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 December 11, 2017
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.
- One-year grants provide funding for community-based projects. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls.
- Two-year grants provide startup funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports work in Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals and the environment while fostering relationships that strive for social equity and community resilience.
- Support the Well-being of People – supporting all people to lead healthy and whole lives
- Support Healthy Land and Water – protects or enhances land and water quality and productivity
- Develop Thriving Local Economies – promotes long-term development while building local opportunity
- Invest in Community Engagement and Social Equity – builds community, strengthens relationships, and enhances civic participation
- Build Resilient Communities – builds the capacity of all communities to adapt and thrive
Deadline: March 13, 2018 (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 Communities, Empowering 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.
Government Grants – Week of December 11, 2017
Deadline: February 1, 2018
The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence, at minimum or no cost to the victims. LAV Grant Program funds may not be used to provide criminal defense services. Grant funds may be used to provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. The objective of the LAV Grant Program is to develop innovative, collaborative projects that provide quality representation to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Deadline: April 12, 2018 (Part 1)
The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Please provide details about the underserved audience you select in your application. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.
Previously Highlighted Grants
Foundation Grants – Week of December 4, 2017
Deadline: January 10, 2018
From coordinating workshops for health professionals to producing educational materials to sponsoring fellowships in spinal cord medicine, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation helps develop tools that share spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) knowledge and improve the lives of those with SCI/D. The Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides funding in six project categories:
- Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
- Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
- Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
- Assistive technology—Development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
- Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community
- Consumer Guides to develop companion consumer information guides based on PVA SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Deadline: January 19, 2019 (LOI)
The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program provides funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.
PeopleForBikes accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States. Requests must support a specific project or program; we do not grant funds for general operating costs.
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Planning and Design of Schools and Programs for Students who are Off Track to Graduate in New England
The Barr Foundation is seeking proposals for innovative public high schools and programs across New England that are designed to support students who are off track to graduate.
In this first cycle, the Foundation anticipates supporting a cohort of up to eight grantees from across New England, who seek to seed or grow pioneering whole-school models that can effectively boost graduation rates and college readiness for students who have not found the support they need through traditional education models.
Government Grants – Week of December 4, 2017
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Previously Highlighted Opportunities
Foundation Grants – Week of November 27, 2017
Deadline: January 19, 2018 (Concept Paper)
Funding focuses on projects that address one or more of these priorities:
- Developing or expanding patient capacity
- Establishing a broader scope of services
- Creating local systems of care
- Strengthening infrastructure
Priority consideration is given to organizations whose primary mission addresses the following focus areas:
Comprehensive hunger relief organizations and non-profit food distribution centers. The majority of the funding is allocated to area food banks in conjunction with store openings.
Health, Wellness and Nutrition Education:
They fund organizations promoting nutrition education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet.
Programs that promote environmental stewardship, especially related to using energy more efficiently and reducing waste.
American Airlines proudly supports nonprofit organizations that make a difference in the communities where our employees and customers live and work. We provide assistance to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that help children, communities and military service members.
Geographic focus areas by state and specific city/community names can be found on the American Airlines website under Guidelines.
Government Grants – Week of November 27, 2017
Deadline: January 16, 2018
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. You can find a discussion of the forms that experimentation can take in the Frequently Asked Questions document, which is available on the program resource page. This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.
Deadline: January 18, 2018
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to gain a better understanding from the parents/guardians of young children about the factors contributing to vaccination coverage disparities observed between young children living below the poverty level and those living at or above the poverty level. These factors may include challenges accessing vaccination services, receiving lower quality vaccination services, Medicaid policy-related barriers, knowledge/attitudes/beliefs toward vaccination, and competing priorities.
Deadline: February 12, 2018
This notice solicits applications for the Increasing Organ Donation Awareness Award Program. The overall purpose of the program is to reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organ donors.
Eligible applicants include domestic public or non-profit private entities. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. If your organization is an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) member, and/or if you are working with a consortium that includes OPTN members, you and all other OPTN members involved in the project are expected to be in compliance with the HHS final rule governing the operation of the OPTN.
Previously Highlighted Opportunities
Foundation Grants – Week of November 13, 2017
Deadline: December 15, 2017
ATE’s goal for the next few years is to identify and fund projects that address that issue taking into account the obstacles to food security (lack of money, lack of time, limited access to nutritious food, and unfamiliarity with a variety of ingredients, cooking methods and recipes) as well as the imparting of the newest nutritional information for pregnant women, babies and young children. ATE is interested in innovative, effective, replicable and/or expandable programs with long-term impact. Successful applicants will have the potential to effect change and engage their communities in meaningful ways that will lead to healthier families. Grants will be project-oriented; ATE will not be funding general operating support.
ATE will offer grants up to $25,000 per year and may continue funding for up to three years if deemed appropriate.
Deadline: January 12, 2018 (LOI)
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding decisions are driven by our core values: Excellence, Leadership, Accountability, Innovation and Collaboration. Our portfolios support scientific, charitable and educational organizations conducting spinal cord injury research, training in spinal cord medicine and providing services to assist individuals and families affected by spinal cord injury.
Deadline: January 22, 2018 (LOI)
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in their work to improve systems and best practices that influence and ultimately result in healthy communities and age-friendly cities. The Foundation will fund activities in Health and Wellness, Workforce Development, Purposeful Engagement, and Field and Capacity Buildingthat will:
- Improve or build systems to support healthy living with an emphasis on the systems that are serving older adults
- Bring organizations together to collaboratively achieve broader impact and change
- Scale efforts to address community needs
Government Grants – Week of November 13, 2017
Deadline: January 10, 2018
The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.
Deadline: January 16, 2018
The purpose of the Federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. The specific purpose of NIDILRR’s SBIR program is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through R/R&D products generated by small businesses, and to increase the commercial application of NIDILRR-supported research results and development products.
Deadline: May 18, 2018
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces that it will award up to four cooperative agreements to provide innovative technical assistance (TA) to ORR-funded refugee service providers, State Refugee Coordinators, State Refugee Health Coordinators, and others working with refugees to fill a gap where no other such TA exists. The Refugee TA Program will respond to refugees’ unique challenges and needs, and leverage the strengths, talents, and capabilities of refugees and their resettlement communities. The overall goal of the Refugee TA Program is to equip refugee service providers and other professionals working with refugees the specialized TA and training needed to appropriately address, through a strengths-based approach, any barriers that refugees may encounter while trying to access community-based services, education, employment, and specialized care.
Previously Highlighted Opportunities
Foundation Grants – Week of November 6, 2017
Deadline: November 30, 2017
The Fund has 4 major areas of focus: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, and animal rescue and rehabilitation. Each year the Fund has specific conservation priorities it supports.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
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. One way Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) supports this goal is through one-year Access to Care Grants in support of care for children up to age 18.
Deadline: Rolling Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
Jeremiah Milbank created The JM Foundation in 1924. He was an ardent believer in individual liberty, limited government, and free markets.
The Foundation’s current priorities include:
- Supporting education and research that fosters market-based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks.
- Developing state and national organizations that promote free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and private initiative
- Identifying and educating young leaders
Government Grants – Week of November 6, 2017
Forecasted Deadline: March 11, 2017
SOP WORKS to increase young people’s personal safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and to provide them access to shelter and services which include: outreach, gateway services, screening and assessment, harm reduction, access to emergency shelter, crisis stabilization, drop-in centers, which can be optional, and linkages/referrals to services.
Forecasted Deadline: March 11, 2018
Transitional Living Program (TLP) and Maternity Group Home (MGH). THE PURPOSE of FYSB’s 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 and, under extenuating circumstances, can be extended to 21 months and provide comprehensive services that supports the transition of homeless youth to self-sufficiency and stable, independent living. Through the provision of shelter and an array of comprehensive services, TLP youth will realize improvements in four core outcome areas (i.e., safe and stable housing, education/employment, permanent connections, and social and emotional well-being.)
Deadline: May 25, 2018
The purpose of the SRAE Program is to fund projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. The services are targeted to participants that reside in areas with high rates of teen births and/or are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The goals of SRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.
Forecasted Deadline: May 25, 2018
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, American Samoa, and the Marshall Islands. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that educate youth on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS, and incorporate at least three of the six adulthood preparation subjects. The adulthood preparation subjects are: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills. This program targets services to high-risk, vulnerable and culturally underrepresented youth populations between the ages of 10 and 19, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21.
Previously Highlighted Grants
Foundation Grants – Week of October 30, 2017
To be eligible for a 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, the applying school must meet the following criteria (also see our FAQs below):
The school must have sustained damage to the library during Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Maria or the California wildfires. This list will be updated as other storms and natural disasters arise in 2017.
Dedicated School Library
The school library must be a uniquely designated space in which books and other materials are systematically classified, arranged by subject, type, etc. and stored in a location and manner that allows access to all students and adults in the school. Not eligible: classrooms or classroom sets of books, collections of books stored in closets, or collections of books on rolling carts of any kind.
The day-to-day oversight and operation of the school library must be carried out by a paid librarian, designated by the school administration to be responsible for the collection, care, and use of the materials housed in the library.
Deadline: November 21, 2017
TD Green Streets supports innovative practices in community forestry. Through this grant program, municipalities are eligible to receive one of ten $20,000 grants in support of local forestry projects in low- to moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods.
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, your municipality must be one of the eligible communities made up of Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA® communities within TD Bank’s footprint.
This is a reimbursement grant—funds will be provided upon completion of your project and a final report. No more than 50% of the proposed funding can be used to purchase new trees.
Deadline: January 21, 2018
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary books that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
NEA Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection. Organizations selected to participate in NEA Big Read receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.
Government Grants – Week of October 30, 2017
Deadline: December 20, 2017
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) to announce the availability of approximately $3.5 million annually to implement the Successfully Transitioning Youth to Adolescence (STYA) initiative as described in this RFA. Funds will be awarded to 20-25 community-based projects throughout New York State communities, which bear the greatest burden of adolescent childbearing. The Successfully Transitioning Youth to Adolescence (STYA) Initiative, will support the implementation of program models that incorporate mentoring, counseling and supervised activities provided by adults for preteen youth ages 9 to 12, including those in foster care, to ease their transition into young adulthood.
Deadline: January 25, 2018
SHOP Grant funds must be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and for reasonable and necessary planning, administration and management costs (not to exceed 20 percent). The construction or rehabilitation costs of each SHOP unit must be funded with other leveraged public and private funds. The average SHOP Grant expenditure for the combined costs of land acquisition and infrastructure improvements must not exceed $15,000 per SHOP unit. SHOP units must be decent, safe, and sanitary non-luxury dwellings that comply with state and local codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements, and with all other SHOP requirements, including but not limited to, the requirements for energy-efficiency, water conservation and accessibility). The SHOP units must be sold to homebuyers at prices below the prevailing market price. Homebuyers must be low-income and must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of the SHOP units.
Deadline: January 26, 2018
The Coast Guard is the lead agency in development and maintenance of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. The Coast Guard will work closely with each non-profit organization grantee to ensure the funded projects adhere to the Strategic Plan. The Coast Guard conducts joint meetings and conferences, serves on committees with individuals from non-profit organizations, and conducts many other activities that constitute substantial involvement with the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.
Previously Highlighted Opportunities
Foundation Grants – Week of October 23, 2017
Deadline: November 28, 2017
Susan G. Komen Minnesota is committed to ensuring that all individuals have access to breast cancer education, outreach, screening, and treatment support. Especially important in our Community Grants Program is eliminating the barriers that – far too often and in far too many communities – prevent women from gaining access to screening, which in turn results in late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, fewer treatment options and lower survival rates.
To address these needs, Komen Minnesota administers a robust community grants program which in 2017 totaled over $1 million distributed to 13 organizations. Our rigorous grantee selection process assures funded programs uphold the integrity of the Komen name and meet the needs of diverse communities throughout the state of Minnesota.
Deadline: January 8, 2018
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation established endowment funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to provide annual support for programs and initiatives that reflect the personal passions of Mr. Wilson. These areas of support are: Caregivers; Community Assets; Design and Access; and Youth Sports.
The grants made from these Legacy Funds held at the Community Foundation are distinct from the grants made by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation directly. In most cases, the grants made from these Funds at the Community Foundation serve to support very localized projects across the WNY region for which a smaller grant can make all the difference. In some cases, it may also provide an opportunity to test out ideas and programs on a smaller, pilot level.
Our mission is to provide after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics, so that they may learn the character traits of accountability, teamwork, leadership, work ethic, and perseverance, while in a safe and supervised environment with their peers.
Some examples of items for which funding would be approved include:
- Uniforms with school name, numbers, & JJWF logo. These cannot be personalized with student names.
- Safety equipment like helmets, pads, and wrestling or cheerleading mats.
- Balls, bats, nets, and other equipment vital to the sport.
- Reasonable storage equipment.
Government Grants – Week of October 23, 2017
Deadline: November 15, 2017
The New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program will prepare thousands of New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance. The model incorporates a six-year program that combines high school, college, and career training and will be targeted to academically and economically at-risk students. The project seeks to fund regional partnerships that demonstrate the greatest need for enhanced access to post-secondary opportunity. Each partnership will include K-12, higher education, and business/employer partners.
Deadline: November 22, 2017
To increase high school graduation and postsecondary degree completion rates, and increase the number of college graduates pursuing careers in computer science fields, especially among historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students by developing Early College High School (ECHS) Partnerships in New York State.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments. For-profit organizations, foreign organizations, and foreign public entities are not eligible to apply; however, for-profit and foreign organizations and foreign public entities may participate as a project partner with an eligible applicant.
Deadline: March 7, 2018
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.