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 grantmaker 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 February 20, 2017

Finish Line Grants

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Programmatic Grants: Up to $5,000: Opportunities for kids to participate in community-based
youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids.

Founder’s Grants: $5,000 – $25,000: Emergency needs that would somehow be keeping the
organization from providing current services, such as natural disasters or other unforeseen fiscal

Legacy Grants: $10,000 – $75,000: New facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.


School Grants for Healthy Kids

Deadline: April 7, 2017

There are two open grant programs:

1- School Breakfast Grants

Up to 500 schools will receive grant awards ranging from $500 to $3,000 to support increased breakfast participation.

2 – Game On Grants

Action for Healthy Kids will award approximately 600 schools with Game On grants for the 2017-2018 school year. These grants provide funding for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as health-promoting.


Motorola Solutions Foundation

Deadline: February 24, 2017 (LOI) – Public safety and/or technology education programming

In particular, the foundation focuses on:

  • Education – Supporting programs that advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, preparing our next generation of innovators
  • Public safety – Making our communities safer by using our leadership in public safety innovation to provide resources to first responders and the communities they serve


Government Grants – Week of February 20, 2017

NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

Deadline: May 9, 2017

NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national initiative to increase aquaculture production in the short-term (2-4 years). This competition is designed to foster the expansion of sustainable U.S. marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. Successful applications must outline integrated projects that clearly address major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting United States aquaculture production.


2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants – Targeted Priority

Deadline: May 10, 2017

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. This competition is for applicants proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in the following two areas: Healthy Futures – Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and Safer Communities – Strengthening law enforcement and community relations.


Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Deadline: June 6, 2017

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.


Last Week’s Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of February 13, 2017

NEFA – Creative City Grants

Deadline: February 21, 2017

Creative City grants enable artists to create projects of all disciplines that take place in the public realm in the city of Boston and that integrate public participation into the artistic process and/or presentation.


Florida Humanities Council – Community Project Grants

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Community Project grants provide support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities. Projects may include lecture series and panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, oral history projects, exhibitions, and the development of cultural resources that complement public programming.


NEA – Learning & Leading Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Our Learning & Leadership Grants support National Education Association (NEA) members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:

  • Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research
  • Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.


Government Grants – Week of February 13, 2017

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Deadline: March 22, 2017

The Upward Bound (UB) Program is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs. The UB Program is a discretionary grant program that supports projects designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter into, and succeed in, a program of postsecondary education. There are three types of grants under the UB Program: UB; Veterans UB; and UB Math and Science (UBMS) grants. In this notice we invite applications for UBMS grants only.


FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program – Phase II

Deadline: April 14, 2017

This NOFO provides an opportunity to all NIST SBIR FY 2016 Phase I awardees to submit a Phase II application following completion of Phase I. In Phase II, work from Phase I that exhibits potential for commercial application is further developed. Phase II is the R&D or prototype development phase. To apply for a Phase II award, each Phase I awardee is required to submit a comprehensive application outlining the research.


*Forecast* Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP): Creating and Sustaining Dementia-Capable Service Systems for People with Dementia and their Family Caregivers

Deadline: May 1, 2017

There are two parts to this funding opportunity, Part A and Part B, both opportunties are limited to eligible state governments and also subject to the following limitations. Part A, “traditional” ADSSP three year cooperative agreements, is limited to states that have not already received ADSSP systems integration grants (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Part B, 18 month expansion grants, is limited to those states that received ADSSP systems integration grants in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and desire to expand on a specific component of their program. The states that already have expansion grants in place, are not eligible to apply for a second one.


*Forecast* Lifespan Respite Care Program: Grants to New States

Anticipated Deadline: May 12, 2017

ACL will fund up to 2 cooperative agreements with a federal funding level of up to $200,000 per award for a 36 month project period, pending the availability of Federal funds Eligible state agencies funded under this announcement shall use grant funds for planning, establishing and expanding/enhancing Lifespan Respite Care systems in the states, including new and planned emergency respite services, training and recruiting respite workers and volunteers and assisting caregivers with gaining access to needed services.

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