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.

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Foundation Grants – Week of October 16, 2017

Kelly for Kids Foundation

Deadline: October 23, 2017 (Postmark deadline)

The Kelly for Kids Foundation Community Grants are awarded to charitable not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organizations whose primary mission is to assist children in need in the Western New York area. In particular, it funds health and social service organizations that serve the disabled and/or economically disadvantaged youth.


People with Disabilities Foundation Grant Program

Deadline: November 6, 2017

PWDF’s mission is to provide education and advocacy for people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities, so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life.  PWDF currently accomplishes its mission through two programs:   Advocacy and Public Awareness and Education.

PWDF is continuing the development of its grant program.  Grants may be used for a specific program, project, or general operating expenses if related to a specific project or program in furtherance of providing advocacy, education, vocational, or other services to people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities.


Terra Foundation

Deadline: March 1, 2018 (Letter of Inquiry)

The Terra Foundation supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or take place in Chicago, where they are headquartered.


Government Grants – Week of October 16, 2017

NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program

Deadline: December 20, 2017

The California B-WET Program is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire the San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds. Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs): http://www.noaa.gov/explainers/noaa- meaningful-watershed-educational-experience for students and related professional development for teachers. These MWEEs integrate field experiences with classroom activities and instruction in NOAA-related science content.


*Forecast* Title X – Family Planning Grants

Deadline: January 3, 2018

The announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. The Title X statute specifies that local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated.


*Forecast* Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers and their Families

Deadline: March 30, 2018

The Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) grant program provides support for States and tribes to develop and implement programs to improve the educational, health, and social outcomes for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The PAF aims to strengthen access to and completion of education (secondary and postsecondary); improve child and maternal health outcomes; improve pregnancy planning and spacing and reduce the likelihood of repeat teen pregnancies; increase parenting skills for mothers, fathers, and families; strengthen co-parenting relationships and marriage where appropriate, increase positive paternal involvement; decrease intimate partner violence; and raise awareness of available resources.


Foundation Grants – Week of October 9, 2017

AARP – Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

Deadline: October 24, 2017

AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, safe, secure, and affordable housing, a steady income and economic opportunities to grow and protect financial assets, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, this grant competition seeks evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be brought to scale.

Through this grant competition, AARP hopes to scale interventions, with independent evaluations demonstrating evidence of effectiveness, which serve vulnerable older adults, to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness.


Annie’s Grants for Gardens

Deadline: November 11, 2017

Annie’s offers Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help build school gardens. Since 2008, the program has directly funded almost 400 gardens, to use gardens to help connect kids to real food. Grants can be used for starting new grants or expanding an edible school garden.


Chesapeake Bay Trust – Environmental Education

Deadline: December 8, 2017

The Trust seeks to increase environmental stewardship through environmental education by providing grants that build and/or expand pre-K through 12 environmental literacy programs using the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) model. MWEEs are investigations into local environmental issues that include both learning in the classroom and learning outdoors and culminate in students addressing their issue through action projects in their community. MWEEs incorporate a number of best environmental education and education practices in an effort to increase student engagement, academic achievement, and environmental stewardship.


Government Grants – Week of October 9, 2017

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Deadline: December 5, 2017

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to natural and man-made disasters. Cultural institutions, including libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations, face an enormous challenge: to preserve humanities collections that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning. To ensure the preservation of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects, cultural institutions must implement measures that slow deterioration and prevent catastrophic loss from natural or man-made emergencies.


Farm to School Grant

Deadline: December 8, 2017

USDA anticipates awarding approximately $5 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in schools. Grant funds will be made available on a competitive basis, subject to availability of federal funds. Applicants may apply for a Planning grant, Implementation grant, or Training grant. Planning grant awards will range from $20,000-$50,000 and implementation grant awards will from $50,000-$100,000. Funding for training grants is expected to range from $20,000-$50,000. For all three types of grants, the federal share of a project cannot exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the project, as required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Therefore, the applicant must provide at least 25 percent of the costs of the total project.


Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2017

Deadline: January 18, 2018

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Further, priority for funding may be given to projects which result in outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended.


Previously Highlighted Grants

Foundation Grants – Week of October 2, 2017

State Farm – Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Through company grants, State Farm focuses on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

State Farm values the importance of keeping our neighbors safe. National and local funding for safety is directed toward: Auto and roadway safety; Teen Driver Education; Home safety and fire prevention; Disaster preparedness; and Disaster recovery.

State Farm national and local funding for Community Development is directed toward: Affordable Housing; Job training; Neighborhood Revitalization; Small business Development; Financial Literacy; and First Time Homeownership.

Nationally, State Farm’s education funding is directed toward initiatives that more directly support underserved individuals, helping them obtain the skills and credentials they need to be successful in today’s workforce including “Pathways for College and Career Success:

In local markets, State Farm’s K-12 public education funding is directed toward: Teacher Development; Service-Learning; and Education Reform/Systemic Improvement.


Duke Energy Water Resources Fund

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Priority is given to projects that meet one or more of the program/project type outlined below:

  • Efforts to address water quality and quantity issues in streams or watersheds that are identified as priorities in state or local watershed action plans
  • Encourage education and awareness of water quality, quantity and conservation issues preferably focused on helping individuals understand how their actions impact the overall health of a river basin
  • Research focused on improving water quality, quantity and conservation issues
  • River management plans
  • Watershed studies
  • Purchase of conservation easements
  • Public use and access to waterways


First Tennessee Foundation

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Foundation targets its contributions to strengthen these vital signs of a strong community:

  • Promoting excellence and enrichment in the arts
  • Educating, developing the next generation of leaders
  • A more sustainable tomorrow, future
  • Investing in the financial future
  • Improving the well-being of our communities



Government Grants – Week of October 2, 2017

NEA Big Read Program Solicitation, FY2018

Deadline: November 30, 2017

The NEA Big Read is a community reading program that broadens our understanding of the world, communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The program annually supports approximately 75 community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book selection. Each participating community organization: selects a book from the available titles for the entire community to read and celebrate over a 4-6 week time period; presents a series of public events about the featured book, such as book group discussions, readings, and media and arts programs; promotes participation in the program; and reports on the type and number of participants at events. Community programs each receive an NEA Big Read subgrant—ranging from $5,000 to $15,000—to undertake these activities and are provided with resources to support project programming.


Museums for America

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.


National Leadership Grants for Museums

Deadline: December 1, 2017

National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public.


Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (RCB)

Deadline: December 7, 2017

The Rural Capacity Building (RCB) program enhances the capacity and ability of rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments, and Indian tribes to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons in rural areas. Funds may be used to provide the following services: Training, education, support, and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of rural housing development organizations, CDCs, CHDOs, local governments, and Indian tribes, including the capacity to participate in consolidated planning, as well as in fair housing planning and Continuum of Care homeless assistance efforts that help ensure community-wide participation in assessing area needs; consulting broadly within the community; cooperatively planning for the use of available resources in a comprehensive and holistic manner; and assisting in evaluating performance under these community efforts and in linking plans with neighboring communities in order to foster regional planning; Loans, pass-through grants or other financial assistance to rural housing organizations, CDCs, CHDOs, local governments, and Indian tribes to carry-out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons by building the capacity of those eligible beneficiaries to serve rural communities over time.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of September 25, 2017

DAV Charitable Trust Grants

Deadline: October 20, 2017 (Opens October 1, 2017)

The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans.

In an effort to make a positive difference in the lives of ill, injured, and wounded veterans and their families, the Trust supports:

  • Programs ensuring quality health care for veterans,
  • Assistance to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), substance abuse issues, and more
  • Programs enhancing research and mobility for veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more
  • Initiatives for evaluating and addressing the needs of veterans from each era of conflict


Parks & Trails Partnership Program – NYS

Deadline: December 8, 2017

The Park and Trail Partnership Program (PTPP) is a $500,000 capacity-building, matching grants program funded through the New York State (NYS) Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). The program, which launched in 2015, is administered jointly by Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). The state’s landmark investment in grassroots Friends Groups enables them to leverage private and federal funding, marshal more volunteer power, and augment the state’s historic investment in parks.


Healthy Smiles Healthy Children

Deadline: December 15, 2017

HSHC Grants are Single-Year grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is
committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way.


Government Grants – Week of September 25, 2017

Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Competitive Grant Program

Deadline: December 13, 2017

The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase.


NYS – 2017 Pollution Prevention Institute Request for Application

Deadline: December 14, 2017

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce funding for projects that will implement the “pollution prevention institute.”

As per § 28-0112 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), the “pollution prevention institute” shall mean an institute whose mission is to promote one or more of the purposes of § 28-0103 of the ECL through research, development, technology demonstration, technology transfer, education, outreach, recognition and training programs in a manner consistent with the definition of pollution prevention and the principles of pollution prevention established by this article, including but not limited to green chemistry and reuse and remanufacturing.


Research to Evaluate Medication Management of Opioids and Benzodiazepines to Reduce Older Adult Falls

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The purpose of this research is to identify, implement, and evaluate the use of effective strategies and tools for provider and patient use to taper and/or discontinue opioids, benzodiazepines, and other medications in which risk outweighs benefits to prevent falls, overdose, and other injuries among community dwelling older adults.


Injury Control Research Centers

Deadline: June 18, 2018

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) grants. These centers will conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries and violence that support NCIPC’s priorities and mission. ICRCs are expected to blend Outreach, Training and Education, and Research activities into a program to reduce the number, risk, and public health impact of injury and violence in the U.S.


Previously Highlighted Opportunities

Foundation Grants – Week of September 18, 2017

AIDS United – HIV Hurricane Relief

Deadline: Rolling

In response to the destruction from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma occurring across Southern states and U.S. territories, AIDS United is moved to act, and help address the growing needs of agencies serving the HIV/AIDS community.

AIDS United is making funds available, through this request for applications (RFA), to assist in meeting the immediate and urgent needs of HIV organizations serving people living with, and at risk for HIV/AIDS, in these regions. Grants from these funds are being coordinated by AIDS United in collaboration with NMAC. The funds are part of the rapid response arm of the Southern HIV Impact Fund, a collaborative effort coordinated by Funders Concerned About AIDS, and established with generous support from Gilead Sciences, Ford Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation and ViiV Healthcare. The intent of the funding is to ensure HIV-related agencies impacted by these storms are able to provide care and support services to the HIV community in their areas.



NYS Health Foundation

Deadline: October 3, 2017 (LOI)

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYSHealth’s efforts are concentrated on specific priority and focus areas, but to ensure flexibility and responsiveness to other important health issues, the Special Projects Fund supports projects that are outside of those areas. Projects pertaining to the following priority and focus areas will be INELIGIBLE for funding through the Special Projects Fund: Building Healthy CommunitiesEmpowering Health Care Consumers, or 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.


Home Depot – Community Impact Grants

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered:

  • Repairs, refurbishments, and modifications specific to ADA compliance or safety regulations to low-income and/or transitional housing, or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.)
  • Weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional housing, or community facilities
  • Engage community members as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair and improvement of homes and other properties:


Government Grants – Week of September 18, 2017

Jobs Plus Initiative

Deadline: November 17, 2017

The purpose of the Jobs Plus Pilot program is to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Pilot program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.


Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program

Deadline: November 22, 2017

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve intergenerational mobility with a focus on children and families’ employment, health, and education outcomes; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.


Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Deadline: December 4, 2017

In FY 2018, NIFA’s CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

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