invites proposals aligned to its new focus areas of Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. Previous focus areas (physical activity, urban farms, and local food) will still be considered. The Foundation is especially interested in projects that advance resident- or youth-led initiatives, and projects that seek to influence and strengthen local policies that impact residents’ health. The Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program is geared specifically towards nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the contiguous United States. These highly competitive grants will range between $50,000 – $100,000.


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – New England Forests and Rivers Fund

Deadline: April 26, 2018

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the New England Forests and Rivers Fund (NEFRF) to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse native bird populations, as well as freshwater and diadromous fish populations. Projects from throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are invited, as well as projects within the Lake Champlain and Upper Hudson targeted watersheds, with a particular focus on projects that include on-the-ground restoration in New Hampshire. The Foundation will host a webinar about this funding opportunity on March 28 at 2 pm.


Government Grants – Week of March 26, 2018

FEMA –  Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Deadline: April 27, 2018

SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters. SAFER offers grants to support activities in two activities: 1. Hiring of Firefighters 2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters.


Department of Health and Human Services – Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program

Deadline: May 15, 2018

The Office of Refugee Resettlement will provide funding for applicants which, through internal capacity and partnerships, will provide refugee participants with training and technical assistance in professional child care, microenterprise development, and financial literacy; assist refugee participants in navigating the child care licensing process; and provide direct financial assistance as needed to enable participants to prepare their homes for child care business operation. There will be 8 awards of $150,000 to $187,000 annually. An additional related opportunity also due on May 15 is the Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program.


New York State Education Department – Migrant Education Program

Deadline: April 25, 2018

This five-year grant will support eight (8) Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services (METS) program centers across New York State. The program goals of the METS are to support the identification and recruitment of migrant-eligible children and youth, agricultural workers, fishers, and their families, and to provide them with data-driven, evidence-based supplemental educational programs and support services based on their needs.


Foundation Grants – Week of March 19, 2018

van Ameringen Foundation – Mental Health Grants

Deadline: LOI due June 8, 2018

Within its broad focus on mental health, the Foundation encourages innovative and practical grant proposals in areas which: increase the accessibility of mental health services to people and communities with limited financial means and opportunities; offer preventive and early-intervention strategies; and advocate for systemic change with local or national impact. The van Ameringen Foundation provides general support and project specific grants in two overall categories. Direct Service Grants fund direct services and supports for people and communities confronting mental illness, and are 3-year grants of $25,000 to $75,000 annually. Non-Direct Service Grants fund advocacy (3-year grants, up to $250,000 annually), media/dissemination of knowledge to improve the mental health system, and training (these two grants are both are 3-year grants, $25,000 to $75,000 annually). The van Ameringen Foundation provides grants in metropolitan New York and Philadelphia, as well as advocacy support at the national level.


Sisters Health Foundation – Responsive Grants Program

Deadline: LOI due July 19, 2018

The Responsive Grants Program is a competitive grants program in which applicants can apply for project, capacity building, equipment or technology, small capital projects, or general operating support in support of the organization’s mission. Projects must advance oral health, healthy lifestyles, or health equity in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Grants will range between $500 and $50,000.


American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP) – Free Clinics Program

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Family Medicine Cares USA provides monetary grants to help new, free clinics open their doors. Applicants for a Family Medicine Cares USA grant must be a new clinic nearing completion of the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinic development process and have an AAFP member in a leadership role within the clinic. Grants will be up to $10,000.


Government Grants – Week of March 19, 2018

Department of Defense – Grants to Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Programs (MCASP)

Deadline: May 2, 2018

The DoDEA Education Partnership and Resource Branch is now accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Grants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) for Military-Connected Academic and Support Programs. Awards will be made to LEAs on behalf of their eligible school(s).  These grants support research-based strategies that enhance student achievement and ease the challenges that military children face due their parents military service. To qualify all participating schools must have 15 percent or greater military-connected student enrollment for school year (SY) 2017-18. The enrollment numbers should be verifiable from the districts U.S. Department of Education Impact Aid totals and/or the State Military Student Identifier data. DoDEA will host a webinar on March 28, 2018 to guide the 2018 DoDEA grant applicants as they write their applications. DoDEA projects that 30 awards will be made of $250,000 to $1,250,000 annually.


Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance – Operational Support for AIDS Housing (OSAH)

Deadline: May 4, 2018

The intent of OSAH is to help establish and maintain a viable continuum of residential opportunities for previously homeless persons with HIV/AIDS and their families living in supportive housing created through or renovated with the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP). Many applicants for housing for persons with HIV/AIDS find it difficult to secure adequate funding both to maintain the physical plant and meet the support services needs of residents. OSAH funds help provide the necessary operational support to assist HHAP-funded AIDS housing programs in meeting the support services needs of their residents and covering maintenance and operating expenses. Grants may fund up to five years of services and operational support to eligible projects. This grant is open to organizations in New York State.


New York State Department of Health – Community Based Organization (CBO) Planning Grant Reissue for the Rest of State Region

Deadline: May 4, 2018

The New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Progarms has re-issued this Request for Applications (RFA) to announce the availability of funds for the support of community based organizations (CBOs) in specific targeted areas that remain un-served/underserved as part of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. This RFA is intended to solicit applications for grants to assist CBO Consortiums in planning activities to identify business requirements and formulate strategies for short-term needs. This also includes longer term plans that the CBO consortium may envision in system transformation. Overall, this will allow them to better position themselves for continuing engagement with Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in DSRIP projects, and consequently, value based payment and contracting. This RFA is limited to applicants located in the Rest of State Region.


Foundation Grants – Week of March 12, 2018

Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times  – Newman’s Own Awards

Deadline: April 25, 2018

Every day, service members, veterans, and their families rise to the challenge of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while facing the unique trials that come with having dedicated their lives in service to our nation. These families often face long deployments and separation, and many must cope with the long-term effects associated with service. Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times join together in presenting $200,000 in grants to the most creative military quality of life improvement plans. Each grantee will receive up to $50,000.


Wells Fargo Regional Foundation – Neighborhood Planning Grants

Deadline: August 31, 2018

The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation awards Neighborhood Planning Grants and Neighborhood Implementation Grants to support long-term, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization. The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and families living in low-income communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by concentrating resources on comprehensive, neighborhood-based economic and community development initiatives. Neighborhood Planning Grants will fund the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans, and will range from $25,000 to $100,000. An Introduction to Neighborhood Planning Workshop will be held on May 16 in Philadelphia, PA. The Wells Fargo Foundation also makes Neighborhood Implementation Grants to implement community development projects. More information can be found on the funder’s website.


Delta Dental of Kansas – Community Dental Health Grants

Deadline: April 9, 2018

Community-based oral health programs in Kansas are encouraged to apply for grants for programs designed to improve oral health. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose programs focus on improving the oral health of low-income children and senior citizens; however, all grant submissions will be considered. Community Dental Health Grants will be provided for new initiatives, new components of existing programs, start-up funding or one-time events that will include one or more of the following grant criteria: 1) Prevention and education; 2) Significant and/or large impact; or 3) Sustainable, innovative solutions. Each grantee will receive up to $150,000.


Government Grants – Week of March 12, 2018

Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee – Highway Safety Grants

Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Highway Safety grant funds local, state and not-for-profit agencies in New York State to address particular highway safety problems in their jurisdictions. Proposals must address one of the program areas included in the state’s Highway Safety Strategic Plan, which can be found online at www.SafeNY.ny.gov/hsdata.htm. Program areas considered for the general Highway Safety Grant funding include: occupant protection; traffic enforcement; motorcycle safety; traffic records; community programs; programs that impact younger drivers or older drivers; pedestrian safety; roadway safety and impaired driving. Additional grant opportunities from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, also due on May 1, include Police Traffic Services (PTS), which funds police overtime to conduct traffic enforcement operations, and Child Passenger Safety (CPS), which funds child passenger safety programs such as car seat distribution programs for low-income families.


Department of Agriculture – Farmer’s Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

Deadline: May 7, 2018

The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Eligible entities include agricultural businesses, agricultural cooperatives, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks, CSA associations, economic development corporations, local governments, nonprofit corporations, producer networks, producer associations, public benefit corporations, regional farmers’ market authorities, and tribal governments. DOA projects that there will be 60 awards of $50,000 to $500,000.


Department of Agriculture – Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)

Deadline: May 7, 2018

The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers grant funds with a 25% match to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. There are two types of project applications are accepted under LFPP—planning grants and implementation grants. Applicants can apply for either but will receive only one type of grant in the same grant cycle. Eligible entities may apply if they support local and regional food business enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products. Such entities may include: agricultural businesses and cooperatives, producer networks and associations, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks and associations, other agricultural business entities (for-profit groups), nonprofit and public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers’ market authorities, and .ocal and tribal governments. DOA projects that there will be 60 awards of $25,000 to $500,000.


Foundation Grants – Week of March 5, 2018

Retirement Research Foundation – Responsive Grants Program

Deadline: May 1, 2018 and August 1, 2018

The Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. RRF’s Responsive Grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas: Advocacy, Direct Service, Professional Education and Training, and Research. The foundation offers feedback to applicants who send Letters of Inquiry. Direct Service grants are restricted to nonprofit organizations located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation –  Early Childhood Care and Education: Health Equity in Action

Deadline: April 10, 2018

The goal of this funding opportunity is to make a healthy difference in communities by advancing health equity in early childhood care and education. To achieve this goal, the foundation will fund work that will increase access to and quality of early childhood care and education for children 0–5 years old. Successful applicants will focus on creating or contributing to systems change in early childhood care and education settings to decrease inequities. Early Childhood Care and Education: Health Equity in Action will provide grants of up to $100,000 each per year.  Applicants can apply for one- or two-year grants.


Northwest Health Foundation – Impact Partnership: Families Leading for Health and Education

Deadline: April 4, 2018 (required Letter of Intent), and June 14, 2018 (full proposal)

Northwest Health Foundation, along with the Health and Education Fund partners, is investing in efforts to support parent, family and community leadership and engagement to improve outcomes in early learning, education and healthcare for children by addressing change at the intersection of these sectors. The Fund partners will grant approximately $1,000,000 in 2018 and $1,500,000 in 2019 to community-based organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Health and Education Fund seeks to partner with community-based organizations committed to working with parents, families and community members as partners and leaders to affect systems change. Efforts should focus on children from prenatal to age eight and complement existing state and regional initiatives in early learning, education and healthcare. Project activities and outcomes should focus on addressing change at the intersection of these sectors.


Government Grants – Week of March 5, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency – Pollution Prevention Grant Program

Deadline: April 26, 2018

EPA is announcing a grant competition to fund two-year Pollution Prevention assistance agreements for projects expected to be performed in each EPA region that provide technical assistance and/or training to businesses/facilities to help them adopt source reduction approaches (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.


FEMA –  Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Deadline: April 27, 2018

SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters. SAFER offers grants to support activities in two activities: 1. Hiring of Firefighters 2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters.


NYS Office of Mental Health – Residential Treatment Facility Pilot Program: Reducing Lengths of Stay

Deadline: April 11, 2018

Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) intervention is successful when a discharged youth has sustained positive outcomes from an admission. Research has shown that sustained positive outcomes result largely from a RTF’s ability to implement intensive, creative, flexible and evidenced based treatment interventions with clinical urgency for youth and their families during admission (Lyons et al., 2009). The 2017-18 New York State (NYS) Enacted Budget reflected continued support for RTF transformation by including appropriation language to authorize resources for RTF Pilots as follows: “up to $5,000,000 may be used to provide State aid to voluntary non-profit agencies, as defined in the mental hygiene law, for expenditures incurred in the operation of residential treatment facilities for children and youth, including but not limited to, expenditures related to the transition to managed care from fee for service and re-design pilots/projects (NYS, 2017).”  RTFs will be expected to propose what program changes and internal processes are most effective at producing sustained positive outcomes for those they serve.


Foundation Grants – Week of February 26, 2018

New York State Health Foundation – Special Projects Fund

Deadline: March 13, 2018 (online inquiry form) and May 16, 2018 (full proposal)

The Special Projects Fund supports projects that are outside of the foundation’s focus areas of Building Healthy Communities, Empowering Healthcare Consumers, and Veterans’ Health.  All projects must have an impact on New Yorkers either at a local, regional, or statewide level. Special Projects Fund awards should be considered one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities. NYSHealth issues two funding cycles for Special Projects Fund through a request for proposals (RFP) each year.


Medica Foundation – Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Health, and Nonprofit Core Mission Grants

Deadline: April 6, 2018 (Behavioral Health), May 11, 2018 (Early Childhood Health), August 24, 2018 (Nonprofit Core Mission)

The Medica Foundation’s grant programs support projects in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. The foundation funds behavioral health programs focused on a continuum of care that provide intensive, person-centered, multidisciplinary services using evidence-based screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment and/ or prevention services. The foundation funds early childhood health programs that focus on developing healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children. The foundation funds health-related programming of nonprofit organizations located outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.


New York Life Foundation – Grief Reach

Deadline: April 5, 2018 and July 26, 2018

In 2011, the Foundation started the Grief Reach Grant program* in partnership with the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) to expand the reach and access of local bereavement programs and services to underserved youth. The Grief Reach grant program expands the reach and access of local bereavement programs and services to underserved youth. There are two funding opportunities: Community Expansion Grants and Capacity Building Grants for agencies that provide bereavement support services to children and teenagers. Community Expansion grants fund program expansion to include bereaved children and teens not currently served by existing services. Capacity Building grants allow nonprofits to secure the professional and timely assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness. Each funding opportunity has two application cycles per year.


Government Grants – Week of February 26, 2018

New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) – Multiple Opportunities

Deadline: March 28, 2018

A multitude of funding opportunities to support projects in a variety of artistic disciplines and program delivery mechanisms are currently available from NYSCA, including: Theatre, Visual Arts, State and Local Partnership, Presenting, Museum, Music, Literature, Individual Artists, Folk Arts, Facilities, Electronic Media and Film, Dance, Arts Education, and Architecture and Design.


New York State Education Department (NYSED) – Math and Science Partnerships Program

Deadline: April 6, 2018

The overarching purpose of this grant is to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science through partnerships that enhance teaching of elementary and secondary teachers (PK-12). Through partnerships between local school districts and Institutions of Higher Education, teachers participate in professional learning opportunities that strengthen content-pedagogical knowledge and instructional practices in mathematics and science. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments in Institutions of Higher Education are at the core of an innovative comprehensive systems approach to enhance teaching and learning.


Department of Health and Human Services – Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes

Deadline: April 5, 2018

The purpose of TLP and MGH grant programs are to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and/or pregnant and parenting youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent child(ren). Both projects must provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for 18 months.


Foundation Grants – Week of February 19, 2018

John T. Gorman Foundation – Direct Services Grant Program

Deadline: March 30, 2018

The Direct Services Grant Program funds programs and organizations that provide quality supports and services to address the immediate basic needs of low-income Mainers (e.g.: food, shelter, clothing, physical and mental health, transportation, etc.). This grant program provides both program/project funding and general operating support. The Foundation will consider grant requests of up to $25,000, from a broad spectrum of non-profit organizations that provide direct services under existing programs over a 12-month period.


Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta – General Operating Support Cycle

Deadline: March 9, 2018 (pre-proposal)

The Community Foundation’s General Operating Support cycle provides nonprofits with unrestricted funding to achieve their missions. General operating support grants are flexible and allow funds to be used when and where they’re most needed. These grants are highly competitive. Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000 for each 12-month period, and may be awarded for 12 or 24 months. Each grantee will be asked to identify annual goals and to report on progress and challenges every 12 months.


Braitmayer Foundation – Education Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2018 (Letter of Inquiry)

The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are: 1) Curricular and school reform initiatives, and 2) Preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The Foundation awards Grants up to $35,000. This grant cycle takes one full year from submission of a Letter of Inquiry to notification and may include a site visit.


Government Grants – Week of February 19, 2018

SAMHSA – Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

Deadline: March 29, 2018

The DFC Support Program has two goals: 1) Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth, and 2) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant. This is a five-year grant, with an anticipated award amount of up to $125,000 per year.


NYS OCFS – Infant/Toddler Regional Services

Deadline: March 21, 2018

Infant/Toddler Regional services will be funded to address, on a statewide basis, the unique and special needs of the I/T population. Contracts will be awarded in each of the seven regions across the state. Lead agencies will develop and coordinate I/T services in partnership with OCFS. Lead agencies will be expected to collaborate with Child Care Resource and Referral Centers (CCR&Rs) within each of their corresponding regions. I/T Regional Services will be provided to promote an understanding of the importance of, and strategies for improving, the quality of care for infants and toddlers.


NYS OCFS – Child Care Resource and Referral Services, Including Legally-exempt Caregiver Enrollment Services

Deadline: March 21, 2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) seeks proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations to act as CCR&Rs to supply vital child care services to parents, providers, employers, and communities across New York State. CCR&R services include information on the components of quality child care; referrals to child care providers and programs; and technical assistance to child care providers and programs.

Foundation Grants – Week of February 12, 2018

The Mary Kay Foundation – Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Every October, The Mary Kay Foundation observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by awarding grants to deserving women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. In 2017, The Foundation awarded $3 million in grants to more than 150 women’s shelters. Each year, The Foundation awards a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies. Any remaining funds are distributed based on state population.


First Nations Development Institute – Native Youth and Culture Fund

Deadline: March 8, 2018

First Nations began investing in Native youth by launching the Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) in 2002 to partner with tribes, Native nonprofit organizations and Native community groups working in rural and reservation-based communities seeking ways to preserve, strengthen and/or renew Native culture and tradition among youth. First Nations seeks to fund projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues.


BJH Foundation for Senior Services – Enhancing Life for Jewish Adults

Deadline: March 9, 2018

The purpose of BJH Foundation is to enhance the lives of Jewish adults residing in North and South Carolina by distributing grants to organizations providing activities, services and programs for Jewish adults in accordance with Jewish values and beliefs. Grants are awarded to meet a variety of physical, mental and social needs of Jewish adults.
BJH Foundation desires to support new, innovative, community-based programs. BJH Foundation invites potential grantees to help develop methods to identify underserved Jewish adults.


Government Grants – Week of February 12, 2018

FEMA – Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

Deadline: March 16, 2018

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.


Department of Health and Human Services – School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program

Deadline: April 17, 2018

FY 2019 SBHCC awards will increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in operational school-based health centers (SBHCs), by funding minor alteration/renovation (A/R) projects and/or purchase of moveable equipment, including telehealth equipment. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal will support the provision of effective, efficient, quality health care, and lead to improvements in access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services at the SBHC site(s). DHHS has projected that 100 awards will be made.


Department of Education – Native American Career and Technical Education Program 

Deadline: March 19, 2018

NACTEP provides grants to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (the Act) and that benefit Native Americans and Alaska Natives. The following entities are eligible to apply under this competition: (1) A federally recognized Indian Tribe. (2) A Tribal organization. (3) An Alaska Native entity. (4) A Bureau-funded school, except for a Bureau-funded school proposing to use its award to support secondary school CTE programs. ED has projected that 30 awards will be made.

Foundation Grants – Week of February 5, 2018

The Dekko Foundation – Early Childhood Development Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Through the Early Childhood Development Grants, The Dekko Foundation seeks make a measurable difference in: 1) The number of parents who thrive in their role as their child’s first and best teacher; 2) The number of homes, childcare centers and preschools that put child development principles into practice; 3) The number of early childhood programs with the ability to support children’s development; and 4) The level of community involvement in the development of children ages birth to five. These grants support projects in AL, IN, IA, MN.


Silver Family Foundation – Transitional Youth Development Grant Program

Deadline: LOI accepted on an ongoing basis; invited applications due March 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018

The Silver Family Foundation focuses on transitional youth development programs that offer in-depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth. The foundation prioritize programs that have a proven track record of improving outcomes around key youth development and academic benchmarks including 3rd grade reading, high school graduation, college attainment and completion. The Silver Family Foundation supports projects in Oregon and Washington.


Kessler Foundation – Community Employment Grants

Deadline: April 9, 2018

Kessler Foundation awards Community Employment Grants annually to support employment solutions that increase employment and career outcomes for New Jersey citizens with disabilities. The purpose of Community Employment Grants are to increase employment opportunities and career advancement for individuals with disabilities. Areas include transition-to-work for youth and adults, employment-related transportation issues, vocational training, workplace preparation, and strategies to support recruitment, hiring, placement, and retention. Other related projects or programs may be considered at the discretion of the Trustees.


Government Grants – Week of February 5, 2018

SAMHSA – Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness

Deadline: March 9, 2018

The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of the local implementation of an infrastructure that integrates behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or co-occurring disorder (i.e., a serious mental illness [SMI] and substance use disorder [SUD] or a serious emotional disturbance [SED] and SUD who are experiencing homelessness). The goal of this program is to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services, peer support and other recovery support services, and linkages to sustainable permanent housing.


NYSED – Child Abduction Prevention Education Program

Deadline: March 30, 2018

The purpose of this program is to assist public school districts, school libraries, and School Library Systems to develop or adopt a curriculum and training program designed for K-8 students, parents, teachers, school librarians, and support staff to aid in the prevention of child abduction. This program supports projects in New York.


NYS OCFS – Pre-College Program for Legally Blind Students

Deadline: March 14, 2018

The purpose of this program is to establish a Pre-College Program for legally blind student entering their senior year of high school. This program will assist participants in refining their academic, social, and independent living skills before commencing full time college studies, through a four week on-campus experience. This program supports projects in New York.


Foundation Grants – Week of January 29, 2018

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Networks for School Improvement

Deadline: February 21, 2018

A Networks for School Improvement (NSI) is a group of secondary schools working in partnership with an Intermediary organization to use a continuous improvement process to significantly increase the number of Black, Latino, and low-income students who earn a high school diploma, enroll in a postsecondary institution, and are on track in their first year to earn a credential with labor-market value. Secondary school teams work collaboratively to identify, test, and refine solutions that target a problem and reach an aim common across the network. An NSI’s aim is to improve outcomes that are predictive of high school graduation and postsecondary success.


William T. Grants – Youth Services Improvement Grants

Deadline: March 8, 2018

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. Our goal is to help strengthen existing youth services by addressing issues or problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact.


ASPCA Equine Fund

Deadline: Rolling

The ASPCA Equine Fund provides grants to U.S. nonprofit equine welfare organizations and other animal welfare organizations that care for horses, mules, donkeys and ponies in alignment with our efforts to protect all equines. The ASPCA Equine Fund grants program seeks to award equine organizations that strive to achieve best practices both in nonprofit management and equine care. Unsolicited grants are generally awarded in amounts from $500-$5,000 and seldom exceed 10% of an organization’s current annual operating budget. A site visit may be required before or as a condition of a grant.


Government Grants – Week of January 29, 2018

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

*Forecasted* NOFA Release: February 12, 2018

*Forecasted* Deadline: March 16, 2018

The purpose of the FP&S Grant Program is to enhance the safety of the public and
firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by assisting fire prevention
programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development.
In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA shall consider the following:
• The findings and recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP);
• The degree to which an award will reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage
by reducing the risks associated with fire-related and other hazards; and
• The extent of an applicant’s need for an FP&S Grant and the need to protect the
United States as a whole.


Women & Minorities in STEM Fields

Deadline: March 28, 2018

This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) National leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.


NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (FY 2018)

Deadlines: May 7, 2018

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, this solicitation is seeking coastal habitat restoration projects that build resilience by conserving and restoring sustainable ecosystem processes and functions and reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure from the impacts of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. This program supports activities that restore or create natural infrastructure and natural landscape features to provide valuable ecosystem functions and services, such as habitat for fish, improved water quality and quantity, flood reduction, and erosion protection. Proposed projects should also support sustainable fisheries managed by NOAA under the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Managed Species), contribute to the recovery of protected resources managed by NOAA under the Endangered Species Act (Listed Species) – including species identified by NMFS as “Species in the Spotlight,” and/or benefit native fish species of the Great Lakes.


Foundation Grants – Week of January 22, 2018

US Soccer Foundation

Deadline: January 26, 2018 (LOI)

The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on both an annual basis (Program grants) and through a rolling process (Safe Places to Play grants) to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game — from assisting programs with operational costs to creating Safe Places to Play.


Dollar General Family Literacy Grants

Deadline: February 22, 2018

Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components:

  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children’s Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)


The Lawrence Foundation

Deadline: April 30, 2018

The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although their interests are fairly diverse and may lead the foundation into other areas on an occasional basis. The foundation makes both program and operating grants and does not have any geographic restrictions on its grants.

Government Grants – Week of January 22, 2018

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Grants aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials.


Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

Deadline: April 17, 2018

HUD will select up to 11 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Five of the 11 selected communities will be rural communities.

The purpose of the YHDP is to learn how communities can successfully approach the goal of preventing and ending youth homelessness by building comprehensive systems of care for young people rather than implementing individual or unconnected projects that serve this population. In order to effectively implement a system that addresses the needs of youth experiencing homelessness, Continuums of Care (CoCs) must understand the subgroups of homeless youth – including unaccompanied youth, pregnant and parenting, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ), and minor age youth – experiencing homelessness and the unique challenges they face within their communities.


Department of Education – EIR Grants

Deadline: (Forecasted): May 15, 2018

There are three types of Education, Innovation and Research (EIR) grants:

1. Early Phase

2. Mid Phase

3. Expansion

Foundation Grants – Week of January 15, 2018

The Herb Block Foundation – Pathways Out of Poverty

Deadline: February 7, 2018

The Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged.

Applicants for the Pathways Out of Poverty Program must be located in /and or provide services in the greater Washington, DC region which we define as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia and Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland.


AstraZeneca – Connections for Cardiovascular Health

Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Applications don’t open until February 5, 2018)

In support of its overall mission to improve health, the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation launchedConnections for Cardiovascular HealthSM (CCH), a program with the mission of improving cardiovascular health in the United States.

CCH provides grants to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations engaged in charitable work at the community level in the United States in support of the program’s mission. Since its inception in 2010, the Foundation’s CCH program has funded programs providing innovative, community-based approaches to improving cardiovascular health across the United States. CCH-funded programs use culturally appropriate approaches with measurable outcomes to address specific unmet needs of communities across the country, especially underserved communities.


Hanley Family Foundation

Deadline: March 31, 2018

The Foundation supports organizations whose primary focus is to help individuals to recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder.

Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly attractive to HFF.


Baseball Tomorrow Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2018

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply.

Government Grants – Week of January 15, 2018

OVW FY 2018 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program Solicitation

Deadline: February 21, 2018

Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program supports community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


OVW FY 2018 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program

Deadline: February 22, 2018

The Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.


NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Deadline: March 12, 2018

The objective of the Fiscal Year 2018 NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Grants solicitation is to provide federal financial and technical assistance to habitat restoration projects that both meet NOAA’s mission to restore coastal habitats and support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) (https://www.glri.us/actionplan/pdfs/glri-action-plan-2.pdf) goal to protect and restore habitats to sustain healthy populations of native fish species in the eight U.S. Great Lakes states (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota). NOAA delivers funding and technical expertise to restore Great Lakes coastal habitats.


Environmental Education Local Grants Program — Solicitation Notice for 2018

*All regions have open solicitations on Grants.gov – Link is to just one region.*

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 02 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.


Drug-Free Communities

Deadline: March 29, 2018

The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20). The DFC Support Program has two goals: 1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth*. 2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. *For the purposes of this FOA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of January 8, 2018

AccessLex – Unsolicited Grant Program

Deadline: January 31, 2018 (LOI)

To be considered for funding, a proposal must seek to improve directly, or, in the case of research-oriented proposals, develop data, facts or conclusions that further the understanding of:

  • Improving access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Increasing the affordability and financing options for students pursuing legal education; and,
  • Enhancing the value and relevance of legal education.


The Donaghue Foundation

Deadline: February 5, 2018 (LOI)

For the 2018 cycle, the Foundation welcomes all topics that relate to improving the health of elders in care facilities but is particularly interested in receiving letters of intent on the following topics:

  • The treatment of substance abuse and dependency or other mental health conditions other than delirium and dementia
  • Healthcare decisions by conservators or guardians and their effects on residents of care facilities
  • Interventions that improve oral health
  • Interventions that reduce disparities in health status

Researchers applying for this grant must identify a stakeholder in the care delivery or policy arena with whom they will either consult or collaborate and who is willing to work with the researcher to develop a research product that may be readily used to improve care or quality of life.


Signature Employment Grants

Deadline: February 18, 2018

Signature Employment Grants are awarded nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, or social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance or advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner. Signature Grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities, unless there is a significant scale, scope, or replicable component. Innovation lies at the core of all Signature Employment Grants. We define innovation as a new idea or process that will improve systems to increase employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Innovation can often improve systems already in place. Innovation requires careful analysis of the needs of individuals served: identifying the idea, program, service, or workflow necessary to promote employment.


Government Grants – Week of January 8, 2018

Office of Violence Against Women (numerous opportunities just released!)

OVW FY 2018 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program Solicitation

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations.


OVW FY 2018 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

Deadline: February 16, 2018

The Transitional Housing Program makes grants to programs to provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing, as a result of a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.


OVW FY 2018 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (formerly known as the Arrest Program)

Deadline: February 27, 2018

This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging partnerships between state, local, and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions and rape crisis centers, to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations.


Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families

Forecasted Deadline: May 27, 2018

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to fund demonstration projects that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies that embrace proactive efforts to build on the strengths of families, including those at high risk for child maltreatment, and enhance the capacity of communities to address the well-being needs of families before more formal intervention is warranted. The five-year projects will address site specific issues in order to reduce the number of referrals to the public child welfare agency.


Stand Down Grants

Deadline: December 31, 2020 (Rolling deadline)

Stand Down grant funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work. Veterans experiencing homelessness do not always have access to basic hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and appearance. Lack of shelter limits their ability to prepare for and present themselves at job interviews or be contacted for follow-up. Basic services such as showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services provided at SD events can give participants a greater sense of self and an opportunity to improve their chances of securing and maintaining employment.Each year, VETS sets funds aside from the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) budget activity to award SD grants. Stand Down funding is a non-competitive grant awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available annual funding is exhausted. VETS will continue to accept applications and process when additional funds become available.The maximum amount that can be awarded, per applicant for a geographic area, in a fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) is $7,000 for a one-day event and $10,000 for a multi-day event. Grants may be awarded to multiple organizations that conduct SD events in the same general area so long as there is no commingling of federal funds.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of January 1, 2018

Tony Hawk Foundation

Deadline: January 10, 2018

Since its inception, the Tony Hawk Foundation has sought to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs focusing on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities, and other causes in the U.S. and overseas. The Foundation favors projects that have strong community involvement, grassroots fundraising, and a base of support from the skaters, parents, law enforcement, and local leaders.


Delta Dental – Brighter Futures Grant Program

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Each year, the Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support through its Brighter Futures Community Grants program to various community organizations and programs which promote/provide oral health care for children and/or adults.

This year, the DDF will be providing $150,000 to support programs that focus on adult and/or children’s oral health.

  • Brighter Futures Community Grants program is limited to a maximum of $5,000 per grant.
  • Grants must be dedicated to local not-for-profit programs designed to promote oral health in Michigan, Indiana and/or Ohio.
  • Of particular interest are programs designed to promote/improve the oral health of underserved or at-risk populations and to those which have an oral health education component.


Arthur Vining Davis Foundation – Private Higher Education Grants

Deadline: February 16, 2018 (LOI)

Private Higher Education grant proposals will be considered in the following general areas:

  • Leadership development for faculty, students, and senior leaders
  • Interfaith literacy and leadership for curriculum, student, and faculty research
  • Environmental stewardship and sustainability in research, curriculum, and experience
  • Student and faculty intellectual inquiry, including faculty development and support for student – faculty undergraduate research
  • Diversity, inclusion, and support for underserved education constituencies

Government Grants – Week of January 1, 2018

Assistance to Firefighter Grants

Deadline: February 2, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for eligible activities.

*There are numerous webinars being offered about the AFG funding opportunity for free from FEMA this week and next, be sure to attend!*


Save America’s Treasures – Preservation (Construction) Projects

Deadline: February 21, 2018

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Save America’s Treasures – Collections

Deadline: February 21, 2018

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


NEH – Summer Seminars and Institutes

Deadline: February 22, 2018

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes grants broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities in supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of K-12 educators or college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources; • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; • contribute to the intellectual growth of the of participants; and • build lasting communities of inquiry. An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system.



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